United States Postal Service Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting, 9983 [07-1066]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 6, 2007 / Notices The NRC staff denied the Petitioner’s request for a DFI to STPNOC. Issuance of a DFI is not warranted because the NRC has already reviewed and has ready access to all the information for which the Petitioner had requested a DFI. NRC has also denied your request to docket the documents for which you requested DFI. The NRC will docket only documents which are submitted to the NRC. However, NRC is denying your request for a DFI, and NRC did not require submission of the documents in its Confirmatory Order Modifying License (Effective Immediately) of June 9, 1998. Instead, STPNOC maintains the documents for ready access by the NRC at the site. A copy of the director’s decision will be filed with the Secretary of the Commission for the Commission’s review in accordance with 10 CFR 2.206 of the Commission’s regulations. As provided for by this regulation, the director’s decision will constitute the final action of the Commission 25 days after the date of the decision, unless the Commission, on its own motion, institutes a review of the director’s decision in that time. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 24th day of February 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. J.E. Dyer, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–3827 Filed 3–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL SERVICE United States Postal Service Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting cprice-sewell on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Board Votes To Close February 27, 2007 Meeting By telephone vote on February 27, 2007, the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service voted unanimously to close to public observation its meeting held in Washington, DC, via teleconference. The Board determined that prior public notice was not possible. Item Considered: Postal Regulatory Commission Opinion and Recommended Decision in Docket No. R2006–1, Postal Rate and Fee Changes. General Counsel Certification: The General Counsel of the United States Postal Service has certified that the meeting was properly closed under the Government in the Sunshine Act. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Requests for information about the meeting should be addressed to the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Mar 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Secretary of the Board, Wendy A. Hocking, at (202) 268–4800. Wendy A. Hocking, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–1066 Filed 3–2–07; 1:58 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–12–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55367; File No. 4–529] Program for Allocation of Regulatory Responsibilities Pursuant to Rule 17d– 2; Order Approving and Declaring Effective a Plan for the Allocation of Regulatory Responsibilities Between the International Securities Exchange, LLC and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. February 27, 2007. Notice is hereby given that the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has issued an Order, pursuant to Sections 17(d) 1 and 11A(a)(3)(B) 2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’), granting approval and declaring effective an amended and restated plan for the allocation of regulatory responsibilities (‘‘Plan’’) that was filed pursuant to Rule 17d–2 under the Act 3 by the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’) and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (‘‘NASD’’) (together with ISE, the ‘‘Parties’’).4 Accordingly, NASD shall assume, in addition to the regulatory responsibility it has under the Act, the regulatory responsibilities allocated to it under the Plan. At the same time, ISE is relieved of those regulatory responsibilities allocated to NASD under the Plan. I. Introduction Section 19(g)(1) of the Act,5 among other things, requires every selfregulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) registered as either a national securities exchange or registered securities association to examine for, and enforce compliance by, its members and persons associated with its members with the Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and the SRO’s own rules, unless the SRO is relieved of this responsibility pursuant to Section 17(d) 6 or 19(g)(2) 7 of the Act. Section 1 15 U.S.C. 78q(d). U.S.C. 78k–1(a)(3)(B). 3 17 CFR 240.17d–2. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55057 (January 8, 2007), 72 FR 2040 (January 17, 2007) (‘‘Notice’’). 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(g)(1). 6 15 U.S.C. 78q(d). 7 15 U.S.C. 78s(g)(2). 2 15 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9983 17(d)(1) of the Act 8 was intended, in part, to eliminate unnecessary multiple examinations and regulatory duplication for those broker-dealers that maintain memberships in more than one SRO (‘‘common members’’).9 With respect to a common member, Section 17(d)(1) authorizes the Commission, by rule or order, to relieve an SRO of the responsibility to receive regulatory reports, to examine for and enforce compliance with applicable statutes, rules, and regulations, or to perform other specified regulatory functions. To implement Section 17(d)(1), the Commission adopted two rules: Rule 17d–1 10 and Rule 17d–2 11 under the Act. Rule 17d–2 permits SROs to propose joint plans for the allocation of regulatory responsibilities, other than financial responsibility rules, with respect to their common members. Under paragraph (c) of Rule 17d–2, the Commission may declare such a plan effective if, after providing for notice and comment, it determines that the plan is necessary or appropriate in the public interest and for the protection of investors, to foster cooperation and coordination among the SROs, to remove impediments to, and foster the development of, a national market system and a national clearance and settlement system, and is in conformity with the factors set forth in Section 17(d) of the Act. Upon effectiveness of a plan filed pursuant to Rule 17d–2, an SRO is relieved of those regulatory responsibilities for common members that are allocated by the plan to another SRO. On January 17, 2007, the Commission published notice of the Plan filed by ISE and NASD.12 The Commission received no comments on the Plan. The Plan is intended to replace and supersede the current 17d–2 plan between NASD and ISE and all prior amendments thereto in their entirety,13 and is intended to 8 15 U.S.C. 78q(d)(1). Securities Act Amendments of 1975, Report of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to Accompany S. 249, S. Rep. No. 94– 75, 94th Cong., 1st Session 32 (1975). 10 17 CFR 240.17d–1. Rule 17d–1 authorizes the Commission to name a single SRO as the designated examining authority (‘‘DEA’’) to examine common members for compliance with the financial responsibility requirements imposed by the Act, or by Commission or SRO rules. 11 17 CFR 240.17d–2. 12 See Notice, supra note 4. 13 The Parties currently operate pursuant to a 17d–2 plan in which NASD has assumed certain inspection, examination, and enforcement responsibility for common members with respect to certain applicable laws, rules, and regulations (the ‘‘current NASD–ISE 17d–2 plan’’). See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 42668 (April 11, 2000), 65 FR 21048 (April 19, 2000) (File No. 4–431) 9 See E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM Continued 06MRN1

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United States Postal Service Board of Governors; Sunshine Act 
Meeting

Board Votes To Close February 27, 2007 Meeting

    By telephone vote on February 27, 2007, the Board of Governors of 
the United States Postal Service voted unanimously to close to public 
observation its meeting held in Washington, DC, via teleconference. The 
Board determined that prior public notice was not possible.
    Item Considered: Postal Regulatory Commission Opinion and 
Recommended Decision in Docket No. R2006-1, Postal Rate and Fee 
Changes.
    General Counsel Certification: The General Counsel of the United 
States Postal Service has certified that the meeting was properly 
closed under the Government in the Sunshine Act.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Requests for information about the 
meeting should be addressed to the Secretary of the Board, Wendy A. 
Hocking, at (202) 268-4800.

Wendy A. Hocking,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 07-1066 Filed 3-2-07; 1:58 pm]
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