[Federal Register: August 14, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 157)]
[Notices]
[Page 43518]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Applications of the NYMEX 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 terms and conditions of proposed
commodity futures and option contracts.

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SUMMARY: The New York Mercantile (NYMEX or Exchange) applied for
designation as a contract market in futures and futures options on the
Hong Kong stock index. Comment on the proposed contracts was requested
in a Federal Register notice dated November 19, 1996 (61 FR 58864). 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, in this instance, an additional
period for public comment on the NYMEX's proposals is warranted.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 29, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit their views and commends 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 stock index futures and options.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Please contact Thomas Leahy of the
Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 21st Street NW., Washington, 20581, telephone
(202) 418-5278. 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 NW.,
Washington, DC 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 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 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 August 8, 1997.
John R. Mielke,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 97-21519 Filed 8-13-97; 8:45 am]
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