Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request, 41283 [E6-11499]

Download as PDF 41283 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 139 / Thursday, July 20, 2006 / Notices Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or by sending an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: June 29, 2006 J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11498 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Dated: June 29, 2006. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11499 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17a–8; SEC File No. 270–53; OMB Control No. 3235–0092. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget requests for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 Rule 17a–8—Financial Recordkeeping and Reporting of Currency and Foreign Transactions Rule 17a–8 (17 CFR 240.17a–8) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’) requires brokers and dealers to make and keep certain reports and records concerning their currency and monetary instrument transactions. The requirements allow the Commission to ensure that brokers and dealers are in compliance with the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970 (‘‘Bank Secrecy Act’’) and with the Department of the Treasury regulations under that Act. The reports and records required under this rule initially are required under Department of the Treasury regulations, and additional burden hours and costs are not imposed by this rule. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:44 Jul 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments should be directed to (1) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC, 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov; and (2) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54137; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–67] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Permit the Listing and Trading of Quarterly Options Series July 12, 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 July 11, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘Amex’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated this proposal as non-controversial under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposed rule change effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. PO 00000 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its rules to permit the listing and trading of quarterly options series.5 The text of the proposed rule change is set forth below. Proposed new language is in italics; language proposed to be deleted is in [brackets]. * * * * * Rule 900—Applicability, Definitions and References (a) No change. (b) Definitions—The following terms as used in the Rules in this Chapter shall, unless the context otherwise indicates, have the meanings herein specified: (1)–(44) No change. (45) Quarterly Options Series—The term ‘‘Quarterly Options Series’’ means a series in an options class that is approved for listing and trading on the Exchange in which the series is opened for trading on any business day and that expires at the close of business on the last business day of a calendar quarter: (c)–(d) No change. * * * Commentary .01 * * No change. * * * Rule 903—Series of Options Open for Trading (a) After a particular class of options (call option contracts or put option contracts relating to a specific underlying security or calculated index) has been approved for listing and trading on the Exchange, the Exchange shall from time to time open for trading series of options therein. Prior to the opening of trading in any series of options, the Exchange shall fix the expiration month, expiration year (if the options series has more than one year remaining to expiration), and exercise price of option contracts included in each such series. For Short Term Options Series, the Exchange will fix a specific expiration date and exercise price, as provided in paragraph (h). For Quarterly Options Series, the Exchange will fix a specific expiration date and exercise price, as provided in Commentary .09. (b)–(h) No change. 5 This proposal is substantially identical to a recently approved proposal by the International Securities Exchange (‘‘ISE’’) to list Quarterly Options Series on a pilot basis. See Securities Exchange Act Releases No. 53857 (May 24, 2006), 71 FR 31246 (June 1, 2006) (notice of filing); and 54113 (July 7, 2006) (approval order). E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 139 (Thursday, July 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 
20549.

Extension: Rule 17a-8; SEC File No. 270-53; OMB Control No. 3235-
0092.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget requests for extension of the previously approved collection 
of information discussed below.

Rule 17a-8--Financial Recordkeeping and Reporting of Currency and 
Foreign Transactions

    Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 240.17a-8) under the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ``Act'') requires brokers and dealers 
to make and keep certain reports and records concerning their currency 
and monetary instrument transactions. The requirements allow the 
Commission to ensure that brokers and dealers are in compliance with 
the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970 (``Bank 
Secrecy Act'') and with the Department of the Treasury regulations 
under that Act.
    The reports and records required under this rule initially are 
required under Department of the Treasury regulations, and additional 
burden hours and costs are not imposed by this rule.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid control number.
    Comments should be directed to (1) Desk Officer for the Securities 
and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC, 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: David--
Rostker@omb.eop.gov; and (2) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information 
Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 
6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail 
to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 
days of this notice.

     Dated: June 29, 2006.
 J. Lynn Taylor,
 Assistant Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-11499 Filed 7-19-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8010-01-P