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Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 11, 2006 / Notices Closed Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 1 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters may also be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), (9)(B), (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), (9)(ii), and (10) permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Campos, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in closed session, determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible. The subject matter of the Open Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2006 will be: 1. The Commission will consider whether to issue an interpretive release regarding client commission practices under section 28(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The interpretive release is designed to provide guidance to securities industry participants on money managers’ use of client commission dollars to pay for ‘‘brokerage and research services’’ under section 28(e). The interpretive release is subsequent to the Commission’s issuance of proposed guidance and solicitation of public comment in Release No. 34–52635 (October 19, 2005), File No. S7–09–05. 2. The Commission will consider whether to propose amendments to Rule 203 of Regulation SHO under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to reduce the frequency that stock is not delivered after it is sold. The Commission also will consider whether to propose amendments to update the market decline limitation referenced in Rule 200(e)(3) of Regulation SHO. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 13, 2006 will be: Formal orders of investigation; Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature; Litigation matter; Resolution of litigation matters; and a Post-argument discussion. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Jul 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 39135 added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. proposed rule change (File No. SR– Amex–2006–42), as amended, be, and it hereby is, approved. Dated: July 6, 2006. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–6148 Filed 7–7–06; 9:33 am] For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.8 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–10762 Filed 7–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION BILLING CODE 8010–01–P [Release No. 34–54094; File No. SR-Amex2006–42] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Order Granting Approval To a Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 1 Thereto Relating to a Retroactive Suspension of Transaction Charges for Specialist Orders in the Nasdaq-100 Tracking Stock (QQQQ) On May 2, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ 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 retroactively apply a suspension of transaction charges for specialist orders in connection with the trading of the Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (Symbol: QQQQ) from March 1, 2006, through April 5, 2006. On May 12, 2006, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.3 The proposed rule change, as amended, was published for comment in the Federal Register on June 1, 2006.4 The Commission received no comments on the proposal. The Commission finds that the proposed rule change, as amended, 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 believes that the proposal is consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act 6 in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,7 that the U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 Amendment No. 1 replaced and superseded the original filing in its entirety. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53871 (May 26, 2006), 71 FR 31236. 5 In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission notes that it 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)(4). 7 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). PO 00000 1 15 2 17 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Release No. 34–54097; File No. SR–CBOE– 2006–38] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 1 Thereto Regarding Transfer of Designated Primary Market Maker Appointments July 5, 2006. On April 17, 2006, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ 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 Exchange rules relating to the transfer of Designated Primary Market Maker (‘‘DPM’’) appointments. On May 11, 2006, CBOE submitted Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. The Commission published the proposed rule change, as amended, for comment in the Federal Register on June 1, 2006.3 The Commission received no comments on the proposed rule change, as amended. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to eliminate section (f) of CBOE Rule 8.89, which subjects any DPM transfer proposal decision made by the appropriate Exchange committee (‘‘transfer proposal decision’’) 4 to a 10day review period during which any transfer proposal decision may be directly reviewed by the Board of Directors of the Exchange (‘‘Board’’) upon: 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. 53869 (May 25, 2006), 71 FR 31239. 4 See CBOE Rule 8.89(c), (d), and (e) for a description of the scope of a transfer proposal and the committee decision process. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-54094; File No. SR-Amex-2006-42]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Order 
Granting Approval To a Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 1 Thereto 
Relating to a Retroactive Suspension of Transaction Charges for 
Specialist Orders in the Nasdaq-100 Tracking Stock[supreg] (QQQQ)

    On May 2, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (``Amex'' 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 retroactively apply a suspension of transaction 
charges for specialist orders in connection with the trading of the 
Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock[supreg] (Symbol: QQQQ) from March 1, 
2006, through April 5, 2006. On May 12, 2006, the Exchange filed 
Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.\3\ The proposed rule 
change, as amended, was published for comment in the Federal Register 
on June 1, 2006.\4\ The Commission received no comments on the 
proposal.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ Amendment No. 1 replaced and superseded the original filing 
in its entirety.
    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53871 (May 26, 
2006), 71 FR 31236.
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    The Commission finds that the proposed rule change, as amended, 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 believes that the proposal is consistent 
with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act \6\ in that it provides for the 
equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among 
its members.
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    \5\ In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission notes 
that it 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)(4).
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    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the 
Act,\7\ that the proposed rule change (File No. SR-Amex-2006-42), as 
amended, be, and it hereby is, approved.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).
    \8\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\8\
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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