[Federal Register: September 9, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 174)]
[Notices]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Application of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for Designation as
a Contract Market in Real Estate Investment Trust Futures and Options

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the terms and conditions of proposed
commodity futures and options contracts.

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SUMMARY: The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME or Exchange) has applied
for designation as a contract market in real estate investment trust
futures and options. The 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 October 9, 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]
Reverence should be made to the CME real estate investment trust
futures and options.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Thomas Leahy of the
Division of Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 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, 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 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 September 2, 1998.
Steven Manaster,
Director.
[FR Doc. 98-24107 Filed 9-8-98; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-M


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