Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations in the Futures Industry, 75794 [05-24292]

Download as PDF 75794 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 21, 2005 / Notices section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, at 978– 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 16, 2005. Emily Menashes, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E5–7593 Filed 12–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations in the Futures Industry Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Extension of comment period. erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission is extending the time for interested parties to respond to the Commission’s Request for Comments on Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations in the Futures Industry, published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2005.1 DATES: Responses must be received by January 23, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written responses should be sent to Jean A. Webb, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Center, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. Responses may also be submitted via e-mail at secretary@cftc.gov. ‘‘SelfRegulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations’’ must be in the subject field of responses submitted via e-mail, and clearly indicated in written submissions. This document is also available for comment at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Braverman, Deputy Director, (202) 418–5487; Rachel Berdansky, Special Counsel, (202) 418–5429; or Sebastian Pujol Schott, AttorneyAdvisor, (202) 418–5641. Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Center, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. 1 70 FR 71090 (November 25, 2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:25 Dec 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 On November 25, 2005, the Commission published in the Federal Register a Request for Comments on SelfRegulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations (‘‘SROs’’). The Request for Comments advances the Commission’s review of self-regulation in the U.S. futures industry (‘‘SRO Study’’) by updating prior fact-finding, acknowledging recent industry developments, and offering interested parties an additional opportunity to comment as the SRO Study nears conclusion. Among other things, the Request for Comments addresses SRO governance; minimizing conflicts of interest within self-regulatory; the composition of SROs’ boards of directors and disciplinary committees; the proper role and authority of independent, board-level regulatory oversight committees; and the impact of increasing competition, changing business models, and new ownership structures of SROs’ self-regulatory responsibilities. Interested parties were invited to respond by January 9, 2006. By letter dated December 7, 2005, the Futures Industry Association (‘‘FIA’’) requested that the original comment period be extended by 14 days. To encourage the submission of meaningful comments, the Commission has decided to grant the FIA’s request. The comment period on the Request for Comments on Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations is hereby extended to January 23, 2006. The Commission has previously indicated that the current Request for Comments, the 2004 Request for Comments on SRO Governance,2 and industry developments since the start of the SRO Study, would form the basis of a public Commission meeting on selfregulation and self-regulatory organizations (‘‘SRO Hearing’’). The SRO Hearing has now been scheduled. Interested parties are directed to a Notice of Public Meeting (‘‘Notice’’), also published in today’s Federal Register, for details on the date, time, and place of the SRO Hearing. Persons wishing to address the Commission must file a request to appear and supporting materials, as explained in the Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Washington, DC on December 15, 2005, by the Commission. Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–24292 Filed 12–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M 2 69 PO 00000 FR 32326 (June 9, 2004). 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The goal of VBDR is to provide guidance and oversight of the dose reconstruction and claims compensation programs for veterans of U.S.-sponsored atmospheric nuclear weapons tests from 1945–1962; veterans of the 1945–1946 occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan; and veterans who were prisoners of war in those regions at the conclusion of World War II. In addition, the advisory board will assist VA and DTRA in communicating with the veterans. Radiation does reconstruction has been carried out by the Department of Defense under the Nuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR) program since the 1970s. DTRA is the executive agent for the NTPR program which provides participation data and actual or estimated radiation dose information to veterans and the VA. Board members were selected to fulfill the statutory requirements mandated by Congress in Section 601 of Public Law 108–183. The Board was appointed on June 3, 2005, and is comprised of 16 members. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 21, 2005)]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations in the Futures 
Industry

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'').

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Commission is extending the time for interested parties to 
respond to the Commission's Request for Comments on Self-Regulation and 
Self-Regulatory Organizations in the Futures Industry, published in the 
Federal Register on November 25, 2005.\1\
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    \1\ 70 FR 71090 (November 25, 2005).

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DATES: Responses must be received by January 23, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Written responses should be sent to Jean A. Webb, Secretary, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Center, 1155 21st 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. Responses may also be submitted via 
e-mail at secretary@cftc.gov. ``Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory 
Organizations'' must be in the subject field of responses submitted via 
e-mail, and clearly indicated in written submissions. This document is 
also available for comment at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Braverman, Deputy Director, 
(202) 418-5487; Rachel Berdansky, Special Counsel, (202) 418-5429; or 
Sebastian Pujol Schott, Attorney-Advisor, (202) 418-5641. Division of 
Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette 
Center, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 25, 2005, the Commission 
published in the Federal Register a Request for Comments on Self-
Regulation and Self-Regulatory Organizations (``SROs''). The Request 
for Comments advances the Commission's review of self-regulation in the 
U.S. futures industry (``SRO Study'') by updating prior fact-finding, 
acknowledging recent industry developments, and offering interested 
parties an additional opportunity to comment as the SRO Study nears 
conclusion. Among other things, the Request for Comments addresses SRO 
governance; minimizing conflicts of interest within self-regulatory; 
the composition of SROs' boards of directors and disciplinary 
committees; the proper role and authority of independent, board-level 
regulatory oversight committees; and the impact of increasing 
competition, changing business models, and new ownership structures of 
SROs' self-regulatory responsibilities. Interested parties were invited 
to respond by January 9, 2006.
    By letter dated December 7, 2005, the Futures Industry Association 
(``FIA'') requested that the original comment period be extended by 14 
days. To encourage the submission of meaningful comments, the 
Commission has decided to grant the FIA's request. The comment period 
on the Request for Comments on Self-Regulation and Self-Regulatory 
Organizations is hereby extended to January 23, 2006.
    The Commission has previously indicated that the current Request 
for Comments, the 2004 Request for Comments on SRO Governance,\2\ and 
industry developments since the start of the SRO Study, would form the 
basis of a public Commission meeting on self-regulation and self-
regulatory organizations (``SRO Hearing''). The SRO Hearing has now 
been scheduled. Interested parties are directed to a Notice of Public 
Meeting (``Notice''), also published in today's Federal Register, for 
details on the date, time, and place of the SRO Hearing. Persons 
wishing to address the Commission must file a request to appear and 
supporting materials, as explained in the Notice.
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    \2\ 69 FR 32326 (June 9, 2004).

    Issued in Washington, DC on December 15, 2005, by the 
Commission.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 05-24292 Filed 12-20-05; 8:45 am]
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