Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is charged with leading an interagency working group in (1) conducting a study regarding the oversight of existing and prospective carbon markets, and (2) making recommendations to Congress for the oversight of carbon markets to ensure their efficiency, transparency and security. The CFTC has requested public comment on the study, specifically with regard to the study’s regulatory objectives and the ultimate oversight of the carbon markets.

The comment period closes December 17. The CFTC’s notice and request for comment is available here.