Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Exchange's Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee, 70912-70914 [E7-24122]

Download as PDF 70912 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2007 / Notices executive officer, who is not subject to the Exchange’s disciplinary jurisdiction. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 2. Statutory Basis In modifying the BCC Appointment Process to place the responsibility with a non-member executive officer who is not subject to the Exchange’s disciplinary jurisdiction, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 8 in general, and with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 9 in particular, which requires, among other things, that the rules of the Exchange be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation among persons engaged in facilitating securities transactions, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Electronic Comments B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange 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 has neither solicited nor received written comments on the proposed rule change. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange has designated this proposal as concerned solely with the administration of the Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act,10 and Rule 19b–4(f)(3) thereunder,11 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. 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. 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(3). 17:10 Dec 12, 2007 Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–24120 Filed 12–12–07; 8:45 am] 12 17 Jkt 214001 [Release No. 34–56927; File No. SR–CBOE– 2007–145] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Exchange’s Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee December 7, 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 November 30, 2007, the Chicago Board Options All submissions should refer to File Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or Number SR–CBOE–2007–141. This file ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule Commission process and review your change as described in Items I, II, and comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will III below, which Items have been post all comments on the Commission’s substantially prepared by the Exchange. CBOE has designated this proposal as Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ one establishing or changing a due, fee, rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the or other charge imposed by the submission, all subsequent Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A),3 amendments, all written statements and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which with respect to the proposed rule renders the proposal effective upon change that are filed with the filing with the Commission. The Commission, and all written Commission is publishing this notice to communications relating to the solicit comments on the proposed rule proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than change from interested persons. those that may be withheld from the I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s public in accordance with the Statement of the Terms of Substance of provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be the Proposed Rule Change available for inspection and copying in CBOE proposes to amend its Hybrid the Commission’s Public Reference Electronic Quoting Fee. The text of the Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, proposed rule change is available at the DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http:// Copies of such filing also will be www.cboe.org/legal. available for inspection and copying at the principal office of CBOE. All II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s comments received will be posted Statement of the Purpose of, and without change; the Commission does Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule not edit personal identifying Change information from submissions. You should submit only information that In its filing with the Commission, you wish to make available publicly. All CBOE included statements concerning submissions should refer to File the purpose of, and basis for, the Number SR–CBOE–2007–141 and proposed rule change and discussed any should be submitted on or before comments it received on the proposal. January 3, 2008. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item For the Commission, by the Division of IV below. CBOE has prepared Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, authority.12 and C below, of the most significant Florence E. Harmon, aspects of such statements. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 9 15 VerDate Aug<31>2005 • 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–2007–141 on the subject line. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PO 00000 Fmt 4703 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)(2). 2 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00097 1 15 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2007 / Notices A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of this proposed rule change is to amend CBOE’s Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee, which is applicable to all Market-Makers, RMMs, DPMs and e-DPMs (collectively ‘‘liquidity providers’’) in order to promote and encourage more efficient quoting. Under the current fee, CBOE assesses all liquidity providers who are submitting electronic quotations to the Exchange in Hybrid and Hybrid 2.0 option classes a monthly fee of $450 per membership utilized.5 CBOE also assesses or credits fees on liquidity providers that vary depending on: (i) the quality of the liquidity providers’ quotation (a quotation is a bid and an offer); and (ii) the value of the underlying security and CBOE’s bid in the option series.6 The fee varies slightly in ‘‘high premium series’’ 7 with respect to Market-Makers and RMMs on the one hand, and DPMs and e-DPMs on the other hand due to the difference in their quoting obligations. CBOE believes that the quote mitigation strategies it has implemented, including the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee, have been effective in mitigating quotations. Some liquidity providers have modified their quoting processes in response to the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee. Accordingly, CBOE believes that it would be appropriate to reduce slightly certain of the fees and, thus, reduce the total amount of revenue that CBOE collects from the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee. At the same time, CBOE believes that it would be beneficial to increase the amounts that are credited for competitive quotations that improve or match the NBBO, as an incentive to liquidity providers to submit competitive quotations. Specifically, CBOE proposes to amend certain of the fees that are imposed as part of the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee as follows: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56602 (October 3, 2007), 72 FR 57620 (October 10, 2007) (SR–CBOE–2007–116). 6 The value of the underlying security is the closing price of the underlying security on the preceding trading day. The bid is the closing bid in the option series at CBOE on the preceding trading day. 7 For purposes of this fee, ‘‘high premium series’’ are those series in which the underlying security is less than or equal to $100 and CBOE’s bid is greater than $10, or those series in which the underlying security is greater than $100 and CBOE’s bid is greater than 15% of the underlying security. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Dec 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 • Increase the amount that a liquidity provider will be credited if its quotation improves the NBBO on at least one side of the market from $.02 to $.10 per 1,000 quotes. • Increase the amount that a liquidity provider will be credited if its quotation matches the NBBO on both sides of the market from $.01 to $.03 per 1,000 quotes. • Decrease the amount that a liquidity provider will be assessed if its quotation matches the NBBO on only one side of the market from $.02 to $0.00. • In high premium series, decrease the amount that a Market-Maker or RMM will be assessed if its quotation matches the CBOE BBO (which is not the NBBO) on at least one side of the market from $.05 to $.04 per 1,000 quotes. • Decrease the amount that a liquidity provider will be assessed if its quotation is a duplicate quote, or if it does not satisfy any of the above conditions, from $.05 to $.04 per 1,000 quotes. The Exchange believes that the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee, as amended, is fair and reasonable and will continue to promote and encourage more competitive and efficient quoting and help to reduce quote traffic. The fee encourages and rewards liquidity providers that quote competitively, and imposes costs on liquidity providers that do not. CBOE intends to monitor the fee and may amend the fee in the future. As before, the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee will be assessed by liquidity provider acronym. In the event a liquidity provider is utilizing more than one membership and submits electronic quotations for all of the memberships under the same acronym, the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee will be assessed per membership utilized by the liquidity provider. Because a liquidity provider’s total credits cannot exceed the total debits assessed according to the schedule of credits and debits set forth in the two tables in Item 17 of the CBOE Fees Schedule, if the total credits were to exceed the total debits, the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee assessed to that liquidity provider would be $450. If a liquidity provider is assessed the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee, the liquidity provider does not pay a member dues fee. The Exchange intends to implement this revised Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee effective Monday, December 3, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70913 2. Statutory Basis The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,8 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,9 in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among CBOE members and other persons using its facilities. 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 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 The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 10 and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder,11 since it establishes or changes a due, fee or other charge imposed by the Exchange. 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 the 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 Number SR–CBOE–2007–145 on the subject line. 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 9 15 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 70914 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2007 / 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–2007–145. 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 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 No. SR–CBOE–2007–145 and should be submitted on or before January 3, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–24122 Filed 12–12–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56919; File No. SR–ISE– 2007–114] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Fee Changes December 6, 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 December 3, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘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 substantially prepared by the ISE. The ISE has designated this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge imposed by the CBOE under section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) 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 ISE is proposing to amend its Schedule of Fees to establish fees for transactions in options on 1 Premium Product.5 The text of the proposed rule change is available on the ISE’s Web site (http://www.ise.com), at the principal office of the ISE, 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 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. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 5 ‘‘Premium Products’’ is defined in the Schedule of Fees as the products enumerated therein. 2 17 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Dec 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 PowerShares Golden Dragon Halter USX China Portfolio (‘‘PGJ’’).6 The Exchange represents that PGJ 7 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 by the Exchange for all other Premium Products. Specifically, the Exchange is proposing to adopt an execution fee and a comparison fee for all transactions in options on PGJ.8 The amount of the execution fee and comparison fee for products covered by this filing shall be $0.15 and $0.03 per contract, respectively, for all Public Customer Orders 9 and Firm Proprietary orders. The amount of the execution fee and comparison fee for all ISE Market Maker transactions shall be equal to the execution fee and comparison fee 6 PowerSharesTM and PGJTM are trademarks of PowerShares Capital Management LLC (‘‘PowerShares’’ or the ‘‘Adviser’’). Halter Financial Group, Inc. (‘‘Halter Financial’’) is the index provider for the Golden Dragon Halter USX China Portfolio (‘‘PGJ’’). The ‘‘USX China Index’’ is a trademark of Halter Financial and has been licensed for use for certain purposes by the Adviser. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. PGJ is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Halter Financial, and Halter Financial makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in PGJ. Halter Financial and PowerShares 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 PGJ 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 PGJ or with making disclosures concerning options on PGJ under any applicable federal or state laws, rules or regulations. Halter Financial and PowerShares do not sponsor, endorse, or promote such activity by ISE, and are not affiliated in any manner with ISE. 7 The Exchange inadvertently included a reference to ILF options and requested that the Commission correct this error. Telephone conversation between Samir Patel, Assistant General Counsel, CBOE, and Sonia Trocchio, Special Counsel, Division of Trading and Markets, Commission (December 6, 2007). 8 These fees will be charged only to Exchange members. Under a pilot program that is set to expire on July 31, 2008, these fees will also be charged to Linkage Orders (as defined in ISE Rule 1900). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56128 (July 24, 2007), 72 FR 42161 (August 1, 2007) (SR–ISE–2007– 55). 9 ‘‘Public Customer Order’’ is defined in Exchange Rule 100(a)(39) as an order for the account of a Public Customer. ‘‘Public Customer’’ is defined in Exchange Rule 100(a)(38) as a person that is not a broker or dealer in securities. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-56927; File No. SR-CBOE-2007-145]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed 
Rule Change Relating to the Exchange's Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee

December 7, 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 November 30, 2007, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated 
(``CBOE'' or ``Exchange'') 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. CBOE has designated this proposal as one 
establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge imposed by the 
Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A),\3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(2) 
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)(2).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    CBOE proposes to amend its Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee. The text 
of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the 
Commission's Public Reference Room, and http://www.cboe.org/legal. 

II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    In its filing with the Commission, CBOE included statements 
concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposal. The text of these 
statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. 
CBOE has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, 
of the most significant aspects of such statements.

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A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The purpose of this proposed rule change is to amend CBOE's Hybrid 
Electronic Quoting Fee, which is applicable to all Market-Makers, RMMs, 
DPMs and e-DPMs (collectively ``liquidity providers'') in order to 
promote and encourage more efficient quoting.
    Under the current fee, CBOE assesses all liquidity providers who 
are submitting electronic quotations to the Exchange in Hybrid and 
Hybrid 2.0 option classes a monthly fee of $450 per membership 
utilized.\5\ CBOE also assesses or credits fees on liquidity providers 
that vary depending on: (i) the quality of the liquidity providers' 
quotation (a quotation is a bid and an offer); and (ii) the value of 
the underlying security and CBOE's bid in the option series.\6\ The fee 
varies slightly in ``high premium series'' \7\ with respect to Market-
Makers and RMMs on the one hand, and DPMs and e-DPMs on the other hand 
due to the difference in their quoting obligations.
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    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56602 (October 3, 
2007), 72 FR 57620 (October 10, 2007) (SR-CBOE-2007-116).
    \6\ The value of the underlying security is the closing price of 
the underlying security on the preceding trading day. The bid is the 
closing bid in the option series at CBOE on the preceding trading 
day.
    \7\ For purposes of this fee, ``high premium series'' are those 
series in which the underlying security is less than or equal to 
$100 and CBOE's bid is greater than $10, or those series in which 
the underlying security is greater than $100 and CBOE's bid is 
greater than 15% of the underlying security.
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    CBOE believes that the quote mitigation strategies it has 
implemented, including the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee, have been 
effective in mitigating quotations. Some liquidity providers have 
modified their quoting processes in response to the Hybrid Electronic 
Quoting Fee. Accordingly, CBOE believes that it would be appropriate to 
reduce slightly certain of the fees and, thus, reduce the total amount 
of revenue that CBOE collects from the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee. 
At the same time, CBOE believes that it would be beneficial to increase 
the amounts that are credited for competitive quotations that improve 
or match the NBBO, as an incentive to liquidity providers to submit 
competitive quotations. Specifically, CBOE proposes to amend certain of 
the fees that are imposed as part of the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee 
as follows:
     Increase the amount that a liquidity provider will be 
credited if its quotation improves the NBBO on at least one side of the 
market from $.02 to $.10 per 1,000 quotes.
     Increase the amount that a liquidity provider will be 
credited if its quotation matches the NBBO on both sides of the market 
from $.01 to $.03 per 1,000 quotes.
     Decrease the amount that a liquidity provider will be 
assessed if its quotation matches the NBBO on only one side of the 
market from $.02 to $0.00.
     In high premium series, decrease the amount that a Market-
Maker or RMM will be assessed if its quotation matches the CBOE BBO 
(which is not the NBBO) on at least one side of the market from $.05 to 
$.04 per 1,000 quotes.
     Decrease the amount that a liquidity provider will be 
assessed if its quotation is a duplicate quote, or if it does not 
satisfy any of the above conditions, from $.05 to $.04 per 1,000 
quotes.
    The Exchange believes that the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee, as 
amended, is fair and reasonable and will continue to promote and 
encourage more competitive and efficient quoting and help to reduce 
quote traffic. The fee encourages and rewards liquidity providers that 
quote competitively, and imposes costs on liquidity providers that do 
not. CBOE intends to monitor the fee and may amend the fee in the 
future.
    As before, the Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee will be assessed by 
liquidity provider acronym. In the event a liquidity provider is 
utilizing more than one membership and submits electronic quotations 
for all of the memberships under the same acronym, the Hybrid 
Electronic Quoting Fee will be assessed per membership utilized by the 
liquidity provider. Because a liquidity provider's total credits cannot 
exceed the total debits assessed according to the schedule of credits 
and debits set forth in the two tables in Item 17 of the CBOE Fees 
Schedule, if the total credits were to exceed the total debits, the 
Hybrid Electronic Quoting Fee assessed to that liquidity provider would 
be $450.
    If a liquidity provider is assessed the Hybrid Electronic Quoting 
Fee, the liquidity provider does not pay a member dues fee. The 
Exchange intends to implement this revised Hybrid Electronic Quoting 
Fee effective Monday, December 3, 2007.
2. Statutory Basis
    The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the 
Act,\8\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of 
the Act,\9\ in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the 
equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among 
CBOE members and other persons using its facilities.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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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

    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

    The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \10\ and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b-4 
thereunder,\11\ since it establishes or changes a due, fee or other 
charge imposed by the Exchange. 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 the furtherance of the 
purposes of the Act.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
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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-2007-145 on the subject line.

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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-2007-145. 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 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 No. SR-CBOE-2007-145 and should be 
submitted on or before January 3, 2008.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\12\
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    \12\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
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