Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Options Fee Changes, 1783-1784 [E7-381]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices 2 licensing basis to adopt a selective implementation of the alternative source term radiological analysis methodology. The amendments also revised Technical Specification 3.9.4, ‘‘Containment Penetrations.’’ Date of issuance: December 22, 2006. Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 30 days from the date of issuance. Amendment Nos.: 236, 218 Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–9 and NPF–17: Amendments revised the licenses and the technical specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: August 24, 2006 (71 FR 50105) The supplements dated May 4 and August 31, 2006, provided additional information that clarified the application, did not expand the scope of the application as originally noticed, and did not change the staff’s original proposed no significant hazards consideration determination. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Docket Nos. 50–373 and 50–374, LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2, LaSalle County, Illinois. Date of application for amendments: December 9, 2004, as supplemented by letters dated August 16, August 24, September 13, and October 12, 2006. Brief description of amendments: The amendments adopt Technical Specification Task Force (TSTF) Standard Technical Specification (STS) Change Traveler 360 (TSTF–360), Revision 1, ‘‘DC Electric Rewrite.’’ The amendment revised Technical Specification (TS) Section 3.8.4, ‘‘DC Sources-Operating,’’ TS 3.8.5, ‘‘DC Sources-Shutdown,’’ TS 3.8.6, ‘‘Battery Cell Parameters,’’ and adds a new TS Section 5.5.14, ‘‘Battery Monitoring and Maintenance Program.’’ Date of issuance: December 19, 2006. Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 60 days. Amendment Nos.: 179/165. Facility Operating License Nos. NPF– 11 and NPF–18: The amendments revised the Technical Specifications and License. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: April 12, 2005 (70 FR 19115) The August 16, August 24, September 13, and October 12, 2006 supplements contained clarifying information and did not change the NRC staff’s initial VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 proposed finding of no significant hazards consideration. The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated December 19, 2006. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Virginia Electric and Power Company, Docket Nos. 50–338 and 50–339, North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2, Louisa County, Virginia. Date of application for amendment: May 30, 2006, as supplemented by letter dated June 30, 2006. Brief description of amendment: The proposed amendments would relocate the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard being used to test the total particulate concentration of the stored fuel oil to the Technical Specification (TS) Bases. This proposed change is described in TS Task Force (TSTF) Standard TS Change Traveler TSTF–374, Rev. 0, ‘‘Revision to TS 5.5.13 and Associated TS Bases for Diesel Fuel Oil.’’ In addition, the licensee has proposed to use a ‘‘water and sediment test’’ instead of the ‘‘clear and bright’’ test provided in TSTF–374. Date of issuance: December 11, 2006. Effective date: As of the date of issuance and shall be implemented within 30 days from the date of issuance. Amendment Nos.: 249, 229. Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. NPF–4 and NPF–7: Amendments change the licenses and the technical specifications. Date of initial notice in Federal Register: August 15, 2006 (71 FR 46941) The Commission’s related evaluation of the amendments is contained in a Safety Evaluation dated December 11, 2006. No significant hazards consideration comments received: No. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 5th day of January 2007. For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission. John W. Lubinski, Deputy Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–321 Filed 1–12–07; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55045; File No. SR–Amex– 2007–02] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Options Fee Changes January 5, 2007. 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 January 4, 2007, 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, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Amex. The Amex has designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by a self-regulatory organization pursuant to 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 Amex proposes to modify its Options Fee Schedule. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Amex, on the Amex’s Web site at http://www.amex.com, 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 Amex included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposal. 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. BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 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 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1783 E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 1784 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing to amend its Options Fee schedule to eliminate the licensing fee of $0.10 a contract which is currently charged on options on the iShares Russell 1000 Index Fund (symbol: IWB), the iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund (symbol: IWF), the iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Fund (symbol: IWD), the iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund (symbol: IWM), the iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund (symbol: IWO), the iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund (symbol: IWN), and the iShares Russell 3000 Index Fund (symbol: IWV) (collectively, the ‘‘ETF Options’’). The Exchange is proposing to eliminate the licensing fee applicable to the ETF Options as of January 3, 2007 due to the termination of existing licensing agreements on December 31, 2006. The Exchange asserts that the proposal is equitable as required by Section 6(b)(4) of the Act.5 2. Statutory Basis The proposed fee change is consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act 6 regarding the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among exchange members and other persons using exchange 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 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 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 7 and paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 5 Section 6(b)(4) requires that the rules of a national securities exchange provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members and issuers and other persons using its facilities. 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 7 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 thereunder 8 because it establishes or changes a member due, fee, or other charge. 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 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–Amex–2007–02 on the subject line. available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Amex– 2007–02 and should be submitted on or before February 6, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–381 Filed 1–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55048; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–119] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Definition of Complex Trade as Applied to Trades Through the Options Intermarket Linkage January 5, 2007. 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 December 28, 2006, the American Stock Exchange • Send paper comments in triplicate LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, the Securities and Exchange Securities and Exchange Commission, Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC proposed rule change, as described in 20549–1090. Items I, II, and III below, which Items All submissions should refer to File have been prepared substantially by the Number SR–Amex–2007–02. This file Exchange. The Commission is number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change Commission process and review your from interested persons. comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s post all comments on the Commission’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 The Amex proposes to revise Amex submission, all subsequent Rule 940(b)(3) to amend the definition amendments, all written statements of ‘‘Complex Trade.’’ The text of the with respect to the proposed rule proposed rule change appears below, change that are filed with the with additions italicized and deletions Commission, and all written in [brackets]: 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 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 Options Intermarket Linkage Rule 940 (a) No Change (b) Definitions—The following terms shall have the meaning specified in this Rule solely for the purpose of this Section 4: (1)–(2) No Change (3) ‘‘Complex Trade’’ means the execution of an order in an option series in conjunction with the execution of one or more related order(s) in different options series in the same underlying security occurring at or near the same 9 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 8 17 PO 00000 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1783-1784]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-55045; File No. SR-Amex-2007-02]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change 
Relating to Options Fee Changes

January 5, 2007.
    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 January 4, 2007, 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, II, 
and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the 
Amex. The Amex has designated this proposal as one establishing or 
changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by a self-
regulatory organization pursuant to 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.
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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)(ii).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Amex proposes to modify its Options Fee Schedule. The text of 
the proposed rule change is available at the Amex, on the Amex's Web 
site at http://www.amex.com, 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 Amex included statements 
concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposal. 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.

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

1. Purpose
    The Exchange is proposing to amend its Options Fee schedule to 
eliminate the licensing fee of $0.10 a contract which is currently 
charged on options on the iShares Russell 1000 Index Fund (symbol: 
IWB), the iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund (symbol: IWF), the 
iShares Russell 1000 Value Index Fund (symbol: IWD), the iShares 
Russell 2000 Index Fund (symbol: IWM), the iShares Russell 2000 Growth 
Index Fund (symbol: IWO), the iShares Russell 2000 Value Index Fund 
(symbol: IWN), and the iShares Russell 3000 Index Fund (symbol: IWV) 
(collectively, the ``ETF Options'').
    The Exchange is proposing to eliminate the licensing fee applicable 
to the ETF Options as of January 3, 2007 due to the termination of 
existing licensing agreements on December 31, 2006.
    The Exchange asserts that the proposal is equitable as required by 
Section 6(b)(4) of the Act.\5\
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    \5\ Section 6(b)(4) requires that the rules of a national 
securities exchange provide for the equitable allocation of 
reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members and 
issuers and other persons using its facilities.
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2. Statutory Basis
    The proposed fee change is consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the 
Act \6\ regarding the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, 
and other charges among exchange members and other persons using 
exchange facilities.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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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

    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

    The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to 
Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \7\ and paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 
19b-4 thereunder \8\ because it establishes or changes a member due, 
fee, or other charge. 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 furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \8\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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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:

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-2007-02 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-Amex-2007-02. 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 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-2007-02 
and should be submitted on or before February 6, 2007.
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    \9\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\9\
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-381 Filed 1-12-07; 8:45 am]
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