[Federal Register: June 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 120)]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Applications of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for Designation
as a Contract Market in CME Degree Days Index Futures and Option
Contracts Representing 10 Specified Cities

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) has applied
for designation as a contract market in degree days index futures and
option contracts representing the following 10 cities--Atlanta, GA;
Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Dallas, TX; Des Moines, IA; Las Vegas, NV;
New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; and Tucson, AZ. 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 July 23, 1999.

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 CME degree days index futures and
option contracts.

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, DC (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 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 C.F.R. Part 145 (1997)), except to the
extent they are entitled to confidential treatment as set forth in 17
C.F.R. 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 C.F.R. 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, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581 by the
specified date.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 16, 1999.
John R. Mielke,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 99-16022 Filed 6-22-99; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-M


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