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  • FR Doc E9-4952[Federal Register: March 9, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 44)]


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    Federal Register Notice Requesting Nominations for the

    Subcommittee on Convergence in Agricultural Commodity Markets Under the

    Agricultural Advisory Committee

    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Notice requesting nominations for the Subcommittee on

    Convergence in Agricultural Commodity Markets under the Agricultural

    Advisory Committee.


    SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission)

    is calling for nominations to the Subcommittee on Convergence in

    Agricultural Commodity Markets (Subcommittee on Convergence or

    Subcommittee) under the auspices of the Agricultural Advisory

    Committee. The Subcommittee on Convergence was established to identify

    the causes of poor cash-futures convergence in select agricultural

    commodity markets and advise the Commission on actions to remedy the

    situation. Nominations are sought for highly qualified representatives

    from government agencies, industry, exchanges, and groups representing

    interests or organizations involved with or affected by the convergence

    issues. Individuals seeking to be nominated to the Subcommittee on

    Convergence should possess demonstrable expertise in a related field or

    represent a stakeholder of interest in the issue. Prospective nominees

    should be open to participating in an open public-private forum.

    DATES: The final deadline for nominations is 14 days from the

    publication date of this notice.

    ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Andrei Kirilenko, Office of

    the Chief Economist, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155

    21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrei Kirilenko, (202) 418-5587; fax:

    (202) 418-5660; e-mail:

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Subcommittee on Convergence will conduct

    at least three sessions: On the causes, potential remedies, and

    suggested actions to remedy poor convergence. The sessions will be held

    during the first half of 2009 either in person or via telephone and

    will be open to the public. The Subcommittee will present a report with

    its findings and recommendations to the members of the Agricultural

    Advisory Committee and the Commission, at which time the Commission and

    Chair of the Agricultural Advisory Committee will determine what

    further actions warrant consideration. Subcommittee participants will

    not be compensated or reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses.

    Each nomination submission should include the proposed member's

    name and organizational affiliation; a brief description of the

    nominee's qualifications and interest in serving on the Subcommittee on

    Convergence; the organization, group, or government agency the nominee

    would represent on the subcommittee; and the curriculum vitae or resume

    of the nominee. Self-nominations are acceptable. The following contact

    information should accompany each submission: The nominee's name,

    address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address if available.

    There are no capital costs and no operating or maintenance costs

    associated with this notice.

    Dated: March 3, 2009.

    David Stawick,

    Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. E9-4952 Filed 3-6-09; 8:45 am]

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    Last Updated: March 9, 2009