Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of Aquacell Technologies, Inc. To Withdraw Its Common Stock, $.001 Par Value, From Listing and Registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC File No. 1-16165, 2602-2603 [E6-392]

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E6–385 Filed 1–13–06; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of Aquacell Technologies, Inc. To Withdraw Its Common Stock, $.001 Par Value, From Listing and Registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC File No. 1–16165 January 9, 2006. On December 23, 2005, Aquacell Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (‘‘Issuer’’), filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 12d2–2(d) thereunder,2 to withdraw its common stock, $.001 par value (‘‘Security’’), from listing and registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’). On December 14, 2005, the Board of Directors (‘‘Board’’) of the Issuer unanimously approved a resolution to withdraw the Security from listing and registration on Amex and list the Security on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Issuer stated that the Board is taking such action following discussions regarding a letter received from Amex 1 15 2 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 Jan 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 3 15 U.S.C. 78l(d). CFR 240.12d2–2(d). Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 regarding the Issuer’s listing status and the benefits of maintaining the listing and the costs associated with listing on Amex. The Issuer stated in its application that it has met the requirements of Amex Rule 18 by complying with all applicable laws in effect in the State of Delaware, in which it is incorporated, and providing written notice of withdrawal to Amex. The Issuer’s application relates solely to withdrawal of the Security from listing on Amex and from registration under section 12(b) of the Act,3 and shall not affect its obligation to be registered under section 12(g) of the Act.4 Any interested person may, on or before February 2, 2006, comment on the facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of Amex, and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. All comment letters may be submitted by either of the following methods: 4 15 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM U.S.C. 78l(b). U.S.C. 78l(g). 17JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2006 / Notices Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (https://www.sec.gov/ rules/delist.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include the File Number 1–16165 or; Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–9303. All submissions should refer to File Number 1–16165. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us 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 (https://www.sec.gov/rules/delist.shtml). Comments are also available for public inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room. All comments received will be posted without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.5 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–392 Filed 1–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of Sony Corporation To Withdraw its American Depositary Shares, Each Presenting One Share of Common Stock, No Par Value, From Listing and Registration on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. File No. 1–06439 sroberts on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES January 9, 2006. On December 21, 2005, Sony Corporation, a company incorporated in Japan (‘‘Issuer’’), filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 5 17 1 15 CFR 200.30–3(a)(1). U.S.C. 78l(d). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 Jan 13, 2006 12d2–2(d) thereunder,2 to withdraw its American Depositary Shares, each representing one share of common stock, no par value (‘‘Security’’), from listing and registration on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CHX’’). The Board of Directors (‘‘Board’’) of the Issuer approved a resolution on October 26, 2005 to withdraw the Security from CHX. The Issuer stated that the primary factor considered by the Board was that most of the trading volume in the Security occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (‘‘NYSE’’), with very little trading volume occurring on CHX. The Issuer stated that the Security will continue to trade on NYSE. The Issuer believes that delisting the Security from CHX will cause no substantial inconvenience to the Issuer’s shareholders and investors. The Issuer stated in its application that it has complied with the rules of CHX by complying with all applicable laws in effect in Japan, the jurisdiction in which the Issuer is incorporated and by providing CHX with the required documents governing the withdrawal of securities from listing and registration on CHX. The Issuer’s application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Security from listing on CHX and shall not affect its continued listing on NYSE or its obligation to be registered under section 12(b) of the Act.3 Any interested person may, on or before February 2, 2006, comment on the facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of CHX, and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. All comment letters may be submitted by either of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include the File Number 1–06439 or; Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE.,Washington, DC 20549–9303. All submissions should refer to File Number 1–06439. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us 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 2 17 3 15 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 CFR 240.12d2–2(d). U.S.C. 78l(b). Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 2603 (https://www.sec.gov/rules/delist.shtml). Comments are also available for public inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room. All comments received will be posted without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.4 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–391 Filed 1–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–53060; File No. 10–137] Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notice of Registration as a National Securities Exchange Pursuant to Section 6(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. January 5, 2006. Section 6(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 provides that an exchange may register as a national securities exchange for the sole purpose of trading security futures products by filing a written notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) if such exchange is a board of trade, as that term is defined by the Commodity Exchange Act,2 that is designated as a contract market by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or registered as a derivative transaction execution facility under Section 5a of the Commodity Exchange Act.3 Rule 6a–4 under the Act 4 requires that such an exchange submit written notice of registration to the Commission on Form 1–N.5 An exchange’s registration 4 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(1). U.S.C. 78f(g). 2 7 U.S.C. 1a(2). 3 7 U.S.C. 7a. 4 17 CFR 240.6a–4. 5 Upon receipt of a Form 1–N, the Division of Market Regulation examines the notice to determine whether all necessary information has been supplied and whether all other required documents have been furnished in proper form. Rule 1 15 Continued Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 17, 2006)]
[Notices]
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Issuer Delisting; Notice of Application of Aquacell Technologies, 
Inc. To Withdraw Its Common Stock, $.001 Par Value, From Listing and 
Registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC File No. 1-16165

January 9, 2006.
    On December 23, 2005, Aquacell Technologies, Inc., a Delaware 
corporation (``Issuer''), filed an application with the Securities and 
Exchange Commission (``Commission''), pursuant to section 12(d) of the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 12d2-2(d) 
thereunder,\2\ to withdraw its common stock, $.001 par value 
(``Security''), from listing and registration on the American Stock 
Exchange LLC (``Amex'').
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78l(d).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.12d2-2(d).
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    On December 14, 2005, the Board of Directors (``Board'') of the 
Issuer unanimously approved a resolution to withdraw the Security from 
listing and registration on Amex and list the Security on the OTC 
Bulletin Board. The Issuer stated that the Board is taking such action 
following discussions regarding a letter received from Amex regarding 
the Issuer's listing status and the benefits of maintaining the listing 
and the costs associated with listing on Amex.
    The Issuer stated in its application that it has met the 
requirements of Amex Rule 18 by complying with all applicable laws in 
effect in the State of Delaware, in which it is incorporated, and 
providing written notice of withdrawal to Amex.
    The Issuer's application relates solely to withdrawal of the 
Security from listing on Amex and from registration under section 12(b) 
of the Act,\3\ and shall not affect its obligation to be registered 
under section 12(g) of the Act.\4\
    Any interested person may, on or before February 2, 2006, comment 
on the facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in 
accordance with the rules of Amex, and what terms, if any, should be 
imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. All comment 
letters may be submitted by either of the following methods:

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Electronic Comments
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    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78l(b).
    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78l(g).
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     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (https://
www.sec.gov/rules/delist.shtml); or
     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
the File Number 1-16165 or;

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-9303.

All submissions should refer to File Number 1-16165. This file number 
should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us 
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 (https://www.sec.gov/rules/delist.shtml). Comments are 
also available for public inspection and copying in the Commission's 
Public Reference Room. All comments received will be posted without 
change; we do not edit personal identifying information from 
submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make 
available publicly.
    The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will 
issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, 
unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\5\
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    \5\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(1).
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Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-392 Filed 1-13-06; 8:45 am]
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