Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
Applicant, a closed-end investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicant has never made a public offering of its securities and does not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Dates: The application was filed on November 2, 2007, and amended on February 20, 2008. Applicant's Address: BlackRock, Inc., 800 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536.