Federal Register: December 31, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 249)
DOCID: fr31de07-15 FR Doc E7-25344
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CFR Citation: 17 CFR Part 150
RIN ID: RIN 3038-AC51
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
DOCUMENT ACTION: Reopening of comment period.
Revision of Federal Speculative Position Limits
DATES: Comments must be received by January 21, 2008.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is reopening the period for public comment to provide interested persons additional time to comment on certain proposed amendments pertaining to the Federal speculative position limits for agricultural commodities.
Federal speculative position limits; revision; comment period extension,
The Commission is reopening the period for
public comment on proposed amendments to regulation 150.2.\1\ The
amendments were proposed on November 21, 2007 and the comment period
initially closed on December 21, 2007.\2\ The amendments, if adopted by
the Commission, would increase the Federal speculative position limits
enumerated in regulation 150.2 for all singlemonth and allmonths
combined positions in all commodities except oats, pursuant to
parameters specified in Commission regulation 150.5(c). The amendments
would also aggregate positions in all designated contract market
products that share substantially identical terms with the contracts
enumerated in regulation 150.2 for the purposes of ascertaining compliance with the Federal speculative position limits.
\1\ 17 CFR 150.2.
\2\ 72 FR 65783 (November 21, 2007).
By letter dated December 7, 2007, the National Grain and Feed
Association, an association representing companies that utilize
exchange traded agricultural contracts to manage price and inventory
risks,\3\ and by letter dated December 14, 2007, the American Bakers
Association, an association representing the interests of the wholesale
baking industry,\4\ requested an extension of the comment period to
better develop a response to Commission's proposed amendments. While
the Commission has received commentary on the proposed amendments,\5\
it believes that it would be appropriate to reopen the comment period
to ensure that an adequate opportunity is provided for the submission
of additional meaningful and substantive comments. Accordingly, the
Commission has determined to reopen the comment period for the proposed
amendments to regulation 150.2 to January 21, 2008. The Commission
notes that it will give full consideration to any comment received in
the interval between the closing and reopening of the comment period for the proposed amendments.
\3\ Letter from Rod Clark, Chair, Risk Management Committee, National Grain and Feed Association, to David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission (December 7, 2007) (on file with the Commission). \4\ Letter from Lee Sanders, Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs, Corporate Secretary, American Bakers Association, to David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission (December 14, 2007) (on file with the Commission).
\5\ Comment File: 07014, available at http://www.cftc.gov/lawandregulation/federalregister/federalregistercomments/2007/07014.html .
Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2007 by the Commission.
David A. Stawick,
Secretary of the Commission.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Don Heitman, Attorney, Division of
Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette
Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, telephone (202)
4185041, facsimile number (202) 4185507, electronic mail
email@example.com; or Martin Murray, Economist, Division of Market Oversight, telephone (202) 4185276, facsimile number (202) 4185507, electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org.