Release: #4432
For Release:     August 7, 2000

CFTC EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR PROPOSAL CONCERNING NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

WASHINGTON -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

announced today that it has extended until August 21, 2000, the comment period

for its proposal for a new regulatory framework. The Commission published the

proposal on June 22, 2000 (63 FR 38985, 63 FR 39008, 63 FR 39027, and 63 FR

39033), with comments due originally by August 7, 2000.

Any person interested in submitting comments on the proposal should

submit them by August 21, 2000, to Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures

Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington,

D.C., 20581. In addition, comments may be sent by facsimile transmission to

(202) 418-5521, or by electronic mail to secretary@cftc.gov.

Copies of the proposal may be obtained through the Office of the Secretariat

at the above address, or by telephone at (202) 418-5100, or on the Commission's

Internet website http://www.cftc.gov/.