Joint Industry Plan; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Temporary Effectiveness of Amendment To Plan Establishing Procedures Under Rule 605 of Regulation NMS, 24875-24876 [E6-6319]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 81 / Thursday, April 27, 2006 / Notices 44. Overseas Private Investment Corporation—Board of Directors. 45. Presidio Trust—Chairperson. 46. Selective Service System— Director. 47. Smithsonian Institution/John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts—Chairperson. 48. Smithsonian Institution/National Gallery of Art—President. 49. Smithsonian Institution/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars—Director. 50. Trade and Development Agency— Director. 51. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum—Chairperson. 52. U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness—Chairperson. 53. U.S. Institute of Peace— Chairperson. 54. Vietnam Educational Foundation—Chairperson. 55. White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance— Chairperson. through its appointed Hearing Examiner, will hold a hearing on May 16, 2006, at 9 a.m., in Room 1524 in the Federal Building at 51 SW 1st Avenue, Miami, Florida 33130. 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[FR Doc. 06–3993 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45 am] rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Pursuant to section 11A(a)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 608 of Regulation NMS,2 notice is hereby given that on April 11, 2006, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’) submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) an amendment to the national market system plan that establishes procedures under Rule 605 of Regulation NMS (‘‘Joint-SRO Plan’’ or ‘‘Plan’’).3 The amendment proposes to add Nasdaq as a participant to the Joint-SRO Plan. The Commission is publishing this notice and order to solicit comments from interested persons on the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment, and to grant temporary effectiveness to the proposed amendment through August 25, 2006. U.S.C. 78k–1(a)(3). CFR 242.608. 3 17 CFR 242.605. On April 12, 2001, the Commission approved a national market system plan for the purpose of establishing procedures for market centers to follow in making their monthly reports available to the public under Rule 11Ac1– 5 under the Act (n/k/a Rule 605 of Regulation NMS). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 44177 (April 12, 2001), 66 FR 19814 (April 17, 2001). 2 17 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Sunshine Act; Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Railroad Retirement Board, acting 15:13 Apr 26, 2006 April 20, 2006. 1 15 BILLING CODE 7710–FW–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 Joint Industry Plan; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Temporary Effectiveness of Amendment To Plan Establishing Procedures Under Rule 605 of Regulation NMS Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24875 I. Description and Purpose of the Amendment The current participants to the JointSRO Plan are the American Stock Exchange LLC, Boston Stock Exchange, Inc., Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc., Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., Cincinnati Stock Exchange, Inc. (n/k/a National Stock ExchangeSM), National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (n/k/a New York Stock Exchange LLC), Pacific Exchange, Inc. (n/k/a NYSE Arca, Inc.), and Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. The proposed amendment would add Nasdaq as a participant to the Joint-SRO Plan. Nasdaq has submitted a signed copy of the Joint-SRO Plan to the Commission in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Plan regarding new participants. Section III(b) of the JointSRO Plan provides that a national securities exchange or national securities association may become a party to the Plan by: (i) Executing a copy of the Plan, as then in effect (with the only changes being the addition of the new participant’s name in section 11(a) of the Plan and the new participant’s single-digit code in section VI(a)(1) of the Plan) and (ii) submitting such executed plan to the Commission for approval. II. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed JointSRO Plan amendment 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/nms.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number 4–518 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 4–518. 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/ nms.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 24876 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 81 / Thursday, April 27, 2006 / Notices statements with respect to the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment 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 the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of Nasdaq. 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 4–518 and should be submitted on or before May 30, 2006. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES III. Commission’s Findings and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Plan Amendment The Commission finds that the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder.4 Specifically, the Commission believes that the proposed amendment, which permits Nasdaq to become a participant to the Joint-SRO Plan, is consistent with the requirements of Section 11A of the Act, and Rule 608 of Regulation NMS. The Plan establishes appropriate procedures for market centers to follow in making their monthly reports required pursuant to Rule 605 of Regulation NMS, available to the public in a uniform, readily accessible, and usable electronic format. The proposed amendment to include Nasdaq as a participant in the Joint-SRO Plan will contribute to the maintenance of fair and orderly markets and remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a national market system by facilitating the uniform public disclosure of order execution information by all market centers. The Commission finds good cause to grant temporary effectiveness to the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment, for 120 days, until August 25, 2006. The Commission believes that it is necessary and appropriate in the public interest, for the maintenance of fair and orderly markets, to remove impediments to, and perfect mechanisms of, a national market system to allow Nasdaq to become a participant in the Joint-SRO 4 In approving this proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment, the Commission has considered the proposal’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Apr 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 Plan. Nasdaq represents that it hopes to commence operations as a national securities exchange during the second quarter of 2006, and it must join the Plan as a condition of exchange registration. In addition, as a Plan participant, Nasdaq would have timely information on the Plan procedures as they are formulated and modified by the participants. The Commission finds, therefore, that granting temporary effectiveness of the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment is appropriate and consistent with section 11A of the Act.5 IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 11A of the Act 6 and Rule 608 of Regulation NMS,7 that the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment is approved for 120 days, through August 25, 2006. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.8 J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6319 Filed 4–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500–1] In the Matter of Skygivers, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading April 25, 2006. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Skygivers, Inc. because it has not filed a periodic report since the period ended December 31, 2000. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of the above-listed company. Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the abovelisted company is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EDT on April 25, 2006, through 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 8, 2006. By the Commission. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–4010 Filed 4–25–06; 11:26 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P [File No. 500–1] In the Matter of Bullhide Corp.; Order of Suspension of Trading SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION April 25, 2006. [Release No. 34–53686; File No. SR–CHX– 2005–27] It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Bullhide Corp (a/k/a Bullhide Liner Corp.) because it has not filed a periodic report since the period ended December 31, 1999. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of the above-listed company. Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the abovelisted company is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EDT on April 25, 2006, through 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 8, 2006. By the Commission. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–4009 Filed 4–25–06; 11:26 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P 5 15 U.S.C. 78k–1. U.S.C. 78k–1. 7 17 CFR 242.608. 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(29). Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Order Granting Approval of a Proposed Rule Change and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 To Amend Exchange Delisting Rules To Conform to Recent Amendments to Commission Rules Regarding Removal From Listing and Withdrawal From Registration April 20, 2006. I. Introduction On October 17, 2005, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CHX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’)1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to amend Exchange delisting rules to conform to recent amendments to Commission rules regarding removal from listing and withdrawal from registration. On December 14, 2005, 6 15 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 1 15 2 17 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 27APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 81 (Thursday, April 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24875-24876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-53691, File No. 4-518]


Joint Industry Plan; Notice of Filing and Order Granting 
Temporary Effectiveness of Amendment To Plan Establishing Procedures 
Under Rule 605 of Regulation NMS

April 20, 2006.
    Pursuant to section 11A(a)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 608 of Regulation NMS,\2\ notice is hereby 
given that on April 11, 2006, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (``Nasdaq'') 
submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or 
``Commission'') an amendment to the national market system plan that 
establishes procedures under Rule 605 of Regulation NMS (``Joint-SRO 
Plan'' or ``Plan'').\3\ The amendment proposes to add Nasdaq as a 
participant to the Joint-SRO Plan. The Commission is publishing this 
notice and order to solicit comments from interested persons on the 
proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment, and to grant temporary effectiveness 
to the proposed amendment through August 25, 2006.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78k-1(a)(3).
    \2\ 17 CFR 242.608.
    \3\ 17 CFR 242.605. On April 12, 2001, the Commission approved a 
national market system plan for the purpose of establishing 
procedures for market centers to follow in making their monthly 
reports available to the public under Rule 11Ac1-5 under the Act (n/
k/a Rule 605 of Regulation NMS). See Securities Exchange Act Release 
No. 44177 (April 12, 2001), 66 FR 19814 (April 17, 2001).
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I. Description and Purpose of the Amendment

    The current participants to the Joint-SRO Plan are the American 
Stock Exchange LLC, Boston Stock Exchange, Inc., Chicago Board Options 
Exchange, Inc., Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., Cincinnati Stock 
Exchange, Inc. (n/k/a National Stock ExchangeSM), National 
Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., New York Stock Exchange, Inc. 
(n/k/a New York Stock Exchange LLC), Pacific Exchange, Inc. (n/k/a NYSE 
Arca, Inc.), and Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. The proposed 
amendment would add Nasdaq as a participant to the Joint-SRO Plan.
    Nasdaq has submitted a signed copy of the Joint-SRO Plan to the 
Commission in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Plan 
regarding new participants. Section III(b) of the Joint-SRO Plan 
provides that a national securities exchange or national securities 
association may become a party to the Plan by: (i) Executing a copy of 
the Plan, as then in effect (with the only changes being the addition 
of the new participant's name in section 11(a) of the Plan and the new 
participant's single-digit code in section VI(a)(1) of the Plan) and 
(ii) submitting such executed plan to the Commission for approval.

II. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed 
Joint-SRO Plan amendment 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/nms.shtml); or
     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number 4-518 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 4-518. 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/
nms.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all 
written

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statements with respect to the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment that 
are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating 
to the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment 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 the filing also will be available for inspection and copying 
at the principal office of Nasdaq. 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 4-518 and should be submitted on or before May 30, 2006.

III. Commission's Findings and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of 
Proposed Plan Amendment

    The Commission finds that the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment is 
consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and 
regulations thereunder.\4\ Specifically, the Commission believes that 
the proposed amendment, which permits Nasdaq to become a participant to 
the Joint-SRO Plan, is consistent with the requirements of Section 11A 
of the Act, and Rule 608 of Regulation NMS. The Plan establishes 
appropriate procedures for market centers to follow in making their 
monthly reports required pursuant to Rule 605 of Regulation NMS, 
available to the public in a uniform, readily accessible, and usable 
electronic format. The proposed amendment to include Nasdaq as a 
participant in the Joint-SRO Plan will contribute to the maintenance of 
fair and orderly markets and remove impediments to and perfect the 
mechanisms of a national market system by facilitating the uniform 
public disclosure of order execution information by all market centers.
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    \4\ In approving this proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment, the 
Commission has considered the proposal's impact on efficiency, 
competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).
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    The Commission finds good cause to grant temporary effectiveness to 
the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment, for 120 days, until August 25, 
2006. The Commission believes that it is necessary and appropriate in 
the public interest, for the maintenance of fair and orderly markets, 
to remove impediments to, and perfect mechanisms of, a national market 
system to allow Nasdaq to become a participant in the Joint-SRO Plan. 
Nasdaq represents that it hopes to commence operations as a national 
securities exchange during the second quarter of 2006, and it must join 
the Plan as a condition of exchange registration. In addition, as a 
Plan participant, Nasdaq would have timely information on the Plan 
procedures as they are formulated and modified by the participants. The 
Commission finds, therefore, that granting temporary effectiveness of 
the proposed Joint-SRO Plan amendment is appropriate and consistent 
with section 11A of the Act.\5\
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78k-1.
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IV. Conclusion

    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 11A of the Act \6\ and 
Rule 608 of Regulation NMS,\7\ that the proposed Joint-SRO Plan 
amendment is approved for 120 days, through August 25, 2006.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78k-1.
    \7\ 17 CFR 242.608.

    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)(29).
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J. Lynn Taylor,
Assistant Secretary.
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