On August 4, pursuant to Section 748 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFTC adopted final rules concerning commodity whistleblower incentives and protection.  The CFTC will pay awards to whistleblowers who provide original information leading to the successful enforcement of a CFTC action resulting in monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million.  The CFTC will determine the amount of the award (10 to 30 percent of the collected sanctions) based upon the following criteria: (i) significance of information; (ii) degree of assistance provided in support of a covered judicial or administrative action; (iii) programmatic interest; (iv) and any other criteria other than the balance of the CFTC Customer Protection Fund.  The final rules will be effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.  CFTC ReleaseCFTC Q&A.