Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Provide for a Post Intermarket Sweep Order, 44305-44307 [E8-17412]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Notices respond to broadcast messages related to the various mechanisms. According to the ISE, members who responded to the survey also indicated that reducing the exposure period to one second would not impair their ability to participate in orders executed through the mechanisms.17 Accordingly, the Commission believes that it is consistent with the Act for ISE to reduce the order handling and exposure times discussed herein from three seconds to one second. The Commission does not agree with the concerns raised by the commenter. Based on the ISE’s statements regarding the survey results, the Commission believes that market participants should continue to have opportunities to compete for exposed bids and offers within a one second exposure period. The Commission finds good cause to approve the proposed rule change prior to the thirtieth day after publication for comment in the Federal Register. The Commission notes that the proposed rule change was noticed for the full comment period and no additional comments were received.18 The Commission also notes that the proposed rule change is substantially similar to a recently approved proposal submitted by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated 19 and the Commission believes that ISE has provided reasonable support for ISE’s belief that ISE market participants would continue to have an opportunity to compete for exposed bids and offers if exposure periods were reduced to one second. Therefore, the Commission finds good cause, consistent with Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,20 to approve the proposed rule change on an accelerated basis. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,21 that the proposed rule change (SR–ISE–2007– 94), as modified by Amendments No. 1 and 3, be, and hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.22 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–17440 Filed 7–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58217; File No. SR–NSX– 2008–12] Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Provide for a Post Intermarket Sweep Order July 24, 2008. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on July 18, 2008, National Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘NSX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. NSX filed the proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal 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 is proposing to amend NSX Rule 11.11(c)(8) to allow ETP Holders the option of designating an intermarket sweep order (‘‘ISO’’) as a ‘‘Post Intermarket Sweep Order’’ (‘‘Post ISO’’). The text of the proposed rule change is below. Proposed new language is in italics, and the proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets: Rules of National Stock Exchange, Inc. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 17 The ISE stated that all of the eight members that responded to the specific timing questions, and two of the three members that did not answer the specific timing questions, indicated that reducing the crossing exposure timer to one second would not impair their ability to participate in ISE crossing orders. The ISE stated that one member responded that it could not measure the specific times and indicated that it would prefer to keep the exposure periods at three seconds. See Notice. 18 The BOX Letter was received prior to the publication of the Notice. See BOX Comment, supra note 4. 19 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 58088 (July 2, 2008), 73 FR 39747 (July 10, 2008). 20 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 21 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:06 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Chapter XI. Trading Rules * * * * * Rule 11.11. Orders and Modifiers Users may enter into the System the types of orders listed in this Rule 11.11, subject to the limitations set forth in this Rule or elsewhere in these Rules. PO 00000 22 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 1 15 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44305 (a)–(b) No change. (c) Other Types of Orders and Order Modifiers. (1)–(7) No change. (8) [Incoming] Intermarket Sweep Order (‘‘ISO’’). (i) Incoming ISO. The System will accept incoming intermarket sweep orders (as such term is defined in Regulation NMS) from other trading centers. In order to be eligible for treatment as an intermarket sweep order, the order must be marked ‘‘ISO,’’ and the User entering the order must simultaneously route one or more additional limit orders marked ‘‘ISO,’’ as necessary, to away markets to execute against the full displayed size of any protected quotation for the security with a price that is superior to the limit price of the intermarket sweep order entered in the System. Such orders, if they meet the requirements of the foregoing sentence, will be considered immediateor-cancel (IOC) and will be executed without regard to protected quotations at away markets consistent with Regulation NMS. (ii) Post ISO. A User may designate an ISO as a ‘‘Post ISO.’’ In order to be eligible for treatment as a Post ISO, the order must be marked ‘‘Post ISO,’’ and in submitting such an order the User entering the order represents that such User has simultaneously routed one or more additional limit orders marked ‘‘ISO,’’ as necessary, to away markets to execute against the full displayed size of any protected quotation for the security with a price that is superior or equal to the limit price of the Post ISO entered in the System. Such order, if it meets the requirements of the foregoing sentence and is not a Post Only Order pursuant to Rule 11.11(c)(5), will be executed without regard to protected quotations at away markets consistent with Regulation NMS by sweeping the NSX Book up to and including its limit price. A Post ISO which is designated by the User as a Post Only Order pursuant to Rule 11.11(c)(5) will be rejected without execution if, when entered, it is immediately marketable against displayed orders in the NSX Book. Any unfilled portion of a Post ISO that meets the requirements of Rule 11.22(d)(3) will be posted at the entered limit price. (9) No change. (d) No change. * * * * * 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, E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 44306 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Notices 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 Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing to amend Exchange Rules 11.11(c)(8) to allow ETP Holders the option of posting an order designated as an ISO. Under current Rule 11.11(c)(8), the System will accept incoming intermarket sweep orders (as such term is defined in Regulation NMS) from other trading centers. In order to be eligible for treatment as an intermarket sweep order, the order must be marked ‘‘ISO,’’ and the User entering the order must simultaneously route one or more additional limit orders marked ‘‘ISO,’’ as necessary, to away markets to execute against the full displayed size of any protected quotation for the security with a price that is superior to the limit price of the intermarket sweep order entered in the System. Such orders, if they meet the requirements of the foregoing sentence, will be considered immediateor-cancel (IOC) and will be executed without regard to protected quotations at away markets consistent with Regulation NMS. Under the proposed rule change, by designating an ISO as a ‘‘Post ISO,’’ the ETP Holder represents to the Exchange that the ETP Holder has simultaneously routed one or more additional limit orders marked ‘‘ISO,’’ as necessary, to away markets to execute against the full displayed size of any protected quotation for the security with a price that is superior or equal to the limit price of the intermarket sweep order entered in the System. The incoming Post ISO (unless marked ‘‘post only’’) will sweep the NSX Book up to its limit price. Unlike a standard ISO (which is considered IOC), if residual shares of the Post ISO are available, they will be posted at the entered limit price (similar to existing ‘‘Sweep and Post’’ orders under Rule 11.11(c)(7)(ii)(A)). Any unfilled portion of a Post ISO order following the sweep of the NSX Book will be posted in the NSX Book and will be ineligible for routing. If an incoming Post ISO is marked as ‘‘Post Only’’ pursuant to Rule 11.11(c)(5) and is marketable (within VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:06 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 NSX), it will be rejected. Otherwise, Post Only Post ISOs will be accepted and posted in the NSX Book at its limit price providing liquidity. Similar to ISOs under the current Rules, Users sending a Post ISO must simultaneously route one or more additional limit orders marked ‘‘ISO,’’ as necessary, to away markets to execute against the full displayed size of any protected quotation for the security with a price that is superior or equal to the limit price of the intermarket sweep order entered in the System in accordance with Regulation NMS’ Order Protection Rule Rules 610 and 611. Post ISOs may therefore lock or cross protected quotes at away market centers that were sent ISOs equal to the limit price, consistent with Rule 11.22(d)(3), but may not lock or cross the NSX Top of Book, and are not routable, subject to their compliance with this rule and Rule 11.22(d)(3). Post ISOs may be entered as odd, round or mixed lots. Only displayed orders (and displayed orders with reserves) may be designated as Post ISOs. Post ISO for Order Delivery will be processed in the same way as other order types supported today. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,5 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,6 in particular, which requires, among other things, that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any inappropriate burden on competition. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange states that written comments on the proposed rule change were neither solicited nor received. PO 00000 5 15 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change: (1) Does not significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (2) does not impose any significant burden on competition; and (3) by its terms does not become operative for 30 days after the date of this filing, 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 7 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.8 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) normally does not become operative for 30 days after the date of filing. However, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange requests that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest.9 Previously, the Commission approved an order type similar to the one proposed,10 and this proposal does not raise any novel issues. For these reasons, the Commission designates the proposed rule change as operative upon filing. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate 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. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, 7 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) requires a self-regulatory organization to provide the Commission with 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 fulfilled this requirement. 9 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has also considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 10 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54549 (September 29, 2006), 71 FR 59179 (October 6, 2006) (SR–NYSEArca–2006–59) (approving NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(w)). 8 17 E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 30, 2008 / Notices 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 e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NSX–2008–12 on the subject line. Paper Comments mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES • 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–NSX–2008–12. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail 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 inspection and copying 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. 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–NSX–2008–12 and should be submitted on or before August 20, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–17412 Filed 7–29–08; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 58218; File No. SR–Phlx–2008– 57] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Technical Amendments to Its Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws July 24, 2008. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on July 23, 2008, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III, below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Phlx. The Exchange has designated this proposal as one concerned solely with the administration of the Exhange under section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(3) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal 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 Phlx, pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Act 5 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,6 proposes to make minor technical amendments to its Certificate of Incorporation (‘‘Certificate’’) and ByLaws. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.phlx.com/regulatory/ reg_rulefilings.aspx 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 Phlx 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 BILLING CODE 8010–01–P 11 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:06 Jul 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(3). 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 6 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 17 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44307 in Item IV below. The Phlx has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to make minor technical changes to the Exchange’s Certificate to conform the Certificate with changes that were requested by the Delaware Department of State. The Exchange also proposes to make related changes to its By-Laws. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to delete the words ‘‘Second Restated’’ in the title of the Exchange’s Certificate, which currently reads ‘‘Second Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.’’ and corresponding references in Article Fourth and By-Law Article 1, section 1–1(b). The Exchange also proposes to correct the name of the Exchange’s registered agent and to delete the last paragraph of the Certificate beginning with ‘‘IN WITNESS WHEREOF’’ and the execution line. The Exchange recently received Commission approval to amend its governing documents in connection with the acquisition of Phlx by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.7 In connection with filing the Exchange’s amended Certificate with the State of Delaware, the Exchange received requested changes from the Delaware Department of State. This proposed rule change incorporates those changes and makes corresponding changes to the Exchange’s By-Laws. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with section 6(b) of the Act 8 in general, and furthers the objectives of sections 6(b)(1) of the Act 9 in particular, in that it is designed to enable the Exchange to be so organized as to have the capacity to be able to carry out the purposes of the Act and to comply with and enforce compliance by members and persons associated with members with provisions of the Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and Exchange rules. 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 58179 (July 17, 2008), 73 FR 42874 (July 23, 2008) (SR– Phlx–2008–31); and 58183 (July 17, 2008), 73 FR 42850 (July 23, 2008) (SR–NASDAQ–2008–035). These proposed rule changes, as well as this proposed rule change, are scheduled to become operative upon consummation of the merger. 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1). E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-58217; File No. SR-NSX-2008-12]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To 
Provide for a Post Intermarket Sweep Order

July 24, 2008.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that 
on July 18, 2008, National Stock Exchange, Inc. (``NSX'' or 
``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and 
II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. 
NSX filed the proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \3\ 
and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder,\4\ which renders the proposal 
effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing 
this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from 
interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is proposing to amend NSX Rule 11.11(c)(8) to allow 
ETP Holders the option of designating an intermarket sweep order 
(``ISO'') as a ``Post Intermarket Sweep Order'' (``Post ISO''). The 
text of the proposed rule change is below. Proposed new language is in 
italics, and the proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets:

Rules of National Stock Exchange, Inc.

Chapter XI. Trading Rules
* * * * *
Rule 11.11. Orders and Modifiers
    Users may enter into the System the types of orders listed in this 
Rule 11.11, subject to the limitations set forth in this Rule or 
elsewhere in these Rules.
    (a)-(b) No change.
    (c) Other Types of Orders and Order Modifiers.
    (1)-(7) No change.
    (8) [Incoming] Intermarket Sweep Order (``ISO'').
    (i) Incoming ISO. The System will accept incoming intermarket sweep 
orders (as such term is defined in Regulation NMS) from other trading 
centers. In order to be eligible for treatment as an intermarket sweep 
order, the order must be marked ``ISO,'' and the User entering the 
order must simultaneously route one or more additional limit orders 
marked ``ISO,'' as necessary, to away markets to execute against the 
full displayed size of any protected quotation for the security with a 
price that is superior to the limit price of the intermarket sweep 
order entered in the System. Such orders, if they meet the requirements 
of the foregoing sentence, will be considered immediate-or-cancel (IOC) 
and will be executed without regard to protected quotations at away 
markets consistent with Regulation NMS.
    (ii) Post ISO. A User may designate an ISO as a ``Post ISO.'' In 
order to be eligible for treatment as a Post ISO, the order must be 
marked ``Post ISO,'' and in submitting such an order the User entering 
the order represents that such User has simultaneously routed one or 
more additional limit orders marked ``ISO,'' as necessary, to away 
markets to execute against the full displayed size of any protected 
quotation for the security with a price that is superior or equal to 
the limit price of the Post ISO entered in the System. Such order, if 
it meets the requirements of the foregoing sentence and is not a Post 
Only Order pursuant to Rule 11.11(c)(5), will be executed without 
regard to protected quotations at away markets consistent with 
Regulation NMS by sweeping the NSX Book up to and including its limit 
price. A Post ISO which is designated by the User as a Post Only Order 
pursuant to Rule 11.11(c)(5) will be rejected without execution if, 
when entered, it is immediately marketable against displayed orders in 
the NSX Book. Any unfilled portion of a Post ISO that meets the 
requirements of Rule 11.22(d)(3) will be posted at the entered limit 
price.
    (9) No change.
    (d) No change.
* * * * *

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,

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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 Exchange has prepared 
summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most 
significant aspects of such statements.

A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange is proposing to amend Exchange Rules 11.11(c)(8) to 
allow ETP Holders the option of posting an order designated as an ISO.
    Under current Rule 11.11(c)(8), the System will accept incoming 
intermarket sweep orders (as such term is defined in Regulation NMS) 
from other trading centers. In order to be eligible for treatment as an 
intermarket sweep order, the order must be marked ``ISO,'' and the User 
entering the order must simultaneously route one or more additional 
limit orders marked ``ISO,'' as necessary, to away markets to execute 
against the full displayed size of any protected quotation for the 
security with a price that is superior to the limit price of the 
intermarket sweep order entered in the System. Such orders, if they 
meet the requirements of the foregoing sentence, will be considered 
immediate-or-cancel (IOC) and will be executed without regard to 
protected quotations at away markets consistent with Regulation NMS.
    Under the proposed rule change, by designating an ISO as a ``Post 
ISO,'' the ETP Holder represents to the Exchange that the ETP Holder 
has simultaneously routed one or more additional limit orders marked 
``ISO,'' as necessary, to away markets to execute against the full 
displayed size of any protected quotation for the security with a price 
that is superior or equal to the limit price of the intermarket sweep 
order entered in the System. The incoming Post ISO (unless marked 
``post only'') will sweep the NSX Book up to its limit price. Unlike a 
standard ISO (which is considered IOC), if residual shares of the Post 
ISO are available, they will be posted at the entered limit price 
(similar to existing ``Sweep and Post'' orders under Rule 
11.11(c)(7)(ii)(A)). Any unfilled portion of a Post ISO order following 
the sweep of the NSX Book will be posted in the NSX Book and will be 
ineligible for routing.
    If an incoming Post ISO is marked as ``Post Only'' pursuant to Rule 
11.11(c)(5) and is marketable (within NSX), it will be rejected. 
Otherwise, Post Only Post ISOs will be accepted and posted in the NSX 
Book at its limit price providing liquidity.
    Similar to ISOs under the current Rules, Users sending a Post ISO 
must simultaneously route one or more additional limit orders marked 
``ISO,'' as necessary, to away markets to execute against the full 
displayed size of any protected quotation for the security with a price 
that is superior or equal to the limit price of the intermarket sweep 
order entered in the System in accordance with Regulation NMS' Order 
Protection Rule Rules 610 and 611. Post ISOs may therefore lock or 
cross protected quotes at away market centers that were sent ISOs equal 
to the limit price, consistent with Rule 11.22(d)(3), but may not lock 
or cross the NSX Top of Book, and are not routable, subject to their 
compliance with this rule and Rule 11.22(d)(3).
    Post ISOs may be entered as odd, round or mixed lots. Only 
displayed orders (and displayed orders with reserves) may be designated 
as Post ISOs. Post ISO for Order Delivery will be processed in the same 
way as other order types supported today.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Act,\5\ in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\6\ in particular, which 
requires, among other things, that the rules of an exchange be designed 
to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove 
impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and 
a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the 
public interest.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
impose any inappropriate burden on competition.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    The Exchange states that written comments on the proposed rule 
change were neither solicited nor received.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    Because the foregoing proposed rule change: (1) Does not 
significantly affect the protection of investors or the public 
interest; (2) does not impose any significant burden on competition; 
and (3) by its terms does not become operative for 30 days after the 
date of this filing, 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 \7\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\8\
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \8\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to provide the Commission 
with 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 fulfilled this requirement.
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    A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) normally does 
not become operative for 30 days after the date of filing. However, 
Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) permits the Commission to designate a shorter 
time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and 
the public interest. The Exchange requests that the Commission waive 
the 30-day operative delay.
    The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is 
consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest.\9\ 
Previously, the Commission approved an order type similar to the one 
proposed,\10\ and this proposal does not raise any novel issues. For 
these reasons, the Commission designates the proposed rule change as 
operative upon filing.
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    \9\ For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the 
Commission has also considered the proposed rule's impact on 
efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 
78c(f).
    \10\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54549 (September 
29, 2006), 71 FR 59179 (October 6, 2006) (SR-NYSEArca-2006-59) 
(approving NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(w)).
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
change, the Commission may summarily abrogate 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.

IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing,

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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 e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-NSX-2008-12 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-NSX-2008-12. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if e-mail 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 inspection and 
copying 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. 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-NSX-2008-12 and should be 
submitted on or before August 20, 2008.
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    \11\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\11\
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-17412 Filed 7-29-08; 8:45 am]
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