Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council, 56896-56897 [E9-26465]

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E9–26383 Filed 11–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology; National Science and Technology Council ACTION: Request for review and comment on the draft biennial update to the National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure. Background: The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Committee on Technology (COT) will post a draft of the biennial update to the National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure that is required by Executive Order (E.O.) 13419—National Aeronautics Research and Development—signed December 20, 2006. The biennial update draft document has been re-titled as the National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan (R&D Plan). The draft R&D Plan continues to be guided by the National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy (Policy) that was prepared by the National Science and Technology Council and endorsed by E.O. 13419. Readers are advised that the national aeronautics R&D challenges, goals and objectives for the draft R&D Plan flow from the Principles detailed in the Policy (with the exception of Workforce and Aviation Security which are managed in different venues). For reference, E.O. 13419, the Policy, and the preceding National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure are available at: http://ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/. Request for Review and Comment: E.O. 13419 and the National Aeronautics R&D Policy call for executive departments and agencies conducting aeronautics R&D to engage industry, academia, and other nonFederal stakeholders in support of government planning and performance of aeronautics R&D. The purpose of this posting is to obtain comments from individuals on the draft high-priority national aeronautics R&D challenges, goals and objectives contained in the draft R&D Plan that should be supported by the Federal Government. E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 3, 2009 / Notices Posting Date and Web Site Address: The draft biennial update of the R&D Plan will be posted on or about November 10, 2009 at: http:// www.ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/. Submission of Comments: A spreadsheet will be provided for submission of comments at: http:// www.ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/. Comments must be returned on the spreadsheet in accordance with the guidance provided at: http:// www.ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/. Readers are advised that comments provided after the deadline of November 17, 2009, or provided in a format other than on the prescribed spreadsheet may not be considered. Readers are reminded that comments regarding proprietary equipment, technologies, programs, and/or specific facilities may be considered as outside the scope of this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Davis, National Science and Technology Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20502—telephone (202) 456–6012. Additional information is also available at the Office of Science and Technology Policy NSTC Web site at: http:// www.ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/. M. David Hodge, Operations Manager, OSTP. [FR Doc. E9–26465 Filed 11–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3170–W9–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–60886; File No. SR–BX– 2009–067] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Extend the Effective Date of and Expand the Penny Pilot Program on the Boston Options Exchange Facility mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES October 27, 2009. 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 October 19, 2009, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (the ‘‘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 self-regulatory organization. The Exchange filed the proposed rule change 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:15 Nov 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 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. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Chapter V, Section 33 (Penny Pilot Program) of the Rules of the Boston Options Exchange Group, LLC (‘‘BOX’’) to (i) extend the Penny Pilot Program in options classes (‘‘Penny Pilot Program’’ or ‘‘Pilot’’) previously approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) through December 31, 2010; (ii) expand the number of classes included in the Pilot; and (iii) replace on a semi-annual basis any Pilot Program classes that have been delisted. The text of the proposed rule change is available from the principal office of the Exchange, at the Commission’s Public Reference Room and also on the Exchange’s Internet Web site at http:// nasdaqomxbx.cchwallstreet.com/ NASDAQOMXBX/Filings/. 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 self-regulatory organization 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 self-regulatory organization 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 hereby proposes to extend the time period of the Pilot Program 5 which is currently scheduled to expire on October 31, 2009, through December 31, 2010. Top 300 The Exchange also proposes to expand the number of classes included 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60213 (July 1, 2009), 74 FR 32998 (July 9, 2009) (SR–BX– 2009–032). 4 17 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56897 in the Pilot Program. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to add the top 300 most actively traded multiply listed options classes that are not yet included in the Pilot Program (‘‘Top 300’’). The Exchange proposes to determine the identity of the Top 300 based on national average daily volume in the prior six calendar months preceding their addition to the Pilot Program, except that the month immediately preceding their addition to the Pilot would not be utilized for purposes of the six month analysis.6 In determining the identity of the Top 300, the Exchange will exclude options classes with high premiums. Pursuant to Chapter V, Section 33 of the BOX Rules, the Pilot Program classes will be announced to BOX Participants via Regulatory Circular and published by the Exchange on its Web site.7 This will bring the total number of options classes quoted pursuant to the Pilot Program to 363. The Exchange represents that BOX has the necessary system capacity to support any additional series listed as part of the Pilot Program. The Exchange believes that it is appropriate to exclude high priced underlying securities, as the benefit to the public from including such classes is minimal because of the high price of at-the-money options.8 The Exchange believes an appropriate threshold for designation as ‘‘high priced’’ at the time of selection of new classes to be included in the Pilot is $200 per share or a calculated index value of 200. At $200 per share or a calculated index value of 200, strike prices are in $10 increments, so the ‘‘at the money’’ strike is more likely to carry an intrinsic value of $3 or more, and thus not trade in a penny increment. With a greater distance between strikes, there are fewer series that are actively traded. The determination of whether a security is trading above $200 or above a calculated index value of 200 shall be based on the price at the close of trading on the Expiration Friday prior to being added to the Pilot. This approach is consistent with the approach the Exchange has 6 The Exchange will not include options classes in which the issuer of the underlying security is subject to an announced merger or is in the process of being acquired by another company, or if the issuer is in bankruptcy. For purposes of assessing national average daily volume, the Exchange will use data compiled and disseminated by the Options Clearing Corporation. 7 The Exchange shall also identify the classes to be added to the Pilot Program, per each phase, in a filing with the Commission. 8 For instance, as of August 12, 2009, the near term at the money call in GOOG (August 460 Calls) was trading at $6.50 with the underlying at $459.84. The lowest strike price September call trading below $3 (with the underlying at the same price) was the September 500 Call. E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on 
Technology; National Science and Technology Council

ACTION: Request for review and comment on the draft biennial update to 
the National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related 
Infrastructure.

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    Background: The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee 
(ASTS) of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) 
Committee on Technology (COT) will post a draft of the biennial update 
to the National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and 
Related Infrastructure that is required by Executive Order (E.O.) 
13419--National Aeronautics Research and Development--signed December 
20, 2006. The biennial update draft document has been re-titled as the 
National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan (R&D Plan).
    The draft R&D Plan continues to be guided by the National 
Aeronautics Research and Development Policy (Policy) that was prepared 
by the National Science and Technology Council and endorsed by E.O. 
13419. Readers are advised that the national aeronautics R&D 
challenges, goals and objectives for the draft R&D Plan flow from the 
Principles detailed in the Policy (with the exception of Workforce and 
Aviation Security which are managed in different venues). For 
reference, E.O. 13419, the Policy, and the preceding National Plan for 
Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure are 
available at: http://ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/.
    Request for Review and Comment: E.O. 13419 and the National 
Aeronautics R&D Policy call for executive departments and agencies 
conducting aeronautics R&D to engage industry, academia, and other non-
Federal stakeholders in support of government planning and performance 
of aeronautics R&D. The purpose of this posting is to obtain comments 
from individuals on the draft high-priority national aeronautics R&D 
challenges, goals and objectives contained in the draft R&D Plan that 
should be supported by the Federal Government.

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    Posting Date and Web Site Address: The draft biennial update of the 
R&D Plan will be posted on or about November 10, 2009 at: http://www.ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/.
    Submission of Comments: A spreadsheet will be provided for 
submission of comments at: http://www.ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/. 
Comments must be returned on the spreadsheet in accordance with the 
guidance provided at: http://www.ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/. Readers are 
advised that comments provided after the deadline of November 17, 2009, 
or provided in a format other than on the prescribed spreadsheet may 
not be considered. Readers are reminded that comments regarding 
proprietary equipment, technologies, programs, and/or specific 
facilities may be considered as outside the scope of this request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Davis, National Science and 
Technology Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, New 
Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20502--telephone (202) 456-
6012. Additional information is also available at the Office of Science 
and Technology Policy NSTC Web site at: http://www.ostp.gov/nstc/aeroplans/.

M. David Hodge,
Operations Manager, OSTP.
[FR Doc. E9-26465 Filed 11-2-09; 8:45 am]
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