The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has amended Commission Rules 4.5, 4.7, 4.12(b), 4.13 and 4.14(a)(8) to require that notices of exemption or exclusion from registration as a commodity pool operator and/or commodity trading advisor must be filed electronically with the National Futures Association. Prior to these amendments, which are effective February 15, all notices of exemption or exclusion from registration as a CPO and/or CTA were required to be filed with NFA in paper form.

The CFTC also noted that Advisory 18-96, which makes available to CPOs exemptions from disclosure and reporting requirements under Rules 4.21 and 4.22, as well as certain recordkeeping requirements under Rule 4.23, will remain in effect and is not impacted by these amendments. CPOs therefore may continue to claim relief under Advisory 18-96 by filing a notice with NFA in paper form.

http://www.cftc.gov/files/foia/fedreg07/foi070116a.pdf