Commodity Futures Trading Commission July 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Number 3038-0067, Protection of Consumer Information Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Document Number: 2019-15933
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency. This notice solicits comments on the collections of information mandated by the Commission's regulations (Protection of Consumer Information under the Fair Credit Reporting Act).
Customer Margin Rules Relating to Security Futures
Document Number: 2019-15400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Securities and Exchange Commission
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'') and the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'') (collectively, the ``Commissions'') are proposing amendments to regulations that establish minimum customer margin requirements for security futures. More specifically, the proposed amendments would lower the margin requirement for an unhedged security futures position from 20% to 15%, as well as propose certain revisions to the margin offset table consistent with the proposed reduction in margin.
Certain Swap Data Repository and Data Reporting Requirements; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-15810
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 13, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Certain Swap Data Repository and Data Reporting Requirements. The comment period for the NPRM closes on July 29, 2019. The Commission is extending the comment period for this NPRM by an additional 90 days.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0107, Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2019-15688
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-24
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 renewal of collection of certain information by the Commission's Office of Customer Education and Outreach (``OCEO''). Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed or renewal of a collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment. The Commission is soliciting comments for the renewal of its generic information collection that will help the CFTC satisfy responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), found in Section 748 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The generic information collection will provide the OCEO a means to gather qualitative consumer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner to facilitate service delivery.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0017, Market Surveys
Document Number: 2019-15615
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``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 and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on market investigations.
Exemption From Derivatives Clearing Organization Registration
Document Number: 2019-15258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In August 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) proposed regulations that would codify the policies and procedures that the Commission is currently following with respect to granting exemptions from registration as a derivatives clearing organization (registered DCO) (2018 Proposal). The Commission is issuing this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to further propose to permit DCOs that are exempt from registration (exempt DCOs) to clear swaps for U.S. customers under certain circumstances. To facilitate this, the Commission also is proposing to allow persons located outside of the United States to accept funds from U.S. persons to margin swaps cleared at an exempt DCO, without registering as futures commission merchants (FCMs). In addition, the Commission is proposing certain amendments to the delegation provisions in part 140 of its regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0099, Process for a Swap Execution Facility or Designated Contract Market To Make a Swap Available To Trade
Document Number: 2019-15524
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
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 renewal of a 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 extension of a collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the process for a designated contract market (DCM) or a swap execution facility (SEF) to make a swap available to trade and therefore subject to the trade execution requirement pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''). This process imposes rule filing requirements on a DCM or a SEF that wishes to submit a swap as available to trade.
Revisions to Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests In, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
Document Number: 2019-15019
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, Board, FDIC, SEC, and CFTC are adopting final rules to amend the regulations implementing the Bank Holding Company Act's prohibitions and restrictions on proprietary trading and certain interests in, and relationships with, hedge funds and private equity funds (commonly known as the Volcker Rule) in a manner consistent with the statutory amendments made pursuant to certain sections of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). The EGRRCPA amendments and the final rules exclude from these prohibitions and 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. The EGRRCPA amendments and the final rules also revise 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.
Registration With Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing Organizations
Document Number: 2019-15262
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to its regulations that would permit derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) organized outside of the United States (hereinafter referred to as ``non-U.S. clearing organizations'') that do not pose substantial risk to the U.S. financial system to register with the Commission yet comply with the core principles applicable to DCOs set forth in the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) through compliance with their home country regulatory regime, subject to certain conditions and limitations. The Commission is also proposing certain related amendments to the delegation provisions in its regulations.
Request for Nominations for the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee Under the Market Risk Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-14638
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-10
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is requesting nominations for membership on the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee (Subcommittee) under the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC). The MRAC is a discretionary advisory committee established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-14500
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Derivatives Clearing Organization General Provisions and Core Principles
Document Number: 2019-14294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 16, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Derivatives Clearing Organization General Provisions and Core Principles. The comment period for the NPRM closes on July 15, 2019. The Commission is extending the comment period for this NPRM by an additional 60 days.
Foreign Futures and Options Transactions
Document Number: 2019-13828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to certain provisions of its regulations governing the offer and sale of foreign futures and options to customers located in the United States of America (U.S.). The proposed amendments would codify the process by which the Commission may terminate exemptive relief issued pursuant to those regulations.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-14395
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Numbers 3038-0068 and 3038-0083: Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2019-14052
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-14049
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-13942
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.