Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify NASD Rule 7010 To Change the Fee Structure for the “Browse/Query” Function in the Trade Reporting Service of the Nasdaq Market Center, 71873-71874 [05-23495]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Notices arbitrator of disputes concerning Interfund Loans.3 The arbitrator will resolve any problem promptly, and the arbitrator’s decision will be binding on both Funds. The arbitrator will submit, at least annually, a written report to the Board of the Funds involved in any such dispute setting forth a description of the nature of any dispute and the actions taken by the Funds to resolve the dispute. 16. Each Fund will maintain and preserve for a period of not less than six years from the end of the fiscal year in which any Interfund Loan occurred, the first two years in an easily accessible place, a written record of all such transactions setting forth a description of the terms of the transaction, including the amount, the maturity and the rate of interest on the loan, the OTD Rate, the rate of interest available at the time on overnight repurchase agreements and bank borrowings, and such other information presented to the Fund’s Board in connection with the review required by conditions (13) and (14). 17. The Interfund Lending Team will prepare and submit to the Board of each Fund for review an initial report describing the operations of the Credit Facility and the procedures to be implemented to ensure that all Funds are treated fairly. After the Credit Facility commences operations, the Interfund Lending Team will report to the Board quarterly on the operations of the Credit Facility. In addition, for two years following the commencement of the Credit Facility, the independent public accountant for each Fund shall prepare an annual report that evaluates the Interfund Lending Team’s assertion that it has established procedures reasonably designed to achieve compliance with the conditions of the order. The report shall be prepared in accordance with the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 10 and it shall be filed pursuant to Item 77Q3 of Form N-SAR, as such Statements or Form may be revised, amended, or superseded from time to time. In particular, the report shall address procedures designed to achieve the following objectives: (i) That the Interfund Rate will be higher than both the Repo Rate and the OTD Rate but lower than the Bank Loan Rate; (ii) compliance with the collateral requirements described in this application; (iii) compliance with the 3 If the dispute involves Funds with separate Boards, the Board of each Fund will select an independent arbitrator that is satisfactory to each Fund. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Nov 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 percentage limitations on interfund borrowing and lending; (iv) allocation of interfund borrowing and lending demand in an equitable manner and in accordance with procedures established by the Board: and (v) that the interest rate on any Interfund Loan does not exceed the interest rate on any third party borrowings of a borrowing Fund at the time of the Interfund Loan. After the final report is filed, the Fund’s external auditors, in connection with their Fund audit examinations, will continue to review the operation of the Credit Facility for compliance with the conditions of the Application and their review will form the basis, in part, of the auditor’s report on internal accounting controls in Form N-SAR. 18. No Fund will participate in the Credit Facility unless it has fully disclosed in its prospectus or SAI or, in the case of a closed-end Fund in its registration statement or shareholder reports, all material facts about its intended participation. 19. The Board of each borrowing and lending Fund will satisfy the fund governance standards as defined in Rule 0–1(a)(7) under the Act by the compliance date for the rule. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, under delegated authority. Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–23492 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–52825; File No. SR–NASD– 2005–127] Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify NASD Rule 7010 To Change the Fee Structure for the ‘‘Browse/Query’’ Function in the Trade Reporting Service of the Nasdaq Market Center November 22, 2005. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 1, 2005, the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (‘‘NASD’’), through its subsidiary, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (‘‘Nasdaq’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71873 proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by Nasdaq. Nasdaq has designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee or other charge imposed by Nasdaq under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Nasdaq proposes to modify the fee structure for the ‘‘Browse/Query’’ function in the trade reporting service of the Nasdaq Market Center.5 Nasdaq will implement the proposed rule change on November 1, 2005. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the NASD’s Web site at http://www.nasd.com, Office of the Secretary, NASD, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, Nasdaq included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. Nasdaq has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose Nasdaq customers using the trade reporting service of the Nasdaq Market Center can view a summary of their trade reporting activity by using the ‘‘Browse/Query’’ function of the Nasdaq Workstation.6 The legacy ‘‘Browse/ Query’’ function would only display 18 records per request. In order to view the next 18 records, Nasdaq customers would have to use the ‘‘More’’ function. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 5 The proposed rule change applies only to NASD member firms. 6 The ‘‘Browse/Query’’ function is also provided in Nasdaq Workstation II (NWII) and application protocol interface (API) services. NWII and API services, however, will be retired as of November 30, 2005 and December 31, 2005 respectively. 4 17 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 71874 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 30, 2005 / Notices Nasdaq currently charges customers $.288 per initial request and per each subsequent use of the ‘‘More’’ function. Thus, Nasdaq customers would incur additional incremental costs as they increased their trade reporting activity. Nasdaq has implemented new technology that modifies the ‘‘Browse/ Query’’ function. The modified ‘‘Browse/Query’’ function has been renamed the ‘‘Query’’ function and each ‘‘Query’’ request now provides a complete summary of all trade reporting activity per request. Nasdaq customers no longer have to use the ‘‘More’’ function to view the next 18 records. Under the proposed rule change, users of the new ‘‘Query’’ function will be charged $.50 per request. 2. Statutory Basis Nasdaq believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 15A of the Act,7 in general, and with Section 15A(b)(5) of the Act,8 in particular, in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable fees, dues, and other charges among members and issuers and other persons using any facility or system which the NASD operates or controls. Further, Nasdaq believes that the proposed fee structure for the new ‘‘Query’’ function is reasonable because the new ‘‘Query’’ function provides more information per request than the old ‘‘Browse/Query’’ function. Nasdaq believes the new fee structure is also equitable because it applies to all users of the ‘‘Query’’ function on an equal basis. Although the fee for the new ‘‘Query’’ function is more than the fee for the old ‘‘Browse/Query’’ function, Nasdaq believes its customers will benefit from an overall reduction in their costs because they will not incur additional incremental charges to view all of their trade reporting activity. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition Nasdaq does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any inappropriate burden on competition. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments on the proposed rule change were neither solicited nor received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing proposed rule change has become immediately effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 9 and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder,10 in that it establishes or changes a due, fee or other charge imposed by Nasdaq. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: the Commission’s Public Reference Section. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of NASD. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASD–2005–127 and should be submitted on or before December 21, 2005. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–23495 Filed 11–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–52826; File No. SR–NYSE– 2005–67] Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NASD–2005–127 on the subject line. Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change Relating to iShares Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index Fund and iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Sector Index Fund Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–9303. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASD–2005–127. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in November 22, 2005. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’ or ‘‘Exchange Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on September 30, 2005 the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘NYSE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘SEC’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons and is approving the proposal on an accelerated basis. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The NYSE proposes to list and trade the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index Fund and iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Sector Index Fund, both exchange-traded 11 17 7 15 U.S.C. 78o–3. 8 15 U.S.C. 78o–3(b)(5). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Nov 29, 2005 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 10 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71873-71874]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-52825; File No. SR-NASD-2005-127]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Association of Securities 
Dealers, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed 
Rule Change To Modify NASD Rule 7010 To Change the Fee Structure for 
the ``Browse/Query'' Function in the Trade Reporting Service of the 
Nasdaq Market Center

November 22, 2005.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that 
on November 1, 2005, the National Association of Securities Dealers, 
Inc. (``NASD''), through its subsidiary, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. 
(``Nasdaq''), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II 
and III below, which Items have been prepared by Nasdaq. Nasdaq has 
designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee or 
other charge imposed by Nasdaq under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the 
Act,\3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(2) thereunder,\4\ which renders the proposal 
effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing 
this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from 
interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    Nasdaq proposes to modify the fee structure for the ``Browse/
Query'' function in the trade reporting service of the Nasdaq Market 
Center.\5\ Nasdaq will implement the proposed rule change on November 
1, 2005.
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    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the NASD's Web 
site at http://www.nasd.com, Office of the Secretary, NASD, and at the 
Commission's Public Reference Room.

II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    In its filing with the Commission, Nasdaq included statements 
concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. Nasdaq has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, 
B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements.

A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    Nasdaq customers using the trade reporting service of the Nasdaq 
Market Center can view a summary of their trade reporting activity by 
using the ``Browse/Query'' function of the Nasdaq Workstation.\6\ The 
legacy ``Browse/Query'' function would only display 18 records per 
request. In order to view the next 18 records, Nasdaq customers would 
have to use the ``More'' function.

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Nasdaq currently charges customers $.288 per initial request and per 
each subsequent use of the ``More'' function. Thus, Nasdaq customers 
would incur additional incremental costs as they increased their trade 
reporting activity.
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    \6\ The ``Browse/Query'' function is also provided in Nasdaq 
Workstation II (NWII) and application protocol interface (API) 
services. NWII and API services, however, will be retired as of 
November 30, 2005 and December 31, 2005 respectively.
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    Nasdaq has implemented new technology that modifies the ``Browse/
Query'' function. The modified ``Browse/Query'' function has been 
renamed the ``Query'' function and each ``Query'' request now provides 
a complete summary of all trade reporting activity per request. Nasdaq 
customers no longer have to use the ``More'' function to view the next 
18 records. Under the proposed rule change, users of the new ``Query'' 
function will be charged $.50 per request.
2. Statutory Basis
    Nasdaq believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with 
the provisions of Section 15A of the Act,\7\ in general, and with 
Section 15A(b)(5) of the Act,\8\ in particular, in that it provides for 
the equitable allocation of reasonable fees, dues, and other charges 
among members and issuers and other persons using any facility or 
system which the NASD operates or controls. Further, Nasdaq believes 
that the proposed fee structure for the new ``Query'' function is 
reasonable because the new ``Query'' function provides more information 
per request than the old ``Browse/Query'' function. Nasdaq believes the 
new fee structure is also equitable because it applies to all users of 
the ``Query'' function on an equal basis. Although the fee for the new 
``Query'' function is more than the fee for the old ``Browse/Query'' 
function, Nasdaq believes its customers will benefit from an overall 
reduction in their costs because they will not incur additional 
incremental charges to view all of their trade reporting activity.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78o-3.
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78o-3(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    Nasdaq does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose 
any inappropriate burden on competition.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    Written comments on the proposed rule change were neither solicited 
nor received.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    The foregoing proposed rule change has become immediately effective 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \9\ and subparagraph 
(f)(2) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\10\ in that it establishes or changes 
a due, fee or other charge imposed by Nasdaq. At any time within 60 
days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission may 
summarily abrogate such rule change if it appears to the Commission 
that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, 
for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the 
purposes of the Act.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \10\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of 
the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://
www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-NASD-2005-127 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Jonathan G. Katz, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-9303.
    All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NASD-2005-127. This 
file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. 
To help the Commission process and review your comments more 
efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all 
comments on the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/
rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, 
all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that 
are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating 
to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, 
other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance 
with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection 
and copying in the Commission's Public Reference Section. Copies of the 
filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the 
principal office of NASD. All comments received will be posted without 
change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information 
from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to 
make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number 
SR-NASD-2005-127 and should be submitted on or before December 21, 
2005.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\11\
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    \11\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Jonathan G. Katz,
Secretary.
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