FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT:
[67 FR 65617, October 25, 2002]
450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC.
DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING:
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 10 a.m., and Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 10 a.m.
CHANGE IN THE MEETING:
Cancellation of Meeting/Additional Meetings.
The Open Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 31, 2002, has been cancelled, and rescheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at 10 a.m., in Room 6600. In addition to the Open Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at 10 a.m., the Commission will hold Closed Meetings on Monday, November 4, 2002, at 10 a.m., and on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, immediately following the Open Meeting.
Commissioner Goldschmid, as duty officer, determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible.
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.
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 Meetings.
The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 4, 2002 will be: formal orders of investigation; institution and settlement of injunctive actions; and institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature. Start Printed Page 66434
The following item previously scheduled for the Open Meeting on Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 10 a.m. is now scheduled for the Open Meeting on Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at 10 a.m.:
The Commission will consider whether to propose amendments to the definition of terms used in the exception from the definition of dealer for banks under Section 3(a)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Commission will consider whether to propose amendments to the related exemption for banks, savings associations, and savings banks as well as propose a new exemption concerning securities lending. These proposals relate to the implementation of the specific exceptions for banks from the definitions of “broker” and “dealer” that were amended by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
The following item previously scheduled for the Open Meeting on Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 10 a.m., is now scheduled for the Open Meeting on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at 10 a.m.
The Commission will consider proposed rules establishing standards of professional conduct for attorneys who appear and practice before the Commission in any way in the representation of issuers, as required by Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. These standards would include a rule requiring an attorney to report “evidence of a material violation of securities laws or breach of fiduciary duty or similar violation by the company or any agent thereof” to the chief legal counsel or the chief executive officer of the company (or the equivalent); and, if they do not respond appropriately to the evidence, requiring the attorney to report the evidence to the audit committee, another committee of independent directors, or the full board of directors.
The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2002 will be: settlement of injunctive actions; and adjudicatory matter.
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: October 28, 2002.
Margaret H. McFarland,
[FR Doc. 02-27774 Filed 10-28-02; 5:01 pm]
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