Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Extend a Pilot Program Related to Rule 11.19, Titled “Clearly Erroneous Executions”, 18108-18110 [2014-07040]

Download as PDF 18108 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices offered under CME’s authority to act as a DCO, the proposed changes are properly classified as effecting a change in an existing service of CME that: (a) primarily affects the clearing operations of CME with respect to products that are not securities, including futures that are not security futures, and swaps that are not securitybased swaps or mixed swaps; and (b) does not significantly affect any securities clearing operations of CME or any rights or obligations of CME with respect to securities clearing or persons using such securities-clearing service. As such, the changes are therefore consistent with the requirements of Section 17A of the Exchange Act 7 and are properly filed under Section 19(b)(3)(A) 8 and Rule 19b–4(f)(4)(ii) 9 thereunder. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition CME does not believe that the proposed rule changes will have any impact, or impose any burden, on competition. The rule changes simply facilitate the offering of two new series of credit default swap index products. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Changes Received From Members, Participants, or Others CME has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments regarding the proposed rule changes. CME has not received any unsolicited written comments from interested parties. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Changes and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule changes has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 10 of the Act and Rule 19b– 4(f)(4)(ii) 11 thereunder. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule changes, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule changes 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 changes are consistent with the Act. 7 15 U.S.C. 78q–1. U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 9 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(4)(ii). 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(4)(ii). 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 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 No. SR– CME–2014–09 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CME–2014–09. 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 changes that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule changes 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 CME and on CME’s Web site at http://www.cmegroup.com/marketregulation/rule-filings.html. 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–CME–2014–09 and should be submitted on or before April 21, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07042 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] 8 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–71797; File No. SR–NSX– 2014–07] Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Extend a Pilot Program Related to Rule 11.19, Titled ‘‘Clearly Erroneous Executions’’ March 25, 2014. 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 March 24, 2014, National Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘NSX’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change, as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is proposing to amend Rule 11.19, titled ‘‘Clearly Erroneous Executions’’ in order to extend the operation of a pilot program under which certain portions of the Rule are currently operating. 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 The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.nsx.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 2 17 12 17 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices 2. Statutory Basis A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and 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. Portions of Rule 11.19, explained in further detail below, are currently operating as a pilot program set to expire on April 8, 2014.4 The Exchange proposes to extend the pilot program to coincide with the pilot period for 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’’), including any extensions to the pilot period for the Plan.5 On September 10, 2010, the Commission approved, on a pilot basis, changes to NSX Rule 11.19 to provide for uniform treatment: (1) Of clearly erroneous execution reviews in multistock 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.6 The Exchange also adopted additional changes to Rule 11.19 that reduced the ability of the Exchange to deviate from the objective standards set forth in Rule 11.19,7 and in 2013, adopted a provision designed to address the operation of the Plan.8 The Exchange believes the benefits to market participants from the more objective clearly erroneous executions rule should continue on a pilot basis to coincide with the operation of the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan. The Exchange believes that continuing the pilot will protect against any unanticipated consequences. Thus, the Exchange believes that the protections of the Clearly Erroneous Rule should continue while the industry gains further experience operating the Plan. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70589 (Oct. 1, 2013), 78 FR 62782 (Oct. 22, 2013) (SR– NSX–2013–19). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67091 (May 31, 2012), 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012) (the ‘‘Limit Up-Limit Down Release’’). 6 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62886 (Sept. 10, 2010), 75 FR 56613 (Sept. 16, 2010) (SR– NSX–2010–07). 7 Id. 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68803 (Feb 1, 2013), 78 FR 9078 (Feb. 7, 2013) (SR–NSX– 2013–06); see also NSX Rule 11.19(j). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. Although the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan is operational, the Exchange believes that maintaining the pilot will help to protect against unanticipated consequences. Thus, the Exchange believes that the protections of the Clearly Erroneous Rule should continue while the industry gains further experience operating the Plan. The Exchange also 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. Thus, 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. Based on the foregoing, the Exchange believes the benefits to market participants from the more objective clearly erroneous executions rule should continue on a pilot basis to coincide with the operation of the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan. 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. 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 10 15 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18109 C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any written comments from Equity Trading Permit Holders or other interested parties. 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 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 clearly erroneous pilot program to continue uninterrupted while the industry gains further experience operating under the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan, and avoid any 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. 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\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 18110 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices 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: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. By the Commission. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07040 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Electronic Comments Paper Comments March 27, 2014. • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [File No. 500–1] It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Hendrx Corp. because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended September 30, 2008. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Plastinum Polymer Technologies Corp. because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended September 30, 2010. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Vertical Branding, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended September 30, 2008. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of WHY USA Financial Group, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended June 30, 2009. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of XNE, Inc. because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended September 30, 2008. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of the above-listed companies. Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the securities of the above-listed companies is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EDT on March 27, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 9, 2014. In the Matter of Hendrx Corp., Plastinum Polymer Technologies Corp., Vertical Branding, Inc., WHY USA Financial Group, Inc., and XNE, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading 14 17 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500–1] • 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– NSX–2014–07 on the subject line. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NSX–2014–07. 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 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–NSX– 2014–07, and should be submitted on or before April 21, 2014. [FR Doc. 2014–07229 Filed 3–27–14; 4:15 pm] Sfmt 9990 In the Matter of Citadel EFT, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading March 21, 2014. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Citadel EFT, Inc. (‘‘Citadel’’) because of questions regarding the accuracy of assertions by Citadel in public statements regarding the company’s business operations and assets. In particular, there are questions regarding the accuracy, completeness, and validity of Citadel’s several recent press releases, Form 8-Ks, and other public statements since January 2014 relating to transactions involving standby letters of credit (‘‘SBLC’s’’), see Prime Bank Instrument Fraud, TreasuryDirect.gov (U.S. Department of the Treasury), http:// www.treasurydirect.gov/instit/statreg/ fraud/fraud_primebank.htm (last visited Mar. 20, 2014) and Brazilian Letras Tesouro Nacional (‘‘LTN’s’’), see Frauds Related to Public Bonds, Tesouro Nacional (Brazil), https:// www.tesouro.fazenda.gov.br/en/aboutthe-federal-public-debt/frauds-relatedto-public-bonds (last visited Mar. 20, 2014). Citadel is a Wyoming corporation based in Oceanside, California. It is quoted on OTC Link under the symbol CDFT. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of the above-listed company. Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the securities of the above-listed company is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EDT on March 21, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. EDT, on April 3, 2014. By the Commission. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07230 Filed 3–27–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 61 (Monday, March 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18108-18110]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-71797; File No. SR-NSX-2014-07]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To 
Extend a Pilot Program Related to Rule 11.19, Titled ``Clearly 
Erroneous Executions''

March 25, 2014.
    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 March 24, 2014, National Stock Exchange, Inc. (``NSX'' or the 
``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') the proposed rule change, as described in Items I and 
II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The 
Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the 
proposed rule change from interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of the 
Substance of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is proposing to amend Rule 11.19, titled ``Clearly 
Erroneous Executions'' in order to extend the operation of a pilot 
program under which certain portions of the Rule are currently 
operating.
    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\
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    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at http://www.nsx.com, at the principal office of the 
Exchange, and at the Commission's Public Reference Room.

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

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

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A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
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. 
Portions of Rule 11.19, explained in further detail below, are 
currently operating as a pilot program set to expire on April 8, 
2014.\4\ The Exchange proposes to extend the pilot program to coincide 
with the pilot period for 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''), including any extensions 
to the pilot period for the Plan.\5\
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    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70589 (Oct. 1, 
2013), 78 FR 62782 (Oct. 22, 2013) (SR-NSX-2013-19).
    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67091 (May 31, 
2012), 77 FR 33498 (June 6, 2012) (the ``Limit Up-Limit Down 
Release'').
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    On September 10, 2010, the Commission approved, on a pilot basis, 
changes to NSX Rule 11.19 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.\6\ The Exchange also 
adopted additional changes to Rule 11.19 that reduced the ability of 
the Exchange to deviate from the objective standards set forth in Rule 
11.19,\7\ and in 2013, adopted a provision designed to address the 
operation of the Plan.\8\
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    \6\ Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62886 (Sept. 10, 2010), 
75 FR 56613 (Sept. 16, 2010) (SR-NSX-2010-07).
    \7\ Id.
    \8\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68803 (Feb 1, 2013), 
78 FR 9078 (Feb. 7, 2013) (SR-NSX-2013-06); see also NSX Rule 
11.19(j).
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    The Exchange believes the benefits to market participants from the 
more objective clearly erroneous executions rule should continue on a 
pilot basis to coincide with the operation of the Limit Up-Limit Down 
Plan. The Exchange believes that continuing the pilot will protect 
against any unanticipated consequences. Thus, the Exchange believes 
that the protections of the Clearly Erroneous Rule should continue 
while the industry gains further experience operating the Plan.
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. Although the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan is 
operational, the Exchange believes that maintaining the pilot will help 
to protect against unanticipated consequences. Thus, the Exchange 
believes that the protections of the Clearly Erroneous Rule should 
continue while the industry gains further experience operating the 
Plan. The Exchange also 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. Thus, 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. Based on the foregoing, the Exchange 
believes the benefits to market participants from the more objective 
clearly erroneous executions rule should continue on a pilot basis to 
coincide with the operation of the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan.
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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 not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, 
comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received 
any written comments from Equity Trading Permit Holders or other 
interested parties.

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 clearly erroneous pilot program to continue 
uninterrupted while the industry gains further experience operating 
under the Limit Up-Limit Down Plan, and avoid any 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.

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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-NSX-2014-07 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NSX-2014-07. 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 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-NSX-2014-07, and should be 
submitted on or before April 21, 2014.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14\
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
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