Pursuant to a notice published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2015, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) reopened the comment period, and issued a clarification regarding the reopened comment periods, for   two position limit rulemakings. On December 9, 2014, the CFTC Agricultural Advisory Committee convened to discuss, among other things, deliverable supply exemptions for hedging positions. To allow commenters enough time to respond  to questions raised at the meeting, the CFTC extended the comment periods for an additional 45 days. The CFTC clarified that, in addition to commenting on agenda issues pertaining to agricultural commodities, comments may also include the issues raised at the meeting or in the associated materials posted to the CFTC’s website. The comment period closes January 22, 2015.

The CFTC press release is available at:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-05/pdf/2014-30831.pdf