Release:                  #4258-99
For Release:           April 22, 1999

CFTC EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD FOR PROPOSED RULES CONCERNING ACCESS TO AUTOMATED BOARDS OF TRADE

WASHINGTON -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it has extended until April 30, 1999, the comment period for the proposed rules concerning access to automated boards of trade. The Commission published the proposed rules on March 24, 1999 (64 Fed. Reg. 14159), with comments due originally by April 23, 1999.

Any person interested in submitting comments on the proposed rules should submit them by April 30, 1999, 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 proposed rules 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).