Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Exchange Rule 6.91 To Modify the Information Disseminated at the Initiation of a Complex Order Auction, 40232-40234 [2013-15934]

Download as PDF 40232 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices 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–CBOE– 2013–066 and should be submitted on or before July 24, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–15917 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [Release No. 34–69882; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2013–65] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Exchange Rule 6.91 To Modify the Information Disseminated at the Initiation of a Complex Order Auction June 27, 2013. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 25, 2013, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Exchange Rule 6.91 to modify the information disseminated at the initiation of a Complex Order Auction. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Arca Rule 6.91 to modify the information disseminated at the initiation of a Complex Order Auction (‘‘COA’’). Current Rule 6.91(c)(2) provides that upon receipt of a COA-eligible order, as defined in Rule 6.91(c)(1), and at the direction of the entering OTP Holder that an auction be initiated, the Exchange will send an automated request for responses (‘‘RFR’’) message to all OTP Holders who subscribe to RFR messages. RFR messages identify the component series, the size of the order and any contingencies, but do not identify the side of the market. OTP Holders then have an opportunity to submit bids and offers with the price and size they would be willing to participate in the execution of the COAeligible order (an ‘‘RFR Response’’). NYSE Arca proposes to amend NYSE Arca Rule 6.91(c)(2) to include the side (i.e., buy or sell) of a Complex Order entered into COA when broadcasting an automated RFR to OTP Holders. This proposed rule change is similar to a recent change by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CBOE’’).3 Like the CBOE, because same-side responses to an RFR would not trade with the COA-eligible order, NYSE Arca has determined that the submission of RFR Responses on the same side as the COAeligible order are [sic] unnecessary.4 In order to reduce the number responses on the same side of the market as the COA-eligible order, the Exchange now proposes to amend Rule 6.91(c)(2) to include the side of the market of the 3 See Exchange Act Release No. 68095 (October 24, 2012), 77 FR 65751 (October 30, 2012) (Order approving SR–CBOE–2012–85) (‘‘CBOE Filing’’). 4 See CBOE Filing. 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. 1. Purpose SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION VerDate Mar<15>2010 II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 order being auctioned when sending out an RFR. By providing the side of the market, OTP Holders will be able to tailor their responses to RFRs and will only need to submit one order on the contra side of the order being auctioned, as opposed to two orders, one on each side of the COA-eligible order, as is generally the case today. In addition, the Exchange believes that the dissemination of the additional information about the terms of an order will encourage more meaningful and competitively priced RFR Responses, which could result in deeper liquidity and better prices for market participants. Because a same-side RFR Response cannot trade with a COA-eligible order, the Exchange considers same-side RFR Responses to be unnecessary to the COA process. Therefore, the Exchange proposes to amend Rule 6.91(c)(4) to provide that RFR Responses must be on the opposite side of the COA-eligible order and that same-side RFR Responses will be rejected by the Exchange. Requiring that RFR Responses be on the opposite side of a COA-eligible order and rejecting same-side RFR Responses is consistent with the processing of RFR Responses by the CBOE.5 The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will improve the efficiency of the COA process by eliminating excess RFR Responses that can never actually trade with the COA-eligible order.6 Pursuant to this proposed rule change, same-side RFR Responses will be rejected; therefore contra-side RFR Responses will not be eligible to trade against same-side RFR Responses. Accordingly, the Exchange proposes to delete a reference to RFR Responses in Rule 6.91(c)(7). The Exchange also proposes to amend Rule 6.91(c)(4) by correcting the rule text describing how RFR Responses are treated. Existing rule text states that RFR Responses will be ranked and displayed in the Consolidated Book. However, in accordance with Rule 6.91(c)(7), RFR Responses are only firm with respect to COA-eligible orders and unrelated orders that are received during the Response Time Interval, as defined in Rule 6.91(c)(3), and any unexecuted RFR Responses will expire at the end of the Response Time Interval (signifying the end of the auction). Because RFR Responses are only firm with respect to COA-eligible orders and unrelated 5 See CBOE Filing. Exchange notes that only same-side Responses will be rejected and that unrelated Complex Orders on the same side of the market as a COA-eligible order that are received during the Response Time Interval will continue to be processed pursuant to Rule 6.91(c)(8). 6 The E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices orders that are received during an auction, and the fact that unexecuted RFR Responses expire at the conclusion of the auction, RFR Responses should not be ranked and/or displayed in the Consolidated Book. Thus, the language stating that RFR Responses will be ranked and displayed in the Consolidated Book is inaccurate. The Exchange therefore proposes to delete language in Rule 6.91(c)(4) stating that RFR Responses will be ranked and displayed in the Consolidated Book and affirmatively state in Rule 6.91(c)(7) that RFR Responses will not be displayed in the Consolidated Book. The Exchange also proposes to make non-substantive change to Rule 6.91(c)(7) by correcting a minor typographical error in the existing rule text. The Exchange will announce the implementation date of the systems functionality associated with the proposed rule change by Trader Update to be published no later than 90 days following the effective date. The implementation date will be no later than 90 days following the issuance of the Trader Update. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2. Statutory Basis The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) 7 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’), in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5),8 in particular, in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities, and to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system. In particular, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change protects investors and is in the public interest because it will eliminate unnecessary RFR Responses on the same side of the market as a COA-eligible order, which will ultimately make the COA process more efficient. In addition, the Exchange believes that including the side of the market in the RFR will encourage more meaningful and competitively priced RFR Responses, which could result in deeper liquidity and better prices for market participants. Disseminating additional information regarding the terms of an order should reduce confusion and provide for a less disruptive COA 7 15 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 process, thus aiding in perfecting the mechanisms of the open market. Also, by amending Rule 6.91(c)(4) and (7) the Exchange is correcting inaccurate language describing the functionality of the COA for the reasons set forth above. Correcting inaccurate rule language will provide clarity as to the functionality of the COA. The Exchange believes that having clear and precise rules furthers the objectives of the Act by removing of impediments to and helping to perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system. 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. Specifically, the proposal is structured to offer the same enhancement to all market participants, regardless of account type, and will not impose a competitive burden on any participant. The Exchange believes that adopting similar COA rules to those of other exchanges will allow NYSE Arca to more efficiently compete for complex order business. In addition, by disseminating enhanced RFRs, OTP Holders will be able to provide more efficient responses thus creating a more competitive market. The Exchange does not believe that requiring RFR responses to be on the opposite side of a COA eligible order and/or rejecting same-side Responses will impose any burden on market participants because market participants will still have the ability to submit unrelated same-side Complex Orders to the Exchange. Because this proposal adopts a rule that is already in effect at a competing exchange, the NYSE Arca does not believe that the proposed changes will impose a burden on other options exchanges. Rather, making this functionality available to market participants on the Exchange may foster more competition, thus improving the overall efficacy of the options markets. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change: (1) Does not significantly affect the protection of investors or the public PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40233 interest; (2) does not impose any significant burden on competition; and (3) by its terms does not become operative for 30 days after the date of this filing, 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 9 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.10 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (https://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NYSEArca–2013–65 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEArca–2013–65. 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 (https://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 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) requires a self-regulatory organization to provide the Commission with written notice of its 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 fulfilled this requirement. 10 17 E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 40234 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– NYSEArca–2013–65 and should be submitted on or before July 24, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–69866; File No. SR–DTC– 2013–07] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Depository Trust Company; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to Harmonize and Clarify Language Within the DTC Service Guides Regarding Restrictions on Use of Information and Data Distributed by DTC emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES June 27, 2013 Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 13, 2013, The Depository Trust Company (‘‘DTC’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared primarily by DTC. DTC filed the proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 3 of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(4)(i) 4 thereunder so that the proposal was effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(4)(i). 1 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The purpose of the proposed rule change is to harmonize and clarify language within the DTC Service Guides regarding restrictions on use of information and data distributed by DTC. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, DTC 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. DTC has prepared summaries, set forth in sections (A), (B), and (C) below, of the most significant aspects of these statements.5 (A) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change [FR Doc. 2013–15934 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] 11 17 publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested parties. (a) Proposal Overview As the central depository of securities in the U.S. securities markets, DTC is the registered holder of securities on the books of issuers of those securities (in its nominee name, Cede & Co.) and, accordingly, receives information and data relating to those securities from the issuers, for distribution to the DTC participants (‘‘Participants’’) holding interests in such securities on the books of DTC. As a further service to these Participants with respect to securities held by DTC for their benefit, DTC additionally compiles information from other sources to enhance data provided by it to its Participants. The information and data so received and compiled by DTC includes information such as descriptive reference data, names, country of incorporation, exchange, dividend announcement and corporate action announcement information on securities and other financial assets, as further described in the applicable Service Guides which are being amended by this rule filing, including, the Custody Service Guide, the Deposits Service Guide, the Dividend Service Guide, the Money Market Instruments Service Guide, the Redemptions Service Guide, the Reorganization Service 5 The Commission has modified the text of the summaries prepared by DTC. Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Guide, the Settlement Service Guide and the Underwriting Service Guide (‘‘Affected Service Guides’’). Each of the Affected Service Guides, except the Deposits Service Guide and the Underwriting Service Guide, specifically provides that the information and data so received and compiled by DTC may not be redistributed to any other persons who, to a Participant’s knowledge, use the information as a basis for producing and distributing data or related services. However, DTC has observed that these restrictions may require some clarification. Proposed Rule Changes By this filing DTC will harmonize the language regarding restrictions on redistribution of data between all of the Affected Service Guides as the described restrictions apply to all data and information distributed by DTC through its services. In addition, DTC is amending the text of each of the Affected Service Guides to clarify that the data and information so received and compiled by DTC is proprietary to DTC and shall not be used for commercial purposes by Participants (or third parties acting on behalf of Participants) to which the data and information is distributed by DTC. To the extent any such person wishes to rightfully redistribute the data or information, a further amendment to the Affected Service Guides will direct interested Participants and third parties to DTCC Solutions, LLC, an affiliate of DTC which, under service level agreements with DTC, is licensed to further process and distribute such information and data pursuant to appropriate agreements with Participants and third parties. (b) Statutory Basis The proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of Section 17A(b)(3)(F) of the Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to DTC as it does not adversely affect the safeguarding of funds or securities in DTC’s custody and control, or for which it is responsible, but, rather, clarifies the procedures set forth in the Affected Service Guides with respect to the use of data and information received and compiled by DTC. (B) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition DTC does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any impact or impose any burden on competition. E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-69882; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2013-65]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing 
and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Exchange 
Rule 6.91 To Modify the Information Disseminated at the Initiation of a 
Complex Order Auction

June 27, 2013.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that 
on June 25, 2013, NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca'' or ``Exchange'') filed 
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') the 
proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items 
have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this 
notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested 
persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
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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 Exchange Rule 6.91 to modify the 
information disseminated at the initiation of a Complex Order Auction. 
The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Web 
site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at 
the Commission's Public Reference Room.

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

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

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

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Arca Rule 6.91 to modify the 
information disseminated at the initiation of a Complex Order Auction 
(``COA'').
    Current Rule 6.91(c)(2) provides that upon receipt of a COA-
eligible order, as defined in Rule 6.91(c)(1), and at the direction of 
the entering OTP Holder that an auction be initiated, the Exchange will 
send an automated request for responses (``RFR'') message to all OTP 
Holders who subscribe to RFR messages. RFR messages identify the 
component series, the size of the order and any contingencies, but do 
not identify the side of the market. OTP Holders then have an 
opportunity to submit bids and offers with the price and size they 
would be willing to participate in the execution of the COA-eligible 
order (an ``RFR Response'').
    NYSE Arca proposes to amend NYSE Arca Rule 6.91(c)(2) to include 
the side (i.e., buy or sell) of a Complex Order entered into COA when 
broadcasting an automated RFR to OTP Holders. This proposed rule change 
is similar to a recent change by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Inc. (``CBOE'').\3\ Like the CBOE, because same-side responses to an 
RFR would not trade with the COA-eligible order, NYSE Arca has 
determined that the submission of RFR Responses on the same side as the 
COA-eligible order are [sic] unnecessary.\4\ In order to reduce the 
number responses on the same side of the market as the COA-eligible 
order, the Exchange now proposes to amend Rule 6.91(c)(2) to include 
the side of the market of the order being auctioned when sending out an 
RFR.
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    \3\ See Exchange Act Release No. 68095 (October 24, 2012), 77 FR 
65751 (October 30, 2012) (Order approving SR-CBOE-2012-85) (``CBOE 
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    By providing the side of the market, OTP Holders will be able to 
tailor their responses to RFRs and will only need to submit one order 
on the contra side of the order being auctioned, as opposed to two 
orders, one on each side of the COA-eligible order, as is generally the 
case today. In addition, the Exchange believes that the dissemination 
of the additional information about the terms of an order will 
encourage more meaningful and competitively priced RFR Responses, which 
could result in deeper liquidity and better prices for market 
participants.
    Because a same-side RFR Response cannot trade with a COA-eligible 
order, the Exchange considers same-side RFR Responses to be unnecessary 
to the COA process. Therefore, the Exchange proposes to amend Rule 
6.91(c)(4) to provide that RFR Responses must be on the opposite side 
of the COA-eligible order and that same-side RFR Responses will be 
rejected by the Exchange. Requiring that RFR Responses be on the 
opposite side of a COA-eligible order and rejecting same-side RFR 
Responses is consistent with the processing of RFR Responses by the 
CBOE.\5\ The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will 
improve the efficiency of the COA process by eliminating excess RFR 
Responses that can never actually trade with the COA-eligible order.\6\
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    \5\ See CBOE Filing.
    \6\ The Exchange notes that only same-side Responses will be 
rejected and that unrelated Complex Orders on the same side of the 
market as a COA-eligible order that are received during the Response 
Time Interval will continue to be processed pursuant to Rule 
6.91(c)(8).
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    Pursuant to this proposed rule change, same-side RFR Responses will 
be rejected; therefore contra-side RFR Responses will not be eligible 
to trade against same-side RFR Responses. Accordingly, the Exchange 
proposes to delete a reference to RFR Responses in Rule 6.91(c)(7).
    The Exchange also proposes to amend Rule 6.91(c)(4) by correcting 
the rule text describing how RFR Responses are treated. Existing rule 
text states that RFR Responses will be ranked and displayed in the 
Consolidated Book. However, in accordance with Rule 6.91(c)(7), RFR 
Responses are only firm with respect to COA-eligible orders and 
unrelated orders that are received during the Response Time Interval, 
as defined in Rule 6.91(c)(3), and any unexecuted RFR Responses will 
expire at the end of the Response Time Interval (signifying the end of 
the auction). Because RFR Responses are only firm with respect to COA-
eligible orders and unrelated

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orders that are received during an auction, and the fact that 
unexecuted RFR Responses expire at the conclusion of the auction, RFR 
Responses should not be ranked and/or displayed in the Consolidated 
Book. Thus, the language stating that RFR Responses will be ranked and 
displayed in the Consolidated Book is inaccurate. The Exchange 
therefore proposes to delete language in Rule 6.91(c)(4) stating that 
RFR Responses will be ranked and displayed in the Consolidated Book and 
affirmatively state in Rule 6.91(c)(7) that RFR Responses will not be 
displayed in the Consolidated Book.
    The Exchange also proposes to make non-substantive change to Rule 
6.91(c)(7) by correcting a minor typographical error in the existing 
rule text.
    The Exchange will announce the implementation date of the systems 
functionality associated with the proposed rule change by Trader Update 
to be published no later than 90 days following the effective date. The 
implementation date will be no later than 90 days following the 
issuance of the Trader Update.
2. Statutory Basis
    The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) \7\ of the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Act''), in general, and furthers 
the objectives of Section 6(b)(5),\8\ in particular, in that it is 
designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to 
promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation 
and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in 
securities, and to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of 
a free and open market and a national market system. In particular, the 
Exchange believes the proposed rule change protects investors and is in 
the public interest because it will eliminate unnecessary RFR Responses 
on the same side of the market as a COA-eligible order, which will 
ultimately make the COA process more efficient. In addition, the 
Exchange believes that including the side of the market in the RFR will 
encourage more meaningful and competitively priced RFR Responses, which 
could result in deeper liquidity and better prices for market 
participants. Disseminating additional information regarding the terms 
of an order should reduce confusion and provide for a less disruptive 
COA process, thus aiding in perfecting the mechanisms of the open 
market.
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    Also, by amending Rule 6.91(c)(4) and (7) the Exchange is 
correcting inaccurate language describing the functionality of the COA 
for the reasons set forth above. Correcting inaccurate rule language 
will provide clarity as to the functionality of the COA. The Exchange 
believes that having clear and precise rules furthers the objectives of 
the Act by removing of impediments to and helping to perfect the 
mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system.

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. Specifically, the proposal 
is structured to offer the same enhancement to all market participants, 
regardless of account type, and will not impose a competitive burden on 
any participant. The Exchange believes that adopting similar COA rules 
to those of other exchanges will allow NYSE Arca to more efficiently 
compete for complex order business. In addition, by disseminating 
enhanced RFRs, OTP Holders will be able to provide more efficient 
responses thus creating a more competitive market. The Exchange does 
not believe that requiring RFR responses to be on the opposite side of 
a COA eligible order and/or rejecting same-side Responses will impose 
any burden on market participants because market participants will 
still have the ability to submit unrelated same-side Complex Orders to 
the Exchange.
    Because this proposal adopts a rule that is already in effect at a 
competing exchange, the NYSE Arca does not believe that the proposed 
changes will impose a burden on other options exchanges. Rather, making 
this functionality available to market participants on the Exchange may 
foster more competition, thus improving the overall efficacy of the 
options markets.

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

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

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

    Because the foregoing proposed rule change: (1) Does not 
significantly affect the protection of investors or the public 
interest; (2) does not impose any significant burden on competition; 
and (3) by its terms does not become operative for 30 days after the 
date of this filing, 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 \9\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\10\
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \10\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to provide the Commission 
with written notice of its 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 fulfilled this requirement.
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of 
the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (https://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-NYSEArca-2013-65 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.
    All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEArca-2013-65. 
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 (https://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

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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 
the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the 
principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted 
without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying 
information from submissions. You should submit only information that 
you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to 
File Number SR-NYSEArca-2013-65 and should be submitted on or before 
July 24, 2013.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\11\
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    \11\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-15934 Filed 7-2-13; 8:45 am]
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