Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Revised Collection, Comment Request: “Real Time Public Reporting”
Document Number: 2020-26557
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-02
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 revision of an information collection by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each revised collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment. The Commission recently adopted a final rule amending requirements for the real-time public reporting and dissemination of swap data. This notice solicits additional comments on certain estimated costs and burdens associated with the amended requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Revised Collection, Comment Request: “Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements”
Document Number: 2020-26556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-02
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 revision of an information collection by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each revised collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment. The Commission recently adopted a final rule amending requirements for swap data recordkeeping and reporting. This notice solicits additional comments on certain estimated costs and burdens associated with the amended requirements.
Swap Clearing Requirement Exemptions
Document Number: 2020-25394
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is adopting amendments to the regulations governing which swaps are exempt from the clearing requirement set forth in applicable provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). These amendments exempt from the clearing requirement swaps entered into by certain central banks, sovereign entities, international financial institutions, bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies, and community development financial institutions. The Commission also is publishing a compliance schedule setting forth all the past compliance dates for the 2012 and 2016 swap clearing requirement regulations. Finally, the Commission is making certain other, non-substantive technical amendments.
Global Markets Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-26220
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on December 17, 2020, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC) will hold a public meeting via teleconference. At this meeting, the GMAC will hear presentations on issues affecting international central counterparties and the global clearing ecosystem.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports
Document Number: 2020-26198
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
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 extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the agency. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection Request (``ICR'') titled: Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports.
Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-26173
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on December 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting via teleconference. At this meeting, the TAC will hear presentations from the TAC subcommittees on Distributed Ledger Technology and Market Infrastructure and Virtual Currencies. The TAC also plans to vote on a recommendation from the Cyber Security subcommittee.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection 3038-0026, Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts
Document Number: 2020-26170
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (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 of 1995 (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 relating to Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts.
Certain Swap Data Repository and Data Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-21570
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is amending its regulations to improve the accuracy of data reported to, and maintained by, swap data repositories (``SDRs''), and to provide enhanced and streamlined oversight over SDRs and data reporting generally. Among other changes, the amendments modify existing requirements for SDRs to establish policies and procedures to confirm the accuracy of swap data with both counterparties to a swap and require reporting counterparties to verify the accuracy of swap data pursuant to those SDR procedures. The amendments also update existing requirements related to corrections for data errors and certain provisions related to SDR governance.
Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-21569
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is amending certain regulations setting forth the swap data recordkeeping and reporting requirements for swap data repositories (``SDRs''), derivatives clearing organizations (``DCOs''), swap execution facilities (``SEFs''), designated contract markets (``DCMs''), swap dealers (``SDs''), major swap participants (``MSPs''), and swap counterparties that are neither SDs nor MSPs. The amendments, among other things, streamline the requirements for reporting new swaps, define and adopt swap data elements that harmonize with international technical guidance, and reduce reporting burdens for reporting counterparties that are neither SDs nor MSPs.
Real-Time Public Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-21568
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is amending certain regulations setting forth the real-time public swap reporting and dissemination requirements for swap data repositories (``SDRs''), derivatives clearing organizations (``DCOs''), swap execution facilities (``SEFs''), designated contract markets (``DCMs''), swap dealers (``SDs''), major swap participants (``MSPs''), and swap counterparties that are neither SDs nor MSPs. The amendments, among other things, address certain issues related to reporting post- priced swaps (``PPS'') and disseminating swaps associated with prime brokerage arrangements. In addition, the Commission is adopting technical amendments to certain provisions in other parts of its regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0082, Whistleblower Provision
Document Number: 2020-25911
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
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 extension of a 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 the reporting requirements related to the Whistleblower Provision.
Foreign Futures and Options Transactions
Document Number: 2020-24662
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is granting an exemption to certain member firms designated by the BSE Limited (BSE) from the application of certain of the Commission's foreign futures and option regulations based upon substituted compliance with certain comparable regulatory and self-regulatory requirements of a foreign regulatory authority consistent with conditions specified by the Commission, as set forth herein. This Order is issued pursuant to Commission regulation 30.10, which permits persons to file a petition with the Commission for exemption from the application of certain of the regulations set forth in part 30 and authorizes the Commission to grant such an exemption if such action would not be otherwise contrary to the public interest or to the purposes of the provision from which exemption is sought. The Commission notes that this Order does not pertain to any transaction in swaps, as defined in Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act).
Foreign Futures and Options Transactions
Document Number: 2020-24661
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is granting an exemption to UBS AG (UBS), a firm designated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), from the application of certain of the Commission's foreign futures and option regulations based upon substituted compliance with certain comparable regulatory and self-regulatory requirements of a foreign regulatory authority consistent with conditions specified by the Commission, as set forth herein. This Order is issued pursuant to Commission Sec. 30.10(a), which permits persons to file a petition with the Commission for exemption from the application of certain of the regulations set forth in part 30 and authorizes the Commission to grant such an exemption if such action would not be otherwise contrary to the public interest or to the purposes of the provision from which exemption is sought. The Commission notes that this Order does not pertain to any transaction in swaps, as defined in Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act).
Foreign Futures and Options Transactions
Document Number: 2020-24660
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is granting an exemption to certain member firms designated by NZX Limited (NZX) from the application of certain of the Commission's foreign futures and option regulations based upon substituted compliance with certain comparable regulatory and self-regulatory requirements of a foreign regulatory authority consistent with conditions specified by the Commission, as set forth herein. This Order is issued pursuant to Commission regulation 30.10, which permits persons to file a petition with the Commission for exemption from the application of certain of the regulations set forth in part 30 and authorizes the Commission to grant such an exemption if such action would not be otherwise contrary to the public interest or to the purposes of the provision from which exemption is sought. The Commission notes that this Order does not pertain to any transaction in swaps, as defined in Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act).
Foreign Futures and Options Transactions
Document Number: 2020-24659
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is granting an exemption to certain member firms designated by the National Stock Exchange International Financial Service Centre Limited (NSE IFSC) from the application of certain of the Commission's foreign futures and option regulations based upon substituted compliance with certain comparable regulatory and self-regulatory requirements of a foreign regulatory authority consistent with conditions specified by the Commission, as set forth herein. This Order is issued pursuant to Commission regulation 30.10, which permits persons to file a petition with the Commission for exemption from the application of certain of the regulations set forth in part 30 and authorizes the Commission to grant such an exemption if such action would not be otherwise contrary to the public interest or to the purposes of the provision from which exemption is sought. The Commission notes that this Order does not pertain to any transaction in swaps, as defined in Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act).
Foreign Futures and Options Transactions
Document Number: 2020-24658
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
By this Order, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is amending and consolidating prior relief issued in orders pursuant to Commission regulation 30.10 regarding the offer and sale of foreign futures and options contracts to customers located in the U.S. by firms designated by the Montreal Exchange (MX) to reflect changes to the local laws and regulations applicable to the segregation of customer funds.
Customer Margin Rules Relating to Security Futures
Document Number: 2020-24353
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
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 adopting rule amendments to lower the margin requirement for an unhedged security futures position from 20% to 15% and adopting certain conforming revisions to the security futures margin offset table.
Compliance Requirements for Commodity Pool Operators on Form CPO-PQR
Document Number: 2020-22874
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is adopting amendments (the Final Rule) to Commission regulations on additional reporting by commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors and to Form CPO-PQR (also, the form). The Commission is: Eliminating existing Schedules B and C of Form CPO-PQR, except for the Pool Schedule of Investments; amending the information requirements and instructions to request Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) for CPOs and their operated pools that have them, and to delete questions regarding pool auditors and marketers; and making certain other changes due to the rescission of Schedules B and C, including the elimination of all existing reporting thresholds. Pursuant to the Final Rule, all reporting CPOs will be required to file the revised Form CPO-PQR (Revised Form CPO-PQR, or the Revised Form) quarterly. The Final Rule also amends Commission regulations to permit reporting CPOs to file NFA Form PQR, a comparable form required by the National Futures Association (NFA), in lieu of filing the Commission's Revised Form. Conversely, Form PF will no longer be accepted in lieu of the Revised Form, though it will remain a Commission form.
Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2020-23473
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-09
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is adopting amendments to the margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers (``SD'') and major swap participants (``MSP'') for which there is not a prudential regulator (the ``CFTC Margin Rule''). Specifically, the CFTC Margin Rule mandated the collection and posting of variation margin and initial margin (``IM'') under a phased compliance schedule extending from September 1, 2016, to September 1, 2020. The Commission is hereby amending the compliance schedule to further delay the compliance date for entities with smaller average daily aggregate notional amounts (``AANA'') of swaps and certain other financial products (the ``Smaller Portfolio Group'') from September 1, 2021, to September 1, 2022, to avoid market disruption due to the large number of entities being required to comply by September 1, 2021, as a result of the adoption of the interim final rule (``Final Rule'').
Portfolio Margining of Uncleared Swaps and Non-Cleared Security-Based Swaps
Document Number: 2020-23928
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-05
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'') seek public comment on potential ways to implement portfolio margining of uncleared swaps and non-cleared security-based swaps.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-24351
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is modifying CFTC-50, LabCFTC, a system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974.
Cross-Border Application of the Registration Thresholds and Certain Requirements Applicable to Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants; Correction
Document Number: 2020-23167
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is correcting a final rule published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2020. The document addressed the cross-border application of certain swap provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'' or ``Act''), as added by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'').
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-24315
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-24039
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-29
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-23833
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
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 Information and Regulatory Affairs (``OIRA''), of 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: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0103, Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports)
Document Number: 2020-23793
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
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 Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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: 2020-23671
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
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 Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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: 2020-23670
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
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 Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038-0062: Off-Exchange Foreign Currency Transactions
Document Number: 2020-23669
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
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. 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 the collection of information provided for by Part 5 of the Commission's regulations under the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'') relating to off-exchange foreign currency transactions.
Registration With Alternative Compliance for Non-U.S. Derivatives Clearing Organizations
Document Number: 2020-21306
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is adopting regulations that will permit derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) organized outside of the United States (hereinafter referred to as ``non-U.S. DCOs'') to be registered 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 regimes, subject to certain conditions and limitations. The Commission is also amending certain related delegation provisions in its regulations.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-23249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Revise Collection, Comment Request: Adoption of Revised Notice of Exemption
Document Number: 2020-23168
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forward to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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 burdens.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-22759
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Public Availability of Fiscal Year 2018 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2020-22673
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of CFTC's Fiscal Year 2018 Service Contract Inventory.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-21912
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-21423
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is establishing CFTC-54, Ensuring Workplace Health and Safety in Response to a Public Health Emergency, a system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974. This system of records maintains information collected in response to a public health emergency, such as a pandemic or epidemic, from CFTC staff (including political appointees, employees, detailees, contractors, consultants, interns, and volunteers) and visitors to CFTC facilities that is necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
Request for Nominations for a Subcommittee Under the Agricultural Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-21396
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is requesting nominations for membership on the Subcommittee to Evaluate Commission Policy with Respect to Implementation of Amendments to Enumerated Agricultural Futures Contracts with Open Interest (Subcommittee) under the Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC is a discretionary advisory committee established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-21224
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
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 Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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.
Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds; Correction
Document Number: 2020-21100
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, SEC, and CFTC (together, the agencies) are issuing this correction to make technical corrections to the Federal Register rule adopting amendments to the regulations implementing section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act published on July 31, 2020.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-21131
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-21097
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
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 burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2020-21096
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
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 Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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.
Bankruptcy Regulations
Document Number: 2020-21005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In April of 2020, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') proposed amendments to its regulations governing bankruptcy proceedings of commodity brokers. In light of comments on the proposed amendments, the Commission is proposing a revision of the proposed amendments with respect to a particular issue, specifically, efforts to foster a resolution proceeding under Title II of the Dodd- Frank Act.
Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2020-18303
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to amend the margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') for which there is no prudential regulator (``CFTC Margin Rule''). In particular, the Commission is proposing to revise the calculation method for determining whether certain entities come within the scope of the initial margin (``IM'') requirements under the CFTC Margin Rule beginning on September 1, 2021, and the timing for compliance with the IM requirements after the end of the phased compliance schedule. The proposed amendment would align certain aspects of the CFTC Margin Rule with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' (``BSBS/IOSCO'') Framework for margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives (``BCBS/IOSCO Framework''). The Commission is also proposing to allow SDs and MSPs subject to the CFTC Margin Rule to use the risk-based model calculation of IM of a counterparty that is a CFTC-registered SD or MSP to determine the amount of IM to be collected from the counterparty and to determine whether the IM threshold amount for the exchange of IM has been exceeded such that documentation concerning the collection, posting, and custody of IM would be required.
Renewal of the Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-20903
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). The Commission has determined that the renewal of the TAC is necessary and in the public's interest, and the Commission has consulted with the General Services Administration's Committee Management Secretariat regarding the TAC's renewal.
Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2020-18222
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is proposing to amend the margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers (``SD'') and major swap participants (``MSP'') for which there is no prudential regulator. The proposed amendments would permit the application of separate minimum transfer amounts (``MTA'') for initial margin (``IM'') and variation margin (``VM''), and the application of an MTA of up to $50,000 for separately managed accounts (``SMA'') (together, ``Proposal'').
Renewal of the Global Markets Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-20425
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC). The Commission has determined that the renewal of the GMAC is necessary and in the public's interest, and the Commission has consulted with the General Services Administration's Committee Management Secretariat regarding the GMAC's renewal.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2020-20367
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Capital Requirements of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2020-16492
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is adopting new regulations imposing minimum capital requirements and financial reporting requirements on swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs'') that are not subject to a prudential regulator. The Commission is also amending existing capital requirements for futures commission merchants (``FCMs'') to provide specific capital deductions for market risk and credit risk for swaps and security-based swaps entered into by an FCM. The Commission is further adopting amendments to its regulations to permit certain entities dually-registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'') to file an SEC Financial and Operational Combined Uniform Single Report in lieu of CFTC financial reports, to require certain Commission registrants to file notices of certain defined events, and to require notices of bulk transfers to be filed with the Commission electronically and within a defined period of time.
Cross-Border Application of the Registration Thresholds and Certain Requirements Applicable to Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Document Number: 2020-16489
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is adopting a final rule (``Final Rule'') addressing the cross-border application of certain swap provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA or ``Act''), as added by Title VII of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). The Final Rule addresses the cross-border application of the registration thresholds and certain requirements applicable to swap dealers (``SDs'') and major swap participants (``MSPs''), and establishes a formal process for requesting comparability determinations for such requirements from the Commission. The Final Rule adopts a risk-based approach that, consistent with the applicable section of the CEA, and with due consideration of international comity principles and the Commission's interest in focusing its authority on potential significant risks to the U.S. financial system, advances the goals of the Dodd-Frank Act's swap reforms, while fostering greater liquidity and competitive markets, promoting enhanced regulatory cooperation, and improving the global harmonization of swap regulation.