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Download as PDF 41394 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices strikes that were otherwise eligible for delisting. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate the 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: dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 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–NYSEArca–2008–72 on the subject line. you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–NYSEArca–2008–72 and should be submitted on or before August 8, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–16421 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58144; File No. SR–Phlx– 2008–49] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Transaction Charges Applicable to Linkage ‘‘P’’ and ‘‘P/A’’ Orders July 11, 2008. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Paper Comments (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 30, • Send paper comments in triplicate 2008, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Inc. (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with Commission, 100 F Street, NE., the Securities and Exchange Washington, DC 20549–1090. Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the All submissions should refer to File proposed rule change as described in Number SR–NYSEArca–2008–72. This Items I, II, and III below, which Items file number should be included on the have been prepared by the Exchange. subject line if e-mail is used. To help the The Commission is publishing this Commission process and review your notice to solicit comments on the comments more efficiently, please use proposed rule change from interested only one method. The Commission will persons. post all comments on the Commission’s I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ Statement of the Terms of Substance of rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the the Proposed Rule Change submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements The Phlx, pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) with respect to the proposed rule of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,4 change that are filed with the proposes to extend for a one-year period Commission, and all written until July 31, 2009, a pilot program communications relating to the relating to transaction fees applicable to proposed rule change between the the execution of Principal Acting as Commission and any person, other than Agent Orders (‘‘P/A Orders’’) 5 and those that may be withheld from the Principal Orders (‘‘P Orders’’) 6 sent to public in accordance with the the Exchange via the Intermarket provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). the Commission’s Public Reference 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). DC 20549, on official business days 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 5 A P/A Order is an order for the principal Copies of such filing also will be account of a specialist (or equivalent entity on available for inspection and copying at another participant exchange that is authorized to the principal office of the Exchange. All represent Public Customer orders), reflecting the terms of a related unexecuted Public Customer comments received will be posted order for which the specialist is acting as agent. See without change; the Commission does Exchange Rule 1083(k)(i). not edit personal identifying 6 A Principal Order is an order for the principal information from submissions. You account of an Eligible Market Maker and is not a P/A Order. See Exchange rule 1083(k)(ii). should submit only information that VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jul 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Options Linkage (‘‘Linkage’’) under the Plan for the Purpose of Creating and Operating an Intermarket Option Linkage (the ‘‘Plan’’).7 The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http:// www.phlx.com, at the Exchange, and 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 Phlx 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 Phlx 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 the proposed rule change is to extend the current pilot program for one year, through July 31, 2009. No substantive changes are being made to the pilot as it currently operates other than to extend the pilot through July 31, 2009. Currently, the Exchange charges $0.25 per option contract for P Orders sent to the Exchange and $0.15 per option contract for P/A Orders. By extending the current pilot program, the Exchange should remain competitive with other exchanges that charge fees for P Orders and P/A Orders.8 Consistent with current practice, the Exchange will charge the clearing member organization of the sender of P Orders and P/A Orders. Also, consistent with current practice, the Exchange will not charge for the execution of Satisfaction Orders sent through Linkage. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal to amend its schedule of fees is consistent with Section 6(b) of the 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 44482 (June 27, 2001), 66 FR 35470 (July 5, 2001) (File No. 4–429) (Amendment to Plan to Conform to the Requirements of Securities Exchange Act Rule 11Ac1–7); 43573 (November 16, 2000), 65 FR 70851 (November 28, 2000) (File No. 4–429) (Order Approving Phlx Joining the Plan); and 43086 (July 28, 2000), 65 FR 48023 (August 4, 2000) (File No. 4–429) (Approval of the Plan). 8 See, e.g., SR–ISE–2008–52 (filed June 24, 2008) and SR–CBOE–2008–69 (filed June 30, 2008). E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices Act 9 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of the Act 10 in particular, in that it is an equitable allocation of reasonable fees and other charges among Exchange members and issuers and other persons using its facilities. The Exchange believes that its proposal to extend the pilot program relating to transaction fees for Linkage P and P/A Orders provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members by charging the same fees to all such members using the Exchange’s facilities for transaction services relating to Linkage P Orders, and by charging the same fees to all such members using the Exchange’s facilities for transaction services relating to Linkage P/A Orders. 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 No written comments were either solicited or received. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The proposed rule change is being designated by the Exchange as a ‘‘noncontroversial’’ rule pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 11 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder 12 because the foregoing rule change: (i) Does not significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) does not impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) by its terms, does not become operative for 30 days after the date of filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has satisfied the pre-filing requirement contained in subparagraph (f)(6)(iii) of Rule 19b–4.13 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 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 13 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 10 15 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jul 17, 2008 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: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–16403 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration # 11311 and # 11312] Missouri Disaster Number MO–00030 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–Phlx–2008–49 on the subject line. U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Missouri (FEMA–1773–DR), dated 06/28/2008. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Paper Comments Incident Period: 06/01/2008 and continuing. • Send paper comments in triplicate Effective Date: 07/11/2008. to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Physical Loan Application Deadline Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Date: 08/27/2008. Washington, DC 20549–1090. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date: All submissions should refer to File 03/30/2009. Number SR–Phlx–2008–49. This file ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan number should be included on the applications to: U.S. Small Business subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Administration, Processing and Commission process and review your Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport comments more efficiently, please use Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. only one method. The Commission will FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: M. post all comments on the Commission’s Mitravich, Office of Disaster Assistance, Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ U.S. Small Business Administration, rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the 409 3rd Street, SW., Suite 6050, submission, all subsequent Washington, DC 20416. amendments, all written statements SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice with respect to the proposed rule of the Presidential disaster declaration change that are filed with the for the State of Missouri, dated 06/28/ Commission, and all written 2008 is hereby amended to include the communications relating to the following areas as adversely affected by proposed rule change between the the disaster: Commission and any person, other than Primary Counties: (Physical Damage those that may be withheld from the and Economic Injury Loans): public in accordance with the Gentry, Linn, Livingston. provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be Contiguous Counties: (Economic Injury available for inspection and copying in Loans Only): the Commission’s Public Reference Missouri: Adair, Andrew, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Daviess, Dekalb, Room on official business days between Grundy, Harrison, Macon, the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies Nodaway, Sullivan, Worth. of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal All other information in the original office of the Exchange. All comments declaration remains unchanged. received will be posted without change; (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance the Commission does not edit personal Numbers 59002 and 59008) identifying information from Herbert L. Mitchell, submissions. You should submit only Associate Administrator for Disaster information that you wish to make Assistance. available publicly. All submissions [FR Doc. E8–16451 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] should refer to File Number SR–Phlx– 2008–49 and should be submitted on or BILLING CODE 8025–01–P before August 8, 2008. 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Jkt 214001 41395 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 139 (Friday, July 18, 2008)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-58144; File No. SR-Phlx-2008-49]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change 
Relating to Transaction Charges Applicable to Linkage ``P'' and ``P/A'' 
Orders

July 11, 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 June 30, 2008, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. (``Phlx'' 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 prepared by the Exchange. 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.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Phlx, pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Act \3\ and Rule 19b-
4 thereunder,\4\ proposes to extend for a one-year period until July 
31, 2009, a pilot program relating to transaction fees applicable to 
the execution of Principal Acting as Agent Orders (``P/A Orders'') \5\ 
and Principal Orders (``P Orders'') \6\ sent to the Exchange via the 
Intermarket Options Linkage (``Linkage'') under the Plan for the 
Purpose of Creating and Operating an Intermarket Option Linkage (the 
``Plan'').\7\ The text of the proposed rule change is available on the 
Exchange's Web site at http://www.phlx.com, at the Exchange, and the 
Commission's Public Reference Room.
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    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \5\ A P/A Order is an order for the principal account of a 
specialist (or equivalent entity on another participant exchange 
that is authorized to represent Public Customer orders), reflecting 
the terms of a related unexecuted Public Customer order for which 
the specialist is acting as agent. See Exchange Rule 1083(k)(i).
    \6\ A Principal Order is an order for the principal account of 
an Eligible Market Maker and is not a P/A Order. See Exchange rule 
1083(k)(ii).
    \7\ See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 44482 (June 27, 
2001), 66 FR 35470 (July 5, 2001) (File No. 4-429) (Amendment to 
Plan to Conform to the Requirements of Securities Exchange Act Rule 
11Ac1-7); 43573 (November 16, 2000), 65 FR 70851 (November 28, 2000) 
(File No. 4-429) (Order Approving Phlx Joining the Plan); and 43086 
(July 28, 2000), 65 FR 48023 (August 4, 2000) (File No. 4-429) 
(Approval of the Plan).
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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 Phlx 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 Phlx 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 the proposed rule change is to extend the current 
pilot program for one year, through July 31, 2009. No substantive 
changes are being made to the pilot as it currently operates other than 
to extend the pilot through July 31, 2009.
    Currently, the Exchange charges $0.25 per option contract for P 
Orders sent to the Exchange and $0.15 per option contract for P/A 
Orders.
    By extending the current pilot program, the Exchange should remain 
competitive with other exchanges that charge fees for P Orders and P/A 
Orders.\8\ Consistent with current practice, the Exchange will charge 
the clearing member organization of the sender of P Orders and P/A 
Orders. Also, consistent with current practice, the Exchange will not 
charge for the execution of Satisfaction Orders sent through Linkage.
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    \8\ See, e.g., SR-ISE-2008-52 (filed June 24, 2008) and SR-CBOE-
2008-69 (filed June 30, 2008).
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal to amend its schedule of 
fees is consistent with Section 6(b) of the

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Act \9\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of 
the Act \10\ in particular, in that it is an equitable allocation of 
reasonable fees and other charges among Exchange members and issuers 
and other persons using its facilities. The Exchange believes that its 
proposal to extend the pilot program relating to transaction fees for 
Linkage P and P/A Orders provides for the equitable allocation of 
reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members by charging 
the same fees to all such members using the Exchange's facilities for 
transaction services relating to Linkage P Orders, and by charging the 
same fees to all such members using the Exchange's facilities for 
transaction services relating to Linkage P/A Orders.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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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

    No written comments were either solicited or received.

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

    The proposed rule change is being designated by the Exchange as a 
``non-controversial'' rule pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 
\11\ and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder \12\ because the 
foregoing rule change: (i) Does not significantly affect the protection 
of investors or the public interest; (ii) does not impose any 
significant burden on competition; and (iii) by its terms, does not 
become operative for 30 days after the date of filing, or such shorter 
time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection 
of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has satisfied the 
pre-filing requirement contained in subparagraph (f)(6)(iii) of Rule 
19b-4.\13\
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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \12\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \13\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
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    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
     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-Phlx-2008-49 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities 
and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090.
    All submissions should refer to File Number SR-Phlx-2008-49. 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 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 Exchange. 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-Phlx-2008-49 and should be submitted on or before August 
8, 2008.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14\
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    \14\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
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