[Federal Register: June 24, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 121)]
[Notices]
[Page 34367]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Applications of Futurecom for Designations as a Contract Market
in Technology Stock Index Futures and Options

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: Futurecom, an electronic commodities exchange, has applied for
designations as a contract market in technology stock index futures and
option contracts. Futurecom has not been approved previously by the
Commission as a contract market in any commodity. In connection with
its application for designation as a contract market in live cattle
futures and option contracts, which are pending at the Commission,
Futurecom requested approval of trading rules and rules of government
that it had submitted to meet the requirements for a board of trade
seeking designations as a contract market.
    The Director of the Division of Economic Analysis (Division) of the
Commission, acting pursuant to the authority 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 July 24, 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 Futurecom technology stock index
futures and options.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Tom Leahy of the
Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, 20581,
telephone (202) 418-5273. 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 Futurecom 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 to
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 Futurecom, should send such comments to
Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581 by the
specified date.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 19, 1998.
Steven Manaster,
Director.
[FR Doc. 98-16814 Filed 6-23-98; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-M



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