Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 165 (Monday, August 26, 2019) 
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 165 (Monday, August 26, 2019)]
[Pages 44602-44603]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18313]



Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission)
is requesting nominations for Associate Members of the Energy and
Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC or Committee) and also
inviting the submission of potential topics for discussion at future
Committee meetings. The EEMAC is an advisory committee established by

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Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

DATES: The deadline for the submission of Associate Member nominations
and topics is September 20, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Nominations and topics for discussion at future EEMAC
meetings should be emailed to [email protected] or sent by
hand delivery or courier to Abigail S. Knauff, EEMAC Secretary,
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st
Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. Please use the title ``Energy and
Environmental Markets Advisory Committee'' for any nominations or
topics you submit.

202-418-5123 or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EEMAC was established to conduct public
meetings; submit reports and recommendations to the Commission; and
otherwise serve as a vehicle for discussion and communication on
matters of concern to exchanges, trading firms, end users, energy
producers, and regulators regarding energy and environmental markets
and their regulation by the Commission.

I. Request for Associate Member Nominations

    Pursuant to the EEMAC's authorizing statute, the EEMAC must have
nine members. In addition, the EEMAC Charter requires that the
Committee have approximately 9-20 Associate Members. The EEMAC
currently has fourteen Associate Members and Commissioner Dan M.
Berkovitz, the EEMAC's Sponsor, seeks additional Associate Members of
the EEMAC. Accordingly, the Commission invites the submission of
nominations for EEMAC Associate Members who represent a wide diversity
of opinions and a broad spectrum of interests related to the energy and
environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission. To advise
the Commission effectively, EEMAC Associate Members must have a high
level of expertise and experience in the energy and/or environmental
markets and the Commission's regulation of such markets, including from
a historical perspective. To the extent practicable, the Commission
will strive to select members reflecting wide ethnic, racial, gender,
and age representation. All EEMAC Associate Members must be willing to
participate in a public forum.
    Each nomination submission should include relevant information
about the proposed Associate Member, such as the individual's name,
title, organizational affiliation and address, email address and
telephone number, as well as information that supports the individual's
qualifications to serve as an Associate Member of the EEMAC. The
submission should also include the name, email address, and telephone
number of the person nominating the proposed Associate Member. Self-
nominations are acceptable.
    Submission of a nomination is not a guarantee of selection as an
Associate Member of the EEMAC. As noted in the EEMAC's Charter, the
CFTC identifies Associate Members of the EEMAC based on Commissioners'
and Commission staff's knowledge of the energy and environmental
markets, consultation with knowledgeable persons outside the CFTC, and
requests to be Associate Members received from individuals and
organizations. The Office of Commissioner Berkovitz plays a primary,
but not exclusive, role in this process and makes recommendations
regarding Associate Members to the Commission. Associate Members may be
appointed as representatives, special government employees, or regular
government employees. Associate Members serve at the pleasure of the
Commission, and may be appointed to serve for one, two, or three-year
    As required by the EEMAC Charter, Associate Members provide their
reports and recommendations directly to the EEMAC and not the
Commission. Associate Members do not have the right to vote on matters
before the EEMAC and may not sign or otherwise formally approve reports
or recommendations made by the EEMAC to the Commission. Associate
Members do not receive compensation for their services, and are not
reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses. The EEMAC meets at such
intervals as are necessary to carry out its functions and must meet at
least two times per year. Associate Members are expected to provide
their advice and recommendations to EEMAC members during these

II. Request for Future EEMAC Meeting Topics

    In addition, the Commission invites submissions from the public
regarding the topics on which EEMAC should focus. Such topics should:
    A. Reflect matters of concern to exchanges, trading firms, end
users, energy producers, and regulators regarding energy and
environmental markets and their regulation by the Commission; and/or
    B. Are important to otherwise assist the Commission in identifying
and understanding the impact and implications of the evolving market
structure of the energy, environmental, and other related markets.
    Each topic submission should include the commenter's name and email
or mailing address.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. II.

    Dated: August 21, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-18313 Filed 8-23-19; 8:45 am]