Monthly Archives: December 2011

Duke-Progress Merger Delayed by FERC Ruling; Implementing Tariffs Also Rejected Without Prejudice

By Gregory Lawrence, Terence Healey and Sarah Tucker On December 14, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) determined that, although conditionally authorizing the proposed merger on September 30, 2011 subject to approval of appropriate market power mitigation, it cannot … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Power, Regulation

CFTC Issues Final Order Amending Effective Date for Swap Regulation

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today issued a Final Order regarding the effective date for swap regulation, addressing the comments received on the October 25, 2011, Notice of Proposed Amendment, and extending the potential latest expiration date of the exemptive … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Dodd-Frank, Regulation

CFTC to Hold Open Meeting to Consider Three Final Rules Under Dodd-Frank

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 9:30 a.m., to consider the following final rules under the Dodd-Frank Act: Final Rule on Real-Time Reporting of Swap Transaction Data Final Rule … Continue reading

Posted in Dodd-Frank, Regulation

First Time for Everything: Finding Unduly Discriminatory Treatment of Wind Generators and Compelling Circumstances, FERC Exercises Its Section 211A Authority to Order BPA to Change Its Ways

By Gregory Lawrence, Terence Healey and Sarah Tucker On December 7, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) determined that Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) use of environmental redispatch to address excess water supply and low load by curtailing renewable and … Continue reading

Posted in FERC, Power, Regulation

CFTC Issues Guidebook for Part 20 Reports

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight has issued a Guidebook for Part 20 Reports providing additional guidance and detailed instructions for submitting large swaps trader reports to the Commission. Read the full press release at the CFTC’s … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry to Hold Investigative Hearing on MF Global Bankruptcy

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry will hold an investigative hearing on the MF Global bankruptcy next Tuesday. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:00 am 216 Hart Senate Office Building The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, Enforcement and Investigations, Regulation

CFTC Notice of Upcoming Meetings

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has scheduled meetings for the following dates: December 5, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. December 20, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. January 5, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. All meetings will be held at Three Lafayette Center, 1155 … Continue reading

Posted in CFTC, Commodity Trading, Enforcement and Investigations, Regulation