[Federal Register: November 6, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 215)]
[Notices]
[Page 60067-60068]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Proposed Amendments to Minneapolis Grain Exchange Barley Futures
Contract

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed amendments.

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SUMMARY: The Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGE or Exchange) has proposed
amendments to Minneapolis Grain Exchange barley futures contract. The
primary amendment will change the par delivery location for barley from
Tulare, California, to Portland, Oregon. Another amendment will provide
the issuers of barley shipping certificates the opportunity to declare
unit train delivery. The proposal was submitted under the Commission's
45-day Fast Track procedures. 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 purpose of the Commodity
Exchange Act.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 21, 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 made to the MGE barley.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact John Bird of the
Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 21st Street NW, Washington, 20581, telephone
(202) 418-5274. Facsimile number: (202) 418-5527. Electronic mail:
[email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:The proposed amendments were submitted
pursuant to the Commission's Fast Track procedures for streamlining the
review of futures contract rule amendments (62 FR 10434). Under those
procedures, the proposal, absent any contrary action by the Commission,
may be deemed approved at the close of business on December 15, 1997,
45 days after receipt of the proposal. In view of the limited review
period provided under the Fast Track procedures, the Commission has
determined to publish for public comment notice of the availability of
the terms and conditions for 15 days, rather than 30 days as provided
for proposals submitted under the regular review procedures.
    Copies of the proposed amendments 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 proposed amendments 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 MGE in support of the proposal 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

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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 amendments, or with respect to other
materials submitted by the MGE, 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 October 31, 1997.
John R. Mielke,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 97-29355 Filed 11-5-97; 8:45 am]
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