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AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is requesting nominations for Associate Members of the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC or Committee) and also inviting the submission of potential topics for discussion at future Committee meetings. The EEMAC is an advisory committee established by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. DATES: The deadline for the submission of Associate Member nominations and topics is September 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Nominations and topics for discussion at future EEMAC meetings should be emailed to EEMAC_ Submissions@cftc.gov or sent by hand delivery or courier to Abigail S. Knauff, EEMAC Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. Please use the title ‘‘Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee’’ for any nominations or topics you submit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abigail S. Knauff, EEMAC Secretary, 202–418–5123 or email: aknauff@ cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EEMAC was established to conduct public meetings; submit reports and recommendations to the Commission; and otherwise serve as a vehicle for discussion and communication on matters of concern to exchanges, trading firms, end users, energy producers, and regulators regarding energy and environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission. I. Request for Associate Member Nominations Pursuant to the EEMAC’s authorizing statute, the EEMAC must have nine members. In addition, the EEMAC Charter requires that the Committee have approximately 9–20 Associate Members. The EEMAC currently has fourteen Associate Members and Commissioner Dan M. Berkovitz, the EEMAC’s Sponsor, seeks additional Associate Members of the EEMAC. 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Associate Members are expected to provide their advice and recommendations to EEMAC members during these meetings. II. Request for Future EEMAC Meeting Topics In addition, the Commission invites submissions from the public regarding the topics on which EEMAC should focus. Such topics should: A. Reflect matters of concern to exchanges, trading firms, end users, energy producers, and regulators regarding energy and environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission; and/or B. Are important to otherwise assist the Commission in identifying and PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44603 understanding the impact and implications of the evolving market structure of the energy, environmental, and other related markets. Each topic submission should include the commenter’s name and email or mailing address. Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. II. Dated: August 21, 2019. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 165 (Monday, August 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44602-44603]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18313]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) 
is requesting nominations for Associate Members of the Energy and 
Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC or Committee) and also 
inviting the submission of potential topics for discussion at future 
Committee meetings. The EEMAC is an advisory committee established by 
the

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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

DATES: The deadline for the submission of Associate Member nominations 
and topics is September 20, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Nominations and topics for discussion at future EEMAC 
meetings should be emailed to EEMAC[email protected] or sent by 
hand delivery or courier to Abigail S. Knauff, EEMAC Secretary, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. Please use the title ``Energy and 
Environmental Markets Advisory Committee'' for any nominations or 
topics you submit.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abigail S. Knauff, EEMAC Secretary, 
202-418-5123 or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EEMAC was established to conduct public 
meetings; submit reports and recommendations to the Commission; and 
otherwise serve as a vehicle for discussion and communication on 
matters of concern to exchanges, trading firms, end users, energy 
producers, and regulators regarding energy and environmental markets 
and their regulation by the Commission.

I. Request for Associate Member Nominations

    Pursuant to the EEMAC's authorizing statute, the EEMAC must have 
nine members. In addition, the EEMAC Charter requires that the 
Committee have approximately 9-20 Associate Members. The EEMAC 
currently has fourteen Associate Members and Commissioner Dan M. 
Berkovitz, the EEMAC's Sponsor, seeks additional Associate Members of 
the EEMAC. Accordingly, the Commission invites the submission of 
nominations for EEMAC Associate Members who represent a wide diversity 
of opinions and a broad spectrum of interests related to the energy and 
environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission. To advise 
the Commission effectively, EEMAC Associate Members must have a high 
level of expertise and experience in the energy and/or environmental 
markets and the Commission's regulation of such markets, including from 
a historical perspective. To the extent practicable, the Commission 
will strive to select members reflecting wide ethnic, racial, gender, 
and age representation. All EEMAC Associate Members must be willing to 
participate in a public forum.
    Each nomination submission should include relevant information 
about the proposed Associate Member, such as the individual's name, 
title, organizational affiliation and address, email address and 
telephone number, as well as information that supports the individual's 
qualifications to serve as an Associate Member of the EEMAC. The 
submission should also include the name, email address, and telephone 
number of the person nominating the proposed Associate Member. Self-
nominations are acceptable.
    Submission of a nomination is not a guarantee of selection as an 
Associate Member of the EEMAC. As noted in the EEMAC's Charter, the 
CFTC identifies Associate Members of the EEMAC based on Commissioners' 
and Commission staff's knowledge of the energy and environmental 
markets, consultation with knowledgeable persons outside the CFTC, and 
requests to be Associate Members received from individuals and 
organizations. The Office of Commissioner Berkovitz plays a primary, 
but not exclusive, role in this process and makes recommendations 
regarding Associate Members to the Commission. Associate Members may be 
appointed as representatives, special government employees, or regular 
government employees. Associate Members serve at the pleasure of the 
Commission, and may be appointed to serve for one, two, or three-year 
terms.
    As required by the EEMAC Charter, Associate Members provide their 
reports and recommendations directly to the EEMAC and not the 
Commission. Associate Members do not have the right to vote on matters 
before the EEMAC and may not sign or otherwise formally approve reports 
or recommendations made by the EEMAC to the Commission. Associate 
Members do not receive compensation for their services, and are not 
reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses. The EEMAC meets at such 
intervals as are necessary to carry out its functions and must meet at 
least two times per year. Associate Members are expected to provide 
their advice and recommendations to EEMAC members during these 
meetings.

II. Request for Future EEMAC Meeting Topics

    In addition, the Commission invites submissions from the public 
regarding the topics on which EEMAC should focus. Such topics should:
    A. Reflect matters of concern to exchanges, trading firms, end 
users, energy producers, and regulators regarding energy and 
environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission; and/or
    B. Are important to otherwise assist the Commission in identifying 
and understanding the impact and implications of the evolving market 
structure of the energy, environmental, and other related markets.
    Each topic submission should include the commenter's name and email 
or mailing address.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. II.

    Dated: August 21, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
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