Release: #4193-98

For Release: September 18, 1998


CFTC EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR CONCEPT RELEASE CONCERNING THE PLACEMENT OF FOREIGN BOARD OF TRADE COMPUTER TERMINALS IN THE UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it has extended until October 7, 1998 the comment period for the concept release concerning the placement of foreign board of trade computer terminals in the United States. The Commission published the concept release on July 24, 1998 (63 Fed. Reg. 39779), with comments due originally on September 22, 1998.

Any person interested in submitting comments on the concept release should submit them by October 7, 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 secretary@cftc.gov.

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 Commissionís Internet website (http://www.cftc.gov).