Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGA Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend EDGA Rules 1.5, 11.5, 11.8, 11.9 and 11.14 in Connection With the Implementation of the National Market System Plan To Address Extraordinary Market Volatility, 14394-14400 [2013-05003]

Download as PDF 14394 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices 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 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 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–C2– 2013–010, and should be submitted on or before March 26, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–04993 Filed 3–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–69002; File No. SR–EDGA– 2013–08] Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGA Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend EDGA Rules 1.5, 11.5, 11.8, 11.9 and 11.14 in Connection With the Implementation of the National Market System Plan To Address Extraordinary Market Volatility emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES February 27, 2013. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 13, 2013, EDGA Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGA’’) 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 self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Rules 1.5, 11.5, 11.8, 11.9 and 11.14 regarding the implementation of the National Market System Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility (as amended, the ‘‘Plan’’) as approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission.3 All of the changes described herein are applicable to EDGA Members. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Internet Web site at www.directedge.com, at the Exchange’s principal office, on the Commission’s Internet Web site at www.sec.gov, 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 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 these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The self-regulatory organization 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 the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose EDGA proposes to amend Rules 1.5, 11.5, 11.8, 11.9 and 11.14 in connection with the implementation of the Plan. Background On April 5, 2011, NYSE Euronext, on behalf of the New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’), NYSE Amex LLC, and NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘Arca’’), and the following parties to the Plan: BATS Exchange, Inc., BATS Y-Exchange, Inc. (together, ‘‘BATS’’), Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., EDGA, EDGX Exchange, Inc., Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc., NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, and National Stock 3 See Securities Exchange Release No. 67091 (May 31, 2012), 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012) (approving the Plan on a pilot basis). 1 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exchange, Inc. (collectively with NYSE, NYSE MKT, and Arca, the ‘‘Participants’’), filed with the Commission pursuant to Section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),4 and Rule 608 thereunder,5 the Plan to create a market-wide limit uplimit down (‘‘LULD’’) mechanism that is intended to address extraordinary market volatility in NMS Stocks.6 The Plan sets forth procedures that provide for market-wide LULD requirements that would be designed to prevent trades in individual NMS Stocks from occurring outside of specified price bands. These LULD requirements would be coupled with trading pauses 7 to accommodate more fundamental price moves (as opposed to erroneous trades or momentary gaps in liquidity). The price bands would consist of a Lower Price Band (the ‘‘Lower Price Band’’) and an Upper Price Band (the ‘‘Upper Price Band’’—each a ‘‘Price Band’’ and, together with the Lower Price Band, the ‘‘Price Bands’’) for each NMS Stock. The Price Bands would be calculated by the Securities Information Processors (the ‘‘SIP’’ or ‘‘Processors’’) responsible for consolidation of information for an NMS Stock pursuant to Rule 603(b) of Regulation NMS under the Act.8 The Price Bands would be based on a Reference Price 9 that equals the arithmetic mean price of Eligible Reported Transactions 10 for the NMS Stock over the immediately preceding five-minute period. The Price Bands for an NMS Stock would be calculated by applying the Percentage Parameter 11 for 4 15 U.S.C. 78k–1. CFR 242.608. 6 See Letter from Janet M. McGinness, Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary, NYSE Euronext, to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, dated April 5, 2011 (‘‘Transmittal Letter’’). The term ‘‘NMS Stock’’ shall have the meaning provided in Rule 600(b)(47) of Regulation NMS under the Act. 7 As defined in Section I(X) of the Plan. 8 17 CFR 242.603(b). 9 As defined in Section I(T) of the Plan. 10 As defined in the proposed Plan, Eligible Reported Transactions would have the meaning prescribed by the Operating Committee for the proposed Plan, and generally mean transactions that are eligible to update the sale price of an NMS Stock. 11 As initially proposed by the Participants, the Percentage Parameters for Tier 1 NMS Stocks (i.e., stocks in the S&P 500 Index or Russell 1000 Index and certain ETPs) with a Reference Price of $1.00 or more would be five percent and less than $1.00 would be the lesser of (a) $0.15 or (b) 75 percent. The Percentage Parameters for Tier 2 NMS Stocks (i.e., all NMS Stocks other than those in Tier 1) with a Reference Price of $1.00 or more would be 10 percent and less than $1.00 would be the lesser of (a) $0.15 or (b) 75 percent. The Percentage Parameters for a Tier 2 NMS Stock that is a leveraged ETP would be the applicable Percentage Parameter set forth above multiplied by the leverage ratio of such product. On May 24, 2012, the 5 17 E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices such NMS Stock to the Reference Price, with the Lower Price Band being a Percentage Parameter below the Reference Price, and the Upper Price Band being a Percentage Parameter above the Reference Price. Between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. ET and 3:35 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET, the Price Bands would be calculated by applying double the Percentage Parameters. Under the Plan, the Exchange is required to establish, maintain, and enforce written policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent the display of offers below the Lower Price Band and bids above the Upper Price Band for an NMS Stock. The Processors would disseminate an offer below the Lower Price Band or bid above the Upper Price Band that nevertheless inadvertently may be submitted despite such reasonable policies and procedures, but with an appropriate flag identifying it as non-executable; such bid or offer would not be included in National Best Bid (‘‘NBB’’) or National Best Offer (‘‘NBO’’ and, together with the NBB, the ‘‘NBBO’’) calculations. In addition, the Exchange is required to develop, maintain, and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent trades at prices outside the Price Bands, with the exception of single-priced opening, reopening, and closing transactions on the primary listing exchange. In connection with the upcoming implementation of the Plan on April 8, 2013, the Exchange proposes to amend the following rules: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Order Execution (Rule 11.9) The Exchange proposes to re-organize Rule 11.9 so that matters relevant to order execution would be covered in Rule 11.9(a), while matters relevant to order routing would be covered in Rule 11.9(b). Rules 11.9(a) and (b) would be structured so that each would contain subsections that would describe the manner by which execution and routing would be affected by the Plan, among other regulations. The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3) that would provide particular details with regard to how the Plan would modify order behavior on the Exchange. Proposed Rule 11.9(a)(3) and its subparagraphs are described below. Participants amended the Plan to create a 20% price band for Tier 1 and Tier 2 stocks with a Reference Price of $0.75 or more and up to and including $3.00. The Percentage Parameter for stocks with a Reference Price below $0.75 would be the lesser of (a) $0.15 or (b) 75 percent. See Securities Exchange Release No. 67091 (May 31, 2012), 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 Compliance With the Plan The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3), which would state that, except as provided in Section VI of the Plan,12 for any executions to occur during Regular Trading Hours, such executions must occur at a price that is greater than or equal to the Lower Price Band and less than or equal to the Upper Price Band, when such Price Bands are disseminated. Default Behavior for Non-Routable Orders Not Crossing the Price Bands The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(A), which would state that, when a non-routable buy (sell) order is entered into the System 13 at a price less (greater) than or equal to the Upper (Lower) Price Band, such order will be posted to the EDGA Book 14 or executed, unless (i) the order is an Immediate-orCancel (‘‘IOC’’) Order,15 in which case it will be cancelled if not executed, or (ii) the User 16 has entered instructions to cancel the order. Default Behavior When a Non-Routable Buy (Sell) Order Arrives at a Price Higher (Lower) Than the Upper (Lower) Price Band The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(B), which would state that, when a non-routable buy (sell) order arrives at a price greater (less) than the Upper (Lower) Price Band, the Exchange will re-price and display such buy (sell) order at the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band. Default Behavior When the Upper (Lower) Price Band Moves to a Price Higher (Lower) Than a Resting Buy (Sell) Order’s Displayed Posting Price If the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band moves above (below) a nonroutable buy (sell) order’s displayed posting price, such buy (sell) order will not be adjusted further and will remain posted at the original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book. 12 Section VI(A)(1) of the Plan provides that ‘‘single-priced opening, reopening, and closing transactions on the Primary Listing Exchange, however, shall be excluded from this limitation. In addition, any transaction that both (i) does not update the last sale price (except if solely because the transaction was reported late), and (ii) is excepted or exempt from Rule 611 under Regulation NMS shall be excluded from this limitation.’’ 13 As defined in Rule 1.5(cc). 14 As defined in Rule 1.5(d). 15 As defined in Rule 11.5(b)(1). 16 As defined in Rule 1.5(ee). PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14395 Default Behavior When the Upper (Lower) Price Band Crosses a Resting Buy (Sell) Order’s Displayed Posting Price Proposed Rule 11.9(a)(3)(B) would also state that, when the Upper (Lower) Price Band crosses a non-routable buy (sell) order resting on the EDGA Book, such buy (sell) order will be re-priced to the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band. Routable Market and Limit Orders The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(C), which would cross reference how routable market and limit orders would behave under the Plan.17 The proposed order handling under the Plan would be set forth in proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B) and described in the section entitled ‘‘Changes in Routing Behavior to Comply with the Plan,’’ below. Short Sale Behavior The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(D), which would describe how short sale orders would be repriced in accordance with both Regulation SHO and the Plan. In particular, the proposed rule would state that, where a short sale order is entered into the System with a limit price below the Lower Price Band and a short sale price test restriction under Rule 201 of Regulation SHO (‘‘short sale price test restriction’’) is in effect for the covered security, the System will reprice such order to the Lower Price Band as long as the Lower Price Band is at a Permitted Price.18 When a short sale order is entered into the System with a limit price above the Lower Price Band and a short sale price test restriction is in effect for the covered security, the System will re-price such order, if necessary, at a Permitted Price pursuant to Rule 11.5(c)(4). Example: Sell Short Order is priced at the Lower Price Band where the Lower Price Band is above the NBB Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10, the Price Bands 19 are $10.01 by $10.15, and the short sale price test restriction is in effect. A sell short order arrives to sell 100 shares at $10.00 and is displayed at $10.01. The sell short order will be allowed to be priced at 17 The Exchange notes that the behavior of stop orders and stop limit orders, as defined in Exchange Rule 1.5, are not specifically addressed in this filing as they are converted to market and limit orders when the stop price is elected and will then behave like market or limit orders, respectively, as described above. 18 As defined in Rule 11.5(c)(4)(B). 19 Note that Price Band prices used in all examples in this filing are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect the method by which the actual Price Bands will be calculated in accordance with the Plan. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 14396 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices the Lower Price Band so long as the Lower Price Band is above the NBB during the short sale price test restriction. Policies and Procedures The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(E) to specify that pursuant to Section IV of the Plan, all Trading Centers 20 in NMS Stocks, including those operated by Members of the Exchange, shall establish maintain, and enforce written policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to comply with the requirements specified in Section VI of the Plan, and to comply with the Trading Pauses specified in Section VII of the Plan. Applicability of the Plan to Specific Order Types The following examples and descriptions demonstrate how Rules 11.9(a)(3)(A)–(C), as described above, will affect specific order functionality under the Plan. Immediate-or-Cancel (‘‘IOC’’) Orders As described in proposed Rule 11.9(a)(3)(A), IOC Orders will be executed to the extent allowed within the Price Bands, and the portion not so executed will be cancelled. In general, IOC and IOC Intermarket Sweep Orders 21 (‘‘IOC ISO’’) will be handled the same way when the Price Bands are inside of the NBBO. Buy IOC/ IOC ISOs will be executed up to the Upper Price Band and the remainder will be canceled back to the User. Sell IOC/IOC ISOs will be executed down to the Lower Price Band and the remainder will be canceled back to the User. IOC ISOs will be prevented from executing at prices that cross the Price Bands when the limit price of the ISO crosses a Price Band that is outside of the NBBO. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Example 1: Sell IOC Order Executes Down to the Lower Price Band Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $10.04 by $10.15. Three orders are placed: Order1 to buy 100 shares at $10.02; Order2 to buy 100 shares at $10.04; and an IOC Order to sell 200 shares at $10.02. The IOC Order will execute 100 shares at $10.04 against Order2 and the remaining 100 shares will be cancelled back to the User. The IOC Order cannot execute against Order1 because Order1 is priced below the Lower Price Band. Example 2: Sell IOC ISO Executes through NBBO Down to the Lower Price Band Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.99 by $10.15. Three orders are placed: Order1 to buy 100 shares 20 As defined in Rule 2.11(a). Orders are described in Exchange Rule 11.5(d) and defined under Regulation NMS. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51808 (June 9, 2005), 70 FR 37496 (June 29, 2005). 21 ISO VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 at $9.99; Order2 to buy 100 shares at $9.98; and an IOC ISO to sell 200 shares at $9.98. The IOC ISO will execute 100 shares at $9.99 against Order1 and the remaining 100 shares will be canceled back to the User. The IOC ISO cannot execute against Order2 because Order2 is priced below the Lower Price Band. EDGA Only/Post Only Orders 22 As described in proposed Rule 11.9(a)(3)(B), where a non-routable order such as a EDGA Only/Post Only buy (sell) Order is entered into the System at a price above (below) the Upper (Lower) Price Band, such buy (sell) order will be re-priced and displayed at the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band. If the Upper (Lower) Price Band moves higher (lower) than the EDGA Only/Post Only buy (sell) Order’s posting price, such buy (sell) order will not be adjusted further and will remain at the original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book. Example 1: EDGA Only/Post Only Order is entered into the System at a Price that Crosses the Price Bands Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.95 by $10.08. An EDGA Only/Post Only buy Order arrives at $10.09. The buy order will be re-priced, displayed and posted to the EDGA Book at $10.08, the price of the Upper Price Band. Example 2: Price Band Moves Higher Than EDGA Only/Post Only Buy Order on the EDGA Book Assume the same facts as in Example 1, but now the Price Bands adjust to $9.95 by $10.10. The buy order will not be adjusted further and will instead remain on the EDGA Book at $10.08, the original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book. Changes in Routing Behavior To Comply With the Plan The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B), which would describe how routing will function under the Plan and would be divided into three major subsections, detailed under the subheadings listed below. Default Routing Behavior The first major subsection, proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i), would describe how default routing behavior would function in accordance with the Plan and would state that, in order to comply with the Plan, a routable buy (sell) market or routable marketable limit order will be routed by the Exchange only when the NBO (NBB) is or becomes executable according to the Plan, which would be when the NBO is less than or equal to the Upper Price Band (NBB is greater than or equal to the Lower Price Band). According to the Plan, the NBO (NBB) is or becomes non-executable 22 As PO 00000 defined in Rules 11.5(c)(4) and (5). Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 when the NBO is greater than the Upper Price Band (the NBB is less than the Lower Price Band) (‘‘Non-Executable’’). Proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i) would also state that, excluding routing strategies SWPA, SWPB and SWPC, for purposes of Rules 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i)(I) and (II), routing strategies that access all Protected Quotations include the following routing strategies as described in current Rule 11.9(b)(3) (proposed to be re-numbered Rule 11.9(b)(2)): ROUT, ROUX, ROUC, ROUE and ROOC. Routing strategies that do not access all Protected Quotations include all other routing strategies listed in current Rule 11.9(b)(3). Routing strategies that access all Protected Quotations (other than SWPA, SWPB and SWPC) are designed to maximize liquidity with the intention to fully execute a marketable order. Routing strategies that do not access all Protected Quotations are designed with other objectives in mind and are not as likely to fully execute a marketable order because of the smaller number of liquidity sources accessed. For example, routing strategy ROUZ, which does not access all Protected Quotations, will only access dark pools after interacting with the EDGA Book and then post any remainder to the EDGA Book unless otherwise instructed by the User. If a marketable order utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected Quotations cannot be executed because the Upper (Lower) Price Band crosses the NBO (NBB) (i.e., the NBO/NBB is non-executable), the Exchange believes that, in order to fulfill the routing strategy’s objective of maximizing liquidity and fully executing a marketable order, it is appropriate to re-price such order up to the order’s limit price and re-route such order once the Upper (Lower) Price Band no longer crosses the NBO (NBB) (i.e., the NBO/NBB becomes executable). Below are examples illustrating how default routing behavior will function in accordance with the Plan.23 Example: Buy Order Example where NBO is Above the Upper Price Band Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.95 by $10.05. Order1 arrives to buy 100 shares at $10.15; Order2 arrives to buy 100 shares as a market order. Neither Order1 nor Order2 will be routed because no buy orders will be routed when the NBO is above the Upper Price Band. 23 All of the below examples in this section on changes to the behavior of routable orders as a result of compliance with the Plan assume that there is no liquidity on the EDGA Book. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Routable Market Orders Proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i) would contain two minor subsections, the first of which, proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i)(I), would describe routing behavior under the Plan applicable to routable market orders and would state that, for routing strategies that access all Protected Quotations, if the NBO (NBB) is Non-Executable and a buy (sell) market order is placed, the System will default to re-price such buy (sell) market order and display it at the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band and will continue to re-price it to the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band as the Upper (Lower) Price Band adjusts, so long as the buy (sell) market order does not move above (below) its market collar price, as defined in Rule 11.5(a)(2), or alternatively, such buy (sell) market order may be cancelled pursuant to User instruction. For all other routing strategies that do not access all Protected Quotations, routable market orders will not be re-priced and displayed at the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band and will instead be cancelled if the NBO (NBB) is NonExecutable. The rule further provides that if the Upper (Lower) Price Band crosses a routable buy (sell) order resting on the EDGA Book, such buy (sell) order will be re-priced to the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band. Example 1: Buy Market Order where NBO is Above Upper Price Band Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.95 by $10.05. A routable buy market order arrives for 100 shares utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected Quotations (e.g., ROUT). The buy order will not be routed as the NBO is Non-Executable (greater than the Upper Price Band) and will be posted and displayed at $10.05 or cancelled according to the User’s instructions. If the Price Bands move up after the initial re-price to $9.98 by $10.08, the buy order will be re-priced and displayed at $10.08. If the Upper Price Band moves down after the initial re-price to $9.92 by $10.02, the buy order will be re-priced and displayed at $10.02. In the same example, if the buy market order arrives for 100 shares utilizing a routing strategy that does not access all Protected Quotations, such as ROCO, then the System will cancel the buy market order when the NBO is Non-Executable and will not re-price and display the order at the price of the Upper Price Band. Example 2: Market Order is Re-Priced to Market Collar Price as a Result of Movement of the Price Bands Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $11.00, the Price Bands are $9.05 by $10.05 and the last sale was at $10.00. A market order arrives to buy 100 shares and is displayed at $10.05 with a market collar of $10.50. The Price VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 Bands then change to $10.00 by $11.00. As a result, the market order is posted and displayed at its collar price of $10.50. Routable Limit Orders The second minor subsection, proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i)(II), would describe routing behavior under the Plan applicable to routable limit orders and would state that, if the price of (i) a routable buy (sell) limit order that is entered into the System or (ii) the unfilled balance of such order returned from routing to away Trading Centers is greater (less) than the Upper (Lower) Price Band and is ineligible for routing as a result of the NBO (NBB) being or having become Non-Executable, then the System will default to re-price such buy (sell) order and display it at the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band, or alternatively, it may be cancelled pursuant to User instruction. For routing strategies that access all Protected Quotations, if the Upper (Lower) Price Band subsequently moves above (below) the routable buy (sell) order’s posting price, such routable order will continue to be re-priced to the Upper (Lower) Price Band until the order reaches its limit price. For all other routing strategies that do not access all Protected Quotations, the routable order will not be re-priced to a price above (below) the original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book. The rule further provides that if the Upper (Lower) Price Band crosses a routable buy (sell) order resting on the EDGA Book, such buy (sell) order will be re-priced to the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band. Example 1: Sell Limit Order that accesses all Protected Quotations where NBB is Below Lower Price Band Assume the NBBO is $10.02 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $10.04 by $10.15. A routable sell order arrives for 100 shares at $10.01 utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected Quotations (e.g., ROUT). The sell order will not be routed and will be posted and displayed at $10.04 or cancelled according to the User’s instructions. If the Price Bands move up after the initial re-price to $10.06 by $10.16, the order will be re-priced to display at $10.06. If the Price Bands move down after the initial re-price to $10.03 by $10.13, the order will be re-priced to display at $10.03. Example 2: Sell Limit Order that does not access all Protected Quotations Assume the NBBO is $10.02 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $10.04 by $10.15. A routable sell order arrives for 100 shares at $10.01 utilizing a routing strategy that does not access all Protected Quotations (e.g., ROUZ). The sell order will not be routed and will instead be posted and displayed at $10.04 or cancelled according to the User’s instructions. PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14397 If the Price Bands move up to $10.06 by $10.16 after the initial re-price, the order will be re-priced and displayed at $10.06. If the Price Bands move down to $10.03 by $10.13 after the initial re-price, the order will be repriced and displayed at $10.04, the original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book. Re-Routing Behavior The second major subsection, proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(ii), would describe how re-routing will function under the Plan and would state that, for routing strategies that access all Protected Quotations, when the Upper (Lower) Price Band adjusts such that the NBO (NBB) becomes executable, a routable buy (sell) market order or marketable limit order will be eligible to be re-routed by the Exchange. Example 1: Routing Buy Order when NBO Becomes Executable Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.94 by $10.09. A routable buy market order arrives for 100 shares utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected Quotations (e.g., ROUT).24 The buy order will not be routed and will instead be posted and displayed at $10.09. The Price Bands change to $9.95 by $10.10. The order will be routed since the NBO is now executable. Example 2: Routing Sell Order when NBB Becomes Executable Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $10.05 by $10.15. A routable sell order arrives for 100 shares at $9.99 utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected Quotations (e.g., ROUT). The sell order will be re-priced and displayed at $10.05. The Price Bands then change to $9.98 by $10.10. The sell order will be routed since the NBB is now executable. Behavior of Orders Utilizing SWP Routing Strategies The third and final major subsection, Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(iii), would describe how orders utilizing routing strategies SWPA, SWPB and SWPC 25 (together, ‘‘SWP routing strategies’’) will function under the Plan and would state that the System will immediately cancel orders utilizing a SWP routing strategy when an order to buy utilizing an SWP routing strategy has a limit price that is greater than the Upper Price Band or if a sell order utilizing an SWP routing strategy has a limit price that is less than the Lower Price Band. The following examples illustrate how an order utilizing a SWP routing strategy (an ‘‘SWP order’’) would behave in accordance with the Plan: 24 If, for example, a routing strategy that does not access all Protected Quotations, such as ROUZ, is elected by the User, the order is not re-routed and remains posted on the EDGA Book. 25 Rules 11.9(b)(3)(o), (p) and (q) define SWPA, SWPB and SWPC routing strategies, respectively. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 14398 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Example 1: Buy SWP Limit Price Crosses the Upper Price Band (Price Band Inside the NBBO) Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $10.00 by $10.08. A SWP order is placed to buy 100 shares at $10.10. The order is rejected immediately because its $10.10 limit price crosses the Upper Price Band. Example 2: Buy SWP Limit Price Crosses the Upper Price Band (Price Band Outside the NBBO) Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.95 by $10.11. A SWP order is placed to buy 100 shares at $10.12. The order is rejected immediately because its $10.12 limit price crosses the Upper Price Band. Example 3: Buy SWP Limit Price is the same as the price of the Upper Price Band (Price Band Outside the NBBO) Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.95 by $10.11. A SWP order is placed to buy 100 shares at $10.11. The order is executed and ISOs can be routed out since the limit price of $10.11 is equal to the Upper Price Band. Miscellaneous Organizational Amendments to Rule 11.9 The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(1) (Compliance with Regulation SHO), which would contain unchanged text from current Rule 11.9(a) relevant to compliance with Regulation SHO. The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(2) (Compliance with Regulation NMS), which would contain unchanged text from current Rule 11.9(a) relevant to compliance with Regulation NMS. The Exchange proposes to re-number current Rule 11.9(a)(1) (Execution against EDGA Book) to new Rule 11.9(a)(4). The text of the rule would remain unchanged. The Exchange proposes to rename current Rule 11.9(b) (Execution and Routing) to Rule 11.9(b) (Routing). The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(b)(1), which would contain text in current Rule 11.9(b)(2) with regard to routing to away trading centers. The text of the rule will remain unchanged aside from updated cross references. The Exchange also proposes to add Rule 11.9(b)(1)(A), which would contain unchanged text in current Rule 11.9(b)(2) relevant to Regulation SHO. The Exchange proposes to add new Rules 11.9(b)(1)(C) and (D), which would contain the unchanged text of current Rules 11.9(b)(2)(A) and (B), respectively. Lastly, the Exchange proposes to re-number current Rule 11.9(b)(3) to new Rule 11.9(b)(2). The text of the rule will remain unchanged. Orders and Modifiers (Rule 11.5) The Exchange proposes to amend cross references in Rules 11.5(a)(2), 11.5(c)(4)–(10), and 11.5(d)(1) in response to the re-numbering of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 subsections within Rule 11.9, as discussed in detail above. until the Upper Price Band no longer crosses the midpoint of the NBBO. Mid-Point Discretionary Orders The Exchange proposes to amend The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 11.5(c)(17) to describe the behavior Rule 11.5(c)(7) to describe the behavior of Mid-Point Discretionary Orders under of Mid-Point Peg Orders 26 under the the Plan. Plan. The Exchange believes that, when a The Exchange believes that, when a Protected Quotation is crossed by the Protected Quotation 27 is crossed by the Price Bands and all Trading Centers Price Bands and all Trading Centers have not yet replaced their quotes to re- have not yet replaced their quotes to realign them with the Price Bands, the align them with the Price Bands, the integrity of the NBBO is compromised. integrity of the NBBO is compromised. In such circumstances, the Exchange In such circumstances, the Exchange believes that it is fair and reasonable to believes that it is fair and reasonable to shut down all midpoint trading until the shut down all midpoint trading until the Protected Quotation is no longer crossed Protected Quotation is no longer crossed by the Price Bands. Pursuant to Rule by the Price Bands. Pursuant to Rule 11.9(a)(3), Mid-Point Discretionary 11.9(a)(3), Mid-Point Peg Orders will not trade with any other orders when (i) Orders will only execute at their the price of the Upper Price Band moves displayed prices and not within their below an existing Protected Bid; 28 or (ii) discretionary ranges when (i) the price of the Upper Price Band moves below the Lower Price Band moves above an an existing Protected Bid; or (ii) the 29 Mid-Point existing Protected Offer. Lower Price Band moves above an Peg Orders will resume trading against existing Protected Offer. Mid-Point other orders when the conditions in (i) Discretionary Orders will resume or (ii) no longer exist. trading against other orders in their Example 1: Mid-Point Peg Order Does Not discretionary range when the conditions Trade when Upper Price Band Crosses in (i) or (ii) no longer exist. Mid-Point Peg Orders Protected Bids from other Exchanges Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.01 and the Price Bands are $9.02 by $10.02. The best bids are $10.00 at NYSE, $10.00 at BATS and $9.95 at ARCA. Order1 is placed to Sell 100 shares at $9.95 as a Mid-Point Peg Order. The Price Bands then change to $8.99 by $9.99 and the NBBO changes to $9.95 by $10.01 (BATS and NYSE’s best bids are excluded from the NBBO by the SIP and neither exchange has yet submitted new quotes to the SIP). Order2 is placed to Buy 100 shares at $9.99. Order2 does not trade with Order1 and remains posted to the EDGA Book at $9.99. Mid-Point Peg Orders will continue to execute at the midpoint of the NBBO or at prices better than the midpoint of the NBBO as long as the execution price is within the Upper and Lower Price Bands. The Exchange notes that Mid-Point Peg Orders cannot trade with other Mid-Point Peg Orders when the Upper (Lower) Price Band is crossing the midpoint of the NBBO. Example 2: Mid-Point Peg Orders Cannot Trade when the Price Band is Crossing the Midpoint of the NBBO Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $10.00 by $10.04. A MidPoint Peg Order is placed to buy 100 shares at $11.00 and posted at $10.05. A Mid-Point Peg Order is placed to sell 100 shares at $10.00. The Mid-Point Peg Orders cannot trade at $10.05 because the Upper Price Band is crossing the midpoint of the NBBO. Both orders will stay on the EDGA Book at $10.05. No execution will occur between the orders 26 As defined in Rule 11.5(c)(7). defined in Rule 11.5(v). 28 As defined in Rule 11.5(v). 29 As defined in Rule 11.5(v). 27 As PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Example 1: Two Mid-Point Discretionary Orders Do Not Trade with Each Other when Upper Price Band Crosses Protected Bids Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.01 and the Price Bands are $9.50 by $10.02. The best bids on other exchanges are $10.00 at NYSE, $10.00 at BATS and $9.95 at Arca. Order1 to buy 100 shares at $10.05 is placed as a MidPoint Discretionary Order. The Price Bands then change to $9.50 by $9.99. The NBBO changes to $9.95 by $10.01 (BATS’ and NYSE’s best bids are excluded from the NBBO by the SIP and neither exchange has yet submitted new quotes to the SIP). Order2 to sell 100 shares at $9.95 is placed as a MidPoint Discretionary Order. Order1 and Order2 do not trade and Order2 is instead posted on the EDGA Book. Example 2: Mid-Point Discretionary Orders Do Not Trade in their Discretionary Ranges when Upper Price Band Crosses Top of Book Bids Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.01 and the Price Bands are $9.02 by $10.02. The best bids on other exchanges are $10.00 at NYSE, $10.00 at BATS and $9.95 at ARCA. Order1 to Sell 100 shares at $9.95 is placed as a MidPoint Discretionary Order. The Price Bands then change to $8.99 by $9.99. The NBBO changes to $9.95 by $10.01 (BATS’ and NYSE’s best bids are excluded from the NBBO by the SIP and neither exchange has yet submitted new quotes to the SIP). Order2 to Buy 100 shares at $9.98 entered. Order1 and Order2 do not trade and Order2 is instead posted on the EDGA Book at $9.98. Mid-Point Discretionary Orders’ discretionary ranges will be shortened to the price of the Price Bands, as necessary. Example 3: Mid-Point Discretionary Order’s Discretionary Range is shortened due to Price Band E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.08 and the Price Bands are $9.95 by $10.03. Three orders are placed: Order1, a Mid-Point Discretionary Order to buy 100 shares at $10.08; Order2 to sell 100 shares at $10.04; and Order3 to sell 100 shares at $10.03. No trade can occur between the Mid-Point Discretionary Order (Order 1) and Order2 because $10.04 is outside of the Upper Price Band. Order3 will trade with the Mid-Point Discretionary Order (Order 1) at $10.03 because Order3 is within the Price Bands. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Priority of Orders (Rule 11.8) The Exchange proposes to add new Rule 11.8(a)(8), which would state that when a Price Band crosses an order resting on the EDGA Book, such order will be provided a new time stamp 30 and prioritized based on its existing time stamp at the time the new Price Bands are established. Furthermore, if an order is resting on the Book at a price equal to the Upper (Lower) Price Band, such order will not be re-priced, but will be provided a new time stamp and prioritized based on its existing time stamp at the time the new Price Bands are established. The Exchange views this method of retaining priority based on time as being the method that is most fair to its Members and subject to the least amount of manipulation. The Exchange believes that time priority is a superior approach to price priority because under a time priority approach, it would be more difficult for certain Members to price their orders on the EDGA Book in a way that gives them a potential priority advantage when such orders are subsequently re-priced by a Price Band crossing the price at which such orders reside on the Book. The following examples demonstrate how order priority will be affected by the Plan. Example 1: Price Band Crosses Orders Resting on the EDGA Book Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.95 by $10.15. Two orders are placed: Order1 arrives to buy 100 shares at $10.05 and then Order2 arrives to buy 100 shares at $10.08. The Price Bands change to $9.95 by $10.05 and Order2 is repriced to $10.05 as a result of the adjustment of the Upper Price Band. Order3 is then placed to sell 100 shares at $10.05. Order1 will trade with Order3. Initially, Order2 will have price priority while the Price Bands are outside of the NBBO. However, after the Price Bands adjust, Order1 will have priority based on its existing time stamp at the time the new Price Bands were established. Example 2: Price Band Crosses Orders Resting on the EDGA Book Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are $9.95 by $10.15. Two orders are placed: Order1 arrives to buy 100 30 A new time stamp enables the Exchange’s System to record every time an order is re-priced. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 shares at $10.08 and then Order2 arrives to buy 100 shares at $10.05. The Price Bands change to $9.95 by $10.05 and Order1 is repriced to $10.05 as a result of the adjustment of the Upper Price Band. Order3 is then placed to sell 100 shares at $10.05. Order1 will trade with Order3 because it retains its priority based on its existing time stamp at the time the new Price Bands were established. When the Price Bands adjusted, both Order1 and Order2 obtained new time stamps and retained priority based on the time stamps that existed relative to one another at the time the new Price Bands were established. Definitions (Rule 1.5) The Exchange proposes to add new Rule 1.5(gg), which would define the term the ‘‘Plan’’ to mean The National Market System Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility as well as state that a number of terms used in the Rules and related to the Plan shall have the definitions and meanings ascribed to them under the Plan. Trading Halts Due to Extraordinary Market Volatility (Rule 11.14) The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 11.14(d) (individual stock trading pauses) to explain how the rule will operate during the phased implementation of the Plan. Currently, under Rule 11.14(d), if a primary listing market issues an individual stock trading pause in any NMS stock, the Exchange will pause trading in that security until trading has resumed on the primary listing market. If, however, trading has not resumed on the primary listing market and ten minutes have passed since the individual stock trading pause message has been received from the responsible single plan processor, the Exchange may resume trading in such stock. During Phase 1 of the Plan, an individual stock trading pause in Tier 1 NMS Stocks that are subject to the requirements of the Plan shall be subject to the Plan. Tier 1 NMS Stocks not yet subject to the requirements of the Plan and Tier 2 NMS Stocks shall be subject to the requirements set forth in paragraph (d) of Rule 11.14. Once the Plan has been fully implemented and all NMS stocks are subject to the Plan, Rule 11.14(d) will no longer apply. 2. Statutory Basis The statutory basis for the proposed rule change is Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,31 which requires the rules of an exchange to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system and, in 31 15 PO 00000 general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change meets these requirements in that it seeks to promote the efficient execution of investor transactions, and thus strengthen investor confidence, over the long term by providing additional transparency regarding the order handling procedures employed by the Exchange and certain obligations of Members when sending orders to the Exchange consistent with the Plan. The Exchange also believes that the proposed amendments to Rules 11.8 and 11.9 will assist Users in executing or displaying their orders consistent with the Plan, especially under fast moving conditions where the Price Bands and NBBO are quickly updating. In addition, Users can choose to use an IOC Order or opt out of certain default re-pricing processes, as described in proposed Rules 11.9(b)(3) and 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i)(I– II), that re-price a buy (sell) order to the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band. If Users choose to do so, the Exchange will instead cancel their orders instead as per User instructions. 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. The Exchange believes that its rules are comparable, in part, with re-pricing and cancellation processes offered by other exchanges in response to the Plan. The Exchange also believes that there is no impact on competition as analogous rule changes are being filed by all Participants to the Plan and the Plan itself was developed and jointly filed by all Participants in the first instance. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange has neither solicited nor received written comments on the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 32 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.33 Because the 32 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires the Exchange to give the Commission written notice of the Exchange’s intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief 33 17 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 14399 Continued Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 14400 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / Notices proposed rule change does not: (i) significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act 34 to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or 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. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 No. SR–EDGA–2013–08 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 No. SR–EDGA–2013–08. 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/ 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. 34 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Mar 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 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 No. SR–EDGA– 2013–08 and should be submitted on or before March 26, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.35 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–05003 Filed 3–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500–1] Southern USA Resources, Inc., Order of Suspension of Trading March 1, 2013. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Southern USA Resources, Inc. (‘‘Southern USA’’) because of questions regarding the accuracy of publicly-disseminated information concerning, among other things: (1) the company’s operations; and (2) the company’s outstanding shares. Southern USA’s securities are quoted on the OTC Link, operated by OTC Markets Group Inc., under the ticker symbol ‘‘SUSA.’’ The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of the above-listed company. 35 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the securities of the above-listed company is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. e.s.t., on March 1, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. e.d.t., on March 14, 2013. By the Commission. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–05147 Filed 3–1–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8214] Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open meeting for the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Room 2501 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC, 20593. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixty-fifth session of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 65) to be held at the International Maritime Organization in London, United Kingdom from May 13 to 17, 2013. The primary matters to be considered include the following: —Harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water; —Recycling of ships; —Air pollution and energy efficiency; —Reduction of GHG emissions from ships; —Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments; —Interpretation of, and amendments to, MARPOL and related instruments; —Implementation of the OPRC Convention and the OPRC–HNS Protocol and relevant Conference resolutions; —Identification and protection of Special Areas and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas; —Inadequacy of reception facilities; —Reports of sub-committees; —Work of other bodies; —Harmful anti-fouling systems for ships; —Promotion of implementation and enforcement of MARPOL and related instruments; —Technical co-operation activities for the protection of the marine environment; E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-69002; File No. SR-EDGA-2013-08]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGA Exchange, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend 
EDGA Rules 1.5, 11.5, 11.8, 11.9 and 11.14 in Connection With the 
Implementation of the National Market System Plan To Address 
Extraordinary Market Volatility

February 27, 2013.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that on February 13, 2013, EDGA Exchange, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or 
``EDGA'') 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 self-regulatory 
organization. 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 Rules 1.5, 11.5, 11.8, 11.9 and 
11.14 regarding the implementation of the National Market System Plan 
to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility (as amended, the ``Plan'') 
as approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission.\3\ All of the 
changes described herein are applicable to EDGA Members. The text of 
the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Internet Web 
site at www.directedge.com, at the Exchange's principal office, on the 
Commission's Internet Web site at www.sec.gov, and at the Commission's 
Public Reference Room.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Release No. 67091 (May 31, 2012), 77 
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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 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 these statements may be examined at 
the places specified in Item IV below. The self-regulatory organization 
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 the 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    EDGA proposes to amend Rules 1.5, 11.5, 11.8, 11.9 and 11.14 in 
connection with the implementation of the Plan.
Background
    On April 5, 2011, NYSE Euronext, on behalf of the New York Stock 
Exchange LLC (``NYSE''), NYSE Amex LLC, and NYSE Arca, Inc. (``Arca''), 
and the following parties to the Plan: BATS Exchange, Inc., BATS Y-
Exchange, Inc. (together, ``BATS''), Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Incorporated, Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., EDGA, EDGX Exchange, Inc., 
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc., 
NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, and National Stock 
Exchange, Inc. (collectively with NYSE, NYSE MKT, and Arca, the 
``Participants''), filed with the Commission pursuant to Section 11A of 
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act''),\4\ and Rule 608 
thereunder,\5\ the Plan to create a market-wide limit up-limit down 
(``LULD'') mechanism that is intended to address extraordinary market 
volatility in NMS Stocks.\6\ The Plan sets forth procedures that 
provide for market-wide LULD requirements that would be designed to 
prevent trades in individual NMS Stocks from occurring outside of 
specified price bands. These LULD requirements would be coupled with 
trading pauses \7\ to accommodate more fundamental price moves (as 
opposed to erroneous trades or momentary gaps in liquidity).
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78k-1.
    \5\ 17 CFR 242.608.
    \6\ See Letter from Janet M. McGinness, Senior Vice President, 
Legal and Corporate Secretary, NYSE Euronext, to Elizabeth M. 
Murphy, Secretary, Commission, dated April 5, 2011 (``Transmittal 
Letter''). The term ``NMS Stock'' shall have the meaning provided in 
Rule 600(b)(47) of Regulation NMS under the Act.
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    The price bands would consist of a Lower Price Band (the ``Lower 
Price Band'') and an Upper Price Band (the ``Upper Price Band''--each a 
``Price Band'' and, together with the Lower Price Band, the ``Price 
Bands'') for each NMS Stock. The Price Bands would be calculated by the 
Securities Information Processors (the ``SIP'' or ``Processors'') 
responsible for consolidation of information for an NMS Stock pursuant 
to Rule 603(b) of Regulation NMS under the Act.\8\ The Price Bands 
would be based on a Reference Price \9\ that equals the arithmetic mean 
price of Eligible Reported Transactions \10\ for the NMS Stock over the 
immediately preceding five-minute period. The Price Bands for an NMS 
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such NMS Stock to the Reference Price, with the Lower Price Band being 
a Percentage Parameter below the Reference Price, and the Upper Price 
Band being a Percentage Parameter above the Reference Price. Between 
9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. ET and 3:35 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET, the Price 
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    \8\ 17 CFR 242.603(b).
    \9\ As defined in Section I(T) of the Plan.
    \10\ As defined in the proposed Plan, Eligible Reported 
Transactions would have the meaning prescribed by the Operating 
Committee for the proposed Plan, and generally mean transactions 
that are eligible to update the sale price of an NMS Stock.
    \11\ As initially proposed by the Participants, the Percentage 
Parameters for Tier 1 NMS Stocks (i.e., stocks in the S&P 500 Index 
or Russell 1000 Index and certain ETPs) with a Reference Price of 
$1.00 or more would be five percent and less than $1.00 would be the 
lesser of (a) $0.15 or (b) 75 percent. The Percentage Parameters for 
Tier 2 NMS Stocks (i.e., all NMS Stocks other than those in Tier 1) 
with a Reference Price of $1.00 or more would be 10 percent and less 
than $1.00 would be the lesser of (a) $0.15 or (b) 75 percent. The 
Percentage Parameters for a Tier 2 NMS Stock that is a leveraged ETP 
would be the applicable Percentage Parameter set forth above 
multiplied by the leverage ratio of such product. On May 24, 2012, 
the Participants amended the Plan to create a 20% price band for 
Tier 1 and Tier 2 stocks with a Reference Price of $0.75 or more and 
up to and including $3.00. The Percentage Parameter for stocks with 
a Reference Price below $0.75 would be the lesser of (a) $0.15 or 
(b) 75 percent. See Securities Exchange Release No. 67091 (May 31, 
2012), 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012).
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    Under the Plan, the Exchange is required to establish, maintain, 
and enforce written policies and procedures reasonably designed to 
prevent the display of offers below the Lower Price Band and bids above 
the Upper Price Band for an NMS Stock. The Processors would disseminate 
an offer below the Lower Price Band or bid above the Upper Price Band 
that nevertheless inadvertently may be submitted despite such 
reasonable policies and procedures, but with an appropriate flag 
identifying it as non-executable; such bid or offer would not be 
included in National Best Bid (``NBB'') or National Best Offer (``NBO'' 
and, together with the NBB, the ``NBBO'') calculations. In addition, 
the Exchange is required to develop, maintain, and enforce policies and 
procedures reasonably designed to prevent trades at prices outside the 
Price Bands, with the exception of single-priced opening, reopening, 
and closing transactions on the primary listing exchange.
    In connection with the upcoming implementation of the Plan on April 
8, 2013, the Exchange proposes to amend the following rules:
Order Execution (Rule 11.9)
    The Exchange proposes to re-organize Rule 11.9 so that matters 
relevant to order execution would be covered in Rule 11.9(a), while 
matters relevant to order routing would be covered in Rule 11.9(b). 
Rules 11.9(a) and (b) would be structured so that each would contain 
subsections that would describe the manner by which execution and 
routing would be affected by the Plan, among other regulations. The 
Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3) that would provide particular 
details with regard to how the Plan would modify order behavior on the 
Exchange. Proposed Rule 11.9(a)(3) and its subparagraphs are described 
below.
Compliance With the Plan
    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3), which would state 
that, except as provided in Section VI of the Plan,\12\ for any 
executions to occur during Regular Trading Hours, such executions must 
occur at a price that is greater than or equal to the Lower Price Band 
and less than or equal to the Upper Price Band, when such Price Bands 
are disseminated.
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    \12\ Section VI(A)(1) of the Plan provides that ``single-priced 
opening, reopening, and closing transactions on the Primary Listing 
Exchange, however, shall be excluded from this limitation. In 
addition, any transaction that both (i) does not update the last 
sale price (except if solely because the transaction was reported 
late), and (ii) is excepted or exempt from Rule 611 under Regulation 
NMS shall be excluded from this limitation.''
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Default Behavior for Non-Routable Orders Not Crossing the Price Bands
    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(A), which would state 
that, when a non-routable buy (sell) order is entered into the System 
\13\ at a price less (greater) than or equal to the Upper (Lower) Price 
Band, such order will be posted to the EDGA Book \14\ or executed, 
unless (i) the order is an Immediate-or-Cancel (``IOC'') Order,\15\ in 
which case it will be cancelled if not executed, or (ii) the User \16\ 
has entered instructions to cancel the order.
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    \14\ As defined in Rule 1.5(d).
    \15\ As defined in Rule 11.5(b)(1).
    \16\ As defined in Rule 1.5(ee).
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Default Behavior When a Non-Routable Buy (Sell) Order Arrives at a 
Price Higher (Lower) Than the Upper (Lower) Price Band
    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(B), which would state 
that, when a non-routable buy (sell) order arrives at a price greater 
(less) than the Upper (Lower) Price Band, the Exchange will re-price 
and display such buy (sell) order at the price of the Upper (Lower) 
Price Band.
Default Behavior When the Upper (Lower) Price Band Moves to a Price 
Higher (Lower) Than a Resting Buy (Sell) Order's Displayed Posting 
Price
    If the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band moves above (below) a 
non-routable buy (sell) order's displayed posting price, such buy 
(sell) order will not be adjusted further and will remain posted at the 
original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book.
Default Behavior When the Upper (Lower) Price Band Crosses a Resting 
Buy (Sell) Order's Displayed Posting Price
    Proposed Rule 11.9(a)(3)(B) would also state that, when the Upper 
(Lower) Price Band crosses a non-routable buy (sell) order resting on 
the EDGA Book, such buy (sell) order will be re-priced to the price of 
the Upper (Lower) Price Band.
Routable Market and Limit Orders
    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(C), which would cross 
reference how routable market and limit orders would behave under the 
Plan.\17\ The proposed order handling under the Plan would be set forth 
in proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B) and described in the section entitled 
``Changes in Routing Behavior to Comply with the Plan,'' below.
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    \17\ The Exchange notes that the behavior of stop orders and 
stop limit orders, as defined in Exchange Rule 1.5, are not 
specifically addressed in this filing as they are converted to 
market and limit orders when the stop price is elected and will then 
behave like market or limit orders, respectively, as described 
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Short Sale Behavior
    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(D), which would 
describe how short sale orders would be re-priced in accordance with 
both Regulation SHO and the Plan. In particular, the proposed rule 
would state that, where a short sale order is entered into the System 
with a limit price below the Lower Price Band and a short sale price 
test restriction under Rule 201 of Regulation SHO (``short sale price 
test restriction'') is in effect for the covered security, the System 
will re-price such order to the Lower Price Band as long as the Lower 
Price Band is at a Permitted Price.\18\ When a short sale order is 
entered into the System with a limit price above the Lower Price Band 
and a short sale price test restriction is in effect for the covered 
security, the System will re-price such order, if necessary, at a 
Permitted Price pursuant to Rule 11.5(c)(4).
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    \18\ As defined in Rule 11.5(c)(4)(B).

    Example: Sell Short Order is priced at the Lower Price Band 
where the Lower Price Band is above the NBB
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10, the Price Bands \19\ are 
$10.01 by $10.15, and the short sale price test restriction is in 
effect. A sell short order arrives to sell 100 shares at $10.00 and 
is displayed at $10.01. The sell short order will be allowed to be 
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    \19\ Note that Price Band prices used in all examples in this 
filing are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect the 
method by which the actual Price Bands will be calculated in 
accordance with the Plan.

Policies and Procedures
    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(3)(E) to specify that 
pursuant to Section IV of the Plan, all Trading Centers \20\ in NMS 
Stocks, including those operated by Members of the Exchange, shall 
establish maintain, and enforce written policies and procedures that 
are reasonably designed to comply with the requirements specified in 
Section VI of the Plan, and to comply with the Trading Pauses specified 
in Section VII of the Plan.
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Applicability of the Plan to Specific Order Types
    The following examples and descriptions demonstrate how Rules 
11.9(a)(3)(A)-(C), as described above, will affect specific order 
functionality under the Plan.
Immediate-or-Cancel (``IOC'') Orders
    As described in proposed Rule 11.9(a)(3)(A), IOC Orders will be 
executed to the extent allowed within the Price Bands, and the portion 
not so executed will be cancelled.
    In general, IOC and IOC Intermarket Sweep Orders \21\ (``IOC ISO'') 
will be handled the same way when the Price Bands are inside of the 
NBBO. Buy IOC/IOC ISOs will be executed up to the Upper Price Band and 
the remainder will be canceled back to the User. Sell IOC/IOC ISOs will 
be executed down to the Lower Price Band and the remainder will be 
canceled back to the User. IOC ISOs will be prevented from executing at 
prices that cross the Price Bands when the limit price of the ISO 
crosses a Price Band that is outside of the NBBO.
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    \21\ ISO Orders are described in Exchange Rule 11.5(d) and 
defined under Regulation NMS. See Securities Exchange Act Release 
No. 51808 (June 9, 2005), 70 FR 37496 (June 29, 2005).

    Example 1: Sell IOC Order Executes Down to the Lower Price Band
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$10.04 by $10.15. Three orders are placed: Order1 to buy 100 shares 
at $10.02; Order2 to buy 100 shares at $10.04; and an IOC Order to 
sell 200 shares at $10.02. The IOC Order will execute 100 shares at 
$10.04 against Order2 and the remaining 100 shares will be cancelled 
back to the User. The IOC Order cannot execute against Order1 
because Order1 is priced below the Lower Price Band.

    Example 2: Sell IOC ISO Executes through NBBO Down to the Lower 
Price Band
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.99 by $10.15. Three orders are placed: Order1 to buy 100 shares 
at $9.99; Order2 to buy 100 shares at $9.98; and an IOC ISO to sell 
200 shares at $9.98. The IOC ISO will execute 100 shares at $9.99 
against Order1 and the remaining 100 shares will be canceled back to 
the User. The IOC ISO cannot execute against Order2 because Order2 
is priced below the Lower Price Band.
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    As described in proposed Rule 11.9(a)(3)(B), where a non-routable 
order such as a EDGA Only/Post Only buy (sell) Order is entered into 
the System at a price above (below) the Upper (Lower) Price Band, such 
buy (sell) order will be re-priced and displayed at the price of the 
Upper (Lower) Price Band. If the Upper (Lower) Price Band moves higher 
(lower) than the EDGA Only/Post Only buy (sell) Order's posting price, 
such buy (sell) order will not be adjusted further and will remain at 
the original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book.

    Example 1: EDGA Only/Post Only Order is entered into the System 
at a Price that Crosses the Price Bands
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.95 by $10.08. An EDGA Only/Post Only buy Order arrives at $10.09. 
The buy order will be re-priced, displayed and posted to the EDGA 
Book at $10.08, the price of the Upper Price Band.
    Example 2:  Price Band Moves Higher Than EDGA Only/Post Only Buy 
Order on the EDGA Book
    Assume the same facts as in Example 1, but now the Price Bands 
adjust to $9.95 by $10.10. The buy order will not be adjusted 
further and will instead remain on the EDGA Book at $10.08, the 
original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book.
Changes in Routing Behavior To Comply With the Plan
    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B), which would 
describe how routing will function under the Plan and would be divided 
into three major subsections, detailed under the subheadings listed 
below.
Default Routing Behavior
    The first major subsection, proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i), would 
describe how default routing behavior would function in accordance with 
the Plan and would state that, in order to comply with the Plan, a 
routable buy (sell) market or routable marketable limit order will be 
routed by the Exchange only when the NBO (NBB) is or becomes executable 
according to the Plan, which would be when the NBO is less than or 
equal to the Upper Price Band (NBB is greater than or equal to the 
Lower Price Band). According to the Plan, the NBO (NBB) is or becomes 
non-executable when the NBO is greater than the Upper Price Band (the 
NBB is less than the Lower Price Band) (``Non-Executable''). Proposed 
Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i) would also state that, excluding routing 
strategies SWPA, SWPB and SWPC, for purposes of Rules 
11.9(b)(1)(B)(i)(I) and (II), routing strategies that access all 
Protected Quotations include the following routing strategies as 
described in current Rule 11.9(b)(3) (proposed to be re-numbered Rule 
11.9(b)(2)): ROUT, ROUX, ROUC, ROUE and ROOC. Routing strategies that 
do not access all Protected Quotations include all other routing 
strategies listed in current Rule 11.9(b)(3).
    Routing strategies that access all Protected Quotations (other than 
SWPA, SWPB and SWPC) are designed to maximize liquidity with the 
intention to fully execute a marketable order. Routing strategies that 
do not access all Protected Quotations are designed with other 
objectives in mind and are not as likely to fully execute a marketable 
order because of the smaller number of liquidity sources accessed. For 
example, routing strategy ROUZ, which does not access all Protected 
Quotations, will only access dark pools after interacting with the EDGA 
Book and then post any remainder to the EDGA Book unless otherwise 
instructed by the User.
    If a marketable order utilizing a routing strategy that accesses 
all Protected Quotations cannot be executed because the Upper (Lower) 
Price Band crosses the NBO (NBB) (i.e., the NBO/NBB is non-executable), 
the Exchange believes that, in order to fulfill the routing strategy's 
objective of maximizing liquidity and fully executing a marketable 
order, it is appropriate to re-price such order up to the order's limit 
price and re-route such order once the Upper (Lower) Price Band no 
longer crosses the NBO (NBB) (i.e., the NBO/NBB becomes executable).
    Below are examples illustrating how default routing behavior will 
function in accordance with the Plan.\23\
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    \23\ All of the below examples in this section on changes to the 
behavior of routable orders as a result of compliance with the Plan 
assume that there is no liquidity on the EDGA Book.

    Example:  Buy Order Example where NBO is Above the Upper Price 
Band
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.95 by $10.05. Order1 arrives to buy 100 shares at $10.15; Order2 
arrives to buy 100 shares as a market order. Neither Order1 nor 
Order2 will be routed because no buy orders will be routed when the 
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Routable Market Orders
    Proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i) would contain two minor subsections, 
the first of which, proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i)(I), would describe 
routing behavior under the Plan applicable to routable market orders 
and would state that, for routing strategies that access all Protected 
Quotations, if the NBO (NBB) is Non-Executable and a buy (sell) market 
order is placed, the System will default to re-price such buy (sell) 
market order and display it at the price of the Upper (Lower) Price 
Band and will continue to re-price it to the price of the Upper (Lower) 
Price Band as the Upper (Lower) Price Band adjusts, so long as the buy 
(sell) market order does not move above (below) its market collar 
price, as defined in Rule 11.5(a)(2), or alternatively, such buy (sell) 
market order may be cancelled pursuant to User instruction. For all 
other routing strategies that do not access all Protected Quotations, 
routable market orders will not be re-priced and displayed at the price 
of the Upper (Lower) Price Band and will instead be cancelled if the 
NBO (NBB) is Non-Executable.
    The rule further provides that if the Upper (Lower) Price Band 
crosses a routable buy (sell) order resting on the EDGA Book, such buy 
(sell) order will be re-priced to the price of the Upper (Lower) Price 
Band.

    Example 1: Buy Market Order where NBO is Above Upper Price Band
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.95 by $10.05. A routable buy market order arrives for 100 shares 
utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected Quotations 
(e.g., ROUT). The buy order will not be routed as the NBO is Non-
Executable (greater than the Upper Price Band) and will be posted 
and displayed at $10.05 or cancelled according to the User's 
instructions.
    If the Price Bands move up after the initial re-price to $9.98 
by $10.08, the buy order will be re-priced and displayed at $10.08. 
If the Upper Price Band moves down after the initial re-price to 
$9.92 by $10.02, the buy order will be re-priced and displayed at 
$10.02.
    In the same example, if the buy market order arrives for 100 
shares utilizing a routing strategy that does not access all 
Protected Quotations, such as ROCO, then the System will cancel the 
buy market order when the NBO is Non-Executable and will not re-
price and display the order at the price of the Upper Price Band.

    Example 2: Market Order is Re-Priced to Market Collar Price as a 
Result of Movement of the Price Bands
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $11.00, the Price Bands are $9.05 
by $10.05 and the last sale was at $10.00. A market order arrives to 
buy 100 shares and is displayed at $10.05 with a market collar of 
$10.50. The Price Bands then change to $10.00 by $11.00. As a 
result, the market order is posted and displayed at its collar price 
of $10.50.
Routable Limit Orders
    The second minor subsection, proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(i)(II), 
would describe routing behavior under the Plan applicable to routable 
limit orders and would state that, if the price of (i) a routable buy 
(sell) limit order that is entered into the System or (ii) the unfilled 
balance of such order returned from routing to away Trading Centers is 
greater (less) than the Upper (Lower) Price Band and is ineligible for 
routing as a result of the NBO (NBB) being or having become Non-
Executable, then the System will default to re-price such buy (sell) 
order and display it at the price of the Upper (Lower) Price Band, or 
alternatively, it may be cancelled pursuant to User instruction. For 
routing strategies that access all Protected Quotations, if the Upper 
(Lower) Price Band subsequently moves above (below) the routable buy 
(sell) order's posting price, such routable order will continue to be 
re-priced to the Upper (Lower) Price Band until the order reaches its 
limit price. For all other routing strategies that do not access all 
Protected Quotations, the routable order will not be re-priced to a 
price above (below) the original price at which it was posted to the 
EDGA Book.
    The rule further provides that if the Upper (Lower) Price Band 
crosses a routable buy (sell) order resting on the EDGA Book, such buy 
(sell) order will be re-priced to the price of the Upper (Lower) Price 
Band.

    Example 1:  Sell Limit Order that accesses all Protected 
Quotations where NBB is Below Lower Price Band
    Assume the NBBO is $10.02 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$10.04 by $10.15. A routable sell order arrives for 100 shares at 
$10.01 utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected 
Quotations (e.g., ROUT). The sell order will not be routed and will 
be posted and displayed at $10.04 or cancelled according to the 
User's instructions.
    If the Price Bands move up after the initial re-price to $10.06 
by $10.16, the order will be re-priced to display at $10.06. If the 
Price Bands move down after the initial re-price to $10.03 by 
$10.13, the order will be re-priced to display at $10.03.
    Example 2:  Sell Limit Order that does not access all Protected 
Quotations
    Assume the NBBO is $10.02 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$10.04 by $10.15. A routable sell order arrives for 100 shares at 
$10.01 utilizing a routing strategy that does not access all 
Protected Quotations (e.g., ROUZ). The sell order will not be routed 
and will instead be posted and displayed at $10.04 or cancelled 
according to the User's instructions.
    If the Price Bands move up to $10.06 by $10.16 after the initial 
re-price, the order will be re-priced and displayed at $10.06. If 
the Price Bands move down to $10.03 by $10.13 after the initial re-
price, the order will be re-priced and displayed at $10.04, the 
original price at which it was posted to the EDGA Book.
Re-Routing Behavior
    The second major subsection, proposed Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(ii), would 
describe how re-routing will function under the Plan and would state 
that, for routing strategies that access all Protected Quotations, when 
the Upper (Lower) Price Band adjusts such that the NBO (NBB) becomes 
executable, a routable buy (sell) market order or marketable limit 
order will be eligible to be re-routed by the Exchange.

    Example 1: Routing Buy Order when NBO Becomes Executable
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.94 by $10.09. A routable buy market order arrives for 100 shares 
utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected Quotations 
(e.g., ROUT).\24\ The buy order will not be routed and will instead 
be posted and displayed at $10.09. The Price Bands change to $9.95 
by $10.10. The order will be routed since the NBO is now executable.
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all Protected Quotations, such as ROUZ, is elected by the User, the 
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    Example 2:  Routing Sell Order when NBB Becomes Executable
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$10.05 by $10.15. A routable sell order arrives for 100 shares at 
$9.99 utilizing a routing strategy that accesses all Protected 
Quotations (e.g., ROUT). The sell order will be re-priced and 
displayed at $10.05. The Price Bands then change to $9.98 by $10.10. 
The sell order will be routed since the NBB is now executable.
Behavior of Orders Utilizing SWP Routing Strategies
    The third and final major subsection, Rule 11.9(b)(1)(B)(iii), 
would describe how orders utilizing routing strategies SWPA, SWPB and 
SWPC \25\ (together, ``SWP routing strategies'') will function under 
the Plan and would state that the System will immediately cancel orders 
utilizing a SWP routing strategy when an order to buy utilizing an SWP 
routing strategy has a limit price that is greater than the Upper Price 
Band or if a sell order utilizing an SWP routing strategy has a limit 
price that is less than the Lower Price Band. The following examples 
illustrate how an order utilizing a SWP routing strategy (an ``SWP 
order'') would behave in accordance with the Plan:
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    Example 1: Buy SWP Limit Price Crosses the Upper Price Band 
(Price Band Inside the NBBO)
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$10.00 by $10.08. A SWP order is placed to buy 100 shares at $10.10. 
The order is rejected immediately because its $10.10 limit price 
crosses the Upper Price Band.
    Example 2: Buy SWP Limit Price Crosses the Upper Price Band 
(Price Band Outside the NBBO)
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.95 by $10.11. A SWP order is placed to buy 100 shares at $10.12. 
The order is rejected immediately because its $10.12 limit price 
crosses the Upper Price Band.
    Example 3: Buy SWP Limit Price is the same as the price of the 
Upper Price Band (Price Band Outside the NBBO)
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.95 by $10.11. A SWP order is placed to buy 100 shares at $10.11. 
The order is executed and ISOs can be routed out since the limit 
price of $10.11 is equal to the Upper Price Band.
Miscellaneous Organizational Amendments to Rule 11.9
    The Exchange proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(1) (Compliance with 
Regulation SHO), which would contain unchanged text from current Rule 
11.9(a) relevant to compliance with Regulation SHO. The Exchange 
proposes to add Rule 11.9(a)(2) (Compliance with Regulation NMS), which 
would contain unchanged text from current Rule 11.9(a) relevant to 
compliance with Regulation NMS. The Exchange proposes to re-number 
current Rule 11.9(a)(1) (Execution against EDGA Book) to new Rule 
11.9(a)(4). The text of the rule would remain unchanged.
    The Exchange proposes to rename current Rule 11.9(b) (Execution and 
Routing) to Rule 11.9(b) (Routing). The Exchange proposes to add Rule 
11.9(b)(1), which would contain text in current Rule 11.9(b)(2) with 
regard to routing to away trading centers. The text of the rule will 
remain unchanged aside from updated cross references. The Exchange also 
proposes to add Rule 11.9(b)(1)(A), which would contain unchanged text 
in current Rule 11.9(b)(2) relevant to Regulation SHO. The Exchange 
proposes to add new Rules 11.9(b)(1)(C) and (D), which would contain 
the unchanged text of current Rules 11.9(b)(2)(A) and (B), 
respectively. Lastly, the Exchange proposes to re-number current Rule 
11.9(b)(3) to new Rule 11.9(b)(2). The text of the rule will remain 
unchanged.
Orders and Modifiers (Rule 11.5)
    The Exchange proposes to amend cross references in Rules 
11.5(a)(2), 11.5(c)(4)-(10), and 11.5(d)(1) in response to the re-
numbering of subsections within Rule 11.9, as discussed in detail 
above.
Mid-Point Peg Orders
    The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 11.5(c)(7) to describe the 
behavior of Mid-Point Peg Orders \26\ under the Plan.
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    The Exchange believes that, when a Protected Quotation \27\ is 
crossed by the Price Bands and all Trading Centers have not yet 
replaced their quotes to re-align them with the Price Bands, the 
integrity of the NBBO is compromised. In such circumstances, the 
Exchange believes that it is fair and reasonable to shut down all 
midpoint trading until the Protected Quotation is no longer crossed by 
the Price Bands. Pursuant to Rule 11.9(a)(3), Mid-Point Peg Orders will 
not trade with any other orders when (i) the price of the Upper Price 
Band moves below an existing Protected Bid; \28\ or (ii) the Lower 
Price Band moves above an existing Protected Offer.\29\ Mid-Point Peg 
Orders will resume trading against other orders when the conditions in 
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    \28\ As defined in Rule 11.5(v).
    \29\ As defined in Rule 11.5(v).

    Example 1: Mid-Point Peg Order Does Not Trade when Upper Price 
Band Crosses Protected Bids from other Exchanges
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.01 and the Price Bands are 
$9.02 by $10.02. The best bids are $10.00 at NYSE, $10.00 at BATS 
and $9.95 at ARCA. Order1 is placed to Sell 100 shares at $9.95 as a 
Mid-Point Peg Order. The Price Bands then change to $8.99 by $9.99 
and the NBBO changes to $9.95 by $10.01 (BATS and NYSE's best bids 
are excluded from the NBBO by the SIP and neither exchange has yet 
submitted new quotes to the SIP). Order2 is placed to Buy 100 shares 
at $9.99. Order2 does not trade with Order1 and remains posted to 
the EDGA Book at $9.99.
    Mid-Point Peg Orders will continue to execute at the midpoint of 
the NBBO or at prices better than the midpoint of the NBBO as long 
as the execution price is within the Upper and Lower Price Bands.
    The Exchange notes that Mid-Point Peg Orders cannot trade with 
other Mid-Point Peg Orders when the Upper (Lower) Price Band is 
crossing the midpoint of the NBBO.
    Example 2: Mid-Point Peg Orders Cannot Trade when the Price Band 
is Crossing the Midpoint of the NBBO
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$10.00 by $10.04. A Mid-Point Peg Order is placed to buy 100 shares 
at $11.00 and posted at $10.05. A Mid-Point Peg Order is placed to 
sell 100 shares at $10.00. The Mid-Point Peg Orders cannot trade at 
$10.05 because the Upper Price Band is crossing the midpoint of the 
NBBO. Both orders will stay on the EDGA Book at $10.05. No execution 
will occur between the orders until the Upper Price Band no longer 
crosses the midpoint of the NBBO.
Mid-Point Discretionary Orders
    The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 11.5(c)(17) to describe the 
behavior of Mid-Point Discretionary Orders under the Plan.
    The Exchange believes that, when a Protected Quotation is crossed 
by the Price Bands and all Trading Centers have not yet replaced their 
quotes to re-align them with the Price Bands, the integrity of the NBBO 
is compromised. In such circumstances, the Exchange believes that it is 
fair and reasonable to shut down all midpoint trading until the 
Protected Quotation is no longer crossed by the Price Bands. Pursuant 
to Rule 11.9(a)(3), Mid-Point Discretionary Orders will only execute at 
their displayed prices and not within their discretionary ranges when 
(i) the price of the Upper Price Band moves below an existing Protected 
Bid; or (ii) the Lower Price Band moves above an existing Protected 
Offer. Mid-Point Discretionary Orders will resume trading against other 
orders in their discretionary range when the conditions in (i) or (ii) 
no longer exist.

    Example 1: Two Mid-Point Discretionary Orders Do Not Trade with 
Each Other when Upper Price Band Crosses Protected Bids
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.01 and the Price Bands are 
$9.50 by $10.02. The best bids on other exchanges are $10.00 at 
NYSE, $10.00 at BATS and $9.95 at Arca. Order1 to buy 100 shares at 
$10.05 is placed as a Mid-Point Discretionary Order. The Price Bands 
then change to $9.50 by $9.99. The NBBO changes to $9.95 by $10.01 
(BATS' and NYSE's best bids are excluded from the NBBO by the SIP 
and neither exchange has yet submitted new quotes to the SIP). 
Order2 to sell 100 shares at $9.95 is placed as a Mid-Point 
Discretionary Order. Order1 and Order2 do not trade and Order2 is 
instead posted on the EDGA Book.
    Example 2: Mid-Point Discretionary Orders Do Not Trade in their 
Discretionary Ranges when Upper Price Band Crosses Top of Book Bids
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.01 and the Price Bands are 
$9.02 by $10.02. The best bids on other exchanges are $10.00 at 
NYSE, $10.00 at BATS and $9.95 at ARCA. Order1 to Sell 100 shares at 
$9.95 is placed as a Mid-Point Discretionary Order. The Price Bands 
then change to $8.99 by $9.99. The NBBO changes to $9.95 by $10.01 
(BATS' and NYSE's best bids are excluded from the NBBO by the SIP 
and neither exchange has yet submitted new quotes to the SIP). 
Order2 to Buy 100 shares at $9.98 entered. Order1 and Order2 do not 
trade and Order2 is instead posted on the EDGA Book at $9.98.
    Mid-Point Discretionary Orders' discretionary ranges will be 
shortened to the price of the Price Bands, as necessary.
    Example 3:  Mid-Point Discretionary Order's Discretionary Range 
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    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.08 and the Price Bands are 
$9.95 by $10.03. Three orders are placed: Order1, a Mid-Point 
Discretionary Order to buy 100 shares at $10.08; Order2 to sell 100 
shares at $10.04; and Order3 to sell 100 shares at $10.03. No trade 
can occur between the Mid-Point Discretionary Order (Order 1) and 
Order2 because $10.04 is outside of the Upper Price Band. Order3 
will trade with the Mid-Point Discretionary Order (Order 1) at 
$10.03 because Order3 is within the Price Bands.
Priority of Orders (Rule 11.8)
    The Exchange proposes to add new Rule 11.8(a)(8), which would state 
that when a Price Band crosses an order resting on the EDGA Book, such 
order will be provided a new time stamp \30\ and prioritized based on 
its existing time stamp at the time the new Price Bands are 
established. Furthermore, if an order is resting on the Book at a price 
equal to the Upper (Lower) Price Band, such order will not be re-
priced, but will be provided a new time stamp and prioritized based on 
its existing time stamp at the time the new Price Bands are 
established.
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    The Exchange views this method of retaining priority based on time 
as being the method that is most fair to its Members and subject to the 
least amount of manipulation. The Exchange believes that time priority 
is a superior approach to price priority because under a time priority 
approach, it would be more difficult for certain Members to price their 
orders on the EDGA Book in a way that gives them a potential priority 
advantage when such orders are subsequently re-priced by a Price Band 
crossing the price at which such orders reside on the Book.
    The following examples demonstrate how order priority will be 
affected by the Plan.

    Example 1: Price Band Crosses Orders Resting on the EDGA Book
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.95 by $10.15. Two orders are placed: Order1 arrives to buy 100 
shares at $10.05 and then Order2 arrives to buy 100 shares at 
$10.08. The Price Bands change to $9.95 by $10.05 and Order2 is re-
priced to $10.05 as a result of the adjustment of the Upper Price 
Band. Order3 is then placed to sell 100 shares at $10.05. Order1 
will trade with Order3. Initially, Order2 will have price priority 
while the Price Bands are outside of the NBBO. However, after the 
Price Bands adjust, Order1 will have priority based on its existing 
time stamp at the time the new Price Bands were established.
    Example 2: Price Band Crosses Orders Resting on the EDGA Book
    Assume the NBBO is $10.00 by $10.10 and the Price Bands are 
$9.95 by $10.15. Two orders are placed: Order1 arrives to buy 100 
shares at $10.08 and then Order2 arrives to buy 100 shares at 
$10.05. The Price Bands change to $9.95 by $10.05 and Order1 is re-
priced to $10.05 as a result of the adjustment of the Upper Price 
Band. Order3 is then placed to sell 100 shares at $10.05. Order1 
will trade with Order3 because it retains its priority based on its 
existing time stamp at the time the new Price Bands were 
established. When the Price Bands adjusted, both Order1 and Order2 
obtained new time stamps and retained priority based on the time 
stamps that existed relative to one another at the time the new 
Price Bands were established.
Definitions (Rule 1.5)
    The Exchange proposes to add new Rule 1.5(gg), which would define 
the term the ``Plan'' to mean The National Market System Plan to 
Address Extraordinary Market Volatility as well as state that a number 
of terms used in the Rules and related to the Plan shall have the 
definitions and meanings ascribed to them under the Plan.
Trading Halts Due to Extraordinary Market Volatility (Rule 11.14)
    The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 11.14(d) (individual stock 
trading pauses) to explain how the rule will operate during the phased 
implementation of the Plan. Currently, under Rule 11.14(d), if a 
primary listing market issues an individual stock trading pause in any 
NMS stock, the Exchange will pause trading in that security until 
trading has resumed on the primary listing market. If, however, trading 
has not resumed on the primary listing market and ten minutes have 
passed since the individual stock trading pause message has been 
received from the responsible single plan processor, the Exchange may 
resume trading in such stock. During Phase 1 of the Plan, an individual 
stock trading pause in Tier 1 NMS Stocks that are subject to the 
requirements of the Plan shall be subject to the Plan. Tier 1 NMS 
Stocks not yet subject to the requirements of the Plan and Tier 2 NMS 
Stocks shall be subject to the requirements set forth in paragraph (d) 
of Rule 11.14. Once the Plan has been fully implemented and all NMS 
stocks are subject to the Plan, Rule 11.14(d) will no longer apply.
2. Statutory Basis
    The statutory basis for the proposed rule change is Section 6(b)(5) 
of the Act,\31\ which requires the rules of an exchange to promote just 
and equitable principles of trade, 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. The 
Exchange believes that the proposed rule change meets these 
requirements in that it seeks to promote the efficient execution of 
investor transactions, and thus strengthen investor confidence, over 
the long term by providing additional transparency regarding the order 
handling procedures employed by the Exchange and certain obligations of 
Members when sending orders to the Exchange consistent with the Plan. 
The Exchange also believes that the proposed amendments to Rules 11.8 
and 11.9 will assist Users in executing or displaying their orders 
consistent with the Plan, especially under fast moving conditions where 
the Price Bands and NBBO are quickly updating. In addition, Users can 
choose to use an IOC Order or opt out of certain default re-pricing 
processes, as described in proposed Rules 11.9(b)(3) and 
11.9(b)(1)(B)(i)(I-II), that re-price a buy (sell) order to the price 
of the Upper (Lower) Price Band. If Users choose to do so, the Exchange 
will instead cancel their orders instead as per User instructions.
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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. The Exchange believes that 
its rules are comparable, in part, with re-pricing and cancellation 
processes offered by other exchanges in response to the Plan. The 
Exchange also believes that there is no impact on competition as 
analogous rule changes are being filed by all Participants to the Plan 
and the Plan itself was developed and jointly filed by all Participants 
in the first instance.

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

    The Exchange has neither solicited nor received written comments on 
the proposed rule change.

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

    The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \32\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\33\ 
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proposed rule change does not: (i) significantly affect the protection 
of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden 
on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the 
date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may 
designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the 
public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant 
to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.
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    \32\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \33\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
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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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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. If the Commission 
takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under 
Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act \34\ to determine whether the proposed 
rule change should be approved or disapproved.
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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 No. SR-EDGA-2013-08 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 No. SR-EDGA-2013-08. 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 
10:00 a.m. and 3:00 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 No. SR-EDGA-2013-08 and should be 
submitted on or before March 26, 2013.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\35\
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    \35\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
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