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Download as PDF 43302 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 149 / Friday, August 3, 2007 / Notices At any time within 60 days of the filing of the 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.13 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 Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Amex. 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–Amex–2007–76 and should be submitted on orbefore August 24, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–15059 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am] • 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 Number SR–Amex–2007–76 on the subject line. BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Paper Comments Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change as Modified by Amendment No. 1 To Extend the Linkage Fee Pilot Program mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES • 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–Amex–2007–76. 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, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 13 For purposes of calculating the 60-day period within which the Commission may summarily abrogate the proposed rule change under section 19(b)(3)(C) of the Act, the Commission considers the period to commence on July 27, 2007, the date on which Amex submitted Amendment No. 1. See 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(C). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:17 Aug 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56167; File No. SR–BSE– 2007–33] July 30, 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 July 9, 2007, Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BSE’’ 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 July 25, 2007, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. 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 BSE proposes to amend the Fee Schedule of the Boston Options Exchange (‘‘BOX’’), the options trading facility of the BSE, to extend until July 31, 2008, the current pilot program applicable to the options intermarket linkage (‘‘Linkage’’) fees and to make some technical changes to the Fee 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Schedule. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http://www.bostonstock.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 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’s fees for Principal (‘‘P’’) and Principal Acting as Agent (‘‘P/A’’) Orders 3 executed on BOX currently operate under a pilot program scheduled to expire on July 31, 2007.4 The BSE proposes to extend the current pilot program for such Linkage fees through July 31, 2008. Because all Linkage Orders received by BOX are for the account of a market maker on another exchange, Linkage fees that are applicable to P Orders and P/A Orders are the same as fees applicable to market makers on other exchanges that submit orders to BOX outside of Linkage. The side of a BOX trade opposite a P Order or P/A Order would be billed normally as any other BOX trade. Consistent with the Plan for the Purpose of Creating and Operating Linkage, no fees will be charged to a party sending a Satisfaction Order to BOX. Rather, a fee will be 3 Under Chapter XII, Section 1(j) of the BOX Rules, a ‘‘Linkage Order’’ means an Immediate or Cancel order routed through Linkage. There are three types of Linkage Orders: (i) ‘‘P/A Order,’’ which is an order for the principal account of a Market Maker (or equivalent entity on another Participant Exchange that is authorized to represent Public Customer orders), reflecting the terms of a related unexecuted Public Customer order for which the Market Maker is acting as agent; (ii) ‘‘P Order,’’ which is an order for the principal account of a market maker (or equivalent entity on another Participant Exchange) and is not a P/A Order; and (iii) ‘‘Satisfaction Order,’’ which is an order sent through Linkage to notify a Participant Exchange of a Trade-Through and to seek satisfaction of the liability arising from that Trade-Through. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54225 (July 27, 2006), 71 FR 44056 (August 3, 2006) (SR– BSE 2006–26). E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 149 / Friday, August 3, 2007 / Notices charged to the BOX Options Participant that was responsible for the tradethrough that caused the Satisfaction Order to be sent. The BSE believes that extending the Linkage fee pilot program until July 31, 2008 will give the Exchange and the Commission additional time and opportunity to evaluate the appropriateness of Linkage fees. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b) of the Act,5 in general, and furthers the objectives of section 6(b)(4) of the Act,6 in particular, in that the proposed rule change provides for the 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 Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others The Exchange has neither solicited nor received comments on the proposed rule change. 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 rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–BSE–2007–33 on the subject line. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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–BSE–2007–33. This file number should be included on the 5 15 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(4) VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:17 Aug 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 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, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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–BSE–2007–33 and should be submitted on or before August 24, 2007. IV. Commission’s Findings and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of the Proposed Rule Change After careful consideration, 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,7 and, in particular, the requirements of section 6(b) of the Act 8 and the rules and regulations thereunder. The Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b)(4) of the Act,9 which requires that the rules of the Exchange provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members and other persons using its facilities. The Commission believes that the extension of the Linkage fee pilot until July 31, 2008 will give the Exchange and the Commission further opportunity to evaluate whether such fees are appropriate. 7 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). 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43303 The Commission also finds good cause for approving the proposed rule change prior to the 30th day after the date of publication of the notice of filing thereof in the Federal Register. The Commission believes that granting accelerated approval of the proposed rule change will preserve the Exchange’s existing pilot program for Linkage fees without interruption as the Exchange and the Commission continue considering the appropriateness of Linkage fees. Therefore, the Commission finds good cause, consistent with section 19(b)(2) of the Exchange Act,10 to approve the proposed rule change on an accelerated basis. V. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the Act,11 that the proposed rule change (SR–BSE–2007– 33), 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.12 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–15095 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56154; File No. SR–CBOE– 2007–85] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to CBOE’s Delisting Policy July 27, 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 July 23, 2007, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘CBOE’’) 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. The Exchange filed the proposal as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 11 15 E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-56167; File No. SR-BSE-2007-33]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; 
Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed 
Rule Change as Modified by Amendment No. 1 To Extend the Linkage Fee 
Pilot Program

July 30, 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 July 9, 2007, Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (``BSE'' 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 July 25, 2007, the 
Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. 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.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The BSE proposes to amend the Fee Schedule of the Boston Options 
Exchange (``BOX''), the options trading facility of the BSE, to extend 
until July 31, 2008, the current pilot program applicable to the 
options intermarket linkage (``Linkage'') fees and to make some 
technical changes to the Fee Schedule. The text of the proposed rule 
change is available at the Exchange, the Commission's Public Reference 
Room, and http://www.bostonstock.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 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's fees for Principal (``P'') and Principal Acting as 
Agent (``P/A'') Orders \3\ executed on BOX currently operate under a 
pilot program scheduled to expire on July 31, 2007.\4\ The BSE proposes 
to extend the current pilot program for such Linkage fees through July 
31, 2008. Because all Linkage Orders received by BOX are for the 
account of a market maker on another exchange, Linkage fees that are 
applicable to P Orders and P/A Orders are the same as fees applicable 
to market makers on other exchanges that submit orders to BOX outside 
of Linkage. The side of a BOX trade opposite a P Order or P/A Order 
would be billed normally as any other BOX trade. Consistent with the 
Plan for the Purpose of Creating and Operating Linkage, no fees will be 
charged to a party sending a Satisfaction Order to BOX. Rather, a fee 
will be

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charged to the BOX Options Participant that was responsible for the 
trade-through that caused the Satisfaction Order to be sent.
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    \3\ Under Chapter XII, Section 1(j) of the BOX Rules, a 
``Linkage Order'' means an Immediate or Cancel order routed through 
Linkage. There are three types of Linkage Orders:
    (i) ``P/A Order,'' which is an order for the principal account 
of a Market Maker (or equivalent entity on another Participant 
Exchange that is authorized to represent Public Customer orders), 
reflecting the terms of a related unexecuted Public Customer order 
for which the Market Maker is acting as agent;
    (ii) ``P Order,'' which is an order for the principal account of 
a market maker (or equivalent entity on another Participant 
Exchange) and is not a P/A Order; and
    (iii) ``Satisfaction Order,'' which is an order sent through 
Linkage to notify a Participant Exchange of a Trade-Through and to 
seek satisfaction of the liability arising from that Trade-Through.
    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54225 (July 27, 
2006), 71 FR 44056 (August 3, 2006) (SR-BSE 2006-26).
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    The BSE believes that extending the Linkage fee pilot program until 
July 31, 2008 will give the Exchange and the Commission additional time 
and opportunity to evaluate the appropriateness of Linkage fees.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with section 6(b) of the Act,\5\ in general, and furthers the 
objectives of section 6(b)(4) of the Act,\6\ in particular, in that the 
proposed rule change provides for the equitable allocation of 
reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members and other 
persons using its facilities.
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4)
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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 
result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or 
appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

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

    The Exchange has neither solicited nor received comments on the 
proposed rule change.

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-BSE-2007-33 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-BSE-2007-33. 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, 100 F Street, 
NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours 
of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 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-BSE-2007-33 and should be 
submitted on or before August 24, 2007.

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

    After careful consideration, 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,\7\ and, in particular, the requirements of section 6(b) of 
the Act \8\ and the rules and regulations thereunder. The Commission 
finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b)(4) 
of the Act,\9\ which requires that the rules of the Exchange provide 
for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other 
charges among its members and other persons using its facilities. The 
Commission believes that the extension of the Linkage fee pilot until 
July 31, 2008 will give the Exchange and the Commission further 
opportunity to evaluate whether such fees are appropriate.
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    \7\ 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).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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    The Commission also finds good cause for approving the proposed 
rule change prior to the 30th day after the date of publication of the 
notice of filing thereof in the Federal Register. The Commission 
believes that granting accelerated approval of the proposed rule change 
will preserve the Exchange's existing pilot program for Linkage fees 
without interruption as the Exchange and the Commission continue 
considering the appropriateness of Linkage fees.
    Therefore, the Commission finds good cause, consistent with section 
19(b)(2) of the Exchange Act,\10\ to approve the proposed rule change 
on an accelerated basis.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).
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V. Conclusion

    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the 
Act,\11\ that the proposed rule change (SR-BSE-2007-33), as modified by 
Amendment No. 1, be, and it hereby is, approved on an accelerated 
basis.
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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).
    \12\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\12\
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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