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.
The roundtable will be held in the Conference Center at CFTC's headquarters at Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC. The 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. The time of the meeting, call-in numbers and agenda will be forthcoming.