FR Doc 2010-3968[Federal Register: February 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 37)]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
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).
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
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2010-3968 Filed 2-23-10; 11:15 am]
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