17 CFR 9.11 - Form, contents and delivery of notice of disciplinary or access denial action.
(a) When required. Whenever an exchange decision pursuant to which a disciplinary action or access denial action is to be imposed has become final, the exchange must, within thirty days thereafter, provide written notice of such action to the person against whom the action was taken and to the Commission: Provided, That the exchange is not required to notify the Commission of any summary action, as authorized under the provisions of § 8.27 of this chapter, which results in the imposition of minor penalties for the violation of exchange rules relating to decorum or attire. No final disciplinary or access denial action may be made effective by the exchange except as provided in § 9.12.
(b) Contents of notice. For purposes of this part, the written notice of a disciplinary action or access denial action may be either a copy of a written decision which accords with § 8.16, § 8.18, or § 8.19(c) of this chapter (including copies of any materials incorporated by reference) or other written notice which must include:
(1) The name of the person against whom the disciplinary action or access denial action was taken;
(2) A statement of the reasons for the disciplinary action or access denial action together with a listing of any rules which the person who was the subject of the disciplinary action or access denial action was charged with having violated or which otherwise serve as the basis of the exchange action;
(3) A statement of the conclusions and findings made by the exchange with regard to each rule violation charged or, in the event of settlement, a statement specifying those rule violations which the exchange has reason to believe were committed;
(4) The terms of the disciplinary action or access denial action;
(5) The date on which the action was taken and the date the exchange intends to make the disciplinary or access denial action effective; and
(6) Except as otherwise provided in § 9.1(b), a statement informing the party subject to the disciplinary action or access denial action of the availability of Commission review of the exchange action pursuant to section 8c of the Act and this part.
(c) Delivery and filing of the notice. Delivery of the notice must be made either personally to the person who was the subject of the disciplinary action or access denial action or by mail to such person at that person's last known address. A copy of the notice must be filed on the same date with the Commission, either in person during normal business hours or by mail to: Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. The notice filed with the Commission must additionally include the date on which the notice was delivered to the person disciplined or denied access and state whether delivery was personal or by mail.
(d) Effect of delivery and filing by mail. Filing by mail to the Commission and delivery by mail to the person disciplined or denied access will be complete upon deposit in the mail of a properly addressed and postpaid document. Where delivery to the person disciplined or denied access is effected by such mail, the time within which a notice of appeal or petition for stay may be filed will be increased by three days.
(e) Certification. Copies of the notice and the submission of any additional information provided pursuant to this section must be certified as true and correct by a duly authorized officer, agent or employee of the exchange.