[Federal Register: April 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 81)]
[Notices]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Request of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) for Approval
of Four Domestic Crude Oil Futures Contracts

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of terms and conditions of commodity
futures contracts.

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SUMMARY: The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX or Exchange) has
requested that the Commission approve four domestic crude oil futures
contracts, pursuant to the provisions of section 5c(c)(2)(A) of the
Commodity Exchange Act as amended. These physical delivery futures
contracts are based on Light Louisiana Sweet (LLS); West Texas Sour
(WTS); West Texas Intermediate (WTI) at Midland, Texas; and Mars. The
Acting Director of the Division of Economic Analysis (Division) of the
Commission, acting pursuant to the authority delegated by the
Commission Regulation 140.96, has determined that publication of the
proposals for comment is in the public interest, will assist the
Commission in considering the views of interest persons, and is
consistent with the purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act.

DATE: Comments must be received on or before May 29, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit their views and comments to
Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Commission, Three Lafayette
Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. In addition,
comments may be sent by facsimile transmission to facsimile number
(202) 418-5521 or by electronic mail to secretary@cftc.gov. Reference
should be made to the NYMEX crude oil futures contracts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact John Forkkio of the
Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC (202) 418-
5281. Facsimile number: (202) 418-5527. Electronic mail:
jforkkio@cftc.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the terms and conditions will be
available for inspection at the Office of the Secretariat, Commodity
Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street,
NW., Washington, DC 20581. Copies of the terms and conditions can be
obtained through the Office of the Secretariat by mail at the above
address or by phone at (202) 418-5100.
    Other materials submitted by the NYMEX in support of the requests
for approval may be available upon request pursuant to the Freedom of
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Commission's regulations
thereunder (17 CFR part 145 (2000)), except to the extent they are
entitled to confidential treatment as set forth in 17 CFR 145.5 and
145.9. Requests for copies of such materials should be made to the FOI,
Privacy and Sunshine Act Compliance Staff of the Office of Secretariat
at the Commission's headquarters in accordance with 17 CFR 145.7 and
145.8.
    Any person interested in submitting written data, views, or
arguments on the proposed terms and conditions, or with respect to
other materials submitted by the NYMEX should send such comments to
Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581 by the
specified date.

    Issued in Washington, DC on April 20, 2001.
Richard Shilts,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 01-10399 Filed 4-25-01; 8:45 am]
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