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Registration Rules

[Adopted effective April 4, 1988. Effective dates of amendments: December 10, 1993 and May 31, 2002.]

Notwithstanding any other provisions of these Rules, NFA may, at any time, give notice to any applicant, registrant or person required to be registered:


    (1) that information has come to the attention of NFA's staff which, if true, could constitute grounds upon which to base a determination that the person is unfit to become or to remain registered in accordance with the Act, the Regulations thereunder, or NFA Rules and which sets forth such information and requests the person to provide evidence mitigating the seriousness of the statutory disqualification set forth in the notice and evidence that the person has undergone rehabilitation; or

    (2) that NFA has undertaken a routine or periodic review of the registrant's fitness to remain so registered; and

(b) that such person, or any individual who based upon his relationship with that person is required to file a Form 8-R in accordance with the requirements of these Rules, must, within five days of receipt thereof, or such shorter period of time as NFA may specify, file or cause to be filed a current Form 8-R, completed and filed in accordance with all pertinent instructions, and file or cause to be filed that individual's fingerprints on a fingerprint card provided by NFA for that purpose. Failure to provide the requested information pursuant to this paragraph is a violation of these Rules which in itself constitutes grounds upon which to base a determination that the person is unfit to become or to remain so registered.

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