Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its Rules To Remove the Concept of an “Odd Lot Dealer”, 30745-30746 [2011-13023]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2011 / Notices The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment published in the Federal Register on January 25 (76 FR 4383). However, by letter dated February 2, 2011, the licensee withdrew the proposed change. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated May 20, 2010, as supplemented by letter dated January 19, 2011, and the licensee’s letter dated February 2, 2011, which withdrew the application for license amendment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC library http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. Persons who do not have access to the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) or who encounter problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1–800– 397–4209, or 301–415–4737 or by e-mail to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 19th day of May 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jon Thompson, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II– 1, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2011–13053 Filed 5–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64525; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2011–30] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its Rules To Remove the Concept of an ‘‘Odd Lot Dealer’’ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES May 19, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that on May 12, 2011, NYSE Arca, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE Arca’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 15 U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 20:04 May 25, 2011 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its rules to remove the concept of an ‘‘Odd Lot Dealer.’’ The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, http://www.nyse.com, and the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.sec.gov. 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 self-regulatory organization 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 those 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 parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose NYSE Arca Equities proposes to amend its rules to remove the concept of an Odd Lot Dealer. An Odd Lot Dealer is any Market Maker who has agreed to buy and sell securities in odd lots (i.e., orders less than 100 shares) at the Best Protected Bid and the Best Protected Offer throughout the duration of Core Trading Hours and who is registered as an Odd Lot Dealer in accordance with NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.25. Before August 13, 2009, the Exchange charged $0.03 per share for odd lot orders executed against orders residing in the book in Tape A and Tape B securities, and $0.0035 per share for Tape C securities and paid a $0.02 per share credit to Market Makers that executed against an odd lot order.4 The Exchange also had odd lot pricing associated with odd lots routed to different market centers.5 As of August 4 See Exchange Act Release No. 60495 (Aug. 13, 2009), 74 FR 41957 (August 19, 2009) (SR– NYSEArca–2009–72). 5 Id. at 41958. 1 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30745 13, 2009, the Exchange eliminated this differential odd lot pricing structure and thereafter charged and credited ETP Holders executing odd lots in the same way that it charged and credited them for round-lot executions, thereby simplifying the Exchange’s fee structure.6 Thereafter, in November 2009, the Exchange eliminated the requirement that for each security in which a Market Maker was registered as a Lead Market Maker (‘‘LMM’’), the LMM also was required to register as an Odd Lot Dealer in that security.7 Thereafter, LMMs could choose to register as an Odd Lot Dealer, but were not be required to do so. Since March 2010, no Market Maker has maintained a registration as an Odd Lot Dealer. Because (1) Exchange systems can process odd lot orders and they are treated the same as round lot and mixed lot orders for purposes of ranking and execution, (2) there is no financial incentives or requirements to act as an Odd Lot Dealer, and (3) there currently is no ETP Holder acting as an Odd Lot Dealer, the Exchange believes that it is appropriate to eliminate the concept of Odd Lot Dealer from its rules. As such, the proposed rule change eliminates the description of an Odd Lot Dealer (or references to rules relating to Odd Lot Dealers) and make conforming changes in NYSE Arca Equities Rules 1.1, 7.25, 7.31, 7.38, 10.12 and 10.13.8 In addition, the Exchange proposes to delete Rule 7.38(c) which prohibits ETP Holders from: (i) Combining odd lot orders given by different customers into a round lot order or orders unless specifically requested to do so by the customers giving the orders; (ii) unbundling round lots for the purpose of entering odd lot limit orders in comparable amounts; (iii) failing to aggregate odd lot orders into round lots when such orders are for the same account or for various accounts in which there is a common monetary interest; and (iv) entering both buy and sell odd lot limit orders in the same stock before one of the orders is executed for the purpose of capturing the spread in the stock. The Exchange proposes to delete these requirements because the issues associated with such odd lot orders are moot now that the Exchange’s systems can process odd lot orders in the same manner as round lot 6 Id. 7 See Exchange Act Release No. 61025 (November 18, 2009), 74 FR 61726 (November 25, 2009) (SR– NYSEArca–2009–102). 8 To add clarity, Rule 7.37 also would be amended to provide that round lot, mixed lot and odd lot orders shall be treated in the same manner in the NYSE Arca Marketplace. E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 30746 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2011 / Notices and mixed lot orders for purposes of ranking and execution. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),9 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,10 in particular, in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, 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. The Exchange does not believe that the removal of rules surrounding Odd Lot Dealers will affect the protection of investors or public interest because Exchange systems can process odd lot orders and they are treated the same as round lot and mixed lot orders for purposes of ranking and execution, there is no financial incentive or requirements to act as an Odd Lot Dealer, and there currently is no ETP Holder acting as an Odd Lot Dealer. 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 that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. 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 11 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.12 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 10 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) requires a self-regulatory organization to VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:04 May 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 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–NYSEArca–2011–30 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–NYSEArca–2011–30. 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, 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 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 has fulfilled this requirement. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– NYSEArca–2011–30 and should be submitted on or before June 16, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–13023 Filed 5–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64530; File No. SR–BX– 2011–027] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Extending the Pilot Period for BOX to Receive Inbound Routes of Orders from NOS May 20, 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 May 18, 2011, NASDAQ OMX BX (the ‘‘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 prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as constituting a non-controversial rule change under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) under the Act,3 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 submits this proposed rule change to extend the pilot period of the Exchange’s prior approval for Boston Options Exchange (‘‘BOX’’) to receive inbound routes of certain option orders from Nasdaq Options Services, LLC (‘‘NOS’’) through August 16, 2011. 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 1 15 E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-64525; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2011-30]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing 
and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its Rules 
To Remove the Concept of an ``Odd Lot Dealer''

May 19, 2011.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) \1\ of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (the ``Act'') \2\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\3\ notice is hereby 
given that on May 12, 2011, NYSE Arca, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or ``NYSE 
Arca'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the 
``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 
below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory 
organization. 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\ 15 U.S.C. 78a.
    \3\ 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 proposes to amend its rules to remove the concept of 
an ``Odd Lot Dealer.'' The text of the proposed rule change is 
available at the Exchange, the Commission's Public Reference Room, 
http://www.nyse.com, and the Commission's Web site at http://www.sec.gov.

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 self-regulatory organization 
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 those 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 parts of such statements.

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

1. Purpose
    NYSE Arca Equities proposes to amend its rules to remove the 
concept of an Odd Lot Dealer.
    An Odd Lot Dealer is any Market Maker who has agreed to buy and 
sell securities in odd lots (i.e., orders less than 100 shares) at the 
Best Protected Bid and the Best Protected Offer throughout the duration 
of Core Trading Hours and who is registered as an Odd Lot Dealer in 
accordance with NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.25.
    Before August 13, 2009, the Exchange charged $0.03 per share for 
odd lot orders executed against orders residing in the book in Tape A 
and Tape B securities, and $0.0035 per share for Tape C securities and 
paid a $0.02 per share credit to Market Makers that executed against an 
odd lot order.\4\ The Exchange also had odd lot pricing associated with 
odd lots routed to different market centers.\5\ As of August 13, 2009, 
the Exchange eliminated this differential odd lot pricing structure and 
thereafter charged and credited ETP Holders executing odd lots in the 
same way that it charged and credited them for round-lot executions, 
thereby simplifying the Exchange's fee structure.\6\ Thereafter, in 
November 2009, the Exchange eliminated the requirement that for each 
security in which a Market Maker was registered as a Lead Market Maker 
(``LMM''), the LMM also was required to register as an Odd Lot Dealer 
in that security.\7\ Thereafter, LMMs could choose to register as an 
Odd Lot Dealer, but were not be required to do so.
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    \4\ See Exchange Act Release No. 60495 (Aug. 13, 2009), 74 FR 
41957 (August 19, 2009) (SR-NYSEArca-2009-72).
    \5\ Id. at 41958.
    \6\ Id.
    \7\ See Exchange Act Release No. 61025 (November 18, 2009), 74 
FR 61726 (November 25, 2009) (SR-NYSEArca-2009-102).
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    Since March 2010, no Market Maker has maintained a registration as 
an Odd Lot Dealer. Because (1) Exchange systems can process odd lot 
orders and they are treated the same as round lot and mixed lot orders 
for purposes of ranking and execution, (2) there is no financial 
incentives or requirements to act as an Odd Lot Dealer, and (3) there 
currently is no ETP Holder acting as an Odd Lot Dealer, the Exchange 
believes that it is appropriate to eliminate the concept of Odd Lot 
Dealer from its rules. As such, the proposed rule change eliminates the 
description of an Odd Lot Dealer (or references to rules relating to 
Odd Lot Dealers) and make conforming changes in NYSE Arca Equities 
Rules 1.1, 7.25, 7.31, 7.38, 10.12 and 10.13.\8\
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    \8\ To add clarity, Rule 7.37 also would be amended to provide 
that round lot, mixed lot and odd lot orders shall be treated in the 
same manner in the NYSE Arca Marketplace.
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    In addition, the Exchange proposes to delete Rule 7.38(c) which 
prohibits ETP Holders from: (i) Combining odd lot orders given by 
different customers into a round lot order or orders unless 
specifically requested to do so by the customers giving the orders; 
(ii) unbundling round lots for the purpose of entering odd lot limit 
orders in comparable amounts; (iii) failing to aggregate odd lot orders 
into round lots when such orders are for the same account or for 
various accounts in which there is a common monetary interest; and (iv) 
entering both buy and sell odd lot limit orders in the same stock 
before one of the orders is executed for the purpose of capturing the 
spread in the stock. The Exchange proposes to delete these requirements 
because the issues associated with such odd lot orders are moot now 
that the Exchange's systems can process odd lot orders in the same 
manner as round lot

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and mixed lot orders for purposes of ranking and execution.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Act''),\9\ in 
general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\10\ 
in particular, in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and 
manipulative acts and practices, 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. The Exchange 
does not believe that the removal of rules surrounding Odd Lot Dealers 
will affect the protection of investors or public interest because 
Exchange systems can process odd lot orders and they are treated the 
same as round lot and mixed lot orders for purposes of ranking and 
execution, there is no financial incentive or requirements to act as an 
Odd Lot Dealer, and there currently is no ETP Holder acting as an Odd 
Lot Dealer.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \10\ 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 burden on competition that is 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 solicited or received with respect to the 
proposed rule change.

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 \11\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
thereunder.\12\
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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \12\ 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 has fulfilled this requirement.
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    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 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 rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-NYSEArca-2011-30 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-NYSEArca-2011-30. 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, 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-
NYSEArca-2011-30 and should be submitted on or before June 16, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\13\
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    \13\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
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