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Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices through a registered securities exchange or a national securities association in accordance with a plan submitted to and approved by the Commission. Plans have been approved for the American, Boston, Chicago, New York, Pacific, and Philadelphia stock exchanges and for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Currently, the bulk of the fingerprints are submitted through FINRA. It is estimated that approximately 4,939 respondents submit approximately 288,000 sets of fingerprints (consisting of 133,000 electronic fingerprints and 155,000 fingerprint cards) to exchanges or a national securities association on an annual basis. The Commission estimates that it would take approximately 15 minutes to create and submit each fingerprint card. 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[FR Doc. 2011–21859 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–65175; File No. SR–BX– 2011–057] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Establish and Adopt Fees for the New BX PreTrade Risk Management Service August 19, 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 August 16, 2011, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (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 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 establish and adopt fees for the new BX Pre-Trade Risk Management service (‘‘PRM’’). The Exchange will implement the fee effective September 1, 2011. The text of the proposed rule change is below. Proposed new language is in 1 15 2 17 E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 26AUN1 53504 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices 7016. [Reserved] BX Pre-Trade Risk Management (a) Users of BX Pre-trade Risk Management (‘‘PRM’’) will be assessed a monthly fee italics; proposed deletions are in brackets. * * * * * Port tiers Tier Tier Tier Tier 1 2 3 4 Number of PRM-enabled ports .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. .............................................................................. (b) Users of PRM services specified below will be assessed the following charges in * * * * 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 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing to adopt BX Pre-trade Risk Management under Rule 7016. PRM provides member firms with the ability to set a wide range of parameters for orders to facilitate pretrade protection by creating a PRM module defined to represent checks desired. Using PRM, member firms can increase controls on their trading activity and the trading activity of their clients and customers at the order level, including the opportunity to prevent potentially erroneous transactions. PRM validates orders entered on PRMenabled ports prior to allowing those orders into its matching engine and, using parameters set by the subscriber, determines if the order should be sent for fulfillment. If PRM rejects an order, it alerts the member firm and provides it with clearly-defined reasons for the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 Monthly fee 50 or more ..................................................................... 20 to 49 ......................................................................... 5 to 19 ........................................................................... 1 to 4 ............................................................................. $400 $500 $550 $600 per per per per port, port, port, port, per per per per month. month. month. month. addition to the applicable PRM-enabled port charges: PRM Modules ........................................................................................... Aggregate Total Checks ........................................................................... PRM Workstation Add-ons to an existing Workstation or WeblinkACT 2.0. * based on the following table, and such fees will not exceed $25,000 per member firm, per month: No charge. No charge. $100 per each PRM Workstation Add-on per month. rejection.3 These alerts are sent on Execution and Order/Message DROP copy lines/reports. The Exchange believes that PRM will be a useful tool to assist members in complying with the Commission’s new market access rule 4 and related Exchange requirements. PRM users may choose to set PRM Order Checks, Aggregate Total Checks within a PRM Module, and subscribe to PRM Workstation Add-ons to an existing Workstation or WeblinkACT 2.0. PRM manages risk by checking each order, before it is accepted into the system, against certain parameters prespecified by the user within a module, such as maximum order size or value, order type restrictions, market session restrictions (pre/post market), security restrictions, including per-security limits, restricted stock list, and certain other criteria. These checks are in addition to the Fat Finger Check, which is available for all orders submitted through a RASH/FIX PRM-enabled port.5 In order for a member firm to subscribe, at least one PRM Module per market participant ID (‘‘MPID’’) is required, but a user may have multiple PRM Module subscriptions per MPID, depending on the type and number of ports designated as PRM ports.6 A PRM 3 For example, PRM provides a ‘‘Fat Finger Check,’’ which allows a user to compare price instructions on incoming orders against the current displayed size and price in the market. If the order is not in line with the displayed price and size, the order will be rejected before it can execute. Users can set order limits at several levels to ensure that clearly erroneous orders never execute. 4 17 CFR 240.15c3–5. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63241 (November 3, 2010), 75 FR 69792 (November 15, 2010). 5 Id. 6 A member firm using FIX or Rash ports can configure its PRM Module to pre-trade-manage a subscriber’s order flow for a specified MPID and PRM-enabled port, or for an account within an MPID. A member using OUCH ports can configure PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Module is created to validate individual orders against pre-specified parameters. Aggregate Total Checks allow users to limit overall daily trading activity based on Buy, Sell, and/or Net trading limits. These daily trading activity limits may be established at an aggregate limit and/ or security specific limit per PRM Module. Member firms may subscribe to the PRM Workstation Add-on to an existing Workstation or WeblinkACT 2.0 for a fee. The Exchange is proposing to assess a per-port fee for PRM under Rule 7016(a). This monthly port-based fee is tiered, decreasing as the number of PRM-enabled ports subscribed increase and the next tier is reached. The Exchange is also proposing to limit the fees assessed a member firm under the tiered fee structure to a total of $25,000 per month. Rule 7016(b) sets forth fees assessed for PRM Modules and Aggregate Total Check, which will be available to subscribers at no cost, and a monthly fee of $100 per each PRM Workstation Add-on to an existing Workstation or WeblinkACT 2.0 per month. The NASDAQ Stock Market (‘‘NASDAQ’’) has offered Pre-trade Risk Management to its members for many years, and the Exchange is now proposing to offer member firms the identical service offered at the same fee levels.7 A member firm that is an existing subscriber of NASDAQ PRM, however, must subscribe separately to BX PRM to receive the service for its Exchange order flow. its PRM Module to pre-trade-manage a subscriber’s order flow for a specified port. 7 The Exchange notes that NASDAQ recently amended the fees assessed for PRM and its services. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65020 (August 3, 2011), 76 FR 48193 (August 8, 2011) (SR–NASDAQ–2011–099). E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act 8 in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among members and issuers and other persons using any facility or system which the Exchange operates or controls, and it does not unfairly discriminate between customers, issuers, brokers or dealers. The new PRM fee schedule applies to all subscribers equally based on the number of ports subscribed. The proposed fees will cover the costs associated with separately offering the service, responding to customer requests, configuring Exchange systems, programming to user specifications, and administering the service, among other things, and may provide the Exchange with a profit to the extent costs are covered. The Exchange also believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 9 because 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 mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system. PRM is designed to assist member firms in avoiding entry of erroneous orders by screening out those that exceed pre-determined limits, which otherwise may harm both the member firm and the quality of the markets. As such, PRM is an important compliance tool that members may use to help maintain the regulatory integrity of the markets. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES The Exchange 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. Written comments were neither solicited nor received. 8 15 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest, does not impose any significant burden on competition, and, by its terms, does not 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 Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 10 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) thereunder.11 The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay. The Commission believes that waiver of the operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. Such a waiver will allow the Exchange to offer the PRM service, which a member may use as a tool that could assist compliance with certain regulatory obligations and enhance market integrity, as soon as possible. Accordingly, the Commission designates the proposal operative upon filing.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 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 B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action • 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 53505 Number SR–BX–2011–057 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–BX–2011–057. 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 the 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–BX– 2011–057 and should be submitted on or before September 16, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. 10 15 [FR Doc. 2011–21854 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] 11 17 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) requires the Exchange to give the Commission written notice of the Exchange’s intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and text of 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. 12 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, 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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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-65175; File No. SR-BX-2011-057]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Establish 
and Adopt Fees for the New BX Pre-Trade Risk Management Service

August 19, 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 August 16, 2011, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (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 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 proposes to establish and adopt fees for the new BX 
Pre-Trade Risk Management service (``PRM''). The Exchange will 
implement the fee effective September 1, 2011.
    The text of the proposed rule change is below. Proposed new 
language is in

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italics; proposed deletions are in brackets.
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7016. [Reserved] BX Pre-Trade Risk Management

(a) Users of BX Pre-trade Risk Management (``PRM'') will be assessed 
a monthly fee based on the following table, and such fees will not 
exceed $25,000 per member firm, per month:

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              Port tiers                          ports                             Monthly fee
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Tier 1................................  50 or more...............  $400 per port, per month.
Tier 2................................  20 to 49.................  $500 per port, per month.
Tier 3................................  5 to 19..................  $550 per port, per month.
Tier 4................................  1 to 4...................  $600 per port, per month.
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    (b) Users of PRM services specified below will be assessed the 
following charges in addition to the applicable PRM-enabled port 
charges:

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PRM Modules............................  No charge.
Aggregate Total Checks.................  No charge.
PRM Workstation Add-ons to an existing   $100 per each PRM Workstation
 Workstation or WeblinkACT 2.0.           Add-on per month.
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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 Exchange is proposing to adopt BX Pre-trade Risk Management 
under Rule 7016. PRM provides member firms with the ability to set a 
wide range of parameters for orders to facilitate pre-trade protection 
by creating a PRM module defined to represent checks desired. Using 
PRM, member firms can increase controls on their trading activity and 
the trading activity of their clients and customers at the order level, 
including the opportunity to prevent potentially erroneous 
transactions. PRM validates orders entered on PRM-enabled ports prior 
to allowing those orders into its matching engine and, using parameters 
set by the subscriber, determines if the order should be sent for 
fulfillment. If PRM rejects an order, it alerts the member firm and 
provides it with clearly-defined reasons for the rejection.\3\ These 
alerts are sent on Execution and Order/Message DROP copy lines/reports. 
The Exchange believes that PRM will be a useful tool to assist members 
in complying with the Commission's new market access rule \4\ and 
related Exchange requirements.
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    \3\ For example, PRM provides a ``Fat Finger Check,'' which 
allows a user to compare price instructions on incoming orders 
against the current displayed size and price in the market. If the 
order is not in line with the displayed price and size, the order 
will be rejected before it can execute. Users can set order limits 
at several levels to ensure that clearly erroneous orders never 
execute.
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.15c3-5. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 
63241 (November 3, 2010), 75 FR 69792 (November 15, 2010).
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    PRM users may choose to set PRM Order Checks, Aggregate Total 
Checks within a PRM Module, and subscribe to PRM Workstation Add-ons to 
an existing Workstation or WeblinkACT 2.0. PRM manages risk by checking 
each order, before it is accepted into the system, against certain 
parameters pre-specified by the user within a module, such as maximum 
order size or value, order type restrictions, market session 
restrictions (pre/post market), security restrictions, including per-
security limits, restricted stock list, and certain other criteria. 
These checks are in addition to the Fat Finger Check, which is 
available for all orders submitted through a RASH/FIX PRM-enabled 
port.\5\ In order for a member firm to subscribe, at least one PRM 
Module per market participant ID (``MPID'') is required, but a user may 
have multiple PRM Module subscriptions per MPID, depending on the type 
and number of ports designated as PRM ports.\6\ A PRM Module is created 
to validate individual orders against pre-specified parameters. 
Aggregate Total Checks allow users to limit overall daily trading 
activity based on Buy, Sell, and/or Net trading limits. These daily 
trading activity limits may be established at an aggregate limit and/or 
security specific limit per PRM Module. Member firms may subscribe to 
the PRM Workstation Add-on to an existing Workstation or WeblinkACT 2.0 
for a fee.
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    \5\ Id.
    \6\ A member firm using FIX or Rash ports can configure its PRM 
Module to pre-trade-manage a subscriber's order flow for a specified 
MPID and PRM-enabled port, or for an account within an MPID. A 
member using OUCH ports can configure its PRM Module to pre-trade-
manage a subscriber's order flow for a specified port.
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    The Exchange is proposing to assess a per-port fee for PRM under 
Rule 7016(a). This monthly port-based fee is tiered, decreasing as the 
number of PRM-enabled ports subscribed increase and the next tier is 
reached. The Exchange is also proposing to limit the fees assessed a 
member firm under the tiered fee structure to a total of $25,000 per 
month. Rule 7016(b) sets forth fees assessed for PRM Modules and 
Aggregate Total Check, which will be available to subscribers at no 
cost, and a monthly fee of $100 per each PRM Workstation Add-on to an 
existing Workstation or WeblinkACT 2.0 per month.
    The NASDAQ Stock Market (``NASDAQ'') has offered Pre-trade Risk 
Management to its members for many years, and the Exchange is now 
proposing to offer member firms the identical service offered at the 
same fee levels.\7\ A member firm that is an existing subscriber of 
NASDAQ PRM, however, must subscribe separately to BX PRM to receive the 
service for its Exchange order flow.
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    \7\ The Exchange notes that NASDAQ recently amended the fees 
assessed for PRM and its services. See Securities Exchange Act 
Release No. 65020 (August 3, 2011), 76 FR 48193 (August 8, 2011) 
(SR-NASDAQ-2011-099).

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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act \8\ in that it provides for the 
equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among 
members and issuers and other persons using any facility or system 
which the Exchange operates or controls, and it does not unfairly 
discriminate between customers, issuers, brokers or dealers. The new 
PRM fee schedule applies to all subscribers equally based on the number 
of ports subscribed. The proposed fees will cover the costs associated 
with separately offering the service, responding to customer requests, 
configuring Exchange systems, programming to user specifications, and 
administering the service, among other things, and may provide the 
Exchange with a profit to the extent costs are covered.
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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    The Exchange also believes that the proposed rule change is 
consistent with the provisions of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act \9\ 
because 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 mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system. 
PRM is designed to assist member firms in avoiding entry of erroneous 
orders by screening out those that exceed pre-determined limits, which 
otherwise may harm both the member firm and the quality of the markets. 
As such, PRM is an important compliance tool that members may use to 
help maintain the regulatory integrity of the markets.
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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

    The Exchange 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.

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 significantly 
affect the protection of investors or the public interest, does not 
impose any significant burden on competition, and, by its terms, does 
not 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 Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \10\ and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6) thereunder.\11\
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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)(iii) 
requires the Exchange to give the Commission written notice of the 
Exchange's intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a 
brief description and text of 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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    The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day 
operative delay. The Commission believes that waiver of the operative 
delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public 
interest. Such a waiver will allow the Exchange to offer the PRM 
service, which a member may use as a tool that could assist compliance 
with certain regulatory obligations and enhance market integrity, as 
soon as possible. Accordingly, the Commission designates the proposal 
operative upon filing.\12\
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    \12\ For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, 
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-BX-2011-057 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-BX-2011-057. 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 the 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-BX-2011-057 and should be 
submitted on or before September 16, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\13\
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    \13\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Elizabeth M. Murphy,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-21854 Filed 8-25-11; 8:45 am]
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