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Registration With Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing Organizations
Document Number: 2019-15262
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to its regulations that would permit derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) organized outside of the United States (hereinafter referred to as ``non-U.S. clearing organizations'') that do not pose substantial risk to the U.S. financial system to register with the Commission yet comply with the core principles applicable to DCOs set forth in the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) through compliance with their home country regulatory regime, subject to certain conditions and limitations. The Commission is also proposing certain related amendments to the delegation provisions in its regulations.
Request for Nominations for the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee Under the Market Risk Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-14638
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-10
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is requesting nominations for membership on the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee (Subcommittee) under the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC). The MRAC is a discretionary advisory committee established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-14500
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Derivatives Clearing Organization General Provisions and Core Principles
Document Number: 2019-14294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 16, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Derivatives Clearing Organization General Provisions and Core Principles. The comment period for the NPRM closes on July 15, 2019. The Commission is extending the comment period for this NPRM by an additional 60 days.
Foreign Futures and Options Transactions
Document Number: 2019-13828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to certain provisions of its regulations governing the offer and sale of foreign futures and options to customers located in the United States of America (U.S.). The proposed amendments would codify the process by which the Commission may terminate exemptive relief issued pursuant to those regulations.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-14395
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Numbers 3038-0068 and 3038-0083: Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-14052
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-14049
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-13942
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0012, Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and Purchases/Sales of Futures for Commodities or for Derivatives Positions
Document Number: 2019-13697
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. This notice solicits the second request for comments, and to allow 30 days for public comments on futures volume, open interest, price, deliveries, and purchases/sales of futures for commodities or for derivatives positions.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-13696
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-13669
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Number 3038-0084, Regulations Establishing and Governing the Duties of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-13620
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-13614
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-13606
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-13083
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-20
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-13082
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-20
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (``ICR'') abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Revise Collection Numbers 3038-0087, Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Daily Trading Records Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-12941
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-19
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Revise Collection 3038-0089, Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements: Pre-Enactment and Transition Swaps
Document Number: 2019-12923
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-19
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0031, Procurement Contracts
Document Number: 2019-12531
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the extension of requirements relating to information collected to assist the Commission in soliciting and awarding contracts, OMB Control No. 3038-0031 (Procurement Contracts).
Market Risk Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-10912
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on June 12, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting in the Conference Center at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters. At this meeting, the MRAC will discuss the management and mitigation of climate-related financial risks. In addition, the MRAC will have a presentation on EMIR 2.2, central counterparty stress testing, and Brexit from Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (``ESMA'').
Derivatives Clearing Organization General Provisions and Core Principles
Document Number: 2019-09025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-16
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to certain regulations applicable to registered derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs). These proposed amendments would, among other things, address certain risk management and reporting obligations, clarify the meaning of certain provisions, simplify processes for registration and reporting, and codify existing staff relief and guidance. In addition, the Commission is proposing technical amendments to certain provisions, including certain delegation provisions, in other parts of its regulations.
Certain Swap Data Repository and Data Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2019-08788
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing amendments to parts 23, 43, 45, and 49 of the Commission's regulations to improve the accuracy of data reported to, and maintained by, swap data repositories (``SDRs''). Among other changes, the proposed amendments would modify existing requirements for SDRs to establish policies and procedures to confirm the accuracy of swap data with both counterparties to a swap. The proposed amendments would further require reporting counterparties to verify the accuracy of swap data pursuant to those SDR procedures. The Commission is also proposing certain amendments to parts 23, 43, 45, and 49 to provide enhanced and streamlined oversight over SDRs and data reporting generally.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Numbers 3038-0068 and 3038-0083: Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-08809
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of two collections of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the collections of information mandated by Commission regulations (Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-08397
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is republishing existing SORN: National Futures Association (NFA) Applications Suite System, CFTC-12. The modification will add two routine uses, clarify existing routine uses, and bring the SORN in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A- 108 SORN template. The two new routine uses pertain to sharing information to mitigate a breach and are required by OMB Memorandum 17- 12. Other updates include identifying the specific routine uses applicable to the system of records rather than relying on CFTC's previously published blanket routine uses, and administrative updates to comply with the OMB Circular A-108 SORN template format.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-08396
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is republishing existing SORN: CFTC-45, Comments Online. The modification will clarify the Categories of Records in the system, add two routine uses, tailor existing routine uses, and bring the SORN in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-108 SORN template. The update distinguishes summaries of ex parte communications from comments submitted directly by the public in the Categories of Records. The two new routine uses that are proposed pertain to sharing information to mitigate a breach and are required by OMB Memorandum 17-12. Other updates include identifying the specific routine uses applicable to the system of records rather than relying on CFTC's previously published blanket routine uses, and administrative updates to comply with the OMB Circular A-108 SORN template format.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2019-08395
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is establishing a new systems of records: CFTC-53, Mailing, Event, and General Contact Lists.
Privacy of Consumer Financial Information-Amendment To Conform Regulations to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act
Document Number: 2019-08253
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is adopting amendments to revise its regulations requiring covered persons to provide annual privacy notices to customers. The revisions implement the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act's (``FAST Act'') December 2015 statutory amendment to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (``GLB Act'') by providing an exception to the annual notice requirement under certain conditions.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-08321
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0012, Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and Purchases/Sales of Futures for Commodities or for Derivatives Positions
Document Number: 2019-08052
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on futures volume, open interest, price, deliveries, and purchases/sales of futures for commodities or for derivatives positions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038-0104: Clearing Exemption for Swaps Between Certain Affiliated Entities
Document Number: 2019-08050
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on reporting requirements relating to uncleared swaps between certain affiliated entities electing the exemption under Commission regulation 50.52 (Exemption for swaps between affiliates).
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-07738
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection Number 3038-0080, Annual Report for Chief Compliance Officer of Registrants
Document Number: 2019-07381
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed extension of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the collections of information mandated by Commission Regulation 3.3 (Chief Compliance Officer).
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-07380
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (``ICR'') abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Revise Collection 3038-0089, Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements: Pre-Enactment and Transition Swaps
Document Number: 2019-07307
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of an information collection by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the swap data recordkeeping and reporting requirements codified in 17 CFR 46. This part imposes recordkeeping and reporting requirements on the following entities: Swap Dealers (``SDs''), Major Swap Participants (``MSPs''), and swap counterparties that are neither swap dealers nor major swap participants (``non-SD/MSP counterparties'').
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Revise Collection Numbers 3038-0087, Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Daily Trading Records Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-07306
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-12
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of three collections of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the collections of information mandated by Commission regulations 23.201 through 23.205 (Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Daily Trading Records Requirements For Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Revise Collection Number 3038-0084, Regulations Establishing and Governing the Duties of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-07027
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed revision of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the collection of information mandated by Commission regulations 23.600 (Risk Management Program), 23.601 (Monitoring of Position Limits), 23.602 (Diligent Supervision), 23.603 (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery) 23.606 (General Information: Availability for Disclosure and Inspection), and 23.607 (Antitrust Considerations).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Number 3038-0078, Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures by Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing Brokers
Document Number: 2019-06940
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the collections of information mandated by Commission regulation 1.71 (Conflicts of interest policies and procedures by futures commission merchants and introducing brokers).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038-0024; Regulations and Forms Pertaining to the Financial Integrity of the Marketplace
Document Number: 2019-06939
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the extension of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including proposed revision of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the obligation of registrants to provide records related to their minimum financial requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0009, Large Trader Reports
Document Number: 2019-06938
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on large trader reports and related forms.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Revise Collection 3038-0052; Core Principles and Other Requirements for Designated Contract Markets
Document Number: 2019-06444
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed revision of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including proposed revision of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the revision of estimates contained in information collection requirements related to the recent amendment of the timing and scope of a report required to be filed by self- regulatory organizations (SROs) pursuant to Commission Regulation 1.52.
Financial Surveillance Examination Program Requirements for Self-Regulatory Organizations
Document Number: 2019-06443
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is amending its regulations governing the minimum standards for a self-regulatory organization's (``SRO'') financial surveillance examination program of futures commission merchants (``FCMs''). The amendments revise the scope of a third-party expert's evaluation of the SRO's financial surveillance program to cover only the examination standards used by SRO staff in conducting FCM examinations. The amendments also extend the minimum timeframes from three years to five years between when an SRO must engage a third-party expert to evaluate its FCM examination standards for consistency with applicable auditing standards. The amendments should reduce the costs associated with the operation of a financial surveillance program, while also providing effective third-party evaluation of the FCM examination standards.
Segregation of Assets Held as Collateral in Uncleared Swap Transactions
Document Number: 2019-06424
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is amending selected provisions of its regulations to simplify certain requirements for swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') concerning notification of counterparties of their right to segregate initial margin for uncleared swaps, and to modify requirements for the handling of segregated initial margin.
Comparability Determination for Australia: Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-06319
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding a request by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (``APRA'') that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in Australia provide a sufficient basis for an affirmative finding of comparability with respect to margin requirements for uncleared swaps applicable to certain swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') registered with the Commission. As discussed in detail herein, the Commission has found the margin requirements for uncleared swaps under the laws and regulations of Australia comparable to those under the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'') and Commission regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-06168
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (``ICR'') abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activities Notice of Intent to Renew Collection 3038-0061: Daily Trade and Supporting Data Reports
Document Number: 2019-06153
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the daily trade and supporting data reports that are submitted to CFTC pursuant to Commission Rule 16.02. This part imposes reporting requirements on Reporting Markets, including Designated Contract Markets.
Amendment to Comparability Determination for Japan: Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-06152
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following is an amendment (this ``Amendment'') to the Comparability Determination for Japan: Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') published on September 15, 2016 (the ``Japan Determination''). This Amendment amends the Japan Determination by: Making a positive determination of comparability with respect to the scope of entities subject to margin requirements, and making a positive determination of comparability with respect to the treatment of inter-affiliate transactions. All other findings and determinations contained in the Japan Determination remain unchanged and in full force and effect.
De Minimis Exception to the Swap Dealer Definition-Swaps Entered Into by Insured Depository Institutions in Connection With Loans to Customers
Document Number: 2019-06109
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is amending the de minimis exception within the ``swap dealer'' definition in the Commission's regulations by establishing as a factor in the de minimis threshold determination whether a given swap has specified characteristics of swaps entered into by insured depository institutions in connection with loans to customers.
Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-06103
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United Kingdom (``UK'') has provided formal notice of its intention to withdraw from the European Union (``EU''). The withdrawal may happen as soon as April 12, 2019 and may transpire without a negotiated agreement between the UK and EU (``No-deal Brexit''). To the extent there is a No-deal Brexit, affected swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') may need to effect legal transfers of uncleared swaps that were entered into before the relevant compliance dates under the CFTC Margin Rule or Prudential Margin Rule (each, as defined herein) and that are not now subject to such rules, in whole or in part. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is adopting, and invites comments on, an interim final rule amending its margin requirements for uncleared swaps for SDs and MSPs for which there is no prudential regulator (``CFTC Margin Rule'') such that the date used for purposes of determining whether an uncleared swap was entered into prior to an applicable compliance date will not change under the CFTC Margin Rule if the swap is transferred, and thereby amended, in accordance with the terms of the interim final rule in respect of any such transfer, including that the transfer be made solely in connection with a party to the swap's planning for or response to a No-deal Brexit. The interim final rule is designed to allow an uncleared swap to retain its legacy status under the CFTC Margin Rule or Prudential Margin Rule when so transferred.
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-05756
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Time, the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) will hold a public meeting at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66210. At this meeting, the AAC will discuss items related to futures commission merchants (FCMs), innovations in agricultural cash markets and futures market operations, as well as identify work streams and/or subcommittee groups that can help generate actionable recommendations to the Commission on select issues.