Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change Regarding the e-DPM Membership Ownership Requirement, 27757-27758 [E6-7267]

Download as PDF 27757 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 92 / Friday, May 12, 2006 / Notices C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing proposed rule change has been designated as a fee change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 7 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) 8 thereunder, because it establishes or changes a due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange. Accordingly, the proposal will take effect upon filing with the Commission. 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: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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–CBOE–2006–43 on the subject line. 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 principal office of the CBOE. 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–CBOE–2006–43 and should be submitted on or before June 2, 2006. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–7245 Filed 5–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–53771; File No. SR–CBOE– 2006–39] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change Regarding the e-DPM Membership Ownership Requirement May 8, 2006. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 Paper Comments notice is hereby given that on April 20, • Send paper comments in triplicate 2006, the Chicago Board Options to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or Securities and Exchange Commission, ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC and Exchange Commission 20549–1090. (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule All submissions should refer to File change as described in Items I, II, and Number SR–CBOE–2006–43. This file III below, which Items have been number should be included on the prepared by the CBOE. The Commission subject line if e-mail is used. To help the is publishing this notice to solicit Commission process and review your comments on the proposed rule change comments more efficiently, please use from interested persons. only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ the Proposed Rule Change rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent The Exchange proposes to clarify the amendments, all written statements application of the e-DPM membership with respect to the proposed rule ownership requirement. The text of the change that are filed with the 9 17 7 15 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 May 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 proposed rule change is set forth below. New text is in italics. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated * * * * * Rule 8.92. Electronic DPM Program (a)–(c) No change. (d) Membership Requirement. Until July 12, 2007, each e-DPM organization is required to (i) own one Exchange membership for every 30 products allocated to the e-DPM; or (ii) lease one Exchange membership for every 20 products allocated to the e-DPM. After July 12, 2007, each e-DPM organization is required to own one Exchange membership for every 30 products allocated to the e-DPM. An Exchange membership shall include a transferable regular membership or a Chicago Board of Trade full membership that has effectively been exercised pursuant to Article Fifth(b) of the Certificate of Incorporation. Memberships used to satisfy this requirement may not be used for any other purpose including being leased to another member, to comply with the DPM membership ownership requirement of Rule 8.85(e), or for trading on the trading floor. For purposes of this Rule, the term ‘‘product’’ refers to all options of the same single underlying security/value. An e-DPM organization shall be deemed to own or lease an Exchange membership for purposes of this paragraph (d) if its parent company owns or leases seats that are used solely for the e-DPM organization’s e-DPM activities. (e) No change. * * * * * II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, CBOE 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. CBOE 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 clarify the application of CBOE Rule 8.92(d) Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 27758 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 92 / Friday, May 12, 2006 / Notices relating to the e-DPM membership ownership requirement. That rule currently provides that, until July 12, 2007, each e-DPM organization is required to (i) own one Exchange membership for every 30 products allocated to the e-DPM; or (ii) lease one Exchange membership for every 20 products allocated to the e-DPM. After July 12, 2007, each e-DPM organization is required to own one Exchange membership for every 30 products allocated to the e-DPM. The rule currently also makes clear that an Exchange ‘‘membership’’ includes a transferable regular membership or a Chicago Board of Trade full membership that has effectively been exercised pursuant to Article Fifth(b) of the Certificate of Incorporation, and that memberships used to satisfy the requirement may not be used for any other purpose including being leased to another member, to comply with the DPM membership ownership requirement of CBOE Rule 8.85(e), or for trading on the Exchange’s trading floor. The proposed rule change proposes to make clear that a parent company of an e-DPM entity may own or lease the required memberships on behalf of the e-DPM entity provided such memberships are dedicated solely to the e-DPM organization’s e-DPM activity. For example, corporation XYZ owns multiple CBOE memberships and wholly owns e-DPM firm ABC. If some or all of the memberships owned by XYZ are used by ABC in connection with its e-DPM activity, those memberships would satisfy the requirements of CBOE Rule 8.92(d). 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act and the rules and regulations under the Act applicable to a national securities exchange and, in particular, the requirements of section 6(b) of the Act.3 Specifically, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) 4 requirements that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition CBOE does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or 3 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 4 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 May 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 35 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which CBOE consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve such proposed rule change, or (B) Institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. 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 rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–CBOE–2006–39 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–CBOE–2006–39. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the CBOE. 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–CBOE–2006–39 and should be submitted on or before June 2, 2006. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.5 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–7267 Filed 5–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–53772; File No. SR–CHX– 2004–38] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Order Granting Approval To Proposed Rule Change and Amendment Nos. 1 and 2 Thereto and Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval to Amendment Nos. 3 and 4 Thereto Relating to Records of Orders and Executions May 8, 2006. I. Introduction On November 3, 2004, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CHX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘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 CHX Article XX, Rule 24 to require on-floor participants to electronically record specific details about orders originating on or off the floor of the Exchange for execution on the Exchange, as well as orders issued from the floor of the Exchange to any other market or trading venue. On July 3, 2005 and September 8, 2005, the 5 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-53771; File No. SR-CBOE-2006-39]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Incorporated; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change Regarding the 
e-DPM Membership Ownership Requirement

May 8, 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 April 20, 2006, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated 
(``CBOE'' or ``Exchange'') 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 the CBOE. 
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.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to clarify the application of the e-DPM 
membership ownership requirement. The text of the proposed rule change 
is set forth below. New text is in italics.
Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated
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Rule 8.92. Electronic DPM Program

    (a)-(c) No change.
    (d) Membership Requirement. Until July 12, 2007, each e-DPM 
organization is required to (i) own one Exchange membership for every 
30 products allocated to the e-DPM; or (ii) lease one Exchange 
membership for every 20 products allocated to the e-DPM. After July 12, 
2007, each e-DPM organization is required to own one Exchange 
membership for every 30 products allocated to the e-DPM. An Exchange 
membership shall include a transferable regular membership or a Chicago 
Board of Trade full membership that has effectively been exercised 
pursuant to Article Fifth(b) of the Certificate of Incorporation. 
Memberships used to satisfy this requirement may not be used for any 
other purpose including being leased to another member, to comply with 
the DPM membership ownership requirement of Rule 8.85(e), or for 
trading on the trading floor. For purposes of this Rule, the term 
``product'' refers to all options of the same single underlying 
security/value. An e-DPM organization shall be deemed to own or lease 
an Exchange membership for purposes of this paragraph (d) if its parent 
company owns or leases seats that are used solely for the e-DPM 
organization's e-DPM activities.
    (e) No change.
* * * * *

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

    In its filing with the Commission, CBOE 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. CBOE 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 clarify the application of CBOE Rule 
8.92(d)

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relating to the e-DPM membership ownership requirement. That rule 
currently provides that, until July 12, 2007, each e-DPM organization 
is required to (i) own one Exchange membership for every 30 products 
allocated to the e-DPM; or (ii) lease one Exchange membership for every 
20 products allocated to the e-DPM. After July 12, 2007, each e-DPM 
organization is required to own one Exchange membership for every 30 
products allocated to the e-DPM.
    The rule currently also makes clear that an Exchange ``membership'' 
includes a transferable regular membership or a Chicago Board of Trade 
full membership that has effectively been exercised pursuant to Article 
Fifth(b) of the Certificate of Incorporation, and that memberships used 
to satisfy the requirement may not be used for any other purpose 
including being leased to another member, to comply with the DPM 
membership ownership requirement of CBOE Rule 8.85(e), or for trading 
on the Exchange's trading floor.
    The proposed rule change proposes to make clear that a parent 
company of an e-DPM entity may own or lease the required memberships on 
behalf of the e-DPM entity provided such memberships are dedicated 
solely to the e-DPM organization's e-DPM activity. For example, 
corporation XYZ owns multiple CBOE memberships and wholly owns e-DPM 
firm ABC. If some or all of the memberships owned by XYZ are used by 
ABC in connection with its e-DPM activity, those memberships would 
satisfy the requirements of CBOE Rule 8.92(d).
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with 
the Act and the rules and regulations under the Act applicable to a 
national securities exchange and, in particular, the requirements of 
section 6(b) of the Act.\3\ Specifically, the Exchange believes the 
proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) \4\ 
requirements that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote just 
and equitable principles of trade, to prevent fraudulent and 
manipulative acts and, in general, to protect investors and the public 
interest.
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    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    CBOE does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any 
burden on competition 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

    No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the 
proposed rule change.

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

    Within 35 days of the date of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may 
designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to 
be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to 
which CBOE consents, the Commission will:
    (A) By order approve such proposed rule change, or
    (B) Institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule 
change should be disapproved.

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-CBOE-2006-39 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-CBOE-2006-39. 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, 100 F Street, 
NE., Washington, DC 20549. Copies of such filing also will be available 
for inspection and copying at the principal office of the CBOE. 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-CBOE-2006-39 and should be 
submitted on or before June 2, 2006.

    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)(12).
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Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary. 6
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