On August 4th, the CFTC voted to approve new final rules regarding the regulation and registration of swap data repositories ("SDR"). The new rules include a new registration form (Form SDR) and introduce a provisional registration through which an SDR that is deemed by the CFTC to be substantially in compliance with the registration compliance may be registered provisionally during the pendency of the staff's review. The new rules also address the acceptance and confirmation of data; direct electronic access by the CFTC; monitoring of data; emergency procedures and system safeguards; financial resources; disclosure requirements; and non-discriminatory access and fees. CFTC Fact Sheet.