[Federal Register: December 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 247)]
[Notices]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Request of the Merchants Exchange (ME) for Approval of Six Cash-
Settled Energy 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 Merchants Exchange (ME or Exchange) has requested that the
Commission approve six new cash settled energy futures contracts
pursuant to the provisions of Section 5c(c)(2)(A) of the Commodity
Exchange Act as amended: Brent crude oil futures, European gas oil
futures, light ``sweet'' crude oil futures, natural gas futures, no. 2
heating oil (New York Harbor

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delivery) futures, and unleaded gasoline (New York Harbor delivery)
futures. 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 proposal for comment is in the public interest, will
assist the Commission in considering the views of interested persons,
and is consistent with the purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 10, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit their views and comments to
Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading 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 ME cash-settled energy futures
contracts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Joseph Storer of the
Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 418-
5282. Facsimile number: (202) 418-5527. Electronic mail:
jstorer@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 ME in support of the request 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 ME 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 December 18, 2001.
Richard A. Shilts,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 01-31547 Filed 12-21-01; 8:45 am]
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