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December 07, 2004

Via Federal Express

Ms. Jean A. Webb
Secretariat
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Centre
1155 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20581

Re: National Futures Association: Proposed Amendments to NFA Bylaws 301 and 701 and Registration Rules 402, 501, 503 and 504*

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 NFA Bylaws 301 and 701 and Registration Rules 402, 501, 503 and 504. This proposal was approved by NFA's Board of Directors ("Board") on November 18, 2004.

NFA is invoking the "ten-day" provision of Section 17(j) of the Commodity Exchange Act ("CEA") and will make these proposals effective ten days after receipt of this submission by the Commission unless the Commission notifies NFA that the Commission has determined to review the proposals for approval.

PROPOSED RULE AMENDMENTS

EXPLANATION OF PROPOSALS

If you have any questions or if we can provide any additional information, please communicate with Michael J. Crowley, Associate General Counsel. His email is mcrowley@nfa.futures.org and his telephone number is (312) 781-1388.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas W. Sexton
Vice President and General Counsel


* The proposed amendments to NFA Bylaw 301 and Registration Rules 402, 501, 503 and 504 became effective on December 15, 2004. The proposed amendments to NFA Bylaw 701 became effective on February 15, 2005.

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