On July 25th, the CFTC and SEC requested comment on swap regulation and clearinghouse regulation in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The comments are requested in connection with the Dodd-Frank Act's requirement that the agencies report to Congress on areas of cross-national regulation that are similar and other areas of regulation that could be harmonized. In addition, the report must identify major swap contracts, dealers, exchanges, clearinghouses, and regulators in each geographic area, and must describe the methods for clearing swaps and systems used for setting margin in each area. Comments should be submitted on or before September 26, 2011. CFTC Press Release.