Regulatory Timelines

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Agricultural Commodities[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Agricultural Swaps
Final Rule Issue Effective Date No-action Deadline
August 10, 2011 December 31, 2011 December 31, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Agricultural Commodities Definition
Proposal Date Final Rule Effective/Compliance Date
October 26,2010 July 13, 2011, September 12, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Commodity Options and Agricultural Swaps
Final Rule-Swaps Effective Date - Swaps Effective Date-Options
August 10, 2011 December 31, 2011 June 26, 2012

Asset-Backed Securities[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Shelf Eligibility Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities
Proposal Date Comment File Reopened New Comment Deadline
August 5, 2011 February 25, 2014 March 28, 2014
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Suspension of the Duty to File Reports for Classes of Asset-Backed Securities, SEC
Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue Effective Date
February 7, 2011 August 23, 2011 September 22, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Ownership Limitations and Governance Requirements for SBS Entities, SEC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Reopened Comment Period Deadline
October 26, 2010 April 29, 2011 July 22, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Disclosure for Asset-Backed Securities, SEC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
January 26, 2011 March 28, 2011 February 14, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Issuer Review of Assets in Asset-Backed Securities, SEC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
January 25, 2011 March 28, 2011 December 31, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Interim Final Temporary Rule for SBS Data Reporting
Approval Date Comment Deadline Effective Date
October 20, 2010 December 20, 2010 January 12, 2012

Commodity Trading Advisors, Commodity Pool Operators[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, CPO/CTA Registration, CFTC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
February 9, 2012 July 2, 2012 by December 2012*
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Investment Adviser Reporting, Joint SEC-CFTC Rulemaking
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
November 16, 2011 March 31 2012 June 15, 2012*

Derivatives Clearing Organizations[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Financial Resources Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
December 13, 2010 October 18, 2011 January 9, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, DCO Definitions, Procedures and Core Principles, CFTC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
October 18, 2011 January 9, 2012 May 7, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
November 2, 2010 September 26, 2011 September 26, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Reporting, Recordkeeping, Public Information and Information Sharing Requirements for DCOs
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
December 13, 2010 October 18, 2011 January 9, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, DCO,DCM, SEF Governance Standards, Additional Requirements
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
January 6, 2011 June 3, 2011 TBA
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Risk Management Requirements for DCOs
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Effective Date, SIDCOs Compliance Date, SIDCOs
October 18, 2011 January 9, 2012 October 15, 2013 December 31, 2013

Designated Contract Market[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Core Principles and Other Requirements for Designated Contract Markets
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
June 19, 2012 August 20, 2012 October 17, 2012
Timeline, Made Available to Trade Provisions
Final Rule Issue First MAT Determination First Compliance Date
June 4, 2013 January 16, 2014 February 15, 2014
Dodd-Frank Timeline, DCO,DCM, SEF Governance Standards, Additional Requirements
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
January 6, 2011 June 3, 2011 TBA

Disruptive Trading Practices[edit]

Timeline, Interpretive Guidance on Disruptive Practices
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Effective Date
March 18, 2011 May 17, 2011 May 28, 2013

End-User Exception to Mandatory Clearing[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, End-user Exception to Mandatory Clearing of Swaps, CFTC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
July 19, 2012 September 17, 2012 April 10, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, End-User Exception to Mandatory Clearing of Swaps, SEC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Reopened Comment Period Deadline
December 21, 2010 February 4, 2011 July 22, 2013

Executive Compensation[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Incentive-Based Compensation Arrangements, SEC
Proposal Date Re-proposed Rule Comment Deadline
April 14, 2011 May 6, 2016 July 22, 2016
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Shareholder Approval of Executive Compensation and Golden Parachute Compensation, SEC
Approval Date Effective Date Compliance Date
February 2, 2011 April 4, 2011 April 4, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Listing Standards for Compensation Committees, SEC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date, Rule Changes Compliance Date, Disclosure
June 27, 2012 July 27, 2012 September 25, 2012 January 1, 2013

Futures Commission Merchants[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Investment of Customer Funds
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Deadline
December 19, 2011 February 17, 2012 June 18, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Conflicts of Interest for Swap Entities, FCMs, IBs
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
April 3, 2012 August 3, 2012 October 12, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Required Compliance Policies
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date, Non-Covered Firms Compliance Date, Covered Firms
April 3, 2012 June 4, 2012 September 30, 2012 March 31, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Protection of Cleared Swaps Customer Contracts and Collateral, Commodity Broker Bankruptcy Provisions
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
February 7, 2012 April 9, 2012 November 13, 2012

Foreign Exchange Swaps and Retail Foreign Exchange[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, FX Swaps Exception to Swaps Regulation, Treasury Department
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Proposed Determination Final Determination
October 28, 2010 November 29, 2010 April 29, 2011 November 16, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Off Exchange Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions, CFTC
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
January 20, 2010 September 10, 2010 October 18, 2010
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions, OCC
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
April 22, 2011 July 14, 2011 July 15, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions, FDIC
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
May 10, 2011 July 8, 2011 July 15, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions, Federal Reserve
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
July 28, 2011 October 11, 2011 April 9, 2013

Hedge Funds[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Investment Adviser Reporting, Joint SEC-CFTC Rulemaking
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
November 16, 2011 March 31 2012 June 15, 2012*
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Family Office Definition
Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue Effective Date
November 18, 2010 June 29, 2011 August 29, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline,
Net Worth Standard for Accredited Investors, SEC
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
January 31, 2011 December 29, 2011 February 27, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Adviser Exemptions, SEC
Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue Effective Date
January 24, 2011 July 6, 2011 July 21, 2011

Investment Advisers[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Investment Adviser Performance Compensation, SEC
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
May 13, 2011 February 22, 2012 May 22, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Rules Implementing Amendments to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, SEC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
July 19, 2011 September 19, 2011 March 30, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Adviser Exemptions, SEC
Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue Effective Date
January 24, 2011 July 6, 2011 July 21, 2011

Market Manipulation[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Proposed Rule Regarding Prohibition of Market Manipulation
Proposal Date Final Rule Effective Date
November 3, 2010 July 14, 2011 August 15, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Prohibition Against Fraud, Manipulation, and Deception in Connection with Security-Based Swaps, SEC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Reopened Comment Period Deadline
November 8, 2010 December 23, 2010 July 22, 2013

Orderly Liquidation[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Interim Final Rule on Orderly Liquidation Provisions, FDIC
Final Rule Issued Effective Date Comment Deadline
January 25, 2011 January 25, 2011 March 28, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Claims Process under Orderly Liquidation Authority Provisions, FDIC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
March 23, 2011 May 23, 2011 August 15, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Calculation of Maximum Obligation Limitation, FDIC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
November 25, 2011 January 24, 2012 April 23 2012

Position Limits and Large Trader Reporting[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Position Limits for Derivatives
Interim and Final Rule VACATED BY COURT ORDER Re-proposed Rule Issue Comment Deadline (reopen February 26, 2015)
November 18, 2011 September 28, 2012 November 5, 2013 March 28, 2015
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Large Trader Reporting, SEC
Effective Date Compliance Date, "Sponsored Access" Compliance Date, Other Bkr-Dlrs
October 3, 2011 November 30, 2012 May 1, 2013
Timeline, Position Reports for Physical Commodity Swaps
Final Rule Effective Date No-action Relief Deadline
July 22, 2011 September 20, 2011 June 30, 2013

Swap Data Regulation|Swap Data]][edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Feasibility Study on the Adoption of Standardized Computer-readable Algorithmic Descriptions
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Study Issued
December 9, 2010 December 31, 2010 April 7 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Interim Final Rule Regarding Reporting of Pre-enactment Swap Transactions
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
October 14, 2010 November 15, 2010 June 12, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Real Time Public Reporting of Swap Transaction and Pricing Data
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
December 20, 2011 March 9, 2012 December 31, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Registration and Regulation of Swap Data Repositories
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date*
December 23, 2010 September 1, 2011 October 31, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
Final Rule Issue Effective Date No-Action Relief, Part 43/45 No-Action Relief, Part 23
January 13, 2012 March 13, 2012 July 1, 2013 (IRS, CDS); Aug. 19 for other swaps June 30, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for Pre-Enactment and Transition Swaps
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
June 12, 2012 August 13, 2012 April 10, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Swap Data Repository Registration, Duties and Core Principles Regulation, SEC
Reopened Comment Period Deadline Final Rule Issue Effective Date
July 22, 2013 March 19, 2015 May 18, 2015
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Real Time Public Reporting of Swap Transaction and Pricing Data, SEC
Final Rule Issue/New Proposal Proposal Comment Deadline Effective Date, Final Rule
March 19, 2015 May 4, 2015 May 18, 2015
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Interim Final Temporary Rule for SBS Data Reporting
Approval Date Comment Deadline Effective Date
October 20, 2010 December 20, 2010 January 12, 2012

Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Duties for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
April 3, 2012 June 4, 2012 October 12, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Registration of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date - Swap Dealers Compliance Date - Major Swap Participants
January 19, 2012 March 19, 2012 January 1, 2013 October 12, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Conflicts of Interest for Swap Entities, FCMs, IBs
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
April 3, 2012 August 3, 2012 October 12, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Required Compliance Policies
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date, Non-Covered Firms Compliance Date, Covered Firms
April 3, 2012 June 4, 2012 September 30, 2012 March 31, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Daily Trading Records Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Final Rule Issue Effective Date No-action Relief, Valuation
April 3, 2012 June 4, 2012 June 30, 2014
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Further Defining “Swap Dealer,” “Major Swap Participant” and “Eligible Contract Participant”
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
May 23, 2012 July 23/Dec. 31, 2012 October 12, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date (Extended)
February 17, 2012 April 17, 2012 May 1, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Confirmation, Reconciliation, and Compression, Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
December 28, 2010 September 11, 2012 November 13, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Swap Trading Relationship Documentation for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
February 8, 2011 June 3, 2011 August 27, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Orderly Liquidation Termination Provision in Swap Trading Relationship Documentation
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
February 8, 2011 September 11, 2012 November 13, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants, CFTC
Original Proposal Re-proposal Approved Final Rule Approved
May 12, 2011 September 17, 2014 December 16, 2015
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Business Conduct Standards for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants, SEC
Reopened Comment Period Deadline Final Rule Approved Effective Date
July 22, 2013 April 13, 2016 June 27, 2016
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Registration of Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants, SEC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline (Reopened) Final Rule Issue Effective Date
October 24, 2011 July 22, 2013 August 14, 2015 October 13, 2015

Swap Entities Regulation[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, DCO,DCM,SEF Conflicts of Interest Mitigation
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Proposal
October 18, 2010 June 3, 2011 First Qtr. 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, DCO,DCM, SEF Governance Standards, Additional Requirements
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
January 6, 2011 June 3, 2011 TBA
Dodd-Frank Timeline-Provisions Common to Registered Entities
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective/Compliance Date
November 2, 2010 July 27, 2011 September 26, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Requirements for Processing, Clearing, and Transfer of Customer Positions
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date
December 13, 2010 October 18, 2011 January 9, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Ownership Limitations and Governance Requirements for SBS Entities, SEC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Reopened Comment Period Deadline
October 26, 2010 April 29, 2011 July 22, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Clearing Agency Standards for Operation and Governance, SEC
Proposal Date Final Rule Issue Effective Date Reopened Comment Period Deadline
March 16, 2011 November 2, 2012 January 2, 2013 July 22, 2013

Swap Execution Facilities[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Core Principles for SEFs, CFTC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
June 4, 2013 August 5, 2013 October 2, 2013 (one-year phase-in of RFQ minimum); Also see No-action relief note
Dodd-Frank Timeline, DCO,DCM, SEF Governance Standards, Additional Requirements
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
January 6, 2011 June 3, 2011 TBA
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Registration and Regulation of Security-Based Swap Execution Facilities, SEC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Reopened Comment Period Deadline
February 28, 2011 April 4, 2011 July 22, 2013
Timeline, Made Available to Trade Provisions
Final Rule Issue First MAT Determination First Compliance Date
June 4, 2013 January 16, 2014 February 15, 2014

==Swaps Definitions

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Swaps Definitions - ANPR
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue
August 20, 2010 September 20, 2010 Late 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Further Defining “Swap Dealer,” “Major Swap Participant” and “Eligible Contract Participant”
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
May 23, 2012 July 23/Dec. 31, 2012 October 12, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Swap Product Definitions
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
August 13, 2012 October 12, 2012 October 12, 2012
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Acceptance of Public Submissions Regarding the Study of Stable Value Contracts
Request Date Comment Period Reopened Comment Deadline
August 25, 2011 October 2, 2012 November 1, 2012

Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
November 2, 2010 September 26, 2011 September 26, 2011
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing; Technical Amendments, SEC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Compliance Date
June 28, 2012 August 13, 2012 December 10, 2012

Volcker Rule[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, The Volcker Rule
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Released
October 12, 2011 February 13, 2012 December 10, 2013
Dodd-Frank Timeline, "Volcker Rule," CFTC
Proposal Date Comment Deadline Final Rule Released
February 14, 2012 April 16, 2012 December 10, 2013

Whistleblower Provisions[edit]

Dodd-Frank Timeline, Whistleblower Provisions, CFTC
Final Rule Issue Effective Date Proposed Amendment
August 4, 2011 October 24, 2011 August 30, 2016
Dodd-Frank Timeline, Whistleblower Provisions of Secton 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Comment Deadline Final Rule Issue Effective Date
December 17, 2010 June 13, 2011 August 12, 2011

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