Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its Fee Schedule To Adopt a Fee for Qualified Contingent Cross Trades, 33797-33798 [2011-14233]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2011 / Notices to traditional brokerage firms. The Exchange believes the proposed Gross FOCUS Revenue Fee is reasonable because it will raise revenue related to the amount of equity business conducted, which correlates more closely with the amount of Exchange regulatory services required. The Exchange further believes that the initial level of the Gross FOCUS Revenue Fee is reasonable because it is expected to generate revenues that, when combined with the Exchange’s other regulatory fees with respect to ETP Holders, will be less than or equal to the Exchange’s costs related to the regulation of its equities business. This is consistent with the Commission’s previously stated view that regulatory fees be used for regulatory purposes and not to support the Exchange’s business side. 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 The foregoing rule change is effective upon filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 10 of the Act and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 11 thereunder, because it establishes a due, fee, or other charge imposed by NYSE Arca. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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: SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 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–2011–32 on the subject line. [Release No. 34–64596; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2011–36] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its Fee Schedule To Adopt a Fee for Qualified Contingent Cross Trades June 3, 2011. Paper Comments 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 June 1, 2011, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the All submissions should refer to File ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule Number SR–NYSEArca–2011–32. This change as described in Items I, II, and file number should be included on the III below, which Items have been subject line if e-mail is used. To help the prepared by the self-regulatory Commission process and review your organization. The Commission is comments more efficiently, please use publishing this notice to solicit only one method. The Commission will comments on the proposed rule change post all comments on the Commission’s from interested persons. Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the Statement of the Terms of Substance of submission, all subsequent the Proposed Rule Change amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule The Exchange proposes to amend its change that are filed with the Fee Schedule (‘‘Schedule’’) to adopt a fee Commission, and all written for Qualified Contingent Cross (‘‘QCC’’) trades. The proposed change will be communications relating to the effective on June 1, 2011. The text of the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public those that may be withheld from the Reference Room, and http:// public in accordance with the www.nyse.com. provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s printing in the Commission’s Public Statement of the Purpose of, and Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Washington, DC 20549, on official Change business days between the hours of 10 In its filing with the Commission, the a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing also self-regulatory organization included will be available for inspection and statements concerning the purpose of, copying at the principal office of the and basis for, the proposed rule change Exchange. All comments received will and discussed any comments it received be posted without change; the on the proposed rule change. The text Commission does not edit personal of those statements may be examined at identifying information from the places specified in Item IV below. submissions. You should submit only The Exchange has prepared summaries, information that you wish to make set forth in sections A, B, and C below, available publicly. All submissions of the most significant parts of such should refer to File Number SR– statements. NYSEArca–2011–32 and should be submitted on or before June 30, 2011. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and For the Commission, by the Division of Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated Change authority.12 • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–14232 Filed 6–8–11; 8:45 am] 1. Purpose NYSE Arca proposes to amend the Schedule to adopt a fee for QCC trades. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 10 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 Jun 08, 2011 1 15 12 17 Jkt 223001 33797 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2 17 E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 09JNN1 33798 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2011 / Notices The Exchange adopted rules permitting QCC trades on March 14, 2011,3 and intends to activate the functionality on June 1, 2011. The Exchange proposes to assess all market participants in all issues a fee of $0.10 per contract for participation in a QCC transaction. The Exchange is proposing this separate QCC transaction fee because orders that are part of a QCC trade are entered to the Exchange as a matched trade. Therefore, the trade is not a standard execution, nor can an order that is part of such a trade be described as either taking liquidity or adding liquidity. The proposed fee will apply to each side of the transaction. The proposed charges will be effective on June 1, 2011. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change is effective upon filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 6 of the Act and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 7 thereunder, because it establishes a due, fee, or other charge imposed by NYSE Arca. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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. 2. Statutory Basis 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: The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),4 in general, and Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,5 in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members and other persons using its facilities. In addition, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Exchange Act in that it is not designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. The proposed change to the fee schedule is equitable and reasonable in that it applies uniformly to all market participants and is within the range of fees assessed by other exchanges for similar transactions. The proposed fee is not discriminatory because the same rate is assessed to all market participants. 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. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64086 (March 17, 2011), 76 FR 16021 (March 22, 2011) (File No. SR–NYSEArca–2011–09). 4 15 U.S.C. 78f. 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:56 Jun 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 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–2011–36 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–2011–36. 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 6 15 7 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.sec.gov. 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–2011–36 and should be submitted on or before June 30, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.8 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–14233 Filed 6–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64599; File No. SR–C2– 2011–008] Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Instituting Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change To Allow the Listing and Trading of a P.M.-Settled S&P 500 Index Option Product June 3, 2011. I. Introduction On February 28, 2011, C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘C2’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to permit the listing and trading of p.m.settled options on the Standard & Poor’s 500 (‘‘S&P 500’’) index on C2. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on March 8, 2011.3 The Commission received 7 comments on the proposal.4 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64011 (March 2, 2011), 76 FR 12775 (‘‘Notice’’). 4 See Letters to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from Randall Mayne, Blue Capital 1 15 E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 111 (Thursday, June 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33797-33798]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-64596; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2011-36]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing 
and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its Fee 
Schedule To Adopt a Fee for Qualified Contingent Cross Trades

June 3, 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 June 1, 2011, NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca'' or the 
``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the 
``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, 
and III 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\ 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 Fee Schedule (``Schedule'') to 
adopt a fee for Qualified Contingent Cross (``QCC'') trades. The 
proposed change will be effective on June 1, 2011. The text of the 
proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission's 
Public Reference Room, and http://www.nyse.com.

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 proposes to amend the Schedule to adopt a fee for QCC 
trades.

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    The Exchange adopted rules permitting QCC trades on March 14, 
2011,\3\ and intends to activate the functionality on June 1, 2011.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64086 (March 17, 
2011), 76 FR 16021 (March 22, 2011) (File No. SR-NYSEArca-2011-09).
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    The Exchange proposes to assess all market participants in all 
issues a fee of $0.10 per contract for participation in a QCC 
transaction. The Exchange is proposing this separate QCC transaction 
fee because orders that are part of a QCC trade are entered to the 
Exchange as a matched trade. Therefore, the trade is not a standard 
execution, nor can an order that is part of such a trade be described 
as either taking liquidity or adding liquidity. The proposed fee will 
apply to each side of the transaction.
    The proposed charges will be effective on June 1, 2011.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with the provisions of Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act''),\4\ in general, and Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,\5\ in 
particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable 
allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its 
members and other persons using its facilities. In addition, the 
Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with 
Section 6(b)(5) of the Exchange Act in that it is not designed to 
permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or 
dealers.
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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    The proposed change to the fee schedule is equitable and reasonable 
in that it applies uniformly to all market participants and is within 
the range of fees assessed by other exchanges for similar transactions. 
The proposed fee is not discriminatory because the same rate is 
assessed to all market participants.

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

    The foregoing rule change is effective upon filing pursuant to 
Section 19(b)(3)(A) \6\ of the Act and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b-
4 \7\ thereunder, because it establishes a due, fee, or other charge 
imposed by NYSE Arca.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \7\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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-2011-36 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-2011-36. 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. The text of the proposed rule change is 
available on the Commission's Web site at http://www.sec.gov. 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-2011-36 and should be submitted on or before 
June 30, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\8\
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    \8\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-14233 Filed 6-8-11; 8:45 am]
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