Sunshine Act Meeting, 43963 [E8-17414]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 29, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES that the Governors have established prices and classifications not of general applicability for Express Mail Contract 1. Request at 2. In support of its Request, the Postal Service has also filed materials under seal, including an unredacted version of an explanation and justification in the Governors’ Decision and an unredacted analysis. Also filed under seal are the cost and revenue data and the certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a)(1) and (3). The Postal Service asserts ‘‘that the contract, related financial information, the customer’s name and the portions of the Governors’ Decision and accompanying analysis that provides prices, terms, and conditions should remain confidential.’’ Id. In Order No. 43, the Commission issued regulations establishing a modern system of rate regulation, including a list of competitive products. PRC Order No. 43, October 29, 2007, paras. 3061, 4013. Among other things, the Commission determined that each negotiated service agreement would initially be classified as a separate product. The specific Express Mail agreement filed in this docket will be classified as a new product. As noted above, the Postal Service filing in this docket was made pursuant to rule 3015.5 and rule 3020.30. As a consequence, the Commission will review the filing under both rule 3015 and part 3020, subpart B. Interested persons may express views and offer comments on whether the planned changes are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633 and/or 3642. Comments are due no later than July 31, 2008. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Paul L. Harrington is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in the captioned docket. It is Ordered: 1. Comments on issues in this proceeding are due no later than July 31, 2008. 2. The Commission appoints Paul L. Harrington as Public Representative to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this Order in the Federal Register. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting [Release No. 34–58207; File No. SR–CBOE– 2008–26] Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on July 31, 2008 at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), (9)(B), and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Walter, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the Closed Meeting in closed session. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for July 31, 2008 will be: Formal orders of investigation; institution and settlement of injunctive actions; institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature; resolution of litigation claims; and other matters related to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Options on the BXM Index (1/10th Value) Dated: July 24, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–17414 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Jkt 214001 PO 00000 I. Introduction On June 2, 2008, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’)1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to list and trade options on the BXM Index (1/10th value). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on June 18, 2008.3 The Commission received no comments regarding the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change. II. Description of the Proposal CBOE proposes to list and trade cashsettled, European-style options on an index that is equal to 1/10th of the value of the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (‘‘BXM’’ or ‘‘BXM Index’’).4 Index Design The BXM Index measures the total rate of return of a hypothetical ‘‘covered call’’ strategy applied to the S&P 500 Composite Price Index (the ‘‘S&P 500 Index’’). This strategy, referred to as the ‘‘BXM covered call strategy,’’ consists of a hypothetical portfolio consisting of a ‘‘long’’ position indexed to the S&P 500 Index on which are deemed sold a succession of one-month, at-the-money call options on the S&P 500 Index listed on the Exchange. This hypothetical portfolio is referred to as the ‘‘covered S&P 500 Index portfolio.’’ The BXM Index provides a benchmark measure of the total return performance of this hypothetical portfolio. Dividends paid on the component stocks underlying the S&P U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 57946 (June 10, 2008), 73 FR 34811 (‘‘Notice’’). 4 The Exchange is not currently proposing to list and trade options that overlie the full-value BXM Index. CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (‘‘CFE’’) currently lists and trades CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index future contracts, which commenced trading on October 2, 2006. 2 17 BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P 16:12 Jul 28, 2008 July 22, 2008. 1 15 By the Commission. Issued July 23, 2008. Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–17301 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 43963 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 43963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-17414]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the 
Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, that the Securities 
and Exchange Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on July 31, 2008 at 
2 p.m.
    Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the 
Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. 
Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be 
present.
    The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has 
certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth 
in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), (9)(B), and (10) and 17 CFR 
200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the 
scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting.
    Commissioner Walter, as duty officer, voted to consider the items 
listed for the Closed Meeting in closed session.
    The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for July 31, 
2008 will be: Formal orders of investigation; institution and 
settlement of injunctive actions; institution and settlement of 
administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature; resolution of 
litigation claims; and other matters related to enforcement 
proceedings.
    At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in 
the scheduling of meeting items.
    For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have 
been added, deleted or postponed, please contact:
    The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551-5400.

    Dated: July 24, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-17414 Filed 7-28-08; 8:45 am]
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