On December 3rd, the CFTC published for public comment proposed requirements for swap dealers and major swap participants with respect to the treatment of collateral posted by their counterparties to margin, guarantee, or secure uncleared swaps. The proposal also would ensure that, for purposes of subchapter IV of chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, securities held in a portfolio margining account that is a futures account constitute "customer property" and owners of such account constitute "customers." Comments should be submitted on or before February 1, 2011. 75 FR 75432.