Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(2) To Make Permanent the Pilot Program That Permits the Exchange To Accept Inbound Orders Routed by Archipelago Securities LLC in Its Capacity as a Facility of Affiliated Exchanges and To Clarify the Text of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) to More Accurately Reflect the Regulatory Services Agreement Between the Exchange and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, 53509-53511 [2011-21874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices 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– 2011–058 and should be submitted on or before September 16,2011. 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: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. 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–BX–2011–058 on the subject line. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES to allow the Exchange and Commission to assess whether to make the pilot permanent in accordance with its attendant obligations and conditions.14 The Commission believes that waiver of the operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because such waiver would allow the pilot period to be extended without undue delay through September 15, 2011 while the Exchange’s proposal to make the pilot permanent is under consideration. Therefore, the Commission designates the proposal operative upon filing.15 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. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [FR Doc. 2011–21857 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [Release No. 34–65185; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2011–61] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(2) To Make Paper Comments Permanent the Pilot Program That • Send paper comments in triplicate Permits the Exchange To Accept to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Inbound Orders Routed by Securities and Exchange Commission, Archipelago Securities LLC in Its 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC Capacity as a Facility of Affiliated 20549–1090. Exchanges and To Clarify the Text of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) All submissions should refer to File to More Accurately Reflect the Number SR–BX–2011–058. This file Regulatory Services Agreement number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Between the Exchange and the Financial Industry Regulatory Commission process and review your Authority comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will August 22, 2011. post all comments on the Commission’s Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ Securities Exchange Act of 1934 rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 submission, all subsequent notice is hereby given that on August amendments, all written statements 18, 2011, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE with respect to the proposed rule Arca’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the change that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Commission, and all written (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and 14 See SR–BX–2011–058, Item 7. 15 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 16 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53509 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 NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(2) to make permanent the pilot program that permits the Exchange to accept inbound orders routed by Archipelago Securities LLC (‘‘Arca Securities’’) in its capacity as a facility of affiliated exchanges (with the attendant obligations and conditions) and to clarify the text of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) to more accurately reflect the regulatory services agreement (‘‘RSA’’) between the Exchange and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, at the Exchange’s Web site at http:// www.nyse.com, at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and at the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.sec.gov. 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 self-regulatory organization 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 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 The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(2) to make permanent the pilot program that permits the Exchange to accept inbound orders routed by Arca Securities in its capacity as a facility of affiliated exchanges (with the attendant obligations and conditions) and to clarify the text of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) to more accurately reflect the RSA between the Exchange and FINRA.3 3 The change to the rule text to more accurately reflect the RSA between the Exchange and FINRA Continued E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 53510 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Currently, Arca Securities is an approved outbound routing facility of the Exchange, providing outbound routing from the Exchange to other market centers.4 The Exchange also has been previously approved to receive inbound routes of orders by Arca Securities in its capacity as an order routing facility of affiliated exchanges on a pilot basis until September 30, 2011.5 On February 24, 2011, the Exchange filed an immediately effective proposal to extend the current pilot program until September 30, 2011.6 On June 16, 2011, the Exchange filed an immediate effective proposal that codified the inbound routing authority in NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c).7 The Exchange hereby seeks permanent approval to permit the Exchange to accept inbound orders that Arca Securities routes in its capacity as a facility of affiliated exchanges. Under the pilot, the Exchange is committed to the following obligations and conditions: • The Exchange will maintain an agreement pursuant to Rule 17d–2 under the Exchange Act with FINRA to relieve the Exchange of regulatory responsibilities for Arca Securities with respect to rules that are common rules between the Exchange and FINRA, and maintain an RSA with FINRA to perform regulatory responsibilities for Arca Securities for unique Exchange rules. • The RSA will require the Exchange to provide FINRA with information, in an easily accessible manner, regarding all exception reports, alerts, complaints, trading errors, cancellations, investigations, and enforcement matters (collectively ‘‘Exceptions’’) in which Arca Securities is identified as a participant that has potentially violated Exchange or SEC Rules and of which the Exchange becomes aware, and shall require that FINRA provide a report, at least quarterly, to the Exchange quantifying all Exceptions in which Arca Securities is identified as a is similar to language that NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. uses to describe its relationship with FINRA. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64896 (July 15, 2011), 76 FR 43740 (July 21, 2011) (SR–BX–2011– 045). 4 See NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(a) and (b). 5 See NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c); see also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64730 (June 23, 2011) 76 FR 38235, 38236 nn. 4–8 (June 29, 2011) (SR–NYSEArca–2011–38) (listing prior approval orders for outbound and inbound pilots). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64042 (March 7, 2011), 76 FR 13440 (March 11, 2011) (SR– NYSEArca–2011–06) (extending pilot from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011). 7 See SR–NYSEArca–2011–38, supra note 5, and Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64823 (July 6, 2011) 76 FR 40973 (July 12, 2011) (SR–NYSEArca– 2011–42) (correcting rule number). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 participant that has potentially violated Exchange or SEC Rules.8 • The Exchange, on behalf of its parent, NYSE Euronext, will establish and maintain procedures and internal controls reasonably designed to prevent Arca Securities from receiving any benefit, taking any action or engaging in any activity based on non-public information regarding planned changes to Exchange systems, obtained as a result of its affiliation with the Exchange, until such information is available generally to similarly situated ETP Holders of the Exchange in connection with the provision of inbound order routing to the Exchange. • The Exchange may furnish to Arca Securities the same information on the same terms that the Exchange makes available in the normal course of business to any other ETP Holder.9 The Exchange is in compliance with the above-listed obligations and conditions. In meeting them, the Exchange has set up mechanisms that protect the independence of the Exchange’s regulatory responsibility with respect to Arca Securities, as well as demonstrate that Arca Securities cannot use any information it may have because of its affiliation with the Exchange to its advantage. Since the Exchange has met all the above-listed obligations and conditions, it now seeks permanent approval of the Exchange and Arca Securities’ inbound routing relationship. The Exchange also proposes to clarify the text of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) to more accurately reflect the RSA between the Exchange and FINRA and specify that the quarterly report of Exceptions shall be provided to the Exchange’s Chief Regulatory Officer. Upon approval of the proposed rule change, the Exchange will continue to comply with the obligations and conditions as set forth in proposed NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1). 2. Statutory Basis The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) 10 of the Act, in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5),11 in particular, in that the proposal 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 8 As noted below, the Exchange proposes to change this provision to more accurately reflect the RSA with FINRA. 9 See SR–NYSEArca-2011–38, supra note 5, and NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(D). 10 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Specifically, the proposed rule change will allow the Exchange to continue receiving inbound routes of orders from Arca Securities, acting in its capacity as a facility of affiliated exchanges, in a manner consistent with prior approvals and established protections. The Exchange believes that meeting the commitments established during the pilot program demonstrates that the Exchange has mechanisms that protect the independence of the Exchange’s regulatory responsibility with respect to Arca Securities, as well as demonstrate that Arca Securities cannot use any information it may have because of its affiliation with the Exchange to its advantage. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve or disapprove the proposed rule change, or (B) Institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Notices Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 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–NYSEArca–2011–61 on the subject line. Paper Comments emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES • 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–NYSEArca–2011–61. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– NYSEArca–2011–61 and should be submitted on or before September 16, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–21874 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] [Release No. 34–65184; File No. SR– NYSEAmex–2011–63] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Amex LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Amending NYSE Amex Equities Rule 17(c)(2)(B) To Make Permanent the Pilot Program that Permits the Exchange To Accept Inbound Orders Routed by Archipelago Securities LLC in Its Capacity as a Facility of Affiliated Exchanges and To Clarify the NYSE Amex Equities Rule 17(c)(2)(A)(ii) To More Accurately Reflect the Regulatory Services Agreement Between the Exchange and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority 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 18, 2011, NYSE Amex LLC (‘‘NYSE Amex’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by 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 NYSE Amex Equities Rule 17(c)(2)(B) to make permanent the pilot program that permits the Exchange to accept inbound orders routed by Archipelago Securities LLC (‘‘Arca Securities’’) in its capacity as a facility of affiliated exchanges (with the attendant obligations and conditions) and to clarify the text of NYSE Amex Equities Rule 17(c)(2)(A)(ii) to more accurately reflect the regulatory services agreement (‘‘RSA’’) between the Exchange and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, at the Exchange’s Web site at http:// www.nyse.com, at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and at the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.sec.gov. 1 15 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:37 Aug 25, 2011 2 17 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 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 self-regulatory organization 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 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 August 22, 2011. BILLING CODE P 12 17 53511 Sfmt 4703 The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Amex Equities Rule 17(c)(2)(B) to make permanent the pilot program that permits the Exchange to accept inbound orders routed by Arca Securities in its capacity as a facility of affiliated exchanges (with the attendant obligations and conditions) and to clarify the text of NYSE Amex Equities Rule 17(c)(2)(A)(ii) to more accurately reflect the RSA between the Exchange and FINRA.3 Currently, Arca Securities is an approved outbound routing facility of the Exchange, providing outbound routing from the Exchange to other market centers.4 The Exchange also has been previously approved to receive inbound routes of orders by Arca Securities in its capacity as an order routing facility of affiliated exchanges on a pilot basis until September 30, 2011.5 On February 24, 2011, the Exchange filed an immediately effective proposal to extend the current pilot program until September 30, 2011.6 On June 16, 2011, the Exchange filed an immediate effective proposal that codified the inbound routing authority 3 The change to the rule text to more accurately reflect the RSA between the Exchange and FINRA is similar to language that NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. uses to describe its relationship with FINRA. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64896 (July 15, 2011), 76 FR 43740 (July 21, 2011) (SR–BX–2011– 045). 4 See NYSE Amex Equities Rules 13 and 17(c)(1). 5 See NYSE Amex Equities Rule 17(c)(2); see also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64728 (June 23, 2011) 76 FR 38223 nn. 4–7 (June 29, 2011) (SR– NYSEAmex–2011–39) (listing prior approval orders for outbound and inbound pilots). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64014 (March 2, 2011), 76 FR 12773 (March 8, 2011) (SR– NYSEAmex–2011–10) (extending pilot from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011). E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 166 (Friday, August 26, 2011)]
[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-65185; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2011-61]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing 
of Proposed Rule Change Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(2) To 
Make Permanent the Pilot Program That Permits the Exchange To Accept 
Inbound Orders Routed by Archipelago Securities LLC in Its Capacity as 
a Facility of Affiliated Exchanges and To Clarify the Text of NYSE Arca 
Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) to More Accurately Reflect the Regulatory 
Services Agreement Between the Exchange and the Financial Industry 
Regulatory Authority

August 22, 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 18, 2011, NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca'' or the ``Exchange'') 
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') the 
proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which 
Items have been prepared by 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 amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(2) 
to make permanent the pilot program that permits the Exchange to accept 
inbound orders routed by Archipelago Securities LLC (``Arca 
Securities'') in its capacity as a facility of affiliated exchanges 
(with the attendant obligations and conditions) and to clarify the text 
of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) to more accurately reflect the 
regulatory services agreement (``RSA'') between the Exchange and the 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (``FINRA''). The text of the 
proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, at the Exchange's 
Web site at http://www.nyse.com, at the Commission's Public Reference 
Room, and at the Commission's Web site at http://www.sec.gov.

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 self-regulatory organization 
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 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
    The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(2) 
to make permanent the pilot program that permits the Exchange to accept 
inbound orders routed by Arca Securities in its capacity as a facility 
of affiliated exchanges (with the attendant obligations and conditions) 
and to clarify the text of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) to 
more accurately reflect the RSA between the Exchange and FINRA.\3\
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    \3\ The change to the rule text to more accurately reflect the 
RSA between the Exchange and FINRA is similar to language that 
NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. uses to describe its relationship with FINRA. 
See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64896 (July 15, 2011), 76 FR 
43740 (July 21, 2011) (SR-BX-2011-045).

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    Currently, Arca Securities is an approved outbound routing facility 
of the Exchange, providing outbound routing from the Exchange to other 
market centers.\4\ The Exchange also has been previously approved to 
receive inbound routes of orders by Arca Securities in its capacity as 
an order routing facility of affiliated exchanges on a pilot basis 
until September 30, 2011.\5\ On February 24, 2011, the Exchange filed 
an immediately effective proposal to extend the current pilot program 
until September 30, 2011.\6\ On June 16, 2011, the Exchange filed an 
immediate effective proposal that codified the inbound routing 
authority in NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c).\7\ The Exchange hereby 
seeks permanent approval to permit the Exchange to accept inbound 
orders that Arca Securities routes in its capacity as a facility of 
affiliated exchanges.
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    \4\ See NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(a) and (b).
    \5\ See NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c); see also Securities 
Exchange Act Release No. 64730 (June 23, 2011) 76 FR 38235, 38236 
nn. 4-8 (June 29, 2011) (SR-NYSEArca-2011-38) (listing prior 
approval orders for outbound and inbound pilots).
    \6\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 64042 (March 7, 
2011), 76 FR 13440 (March 11, 2011) (SR-NYSEArca-2011-06) (extending 
pilot from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011).
    \7\ See SR-NYSEArca-2011-38, supra note 5, and Securities 
Exchange Act Release No. 64823 (July 6, 2011) 76 FR 40973 (July 12, 
2011) (SR-NYSEArca-2011-42) (correcting rule number).
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    Under the pilot, the Exchange is committed to the following 
obligations and conditions:
     The Exchange will maintain an agreement pursuant to Rule 
17d-2 under the Exchange Act with FINRA to relieve the Exchange of 
regulatory responsibilities for Arca Securities with respect to rules 
that are common rules between the Exchange and FINRA, and maintain an 
RSA with FINRA to perform regulatory responsibilities for Arca 
Securities for unique Exchange rules.
     The RSA will require the Exchange to provide FINRA with 
information, in an easily accessible manner, regarding all exception 
reports, alerts, complaints, trading errors, cancellations, 
investigations, and enforcement matters (collectively ``Exceptions'') 
in which Arca Securities is identified as a participant that has 
potentially violated Exchange or SEC Rules and of which the Exchange 
becomes aware, and shall require that FINRA provide a report, at least 
quarterly, to the Exchange quantifying all Exceptions in which Arca 
Securities is identified as a participant that has potentially violated 
Exchange or SEC Rules.\8\
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    \8\ As noted below, the Exchange proposes to change this 
provision to more accurately reflect the RSA with FINRA.
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     The Exchange, on behalf of its parent, NYSE Euronext, will 
establish and maintain procedures and internal controls reasonably 
designed to prevent Arca Securities from receiving any benefit, taking 
any action or engaging in any activity based on non-public information 
regarding planned changes to Exchange systems, obtained as a result of 
its affiliation with the Exchange, until such information is available 
generally to similarly situated ETP Holders of the Exchange in 
connection with the provision of inbound order routing to the Exchange.
     The Exchange may furnish to Arca Securities the same 
information on the same terms that the Exchange makes available in the 
normal course of business to any other ETP Holder.\9\
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    \9\ See SR-NYSEArca-2011-38, supra note 5, and NYSE Arca 
Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(D).
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    The Exchange is in compliance with the above-listed obligations and 
conditions. In meeting them, the Exchange has set up mechanisms that 
protect the independence of the Exchange's regulatory responsibility 
with respect to Arca Securities, as well as demonstrate that Arca 
Securities cannot use any information it may have because of its 
affiliation with the Exchange to its advantage. Since the Exchange has 
met all the above-listed obligations and conditions, it now seeks 
permanent approval of the Exchange and Arca Securities' inbound routing 
relationship. The Exchange also proposes to clarify the text of NYSE 
Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1)(B) to more accurately reflect the RSA 
between the Exchange and FINRA and specify that the quarterly report of 
Exceptions shall be provided to the Exchange's Chief Regulatory 
Officer. Upon approval of the proposed rule change, the Exchange will 
continue to comply with the obligations and conditions as set forth in 
proposed NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.45(c)(1).
2. Statutory Basis
    The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) \10\ of 
the Act, in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 
6(b)(5),\11\ in particular, in that the proposal 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 regulating, clearing, settling, processing 
information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in 
securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a 
free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to 
protect investors and the public interest. Specifically, the proposed 
rule change will allow the Exchange to continue receiving inbound 
routes of orders from Arca Securities, acting in its capacity as a 
facility of affiliated exchanges, in a manner consistent with prior 
approvals and established protections. The Exchange believes that 
meeting the commitments established during the pilot program 
demonstrates that the Exchange has mechanisms that protect the 
independence of the Exchange's regulatory responsibility with respect 
to Arca Securities, as well as demonstrate that Arca Securities cannot 
use any information it may have because of its affiliation with the 
Exchange to its advantage.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
impose any burden on competition 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

    No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the 
proposed rule change.

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

    Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may 
designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to 
be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to 
which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will:
    (A) By order approve or disapprove the proposed rule change, or
    (B) Institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule 
change should be disapproved.

IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act.

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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-NYSEArca-2011-61 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-NYSEArca-2011-61. This 
file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. 
To help the Commission process and review your comments more 
efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all 
comments on the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, 
all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that 
are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating 
to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, 
other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance 
with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site 
viewing and printing in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F 
Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between 
the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be 
available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the 
Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the 
Commission does not edit personal identifying information from 
submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make 
publicly available. All submissions should refer to File Number SR-
NYSEArca-2011-61 and should be submitted on or before September 16, 
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. 2011-21874 Filed 8-25-11; 8:45 am]
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