Commodity Futures Trading Commission May 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2017-11114
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
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: Extension of Information Collections Under the Dodd-Frank Act
Document Number: 2017-11105
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-30
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 extension of two information collections (ICs), one concerning the filing of an annual report provided for in the Derivatives Clearing Organization General Provisions and Core Principles regulations and the other concerning the filing of a Subpart C Election Form and other reporting and recordkeeping requirements provided for in subpart C, part 39 of the Commission Regulations. 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, and to allow 60 days for public comment.
Recordkeeping
Document Number: 2017-11014
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is amending the recordkeeping obligations set forth in Commission regulations along with corresponding technical changes to certain provisions regarding retention of oral communications and record retention requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants, respectively. The amendments modernize and make technology neutral the form and manner in which regulatory records must be kept, as well as rationalize the rule text for ease of understanding for those persons required to keep records pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act (the ``CEA'' or ``Act'') and regulations promulgated by the Commission thereunder. The amendments do not alter any existing requirements regarding the types of regulatory records to be inspected, produced, and maintained set forth in other Commission regulations.
Whistleblower Awards Process
Document Number: 2017-10801
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is amending its regulations and forms to enhance the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and to make related changes to clarify staff authority to administer the whistleblower program. The Commission also is making appropriate rule amendments to implement its reinterpretation of the Commission's anti-retaliation authority.
Project KISS
Document Number: 2017-10622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This is a correction to a Request for Information published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') in the Federal Register of May 9, 2017 regarding the submission by the public of suggestions about how the Commission's existing rules, regulations, or practices could be applied in a simpler, less burdensome, and less costly manner. This correction changes the web address to which suggestions may be submitted. The incorrect web address appeared in two places in the original document. To avoid any confusion and to ensure the public has all necessary information in one place, the Request for Information is being republished in full with the corrected web address.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Number 3038-0075, Protection of Collateral of Counterparties to Uncleared Swaps; Treatment of Securities in a Portfolio Margining Account in a Commodity Broker Bankruptcy
Document Number: 2017-09686
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-12
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 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 requirements that swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') with respect to the treatment of collateral by their counterparties to margin, guarantee, or secure uncleared swaps.
Project KISS
Document Number: 2017-09318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-09
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In order to reduce regulatory burdens and costs in the markets that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') oversees, the Commission is seeking suggestions from the public about how the Commission's existing rules, regulations, or practices could be applied in a simpler, less burdensome, and less costly manner.
Chief Compliance Officer Duties and Annual Report Requirements for Futures Commission Merchants, Swap Dealers, and Major Swap Participants; Amendments
Document Number: 2017-09229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-08
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to amend its regulations regarding certain duties of chief compliance officers (``CCOs'') of swap dealers (``SDs''), major swap participants (``MSPs''), and futures commission merchants (``FCMs'') (collectively, ``Registrants''); and certain requirements for preparing and furnishing to the Commission an annual report containing an assessment of the Registrant's compliance activities.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08974
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions