[Federal Register: July 18, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 138)]
[Notices]
[Page 38521-38522]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Chicago Mercantile Exchange Proposed Futures and Option Contracts
on Cheddar Cheese Blocks

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 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME or Exchange) has applied
for designation as a contract market in futures and futures options on
cheddar cheese blocks. 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 proposal 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 August 4, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit their views and comments to
Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st St., NW, Washington, DC 20581. In addition,
comments may be sent by facsimile transmission to (202) 418-5521 or by
electronic mail to [email protected] Reference should be made to the
Chicago Mercantile Exchange cheddar cheese blocks futures and option
contracts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Fred Linse of the
Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st St., NW, Washington, DC 20581,
telephone 202-418-5273. Facsimile number (202) 418-5527. Electronic
mail [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The contracts were submitted pursuant to the
Commission's Fast Track procedures for streamlining the review of
applications for contract market designation (62 FR 10434). Under those
procedures, the contracts, absent any contrary action by the
Commission, may be deemed approved on August 25, 1997, 45 days after
receipt of the applications. In view of the limited review period
provided under the Fast Track procedures, the Commission has determined
to publish for public

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comment notice of the availability of the terms and conditions for 15
days, rather than 30 days as provided for applications submitted under
the regular review procedures.
    Copies of the terms and conditions will be available for inspection
at the Office of the Secretariat, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st St., 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, by phone at (202) 418-
5100, or via the Internet on the CFTC website at www.cftc.gov under
``What's Pending.'' .
    Other materials submitted by the CME in support of the application
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
CFR 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 CME, should send such comments to Jean
A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st St., NW, Washington, DC 20581 by the
specified date.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 14, 1997.
John R. Mielke,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 97-18957 Filed 7-17-97; 8:45 am]
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