Self-Regulatory Organization; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Retroactive Application of Participant Fees and Credits, 49495-49496 [E6-13934]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 23, 2006 / Notices 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 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–BSE–2006–10 and should be submitted on or before September 13, 2006. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,28 that the proposed rule change (SR–BSE–2006– 10), as amended, is hereby approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.29 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–13931 Filed 8–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54323; File No. SR–CHX– 2006–27] Self-Regulatory Organization; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Retroactive Application of Participant Fees and Credits August 16, 2006. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 August 10, 2006, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CHX’’ 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 CHX. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The CHX proposes to make effective, retroactive to February 9, 2005, the trading permit fee due to the Exchange 28 Id. CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 16:04 Aug 22, 2006 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 CHX included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule changes and discussed any comments it received regarding the proposal. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The CHX 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 Changes 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to make effective, retroactive to February 9, 2005, a change to the Fee Schedule relating to the trading permit fee due to the Exchange if a CHX participant’s trading permit is cancelled intra-year. This change to the Fee Schedule originally became effective on October 24, 2005,3 and provided that for trading permits cancelled intra-year, the CHX participant shall pay the Exchange the lesser of $2,000 or the remaining balance of the annual trading permit fee. The Exchange believed that it was appropriate to amend the Fee Schedule to provide for some fee relief for CHX participants whose trading permits are cancelled intra-year. However, the Exchange also believed that it was necessary for the Exchange to have an adequate basis on which to budget and project annual revenues. Accordingly, the Exchange instituted the Fee Schedule change that it now seeks to make retroactive. The Exchange believed that it had requested retroactive application of the Fee Schedule change at the same time that the change was originally filed with the Commission.4 It now appears that retroactive application was not requested at that juncture. The Exchange has, however, been reserving funds to be refunded to CHX participants once retroactive application of the Fee Schedule change is approved. The Exchange believes that its participants are entitled to such refunds on account of intra-year trading permit termination. Accordingly, the Exchange 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 52815 (November 21, 2005), 70 FR 71572 (November 29, 2005) (SR–CHX–2005–31). 4 Id. 29 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 if a CHX participant’s trading permit is cancelled intra-year. Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49495 proposes retroactive application of the Fee Schedule change, dating back to February 9, 2005.5 2. Statutory Basis The CHX believes the proposal is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that are applicable to a national securities exchange and with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.6 The CHX believes the proposal is consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act 7 in particular in that it provides for an equitable allocation of reasonable fees and other charges among the Exchange’s participants. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule changes will impose any burden on competition. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments Regarding the Proposed Rule Changes 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 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 the self-regulatory organization 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 proposal 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 5 February 9, 2005 was the date of the Exchange’s demutualization, and, correspondingly, the date upon which the Fee Schedule provision relating to trading permit fees first became effective. 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 49496 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 163 / Wednesday, August 23, 2006 / Notices • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–CHX–2006–27 on the subject line. 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 No. SR–CHX–2006–27. 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 changes 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 will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the CHX. 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 No. SR–CHX–2006–27 and should be submitted on or before September 13, 2006. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.8 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–13934 Filed 8–22–06; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54321; File No. SR–ISE– 2006–46] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Cancellation Fee Changes August 15, 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 August 1, 2006, the International Securities Exchange, Inc. (‘‘ISE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change concerning the Exchange’s cancellation fee as described in Items I, II, and II below, which Items have been prepared by the ISE. The ISE has filed the proposed rule change as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge imposed by the ISE under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The ISE proposes to amend its Schedule of Fees regarding its cancellation fee. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Internet Web site (http:// www.iseoptions.com/legal/ proposed_rule_changes.asp), at the principal office of the ISE, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 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 ISE 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. The ISE has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 2 17 817 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Aug 22, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of this proposed rule change is to amend the ISE’s cancellation fee. The Exchange recently amended its cancellation fee such that the fee is charged to a clearing Electronic Access Member based on the cancellation activity of each of its customers (including itself when it selfclears).5 Additionally, for purposes of calculating the number of trades, the Exchange now considers all orders executed by the same firm in the same series on the same side of the market at the same price within 30 seconds as only one execution.6 Despite the adoption of the May Filing, the level of activity in the cancellation of orders remains quite large. The fee currently charged by the Exchange to discourage this activity is insufficient to offset the cost of administering and processing the large number of cancellations on a monthly basis. The Exchange, therefore, proposes to increase its cancellation fee from $1.00 to $1.25. According to the Exchange, this fee increase will enable the ISE to recoup some of the costs of administering and processing cancelled orders. 2. Statutory Basis The basis for the proposed rule change is the requirement under Section 6(b)(4) of the Act 7 that an exchange have an equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members and other persons using its facilities. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The proposed rule change does 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 not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested parties. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 52177 (July 29, 2005), 70 FR 45457 (August 5, 2005). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53862 (May 24, 2006), 71 FR 31244 (June 1, 2006) (the ‘‘May Filing’’). 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 163 (Wednesday, August 23, 2006)]
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[Release No. 34-54323; File No. SR-CHX-2006-27]


 Self-Regulatory Organization; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; 
Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Retroactive 
Application of Participant Fees and Credits

August 16, 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 August 10, 2006, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (``CHX'' 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 CHX. 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 CHX proposes to make effective, retroactive to February 9, 
2005, the trading permit fee due to the Exchange if a CHX participant's 
trading permit is cancelled intra-year.

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 CHX included statements 
concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule changes and 
discussed any comments it received regarding the proposal. The text of 
these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV 
below. The CHX 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 Changes

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to make effective, retroactive to February 9, 
2005, a change to the Fee Schedule relating to the trading permit fee 
due to the Exchange if a CHX participant's trading permit is cancelled 
intra-year. This change to the Fee Schedule originally became effective 
on October 24, 2005,\3\ and provided that for trading permits cancelled 
intra-year, the CHX participant shall pay the Exchange the lesser of 
$2,000 or the remaining balance of the annual trading permit fee. The 
Exchange believed that it was appropriate to amend the Fee Schedule to 
provide for some fee relief for CHX participants whose trading permits 
are cancelled intra-year. However, the Exchange also believed that it 
was necessary for the Exchange to have an adequate basis on which to 
budget and project annual revenues. Accordingly, the Exchange 
instituted the Fee Schedule change that it now seeks to make 
retroactive.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 52815 (November 21, 
2005), 70 FR 71572 (November 29, 2005) (SR-CHX-2005-31).
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    The Exchange believed that it had requested retroactive application 
of the Fee Schedule change at the same time that the change was 
originally filed with the Commission.\4\ It now appears that 
retroactive application was not requested at that juncture. The 
Exchange has, however, been reserving funds to be refunded to CHX 
participants once retroactive application of the Fee Schedule change is 
approved. The Exchange believes that its participants are entitled to 
such refunds on account of intra-year trading permit termination. 
Accordingly, the Exchange proposes retroactive application of the Fee 
Schedule change, dating back to February 9, 2005.\5\
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    \4\ Id.
    \5\ February 9, 2005 was the date of the Exchange's 
demutualization, and, correspondingly, the date upon which the Fee 
Schedule provision relating to trading permit fees first became 
effective.
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2. Statutory Basis
    The CHX believes the proposal is consistent with the requirements 
of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that are applicable 
to a national securities exchange and with the requirements of Section 
6(b) of the Act.\6\ The CHX believes the proposal is consistent with 
Section 6(b)(4) of the Act \7\ in particular in that it provides for an 
equitable allocation of reasonable fees and other charges among the 
Exchange's participants.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule changes will 
impose any burden on competition.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments Regarding the 
Proposed Rule Changes 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

    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 the self-regulatory organization 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 proposal 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

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     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-CHX-2006-27 on the subject line.

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 No. SR-CHX-2006-27. 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 changes 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 will also be available for inspection and copying at the 
principal office of the CHX. 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 No. SR-CHX-2006-27 and should be submitted on or before September 
13, 2006.
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    \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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