Notice Re: Stakeholder Comments on Strawdog Draft-Compliance Process

July 20, 2010

Notice To:  Market Participants

Re:  Stakeholder Comments on Strawdog Draft – Compliance Process

On April 23, 2010, the MSA notified stakeholders that it had commenced a Stakeholder Consultation regarding its proposed compliance process.  At that time, the MSA published a ‘Strawdog’ draft upon which interested parties were invited to provide comment.

In accordance with the Stakeholder Consultation Process, on June 1, 2010 the MSA published a Draft Process on which interested parties were invited to provide comment.

Comments were received from five parties during the revised comment period set out in the revised schedule for MSA compliance process.  The original schedule was revised at stakeholder request.  The MSA is publishing the comments received on the Draft Process.  Those comments can be found through the following link(s):







For clarity, the process is currently in the ‘Decide’ stage.  The MSA is considering the comments received and anticipates providing a formal response when it publishes a final version of the compliance process.  That step is anticipated to occur on August 6, 2010.  Interested parties can track this process through the Current Stakeholder Consultations link on the MSA website home page:

We appreciate your participation in these matters.

Yours truly,

“Original signed”

W.W. (Wayne) Silk
Deputy Administrator
Market Surveillance Administrator