Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to Fees for Use of EDGX Exchange, Inc., 47964-47966 [2015-19535]

Download as PDF 47964 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 153 / Monday, August 10, 2015 / Notices Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 31 day of July, 2015. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A. Louise Lund, Acting Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2015–19587 Filed 8–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. CP2013–44; Order No. 2635] New Postal Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recent Postal Service filing concerning an amendment to Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 12 negotiated service agreement. This notice informs the public of the filing, invites public comment, and takes other administrative steps. DATES: Comments are due: August 11, 2015. SUMMARY: seal. The Postal Service seeks to incorporate by reference the Application for Non-Public Treatment originally filed in this docket for the protection of information that it has filed under seal. Id. Amendment 2 revises section I of the contract by inserting in section I, Terms, new sections I.F and I.G, and replacing section II, Annual Adjustment, in its entirety. Id. Attachment A at 1. The Postal Service intends for Amendment 2 to become effective one business day after the date that the Commission issues all necessary regulatory approval. Id. The Postal Service asserts that the Amendment will not impair the ability of the contract to comply with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a). Notice, Attachment B. II. Notice of Filings Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. The Commission invites comments on whether the changes presented in the Postal Service’s Notice are consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632, 3633, or 3642, 39 CFR 3015.5, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comments are due no later than August 11, 2015. The public portions of these filings can be accessed via the Commission’s Web site (http://www.prc.gov). The Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya to represent the interests of the general public (Public Representative) in this docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: III. Ordering Paragraphs ADDRESSES: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Notice of Commission Action III. Ordering Paragraphs tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Introduction On July 31, 2015, the Postal Service filed notice that it has agreed to an Amendment to the existing Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 12 negotiated service agreement approved in this docket.1 In support of its Notice, the Postal Service includes a redacted copy of Amendment 2 and a certification of compliance with 39 U.S.C. 3633(a), as required by 39 CFR 3015.5. Notice at 1. The Postal Service also filed the unredacted Amendment 2 and supporting financial information under It is ordered: 1. The Commission reopens Docket No. CP2013–44 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service’s Notice. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, the Commission appoints Lyudmila Y. Bzhilyanskaya to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Comments are due no later than August 11, 2015. 4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19531 Filed 8–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P 1 Notice of United States Postal Service of Change in Prices Pursuant to Amendment to Priority Mail Express & Priority Mail Contract 12, July 31, 2015 (Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Aug 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–75594; File No. SR–EDGX– 2015–35] Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to Fees for Use of EDGX Exchange, Inc. August 4, 2015 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 July 28, 2015, EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as one establishing or changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which renders the proposed rule change effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange filed a proposal to amend its schedule of fees and rebates applicable to Members 5 and nonMembers of the Exchange pursuant to EDGX Rule 15.1(a) and (c) (‘‘Fee Schedule’’) to remove fee code 5, which is appended to trades that inadvertently match against each other and share the same Market Participant Identifier (‘‘MPID’’) (‘‘Internalized Trade’’) during the Pre-Opening 6 and Post-Closing Sessions.7 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.batstrading.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 5 The term ‘‘Member’’ is defined as ‘‘any registered broker or dealer that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(n). 6 The ‘‘Pre-Opening Session’’ is defined as ‘‘the time between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(r). 7 The ‘‘Post-Closing Session’’ is defined as ‘‘the time between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(s). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 153 / Monday, August 10, 2015 / Notices 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (A) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend its Fee Schedule to remove fee code 5, which is appended to Internalized Trade that add or remove liquidity during the Pre-Opening and PostClosing Sessions. Orders that yield fee code 5 are changed [sic] a fee of $0.00045 per share in securities priced at or above $1.00 and 0.15% of the dollar value of the trade in securities priced below $1.00. During Regular Trading Hours,8 fee code EA is appended to side of an Internalized Trade that adds liquidity, while fee code ER is appended to the side of an Internalized Trade that removes liquidity. Going forward, fee codes EA or ER will also be appended to Internalized Trades during the PreOpening and Post-Closing Sessions. Like fee code 5, orders that yield fee codes EA or ER are charged a fee of $0.00045 per share in securities priced at or above $1.00 and 0.15% of the dollar value of the trade in securities priced below $1.00. As a result of the proposed removal of fee code 5, the Exchange also proposes to: (i) remove reference to fee code 5 from footnote 7 and; (ii) delete footnote 10. Under footnote 7, if a Member adds an ADV of at least 10,000,000 shares, then the Member’s rate for fee codes 5, EA, or ER decreases to $0.0001 per share per side. Fee codes EA and ER would continue to remain eligible for the reduced fee under footnote 7. Footnote 10 states that a Member’s monthly volume attributed to fee code 5 will be allocated accordingly between the added fee codes and removal fee codes when determining whether that Member 8 The ‘‘Regular Trading Hours’’ is defined as ‘‘the time between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(y). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Aug 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 satisfied a certain tier. The Exchange proposes to delete footnote 10 as it will no longer be necessary once fee code 5 is deleted. Implementation Date The Exchange proposes to implement these amendments to its Fee Schedule on August 3, 2015. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the objectives of Section 6 of the Act,9 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4),10 in particular, as it is designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among its Members and other persons using its facilities. Specifically, the Exchange believes it is equitable, reasonable and nondiscriminatory to delete fee code 5 because, going forward, fee codes EA and ER will be applied to the applicable side of an Internalized Trade. The proposed deletion of fee code 5 does not amend the fees charged for Internalized Trades. Members would continue to be charged identical fees for Internalized Trades occurring during the PreOpening and Post-Closing sessions as the fees charged for fee codes EA and ER are the same as fee code 5. The charge for Members inadvertently matching with themselves will continue to be no more favorable than the Exchange’s maker/taker spread enabling the Exchange to continue to discourage potential wash sales.11 In addition, the Exchange believes it is equitable and reasonable to remove a reference to fee code 5 in footnote 7 and delete footnote 10 as they are no longer necessary in light of the deletion of fee code 5 from the Exchange’s Fee Schedule. Lastly, the Exchange also believes that the proposed amendment is nondiscriminatory because it applies uniformly to all Members. (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. The proposed changes do not amend the amount or application of any fee or rebate. Members would continue to be charged identical fees for Internalized Trades occurring during the PreOpening and Post-Closing sessions as the fees charged for fee codes EA and ER 9 15 U.S.C. 78f. U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 11 The Exchange will continue to ensure that the fees applicable to Internalized Trades are no more favorable than the Exchange’s prevailing maker/ taker spread. 10 15 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47965 are the same as those fees charged for orders that yielded fee code 5. (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 unsolicited written comments from Members or other interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 12 and paragraph (f) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.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. 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– EDGX–2015–35 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–EDGX–2015–35. 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 12 15 13 17 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f). 10AUN1 47966 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 153 / Monday, August 10, 2015 / Notices 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 will also 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–EDGX– 2015–35 and should be submitted on or before August 31, 2015. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19535 Filed 8–7–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–75593; File No. SR–EDGA– 2015–29] Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGA Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to Fees for Use of EDGA Exchange, Inc. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES August 4, 2015. 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 July 28, 2015, EDGA Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGA’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as one establishing or changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 which renders the 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Aug 07, 2015 Jkt 235001 proposed rule change effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange filed a proposal to amend its fees and rebates applicable to Members 5 of the Exchange pursuant to EDGA Rule 15.1(a) and (c) (‘‘Fee Schedule’’) to: (i) To remove fee codes 5, EA, and ER which are appended to trades that inadvertently match against each other and share the same Market Participant Identifier (‘‘MPID’’) (‘‘Internalized Trade’’); and (ii) amend the criteria for the MidPoint Discretionary Order Add Volume Tier. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.batstrading.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. (A) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to: (i) To remove fee codes 5, EA, and ER which are appended to Internalized Trades; and (ii) amend the criteria for the MidPoint Discretionary Order Add Volume Tier. Fee Codes 5, EA, and ER The Exchange proposes to remove fee codes 5, EA, and ER which are appended to Internalized Trades as well as footnote 13. During Regular Trading 5 The term ‘‘Member’’ is defined as ‘‘any registered broker or dealer, or any person associated with a registered broker or dealer, that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange. A Member will have the status of a ‘‘member’’ of the Exchange as that term is defined in Section 3(a)(3) of the Act.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(n). PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hours,6 fee code EA is appended to side of an Internalized Trade that adds liquidity while fee code ER is appended to the side of an Internalized Trade that removes liquidity. Fee code 5 is appended to Internalized Trades that add or remove liquidity during the PreOpening 7 and Post-Closing Sessions.8 Orders that yield fee codes 5, EA, or ER are charged a fee of $0.00015 per share in securities priced at or above $1.00 and are charged no fee in securities priced below $1.00. Going forward, each side of an Internalized Trade will be subject to the Exchange’s standard fees or rebates. Under the Exchange’s standard rates, a rebate of $0.0002 per share is provided to orders that remove liquidity in securities priced at or above $1.00. For orders that add liquidity, a charge of $0.0005 per share is applied for orders in securities priced at or above $1.00, unless the Member qualifies for a decreased fee. Orders in securities priced below $1.00 are free, regardless of whether they add or remove liquidity. The Exchange also proposes to delete footnote 13, which states that a Member’s monthly volume attributed to fee code 5 will be allocated accordingly between the added fee codes and removal fee codes when determining whether that Member satisfied a certain tier. The Exchange proposes to delete footnote 13 as it will no longer be necessary once fee code 5 is deleted. MidPoint Discretionary Order Add Volume Tier The Exchange proposes to amend the criteria for the MidPoint Discretionary Order Add Volume Tier. Under the tier, a Member qualifies for a reduced fee of $0.0003 per share where that Member: (i) Adds an ADV of at least 0.20% of the TCV including non-displayed orders that add liquidity; and (ii) adds or removes an ADV of at least 500,000 shares yielding fee codes DM or DT. Fee code DM is applied to non-displayed orders that add liquidity using MidPoint Discretionary Orders 9 and fee code DT is applied to non-displayed orders that remove liquidity using MidPoint Discretionary Orders. Orders that yield fee code DM or fee code DT that do not meet to the criteria of the MidPoint Discretionary Order Add Volume Tier 6 The ‘‘Regular Trading Hours’’ is defined as ‘‘the time between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(y). 7 The ‘‘Pre-Opening Session’’ is defined as ‘‘the time between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(r). 8 The ‘‘Post-Closing Session’’ is defined as ‘‘the time between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(s). 9 See Exchange Rule 11.8(e) for a description of MidPoint Discretionary Orders. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-75594; File No. SR-EDGX-2015-35]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Related to 
Fees for Use of EDGX Exchange, Inc.

August 4, 2015
    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 July 28, 2015, EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or 
``EDGX'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II 
and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The 
Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as one establishing or 
changing a member due, fee, or other charge imposed by the Exchange 
under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act \3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(2) 
thereunder,\4\ which renders the proposed rule change effective upon 
filing with the Commission. 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.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(2).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange filed a proposal to amend its schedule of fees and 
rebates applicable to Members \5\ and non-Members of the Exchange 
pursuant to EDGX Rule 15.1(a) and (c) (``Fee Schedule'') to remove fee 
code 5, which is appended to trades that inadvertently match against 
each other and share the same Market Participant Identifier (``MPID'') 
(``Internalized Trade'') during the Pre-Opening \6\ and Post-Closing 
Sessions.\7\
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    \5\ The term ``Member'' is defined as ``any registered broker or 
dealer that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange.'' See 
Exchange Rule 1.5(n).
    \6\ The ``Pre-Opening Session'' is defined as ``the time between 
8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.'' See Exchange Rule 1.5(r).
    \7\ The ``Post-Closing Session'' is defined as ``the time 
between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.'' See Exchange Rule 
1.5(s).
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    The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange's 
Web site at www.batstrading.com, at the principal office of the 
Exchange, and at the Commission's Public Reference Room.

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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 parts of such 
statements.

(A) Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to amend its Fee Schedule to remove fee code 
5, which is appended to Internalized Trade that add or remove liquidity 
during the Pre-Opening and Post-Closing Sessions. Orders that yield fee 
code 5 are changed [sic] a fee of $0.00045 per share in securities 
priced at or above $1.00 and 0.15% of the dollar value of the trade in 
securities priced below $1.00. During Regular Trading Hours,\8\ fee 
code EA is appended to side of an Internalized Trade that adds 
liquidity, while fee code ER is appended to the side of an Internalized 
Trade that removes liquidity. Going forward, fee codes EA or ER will 
also be appended to Internalized Trades during the Pre-Opening and 
Post-Closing Sessions. Like fee code 5, orders that yield fee codes EA 
or ER are charged a fee of $0.00045 per share in securities priced at 
or above $1.00 and 0.15% of the dollar value of the trade in securities 
priced below $1.00.
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    \8\ The ``Regular Trading Hours'' is defined as ``the time 
between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.'' See Exchange Rule 
1.5(y).
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    As a result of the proposed removal of fee code 5, the Exchange 
also proposes to: (i) remove reference to fee code 5 from footnote 7 
and; (ii) delete footnote 10. Under footnote 7, if a Member adds an ADV 
of at least 10,000,000 shares, then the Member's rate for fee codes 5, 
EA, or ER decreases to $0.0001 per share per side. Fee codes EA and ER 
would continue to remain eligible for the reduced fee under footnote 7. 
Footnote 10 states that a Member's monthly volume attributed to fee 
code 5 will be allocated accordingly between the added fee codes and 
removal fee codes when determining whether that Member satisfied a 
certain tier. The Exchange proposes to delete footnote 10 as it will no 
longer be necessary once fee code 5 is deleted.
Implementation Date
    The Exchange proposes to implement these amendments to its Fee 
Schedule on August 3, 2015.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with the objectives of Section 6 of the Act,\9\ in general, and 
furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4),\10\ in particular, as it is 
designed to provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, 
fees and other charges among its Members and other persons using its 
facilities. Specifically, the Exchange believes it is equitable, 
reasonable and non-discriminatory to delete fee code 5 because, going 
forward, fee codes EA and ER will be applied to the applicable side of 
an Internalized Trade. The proposed deletion of fee code 5 does not 
amend the fees charged for Internalized Trades. Members would continue 
to be charged identical fees for Internalized Trades occurring during 
the Pre-Opening and Post-Closing sessions as the fees charged for fee 
codes EA and ER are the same as fee code 5. The charge for Members 
inadvertently matching with themselves will continue to be no more 
favorable than the Exchange's maker/taker spread enabling the Exchange 
to continue to discourage potential wash sales.\11\ In addition, the 
Exchange believes it is equitable and reasonable to remove a reference 
to fee code 5 in footnote 7 and delete footnote 10 as they are no 
longer necessary in light of the deletion of fee code 5 from the 
Exchange's Fee Schedule. Lastly, the Exchange also believes that the 
proposed amendment is non-discriminatory because it applies uniformly 
to all Members.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
    \11\ The Exchange will continue to ensure that the fees 
applicable to Internalized Trades are no more favorable than the 
Exchange's prevailing maker/taker spread.
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(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. The proposed changes do not amend the 
amount or application of any fee or rebate. Members would continue to 
be charged identical fees for Internalized Trades occurring during the 
Pre-Opening and Post-Closing sessions as the fees charged for fee codes 
EA and ER are the same as those fees charged for orders that yielded 
fee code 5.

(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 unsolicited written comments from Members or other interested 
parties.

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

    The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \12\ and paragraph (f) of Rule 19b-4 
thereunder.\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.
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    \12\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \13\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f).
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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-EDGX-2015-35 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-EDGX-2015-35. 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

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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 will also 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-EDGX-2015-35 and should be 
submitted on or before August 31, 2015.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14\
Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
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    \14\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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