Co-authored by Blake J. Brockway.
On May 10, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Commissioner Scott O’Malia released a draft of the CFTC’s 2012 rulemaking schedule. The schedule contains a list of the earliest potential dates (ranging from May through the Fall) for consideration of a variety of CFTC rules including several remaining Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act rules. For example, the product definitions and end-user exemption rules are slated for consideration as early as June; Core Principle 9 for designated contract markets and core principle rules for swap execution facilities may be considered as early as July; and the Volcker Rule and registered entity governance and conflicts of interest requirements may be considered as early as the Fall.
The full CFTC rulemaking schedule is available here.