[Federal Register: January 23, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 15)]

[Notices]

[Page 3543]

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION





Applications of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange for Designation as

a Contract Market in On-Peak Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP)

Electricity Futures and Options and in Off-Peak MAPP Electricity

Futures and Options



AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.



ACTION: Notice of proposed contract Market Rule Change.



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SUMMARY: The Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGE or Exchange) has applied

for designation as a contract market in on-peak mid-continent area

power pool (MAPP) electricity futures and option contracts and off-peak

MAPP electricity futures and option contracts. 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 February 23, 1998.



ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit their views and comments to

Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three

Lafayette Centre, 1155 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 mid-continent area power pool

(MAPP) electricity futures and options.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Joseph Storer of the

Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,

Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, 20581,

telephone (202) 418-5282. 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, 1155 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 MGE 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 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 January 15, 1998.

John R. Mielke,

Acting Director.

[FR Doc. 98-1620 Filed 1-22-98; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 6351-01-P






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