The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order authorizing the National Futures Association to process and grant applications for registration and withdrawals of registration with respect to SDs and MSPs, to issue notices of provisional registration, to confirm initial compliance with requirements applicable to SDs and MSPs under Section 4s of the CEA, to conduct proceedings to deny, condition, suspend, restrict, or revoke the registration of any SD or MSP, to maintain records regarding SDs and MSPs, and to serve as the official custodian of those records.

The CFTC order will be effective upon publication in the Federal Register. A copy of the CFTC order may be found here.