Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the New York Stock Exchange Price List Related to Co-Location Services, 70987-70989 [2013-28418]

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Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28501 Filed 11–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–70913; File No. SR–NYSE– 2013–74] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the New York Stock Exchange Price List Related to Co-Location Services November 21, 2013. 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 November 12, 2013, New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III 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 proposes to amend its Price List related to co-location services in order to provide further specification regarding the fees applicable to cabinets for which power is not utilized (‘‘PNU 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70987 cabinets’’). 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 the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend its Price List related to co-location services in order to provide further specification regarding the fees applicable to PNU cabinets.4 The Exchange proposes to implement the change immediately. A User is currently able to obtain one or more PNU cabinets in the data center.5 A PNU cabinet is an unused cabinet in proximity to a User’s existing cabinet(s), which the User reserves for future use, i.e., a cabinet that the User 4 The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) initially approved the Exchange’s co-location services in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62960 (September 21, 2010), 75 FR 59310 (September 27, 2010) (SR–NYSE–2010–56) (the ‘‘Original Co-location Approval’’). The Exchange operates a data center in Mahwah, New Jersey (the ‘‘data center’’) from which it provides co-location services to Users. The Exchange’s colocation services allow Users to rent space in the data center so they may locate their electronic servers in close physical proximity to the Exchange’s trading and execution system. See id. at 59310. 5 For purposes of the Exchange’s co-location services, the term ‘‘User’’ includes (i) member organizations, as that term is defined in NYSE Rule 2(b); (ii) Sponsored Participants, as that term is defined in NYSE Rule 123B.30(a)(ii)(B); and (iii) non-member organization broker-dealers and vendors that request to receive co-location services directly from the Exchange. See, e.g., Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65973 (December 15, 2011), 76 FR 79232 (December 21, 2011) (SR– NYSE–2011–53). As specified in the Price List, a User that incurs co-location fees for a particular colocation service pursuant thereto would not be subject to co-location fees for the same co-location service charged by the Exchange’s affiliates NYSE MKT LLC and NYSE Arca, Inc. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70206 (August 15, 2013), 78 FR 51765 (August 21, 2013) (SR–NYSE–2013– 59). E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 70988 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES does not anticipate using until some point in the future and therefore is reserved but not currently utilized. Although PNU cabinets do not use power, when the Exchange establishes a PNU cabinet, it includes wiring, circuitry, and hardware and allocates either four kilowatts (‘‘kW’’) or eight kWs of unused power capacity, depending on the User’s requirements, as it does for all cabinets.6 This allows the PNU cabinet to be powered and used promptly upon the User’s request. The applicable monthly fee for PNU cabinets (the ‘‘PNU Fee’’) was described within the Original Co-location Approval as 40% of the applicable per kW monthly fee.7 Accordingly, since the Exchange began offering co-location services in the data center, the amount of the PNU Fee charged for a cabinet per month depended on the number of kWs of power allocated to that PNU cabinet. The Exchange subsequently specified that the PNU Fee would be $360 per month, which is 40% of the lowest per kW monthly cabinet fee specified in the Price List for cabinets in use (i.e., 40% of $900).8 The Exchange continued to charge the PNU Fee on a per kW basis. To provide greater specificity with respect to the PNU Fee and better align the Price List with the Exchange’s billing practice, the Exchange proposes to amend the Price List to explicitly provide that the applicable monthly PNU Fee is $360 per kW of power allocated to the PNU cabinet.9 As is the case with all Exchange colocation arrangements, (i) neither a User nor any of the User’s customers would be permitted to submit orders directly to the Exchange unless such User or customer is a member organization, a Sponsored Participant or an agent thereof (e.g., a service bureau providing order entry services); (ii) use of the co6 A User is generally able to determine an approximate amount of power that it will typically consume in its cabinet. A User would request either a four or eight kW cabinet based on its anticipated peak power consumption. 7 See Original Co-location Approval at 59310–11, n. 5. Users pay a monthly per kW fee for cabinets in use, which is based on the number of kWs allocated to the User’s cabinets. The fee ranges from $1,200 per kW, for Users utilizing four to eight kWs, to $900 per kW, for Users utilizing more than 41 kW. 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67666 (August 15, 2012), 77 FR 50742, 50743 (August 22, 2012) (SR–NYSE–2012–18). 9 For example, if a User has a PNU cabinet allocated four kWs of power, the Exchange would charge the User $1,440 per month (i.e., $360 × four). If a User has a PNU cabinet allocated eight kWs of power, the Exchange would charge the User $2,880 per month (i.e., $360 × eight). Users are not otherwise charged for PNU cabinets until power is activated, at which point the fees applicable to other cabinets are charged (i.e., the $5,000 initial fee per cabinet and the full, monthly fee per kW). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Nov 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 location services proposed herein would be completely voluntary and available to all Users on a non-discriminatory basis; 10 and (iii) a User would only incur one charge for the particular colocation service described herein, regardless of whether the User connects only to the Exchange or to the Exchange and one or both of its affiliates.11 The proposed change is not otherwise intended to address any other issues relating to co-location services and/or related fees, and the Exchange is not aware of any problems that Users would have in complying with the proposed change. regarding such fees. The proposal is further reasonable because pricing for PNU cabinets is comparable to pricing for the ‘‘Cabinet Proximity Option’’ available to users of co-location facilities of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘NASDAQ’’), which varies based on the power capacity of the cabinet.14 As with fees for existing co-location services, the PNU cabinet fees are charged only to those Users that voluntarily select the related services, which are available to all Users. The Exchange therefore believes that the proposed change is equitable and not unfairly discriminatory because it would continue to result in fees being 2. Statutory Basis charged only to Users that voluntarily The Exchange believes that the select to receive the corresponding proposed rule change is consistent with services and because those services are Section 6(b) of the Act,12 in general, and available to all Users. As such, the furthers the objectives of Sections proposed change would not unfairly 6(b)(4) and (5) of the Act,13 in particular, discriminate between or among market because it provides for the equitable participants that are otherwise capable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and of satisfying any applicable co-location other charges among its members, fees, requirements, terms and conditions issuers and other persons using its established from time to time by the facilities and does not unfairly Exchange. discriminate between customers, Finally, the Exchange believes that it issuers, brokers or dealers. is subject to significant competitive Overall, the Exchange believes that forces, as described below in the the proposed change is consistent with Exchange’s statement regarding the the Act because the Exchange offers the burden on competition. co-location services described herein For these reasons, the Exchange (i.e., PNU cabinets) as a convenience to believes that the proposal is consistent Users, but in doing so incurs certain with the Act. costs, including costs related to the data center facility, including maintaining an B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition adequate level of power so that PNU In accordance with Section 6(b)(8) of cabinets can be available and powered on promptly at the request of a User. As the Act,15 the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would not impose such, the proposed fees relate to the any burden on competition that is not level of services provided by the necessary or appropriate in furtherance Exchange and, in turn, received by the of the purposes of the Act because any User. The Exchange believes that the market participants that are otherwise proposal is reasonable because it would capable of satisfying any applicable cobetter align the Price List with the location fees, requirements, terms and Exchange’s billing practices and provide conditions established from time to time further specificity in the Price List by the Exchange could have access to the co-location services provided in the 10 As is currently the case, Users that receive codata center. This is also true because, in location services from the Exchange will not receive addition to the services being any means of access to the Exchange’s trading and completely voluntary, they are available execution systems that is separate from, or superior to all Users on an equal basis (i.e., the to, that of other Users. In this regard, all orders sent to the Exchange enter the Exchange’s trading and same range of products and services are execution systems through the same order gateway, available to all Users). regardless of whether the sender is co-located in the The Exchange further believes that the data center or not. In addition, co-located Users do proposal would not impose any burden not receive any market data or data service product that is not available to all Users, although Users that receive co-location services normally would expect reduced latencies in sending orders to, and receiving market data from, the Exchange. 11 See SR–NYSE–2013–59, supra note 5 at 51766. The Exchange’s affiliates have also submitted the same proposed rule change to provide further specification regarding the fees applicable to PNU cabinets. See SR–NYSEMKT–2013–93 and SR– NYSEArca–2013–124. 12 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 13 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4) and (5). PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14 See NASDAQ Rule 7034. Fees for NASDAQ’s Cabinet Proximity Option are $1,000 per medium or low density cabinet or $1,500 per medium/high or high density cabinet. The Exchange understands that NASDAQ’s Cabinet Proximity Option gives its co-location customers the ability to reserve contiguous or near contiguous cabinets and power at a reduced rate, similar to manner in which Users are able to request PNU cabinets in the Exchange’s data center for future use. 15 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(8). E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / Notices on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act because it would result in further specification in the Price List regarding the fees applicable to PNU cabinets. Although PNU cabinets do not use power, when the Exchange establishes a PNU cabinet, it includes wiring, circuitry, and hardware and allocates either four kWs or eight kWs of unused power capacity, depending on the User’s requirements, as it does for all cabinets. This allows the cabinet to be powered and used promptly upon the User’s request. The proposed amendment to the Price List would therefore specify that the applicable monthly PNU Fee is $360 per kW of power allocated to the PNU cabinet. Finally, the Exchange notes that it operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can readily favor competing venues if, for example, they deem fee levels at a particular venue to be excessive or if they determine that another venue’s products and services are more competitive than on the Exchange. In such an environment, the Exchange must continually review, and consider adjusting, the services it offers as well as any corresponding fees and credits to remain competitive with other exchanges. For the reasons described above, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change reflects this competitive environment. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change is effective upon filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 16 of the Act and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 17 thereunder, because it establishes a due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the 16 15 17 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Nov 26, 2013 Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 18 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 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– NYSE–2013–74 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–NYSE–2013–74. 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–NYSE– 18 15 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70989 2013–74 and should be submitted on or before December 18, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.19 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28418 Filed 11–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–70916; File No. SR– NYSEARCA–2013–124] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to Amend the NYSE Arca Options Fee Schedule and the NYSE Arca Equities Schedule of Fees and Charges for Exchange Services Related to Co-Location Services November 21, 2013. 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 November 8, 2013, NYSE Arca, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE Arca’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by the selfregulatory 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 proposes to amend the NYSE Arca Options Fee Schedule and, through its wholly owned subsidiary NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca Equities’’), the NYSE Arca Equities Schedule of Fees and Charges for Exchange Services (the ‘‘Equities Fee Schedule’’ and, together with the Options Fee Schedule, the ‘‘Fee Schedules’’) related to co-location services in order to provide further specification regarding the fees applicable to cabinets for which power is not utilized (‘‘PNU cabinets’’). 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. 19 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 15 U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-70913; File No. SR-NYSE-2013-74]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To 
Amend the New York Stock Exchange Price List Related to Co-Location 
Services

November 21, 2013.
    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 November 12, 2013, New York Stock Exchange LLC (``NYSE'' 
or the ``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(the ``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I, 
II, and III 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\ 15 U.S.C. 78a.
    \3\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend its Price List related to co-
location services in order to provide further specification regarding 
the fees applicable to cabinets for which power is not utilized (``PNU 
cabinets''). 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 the 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to amend its Price List related to co-
location services in order to provide further specification regarding 
the fees applicable to PNU cabinets.\4\ The Exchange proposes to 
implement the change immediately.
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    \4\ The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') 
initially approved the Exchange's co-location services in Securities 
Exchange Act Release No. 62960 (September 21, 2010), 75 FR 59310 
(September 27, 2010) (SR-NYSE-2010-56) (the ``Original Co-location 
Approval''). The Exchange operates a data center in Mahwah, New 
Jersey (the ``data center'') from which it provides co-location 
services to Users. The Exchange's co-location services allow Users 
to rent space in the data center so they may locate their electronic 
servers in close physical proximity to the Exchange's trading and 
execution system. See id. at 59310.
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    A User is currently able to obtain one or more PNU cabinets in the 
data center.\5\ A PNU cabinet is an unused cabinet in proximity to a 
User's existing cabinet(s), which the User reserves for future use, 
i.e., a cabinet that the User

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does not anticipate using until some point in the future and therefore 
is reserved but not currently utilized. Although PNU cabinets do not 
use power, when the Exchange establishes a PNU cabinet, it includes 
wiring, circuitry, and hardware and allocates either four kilowatts 
(``kW'') or eight kWs of unused power capacity, depending on the User's 
requirements, as it does for all cabinets.\6\ This allows the PNU 
cabinet to be powered and used promptly upon the User's request.
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    \5\ For purposes of the Exchange's co-location services, the 
term ``User'' includes (i) member organizations, as that term is 
defined in NYSE Rule 2(b); (ii) Sponsored Participants, as that term 
is defined in NYSE Rule 123B.30(a)(ii)(B); and (iii) non-member 
organization broker-dealers and vendors that request to receive co-
location services directly from the Exchange. See, e.g., Securities 
Exchange Act Release No. 65973 (December 15, 2011), 76 FR 79232 
(December 21, 2011) (SR-NYSE-2011-53). As specified in the Price 
List, a User that incurs co-location fees for a particular co-
location service pursuant thereto would not be subject to co-
location fees for the same co-location service charged by the 
Exchange's affiliates NYSE MKT LLC and NYSE Arca, Inc. See 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70206 (August 15, 2013), 78 FR 
51765 (August 21, 2013) (SR-NYSE-2013-59).
    \6\ A User is generally able to determine an approximate amount 
of power that it will typically consume in its cabinet. A User would 
request either a four or eight kW cabinet based on its anticipated 
peak power consumption.
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    The applicable monthly fee for PNU cabinets (the ``PNU Fee'') was 
described within the Original Co-location Approval as 40% of the 
applicable per kW monthly fee.\7\ Accordingly, since the Exchange began 
offering co-location services in the data center, the amount of the PNU 
Fee charged for a cabinet per month depended on the number of kWs of 
power allocated to that PNU cabinet. The Exchange subsequently 
specified that the PNU Fee would be $360 per month, which is 40% of the 
lowest per kW monthly cabinet fee specified in the Price List for 
cabinets in use (i.e., 40% of $900).\8\ The Exchange continued to 
charge the PNU Fee on a per kW basis. To provide greater specificity 
with respect to the PNU Fee and better align the Price List with the 
Exchange's billing practice, the Exchange proposes to amend the Price 
List to explicitly provide that the applicable monthly PNU Fee is $360 
per kW of power allocated to the PNU cabinet.\9\
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    \7\ See Original Co-location Approval at 59310-11, n. 5. Users 
pay a monthly per kW fee for cabinets in use, which is based on the 
number of kWs allocated to the User's cabinets. The fee ranges from 
$1,200 per kW, for Users utilizing four to eight kWs, to $900 per 
kW, for Users utilizing more than 41 kW.
    \8\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67666 (August 15, 
2012), 77 FR 50742, 50743 (August 22, 2012) (SR-NYSE-2012-18).
    \9\ For example, if a User has a PNU cabinet allocated four kWs 
of power, the Exchange would charge the User $1,440 per month (i.e., 
$360 x four). If a User has a PNU cabinet allocated eight kWs of 
power, the Exchange would charge the User $2,880 per month (i.e., 
$360 x eight). Users are not otherwise charged for PNU cabinets 
until power is activated, at which point the fees applicable to 
other cabinets are charged (i.e., the $5,000 initial fee per cabinet 
and the full, monthly fee per kW).
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    As is the case with all Exchange co-location arrangements, (i) 
neither a User nor any of the User's customers would be permitted to 
submit orders directly to the Exchange unless such User or customer is 
a member organization, a Sponsored Participant or an agent thereof 
(e.g., a service bureau providing order entry services); (ii) use of 
the co-location services proposed herein would be completely voluntary 
and available to all Users on a non-discriminatory basis; \10\ and 
(iii) a User would only incur one charge for the particular co-location 
service described herein, regardless of whether the User connects only 
to the Exchange or to the Exchange and one or both of its 
affiliates.\11\
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    \10\ As is currently the case, Users that receive co-location 
services from the Exchange will not receive any means of access to 
the Exchange's trading and execution systems that is separate from, 
or superior to, that of other Users. In this regard, all orders sent 
to the Exchange enter the Exchange's trading and execution systems 
through the same order gateway, regardless of whether the sender is 
co-located in the data center or not. In addition, co-located Users 
do not receive any market data or data service product that is not 
available to all Users, although Users that receive co-location 
services normally would expect reduced latencies in sending orders 
to, and receiving market data from, the Exchange.
    \11\ See SR-NYSE-2013-59, supra note 5 at 51766. The Exchange's 
affiliates have also submitted the same proposed rule change to 
provide further specification regarding the fees applicable to PNU 
cabinets. See SR-NYSEMKT-2013-93 and SR-NYSEArca-2013-124.
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    The proposed change is not otherwise intended to address any other 
issues relating to co-location services and/or related fees, and the 
Exchange is not aware of any problems that Users would have in 
complying with the proposed change.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Act,\12\ in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Sections 6(b)(4) and (5) of the Act,\13\ in particular, 
because it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, 
fees, and other charges among its members, issuers and other persons 
using its facilities and does not unfairly discriminate between 
customers, issuers, brokers or dealers.
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    \12\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \13\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4) and (5).
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    Overall, the Exchange believes that the proposed change is 
consistent with the Act because the Exchange offers the co-location 
services described herein (i.e., PNU cabinets) as a convenience to 
Users, but in doing so incurs certain costs, including costs related to 
the data center facility, including maintaining an adequate level of 
power so that PNU cabinets can be available and powered on promptly at 
the request of a User. As such, the proposed fees relate to the level 
of services provided by the Exchange and, in turn, received by the 
User.
    The Exchange believes that the proposal is reasonable because it 
would better align the Price List with the Exchange's billing practices 
and provide further specificity in the Price List regarding such fees. 
The proposal is further reasonable because pricing for PNU cabinets is 
comparable to pricing for the ``Cabinet Proximity Option'' available to 
users of co-location facilities of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC 
(``NASDAQ''), which varies based on the power capacity of the 
cabinet.\14\
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    \14\ See NASDAQ Rule 7034. Fees for NASDAQ's Cabinet Proximity 
Option are $1,000 per medium or low density cabinet or $1,500 per 
medium/high or high density cabinet. The Exchange understands that 
NASDAQ's Cabinet Proximity Option gives its co-location customers 
the ability to reserve contiguous or near contiguous cabinets and 
power at a reduced rate, similar to manner in which Users are able 
to request PNU cabinets in the Exchange's data center for future 
use.
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    As with fees for existing co-location services, the PNU cabinet 
fees are charged only to those Users that voluntarily select the 
related services, which are available to all Users. The Exchange 
therefore believes that the proposed change is equitable and not 
unfairly discriminatory because it would continue to result in fees 
being charged only to Users that voluntarily select to receive the 
corresponding services and because those services are available to all 
Users. As such, the proposed change would not unfairly discriminate 
between or among market participants that are otherwise capable of 
satisfying any applicable co-location fees, requirements, terms and 
conditions established from time to time by the Exchange.
    Finally, the Exchange believes that it is subject to significant 
competitive forces, as described below in the Exchange's statement 
regarding the burden on competition.
    For these reasons, the Exchange believes that the proposal is 
consistent with the Act.

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

    In accordance with Section 6(b)(8) of the Act,\15\ the Exchange 
believes that the proposed rule change would not impose any burden on 
competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the 
purposes of the Act because any market participants that are otherwise 
capable of satisfying any applicable co-location fees, requirements, 
terms and conditions established from time to time by the Exchange 
could have access to the co-location services provided in the data 
center. This is also true because, in addition to the services being 
completely voluntary, they are available to all Users on an equal basis 
(i.e., the same range of products and services are available to all 
Users).
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    \15\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(8).
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    The Exchange further believes that the proposal would not impose 
any burden

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on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of 
the purposes of the Act because it would result in further 
specification in the Price List regarding the fees applicable to PNU 
cabinets. Although PNU cabinets do not use power, when the Exchange 
establishes a PNU cabinet, it includes wiring, circuitry, and hardware 
and allocates either four kWs or eight kWs of unused power capacity, 
depending on the User's requirements, as it does for all cabinets. This 
allows the cabinet to be powered and used promptly upon the User's 
request. The proposed amendment to the Price List would therefore 
specify that the applicable monthly PNU Fee is $360 per kW of power 
allocated to the PNU cabinet.
    Finally, the Exchange notes that it operates in a highly 
competitive market in which market participants can readily favor 
competing venues if, for example, they deem fee levels at a particular 
venue to be excessive or if they determine that another venue's 
products and services are more competitive than on the Exchange. In 
such an environment, the Exchange must continually review, and consider 
adjusting, the services it offers as well as any corresponding fees and 
credits to remain competitive with other exchanges. For the reasons 
described above, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change 
reflects this competitive environment.

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

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

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

    The foregoing rule change is effective upon filing pursuant to 
Section 19(b)(3)(A) \16\ of the Act and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 
19b-4 \17\ thereunder, because it establishes a due, fee, or other 
charge imposed by the Exchange.
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    \16\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \17\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission 
takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under 
Section 19(b)(2)(B) \18\ of the Act to determine whether the proposed 
rule change should be approved or disapproved.
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    \18\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B).
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IV. Solicitation of Comments

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

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please 
include File Number SR-NYSE-2013-74 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-NYSE-2013-74. 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-NYSE-2013-74 and should be 
submitted on or before December 18, 2013.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\19\
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    \19\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-28418 Filed 11-26-13; 8:45 am]
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