Release: #4189-98
For Release: September 11, 1998

CFTC Extends Comment Period for Concept Release Regarding
Over-the-Counter Derivatives

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced today that it has extended until October 13, 1998 the comment period for the Concept Release concerning over-the-counter derivatives. The Commission issued the Concept Release on May 12, 1998 (63 Fed. Reg. 26114), with comments originally due on July 13, 1998. On June 18, 1998 the Commission extended this original deadline until September 11, 1998.

Any person interested in submitting comments on the Concept Release should submit them by October 13, 1998 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

Copies of the Concept Release 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 (