Release: #4581-00
For Release: November 1, 2001


Pre-Registration Before November 25 Is Required

Washington, D.C. -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 2001, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois.

The Committee is chaired by CFTC Commissioner Thomas J. Erickson and was created by the Commission for the purpose of obtaining input on emerging technologies, the impact of technology on financial services and commodity markets, and the appropriate legislative or regulatory response to increasing use of technology in the markets. Its members represent electronic markets, electronic communication systems, U.S. futures exchanges, a self-regulatory organization, financial intermediaries, market users, and traders.

The agenda for the November 27, 2001, meeting includes a discussion of the following topics:

For further information concerning the meeting, please contact Natalie A. Markman or William Penner at (202) 418-5060. For general information, see 66 FR 52747.

Due to the security procedures at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, all attendees must register with the Bank in advance, no later than November 25, 2001, by providing their names and company affiliations. To register, please contact Judith Kozla at (800) 333-0894, Ext. 8143, or by e-mail at The secondary registration contact is Pamela Suarez, who can be reached at (800) 333-0894, Ext. 8103, or by email at Persons who do not register by November 25, 2001, will not be able to attend the meeting. In addition, attendees must bring photo identification to receive a visitors pass. Media representatives attending the meeting must also pre-register.