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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices consultation is required under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. The NRC staff has also determined that the proposed action is not the type of activity that has the potential to cause effects on historic properties. Therefore, no further consultation is required under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. III. Finding of No Significant Impact rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES IV. Further Information 15:20 Jan 19, 2007 beneficiary developing countries for GSP. Dated at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania this 12th day of January, 2007. For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James P. Dwyer, Chief, Commercial and R&D Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I. [FR Doc. E7–793 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E7–809 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55085; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2006–37] OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union (EU) and Loss of GSP Eligibility Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). AGENCY: Documents related to this action, including the application for license amendment and supporting documentation, are available electronically at the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC’s public documents. The documents related to this action are listed below, along with their ADAMS accession numbers. 1. NUREG–1757, ‘‘Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance;’’ 2. Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 20, Subpart E, ‘‘Radiological Criteria for License Termination;’’ 3. Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51, ‘‘Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions;’’ 4. NUREG–1496, ‘‘Generic Environmental Impact Statement in Support of Rulemaking on Radiological Criteria for License Termination of NRCLicensed Nuclear Facilities;’’ 5. Notification Letter dated September 6, 2006 (ML062850444); 6. Amendment Request Letter with Final Status Report (ML063210371). If you do not have access to ADAMS, or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public computers located at the NRC’s PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR VerDate Aug<31>2005 reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee. BILLING CODE 7590–01–P The NRC staff has prepared this EA in support of the proposed action. On the basis of this EA, the NRC finds that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed action, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not warranted. Accordingly, the NRC has determined that a Finding of No Significant Impact is appropriate. 2717 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: As a result of becoming EU Member States on January 1, 2007, Bulgaria and Romania are no longer designated as beneficiary developing countries under the U.S. GSP program, effective as of that date. GSP Subcommittee, Office of the United States Trade Representative, USTR Annex, 1724 F Street, NW., Room F220, Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is 202–395–6971. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The GSP program is authorized pursuant to title V of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘the Trade Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.). The GSP program grants duty-free treatment to designated eligible articles that are imported from designated beneficiary developing countries. Countries that may not be designated as beneficiary countries for purposes of the GSP include, among others, EU Member States (19 U.S.C. 2462(b)). In Proclamation 8098 (December 29, 2006), the President, pursuant to section 502(b)(1)(C) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2462(b)(1)(C)), announced that ‘‘Bulgaria and Romania shall no longer be designated as beneficiary developing countries for GSP upon the date that each country becomes a European Union Member State. The United States Trade Representative shall announce each such date in a notice published in the Federal Register.’’ The United States Trade Representative hereby announces that January 1, 2007, was the date on which Bulgaria and Romania became EU Member States and are no longer SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change as Modified by Amendment No. 1 Thereto To Trade the StreetTRACKS Dow Jones Global Titans Index Fund Pursuant to Unlisted Trading Privileges January 11, 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 October 18, 2006, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ 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 substantially prepared by the Exchange. On January 4, 2007, the Exchange amended the proposed rule change (‘‘Amendment No. 1’’).3 This order provides notice of the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1, and approves the proposed rule change as amended on an accelerated basis. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange, through its wholly owned subsidiary NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca Equities’’) proposes to trade shares (‘‘Shares’’) of the streetTRACKS Dow Jones Global Titans Index Fund (Symbol: DGT) (‘‘Fund’’) pursuant to unlisted trading privileges (‘‘UTP’’) based on NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(3). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.nysearca.com), at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 In Amendment No. 1 the Exchange provided additional information relating to the dissemination of the index value and the estimates of the value of the fund shares. 2 17 E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 2718 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices 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 Exchange 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 III below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with 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 trade Shares of the Fund pursuant to UTP. The Fund is comprised of 50 common stocks, which are chosen by Dow Jones based on a multi-factor methodology. The Fund invests in foreign securities, including non-U.S.-dollar-denominated securities traded outside the United States and dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers traded in the United States. The Fund’s investment objective is to replicate as closely as possible, before expenses, the performance of the Dow Jones Global Titans Index (‘‘Index’’), using an indexing investment approach. The net asset value (‘‘NAV’’) for the Fund is calculated by the Fund’s custodian, State Street Global Advisors. After calculation, such NAV is disseminated by the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’) and is available to the public through the Fund’s distributor, State Street Capital Markets, LLC. The NAV is also available to National Securities Clearing Corporation (‘‘NSCC’’) participants through data made available from NSCC. The NAV of the Fund is determined each business day, normally at the close of regular trading of the New York Stock Exchange (‘‘NYSE’’). The Commission previously approved the original listing and trading of the Shares on Amex.4 The Exchange deems the Shares to be equity securities, thus rendering trading in the Shares subject to the Exchange’s existing rules governing the trading of equity securities. The trading hours for the Shares on the Exchange are the same as those set forth in NYSE Arca Equities 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 43338 (September 25, 2000), 65 FR 59235 (October 4, 2000) (SR–Amex–00–53). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 Rule 7.34, except that the Shares will not trade during the Opening Session (4 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time) unless the Indicative Optimized Portfolio Value (‘‘IOPV’’) is calculated and disseminated during that time. Quotations for and last sale information regarding the Shares are disseminated through the Consolidated Quotation System. The value of the Index is updated intra-day on a realtime basis as individual component securities of the Index change in price. The intra-day value of the Index is disseminated every 15 seconds throughout Amex’s trading day. In addition, a value for the Index is disseminated once each trading day, based on closing prices in the relevant exchange market. To provide updated information relating to the Shares for use by investors, professionals, and persons wishing to create or redeem them, Amex disseminates through the facilities of the Consolidated Tape Association (‘‘CTA’’) the IOPV for the Fund as calculated by a securities information provider. The IOPV is disseminated on a per-share basis every 15 seconds during regular Amex trading hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time depending on the time Amex specifies for the trading of the Shares. The Fund includes companies trading in markets with trading hours overlapping Amex’s regular trading hours. During the overlap period, an IOPV calculator updates an IOPV every 15 seconds to reflect price changes in the principal foreign markets, and converts such prices into U.S. dollars based on the currency exchange rates. When the foreign market or markets are closed but Amex is open for trading, the IOPV is updated every 15 seconds to reflect changes in currency exchange rates. The IOPV may not reflect the value of all securities included in the Index. In addition, the IOPV does not necessarily reflect the precise composition of the current portfolio of securities held by the Fund at a particular point in time. Therefore, the IOPV on a per-share basis disseminated during the NYSE’s regular trading hours should not be viewed as a real time update of the NAV of the Fund, which is calculated only once a day. The IOPV is intended to closely approximate the value per share of the portfolio of securities for the Fund and provide for a close proxy of the NAV at a greater frequency for investors. The Commission has granted the Fund an exemption from certain prospectus delivery requirements under Section 24(d) of the Investment PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Company Act of 1940 (‘‘1940 Act.’’) 5 Any product description used in reliance on the Section 24(d) exemptive order will comply with all representations made and all conditions contained in the Fund’s application for orders under the 1940 Act.6 In connection with the trading of the Shares, the Exchange would inform ETP Holders in an Information Circular of the special characteristics and risks associated with trading the Shares, including how they are created and redeemed, the prospectus or product description delivery requirements applicable to the Shares, applicable Exchange rules, how information about the value of the underlying Index is disseminated, and trading information. In addition, before an ETP Holder recommends a transaction in the Shares, the ETP Holder must determine that the Shares are suitable for the customer as required by NYSE Arca Equities Rule 9.2(a)–(b). The Exchange intends to utilize its existing surveillance procedures applicable to derivative products to monitor trading in the Shares. The Exchange represents that these procedures are adequate to monitor Exchange trading of the Shares. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 7 in general and Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 8 in particular in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market, and to protect investors and the public interest. In addition, the Exchange believes that the proposal is consistent with Rule 12f–5 under the Act 9 because it deems the Shares to be equity securities, thus rendering trading in the Shares subject to the Exchange’s existing rules governing the trading of equity securities. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. 5 15 U.S.C. 80a–24(d). Investment Company Act Release No. 25738 (October 11, 2002). 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 9 17 CFR 240.12f–5. 6 See E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices IV. Commission’s Findings and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of the Proposed Rule Change After careful review, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change, as Written comments on the proposed amended, is consistent with the rule change were neither solicited nor requirements of the Act and the rules received. and regulations thereunder applicable to III. Solicitation of Comments a national securities exchange.10 In particular, the Commission finds that Interested persons are invited to the proposed rule change is consistent submit written data, views, and with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,11 which arguments concerning the foregoing, requires that an exchange have rules including whether the proposed rule designed, among other things, to change is consistent with the Act. promote just and equitable principles of Comments may be submitted by any of trade, to remove impediments to and the following methods: perfect the mechanism of a free and Electronic Comments open market and a national market • Use the Commission’s Internet system, and in general to protect comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ investors and the public interest. The Commission believes that this proposal rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to ruleshould benefit investors by increasing competition among markets that trade comments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NYSEArca–2006–37 on the the Shares. In addition, the Commission finds subject line. that the proposal is consistent with Paper Comments Section 12(f) of the Act,12 which permits an exchange to trade, pursuant to UTP, • Send paper comments in triplicate a security that is listed and registered on to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, another exchange.13 The Commission Securities and Exchange Commission, notes that it previously approved the 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC listing and trading of the Shares on 20549–1090. Amex.14 The Commission also finds that All submissions should refer to File the proposal is consistent with Rule Number SR–NYSEArca–2006–37. This 12f–5 under the Act,15 which provides file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the that an exchange shall not extend UTP to a security unless the exchange has in Commission process and review your effect a rule or rules providing for comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will transactions in the class or type of post all comments on the Commission’s security to which the exchange extends UTP. The Exchange has represented that Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ it meets this requirement because it rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the deems the Shares to be equity securities, submission, all subsequent thus rendering trading in the Shares amendments, all written statements subject to the Exchange’s existing rules with respect to the proposed rule governing the trading of equity change that are filed with the securities. Commission, and all written The Commission further believes that communications relating to the the proposal is consistent with Section proposed rule change between the 11A(a)(1)(C)(iii) of the Act,16 which sets Commission and any person, other than forth Congress’ finding that it is in the those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the 10 In approving this rule change, the Commission provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be notes that it has considered the proposal’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. available for inspection and copying in See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). the Commission’s Public Reference 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Room. Copies of such filing also will be 12 15 U.S.C. 78l(f). available for inspection and copying at 13 Section 12(a) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 78l(a), the principal office of the Exchange. All generally prohibits a broker-dealer from trading a comments received will be posted security on a national securities exchange unless the security is registered on that exchange pursuant without change; the Commission does to Section 12 of the Act. Section 12(f) of the Act not edit personal identifying excludes from this restriction trading in any information from submissions. You security to which an exchange ‘‘extends UTP.’’ When an exchange extends UTP to a security, it should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All allows its members to trade the security as if it were listed and registered on the exchange even though submissions should refer to File it is not so listed and registered. Number SR–NYSEArca–2006–37 and 14 See supra note 4. 15 17 CFR 240.12f–5. should be submitted on or before 16 15 U.S.C. 78k–1(a)(1)(C)(iii). February 12, 2007. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2719 public interest and appropriate for the protection of investors and the maintenance of fair and orderly markets to assure the availability to brokers, dealers, and investors of information with respect to quotations for and transactions in securities. Quotations for and last sale information regarding the Shares are disseminated through the Consolidated Quotation System. Furthermore, an IOPV calculator updates the IOPV every 15 seconds to reflect price changes in the principal foreign markets and converts such prices into U.S. dollars based on the current currency exchange rate. When the foreign market or markets are closed but Amex is open for trading, the IOPV is updated every 15 seconds to reflect changes in currency exchange rates. NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.34 describes the situations when the Exchange would halt trading when the IOPV or the value of the Index underlying one of the Funds is not calculated or widely available. The Commission notes that, if the Shares should be delisted by Amex, the original listing exchange, the Exchange would no longer have authority to trade the Shares pursuant to this order. In support of this proposal, the Exchange has made the following representations: 1. The Exchange’s surveillance procedures are adequate to monitor the trading of the Shares. 2. In connection with the trading of the Shares, the Exchange would inform ETP Holders in an Information Circular of the special characteristics and risks associated with trading the Shares. 3. The Information Circular would inform participants of the prospectus or product delivery requirements applicable to the Shares. This approval order is conditioned on the Exchange’s adherence to these representations. The Commission finds good cause for approving this proposal before the thirtieth day after the publication of notice thereof in the Federal Register. As noted previously, the Commission previously found that the listing and trading of the Shares on Amex is consistent with the Act.17 The Commission presently is not aware of any regulatory issue that should cause it to revisit that earlier finding or preclude the trading of the Shares on the Exchange pursuant to UTP. Therefore, accelerating approval of this proposal should benefit investors by creating, without undue delay, additional 17 See E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM supra note 4. 22JAN1 2720 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices competition in the market for the Shares. V. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,18 that the proposed rule change (SR–NYSEArca– 2006–37), as modified by Amendment No. 1, be, and it hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.19 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–756 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55099; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2006–91] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Exchange Fees and Charges January 12, 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 December 22, 2006, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ 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 Exchange. NYSE Arca has designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge imposed by NYSE Arca 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. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change NYSE Arca is proposing to amend its Schedule of Fees and Charges for Exchange Services (‘‘Schedule’’) in order to revise certain Royalty Fees assessed on options contracts traded on certain Exchange Traded Funds 18 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 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). 19 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 (‘‘ETFs’’), and to revise the Marketing Charge related to Market Maker transactions. Below is the text of the proposed rule change. Proposed new language is in italics; deleted language is in [brackets]. NYSE Arca Options: Trade-Related Charges * * * * * Marketing Charge For Nasdaq-100 Tracking Stock Options (QQQQ) $0.95 per contract side on all Market Maker transactions (excluding Market Maker to Market Maker transactions) and for Standard and Poor’s Depository Receipts (SPY) $1.00 per contract side on all Market Maker transactions (excluding Market Maker to Market Maker transactions). For all other NYSE Arca Equity Options: [$0.45] $0.65 per contract side on transactions of Lead Market Makers and Market Makers against all public customer orders. 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 NYSE Arca is proposing to amend its Schedule in order to make the following changes to certain fees and charges that are assessed to OTP Holders and OTP Firms. The Exchange also proposes making minor technical changes to the Schedule at this time. Royalty Fees The Exchange proposes to eliminate the $0.10 per contract Royalty Fee on options traded on the following ETFs: the Russell 1000 Index Fund (IWB); the Russell 1000 Value Index Fund (IWD); the Russell 2000 Index Fund (IWM); the Russell 2000 Value Index Fund (IWN); the Russell 2000 Growth Fund (IWO); and the Russell Midcap Index fund Royalty Fees 9 (IWR). As of January 1, 2007, the Exchange will no longer assess the $0.10 [For] Nasdaq Fidelity Composite per contract on any transactions Index ETF (ONEQ): $0.12[per contract involving the aforementioned ETFs. side] The Exchange proposes to begin Financial Select Sector SPRD (XLF) ......................................... $0.10 5 assessing a $0.10 per contract Royalty Fee on options traded on the following Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) ........................................ 0.10 ETFs: the Financial Select Sector SPDR Healthcare Select Sector SPDR (XLF); the Technology Select Sector (XLV) ........................................ 0.10 SPDR (XLK); and the Healthcare Select Russell 2000 Index (RUT) ........... 0.15 Sector SPRD (XLV). The Exchange also 5 The Exchange inadvertently failed to desproposes a $0.15 per contract Royalty ignate the phrase ‘‘.10’’ in this line as proposed new text. For clarity, the new text has Fee on options traded on the Russell 2000 Index (RUT). The Exchange will been underlined herein. Royalty Fees will be assessed on a per- begin assessing these fees on transactions in the aforementioned ETFs contract basis for firm, broker/dealer, as of January 1, 2007. and Market Maker transactions. [For IWB, IWD, IWM, IWN, IWO, IWR: $0.10 Marketing Fees per contract for firm, broker/dealer, and The Exchange presently assesses Market Maker transactions.] Market Makers 6 a per contract * * * * * Marketing Fee on all transactions 9[This] These fees will not be assessed on involving public customer orders. For the customer side of transactions. Please refer orders in the NASDAQ–100 Tracking to ‘‘Limit of Fees on Options Strategy Stock (QQQQ), the Exchange charges Executions’’ section of this schedule for Market Makers $0.95 per contract; in the information regarding [r]Royalty [f]Fees Standard and Poor’s Depository associated with Options Strategy Executions Receipts (SPY), the Exchange charges II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s $1.00 per contract. In all other issues, Statement of the Purpose of, and the Exchange charges Market Makers Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule $0.45 per contract. The Exchange now Change proposes to amend the fee it charges on In its filing with the Commission, the non-QQQQ and non-SPY transactions to Exchange included statements $0.65 cents per contract. The fee on concerning the purpose of and basis for QQQQ and SPY orders will remain the the proposed rule change, and discussed same. The increased Marketing Fee will any comments it received on the be used to attract additional order flow proposed rule change. The text of these to the Exchange, thereby allowing NYSE statements may be examined at the Arca to remain competitive with other places specified in Item IV below. NYSE Arca has substantially prepared 6 Market Maker, as defined in NYSE Arca Rule 6.1(b)(29) and NYSE Arca Rule 6.1A(a)(4). summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Release No. 34-55085; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2006-37]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing 
and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change as 
Modified by Amendment No. 1 Thereto To Trade the StreetTRACKS Dow Jones 
Global Titans Index Fund Pursuant to Unlisted Trading Privileges

January 11, 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 October 18, 2006, NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca'' 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 substantially prepared by the Exchange. On January 4, 2007, 
the Exchange amended the proposed rule change (``Amendment No. 1'').\3\ 
This order provides notice of the proposed rule change, as modified by 
Amendment No. 1, and approves the proposed rule change as amended on an 
accelerated basis.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ In Amendment No. 1 the Exchange provided additional 
information relating to the dissemination of the index value and the 
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange, through its wholly owned subsidiary NYSE Arca 
Equities, Inc. (``NYSE Arca Equities'') proposes to trade shares 
(``Shares'') of the streetTRACKS[supreg] Dow Jones Global Titans Index 
Fund (Symbol: DGT) (``Fund'') pursuant to unlisted trading privileges 
(``UTP'') based on NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(3).
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site (http://www.nysearca.com), at the principal office of the 
Exchange, and at the Commission's Public Reference Room.

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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 Exchange 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 III 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
    The Exchange is proposing to trade Shares of the Fund pursuant to 
UTP. The Fund is comprised of 50 common stocks, which are chosen by Dow 
Jones based on a multi-factor methodology. The Fund invests in foreign 
securities, including non-U.S.-dollar-denominated securities traded 
outside the United States and dollar-denominated securities of foreign 
issuers traded in the United States. The Fund's investment objective is 
to replicate as closely as possible, before expenses, the performance 
of the Dow Jones Global Titans Index (``Index''), using an indexing 
investment approach. The net asset value (``NAV'') for the Fund is 
calculated by the Fund's custodian, State Street Global Advisors. After 
calculation, such NAV is disseminated by the American Stock Exchange 
LLC (``Amex'') and is available to the public through the Fund's 
distributor, State Street Capital Markets, LLC. The NAV is also 
available to National Securities Clearing Corporation (``NSCC'') 
participants through data made available from NSCC. The NAV of the Fund 
is determined each business day, normally at the close of regular 
trading of the New York Stock Exchange (``NYSE'').
    The Commission previously approved the original listing and trading 
of the Shares on Amex.\4\ The Exchange deems the Shares to be equity 
securities, thus rendering trading in the Shares subject to the 
Exchange's existing rules governing the trading of equity securities. 
The trading hours for the Shares on the Exchange are the same as those 
set forth in NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.34, except that the Shares will 
not trade during the Opening Session (4 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time) 
unless the Indicative Optimized Portfolio Value (``IOPV'') is 
calculated and disseminated during that time.
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    Quotations for and last sale information regarding the Shares are 
disseminated through the Consolidated Quotation System. The value of 
the Index is updated intra-day on a real-time basis as individual 
component securities of the Index change in price. The intra-day value 
of the Index is disseminated every 15 seconds throughout Amex's trading 
day. In addition, a value for the Index is disseminated once each 
trading day, based on closing prices in the relevant exchange market.
    To provide updated information relating to the Shares for use by 
investors, professionals, and persons wishing to create or redeem them, 
Amex disseminates through the facilities of the Consolidated Tape 
Association (``CTA'') the IOPV for the Fund as calculated by a 
securities information provider. The IOPV is disseminated on a per-
share basis every 15 seconds during regular Amex trading hours of 9:30 
a.m. to 4 p.m. or 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time depending on the time Amex 
specifies for the trading of the Shares.
    The Fund includes companies trading in markets with trading hours 
overlapping Amex's regular trading hours. During the overlap period, an 
IOPV calculator updates an IOPV every 15 seconds to reflect price 
changes in the principal foreign markets, and converts such prices into 
U.S. dollars based on the currency exchange rates. When the foreign 
market or markets are closed but Amex is open for trading, the IOPV is 
updated every 15 seconds to reflect changes in currency exchange rates.
    The IOPV may not reflect the value of all securities included in 
the Index. In addition, the IOPV does not necessarily reflect the 
precise composition of the current portfolio of securities held by the 
Fund at a particular point in time. Therefore, the IOPV on a per-share 
basis disseminated during the NYSE's regular trading hours should not 
be viewed as a real time update of the NAV of the Fund, which is 
calculated only once a day. The IOPV is intended to closely approximate 
the value per share of the portfolio of securities for the Fund and 
provide for a close proxy of the NAV at a greater frequency for 
investors.
    The Commission has granted the Fund an exemption from certain 
prospectus delivery requirements under Section 24(d) of the Investment 
Company Act of 1940 (``1940 Act.'') \5\ Any product description used in 
reliance on the Section 24(d) exemptive order will comply with all 
representations made and all conditions contained in the Fund's 
application for orders under the 1940 Act.\6\
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 80a-24(d).
    \6\ See Investment Company Act Release No. 25738 (October 11, 
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    In connection with the trading of the Shares, the Exchange would 
inform ETP Holders in an Information Circular of the special 
characteristics and risks associated with trading the Shares, including 
how they are created and redeemed, the prospectus or product 
description delivery requirements applicable to the Shares, applicable 
Exchange rules, how information about the value of the underlying Index 
is disseminated, and trading information. In addition, before an ETP 
Holder recommends a transaction in the Shares, the ETP Holder must 
determine that the Shares are suitable for the customer as required by 
NYSE Arca Equities Rule 9.2(a)-(b).
    The Exchange intends to utilize its existing surveillance 
procedures applicable to derivative products to monitor trading in the 
Shares. The Exchange represents that these procedures are adequate to 
monitor Exchange trading of the Shares.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Act \7\ in general and Section 6(b)(5) of the Act \8\ in 
particular in that it is designed to promote just and equitable 
principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with 
persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities, to remove 
impediments and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market, and 
to protect investors and the public interest. In addition, the Exchange 
believes that the proposal is consistent with Rule 12f-5 under the Act 
\9\ because it deems the Shares to be equity securities, thus rendering 
trading in the Shares subject to the Exchange's existing rules 
governing the trading of equity securities.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
    \9\ 17 CFR 240.12f-5.
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate 
in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

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C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others

    Written comments on the proposed rule change were neither solicited 
nor received.

III. 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-NYSEArca-2006-37 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-NYSEArca-2006-37. 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 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-NYSEArca-2006-37 and should be submitted on or before 
February 12, 2007.

IV. Commission's Findings and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of 
the Proposed Rule Change

    After careful review, 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.\10\ In particular, the Commission finds that the 
proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\11\ 
which requires that an exchange have rules designed, among other 
things, 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. The Commission believes that this proposal should 
benefit investors by increasing competition among markets that trade 
the Shares.
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    \10\ In approving this rule change, the Commission notes that it 
has considered the proposal's impact on efficiency, competition, and 
capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).
    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    In addition, the Commission finds that the proposal is consistent 
with Section 12(f) of the Act,\12\ which permits an exchange to trade, 
pursuant to UTP, a security that is listed and registered on another 
exchange.\13\ The Commission notes that it previously approved the 
listing and trading of the Shares on Amex.\14\ The Commission also 
finds that the proposal is consistent with Rule 12f-5 under the 
Act,\15\ which provides that an exchange shall not extend UTP to a 
security unless the exchange has in effect a rule or rules providing 
for transactions in the class or type of security to which the exchange 
extends UTP. The Exchange has represented that it meets this 
requirement because it deems the Shares to be equity securities, thus 
rendering trading in the Shares subject to the Exchange's existing 
rules governing the trading of equity securities.
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    \12\ 15 U.S.C. 78l(f).
    \13\ Section 12(a) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 78l(a), generally 
prohibits a broker-dealer from trading a security on a national 
securities exchange unless the security is registered on that 
exchange pursuant to Section 12 of the Act. Section 12(f) of the Act 
excludes from this restriction trading in any security to which an 
exchange ``extends UTP.'' When an exchange extends UTP to a 
security, it allows its members to trade the security as if it were 
listed and registered on the exchange even though it is not so 
listed and registered.
    \14\ See supra note 4.
    \15\ 17 CFR 240.12f-5.
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    The Commission further believes that the proposal is consistent 
with Section 11A(a)(1)(C)(iii) of the Act,\16\ which sets forth 
Congress' finding that it is in the public interest and appropriate for 
the protection of investors and the maintenance of fair and orderly 
markets to assure the availability to brokers, dealers, and investors 
of information with respect to quotations for and transactions in 
securities. Quotations for and last sale information regarding the 
Shares are disseminated through the Consolidated Quotation System. 
Furthermore, an IOPV calculator updates the IOPV every 15 seconds to 
reflect price changes in the principal foreign markets and converts 
such prices into U.S. dollars based on the current currency exchange 
rate. When the foreign market or markets are closed but Amex is open 
for trading, the IOPV is updated every 15 seconds to reflect changes in 
currency exchange rates. NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.34 describes the 
situations when the Exchange would halt trading when the IOPV or the 
value of the Index underlying one of the Funds is not calculated or 
widely available.
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    \16\ 15 U.S.C. 78k-1(a)(1)(C)(iii).
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    The Commission notes that, if the Shares should be delisted by 
Amex, the original listing exchange, the Exchange would no longer have 
authority to trade the Shares pursuant to this order.
    In support of this proposal, the Exchange has made the following 
representations:
    1. The Exchange's surveillance procedures are adequate to monitor 
the trading of the Shares.
    2. In connection with the trading of the Shares, the Exchange would 
inform ETP Holders in an Information Circular of the special 
characteristics and risks associated with trading the Shares.
    3. The Information Circular would inform participants of the 
prospectus or product delivery requirements applicable to the Shares.
This approval order is conditioned on the Exchange's adherence to these 
representations.

    The Commission finds good cause for approving this proposal before 
the thirtieth day after the publication of notice thereof in the 
Federal Register. As noted previously, the Commission previously found 
that the listing and trading of the Shares on Amex is consistent with 
the Act.\17\ The Commission presently is not aware of any regulatory 
issue that should cause it to revisit that earlier finding or preclude 
the trading of the Shares on the Exchange pursuant to UTP. Therefore, 
accelerating approval of this proposal should benefit investors by 
creating, without undue delay, additional

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    \17\ See supra note 4.
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V. Conclusion

    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the 
Act,\18\ that the proposed rule change (SR-NYSEArca-2006-37), as 
modified by Amendment No. 1, be, and it hereby is, approved on an 
accelerated basis.
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    \18\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\19\
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    \19\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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