Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) announces that on December 9, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) will hold a public meeting at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters. The meeting will focus on, among other issues, topics related to the agricultural economy, as well as the deliverable supplies of agricultural commodities as they pertain to position limits.
Forward Contracts With Embedded Volumetric Optionality
In accordance with section 712(d)(4) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act''), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``CFTC'') and the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC''), after consultation with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board of Governors''), are jointly issuing the CFTC's proposed clarification of its interpretation concerning forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality. The CFTC invites public comment on all aspects of its proposed interpretation.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
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.
Market Risk Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is inviting comments on topics for discussion at future Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC or Committee) meetings and also calling for the submission of nominations to this newly established Committee. The MRAC is a discretionary advisory committee and was established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Records of Commodity Interest and Related Cash or Forward Transactions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to amend Commission Rule 1.35(a) (the ``Proposal'') to: provide that all records required to be maintained under this regulation must be searchable; clarify that all records be kept in a form and manner that allows for identification of a particular transaction, except that records of oral and written communications leading to the execution of a transaction in a commodity interest and related cash or forward transactions are not required to be kept in a form and manner that allows for identification of a particular transaction; exclude unregistered members of designated contract markets (``DCMs'') and swap execution facilities (``SEFs'') from the requirements to retain text messages and to maintain records in a particular form and manner; and exclude commodity trading advisors (``CTAs'') from the oral recordkeeping requirement.
Residual Interest Deadline for Futures Commission Merchants
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to revise the Residual Interest Deadline in Commission Rule 1.22. The amendment would remove the December 31, 2018 termination date for the phased-in compliance schedule for futures commission merchants (``FCMs'') and provide assurance that the Residual Interest Deadline would only be revised through a separate Commission rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0066, Financial Resource Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') 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 reporting requirements relating to financial resource requirements for derivatives clearing organizations.