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.
Agricultural Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is requesting nominations for membership on the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC or Committee) and also inviting the submission of potential topics for discussion at future Committee meetings. The AAC is a discretionary advisory committee established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Technology Advisory Committee
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on March 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting in the Conference Center at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's headquarters in Washington, DC. At this meeting, the TAC will hear presentations and actionable recommendations from the TAC subcommittees on Automated and Modern Trading Markets, Distributed Ledger Technology and Market Infrastructure, Virtual Currencies, and Cyber Security; and hear about research findings on automated orders in the futures and options markets from the CFTC's Division of Market Oversight.
Swap Execution Facilities and Trade Execution Requirement
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is extending the comment period for a proposed rule regarding swap execution facilities and the trade execution requirement (the ``SEF NPRM'') that published November 30, 2018 in the Federal Register.
Post-Trade Name Give-Up on Swap Execution Facilities
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is extending the comment period for a request for public comment regarding the practice of ``post-trade name give-up'' on swap execution facilities (the ``Name Give-Up Request for Comment'') that published November 30, 2018 in the Federal Register.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties To Reflect Inflation-2019
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is amending its rules governing 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.
Proposed Revisions to Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests In, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
The OCC, Board, FDIC, SEC, and CFTC (individually, an Agency, and collectively, the Agencies) are inviting comment on a proposal to amend the regulations implementing the Bank Holding Company Act's (BHC Act) prohibitions and restrictions on proprietary trading and certain interests in, and relationships with, hedge funds and private equity funds in a manner consistent with the statutory amendments made pursuant to certain sections of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. The statutory amendments exclude from these restrictions certain firms that have total consolidated assets equal to $10 billion or less and total trading assets and liabilities equal to five percent or less of total consolidated assets and amend the restrictions applicable to the naming of a hedge fund or private equity fund to permit an investment adviser that is a banking entity to share a name with the fund under certain circumstances.