[Federal Register: January 31, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 21)]
[Notices]
[Page 4730-4731]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

Applications of Futurecom as a Contract
Market in Live Cattle Futures and Options

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: Futurecom, an electronic commodities trading exchange, has
applied for designation as a contract market in live cattle futures and
option contracts, along with the terms and conditions for those
contracts. Because Futurecom has not been approved previously by the
Commission as a contract market in any commodity, Futurecom is also
requesting approval of trading rules and rules of government that it
has submitted to meet the requirements for a board of trading seeking
designation as a contract market. 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 March 3, 1997.

ADDRESSES: 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

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made to the Futurecom live cattle futures and option contract.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: With respect to the terms and
conditions of the proposed futures and option contracts, please contact
Fred Linse of the Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures
Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 21st Street NW, Washington,
DC 20581, telephone 202-418-5273. Facsimile number: (202) 418-5527.
Electronic mail: [email protected] With respect to questions about the
trading rules and rules of government, please contact Lois Gregory,
Division of Trading and Markets, at the same address, telephone 202
418-5483. Electronic mail: [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the terms and conditions of the
proposed contract as well as the proposed trading rules and rules of
government submitted by Futurecom will be available for inspection at
the Office of the Secretariat, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 21st Street NW, 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 Futurecom 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),
except to the extent they are entitled to confidential treatment as set
forth in (17 CFR Part 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 CFR 145.7 and 145.8.
    Any person interested in submitting written data, views, or
arguments on the proposal to designate Futurecom as contract market or
with respect to terms and conditions of the proposed futures contract,
the trading rules, the rules of government, or other materials
submitted in support of the applications, 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 January 27, 1997.
Blake Imel,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 97-2406 Filed 1-30-97; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-P

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