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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 27, 2008 / Notices 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, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 13 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) thereunder.14 Normally, a proposed rule change filed under 19b–4(f)(6) may not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of filing. However, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) 15 permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay. The Exchange believes that the expansion of HAL to permit all members to respond in the manner proposed will provide additional opportunities for orders to receive executions at the NBBO on CBOE and reduce costs by reducing the number of Linkage orders sent to other exchanges. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is noncontroversial, does not raise any new, unique or substantive issues, and is essential for competitive purposes and to promote a free and open market for the benefit of investors. For these reasons, the Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. Accordingly, the Commission designates the proposed rule change to be operative upon filing with the Commission.16 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 13 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) requires that a self-regulatory organization submit to the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and text of 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. The Commission notes that the Exchange has satisfied the five-day pre-filing notice requirement. 15 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 16 For the purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 14 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 May 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 Number SR–CBOE–2008–46 on the subject line. Paper Comments 30433 Number SR–CBOE–2008–46 and should be submitted on or before June 17, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–11703 Filed 5–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–57828; File No. SR–ISE– 2008–38] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Fee Changes May 15, 2008. 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 April 30, 2008, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘ISE’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange All submissions should refer to File Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the Number SR–CBOE–2008–46. This file proposed rule change as described in number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Commission process and review your ISE. The ISE has designated this comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will proposal as one establishing or changing post all comments on the Commission’s a due, fee, or other charge imposed by the ISE under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the thereunder,4 which renders the proposal submission, all subsequent effective upon filing with the amendments, all written statements Commission. The Commission is with respect to the proposed rule publishing this notice to solicit change that are filed with the comments on the proposed rule change Commission, and all written from interested persons. communications relating to the proposed rule change between the I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Commission and any person, other than Statement of the Terms of Substance of those that may be withheld from the the Proposed Rule Change public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be The ISE proposes to amend its available for inspection and copying in Schedule of Fees to (1) adopt a tiered the Commission’s Public Reference structure for the displayed market and Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, (2) simplify the pricing structure for DC 20549, on official business days MidPoint Match executions. The text of between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.. the proposed rule change is available on Copies of such filing also will be the Exchange’s Web site (http:// available for inspection and copying at www.ise.com), at the principal office of the principal office of CBOE. All the Exchange, and at the Commission’s comments received will be posted Public Reference Room. without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying 17 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)(ii). submissions should refer to File 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 30434 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 102 / Tuesday, May 27, 2008 / 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 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 1. Purpose The purpose of this proposed rule change is to (1) adopt a tiered structure for the displayed market and (2) simplify the pricing structure for MidPoint Match executions. Effective May 1, 2008, the ISE proposes to increase the rebate paid to Equity Electronic Access Members (‘‘Equity EAMs’’) for posting liquidity in securities that trade at or above $1.00 on the ISE Stock Exchange’s displayed market. Equity EAMs will receive an increased rebate of $0.0035 per share across all tapes when the monthly average daily volume (‘‘ADV’’) of executed maker shares is over five million. The first five million shares per day will continue to receive a rebate of $0.0032 per share. The taker price per share will remain at $0.0030 for all volume levels. Additionally, the ISE proposes to simplify the fees for MidPoint Match by introducing a three-tiered structure with a lower starting level of $0.0015 per share for its initial pricing tier, which applies to members trading an ADV of up to one million shares. The second tier, for ADV between one million and three million shares, is $0.0010 per share. Once volume exceeds the three million share ADV threshold of the third tier, fees are adjusted retroactively so that a $0.0010 per share fees applies to all volume. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the objectives of Section 6 of the Act,5 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4),6 in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and 5 15 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 May 23, 2008 other charges among ISE members and other persons using ISE facilities. 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 Because the foregoing rule change establishes or changes a due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 7 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) 8 thereunder. 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–2008–38 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–2008–38. This file 7 15 8 17 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 19b–4(f)(2). Frm 00060 Fmt 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 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 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–2008–38 and should be submitted on or before June 17, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–11701 Filed 5–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–57841; File No. SR–NYSE– 2008–26] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend NYSE Rule 412 To Conform to FINRA Incorporated Versions of NYSE Rule 412 May 20, 2008. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 notice is hereby given that on April 2, 2008, the New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule 9 17 1 15 Sfmt 4703 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 102 (Tuesday, May 27, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30433-30434]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-57828; File No. SR-ISE-2008-38]


 Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities 
Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed 
Rule Change Relating to Fee Changes

May 15, 2008.
    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 April 30, 2008, 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 ISE 
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.
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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)(ii).
    \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

    The ISE proposes to amend its Schedule of Fees to (1) adopt a 
tiered structure for the displayed market and (2) simplify the pricing 
structure for MidPoint Match executions. The text of the proposed rule 
change is available on the Exchange's Web site (http://www.ise.com), at 
the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room.

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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 proposed rule change is to (1) adopt a tiered 
structure for the displayed market and (2) simplify the pricing 
structure for MidPoint Match executions.
    Effective May 1, 2008, the ISE proposes to increase the rebate paid 
to Equity Electronic Access Members (``Equity EAMs'') for posting 
liquidity in securities that trade at or above $1.00 on the ISE Stock 
Exchange's displayed market. Equity EAMs will receive an increased 
rebate of $0.0035 per share across all tapes when the monthly average 
daily volume (``ADV'') of executed maker shares is over five million. 
The first five million shares per day will continue to receive a rebate 
of $0.0032 per share. The taker price per share will remain at $0.0030 
for all volume levels.
    Additionally, the ISE proposes to simplify the fees for MidPoint 
Match by introducing a three-tiered structure with a lower starting 
level of $0.0015 per share for its initial pricing tier, which applies 
to members trading an ADV of up to one million shares. The second tier, 
for ADV between one million and three million shares, is $0.0010 per 
share. Once volume exceeds the three million share ADV threshold of the 
third tier, fees are adjusted retroactively so that a $0.0010 per share 
fees applies to all volume.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with the objectives of Section 6 of the Act,\5\ in general, and 
furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4),\6\ in particular, in that 
it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable 
dues, fees and other charges among ISE members and other persons using 
ISE facilities.
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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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

    Because the foregoing rule change establishes or changes a due, 
fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange, it has become effective 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \7\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(2) \8\ 
thereunder. 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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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \8\ 17 CFR 19b-4(f)(2).
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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-2008-38 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-2008-38. 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 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-2008-38 and should be 
submitted on or before June 17, 2008.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\9\
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    \9\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-11701 Filed 5-23-08; 8:45 am]
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