Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Rule 60, 60883-60887 [2014-23979]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES furthers the objectives of Sections 6(b)(4) and (5) of the Act,11 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. The Exchange believes that the proposed changes to routing fees are reasonable because the Exchange’s fees for routing orders to the NYSE are closely related to the NYSE’s fees for its members for taking liquidity, and the fee increases are consistent with the NYSE’s recent increase for its fees for taking liquidity. The proposed changes will result in maintaining the existing relationship between the two sets of fees. In addition, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is reasonable, equitable, and not unfairly discriminatory because it would result in an increase in the per share fee for orders, Primary Sweep Orders, and PO+ Orders routed to the NYSE, thereby aligning the rate that the Exchange charges to ETP Holders with the rate that the Exchange is charged by the NYSE. Accordingly, the Exchange is proposing this increase so that the rate it charges to ETP Holders reflects the rate that the Exchange is charged by the NYSE. In addition, the proposed changes are equitable and not unfairly discriminatory because the fee increases apply uniformly across pricing tiers and all similarly situated ETP Holders would be subject to the same fee structure. 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,12 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. In particular, the proposed routing fee changes would not place a burden on competition because the Exchange is seeking to align its fees with the fees charged by the NYSE.13 The Exchange notes that it operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can readily favor U.S.C. 78f(b)(4) and (5). U.S.C. 78f(b)(8). 13 See supra note 5 [sic]. competing venues. In such an environment, the Exchange must continually review, and consider adjusting, its fees and credits to remain competitive with other exchanges. For the reasons described above, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change promotes a 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) 14 of the Act and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b–4 15 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 Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 16 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– NYSEArca–2014–109 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange 11 15 14 15 12 15 Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEArca–2014–109. 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 20549–1090, 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– NYSEArca–2014–109, and should be submitted on or before October 29, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–23981 Filed 10–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73286; File No. SR–PHLX– 2014–63] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Rule 60 October 2, 2014. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 15 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Oct 07, 2014 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 16 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60883 17 17 E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 08OCN1 60884 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Notices (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on September 19, 2014, NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘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 [sic] to correct an inconsistency in the Exchange’s Rulebook related to Rule 60 entitled ‘‘Sanctions for Breach of Regulations.’’ A notice of the proposed rule change for publication in the Federal Register is attached hereto as Exhibit 1 [sic]. The text of the proposed rule change is set forth below. Proposed new language is italicized; deleted text is in brackets. * * * * * NASDAQ OMX PHLX Rules asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * * * * * Rule 60. Sanctions for Breach of Regulations (a)(i) An Options Exchange Official may impose on members, member organizations, participants, participant organizations and their associated persons, fines for breaches of regulations that relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and welfare on the Exchange or an Options Exchange Official may refer the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1–960.12. (ii) Exchange Staff may impose on members, member organizations, participants, participant organizations and their associated persons, fines for breaches of regulations that relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and welfare on the Exchange or Exchange Staff may refer the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1–960.12. (b)(i) An Options Exchange Official and an officer of the Exchange may exclude a member, participant, and any associated person of member organizations and participant organizations (‘‘member’’) from the trading floor for breaches of regulations that relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and welfare on the Exchange that occurred on the trading floor or on the premises immediately adjacent to the trading floor. Specifically, members shall be excluded if they pose an immediate threat to the safety of persons or property, are seriously disrupting Exchange operations, or are in possession of a firearm. Members so excluded [are excluded for the remainder of the trading day.] may be excluded for a period of up to five business days. 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 (c) If a member shall be excluded for a period exceeding forty-eight hours, an expedited hearing (‘‘Expedited Hearing’’) will be held before the Chair of the Business Conduct Committee or a member of the Committee designated by the Chair (‘‘Expedited Hearing Officer’’) within fortyeight business hours after the members’ exclusion from the trading floor. Written notice will be provided to the member of the date, time and place of the hearing. The member may be represented by counsel. The Expedited Hearing Officer or his or her designee shall conduct an Expedited Hearing. The Expedited Hearing Officer shall allow both the member or his or her representative and Exchange staff to present arguments. The Expedited Hearing Officer shall make a determination of whether to continue the member’s exclusion from the trading floor for a period of up to five business days. The determination shall be based on the severity of the threat posed to persons on the trading floor, the disruptiveness caused by the actor and the safety and welfare of persons on the trading floor. The Expedited Hearing Officer shall make a ruling at the time of the hearing and a written decision will be provided to the member following the hearing. Members shall not be excluded from electronic trading, but will be not be permitted to be physically present on the trading floor for the duration of any exclusion. (ii) For purposes of this Rule, an ‘‘officer of the Exchange’’ shall refer to an officer who is a vice president or higher. (iii) For purposes of this Rule and the Regulations promulgated thereunder, the ‘‘premises immediately adjacent to the trading floor’’ shall include the following: (1) All premises other than the trading floor that are under Exchange control, and (2) premises in the building where the Exchange maintains its principal office and place of business, namely 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (iv) Exclusion from the floor may not be the exclusive sanction for breaches of this Rule and the regulations thereunder. In addition to exclusion, a member may also be subject to a fine or the matter may be referred to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1–960.12. • • • Commentary (a)— The procedure to be followed in cases where a pre-set fine of up to $[5]10,000.00 is summarily assessed is as follows: .01 Notice of Fine. Notice of fine for breach of such regulations shall be given by the issuance of a written citation. Exchange Staff shall serve the written citations that are issued by the Options Exchange Official. The cited party may accept or contest the written citation. .02 Time and Place of Hearing. If the written citation is contested, the Exchange shall fix a mutually convenient time and place of hearing, notice of which must be given in advance and may be given orally. .03 Record. An appropriate record shall be kept. The costs of the making of such a transcript, including, but not limited to, the costs for the court reporter, reproduction of the transcript and producing copies thereof, PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shall be equally borne by the Exchange and by the cited party. .04 Procedure. The hearing shall be conducted by a Hearing Director appointed by the Chair of the Business Conduct Committee, and will be conducted in whatever manner will permit full presentation of the evidence. .05 Finding. The finding of the Hearing Director shall be rendered at the close of the hearing. The Hearing Director may decide that: (i) the citation should be overturned; (ii) the citation is valid as issued; or (iii) the citation as issued should be modified to specify either a higher or lower fine than the one on the notice as issued. .06 Forum Fee. If a person contests a citation imposed under Rule 60 and the citation is upheld by the reviewing body, the reviewing body will impose a forum fee against the person in the amount of $100. .0[6]7 No Right of Appeal. The finding of the Hearing Director shall be final. There shall be no appeal from such finding. .0[7]8 Report to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A report in appropriate form shall be made to the SEC. However, no report shall be made in the case of citations for breaches of regulations relating to order, decorum, health, safety and welfare or administration of the Exchange if a citation is not contested and the fine is $1,000 or less, or if the Hearing Director finds in favor of the appellant. • • • Commentary (b)— The procedure to be followed when a member is to be excluded from the trading floor is as follows: [.01 Ruling. After an Options Exchange Official and an officer of the Exchange determine that a member shall be excluded, a member of the Exchange’s security staff shall escort the member off the trading floor. The member shall remain off the trading floor for the remainder of the trading day. Exchange staff shall thereafter memorialize the exclusion in the form of a written citation.] .0[2]1 No Further Right of Appeal. The determination that a member shall be excluded is final. There shall be no appeal from such determination. .0[3]2 Report to the SEC. A report in appropriate form shall be made to the SEC. However, no report shall be made in a case where a clerical employee is excluded for a breach of regulations relating to order, decorum, health, safety and welfare or administration of the Exchange. RULE 60—REGULATION AND FINE SCHEDULE (ORDER AND DECORUM CODE) In most cases, the PHLX will enforce compliance with Order and Decorum Code pursuant to Rule 60. While ordinarily a finding of a violation will result in the appropriate pre-set fine and/or sanction, an Options Exchange Official or Exchange Staff may refer the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1–960.12. In the case of repeat violations of a regulation by the same individual, the amount of the fine is determined by the number of such violations which have occurred within the E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 60885 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Notices year immediately preceding the current violation. * * * * * OPTION FLOOR PROCEDURE ADVICES AND ORDER & DECORUM REGULATIONS * * * * * asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES H. REGULATIONS Pursuant to Rule 60 [Rule 60. Sanctions for Breach of Regulations (a)(i) An Options Exchange Official may impose on members, member organizations and their associated persons, fines for breaches of regulations that relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and welfare on the Exchange or an Options Exchange Official may refer the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1–960.12. (ii) Exchange Staff may impose on members, member organizations and their associated persons, fines for breaches of regulations that relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and welfare on the Exchange, or Exchange Staff may refer the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1–960.12. (b)(i) An Options Exchange Official and an officer of the Exchange may exclude a member, and any associated person of member organizations (‘‘member’’) from the trading floor for breaches of regulations that relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and welfare on the Exchange that occurred on the trading floor or on the premises immediately adjacent to the trading floor. Specifically, members shall be excluded if they pose an immediate threat to the safety of persons or property, are seriously disrupting Exchange operations, or are in possession of a firearm. Members so excluded may be excluded for a period of up to five (5) business days. (c) If a member shall be excluded for a period exceeding forty-eight hours, an expedited hearing (‘‘Expedited Hearing’’) will be held before the Chair of the Business Conduct Committee or a member of the Committee designated by the Chair (‘‘Expedited Hearing Officer’’) within fortyeight (48) business hours after the members’ exclusion from the trading floor. Written notice will be provided to the member of the date, time and place of the hearing. The member may be represented by counsel. The Expedited Hearing Officer or his or her designee shall conduct an Expedited Hearing. The Expedited Hearing Officer shall allow both the member or his or her representative and Exchange staff to present arguments. The Expedited Hearing Officer shall make a determination of whether to continue the member’s exclusion from the trading floor for a period of up to five (5) business days. The determination shall be based on the severity of the threat posed to persons on the trading floor, the disruptiveness caused by the actor and the safety and welfare of persons on the trading floor. The Expedited Hearing Officer shall make a ruling at the time of the hearing and a written decision will be provided to the member following the hearing. Members shall not be excluded from electronic trading, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 but will not be permitted to be physically present on the trading floor for the duration of any exclusion (ii) For purposes of this Rule, an ‘‘officer of the Exchange’’ shall refer to an officer who is a vice president or higher. (iii) For purposes of this Rule and the Regulations promulgated thereunder, the ‘‘premises immediately adjacent to the trading floor’’ shall include the following: (1) all premises other than the trading floor that are under Exchange control, and (2) premises in the building where the Exchange maintains its principal office and place of business, namely 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (iv) Exclusion from the floor may not be the exclusive sanction for breaches of this Rule and the regulations thereunder. In addition to exclusion, a member may also be subject to a fine or the matter may be referred to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1–960.12. • • • Commentary (a)— The procedure to be followed in cases where a pre-set fine of up to $10,000.00 is summarily assessed is as follows: .01 Notice of Fine. Notice of fine for breach of such regulations shall be given by the issuance of a written citation. Exchange Staff shall serve the written citations that are issued by the Options Exchange Official. The cited party may accept or contest the written citation. .02 Time and Place of Hearing. If the written citation is contested, the Exchange shall fix a mutually convenient time and place of hearing, notice of which must be given in advance and may be given orally. .03 Record. An appropriate record shall be kept. The costs of the making of such a transcript, including, but not limited to, the costs for the court reporter, reproduction of the transcript and producing copies thereof, shall be equally borne by the Exchange and by the cited party. .04 Procedure. The hearing shall be conducted by a Hearing Director appointed by the Chair of the Business Conduct Committee, and will be conducted in whatever manner will permit full presentation of the evidence. .05 Finding. The finding of the Hearing Director shall be rendered at the close of the hearing. The Hearing Director may decide that: (i) the citation should be overturned; (ii) the citation is valid as issued; or (iii) the citation as issued should be modified to specify either a higher or lower fine than the one on the notice as issued. .06 Forum Fee. If a person contests a citation imposed under Rule 60 and the citation is upheld by the reviewing body, the reviewing body will impose a forum fee against the person in the amount of $100. .07 No Right of Appeal. The finding of the Hearing Director shall be final. There shall be no appeal from such finding. .08 Report to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A report in appropriate form shall be made to the SEC. However, no report shall be made in the case of citations for breaches of regulations relating to order, decorum, health, safety and welfare or administration of the Exchange if a citation PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is not contested and the fine is $1,000 or less, or if the Hearing Director finds in favor of the appellant. • • • Commentary (b)— The procedure to be followed when a member is to be excluded from the trading floor is as follows: .01 No Further Right of Appeal. The determination that a member shall be excluded is final. There shall be no appeal from such determination. .02 Report to the SEC. A report in appropriate form shall be made to the SEC. However, no report shall be made in a case where a clerical employee is excluded for a breach of regulations relating to order, decorum, health, safety and welfare or administration of the Exchange. RULE 60—REGULATION AND FINE SCHEDULE (ORDER AND DECORUM CODE) In most cases, the Exchange will enforce compliance with Order and Decorum Code pursuant to Rule 60. While ordinarily a finding of a violation will result in the appropriate pre-set fine and/or sanction, an Options Exchange Official or Exchange Staff may refer the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1–960.12. In the case of repeat violations of a regulation by the same individual, the amount of the fine is determined by the number of such violations which have occurred within the year immediately preceding the current violation.] * * * * * 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’s Rulebook contains Rule 60, Sanctions for Breach of Regulations, in the Rules of the Exchange. This rule is also repeated in the section of the Rulebook entitled ‘‘Regulations’’ which appears prior to the listing of the various regulations. The Exchange repeated the rule in this section for ease of reference as the regulations were adopted pursuant to E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 60886 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Notices Rule 60. In 2009, the Exchange filed a rule proposal which, among other things, amended Rule 60.3 The rule text specifically amended Rule 60 in the section of the Rulebook entitled Regulations, as evidenced from the text in Exhibit 5 of that filing. At that time, the Exchange did not also amend the rule text of Rule 60 in the main rules. The rule text was updated in both places in the Rulebook in 2009 because the error in not amending both rules was not realized at the time the filing was approved. The rule text is currently identical in both Rule 60 versions at this time. There is no inconsistency as between the two versions of Rule 60 as displayed in the Rulebook. The Exchange is seeking to properly amend Rule 60 in the main Rules at this time by restating the amendments that were requested in 2009 in this filing. The Exchange also proposes to delete the duplicate version of Rule 60 in the Regulations section to avoid further confusion in the future. In order that members and member organizations may understand that the Regulations are adopted pursuant to Rule 60, the Exchange proposes to amend the title of the Regulations section to state, ‘‘Regulations Pursuant to Rule 60.’’ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 4 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 5 in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general to protect investors and the public interest, in that the proposal will correct an error in the Exchange’s Rulebook with respect to the text of Rule 60. The Exchange is seeking to correct the error so that Rule 60, as reflected in the main rules, is properly amended. An accurate and up-to-date Rulebook will avoid confusion for market participants. The proposals are not substantive, rather, the proposals seek to update the rules to reflect the current operation of the Exchange. Also, to avoid future confusion among its marker participants, the Exchange proposes to eliminate the Rule 60 version of the rule text which appears in the Regulations section. The Regulations govern conduct on the Exchange’s trading floor. The Exchange 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 61207 (December 18, 2009), 74 FR 69185 (December 30, 2009) (SR–Phlx–2009–84). 4 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 believes that noting that the Regulations are pursuant to Rule 60 will avoid confusion to members and member organizations subject to these rules because the cross-reference to Rule 60 will be apparent without the need to restate the rule within the Regulations. The Exchange believes this rule change will bring accuracy and clarity to the Rulebook. 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 not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange is merely seeking to correct an inadvertent error in the Rule text and proposes other changes to avoid confusion in the future and prevent the possibility of this error occurring again. 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 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 from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 6 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.7 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 8 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii),9 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. 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. The proposed rule change amends Rule 60 in the Exchange’s Rulebook so that the Rule 6 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 8 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 9 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 7 17 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 properly reflects changes made in SR– Phlx–2009–84, and removes duplicate language from another section of the Exchange’s Rulebook. The proposed rule change ensures that Rule 60 is accurate, and is intended to eliminate confusion that was caused by having a duplicate version of Rule 60 in another section of the Rulebook. The Commission believes it is in the interest of investors to implement these amendments immediately. Therefore, the Commission hereby waives the 30day operative delay and designates the proposal operative upon filing.10 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) 11 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– PHLX–2014–63 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–PHLX–2014–63. 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 10 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 11 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 8, 2014 / Notices 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–PHLX– 2014–63, and should be submitted on or before October 29, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–23979 Filed 10–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary of Transportation Requirements for the Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering Awards; Deadline Extension Office of the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Eligibility Pursuant to a recommendation by the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, the Secretary of Transportation is announcing the third-annual competition to recognize students with the ability to demonstrate unique, innovative thinking in aerospace science and engineering. In its third year, the Secretary has decided to create two divisions within the award: A high school division and a university division (both undergraduate and graduate). The Secretary of Transportation intends to use the SUMMARY: 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Oct 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 awards to incentivize students at high schools and universities to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to aviation and aerospace issues, and to share those innovations with the broader community. This notice extends the deadline for submitting proposals for the RAISE Award and makes other small changes to the prior notices issued in April (79 FR 19167) and May (79 FR 29476) 2014. The Department of Transportation has decided that interested students could benefit from more time to develop proposals for the 2014 competition. Thus, we are extending the dates for submitting expressions of interest to November 14, 2014, and for submitting final packages to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 30, 2014. DATES: Effective on April 01, 2014 to December 30, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Watts, Ph.D., Federal Aviation Administration, (609) 485–5043, patricia.watts@faa.gov, or James Brough, Federal Aviation Administration, (781) 238–7027, james.brough@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subject of Challenge Competition: The Secretary’s RAISE (Recognizing Aviation & Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering) Award will recognize innovative scientific and engineering achievements that will have a significant impact on the future of aerospace or aviation. Following an open solicitation by the United States Department of Transportation (‘‘the Department’’), the Secretary of Transportation (‘‘the Secretary’’) will designate an Award Review Board Chair, who will submit nominations to the Secretary for final consideration. The rules for this competition are available at http://www.challenge.gov. Award Approving Official: Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation. To be eligible to participate in the Secretary’s RAISE Award competition, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. For the high school division, the students must have been enrolled in at least one semester (or quarterly equivalent) at a U.S. high school (or equivalent approved home school program) in 2014. For the University division, the student must have been enrolled in a U.S.-based college or university for at least one semester (or quarterly equivalent) in 2014. Students may participate and be recognized as individuals or in teams. Each member of a team must meet the eligibility criteria. An individual may PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60887 join more than one team. There is no charge to enter the competition. The following additional rules apply: 1. Candidates shall submit a project in the competition under the rules promulgated by the Department; 2. Candidates shall agree to execute indemnifications and waivers of claims against the Federal government as provided in this Notice; 3. Candidates may not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of employment; 4. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 8, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60883-60887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23979]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-73286; File No. SR-PHLX-2014-63]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to 
Rule 60

October 2, 2014.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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(``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that 
on September 19, 2014, NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC (``Phlx'' or ``Exchange'') 
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or 
``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 [sic] to correct an inconsistency in the Exchange's 
Rulebook related to Rule 60 entitled ``Sanctions for Breach of 
Regulations.''
    A notice of the proposed rule change for publication in the Federal 
Register is attached hereto as Exhibit 1 [sic]. The text of the 
proposed rule change is set forth below. Proposed new language is 
italicized; deleted text is in brackets.
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NASDAQ OMX PHLX Rules

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Rule 60. Sanctions for Breach of Regulations

    (a)(i) An Options Exchange Official may impose on members, 
member organizations, participants, participant organizations and 
their associated persons, fines for breaches of regulations that 
relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and 
welfare on the Exchange or an Options Exchange Official may refer 
the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed 
in accordance with Rules 960.1-960.12.
    (ii) Exchange Staff may impose on members, member organizations, 
participants, participant organizations and their associated 
persons, fines for breaches of regulations that relate to 
administration of order, decorum, health, safety and welfare on the 
Exchange or Exchange Staff may refer the matter to the Business 
Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 
960.1-960.12.
    (b)(i) An Options Exchange Official and an officer of the 
Exchange may exclude a member, participant, and any associated 
person of member organizations and participant organizations 
(``member'') from the trading floor for breaches of regulations that 
relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and 
welfare on the Exchange that occurred on the trading floor or on the 
premises immediately adjacent to the trading floor. Specifically, 
members shall be excluded if they pose an immediate threat to the 
safety of persons or property, are seriously disrupting Exchange 
operations, or are in possession of a firearm. Members so excluded 
[are excluded for the remainder of the trading day.] may be excluded 
for a period of up to five business days.
    (c) If a member shall be excluded for a period exceeding forty-
eight hours, an expedited hearing (``Expedited Hearing'') will be 
held before the Chair of the Business Conduct Committee or a member 
of the Committee designated by the Chair (``Expedited Hearing 
Officer'') within forty-eight business hours after the members' 
exclusion from the trading floor. Written notice will be provided to 
the member of the date, time and place of the hearing. The member 
may be represented by counsel. The Expedited Hearing Officer or his 
or her designee shall conduct an Expedited Hearing. The Expedited 
Hearing Officer shall allow both the member or his or her 
representative and Exchange staff to present arguments. The 
Expedited Hearing Officer shall make a determination of whether to 
continue the member's exclusion from the trading floor for a period 
of up to five business days. The determination shall be based on the 
severity of the threat posed to persons on the trading floor, the 
disruptiveness caused by the actor and the safety and welfare of 
persons on the trading floor. The Expedited Hearing Officer shall 
make a ruling at the time of the hearing and a written decision will 
be provided to the member following the hearing. Members shall not 
be excluded from electronic trading, but will be not be permitted to 
be physically present on the trading floor for the duration of any 
exclusion.
    (ii) For purposes of this Rule, an ``officer of the Exchange'' 
shall refer to an officer who is a vice president or higher.
    (iii) For purposes of this Rule and the Regulations promulgated 
thereunder, the ``premises immediately adjacent to the trading 
floor'' shall include the following: (1) All premises other than the 
trading floor that are under Exchange control, and (2) premises in 
the building where the Exchange maintains its principal office and 
place of business, namely 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania.
    (iv) Exclusion from the floor may not be the exclusive sanction 
for breaches of this Rule and the regulations thereunder. In 
addition to exclusion, a member may also be subject to a fine or the 
matter may be referred to the Business Conduct Committee where it 
shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1-960.12.
       Commentary (a)--
    The procedure to be followed in cases where a pre-set fine of up 
to $[5]10,000.00 is summarily assessed is as follows:
    .01 Notice of Fine. Notice of fine for breach of such 
regulations shall be given by the issuance of a written citation. 
Exchange Staff shall serve the written citations that are issued by 
the Options Exchange Official. The cited party may accept or contest 
the written citation.
    .02 Time and Place of Hearing. If the written citation is 
contested, the Exchange shall fix a mutually convenient time and 
place of hearing, notice of which must be given in advance and may 
be given orally.
    .03 Record. An appropriate record shall be kept. The costs of 
the making of such a transcript, including, but not limited to, the 
costs for the court reporter, reproduction of the transcript and 
producing copies thereof, shall be equally borne by the Exchange and 
by the cited party.
    .04 Procedure. The hearing shall be conducted by a Hearing 
Director appointed by the Chair of the Business Conduct Committee, 
and will be conducted in whatever manner will permit full 
presentation of the evidence.
    .05 Finding. The finding of the Hearing Director shall be 
rendered at the close of the hearing. The Hearing Director may 
decide that: (i) the citation should be overturned; (ii) the 
citation is valid as issued; or (iii) the citation as issued should 
be modified to specify either a higher or lower fine than the one on 
the notice as issued.
    .06 Forum Fee. If a person contests a citation imposed under 
Rule 60 and the citation is upheld by the reviewing body, the 
reviewing body will impose a forum fee against the person in the 
amount of $100.
    .0[6]7 No Right of Appeal. The finding of the Hearing Director 
shall be final. There shall be no appeal from such finding.
    .0[7]8 Report to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A 
report in appropriate form shall be made to the SEC. However, no 
report shall be made in the case of citations for breaches of 
regulations relating to order, decorum, health, safety and welfare 
or administration of the Exchange if a citation is not contested and 
the fine is $1,000 or less, or if the Hearing Director finds in 
favor of the appellant.
       Commentary (b)--
    The procedure to be followed when a member is to be excluded 
from the trading floor is as follows:
    [.01 Ruling. After an Options Exchange Official and an officer 
of the Exchange determine that a member shall be excluded, a member 
of the Exchange's security staff shall escort the member off the 
trading floor. The member shall remain off the trading floor for the 
remainder of the trading day. Exchange staff shall thereafter 
memorialize the exclusion in the form of a written citation.]
    .0[2]1 No Further Right of Appeal. The determination that a 
member shall be excluded is final. There shall be no appeal from 
such determination.
    .0[3]2 Report to the SEC. A report in appropriate form shall be 
made to the SEC. However, no report shall be made in a case where a 
clerical employee is excluded for a breach of regulations relating 
to order, decorum, health, safety and welfare or administration of 
the Exchange.

RULE 60--REGULATION AND FINE SCHEDULE

(ORDER AND DECORUM CODE)

    In most cases, the PHLX will enforce compliance with Order and 
Decorum Code pursuant to Rule 60. While ordinarily a finding of a 
violation will result in the appropriate pre-set fine and/or 
sanction, an Options Exchange Official or Exchange Staff may refer 
the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed 
in accordance with Rules 960.1-960.12. In the case of repeat 
violations of a regulation by the same individual, the amount of the 
fine is determined by the number of such violations which have 
occurred within the

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year immediately preceding the current violation.
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OPTION FLOOR PROCEDURE ADVICES AND ORDER & DECORUM REGULATIONS

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H. REGULATIONS Pursuant to Rule 60

[Rule 60. Sanctions for Breach of Regulations

    (a)(i) An Options Exchange Official may impose on members, 
member organizations and their associated persons, fines for 
breaches of regulations that relate to administration of order, 
decorum, health, safety and welfare on the Exchange or an Options 
Exchange Official may refer the matter to the Business Conduct 
Committee where it shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1-
960.12.
    (ii) Exchange Staff may impose on members, member organizations 
and their associated persons, fines for breaches of regulations that 
relate to administration of order, decorum, health, safety and 
welfare on the Exchange, or Exchange Staff may refer the matter to 
the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed in accordance 
with Rules 960.1-960.12.
    (b)(i) An Options Exchange Official and an officer of the 
Exchange may exclude a member, and any associated person of member 
organizations (``member'') from the trading floor for breaches of 
regulations that relate to administration of order, decorum, health, 
safety and welfare on the Exchange that occurred on the trading 
floor or on the premises immediately adjacent to the trading floor. 
Specifically, members shall be excluded if they pose an immediate 
threat to the safety of persons or property, are seriously 
disrupting Exchange operations, or are in possession of a firearm. 
Members so excluded may be excluded for a period of up to five (5) 
business days.
    (c) If a member shall be excluded for a period exceeding forty-
eight hours, an expedited hearing (``Expedited Hearing'') will be 
held before the Chair of the Business Conduct Committee or a member 
of the Committee designated by the Chair (``Expedited Hearing 
Officer'') within forty-eight (48) business hours after the members' 
exclusion from the trading floor. Written notice will be provided to 
the member of the date, time and place of the hearing. The member 
may be represented by counsel. The Expedited Hearing Officer or his 
or her designee shall conduct an Expedited Hearing. The Expedited 
Hearing Officer shall allow both the member or his or her 
representative and Exchange staff to present arguments. The 
Expedited Hearing Officer shall make a determination of whether to 
continue the member's exclusion from the trading floor for a period 
of up to five (5) business days. The determination shall be based on 
the severity of the threat posed to persons on the trading floor, 
the disruptiveness caused by the actor and the safety and welfare of 
persons on the trading floor. The Expedited Hearing Officer shall 
make a ruling at the time of the hearing and a written decision will 
be provided to the member following the hearing. Members shall not 
be excluded from electronic trading, but will not be permitted to be 
physically present on the trading floor for the duration of any 
exclusion
    (ii) For purposes of this Rule, an ``officer of the Exchange'' 
shall refer to an officer who is a vice president or higher.
    (iii) For purposes of this Rule and the Regulations promulgated 
thereunder, the ``premises immediately adjacent to the trading 
floor'' shall include the following: (1) all premises other than the 
trading floor that are under Exchange control, and (2) premises in 
the building where the Exchange maintains its principal office and 
place of business, namely 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania.
    (iv) Exclusion from the floor may not be the exclusive sanction 
for breaches of this Rule and the regulations thereunder. In 
addition to exclusion, a member may also be subject to a fine or the 
matter may be referred to the Business Conduct Committee where it 
shall proceed in accordance with Rules 960.1-960.12.
       Commentary (a)--
    The procedure to be followed in cases where a pre-set fine of up 
to $10,000.00 is summarily assessed is as follows:
    .01 Notice of Fine. Notice of fine for breach of such 
regulations shall be given by the issuance of a written citation. 
Exchange Staff shall serve the written citations that are issued by 
the Options Exchange Official. The cited party may accept or contest 
the written citation.
    .02 Time and Place of Hearing. If the written citation is 
contested, the Exchange shall fix a mutually convenient time and 
place of hearing, notice of which must be given in advance and may 
be given orally.
    .03 Record. An appropriate record shall be kept. The costs of 
the making of such a transcript, including, but not limited to, the 
costs for the court reporter, reproduction of the transcript and 
producing copies thereof, shall be equally borne by the Exchange and 
by the cited party.
    .04 Procedure. The hearing shall be conducted by a Hearing 
Director appointed by the Chair of the Business Conduct Committee, 
and will be conducted in whatever manner will permit full 
presentation of the evidence.
    .05 Finding. The finding of the Hearing Director shall be 
rendered at the close of the hearing. The Hearing Director may 
decide that: (i) the citation should be overturned; (ii) the 
citation is valid as issued; or (iii) the citation as issued should 
be modified to specify either a higher or lower fine than the one on 
the notice as issued.
    .06 Forum Fee. If a person contests a citation imposed under 
Rule 60 and the citation is upheld by the reviewing body, the 
reviewing body will impose a forum fee against the person in the 
amount of $100.
    .07 No Right of Appeal. The finding of the Hearing Director 
shall be final. There shall be no appeal from such finding.
    .08 Report to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A report 
in appropriate form shall be made to the SEC. However, no report 
shall be made in the case of citations for breaches of regulations 
relating to order, decorum, health, safety and welfare or 
administration of the Exchange if a citation is not contested and 
the fine is $1,000 or less, or if the Hearing Director finds in 
favor of the appellant.
       Commentary (b)--
    The procedure to be followed when a member is to be excluded 
from the trading floor is as follows:
    .01 No Further Right of Appeal. The determination that a member 
shall be excluded is final. There shall be no appeal from such 
determination.
    .02 Report to the SEC. A report in appropriate form shall be 
made to the SEC. However, no report shall be made in a case where a 
clerical employee is excluded for a breach of regulations relating 
to order, decorum, health, safety and welfare or administration of 
the Exchange.

RULE 60--REGULATION AND FINE SCHEDULE

(ORDER AND DECORUM CODE)

    In most cases, the Exchange will enforce compliance with Order 
and Decorum Code pursuant to Rule 60. While ordinarily a finding of 
a violation will result in the appropriate pre-set fine and/or 
sanction, an Options Exchange Official or Exchange Staff may refer 
the matter to the Business Conduct Committee where it shall proceed 
in accordance with Rules 960.1-960.12.
    In the case of repeat violations of a regulation by the same 
individual, the amount of the fine is determined by the number of 
such violations which have occurred within the year immediately 
preceding the current violation.]
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II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    In its filing with the Commission, the 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's Rulebook contains Rule 60, Sanctions for Breach of 
Regulations, in the Rules of the Exchange. This rule is also repeated 
in the section of the Rulebook entitled ``Regulations'' which appears 
prior to the listing of the various regulations. The Exchange repeated 
the rule in this section for ease of reference as the regulations were 
adopted pursuant to

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Rule 60. In 2009, the Exchange filed a rule proposal which, among other 
things, amended Rule 60.\3\ The rule text specifically amended Rule 60 
in the section of the Rulebook entitled Regulations, as evidenced from 
the text in Exhibit 5 of that filing. At that time, the Exchange did 
not also amend the rule text of Rule 60 in the main rules. The rule 
text was updated in both places in the Rulebook in 2009 because the 
error in not amending both rules was not realized at the time the 
filing was approved. The rule text is currently identical in both Rule 
60 versions at this time. There is no inconsistency as between the two 
versions of Rule 60 as displayed in the Rulebook.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 61207 (December 18, 
2009), 74 FR 69185 (December 30, 2009) (SR-Phlx-2009-84).
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    The Exchange is seeking to properly amend Rule 60 in the main Rules 
at this time by restating the amendments that were requested in 2009 in 
this filing. The Exchange also proposes to delete the duplicate version 
of Rule 60 in the Regulations section to avoid further confusion in the 
future. In order that members and member organizations may understand 
that the Regulations are adopted pursuant to Rule 60, the Exchange 
proposes to amend the title of the Regulations section to state, 
``Regulations Pursuant to Rule 60.''
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Act \4\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 
6(b)(5) of the Act \5\ in particular, in that it is designed to promote 
just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and 
perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market 
system, and, in general to protect investors and the public interest, 
in that the proposal will correct an error in the Exchange's Rulebook 
with respect to the text of Rule 60. The Exchange is seeking to correct 
the error so that Rule 60, as reflected in the main rules, is properly 
amended. An accurate and up-to-date Rulebook will avoid confusion for 
market participants. The proposals are not substantive, rather, the 
proposals seek to update the rules to reflect the current operation of 
the Exchange.
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    Also, to avoid future confusion among its marker participants, the 
Exchange proposes to eliminate the Rule 60 version of the rule text 
which appears in the Regulations section. The Regulations govern 
conduct on the Exchange's trading floor. The Exchange believes that 
noting that the Regulations are pursuant to Rule 60 will avoid 
confusion to members and member organizations subject to these rules 
because the cross-reference to Rule 60 will be apparent without the 
need to restate the rule within the Regulations. The Exchange believes 
this rule change will bring accuracy and clarity to the Rulebook.

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 not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange is merely seeking 
to correct an inadvertent error in the Rule text and proposes other 
changes to avoid confusion in the future and prevent the possibility of 
this error occurring again.

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

    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 from the date on which it was filed, or 
such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become 
effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \6\ and 
subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder.\7\
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \7\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
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    A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \8\ normally 
does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the 
filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii),\9\ the Commission 
may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the 
protection of investors and the public interest. 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. The proposed rule 
change amends Rule 60 in the Exchange's Rulebook so that the Rule 
properly reflects changes made in SR-Phlx-2009-84, and removes 
duplicate language from another section of the Exchange's Rulebook. The 
proposed rule change ensures that Rule 60 is accurate, and is intended 
to eliminate confusion that was caused by having a duplicate version of 
Rule 60 in another section of the Rulebook. The Commission believes it 
is in the interest of investors to implement these amendments 
immediately. Therefore, the Commission hereby waives the 30-day 
operative delay and designates the proposal operative upon filing.\10\
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    \8\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \9\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
    \10\ For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, 
the Commission has considered the proposed rule's impact on 
efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 
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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) \11\ of the Act to determine whether the proposed 
rule change should be approved or disapproved.
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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-PHLX-2014-63 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-PHLX-2014-63. 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

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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-PHLX-2014-63, and should be submitted on or before 
October 29, 2014.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\12\
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    \12\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
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