Commission Delegated Authority Provisions and Technical Amendments
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is adopting final rules to establish new and amend certain existing delegations of authority to Commission staff. The Commission is also adopting amendments to update statutory authority citations and correct limited typographical and technical errors in certain rules.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request-Notice of Intent To Amend Collection 3038-0079: Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures by Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a proposed amendment to the 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 comment on an amendment to the collection of information under OMB Control No. 3038- 0079 (Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures by Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants).
Revisions to Freedom of Information Act Regulations
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is revising certain provisions of its regulations for disclosing records under the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. In addition, the regulations would streamline the language of procedural provisions concerning initial determinations and administrative appeals. The regulations have also been updated to incorporate changes in the Commission's administrative structure, remove superfluous verbiage, and correct inaccurate text.
Commission Statement Concerning a Request for an Interpretation as to Whether a Particular Agreement Is a Swap, Security-Based Swap, or Mixed Swap
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') is publishing this statement concerning a request for an interpretation as to whether a particular agreement is a swap, security-based swap, or mixed swap.
Market Risk Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on June 20, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 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: (1) Respond to a presentation by the CFTC's Division of Clearing and Risk on how it conducts risk surveillance of central counterparties (CCPs); (2) discuss how to better inform the CCP regulatory framework through academic research and economic analysis; and (3) advise the Commission of the potential effects of Brexit on financial markets.