Commodity Futures Trading Commission January 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-01139
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
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.
Performance of Certain Functions by the National Futures Association Related to Notices of Swap Valuation Disputes Filed by Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2016-01051
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is authorizing the National Futures Association (``NFA'') to receive, review, maintain, and serve as the official custodian of records for notices provided by swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') of swap valuation disputes in excess of $20 million U.S. dollars (or its equivalent in any other currency), as provided in Commission regulation 23.502(c).
Alternative to Fingerprinting Requirement for Foreign Natural Persons
Document Number: 2016-00045
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to amend existing Commission regulations to establish an alternative to fingerprinting to evaluate the fitness of natural persons who are required to submit fingerprints under the Commission's regulations and who have not resided in the United States since reaching 18 years of age (``Proposal'').
Technology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-297
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') announces that on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 9:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee (``TAC'') will hold a public meeting at the CFTC's Washington, DC headquarters. The TAC will discuss: (1) The Commission's proposed Regulation Automated Trading (``Reg AT''); (2) swap data standardization and harmonization; and (3) blockchain and the potential application of distributed ledger technology to the derivatives market.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-00058
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
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.
Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2015-32320
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-06
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is adopting regulations to implement a particular provision of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''), as added by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). This provision requires the Commission to adopt initial and variation margin requirements for certain swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs''). The final rules would establish initial and variation margin requirements for SDs and MSPs but would not require SDs and MSPs to collect margin from non-financial end users. The Commission is also adopting and inviting comment on an interim final rule that will exempt certain uncleared swaps with certain counterparties from these margin requirements. This interim final rule implements Title III of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (``TRIPRA''), which exempts from the margin rules for uncleared swaps certain swaps for which a counterparty qualifies for an exemption or exception from clearing under the Dodd- Frank Act.