Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change for the NASDAQ OMX PSX Facility To Accept Inbound Orders Routed From the NASDAQ OMX BX Equities Market of NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc., 64987-64988 [2011-26993]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 19, 2011 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–65553; File No. SR–Phlx– 2011–138] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change for the NASDAQ OMX PSX Facility To Accept Inbound Orders Routed From the NASDAQ OMX BX Equities Market of NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. October 13, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 2 thereunder, notice is hereby given that on October 6, 2011, NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘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 is filing a proposed rule change for the NASDAQ OMX PSX facility of PHLX (‘‘System’’) to receive inbound orders routed from the NASDAQ OMX BX Equities Market of NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (‘‘BX’’), as described further below. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/ micro.aspx?id=PHLXRulefilings, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Oct 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose In conjunction with a proposal by BX to provide outbound routing services to all markets using its affiliated routing broker, NES,3 the Exchange proposes that NES be permitted to route orders from BX to the Exchange on a one-year pilot basis. NES is a broker-dealer and member of NASDAQ, PHLX and BX. NES provides all routing functions for The NASDAQ Stock Market (‘‘NASDAQ’’) as well as, pursuant to recent proposed rule changes, BX and PHLX.4 BX, NASDAQ, PHLX and NES are affiliates. Accordingly, the affiliate relationship between PHLX and NES, its member, raises the issue of an exchange’s affiliation with a member of such exchange. Specifically, in connection with prior filings, the Commission has expressed concern that the affiliation of an exchange with one of its members raises the potential for unfair competitive advantage and potential conflicts of interest between an exchange’s self-regulatory obligations and its commercial interests.5 Recognizing that the Commission has previously expressed concern regarding the potential for conflicts of interest in instances where a member firm is affiliated with an exchange of which it is a member, the Exchange previously proposed, and the Commission approved, limitations and conditions on NES’s affiliation with the Exchange.6 Also recognizing that the Commission has expressed concern regarding the potential for conflicts of interest in instances where a member firm is affiliated with an exchange to which it is routing orders, the Exchange previously proposed, and the Commission approved,7 NES’s affiliation with the Exchange to permit the Exchange to accept inbound orders that NES routes in its capacity as a facility of NASDAQ, subject to the certain limitations and conditions. The Exchange now proposes to permit PHLX to accept inbound orders that NES 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65470 (October 3, 2011) (SR–BX–2011–048). 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 65470 (October 3, 2011) (SR–BX–2011–048); and 65469 (October 3, 2011) (SR–Phlx–2011–108). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 59153 (December 23, 2008), 73 FR 80485 (SR–NASDAQ– 2008–098); and 62736 (August 17, 2010), 75 FR 51861 (August 23, 2010) (SR–NASDAQ–2010–100). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62877 (September 9, 2010), 75 FR 56633 (September 16, 2010) (SR–PHLX–2010–79). 7 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64987 routes in its capacity as a facility of BX, subject to these same limitations and conditions: • First, the Exchange and FINRA will maintain a Regulatory Contract, as well as an agreement pursuant to Rule 17d– 2 under the Act (‘‘17d–2 Agreement’’).8 Pursuant to the Regulatory Contract and the 17d–2 Agreement, FINRA will be allocated regulatory responsibilities to review NES’s compliance with certain Exchange rules.9 Pursuant to the Regulatory Contract, however, PHLX retains ultimate responsibility for enforcing its rules with respect to NES. • Second, FINRA will monitor NES for compliance with the Exchange’s trading rules, and will collect and maintain certain related information.10 • Third, FINRA will provide a report to the Exchange’s chief regulatory officer (‘‘CRO’’), on a quarterly basis, that: (i) Quantifies all alerts (of which FINRA is aware) that identify NES as a participant that has potentially violated Commission or Exchange rules, and (ii) lists all investigations that identify NES as a participant that has potentially violated Commission or Exchange rules. • Fourth, the Exchange has in place PHLX Rule 985, which requires NASDAQ OMX, as the holding company owning both the Exchange and NES, to establish and maintain procedures and internal controls reasonably designed to ensure that NES does not develop or implement changes to its system, based on non-public information obtained regarding planned changes to the Exchange’s systems as a result of its affiliation with the Exchange, until such information is available generally to similarly situated Exchange members, in connection with the provision of inbound order routing to the Exchange. • Fifth, the Exchange proposes that the routing of orders from NES to the Exchange, in NES’s capacity as a facility of BX, be authorized for a pilot period of one year. The Exchange believes that the abovelisted conditions protect the independence of the Exchange’s 8 17 CFR 240.17d–2. is also subject to independent oversight by FINRA, its designated examining authority, for compliance with financial responsibility requirements. 10 Pursuant to the Regulatory Contract, both FINRA and the Exchange will collect and maintain all alerts, complaints, investigations and enforcement actions in which NES (in its capacity as a facility of BX routing orders to PHLX) is identified as a participant that has potentially violated applicable Commission or Exchange rules. The Exchange and FINRA will retain these records in an easily accessible manner in order to facilitate any potential review conducted by the Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. 9 NES E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 64988 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 202 / Wednesday, October 19, 2011 / Notices regulatory responsibility with respect to NES, and that these mitigate the aforementioned concerns about potential conflicts of interest and unfair competitive advantage. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,11 in general, and with Sections 6(b)(5) of the Act,12 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, because the proposed rule change will allow the Exchange to receive inbound routes of orders from NES, acting in its capacity as a facility of BX, in a manner consistent with prior approvals and established protections. The Exchange believes that the proposed conditions establish mechanisms that protect the independence of the Exchange’s regulatory responsibility with respect to NES, as well as ensure that NES 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 not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action 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 11 15 12 15 U.S.C. 78f. U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Oct 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 13 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) thereunder.14 The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay. The Exchange believes that waiver of the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because it would benefit users by offering more opportunities for their orders to be executed.15 The Commission notes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the rules of the Exchange, which permits the Exchange to accept inbound routed orders from its affiliate NASDAQ, through NES,16 and rules of other national securities exchanges, and does not raise any new substantive issues.17 For these reasons, the Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, and designates the proposal to be operative upon filing with the Commission.18 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: 13 15 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. 15 See SR–Phlx–2011–138, Item 7. 16 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62877 (September 9, 2011), 75 FR 56633 (September 16, 2011) (SR–Phlx–2010–79). 17 See, e.g., Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 62901 (September 13, 2010), 75 FR 57097 (September 17, 2010) (SR–BATS–2010–024); and 64729 (June 23, 2011), 76 FR 38232 (June 29, 2011) (SR–NYSE–2011–24). 18 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). 14 17 PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–Phlx–2011–138 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx–2011–138. This file number should be included on the subject line if email 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 website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Phlx– 2011–138 and should be submitted on or before November 9, 2011. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.19 Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–26993 Filed 10–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 19 17 E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 19OCN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-65553; File No. SR-Phlx-2011-138]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change for the 
NASDAQ OMX PSX Facility To Accept Inbound Orders Routed From the NASDAQ 
OMX BX Equities Market of NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.

October 13, 2011.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 \2\ thereunder, notice is hereby given 
that on October 6, 2011, NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC (``Phlx'' or ``Exchange'') 
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or 
``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 
below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission 
is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule 
change from interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is filing a proposed rule change for the NASDAQ OMX 
PSX facility of PHLX (``System'') to receive inbound orders routed from 
the NASDAQ OMX BX Equities Market of NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (``BX''), as 
described further below.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/micro.aspx?id=PHLXRulefilings, 
at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room.

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

    In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements 
concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in 
sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such 
statements.

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

1. Purpose
    In conjunction with a proposal by BX to provide outbound routing 
services to all markets using its affiliated routing broker, NES,\3\ 
the Exchange proposes that NES be permitted to route orders from BX to 
the Exchange on a one-year pilot basis.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65470 (October 3, 
2011) (SR-BX-2011-048).
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    NES is a broker-dealer and member of NASDAQ, PHLX and BX. NES 
provides all routing functions for The NASDAQ Stock Market (``NASDAQ'') 
as well as, pursuant to recent proposed rule changes, BX and PHLX.\4\ 
BX, NASDAQ, PHLX and NES are affiliates. Accordingly, the affiliate 
relationship between PHLX and NES, its member, raises the issue of an 
exchange's affiliation with a member of such exchange. Specifically, in 
connection with prior filings, the Commission has expressed concern 
that the affiliation of an exchange with one of its members raises the 
potential for unfair competitive advantage and potential conflicts of 
interest between an exchange's self-regulatory obligations and its 
commercial interests.\5\
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    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 65470 (October 3, 
2011) (SR-BX-2011-048); and 65469 (October 3, 2011) (SR-Phlx-2011-
108).
    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 59153 (December 23, 
2008), 73 FR 80485 (SR-NASDAQ-2008-098); and 62736 (August 17, 
2010), 75 FR 51861 (August 23, 2010) (SR-NASDAQ-2010-100).
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    Recognizing that the Commission has previously expressed concern 
regarding the potential for conflicts of interest in instances where a 
member firm is affiliated with an exchange of which it is a member, the 
Exchange previously proposed, and the Commission approved, limitations 
and conditions on NES's affiliation with the Exchange.\6\ Also 
recognizing that the Commission has expressed concern regarding the 
potential for conflicts of interest in instances where a member firm is 
affiliated with an exchange to which it is routing orders, the Exchange 
previously proposed, and the Commission approved,\7\ NES's affiliation 
with the Exchange to permit the Exchange to accept inbound orders that 
NES routes in its capacity as a facility of NASDAQ, subject to the 
certain limitations and conditions. The Exchange now proposes to permit 
PHLX to accept inbound orders that NES routes in its capacity as a 
facility of BX, subject to these same limitations and conditions:
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    \6\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62877 (September 9, 
2010), 75 FR 56633 (September 16, 2010) (SR-PHLX-2010-79).
    \7\ Id.
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     First, the Exchange and FINRA will maintain a Regulatory 
Contract, as well as an agreement pursuant to Rule 17d-2 under the Act 
(``17d-2 Agreement'').\8\ Pursuant to the Regulatory Contract and the 
17d-2 Agreement, FINRA will be allocated regulatory responsibilities to 
review NES's compliance with certain Exchange rules.\9\ Pursuant to the 
Regulatory Contract, however, PHLX retains ultimate responsibility for 
enforcing its rules with respect to NES.
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    \8\ 17 CFR 240.17d-2.
    \9\ NES is also subject to independent oversight by FINRA, its 
designated examining authority, for compliance with financial 
responsibility requirements.
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     Second, FINRA will monitor NES for compliance with the 
Exchange's trading rules, and will collect and maintain certain related 
information.\10\
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    \10\ Pursuant to the Regulatory Contract, both FINRA and the 
Exchange will collect and maintain all alerts, complaints, 
investigations and enforcement actions in which NES (in its capacity 
as a facility of BX routing orders to PHLX) is identified as a 
participant that has potentially violated applicable Commission or 
Exchange rules. The Exchange and FINRA will retain these records in 
an easily accessible manner in order to facilitate any potential 
review conducted by the Commission's Office of Compliance 
Inspections and Examinations.
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     Third, FINRA will provide a report to the Exchange's chief 
regulatory officer (``CRO''), on a quarterly basis, that: (i) 
Quantifies all alerts (of which FINRA is aware) that identify NES as a 
participant that has potentially violated Commission or Exchange rules, 
and (ii) lists all investigations that identify NES as a participant 
that has potentially violated Commission or Exchange rules.
     Fourth, the Exchange has in place PHLX Rule 985, which 
requires NASDAQ OMX, as the holding company owning both the Exchange 
and NES, to establish and maintain procedures and internal controls 
reasonably designed to ensure that NES does not develop or implement 
changes to its system, based on non-public information obtained 
regarding planned changes to the Exchange's systems as a result of its 
affiliation with the Exchange, until such information is available 
generally to similarly situated Exchange members, in connection with 
the provision of inbound order routing to the Exchange.
     Fifth, the Exchange proposes that the routing of orders 
from NES to the Exchange, in NES's capacity as a facility of BX, be 
authorized for a pilot period of one year.
    The Exchange believes that the above-listed conditions protect the 
independence of the Exchange's

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regulatory responsibility with respect to NES, and that these mitigate 
the aforementioned concerns about potential conflicts of interest and 
unfair competitive advantage.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with the provisions of Section 6 of the Act,\11\ in general, and with 
Sections 6(b)(5) of the Act,\12\ 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, because the 
proposed rule change will allow the Exchange to receive inbound routes 
of orders from NES, acting in its capacity as a facility of BX, in a 
manner consistent with prior approvals and established protections. The 
Exchange believes that the proposed conditions establish mechanisms 
that protect the independence of the Exchange's regulatory 
responsibility with respect to NES, as well as ensure that NES cannot 
use any information it may have because of its affiliation with the 
Exchange to its advantage.
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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \12\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

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

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

    No written comments were either solicited or received.

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

    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 \13\ and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6) thereunder.\14\
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    \13\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \14\ 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 Exchange believes that waiver of the 30-day 
operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the 
public interest because it would benefit users by offering more 
opportunities for their orders to be executed.\15\ The Commission notes 
that the proposed rule change is consistent with the rules of the 
Exchange, which permits the Exchange to accept inbound routed orders 
from its affiliate NASDAQ, through NES,\16\ and rules of other national 
securities exchanges, and does not raise any new substantive 
issues.\17\ For these reasons, the Commission believes that waiving the 
30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors 
and the public interest, and designates the proposal to be operative 
upon filing with the Commission.\18\
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    \15\ See SR-Phlx-2011-138, Item 7.
    \16\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62877 (September 9, 
2011), 75 FR 56633 (September 16, 2011) (SR-Phlx-2010-79).
    \17\ See, e.g., Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 62901 
(September 13, 2010), 75 FR 57097 (September 17, 2010) (SR-BATS-
2010-024); and 64729 (June 23, 2011), 76 FR 38232 (June 29, 2011) 
(SR-NYSE-2011-24).
    \18\ 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 email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-Phlx-2011-138 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.
All submissions should refer to File Number SR-Phlx-2011-138. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if email 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 website viewing and 
printing in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 
a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for 
inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All 
comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does 
not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should 
submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All 
submissions should refer to File Number SR-Phlx-2011-138 and should be 
submitted on or before November 9, 2011.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\19\
Elizabeth M. Murphy,
Secretary.
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    \19\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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