On May 18th, the CFTC published amendments to its regulations for commodity pool operators ("CPOs") of commodity pools whose units of participation are listed and traded on a national securities exchange. The amendments codify the relief from certain disclosure, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements that CFTC staff previously had issued to these CPOs on a case-by-case basis. It also codifies relief from the CPO registration requirement for certain independent directors or trustees of actively-managed commodity pools that CFTC staff similarly has issued. The amendments are effective June 17, 2011. 76 FR 28641.