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Self-Regulatory Organizations; Government Securities Clearing Corporation; Notice of Filing and Order Approving a Request for Extension of Temporary Registration as a Clearing Agency

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Start Preamble July 28, 2000.

Notice is hereby given that on June 2, 2000, the government Securities Clearing Corporation (“GSCC”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) a request that the Commission grant GSCC registration as a clearing agency on a permanent basis.[1] The commission is publishing this notice and order to solicit comments from interested persons and to extend GSCC's temporary registration as a clearing agency through January 31, 2001.

On May 24, 1988, pursuant to Sections 17A(b) and 19(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) [2] and Rule 17Ab2-1 promulgated thereunder,[3] the Commission granted GSCC's application for registration as a clearing agency on a temporary basis for a period of three years.[4] The Commission subsequently has extended GSCC's registration through July 31, 2000.[5]

In the most recent extension of GSCC's temporary registration, the Commission stated that it planned in the near future to seek comment on granting GSCC permanent registration as a clearing agency. This extension of GSCC's temporary registration will enable the Commission to do so.

Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing application. Such written data, views, and arguments will be considered by the Commission in granting registration or instituting proceedings to determine whether registration should be denied in accordance with Section 19(a)(1) of the Act.[6] Persons making written submissions should file six copies thereof with the Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20549-0609. Copies of the amended application for registration and all written comments will be available for inspection at the Commission's Pubic Reference Room, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20549. All submissions should refer to File No. 600-23 and should be submitted by August 25, 2000.

It Is Therefore Ordered that GSCC's registration as a clearing agency (File No. 600-23) be and hereby is temporarily approved through January 31, 2001.

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For the Commission by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.[7]

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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Footnotes

1.  Letter from Sal Ricca, President and Chief Operating Officer, GSCC (May 30, 2000).

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2.  15 U.S.C. 78q-1(b) and 78s(a).

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4.  Securities Exchange Act Release No. 25740 (May 24, 1988), 53 FR 19639.

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5.  Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 29067 (April 11, 1991), 56 FR 15652; 32385 (June 3, 1993), 58 FR 32405; 35787 (May 31, 1995), 60 FR 30324; 36508 (November 27, 1995), 60 FR 61719; 37983 (November 25, 1996), 61 FR 64183; 38698 (May 30, 1997), 62 FR 30911; 39696 (February 24, 1998), 63 FR 10253; 41104 (February 24, 1999), 64 FR 10510; 41805 (August 27, 1999), 64 FR 48682; and 42335 (January 12, 2000), 65 FR 3509.

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[FR Doc. 00-19734 Filed 8-3-00; 8:45 am]

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