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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 51 / Thursday, March 16, 2006 / Notices proposed rule change (File No. SR– OCC–2005–22) be and hereby is approved. III. Discussion Section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Act provides that the rules of a clearing agency should be designed to promote the prompt and accurate clearance and settlement of securities transactions. OCC’s rules permitting allocation of clearing member positions are designed to ensure that positions are carried in the appropriate clearing member account at OCC. The new allocation service offered under Rule 405 is designed to improve upon and add efficiencies to OCC’s existing CMTA functionality for allocating post-trade instructions by centralizing and further automating post-trade allocations. Although OCC designed the new allocation system to be an improvement upon its current system, clearing members may choose to continue using the CMTA functionality. Accordingly, because the proposed rule change is designed to enhance OCC’s service offerings and to provide efficiencies to clearing members, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is designed to promote the prompt and accurate clearance and settlement of securities transactions. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES the convenience of clearing members, OCC’s system will produce a suggested average price for grouped allocations that clearing members may adopt for purposes of processing the instruction. Registration of allocation agreements may be terminated either by mutual agreement or unilaterally. Mutually terminated registrations will be effected immediately in OCC’s system. Unilaterally terminated registrations will be terminated in OCC’s system effective as of 8 a.m. CST the business day after the termination notice is received by OCC and the other clearing member. These are the same standards currently applied to terminating CMTA arrangements under OCC Rule 403. Following termination of registration of an allocation agreement, an allocated position may be allocated to a given-up clearing member only upon its affirmative acceptance. March 9, 2006. IV. Conclusion On the basis of the foregoing, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and in particular with the requirements of Section 17A of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act, that the allocation system to accommodate the use of such prices for security options and security futures, provided that such use does not violate exchange rules or applicable law. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:48 Mar 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 For the Commission by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.8 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–3807 Filed 3–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–53462; File No. SR–Phlx– 2005–70] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Deletion of Phlx Rule 454 On November 9, 2005, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 to delete Phlx Rule 454, ‘‘Limitations on Members’’ Trading Because of Options, etc.’’ The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on February 6, 2006.3 The Commission received no comments regarding the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change. The Phlx proposes to delete Phlx Rule 454, which prohibits a member, while on the floor, from initiating the purchase or sale of a security on the Exchange for the member’s own account or a related account if the member or a related account holds or has granted an over-the counter option on the security. The Phlx notes that it adopted Phlx Rule 454 in 1935.4 After careful review, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.5 In particular, the 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53188 (January 30, 2006), 71 FR 6122. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 13016 (November 29, 1976), 41 FR 53383 (December 6, 1976) (order approving File No. SR–Phlx–76–15) (amending Phlx Rule 454 to permit a Phlx member to trade an underlying security on the Phlx if the member has purchased or sold a listed option on the underlying security). 5 In approving this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13649 Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,6 which requires, among other things, that the rules of a national securities exchange be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Commission believes that the deletion of Phlx Rule 454 is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act because the Phlx now has in place comprehensive surveillance and oversight procedures designed to monitor trading in options and their underlying securities. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,7 that the proposed rule change (SR–Phlx–2005– 70) is approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.8 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–3804 Filed 3–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Request and Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages that will require clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. The information collection packages that may be included in this notice are for new information collections, approval of existing information collections, revisions to OMB-approved information collections, and extensions (no change) of OMBapproved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and on ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 7 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Release No. 34-53462; File No. SR-Phlx-2005-70]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.; 
Order Approving Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Deletion of Phlx 
Rule 454

March 9, 2006.
    On November 9, 2005, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. 
(``Phlx'' or ``Exchange''), filed with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') a proposed rule change pursuant to Section 
19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 
19b-4 thereunder,\2\ to delete Phlx Rule 454, ``Limitations on 
Members'' Trading Because of Options, etc.'' The proposed rule change 
was published for comment in the Federal Register on February 6, 
2006.\3\ The Commission received no comments regarding the proposal. 
This order approves the proposed rule change.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53188 (January 30, 
2006), 71 FR 6122.
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    The Phlx proposes to delete Phlx Rule 454, which prohibits a 
member, while on the floor, from initiating the purchase or sale of a 
security on the Exchange for the member's own account or a related 
account if the member or a related account holds or has granted an 
over-the counter option on the security. The Phlx notes that it adopted 
Phlx Rule 454 in 1935.\4\
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    \4\  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 13016 (November 29, 
1976), 41 FR 53383 (December 6, 1976) (order approving File No. SR-
Phlx-76-15) (amending Phlx Rule 454 to permit a Phlx member to trade 
an underlying security on the Phlx if the member has purchased or 
sold a listed option on the underlying security).
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    After careful review, the Commission finds that the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and 
regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.\5\ 
In particular, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is 
consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\6\ which requires, among 
other things, that the rules of a national securities exchange be 
designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to 
promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments 
to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national 
market system and, in general, to protect investors and the public 
interest. The Commission believes that the deletion of Phlx Rule 454 is 
consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act because the Phlx now has in 
place comprehensive surveillance and oversight procedures designed to 
monitor trading in options and their underlying securities.
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    \5\ In approving this proposal, the Commission has considered 
the proposed rule's impact on efficiency, competition, and capital 
formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).
    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the 
Act,\7\ that the proposed rule change (SR-Phlx-2005-70) is approved.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\8\
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    \8\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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