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2010-3968

  • FR Doc 2010-3968[Federal Register: February 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 37)]

    [Notices]

    [Page 8682]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

    [DOCID:fr25fe10-58]

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    COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

    Sunshine Act Meetings

    Agency Holding the Meeting: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    (Commission).

    Date and Time: Thursday, March 25, 2010, commencing at 9 a.m. and

    ending at 3 p.m.

    Place: Three Lafayette Center, 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC,

    Lobby Level Hearing Room (Room 1000).

    Status: Open.

    Matters to be Considered: Public meeting to examine the trading of

    futures and options in the precious and base metals markets, and to

    consider Federal position limits in the precious and base metals

    markets and related hedge exemptions on regulated futures exchanges,

    derivatives transaction execution facilities and electronic trading

    facilities.

    Contact Persons and Addresses: Written materials should be mailed to

    the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Center, 1155

    21st Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20581, attention Office of the

    Secretariat; transmitted by facsimile at 202-418-5521; or transmitted

    electronically to metalshearing@cftc.gov.

    Reference should be made to ``metals position limits.'' For

    questions, please contact Sauntia Warfield, 202-418-5084.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is undertaking a review of

    issues related to the trading of futures and options in the precious

    and base metals markets, and to consider Federal position limits in the

    precious and base metals markets and related hedge exemptions on

    regulated futures exchanges, derivatives transaction execution

    facilities and electronic trading facilities. In furtherance of that

    review, the Commission hereby announces that it will hold a public

    meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the

    Commission headquarters in Washington, DC. At this meeting the

    Commission will have oral presentations by panels of experts

    representing all segments of futures market participants and experts.

    This meeting will generally focus on precious and base metals

    markets issues, including: the application of speculative position

    limits to address the burdens of excessive speculation in the precious

    and base metals markets; how such limits should be structured; how such

    limits should be set; the aggregation of positions across different

    markets; and the types of exemptions, if any, that should be permitted.

    The focus will be on gold, silver and copper markets.

    A transcript of the meeting will be made and entered into the

    Commission's public comment files, which will remain open for the

    receipt of written comments until April 30, 2010.

    Advanced Registration Requested: Advanced registration for

    attending the metals meeting is requested. Please transmit full name

    and organization represented to metalsmeetingregistration@cftc.gov, no

    later than March 18, 2010. Upon arrival on March 25, 2010, all

    attendees will be required to show valid, government-issued

    identification before being granted admittance. Unregistered attendees

    arriving on the day of the meeting will be seated on a space available

    basis. Overflow seating will be available for additional public viewing

    via live videocast. Registrants will be notified if attendance capacity

    has been met.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 22, 2010 by the

    Commission.

    David Stawick,

    Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. 2010-3968 Filed 2-23-10; 11:15 am]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-P

    Last Updated: February 25, 2010



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