Event: Advisory Committee Meetings


CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee to Meet on July 29, 2015

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) announces that the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC) will hold a public meeting at the Commission’s Washington, D.C. headquarters located at 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581. This meeting will take place on July 29, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo is the sponsor of this advisory committee.

The meeting will focus on the Commission’s proposed rules with respect to position limits, trade options, and its recent final interpretation concerning forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality and how these initiatives will impact energy and environmental markets. Aggregation of Positions, 78 Fed. Reg. 68946 (Nov. 15, 2013); Position Limits for Derivatives, 78 Fed. Reg. 75680 (Dec. 12, 2013); Trade Options, 80 Fed. Reg. 26200 (May 7, 2015); Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality, 80 Fed. Reg. 28239 (May 18, 2015).

A complete agenda will be available prior to the July 29 meeting.

The meeting is open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify Ajay Sutaria, the EEMAC Secretary, at (202) 418–5959.

Viewing/Listening Instructions: Watch the live webcast at www.cftc.gov. To listen to the live audio feed, call the toll or toll-free numbers listed below. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name and affiliation.

Conference call information:

Domestic Toll Free: 866-844-9416
International Toll and Toll Free Numbers: Dial-in Numbers
Participant Passcode: CFTC

After the meeting, a transcript of the meeting will be published through a link on the CFTC’s website, www.cftc.gov. All written submissions provided to the CFTC in any form will also be published on the CFTC’s website.

For Further Information Contact: Ajay Sutaria, EEMAC Secretary, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5959.

Last Updated: August 3, 2015

Additional Documents


Panel I:

Erik Haas and Tom LaSala

Tom LaSala, CME

Ron Oppenheimer, Commercial Energy Working Group

Limits One Pager

Analysis of Natural Gas Financial Basis Bid/Ask Spreads and Market Depth

Panel II:

Stephen Berger, Managed Funds Association

William McCoy, FIA

Panel III:

Paul Hughes and Arushi Sharma Frank

Amy Fisher, GE Energy Financial Services, Inc. on behalf of Cogen Technologies Linden Venture, L.P.

Jim Allison, ConocoPhillips