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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 July 22, 2002:

Closed Meetings will be held on Monday, July 22, 2002, at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 2:30 p.m., and an Open Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at 2:30 p.m., in Room 1C30, the William O. Douglas Room.

Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meetings. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters may also be present.

Commissioner Glassman, as duty officer, determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible.

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)(3), (5), (7), (9)(B), and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), (9)(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meetings.

The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2002, will be:

Formal orders of investigation;

Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; and

Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature.

The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, 2002, will be:

Institution and settlement of injunctive actions;

Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature;

Amici participation; and

Opinion.

The subject matter of the Open Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2002, will be:

1. The Commission will consider whether to adopt rules governing customer margin for security futures. The rules would be adopted jointly with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission pursuant to section 7(c)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), which, among other things, requires that the customer margin requirements for security futures be consistent with the margin requirements for comparable option contracts traded on any exchange registered pursuant to section 6(a) of the Exchange Act and provide for initial and maintenance margin levels that are not lower than the lowest level of margin, exclusive of premium, required for comparable exchange-traded options.

2. The Commission will consider whether to propose a new rule that would require analysts to provide certifications regarding research reports and to provide disclosures regarding their compensation related to those reports.

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.

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Dated: July 19, 2002.

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-18696 Filed 7-19-02; 11:48 am]

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