Sunshine Act Meeting, 46080-46081 [2015-19077]

Download as PDF 46080 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 148 / Monday, August 3, 2015 / Notices Exchange to extend the effectiveness of the UTP Pilot Program in tandem with the NMM Pilot, which the Exchange has similarly proposed to extend until the earlier of Commission approval to make such pilot permanent or October 31, 2015.18 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,19 the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would not impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange believes that extending the UTP Pilot Program will promote competition in the trading of UTP Securities and thereby provide market participants with opportunities for improved price discovery, increased liquidity, more competitive quotes, and greater price improvement. Finally, the Exchange notes that it operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can readily favor competing venues. In such an environment, the Exchange must continually review, and consider adjusting the services it offers and the requirements it imposes to remain competitive with other U.S. equity exchanges. For the reasons described above, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change reflects this competitive environment. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 20 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.21 Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on 18 See supra note13. U.S.C. 78f(b)(8). 20 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 21 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 19 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jul 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 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 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder. A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 22 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b4(f)(6)(iii),23 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 Exchange notes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes that waiver will ensure that member organizations and the public can continue to benefit from the pilot program without interruption after July 31, 2015. The Commission hereby waives the 30-day operative delay and designates the proposal operative upon filing.24 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) 25 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSEMKT–2015–54 on the subject line. 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.26 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 23 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 24 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). 25 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). PO 00000 22 17 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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–NYSEMKT–2015–54. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– NYSEMKT–2015–54, and should be submitted on or before August 24, 2015. [FR Doc. 2015–18881 Filed 7–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting 26 17 E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 03AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 148 / Monday, August 3, 2015 / Notices on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., in the Auditorium, Room L–002. The subject matter of the Open Meeting will be: • The Commission will consider whether to adopt rules and forms under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) providing for the registration of security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants. • The Commission will consider whether to propose a rule of practice to provide a process for a registered security-based swap dealer or major security-based swap participant to make an application to the Commission for an order permitting an associated person who is subject to a statutory disqualification to effect or be involved in effecting security-based swaps on behalf of the security-based swap dealer or major security-based swap participant. • The Commission will consider whether to adopt a rule requiring public companies to disclose the ratio of the annual total compensation of the chief executive officer to the median of the annual total compensation of the company’s employees as required by section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted, or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: July 29, 2015. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19077 Filed 7–30–15; 4:15 pm] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Extending the Operation of Its Supplemental Liquidity Providers Pilot Until October 31, 2015 July 28, 2015. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jul 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to extend the operation of its SLP Pilot,4 currently [Release No. 34–75534; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2015–53] 2 15 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to extend the operation of its Supplemental Liquidity Providers Pilot (‘‘SLP Pilot’’ or ‘‘Pilot’’) (see Rule 107B—Equities), currently scheduled to expire on July 31, 2015, until the earlier of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (‘‘Commission’’) approval to make such Pilot permanent or October 31, 2015. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 1 15 notice is hereby given that on July 17, 2015, NYSE MKT LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE MKT’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 61308 (January 7, 2010), 75 FR 2573 (January 15, 2010) (SR–NYSEAmex–2009–98) (establishing the NYSE Amex Equities SLP Pilot). See also Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 61841 (April 5, 2010), 75 FR 18560 (April 12, 2010) (SR–NYSEAmex– 2010–33) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to September 30, 2010); 62814 (September 1, 2010), 75 FR 54671 (September 8, 2010) (SR–NYSEAmex– 2010–88) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to January 31, 2011); 63615 (December 29, 2010), 76 FR 611 (January 5, 2011) (SR–NYSEAmex–2010– 123) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to August 1, 2011); 64772 (June 29, 2011), 76 FR 39455 (July 6, 2011) (SR–NYSEAmex–2011–44) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to January 31, 2012); 66041 (December 23, 2011), 76 FR 82328 (December PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46081 scheduled to expire on July 31, 2015, until the earlier of Commission approval to make such Pilot permanent or October 31, 2015. Background 5 In October 2008, the New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’) implemented significant changes to its market rules, execution technology and the rights and obligations of its market participants all of which were designed to improve execution quality on the NYSE. These changes were all elements of the NYSE’s and the Exchange’s enhanced market model referred to as the ‘‘New Market Model’’ (‘‘NMM Pilot’’).6 The NYSE SLP Pilot was launched in coordination with the NMM Pilot (see NYSE Rule 107B). As part of the NMM Pilot, NYSE eliminated the function of specialists on the Exchange creating a new category of market participant, the Designated Market Maker or ‘‘DMM.’’ 7 Separately, the NYSE established the SLP Pilot, which established SLPs as a new class of market participants to supplement the liquidity provided by DMMs.8 The NYSE adopted NYSE Rule 107B governing SLPs as a six-month pilot program commencing in November 2008. This NYSE pilot has been extended several times, most recently to July 31, 2015.9 The NYSE has filed to 30, 2011) (SR–NYSEAmex–2011–103) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to July 31, 2012); 67496 (July 25, 2012), 77 FR 45390 (July 31, 2012) (SR–NYSEMKT–2012–22) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to January 31, 2013); 68557 (January 2, 2013), 78 FR 1284 (January 8, 2013) (SR– NYSEMKT–2012–85) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to July 31, 2013); 69820 (June 21, 2013), 78 FR 38748 (June 27, 2013) (SR– NYSEMKT–2013–52) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to January 31, 2014); 71361 (January 21, 2014), 79 FR 4364 (January 27, 2014) (SR– NYSEMKT–2014–03) (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to July 31, 2014); and 72623 (July 16, 2014), 79 FR 41592 (July 22, 2014) (SR–NYSEMKT– 2014–58 (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to December 31, 2014); and 73947 (December 24, 2014), 80 FR 83 (January 2, 2015) (SR–NYSEMKT– 2014–110 (extending the operation of the SLP Pilot to July 31, 2015). 5 The information contained herein is a summary of the ‘‘New Market Model’’ Pilot and the SLP Pilot. See supra note 4 and infra note 6 for a fuller description of those pilots. 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 58845 (October 24, 2008), 73 FR 64379 (October 29, 2008) (SR–NYSE–2008–46). 7 See NYSE Rule 103. 8 See NYSE Rule 107B and NYSE MKT Rule 107B—Equities. NYSE amended the monthly volume requirements to an average daily volume (‘‘ADV’’) that is a specified percentage of NYSE consolidated ADV. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67759 (August 30, 2012), 77 FR 54939 (September 6, 2012) (SR–NYSE–2012–38). 9 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 58877 (October 29, 2008), 73 FR 65904 (November 5, 2008) (SR–NYSE–2008–108) (adopting SLP Pilot program); 59869 (May 6, 2009), 74 FR 22796 (May 14, 2009) (SR–NYSE–2009–46) (extending SLP Pilot E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM Continued 03AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 148 (Monday, August 3, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46080-46081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19077]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the 
Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, that the Securities 
and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting

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on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., in the Auditorium, Room L-
002.
    The subject matter of the Open Meeting will be:
     The Commission will consider whether to adopt rules and 
forms under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') 
providing for the registration of security-based swap dealers and major 
security-based swap participants.
     The Commission will consider whether to propose a rule of 
practice to provide a process for a registered security-based swap 
dealer or major security-based swap participant to make an application 
to the Commission for an order permitting an associated person who is 
subject to a statutory disqualification to effect or be involved in 
effecting security-based swaps on behalf of the security-based swap 
dealer or major security-based swap participant.
     The Commission will consider whether to adopt a rule 
requiring public companies to disclose the ratio of the annual total 
compensation of the chief executive officer to the median of the annual 
total compensation of the company's employees as required by section 
953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection 
Act.
    At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in 
the scheduling of meeting items.
    For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have 
been added, deleted, or postponed, please contact: The Office of the 
Secretary at (202) 551-5400.

    Dated: July 29, 2015.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-19077 Filed 7-30-15; 4:15 pm]
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