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Download as PDF Vol. 84 Thursday, No. 247 December 26, 2019 Part XXII Commodity Futures Trading Commission khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS22 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:27 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\26DEP22.SGM 26DEP22 71228 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda The Regulatory Flexibility Act (‘‘RFA’’), 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., includes a requirement that each agency publish semiannually in the Federal Register a regulatory flexibility agenda. Such agendas are to contain the following elements, as specified in 5 U.S.C. 602(a): (1) A brief description of the subject area of any rule that the agency expects to propose or promulgate, which is likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; (2) A summary of the nature of any such rule under consideration for each subject area listed in the agenda, the objectives and legal basis for the issuance of the rule, and an approximate schedule for completing action on any rule for which the agency has issued a general notice of proposed rulemaking; and (3) The name and telephone number of an agency official knowledgeable about the items listed in the agenda. Accordingly, the Commission has prepared an agenda of rulemakings that SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION 17 CFR Ch. I Regulatory Flexibility Agenda Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’), in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, is publishing a semiannual agenda of rulemakings that the Commission expects to propose or promulgate over the next year. The Commission welcomes comments from small entities and others on the agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, (202) 418–5964, ckirkpatrick@cftc.gov, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. SUMMARY: it presently expects may be considered during the course of the next year. Subject to a determination for each rule, it is possible as a general matter that some of these rules may have some impact on small entities.1 The Commission notes also that, under the RFA, it is not precluded from considering or acting on a matter not included in the regulatory flexibility agenda, nor is it required to consider or act on any matter that is listed in the agenda. See 5 U.S.C. 602(d). The Commission’s Fall 2019 regulatory flexibility agenda is included in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users enhanced ability to obtain information from the Agenda database. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2019, by the Commission. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Title 410 .................... 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The Supplemental NPRM was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016, with a 90-day comment period closing on January 24, 1 The Commission published its definition of a ‘‘small entity’’ for purposes of rulemaking proceedings at 47 FR 18618 (April 30, 1982). Pursuant to that definition, the Commission is not required to list—but nonetheless does—many of the items contained in this regulatory flexibility agenda. See also 5 U.S.C. 602(a)(1). Moreover, for certain items listed in this agenda, the Commission VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:27 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 2017. The Commission subsequently extended the comment period until May 1, 2017. The NPRM and Supplemental NPRM, through a set of proposed regulations collectively referred to as ‘‘Regulation AT,’’ would require registration of certain market participants that engage in proprietary algorithmic trading; impose pre-trade risk control, testing, and certification requirements on market participants, futures commission merchants, and/or designated contract markets; and set forth preservation and access obligations relating to algorithmic trading source code. Timetable: Action Date ANPRM ............... ANPRM Comment Period End. 09/12/13 12/11/13 FR Cite 78 FR 56542 has previously certified, under section 605 of the RFA, 5 U.S.C. 605, that those items will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. For these reasons, the listing of a rule in this regulatory flexibility agenda should not be taken as a determination that the rule, when proposed or promulgated, will in fact require a regulatory flexibility analysis. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

17 CFR Ch. I


Regulatory Flexibility Agenda

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission''), in 
accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, is 
publishing a semiannual agenda of rulemakings that the Commission 
expects to propose or promulgate over the next year. The Commission 
welcomes comments from small entities and others on the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary 
of the Commission, (202) 418-5964, [email protected], Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street 
NW, Washington, DC 20581.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regulatory Flexibility Act (``RFA''), 5 
U.S.C. 601, et seq., includes a requirement that each agency publish 
semiannually in the Federal Register a regulatory flexibility agenda. 
Such agendas are to contain the following elements, as specified in 5 
U.S.C. 602(a):
    (1) A brief description of the subject area of any rule that the 
agency expects to propose or promulgate, which is likely to have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities;
    (2) A summary of the nature of any such rule under consideration 
for each subject area listed in the agenda, the objectives and legal 
basis for the issuance of the rule, and an approximate schedule for 
completing action on any rule for which the agency has issued a general 
notice of proposed rulemaking; and
    (3) The name and telephone number of an agency official 
knowledgeable about the items listed in the agenda.
    Accordingly, the Commission has prepared an agenda of rulemakings 
that it presently expects may be considered during the course of the 
next year. Subject to a determination for each rule, it is possible as 
a general matter that some of these rules may have some impact on small 
entities.\1\ The Commission notes also that, under the RFA, it is not 
precluded from considering or acting on a matter not included in the 
regulatory flexibility agenda, nor is it required to consider or act on 
any matter that is listed in the agenda. See 5 U.S.C. 602(d).
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    \1\ The Commission published its definition of a ``small 
entity'' for purposes of rulemaking proceedings at 47 FR 18618 
(April 30, 1982). Pursuant to that definition, the Commission is not 
required to list--but nonetheless does--many of the items contained 
in this regulatory flexibility agenda. See also 5 U.S.C. 602(a)(1). 
Moreover, for certain items listed in this agenda, the Commission 
has previously certified, under section 605 of the RFA, 5 U.S.C. 
605, that those items will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities. For these reasons, the 
listing of a rule in this regulatory flexibility agenda should not 
be taken as a determination that the rule, when proposed or 
promulgated, will in fact require a regulatory flexibility analysis. 
Rather, the Commission has chosen to publish an agenda that includes 
significant and other substantive rules, regardless of their 
potential impact on small entities, to provide the public with 
broader notice of new or revised regulations the Commission may 
consider and to enhance the public's opportunity to participate in 
the rulemaking process.
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    The Commission's Fall 2019 regulatory flexibility agenda is 
included in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory 
Actions. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at 
www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users enhanced ability to 
obtain information from the Agenda database.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2019, by the Commission.
 Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.

         Commodity Futures Trading Commission--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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410.......................  Regulation Automated               3038-AD52
                             Trading.
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION (CFTC)

Long-Term Actions

410. Regulation Automated Trading

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.
    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1a(23); 7 U.S.C. 6c(a); 7 U.S.C. 7(d); 7 
U.S.C. 12(a)(5)
    Abstract: On November 7, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission (``Commission'') approved a supplemental notice of proposed 
rulemaking for Regulation AT (``Supplemental NPRM''). The Supplemental 
NPRM modifies certain rules proposed in the Commission's December 2015, 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Regulation AT. The 
Supplemental NPRM was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 
2016, with a 90-day comment period closing on January 24, 2017. The 
Commission subsequently extended the comment period until May 1, 2017. 
The NPRM and Supplemental NPRM, through a set of proposed regulations 
collectively referred to as ``Regulation AT,'' would require 
registration of certain market participants that engage in proprietary 
algorithmic trading; impose pre-trade risk control, testing, and 
certification requirements on market participants, futures commission 
merchants, and/or designated contract markets; and set forth 
preservation and access obligations relating to algorithmic trading 
source code.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................   09/12/13  78 FR 56542
ANPRM Comment Period End............   12/11/13  .......................
ANPRM Comment Period Extended.......   01/24/14  79 FR 4104
ANPRM Comment Period Extended End...   02/14/14  .......................
NPRM................................   12/17/15  80 FR 78824
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/16/16  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   06/10/16  81 FR 36484
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End....   06/24/16  .......................
Supplemental NPRM...................   11/25/16  81 FR 85334
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End   01/24/17  .......................
Supplemental NPRM Comment Period       01/26/17  82 FR 8502
 Extended.

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Supplemental NPRM Comment Period       05/01/17  .......................
 Extended End.
NPRM................................   06/00/21  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Marilee Dahlman, Phone: 202 418-5264, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 3038-AD52

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