Order Establishing a New De Minimis Threshold Phase-In Termination Date
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is issuing an order (``Order''), pursuant to the Commission regulation establishing the de minimis exception to the swap dealer definition, to establish December 31, 2019 as the new de minimis threshold phase-in termination date.
Comparability Determination for the European Union: Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
The following is the analysis and determination of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') regarding a request by the European Commission (``EC'') that the Commission determine that laws and regulations applicable in the European Union (``EU'') 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 the EU comparable in outcome to those under the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'') and Commission regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
In compliance with 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.
Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2016 Service Contract Inventory
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'') is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of CFTC's Fiscal Year 2016 Service Contract Inventory.