Self-Regulatory Organizations; Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Delay the Implementation of Amendments to Rule G-27 on Supervision, 54702-54704 [E7-18957]

Download as PDF 54702 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 26, 2007 / Notices actions for failure to comply with the existing exemption. The filing includes a statement about when FINRA will announce the effective date of the proposed rule change. 2. Statutory Basis FINRA believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of section 15A of the Act, including section 15A(b)(6) of the Act,9 in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, promote just and equitable principles of trade and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The proposed rule change will promote dissemination of globally-branded and foreign research to investors and ensure that such research has investor protection safeguards that might not otherwise be required. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition FINRA 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 Written comments were neither solicited nor received. 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule changes are consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 9 15 U.S.C. 78o–3(b)(6). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Sep 25, 2007 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–FINRA–2007–010 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–FINRA–2007–010. 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 FINRA. 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–FINRA–2007–010 and should be submitted on or before October 17, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–18954 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] [Release No. 34–56478; File No. SR–MSRB– 2007–03] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Delay the Implementation of Amendments to Rule G–27 on Supervision September 20, 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 14, 2007, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (‘‘MSRB’’ or ‘‘Board’’), 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 MSRB. The MSRB has filed the proposal pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(1) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. 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 MSRB is proposing to delay, until February 29, 2008, implementation of the amendments to Rule G–27, on supervision, approved in File Number SR–MSRB–2006–10, and which are scheduled to be implemented on November 26, 2007. There are no new changes to the text of Rule G–27 as amended. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the MSRB’s Web site (http://www.msrb.org), at the MSRB, 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 MSRB 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 MSRB has 1 15 BILLING CODE 8010–01–P U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(1). 2 17 10 17 Jkt 211001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 26, 2007 / Notices 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 On May 22, 2007, the Commission approved File Number SR–MSRB– 2006–10, which incorporated into Rule G–27 most of the requirements of NASD Rules 3010 (Supervision) and 3012 (Supervisory Control System), to help ensure a coordinated regulatory approach in the area of supervision and to facilitate inspection and enforcement. The Commission also granted the MSRB’s request for a delayed effective date of November 26, 2007. Shortly after approval of the amendments, MSRB staff began receiving inquiries from industry members indicating some confusion over which type of principal is required based on the activities conducted at branch offices and offices of supervisory jurisdiction. The MSRB is currently reviewing the amendments to Rule G–27 in light of these inquiries and anticipates publishing a notice in the near future addressing the questions and concerns raised. Pending the completion of such review and anticipated publication of further guidance in this area, the MSRB has filed the proposed rule change for immediate effectiveness to immediately delay, until February 29, 2008, the implementation date of the recently approved amendments to Rule G–27, which otherwise would be implemented on November 26, 2007. 2. Statutory Basis The MSRB believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 15B(b)(2)(C) of the Act,5 which provides that the MSRB’s rules shall: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in municipal securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market in municipal securities, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The MSRB believes that delaying the implementation date of the recently approved amendments to Rule G–27 will give brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers the time needed to 5 15 U.S.C. 78o–4(b)(2)(C). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Sep 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 determine which, if any, of their personnel must be registered as a principal (either a municipal securities principal (Series 53) or a municipal fund securities limited principal (Series 51)) based on the activities undertaken at a branch office and/or office of supervisory jurisdiction. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The MSRB 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 MSRB has received two letters requesting guidance on Rule G–27, as amended, from the College Savings Foundation and from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP. These commentators raised certain substantive questions regarding the application of the amendments. The MSRB is currently reviewing the amendments to Rule G–27 in light of these inquiries and anticipates publishing a notice in the near future addressing the questions and concerns raised.6 The commentators also requested that the MSRB delay the effective date of the amendments. The MSRB believes that it would be appropriate to delay the implementation of the amendments until February 29, 2008, in light of its pending review of questions on the amendments, anticipated publication of further guidance in this area, and desire to prevent firms from expending unnecessary time and expense in registering as principals certain people who may not need to be so registered. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The MSRB has designated this proposed rule change as constituting a stated policy, practice or interpretation with respect to the meaning, administration or enforcement of an existing MSRB rule under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Act,7 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(1) thereunder,8 which renders the 6 The MSRB believes that a notice should fully address such questions and concerns. If, however, the MSRB concludes that a notice is insufficient and that further rulemaking is necessary, the MSRB will file a separate rule change with the Commission. 7 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(i). 8 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(1). PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54703 proposed rule change effective upon filing with the Commission. At any time within 60 days of this filing, the Commission may summarily abrogate this proposal 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.9 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 rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–MSRB–2007–03 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–MSRB–2007–03. 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 MSRB. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying 9 See E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(C). 26SEN1 54704 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 26, 2007 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–18957 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56461; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2007–077] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify Fees for Members Using the Nasdaq Market Center September 18, 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 4, 2007, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘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 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Nasdaq proposes to modify pricing for Nasdaq members using the Nasdaq Market Center. Nasdaq will implement this proposed rule change on September 4, 2007. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site, http:// www.nasdaq.complinet.com, the Exchange and the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 10 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Sep 25, 2007 II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, Nasdaq 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. Nasdaq has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. general, and with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,6 in particular, in that the change provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among members and issuers and other persons using any facility or system which Nasdaq operates or controls. Nasdaq believes that the fee change reflects an allocation of fees that recognizes the preference of some market participants to use Nasdaq as their primary means of routing orders to NYSE for execution. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–MSRB–2007–03 and should be submitted on or before October 17, 2007. Nasdaq 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, as amended. 1. Purpose Nasdaq is adding a new fee tier for orders routed to the New York Stock Exchange (‘‘NYSE’’) through the Nasdaq Market Center. The new tier recognizes that some market participants use Nasdaq as a preferred means to route orders to NYSE, but less frequently access liquidity on the Nasdaq book. Nevertheless, Nasdaq believes that offering a modest price reduction for firms that make significant use of Nasdaq as a router is appropriate in light of the overall level of fees paid by such firms. Specifically, the reduced fee would apply to members with an average daily volume in all securities during the month of more than 60 million shares of liquidity routed to the NYSE without attempting to execute in the Nasdaq Market Center in any respect. Directed Intermarket Sweep Orders would not count toward the 60 million share requirement, nor would orders that access only displayed quotes in Nasdaq prior to routing. The fee for routing to NYSE in such cases would be $0.0003 per share executed, which compares favorably to fees of $0.000325 and $0.00035 for firms that provide up to 35 million shares of liquidity through Nasdaq (but which are higher than the fee of $0.000275 for firms providing more liquidity). Firms in the new tier would continue to pay a fee of $0.00035 for Directed Intermarket Sweep Orders and orders that access only displayed size in Nasdaq, and 0.3% of the total transaction cost for routed orders in securities priced at less than $1 per share. 2. Statutory Basis Nasdaq believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,5 in B. Self Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others Written comments on the proposed rule change were neither solicited nor received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing proposed rule change is filed pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 7 and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder 8 because it establishes or changes a due, fee, or other charge applicable only to a member imposed by a self-regulatory organization. Accordingly, the proposal is effective upon Commission receipt of the filing. 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. 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 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 8 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 7 15 5 15 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78f. Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-56478; File No. SR-MSRB-2007-03]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Municipal Securities Rulemaking 
Board; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule 
Change To Delay the Implementation of Amendments to Rule G-27 on 
Supervision

September 20, 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 14, 2007, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board 
(``MSRB'' or ``Board''), 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 MSRB. 
The MSRB has filed the proposal pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A) of the 
Act,\3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(1) thereunder,\4\ which renders the proposal 
effective upon filing with the Commission. 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).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(1).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The MSRB is proposing to delay, until February 29, 2008, 
implementation of the amendments to Rule G-27, on supervision, approved 
in File Number SR-MSRB-2006-10, and which are scheduled to be 
implemented on November 26, 2007. There are no new changes to the text 
of Rule G-27 as amended. The text of the proposed rule change is 
available on the MSRB's Web site (http://www.msrb.org), at the MSRB, 
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 MSRB 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 MSRB has

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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
    On May 22, 2007, the Commission approved File Number SR-MSRB-2006-
10, which incorporated into Rule G-27 most of the requirements of NASD 
Rules 3010 (Supervision) and 3012 (Supervisory Control System), to help 
ensure a coordinated regulatory approach in the area of supervision and 
to facilitate inspection and enforcement. The Commission also granted 
the MSRB's request for a delayed effective date of November 26, 2007.
    Shortly after approval of the amendments, MSRB staff began 
receiving inquiries from industry members indicating some confusion 
over which type of principal is required based on the activities 
conducted at branch offices and offices of supervisory jurisdiction. 
The MSRB is currently reviewing the amendments to Rule G-27 in light of 
these inquiries and anticipates publishing a notice in the near future 
addressing the questions and concerns raised. Pending the completion of 
such review and anticipated publication of further guidance in this 
area, the MSRB has filed the proposed rule change for immediate 
effectiveness to immediately delay, until February 29, 2008, the 
implementation date of the recently approved amendments to Rule G-27, 
which otherwise would be implemented on November 26, 2007.
2. Statutory Basis
    The MSRB believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with 
section 15B(b)(2)(C) of the Act,\5\ which provides that the MSRB's 
rules shall:
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78o-4(b)(2)(C).

    Be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and 
practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to 
foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in 
regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect 
to, and facilitating transactions in municipal securities, to remove 
impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market 
in municipal securities, and, in general, to protect investors and 
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the public interest.

    The MSRB believes that delaying the implementation date of the 
recently approved amendments to Rule G-27 will give brokers, dealers 
and municipal securities dealers the time needed to determine which, if 
any, of their personnel must be registered as a principal (either a 
municipal securities principal (Series 53) or a municipal fund 
securities limited principal (Series 51)) based on the activities 
undertaken at a branch office and/or office of supervisory 
jurisdiction.

B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The MSRB 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 MSRB has received two letters requesting guidance on Rule G-27, 
as amended, from the College Savings Foundation and from Sutherland 
Asbill & Brennan, LLP. These commentators raised certain substantive 
questions regarding the application of the amendments. The MSRB is 
currently reviewing the amendments to Rule G-27 in light of these 
inquiries and anticipates publishing a notice in the near future 
addressing the questions and concerns raised.\6\ The commentators also 
requested that the MSRB delay the effective date of the amendments. The 
MSRB believes that it would be appropriate to delay the implementation 
of the amendments until February 29, 2008, in light of its pending 
review of questions on the amendments, anticipated publication of 
further guidance in this area, and desire to prevent firms from 
expending unnecessary time and expense in registering as principals 
certain people who may not need to be so registered.
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    \6\ The MSRB believes that a notice should fully address such 
questions and concerns. If, however, the MSRB concludes that a 
notice is insufficient and that further rulemaking is necessary, the 
MSRB will file a separate rule change with the Commission.
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III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    The MSRB has designated this proposed rule change as constituting a 
stated policy, practice or interpretation with respect to the meaning, 
administration or enforcement of an existing MSRB rule under Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Act,\7\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(1) thereunder,\8\ which 
renders the proposed rule change effective upon filing with the 
Commission.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(i).
    \8\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(1).
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    At any time within 60 days of this filing, the Commission may 
summarily abrogate this proposal 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.\9\
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    \9\ See 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(C).
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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-MSRB-2007-03 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-MSRB-2007-03. 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 MSRB. All 
comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does 
not edit personal identifying

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information from submissions. You should submit only information that 
you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to 
File Number SR-MSRB-2007-03 and should be submitted on or before 
October 17, 2007.

    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).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-18957 Filed 9-25-07; 8:45 am]
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