Posted by DLauritson on Oct 2, 2015
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is proposing amendments to its Part 45 swap data reporting regulations related to cleared swaps. The amendments primarily affect swap data repositories (SDRs), derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs), designated contract markets (DCMs), swap execution facilities (SEFs), swap dealers (SDs), and major swap participants (MSPs). But, they also could impact swap counterparties who are neither SDs nor MSPs particularly if...
Posted by DLauritson on Sep 11, 2015
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon energy attorneys, Joel L. Greene and Melissa A. Alfano, are featured in the latest edition of District Energy magazine.
Read the full article: FERC Issues Order to Improve Gas-Electric Coordination
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Posted by DLauritson on Jun 12, 2015
Jennings Strouss energy attorney Debbie Swanstrom will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 11th National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement Summit held on July 21st and 22nd in Houston, Texas.
Debbie will be presenting, “What Is the Basic Minimum Necessary to Keep Small Market Participants in Compliance with CFTC Requirements?” You can view the presentation slides here.
For more information about this conference, click here.
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Posted by DLauritson on May 20, 2015
In November 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proposed a Policy Statement on Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities in Docket No. PL15-1 that would allow interstate pipelines to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities through an approved cost tracker or surcharge mechanism. Following its review of substantial initial and reply comments, FERC issued an order on April 15,...
Posted by DLauritson on May 8, 2015
On April 30, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its commodity trade option regulation. The proposed changes are intended to reduce recordkeeping and reporting obligations for physical commodity option transactions between commercial end-users which are not Swap Dealers (“SDs”) or Major Swap Participants (“MSPs”). The Commission also proposed what it called...