Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, 79939-79940 [E8-30855]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 250 / Tuesday, December 30, 2008 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. James P. Dwyer, Chief, Commercial, Research and Development Branch, Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Region I. [FR Doc. E8–30940 Filed 12–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the Subcommittee on Future Plant Designs; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on Future Plant Designs will hold a meeting on January 14–15, 2009, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T2 B3. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: January 14, 2009, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; January 15, 2009, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES The Subcommittee will review and discuss the Advanced Reactor Research Plan. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff. 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Christopher Brown, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch A, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. E8–30950 Filed 12–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 22:55 Dec 29, 2008 [Release No. IC–28567] Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 December 19, 2008. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION VerDate Aug<31>2005 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Jkt 217001 The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of December 2008. A copy of each application may be obtained for a fee at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1520 (tel. 202–551–5850). An order granting each application will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by writing to the SEC’s Secretary at the address below and serving the relevant applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on January 13, 2009, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicant, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 1090. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Titus at (202) 551–6810, SEC, Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–4041. BlackRock Technology Fund, Inc. [File No. 811–8721] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On September 15, 2008, applicant transferred its assets to BlackRock Global Science & Technology Opportunities Portfolio, a series of BlackRock FundsSM, based on net asset value. Expenses of $487,556 incurred in connection with the reorganization were paid by BlackRock Advisors, LLC, applicant’s investment adviser, or its affiliates. Filing Date: The application was filed on November 12, 2008. Applicant’s Address: 800 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536. PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79939 MuniDividend Insured Fund, Inc. [File No. 811–21062]; MuniHoldings Fund III, Inc. [File No. 811–21626]; MuniHoldings California Fund, Inc. [File No. 811–21627] Summary: Applicants, each a closedend investment company, seek an order declaring that they have ceased to be investment companies. Applicants have never made a public offering of their securities and do not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Date: The applications were filed on November 5, 2008. Applicants’ Address: BlackRock Inc., 800 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536. BlackRock Enhanced Equity Yield Fund, Inc. [File No. 811–21722]; BlackRock Enhanced Equity Yield & Premium Fund, Inc. [File No. 811– 21755] Summary: Applicants, each a closedend investment company, seek an order declaring that they have ceased to be investment companies. On November 3, 2008, each applicant transferred its assets to BlackRock Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc., based on net asset value. Expenses of $289,026 and $267,780, respectively, incurred in connection with the reorganizations were paid by each applicant. Filing Date: The applications were filed on November 19, 2008. Applicants’ Address: 100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19809. Mezzacappa Partners, LLC [File No. 811–21752] Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Between January 24, 2008 and December 3, 2008, applicant made liquidating distributions to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses of approximately $350,000 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by applicant. Applicant has retained $200,000 in cash and trade receivables to pay remaining outstanding expenses. Filing Dates: The application was filed on September 3, 2008, and amended on December 3, 2008. Applicant’s Address: c/o Mezzacappa Management, LLC, 630 Fifth Ave., Suite 2600, New York, NY 10111. Ameristock ETF Trust [File No. 811– 21941] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On August 22, 2008, applicant made a final liquidating distribution to its shareholders, based E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 79940 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 250 / Tuesday, December 30, 2008 / Notices on net asset value. Expenses of $82,245 incurred in connection with the liquidation were paid by Ameristock Corporation, applicant’s investment adviser. Filing Dates: The application was filed on October 14, 2008, and amended on December 1, 2008. Applicant’s Address: 1320 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 145, Alameda, CA 94502. Fortis Growth Fund Inc. [File No. 811– 848]; Fortis Income Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811–2341]; Fortis Money Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811–2943]; Fortis TaxFree Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811–3498]; Fortis Advantage Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811–5355]; Fortis Worldwide Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811–6297] Summary: Each applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On February 15, 2002, each applicant transferred its assets to The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc., based on net asset value. Applicants incurred no expenses in connection with the reorganizations. Filing Dates: The application was filed on July 8, 2008, and amended on September 30, 2008, and November 11, 2008. Applicants’ Address: PO Box 2999, Hartford, CT 06104–2999. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Enterprise Accumulation Trust [File No. 811–5543] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Shareholders approved the merger of applicant’s fund on June 28, 2004, and applicant distributed its assets on July 9, 2004. The fund surviving the merger is EQ Advisors Trust. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company paid the $968,124 incurred in connection with the merger. Filing Date: The application was filed on February 9, 2006. Applicant’s Address: Atlanta Financial Center, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE., Suite 450, Atlanta, Georgia 30326– 1022. Variable Investment Trust [File No. 811–8392] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant requests deregistration based on abandonment of registration. At the time of filing, applicant had no shareholders and thus qualified for an exclusion from the definition of ‘‘investment company’’ in Section 3(c)(1) of the 1940 Act. Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 30, 2008, and amended and restated on December 1, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:55 Dec 29, 2008 Jkt 217001 Applicant’s Address: 3001 Summer Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06904. The American Separate Account 5 [File No. 811–10409] Summary: Applicant, a unit investment trust, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company as part of a liquidation. Applicant has distributed all of its assets to the fund’s shareholders, has no assets or liabilities, and has incurred no expenses in connection with the liquidation. Applicant is not now engaged, nor does it intend to engage, in any business activities other than those necessary for winding up its affairs. Filing Date: The application was filed on August 8, 2008. Applicant’s Address: 6 International Drive, Suite 190, Rye Brook, NY 10573. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, pursuant to delegated authority. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–30855 Filed 12–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–59133] Order Granting Application for a Temporary Conditional Exemption Pursuant to Section 36(a) of the Exchange Act by the International Securities Exchange, LLC Relating to the Acquisition by International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. of an Electronic Communications Network December 22, 2008. I. Introduction On December 3, 2008, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Rule 0–12 1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’), an application for an exemption under Section 36(a)(1) of the Exchange Act 2 from the rule filing requirements of Section 19(b) of the Exchange Act 3 with respect to the acquisition by International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (‘‘ISE Holdings’’), the parent of ISE, of an equity interest in Direct Edge Holdings, LLC (‘‘DE 1 17 CFR 240.0–12. U.S.C. 78mm(a)(1). 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b). 2 15 PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Holdings’’).4 DE Holdings is the sole owner of Direct Edge ECN LLC (‘‘DECN’’), a registered broker-dealer and electronic communications network (‘‘ECN’’). This order grants the request for temporary exemptive relief, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, which are outlined below. II. Application for Temporary Conditional Exemption From Section 19(b) Rule Filing Requirements On December 3, 2008, the ISE requested that the Commission grant a temporary exemption, subject to certain conditions, under Section 36 of the Exchange Act from the rule filing procedures of Section 19(b) of the Exchange Act in connection with ISE Holdings’ acquisition of an equity interest in DE Holdings and the operation of DECN as a facility of ISE.5 According to the Exemption Request, on August 22, 2008, ISE Holdings, DE Holdings, ISE Stock Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE Stock’’), a Delaware limited liability company that operates a marketplace for the trading of U.S. cash equity securities by Equity Electronic Access Members (‘‘Equity EAMs’’) of ISE (the ‘‘Facility’’),6 and certain other parties entered into a Transaction Agreement whereby, among other things: (1) ISE Holdings will purchase a 31.54% equity interest in DE Holdings, the sole owner of DECN, a registered broker-dealer and ECN; and (2) ISE Stock will merge into Maple Merger Sub, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DE Holdings (‘‘Merger Sub’’), which will operate the Facility following the closing of the transaction (the ‘‘Closing’’). After the Closing, the Facility will continue to be a facility of ISE. DECN’s current relationship with ISE is limited to participating in ISE as an Equity EAM of ISE, and DECN displays its limit orders on the Facility in the same manner as other ECNs that display their limit orders on the Facility. Neither ISE Holdings nor ISE currently has an ownership interest in DECN. After the Closing, DECN will continue to operate as an ECN and to submit limit orders to the Facility for display and execution. Following the Closing, DECN also will become a facility, as defined in Section 3(a)(2) of the Exchange Act, of ISE 4 See letter from Michael J. Simon, General Counsel and Secretary, ISE, to Florence Harmon, Acting Secretary, Commission, dated December 3, 2008 (‘‘Exemption Request’’). 5 See Section 3(a)(2) of the Exchange Act, 15 U.S.C. 78c3(a)(2) (definition of ‘‘facility’’). 6 ISE Stock operates the Facility under the rules of the ISE as a facility, as defined in Section 3(a)(2) of the Exchange Act, of ISE. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. IC-28567]


Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of 
the Investment Company Act of 1940

December 19, 2008.
    The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under 
section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of 
December 2008. A copy of each application may be obtained for a fee at 
the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20549-1520 (tel. 202-551-5850). An order granting each application 
will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. Interested persons may 
request a hearing on any application by writing to the SEC's Secretary 
at the address below and serving the relevant applicant with a copy of 
the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received 
by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on January 13, 2009, and should be accompanied 
by proof of service on the applicant, in the form of an affidavit or, 
for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state 
the nature of the writer's interest, the reason for the request, and 
the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may 
request notification by writing to the Secretary, U.S. Securities and 
Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Titus at (202) 551-6810, SEC, 
Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company 
Regulation, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-4041.

BlackRock Technology Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-8721]

    Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to 
be an investment company. On September 15, 2008, applicant transferred 
its assets to BlackRock Global Science & Technology Opportunities 
Portfolio, a series of BlackRock FundsSM, based on net asset 
value. Expenses of $487,556 incurred in connection with the 
reorganization were paid by BlackRock Advisors, LLC, applicant's 
investment adviser, or its affiliates.
    Filing Date: The application was filed on November 12, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: 800 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

MuniDividend Insured Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-21062]; MuniHoldings Fund 
III, Inc. [File No. 811-21626]; MuniHoldings California Fund, Inc. 
[File No. 811-21627]

    Summary: Applicants, each a closed-end investment company, seek an 
order declaring that they have ceased to be investment companies. 
Applicants have never made a public offering of their securities and do 
not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any 
kind.
    Filing Date: The applications were filed on November 5, 2008.
    Applicants' Address: BlackRock Inc., 800 Scudders Mill Rd., 
Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

BlackRock Enhanced Equity Yield Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-21722]; 
BlackRock Enhanced Equity Yield & Premium Fund, Inc. [File No. 811-
21755]

    Summary: Applicants, each a closed-end investment company, seek an 
order declaring that they have ceased to be investment companies. On 
November 3, 2008, each applicant transferred its assets to BlackRock 
Enhanced Capital and Income Fund, Inc., based on net asset value. 
Expenses of $289,026 and $267,780, respectively, incurred in connection 
with the reorganizations were paid by each applicant.
    Filing Date: The applications were filed on November 19, 2008.
    Applicants' Address: 100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19809.

Mezzacappa Partners, LLC [File No. 811-21752]

    Summary: Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order 
declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Between 
January 24, 2008 and December 3, 2008, applicant made liquidating 
distributions to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Expenses 
of approximately $350,000 incurred in connection with the liquidation 
were paid by applicant. Applicant has retained $200,000 in cash and 
trade receivables to pay remaining outstanding expenses.
    Filing Dates: The application was filed on September 3, 2008, and 
amended on December 3, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: c/o Mezzacappa Management, LLC, 630 Fifth 
Ave., Suite 2600, New York, NY 10111.

Ameristock ETF Trust [File No. 811-21941]

    Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to 
be an investment company. On August 22, 2008, applicant made a final 
liquidating distribution to its shareholders, based

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on net asset value. Expenses of $82,245 incurred in connection with the 
liquidation were paid by Ameristock Corporation, applicant's investment 
adviser.
    Filing Dates: The application was filed on October 14, 2008, and 
amended on December 1, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: 1320 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 145, Alameda, 
CA 94502.

Fortis Growth Fund Inc. [File No. 811-848]; Fortis Income Portfolios 
Inc. [File No. 811-2341]; Fortis Money Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811-
2943]; Fortis Tax-Free Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811-3498]; Fortis 
Advantage Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811-5355]; Fortis Worldwide 
Portfolios Inc. [File No. 811-6297]

    Summary: Each applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased 
to be an investment company. On February 15, 2002, each applicant 
transferred its assets to The Hartford Mutual Funds II, Inc., based on 
net asset value. Applicants incurred no expenses in connection with the 
reorganizations.
    Filing Dates: The application was filed on July 8, 2008, and 
amended on September 30, 2008, and November 11, 2008.
    Applicants' Address: PO Box 2999, Hartford, CT 06104-2999.

Enterprise Accumulation Trust [File No. 811-5543]

    Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to 
be an investment company. Shareholders approved the merger of 
applicant's fund on June 28, 2004, and applicant distributed its assets 
on July 9, 2004. The fund surviving the merger is EQ Advisors Trust. 
AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and MONY Life Insurance Company 
paid the $968,124 incurred in connection with the merger.
    Filing Date: The application was filed on February 9, 2006.
    Applicant's Address: Atlanta Financial Center, 3343 Peachtree Road, 
NE., Suite 450, Atlanta, Georgia 30326-1022.

Variable Investment Trust [File No. 811-8392]

    Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to 
be an investment company. Applicant requests deregistration based on 
abandonment of registration. At the time of filing, applicant had no 
shareholders and thus qualified for an exclusion from the definition of 
``investment company'' in Section 3(c)(1) of the 1940 Act.
    Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 30, 2008, and 
amended and restated on December 1, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: 3001 Summer Street, Stamford, Connecticut 
06904.

The American Separate Account 5 [File No. 811-10409]

    Summary: Applicant, a unit investment trust, seeks an order 
declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company as part of a 
liquidation. Applicant has distributed all of its assets to the fund's 
shareholders, has no assets or liabilities, and has incurred no 
expenses in connection with the liquidation. Applicant is not now 
engaged, nor does it intend to engage, in any business activities other 
than those necessary for winding up its affairs.
    Filing Date: The application was filed on August 8, 2008.
    Applicant's Address: 6 International Drive, Suite 190, Rye Brook, 
NY 10573.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, 
pursuant to delegated authority.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
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