On February 18, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight and Office of Data and Technology staff extended the comment period on the draft technical specifications for certain prioritized swap data elements and associated questions to March 7, 2016. The draft technical specifications include certain swap data elements that are reportable under Part 45 and related provisions of the CFTC’s regulations, as well as certain swap data elements that are not currently reportable under the CFTC’s regulations, but which have been identified as data elements that may assist the CFTC in fulfilling its regulatory mandates. Specifically, the request for comment seeks public input on 80 questions addressing 120 data elements for various swap data reporting topics including counterparty-related elements, price, clearing, product, periodic reporting, orders, package transactions, options, additional fixed payments, notional amount, events, rates and foreign exchange.

The CFTC press release is available at: http://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/pr7329-16.

The draft technical specifications are available at: http://www.cftc.gov/idc/groups/public/@newsroom/documents/file/specificationsswapdata122215.pdf