Release Number 5925-10

October 18, 2010

CFTC Launches Online Form for Submitting Comments

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has improved the process for submitting public comments for Federal Register Releases and Industry Filings. The new online comment submission form will allow the public to submit their comments directly via the website. Comments submitted via the online form will be processed and published on the CFTC’s website.

To use the Online Form:

  • Find the Proposed Rule or Industry submission on which you want to comment in the list of All Open Comment Deadlines.
  • Any Federal Register Release that is open for comment will have a “Submit Comment” button next to the open and closing dates of the comment period. Click the “Submit Comment” button.
  • Enter the required information into the form and enter your comment or provide your comment as an attachment
  • Comments and any attachments will be published, without removal of any personally identifying or other sensitive information


All comments on proposed rules and other submissions through the online form become part of the public record and will be published on All comments will be published without review and without removal of any personally identifying information or information your business may wish to be held confidentially. If you have questions, please contact [email protected] before submitting your comments.

The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. Notwithstanding, all submissions that have been withdrawn because they are inappropriate for publication that contain comments on the merits of a rulemaking or another official Commission action will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Commission will collect, process, disclose and store your personal information in accordance with the CFTC Privacy Policy and as stated on this page.

Last Updated: July 8, 2011