On November 14th, the CFTC requested public comment on a petition submitted by ICE Clear Europe Limited for an order pursuant to Section 4d(f) of the Commodity Exchange Act. The petition requests an order that would set forth terms and conditions under which ICE Clear Europe and its clearing members that are dually registered as futures commission merchants and securities broker-dealers would be permitted to (1) commingle in an account subject to Section 4d(f) of the Act (a cleared swaps customer account) positions in swaps and security-based swaps and related customer money, securities and property; and (2) portfolio margin the swaps and security-based swaps held in the cleared swaps customer account. Comments should be submitted on or before December 14, 2012. CFTC Press Release.