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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 29, 2006 / Notices Act 9. Specifically, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) Act 10 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. 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 that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of 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 either solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 11 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder 12 because the proposed rule change: (1) Does not significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (2) does not impose any significant burden on competition; and (3) does not become operative for 30 days from the date of filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 13 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) 14 thereunder. The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the five-day prefiling notice requirement and the 30-day operative delay.15 The Commission is exercising its authority to waive the five-day pre-filing notice requirement and believes that the waiver of the 30day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. Waiver of the five-day pre-filing and 30-day operative periods will extend the Pilot, which would otherwise expire on September 7, 2006, and allow the Exchange to continue in its efforts to obtain a surveillance agreement with the Bolsa. Accordingly, the Commission designates the proposal jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 13 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 14 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 15 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 10 15 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Aug 28, 2006 to be effective and operative upon filing with the Commission.16 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the 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 the 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: 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–2006–72 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–2006–72. 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 20549–1090. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the CBOE. All comments received will be 16 For the purposes only of waiving the operative date of this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51243 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–2006–72 and should be submitted on or before September 19, 2006. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–14274 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54354; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–73] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Clarify the Applicability of Certain Rules to Securities Also Listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the Nasdaq Global Market August 23, 2006. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on August 9, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Amex. The Exchange filed the proposal as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission.5 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 Amex proposes minor, technical changes to Rules 7 (Commentary .02), 24, 109 (Commentary .02), 115 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 5 The Amex asked the Commission to waive the five-day pre-filing notice requirement and the 30day operative delay. See Rule 19b 4(f)(6)(iii). 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii). 1 15 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 51244 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 29, 2006 / Notices (Commentary .01), 118, 131 (Commentary .02), 131A, 156 (Commentary .01), 170 (Commentary .11), 190 (Commentary .06) and 1301 and Section 142 of the Company Guide to clarify the applicability of such rules to securities that are also listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (‘‘NCM’’) and the Nasdaq Global Market (formerly referred to as the Nasdaq National Market,6 ‘‘NGM’’) (NCM and NGM are collectively referred to as ‘‘Nasdaq.’’) The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Amex, at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and at www.amex.com. 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 Amex 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 Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. 2. Statutory Basis A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose On May 9, 2006, the Commission approved a proposed rule change by the Exchange that reduced the initial and annual listing fees for companies listed on another securities market that dual list on the Amex and made appropriate rule changes to accommodate the listing and trading of Nasdaq securities on the Amex.7 Specifically, the Exchange expanded the scope of Rule 118 to include the trading of (i) NCM securities, in addition to NGM securities, pursuant to unlisted trading privileges (‘‘UTP’’) and (ii) Nasdaq securities that are listed on the Amex. As a result, the following provisions which were previously only applicable to NGM securities traded on a UTP basis on the Amex now cover NCM securities traded on a UTP basis on the Amex and Nasdaq securities with dual listings on the Amex: Rule 1 (Commentary .05); Rule 3; Rule 7 (Commentary .02); Rule 24; Rule 109 (Commentary .02); Rule jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 115 (Commentary .01); Rule 118; Rule 126 (Commentary .06); Rule 128A; Rule 131 (Commentaries .02 and .03); Rule 131A; Rule 135A; Rule 156 (Commentary .01); Rule 170 (Commentary .11); Rule 175; Rule 190 (Commentary .06); Rule 205 (Commentary .05); Rule 1301; and Section 142 of the Company Guide. The purpose of this filing is to make minor changes to certain of the above provisions to make explicit their applicability to both Nasdaq securities traded on the Amex on a UTP basis and Nasdaq securities with dual listings on the Amex. Specifically, the Exchange proposes deleting the phrase ‘‘pursuant to unlisted trading privileges’’ following the defined term ‘‘Nasdaq securities’’ and, where appropriate, to add a reference to Rule 118. Furthermore, the Exchange proposes augmenting the references in Commentary .01 to Rule 118 to include all of the rules applicable to trading in Nasdaq securities. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will clearly identify the Amex rules that should be consulted by members and member organizations trading Nasdaq securities on the Amex. The Amex believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,8 in general, and furthers the objectives of Sections 6(b)(5) of the Act,9 in particular, in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest; and is not designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers, or to regulate by virtue of any authority conferred by the Act matters not related to the purpose of the Act or the administration of the Exchange. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition Amex believes 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 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 Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 10 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.11 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. The Amex has requested that the Commission waive the five-day prefiling notice requirement and the 30-day operative delay contained in Rule 19b4(f)(6)(iii) under the Act.12 Because the proposed rule change raises no novel issues, and serves to clarify the applicability of certain rules to securities that are also listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the Nasdaq Global Market, the Commission believes such waiver is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. Accordingly, the Commission designates the proposal to be effective and operative upon filing with the Commission.13 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: 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 12 17 CFR 240.19b 4(f)(6)(iii). 13 13 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay of this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 11 17 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54071 (June 29, 2006), 71 (June 29, 2006,) 71 FR 38922 (July 10, 2006)(SR–NASD–2006–068). 7 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53778 (May 9, 2006), 71 FR 28057 (May 15, 2006) (SR–Amex– 2005–125). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Aug 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 8 15 9 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 29, 2006 / 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–Amex–2006–73 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. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54351; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–44] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change and Amendments No. 1 and 2 Thereto Relating to the Listing and Trading of the DB Currency Index Value Fund August 23, 2006. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’ or ‘‘Exchange Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that All submissions should refer to File on May 2, 2006, the American Stock Number SR–Amex–2006–73. This file Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) number should be included on the filed with the Securities and Exchange subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the Commission process and review your proposed rule change as described in comments more efficiently, please use Items I, II, and III below, which Items only one method. The Commission will have been prepared by Amex. On July post all comments on the Commission’s 31, 2006, Amex filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.3 On Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ August 18, 2006, Amex filed rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule submission, all subsequent change.4 The Commission is publishing amendments, all written statements this notice to solicit comments on the with respect to the proposed rule proposed rule change, as amended, from change that are filed with the interested persons. Commission, and all written communications relating to the I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s proposed rule change between the Statement of the Terms of Substance of Commission and any person, other than the Proposed Rule Change those that may be withheld from the Pursuant to Commentary .07 to Amex public in accordance with the Rule 1202, which permits the listing provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be and trading of shares of trust issued available for inspection and copying in receipts (‘‘TIRs’’) that invest in shares or the Commission’s Public Reference securities (the ‘‘Investment Shares’’) of a Room. Copies of such filing also will be trust, partnership, commodity pool or available for inspection and copying at other similar entity that holds the principal office of the Amex. All investments comprising, or otherwise comments received will be posted based on, any combination of securities, without change; the Commission does futures contracts, swaps, forward not edit personal identifying contracts, options on futures contracts, information from submissions. You commodities or portfolios of investments, the Exchange seeks to list should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All and trade the DB Currency Index Value Fund (the ‘‘Trust’’ or ‘‘Fund’’). In submissions should refer to File Number SR–Amex–2006–73 and should connection with the proposal, Amex be submitted on or before September 19, also seeks to amend Commentary .02 to Amex Rule 1200. The text of the 2006. proposed rule change, as amended, is For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–14301 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 8010–01–P 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Aug 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 In Amendment No. 1, Amex made clarifying changes to the proposal regarding the index methodology, the structure of the Fund, and the dissemination of information relating to the Index and Fund. In Amendment No. 1, the Exchange also amended Commentary .02 to Amex Rule 1200 to conform to Amex’s current trading hours. 4 In Amendment No. 2, Amex made additional clarifying changes to the proposal, including among others, details regarding the dissemination of the Index value, intraday indicative value, and net asset value of the Investment Shares. 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51245 below. Proposed new language is in italics. * * * * * Rules of General Applicability Amex Rule 1200 (a) No Change. (b) No Change. * * * Commentary .01 No Change. .02 Transactions in Trust Issues Receipts may be effected until 4 p.m. or 4:15 p.m. each business day. .03 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, the Amex 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, and the most significant aspects of such statements are set forth in Sections A, B, and C below. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose Introduction Pursuant to Commentary .07 to Amex Rule 1202, the Exchange may approve for listing and trading TIRs investing in Investment Shares that hold investments in any combination of securities, futures contracts, options on futures contracts, swaps, forward contracts, commodities, or portfolios of investments. The Amex proposes to list for trading the shares of the Fund (the ‘‘Shares’’), which represent beneficial ownership interests in the Fund’s net assets, consisting solely of the common units of beneficial interests of DB Currency Index Value Master Fund (the ‘‘Master Fund’’). The Master Fund is a statutory trust created under Delaware law whose investment portfolio will consist primarily of futures contracts on the currencies comprising the Deutsche Bank G10 Currency Future Harvest IndexTM—Excess Return (the ‘‘DBCHI’’ or ‘‘Index’’) and securities for margin purposes. Both the Fund and the Master Fund will be commodity pools operated by DB Commodity Services LLC (the ‘‘Managing Owner’’). The Managing Owner is registered as a commodity E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-54354; File No. SR-Amex-2006-73]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To 
Clarify the Applicability of Certain Rules to Securities Also Listed on 
the Nasdaq Capital Market and the Nasdaq Global Market

August 23, 2006.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that on August 9, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (``Amex'' or 
``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and 
II below, which Items have been prepared by the Amex. The Exchange 
filed the proposal as a ``non-controversial'' proposed rule change 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act,\3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
thereunder,\4\ which renders the proposal effective upon filing with 
the Commission.\5\ 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.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \5\ The Amex asked the Commission to waive the five-day pre-
filing notice requirement and the 30-day operative delay. See Rule 
19b 4(f)(6)(iii). 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Amex proposes minor, technical changes to Rules 7 (Commentary 
.02), 24, 109 (Commentary .02), 115

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(Commentary .01), 118, 131 (Commentary .02), 131A, 156 (Commentary 
.01), 170 (Commentary .11), 190 (Commentary .06) and 1301 and Section 
142 of the Company Guide to clarify the applicability of such rules to 
securities that are also listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (``NCM'') 
and the Nasdaq Global Market (formerly referred to as the Nasdaq 
National Market,\6\ ``NGM'') (NCM and NGM are collectively referred to 
as ``Nasdaq.'') The text of the proposed rule change is available at 
the Amex, at the Commission's Public Reference Room, and at 
www.amex.com.
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    \6\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54071 (June 29, 
2006), 71 (June 29, 2006,) 71 FR 38922 (July 10, 2006)(SR-NASD-2006-
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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 Amex 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 Exchange 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
    On May 9, 2006, the Commission approved a proposed rule change by 
the Exchange that reduced the initial and annual listing fees for 
companies listed on another securities market that dual list on the 
Amex and made appropriate rule changes to accommodate the listing and 
trading of Nasdaq securities on the Amex.\7\ Specifically, the Exchange 
expanded the scope of Rule 118 to include the trading of (i) NCM 
securities, in addition to NGM securities, pursuant to unlisted trading 
privileges (``UTP'') and (ii) Nasdaq securities that are listed on the 
Amex. As a result, the following provisions which were previously only 
applicable to NGM securities traded on a UTP basis on the Amex now 
cover NCM securities traded on a UTP basis on the Amex and Nasdaq 
securities with dual listings on the Amex: Rule 1 (Commentary .05); 
Rule 3; Rule 7 (Commentary .02); Rule 24; Rule 109 (Commentary .02); 
Rule 115 (Commentary .01); Rule 118; Rule 126 (Commentary .06); Rule 
128A; Rule 131 (Commentaries .02 and .03); Rule 131A; Rule 135A; Rule 
156 (Commentary .01); Rule 170 (Commentary .11); Rule 175; Rule 190 
(Commentary .06); Rule 205 (Commentary .05); Rule 1301; and Section 142 
of the Company Guide.
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    \7\ Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53778 (May 9, 2006), 71 
FR 28057 (May 15, 2006) (SR-Amex-2005-125).
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    The purpose of this filing is to make minor changes to certain of 
the above provisions to make explicit their applicability to both 
Nasdaq securities traded on the Amex on a UTP basis and Nasdaq 
securities with dual listings on the Amex. Specifically, the Exchange 
proposes deleting the phrase ``pursuant to unlisted trading 
privileges'' following the defined term ``Nasdaq securities'' and, 
where appropriate, to add a reference to Rule 118. Furthermore, the 
Exchange proposes augmenting the references in Commentary .01 to Rule 
118 to include all of the rules applicable to trading in Nasdaq 
securities. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will 
clearly identify the Amex rules that should be consulted by members and 
member organizations trading Nasdaq securities on the Amex.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Amex believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with 
Section 6(b) of the Act,\8\ in general, and furthers the objectives of 
Sections 6(b)(5) of the Act,\9\ in particular, in that it is designed 
to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote 
just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and 
perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market 
system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest; 
and is not designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, 
issuers, brokers, or dealers, or to regulate by virtue of any authority 
conferred by the Act matters not related to the purpose of the Act or 
the administration of the Exchange.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    Amex believes 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

    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

    Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) 
Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public 
interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) 
become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or 
such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with 
the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule 
change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 
\10 \and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\11 \
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
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    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.
    The Amex has requested that the Commission waive the five-day pre-
filing notice requirement and the 30-day operative delay contained in 
Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) under the Act.\12\ Because the proposed rule 
change raises no novel issues, and serves to clarify the applicability 
of certain rules to securities that are also listed on the Nasdaq 
Capital Market and the Nasdaq Global Market, the Commission believes 
such waiver is consistent with the protection of investors and the 
public interest. Accordingly, the Commission designates the proposal to 
be effective and operative upon filing with the Commission.\13 \
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    \12\ 17 CFR 240.19b 4(f)(6)(iii).
    \13\ 13 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay 
of this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule's 
impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 
78c(f).
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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:

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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-Amex-2006-73 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 Number SR-Amex-2006-73. 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 Room. Copies of such 
filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the 
principal office of the Amex. 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-Amex-2006-73 and should be submitted on or before 
September 19, 2006.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14 \
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    \14\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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