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: [email protected]

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]


Last Updated: March 9, 2009