Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Certain Registration and Qualification Requirements, 52722-52724 [2011-21465]

Download as PDF 52722 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 23, 2011 / Notices consideration. Information regarding how to submit comments and documents to PCAST is available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast in the section entitled ‘‘Connect with PCAST.’’ Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of FACA, all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available for public inspection, including being posted on the PCAST Web site. Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http:// whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. A live video Webcast and an archive of the Webcast after the event are expected to be available at http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/ pcast. The archived video will be available within one week of the meeting. Questions about the meeting should be directed to Dr. Deborah D. 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August 17, 2011. BILLING CODE P Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Walter, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the Closed Meeting in a closed session. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 25, 2011 will be: Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: August 18, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–21583 Filed 8–19–11; 11:15 am] Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1), notice is hereby given that on August 4, 2011, 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 and II below, which Items have been prepared by CBOE. 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 Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) proposes to amend its rules regarding registration and qualification of individual Trading Permit Holders and individual associated persons. The text of the proposed rule change is availableon 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 A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose CBOE is proposing to amend Exchange Rule 3.6A to (i) exempt from registration and qualification individual associated persons that are restricted from accessing the Exchange (physically and electronically) and that do not engage in the securities business of the Trading Permit Holder or TPH organization related to activity that occurs at the Exchange; and (ii) adopt BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 1 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Aug 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 23AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 23, 2011 / Notices language that would eliminate the need to formally file a waiver request for the appropriate category of registration if the individual Trading Permit Holder or individual associated person maintains a registration(s) in designated categories. Pursuant to Rule 15b7–1,2 promulgated under the Exchange Act,3 ‘‘No registered broker or dealer shall effect any transaction in * * * any security unless any natural person associated with such broker or dealer who effects or is involved in effecting such transaction is registered or approved in accordance with the standards of training, experience, competence, and other qualification standards * * * established by the rules of any national securities exchange * * *. CBOE Rule 3.6A sets forth the requirements for registration and qualification of individual Trading Permit Holders and individual associated persons. In response to a request by the Division of Trading and Markets of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘SEC’’), CBOE recently amended its rules to expand its registration and qualification requirements set forth in CBOE Rule 3.6A to include individual Trading Permit Holders and individual associated persons that are engaged or to be engaged in the securities business of a Trading Permit Holder or TPH organization.4 CBOE Rule 3.6A provides that these individuals must be registered with the Exchange in the category of registration appropriate to the function to be performed as prescribed by the Exchange. Further, Rule 3.6A requires, among other things, that an individual Trading Permit Holder or individual associated person submit an application for registration and pass the appropriate qualification examination before the registration can become effective. The revised requirements apply to both CBOE and CBOE Stock Exchange (‘‘CBSX’’) Trading Permit Holders and their associated persons. CBOE Rule 3.6A(a)(2) sets forth the types of individuals that are exempt from registration.5 CBOE is proposing to amend this provision to also exempt individual associated persons that are restricted from accessing the Exchange (physically and electronically) and that mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2 17 CFR 240.15b7–1. U.S.C. 78a et seq. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63314 (November 12, 2010), 75 FR 70957 (November 19, 2010) (SR–CBOE–2010–084). 5 Even if an individual associated person is exempt from registration with the CBOE under Rule 3.6A, Rule 17.1 provides, in relevant part, ‘‘A Trading Permit Holder or a person associated with a Trading Permit Holder * * * shall be subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Exchange.’’ 3 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Aug 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 do not engage in the securities business of the Trading Permit Holder or TPH organization related to activity that occurs on the Exchange. CBOE believes that these individuals do not need to be registered with the Exchange because these individuals do not access the Exchange directly and do not engage in the securities business of the Trading Permit Holder relating to activity that occurs on the Exchange. For example, Firm XYZ (‘‘XYZ’’) is a CBOE TPH organization and a member of NYSE AMEX, LLC (‘‘AMEX’’). XYZ employs a market-maker, ABC, who is an associated person of XYZ registered as a market-maker with the AMEX (and subject to the registration and qualification requirements of AMEX). ABC would not be required to separately register with CBOE if ABC (who does not have physical or electronic access to CBOE) submits an order for execution to Broker DEF, a registered broker-dealer and CBOE Trading Permit Holder, who executes the order at CBOE. Broker DEF is subject to the registration requirements of CBOE. In conjunction with the registration requirements established by SR–CBOE– 2010–084, three new qualification examinations became available on June 20, 2011 in the Central Registration Depository system (‘‘WebCRD’’), which is operated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Incorporated (‘‘FINRA’’). These registration categories include the following (the required qualification examinations and prerequisites, as applicable, associated with each registration category are in parentheses): PT—Proprietary Trader (Series 56), CT—Proprietary Trader Compliance Officer (Series 14, Series 56 prerequisite) and TP—Proprietary Trader Principal (Series 24, Series 56 prerequisite). CBOE is proposing to adopt language that would eliminate the need to formally file a waiver request for the appropriate category of registration if the individual Trading Permit Holder or individual associated person maintains designated registration categories. Specifically, CBOE is proposing to permit individuals that maintain a Series 7 to satisfy the qualification component associated with registration as a Proprietary Trader. Similarly, CBOE is proposing to accept the Series 24 (including any prerequisite examinations) to satisfy the qualification component associated with registration as a Proprietary Trader Compliance Officer. CBOE is also proposing to allow individual Trading Permit Holders and/or individual associated persons that maintain the PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52723 Series 9/10 and the Series 23 6 (including any prerequisite examinations) to satisfy the qualification component associated with registration as a Proprietary Trader Principal. CBOE is proposing to limit the time period for which an automatic waiver of the Series 56 would be granted for those individuals that maintain a Series 7 registration. Any individual seeking an automatic waiver of the Series 56 because they maintain a Series 7 registration must complete all registration requirements in WebCRD for the Proprietary Trader designation no later than December 31, 2011. In addition, CBOE is proposing that because the Series 23 is not available in WebCRD, each applicant must provide documentation of a valid Series 23 license to the Registration Services Department upon request for the Series 24 registration in WebCRD. 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)(1) 8 of the Act in particular, in that it is designed to enforce compliance by Exchange members and persons associated with its members with the rules of the Exchange. The Exchange also believes the proposed rule change furthers the objectives of Section 6(c)(3) 9 of the Act, which authorizes CBOE to prescribe standards of training, experience and competence for persons associated with CBOE Trading Permit Holders, in that this filing proposes to amend and clarify the registration and qualification requirements set forth in Exchange Rule 3.6A. CBOE believes the proposed changes are reasonable and set forth the appropriate qualifications for an individual Trading Permit Holder and individual associated person that is required to register under Exchange Rule 3.6A, including, but not limited to, Market-Makers, proprietary traders and individuals effecting transactions on behalf of other broker-dealers. 6 The Series 23 is designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of the rules and statutory provisions applicable to the management of a broker-dealer. It is CBOE’s understanding that FINRA permits the Series 23 as an alternative to the Series 24 for its members who are registered as General Securities Sales Supervisors and who are seeking to register and qualify as General Securities Principals. The Series 23 examination covers material from the Series 24 examination not otherwise covered under the Series 9/10 examination. 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1). 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(c)(3). E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 52724 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 23, 2011 / Notices 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 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 after the date of the filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 10 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 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: 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–2011–075 on the subject line. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2011–075. 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 publicly available. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2011–075 and should be submitted on or before September 13, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–21465 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11 17 16:33 Aug 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Self-Regulatory Organizations; the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Extend the Pilot Period of the Trading Pause for NMS Stocks August 10, 2011. Correction In notice document 2011–20735 appearing on pages 50779–50781 in the issue of August 16, 2011, make the following correction: On page 50779, in the second column, the File No. in the heading is corrected to read as it appears above. [FR Doc. C1–2011–20735 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–65158; File No. SR–MSRB– 2011–11] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; Notice of Filing of Amendments to Rule A–3, on Membership on the Board August 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 August 11, 2011, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (‘‘Board’’ or ‘‘MSRB’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the MSRB. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. The MSRB is filing with the SEC a proposed rule change consisting of amendments to Rule A–3, on membership on the Board, in order to establish a permanent Board structure of 21 Board members divided into three classes, each class being comprised of seven members who would serve three year terms. The terms would be 10 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 [Release No. 34–65094; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2011–115] I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 1 15 12 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2 17 E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 163 (Tuesday, August 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52722-52724]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-65147; File No. SR-CBOE-2011-075]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed 
Rule Change To Amend Certain Registration and Qualification 
Requirements

August 17, 2011.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934, 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1), notice is hereby given that on August 4, 
2011, 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 and 
II below, which Items have been prepared by CBOE. 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

    Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Act''),\1\ the Chicago Board Options 
Exchange, Incorporated (``CBOE'' or the ``Exchange'') proposes to amend 
its rules regarding registration and qualification of individual 
Trading Permit Holders and individual associated persons. The text of 
the proposed rule change is availableon 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.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
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II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

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

1. Purpose
    CBOE is proposing to amend Exchange Rule 3.6A to (i) exempt from 
registration and qualification individual associated persons that are 
restricted from accessing the Exchange (physically and electronically) 
and that do not engage in the securities business of the Trading Permit 
Holder or TPH organization related to activity that occurs at the 
Exchange; and (ii) adopt

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language that would eliminate the need to formally file a waiver 
request for the appropriate category of registration if the individual 
Trading Permit Holder or individual associated person maintains a 
registration(s) in designated categories.
    Pursuant to Rule 15b7-1,\2\ promulgated under the Exchange Act,\3\ 
``No registered broker or dealer shall effect any transaction in * * * 
any security unless any natural person associated with such broker or 
dealer who effects or is involved in effecting such transaction is 
registered or approved in accordance with the standards of training, 
experience, competence, and other qualification standards * * * 
established by the rules of any national securities exchange * * *. 
CBOE Rule 3.6A sets forth the requirements for registration and 
qualification of individual Trading Permit Holders and individual 
associated persons. In response to a request by the Division of Trading 
and Markets of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the 
``Commission'' or ``SEC''), CBOE recently amended its rules to expand 
its registration and qualification requirements set forth in CBOE Rule 
3.6A to include individual Trading Permit Holders and individual 
associated persons that are engaged or to be engaged in the securities 
business of a Trading Permit Holder or TPH organization.\4\ CBOE Rule 
3.6A provides that these individuals must be registered with the 
Exchange in the category of registration appropriate to the function to 
be performed as prescribed by the Exchange. Further, Rule 3.6A 
requires, among other things, that an individual Trading Permit Holder 
or individual associated person submit an application for registration 
and pass the appropriate qualification examination before the 
registration can become effective. The revised requirements apply to 
both CBOE and CBOE Stock Exchange (``CBSX'') Trading Permit Holders and 
their associated persons.
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    \2\ 17 CFR 240.15b7-1.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.
    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63314 (November 12, 
2010), 75 FR 70957 (November 19, 2010) (SR-CBOE-2010-084).
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    CBOE Rule 3.6A(a)(2) sets forth the types of individuals that are 
exempt from registration.\5\ CBOE is proposing to amend this provision 
to also exempt individual associated persons that are restricted from 
accessing the Exchange (physically and electronically) and that do not 
engage in the securities business of the Trading Permit Holder or TPH 
organization related to activity that occurs on the Exchange. CBOE 
believes that these individuals do not need to be registered with the 
Exchange because these individuals do not access the Exchange directly 
and do not engage in the securities business of the Trading Permit 
Holder relating to activity that occurs on the Exchange. For example, 
Firm XYZ (``XYZ'') is a CBOE TPH organization and a member of NYSE 
AMEX, LLC (``AMEX''). XYZ employs a market-maker, ABC, who is an 
associated person of XYZ registered as a market-maker with the AMEX 
(and subject to the registration and qualification requirements of 
AMEX). ABC would not be required to separately register with CBOE if 
ABC (who does not have physical or electronic access to CBOE) submits 
an order for execution to Broker DEF, a registered broker-dealer and 
CBOE Trading Permit Holder, who executes the order at CBOE. Broker DEF 
is subject to the registration requirements of CBOE.
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    \5\ Even if an individual associated person is exempt from 
registration with the CBOE under Rule 3.6A, Rule 17.1 provides, in 
relevant part, ``A Trading Permit Holder or a person associated with 
a Trading Permit Holder * * * shall be subject to the disciplinary 
jurisdiction of the Exchange.''
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    In conjunction with the registration requirements established by 
SR-CBOE-2010-084, three new qualification examinations became available 
on June 20, 2011 in the Central Registration Depository system 
(``WebCRD''), which is operated by the Financial Industry Regulatory 
Authority, Incorporated (``FINRA''). These registration categories 
include the following (the required qualification examinations and 
prerequisites, as applicable, associated with each registration 
category are in parentheses): PT--Proprietary Trader (Series 56), CT--
Proprietary Trader Compliance Officer (Series 14, Series 56 
prerequisite) and TP--Proprietary Trader Principal (Series 24, Series 
56 prerequisite). CBOE is proposing to adopt language that would 
eliminate the need to formally file a waiver request for the 
appropriate category of registration if the individual Trading Permit 
Holder or individual associated person maintains designated 
registration categories. Specifically, CBOE is proposing to permit 
individuals that maintain a Series 7 to satisfy the qualification 
component associated with registration as a Proprietary Trader. 
Similarly, CBOE is proposing to accept the Series 24 (including any 
prerequisite examinations) to satisfy the qualification component 
associated with registration as a Proprietary Trader Compliance 
Officer. CBOE is also proposing to allow individual Trading Permit 
Holders and/or individual associated persons that maintain the Series 
9/10 and the Series 23 \6\ (including any prerequisite examinations) to 
satisfy the qualification component associated with registration as a 
Proprietary Trader Principal.
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    \6\ The Series 23 is designed to test a candidate's knowledge of 
the rules and statutory provisions applicable to the management of a 
broker-dealer. It is CBOE's understanding that FINRA permits the 
Series 23 as an alternative to the Series 24 for its members who are 
registered as General Securities Sales Supervisors and who are 
seeking to register and qualify as General Securities Principals. 
The Series 23 examination covers material from the Series 24 
examination not otherwise covered under the Series 9/10 examination.
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    CBOE is proposing to limit the time period for which an automatic 
waiver of the Series 56 would be granted for those individuals that 
maintain a Series 7 registration. Any individual seeking an automatic 
waiver of the Series 56 because they maintain a Series 7 registration 
must complete all registration requirements in WebCRD for the 
Proprietary Trader designation no later than December 31, 2011. In 
addition, CBOE is proposing that because the Series 23 is not available 
in WebCRD, each applicant must provide documentation of a valid Series 
23 license to the Registration Services Department upon request for the 
Series 24 registration in WebCRD.
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)(1) \8\ 
of the Act in particular, in that it is designed to enforce compliance 
by Exchange members and persons associated with its members with the 
rules of the Exchange. The Exchange also believes the proposed rule 
change furthers the objectives of Section 6(c)(3) \9\ of the Act, which 
authorizes CBOE to prescribe standards of training, experience and 
competence for persons associated with CBOE Trading Permit Holders, in 
that this filing proposes to amend and clarify the registration and 
qualification requirements set forth in Exchange Rule 3.6A. CBOE 
believes the proposed changes are reasonable and set forth the 
appropriate qualifications for an individual Trading Permit Holder and 
individual associated person that is required to register under 
Exchange Rule 3.6A, including, but not limited to, Market-Makers, 
proprietary traders and individuals effecting transactions on behalf of 
other broker-dealers.
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1).
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(c)(3).

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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.

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

    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 after the date of the filing, or such 
shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective 
pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \10\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \11\ 
thereunder.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission 
written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at 
least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed 
rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. 
The Exchange has satisfied this requirement.
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

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-2011-075 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-2011-075. 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 publicly available. All 
submissions should refer to File Number SR-CBOE-2011-075 and should be 
submitted on or before September 13, 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.
[FR Doc. 2011-21465 Filed 8-22-11; 8:45 am]
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