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Download as PDF 27154 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 92 / Monday, May 14, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES This meeting, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 13 and from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 14, will be closed. Presenting (application review): June 19, 2007 in Room 716. This meeting, from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., will be closed. Presenting (application review): June 20, 2007 in Room 716. this meeting, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be closed. Theater (application review): June 19– 22, 2007 in Room 714. A portion of this meeting, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 22, will be open to the public for a policy discussion. The remainder of the meeting, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 19–21 and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 22, will be closed. Design (application review): June 21– 22, 2007 in Room 730. This meeting, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 21 and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 22, will be closed. 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Written comments regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; or send an e-mail to David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: May 7, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9175 Filed 5–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon written request; copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rules 7a–15 thru 7a–37; OMB Control No. 3235–0132; SEC File No. 270–115. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget this request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rules 7a–15 through 7a–37 (17 CFR 260.7a–15–7a–37) under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 set forth the general requirements relating to applications, statements and reports that must be filed under the Act by issuers and trustees qualifying indentures under that Act for offerings of debt securities. The respondents are persons and entities subject to the Trust PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 6a–4; SEC File No. 270–496; OMB Control No. 3235–0554. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,1 the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 2 sets out a framework for the registration and regulation of national securities exchanges. Under the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, a 1 44 2 15 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. U.S.C. 78f. E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 92 / Monday, May 14, 2007 / Notices futures market may trade security futures products by registering as a national securities exchange. Rule 6a–43 sets forth these registration procedures and directs futures markets to submit a notice registration on Form 1–N. Form 1–N calls for information regarding how the futures market operates, its rules and procedures, its criteria for membership, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the security futures products it intends to trade. Rule 6a–4 also would require entities that have submitted an initial Form 1–N to file: (1) Amendments to Form 1–N in the event of material changes to the information provided in the initial Form 1–N; (2) periodic updates of certain information provided in the initial Form 1–N; (3) certain information that is provided to the futures market’s members; and (4) a monthly report summarizing the futures market’s trading of security futures products. The information required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 6a–4 is designed to enable the Commission to carry out its statutorily mandated oversight functions and to ensure that registered and exempt exchanges continue to be in compliance with the Act. The respondents to the collection of information are futures markets. The Commission estimates that the total annual burden for all respondents to provide the amendments and periodic updates under Rule 6a–4 would be 105 hours (15 hours/ respondent per year × seven respondents) and $10,066 ($1438/ response × seven responses/year). The Commission estimates that the total annual burden for the filing of the supplemental information and the monthly reports required under Rule 6a–4 would be 87.5 hours (25 filings/ respondent × seven respondents × 0.5 hours/response). The SEC estimates that the total annual cost for all supplemental filings would be $3675 (25 filings/respondent per year × seven respondents × $21/response). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or 3 17 CFR 240.6a–4. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 May 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 27155 other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Comments should be directed to: R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Amendment Nos. 3 and 4, from interested persons. Dated: May 7, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9180 Filed 5–11–07; 8:45 am] II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change BILLING CODE 8010–01–P In its filing with the Commission, the Amex included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55719; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–17] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of Amendment Nos. 3 and 4 Relating to Procedures for At-Risk Cross Transactions May 7, 2007. On February 17, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to adopt a new crossing procedure, the ‘‘atrisk cross,’’ as an alternative to the Exchange’s existing facilitation cross procedure. On November 9, 2006, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change, and on December 1, 2006, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change. The proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment Nos. 1 and 2, was published for comment in the Federal Register on January 17, 2007.3 On March 28, 2007, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 3 to the proposed rule change, and on May 3, 2007, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 4 to the proposed rule change. Amendment Nos. 3 and 4 are described in Item II below. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change, as amended by 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55068 (January 9, 2007), 72 FR 2044 (‘‘Notice’’). 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Amex proposes to revise the procedures applicable to cross transactions in equity options to provide procedures for at-risk cross transactions. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Amex, on the Amex’s Web site at http://amex.com, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to provide an alternative crossing procedure to supplement the existing facilitation cross procedure in Commentary .02 to Amex Rule 950–ANTE(d). In this manner, the Amex would permit ‘‘atrisk’’ cross transactions by member firms. A complete description and statement of purpose of the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment Nos. 1 and 2, may be found in the notice of filing previously published for comment in the Federal Register.4 In Amendment No. 3, the Exchange made technical and clarifying changes to the proposal 5 and stated that the proposed at-risk cross procedure would not apply to options classes that are part of the Exchange’s options penny pilot 4 See Notice, supra note 3. the Exchange made a clarifying change to the language of Commentary .03(vii) to Amex Rule 950–ANTE(d). The Exchange also confirmed that if a public customer order either on the book or represented in the trading crowd has priority over the at-risk cross, the member firm would be permitted to participate only in those contracts remaining after the public customer’s order has been filled. Further, the Exchange represented that if there is a public customer order on the book or represented in the trading crowd on the same side of the market as, and priced at or better than, the public customer order that is part of the at-risk cross, the public customer order on the book or represented in the trading crowd would have priority. 5 Specifically, E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 92 (Monday, May 14, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27154-27155]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9180]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 
20549.

Extension: Rule 6a-4; SEC File No. 270-496; OMB Control No. 3235-
0554.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995,\1\ the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is 
soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. 
The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information 
to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval.
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    \1\ 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
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    Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') \2\ sets 
out a framework for the registration and regulation of national 
securities exchanges. Under the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 
2000, a

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futures market may trade security futures products by registering as a 
national securities exchange. Rule 6a-4\3\ sets forth these 
registration procedures and directs futures markets to submit a notice 
registration on Form 1-N. Form 1-N calls for information regarding how 
the futures market operates, its rules and procedures, its criteria for 
membership, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the security futures 
products it intends to trade. Rule 6a-4 also would require entities 
that have submitted an initial Form 1-N to file: (1) Amendments to Form 
1-N in the event of material changes to the information provided in the 
initial Form 1-N; (2) periodic updates of certain information provided 
in the initial Form 1-N; (3) certain information that is provided to 
the futures market's members; and (4) a monthly report summarizing the 
futures market's trading of security futures products. The information 
required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 6a-4 is 
designed to enable the Commission to carry out its statutorily mandated 
oversight functions and to ensure that registered and exempt exchanges 
continue to be in compliance with the Act.
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    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \3\ 17 CFR 240.6a-4.
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    The respondents to the collection of information are futures 
markets.
    The Commission estimates that the total annual burden for all 
respondents to provide the amendments and periodic updates under Rule 
6a-4 would be 105 hours (15 hours/respondent per year x seven 
respondents) and $10,066 ($1438/response x seven responses/year). The 
Commission estimates that the total annual burden for the filing of the 
supplemental information and the monthly reports required under Rule 
6a-4 would be 87.5 hours (25 filings/respondent x seven respondents x 
0.5 hours/response). The SEC estimates that the total annual cost for 
all supplemental filings would be $3675 (25 filings/respondent per year 
x seven respondents x $21/response).
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in 
writing within 60 days of this publication.
    Comments should be directed to: R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief 
Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley 
Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-
mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 
days of this notice.

     Dated: May 7, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-9180 Filed 5-11-07; 8:45 am]
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