January 25, 2012

CFTC Staff to Host Public Roundtable to Discuss the “Available to Trade” Provision for Swap Execution Facilities and Designated Contract Markets

Washington, DC – Staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold a public roundtable on January 30, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to discuss the proposed regulations to implement the “available to trade” provision of the trade execution requirement set forth in Section 2(h)(8) of the Commodity Exchange Act pursuant to Section 723 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The roundtable will discuss: 1) the filing process under Part 40 of the Commission’s regulations for a designated contract market (DCM) or swap execution facility (SEF) to notify the Commission that it has determined that a swap is “available to trade”; 2) the factors that a DCM or SEF must consider to make an “available to trade” determination; and 3) the meaning and parameters of “economically equivalent swap.” The roundtable will assist the CFTC in the rulemaking process.

The roundtable will be held in the Conference Center at the CFTC’s headquarters at Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC. The roundtable discussion will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public may also listen by telephone and should be prepared to provide their first name, last name and affiliation.

Listening information:

US Toll-Free: 866-844-9416
International Toll Numbers:
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Members of the public wishing to submit their views on the topics addressed at the roundtable may do so via:

Paper submission to David Stawick, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 205681; or

Electronic submission by visiting CFTC’s Comments Online.

All comments must be identified by RIN number 3038-AD18. All submissions provided to the CFTC in either electronic form or on paper may be published on the Commission’s website, without review and without removal of personally identifying information.

Last Updated: January 25, 2012