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Download as PDF 35928 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 118 / Monday, June 20, 2011 / Notices which the fee is collected. As such, the proposed changes will help avoid Trading Permit Holder confusion and foster better understanding of the application of the fee. Accordingly, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change will promote just and equitable principles of trade, remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and protect investors and the public interest. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition CBOE does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of 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 has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 13 and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 14 thereunder. 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. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD 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: 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–CBOE–2011–054 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–CBOE–2011–054. 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 CBOE. 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 No. SR–CBOE–2011–054 and should be submitted on or before July 11, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–15281 Filed 6–17–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64673; File No. SR–C2– 2011–013] Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Sales Value Fee June 15, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’ or ‘‘Exchange Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 3, 2011, C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘C2’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘SEC’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by C2. 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 C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘C2’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) proposes to make clarifying changes to its Fees Schedule concerning the application and collection of the Sales Value Fee. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.cboe.org/legal), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary and at the Commission. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, C2 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. C2 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, Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing amendments to its Fees Schedule to make clear the circumstances that trigger application of the Sales Value Fee, and to make other clarifying changes. Section 6 of the C2 Fees Schedule permits the Exchange to collect a fee from its Trading Permit Holders for sales of securities on C2 with respect to which the Exchange is obligated to pay a fee to the SEC pursuant to Section 31 of the Act 3 and Rule 31, thereunder.4 Each national securities exchange and association is required to calculate the aggregate dollar amount of ‘‘covered sales’’ occurring on the exchange or through a member of 2 17 13 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 14 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Jun 17, 2011 15 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR 240.19b–4. U.S.C. 78ee. 4 17 CFR 240.31. 3 15 E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 118 / Monday, June 20, 2011 / Notices the national securities association and to pay fees based on those covered sales to the Commission (‘‘Section 31 fees’’). A covered sale is a ‘‘sale of a security, other than an exempt sale or a sale of a security future, occurring on a national securities exchange or by or through any member of a national securities association otherwise than on a national securities exchange.’’ 5 Pursuant to Section 6 of the Fees Schedule, the Exchange assesses a Trading Permit Holder the Sales Value Fee for an executed sell order entered on C2 that results in a covered sale. The Sales Value Fee defrays the cost of the Section 31 fee triggered by the covered sale. In this regard, the Sales Value Fee assessed a Trading Permit Holder is equal to the Section 31 fee assessed by the Commission for the covered sale. Further, the Exchange adjusts the Sales Value Fee in lock step with changes to the Section 31 fee made by the Commission. Assessing a sales fee is common practice among the national securities exchanges and associations.6 As noted above, the Sales Value Fee defrays the cost of the Section 31 fee. The Sales Value Fee is triggered by the fulfillment of a Trading Permit Holder’s sell order in options securities entered on C2 that results in a covered sale. If the Trading Permit Holder’s sell order is fulfilled on C2, the Exchange incurs a Section 31 fee obligation. Sell orders in securities entered on C2 that are routed to another market for execution, however, do not result in a covered sale on C2. Execution of such routed orders is facilitated by C2’s routing broker,7 which acts as the selling Trading Permit Holder for a routed order on the away market on behalf of the C2 Trading Permit Holder that entered the sell order. Such routed sell orders result in a covered sale on the away market, which incurs a Section 31 fee obligation. Like the Exchange, the away market assesses a sales fee on the Trading Permit Holder that entered the sell order, in this case the C2 routing broker, to defray the cost of the Section 31 fee obligation. The Exchange may reimburse its routing broker for all Section 31-related fees (e.g., away market sales fees) incurred by the routing broker in connection with the routing services it provides. In turn, the Exchange assesses its Trading Permit Holder, the original selling party, a Sales Value Fee pursuant to Section 6 of 5 17 CFR 240.31(a)(6). 6 See, e.g., ISE Rule 212, NASDAQ Rule 7002, NASDAQ OMX PHLX Rule 607 and NYSE Rule 440H. 7 C2 routes orders to other exchanges in conjunction with one or more routing brokers pursuant to C2 Rule 636. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Jun 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 the Fees Schedule to defray the cost of the Section 31 fee passed on by the away exchange pursuant to its sales fee. As such, the Exchange’s Sales Value Fee offsets the sales fee its routing broker is assessed by the away market (which the routing broker then passes to C2), the result of which is to place the parties involved in the transaction in the same position as if the covered sale had occurred on C2. In light of the varying means by which a Sales Value Fee is incurred by Trading Permit Holders, as described above, the Exchange believes that a more detailed description of the circumstances that trigger the Sales Value Fee is warranted. Accordingly, the new Fees Schedule language proposed by the Exchange expressly discusses covered sales in option securities. In addition, the proposed new Fees Schedule language includes a description of sell orders entered on C2 that result in a covered sale on another exchange, expressly discussing the fee incurred by the Exchange and the application of the Sales Value Fee in that circumstance. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),8 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) 9 of the Act in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among C2 Trading Permit Holders and other persons using its facilities and it does not unfairly discriminate between customers, issuers, brokers or dealers. The proposed clarifying language does not change the application and assessment of the Sales Value Fee under the Fees Schedule, but rather provides greater detail on the transactions that trigger the fee and the process by which the fee is collected. The Exchange applies Section 6 of its Fees Schedule uniformly to all Trading Permit Holders’ sell orders entered on C2 resulting in covered sales. The Exchange also believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,10 in general and with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,11 in particular, which requires that the rules of an exchange be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, promote just and equitable principles of trade, foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 10 15 U.S.C. 78f. 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with these requirements because the proposed amended Fees Schedule text provides Trading Permit Holders with more detail regarding the circumstances under which the Exchange assesses a Sales Value Fee, and the process by which the fee is collected. As such, the proposed changes will help avoid Trading Permit Holder confusion and foster better understanding of the application of the fee. Accordingly, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change will promote just and equitable principles of trade, remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and protect investors and the public interest. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition C2 does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of 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 has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 12 and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 13 thereunder. 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, 9 15 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 12 15 13 17 Sfmt 4703 35929 E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 20JNN1 35930 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 118 / Monday, June 20, 2011 / Notices 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–C2–2011–013 on the subject line. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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–C2–2011–013. 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, 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 No. SR–C2–2011– 013 and should be submitted on or before July 11, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–15280 Filed 6–17–11; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64667; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2011–080] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Adopt a Market Order Spread Protection Feature June 14, 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 8, 2011, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NASDAQ’’) 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 Substance of the Proposed Rule Change NASDAQ is filing with the Commission a proposal for the NASDAQ Options Market (‘‘NOM’’) to amend Chapter VI, Trading Systems, Section 1, Definitions, to adopt a Market Order Spread Protection feature, as described further below. This change is scheduled to be implemented on NOM on or about August 1, 2011; the Exchange will announce the implementation schedule by Options Trader Alert, once the rollout schedule is finalized. The text of the proposed rule change is available at http:// nasdaq.cchwallstreet.com/, at NASDAQ’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 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 1 15 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Jun 17, 2011 2 17 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 add an enhancement to NOM’s System to protect Market Orders from being executed in very wide markets. Specifically, the Market Order Spread Protection feature will validate the NBBO when such order is received. If the NBBO is wider than a preset threshold at the time the order is received, the Market Order will be rejected. For example, if the Market Order Spread Protection is set to $20.00, and a Market Order to buy is received while the NBBO is $1.00–$50.00, such Market Order will be rejected. The Exchange will establish the threshold at a number and notify Participants in an Options Trader Alert, with sufficient advanced notice, including if the threshold changes. The Exchange believes that this flexibility is important and similar to other configurable features.3 The Market Order Spread Protection, which is not optional, will be the same for all options traded on NOM and is applicable to all Participants submitting Market Orders. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 4 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 5 in particular, in that it 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 facilitating transactions in securities, and to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest, by mitigating risks to market participants. The Exchange believes that the proposal is appropriate and reasonable, because it offers a protection for Market Orders that may encourage price continuity, which should, in turn, protect investors and the public interest by reducing executions occurring at dislocated prices. 3 See e.g., PHLX Rule 1017(l)(iii)(A) regarding the Opening Quote Range, which is also a configurable feature. 4 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-64673; File No. SR-C2-2011-013]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change 
Relating to the Sales Value Fee

June 15, 2011.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act'' or ``Exchange Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ 
notice is hereby given that on June 3, 2011, C2 Options Exchange, 
Incorporated (``C2'' or ``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and 
Exchange Commission (``Commission'' or ``SEC'') the proposed rule 
change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have 
been prepared by C2. 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

    C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (``C2'' or ``Exchange'') proposes 
to make clarifying changes to its Fees Schedule concerning the 
application and collection of the Sales Value Fee. The text of the 
proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Web site (http://www.cboe.org/legal), at the Exchange's Office of the Secretary and at 
the Commission.

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

    In its filing with the Commission, C2 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. C2 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, Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange is proposing amendments to its Fees Schedule to make 
clear the circumstances that trigger application of the Sales Value 
Fee, and to make other clarifying changes. Section 6 of the C2 Fees 
Schedule permits the Exchange to collect a fee from its Trading Permit 
Holders for sales of securities on C2 with respect to which the 
Exchange is obligated to pay a fee to the SEC pursuant to Section 31 of 
the Act \3\ and Rule 31, thereunder.\4\ Each national securities 
exchange and association is required to calculate the aggregate dollar 
amount of ``covered sales'' occurring on the exchange or through a 
member of

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the national securities association and to pay fees based on those 
covered sales to the Commission (``Section 31 fees''). A covered sale 
is a ``sale of a security, other than an exempt sale or a sale of a 
security future, occurring on a national securities exchange or by or 
through any member of a national securities association otherwise than 
on a national securities exchange.'' \5\ Pursuant to Section 6 of the 
Fees Schedule, the Exchange assesses a Trading Permit Holder the Sales 
Value Fee for an executed sell order entered on C2 that results in a 
covered sale. The Sales Value Fee defrays the cost of the Section 31 
fee triggered by the covered sale. In this regard, the Sales Value Fee 
assessed a Trading Permit Holder is equal to the Section 31 fee 
assessed by the Commission for the covered sale. Further, the Exchange 
adjusts the Sales Value Fee in lock step with changes to the Section 31 
fee made by the Commission. Assessing a sales fee is common practice 
among the national securities exchanges and associations.\6\
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    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78ee.
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.31.
    \5\ 17 CFR 240.31(a)(6).
    \6\ See, e.g., ISE Rule 212, NASDAQ Rule 7002, NASDAQ OMX PHLX 
Rule 607 and NYSE Rule 440H.
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    As noted above, the Sales Value Fee defrays the cost of the Section 
31 fee. The Sales Value Fee is triggered by the fulfillment of a 
Trading Permit Holder's sell order in options securities entered on C2 
that results in a covered sale. If the Trading Permit Holder's sell 
order is fulfilled on C2, the Exchange incurs a Section 31 fee 
obligation. Sell orders in securities entered on C2 that are routed to 
another market for execution, however, do not result in a covered sale 
on C2. Execution of such routed orders is facilitated by C2's routing 
broker,\7\ which acts as the selling Trading Permit Holder for a routed 
order on the away market on behalf of the C2 Trading Permit Holder that 
entered the sell order. Such routed sell orders result in a covered 
sale on the away market, which incurs a Section 31 fee obligation. Like 
the Exchange, the away market assesses a sales fee on the Trading 
Permit Holder that entered the sell order, in this case the C2 routing 
broker, to defray the cost of the Section 31 fee obligation. The 
Exchange may reimburse its routing broker for all Section 31-related 
fees (e.g., away market sales fees) incurred by the routing broker in 
connection with the routing services it provides. In turn, the Exchange 
assesses its Trading Permit Holder, the original selling party, a Sales 
Value Fee pursuant to Section 6 of the Fees Schedule to defray the cost 
of the Section 31 fee passed on by the away exchange pursuant to its 
sales fee. As such, the Exchange's Sales Value Fee offsets the sales 
fee its routing broker is assessed by the away market (which the 
routing broker then passes to C2), the result of which is to place the 
parties involved in the transaction in the same position as if the 
covered sale had occurred on C2.
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    \7\ C2 routes orders to other exchanges in conjunction with one 
or more routing brokers pursuant to C2 Rule 636.
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    In light of the varying means by which a Sales Value Fee is 
incurred by Trading Permit Holders, as described above, the Exchange 
believes that a more detailed description of the circumstances that 
trigger the Sales Value Fee is warranted. Accordingly, the new Fees 
Schedule language proposed by the Exchange expressly discusses covered 
sales in option securities. In addition, the proposed new Fees Schedule 
language includes a description of sell orders entered on C2 that 
result in a covered sale on another exchange, expressly discussing the 
fee incurred by the Exchange and the application of the Sales Value Fee 
in that circumstance.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with 
Section 6(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act''),\8\ in 
general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) \9\ of the Act 
in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable 
allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among C2 Trading 
Permit Holders and other persons using its facilities and it does not 
unfairly discriminate between customers, issuers, brokers or dealers. 
The proposed clarifying language does not change the application and 
assessment of the Sales Value Fee under the Fees Schedule, but rather 
provides greater detail on the transactions that trigger the fee and 
the process by which the fee is collected. The Exchange applies Section 
6 of its Fees Schedule uniformly to all Trading Permit Holders' sell 
orders entered on C2 resulting in covered sales. The Exchange also 
believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of 
Section 6 of the Act,\10\ in general and with Section 6(b)(5) of the 
Act,\11\ in particular, which requires that the rules of an exchange be 
designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, 
promote just and equitable principles of trade, foster cooperation and 
coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, 
processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions 
in securities, remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a 
free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, 
protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes that 
the proposed rule change is consistent with these requirements because 
the proposed amended Fees Schedule text provides Trading Permit Holders 
with more detail regarding the circumstances under which the Exchange 
assesses a Sales Value Fee, and the process by which the fee is 
collected. As such, the proposed changes will help avoid Trading Permit 
Holder confusion and foster better understanding of the application of 
the fee. Accordingly, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change 
will promote just and equitable principles of trade, remove impediments 
to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national 
market system, and protect investors and the public interest.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    C2 does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any 
burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of 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 has become effective pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \12\ and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b-4 \13\ 
thereunder. 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.
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    \12\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \13\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing,

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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-C2-2011-013 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-C2-2011-013. 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, 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 No. SR-C2-2011-013 and should be 
submitted on or before July 11, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14\
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    \14\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-15280 Filed 6-17-11; 8:45 am]
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