2017-28240

Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 9 (Friday, January 12, 2018)

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[FR Doc No: 2017-28240]

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Vol. 83

Friday,

No. 9

January 12, 2018

Part XX

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 /

Unified Agenda

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

17 CFR Ch. I

Regulatory Flexibility Agenda

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission''), in

accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, is

publishing a semiannual agenda of rulemakings that the Commission

expects to propose or promulgate over the next year. The Commission

welcomes comments from small entities and others on the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary

of the Commission, (202) 418-5964, [email protected], Commodity

Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street

NW, Washington, DC 20581.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regulatory Flexibility Act (``RFA''), 5

U.S.C. 601, et seq., includes a requirement that each agency publish

semiannually in the Federal Register a regulatory flexibility agenda.

Such agendas are to contain the following elements, as specified in 5

U.S.C. 602(a):

(1) A brief description of the subject area of any rule that the

agency expects to propose or promulgate, which is likely to have a

significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities;

(2) A summary of the nature of any such rule under consideration

for each subject area listed in the agenda, the objectives and legal

basis for the issuance of the rule, and an approximate schedule for

completing action on any rule for which the agency has issued a general

notice of proposed rulemaking; and

(3) The name and telephone number of an agency official

knowledgeable about the items listed in the agenda.

Accordingly, the Commission has prepared an agenda of rulemakings

that it presently expects may be considered during the course of the

next year. Subject to a determination for each rule, it is possible as

a general matter that some of these rules may have some impact on small

entities.\1\ The Commission notes also that, under the RFA, it is not

precluded from considering or acting on a matter not included in the

regulatory flexibility agenda, nor is it required to consider or act on

any matter that is listed in the agenda. See 5 U.S.C. 602(d).

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\1\ The Commission published its definition of a ``small

entity'' for purposes of rulemaking proceedings at 47 FR 18618

(April 30, 1982). Pursuant to that definition, the Commission is not

required to list--but nonetheless does--many of the items contained

in this regulatory flexibility agenda. See also 5 U.S.C. 602(a)(1).

Moreover, for certain items listed in this agenda, the Commission

has previously certified, under section 605 of the RFA, 5 U.S.C.

605, that those items will not have a significant economic impact on

a substantial number of small entities. For these reasons, the

listing of a rule in this regulatory flexibility agenda should not

be taken as a determination that the rule, when proposed or

promulgated, will in fact require a regulatory flexibility analysis.

Rather, the Commission has chosen to publish an agenda that includes

significant and other substantive rules, regardless of their

potential impact on small entities, to provide the public with

broader notice of new or revised regulations the Commission may

consider and to enhance the public's opportunity to participate in

the rulemaking process.

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The Commission's Fall 2017 regulatory flexibility agenda is

included in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory

Actions. The complete Unified Agenda will be available online at

www.reginfo.gov, in a format that offers users enhanced ability to

obtain information from the Agenda database.

Issued in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2017, by the Commission.

Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,

Secretary of the Commission.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission--Final Rule Stage

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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389....................... Indemnification Rulemaking 3038-AE44

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission--Long-Term Actions

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Regulation

Sequence No. Title Identifier No.

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390....................... Regulation Automated 3038-AD52

Trading.

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION (CFTC)

Final Rule Stage

389. Indemnification Rulemaking

E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.

Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 12a and 24a

Abstract: The FAST Act repealed CEA 21(d)(2), added to the CEA by

Dodd-Frank 728, which provided that domestic and foreign regulators

that are otherwise eligible to, and that do, request data from an SDR

(collectively, Regulators) agree to indemnify the SDR and the CFTC for

expenses resulting from litigation relating to the information

provided. When considered in light of the CFTC's current regulations

addressing Regulators' access to SDR data, the removal of the

indemnification requirement presents a number of issues, primarily

related to the scope of Regulators' access to SDR data, and maintaining

the confidentiality of such data consistent with CEA 8. The Commission

addressed these issues in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that

revises the current approach to Regulators' access to SDRs' swap data

and sets forth more information regarding the confidentiality agreement

that is required by CEA 21(d).

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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NPRM................................ 01/25/17 82 FR 8369

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/27/17 .......................

Final Rule.......................... 12/00/17 .......................

Final Action Effective.............. 01/00/18 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Daniel J. Bucsa, Deputy Director, Division of

Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette

Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581, Phone: 202 418-5435,

Email: [email protected]

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David E. Aron, Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st

Street NW, Washington, DC 20581, Phone: 202 418-6621, Email:

[email protected]

Owen Kopon, Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st

Street NW, Washington, DC 20581, Phone: 202 418-5360, Email:

[email protected]

RIN: 3038-AE44

COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION (CFTC)

Long-Term Actions

390. Regulation Automated Trading

E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.

Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1a(23), 7 U.S.C. 6c(a); 7 U.S.C. 7(d);

and 7 U.S.C. 12(a)(5)

Abstract: On November 7, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading

Commission (``Commission'') approved a supplemental notice of proposed

rulemaking for Regulation AT (``Supplemental NPRM''). The Supplemental

NPRM modifies certain rules proposed in the Commission's December 2015

notice of proposed rulemaking for Regulation AT. The Supplemental NPRM

was published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016, with a 90-

day comment period closing on January 24, 2017. The Commission

subsequently extended the comment period until May 1, 2017.

Timetable:

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Action Date FR Cite

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ANPRM............................... 09/12/13 78 FR 56542

ANPRM Comment Period End............ 12/11/13 .......................

ANPRM Comment Period Extended....... 01/24/14 79 FR 4104

ANPRM Comment Period Extended End... 02/14/14 .......................

NPRM................................ 12/17/15 80 FR 78824

NPRM Comment Period End............. 03/16/16 .......................

NPRM Comment Period Reopened........ 06/10/16 81 FR 36484

NPRM Comment Period Reopened End.... 06/24/16 .......................

Supplemental NPRM................... 11/25/16 81 FR 85334

Supplemental NPRM Comment Period End 01/24/17 .......................

Supplemental NPRM Comment Period 01/26/17 82 FR 8502

Extended.

Supplemental NPRM Comment Period 05/01/17 .......................

Extended End.

Final Rule.......................... 12/00/18 .......................

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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Marilee Dahlman, Phone: 202 418-5264, Email:

[email protected]

RIN: 3038-AD52

[FR Doc. 2017-28240 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]

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