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Registration Rules



RULE 801. ELECTRONIC FILING OF FORMS 7-R, 8-R, 3-R, 7-W AND 8-T.
[Adopted effective December 16, 1992. Effective dates of amendments: May 31, 2002; July 21, 2003; September 30, 2010; and July 18, 2012.]

(a) Unless otherwise provided by these Rules, registrants which are FCMs, RFEDs, SDs, MSPs, IBs, CPOs, CTAs, FBs and FTs and IBs, CPOs and CTAs which are confirmed as exempt from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 and applicants for registration in such categories or for exemption from registration as an IB, CPO or CTA pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 must file their Form 7-Rs and Form 8-Rs; Form 8-Rs for their principals and for registration of their APs; Form 3-Rs for themselves, their APs and principals; Form 7-Ws; and Form 8-Ts electronically by accessing NFA's registration and membership database in the manner provided by NFA. FCM, RFED, SD, MSP, IB, CPO and CTA registrants or applicants, IBs and CPOs and CTAs that are confirmed as exempt from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 or applicants for exemption from registration as an IB, CPO or CTA pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 may authorize any person to make electronic registration filings on their behalf. FB and FT registrants and applicants may authorize any other person to electronically file Form 3-R's on their behalf but may not authorize any other person to file Form 8-Rs on their behalf. Any electronic registration filing that such an authorized person makes on behalf of the FCM, RFED, SD, MSP, IB, CPO, CTA, FB or FT registrant or applicant or IB, CPO or CTA confirmed as exempt from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 or applicant for exemption from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 shall be deemed to have been made by the FCM, RFED, SD, MSP, IB, CPO, CTA, FB or FT registrant or applicant or IB, CPO or CTA confirmed as exempt from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 or applicant for exemption from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 granting the authorization to such person.

(b) Individuals for whom a sponsor has filed a Form 8-R must, if required by these Rules to do so, verify the information electronically by accessing NFA's registration and membership database in the manner provided by NFA. Individuals may not authorize any other person to make such verification on their behalf.

(c) No applicant, applicant for exemption from registration as an IB, CPO or CTA pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5, registrant, IB, CPO or CTA confirmed as exempt from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 or principal may access NFA's electronic registration and membership database until NFA has assigned it a unique identifying code and password.

(d) Each applicant, applicant for exemption from registration as an IB, CPO or CTA pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5, registrant, IB, CPO or CTA confirmed as exempt from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 and principal is responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of its identifying code and password and those of the persons whom it authorizes to make electronic registration filings on its behalf. NFA's electronic registration and membership database shall record and store the identifying code of each person accessing the database and shall logically associate in the database such identifying code with any electronic filing made by the person using such identifying code. The person whose identifying code is used to make an electronic filing will be deemed to have made such filing.

(e) Each registrant or applicant FCM, RFED, SD, MSP, IB, CPO, CTA, FB or FT or IB, CPO or CTA confirmed as exempt from registration pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 or applicant for exemption from registration as an IB, CPO or CTA pursuant to CFTC Regulation 30.5 shall make available any person it has authorized to make or actually performing duties related to electronic filings, for testimony in court or before the Commission, NFA, any contract market regarding the authentication, integrity or accuracy of any electronic filing.

(f) The ability to electronically access NFA's registration and membership database is a privilege and not a right. NFA may disable any person's identifying code and password and terminate the person's ability to electronically file forms at any time, without notice or a hearing, in NFA's sole discretion, if NFA believes that the person has not complied with this Rule or any procedures that NFA establishes to implement this Rule.

 
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