Release Number 6427-12

November 28, 2012

CFTC Seeks Public Comment on Request from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. to Adopt New Chapter 10 (“Regulatory Reporting of Swap Data”) and New Rule 1001 (“Regulatory Reporting of Swap Data”) of CME’s Rulebook

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is requesting public comment on a request from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) for approval of a rule (Rule 1001) submitted pursuant to section 40.5 of the Commission’s regulations. CME’s Rule 1001 provides that:

“[f]or all swaps cleared by the Clearing House, and resulting positions, creation and continuation data shall be reported to CME's swap data repository for purposes of complying with applicable CFTC rules governing the regulatory reporting of swaps. Upon the request of a counterparty to a swap cleared at the Clearing House, the Clearing House shall provide the same creation and continuation data to a swap data repository selected by the counterparty as the Clearing House provided to CME's swap data repository under the preceding sentence[.]”

Comments regarding the request should be submitted on or before December 21, 2012.

Comments may be submitted electronically through the CFTC’s Comments Online process. All comments will be posted on the Commission’s website.

Last Updated: November 28, 2012