Self-Regulatory Organizations: Miami International Securities Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change for the Extension of a Pilot Program for SPY Position and Exercise Limits, 75627-75629 [2013-29618]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2013 / Notices Board from subsequently overriding stockholders’ wishes. Finally, the remaining changes are clarifying in nature, and they enhance investor protection by conforming NASDAQ OMX’s governance documents to current practices and applicable rules and by making them clearer and easier to understand. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition Because the proposed rule change relates to the governance of NASDAQ OMX and not to the operations of the Exchange, the Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. 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 Exchange consents, the Commission shall: (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 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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–NASDAQ–2013–148 on the subject line. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–71014; File No. SR–MIAX– 2013–53] Self-Regulatory Organizations: Miami International Securities Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change for the Extension of a Pilot Program for SPY Position and Exercise Limits December 6, 2013. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. 16:45 Dec 11, 2013 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.41 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–29611 Filed 12–11–13; 8:45 am] 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: VerDate Mar<15>2010 All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NASDAQ–2013–148. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal offices 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–NASDAQ–2013–148, and should be submitted on or before January 2, 2014. Jkt 232001 Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 26, 2013, Miami International Securities Exchange LLC (‘‘MIAX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing a proposal to amend Exchange Rules 307 and 309 to extend the pilot program that eliminates the position and exercise limits for physically-settled options on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (‘‘SPY Pilot Program’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.miaxoptions.com/filter/ wotitle/rule_filing, at MIAX’s principal office, 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 Exchange 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 Exchange Rule 307, Commentary .01, Position Limits, and Exchange Rule 309, Commentary .01, Exercise limits, to extend the duration of the SPY Pilot Program through December 15, 2014. There are no substantive changes being proposed to the SPY Pilot Program. In proposing to extend the SPY Pilot Program, the Exchange affirms its consideration of several factors that support the proposal to establish the SPY Pilot Program, which include: (1) The liquidity of the option and the underlying security; (2) the market 41 17 1 15 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75627 2 17 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM CFR 240.19b–4. 12DEN1 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 75628 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2013 / Notices capitalization of the underlying security and the securities that make up the S&P 500 Index; (3) options reporting requirements; and (4) financial requirements imposed by MIAX and the Commission. The Pilot Report for the SPY Pilot Program is not due until on or before January 5, 2014. However, because not all self-regulatory organizations (‘‘SROs’’) have adopted similar rules eliminating position and exercise limits for SPY options and because market participants that are members of such SROs are required to comply with the more restrictive SPY option position and exercise limits, no market participants have availed themselves of the SPY Pilot Program. As a result, there is not sufficient data to compile a meaningful Pilot Report at this time to file with this current extension request. The Exchange believes that it is appropriate to extend the SPY Pilot Program for an additional thirteen months to provide time for other SROs to adopt similar pilot programs that eliminate positions and exercise limits for SPY options. In that event (and in a year’s time), the Exchange will be able to either extend the SPY Pilot Program, adopt the SPY Pilot Program on a permanent basis, or terminate the SPY Pilot Program. The Exchange represents that the Pilot Report would be submitted within thirty (30) days of the end of the first twelve months of the extended SPY Pilot Program time period and would cover the twelve months that just ended. The Pilot Report will compare the impact of the pilot program, if any, on the volumes of SPY options and the volatility in the price of the underlying SPY contract, particularly at expiration. The Pilot Report also will detail the size and different types of strategies employed with respect to positions established in SPY options; note whether any problems, in the underlying SPY ETF or otherwise, arose as a result of the no-limit approach; and include any other information that may be useful in evaluating the effectiveness of the pilot program. In preparing the Pilot Report, the Exchange will utilize various data elements such as volume and open interest. In addition the Exchange would make available to Commission staff data elements relating to the effectiveness of the SPY Pilot Program. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) 3 of the Act in general, and 3 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 11, 2013 Jkt 232001 furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) 4 of the Act in particular, in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Specifically, the Exchange believes that extending the SPY Pilot Program promotes just and equitable principles of trade by permitting market participants, including market makers, institutional investors and retail investors, to establish greater positions when pursuing their investment goals and needs. 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. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The proposed rule change is not designed to address any aspect of competition, whether between the Exchange and its competitors, or among market participants. Instead, the proposed rule change is designed to allow the SPY Pilot Program to continue while other SROs adopt similar provisions. 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– MIAX–2013–53 on the subject line. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments were neither solicited nor received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing 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 after the date of the filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 5 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 6 thereunder. 4 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 6 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement. 5 15 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 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–MIAX–2013–53. 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 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2013 / Notices identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–MIAX– 2013–53 and should be submitted on or before January 2, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Elizabeth Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–29618 Filed 12–11–13; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–71009; File No. SR–MIAX– 2013–56] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the MIAX Fee Schedule December 6, 2013. Pursuant to the provisions of 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 November 29, 2013, Miami International Securities Exchange LLC (‘‘MIAX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing a proposal to amend its Fee Schedule. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.miaxoptions.com/filter/ wotitle/rule_filing, at MIAX’s principal office, 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 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 11, 2013 Jkt 232001 A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 7 17 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 Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. The Exchange proposes to modify its current Priority Customer Rebate Program (the ‘‘Program’’) to (i) lower the volume thresholds of the four highest volume tiers; and (ii) increase the per contract credit for the three highest volume tiers. The new terms of the Program will be implemented for a period beginning December 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2013.3 The Program currently applies to the period beginning July 1, 2013 and ending November 30, 2013.4 The Program is based on the substantially similar fees of another competing options exchange.5 Under the Program, the Exchange shall credit each Member the per contract amount set forth in the table below resulting from each Priority Customer 6 order transmitted by that Member which is executed on the Exchange in all multiply-listed option classes (excluding mini-options and executions related to contracts that are routed to one or more exchanges in connection with the Options Order Protection and Locked/Crossed Market Plan referenced in Rule 1400), provided the Member meets certain volume thresholds in a month as described below. The volume thresholds are calculated based on the customer average daily volume over the course of the month. Volume will be recorded for and credits will be 3 The Exchange notes that at the end of the period, the Program will expire unless the Exchange files another 19b-4 Rule Filing to amend its fees. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 70769 (October 29, 2013), 78 FR 66094 (November 4, 2013); 70523 (September 26, 2013), 78 FR 60966 (October 2, 2013) (SR–MIAX–2013–47); 69947 (July 9, 2013), 78 FR 42138 (July 15, 2013) (SR–MIAX– 2013–31). 5 See Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’) Fees Schedule, p. 4. See also Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 66054 (December 23, 2011), 76 FR 82332 (December 30, 2011) (SR–CBOE–2011–120); 68887 (February 8, 2013), 78 FR 10647 (February 14, 2013) (SR–CBOE– 2013–017). 6 The term ‘‘Priority Customer’’ means a person or entity that (i) is not a broker or dealer in securities, and (ii) does not place more than 390 orders in listed options per day on average during a calendar month for its own beneficial accounts(s). See MIAX Rule 100. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75629 delivered to the Member Firm that submits the order to the Exchange. Percentage Thresholds of National Customer Volume in Multiply-Listed Options Classes Listed on MIAX (Monthly) 0.00%–0.25% ............................... Above 0.25%–0.35% .................... Above 0.35%–0.75% .................... Above 0.75%–1.50% .................... Above 1.50% ................................ Per Contract Credit $0.00 $0.10 $0.15 $0.17 $0.18 The Exchange will aggregate the contracts resulting from Priority Customer orders transmitted and executed electronically on the Exchange from affiliated Members for purposes of the thresholds above, provided there is at least 75% common ownership between the firms as reflected on each firm’s Form BD, Schedule A. In the event of a MIAX System outage or other interruption of electronic trading on MIAX, the Exchange will adjust the national customer volume in multiplylisted options for the duration of the outage. A Member may request to receive its credit under the Priority Customer Rebate Program as a separate direct payment. In addition, the rebate payments will be calculated from the first executed contract at the applicable threshold per contract credit with the rebate payments made at the highest achieved volume tier for each contract traded in that month. For example, if Member Firm XYZ, Inc. (‘‘XYZ’’) has enough Priority Customer contracts to achieve 2.5% of the national customer volume in multiply-listed option contracts during the month of October, XYZ will receive a credit of $0.18 for each Priority Customer contract executed in the month of October [sic]. The purpose of the Program is to encourage Members to direct greater Priority Customer trade volume to the Exchange. Increased Priority Customer volume will provide for greater liquidity, which benefits all market participants. The practice of incentivizing increased retail customer order flow in order to attract professional liquidity providers (Market-Makers) is, and has been, commonly practiced in the options markets. As such, marketing fee programs,7 and customer posting incentive programs,8 are based on attracting public customer order flow. The Program similarly intends to attract Priority Customer order flow, which 7 See MIAX Fee Schedule, Section 1(b). NYSE Arca, Inc. Fees Schedule, page 4 (section titled ‘‘Customer Monthly Posting Credit Tiers and Qualifications for Executions in Penny Pilot Issues’’). 8 See E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-71014; File No. SR-MIAX-2013-53]


Self-Regulatory Organizations: Miami International Securities 
Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a 
Proposed Rule Change for the Extension of a Pilot Program for SPY 
Position and Exercise Limits

December 6, 2013.
    Pursuant to the provisions of 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 November 26, 2013, Miami International 
Securities Exchange LLC (``MIAX'' or ``Exchange'') filed with the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') a proposed rule 
change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have 
been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice 
to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested 
persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is filing a proposal to amend Exchange Rules 307 and 
309 to extend the pilot program that eliminates the position and 
exercise limits for physically-settled options on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF 
Trust (``SPY Pilot Program'').
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at http://www.miaxoptions.com/filter/wotitle/rule_filing, at 
MIAX's principal office, 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 Exchange 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 Exchange Rule 307, Commentary .01, 
Position Limits, and Exchange Rule 309, Commentary .01, Exercise 
limits, to extend the duration of the SPY Pilot Program through 
December 15, 2014. There are no substantive changes being proposed to 
the SPY Pilot Program.
    In proposing to extend the SPY Pilot Program, the Exchange affirms 
its consideration of several factors that support the proposal to 
establish the SPY Pilot Program, which include: (1) The liquidity of 
the option and the underlying security; (2) the market

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capitalization of the underlying security and the securities that make 
up the S&P 500 Index; (3) options reporting requirements; and (4) 
financial requirements imposed by MIAX and the Commission.
    The Pilot Report for the SPY Pilot Program is not due until on or 
before January 5, 2014. However, because not all self-regulatory 
organizations (``SROs'') have adopted similar rules eliminating 
position and exercise limits for SPY options and because market 
participants that are members of such SROs are required to comply with 
the more restrictive SPY option position and exercise limits, no market 
participants have availed themselves of the SPY Pilot Program. As a 
result, there is not sufficient data to compile a meaningful Pilot 
Report at this time to file with this current extension request.
    The Exchange believes that it is appropriate to extend the SPY 
Pilot Program for an additional thirteen months to provide time for 
other SROs to adopt similar pilot programs that eliminate positions and 
exercise limits for SPY options. In that event (and in a year's time), 
the Exchange will be able to either extend the SPY Pilot Program, adopt 
the SPY Pilot Program on a permanent basis, or terminate the SPY Pilot 
Program.
    The Exchange represents that the Pilot Report would be submitted 
within thirty (30) days of the end of the first twelve months of the 
extended SPY Pilot Program time period and would cover the twelve 
months that just ended. The Pilot Report will compare the impact of the 
pilot program, if any, on the volumes of SPY options and the volatility 
in the price of the underlying SPY contract, particularly at 
expiration. The Pilot Report also will detail the size and different 
types of strategies employed with respect to positions established in 
SPY options; note whether any problems, in the underlying SPY ETF or 
otherwise, arose as a result of the no-limit approach; and include any 
other information that may be useful in evaluating the effectiveness of 
the pilot program. In preparing the Pilot Report, the Exchange will 
utilize various data elements such as volume and open interest. In 
addition the Exchange would make available to Commission staff data 
elements relating to the effectiveness of the SPY Pilot Program.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) \3\ of the Act in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5) \4\ of the Act in particular, in that it 
is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, 
to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster 
cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating 
transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the 
mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system and, 
in general, to protect investors and the public interest.
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    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
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    Specifically, the Exchange believes that extending the SPY Pilot 
Program promotes just and equitable principles of trade by permitting 
market participants, including market makers, institutional investors 
and retail investors, to establish greater positions when pursuing 
their investment goals and needs.

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

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate 
in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The proposed rule change is 
not designed to address any aspect of competition, whether between the 
Exchange and its competitors, or among market participants. Instead, 
the proposed rule change is designed to allow the SPY Pilot Program to 
continue while other SROs adopt similar provisions.

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

    Written comments were neither solicited nor received.

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

    Because the foregoing 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 after the date of the filing, or such 
shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective 
pursuant to 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \5\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \6\ 
thereunder.
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \6\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission 
written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at 
least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed 
rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. 
The Exchange has satisfied this requirement.
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of 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. If the Commission 
takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to 
determine whether the proposed rule 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-MIAX-2013-53 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-MIAX-2013-53. 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

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identifying information from submissions. You should submit only 
information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions 
should refer to File Number SR-MIAX-2013-53 and should be submitted on 
or before January 2, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of 
Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.\7\
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    \7\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

Elizabeth Murphy,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-29618 Filed 12-11-13; 8:45 am]
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