[Federal Register: February 25, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 37)]

[Notices]

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION





Applications of the CME for Designation as a Contract Market in

Futures and Options on the Russian Ruble



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 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME or Exchange) applied for

designation as a contract market in futures and options on the Russian

ruble. 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 27, 1998.



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 CME Russian ruble futures and options.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Please contact Michael Penick of the Division of Economic Analysis,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 21st

Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, telephone (202) 418-5279. 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 Commissions, 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 CME 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 (1997)), 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 CME 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 February 18, 1998.

John R. Mielke,

Acting Director.

[FR Doc. 98-4715 Filed 2-24-98; 8:45 am]

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