Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038-0049: Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) 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 requirements related to requests for, and the issuance of, exemptive, no-action, and interpretative letters.
Market Risk Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on April 25, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters. At this meeting, the MRAC will discuss: (1) The staff's response to the CRM Subcommittee's recommendations, which the MRAC adopted and also recommended that the Commission consider at the November 17, 2016, MRAC meeting, on how Central Counterparties (CCPs) can further enhance their efforts in preparing for the default of a significant clearing member; (2) cybersecurity trends; and (3) how well the derivatives markets are currently functioning, including the impact and implications of the evolving structure of these markets on the movement of risk across market participants.
Capital Requirements of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
On December 16, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (Proposal) to adopt new regulations and to amend existing regulations to implement sections 4s(e) and (f) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), as added by section 731 of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Section 4s(e) requires the Commission to adopt capital requirements for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) that are not subject to capital rules of a prudential regulator. Section 4s(f) requires the Commission to adopt financial reporting and recordkeeping requirements for SDs and MSPs. The Commission also proposed to amend existing capital rules for futures commission merchants (FCMs), providing specific capital deductions for market risk and credit risk for swaps and security-based swaps entered into by an FCM. The Commission further proposed several technical amendments to the regulations. As is explained below, the Commission is extending for 60 days the comment period for the Proposal.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0103, Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports)
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of the 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 and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments in connection with information collection requirements under certain rules and related forms (the ``final rules'') that the Commission adopted to enhance its identification of futures and swap market participants.