Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0055, Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
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''), 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 for entities that are subject to the Commission's jurisdiction to provide certain privacy protections for consumer financial information.
Proceedings Before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Rules Relating to Suspension or Disbarment From Appearance and Practice
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is proposing to amend part 14 of its regulations, under which the Commission may deny, temporarily or permanently, the privilege of certain persons to appear or practice before it. The amendment clarifies the Commission's standard for determining when an accountant has engaged in ``unethical or improper professional conduct'' which has been established as a basis for denying the accountant the privilege of appearing or practicing before the Commission.
Fees for Reviews of the Rule Enforcement Programs of Designated Contract Markets and Registered Futures Associations
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or 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 (SRO) rule enforcement programs, specifically National Futures Association (NFA), a registered futures association, and the designated contract markets. The calculation of the fee amounts charged for 2014 by this notice is based upon an average of actual program costs incurred during fiscal year (FY) 2011, FY 2012, and FY 2013.
Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing regulations to implement section 4s(e) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''), as added by section 731 of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). This provision requires the Commission to adopt initial and variation margin requirements for certain swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs''). The proposed rules would establish initial and variation margin requirements for SDs and MSPs but would not require SDs and MSPs to collect margin from non-financial end users. In this release, the Commission is also issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requesting public comment on the cross- border application of such margin requirements. The Commission is not proposing rules on this topic at this time. It is seeking public comment on several potential alternative approaches.