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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 105 / Friday, June 1, 2007 / Notices Filing Dates: The application was filed on February 28, 2007, and amended on April 18, 2007. Applicant’s Address: C/O Tactical Allocation Services, LLC, 4909 East Pearl Circle, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80301. Cohen & Steers Quality REIT Preferred Fund, Inc. [File No. 811–21086] Cohen & Steers Dividend Advantage Realty Fund, Inc. [File No. 811–21203] Cohen & Steers Total Return Realty Fund II, Inc. [File No. 811–21310] Cohen & Steers Dividend All Star Fund, Inc. [File No. 811–21573] Summary: Each applicant, a closedend investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicants have never made a public offering of their securities and do not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Dates: The applications were filed on March 21, 2006, and amended on May 16, 2007. Applicant’s Address: 280 Park Ave., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10017. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–10561 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55814; File No. SR–CBOE– 2007–27] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 1 Thereto Relating to Class Quoting Limits hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES May 25, 2007. I. Introduction On March 5, 2007, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ 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 provide for termination of a MarketMaker or Remote Market-Maker (‘‘RMM’’) appointment in an option class traded on Hybrid if the Market1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 May 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 Maker or RMM has not submitted any electronic quotations in that option class during the preceding 30 days. The Exchange submitted Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change on April 18, 2007. The proposed rule change, as amended, was published for comment in the Federal Register on April 25, 2007.3 The Commission received no comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposal, as amended. II. Description of the Proposal CBOE Rule 8.3A establishes the upper limit, i.e., Class Quoting Limit (‘‘CQL’’), on the number of members that may quote electronically in a particular product traded on CBOE’s Hybrid Trading System and Hybrid 2.0 Platform (collectively ‘‘Hybrid’’).4 The purpose of this rule change is to amend CBOE Rule 8.3A to adopt an interpretation which is applicable only in those option classes traded on Hybrid in which the CQL for the option class is full and there is a waiting list of member(s) requesting the ability to quote electronically in the option class. Specifically, in the event a MarketMaker or RMM who holds an appointment in an option class traded on Hybrid has not submitted any electronic quotations in that option class during the preceding 30 days (calculated on a rolling basis), then the Market-Maker or RMM’s appointment in that option class will be terminated effective immediately. CBOE will notify the Market-Maker or RMM prior to terminating its appointment, and the rule provides that CBOE can make exceptions to this Interpretation and Policy in unusual circumstances. The Market-Maker or RMM can subsequently request an appointment in the option class. If there is a wait-list of members requesting the ability to quote electronically, then the Market-Maker or RMM will be placed on the wait-list for the option class. CBOE intends to implement the proposal upon approval by the Commission. III. Discussion 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 5 and, in particular, the requirements of Section 6 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55644 (April 19, 2007), 72 FR 20570. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51429 (March 24, 2005), 70 FR 16536 (March 31, 2005) (approving SR–CBOE–2005–58). 5 The Commission has considered the amended proposed rule change’s impact on efficiency, competition and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30647 of the Act.6 Specifically, the Commission finds that the proposal is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,7 in that the proposal has been designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, and to protect investors and the public interest. The Commission believes that the proposal should enhance liquidity by helping to ensure that members who might be willing to provide competitive quotations and liquidity in an option class are given an opportunity to do so. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,8 that the proposed rule change (SR–CBOE–2007– 27), as modified by Amendment No. 1, is approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–10555 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55811; File No. SR–CHX– 2007–08] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change To Expand Its Price Manipulation Rule To Address Additional Instances of Improper Behavior May 24, 2007. On March 21, 2007, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CHX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘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 its rule relating to price manipulation. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on April 20, 2007.3 The Commission received no comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change. I. Description of the Proposal The Exchange seeks to amend its rule relating to price manipulation to 6 15 U.S.C. 78f. U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 9 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55625 (April 12, 2007), 72 FR 19998. 7 15 E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-55814; File No. SR-CBOE-2007-27]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Incorporated; Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 
1 Thereto Relating to Class Quoting Limits

May 25, 2007.

I. Introduction

    On March 5, 2007, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated 
(``CBOE'' 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 provide for termination of a 
Market-Maker or Remote Market-Maker (``RMM'') appointment in an option 
class traded on Hybrid if the Market-Maker or RMM has not submitted any 
electronic quotations in that option class during the preceding 30 
days. The Exchange submitted Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule 
change on April 18, 2007. The proposed rule change, as amended, was 
published for comment in the Federal Register on April 25, 2007.\3\ The 
Commission received no comments on the proposal. This order approves 
the proposal, as amended.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55644 (April 19, 
2007), 72 FR 20570.
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II. Description of the Proposal

    CBOE Rule 8.3A establishes the upper limit, i.e., Class Quoting 
Limit (``CQL''), on the number of members that may quote electronically 
in a particular product traded on CBOE's Hybrid Trading System and 
Hybrid 2.0 Platform (collectively ``Hybrid'').\4\
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    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51429 (March 24, 
2005), 70 FR 16536 (March 31, 2005) (approving SR-CBOE-2005-58).
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    The purpose of this rule change is to amend CBOE Rule 8.3A to adopt 
an interpretation which is applicable only in those option classes 
traded on Hybrid in which the CQL for the option class is full and 
there is a waiting list of member(s) requesting the ability to quote 
electronically in the option class. Specifically, in the event a 
Market-Maker or RMM who holds an appointment in an option class traded 
on Hybrid has not submitted any electronic quotations in that option 
class during the preceding 30 days (calculated on a rolling basis), 
then the Market-Maker or RMM's appointment in that option class will be 
terminated effective immediately. CBOE will notify the Market-Maker or 
RMM prior to terminating its appointment, and the rule provides that 
CBOE can make exceptions to this Interpretation and Policy in unusual 
circumstances.
    The Market-Maker or RMM can subsequently request an appointment in 
the option class. If there is a wait-list of members requesting the 
ability to quote electronically, then the Market-Maker or RMM will be 
placed on the wait-list for the option class. CBOE intends to implement 
the proposal upon approval by the Commission.

III. Discussion

    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 \5\ and, in particular, the requirements of Section 
6 of the Act.\6\ Specifically, the Commission finds that the proposal 
is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\7\ in that the proposal 
has been designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, 
and to protect investors and the public interest. The Commission 
believes that the proposal should enhance liquidity by helping to 
ensure that members who might be willing to provide competitive 
quotations and liquidity in an option class are given an opportunity to 
do so.
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    \5\ The Commission has considered the amended proposed rule 
change's impact on efficiency, competition and capital formation. 15 
U.S.C. 78c(f).
    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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IV. Conclusion

    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the 
Act,\8\ that the proposed rule change (SR-CBOE-2007-27), as modified by 
Amendment No. 1, is approved.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\9\
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    \9\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-10555 Filed 5-31-07; 8:45 am]
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