[Federal Register: January 16, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 11)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 2254]
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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


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17 CFR Part 4

Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors;
Exemption From Requirement To Register for CPOs of Certain Pools and
CTAs Advising Such Pools

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is
extending the comment period for the advance notice of proposed
rulemaking (ANPR) with respect to providing additional exemptions from
registration as a commodity pool operator (CPO) or commodity trading
advisor (CTA). The new deadline for submitting public comments is
January 23, 2003.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 23, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking should
be sent to Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, Three Lafayette Center, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington,
DC 20581. Comments may be sent by facsimile transmission to (202) 418-
5528, or by e-mail to secretary@cftc.gov. Reference should be made to
``Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on CPO and CTA Registration

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara S. Gold, Associate Director,
Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, or Christopher W.
Cummings, Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Intermediary
Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW.,
Washington, DC 20581, telephone number: (202) 418-5450 or (202) 418-
5445, respectively; facsimile number: (202) 418-5536, or (202) 418-
5547, respectively; and electronic mail: bgold@cftc.gov or
ccummings@cftc.gov, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 13, 2002, the Commission
published the ANPR,\1\ which sought comment on two specific proposals
that the Commission had received to provide additional exemption from
registration as a CPO, and on a proposal that would provide additional
exemption from registration as a CTA. The ANPR also provided temporary
CPO and CTA registration no-action relief, provided certain specified
criteria were met. The ANPR established a 60-day period for submitting
public comment, ending January 13, 2003.

    \1\ 67 FR 68785.

    By letter dated January 9, 2003, a membership organization for
futures and securities investment professionals requested an extension
of the ANPR's comment period until January 23, 2003, so that additional
parties who could not meet the original January 13 deadline could
submit comment letters. The request claims that granting the extension
would provide the Commission with additional public comments with which
to proceed with the contemplated rulemaking. This, in turn, would
facilitate a comprehensive treatment of related issues.
    In response to this request and in order to ensure that an adequate
opportunity is provided for submission of meaningful comments, the
Commission has determined to extend the comment period for the ANPR for
an additional ten days to January 23, 2003.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 10, 2003, by the
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-894 Filed 1-15-03; 8:45 am]