Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Correct a Typographical Error in Rule 1020, 43738-43739 [2011-18341]

Download as PDF 43738 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2011 / Notices 3. Pricing. 4. Personnel Matters and Compensation Issues. 5. Governors’ Executive Session— Discussion of prior agenda items and Board Governance. Friday, August 5 at 8:30 a.m. (Open) 1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings. 2. Remarks of the Chairman of the Board. 3. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO. 4. Committee Reports. 5. Quarterly Report on Service Performance. 6. Quarterly Report on Financial Performance 7. Tentative Agenda for the September 12–13, 2011, meeting in Washington, D.C. Friday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. (Closed—If Needed) 1. Continuation of Thursday’s closed session agenda. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie S. Moore, Secretary of the Board, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20260–1000. Telephone (202) 268–4800. Julie S. Moore, Secretary. BILLING CODE 7710–12–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64891; File No. SR–Phlx– 2011–98] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Correct a Typographical Error in Rule 1020 wreier-aviles on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with NOTICES July 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 July 6, 2011, NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘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 the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Jul 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 [FR Doc. 2011–18640 Filed 7–19–11; 4:15 pm] 1 15 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing with the Commission a proposal to amend Exchange Rule 1020 (Registration and Function of Options Specialists) to correct a typographical error. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http:// nasdaqomxphlx.cchwallstreet.com/ NASDAQOMXPHLX/Filings/, at the principal office of the Exchange, on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.sec.gov, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1. Purpose The purpose of this proposal is to correct a typographical error in subsection (a)(v)(B) of Rule 1020. On June 1, 2011, the Exchange filed an immediately effective proposal regarding Remote Specialists (the ‘‘Remote Specialist filing’’) that expanded the Remote Specialist concept.3 By the Remote Specialist filing, the Exchange enhanced the existing Remote Specialist 4 model so that all eligible ROTs 5 on the Exchange 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64591 (June 2, 2011), 76 FR 33383 (June 8, 2011) (SR– Phlx–2011–79) (notice of filing and immediate effectiveness). The rule text proposed in this filing reflects language changes made in SR–Phlx–2011– 79, which became operative on or about July 2, 2011. 4 A Remote Specialist is an options specialist in one or more classes that does not have a physical presence on an Exchange floor and is approved by the Exchange pursuant to Rule 501. A Remote Specialist has all the rights and obligations of an options specialist, unless Exchange rules provide otherwise. See Rule 1020. 5 An ROT is a regular member or a foreign currency options participant of the Exchange located on the trading floor who has received permission from the Exchange to trade in options for his own account. See Rule 1014(b)(i). PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 could function as Remote Specialists; and eliminated the requirement that an option may only be allocated to an RSQT 6 acting as a Remote Specialist if an option cannot be allocated to (or retained by) an on-floor specialist. The Exchange confirmed that all of the key principles would remain applicable to Remote Specialists: (a) Remote Specialists would be subject to all of the obligations and privileges of floor-based specialists unless otherwise noted in Exchange rules; (b) Remote Specialists and on-floor specialists would have equivalent quoting requirements; and (c) RSQTs approved to act as Remote Specialists would have heightened quoting obligations when acting as Remote Specialists in contrast to when acting as RSQTs. The Exchange also established in subsection (a)(v) of Rule 1020 that Remote Specialists may have a representative known as a ‘‘Designee’’ on the trading floor of the Exchange during trading hours that may represent the specialist in open outcry trades in a trading crowd. There is a typographical error in new subsection (a)(v)(B) of Rule 1020 as established in the Remote Specialist filing whereby a Registered Options Trader is inadvertently referred to as a ‘‘registered Remote Options Trader.’’ The Exchange is hereby correcting the error by deleting the word ‘‘Remote’’ so that the reference in subsection (a)(v)(B) would be to Registered Options Trader. The Exchange notes that the proposed change is wholly in conformity with the types of traders (market makers) on the Exchange. That is, unlike Registered Options Traders, which are defined in Exchange Rules and the Remote Specialist filing, there is no defined category of traders on the Exchange known as registered Remote Options Traders. Moreover, the term Registered Options Trader is used elsewhere in Rule 1020 as well as throughout Exchange rules, whereas the term registered Remote Options Trader is used only once in error. The Exchange believes that it is clear from the context of Rule 1020, Exchange Rules in general, and the Remote Specialist filing that the Exchange intended to refer to Registered Options Trader in Rule 1020. The Exchange therefore now corrects the noted typographical error by referring in 6 An RSQT is an ROT that is a member or member organization with no physical trading floor presence who has received permission from the Exchange to generate and submit option quotations electronically in options to which such RSQT has been assigned. An RSQT may only submit such quotations electronically from off the floor of the Exchange. See Rule 1014(b)(ii)(B). E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2011 / Notices IV. Solicitation of Comments subsection (a)(v)(B) of Rule 1020 to Registered Options Trader. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 7 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 8 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 by correcting an inadvertent error in subsection (a)(v)(B) of Rule 1020 regarding the term Registered Options Trader. 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 not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. wreier-aviles on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 9 and Rule 19b–4(f)(3) thereunder,10 Phlx has designated this proposal as one that is concerned solely with the administration of the self-regulatory organization. Accordingly, the Exchange believes that this proposal is immediately effective and operative upon filing. 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: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) 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. 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 10 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(3). 8 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Jul 20, 2011 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–Phlx–2011–98 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. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–18341 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64889; File No. SR–BATS– 2011–018] Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change To Adopt Rules for the Qualification, Listing and Delisting of Companies on the Exchange July 14, 2011. I. Introduction On May 12, 2011, BATS Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BATS’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange All submissions should refer to File Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant Number SR–Phlx–2011–98. This file to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities number should be included on the Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule subject line if e-mail is used. To help the 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule Commission process and review your change to adopt rules for the comments more efficiently, please use qualification, listing and delisting of only one method. The Commission will companies on the Exchange. The post all comments on the Commission’s proposed rule change was published for Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ comment in the Federal Register on rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the June 1, 2011.3 The Commission received submission, all subsequent no comment letters regarding the amendments, all written statements proposal. Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 4 provides with respect to the proposed rule that within 45 days of the publication of change that are filed with the notice of the filing of a proposed rule Commission, and all written change, or within such longer period up communications relating to the to 90 days as the Commission may proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its those that may be withheld from the reasons for so finding or as to which the public in accordance with the self-regulatory organization consents, provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be the Commission shall either approve the available for Web site viewing and proposed rule change, disapprove the printing in the Commission’s Public proposed rule change, or institute Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., proceedings to determine whether the Washington, DC 20549, on official proposed rule change should be business days between the hours of 10 disapproved. The 45th day for this filing a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing is July 16, 2011. also will be available for inspection and The Commission is hereby extending copying at the principal office of the the 45-day period for Commission Exchange. All comments received will action on the proposed rule change. The be posted without change; the Commission finds that it is appropriate Commission does not edit personal to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed identifying information from submissions. You should submit only 11 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). information that you wish to make 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). available publicly. All submissions 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. should refer to File No. SR–Phlx–2011– 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64546 98 and should be submitted on or before (May 25, 2011), 76 FR 31660 (June 1, 2011) (‘‘Notice’’). August 11, 2011. 4 15 Jkt 223001 43739 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 21JYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-64891; File No. SR-Phlx-2011-98]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Correct 
a Typographical Error in Rule 1020

 July 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 July 6, 2011, NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC (``Phlx'' or ``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 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 with the Commission a proposal to amend 
Exchange Rule 1020 (Registration and Function of Options Specialists) 
to correct a typographical error.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at http://nasdaqomxphlx.cchwallstreet.com/NASDAQOMXPHLX/Filings/, at the principal office of the Exchange, on the Commission's 
Web site at http://www.sec.gov, 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
    The purpose of this proposal is to correct a typographical error in 
subsection (a)(v)(B) of Rule 1020. On June 1, 2011, the Exchange filed 
an immediately effective proposal regarding Remote Specialists (the 
``Remote Specialist filing'') that expanded the Remote Specialist 
concept.\3\ By the Remote Specialist filing, the Exchange enhanced the 
existing Remote Specialist \4\ model so that all eligible ROTs \5\ on 
the Exchange could function as Remote Specialists; and eliminated the 
requirement that an option may only be allocated to an RSQT \6\ acting 
as a Remote Specialist if an option cannot be allocated to (or retained 
by) an on-floor specialist. The Exchange confirmed that all of the key 
principles would remain applicable to Remote Specialists: (a) Remote 
Specialists would be subject to all of the obligations and privileges 
of floor-based specialists unless otherwise noted in Exchange rules; 
(b) Remote Specialists and on-floor specialists would have equivalent 
quoting requirements; and (c) RSQTs approved to act as Remote 
Specialists would have heightened quoting obligations when acting as 
Remote Specialists in contrast to when acting as RSQTs. The Exchange 
also established in subsection (a)(v) of Rule 1020 that Remote 
Specialists may have a representative known as a ``Designee'' on the 
trading floor of the Exchange during trading hours that may represent 
the specialist in open outcry trades in a trading crowd.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64591 (June 2, 
2011), 76 FR 33383 (June 8, 2011) (SR-Phlx-2011-79) (notice of 
filing and immediate effectiveness). The rule text proposed in this 
filing reflects language changes made in SR-Phlx-2011-79, which 
became operative on or about July 2, 2011.
    \4\ A Remote Specialist is an options specialist in one or more 
classes that does not have a physical presence on an Exchange floor 
and is approved by the Exchange pursuant to Rule 501. A Remote 
Specialist has all the rights and obligations of an options 
specialist, unless Exchange rules provide otherwise. See Rule 1020.
    \5\ An ROT is a regular member or a foreign currency options 
participant of the Exchange located on the trading floor who has 
received permission from the Exchange to trade in options for his 
own account. See Rule 1014(b)(i).
    \6\ An RSQT is an ROT that is a member or member organization 
with no physical trading floor presence who has received permission 
from the Exchange to generate and submit option quotations 
electronically in options to which such RSQT has been assigned. An 
RSQT may only submit such quotations electronically from off the 
floor of the Exchange. See Rule 1014(b)(ii)(B).
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    There is a typographical error in new subsection (a)(v)(B) of Rule 
1020 as established in the Remote Specialist filing whereby a 
Registered Options Trader is inadvertently referred to as a 
``registered Remote Options Trader.'' The Exchange is hereby correcting 
the error by deleting the word ``Remote'' so that the reference in 
subsection (a)(v)(B) would be to Registered Options Trader. The 
Exchange notes that the proposed change is wholly in conformity with 
the types of traders (market makers) on the Exchange. That is, unlike 
Registered Options Traders, which are defined in Exchange Rules and the 
Remote Specialist filing, there is no defined category of traders on 
the Exchange known as registered Remote Options Traders. Moreover, the 
term Registered Options Trader is used elsewhere in Rule 1020 as well 
as throughout Exchange rules, whereas the term registered Remote 
Options Trader is used only once in error.
    The Exchange believes that it is clear from the context of Rule 
1020, Exchange Rules in general, and the Remote Specialist filing that 
the Exchange intended to refer to Registered Options Trader in Rule 
1020. The Exchange therefore now corrects the noted typographical error 
by referring in

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subsection (a)(v)(B) of Rule 1020 to Registered Options Trader.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Act \7\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 
6(b)(5) of the Act \8\ 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 by correcting an inadvertent error 
in subsection (a)(v)(B) of Rule 1020 regarding the term Registered 
Options Trader.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others

    No written comments were either solicited or received.

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

    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \9\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(3) 
thereunder,\10\ Phlx has designated this proposal as one that is 
concerned solely with the administration of the self-regulatory 
organization. Accordingly, the Exchange believes that this proposal is 
immediately effective and operative upon filing.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \10\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(3).
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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: (i) 
Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the 
protection of investors; or (iii) 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 
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-Phlx-2011-98 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-Phlx-2011-98. 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-Phlx-2011-98 and should be 
submitted on or before August 11, 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.
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