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Renewal of the Technology Advisory Committee

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission.




The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). The Commission has determined that the renewal of the TAC is necessary and in the public's interest, and the Commission has consulted with the General Services Administration's Committee Management Secretariat regarding the TAC's renewal.

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Ward P. Griffin, TAC Designated Federal Officer, at 202-418-5425 or

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The TAC's objectives and scope of activities shall be to conduct public meetings, to submit reports and recommendations to the Commission, and to otherwise assist the Commission in identifying and understanding the impact and implications of technological innovation in the financial services and commodity markets. The TAC will provide advice on the application and utilization of new technologies in financial services and commodity markets, as well as by market professionals and market users. The TAC will provide advice to the Commission on the appropriate level of investment in technology at the Commission to meet its surveillance and enforcement responsibilities, and advise the Commission on the need for strategies to implement rules and regulations to support the Commission's mission of ensuring the integrity of the markets.

The TAC will operate for two years from the date of renewal unless the Commission directs that the TAC terminate on an earlier date. A copy of the TAC renewal charter has been filed with the Commission; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the House Committee on Agriculture; the Library of Congress; and the General Services Administration's Committee Management Secretariat. A copy of the renewal charter will be posted on the Commission's Web site at

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Dated: October 14, 2016.

Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,

Secretary of the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2016-25294 Filed 10-18-16; 8:45 am]