On February 3rd, the CFTC published for public comment proposed rules generally permitting the transaction of swaps in an agricultural commodity subject to all rules and regulations applicable to any other swap. Because the Dodd-Frank Act defines commodity options (other than options on futures) as swaps, the proposed rules for options would substantially amend the CFTC's regulations regarding commodity option transactions. Comments should be submitted on or before April 4, 2011. 76 FR 6095.