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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices concerning insider stock holdings and transactions. 31. Sports-stuff.com Inc. is a Nevada company. Questions have arisen regarding the adequacy and accuracy of press releases concerning the company’s operations. 32. UBA Technology, Inc., is a Nevada company. Questions have arisen regarding the adequacy and accuracy of press releases concerning the company’s operations. 33. Wataire Industries Inc. is a Nevada company with offices in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Questions have arisen regarding the adequacy and accuracy of press releases concerning the company’s operations and assets. 34. WayPoint Biomedical Holdings, Inc., is a Nevada company with offices in California. Questions have arisen regarding the adequacy and accuracy of press releases concerning the company’s operations and financing arrangements. 35. Wineco Productions Inc. is a Nevada company with offices in Florida. Questions have arisen regarding the adequacy and accuracy of press releases concerning the company’s operations. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of the companies listed above. Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the companies listed above is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EST, March 8, 2007, through 11:59 p.m. EDT, on March 21, 2007. By the Commission. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–1163 Filed 3–8–07; 1:43 pm] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES [Release No. 34–55415; File No. SR–BSE– 2006–03] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rule Change as Modified by Amendment No. 1, Relating to the Treatment of Limit Orders That Are Submitted to the Boston Options Exchange During a Price Improvement Period March 7, 2007. On December 8, 2006, the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BSE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:58 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 to amend the rules of the Boston Options Exchange (‘‘BOX’’) relating to the treatment of Limit Orders that are submitted to the BOX during a Price Improvement Period (‘‘PIP’’). On January 4, 2007, the BSE filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposal. The proposed rule change, as amended, was published for comment in the Federal Register on January 16, 2007.3 The Commission received no comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change as modified by Amendment No. 1. The Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange 4 and, in particular, the requirements of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act.5 Specifically, the Commission believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act because it makes explicit how unrelated Limit Orders 6 in the same series as a PIP Order, submitted to the BOX during the PIP,7 are treated, and specifies the circumstances under which Improvement Orders are not accepted by the BOX Trading Host.8 The Commission believes that these rule amendments are reasonable and consistent with the Act, and should help clarify for investors and market 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55050 (January 5, 2007), 72 FR 1786 (SR–BSE–2006–03) (‘‘Notice’’). 4 In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 6 An ‘‘unrelated order,’’ generally, is a nonImprovement Order entered into the BOX market while a PIP is in progress. See paragraph (a) of Section 18 of Chapter V of the BOX rules. An ‘‘Improvement Order,’’ generally, is an order submitted to a PIP to compete for a ‘‘PIP Order’’ (a customer order submitted to the PIP for price improvement). See paragraph (e)(i) of Section 18 of Chapter V of the BOX Rules. 7 As detailed in the Notice, certain unrelated Limit Orders on the same side of the market as a PIP Order terminate the PIP prematurely, while certain unrelated Limit Orders on the opposite side of the market immediately execute against the PIP Order (and allow the PIP to continue if the PIP Order has not been filled). The proposal clarifies the circumstances in which these early terminations and immediate executions take place, as well as the rules governing the prices that the PIP Order and unrelated Limit Order receive in each of these circumstances. 8 The proposal specifies that the BOX Trading Host does not accept Improvement Orders that would lock or cross the BOX Book. 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11411 participants how their orders are executed in various situations.9 It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,10 that the proposed rule change (SR–BSE–2006– 03) as modified by Amendment No. 1, be, and hereby is approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–4503 Filed 3–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55407; File No. SR–ISE– 2007–13] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Fee Changes March 6, 2007. 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 February 7, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ 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 ISE. The ISE has designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge applicable only to a member 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. 9 In addition, the Commission notes that BSE is currently obligated to provide certain reports to the Commission that provide data about BOX-Top and Market Orders that terminate the PIP prematurely, as well as BOX-Top and Market Orders that immediately execute against a PIP Order. BSE represents that it will provide the same information for Limit Orders that terminate the PIP prematurely or immediately execute against a PIP Order. 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 11 17 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). E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 11412 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The ISE is proposing to amend its Schedule of Fees to establish fees for transactions in options on three Premium Products.5 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and at http:// www.iseoptions.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 ISE included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The ISE has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing to amend its Schedule of Fees to establish fees for transactions in options on the following three Premium Products: ISE-Revere Wal-Mart Supplier Index (‘‘WMX’’),6 iShares Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index Fund (‘‘IYE’’),7 and First Trust 5 Premium Products is defined in the Schedule of Fees as the products enumerated therein. 6 The ISE-Revere Wal-Mart Supplier Index was jointly developed by ISE and Revere Data, LLC (‘‘Revere’’). Revere, an independent and privately owned provider of research data and investment analytics, provides specific research and support for the Wal-Mart Supplier Index. Wal-Mart is a trademark of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The Wal-Mart Supplier Index is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in WMX. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has not licensed or authorized ISE to (i) engage in the creation, listing, provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion of options on WMX or (ii) to use any of their trademarks or service marks in connection with the listing, provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion of options on WMX or with making disclosures concerning options on WMX under any applicable federal or state laws, rules or regulations. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. does not sponsor, endorse, or promote such activity by ISE, and is not affiliated in any manner with ISE. 7 iShares is a registered trademark of Barclays Global Investors, N.A. (‘‘BGI’’), a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC. ‘‘Dow Jones’’ and ‘‘Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index Fund’’ are trademarks and service marks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (‘‘Dow Jones’’) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by BGI. All other trademarks and service marks are the property VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:58 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (‘‘FDM’’).8 Specifically, the Exchange is proposing to adopt an execution fee and a comparison fee for all transactions in options on WMX, IYE, and FDM.9 The amount of the execution fee and comparison fee for products covered by this filing shall be $0.15 and $0.03 per contract, respectively, for all Public Customer Orders10 and Firm Proprietary orders. The amount of the execution fee and comparison fee for all ISE Market Maker transactions shall be equal to the execution fee and comparison fee currently charged by the Exchange for ISE Market Maker transactions in equity options.11 Finally, the amount of the of their respective owners. The Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Dow Jones. BGI and Dow Jones have not licensed or authorized ISE to (i) engage in the creation, listing, provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion of options on IYE or (ii) to use and refer to any of their trademarks or service marks in connection with the listing, provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion of options on IYE or with making disclosures concerning options on IYE under any applicable federal or state laws, rules or regulations. BGI and Dow Jones do not sponsor, endorse, or promote such activity by ISE, and are not affiliated in any manner with ISE. 8 The First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index SM Fund is distributed by First Trust Portfolios, L.P. ‘‘Dow Jones,’’ and ‘‘Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index,’’ are trademarks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. The First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Dow Jones. First Trust and Dow Jones have not licensed or authorized ISE to (i) engage in the creation, listing, provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion of options on FDM or (ii) to use and refer to any of their trademarks or service marks in connection with the listing, provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion of options on FDM or with making disclosures concerning options on FDM under any applicable federal or state laws, rules or regulations. First Trust and Dow Jones do not sponsor, endorse, or promote such activity by ISE, and are not affiliated in any manner with ISE. The Exchange represents that IYE and FDM constitute ‘‘Fund Shares,’’ as defined by ISE Rule 502(h). The Exchange further represents that WMX meets the standards of ISE Rule 2002(b), which allows the ISE to begin trading this product by filing Form 19b–4(e) at least five business days after commencement of trading this new product pursuant to Rule 19b–4(e) of the Act. Accordingly, ISE filed Form 19b–4(e) with the Commission on February 9, 2007. 9 The Exchange represents that these fees will be charged only to Exchange members. Under a pilot program that is set to expire on July 31, 2007, these fees will also be charged to Linkage Orders (as defined in ISE Rule 1900). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54204 (July 25, 2006), 71 FR 43548 (August 1, 2006) (SR–ISE–2006–38). 10 Public Customer Order is defined in Exchange Rule 100(a)(39) as an order for the account of a Public Customer. Public Customer is defined in Exchange Rule 100(a)(38) as a person that is not a broker or dealer in securities. 11 The execution fee is currently between $.21 and $.12 per contract side, depending on the PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 execution fee and comparison fee for all non-ISE Market Maker transactions shall be $0.16 and $0.03 per contract, respectively. All of the applicable fees covered by this filing are identical to fees charged by the Exchange for all other Premium Products. The Exchange believes the proposed rule change will further the Exchange’s goal of introducing new products to the marketplace that are competitively priced. Additionally, the Exchange has entered into a license agreement with Revere Data, LLC in connection with the listing and trading of options on WMX. As with certain other licensed options, to defray the licensing costs, the Exchange is adopting a surcharge fee of five (5) cents per contract for trading in options on WMX. The Exchange believes charging the participants that trade this instrument is the most equitable means of recovering the costs of the license. However, because of competitive pressures in the industry, the Exchange proposes to exclude Public Customer Orders from this surcharge fee. Accordingly, this surcharge fee will only be charged to Exchange members with respect to nonPublic Customer Orders (e.g., ISE Market Maker, non-ISE Market Maker, and Firm Proprietary orders) and shall apply to Linkage Orders12 under a pilot program that is set to expire on July 31, 2007.13 Further, the Exchange’s Payment for Order Flow fee shall only apply to the trading in options on IYE and FDM as these products are multiply-listed. 2. Statutory Basis The basis under the Act for this proposed rule change is the requirement under Section 6(b)(4)14 that an exchange have an equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among its members and other persons using its facilities. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The proposed rule change does not impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Exchange Average Daily Volume, and the comparison fee is currently $.03 per contract side. 12 See ISE Rule 1900. 13 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54204 (July 25, 2006), 71 FR 43548 (August 1, 2006) (SR– ISE–2006–38). 14 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act15 and Rule 19b-4(f)(2)16 thereunder. 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. 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: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with 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 No. SR–ISE–2007–13 on the subject line. 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 ISE. 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–ISE–2007–13 and should be submitted on or before April 3, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–4504 Filed 3–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55413; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2007–013] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change as Modified by Amendment No. 1 to Assess a Fee for Unsuccessful Appeals Under Rule 11890 March 7, 2007. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Paper Comments (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 • Send paper comments in triplicate notice is hereby given that on February to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, 27, 2007, The NASDAQ Stock Market Securities and Exchange Commission, LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed Station Place, 100 F Street, NE., with the Securities and Exchange Washington, DC 20549–1090. Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the All submissions should refer to File proposed rule change as described in Number SR–ISE–2007–13. This file Items I, II, and III below, which Items number should be included on the have been substantially prepared by subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Nasdaq. Nasdaq submitted the proposed Commission process and review your rule change under Section 19(b)(3)(A) of comments more efficiently, please use the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) only one method. The Commission will thereunder,4 which renders the proposal post all comments on the Commission’s effective upon filing with the Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ Commission. On March 1, 2007, the rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the submission, all subsequent proposed rule change. The Commission amendments, all written statements is publishing this notice to solicit with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the 17 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). Commission, and all written 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 15 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 16 17 CFR 19b-4(f)(2). VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:58 Mar 12, 2007 3 15 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11413 comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Nasdaq proposes to assess a fee for unsuccessful appeals under Rule 11890. Nasdaq expects to implement the proposed rule change as of March 1, 2007. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Nasdaq’s Web site at http://www.nasdaq.com, at Nasdaq’s Office of the Secretary, 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, Nasdaq 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. Nasdaq 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 Nasdaq is amending Rule 11890, which covers the breaking of trades determined to be clearly erroneous, to add a new Rule 11890(c)(4) that would assess a fee of $500.00 for unsuccessful appeals of clearly erroneous adjudications. Rule 11890(c) provides that the losing party may appeal decisions made by Nasdaq officers on whether or not to break trades. Appeals are heard by the Market Operations Review Committee (‘‘MORC’’), a committee of up to 15 volunteers who are not affiliated with Nasdaq. Each appeal is heard by a panel of two or three MORC members who must take time from their work or personal activities to prepare for and hear the appeal. In addition, appeals take significant staff time to perform a number functions including: processing the appeal, contacting the counterparties, communicating with MORC members to determine availability, preparing briefing materials on the circumstances of the trade(s) and communicating the MORC’s decision to the parties. Nasdaq estimates that on average the appeals process takes from four to five person-hours to complete including staff and panel time. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 13, 2007)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-55407; File No. SR-ISE-2007-13]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, 
LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule 
Change Relating to Fee Changes

March 6, 2007.
    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 February 7, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC 
(``ISE'' 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 ISE. The ISE has designated this proposal as one 
establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge applicable only to 
a member 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.
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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).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The ISE is proposing to amend its Schedule of Fees to establish 
fees for transactions in options on three Premium Products.\5\ The text 
of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the 
Commission's Public Reference Room, and at http://www.iseoptions.com.
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    \5\ Premium Products is defined in the Schedule of Fees as the 
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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 ISE included statements 
concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. The ISE has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, 
B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements.

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 Schedule of Fees to 
establish fees for transactions in options on the following three 
Premium Products: ISE-Revere Wal-Mart Supplier Index (``WMX''),\6\ 
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index Fund (``IYE''),\7\ and First 
Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (``FDM'').\8\ Specifically, 
the Exchange is proposing to adopt an execution fee and a comparison 
fee for all transactions in options on WMX, IYE, and FDM.\9\ The amount 
of the execution fee and comparison fee for products covered by this 
filing shall be $0.15 and $0.03 per contract, respectively, for all 
Public Customer Orders\10\ and Firm Proprietary orders. The amount of 
the execution fee and comparison fee for all ISE Market Maker 
transactions shall be equal to the execution fee and comparison fee 
currently charged by the Exchange for ISE Market Maker transactions in 
equity options.\11\ Finally, the amount of the execution fee and 
comparison fee for all non-ISE Market Maker transactions shall be $0.16 
and $0.03 per contract, respectively. All of the applicable fees 
covered by this filing are identical to fees charged by the Exchange 
for all other Premium Products. The Exchange believes the proposed rule 
change will further the Exchange's goal of introducing new products to 
the marketplace that are competitively priced.
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    \6\ The ISE-Revere Wal-Mart Supplier Index was jointly developed 
by ISE and Revere Data, LLC (``Revere''). Revere, an independent and 
privately owned provider of research data and investment analytics, 
provides specific research and support for the Wal-Mart Supplier 
Index. Wal-Mart[reg] is a trademark of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The 
Wal-Mart Supplier Index is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted 
by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. makes no 
representation regarding the advisability of investing in WMX. Wal-
Mart Stores, Inc. has not licensed or authorized ISE to (i) engage 
in the creation, listing, provision of a market for trading, 
marketing, and promotion of options on WMX or (ii) to use any of 
their trademarks or service marks in connection with the listing, 
provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion of 
options on WMX or with making disclosures concerning options on WMX 
under any applicable federal or state laws, rules or regulations. 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. does not sponsor, endorse, or promote such 
activity by ISE, and is not affiliated in any manner with ISE.
    \7\ iShares[reg] is a registered trademark of Barclays Global 
Investors, N.A. (``BGI''), a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays 
Bank PLC. ``Dow Jones'' and ``Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index 
Fund'' are trademarks and service marks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. 
(``Dow Jones'') and have been licensed for use for certain purposes 
by BGI. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of 
their respective owners. The Dow Jones U.S. Energy Sector Index Fund 
is not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Dow Jones. 
BGI and Dow Jones have not licensed or authorized ISE to (i) engage 
in the creation, listing, provision of a market for trading, 
marketing, and promotion of options on IYE or (ii) to use and refer 
to any of their trademarks or service marks in connection with the 
listing, provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion 
of options on IYE or with making disclosures concerning options on 
IYE under any applicable federal or state laws, rules or 
regulations. BGI and Dow Jones do not sponsor, endorse, or promote 
such activity by ISE, and are not affiliated in any manner with ISE.
    \8\ The First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index 
SM Fund is distributed by First Trust Portfolios, L.P. 
``Dow Jones,'' and ``Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index,'' are 
trademarks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for 
use for certain purposes by First Trust. All other trademarks and 
service marks are the property of their respective owners. The First 
Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund is not sponsored, 
endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Dow Jones. First Trust and Dow 
Jones have not licensed or authorized ISE to (i) engage in the 
creation, listing, provision of a market for trading, marketing, and 
promotion of options on FDM or (ii) to use and refer to any of their 
trademarks or service marks in connection with the listing, 
provision of a market for trading, marketing, and promotion of 
options on FDM or with making disclosures concerning options on FDM 
under any applicable federal or state laws, rules or regulations. 
First Trust and Dow Jones do not sponsor, endorse, or promote such 
activity by ISE, and are not affiliated in any manner with ISE.
    The Exchange represents that IYE and FDM constitute ``Fund 
Shares,'' as defined by ISE Rule 502(h). The Exchange further 
represents that WMX meets the standards of ISE Rule 2002(b), which 
allows the ISE to begin trading this product by filing Form 19b-4(e) 
at least five business days after commencement of trading this new 
product pursuant to Rule 19b-4(e) of the Act. Accordingly, ISE filed 
Form 19b-4(e) with the Commission on February 9, 2007.
    \9\ The Exchange represents that these fees will be charged only 
to Exchange members. Under a pilot program that is set to expire on 
July 31, 2007, these fees will also be charged to Linkage Orders (as 
defined in ISE Rule 1900). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 
54204 (July 25, 2006), 71 FR 43548 (August 1, 2006) (SR-ISE-2006-
38).
    \10\ Public Customer Order is defined in Exchange Rule 
100(a)(39) as an order for the account of a Public Customer. Public 
Customer is defined in Exchange Rule 100(a)(38) as a person that is 
not a broker or dealer in securities.
    \11\ The execution fee is currently between $.21 and $.12 per 
contract side, depending on the Exchange Average Daily Volume, and 
the comparison fee is currently $.03 per contract side.
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    Additionally, the Exchange has entered into a license agreement 
with Revere Data, LLC in connection with the listing and trading of 
options on WMX. As with certain other licensed options, to defray the 
licensing costs, the Exchange is adopting a surcharge fee of five (5) 
cents per contract for trading in options on WMX. The Exchange believes 
charging the participants that trade this instrument is the most 
equitable means of recovering the costs of the license. However, 
because of competitive pressures in the industry, the Exchange proposes 
to exclude Public Customer Orders from this surcharge fee. Accordingly, 
this surcharge fee will only be charged to Exchange members with 
respect to non-Public Customer Orders (e.g., ISE Market Maker, non-ISE 
Market Maker, and Firm Proprietary orders) and shall apply to Linkage 
Orders\12\ under a pilot program that is set to expire on July 31, 
2007.\13\ Further, the Exchange's Payment for Order Flow fee shall only 
apply to the trading in options on IYE and FDM as these products are 
multiply-listed.
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    \12\ See ISE Rule 1900.
    \13\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54204 (July 25, 
2006), 71 FR 43548 (August 1, 2006) (SR-ISE-2006-38).
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2. Statutory Basis
    The basis under the Act for this proposed rule change is the 
requirement under Section 6(b)(4)\14\ that an exchange have an 
equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among 
its members and other persons using its facilities.
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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.

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

    The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, 
comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received 
any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested 
parties.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A) of the Act\15\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(2)\16\ thereunder. 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.
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    \15\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \16\ 17 CFR 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 No. SR-ISE-2007-13 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-ISE-2007-13. 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 ISE. 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-ISE-2007-13 and should be submitted on or before April 
3, 2007.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\17\
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    \17\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-4504 Filed 3-12-07; 8:45 am]
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