Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated: Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to PULSe Fees, 40965-40967 [2011-17381]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2011 / Notices The second purpose of this proposed rule change is to adopt a limited waiver for new users of the PULSe workstation. The Exchange currently charges a fee of $350 per month for the first 10 users of a Trading Permit Holder (‘‘TPH’’) and $100 per month for all subsequent users. TPHs may also make the workstation available to their customers, which may include non-broker dealer public customers and non-TPH broker dealers (referred to herein as ‘‘non-TPHs’’). For such non-TPH workstations, the Exchange currently charges a fee of $350 per month per workstation.6 In order to give new users time to become familiar with and fully acclimated to the PULSe workstation functionality, the Exchange is proposing to adopt a fee waiver applicable to new PULSe workstation users. Specifically, the Exchange is proposing to waive the monthly workstation fees for the first month for the first new user of a TPH using the PULSe workstation. Similarly the Exchange is proposing to waive the monthly workstation fees for the first new user of a non-TPH using the PULSe workstation. The proposed fee waivers are based on C2’s billing period, which is based on a calendar month (i.e., begins on the first day of each month and ends on the last day of each month). So, if a new user begins using the PULSe workstation on July 15th, the user’s workstation fees would be waived from July 15th–July 31st. This new user fee waiver will be operative July 1, 2011. 2. Statutory Basis emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,7 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,8 in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among C2 Permit Holders in that the same fees and fee waivers are applicable to all Permit Holders that use the PULSe workstation. The Exchange also believes that the fee waivers will serve as an incentive for TPHs and their sponsored user customers to use the PULSe workstation as an additional trading tool on their trading desks. 6 In instances where two or more TPHs wish to make a PULSe workstation available to the same non-TPH customer, a fee reduction applies. Under the reduction, if two or more TPHs make the PULSe workstation available to the same non-TPH customer, then the monthly fee is reduced from $350 to $250 per workstation per TPH. 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jul 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 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 proposed rule change is designated by the Exchange as establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge, thereby qualifying for effectiveness on filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 9 and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 10 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, 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–C2–2011–014 on the subject line. 40965 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–C2– 2011–014 and should be submitted on or before August 2, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–17383 Filed 7–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated: Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to PULSe Fees July 6, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Paper Comments ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 • Send paper comments in triplicate notice is hereby given that on July 1, to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, 2011, the Chicago Board Options Securities and Exchange Commission, Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or the 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities 20549–1090. and Exchange Commission All submissions should refer to File (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule Number SR–C2–2011–014. This file change as described in Items I, II and III number should be included on the below, which Items have been prepared subject line if e-mail is used. To help the by CBOE. The Exchange has designated Commission process and review your PO 00000 11 17 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 10 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 40966 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2011 / Notices this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge imposed by CBOE under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(2) thereunder.4 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 proposing to amend its Fees Schedule to extend a fee waiver related to the PULSe workstation and to adopt a limited fee waiver for new users of the PULSe workstation. In addition, the Exchange is proposing to make a non-substantive numbering correction to the Fees Schedule. 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’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, CBOE 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. CBOE 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 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 1. Purpose The purpose of this proposed rule change is to extend a fee waiver related to the PULSe workstation and to adopt a limited fee waiver for new users of the PULSe workstation. In addition, the Exchange is proposing to make a nonsubstantive numbering correction to the Fees Schedule. By way of background, the PULSe workstation is a front-end order entry system designed for use with respect to orders that may be sent to the trading systems of CBOE and CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC (‘‘CBSX’’). In addition, the PULSe workstation provides a user with the capability to send options orders to other U.S. options exchanges and stock orders to other U.S. stock 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jul 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 exchanges through a PULSe Routing Intermediary.5 The first purpose of this proposed rule change is to extend the waiver of the PULSe Routing Intermediary fee. Currently the Exchange has waived the Routing Intermediary fee through June 30, 2011. The Exchange is proposing to extend this waiver through September 30, 2011. Thus this fee will be assessed beginning October 1, 2011. The second purpose of this proposed rule change is to adopt a limited waiver for new users of the PULSe workstation. The Exchange currently charges a fee of $350 per month for the first 10 users of a Trading Permit Holder (‘‘TPH’’) and $100 per month for all subsequent users. TPHs may also make the workstation available to their customers, which may include non-broker dealer public customers and non-TPH broker dealers (referred to herein as ‘‘non-TPHs’’). For such non-TPH workstations, the Exchange currently charges a fee of $350 per month per workstation.6 In addition, the Exchange has a PULSe workstation that is configured for use on the CBOE trading floor by CBOE TPHs (the ‘‘PULSe On-Floor Workstation’’) for which it currently charges a fee of $225 per month per workstation (referred to in the Fees Schedule as a ‘‘login ID’’). In order to give new users time to become familiar with and fully acclimated to the PULSe workstation functionality, the Exchange is proposing to adopt a fee waiver applicable to new PULSe workstation users. Specifically, the Exchange is proposing to waive the monthly workstation fees for the first month for the first new user of a TPH using the PULSe workstation. Similarly the Exchange is proposing to waive the monthly workstation fees for the first new user of a non-TPH using the PULSe workstation and the first new user of a TPH using the PULSe On-Floor Workstation. The proposed fee waivers are based on CBOE’s billing period, which is based on a calendar month (i.e., begins on the first day of each month and ends on the last day of each month). So, for example, if a new user begins using the PULSe workstation on July 15th, the user’s workstation fees would be waived from July 15th–July a more detailed description of the PULSe workstation and its other functionalities, see, e.g., Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 62286 (June 11, 2010), 75 FR 34799 (June 18, 2010) (SR–CBOE– 2010–051) and 63721 (January 14, 2011), 76 FR 3929 (January 21, 2011) (SR–CBOE–2011–001). 6 In instances where two or more TPHs wish to make a PULSe workstation available to the same non-TPH customer, a fee reduction applies. Under the reduction, if two or more TPHs make the PULSe workstation available to the same non-TPH customer, then the monthly fee is reduced from $350 to $250 per workstation per TPH. PO 00000 5 For Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31st. This new user fee waiver will be operative July 1, 2011. Finally, the third purpose of this proposed rule change is to make a nonsubstantive numbering correction to the Fees Schedule. In particular, the Exchange is proposing to renumber Section 8(F)(10)(c) through (e) to (d) through (f) in order to correct a numbering error (there are currently two paragraphs numbered with (c)). 2. Statutory Basis The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,7 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,8 in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among Trading Permit Holders in that the same fees and fee waivers are applicable to all Trading Permit Holders that use the PULSe workstation. The Exchange also believes that the fee waivers will serve as an incentive for TPHs and their sponsored user customers to use the PULSe workstation as an additional trading tool on their trading desks. The Exchange also believes the proposed correction to the section numbering of the Fees Schedule is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) 9 requirements that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts, to remove impediments to and to perfect the mechanism for a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes the proposed correction would protect investors and the public interest by eliminating any potential confusion. 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. 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 8 15 E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 12, 2011 / Notices III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The proposed rule change is designated by the Exchange as establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge, thereby qualifying for effectiveness on filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 10 and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 11 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, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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–2011–063 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–2011–063. 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 10 15 11 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jul 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 Number SR–CBOE–2011–063 and should be submitted on or before August 2, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–17381 Filed 7–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64819; File No. SR–OPRA– 2011–02] Options Price Reporting Authority; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Amendment to the Plan for Reporting of Consolidated Options Last Sale Reports and Quotation Information To Adopt a New Hosted Solution Fee and Other Changes to the Fee Schedule July 6, 2011. Pursuant to Section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 608 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 24, 2011, the Options Price Reporting Authority (‘‘OPRA’’) submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) an amendment to the Plan for Reporting of Consolidated Options Last Sale Reports and Quotation Information (‘‘OPRA Plan’’).3 The proposed amendment would make several change to the fees payable by OPRA Vendors and to the terms that describe when those fees are payable. The Commission is publishing this CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78k–1. 2 17 CFR 242.608. 3 The OPRA Plan is a national market system plan approved by the Commission pursuant to Section 11A of the Act and the Rule 608 thereunder (formerly Rule 11Aa3–2). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 17638 (March 18, 1981), 22 S.E.C. Docket 484 (March 31, 1981). The full text of the OPRA Plan is available at http:// www.opradata.com. PO 00000 12 17 1 15 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40967 notice to solicit comments from interested persons on the proposed OPRA Plan amendment. I. Description and Purpose of the Plan Amendment The purpose of this amendment is to make several changes in the fees payable by OPRA Vendors and in the terms that describe when those fees are payable. The first change is to adopt a new fee (referred to in this filing as the ‘‘Hosted Solution Fee’’) that will be payable by any OPRA Vendor that supplies OPRA Data to a ‘‘Hosted Solution’’ sponsored by a ‘‘Client Organization.’’ The terms ‘‘Hosted Solution’’ and ‘‘Client Organization’’ are defined in a revised Policy entitled ‘‘Policy with respect to Hosted Solutions.’’ The revised Policy replaces a Policy entitled ‘‘OPRA Policy on Persons Providing Internet Access to Real-Time OPRA Data.’’ The definitions of the terms ‘‘Hosted Solution’’ and ‘‘Client Organization’’ are described below. The second change is to permit a Client Organization that sponsors a Hosted Solution that displays delayed OPRA Data not to pay a Redistribution Fee as a result of its sponsorship of the Hosted Solution. The third change is to add a new footnote to OPRA’s Fee Schedule to clarify the circumstances in which an OPRA Vendor may pay OPRA’s ‘‘Internet Service Only’’ Redistribution Fee ($650/month) instead of the standard Redistribution Fee ($1500/ month). (a) New Hosted Solution Fee; Revised Policy OPRA is proposing to adopt a new fee, referred to in this filing as the ‘‘Hosted Solution Fee.’’ The fee will be payable by OPRA Vendors that supply OPRA Data to ‘‘Hosted Solutions.’’ A ‘‘Hosted Solution’’ is a market data delivery vehicle, such as a Web site or a page on a website, that satisfies certain requirements: (i) The delivery vehicle displays ‘‘current’’ or ‘‘delayed’’ OPRA Data,4 and the OPRA Data is displayed only on a ‘‘per inquiry’’ basis; 5 (ii) the 4 OPRA defines the term ‘‘current’’ to refer to OPRA Data that has been transmitted to the Vendor within the immediately preceding 15 minutes, and the term ‘‘delayed’’ to refer to OPRA Data that is no longer current. See paragraph 1(e) of the OPRA form of Vendor Agreement, available on OPRA’s website (http://www.opradata.com). 5 The requirement that the OPRA Data is displayed only on a ‘‘per inquiry’’ basis means that an offering of OPRA Data on a bulk data feed basis does not qualify as a Hosted Solution. (A recipient of OPRA Data on a bulk data feed basis has the ability to select data for display on a continuous basis and to format the display.) E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Incorporated: Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed 
Rule Change Relating to PULSe Fees

 July 6, 2011.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that on July 1, 2011, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated 
(``CBOE'' or the ``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in 
Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by CBOE. The 
Exchange has designated

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this proposal as one establishing or changing a due, fee, or other 
charge imposed by CBOE under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \3\ and 
Rule 19b-4(f)(2) thereunder.\4\ 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.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is proposing to amend its Fees Schedule to extend a 
fee waiver related to the PULSe workstation and to adopt a limited fee 
waiver for new users of the PULSe workstation. In addition, the 
Exchange is proposing to make a non-substantive numbering correction to 
the Fees Schedule. 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'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, CBOE 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. CBOE 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 purpose of this proposed rule change is to extend a fee waiver 
related to the PULSe workstation and to adopt a limited fee waiver for 
new users of the PULSe workstation. In addition, the Exchange is 
proposing to make a non-substantive numbering correction to the Fees 
Schedule.
    By way of background, the PULSe workstation is a front-end order 
entry system designed for use with respect to orders that may be sent 
to the trading systems of CBOE and CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC (``CBSX''). 
In addition, the PULSe workstation provides a user with the capability 
to send options orders to other U.S. options exchanges and stock orders 
to other U.S. stock exchanges through a PULSe Routing Intermediary.\5\
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    \5\ For a more detailed description of the PULSe workstation and 
its other functionalities, see, e.g., Securities Exchange Act 
Release Nos. 62286 (June 11, 2010), 75 FR 34799 (June 18, 2010) (SR-
CBOE-2010-051) and 63721 (January 14, 2011), 76 FR 3929 (January 21, 
2011) (SR-CBOE-2011-001).
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    The first purpose of this proposed rule change is to extend the 
waiver of the PULSe Routing Intermediary fee. Currently the Exchange 
has waived the Routing Intermediary fee through June 30, 2011. The 
Exchange is proposing to extend this waiver through September 30, 2011. 
Thus this fee will be assessed beginning October 1, 2011.
    The second purpose of this proposed rule change is to adopt a 
limited waiver for new users of the PULSe workstation. The Exchange 
currently charges a fee of $350 per month for the first 10 users of a 
Trading Permit Holder (``TPH'') and $100 per month for all subsequent 
users. TPHs may also make the workstation available to their customers, 
which may include non-broker dealer public customers and non-TPH broker 
dealers (referred to herein as ``non-TPHs''). For such non-TPH 
workstations, the Exchange currently charges a fee of $350 per month 
per workstation.\6\ In addition, the Exchange has a PULSe workstation 
that is configured for use on the CBOE trading floor by CBOE TPHs (the 
``PULSe On-Floor Workstation'') for which it currently charges a fee of 
$225 per month per workstation (referred to in the Fees Schedule as a 
``login ID'').
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    \6\ In instances where two or more TPHs wish to make a PULSe 
workstation available to the same non-TPH customer, a fee reduction 
applies. Under the reduction, if two or more TPHs make the PULSe 
workstation available to the same non-TPH customer, then the monthly 
fee is reduced from $350 to $250 per workstation per TPH.
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    In order to give new users time to become familiar with and fully 
acclimated to the PULSe workstation functionality, the Exchange is 
proposing to adopt a fee waiver applicable to new PULSe workstation 
users. Specifically, the Exchange is proposing to waive the monthly 
workstation fees for the first month for the first new user of a TPH 
using the PULSe workstation. Similarly the Exchange is proposing to 
waive the monthly workstation fees for the first new user of a non-TPH 
using the PULSe workstation and the first new user of a TPH using the 
PULSe On-Floor Workstation. The proposed fee waivers are based on 
CBOE's billing period, which is based on a calendar month (i.e., begins 
on the first day of each month and ends on the last day of each month). 
So, for example, if a new user begins using the PULSe workstation on 
July 15th, the user's workstation fees would be waived from July 15th-
July 31st. This new user fee waiver will be operative July 1, 2011.
    Finally, the third purpose of this proposed rule change is to make 
a non-substantive numbering correction to the Fees Schedule. In 
particular, the Exchange is proposing to renumber Section 8(F)(10)(c) 
through (e) to (d) through (f) in order to correct a numbering error 
(there are currently two paragraphs numbered with (c)).
2. Statutory Basis
    The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the 
Act,\7\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of 
the Act,\8\ in particular, in that it is designed to provide for the 
equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among 
Trading Permit Holders in that the same fees and fee waivers are 
applicable to all Trading Permit Holders that use the PULSe 
workstation. The Exchange also believes that the fee waivers will serve 
as an incentive for TPHs and their sponsored user customers to use the 
PULSe workstation as an additional trading tool on their trading desks.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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    The Exchange also believes the proposed correction to the section 
numbering of the Fees Schedule is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) 
\9\ requirements that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote 
just and equitable principles of trade, to prevent fraudulent and 
manipulative acts, to remove impediments to and to perfect the 
mechanism for a free and open market and a national market system, and, 
in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange 
believes the proposed correction would protect investors and the public 
interest by eliminating any potential confusion.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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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.

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III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    The proposed rule change is designated by the Exchange as 
establishing or changing a due, fee, or other charge, thereby 
qualifying for effectiveness on filing pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \10\ and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b-4 
\11\ thereunder.
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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-CBOE-2011-063 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-2011-063. 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 Number SR-CBOE-2011-063 and should be 
submitted on or before August 2, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\12\
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    \12\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-17381 Filed 7-11-11; 8:45 am]
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