Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change by the NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. Relating to an Order Entry Port Fee, 59695-59696 [E8-23940]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices This enhancement to the Look-Ahead Process will reduce the number of MMI recycling transactions. The Look-Ahead enhancement to DTC’s processing system will not result in any systematic changes for Participants. The proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to DTC in that the proposed rule change will promote the prompt and accurate clearance and settlement of securities transactions because it will allow transactions to settle through a Look-Ahead Process and as such will allow MMI transactions to clear and settle in a more prompt and efficient manner. The proposed rule change will be implemented in a manner that is consistent with DTC’s risk management controls. (B) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition DTC does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any impact, or impose any burden, on competition. (C) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments from relating to the proposed rule change have not yet been solicited or received. DTC will notify the Commission of any written comments received by DTC. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within thirty-five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to ninety days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (a) By order approve the proposed rule change or (b) Institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 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–DTC–2008–09 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. 59695 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58728; File No. SR–Phlx– 2008–70] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change by the NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. Relating to an Order Entry Port Fee October 3, 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 September 24, 2008, the Philadelphia All submissions should refer to File Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘Phlx’’ or Number SR–DTC–2008–09. This file ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities number should be included on the and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or subject line if e-mail is used. To help the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule Commission process and review your change as described in Items I, II, and comments more efficiently, please use III, below, which Items have been only one method. The Commission will prepared by the Phlx. The Commission post all comments on the Commission’s is publishing this notice to solicit Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ comments on the proposed rule change rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the from interested persons. submission, all subsequent I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s amendments, all written statements Statement of the Terms of Substance of with respect to the proposed rule the Proposed Rule Change change that are filed with the The Exchange, pursuant to Section Commission, and all written 19(b)(1) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4 communications relating to the thereunder,4 proposes to adopt a proposed rule change between the monthly order entry port fee of $250 Commission and any person, other than assessed per member organization order those that may be withheld from the entry mnemonic.5 public in accordance with the While changes to the Exchange’s fee provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be schedule pursuant to this proposal are available for inspection and copying in effective upon filing, the Exchange has the Commission’s Public Reference designated the proposed monthly $250 Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, order entry port fee to be implemented DC 20549, on official business days beginning October 1, 2008. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The text of the proposed rule change Copies of such filing also will be is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.phlx.com/regulatory/ available for inspection and copying at reg_rulefilings.aspx. the principal office of DTC. All comments received will be posted II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s without change; the Commission does Statement of the Purpose of, and not edit personal identifying Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule information from submissions. You Change should submit only information that In its filing with the Commission, the you wish to make available publicly. All Exchange included statements submissions should refer to File Number SR–DTC–2008–09 and should 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). be submitted on or before October 30, 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2008. For the Commission by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–23979 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 10 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4. purposes of this proposal, order entry mnemonics are codes that identify member organization order entry ports. Member organizations send order flow to the Exchange via these order entry ports. A member organization may have more than one order entry port. To clarify, order entry mnemonics would not include those mnemonics entered through internal Exchange applications, such as the Floor Broker Management System, because the proposed fee is intended to help cover the costs of establishing and maintaining connectivity to the Exchange through external order entry ports. (See Exchange Rule 1063). 5 For E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 59696 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices 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 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 purpose of adopting the proposed order entry port fee is to establish a connectivity fee in connection with routing orders to the Exchange. Member organizations access the Exchange’s network through these order entry ports. Currently, member organizations do not pay for this service.6 The Exchange believes that it is appropriate for members to pay a uniform monthly fee to support the infrastructure associated with market access. The $250 per month order entry port fee would be assessed per member organization order entry mnemonic. The $250 per month order entry port fee would be assessed on any order entry mnemonic that was active during that billing month.7 The proposed monthly $250 order entry port fee is scheduled to be implemented beginning October 1, 2008. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal to amend its schedule of fees is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 8 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of the Act 9 in particular, in that it is an equitable allocation of reasonable fees and other charges among Exchange member organizations. The Exchange believes sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 6 The proposed order entry port fee is different than the ‘‘SQF Port Fee and Corresponding Credit’’ that appears on Appendix A of the Exchange’s fee schedule. ‘‘SQF’’ stands for specialized quote feed and is a proprietary quoting system that allows specialists, streaming quote traders and remote streaming quote traders to connect and send quotes into Phlx XL, bypassing the Exchange’s Auto-Quote System. See Exchange Rule 1080, Commentary .01(b). Thus, the proposed order entry port fee would be assessed in connection with sending orders to the Exchange, while the SQF port fee is assessed in connection with sending quotes to the Exchange. 7 For purposes of this proposal, an order entry mnemonic would be considered active if a member organization sends at least one order to the Exchange using that order entry mnemonic during the applicable billing month. 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 that the proposed order entry port fee is reasonable and should allow member organizations to connect to the Exchange without being unduly financially burdensome. The Exchange believes that the proposal is an equitable allocation of reasonable fees among member organizations because the proposed order entry port fee would be assessed on those member organizations who send orders to the Exchange through these external order entry ports. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 10 and paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 11 thereunder. 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, 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–Phlx–2008–70 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–Phlx–2008–70. 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 will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the self-regulatory organization. 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–Phlx– 2008–70 and should be submitted on or before October 30, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–23940 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58721; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2008–079] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating To Order Routing October 2, 2008. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 12 17 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 197 (Thursday, October 9, 2008)]
[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-58728; File No. SR-Phlx-2008-70]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Filing and Immediate 
Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change by the NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. 
Relating to an Order Entry Port Fee

October 3, 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 September 24, 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 prepared by the 
Phlx. 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.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange, pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Act \3\ and Rule 
19b-4 thereunder,\4\ proposes to adopt a monthly order entry port fee 
of $250 assessed per member organization order entry mnemonic.\5\
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    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \5\ For purposes of this proposal, order entry mnemonics are 
codes that identify member organization order entry ports. Member 
organizations send order flow to the Exchange via these order entry 
ports. A member organization may have more than one order entry 
port. To clarify, order entry mnemonics would not include those 
mnemonics entered through internal Exchange applications, such as 
the Floor Broker Management System, because the proposed fee is 
intended to help cover the costs of establishing and maintaining 
connectivity to the Exchange through external order entry ports. 
(See Exchange Rule 1063).
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    While changes to the Exchange's fee schedule pursuant to this 
proposal are effective upon filing, the Exchange has designated the 
proposed monthly $250 order entry port fee to be implemented beginning 
October 1, 2008.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at http://www.phlx.com/regulatory/reg_rulefilings.aspx.

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

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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 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 purpose of adopting the proposed order entry port fee is to 
establish a connectivity fee in connection with routing orders to the 
Exchange. Member organizations access the Exchange's network through 
these order entry ports. Currently, member organizations do not pay for 
this service.\6\ The Exchange believes that it is appropriate for 
members to pay a uniform monthly fee to support the infrastructure 
associated with market access.
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    \6\ The proposed order entry port fee is different than the 
``SQF Port Fee and Corresponding Credit'' that appears on Appendix A 
of the Exchange's fee schedule. ``SQF'' stands for specialized quote 
feed and is a proprietary quoting system that allows specialists, 
streaming quote traders and remote streaming quote traders to 
connect and send quotes into Phlx XL, bypassing the Exchange's Auto-
Quote System. See Exchange Rule 1080, Commentary .01(b). Thus, the 
proposed order entry port fee would be assessed in connection with 
sending orders to the Exchange, while the SQF port fee is assessed 
in connection with sending quotes to the Exchange.
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    The $250 per month order entry port fee would be assessed per 
member organization order entry mnemonic. The $250 per month order 
entry port fee would be assessed on any order entry mnemonic that was 
active during that billing month.\7\
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    \7\ For purposes of this proposal, an order entry mnemonic would 
be considered active if a member organization sends at least one 
order to the Exchange using that order entry mnemonic during the 
applicable billing month.
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    The proposed monthly $250 order entry port fee is scheduled to be 
implemented beginning October 1, 2008.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal to amend its schedule of 
fees is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act \8\ in general, and 
furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of the Act \9\ in 
particular, in that it is an equitable allocation of reasonable fees 
and other charges among Exchange member organizations. The Exchange 
believes that the proposed order entry port fee is reasonable and 
should allow member organizations to connect to the Exchange without 
being unduly financially burdensome. The Exchange believes that the 
proposal is an equitable allocation of reasonable fees among member 
organizations because the proposed order entry port fee would be 
assessed on those member organizations who send orders to the Exchange 
through these external order entry ports.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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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 burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

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

    No written comments were either solicited or received.

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

    The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \10\ and paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b-4 \11\ 
thereunder. 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.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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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 e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-Phlx-2008-70 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-Phlx-2008-70. 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 will also be available for 
inspection and copying at the principal office of the self-regulatory 
organization. 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-
Phlx-2008-70 and should be submitted on or before October 30, 2008.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\12\
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    \12\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-23940 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]
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