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, 54496-54497 [E7-18834]

Download as PDF 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. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 25, 2007 / Notices interest. The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day operative date, so that the proposal may take effect upon filing and it may begin trading RVX and VXN options without delay. The Commission believes that it is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest to waive the 30-day operative delay. The Commission notes that the Exchange has already received approval to list and trade RVX and VXN options, and waiving the 30-day operative delay would allow the Exchange to begin trading these products without delay. For these reasons, the Commission designates the proposal to be operative upon filing.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: 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 CBOE. 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–CBOE–2007–108 and should be submitted on or before October 16, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–18834 Filed 9–24–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P 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–CBOE–2007–108 on the subject line. yshivers on PROD1PC62 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–CBOE–2007–108. 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 13 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay of this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Sep 24, 2007 Jkt 211001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56453; File No. SR–ISE– 2007–84] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Fee Changes September 18, 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 September 12, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘ISE’’) 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 prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange filed the proposed rule change pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder 4 which renders it effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54497 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 one ‘‘Premium Product.’’ 5 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and at the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.ise.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 IV 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 is proposing to amend its Schedule of Fees to establish fees for transactions in options on the iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund (‘‘ILF’’).6 The Exchange represents that ILF is eligible for options trading because it constitutes ‘‘Fund Shares,’’ as defined by ISE Rule 502(h). All of the applicable fees covered by this filing are identical to fees charged 5 ‘‘Premium Products’’ is defined in the ISE Schedule of Fees as the products enumerated therein. 6 iShares  is a registered trademark of Barclays Global Investors, N.A. (‘‘BGI’’), a majority-owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank PLC. ‘‘Standard & Poor’s ,’’ ‘‘S&P ,’’ ‘‘S&P Latin America 40 Index,’’ are trademarks of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (‘‘McGraw-Hill’’), and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by BGI. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund (‘‘ILF’’) is not sponsored, sold or endorsed by Standard & Poor’s, (‘‘S&P’’), a division of McGrawHill, and S&P makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in ILF. BGI and S&P 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 ILF 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 ILF or with making disclosures concerning options on ILF under any applicable federal or state laws, rules or regulations. BGI and S&P do not sponsor, endorse, or promote such activity by ISE, and are not affiliated in any manner with ISE. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 25, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54496-54497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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
    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 
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.
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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)(iii).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
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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\
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    \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 8, 2007), 72 FR 12238 (March 15, 2007) 
(order approving SR-CBOE-2006-73 to list and trade RVX options).
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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.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78(f)(b).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78(f)(b)(5).
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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\
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    \9\ The Exchange has fulfilled this requirement.
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
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    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

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interest. The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-
day operative date, so that the proposal may take effect upon filing 
and it may begin trading RVX and VXN options without delay. The 
Commission believes that it is consistent with the protection of 
investors and the public interest to waive the 30-day operative delay. 
The Commission notes that the Exchange has already received approval to 
list and trade RVX and VXN options, and waiving the 30-day operative 
delay would allow the Exchange to begin trading these products without 
delay. For these reasons, the Commission designates the proposal to be 
operative upon filing.\13\
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    \12\ Id.
    \13\ For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay of 
this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule's 
impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 
78c(f).
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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 Number SR-CBOE-2007-108 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-CBOE-2007-108. 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 CBOE. 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-CBOE-2007-108 and should be 
submitted on or before October 16, 2007.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14\
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    \14\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-18834 Filed 9-24-07; 8:45 am]
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