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RULE 208. REPORTING OF PRINCIPALS.
[Adopted effective April 4, 1988. Effective dates of amendments: June 8, 1988; January 1, 1990; September 21, 1993; November 17, 2001; May 31, 2002; September 30, 2010; and July 18, 2012.]
(a) Unless otherwise provided in this Rule:
(1) an applicant for registration as an FCM, RFED, SD, MSP, IB, CPO, CTA or LTM must comply with the provisions of Rule 204(a)(2) for each individual who is a principal of the applicant at the time the applicant files its application for registration; and
(2) within 20 days after any person becomes a principal of an applicant or registrant subsequent to the filing of Form 7-R in accordance with Rule 204 ("new principal"), the applicant or registrant must:
(A) if the new principal is an entity, file a Form 3-R to add the new principal; or
(B) if the new principal is an individual, comply with the provisions of Rule 204(a)(2) for each new principal.
(b) After a registrant files a Form 3-R or a Form 8-R in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Rule, NFA may notify the registrant that the new principal may be disqualified from registration under Sections 8a(2) through 8a(4) of the Act and that the registrant shall be suspended at such time as NFA issues a notice pursuant to Rule 504 that the registrant is disqualified from registration pursuant to Section 8a(2)(H) or Section 8a(3)(N) and Section 8a(4) of the Act and that its registration may be revoked thereunder. The registrant shall remain suspended pending: (1) a determination by the Membership Committee or its designated Subcommittee that the new principal appears fit to act as a principal of the registrant; or (2) the issuance by the Membership Committee of a Withdrawal of Notice of Intent. However, in no event shall the registrant be suspended pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph for a period exceeding six months.
(c) If the registrant files a Form 3-R or a Form 8-R for a new principal prior to the new principal becoming affiliated with the registrant in the capacity which requires the listing of such new principal, then any notice issued by NFA pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of this Rule shall not operate to suspend the registrant's registration. The new principal may not become so affiliated with the registrant until: (1) NFA provides notice to the registrant that the new principal appears fit to act as a principal of the registrant; or (2) the Membership Committee or its designated Subcommittee determines that the new principal appears fit to act as a principal of the registrant.