FR Doc 2010-3968[Federal Register: February 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 37)]
[Page 8682]
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Sunshine Act Meetings

Agency Holding the Meeting: Commodity Futures Trading Commission 

Date and Time: Thursday, March 25, 2010, commencing at 9 a.m. and 
ending at 3 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 meeting to examine the trading of 
futures and options in the precious and base metals markets, and to 
consider Federal position limits in the precious and base metals 
markets and related hedge exemptions on regulated futures exchanges, 
derivatives transaction execution facilities and electronic trading 

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 [email protected]
    Reference should be made to ``metals position limits.'' For 
questions, please contact Sauntia Warfield, 202-418-5084.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission is undertaking a review of 
issues related to the trading of futures and options in the precious 
and base metals markets, and to consider Federal position limits in the 
precious and base metals markets and related hedge exemptions on 
regulated futures exchanges, derivatives transaction execution 
facilities and electronic trading facilities. In furtherance of that 
review, the Commission hereby announces that it will hold a public 
meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 
Commission headquarters in Washington, DC. At this meeting the 
Commission will have oral presentations by panels of experts 
representing all segments of futures market participants and experts.
    This meeting will generally focus on precious and base metals 
markets issues, including: the application of speculative position 
limits to address the burdens of excessive speculation in the precious 
and base metals markets; 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. 
The focus will be on gold, silver and copper markets.
    A transcript of the meeting will be made and entered into the 
Commission's public comment files, which will remain open for the 
receipt of written comments until April 30, 2010.
    Advanced Registration Requested: Advanced registration for 
attending the metals meeting is requested. Please transmit full name 
and organization represented to [email protected], no 
later than March 18, 2010. Upon arrival on March 25, 2010, all 
attendees will be required to show valid, government-issued 
identification before being granted admittance. Unregistered attendees 
arriving on the day of the meeting will be seated on a space available 
basis. Overflow seating will be available for additional public viewing 
via live videocast. Registrants will be notified if attendance capacity 
has been met.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 22, 2010 by the 
David Stawick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2010-3968 Filed 2-23-10; 11:15 am]