Securities and Exchange Commission July 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Amendment to Regulation SHO
Document Number: E8-15768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission is re-opening the comment period on the ``Amendments to Regulation SHO'' it re-proposed in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56213 (August 7, 2007), 72 FR 45558 (August 14, 2007), (the ``Proposal''). In view of the continuing public interest in the Proposal we believe that it is appropriate to re-open the comment period to provide the public with additional information before we take action on the Proposal.
Commission Guidance and Amendment to the Rules Relating to Organization and Program Management Concerning Proposed Rule Changes Filed by Self-Regulatory Organizations
Document Number: E8-15574
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is providing guidance regarding a rule under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') concerning filings with respect to proposed rule changes of self-regulatory organizations (``SROs'') that the Commission expects will streamline the process by which SROs file proposed rule changes with the Commission and result in a broader range of rule changes qualifying for immediate effectiveness. Further, the Commission is amending its rules to delegate authority to the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets. These actions are intended to facilitate more expeditious handling of proposed rule changes submitted by SROs pursuant to Exchange Act section 19(b).
References to Ratings of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations
Document Number: E8-15282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This is one of three releases that the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is publishing simultaneously relating to the use in its rules and forms of credit ratings issued by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (``NRSROs''). In this release, the Commission proposes to amend five rules under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that rely on NRSRO ratings. The proposed amendments are designed to address concerns that the reference to NRSRO ratings in Commission rules may have contributed to an undue reliance on NRSRO ratings by market participants.
Security Ratings
Document Number: E8-15281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This is one of three releases that the Commission is publishing simultaneously relating to the use of security ratings by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations in its rules and forms. In this release, the Commission proposes to replace rule and form requirements under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that rely on security ratings (for example, Forms S-3 and F-3 eligibility criteria) with alternative requirements. In addition, the Commission requests comment on its rules relating to the disclosure of security ratings.
References to Ratings of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations
Document Number: E8-15280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This is one of three releases that the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is publishing simultaneously relating to the use in its rules and forms of credit ratings issued by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (``NRSROs''). In this release, the Commission proposes to amend various rules and forms under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') that rely on NRSRO ratings. The proposed amendments are designed to address concerns that the reference to NRSRO ratings in Commission rules and forms may have contributed to an undue reliance on NRSRO ratings by market participants.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15683
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15676
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15643
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15642
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15641
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-15640
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of: VMT Scientific, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading
Document Number: 08-1428
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Roundtable on Fair Value Accounting Standards
Document Number: E8-15570
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On July 9, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a roundtable to facilitate an open discussion of the benefits and potential challenges associated with existing fair value accounting and auditing standards. The roundtable will be organized as two panels: The first panel to discuss fair value accounting issues from the perspective of larger financial institutions and the needs of their investors; and the second panel to discuss the issues from the perspective of all public companies, including small public companies, and the needs of their investors. The panels will include investors, preparers, auditors, regulators and other interested parties. Additionally, representatives from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, International Accounting Standards Board and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will be present as observers. The roundtable will be held in the auditorium at the SEC's headquarters at 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC. The roundtable will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The roundtable discussions also will be available via webcast on the SEC's Web site at http://www.sec.gov. The roundtable agenda and other materials related to the roundtable, including a list of participants and moderators, will be accessible at http://www.sec.gov/spotlight/ fairvalue.htm. The Commission welcomes feedback regarding any of the topics to be addressed at the roundtable.
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, et al.; Notice of Application
Document Number: E8-15514
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions