Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend NASDAQ Stock Market Equities Trading Rules 4757 and 4758 and NASDAQ Options Market Rules Chapter VI, 44076-44078 [2011-18492]

Download as PDF 44076 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 141 / Friday, July 22, 2011 / Notices C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. No written comments were either solicited or received. 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: 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 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 7 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.8 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 9 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii),10 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Exchange notes that waiving the 30-day operative delay will permit the Exchange’s affiliated broker-dealers, NOS, to comply with Rule 15c3–5 under the Act by July 14, 2011; 11 the compliance date for Rule 15c3–5. For this reason, the Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, and designates the proposed rule change to be operative upon filing with the Commission.12 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 7 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. Phlx has satisfied this requirement. 9 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 10 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 11 17 CFR 240.15c3–5. 12 For purposes only of waiving the operative delay for this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8 17 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:59 Jul 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 IV. Solicitation of Comments For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–18494 Filed 7–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64899; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2011–097] 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–Phlx–2011–99 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. Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend NASDAQ Stock Market Equities Trading Rules 4757 and 4758 and NASDAQ Options Market Rules Chapter VI July 18, 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 13, 2011, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NASDAQ’’) filed All submissions should refer to File with the Securities and Exchange Number SR–Phlx–2011–99. This file Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have Commission process and review your been prepared by the Exchange. The comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will Commission is publishing this notice to post all comments on the Commission’s solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s submission, all subsequent Statement of the Terms of Substance of amendments, all written statements the Proposed Rule Change with respect to the proposed rule The Exchange is filing this proposed change that are filed with the rule change to amend NASDAQ Stock Commission, and all written Market equities trading Rules 4757 and communications relating to the 4758 and NASDAQ Options Market proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than Rules Chapter VI, Section 10 and 11. The text of the proposed rule change those that may be withheld from the is available at http:// public in accordance with the nasdaq.cchwallstreet.com/, at provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be NASDAQ’s principal office, and at the available for Web site viewing and Commission’s Public Reference Room. printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Washington, DC 20549, on official Statement of the Purpose of, and business days between the hours of Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing Change also will be available for inspection and In its filing with the Commission, the copying at the principal office of the Exchange included statements Exchange. All comments received will concerning the purpose of, and basis for, be posted without change; the the proposed rule change and discussed Commission does not edit personal any comments it received on the identifying information from proposed rule change. The text of those submissions. You should submit only statements may be examined at the information that you wish to make places specified in Item IV below. The available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx– 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 2011–99 and should be submitted on or 1 15 U.S.C.78s(b)(1). before August 12, 2011. 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 141 / Friday, July 22, 2011 / Notices Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. Purpose On November 3, 2010, the Commission adopted the Market Access Rule,3 pursuant to which, among other things, broker-dealers providing market access are required to implement certain pre-order entry checks in order to manage the financial, regulatory, and other risks associated with providing its customers with market access. In anticipation of the upcoming July 14, 2011 compliance date for the Market Access Rule, the Exchange is proposing to amend NASDAQ Stock Market equities trading Rules 4757 and 4758 and NASDAQ Options Market Rules Chapter VI, Section 10 and 11 to describe the manner in which the Exchange’s affiliated routing brokerdealers, NASDAQ Execution Services (‘‘NES’’) and NASDAQ Options Services (‘‘NOS’’) will handle routable orders consistent with the Market Access Rule. In order to comply with the Market Access Rule, NES and NOS propose to implement, as part of the procedures of NES and NOS, certain tests, on both an order-by-order basis and over a short period of time, that are designed to limit the financial exposure that could arise as a result of market access and to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements that are applicable in connection with market access. Consistent with the requirements of the Market Access Rule, these tests are designed to reject orders that NES and NOS deem to be erroneous or duplicative, would cause the entering Member’s credit exposure to exceed a preset credit threshold, or are noncompliant with pre-trade regulatory requirements (as defined in the Market Access Rule). To the extent NES and NOS determine, based on these procedures, that an order should be rejected, NES and NOS may also seek to cancel orders that have already been routed away. Jkt 223001 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. Rather, the change will promote greater competition by allowing NASDAQ 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 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 6 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.7 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 8 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 6 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 7 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. NASDAQ has satisfied this requirement. 8 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 5 15 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63241 (November 3, 2010), 75 FR 69792 (November 15, 2010). 17:59 Jul 21, 2011 B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition 4 15 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that are applicable to a national securities VerDate Mar<15>2010 exchange, and, in particular, with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.4 In particular, the proposed change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,5 because it would promote just and equitable principles of trade, and, in general, protect investors and the public interest. The proposed rule is consistent with the requirements of the Act because the change is necessary for the Exchange’s affiliated broker-dealer, NES and NOS, to comply with the Market Access Rule. The Exchange also believes that the proposed changes will benefit Members of the Exchange because it provides clarity on the procedures employed by NES and NOS consistent with the Market Access Rule. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44077 to Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii),9 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Exchange notes that waiving the 30-day operative delay will permit the Exchange’s affiliated broker-dealers, NES and NOS, to comply with Rule 15c3–5 under the Act by July 14, 2011; 10 the compliance date for Rule 15c3–5. For this reason, the Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, and designates the proposed rule change to be operative upon filing with the Commission.11 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–NASDAQ–2011–097 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–NASDAQ–2011–097. 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 9 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). CFR 240.15c3–5. 11 For purposes only of waiving the operative delay for this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 10 17 E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 44078 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 141 / Friday, July 22, 2011 / Notices 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–2011–097 and should be submitted on or before August 12, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–18492 Filed 7–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64911; File No. SR–EDGX– 2011–20] Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Amendment to EDGX Rule 11.9 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES July 18, 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 13, 2011, EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGX’’) 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 The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 11.9 to make certain changes consistent with the upcoming implementation of the adoption of Rule 15c3–5 under the Act (the ‘‘Market Access Rule’’).3 The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http:// www.directedge.com, at the Exchange’s principal office, and at the Public Reference Room of 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, 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 self-regulatory organization 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 Purpose On November 3, 2010, the Commission adopted the Market Access Rule,4 pursuant to which, among other things, broker-dealers providing market access are required to implement certain pre-order entry checks in order to manage the financial, regulatory, and other risks associated with providing its customers with market access. In anticipation of the upcoming July 14, 2011 compliance date for the Market Access Rule, the Exchange is proposing to amend EDGX Rule 11.9 to describe the manner in which the Exchange’s affiliated routing broker-dealer, Direct Edge ECN, LLC d/b/a DE Route (‘‘DE Route’’) will handle routable orders consistent with the Market Access Rule. In order to comply with the Market Access Rule, DE Route proposes to implement, as part of the procedures of DE Route, certain tests, on both an order-by-order basis and over a short period of time, that are designed to limit 3 17 CFR 15c3–5. Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63241 (November 3, 2010), 75 FR 69792 (November 15, 2010). 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:59 Jul 21, 2011 4 See Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the financial exposure that could arise as a result of market access and to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements that are applicable in connection with market access. Consistent with the requirements of the Market Access Rule, these tests are designed to reject orders that DE Route deems to be erroneous or duplicative, would cause the entering Member’s credit exposure to exceed a preset credit threshold, or are non-compliant with applicable pre-trade regulatory requirements (as defined in the Market Access Rule). To the extent DE Route determines, based on its procedures, that an order should be rejected, DE Route may also seek to cancel orders that have already been routed away. Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that are applicable to a national securities exchange, and, in particular, with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.5 In particular, the proposed change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,6 because it would promote just and equitable principles of trade, and, in general, protect investors and the public interest. The proposed rule is consistent with the requirements of the Act because the change is necessary for the Exchange’s affiliated broker-dealer, DE Route, to comply with the Market Access Rule. The Exchange also believes that the proposed changes will benefit Members of the Exchange because it provides clarity on the procedures employed by DE Route consistent with the Market Access Rule. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The proposed rule change does not impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested parties. 5 15 6 15 E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM U.S.C. 78f(b). 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2011)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-64899; File No. SR-NASDAQ-2011-097]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To 
Amend NASDAQ Stock Market Equities Trading Rules 4757 and 4758 and 
NASDAQ Options Market Rules Chapter VI

 July 18, 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 13, 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 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 amend NASDAQ 
Stock Market equities trading Rules 4757 and 4758 and NASDAQ Options 
Market Rules Chapter VI, Section 10 and 11.
    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 those statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. The

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Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C 
below, of the most significant parts of such statements.

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

1. Purpose
    On November 3, 2010, the Commission adopted the Market Access 
Rule,\3\ pursuant to which, among other things, broker-dealers 
providing market access are required to implement certain pre-order 
entry checks in order to manage the financial, regulatory, and other 
risks associated with providing its customers with market access. In 
anticipation of the upcoming July 14, 2011 compliance date for the 
Market Access Rule, the Exchange is proposing to amend NASDAQ Stock 
Market equities trading Rules 4757 and 4758 and NASDAQ Options Market 
Rules Chapter VI, Section 10 and 11 to describe the manner in which the 
Exchange's affiliated routing broker-dealers, NASDAQ Execution Services 
(``NES'') and NASDAQ Options Services (``NOS'') will handle routable 
orders consistent with the Market Access Rule.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63241 (November 3, 
2010), 75 FR 69792 (November 15, 2010).
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    In order to comply with the Market Access Rule, NES and NOS propose 
to implement, as part of the procedures of NES and NOS, certain tests, 
on both an order-by-order basis and over a short period of time, that 
are designed to limit the financial exposure that could arise as a 
result of market access and to ensure compliance with all regulatory 
requirements that are applicable in connection with market access. 
Consistent with the requirements of the Market Access Rule, these tests 
are designed to reject orders that NES and NOS deem to be erroneous or 
duplicative, would cause the entering Member's credit exposure to 
exceed a preset credit threshold, or are non-compliant with pre-trade 
regulatory requirements (as defined in the Market Access Rule). To the 
extent NES and NOS determine, based on these procedures, that an order 
should be rejected, NES and NOS may also seek to cancel orders that 
have already been routed away.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with the 
requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that 
are applicable to a national securities exchange, and, in particular, 
with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.\4\ In particular, the 
proposed change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\5\ 
because it would promote just and equitable principles of trade, and, 
in general, protect investors and the public interest. The proposed 
rule is consistent with the requirements of the Act because the change 
is necessary for the Exchange's affiliated broker-dealer, NES and NOS, 
to comply with the Market Access Rule. The Exchange also believes that 
the proposed changes will benefit Members of the Exchange because it 
provides clarity on the procedures employed by NES and NOS consistent 
with the Market Access Rule.
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
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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. Rather, the change 
will promote greater competition by allowing NASDAQ 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 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \6\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
thereunder.\7\
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \7\ 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. 
NASDAQ has satisfied this requirement.
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    A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \8\ normally 
does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the 
filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii),\9\ the Commission 
may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the 
protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked 
the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal 
may become operative immediately upon filing. The Exchange notes that 
waiving the 30-day operative delay will permit the Exchange's 
affiliated broker-dealers, NES and NOS, to comply with Rule 15c3-5 
under the Act by July 14, 2011; \10\ the compliance date for Rule 15c3-
5. For this reason, the Commission believes that waiving the 30-day 
operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the 
public interest, and designates the proposed rule change to be 
operative upon filing with the Commission.\11\
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    \8\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \9\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
    \10\ 17 CFR 240.15c3-5.
    \11\ For purposes only of waiving the operative delay for this 
proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule's impact 
on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 
78c(f).
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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-NASDAQ-2011-097 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-NASDAQ-2011-097. 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

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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-2011-097 and should be submitted 
on or before August 12, 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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Elizabeth M. Murphy,
Secretary.
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