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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices will be able to directly connect to the Exchange. or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. 2. Statutory Basis IV. Solicitation of Comments The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the objectives of section 6 of the Act,8 in general, and furthers the objectives of section 6(b)(4),9 in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members and issuers and other persons using its facilities. In particular, these fees will permit the Exchange to recover the costs of developing, maintaining, and supporting PrecISE Trade terminals and its various functionalities. Additionally, the Exchange believes the proposed fees are equitable in that they only apply to those members that elect to use PrecISE.10 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: B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change does 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 has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from members or interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 11 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) 12 thereunder, because it establishes or changes a due, fee, or other charge applicable only to a member. 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, jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 10 Telephone amendment between Samir Patel, Assistant General Counsel, ISE, and Richard Holley, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Market Regulation, Commission, September 21, 2007. 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 9 15 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 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–ISE–2007–85 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. 55269 For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–19164 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56497; File No. SR–ISE– 2007–86] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Commence a One Year Pilot Program Relating to a Quote Mitigation Plan for Competitive Market Makers September 21, 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 17, 2007, the International All submissions should refer to File Securities Exchange, LLC (the Number SR–ISE–2007–85. This file ‘‘Exchange’’ or the ‘‘ISE’’) filed with the number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Securities and Exchange Commission the proposed rule change as described Commission process and review your in Items I, II, and III below, which items comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will have been substantially prepared by the post all comments on the Commission’s Exchange. The Exchange has designated this proposal as constituting a stated Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ policy, practice, or interpretation with rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the respect to the meaning, administration, submission, all subsequent or enforcement of an existing rule under amendments, all written statements Section 19(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Act,3 and with respect to the proposed rule Rule 19b–4(f)(1) thereunder,4 which change that are filed with the renders the proposal effective upon Commission, and all written filing with the Commission. The communications relating to the Commission is publishing this notice to proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be Statement of the Terms of Substance of available for inspection and copying in the Proposed Rule Change the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, The ISE submits this rule filing to DC 20549, on official business days implement a quote mitigation plan for between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the Exchange’s Competitive Market Copies of such filing also will be Makers (‘‘CMM’’) on a pilot basis for available for inspection and copying at one-year.5 The text of the proposed rule the principal office of ISE. All change is available at the ISE, the comments received will be posted Commission’s Public Reference Room, without change; the Commission does and http://www.ise.com. not edit personal identifying 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). information from submissions. You 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). should submit only information that 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. you wish to make available publicly. All 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(i). submissions should refer to File 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(1). Number SR–ISE–2007–85 and should be 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56444 submitted on or before October 19, (September 14, 2007) (Order approving SR–ISE– 2007. 2007–45). PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 55270 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices 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 ISE 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 ISE 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 purpose of this rule change is to implement a quote mitigation plan for the Exchange’s CMMs. As noted above, the Commission recently approved,6 on a one-year pilot basis, this quote mitigation plan applicable to up to twenty (20) securities that are in the Penny Pilot. Under this proposal, a CMM will be required to enter continuous quotations in just 60 percent of the series, rather than in all series, of the options classes to which it is appointed. Once a CMM enters a quote in a series, it must continue to quote in that series until the close of trading that day. Further, ISE Rule 804(e)(2)(iii), which states that a CMM may be called upon to submit quotes in one or more series of options to which it is appointed in the interest of maintaining fair and orderly markets, shall continue to apply during the pilot period. The Exchange proposes to commence this pilot program on September 20, 2007 for a period of one year. Prior to the commencement of the pilot program, the Exchange will issue a circular to CMMs identifying the initial list of securities selected for the pilot program. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 2. Statutory Basis The statutory basis under the Act for this proposed rule change is the requirement under Section 6(b)(5) 7 that an exchange have rules that are designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism for a free and open market and a national market 6 Id. 7 15 system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The proposed rule change does 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 has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The proposed rule change has become effective Section 19(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Act,8 and Rule 19b–4(f)(1) thereunder,9 because the proposal constitutes a stated policy, practice, or interpretation with respect to the meaning, administration, or enforcement of an existing rule. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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 • Send an E-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File No. SR–ISE–2007–86 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–ISE–2007–86. This file 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 9 17 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(i). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(1). Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Commissions 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 St., NE., Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the ISE. 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–ISE–2007–86 and should be submitted by October 19, 2007. 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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-56497; File No. SR-ISE-2007-86]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, 
LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule 
Change To Commence a One Year Pilot Program Relating to a Quote 
Mitigation Plan for Competitive Market Makers

September 21, 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 17, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC 
(the ``Exchange'' or the ``ISE'') filed with the Securities and 
Exchange 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 has designated this proposal as constituting a 
stated policy, practice, or interpretation with respect to the meaning, 
administration, or enforcement of an existing rule under Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(i) 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)(i).
    \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 ISE submits this rule filing to implement a quote mitigation 
plan for the Exchange's Competitive Market Makers (``CMM'') on a pilot 
basis for one-year.\5\ The text of the proposed rule change is 
available at the ISE, the Commission's Public Reference Room, and 
http://www.ise.com.
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    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56444 (September 14, 
2007) (Order approving SR-ISE-2007-45).

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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 ISE 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 ISE 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 purpose of this rule change is to implement a quote mitigation 
plan for the Exchange's CMMs. As noted above, the Commission recently 
approved,\6\ on a one-year pilot basis, this quote mitigation plan 
applicable to up to twenty (20) securities that are in the Penny Pilot. 
Under this proposal, a CMM will be required to enter continuous 
quotations in just 60 percent of the series, rather than in all series, 
of the options classes to which it is appointed. Once a CMM enters a 
quote in a series, it must continue to quote in that series until the 
close of trading that day.
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    Further, ISE Rule 804(e)(2)(iii), which states that a CMM may be 
called upon to submit quotes in one or more series of options to which 
it is appointed in the interest of maintaining fair and orderly 
markets, shall continue to apply during the pilot period.
    The Exchange proposes to commence this pilot program on September 
20, 2007 for a period of one year. Prior to the commencement of the 
pilot program, the Exchange will issue a circular to CMMs identifying 
the initial list of securities selected for the pilot program.
2. Statutory Basis
    The statutory basis under the Act for this proposed rule change is 
the requirement under Section 6(b)(5) \7\ that an exchange have rules 
that are designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and 
practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove 
impediments to and perfect the mechanism for a free and open market and 
a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the 
public interest.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The proposed rule change does 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 has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, 
comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received 
any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested 
parties.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    The proposed rule change has become effective Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Act,\8\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(1) thereunder,\9\ 
because the proposal constitutes a stated policy, practice, or 
interpretation with respect to the meaning, administration, or 
enforcement of an existing rule. At any time within 60 days of the 
filing of such 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.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(i).
    \9\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(1).
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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 No. SR-ISE-2007-86 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-ISE-2007-86. 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 Commissions 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 St., NE., Washington, DC 
20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 
3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection 
and copying at the principal office of the ISE. 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-ISE-2007-86 and should be submitted by 
October 19, 2007.
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    \10\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\10\
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
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