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August 26, 2004
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Ms. Jean A. Webb
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette CentreM
1155 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20581
Re: National Futures Association: Proposed Amendments to Sections 1, 2 and 5 of NFA Financial Requirements*
Dear Ms. Webb:
Pursuant to Section 17(j) of the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended, National Futures Association ("NFA") hereby submits to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC" or "Commission") proposed amendments to Sections 1, 2 and 5 of NFA Financial Requirements. These proposals were approved by NFA's Board of Directors ("Board") on August 19, 2004.
NFA is invoking the "ten-day" provision of Section 17(j) of the Commodity Exchange Act ("CEA"). NFA intends to make the amendments to NFA Financial Requirements effective on September 30, 2004, unless the Commission notifies NFA within the ten-day period that the Commission has determined to review the proposals for approval.
Thomas W. Sexton
Vice President and General Counsel
* The proposed amendments to Sections 1, 2 and 5 of NFA's Financial Requirements became effective on September 30, 2004.