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  • FR Doc E9-17421[Federal Register: July 21, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 138)]

    [Notices]

    [Page 35848]

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

    [DOCID:fr21jy09-44]

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    COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

    Sunshine Act Meetings

    Agency Holding the Meeting: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    (Commission).

    Dates and Time: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 and

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009, commencing each day at 9 a.m. and ending at

    1 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 hearings to examine Federal position

    limits, particularly as related to the energy markets, and hedge

    exemptions on regulated futures exchanges, derivatives transaction

    execution facilities and electronic trading facilities with respect to

    a significant price discovery contract.

    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 [secretary@cftc.gov].

    Reference should be made to ``position limits and hedge

    exemptions.'' For substantive questions, please contact Sauntia

    Warfield, 202-518-5084.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is undertaking a review of

    issues related to Federal position limits and hedge exemptions on

    regulated futures exchanges, derivatives transaction execution

    facilities and electronic trading facilities with respect to a

    significant price discovery contract. In furtherance of that review,

    the Commission hereby announces that it will hold public hearings on

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 and Wednesday, August

    5, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, at the Commission headquarters

    in Washington, DC. At these hearings the Commission will have oral

    presentations by panels of witnesses representing segments of the

    futures market participants and academics. Members of Congress also are

    expected to present their views.

    These hearings will generally focus on a number of issues,

    including: the application of federal speculative position limits to

    address the burdens of excessive speculation; 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.

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

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

    receipt of written comments until August 12, 2009.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2009, by the Commission.

    David Stawick,

    Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. E9-17421 Filed 7-17-09; 4:15 pm]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-P

    Last Updated: July 21, 2009



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