Sunshine Act Meetings

Published date22 April 2024
Record Number2024-08673
CourtSecurities And Exchange Commission
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15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
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17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6).
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17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). Rule 19b–4(f)(6)
requires the Exchange to give the Commission
written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule
change, along with a brief description and text of
the proposed rule change, at least five business days
prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule
change, or such shorter time as designated by the
Commission. The Exchange has satisfied this
requirement.
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15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B).
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17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12).
and from there to a pole. The pole is
owned by a third party and is not on the
grounds of the MDC, and the path into
the MDC through a meet-me-room is
available to any telecommunications
provider. Further, all distances in the
MDC are normalized.
Because the Exchange does not
control Markham and could not impose
any impediments to a third party
seeking to offer a similar service,
including by placing them at a latency
or other competitive disadvantage with
respect to the Exchange., the Exchange
believes that the proposed change
would not impose a burden on
competition that is not necessary or
appropriate.
For the reasons described above, the
Exchange believes that the proposed
rule changes reflect this competitive
environment.
C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s
Statement on Comments on the
Proposed Rule Change Received From
Members, Participants, or Others
No written comments were solicited
or received with respect to the proposed
rule change.
III. Date of Effectiveness of the
Proposed Rule Change and Timing for
Commission Action
The Exchange has filed the proposed
rule change pursuant to Section
19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act
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and Rule
19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.
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Because the
proposed rule change does not: (i)
significantly affect the protection of
investors or the public interest; (ii)
impose any significant burden on
competition; and (iii) become operative
prior to 30 days from the date on which
it was filed, or such shorter time as the
Commission may designate, if
consistent with the protection of
investors and the public interest, the
proposed rule change has become
effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)
of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii)
thereunder.
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At any time within 60 days of the
filing of such proposed rule change, the
Commission summarily may
temporarily suspend such rule change if
it appears to the Commission that such
action is necessary or appropriate in the
public interest, for the protection of
investors, or otherwise in furtherance of
the purposes of the Act. If the
Commission takes such action, the
Commission shall institute proceedings
under Section 19(b)(2)(B)
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of the Act to
determine whether the proposed rule
change should be approved or
disapproved.
IV. Solicitation of Comments
Interested persons are invited to
submit written data, views and
arguments concerning the foregoing,
including whether the proposed rule
change is consistent with the Act.
Comments may be submitted by any of
the following methods:
Electronic Comments
Use the Commission’s internet
comment form (https://www.sec.gov/
rules/sro.shtml); or
Send an email to rule-comments@
sec.gov. Please include file number SR–
NYSENAT–2024–13 on the subject line.
Paper Comments
Send paper comments in triplicate
to Secretary, Securities and Exchange
Commission, 100 F Street NE,
Washington, DC 20549–1090.
All submissions should refer to file
number SR–NYSENAT–2024–13. This
file number should be included on the
subject line if email is used. To help the
Commission process and review your
comments more efficiently, please use
only one method. The Commission will
post all comments on the Commission’s
internet website (https://www.sec.gov/
rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the
submission, all subsequent
amendments, all written statements
with respect to the proposed rule
change that are filed with the
Commission, and all written
communications relating to the
proposed rule change between the
Commission and any person, other than
those that may be withheld from the
public in accordance with the
provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be
available for website viewing and
printing in the Commission’s Public
Reference Room, 100 F Street NE,
Washington, DC 20549, on official
business days between the hours of 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing also
will be available for inspection and
copying at the principal office of the
Exchange. Do not include personal
identifiable information in submissions;
you should submit only information
that you wish to make available
publicly. We may redact in part or
withhold entirely from publication
submitted material that is obscene or
subject to copyright protection. All
submissions should refer to file number
SR–NYSENAT–2024–13 and should be
submitted on or before May 13, 2024.
For the Commission, by the Division of
Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated
authority.
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Vanessa A. Countryman,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2024–08492 Filed 4–19–24; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8011–01–P
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
COMMISSION
Sunshine Act Meetings
TIME AND DATE
: 2:00 p.m. on Thursday,
April 25, 2024.
PLACE
: The meeting will be held via
remote means and/or at the
Commission’s headquarters, 100 F
Street NE, Washington, DC 20549.
STATUS
: This meeting will be closed to
the public.
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED
:
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 also may be present.
In the event that the time, date, or
location of this meeting changes, an
announcement of the change, along with
the new time, date, and/or place of the
meeting will be posted on the
Commission’s website at https://
www.sec.gov.
The General Counsel of the
Commission, or her designee, has
certified that, in her opinion, one or
more of the exemptions set forth in 5
U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (6), (7), (8), 9(B)
and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3),
(a)(5), (a)(6), (a)(7), (a)(8), (a)(9)(ii) and
(a)(10), permit consideration of the
scheduled matters at the closed meeting.
The subject matter of the closed
meeting will consist of the following
topics:
Institution and settlement of
injunctive actions;
Institution and settlement of
administrative proceedings;
Resolution of litigation claims; and
Other matters relating to examinations
and enforcement proceedings.
At times, changes in Commission
priorities require alterations in the
scheduling of meeting agenda items that
may consist of adjudicatory,
examination, litigation, or regulatory
matters.
CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION
:
For further information; please contact
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The five petitioners are the United Steel, Paper
and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy,
Allied Industrial and Service Workers International
Union, AFL–CIO CLC (USW), the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron
Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers,
AFL–CIO/CLC (IBB), the International Association
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and
the Maritime Trades Department of the AFL–CIO
(MTD).
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For additional information, the full text of the
petition and accompanying exhibits are available at:
https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/enforcement/section-
301-investigations/section-301-petition-china-
maritime-logistics-and-shipbuilding-sector.
Vanessa A. Countryman from the Office
of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400.
Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b.
Dated: April 18, 2024.
Vanessa A. Countryman,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2024–08673 Filed 4–18–24; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 8011–01–P
OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES
TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
[Docket Nos. USTR–2024–0004, USTR–
2024–0005]
Initiation of Section 301 Investigation:
China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices
Targeting the Maritime, Logistics, and
Shipbuilding Sectors for Dominance
AGENCY
: Office of the United States
Trade Representative.
ACTION
: Notice of investigation
initiation, hearing, and request for
comments.
SUMMARY
: On March 12, 2024, the Office
of the United States Trade
Representative (USTR) received a
petition requesting an investigation of
China’s acts, policies, and practices
targeting the maritime, logistics, and
shipbuilding sectors for dominance. On
consideration of the petition and the
advice of the Section 301 Committee,
the U.S. Trade Representative has
initiated an investigation into the issues
raised in the petition. The inter-agency
Section 301 Committee will hold a
public hearing and is seeking public
comments in connection with this
investigation.
DATES
:
April 17, 2024: The U.S. Trade
Representative initiated the
investigation.
May 22, 2024: To be assured of
consideration, submit written comments
and any requests to appear at the
hearing, along with a summary of the
testimony, by this date.
May 29, 2024: The Section 301
Committee will convene a public
hearing in the main hearing room of the
U.S. International Trade Commission
Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington
DC, beginning at 10 a.m. If necessary,
the hearing may continue on May 31,
2024.
Seven days after the last day of the
public hearing: Submit post-hearing
rebuttal comments.
ADDRESSES
: Submit documents in
response to this notice, including
written comments, hearing appearance
requests, summaries of testimony, and
post-hearing rebuttal comments through
the appropriate online USTR portal at:
https://comments.ustr.gov/s/.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Megan Grimball and Philip Butler,
Chairs of the Section 301 Committee, or
Assistant General Counsels Thomas Au
and Henry Smith, (202) 395–5725.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Summary of the Petition
On March 12, 2024, five labor
unions
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filed a Section 301 petition
regarding the acts, policies, and
practices of China to dominate the
maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding
sector.
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The petition was filed pursuant
to section 302(a)(1) of the Trade Act of
1974, as amended (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C.
2412(a)(1)), requesting action pursuant
to Section 301(b) (19 U.S.C. 2411(b)).
Petitioners allege that China targets
the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding
sector for dominance and engages in a
wide range of unreasonable or
discriminatory acts, policies, and
practices that provide unfair advantages
across maritime industries, such as
shipbuilding, shipping, and maritime
equipment, including:
Implementing industrial planning
and policies that are designed to
unfairly capture market share, distort
global markets, and advantage Chinese
enterprises;
Directing mergers and
anticompetitive activities;
Providing non-market advantages to
Chinese firms to dominate key upstream
inputs and technologies;
Providing advanced financing
mechanisms advantaging Chinese
industry;
Creating a Chinese network of
upstream suppliers, foreign ports and
terminals, shippers, and equipment and
logistics software that allow
advantageous use of information;
Tolerating intellectual property
theft and industrial espionage; and
Controlling shipping freight rates
and capacity allocations.
The petitioners also aver that China
threatens to discriminate against U.S.
commerce and disrupt supply chains.
Petitioners allege that China’s acts,
policies, and practices burden or restrict
U.S. commerce by:
Dramatically increasing China’s
shipbuilding excess capacity and global
market share, contributing to declines in
U.S. shipbuilding capacity, production,
and market share;
Artificially depressing prices,
which makes it more difficult for U.S.
companies to compete for sales;
Impeding U.S. investment,
production, and employment;
Reducing the number of U.S.-
produced ships in the domestic and
global merchant fleets; and
Providing unfair advantages and
preferences that burden or restrict trade
in inputs, and burden or restrict trade
opportunities for upstream inputs and
downstream industries.
In addition, the petitioners assert that
China threatens to undermine U.S.
national and economic security.
II. Initiation of a Section 301
Investigation
Pursuant to section 302(a)(2) of the
Trade Act, the U.S. Trade
Representative reviewed the allegations
in the petition, and after receiving the
advice of the section 301 Committee, the
U.S. Trade Representative determined to
initiate an investigation regarding the
issues raised in the petition. In
accordance with Section 303(a) of the
Trade Act, USTR is requesting
consultations with the government of
China. Petitioners have requested a
public hearing. In accordance with
section 302(a)(4), and with the
agreement of the petitioners, the section
301 Committee will hold a public
hearing on this matter on May 29, 2024.
III. Relevant Provisions of the Trade
Act
Section 302(a)(4) of the Trade Act
authorizes the U.S. Trade
Representative to initiate an
investigation to determine whether an
act, policy, or practice of a foreign
country is actionable under section 301
of the Trade Act. Actionable matters
under section 301 include acts, policies,
and practices of a foreign country that
are unreasonable or discriminatory and
burden or restrict U.S. commerce. See
Section 301(b)(1). An act, policy, or
practice is unreasonable if, while not
necessarily in violation of, or
inconsistent with, the international legal
rights of the United States, it is
otherwise unfair and inequitable. See
Section 301(d)(3)(A). The statute
provides that acts, policies, and
practices that are unreasonable include
any act, policy, or practice, or any
combination of acts, policies, or
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