[Federal Register: September 6, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 172)]


[Page 51214-51215]

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





Sunshine Act Meeting

Agency Holding the Meeting: Commodity Futures Trading Commission


Date and Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2007, commencing at 9 a.m.

Place: 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC, Lobby Level Hearing Room

(Room 1000).

Status: Open.

Matters to be Considered: Public hearing to examine the oversight of

trading on regulated futures exchanges and Exempt Commercial Markets


Contact Persons and Addresses: Requests to appear and supporting

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 [[email protected]].

Reference should be made to ``oversight of trading on regulated futures

exchanges and Exempt Commercial Markets.'' For substantive questions

regarding requests to appear and supporting materials, please contact

David P. Van Wagner, Chief Counsel, (202) 418-5481; or Duane Andresen,

Special Counsel, (202) 418-5492, Division of Market Oversight.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is undertaking a review of

issues related to the oversight of trading on regulated futures

exchanges and Exempt Commercial Markets (ECMs). In furtherance of that

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

hearing to commence on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at 9 a.m., at the

Commission's headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Commission has previously announced that the hearing will

generally focus on a number of issues, including:

The tiered regulatory approach of the Commodity Futures

Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA) and whether this risk-based model is


The similarities and differences between ECMs and

regulated exchanges;

The associated regulatory risks of each market category;

The types of regulatory or legislative changes that might

be appropriate to address such identified risks; and

The impact that regulatory or legislative changes might

have on the

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U.S. futures industry and the global competitiveness of the U.S.

financial industry in general. (CFTC Release No. 5368-07, August 2,


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 September 24, 2007.

Issued in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2007, by the


David Stawick,

Secretary of the Commission.

[FR Doc. 07-4379 Filed 9-4-07; 12:33 pm]


Last Updated: September 6, 2007