Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Establish a Fee Schedule Applicable to Its OTC Interest Rate Swap Clearing Offering, 82005-82006 [2011-33361]

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[FR Doc. 2011–33513 Filed 12–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–66029; File No. SR–CME– 2011–20] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Establish a Fee Schedule Applicable to Its OTC Interest Rate Swap Clearing Offering December 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 December 20, 2011, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (‘‘CME’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change described in Items I, II and III below, which items have been prepared primarily by CME. CME filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 3 of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) 4 thereunder. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change CME is proposing to establish a new fee schedule that would apply to its OTC Interest Rate Swap clearing offering. The text of the proposed rule change is available at CME’s Web site at http://www.cmegroup.com, at the principal office of CME, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 82006 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2011 / Notices II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, CME included statements concerning the purpose 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. CME has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change CME currently offers clearing for certain OTC Interest Rate Swap products. The filing proposes to establish a new fee schedule that will apply to CME’s OTC Interest Rate Swap (‘‘IRS’’) clearing fees. The proposed rules changes are related to fees and therefore will become effective immediately.5 However, the proposed changes will become operative as of January 6, 2012. There are two separate fee schedules that will be added. The first sets forth the new fee schedule that will apply to IRS Clearing Members clearing OTC IRS transactions at CME. The second sets forth the new fee schedule that will apply to customers of IRS Clearing Members clearing OTC IRS transactions at CME. The text of the new fee schedules is attached, with additions underlined and deletions in strikethrough. CME has also certified the proposed rule changes that are the subject of this filing to its primary regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’). The proposed CME rule amendments establish or change a member due, fee or other charge imposed by CME under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(2) thereunder. CME believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations thereunder and, in particular, to 17A(b)(3)(iv),6 in that it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among participants. CME notes that it operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can 5 The staff notes that pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii) rule changes related to fees are effective upon filing. 6 The staff notes the correct citation is 17A(b)(3)(D). 15 U.S.C. 78q–1(b)(3)(D). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Dec 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 readily direct business to competing venues. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition CME does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any impact, or impose any burden, on competition. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others CME has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments regarding this proposed rule change. CME has not received any unsolicited written comments from interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change was filed pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 and became effective on filing. At any time within sixty days of the filing of such 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 may be submitted by using 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 No. SR–CME–2011– 20 on the subject line. • Paper comments should be sent 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–CME–2011–20. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 CME. 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–CME–2011–20 and should be submitted on or before January 19, 2012. For the Commission by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–33361 Filed 12–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–66030; File No. SR–CME– 2011–18] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Establish a Fee Schedule Applicable to Its OTC Credit Default Swap North American Index Clearing Offering December 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 December 20, 2011, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (‘‘CME’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change described in Items I, II and III below, which items have been prepared primarily by CME. CME filed the proposed rule change pursuant to 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Release No. 34-66029; File No. SR-CME-2011-20]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To 
Establish a Fee Schedule Applicable to Its OTC Interest Rate Swap 
Clearing Offering

 December 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 December 20, 2011, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (``CME'') filed 
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') the 
proposed rule change described in Items I, II and III below, which 
items have been prepared primarily by CME. CME filed the proposed rule 
change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) \3\ of the Act and Rule 19b-
4(f)(2) \4\ thereunder.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of Terms of Substance of 
the Proposed Rule Change

    CME is proposing to establish a new fee schedule that would apply 
to its OTC Interest Rate Swap clearing offering. The text of the 
proposed rule change is available at CME's Web site at http://www.cmegroup.com, at the principal office of CME, and at the 
Commission's Public Reference Room.

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

    In its filing with the Commission, CME included statements 
concerning the purpose 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. CME 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 Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    CME currently offers clearing for certain OTC Interest Rate Swap 
products. The filing proposes to establish a new fee schedule that will 
apply to CME's OTC Interest Rate Swap (``IRS'') clearing fees. The 
proposed rules changes are related to fees and therefore will become 
effective immediately.\5\ However, the proposed changes will become 
operative as of January 6, 2012. There are two separate fee schedules 
that will be added. The first sets forth the new fee schedule that will 
apply to IRS Clearing Members clearing OTC IRS transactions at CME. The 
second sets forth the new fee schedule that will apply to customers of 
IRS Clearing Members clearing OTC IRS transactions at CME. The text of 
the new fee schedules is attached, with additions underlined and 
deletions in strikethrough.
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    \5\ The staff notes that pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii) 
rule changes related to fees are effective upon filing.
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    CME has also certified the proposed rule changes that are the 
subject of this filing to its primary regulator, the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission (``CFTC'').
    The proposed CME rule amendments establish or change a member due, 
fee or other charge imposed by CME under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 19b-4(f)(2) thereunder. CME 
believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the 
requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and 
regulations thereunder and, in particular, to 17A(b)(3)(iv),\6\ in that 
it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and 
other charges among participants. CME notes that it operates in a 
highly competitive market in which market participants can readily 
direct business to competing venues.
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    \6\ The staff notes the correct citation is 17A(b)(3)(D). 15 
U.S.C. 78q-1(b)(3)(D).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    CME does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any 
impact, or impose any burden, on competition.

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

    CME has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments 
regarding this proposed rule change. CME has not received any 
unsolicited written comments from interested parties.

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

    The foregoing rule change was filed pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 
of the Act and paragraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b-4 and became effective on 
filing. At any time within sixty days of the filing of such 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 may be submitted by using 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 No. SR-CME-2011-20 on the subject line.
     Paper comments should be sent 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-CME-2011-20. 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 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 CME. 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-CME-2011-20 and 
should be submitted on or before January 19, 2012.
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    \7\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\7\
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-33361 Filed 12-28-11; 8:45 am]
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