Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To List Options on the Nations VolDex Index, 47041-47045 [2013-18592]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices futures contracts in which the Subsidiary invests, not more than 10% of the weight of such futures contracts in the aggregate shall consist of futures contracts whose principal trading market: (i) Is not a member of ISG; or (ii) is a market with which the Exchange does not have a comprehensive surveillance sharing agreement, provided that, so long as the Exchange may obtain market surveillance information with respect to transactions occurring on the COMEX pursuant to the ISG memberships of CME and NYMEX, futures contracts whose principal trading market is COMEX shall not be subject to the prohibition in (i) above. (7) Neither the Fund nor the Subsidiary will invest in options on commodity futures, structured notes, equity-linked derivatives, forwards, or swap contracts. The Fund’s investments will be consistent with its investment objective and will not be used to enhance leverage. (8) The Fund may hold up to an aggregate amount of 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities (calculated at the time of investment), including Rule 144A securities and master demand notes. (9) The Fund will not invest in any non-U.S. equity securities, other than shares of the Subsidiary, and the Subsidiary will not invest in any nonU.S. equity securities. (10) A minimum of 100,000 Shares will be outstanding at the commencement of trading on the Exchange. This approval order is based on all of the Exchange’s representations and description of the Fund, including those set forth above and in the Notice, as modified by Amendment No. 1.31 For the foregoing reasons, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Exchange Act 32 and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 31 The Commission notes that it does not regulate the market for futures contracts in which the Fund plans to take positions, which, in the U.S., is the responsibility of the CFTC. The CFTC has the authority to set limits on the positions that any person may take in futures subject to its jurisdiction. These limits may be directly set by the CFTC or by the markets on which the futures are traded. The Commission has no role in establishing position limits on futures even though such limits could impact an exchange-traded product that is under the jurisdiction of the Commission. 32 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether Amendment No. 1 to 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 rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NYSEARCA–2013–52 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–2013–52. 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 Section, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Copies of the filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the NYSE’s principal office and on its Internet Web site at www.nyse.com. 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–2013–52 and should be submitted on or before August 23, 2013. V. Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change as Modified by Amendment No. 1 As discussed above, the Exchange submitted Amendment No. 1 to ensure that its Form 19b–4 corresponds to the representations made by the Trust in its application for certain exemptive relief PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47041 under the 1940 Act applicable to the Fund and other actively-managed funds of the Trust.33 According to the Exchange, the revised language does not represent a change in the manner in which the Fund would be operated as described in the Exchange’s original 19b–4 filing. In addition, the revised language conforms to language included in an amendment to the Trust’s registration statement filed with the Commission on July 18, 2013.34 Accordingly, the Commission finds good cause, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,35 for approving the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1, prior to the 30th day after the date of publication of notice in the Federal Register. VI. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Exchange Act,36 that the proposed rule change (SR– NYSEArca–2013–52), as modified by Amendment No. 1, be, and it hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.37 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–18594 Filed 8–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–70059; File No. SR–ISE– 2013–42] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To List Options on the Nations VolDex Index July 29, 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 July 17, 2013, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘ISE’’) 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 33 See supra note 5. supra note 6 and accompanying text. 35 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(2). 36 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 37 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 34 See E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its rules for the listing and trading on the Exchange of options on the Nations VolDex index, a new index that measures changes in implied volatility of the SPDR® S&P® ETF. The Exchange also proposes to list and trade long-term options on the Nations VolDex index. Options on the Nations VolDex index will be cash-settled and will have European-style exercise provisions. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site www.ise.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 Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Where: • 43,200 is the number of minutes in 30 days; • T1 is time to expiration of the Front Month options in minutes; • T2 is time to expiration of the Second Month options in minutes; • IV1 is the implied volatility of the Front Month precisely ATM SPY put option; • IV2 is the implied volatility of the Second Month precisely ATM SPY put option. The implied volatilities of the precisely ATM SPY put options are derived using a three-step process. The first step is to calculate the forward prices for both the front and second month expirations. This is accomplished by evaluating the absolute difference between the call and put option premium at each strike price and identifying the strike price where that 3 For the purpose of this rule filing, the term ‘‘precisely at-the-money’’ refers to a hypothetical option and strike price. 4 The SPDR® S&P® ETF holds up to 500 securities listed on U.S. securities exchanges. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 self-regulatory organization has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. Index Design and Composition The calculation of the Index is based on the methodology developed by NationsShares, a firm that develops proprietary derivatives-based indexes and options-enhanced indexes. The Index will be calculated and maintained by a calculation agent acting on behalf of NationsShares. The Index reflects changes in implied volatility of SPY, historically the largest and most actively traded ETF in the United States as measured by its assets under management and the value of shares traded. The Index measures the implied volatility of a hypothetical 30-day atthe-money (ATM) SPY put option, by interpolating the prices of synthetic put options that are precisely ATM.3 The options used in the calculation of the Index are the published first in-themoney (ITM) and the first out-of-themoney (OTM) put options in the front month (i.e., nearest monthly expiration) and second month expirations (i.e., second nearest monthly expiration). Front month options must have at least one week to expiration. On the open of trading on the first business day of a regular option expiration week (i.e., for standard monthly expirations), the options used for the Index will ‘‘roll’’ to the next regular expiration month and the following expiration month. The prices used in the calculation of the Index will be the mid-point of the published consolidated bid/ask quote (i.e., the NBBO) in SPY options. The generalized formula for the Index is: absolute difference is the smallest. The forward price is calculated by adding the strike price to the present value of the published call price minus the published put price. The second step is to interpolate the precisely ATM put option price for both the front month and second month expirations. This is accomplished by using each respective month’s forward price, the first ITM strike, the first OTM strike, the first ITM put price, and the first OTM put price. The final step is to calculate the implied volatility for the precisely ATM put option for each respective month using the forward price and the precisely ATM put option for that month. The SPDR® S&P® ETF is the largest and most actively traded ETF in the U.S.4 According to State Street Global Advisor, the Trustee of SPY, as of June 20, 2013, the net assets under management in SPY was approximately $106.8 billion; the weighted average market capitalization of the portfolio components was approximately $106 billion; the smallest market capitalization was approximately $2.1 billion (Apollo Group Inc., ticker: APOL), and the largest was approximately $395.9 billion (ExxonMobil, ticker: XOM).5 For the three months ending June 20, 2013, the average daily volume in SPY shares was 137 million, and the average value of shares traded was $22.1 billion.6 For the same period, the average daily volume in SPY options was approximately 2.8 million contracts.7 Open interest in SPY options was approximately 25.2 million contracts.8 5 See https://www.spdrs.com/product/ fund.seam?ticker=SPY. 6 Calculated using data from Bloomberg as of June 20, 2013. 7 Calculated using data from The Options Clearing Corp. as of June 20, 2013. 8 Calculated using data from Bloomberg as of June 20, 2013. 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 its rules to provide for the listing and trading on the Exchange of options on a new index that measures changes in implied volatility of the SPDR® S&P® Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) (commonly known and referred to by its ticker symbol, SPY). Options on the Nations VolDex index (the ‘‘Index’’) will be cash-settled and will have Europeanstyle exercise provisions. In addition to regular options, the Exchange proposes to also list long-term options on the Index. The Index is calculated using published real-time bid/ask quotes of SPY options. The Index represents annualized implied volatility and is quoted in percentage points. PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 EN02AU13.000</GPH> 47042 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices As set forth in Exhibit 3–1, following are the characteristics of the Index: (i) The initial index value was 11.49 on January 31, 2005; (ii) the index value on June 20, 2013 was 18.73; (iii) the lowest index value since inception was 8.83 and occurred on January 24, 2007; and (iv) the highest index value since inception was 77.98 and occurred on October 10, 2008. Index Calculation and Maintenance As noted above, the Index will be maintained and calculated by a calculation agent acting on behalf of NationsShares. The level of the Index will reflect the current implied volatility of SPY. The Index will be updated on a real-time basis on each trading day beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 4:15 p.m. (New York time). If the current published value of a component is not available, the last published value will be used in the calculation. Values of the Index will be disseminated every 15 seconds during the Exchange’s regular trading hours to market information vendors such as Bloomberg and ThomsonReuters. In the event the Index ceases to be maintained or calculated, or its values are not disseminated every 15 seconds by a widely available source, the Exchange will not list any additional series for trading and will limit all transactions in such options to closing transactions only for the purpose of maintaining a fair and orderly market and protecting investors. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Exercise and Settlement Value Options on the Index will expire on the Wednesday that is thirty days prior to the third Friday of the calendar month immediately following the expiring month. Trading in expiring options on the Index will normally cease at 4:15 p.m. (New York time) on the Tuesday preceding an expiration Wednesday. The exercise and settlement value will be calculated on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (New York time) using the mid-point of the NBBO for the SPY options used in the calculation of the Index at that time. The exercise-settlement amount is equal to the difference between the settlement value and the exercise price of the option, multiplied by $100. Exercise will result in the delivery of cash on the business day following expiration. Contract Specifications The contract specifications for options on the Index are set forth in Exhibit 3– 2. The Index is a broad-based index, as defined in Rule 2001(k). Options on the Index are European-style and cashsettled. The Exchange’s standard trading VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 hours for index options (9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., New York time) will apply to the Index. The Exchange proposes to apply margin requirements for the purchase and sale of options on the Index that are identical to those applied for its other broad-based index options. The trading of options on the Index will be subject to the trading halt procedures applicable to other index options traded on the Exchange.9 Options on the Index will be quoted and traded in U.S. dollars.10 Accordingly, all Exchange and Options Clearing Corporation members shall be able to accommodate trading, clearance and settlement of the Index without alteration. The Exchange proposes to set the minimum strike price interval for options on the Index at $1 or greater, as long as the strike price is below $200, in accordance with proposed ISE Rule 2009(c)(7). The Exchange believes that $1 strike price intervals will provide investors with greater flexibility by allowing them to establish positions that are better tailored to meet their investment objectives. Further, as proposed, when new series of options on the Index with a new expiration date are opened for trading, or when additional series of options on the Index in an existing expiration date are opened for trading as the current value of the Index moves substantially from the exercise prices of series already opened, the exercise prices of such new or additional series shall be reasonably related to the current value of the Index at the time such series are first opened for trading.11 The Exchange, however, proposes to eliminate this range limitation that will limit the number of $1 strikes that may be listed in options on the Index. The Exchange’s proposal to set minimum strike price intervals without a range limitation is identical to strike price intervals adopted by CBOE for the CBOE Volatility Index.12 The Exchange proposes to adopt minimum trading increments for options on the Index to be $0.05 for series trading below $3, and $0.10 for series trading at or above $3. The Exchange proposes to list options on the Index in the three consecutive near-term expiration months plus up to three successive expiration months in the March cycle. For example, consecutive expirations of January, February, March, plus June, September, and December expirations would be listed.13 The Exchange proposes that there shall be no position or exercise limits for options on the Index. As noted above, the Index will settle using published quotes from its corresponding option, specifically SPY options. Given that there are currently no position limits for SPY options,14 the Exchange believes it is appropriate for there to be no position or exercise limits for options on the Index. Because the size of the market underlying SPY options is so large, ISE believes that this should dispel any concerns regarding market manipulation. By extension, ISE believes that the same reasoning applies to options on the Index since the value of options on the Index is derived from the volatility of SPY as implied by its options. The Exchange notes that options on CBOE’s Volatility Index are also not subject to any position or exercise limits.15 The trading of options on the Index shall be subject to the same rules that presently govern the trading of Exchange index options, including sales practice rules, margin requirements, and trading rules. In addition, long-term option series having up to sixty months to expiration may be traded.16 The trading of long-term options on the Index shall also be subject to the same rules that govern the trading of all the Exchange’s index options, including sales practice rules, margin requirements, and trading rules. Further, pursuant to Supplementary Material .01 and .02 to ISE Rule 2009, the Exchange may also list Short Term Option Series and Quarterly Options Series, respectively, on the Index. Chapter 6 of the Exchange’s rules is designed to protect public customer trading and shall apply to trading in options on the Index. Specifically, ISE Rules 608(a) and (b) prohibit Members from accepting a customer order to purchase or write an option, including options on the Index, unless such customer’s account has been approved in writing by a designated Options 13 See Rule 2009(a)(3). Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68000 (October 5, 2012), 77 FR 62300 (October 12, 2012) (SR–ISE–2012–81). 15 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54019 (June 20, 2006), 71 FR 36569 (June 27, 2006) (SR– CBOE–2006–55). Additionally, the Exchange notes there are currently a number of actively-traded broad-based index options, i.e., DJX, NDX, SPX, that are also not subject to any position or exercise limits. 16 See Rule 2009(b)(1). 14 See 9 See ISE Rule 2008(c). ISE Rule 2009(a)(1). 11 See ISE Rule 2009(c)(3). The term ‘‘reasonably related to the current index value of the underlying index’’ means that the exercise price is within thirty percent (30%) of the current index value, as defined in ISE Rule 2009(c)(4). 12 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63155 (October 21, 2010), 75 FR 66402 (October 28, 2010) (SR–CBOE–2010–096). 10 See PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47043 E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 47044 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Principal of the Member.17 Additionally, ISE’s Rule 610 regarding suitability is designed to ensure that options, including options on the Index, are only sold to customers capable of evaluating and bearing the risks associated with trading in this instrument. Further, ISE Rule 611 permits members to exercise discretionary power with respect to trading options, including options on the Index, in a customer’s account only if the Member has received prior written authorization from the customer and the account had been accepted in writing by a designated Options Principal. ISE Rule 611 also requires designated Options Principals or Representatives of a Member to approve and initial each discretionary order, including discretionary orders for options on the Index, on the day the discretionary order is entered. Finally, ISE Rule 609, Supervision of Accounts, Rule 612, Confirmation to Customers, and Rule 616, Delivery of Current Options Disclosure Documents and Prospectus, will also apply to trading in options on the Index. Finally, a trading license issued by the Exchange will be required for all market makers to effect transactions as a market maker in the Index in accordance with ISE Rule 2013. Surveillance and Capacity The Exchange has an adequate surveillance program in place for options traded on the Index and intends to apply those same program procedures that it applies to the Exchange’s other options products. Further, the ISE Market Surveillance Department conducts routine surveillance in approximately 30 discrete areas. Index products and their respective symbols are integrated into the Exchange’s existing surveillance system architecture and are thus subject to the relevant surveillance processes. This is true for both surveillance system processing and manual processes that support the ISE’s surveillance program. Additionally, the Exchange is also a member of the Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG) under the Intermarket Surveillance Group Agreement, dated June 20, 1994. The members of the ISG include all of the U.S. registered stock and options markets: NYSE MKT LLC, NYSE Arca, Inc., BATS Exchange, Inc., NASDAQ OMX BX, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc., Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, NASDAQ Stock 17 Pursuant to ISE Rule 602, Representatives of a Member may solicit or accept customer orders for options on the Index. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 Market LLC, National Stock Exchange, Inc., the New York Stock Exchange LLC, and NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. The ISG members work together to coordinate surveillance and investigative information sharing in the stock and options markets. The Exchange represents that it has the necessary system capacity to support additional quotations and messages that will result from the listing and trading of options on the Index. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 18 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 19 in particular in that it will permit options trading in the Index pursuant to rules designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices and promote just and equitable principles of trade. In particular, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change will further the Exchange’s goal of introducing new and innovative products to the marketplace. The Exchange believes that listing options on the Index will provide an opportunity for investors to hedge, or speculate on, the market risk associated with changes in implied volatility. Volatility-focused products have become more prominent over the past few years, and in a number of different formats and types, including ETFs, exchange-traded notes, exchange-traded options, and exchange-traded futures. Such products offer investors the opportunity to manage their volatility risks associated with an underlying asset class. Currently, most of the products focus on underlying equity indexes or equity-based portfolios. The Exchange proposes to introduce a cashsettled options contract on a new volatility index, which focuses on equity exposure using options on the SPDR® S&P® ETF (SPY). SPY is the largest and most liquid ETF in the United Sates, and the most actively traded equity option product. The Exchange believes that because the Index is derived from published SPY options prices, and given the immense liquidity found in the individual portfolio components of SPY, the concern that the Index will be subject to market manipulation is greatly reduced. Therefore, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change to list options on the Index is appropriate. The Exchange further notes that ISE Rules that apply to the trading of other 18 15 19 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 index options currently traded on the Exchange would also apply to the trading of options on the Index. Additionally, the trading of options on the Index would be subject to, among others, Exchange Rules governing margin requirements and trading halt procedures. Finally, the Exchange represents that it has an adequate surveillance program in place to detect manipulative trading in options on the Index. The Exchange also represents that it has the necessary systems capacity to support the new options series. And as stated in the filing, the Exchange has rules in place designed to protect public customer trading. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition This proposed rule change does not impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange notes that the proposed rule change will facilitate the listing and trading of a novel index option product that will enhance competition among market participants, to the benefit of investors and the marketplace. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve or disapprove such proposed rule change, or (B) Institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2013 / Notices 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 rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–ISE–2013–42 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–ISE–2013–42. 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 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 47045 (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCRDP, Attn: Reports Clearance Director, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–966–2830, Email address: OR.Reports.Clearance@ssa.gov. identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE– 2013–42 and should be submitted on or before August 23, 2013. SSA submitted the information collections below to OMB for clearance. Your comments regarding the information collections would be most useful if OMB and SSA receive them 30 days from the date of this publication. To be sure we consider your comments, we must receive them no later than September 3, 2013. Individuals can obtain copies of the OMB clearance packages by writing to OR.Reports. Clearance@ssa.gov. 1. Waiver of Your Right to Personal Appearance before an Administrative Law Judge—20 CFR 404.948(b)(l)(i) and 416.1448(b)(l)(i)—0960–0284. Applicants for Social Security, Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments have the statutory right to appear in person (or through a representative) and present evidence about their claims at a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). If claimants wish to waive this right to appear before an ALJ, they must do so in writing. Form HA–4608 serves as a written waiver for the claimant’s right to a personal appearance before an ALJ. The ALJ uses the information we collect on Form HA– 4608 to continue processing the case, and makes the completed form a part of the documentary evidence of record by placing it in the official record of the proceedings as an exhibit. Respondents are applicants or claimants for OASDI and SSI, or their representatives, who request to waive their right to appear in person before an ALJ. Type of Request: Revision of an approved-OMB information collection. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.20 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–18592 Filed 8–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages requiring clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Public Law 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. This notice includes a revision and an extension of OMB-approved information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Mail, email, or fax your comments and recommendations on the information collection(s) to the OMB Desk Officer and SSA Reports Clearance Officer at the following addresses or fax numbers. (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, Email address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Number of respondents Frequency of response Average burden per response (minutes) Estimated total annual burden (hours) HA–4608 .......................................................................................... sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Modality of completion 12,000 1 2 400 2. Letter to Custodian of Birth Records/Letter to Custodian of School Records—20 CFR 404.704, 404.716, 416.802, and 422.107—0960–0693. When individuals need help in obtaining evidence of their age in connection with Social Security number (SSN) card applications and claims for benefits, SSA can prepare the SSA– 20 17 L106, Letter to Custodian of School Records, or SSA–L706, Letter to Custodian of Birth Records. SSA uses the SSA–L706 to determine the existence of primary evidence of age of SSN applicants. SSA uses both letters to verify with the issuing entity, when necessary, the authenticity of the record submitted by the SSN applicant or claimant. The respondents are schools, State and local bureaus of vital statistics, and religious entities. This is a correction notice. SSA published this information collection as a revision on May 23, 2013 at 78 FR 30952. Since we are not revising the information collection, this is now an CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:55 Aug 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 149 (Friday, August 2, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47041-47045]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18592]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-70059; File No. SR-ISE-2013-42]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, 
LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To List Options on the 
Nations VolDex Index

 July 29, 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 July 17, 2013, the International Securities Exchange, LLC 
(``Exchange'' or ``ISE'') 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

[[Page 47042]]

comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend its rules for the listing and 
trading on the Exchange of options on the Nations VolDex index, a new 
index that measures changes in implied volatility of the SPDR[supreg] 
S&P[supreg] ETF. The Exchange also proposes to list and trade long-term 
options on the Nations VolDex index. Options on the Nations VolDex 
index will be cash-settled and will have European-style exercise 
provisions. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the 
Exchange's Web site www.ise.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 Exchange included statements 
concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. The 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 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to amend its rules to provide for the listing 
and trading on the Exchange of options on a new index that measures 
changes in implied volatility of the SPDR[supreg] S&P[supreg] Exchange 
Traded Fund (ETF) (commonly known and referred to by its ticker symbol, 
SPY). Options on the Nations VolDex index (the ``Index'') will be cash-
settled and will have European-style exercise provisions. In addition 
to regular options, the Exchange proposes to also list long-term 
options on the Index. The Index is calculated using published real-time 
bid/ask quotes of SPY options. The Index represents annualized implied 
volatility and is quoted in percentage points.
Index Design and Composition
    The calculation of the Index is based on the methodology developed 
by NationsShares, a firm that develops proprietary derivatives-based 
indexes and options-enhanced indexes. The Index will be calculated and 
maintained by a calculation agent acting on behalf of NationsShares. 
The Index reflects changes in implied volatility of SPY, historically 
the largest and most actively traded ETF in the United States as 
measured by its assets under management and the value of shares traded.
    The Index measures the implied volatility of a hypothetical 30-day 
at-the-money (ATM) SPY put option, by interpolating the prices of 
synthetic put options that are precisely ATM.\3\ The options used in 
the calculation of the Index are the published first in-the-money (ITM) 
and the first out-of-the-money (OTM) put options in the front month 
(i.e., nearest monthly expiration) and second month expirations (i.e., 
second nearest monthly expiration). Front month options must have at 
least one week to expiration. On the open of trading on the first 
business day of a regular option expiration week (i.e., for standard 
monthly expirations), the options used for the Index will ``roll'' to 
the next regular expiration month and the following expiration month. 
The prices used in the calculation of the Index will be the mid-point 
of the published consolidated bid/ask quote (i.e., the NBBO) in SPY 
options.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \3\ For the purpose of this rule filing, the term ``precisely 
at-the-money'' refers to a hypothetical option and strike price.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The generalized formula for the Index is:
    [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN02AU13.000
    
Where:

     43,200 is the number of minutes in 30 days;
     T1 is time to expiration of the Front Month 
options in minutes;
     T2 is time to expiration of the Second Month 
options in minutes;
     IV1 is the implied volatility of the Front 
Month precisely ATM SPY put option;
     IV2 is the implied volatility of the Second 
Month precisely ATM SPY put option.

    The implied volatilities of the precisely ATM SPY put options are 
derived using a three-step process. The first step is to calculate the 
forward prices for both the front and second month expirations. This is 
accomplished by evaluating the absolute difference between the call and 
put option premium at each strike price and identifying the strike 
price where that absolute difference is the smallest. The forward price 
is calculated by adding the strike price to the present value of the 
published call price minus the published put price. The second step is 
to interpolate the precisely ATM put option price for both the front 
month and second month expirations. This is accomplished by using each 
respective month's forward price, the first ITM strike, the first OTM 
strike, the first ITM put price, and the first OTM put price. The final 
step is to calculate the implied volatility for the precisely ATM put 
option for each respective month using the forward price and the 
precisely ATM put option for that month.
    The SPDR[supreg] S&P[supreg] ETF is the largest and most actively 
traded ETF in the U.S.\4\ According to State Street Global Advisor, the 
Trustee of SPY, as of June 20, 2013, the net assets under management in 
SPY was approximately $106.8 billion; the weighted average market 
capitalization of the portfolio components was approximately $106 
billion; the smallest market capitalization was approximately $2.1 
billion (Apollo Group Inc., ticker: APOL), and the largest was 
approximately $395.9 billion (ExxonMobil, ticker: XOM).\5\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \4\ The SPDR[supreg] S&P[supreg] ETF holds up to 500 securities 
listed on U.S. securities exchanges.
    \5\ See https://www.spdrs.com/product/fund.seam?ticker=SPY.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For the three months ending June 20, 2013, the average daily volume 
in SPY shares was 137 million, and the average value of shares traded 
was $22.1 billion.\6\ For the same period, the average daily volume in 
SPY options was approximately 2.8 million contracts.\7\ Open interest 
in SPY options was approximately 25.2 million contracts.\8\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \6\ Calculated using data from Bloomberg as of June 20, 2013.
    \7\ Calculated using data from The Options Clearing Corp. as of 
June 20, 2013.
    \8\ Calculated using data from Bloomberg as of June 20, 2013.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

[[Page 47043]]

    As set forth in Exhibit 3-1, following are the characteristics of 
the Index: (i) The initial index value was 11.49 on January 31, 2005; 
(ii) the index value on June 20, 2013 was 18.73; (iii) the lowest index 
value since inception was 8.83 and occurred on January 24, 2007; and 
(iv) the highest index value since inception was 77.98 and occurred on 
October 10, 2008.
Index Calculation and Maintenance
    As noted above, the Index will be maintained and calculated by a 
calculation agent acting on behalf of NationsShares. The level of the 
Index will reflect the current implied volatility of SPY. The Index 
will be updated on a real-time basis on each trading day beginning at 
9:30 a.m. and ending at 4:15 p.m. (New York time). If the current 
published value of a component is not available, the last published 
value will be used in the calculation.
    Values of the Index will be disseminated every 15 seconds during 
the Exchange's regular trading hours to market information vendors such 
as Bloomberg and ThomsonReuters. In the event the Index ceases to be 
maintained or calculated, or its values are not disseminated every 15 
seconds by a widely available source, the Exchange will not list any 
additional series for trading and will limit all transactions in such 
options to closing transactions only for the purpose of maintaining a 
fair and orderly market and protecting investors.
Exercise and Settlement Value
    Options on the Index will expire on the Wednesday that is thirty 
days prior to the third Friday of the calendar month immediately 
following the expiring month. Trading in expiring options on the Index 
will normally cease at 4:15 p.m. (New York time) on the Tuesday 
preceding an expiration Wednesday. The exercise and settlement value 
will be calculated on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (New York time) using the 
mid-point of the NBBO for the SPY options used in the calculation of 
the Index at that time. The exercise-settlement amount is equal to the 
difference between the settlement value and the exercise price of the 
option, multiplied by $100. Exercise will result in the delivery of 
cash on the business day following expiration.
Contract Specifications
    The contract specifications for options on the Index are set forth 
in Exhibit 3-2. The Index is a broad-based index, as defined in Rule 
2001(k). Options on the Index are European-style and cash-settled. The 
Exchange's standard trading hours for index options (9:30 a.m. to 4:15 
p.m., New York time) will apply to the Index. The Exchange proposes to 
apply margin requirements for the purchase and sale of options on the 
Index that are identical to those applied for its other broad-based 
index options.
    The trading of options on the Index will be subject to the trading 
halt procedures applicable to other index options traded on the 
Exchange.\9\ Options on the Index will be quoted and traded in U.S. 
dollars.\10\ Accordingly, all Exchange and Options Clearing Corporation 
members shall be able to accommodate trading, clearance and settlement 
of the Index without alteration.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \9\ See ISE Rule 2008(c).
    \10\ See ISE Rule 2009(a)(1).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Exchange proposes to set the minimum strike price interval for 
options on the Index at $1 or greater, as long as the strike price is 
below $200, in accordance with proposed ISE Rule 2009(c)(7). The 
Exchange believes that $1 strike price intervals will provide investors 
with greater flexibility by allowing them to establish positions that 
are better tailored to meet their investment objectives. Further, as 
proposed, when new series of options on the Index with a new expiration 
date are opened for trading, or when additional series of options on 
the Index in an existing expiration date are opened for trading as the 
current value of the Index moves substantially from the exercise prices 
of series already opened, the exercise prices of such new or additional 
series shall be reasonably related to the current value of the Index at 
the time such series are first opened for trading.\11\ The Exchange, 
however, proposes to eliminate this range limitation that will limit 
the number of $1 strikes that may be listed in options on the Index. 
The Exchange's proposal to set minimum strike price intervals without a 
range limitation is identical to strike price intervals adopted by CBOE 
for the CBOE Volatility Index.\12\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \11\ See ISE Rule 2009(c)(3). The term ``reasonably related to 
the current index value of the underlying index'' means that the 
exercise price is within thirty percent (30%) of the current index 
value, as defined in ISE Rule 2009(c)(4).
    \12\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63155 (October 21, 
2010), 75 FR 66402 (October 28, 2010) (SR-CBOE-2010-096).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Exchange proposes to adopt minimum trading increments for 
options on the Index to be $0.05 for series trading below $3, and $0.10 
for series trading at or above $3.
    The Exchange proposes to list options on the Index in the three 
consecutive near-term expiration months plus up to three successive 
expiration months in the March cycle. For example, consecutive 
expirations of January, February, March, plus June, September, and 
December expirations would be listed.\13\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \13\ See Rule 2009(a)(3).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Exchange proposes that there shall be no position or exercise 
limits for options on the Index. As noted above, the Index will settle 
using published quotes from its corresponding option, specifically SPY 
options. Given that there are currently no position limits for SPY 
options,\14\ the Exchange believes it is appropriate for there to be no 
position or exercise limits for options on the Index. Because the size 
of the market underlying SPY options is so large, ISE believes that 
this should dispel any concerns regarding market manipulation. By 
extension, ISE believes that the same reasoning applies to options on 
the Index since the value of options on the Index is derived from the 
volatility of SPY as implied by its options. The Exchange notes that 
options on CBOE's Volatility Index are also not subject to any position 
or exercise limits.\15\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \14\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68000 (October 5, 
2012), 77 FR 62300 (October 12, 2012) (SR-ISE-2012-81).
    \15\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54019 (June 20, 
2006), 71 FR 36569 (June 27, 2006) (SR-CBOE-2006-55). Additionally, 
the Exchange notes there are currently a number of actively-traded 
broad-based index options, i.e., DJX, NDX, SPX, that are also not 
subject to any position or exercise limits.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The trading of options on the Index shall be subject to the same 
rules that presently govern the trading of Exchange index options, 
including sales practice rules, margin requirements, and trading rules. 
In addition, long-term option series having up to sixty months to 
expiration may be traded.\16\ The trading of long-term options on the 
Index shall also be subject to the same rules that govern the trading 
of all the Exchange's index options, including sales practice rules, 
margin requirements, and trading rules. Further, pursuant to 
Supplementary Material .01 and .02 to ISE Rule 2009, the Exchange may 
also list Short Term Option Series and Quarterly Options Series, 
respectively, on the Index.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \16\ See Rule 2009(b)(1).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Chapter 6 of the Exchange's rules is designed to protect public 
customer trading and shall apply to trading in options on the Index. 
Specifically, ISE Rules 608(a) and (b) prohibit Members from accepting 
a customer order to purchase or write an option, including options on 
the Index, unless such customer's account has been approved in writing 
by a designated Options

[[Page 47044]]

Principal of the Member.\17\ Additionally, ISE's Rule 610 regarding 
suitability is designed to ensure that options, including options on 
the Index, are only sold to customers capable of evaluating and bearing 
the risks associated with trading in this instrument. Further, ISE Rule 
611 permits members to exercise discretionary power with respect to 
trading options, including options on the Index, in a customer's 
account only if the Member has received prior written authorization 
from the customer and the account had been accepted in writing by a 
designated Options Principal. ISE Rule 611 also requires designated 
Options Principals or Representatives of a Member to approve and 
initial each discretionary order, including discretionary orders for 
options on the Index, on the day the discretionary order is entered. 
Finally, ISE Rule 609, Supervision of Accounts, Rule 612, Confirmation 
to Customers, and Rule 616, Delivery of Current Options Disclosure 
Documents and Prospectus, will also apply to trading in options on the 
Index.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \17\ Pursuant to ISE Rule 602, Representatives of a Member may 
solicit or accept customer orders for options on the Index.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Finally, a trading license issued by the Exchange will be required 
for all market makers to effect transactions as a market maker in the 
Index in accordance with ISE Rule 2013.
Surveillance and Capacity
    The Exchange has an adequate surveillance program in place for 
options traded on the Index and intends to apply those same program 
procedures that it applies to the Exchange's other options products. 
Further, the ISE Market Surveillance Department conducts routine 
surveillance in approximately 30 discrete areas. Index products and 
their respective symbols are integrated into the Exchange's existing 
surveillance system architecture and are thus subject to the relevant 
surveillance processes. This is true for both surveillance system 
processing and manual processes that support the ISE's surveillance 
program. Additionally, the Exchange is also a member of the Intermarket 
Surveillance Group (ISG) under the Intermarket Surveillance Group 
Agreement, dated June 20, 1994. The members of the ISG include all of 
the U.S. registered stock and options markets: NYSE MKT LLC, NYSE Arca, 
Inc., BATS Exchange, Inc., NASDAQ OMX BX, Chicago Board Options 
Exchange, Inc., Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc., Financial Industry 
Regulatory Authority, NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, National Stock Exchange, 
Inc., the New York Stock Exchange LLC, and NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. The 
ISG members work together to coordinate surveillance and investigative 
information sharing in the stock and options markets.
    The Exchange represents that it has the necessary system capacity 
to support additional quotations and messages that will result from the 
listing and trading of options on the Index.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Act'') 
\18\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the 
Act \19\ in particular in that it will permit options trading in the 
Index pursuant to rules designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative 
acts and practices and promote just and equitable principles of trade. 
In particular, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change will 
further the Exchange's goal of introducing new and innovative products 
to the marketplace. The Exchange believes that listing options on the 
Index will provide an opportunity for investors to hedge, or speculate 
on, the market risk associated with changes in implied volatility.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \18\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \19\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Volatility-focused products have become more prominent over the 
past few years, and in a number of different formats and types, 
including ETFs, exchange-traded notes, exchange-traded options, and 
exchange-traded futures. Such products offer investors the opportunity 
to manage their volatility risks associated with an underlying asset 
class. Currently, most of the products focus on underlying equity 
indexes or equity-based portfolios. The Exchange proposes to introduce 
a cash-settled options contract on a new volatility index, which 
focuses on equity exposure using options on the SPDR[supreg] 
S&P[supreg] ETF (SPY). SPY is the largest and most liquid ETF in the 
United Sates, and the most actively traded equity option product. The 
Exchange believes that because the Index is derived from published SPY 
options prices, and given the immense liquidity found in the individual 
portfolio components of SPY, the concern that the Index will be subject 
to market manipulation is greatly reduced. Therefore, the Exchange 
believes that the proposed rule change to list options on the Index is 
appropriate.
    The Exchange further notes that ISE Rules that apply to the trading 
of other index options currently traded on the Exchange would also 
apply to the trading of options on the Index. Additionally, the trading 
of options on the Index would be subject to, among others, Exchange 
Rules governing margin requirements and trading halt procedures.
    Finally, the Exchange represents that it has an adequate 
surveillance program in place to detect manipulative trading in options 
on the Index. The Exchange also represents that it has the necessary 
systems capacity to support the new options series. And as stated in 
the filing, the Exchange has rules in place designed to protect public 
customer trading.

B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    This proposed rule change does not impose any burden on competition 
that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of 
the Act. The Exchange notes that the proposed rule change will 
facilitate the listing and trading of a novel index option product that 
will enhance competition among market participants, to the benefit of 
investors and the marketplace.

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

    The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, 
comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received 
any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested 
parties.

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

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

IV. Solicitation of Comments

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

[[Page 47045]]

Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-ISE-2013-42 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-ISE-2013-42. 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 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-ISE-2013-42 and should be 
submitted on or before August 23, 2013.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\20\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \20\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-18592 Filed 8-1-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8011-01-P