Self-Regulatory Organizations; Pacific Exchange, Inc. (Now Known As NYSE Arca, Inc.); Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 2 Thereto Relating to Rebates and Credits a Market Maker is Eligible To Receive for Executions That Result From Principal Acting as Agent Orders Sent to and Executed at Away Market Centers, 15794-15795 [E6-4516]

Download as PDF 15794 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.17 should be submitted on or before April 19, 2006. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change, as amended, is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–4541 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] 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–2006–033 on the subject line. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, Station Place, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASD–2006–033. 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, as amended, that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change, as amended, 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. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the 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–2006–033 and 17 For purposes of calculating the 60-day period within which the Commission may summarily abrogate the proposed rule change, as amended, under Section 19(b)(3)(C) of the Act, the Commission considers the period to commence on March 22, 2006, the date on which Nasdaq submitted Amendment No. 2. See 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(C). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Mar 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 8010–01–P [Release No. 34–53526; File No. SR–PCX– 2006–19] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Pacific Exchange, Inc. (Now Known As NYSE Arca, Inc.); Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 2 Thereto Relating to Rebates and Credits a Market Maker is Eligible To Receive for Executions That Result From Principal Acting as Agent Orders Sent to and Executed at Away Market Centers March 21, 2006. 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 March 3, 2006, the Pacific Exchange, Inc. (‘‘PCX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items were prepared by the PCX. On March 15, 2006, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) 3 filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. On March 16, 2006, the Exchange withdrew Amendment No. 1 and filed Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change.4 The Exchange has designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge imposed by a self18 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 On March 6, 2006, the PCX filed a proposed rule change (SR–PCX–2006–24) to amend its rules to reflect the following name changes: (i) From PCX to NYSE Arca; (ii) from PCX Equities, Inc. to NYSE Arca Equities, Inc.; (iii) from PCX Holdings, Inc., to NYSE Arca Holdings, Inc.; and (iv) from the Archipelago Exchange, L.L.C. to NYSE Arca, L.L.C. That proposed rule change became effective upon filing. Amendment No. 2 to the instant proposed rule change reflects these name changes. The Exchange states that it plans to subsequently file a proposed rule change to update such names in its Schedule of Rates and Charges (‘‘Schedule’’). 4 In Amendment No. 2, the Exchange made clarifying and technical changes to the original filing and added a provision in the Schedule that requires Market Makers to reimburse the Exchange for any excessive credits received by such Market Makers. PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regulatory organization pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 5 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,6 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission.7 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its Schedule to create a credit associated with the fees that a Market Maker is charged for executions that result from principal acting as agent orders sent to and executed at away market centers. The Exchange also proposes to make a minor housekeeping correction to footnote 2 under the Trade Related Charges section of the Schedule. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, at the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.archipelago.com/ regulation/filings.asp) and at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposal. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange 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 The Exchange proposes to amend the Schedule in order to create a credit associated with the fees a Market Maker is charged for executions that result from principal acting as agent orders sent to and executed at away market centers. Presently, the Exchange charges Market Makers a $0.26 per contract fee for all transactions. On transactions that 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 7 For purposes of calculating the 60-day period within which the Commission may summarily abrogate the proposed rule change, the Commission considers the period to commence on March 16, 2006, the date on which the Exchange filed Amendment No. 2. See 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(C). 6 17 E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES result when principal acting as agent orders are sent to and executed at away market centers, the Exchange presently rebates to the Market Maker the transaction fee of $0.26. The Exchange believes that this rebate is warranted due to the fact a Market Maker acting in this capacity is doing so on behalf of public customer orders and receives no beneficial gain from the transaction. The rebate of the Exchange transaction fee of $0.26 covers the fees assessed by the Exchange on these trades; it does not cover additional costs a Market Maker incurs in connection with executing the trade. In addition to the Exchange transaction fee, a Market Maker must pay a transaction fee at the away exchange and clearing costs associated with the trade. To help offset the additional costs associated with principal acting as agent orders that are sent to and executed at away market centers, the Exchange proposes to credit Exchange Market Makers $0.26 per contract on these transactions. This credit will be in addition to the $0.26 rebate the Exchange rebates market Makers for these trades. The new $0.26 credit is designed to offset additional costs associated with sending orders away and might not cover all costs associated with these types of trades. In the event that the total amount the Exchange credits a Market Maker for sending orders away is in excess of the total actual expenses incurred in sending the orders away, the Exchange would be entitled to a reimbursement of the excess credits.8 Market Maker expenses associated with sending orders away to other market centers will be based on the total aggregate expenses incurred during a calendar month. In a previous filing (SR–PCX–2006– 15),9 the PCX eliminated the On Line Comparison fee associated with Market Maker transactions. A reference to that comparison fee was left inadvertently in the footnote attached to the Market Maker transaction fee. The Exchange now proposes to remove this reference to reconcile the footnote with the previously effective filing. Removing the reference to the comparison fee at this time will make no substantive change to the Schedule. 8 The Commission notes that the transaction fees charged by away market centers for principal acting as agent orders executed on away markets are pursuant to pilot programs scheduled to expire on July 31, 2006. 9 That proposed rule change was filed with the Commission on February 23, 2006 and became effective upon filing. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53485 (March 14, 2006). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Mar 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b) of the Act 10 in general, and section 6(b)(4) of the Act 11 in particular, in that it provides for the equitable allocation of dues, fees and other charges among its OTP Firms, OTP Holders and other persons using its facilities for trading option contracts. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will not impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange has neither solicited nor received written comments on the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act,12 and paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder 13 because it establishes or changes a due, fee, or other charge. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the 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.14 IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change, as amended, 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 rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–PCX–2006–19 on the subject line. 10 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 12 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 13 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 14 See supra note 7. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15795 Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–PCX–2006–19. 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 Room. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the Exchange. 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–PCX– 2006–19 and should be submitted on or before April 19, 2006. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.15 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 29, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15794-15795]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-53526; File No. SR-PCX-2006-19]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Pacific Exchange, Inc. (Now Known 
As NYSE Arca, Inc.); Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of 
Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 2 Thereto Relating to Rebates 
and Credits a Market Maker is Eligible To Receive for Executions That 
Result From Principal Acting as Agent Orders Sent to and Executed at 
Away Market Centers

March 21, 2006.
    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 March 3, 2006, the Pacific Exchange, Inc. (``PCX'') filed with the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') the proposed rule 
change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items were 
prepared by the PCX. On March 15, 2006, NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca'' 
or ``Exchange'') \3\ filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. 
On March 16, 2006, the Exchange withdrew Amendment No. 1 and filed 
Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change.\4\ The Exchange has 
designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or 
other charge imposed by a self-regulatory organization pursuant to 
section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \5\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(2) 
thereunder,\6\ which renders the proposal effective upon filing with 
the Commission.\7\ The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 
comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested 
persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ On March 6, 2006, the PCX filed a proposed rule change (SR-
PCX-2006-24) to amend its rules to reflect the following name 
changes: (i) From PCX to NYSE Arca; (ii) from PCX Equities, Inc. to 
NYSE Arca Equities, Inc.; (iii) from PCX Holdings, Inc., to NYSE 
Arca Holdings, Inc.; and (iv) from the Archipelago Exchange, L.L.C. 
to NYSE Arca, L.L.C. That proposed rule change became effective upon 
filing. Amendment No. 2 to the instant proposed rule change reflects 
these name changes. The Exchange states that it plans to 
subsequently file a proposed rule change to update such names in its 
Schedule of Rates and Charges (``Schedule'').
    \4\ In Amendment No. 2, the Exchange made clarifying and 
technical changes to the original filing and added a provision in 
the Schedule that requires Market Makers to reimburse the Exchange 
for any excessive credits received by such Market Makers.
    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \6\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
    \7\ For purposes of calculating the 60-day period within which 
the Commission may summarily abrogate the proposed rule change, the 
Commission considers the period to commence on March 16, 2006, the 
date on which the Exchange filed Amendment No. 2. See 15 U.S.C. 
78s(b)(3)(C).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend its Schedule to create a credit 
associated with the fees that a Market Maker is charged for executions 
that result from principal acting as agent orders sent to and executed 
at away market centers. The Exchange also proposes to make a minor 
housekeeping correction to footnote 2 under the Trade Related Charges 
section of the Schedule. The text of the proposed rule change is 
available at the Commission's Public Reference Room, at the Exchange's 
Web site (http://www.archipelago.com/regulation/filings.asp) and at the 
Exchange's Office of the Secretary.

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

    In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements 
concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposal. The text of these 
statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. 
The Exchange 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
    The Exchange proposes to amend the Schedule in order to create a 
credit associated with the fees a Market Maker is charged for 
executions that result from principal acting as agent orders sent to 
and executed at away market centers.
    Presently, the Exchange charges Market Makers a $0.26 per contract 
fee for all transactions. On transactions that

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result when principal acting as agent orders are sent to and executed 
at away market centers, the Exchange presently rebates to the Market 
Maker the transaction fee of $0.26. The Exchange believes that this 
rebate is warranted due to the fact a Market Maker acting in this 
capacity is doing so on behalf of public customer orders and receives 
no beneficial gain from the transaction. The rebate of the Exchange 
transaction fee of $0.26 covers the fees assessed by the Exchange on 
these trades; it does not cover additional costs a Market Maker incurs 
in connection with executing the trade. In addition to the Exchange 
transaction fee, a Market Maker must pay a transaction fee at the away 
exchange and clearing costs associated with the trade.
    To help offset the additional costs associated with principal 
acting as agent orders that are sent to and executed at away market 
centers, the Exchange proposes to credit Exchange Market Makers $0.26 
per contract on these transactions. This credit will be in addition to 
the $0.26 rebate the Exchange rebates market Makers for these trades. 
The new $0.26 credit is designed to offset additional costs associated 
with sending orders away and might not cover all costs associated with 
these types of trades. In the event that the total amount the Exchange 
credits a Market Maker for sending orders away is in excess of the 
total actual expenses incurred in sending the orders away, the Exchange 
would be entitled to a reimbursement of the excess credits.\8\ Market 
Maker expenses associated with sending orders away to other market 
centers will be based on the total aggregate expenses incurred during a 
calendar month.
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    \8\ The Commission notes that the transaction fees charged by 
away market centers for principal acting as agent orders executed on 
away markets are pursuant to pilot programs scheduled to expire on 
July 31, 2006.
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    In a previous filing (SR-PCX-2006-15),\9\ the PCX eliminated the On 
Line Comparison fee associated with Market Maker transactions. A 
reference to that comparison fee was left inadvertently in the footnote 
attached to the Market Maker transaction fee. The Exchange now proposes 
to remove this reference to reconcile the footnote with the previously 
effective filing. Removing the reference to the comparison fee at this 
time will make no substantive change to the Schedule.
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    \9\ That proposed rule change was filed with the Commission on 
February 23, 2006 and became effective upon filing. See Securities 
Exchange Act Release No. 53485 (March 14, 2006).
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with section 6(b) of the Act \10\ in general, and section 6(b)(4) of 
the Act \11\ in particular, in that it provides for the equitable 
allocation of dues, fees and other charges among its OTP Firms, OTP 
Holders and other persons using its facilities for trading option 
contracts.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will not impose 
any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

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

    The Exchange has neither solicited nor received written comments on 
the proposed rule change.

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

    The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to 
section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act,\12\ and paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 
19b-4 thereunder \13\ because it establishes or changes a due, fee, or 
other charge. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the 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.\14\
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    \12\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \13\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
    \14\ See supra note 7.
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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, as amended, 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-PCX-2006-19 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-PCX-2006-19. 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 Room. Copies of such 
filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the 
Exchange. 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-PCX-
2006-19 and should be submitted on or before April 19, 2006.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\15\
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    \15\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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