Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify the Functionality of the Post-Only Order, 34284-34286 [2011-14517]

Download as PDF 34284 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2011 / Notices mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes that the proposal is appropriate and reasonable, because it offers additional functionality for Participants to manage their risk. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition NASDAQ 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. 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 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 such 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– NASDAQ–2011–077 and should be submitted on or before July 5, 2011. Within 45 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 90 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 or disapprove the proposed rule change, or (B) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. IV. Solicitation of Comments [FR Doc. 2011–14518 Filed 6–10–11; 8:45 am] 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: BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Electronic Comments Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify the Functionality of the Post-Only Order emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES • 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 No. SR–NASDAQ–2011–077 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, Station Place, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASDAQ–2011–077. This VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Jun 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 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 Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing this proposed rule change to modify the functionality of its Post-Only Order on the NASDAQ OMX BX Equities System (the ‘‘BX System’’ or the ‘‘System’’). BX proposes to implement the rule change thirty days after the date of filing or as soon thereafter as practicable. The text of the proposed rule change is available at http://nasdaq.cchwallstreet.com/, at BX’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 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64615; File No. SR–BX– 2011–033] June 7, 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, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C.78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BX proposes to modify the functionality associated with its existing Post-Only Order. Currently, if a PostOnly Order would lock an order on the BX System at the time of entry, the order is re-priced and displayed by the System to one minimum price increment (i.e., $0.01 or $0.0001) below the current low offer (for bids) or above the current best bid (for offers). Thus, if the best bid and best offer on the BX book were $10.00 × $10.05, and a market participant entered a Post-Only Order to buy at $10.05, the order would be re-priced and displayed at $10.04. This aspect of the functionality of the order is not changing. In addition, if a Post-Only Order would cross an order on the System, the order will be repriced as described above unless the value of price improvement associated with executing against a resting order E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES equals or exceeds the sum of fees charged for such execution and the value of any rebate that would be provided if the order posted to the book and subsequently provided liquidity, in which case the order will execute. As provided by Rule 4757, price improvement accrues to the party entering the order. Thus, if a sell order is on the book at $10 and a Post-Only Order to buy at $10.01 is entered, the order will execute at $10. This aspect of the order’s functionality is also not changing.3 At present, however, the order is repriced in a similar manner if the order would lock or cross a protected quotation of another market center. Thus, if the national best offer of $10.05 is being displayed on another market center but not on BX, at present an order to buy at $10.05 would be repriced and displayed at $10.04. Under the changed functionality that BX is proposing, if the order locks or crosses the other market center, the order will be accepted at the locking price (i.e., the current low offer (for bids) or to the current best bid (for offers)) and displayed by the System to one minimum price increment (i.e., $0.01 or $0.0001) below the current low offer (for bids) or above the current best bid (for offers). Thus, if the national best bid and offer, as displayed on another market center, was $10 × $10.05, an order to buy at $10.05 or higher would be accepted at the locking price of $10.05, but would be displayed at $10.04. Subsequently, an incoming order to sell at $10.05 or lower would be matched against the Post-Only buy order. In this case, the incoming sell order would receive price improvement. As a result of the change, the order will resemble more closely BX’s Price to Comply order, which uses a similar logic of retaining a locking price but displaying at a non-locking price. The modified Post-Only Order will serve to allow the market participant entering the order to post its order at its desired price, unless the price would lock or cross the BX book, in which case the order will execute or be repriced, as is currently the case, to avoid the internal lock/cross. The revised order type is designed to provide market participants with better control over their execution costs and to provide them with a means to offer price improvement 3 The functionality was described in the original filing to establish the Post-Only Order but was not fully reflected in the text of Rule 4751. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59259 (January 15, 2009), 74 FR 4491 (January 26, 2009) (SR–BX– 2009–003). Accordingly, the rule is being amended to provide a complete description of the order’s current behavior when crossing an existing order on the System. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Jun 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 opportunities to other market participants.4 2. Statutory Basis BX believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,5 in general, and with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,6 in particular, in that the proposal is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, 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. BX also believes that the modified order is consistent with Rule 610(d) under Regulation NMS.7 Rule 610(d) requires exchanges to establish, maintain, and enforce rules that require members reasonably to avoid ‘‘[d]isplaying quotations that lock or cross any protected quotation in an NMS stock.’’ Such rules must be ‘‘reasonably designed to assure the reconciliation of locked or crossed quotations in an NMS stock,’’ and must ‘‘prohibit * * * members from engaging in a pattern or practice of displaying quotations that lock or cross any quotation in an NMS stock.’’ Rule 600 under Regulation NMS 8 defines a ‘‘quotation’’ as a ‘‘bid or offer,’’ and in turn defines ‘‘bid or offer’’ to mean ‘‘the bid price or the offer price communicated by a member * * * to any broker or dealer, or to any customer, at which it is willing to buy or sell one or more round lots of an NMS security * * *.’’ Thus, the hidden price of the Post-Only Order is not a quotation under Regulation NMS, and is therefore covered neither by the provisions of Rule 610 pertaining to displayed quotations nor by the provision requiring rules to assure reconciliation of locked or crossed quotations. In this respect, the order is similar to BX’s existing Price to Comply order, which uses a hidden locking price and a displayed non-locking price to ensure compliance with this rule. It is also similar to the Post Only Order of the 4 In addition to amending Rule 4751 to reflect the functionality of the Post-Only Order, BX is also amending Rule 4755 to add references to the PostOnly Order, which had been inadvertently omitted from that rule when the Post-Only Order was first introduced. 5 15 U.S.C. 78f. 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 7 17 CFR 242.610(d). 8 17 CFR 242.600. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34285 BATS Exchange and the BATS–Y Exchange, as described in BATS Exchange Rule 11.9(c)(4) and (6) and BATS–Y Exchange Rule 11.9(c)(4) and (6), and the Post Only Order of the EDGA Exchange and EDGX Exchange, as described in EDGA Exchange Rule 11.5(c)(4) and (5) and EDGX Exchange Rule 11.5(c)(4) and (5). B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition BX 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. Rather, the change will promote greater competition by allowing BX to adopt functionality already in use at competing national securities exchanges. 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 Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 9 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) thereunder.10 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. 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 Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file 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 satisfied this requirement. 10 17 E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 34286 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 113 / Monday, June 13, 2011 / Notices 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: [FR Doc. 2011–14517 Filed 6–10–11; 8:45 am] Electronic Comments BILLING CODE 8011–01–P • 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–2011–033 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. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [Disaster Declaration #12590 and #12591] South Dakota Disaster Number SD– 00041 U.S. Small Business Administration. AGENCY: Amendment 1. This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major All submissions should refer to File disaster for Public Assistance Only for Number SR–BX–2011–033. This file the State of South Dakota (FEMA–1984– number should be included on the DR), dated 05/13/2011. subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Incident: Flooding. Commission process and review your Incident Period: 03/11/2011 and comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will continuing. Effective Date: 05/31/2011. post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ Physical Loan Application Deadline rules/sro.shtml). 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All comments received will as adversely affected by the disaster. be posted without change; the Primary Counties: Stanley. Commission does not edit personal All other information in the original identifying information from declaration remains unchanged. submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance available publicly. All submissions Numbers 59002 and 59008) should refer to File Number SR–BX– James E. Rivera, 2011–033 and should be submitted on Associate Administrator for Disaster or before July 5, 2011. Assistance. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2011–14501 Filed 6–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P 11 17 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Jun 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 ITS Joint Program Office; Webinar on Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Analysis Report Review; Notice of Public Meeting Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Sfmt 4703 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) will host a free public webinar on June 24, 2011 at 1 p.m. (EDT) to discuss the Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Analysis Report. The webinar will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to hear about and provide feedback on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Analysis Report developed by the AASHTO Connected Vehicle Working Group with support from USDOT. The purpose of the report is to explore infrastructure deployment approaches and potential issues for state and local transportation agencies, primarily from a state DOT perspective. The analysis does not significantly consider the needs and interests of transit and trucking stakeholders, as these communities’ visions and issues are being considered elsewhere in the ITS program in conjunction with their respective stakeholder organizations. The AASHTO Working Group is made up of representatives of eleven state agencies, along with three local transportation agencies, and one metropolitan planning organization. Automotive representatives from the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC), private sector equipment manufacturers, and telecommunications service providers were also invited to the Deployment Plan meetings, and they actively and constructively participated in the discussions leading to this report. The report covers connected vehicle applications of most interest to the states, current state and local programs underway, deployment readiness in the vehicle market, aftermarket devices and communications, the magnitude of effort to upgrade the nation’s signal controllers with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) capabilities, and a set of deployment scenarios with corresponding strategies and actions for the state and local transportation community. Connected Vehicle research at the USDOT is a multimodal program that E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-64615; File No. SR-BX-2011-033]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Modify 
the Functionality of the Post-Only Order

 June 7, 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, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or ``BX'') 
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 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 is filing this proposed rule change to modify the 
functionality of its Post-Only Order on the NASDAQ OMX BX Equities 
System (the ``BX System'' or the ``System''). BX proposes to implement 
the rule change thirty days after the date of filing or as soon 
thereafter as practicable. The text of the proposed rule change is 
available at http://nasdaq.cchwallstreet.com/, at BX'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
    BX proposes to modify the functionality associated with its 
existing Post-Only Order. Currently, if a Post-Only Order would lock an 
order on the BX System at the time of entry, the order is re-priced and 
displayed by the System to one minimum price increment (i.e., $0.01 or 
$0.0001) below the current low offer (for bids) or above the current 
best bid (for offers). Thus, if the best bid and best offer on the BX 
book were $10.00 x $10.05, and a market participant entered a Post-Only 
Order to buy at $10.05, the order would be re-priced and displayed at 
$10.04. This aspect of the functionality of the order is not changing. 
In addition, if a Post-Only Order would cross an order on the System, 
the order will be repriced as described above unless the value of price 
improvement associated with executing against a resting order

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equals or exceeds the sum of fees charged for such execution and the 
value of any rebate that would be provided if the order posted to the 
book and subsequently provided liquidity, in which case the order will 
execute. As provided by Rule 4757, price improvement accrues to the 
party entering the order. Thus, if a sell order is on the book at $10 
and a Post-Only Order to buy at $10.01 is entered, the order will 
execute at $10. This aspect of the order's functionality is also not 
changing.\3\
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    \3\ The functionality was described in the original filing to 
establish the Post-Only Order but was not fully reflected in the 
text of Rule 4751. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59259 
(January 15, 2009), 74 FR 4491 (January 26, 2009) (SR-BX-2009-003). 
Accordingly, the rule is being amended to provide a complete 
description of the order's current behavior when crossing an 
existing order on the System.
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    At present, however, the order is repriced in a similar manner if 
the order would lock or cross a protected quotation of another market 
center. Thus, if the national best offer of $10.05 is being displayed 
on another market center but not on BX, at present an order to buy at 
$10.05 would be repriced and displayed at $10.04. Under the changed 
functionality that BX is proposing, if the order locks or crosses the 
other market center, the order will be accepted at the locking price 
(i.e., the current low offer (for bids) or to the current best bid (for 
offers)) and displayed by the System to one minimum price increment 
(i.e., $0.01 or $0.0001) below the current low offer (for bids) or 
above the current best bid (for offers). Thus, if the national best bid 
and offer, as displayed on another market center, was $10 x $10.05, an 
order to buy at $10.05 or higher would be accepted at the locking price 
of $10.05, but would be displayed at $10.04. Subsequently, an incoming 
order to sell at $10.05 or lower would be matched against the Post-Only 
buy order. In this case, the incoming sell order would receive price 
improvement.
    As a result of the change, the order will resemble more closely 
BX's Price to Comply order, which uses a similar logic of retaining a 
locking price but displaying at a non-locking price. The modified Post-
Only Order will serve to allow the market participant entering the 
order to post its order at its desired price, unless the price would 
lock or cross the BX book, in which case the order will execute or be 
repriced, as is currently the case, to avoid the internal lock/cross. 
The revised order type is designed to provide market participants with 
better control over their execution costs and to provide them with a 
means to offer price improvement opportunities to other market 
participants.\4\
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    \4\ In addition to amending Rule 4751 to reflect the 
functionality of the Post-Only Order, BX is also amending Rule 4755 
to add references to the Post-Only Order, which had been 
inadvertently omitted from that rule when the Post-Only Order was 
first introduced.
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2. Statutory Basis
    BX believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the 
provisions of Section 6 of the Act,\5\ in general, and with Section 
6(b)(5) of the Act,\6\ in particular, in that the proposal is designed 
to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote 
just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and 
coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, 
processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions 
in securities, 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. BX also believes that the 
modified order is consistent with Rule 610(d) under Regulation NMS.\7\ 
Rule 610(d) requires exchanges to establish, maintain, and enforce 
rules that require members reasonably to avoid ``[d]isplaying 
quotations that lock or cross any protected quotation in an NMS 
stock.'' Such rules must be ``reasonably designed to assure the 
reconciliation of locked or crossed quotations in an NMS stock,'' and 
must ``prohibit * * * members from engaging in a pattern or practice of 
displaying quotations that lock or cross any quotation in an NMS 
stock.'' Rule 600 under Regulation NMS \8\ defines a ``quotation'' as a 
``bid or offer,'' and in turn defines ``bid or offer'' to mean ``the 
bid price or the offer price communicated by a member * * * to any 
broker or dealer, or to any customer, at which it is willing to buy or 
sell one or more round lots of an NMS security * * *.'' Thus, the 
hidden price of the Post-Only Order is not a quotation under Regulation 
NMS, and is therefore covered neither by the provisions of Rule 610 
pertaining to displayed quotations nor by the provision requiring rules 
to assure reconciliation of locked or crossed quotations. In this 
respect, the order is similar to BX's existing Price to Comply order, 
which uses a hidden locking price and a displayed non-locking price to 
ensure compliance with this rule. It is also similar to the Post Only 
Order of the BATS Exchange and the BATS-Y Exchange, as described in 
BATS Exchange Rule 11.9(c)(4) and (6) and BATS-Y Exchange Rule 
11.9(c)(4) and (6), and the Post Only Order of the EDGA Exchange and 
EDGX Exchange, as described in EDGA Exchange Rule 11.5(c)(4) and (5) 
and EDGX Exchange Rule 11.5(c)(4) and (5).
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
    \7\ 17 CFR 242.610(d).
    \8\ 17 CFR 242.600.
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    BX 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. Rather, the change 
will promote greater competition by allowing BX to adopt functionality 
already in use at competing national securities exchanges.

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

    Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) 
Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public 
interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) 
become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or 
such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become 
effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \9\ and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6) thereunder.\10\
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \10\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission 
written notice of its intent to file 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 satisfied 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. 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

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and

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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-BX-2011-033 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-2011-033. 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 such 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-BX-2011-033 and should be 
submitted on or before July 5, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\11\
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    \11\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-14517 Filed 6-10-11; 8:45 am]
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