Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change To Amend CBOE's Rule Pertaining to Verification Requests for Trade Reporting Minor Rule Violations, 54495-54496 [E7-18824]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would not impose 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 states that no written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 35 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve such proposed rule change, or (B) Institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. 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: 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–Amex–2006–96 and should be submitted on or before October 16, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.21 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–18841 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56460; File No. SR–CBOE– 2007–84] yshivers on PROD1PC62 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 Number SR–Amex–2006–96 on the subject line. Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change To Amend CBOE’s Rule Pertaining to Verification Requests for Trade Reporting Minor Rule Violations 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–Amex–2006–96. 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/ On July 18, 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 amend CBOE Rule 17.50 (Imposition of Fines for Minor Rule Violations) Interpretation and Policy .02(b) regarding verification requests for fines VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 September 18, 2007. 21 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54495 imposed pursuant to the provisions of CBOE Rule 17.50(g)(4) (Failure to Submit Trade Information on Time and Failure to Submit Trade Information to the Price Reporter). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on August 17, 2007.3 The Commission received no comments regarding the proposal. The Commission finds that the proposal is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.4 In particular, the Commission believes that the proposal is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,5 which requires that the rules of an exchange be designed to, among other things, protect investors and the public interest. The Commission believes that the proposed rule change, by extending the ‘‘lookback’’ period for determining the maximum number of verification requests for trade reporting violations, would make a reasonable adjustment to its MRVP review process. The Commission also believes that handling violations of trade reporting rules pursuant to the MRVP is consistent with Sections 6(b)(1) and 6(b)(6) of the Act,6 which require that the rules of an exchange enforce compliance with, and provide appropriate discipline for, violations of Commission and Exchange rules. The Commission also finds that the proposal is consistent with the public interest, the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act, as required by Rule 19d–1(c)(2) under the Act,7 which governs minor rule violation plans. The Commission believes that the proposed change to the MRVP should strengthen the Exchange’s ability to carry out its oversight and enforcement responsibilities as a selfregulatory organization in cases where full disciplinary proceedings are unsuitable in view of the minor nature of the particular violation. In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission in no way minimizes the importance of compliance with CBOE rules and all other rules subject to the imposition of fines under the MRVP. The Commission believes that the violation of any selfregulatory organization’s rules, as well as Commission rules, is a serious matter. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56239(August 10, 2007), 72 FR 46257. 4 In approving this proposed rule change, theCommission notes that it has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1) and 78f(b)(6). 7 17 CFR 240.19d–1(c)(2). E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 54496 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices However, the MRVP provides a reasonable means of addressing rule violations that do not rise to the level of requiring formal disciplinary proceedings, while providing greater flexibility in handling certain violations. The Commission expects that CBOE will continue to conduct surveillance with due diligence and make a determination based on its findings, on a case-by-case basis, whether a fine of more or less than the recommended amount is appropriate for a violation under the MRVP or whether a violation requires formal disciplinary action under CBOE Rules 17.1–17.10. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 8 and Rule 19d–1(c)(2) under the Act,9 that the proposed rule change (SR–CBOE–2007– 84), as amended, be, and hereby is, approved and declared effective. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–18824 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56467; File No. SR–CBOE– 2007–108] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Appointment Costs for Options on the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index and the CBOE Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index September 19, 2007 yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 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 September 11, 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, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange filed the proposal as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). CFR 240.19d–1(c)(2). 10 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12); 17 CFR 200.30– 3(a)(44). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 9 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.4 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The CBOE proposes to amend CBOE rules relating to the appointment cost for options on the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) and the CBOE Nasdaq-100 Volatility Index (VXN). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.cboe.org/Legal), at the CBOE’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, 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 IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of this rule change is to amend CBOE Rule 8.3 and Rule 8.4 to establish appointment costs for RVX and VXN options before trading commences in those options classes on the Hybrid 2.0 Platform.5 CBOE proposes to amend Rule 8.3(c)(i) and Rule 8.4(d) to specifically reference RVX and VXN options as Tier A+ option classes trading on the Hybrid 2.0 Platform, with an appointment cost of .25 each. CBOE notes that these new appointment costs for RVX and VXN options will be the initial appointment costs because these two classes are not currently trading.6 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 5 CBOE Rule 1.1(aaa) defines the Hybrid 2.0 Platform. 6 CBOE has separately received approval to list and trade these products. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 49563 (April 14, 2004), 69 FR 21589 (April 21, 2004) (order approving SR–CBOE– 2003–40 to list and trade VXN options); see also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55425 (March 4 17 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act and the rules and regulations under the Act applicable to a national securities exchange and, in particular, the requirements of section 6(b) of the Act.7 Specifically, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) 8 requirements that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition CBOE does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose 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 neither solicited nor received comments on the proposal. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing rule does not (i) significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, provided that the Exchange has given the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change or such shorter time as designated by the Commission,9 the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 10 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.11 Under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) of the Act,12 the proposal does not become operative for 30 days after the date of its filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public 8, 2007), 72 FR 12238 (March 15, 2007) (order approving SR–CBOE–2006–73 to list and trade RVX options). 7 15 U.S.C. 78(f)(b). 8 15 U.S.C. 78(f)(b)(5). 9 The Exchange has fulfilled this requirement. 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 12 Id. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 25, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54495-54496]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-56460; File No. SR-CBOE-2007-84]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Incorporated; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change To Amend CBOE's Rule 
Pertaining to Verification Requests for Trade Reporting Minor Rule 
Violations

September 18, 2007.
    On July 18, 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 amend CBOE Rule 17.50 
(Imposition of Fines for Minor Rule Violations) Interpretation and 
Policy .02(b) regarding verification requests for fines imposed 
pursuant to the provisions of CBOE Rule 17.50(g)(4) (Failure to Submit 
Trade Information on Time and Failure to Submit Trade Information to 
the Price Reporter). The proposed rule change was published for comment 
in the Federal Register on August 17, 2007.\3\ The Commission received 
no comments regarding the proposal.
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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. 56239(August 10, 
2007), 72 FR 46257.
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    The Commission finds that the proposal is consistent with the 
requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder 
applicable to a national securities exchange.\4\ In particular, the 
Commission believes that the proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b)(5) of the Act,\5\ which requires that the rules of an exchange be 
designed to, among other things, protect investors and the public 
interest. The Commission believes that the proposed rule change, by 
extending the ``look-back'' period for determining the maximum number 
of verification requests for trade reporting violations, would make a 
reasonable adjustment to its MRVP review process.
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    \4\ In approving this proposed rule change, theCommission notes 
that it has considered the proposed rule's impact on efficiency, 
competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).
    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    The Commission also believes that handling violations of trade 
reporting rules pursuant to the MRVP is consistent with Sections 
6(b)(1) and 6(b)(6) of the Act,\6\ which require that the rules of an 
exchange enforce compliance with, and provide appropriate discipline 
for, violations of Commission and Exchange rules. The Commission also 
finds that the proposal is consistent with the public interest, the 
protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of 
the Act, as required by Rule 19d-1(c)(2) under the Act,\7\ which 
governs minor rule violation plans. The Commission believes that the 
proposed change to the MRVP should strengthen the Exchange's ability to 
carry out its oversight and enforcement responsibilities as a self-
regulatory organization in cases where full disciplinary proceedings 
are unsuitable in view of the minor nature of the particular violation.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1) and 78f(b)(6).
    \7\ 17 CFR 240.19d-1(c)(2).
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    In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission in no way 
minimizes the importance of compliance with CBOE rules and all other 
rules subject to the imposition of fines under the MRVP. The Commission 
believes that the violation of any self-regulatory organization's 
rules, as well as Commission rules, is a serious matter.

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However, the MRVP provides a reasonable means of addressing rule 
violations that do not rise to the level of requiring formal 
disciplinary proceedings, while providing greater flexibility in 
handling certain violations. The Commission expects that CBOE will 
continue to conduct surveillance with due diligence and make a 
determination based on its findings, on a case-by-case basis, whether a 
fine of more or less than the recommended amount is appropriate for a 
violation under the MRVP or whether a violation requires formal 
disciplinary action under CBOE Rules 17.1-17.10.
    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 
\8\ and Rule 19d-1(c)(2) under the Act,\9\ that the proposed rule 
change (SR-CBOE-2007-84), as amended, be, and hereby is, approved and 
declared effective.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).
    \9\ 17 CFR 240.19d-1(c)(2).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\10\
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    \10\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12); 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(44).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
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