Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 14258-14259 [2017-05362]

Download as PDF 14258 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Exchange has filed the proposed rule change for immediate effectiveness and has requested that the Commission waive the requirement that the proposed rule change not become operative for 30 days after the date of the filing so that it may become operative on February 28, 2017. The Exchange notes that the proposed rule change is intended to address confidentiality concerns raised in connection with the publication of OTC Appendix B data by permitting the Exchange to delay Web site publication of its Appendix B data from February 28, 2017 to April 28, 2017.16 The Exchange notes that the delay would provide additional time to assess a means of addressing the confidentiality concerns. The Exchange notes that it expects Participants to file proposed rule changes related to publishing Appendix B data. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because it will allow the Exchange to delay publication of its Appendix B data until April 28, 2017. As noted above, commenters continue to raise concerns about the publication of OTC Appendix B data.17 Delaying publication of Exchange’s Appendix B data 18 will prevent the publication of partial (i.e., Exchange-only) Appendix B data required under the Plan. Therefore, the Commission hereby waives the 30-day operative delay and designates the proposed rule change to be operative on February 28, 2017.19 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the 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 16 See supra note 9. The Commission notes that FINRA has submitted a proposed rule change to delay the publication of OTC Appendix B data. See SR–FINRA–2017–005. 17 The Commission notes that FINRA has filed a proposed rule change that is intended to mitigate confidentiality concerns raised by commenters regarding the publication of OTC Appendix B data. See SR–FINRA–2017–006. 18 The Commission notes that other Participants have proposed to delay the publication of their Appendix B data until April 28, 2017. See SR– BatsBYX–2017–05; SR–BatsBZX–2017–15; SR– BatsEDGA–2017–05; SR–BatsEDGX–2017–13; SR– CHX–2017–05; SR–FINRA–2017–005; SR–IEX– 2017–07; SR–NASDAQ–2017–024; SR–Phlx–2017– 22; SR–NYSE–2017–10; SR–NYSEArca–2017–19; SR–NYSEMKT–2017–11. 19 For purposes only of waiving the operative delay for this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule 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 (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– BX–2017–016 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–BX–2017–016. 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 Web site (http://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 Web site 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 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–BX– 2017–016, and should be submitted on or before April 7, 2017. 20 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.20 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05343 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Rule 17a–5, SEC File No. 270–155, OMB Control No. 3235–0123. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘PRA’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 17a–5 (17 CFR 240.17a–5), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17a–5 is the basic financial reporting rule for brokers and dealers.1 The rule requires the filing of Form X– 17A–5, the Financial and Operational Combined Uniform Single Report (‘‘FOCUS Report’’), which was the result of years of study and comments by representatives of the securities industry through advisory committees and through the normal rule proposal methods. The FOCUS Report was designed to eliminate the overlapping regulatory reports required by various self-regulatory organizations and the Commission and to reduce reporting burdens as much as possible. The rule also requires the filing of an annual audited report of financial statements. The FOCUS Report consists of: (1) Part I, which is a monthly report that must be filed by brokers or dealers that clear transactions or carry customer securities; (2) one of three alternative quarterly reports: Part II, which must be filed by brokers or dealers that clear transactions or carry customer securities; Part IIA, which must be filed by brokers or dealers that do not clear transactions or carry customer 1 Rule 17a–5(c) requires a broker or dealer to furnish certain of its financial information to customers and is subject to a separate PRA filing (OMB Control Number 3235–0199). E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices securities; and Part IIB, which must be filed by specialized broker-dealers registered with the Commission as OTC derivatives dealers; 2 (3) supplemental schedules, which must be filed annually; and (4) a facing page, which must be filed with the annual audited report of financial statements. Under the rule, a broker or dealer that computes certain of its capital charges in accordance with Appendix E to Exchange Act Rule 15c3–1 must file additional monthly, quarterly, and annual reports with the Commission. The Commission estimates that the total hours burden under Rule 17a–5 is approximately 356,020 hours per year when annualized, and the total cost burden under Rule 17a–5 is approximately $45,133,148 per year. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Please direct your written comments to: Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or send an email to PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2017–05362 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 2 Part IIB of Form X–17A–5 must be filed by OTC derivatives dealers under Exchange Act Rule 17a– 12 and is subject to a separate PRA filing (OMB control number 3235–0498). 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 [Release No. 34–80220; File No. SR– BatsBYX–2017–05] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BYX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Exchange Rule 11.27 To Modify the Date of Appendix B Web Site Data Publication Pursuant to the Regulation NMS Plan To Implement a Tick Size Pilot Program March 13, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 28, 2017, Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BYX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated this proposal as a ‘‘noncontroversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder,4 which renders it effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange filed a proposal to amend Rule 11.27 to modify the date of Appendix B Web site data publication pursuant to the Regulation NMS Plan to Implement a Tick Size Pilot Program (‘‘Plan’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.bats.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Dated: March 14, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. VerDate Sep<11>2014 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14259 Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose Rule 11.27(b) (Compliance with Data Collection Requirements) 5 implements the data collection and Web site publication requirements of the Plan.6 Rule 11.27(b).08 provides, among other things, that the requirement that the Exchange or Designated Examining Authority (‘‘DEA’’) make certain data publicly available on their Web site pursuant to Appendix B and C to the Plan shall commence at the beginning of the Pilot Period,7 and that the Exchange or DEA shall make data for the Pre-Pilot Period publicly available on their Web site pursuant to Appendix B and C to the Plan by February 28, 2017.8 The Exchange is proposing amendments to Rule 11.27(b).08 to delay the date by which Pre-Pilot and Pilot Appendix B data is to be made publicly available on the Exchange or DEA’s Web site from February 28, 2017, until April 28, 2017.9 Appendix C data 5 See Exchange Rule 11.27(b). See also Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 77418 (March 22, 2016), 81 FR 17213 (March 28, 2016); and 78795 (September 9, 2016), 81 FR 63508 (September 15, 2016). 6 The Participants filed the Plan to comply with an order issued by the Commission on June 24, 2014. See Letter from Brendon J. Weiss, Vice President, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., to Secretary, Commission, dated August 25, 2014 (‘‘SRO Tick Size Plan Proposal’’). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 72460 (June 24, 2014), 79 FR 36840 (June 30, 2014); see also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 74892 (May 6, 2015), 80 FR 27513 (May 13, 2015). 7 Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms have the meaning ascribed to them in Rule 11.27. 8 On November 30, 2016, the SEC granted exemptive relief to the Participants, and the Exchange filed proposed rule changes to, among other things, delay the publication of Web site data pursuant to Appendices B and C to the Plan until February 28, 2017, and to delay the ongoing Web site publication by ninety days such that data would be published within 120 calendar days following the end of the month. See Letter from David S. Shillman, Associate Director, Division of Trading and Markets, Commission, to Marcia E. Asquith, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, FINRA dated November 30, 2016; see also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79534 (December 13, 2016), 81 FR 91965 (December 19, 2016) (Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of File No. SR–BatsBYX–2016–37). 9 In addition, the Exchange is proposing an amendment to Rule 11.27(a)(6)(B) to clarify that no member, irrespective of whether that member operates a trading center, may execute orders in any Pilot Security in Test Group Three in price increments other than $0.05, unless an exception Continued E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 51 (Friday, March 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14258-14259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05362]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 
20549-2736.

Extension:
    Rule 17a-5, SEC File No. 270-155, OMB Control No. 3235-0123.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (``PRA''), the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the existing 
collection of information provided for in Rule 17a-5 (17 CFR 240.17a-
5), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). 
The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information 
to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for extension and 
approval.
    Rule 17a-5 is the basic financial reporting rule for brokers and 
dealers.\1\ The rule requires the filing of Form X-17A-5, the Financial 
and Operational Combined Uniform Single Report (``FOCUS Report''), 
which was the result of years of study and comments by representatives 
of the securities industry through advisory committees and through the 
normal rule proposal methods. The FOCUS Report was designed to 
eliminate the overlapping regulatory reports required by various self-
regulatory organizations and the Commission and to reduce reporting 
burdens as much as possible. The rule also requires the filing of an 
annual audited report of financial statements.
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    \1\ Rule 17a-5(c) requires a broker or dealer to furnish certain 
of its financial information to customers and is subject to a 
separate PRA filing (OMB Control Number 3235-0199).
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    The FOCUS Report consists of: (1) Part I, which is a monthly report 
that must be filed by brokers or dealers that clear transactions or 
carry customer securities; (2) one of three alternative quarterly 
reports: Part II, which must be filed by brokers or dealers that clear 
transactions or carry customer securities; Part IIA, which must be 
filed by brokers or dealers that do not clear transactions or carry 
customer

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securities; and Part IIB, which must be filed by specialized broker-
dealers registered with the Commission as OTC derivatives dealers; \2\ 
(3) supplemental schedules, which must be filed annually; and (4) a 
facing page, which must be filed with the annual audited report of 
financial statements. Under the rule, a broker or dealer that computes 
certain of its capital charges in accordance with Appendix E to 
Exchange Act Rule 15c3-1 must file additional monthly, quarterly, and 
annual reports with the Commission.
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    \2\ Part IIB of Form X-17A-5 must be filed by OTC derivatives 
dealers under Exchange Act Rule 17a-12 and is subject to a separate 
PRA filing (OMB control number 3235-0498).
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    The Commission estimates that the total hours burden under Rule 
17a-5 is approximately 356,020 hours per year when annualized, and the 
total cost burden under Rule 17a-5 is approximately $45,133,148 per 
year.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Commission, including whether the information 
shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in 
writing within 60 days of this publication.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    Please direct your written comments to: Pamela Dyson, Director/
Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi 
Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or send an email 
to PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: March 14, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-05362 Filed 3-16-17; 8:45 am]
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