Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection, Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and Exchange of Futures for Physicals
Document Number: 2012-31252
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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 comments on futures volume, open interest, price, deliveries, and exchange of futures for physicals.
Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Under Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Document Number: 2012-31273
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31251
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31250
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31249
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-31248
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Adaptation of Regulations To Incorporate Swaps-Records of Transactions
Document Number: 2012-30691
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'' or ``DFA'') established a comprehensive new statutory framework for swaps and security-based swaps. The Dodd-Frank Act repeals some sections of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'' or ``Act''), amends others, and adds a number of new provisions. The DFA also requires the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') to promulgate a number of rules to implement the new framework. The Commission has proposed and finalized numerous rules to satisfy its obligations under the DFA. This final rulemaking makes certain conforming amendments to recordkeeping provisions of regulations 1.31 and 1.35(a) to integrate these regulations more fully with the new framework created by the Dodd-Frank Act.\1\ This final rulemaking requires futures commission merchants (``FCMs''), certain introducing brokers (``IBs''), retail foreign exchange dealers (``RFEDs'') and certain other registrants that are members of designated contract markets (``DCMs'') or swap execution facilities (``SEFs'') to record all oral communications provided or received concerning quotes, solicitations, bids, offers, instructions, trading, and prices, that lead to the execution of a transaction in a commodity interest, whether communicated by telephone, voicemail, mobile device, or other digital or electronic media, and to keep those records for one year. This final rule also requires FCMs, IBs, RFEDs, and all members of a DCM or SEF to record and keep all written communications provided or received concerning quotes, solicitations, bids, offers, instructions, trading, and prices, that lead to the execution of a transaction in a commodity interest or related cash or forward transactions, whether communicated by telephone, voicemail, facsimile, instant messaging, chat rooms, electronic mail, mobile device, or other digital or electronic media, and to keep those written records for five years.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request: Form TO, Annual Notice Filing for Counterparties to Unreported Trade Options
Document Number: 2012-30227
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
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 proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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. The Commission recently adopted a final rule and interim final rule, as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), governing commodity options. That rulemaking includes a requirement that counterparties to unreported trade options must file an annual notice with the Commission on new Form TO. This notice solicits comments on the reporting requirement that would be imposed by Form TO.
Fees for Reviews of the Rule Enforcement Programs of Designated Contract Markets and Registered Futures Associations
Document Number: 2012-30224
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission charges fees to designated contract markets and registered futures associations to recover the costs incurred by the Commission in the operation of its program of oversight of self- regulatory organization rule enforcement programs, specifically National Futures Association, a registered futures association, and the designated contract markets. The calculation of the fee amounts charged for FY 2012 by this notice is based upon an average of actual program costs incurred during FY 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Clearing Requirement Determination Under Section 2(h) of the CEA
Document Number: 2012-29211
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is adopting regulations to establish a clearing requirement under new section 2(h)(1)(A) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA or Act), enacted under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The regulations require that certain classes of credit default swaps (CDS) and interest rate swaps, described herein, be cleared by a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) registered with the Commission. The Commission also is adopting regulations to prevent evasion of the clearing requirement and related provisions.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-28708
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-28706
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-28705
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-28704
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28703
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-28382
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection, Procurement Contracts
Document Number: 2012-28234
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``the Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the extension of requirements relating to information collected to assist the Commission in soliciting and awarding contracts, OMB Control No. 3038- 0031.
Enhancing Protections Afforded Customers and Customer Funds Held by Futures Commission Merchants and Derivatives Clearing Organizations
Document Number: 2012-26435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to adopt new regulations and amend existing regulations to require enhanced customer protections, risk management programs, internal monitoring and controls, capital and liquidity standards, customer disclosures, and auditing and examination programs for futures commission merchants (``FCMs''). The proposal also addresses certain related issues concerning derivatives clearing organizations (``DCOs'') and chief compliance officers (``CCOs''). The proposed rules will afford greater assurances to market participants that: customer segregated funds and secured amounts are protected; customers are provided with appropriate notice of the risks of futures trading and of the FCMs with which they may choose to do business; FCMs are monitoring and managing risks in a robust manner; the capital and liquidity of FCMs are strengthened to safeguard their continued operations; and the auditing and examination programs of the Commission and the self-regulatory organizations (``SROs'') are monitoring the activities of FCMs in a prudent and thorough manner.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038-0098: Exemptive Order Regarding Compliance With Certain Swap Regulations
Document Number: 2012-27166
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
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 proposed extension of its current approval from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB '') of an information collection request (``ICR'') titled ``Exemptive Order Regarding Compliance with Certain Swap Regulations,'' OMB Control No. 3038-0098. OMB approved the Commission's initial ICR request on August 13, 2012, utilizing emergency review procedures in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., and Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') regulation 5 CFR 1320.13. The Commission's notice of its initial submission for OMB emergency review of the ICR was published in the Federal Register, 77 FR 43271, on July 24, 2012. The Commission is inviting interested parties to comment on the proposed extension of the currently approved ICR, relating to the proposed Exemptive Order Regarding Compliance with Certain Swap Regulations (``Proposed Exemptive Order'') pursuant to Section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'').\1\ If approved, the collection of information will be required to obtain or retain a benefit.
Adaptation of Regulations To Incorporate Swaps
Document Number: 2012-25764
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'' or ``DFA'') established a comprehensive new statutory framework for swaps and security-based swaps. The Dodd-Frank Act repeals some sections of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'' or ``Act''), amends others, and adds a number of new provisions. The DFA also requires the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') to promulgate a number of rules to implement the new framework. The Commission has proposed and finalized numerous rules to satisfy its obligations under the DFA. This rulemaking makes a number of conforming amendments to integrate the CFTC's regulations more fully with the new framework created by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Financial Education Content Needs Survey
Document Number: 2012-26625
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a proposed collection of 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. The Commission's Office of Consumer Outreach would like to distribute a survey designed to collect data from employees at organizations that provide financial education information to their constituents. The information collected will assist the CFTC's Office of Consumer Outreach in determining how to provide its financial education content to these employees and organizations. This notice solicits comments on the reporting requirements that are part of the proposed survey.
Meeting of Global Markets Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-26533
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The CFTC announces a meeting of its Global Markets Advisory Committee (``GMAC'').
Swap Data Repositories: Interpretative Statement Regarding the Confidentiality and Indemnification Provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act
Document Number: 2012-26298
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is issuing this interpretative statement (``Statement'') to provide guidance regarding the applicability of the confidentiality and indemnification provisions set forth in new section 21(d) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'') added by section 728 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). This Statement clarifies that the provisions of CEA section 21(d) should not operate to inhibit or prevent foreign regulatory authorities from accessing data in which they have an independent and sufficient regulatory interest, even if that data also has been reported pursuant to the CEA and Commission regulations.
Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 2012-26090
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is amending its rule that governs the maximum amount of civil monetary penalties, to adjust for inflation. This rule sets forth the maximum, inflation-adjusted dollar amount for civil monetary penalties (CMPs) assessable for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Commission rules, regulations and orders thereunder. The rule, as amended, implements the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
Meeting of Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-26173
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The CFTC announces that on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting in Chicago at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60605, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The TAC will have presentations on the definition for High Frequency Trading (HFT) from its Subcommittee on Automated and High Frequency Trading, and presentations on technology solutions for both protecting customer funds, and solutions related to futures commission merchant (FCM) and designated contract market (DCM) risk management.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-26130
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-25805
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-25804
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-25803
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-25802
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-25801
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Acceptance of Public Submissions Regarding the Study of Stable Value Contracts
Document Number: 2012-24179
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Securities and Exchange Commission
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``CFTC'') and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``SEC'' and, together with the CFTC, the ``Commissions'') are reopening the comment period for a study to determine whether stable value contracts (``SVCs'') fall within the definition of a swap. The study is required by Section 719(d) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act''). The original comment period for the study closed on September 26, 2011. The Commissions did not complete the study pending adoption of final rules further defining the terms ``swap'' and ``security-based swap.'' The Commissions are considering the study in light of the recent adoption of these final rules. Accordingly, the Commissions are reopening for 30 days the time period in which to provide the Commissions with comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-24131
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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 comments on collections of information provided for by the Disclosure and Retention of Certain Information Related to Cleared Swaps, Customer Collateral.
Privacy Act of 1974 System of Records Notice
Document Number: 2012-23496
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is revising a system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974, CFTC-15, Large Trader Report Files (Integrated Surveillance System), and renaming the system ``Enterprise Surveillance, Oversight & Risk Monitoring System'' to be more descriptive of its contents and enhancements.
Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2012-21414
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is adopting regulations to implement certain provisions of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd- Frank Act). Section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Act added a new section 4s(i) to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), which requires the Commission to prescribe standards for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) related to the timely and accurate confirmation, processing, netting, documentation, and valuation of swaps. These regulations set forth requirements for swap confirmation, portfolio reconciliation, portfolio compression, and swap trading relationship documentation for SDs and MSPs.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22250
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-22125
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-22124
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-22123
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-22122
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-06
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Amendments to Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor Regulations Resulting From the Dodd-Frank Act
Document Number: 2012-21606
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is amending its regulations governing the operations and activities of commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) in order to have those regulations reflect changes made to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).
Availability of a Legal Entity Identifier Meeting the Requirements of the Regulations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Designation of Provider of Legal Entity Identifiers To Be Used in the Recordkeeping and Swap Data Reporting
Document Number: 2012-21612
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 23, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order designating DTCC-SWIFT as the provider of the legal entity identifiers (LEIs) which will be used by registered entities and swap counterparties in complying with the CFTC's swap data reporting regulations. These identifiers will be known as CFTC Interim Compliant Identifiers (CICIs) until establishment of a global LEI system, and will transition into the global LEI system when it is established. The order included findings of fact by the Commission that the CICI provided by DTCC-SWIFT is the only available identifier that satisfies all requirements of the Commission's swap data reporting rules, and can be provided to market participants sufficiently in advance of the initial compliance date for swap data reporting to enable compliance with the rules. The designation is made for a limited term of two years, and is subject to four conditions specified in the order.
Proposed Order and Request for Comment on a Petition From Certain Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations To Exempt Specified Transactions Authorized by a Tariff or Protocol Approved by the Federal Energy Commission or the Public Utility Commission of Texas From Certain Provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act
Document Number: 2012-20965
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is requesting comment on a proposed exemption (the ``Proposed Exemption'') issued in response to a consolidated petition (``Petition'') \1\ from certain regional transmission organizations (``RTOs'') and independent system operators (``ISOs'') (collectively, ``Petitioners'') to exempt specified transactions from the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'' or ``Act'') \2\ and Commission regulations. The Proposed Exemption would exempt the contracts, agreements and transactions for the purchase or sale of the limited electricity-related products that are specifically described within the proposed order from the provisions of the CEA and Commission regulations, with the exception of sections 2(a)(1)(B), 4b, 4c(b), 4o, 4s(h)(1)(A), 4s(h)(4)(A), 6(c), 6(d), 6(e), 6c, 6d, 8, 9 and 13 of the Act and any implementing regulations promulgated thereunder including, but not limited to Commission regulations 23.410(a) and (b), 32.4 and part 180. To be eligible for the Proposed Exemption, the contract, agreement or transaction would be required to be offered or entered into in a market administered by a Petitioner pursuant to that Petitioner's tariff or protocol for the purposes of allocating such Petitioner's physical resources; the relevant tariff or protocol would be required to have been approved or permitted to have taken effect by either the Federal Energy Commission (``FERC'') or the Public Utility Commission of Texas (``PUCT''), as applicable; and the contract, agreement or transaction would be required to be entered into by persons who are ``appropriate persons,'' as defined in section 4(c)(3)(A) through (J) of the Act \3\ or ``eligible contract participants,'' as defined in section 1a(18) of the Act and Commission regulations.\4\ The exemption as proposed also would extend to any person or class of persons offering, entering into, rendering advice or rendering other services with respect to such transactions. Finally, the exemption would be subject to other conditions set forth therein. Authority for issuing the exemption is found in section 4(c)(6) of the Act.\5\
Registration of Intermediaries
Document Number: 2012-20962
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is adopting regulations to further implement new statutory provisions enacted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) regarding registration of intermediaries. Specifically, the Commission is adopting certain conforming amendments to the Commission's regulations regarding the registration of intermediaries, consistent with other Commission rulemakings issued pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, and other non- substantive, technical amendments to its regulations.
Proposal To Exempt Certain Transactions Involving Not-for-Profit Electric Utilities; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-20589
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or the ``Commission'') is proposing to exempt certain transactions between not-for-profit utilities (entities described in section 201(f) of the Federal Power Act (``FPA'')), and other electric utility cooperatives, from the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'' or ``Act'') and the regulations there under, subject to certain antifraud, anti- manipulation, and recordkeeping conditions. Authority for this exemption is found in section 4(c) of the CEA. The Commission is requesting comment on every aspect of this Notice of Proposed Order (``Notice'').
Clearing Exemption for Swaps Between Certain Affiliated Entities
Document Number: 2012-20508
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is proposing a rule to exempt swaps between certain affiliated entities within a corporate group from the clearing requirement (the ``inter-affiliate clearing exemption'' or the ``proposed exemption'') under Section 2(h)(1)(A) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''). The Commission also is proposing rules that detail specific conditions counterparties must satisfy to elect the proposed inter-affiliate clearing exemption, as well as reporting requirements for affiliated entities that avail themselves of the proposed exemption. The Commission has finalized a rule that addresses swaps that are subject to the end-user exception. Counterparties to inter-affiliate swaps that qualify for the end-user exception would be able to elect to not clear swaps pursuant to the end-user exception or the proposed rule. The proposed rule does not address swaps that an affiliate enters into with a third party that are related to inter- affiliate swaps that are subject to the end-user exception. The Commission intends separately to propose a rule addressing swaps between an affiliate and a third party where the swaps are used to hedge or mitigate commercial risk arising from inter-affiliate swaps for which the end-user exception has been elected.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection, Comment Request: Further Definition of “Swap,” “Security-Based Swap,” and “Security-Based Swap Agreement”; Mixed Swaps; Security-Based Swap Agreement Recordkeeping: Book-out Agreement Confirmation
Document Number: 2012-20123
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-16
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 proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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. The Commission recently adopted a final rule and interpretations, as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), requiring that oral book- out agreements must be followed in a commercially reasonable timeframe by a confirmation in some type of written or electronic form. This notice solicits comments on the recordkeeping requirement that is embedded in the final interpretation's reporting requirement.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-20119
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-20117
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2012-20116
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions