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Download as PDF 41138 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 138 / Thursday, July 17, 2008 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release Nos. 33–8942; 34–58146; File No. 265–24] Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Notice of Meeting of SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting is providing notice that it will hold a public telephone conference meeting on Thursday, July 31, 2008 beginning at 1 p.m. Members of the public may take part in the meeting by listening to the Webcast accessible on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov or by calling telephone number (888) 285– 4585 and using code number 578070. Persons needing special accommodations to take part because of a disability should notify a contact person listed below. The agenda for the meeting includes adoption of the Committee’s final report to the Commission. The Committee may also discuss written statements received and other matters of concern. The public is invited to submit written statements for the meeting, including any comments on the draft final report discussed at the Committee’s July 11, 2008 open meeting available at http:// www.sec.gov/about/offices/oca/ acifr.shtml. Written statements should be received on or before July 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written statements may be submitted by any of the following methods: DATES: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet submission form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/other.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number 265–24 on the subject line. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Paper Comments • Send paper statements in triplicate to Florence E. Harmon, Acting Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File No. 265–24. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us process and review your statements more efficiently, please VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Jul 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 use only one method. The Commission staff will post all statements on the Advisory Committee’s Web site (http:// www.sec.gov/about/offices/oca/ acifr.shtml). Statements and comments also will be available for public 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. All statements received will be posted without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James L. Kroeker, Deputy Chief Accountant, or Shelly C. Luisi, Senior Associate Chief Accountant, at (202) 551–5300, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–6561. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 1, § 10(a), James L. Kroeker, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee, has approved publication of this notice. Dated: July 11, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E8–16351 Filed 7–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58131; File No. SR–BSE– 2008–37] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Extend the Current Pilot Program for Quarterly Options Series on the Boston Options Exchange Facility July 9, 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 July 8, 2008, the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BSE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated this proposal as non- PO 00000 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 controversial under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposed rule change 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 Exchange is proposing to extend until July 10, 2009, the current pilot program applicable to the Quarterly Options Series (‘‘Pilot Program’’) on the Boston Options Exchange (‘‘BOX’’) facility. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.bostonstock.com), at the Exchange’s principal office, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing to extend through July 10, 2009, the Pilot Program on BOX to list options series that expire at the close of business on the last business day of a calendar quarter (‘‘Quarterly Options Series’’).5 The Pilot Program is currently set to expire on July 10, 2008. Under the Pilot Program, BOX may open Quarterly Options Series on up to five (5) currently listed options classes that are either index options or options on exchange traded funds (or ‘‘Exchange-Traded Fund Shares’’).6 BOX also may list Quarterly Options Series on any options classes that are selected 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56086 (July 17, 2007), 72 FR 40182 (July 23, 2007) (SR– BSE–2007–36). 6 See Section 3 of Chapter IV of the BOX Rules pertaining to Exchange-Traded Fund Shares. 4 17 E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release Nos. 33-8942; 34-58146; File No. 265-24]


Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting

AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting of SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to 
Financial Reporting.

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SUMMARY: The Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on 
Improvements to Financial Reporting is providing notice that it will 
hold a public telephone conference meeting on Thursday, July 31, 2008 
beginning at 1 p.m. Members of the public may take part in the meeting 
by listening to the Webcast accessible on the Commission's Web site at 
http://www.sec.gov or by calling telephone number (888) 285-4585 and 
using code number 578070. Persons needing special accommodations to 
take part because of a disability should notify a contact person listed 
below.
    The agenda for the meeting includes adoption of the Committee's 
final report to the Commission. The Committee may also discuss written 
statements received and other matters of concern. The public is invited 
to submit written statements for the meeting, including any comments on 
the draft final report discussed at the Committee's July 11, 2008 open 
meeting available at http://www.sec.gov/about/offices/oca/acifr.shtml.

DATES: Written statements should be received on or before July 22, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Written statements may be submitted by any of the following 
methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet submission form (http://
www.sec.gov/rules/other.shtml); or
     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number 265-24 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper statements in triplicate to Florence E. Harmon, 
Acting Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer, Securities and 
Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File No. 265-24. This file number 
should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us 
process and review your statements more efficiently, please use only 
one method. The Commission staff will post all statements on the 
Advisory Committee's Web site (http://www.sec.gov/about/offices/oca/
acifr.shtml). Statements and comments also will be available for public 
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. All statements received will be posted 
without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from 
submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make 
available publicly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James L. Kroeker, Deputy Chief 
Accountant, or Shelly C. Luisi, Senior Associate Chief Accountant, at 
(202) 551-5300, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange 
Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-6561.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Section 10(a) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 1, Sec.  10(a), James L. 
Kroeker, Designated Federal Officer of the Committee, has approved 
publication of this notice.

    Dated: July 11, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Committee Management Officer.
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