[Federal Register: November 19, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 224)]
[Notices]
[Page 58864]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

Applications of the New York Mercantile Exchange for Designation
as a Contract Market in Futures and Options on the Hong Kong Stock
Index

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the terms and conditions of proposed
commodity futures and option contracts.

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SUMMARY: The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX or Exchange) has
applied for designation as a contract market in futures and futures
options on the Hong Kong stock index. The Acting Director of the
Division of Economic Analysis (Division) of the Commission, acting
pursuant to the authority delegated by Commission Regulation 140.96,
has determined that publication of the proposals for comment is in the
public interest, will assist the Commission in considering the views of
interested persons, and is consistent with the purposes of the
Commodity Exchange Act.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 19, 1996.

ADDRESS: Interested persons should submit their views and comments to
Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. In addition,
comments may be sent by facsimile transmission to facsimile number
(202) 418-5521, or by electronic mail to [email protected] Reference
should be made to the NYMEX Hong Kong Index futures and options.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Stephen Sherrod of the
Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 21st Street, Washington, DC, 20581, telephone
202-418-5277. Facsimile number: (202) 418-5527. Electronic mail:
[email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the terms and conditions will be
available for inspection at the Office of the Secretariat, Commodity
Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 21st Street
Washington, D.C. 20581. Copies of the terms and conditions can be
obtained through the Office of the Secretariat by mail at the above
address or by phone at (202) 418-5100.
    Other materials submitted by the NYMEX in support of the
applications for contract market designation may be available upon
request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and
the Commission's regulations thereunder (17 CFR Part 145 (1987)),
except to the extent they are entitled to confidential treatment as set
forth in 17 CFR 145.5 and 145.9. Requests for copies of such materials
should be made to the FOI, Privacy and Sunshine Act Compliance Staff of
the Office of the Secretariat at the Commission's headquarters in
accordance with 17 C.F.R. 145.7 and 145.8.
    Any person interested in submitting written data, views, or
arguments on the proposed terms and conditions, or with respect to
other materials submitted by the NYMEX, should send such comments to
Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581 by the
specified date.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 13, 1996.
Blake Imel,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 96-29535 Filed 11-18-96; 8:45 am]
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