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Registration Rules

[Adopted effective September 21, 1993. Effective dates of amendments: May 31, 2002; and January 1, 2008.]

(a) After the filing of a Form 8-R on behalf of any individual for the purpose of permitting that individual to be an AP of a sponsor or a principal affiliated with a sponsor, that sponsor must notify NFA within 30 days after the occurrence of either:

    (1) the failure of that person to become associated with the sponsor as an AP or affiliated with the sponsor as a principal and, if required, the reasons therefore; or

    (2) the termination of the association of the AP or the affiliation as a principal with the sponsor and, if required, the reasons therefore.

(b) Any notice required by paragraph (a) of this Rule must be filed on a Form 8-T. The sponsor must promptly provide a copy of the Form 8-T to the individual whose association or affiliation has been terminated.

(c) If the notice required by paragraph (a) of this Rule is filed more than 30 days after the occurrence of the event requiring the notice, such notice shall be accompanied by the fee specified in Rule 203(a).

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