Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94-409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold the following meetings during the week of September 24, 2001: an open meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2001, in Room 1C30, the William O. Douglas Room, at 1 p.m., and closed meetings will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 and Friday, September 28, 2001, at 10 a.m.
Commissioner Hunt, as duty officer, determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible.
The subject matters of the open meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 20001, will be:
1. The Commission will consider a recommendation to propose rules and form amendments that would require foreign private issuers and foreign governments to file their securities documents electronically through the Commission's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system. Currently the Commission's rules only permit, but do not require, foreign issuers to file their securities documents on EDGAR.
For further information, please contact Elliot B. Staffin, Special Counsel, Office of International Corporate Finance, Division of Corporation Finance at (202) 942-2990.
2. The Commission will consider proposed rules regarding margin requirements for security futures. The Commission would propose these rules jointly with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission pursuant to authority delegated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
For further information, please contact Lisa Jones, Attorney, Division of Market Regulation at (202) 942-0063.
3. The Commission will consider whether to amend Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Rules 15c3-3, 17a-3, 17a-4, 17a-5, 17a-7, 17a-11, and 17a-13. These amendments are designed to eliminate duplicative or conflicting regulations applicable to firms that are fully-registered with the CFTC as an FCM and fully-registered with the SEC as a broker-dealer relating to the treatment of customer funds, securities or property, maintenance of books and records, financial reporting or other financial responsibility rules involving security futures products (“SFPs”), as directed by the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. The amendments are also designed to eliminate certain conflicting or duplicative recordkeeping, reporting, telegraphic notice, and quarterly count requirements involving SFPs for firms that are “notice” registered with the Commission under Exchange Act Section 15(b)(11)(A). These amendments were developed in consultation with the CFTC.
For further information, please contact Michael Macchiaroli, Associate Director, Division of Market Regulation at (202) 942-0132, Thomas McGowan, Assistant Director, Division of Market Regulation at (202) 942-4886, or Bonnie Gauch, Attorney, Division of Market Regulation at (202) 942-0765.
4. The Commission will consider extending the compliance date of Rule 11Ac1-7 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Rule 11Ac1-7 requires a broker-dealer to disclose to its customer when the customer's order for listed options is executed at a price inferior to a better published quote, and to disclose the better published quote available at that time, unless the broker-dealer effects the transaction on an exchange Start Printed Page 48896that participates in an approved linkage plan.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Colihan, Attorney, Division of Market Regulation at (202) 942-0735.
Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the closed meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters may also be present.
The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(5), (7), (9)(A), (9)(B), and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(5), (7), 9(i), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the closed meeting.
The subject matters of the closed meetings scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2001, and Friday, September 28, 2001 will be: institution and settlement of injunctive actions; institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature; and a formal order.
At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact:
The Office of the Secretary at (202) 942-7070.Start Signature
Dated: September 19, 2001.
Jonathan G. Katz,
[FR Doc. 01-23838 Filed 9-19-01; 4:50 pm]
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