On January 6th, the CFTC requested comment on a revised petition submitted by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange regarding credit default swaps cleared by CME. CME is requesting that the CFTC issue an order under Section 4d of the Commodity Exchange Act that would permit CME and futures commission merchants clearing through CME to commingle customer funds used to margin, secure, or guarantee CDS cleared by CME with other funds held in the segregated account. Comments regarding the revised exemption request should be submitted on or before February 19, 2010. CFTC Release No. 5770-10.