Subject: File No. S7-31-08
From: Dave Patch

November 6, 2008

How is it that the Commission is burying a rule up for public comment in the final rules section of the site?

If it is not bad enough that the Commission identifies this rule as an "Interim Temporary Final Rule" making it sound as if the Commission has already made their decision on this change without public comment, the Commission has likewise seen fit to bury this in the final rule section instead of the proposed rule section. If this is a PRPOSED rule change (temporary or not) it must be identified as such in the proposed rule section so that those who wish to comment recognize that it is available for public comment.

The Commission is all about transparency and openess and yet, with this rule and the hard close rule the Commission is sneaking around and making it difficult for the public to recognize their opportunity to speak out.

You all should be fired for incompetence.