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November 28, 2011

CFTC rule making workflow

If anyone knows better please let me know, but this seems to be the arcane process whereby a rule winds it’s way into the open via the internal CFTC governance process. The process has two symmetrical phases I believe, ‘Initial’ and ‘Final’, where Chairman Gensler can interject with delays and repeat loops enough to really slow down the process. I suspect the flow arrows are less rigid than shown here, but at least it gives a flavour of the wriggles a rule can go through. ┬áNow all I need is a big list of each rule and it’s current state, to predict the timing of completion….

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