Release Number 6872-14

March 5, 2014

CFTC Staff to Host Public Roundtable to Discuss Dodd-Frank End-User Issues

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that CFTC staff will hold a public roundtable on April 3, 2014 to discuss issues concerning end-users and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The CFTC has received a number of comments and requests for clarification from commercial end-users that have been impacted by Dodd-Frank.

The roundtable will consist of three panels, discussing 1) the obligations of end-users under Regulation 1.35 concerning recordkeeping for commodity interest and related cash or forward transactions; 2) the appropriate regulatory treatment of forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality; and 3) the appropriate regulatory treatment for purposes of the $25 million (special entity) de minimis threshold for swap dealing to government-owned electric utilities.

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CFTC Staff to Host Public Roundtable to Discuss Dodd-Frank End-User Issues


CFTC Headquarters Conference Center, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20581


April 3, 2014


9:30 a.m.

Listening Information: The CFTC has made available the following options to access the meeting:


    Call in to a toll-free telephone line to connect to a listen-only audio feed. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation.

    Domestic Toll Free: 1- 888-469-2184

    Pass Code/Pin Code: 9775222

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

Last Updated: March 27, 2014