CFTC staff preserves regulatory status Quo for petitioning RTOs & ISOs, and for government and cooperatively-owned electric utilities

October 11, 2012

Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, and Division of Clearing and Risk today issued no-action letters to Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, and certain government and cooperatively-owned electric utilities.

The Commission is considering the public comments received on two proposed Orders that respond to petitions filed by these entities. The no-action letters will maintain the regulatory status quo until the Commission finalizes the proposed orders issued in August 2012. The comment periods for the proposed Orders have closed.