Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify Fees for Co-Location Services, 13676-13678 [2011-5776]

Download as PDF 13676 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2011 / Notices Notice of final action adopting the management plan elements of the Blackfoot River Subbasin Plan into the Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. ACTION: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–373 and 50–374; NRC– 2011–0051] Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment to Facility Operating License; Correction Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Withdrawal; Correction. AGENCY: This document corrects a notice appearing in the Federal Register on March 4, 2011 (76 FR 12140), which informed the public that the NRC had granted Exelon’s request to withdraw an application for amendment. This action is necessary to correct the description of the withdrawn amendment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eva A. 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The program as amended may be found on the Council’s Web site at http:// www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program and then, for the subbasin plan elements and relevant decision documents in particular, at http://www.nwcouncil.org/ fw/subbasinplanning/Default.htm. Further information and an explanation of this amendment process may be found in the documents on that page or by contacting the Northwest Power and Conservation Council at (503) 222–5161 or toll free (800) 452–5161. SUMMARY: Stephen L. Crow, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2011–5758 Filed 3–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64059; File No. SR–BX– 2011–013] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify Fees for Co-Location Services March 8, 2011. 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 March 1, 2011, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (‘‘BX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. 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 the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to modify pricing for co-location services. The Exchange will implement the proposed change on March 1, 2011. The text of the proposed rule change is available at 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 http://nasdaqomxbx.cchwallstreet.com/, at the Exchange’s principal office, 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 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 amending its colocation fee schedule to: (1) Institute a monthly fee of $300 for telecommunications and inter-cabinet cross connections; and (2) fees for additional patch and power cords. Under the proposal, co-location customers having telecommunications cross-connections to approved telecommunication carriers in the datacenter will be assessed a monthly fee of $300 per connection. For the convenience of its customers, the Exchange allows telecommunications carriers to maintain a presence in the data center free of charge. In addition, inter-cabinet connections to other customers in the datacenter will be likewise assessed a $300 per-month, per-connection fee. These fees will only be assessed on the customer that requested the initiation of the connection, and cross-connections between cabinets being used by the same customer will not be assessed the fee. The Exchange is also proposing to introduce fees for patch and power cords. Under the proposal, the Exchange will maintain an inventory of patch cords (ethernet and fiber optic cables) and power cords at the datacenter and make them available to customers should they desire to purchase them. The proposed fees for patch cords vary with their capabilities and length, with copper patch cord being charged at $4.50 + $.50 per foot; multi-mode fiber patch cord being priced at $20 + $1.50 per-meter, and single-mode fiber patch cord priced at $24 + $.75 per-meter. For E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2011 / Notices power cords, the Exchange proposes to charge $5 for 5–15P–C13 cords of two to four feet in length, and $10 for C14–C19 cords also of two to four feet in length.3 The Exchange is making the cords available as a convenience to customers, and notes that use of Exchange-provided patch and power cords is completely voluntary, and that such cords may be freely obtained by [sic] other vendors for use by customers in the datacenter. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,4 in general, and with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,5 in particular, in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among members and issuers and other persons using any facility or system which the Exchange operates or controls. The Exchange operates in a highly competitive market, in which exchanges offer co-location services as a means to facilitate the trading activities of those members who believe that co-location enhances the efficiency of their trading. Accordingly, fees charged for colocation services are constrained by the active competitive [sic] for the order flow of such members. If a particular exchange charges excessive fees for colocation services, affected members will opt to terminate their co-location arrangements with that exchange, and adopt a possible range of alternative strategies, including co-locating with a different exchange, placing their servers in a physically proximate location outside the exchange’s data center, or pursuing trading strategies not dependent upon co-location. Accordingly, the exchange charging excessive fees would stand to lose not only co-location revenues but also revenues associated with the execution of orders routed to it by affected members. The Exchange believes that this competitive dynamic imposes powerful restraints on the ability of any exchange to charge unreasonable fees for co-location services. Moreover, all of the Exchange’s fees for co-location services are equitably allocated and non-discriminatory, in that all colocation customers are offered the same range of products and services and there is no differentiation among customers with regard to the fees charged for a 3 The P, C, and number designations reflect differences in the shape of a cord’s plug as well a cord’s power throughput capability. 4 15 U.S.C. 78f. 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Mar 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 particular product, service, or piece of equipment. It should be noted, however, that the costs associated with operating a colocation facility, like the costs of operating the electronic trading facility with which the co-location facility is associated, are primarily fixed costs, and in the case of co-location are primarily the costs of renting or owning data center space and retaining a staff of technical personnel. Accordingly, the Exchange establishes a range of colocation fees with the goal of covering these fixed costs, covering less significant marginal costs, such as the cost of electricity, and earning a return on its investment. Because fixed costs must be allocated among all customers, the Exchange’s fee schedule reflects an effort to assess a range of relatively low fees for specific aspects of co-location services, which, in the aggregate, will allow the Exchange to cover its costs and earn a return on investment. In the case of inter-cabinet connection fees, the proposed fee of $300 per month covers the marginal costs of establishing and maintaining such connections, and also allows customers maintaining such connections to contribute to the fixed costs of data center operation. Notably, because telecommunications providers are provided with free data center space as a convenience to co-located customers, the Exchange believes that it is reasonable to impose charges on persons connecting to such providers as a means of defraying the fixed rental cost incurred in making such space available to the telecommunications providers. The Exchange further believes that the number of data center cross connections correlates to the extent and complexity of a customer’s operations within the data center. Accordingly, the Exchange believes that it is reasonable to use fees assessed on this basis as a means to recoup a share of fixed costs and earn a return on investment. The Exchange also notes that the New York Stock Exchange (‘‘NYSE’’) imposes charges for connections within the data center that include a $500 per month charge for connections between cabinets of the same customer, and charges for connectivity bundles that include a limited number of connections to telecommunications providers and connections within the data center for monthly fees ranging from $13,000 to $61,000 per month, depending on the number of connections and the bandwidth. NYSEArca charges $600 per month for all connections within its data center. See http://www.nyse.com/ pdfs/nyse_equities_pricelist.pdf at page 14 and http://www.nyse.com/pdfs/ PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13677 nysearcaMarketplaceFees112011Clean.pdf at p. 10. Accordingly, the Exchange believes that its proposed fee of $300 per month is reasonable in comparison with fees already charged for comparable services of other exchanges offering co-location. With respect to the Exchange’s proposed fees for power cords, the Exchange believes that its fees are a reasonable reflection of its costs to obtain and resell such cords as a convenience to its customers. Notably, the fees charged by the Exchange are generally comparable to prices charged by unregulated vendors for similar products. See http://www.comegacity. com/cables-computer/power-cables/ tripp-lite-p047-002-2ft-ac-power-cordc19-c14-10; and http://www.cables.com/ Products/NEMA-5-15P-TO-IEC320-C1313a-4-Feet_PCRD-4-13A.aspx. The same is true for the proposed patch cord pricing. See http://www.cablestogo.com/ product_list.asp?cat_id=3525; and http://www.cablestogo.com/product. asp?cat_id=2323&sku=33027. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act, as amended. As discussed above, the Exchange believes that fees for co-location services are constrained by the robust competition for order flow among exchanges and non-exchange markets, because co-location exists to advance that competition, and excessive fees for co-location services would serve to impair an exchange’s ability to compete for order flow rather than burdening competition. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments were neither solicited nor 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.6 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, 6 15 E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(a)(ii). [sic] 14MRN1 13678 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2011 / Notices or otherwise in furtherance of 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 Number SR–BX–2011–013, and should be submitted on or before April 4, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–5776 Filed 3–11–11; 8:45 am] Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change, as amended, 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–BX–2011–013 on the subject line. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64056; File No. SR–Phlx– 2011–29] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Extension of a Pilot Program Concerning Disseminated Quotations March 8, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 2 thereunder, notice is hereby given that on February • Send paper comments in triplicate 24, 2011, NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed 20549–1090. rule change as described in Items I, II, All submissions should refer to File and III, below, which Items have been Number SR–BX–2011–013. This file prepared by the Exchange. The number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule Commission process and review your change from interested persons. comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s post all comments on the Commission’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ the Proposed Rule Change rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the The Exchange proposes to amend submission, all subsequent Exchange Rules 1017, Openings in amendments, all written statements Options, and 1082, Firm Quotations, to with respect to the proposed rule extend, through July 31, 2011, a pilot change that are filed with the program (the ‘‘pilot’’) under which the Commission, and all written Exchange’s rules describe the manner in communications relating to the which the PHLX XL® automated options proposed rule change between the trading system 3 disseminates quotations Commission and any person, other than when (i) there is an opening imbalance those that may be withheld from the in a particular series, and (ii) there is a public in accordance with the Quote Exhaust (as described below) or provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be a Market Exhaust (as described below) available for Web site viewing and quote condition present in a particular printing in the Commission’s Public series. Reference Room on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. available for inspection and copying at 3 This proposal refers to ‘‘PHLX XL’’ as the the principal offices of the Exchange. Exchange’s automated options trading system. In All comments received will be posted May 2009 the Exchange enhanced the system and without change; the Commission does adopted corresponding rules referring to the system not edit personal identifying as ‘‘Phlx XL II.’’ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59995 (May 28, 2009), 74 FR 26750 (June 3, information from submissions. You 2009) (SR–Phlx–2009–32). The Exchange intends to should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submit a separate technical proposed rule change that would change all references to the system from submissions should refer to File ‘‘Phlx XL II’’ to ‘‘PHLX XL’’ for branding purposes. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Paper Comments VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:20 Mar 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The current pilot is scheduled to expire March 31, 2011. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/ micro.aspx?id=PHLXRulefilings, 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 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 the proposed rule change is to extend the pilot through July 31, 2011. Background In June, 2009, the Exchange added several significant enhancements to its automated options trading platform (now known as PHLX XL), and adopted rules to reflect those enhancements.4 As part of the system enhancements, the Exchange proposed to disseminate a ‘‘non-firm’’ quote condition on a bid or offer whose size is exhausted in certain situations. The non-exhausted side of the Exchange’s disseminated quotation would remain firm up to its disseminated size. At the time the Exchange proposed the ‘‘one-sided nonfirm’’ quote condition, the Options Price Reporting Authority (‘‘OPRA’’) was only capable of disseminating option quotations for which both sides of the quotation are marked ‘‘non-firm.’’ OPRA does not disseminate a ‘‘non-firm’’ condition for one side of a quotation while the other side of the quotation remains firm.5 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59995 (May 28, 2009), 74 FR 26750 (June 3, 2009) (SR– Phlx–2009–32). 5 Currently, there is no mechanism for the Options Price Reporting Authority (‘‘OPRA’’) to identify only one side of a quote as non-firm. The Exchange has approached OPRA to attempt to develop the capability to identify and implement such functionality. The Exchange has asked the E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-64059; File No. SR-BX-2011-013]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify 
Fees for Co-Location Services

March 8, 2011.
    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 March 1, 2011, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (``BX'' or ``Exchange'') filed 
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') the 
proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which 
Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing 
this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from 
interested persons.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of the 
Substance of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to modify pricing for co-location services. 
The Exchange will implement the proposed change on March 1, 2011. The 
text of the proposed rule change is available at http://nasdaqomxbx.cchwallstreet.com/, at the Exchange's principal office, 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 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 amending its co-location fee schedule to: (1) 
Institute a monthly fee of $300 for telecommunications and inter-
cabinet cross connections; and (2) fees for additional patch and power 
cords.
    Under the proposal, co-location customers having telecommunications 
cross-connections to approved telecommunication carriers in the 
datacenter will be assessed a monthly fee of $300 per connection. For 
the convenience of its customers, the Exchange allows 
telecommunications carriers to maintain a presence in the data center 
free of charge. In addition, inter-cabinet connections to other 
customers in the datacenter will be likewise assessed a $300 per-month, 
per-connection fee. These fees will only be assessed on the customer 
that requested the initiation of the connection, and cross-connections 
between cabinets being used by the same customer will not be assessed 
the fee.
    The Exchange is also proposing to introduce fees for patch and 
power cords. Under the proposal, the Exchange will maintain an 
inventory of patch cords (ethernet and fiber optic cables) and power 
cords at the datacenter and make them available to customers should 
they desire to purchase them. The proposed fees for patch cords vary 
with their capabilities and length, with copper patch cord being 
charged at $4.50 + $.50 per foot; multi-mode fiber patch cord being 
priced at $20 + $1.50 per-meter, and single-mode fiber patch cord 
priced at $24 + $.75 per-meter. For

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power cords, the Exchange proposes to charge $5 for 5-15P-C13 cords of 
two to four feet in length, and $10 for C14-C19 cords also of two to 
four feet in length.\3\ The Exchange is making the cords available as a 
convenience to customers, and notes that use of Exchange-provided patch 
and power cords is completely voluntary, and that such cords may be 
freely obtained by [sic] other vendors for use by customers in the 
datacenter.
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,\4\ in general, and with 
Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,\5\ in particular, in that it provides for 
the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges 
among members and issuers and other persons using any facility or 
system which the Exchange operates or controls.
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    The Exchange operates in a highly competitive market, in which 
exchanges offer co-location services as a means to facilitate the 
trading activities of those members who believe that co-location 
enhances the efficiency of their trading. Accordingly, fees charged for 
co-location services are constrained by the active competitive [sic] 
for the order flow of such members. If a particular exchange charges 
excessive fees for co-location services, affected members will opt to 
terminate their co-location arrangements with that exchange, and adopt 
a possible range of alternative strategies, including co-locating with 
a different exchange, placing their servers in a physically proximate 
location outside the exchange's data center, or pursuing trading 
strategies not dependent upon co-location. Accordingly, the exchange 
charging excessive fees would stand to lose not only co-location 
revenues but also revenues associated with the execution of orders 
routed to it by affected members. The Exchange believes that this 
competitive dynamic imposes powerful restraints on the ability of any 
exchange to charge unreasonable fees for co-location services. 
Moreover, all of the Exchange's fees for co-location services are 
equitably allocated and non-discriminatory, in that all co-location 
customers are offered the same range of products and services and there 
is no differentiation among customers with regard to the fees charged 
for a particular product, service, or piece of equipment.
    It should be noted, however, that the costs associated with 
operating a co-location facility, like the costs of operating the 
electronic trading facility with which the co-location facility is 
associated, are primarily fixed costs, and in the case of co-location 
are primarily the costs of renting or owning data center space and 
retaining a staff of technical personnel. Accordingly, the Exchange 
establishes a range of co-location fees with the goal of covering these 
fixed costs, covering less significant marginal costs, such as the cost 
of electricity, and earning a return on its investment. Because fixed 
costs must be allocated among all customers, the Exchange's fee 
schedule reflects an effort to assess a range of relatively low fees 
for specific aspects of co-location services, which, in the aggregate, 
will allow the Exchange to cover its costs and earn a return on 
investment.
    In the case of inter-cabinet connection fees, the proposed fee of 
$300 per month covers the marginal costs of establishing and 
maintaining such connections, and also allows customers maintaining 
such connections to contribute to the fixed costs of data center 
operation. Notably, because telecommunications providers are provided 
with free data center space as a convenience to co-located customers, 
the Exchange believes that it is reasonable to impose charges on 
persons connecting to such providers as a means of defraying the fixed 
rental cost incurred in making such space available to the 
telecommunications providers. The Exchange further believes that the 
number of data center cross connections correlates to the extent and 
complexity of a customer's operations within the data center. 
Accordingly, the Exchange believes that it is reasonable to use fees 
assessed on this basis as a means to recoup a share of fixed costs and 
earn a return on investment.
    The Exchange also notes that the New York Stock Exchange (``NYSE'') 
imposes charges for connections within the data center that include a 
$500 per month charge for connections between cabinets of the same 
customer, and charges for connectivity bundles that include a limited 
number of connections to telecommunications providers and connections 
within the data center for monthly fees ranging from $13,000 to $61,000 
per month, depending on the number of connections and the bandwidth. 
NYSEArca charges $600 per month for all connections within its data 
center. See http://www.nyse.com/pdfs/nyse_equities_pricelist.pdf at 
page 14 and http://www.nyse.com/pdfs/nysearcaMarketplaceFees112011-Clean.pdf at p. 10. Accordingly, the Exchange believes that its 
proposed fee of $300 per month is reasonable in comparison with fees 
already charged for comparable services of other exchanges offering co-
location.
    With respect to the Exchange's proposed fees for power cords, the 
Exchange believes that its fees are a reasonable reflection of its 
costs to obtain and resell such cords as a convenience to its 
customers. Notably, the fees charged by the Exchange are generally 
comparable to prices charged by unregulated vendors for similar 
products. See http://www.comegacity.com/cables-computer/power-cables/tripp-lite-p047-002-2ft-ac-power-cord-c19-c14-10; and http://www.cables.com/Products/NEMA-5-15P-TO-IEC320-C13-13a-4-Feet_PCRD-4-13A.aspx. The same is true for the proposed patch cord pricing. See 
http://www.cablestogo.com/product_list.asp?cat_id=3525; and http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=2323&sku=33027.

B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or 
appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act, as amended. As 
discussed above, the Exchange believes that fees for co-location 
services are constrained by the robust competition for order flow among 
exchanges and non-exchange markets, because co-location exists to 
advance that competition, and excessive fees for co-location services 
would serve to impair an exchange's ability to compete for order flow 
rather than burdening competition.

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

    Written comments were neither solicited nor 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.\6\ 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,

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or otherwise in furtherance of 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.
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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, as amended, 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-BX-2011-013 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.
All submissions should refer to File Number SR-BX-2011-013. 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 Web site viewing and 
printing in the Commission's Public Reference Room on official business 
days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also 
will be available for inspection and copying at the principal offices 
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-
2011-013, and should be submitted on or before April 4, 2011.
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    \7\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\7\
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-5776 Filed 3-11-11; 8:45 am]
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