Timelines

CAT Reporting Timelines

Phase 2a/2b Release 1 Timeline

Phase/Release Topic Event Date
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Connectivity Private Line available for network testing (BT Radianz & Century Link) October 15, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Reference Data Publication of IMID/IMID Conflicts & Issue Sample List October 25, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Webinar and Demo CAT Reporter Portal Industry Webinar and Demo
- CAT Reporter Portal Connectivity and Onboarding
- Roadmap of Functionality
- Multi-Factor Authentication
- Demo of CAT Reporting Relationships, ATS Order Type Registration, Basic Reporting
Stats & Manual File Upload
October 28, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Onboarding Onboarding Guide Update to include Multi-Factor Authentication November 1, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Connectivity CAT Secure Reporting Gateway available for network testing November 4, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Plan Participant UAT Plan Participant UAT begins for Industry Test Release 1.1. (November 18) & Reference Data Release November 4, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations User Guide Publication CAT Reporter Portal User Guide Published for Industry Test Release 1.1 (November 18 functionality) November 4, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Test Release 1.1 Industry Test Release of:
- CAT Reporter Portal:
 * CAT Reporting Relationships
 * ATS Order Type Registration (ATS Only)
- Reference Data:
 * Publication of Daily Issue Symbol Reference
    List
 * Publication of Daily IMID and Conflicts List
November 18, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Webinar and Demo CAT Reporter Portal Industry Webinar and Demo
- Multi-Factor Authentication
- Industry Test Release 1.1 Functionality
November 18, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Plan Participant UAT Plan Participant UAT begins for Industry Test Release 1.2 (December 16 functionality) November 25, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations User Guide Publication CAT Reporter Portal User Guide Published for Industry Test Release 1.2 (December 16 functionality) December 2, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Webinar and Demo CAT Reporter Portal Industry Webinar and Demo of:
- Industry Test Release 1.2 functionality - Basic Reporting Statistics and Manual File Upload
- Industry Test Release 1.3 functionality - Submission, Error Correction & Feedback
December 9, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Test Release 1.2 Industry Test Release of:
- Machine-to-Machine File and Data Integrity Validations & Feedback
- CAT Reporter Portal Basic Reporting Statistics and Manual File Upload
December 16, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Webinar and Demo: Industry Testing Checkpoint & CAT Reporter Portal Demo Industry Test Release 1.2 Go-Live Checkpoint and CAT Reporter Portal Demo of:
- CAT Reporter Portal Basic Reporting Statistics
- Manual File Upload
December 17, 2019
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Call: Industry Testing Checkpoint Weekly Industry Testing Checkpoint Calls - Every Tuesday at 4:15 pm (ET) December 23, 2019 - March 20, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Connectivity Connectivity Supplement updated to include AWS PrivateLink information January 3, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Connectivity AWS PrivateLink available for 2a/2b machine-to-machine file submission and CAT Reporter Portal January 27, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Plan Participant UAT Plan Participant UAT begins for February Industry Test Release February 3, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations User Guide Publication CAT Reporter Portal User Guide Published for February Release February 10, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Webinar and Demo CAT Reporter Portal Industry Webinar and Demo of Industry Test Release 1.3 functionality:
- Submission, Error Correction & Feedback
February 14, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Test Release 1.3 Industry Test Release of:
- CAT Reporter Portal Error Correction and Feedback
February 24, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Webinar and Demo Industry Test Release 1.3 Go-Live Checkpoint and CAT Reporter Portal Demo of:
- Submission, Error Correction & Feedback
February 25, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Test Release 1.4 Industry Test Release of:
- CAT Reporter Portal Announcements & System Status
March 23, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Call: Industry Testing Checkpoint Daily Industry Testing Checkpoint Calls at 4:15 pm (ET) March 23, 2020 - April 3, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Test Certification Industry Members and CAT Reporting Agents must complete production readiness testing for 2a reporting April 6, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Call: Industry Testing Checkpoint Weekly Industry Testing Checkpoint Calls - Every Tuesday at 4:15 pm (ET) April 6, 2020 - May 1, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Production Go-Live Production Go-Live for Equities 2a file submission and data integrity validations April 20, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Call: Production Release Checkpoint Industry Call - Status of 2a Go-Live April 21, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Test Certification Industry Members and CAT Reporting Agents must complete production readiness testing for 2b reporting May 4, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Call: Industry Testing Checkpoint Daily Industry Testing Checkpoint Calls at 4:15 pm (ET) May 4, 2020 - May 15, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Production Go-Live Production Go-Live for Options 2b file submission and data integrity validations May 18, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Call: Production Release Checkpoint Industry Call - Status of 2b Go-Live May 19, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Industry Webinar and Demo Industry Webinar and Demo of Compliance Report Card June 2, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Production Go-Live Release of Industry Member Compliance Report Card for Equities ONLY June 19, 2020
2a/2b Release 1: File and Data Integrity Validations Production Go-Live Release of Industry Member Compliance Report Card including Equities and Options July 20, 2020