Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to Amend EDGX Rule 11.13, Clearly Erroneous Executions, 60941-60943 [2013-24002]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2013 / Notices • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSEARCA–2013–94 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–2013–94. 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 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–2013–94 and should be submitted on or before October 23, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2013–24011 Filed 10–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION sections A, B and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. [Release No. 34–70511; File No. SR–EDGX– 2013–35] A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to Amend EDGX Rule 11.13, Clearly Erroneous Executions September 26, 2013. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on September 25, 2013, EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing with the Commission a proposal to extend a pilot program related to Rule 11.13, entitled ‘‘Clearly Erroneous Executions.’’ The Exchange also proposes to remove certain references to individual stock trading pauses contained in Rule 11.13(c)(4). The Exchange has designated this proposal as noncontroversial and provided the Commission with the notice required by Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) under the Act.3 All of the changes described herein are applicable to EDGX Members. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Internet Web site at www.directedge.com, at the Exchange’s principal office, and at the Public Reference Room of the Commission. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The self-regulatory organization has prepared summaries, set forth in 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 2 17 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Oct 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 60941 PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Purpose The purpose of this filing is to extend the effectiveness of the Exchange’s current rule applicable to Clearly Erroneous Executions and to remove references to individual stock trading pauses described in Rule 11.13(c)(4). Portions of Rule 11.13, explained in further detail below, are currently operating as a pilot program set to expire on September 30, 2013.4 The Exchange proposes to extend the pilot program to April 8, 2014. On September 10, 2010, the Commission approved, on a pilot basis, changes to Exchange Rule 11.13 to provide for uniform treatment: (1) of clearly erroneous execution reviews in multi-stock events involving twenty or more securities; and (2) in the event transactions occur that result in the issuance of an individual stock trading pause by the primary listing market and subsequent transactions that occur before the trading pause is in effect on the Exchange.5 The Exchange also adopted additional changes to Rule 11.13 that reduced the ability of the Exchange to deviate from the objective standards set forth in Rule 11.13,6 and in 2013, adopted a provision designed to address the operation of the Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility Pursuant to Rule 608 of Regulation NMS under the Act (the ‘‘Limit Up-Limit Down Plan’’ or the ‘‘Plan’’).7 The Exchange believes the benefits to market participants from the more objective clearly erroneous executions rule should continue on a pilot basis through April 8, 2014, which is one year following the commencement of operations of the Plan. The Exchange believes that continuing the pilot during this time will protect against any unanticipated consequences. Thus, the Exchange believes that the protections of the Clearly Erroneous Rule should continue while the industry gains 4 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68814 (February 1, 2013), 78 FR 9086 (February 7, 2013) (SR–EDGX–2013–06). 5 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62886 (September 10, 2010), 75 FR 56613 (September 16, 2010) (SR–EDGX–2010–03). 6 Id. 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67091 (May 31, 2012), 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012) (the ‘‘Limit Up-Limit Down Release’’); see also Exchange Rule 11.13(i). E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 60942 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2013 / Notices further experience operating the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan. The Exchange also proposes to eliminate all references in Rule 11.13 to individual stock trading pauses issued by a primary listing market. Specifically, Rule 11.13(c)(4) provides specific rules to follow with respect to review of an execution as potentially clearly erroneous when there was an individual stock trading pause issued for that security and the security is included in the S&P 500® Index, the Russell 1000® Index, or a pilot list of Exchange Traded Products (‘‘Original Circuit Breaker Securities’’). The stock trading pauses described in Rule 11.13(c)(4) are being phased out as securities become subject to the Plan pursuant to a phased implementation schedule. The Plan is already operational with respect to all Original Circuit Breaker Securities, and thus, the Exchange believes that all references to individual stock trading pauses should be removed, including all crossreferences to Rule 11.13(c)(4) contained in other portions of Rule 11.13.8 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that are applicable to a national securities exchange, and, in particular, with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.9 In particular, the proposal is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,10 because it would promote just and equitable principles of trade, remove impediments to, and perfect the mechanism of, a free and open market and a national market system. The Exchange believes that the pilot program promotes just and equitable principles of trade in that it promotes transparency and uniformity across markets concerning review of transactions as clearly erroneous. More specifically, the Exchange believes that the extension of the pilot would help assure that the determination of whether tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8 The Exchange notes that certain Exchange Traded Products (‘‘ETPs’’) are not yet subject to the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan. Because such ETPs are not on the pilot list of securities, such ETPs are not subject to Rule 11.13(c)(4). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65109 (August 11, 2011), 76 FR 51103 (August 17, 2011) (SR–EDGX–2011–25) (notice of filing and immediate effectiveness to define Subject [sic] Securities and to limit application of Rule 11.13(c)(4) to such securities). Accordingly, the proposed rule change does not change the status quo with respect to such ETPs. As amended, all securities, including ETPs not subject to the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan, will continue to be subject to Rule 11.13(c)(1) through (3). 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 10 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Oct 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 a clearly erroneous trade has occurred will be based on clear and objective criteria, and that the resolution of the incident will occur promptly through a transparent process. The proposed rule change would also help assure consistent results in handling erroneous trades across the U.S. markets, thus furthering fair and orderly markets, the protection of investors and the public interest. Although the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan will become fully operational during the same time period as the proposed extended pilot, the Exchange believes that maintaining the pilot will help to protect against unanticipated consequences. To that end, the extension will allow the Exchange to determine whether Rule 11.13 is necessary once the Plan is fully operational and, if so, whether improvements can be made. Finally, the elimination of references to individual stock trading pauses will help to avoid confusion amongst market participants, which is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest and therefore consistent with the Act. As described above, individual stock trading pauses have been replaced by the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan with respect to all Subject [sic] Securities. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change implicates any competitive issues. To the contrary, the Exchange believes that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’) and other national securities exchanges are also filing similar proposals, and thus, that the proposal will help to ensure consistency across market centers. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received from Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange has neither solicited nor received written comments on the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the proposed rule change does not (i) significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the Act 11 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.12 The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, as it will allow the pilot program to continue uninterrupted, thereby avoiding investor confusion that could result from a temporary interruption in the pilot program. For this reason, the Commission designates the proposed rule change to be operative upon filing.13 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 No. SR– EDGX–2013–35 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–EDGX–2013–35. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). As required under Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii), the Exchange provided the Commission with written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and the 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. 13 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has also considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 12 17 E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2013 / Notices comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s 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 communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–EDGX– 2013–35 and should be submitted on or before October 23, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–24002 Filed 10–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [Release No. 34–70517; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2013–78] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Extending the Pilot Program for Certain Clearly Erroneous Executions Under Rule 128—Equities and Removing References to Individual Security Trading Pauses Contained in Rule 128(c)(4)—Equities September 26, 2013. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to extend the pilot program for certain clearly erroneous executions under Rule 128— Equities and remove references to individual security trading pauses contained in Rule 128(c)(4)—Equities. 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 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on September 24, 2013, NYSE MKT LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE MKT’’) filed CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C.78s(b)(1). 2 15 U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to extend the pilot program for certain clearly erroneous executions under Rule 128— Equities and remove references to individual security trading pauses contained in Rule 128(c)(4)—Equities. Portions of Rule 128—Equities, explained in further detail below, are currently operating as a pilot program set to expire on September 30, 2013.4 The Exchange proposes to extend the pilot program to April 8, 2014. On September 10, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) approved, on a pilot basis, changes to Rule 128—Equities to provide for uniform treatment: (1) Of clearly erroneous execution reviews in 14 17 1 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Oct 01, 2013 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68801 (February 1, 2013), 78 FR 8630 (February 6, 2013) (SR–NYSEMKT–2013–11). Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60943 multi-stock events involving twenty or more securities; and (2) in the event transactions occur that result in the issuance of an individual security trading pause by the primary listing market and subsequent transactions that occur before the trading pause is in effect on the Exchange.5 The Exchange also adopted additional changes to Rule 128—Equities that reduced the ability of the Exchange to deviate from the objective standards set forth in Rule 128—Equities,6 and in 2013, adopted a provision designed to address the operation of the Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility Pursuant to Rule 608 of Regulation NMS under the Act (the ‘‘Limit Up-Limit Down Plan’’ or the ‘‘Plan’’).7 The Exchange believes the benefits to market participants from the more objective clearly erroneous executions rule should continue on a pilot basis through April 8, 2014, which is one year following the commencement of operations of the Plan. The Exchange believes that continuing the pilot during this time will protect against any unanticipated consequences. Thus, the Exchange believes that the protections of Rule 128—Equities should continue while the industry gains further experience operating the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan. The Exchange also proposes to eliminate all references in Rule 128— Equities to individual security trading pauses issued by a primary listing market. Specifically, Rule 128(c)(4)— Equities provides specific rules to follow with respect to review of an execution as potentially clearly erroneous when there is an individual security trading pause pursuant to Rule 80C—Equities. The individual security trading pauses described in Rule 128(c)(4)—Equities, which apply to the securities included in the S&P 500 and Russell 1000 indexes as well as to a pilot list of Exchange Traded Products (the ‘‘subject securities’’), are being phased out as securities become subject to the Plan pursuant to a phased implementation schedule. The Plan is already operational with respect to all subject securities, and thus, the Exchange believes that all references to individual security trading pauses should be removed, including all cross5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62886 (September 10, 2010), 75 FR 56613 (September 16, 2010) (SR–NYSEAmex–2010–60). 6 Id. 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68801 (February 1, 2013), 78 FR 8630 (February 6, 2013) (SR–NYSEMKT–2013–11); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67091 (May 31, 2012), 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012) (the ‘‘Limit Up-Limit Down Release’’); see also Rule 128(i)—Equities. E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 2, 2013)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-70511; File No. SR-EDGX-2013-35]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to Amend 
EDGX Rule 11.13, Clearly Erroneous Executions

September 26, 2013.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that on September 25, 2013, EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or 
``EDGX'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and 
II below, which items have been prepared by the self-regulatory 
organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 
comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is filing with the Commission a proposal to extend a 
pilot program related to Rule 11.13, entitled ``Clearly Erroneous 
Executions.'' The Exchange also proposes to remove certain references 
to individual stock trading pauses contained in Rule 11.13(c)(4). The 
Exchange has designated this proposal as non-controversial and provided 
the Commission with the notice required by Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) under 
the Act.\3\ All of the changes described herein are applicable to EDGX 
Members. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the 
Exchange's Internet Web site at www.directedge.com, at the Exchange's 
principal office, and at the Public Reference Room of the Commission.
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    \3\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
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II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

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

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

1. Purpose
    The purpose of this filing is to extend the effectiveness of the 
Exchange's current rule applicable to Clearly Erroneous Executions and 
to remove references to individual stock trading pauses described in 
Rule 11.13(c)(4).
    Portions of Rule 11.13, explained in further detail below, are 
currently operating as a pilot program set to expire on September 30, 
2013.\4\ The Exchange proposes to extend the pilot program to April 8, 
2014.
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    \4\ Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68814 (February 1, 
2013), 78 FR 9086 (February 7, 2013) (SR-EDGX-2013-06).
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    On September 10, 2010, the Commission approved, on a pilot basis, 
changes to Exchange Rule 11.13 to provide for uniform treatment: (1) of 
clearly erroneous execution reviews in multi-stock events involving 
twenty or more securities; and (2) in the event transactions occur that 
result in the issuance of an individual stock trading pause by the 
primary listing market and subsequent transactions that occur before 
the trading pause is in effect on the Exchange.\5\ The Exchange also 
adopted additional changes to Rule 11.13 that reduced the ability of 
the Exchange to deviate from the objective standards set forth in Rule 
11.13,\6\ and in 2013, adopted a provision designed to address the 
operation of the Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility 
Pursuant to Rule 608 of Regulation NMS under the Act (the ``Limit Up-
Limit Down Plan'' or the ``Plan'').\7\ The Exchange believes the 
benefits to market participants from the more objective clearly 
erroneous executions rule should continue on a pilot basis through 
April 8, 2014, which is one year following the commencement of 
operations of the Plan. The Exchange believes that continuing the pilot 
during this time will protect against any unanticipated consequences. 
Thus, the Exchange believes that the protections of the Clearly 
Erroneous Rule should continue while the industry gains

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    \5\ Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62886 (September 10, 
2010), 75 FR 56613 (September 16, 2010) (SR-EDGX-2010-03).
    \6\ Id.
    \7\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67091 (May 31, 
2012), 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012) (the ``Limit Up-Limit Down 
Release''); see also Exchange Rule 11.13(i).
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    The Exchange also proposes to eliminate all references in Rule 
11.13 to individual stock trading pauses issued by a primary listing 
market. Specifically, Rule 11.13(c)(4) provides specific rules to 
follow with respect to review of an execution as potentially clearly 
erroneous when there was an individual stock trading pause issued for 
that security and the security is included in the S&P 500[supreg] 
Index, the Russell 1000[supreg] Index, or a pilot list of Exchange 
Traded Products (``Original Circuit Breaker Securities''). The stock 
trading pauses described in Rule 11.13(c)(4) are being phased out as 
securities become subject to the Plan pursuant to a phased 
implementation schedule. The Plan is already operational with respect 
to all Original Circuit Breaker Securities, and thus, the Exchange 
believes that all references to individual stock trading pauses should 
be removed, including all cross-references to Rule 11.13(c)(4) 
contained in other portions of Rule 11.13.\8\
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    \8\ The Exchange notes that certain Exchange Traded Products 
(``ETPs'') are not yet subject to the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan. 
Because such ETPs are not on the pilot list of securities, such ETPs 
are not subject to Rule 11.13(c)(4). See Securities Exchange Act 
Release No. 65109 (August 11, 2011), 76 FR 51103 (August 17, 2011) 
(SR-EDGX-2011-25) (notice of filing and immediate effectiveness to 
define Subject [sic] Securities and to limit application of Rule 
11.13(c)(4) to such securities). Accordingly, the proposed rule 
change does not change the status quo with respect to such ETPs. As 
amended, all securities, including ETPs not subject to the Limit Up-
Limit Down Plan, will continue to be subject to Rule 11.13(c)(1) 
through (3).
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with the 
requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that 
are applicable to a national securities exchange, and, in particular, 
with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.\9\ In particular, the 
proposal is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\10\ because it 
would promote just and equitable principles of trade, remove 
impediments to, and perfect the mechanism of, a free and open market 
and a national market system. The Exchange believes that the pilot 
program promotes just and equitable principles of trade in that it 
promotes transparency and uniformity across markets concerning review 
of transactions as clearly erroneous. More specifically, the Exchange 
believes that the extension of the pilot would help assure that the 
determination of whether a clearly erroneous trade has occurred will be 
based on clear and objective criteria, and that the resolution of the 
incident will occur promptly through a transparent process. The 
proposed rule change would also help assure consistent results in 
handling erroneous trades across the U.S. markets, thus furthering fair 
and orderly markets, the protection of investors and the public 
interest. Although the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan will become fully 
operational during the same time period as the proposed extended pilot, 
the Exchange believes that maintaining the pilot will help to protect 
against unanticipated consequences. To that end, the extension will 
allow the Exchange to determine whether Rule 11.13 is necessary once 
the Plan is fully operational and, if so, whether improvements can be 
made. Finally, the elimination of references to individual stock 
trading pauses will help to avoid confusion amongst market 
participants, which is consistent with the protection of investors and 
the public interest and therefore consistent with the Act. As described 
above, individual stock trading pauses have been replaced by the Limit 
Up-Limit Down Plan with respect to all Subject [sic] Securities.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change 
implicates any competitive issues. To the contrary, the Exchange 
believes that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (``FINRA'') 
and other national securities exchanges are also filing similar 
proposals, and thus, that the proposal will help to ensure consistency 
across market centers.

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

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

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

    Because the proposed rule change does not (i) significantly affect 
the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any 
significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 
days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the 
Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors 
and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \11\ and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.\12\
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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \12\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii). As required under Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii), the Exchange provided the Commission with written 
notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a 
brief description and the 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.
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    The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative 
delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon 
filing. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay 
is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, 
as it will allow the pilot program to continue uninterrupted, thereby 
avoiding investor confusion that could result from a temporary 
interruption in the pilot program. For this reason, the Commission 
designates the proposed rule change to be operative upon filing.\13\
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    \13\ For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, 
the Commission has also considered the proposed rule's impact on 
efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 
78c(f).
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.

IV. Solicitation of Comments

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

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (https://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File No. SR-EDGX-2013-35 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File No. SR-EDGX-2013-35. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help 
the Commission process and review your

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comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission 
will post all comments on the Commission's 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 
communications relating to the proposed rule change between the 
Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from 
the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be 
available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official 
business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of 
such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the 
principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted 
without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying 
information from submissions. You should submit only information that 
you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to 
File No. SR-EDGX-2013-35 and should be submitted on or before October 
23, 2013.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14\
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    \14\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-24002 Filed 10-1-13; 8:45 am]
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