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Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 48128 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 154 / Tuesday, August 11, 2015 / Notices newly issued Shares prior to or concurrently with the confirmation of a transaction; and (f) trading information. (5) For initial and continued listing, the Fund must be in compliance with Rule 10A–3 under the Act.25 (6) The Fund’s net assets that are invested in exchange-traded equities, including ETPs and common stock, will be invested in instruments that trade in markets that are members of ISG or are parties to a comprehensive surveillance sharing agreement with the Exchange. (7) The Fund may hold up to an aggregate amount of 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities and other illiquid assets (calculated at the time of investment). The Fund will monitor its portfolio liquidity on an ongoing basis to determine whether, in light of current circumstances, an adequate level of liquidity is being maintained, and will consider taking appropriate steps in order to maintain adequate liquidity if, through a change in values, net assets, or other circumstances, more than 15% of the Fund’s net assets are held in illiquid securities or other illiquid assets. (8) Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest not less than 80% of its total assets in exchange-listed equity securities of companies in the utility sector. (9) Under normal market conditions, no more than 20% of the value of the Fund’s net assets will be invested in any combination of cash and cash equivalents, which include only money market instruments, short duration repurchase agreements, and short duration commercial paper, and U.S. exchange-traded options on securities and securities indexes. (10) The Fund’s investments will be consistent with its investment objective. The Fund does not presently intend to engage in any form of borrowing for investment purposes, except in the case of short sales and will not be operated as a ‘‘leveraged ETF,’’ i.e., it will not be operated in a manner designed to seek a multiple of the performance of an underlying reference index. (11) A minimum of 100,000 Shares will be outstanding at the commencement of trading on the Exchange. This approval order is based on all of the Exchange’s representations, including those set forth above and in the Notice, and the Exchange’s description of the Fund. For the foregoing reasons, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 26 and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,27 that the proposed rule change (SR–NASDAQ– 2015–059), as modified by Amendment Nos. 1 and 2, be, and it hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.28 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19646 Filed 8–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Rule 204; SEC File No. 270–586, OMB Control No. 3235–0647. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for approval of extension of the previously approved collection of information provided for in Rule 204 (17 CFR 242.204), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Rule 204 requires that, subject to certain limited exceptions, if a participant of a registered clearing agency has a fail to deliver position at a registered clearing agency it must immediately close out the fail to deliver position by purchasing or borrowing securities by no later than the beginning of regular trading hours on the settlement day following the day the participant incurred the fail to deliver position. Rule 204 is intended to help further the Commission’s goal of reducing fails to deliver by maintaining the reductions in fails to deliver achieved by the adoption of temporary Rule 204T, as well as other actions taken by the Commission. In addition, Rule 204 is intended to help further the 26 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 28 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 27 15 25 See 17 CFR 240.10A–3. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Aug 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission’s goal of addressing potentially abusive ‘‘naked’’ short selling in all equity securities. The information collected under Rule 204 will continue to be retained and/or provided to other entities pursuant to the specific rule provisions and will be available to the Commission and selfregulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) examiners upon request. The information collected will continue to aid the Commission and SROs in monitoring compliance with these requirements. In addition, the information collected will aid those subject to Rule 204 in complying with its requirements. These collections of information are mandatory. Several provisions under Rule 204 will impose a ‘‘collection of information’’ within the meaning of the Paperwork Reduction Act. I. Allocation Notification Requirement: As of December 31, 2014, there were 4,184 registered brokerdealers. Each of these broker-dealers could clear trades through a participant of a registered clearing agency and, therefore, become subject to the notification requirements of Rule 204(d). If a broker-dealer has been allocated a portion of a fail to deliver position in an equity security and after the beginning of regular trading hours on the applicable close-out date, the broker-dealer has to determine whether or not that portion of the fail to deliver position was not closed out in accordance with Rule 204(a). We estimate that a broker-dealer will have to make such determination with respect to approximately 2.44 equity securities per day.1 We estimate a total of 2,572,657 notifications in accordance with Rule 204(d) across all brokerdealers (that were allocated responsibility to close out a fail to deliver position) per year (4,184 brokerdealers notifying participants once per day 2 on 2.44 securities, multiplied by 252 trading days in a year). The total estimated annual burden hours per year will be approximately 411,625 burden hours (2,572,657 multiplied by 0.16 hours/notification). II. Demonstration Requirement for Fails to Deliver on Long Sales: As of 1 The Commission’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (‘‘DERA’’) estimates that there are approximately 10,208 fail to deliver positions per settlement day as of January 2015. Across 4,184 broker-dealers, the number of securities per brokerdealer per day is approximately 2.44 equity securities. 2 Because failure to comply with the close-out requirements of Rule 204(a) is a violation of the rule, we believe that a broker-dealer would make the notification to a participant that it is subject to the borrowing requirements of Rule 204(b) at most once per day. E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 154 / Tuesday, August 11, 2015 / Notices December 31, 2014, there were 175 participants of NSCC, the primary registered clearing agency responsible for clearing U.S. transactions that were registered as broker-dealers.3 If a participant of a registered clearing agency has a fail to deliver position in an equity security at a registered clearing agency and determines that such fail to deliver position resulted from a long sale, we estimate that a participant of a registered clearing agency will have to make such determination with respect to approximately 38 securities per day.4 We estimate a total of 1,675,800 demonstrations in accordance with Rule 204(a)(1) across all participants per year (175 participants checking for compliance once per day on 38 securities, multiplied by 252 trading days in a year). The total approximate estimated annual burden hour per year will be approximately 268,128 burden hours (1,675,800 multiplied by 0.16 hours/documentation). III. Pre-Borrow Notification Requirement: As of December 31, 2014, there were 175 participants of NSCC, the primary registered clearing agency responsible for clearing U.S. transactions that were registered as broker-dealers.5 If a participant of a registered clearing agency has a fail to deliver position in an equity security and after the beginning of regular trading hours on the applicable closeout date, the participant has to determine whether or not the fail to deliver position was closed out in accordance with Rule 204(a). We estimate that a participant of a registered clearing agency will have to make such determination with respect to approximately 58 equity securities asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3 Those participants not registered as brokerdealers include such entities as banks, U.S.registered exchanges, and clearing agencies. Although these entities are participants of a registered clearing agency, generally these entities do not engage in the types of activities that will implicate the close-out requirements of the rule. Such activities of these entities include creating and redeeming Exchange Traded Funds, trading in municipal securities, and using NSCC’s Envelope Settlement Service or Inter-city Envelope Settlement Service. These activities rarely lead to fails to deliver and, if fails to deliver do occur, they are small in number and are usually closed out within a day. 4 DERA estimates approximately 65.1% of trades are long sales as of March 2014 and applies this percentage to the number of fail to deliver positions per day. DERA estimates that there are approximately 10,208 fail to deliver positions per settlement day. Across 175 broker-dealer participants of the NSCC, the number of securities per participant per day is approximately 58 equity securities. 65.1% of 58 securities per day is approximately 38 securities per day. 5 See supra note 3. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Aug 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 per day.6 We estimate a total of 2,557,800 notifications in accordance with Rule 204(c) across all participants per year (175 participants notifying broker-dealers once per day on 58 securities, multiplied by 252 trading days in a year). The total estimated annual burden hours per year will be approximately 409,248 burden hours (2,557,800 @0.16 hours/documentation). IV. Certification Requirement: If the broker-dealer determines that it has not incurred a fail to deliver position on settlement date in an equity security for which the participant has a fail to deliver position at a registered clearing agency or has purchased securities in accordance with the conditions specified in Rule 204(e), we estimate that a broker-dealer will have to make such determinations with respect to approximately 2.44 securities per day. As of December 31, 2014, there were 4,184 registered broker-dealers. Each of these broker-dealers may clear trades through a participant of a registered clearing agency. We estimate that on average, a broker-dealer will have to certify to the participant that it has not incurred a fail to deliver position on settlement date in an equity security for which the participant has a fail to deliver position at a registered clearing agency or, alternatively, that it is in compliance with the requirements set forth in Rule 204(e), 2,572,657 times per year (4,184 broker-dealers certifying once per day on 2.44 securities, multiplied by 252 trading days in a year). The total approximate estimated annual burden hour per year will be approximately 411,625 burden hours (2,572,657 multiplied by 0.16 hours/ certification). V. Pre-Fail Credit Demonstration Requirement: If a broker-dealer purchases or borrows securities in accordance with the conditions specified in Rule 204(e) and determines that it has a net long position or net flat position on the settlement day on which the broker-dealer purchases or borrows securities we estimate that a brokerdealer will have to make such determination with respect to approximately 2.44 securities per day.7 As of December 31, 2014, there were 4,184 registered broker-dealers. We estimate that on average, a broker-dealer will have to demonstrate in its books and records that it has a net long position or net flat position on the settlement day for which the broker6 DERA estimates that there are approximately 10,208 fail to deliver positions per day. Across 175 broker-dealer participants of the NSCC, the number of securities per participant per day is approximately 58 equity securities. 7 See supra note 1. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48129 dealer is claiming credit, 2,572,657 times per year (4,184 broker-dealers checking for compliance once per day on 2.44 securities, multiplied by 252 trading days in a year). The total approximate estimated annual burden hour per year will be approximately 411,625 burden hours (2,572,657 multiplied by 0.16 hours/ demonstration). The total aggregate annual burden for the collection of information undertaken pursuant to all five provisions is thus 1,912,251 hours per year (411,625 + 268,128 + 409,248 + 411,625 + 411,625). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The public may review background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site: www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington DC 20549, or by sending an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: August 5, 2015. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19649 Filed 8–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–75614; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2015–62] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending the NYSE Amex Options Fee Schedule To Modify the Securities That Are Subject to the NYSE Amex Options Market Maker Premium Product Fees August 5, 2015. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the 1 15 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 11AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 154 (Tuesday, August 11, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48128-48129]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 
20549-2736.

Extension:
    Rule 204; SEC File No. 270-586, OMB Control No. 3235-0647.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (``PRA'') (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget (``OMB'') a request for approval of extension of the 
previously approved collection of information provided for in Rule 204 
(17 CFR 242.204), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 
78a et seq.).
    Rule 204 requires that, subject to certain limited exceptions, if a 
participant of a registered clearing agency has a fail to deliver 
position at a registered clearing agency it must immediately close out 
the fail to deliver position by purchasing or borrowing securities by 
no later than the beginning of regular trading hours on the settlement 
day following the day the participant incurred the fail to deliver 
position. Rule 204 is intended to help further the Commission's goal of 
reducing fails to deliver by maintaining the reductions in fails to 
deliver achieved by the adoption of temporary Rule 204T, as well as 
other actions taken by the Commission. In addition, Rule 204 is 
intended to help further the Commission's goal of addressing 
potentially abusive ``naked'' short selling in all equity securities.
    The information collected under Rule 204 will continue to be 
retained and/or provided to other entities pursuant to the specific 
rule provisions and will be available to the Commission and self-
regulatory organization (``SRO'') examiners upon request. The 
information collected will continue to aid the Commission and SROs in 
monitoring compliance with these requirements. In addition, the 
information collected will aid those subject to Rule 204 in complying 
with its requirements. These collections of information are mandatory.
    Several provisions under Rule 204 will impose a ``collection of 
information'' within the meaning of the Paperwork Reduction Act.
    I. Allocation Notification Requirement: As of December 31, 2014, 
there were 4,184 registered broker-dealers. Each of these broker-
dealers could clear trades through a participant of a registered 
clearing agency and, therefore, become subject to the notification 
requirements of Rule 204(d). If a broker-dealer has been allocated a 
portion of a fail to deliver position in an equity security and after 
the beginning of regular trading hours on the applicable close-out 
date, the broker-dealer has to determine whether or not that portion of 
the fail to deliver position was not closed out in accordance with Rule 
204(a). We estimate that a broker-dealer will have to make such 
determination with respect to approximately 2.44 equity securities per 
day.\1\ We estimate a total of 2,572,657 notifications in accordance 
with Rule 204(d) across all broker-dealers (that were allocated 
responsibility to close out a fail to deliver position) per year (4,184 
broker-dealers notifying participants once per day \2\ on 2.44 
securities, multiplied by 252 trading days in a year). The total 
estimated annual burden hours per year will be approximately 411,625 
burden hours (2,572,657 multiplied by 0.16 hours/notification).
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    \1\ The Commission's Division of Economic and Risk Analysis 
(``DERA'') estimates that there are approximately 10,208 fail to 
deliver positions per settlement day as of January 2015. Across 
4,184 broker-dealers, the number of securities per broker-dealer per 
day is approximately 2.44 equity securities.
    \2\ Because failure to comply with the close-out requirements of 
Rule 204(a) is a violation of the rule, we believe that a broker-
dealer would make the notification to a participant that it is 
subject to the borrowing requirements of Rule 204(b) at most once 
per day.
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    II. Demonstration Requirement for Fails to Deliver on Long Sales: 
As of

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December 31, 2014, there were 175 participants of NSCC, the primary 
registered clearing agency responsible for clearing U.S. transactions 
that were registered as broker-dealers.\3\ If a participant of a 
registered clearing agency has a fail to deliver position in an equity 
security at a registered clearing agency and determines that such fail 
to deliver position resulted from a long sale, we estimate that a 
participant of a registered clearing agency will have to make such 
determination with respect to approximately 38 securities per day.\4\ 
We estimate a total of 1,675,800 demonstrations in accordance with Rule 
204(a)(1) across all participants per year (175 participants checking 
for compliance once per day on 38 securities, multiplied by 252 trading 
days in a year). The total approximate estimated annual burden hour per 
year will be approximately 268,128 burden hours (1,675,800 multiplied 
by 0.16 hours/documentation).
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    \3\ Those participants not registered as broker-dealers include 
such entities as banks, U.S.-registered exchanges, and clearing 
agencies. Although these entities are participants of a registered 
clearing agency, generally these entities do not engage in the types 
of activities that will implicate the close-out requirements of the 
rule. Such activities of these entities include creating and 
redeeming Exchange Traded Funds, trading in municipal securities, 
and using NSCC's Envelope Settlement Service or Inter-city Envelope 
Settlement Service. These activities rarely lead to fails to deliver 
and, if fails to deliver do occur, they are small in number and are 
usually closed out within a day.
    \4\ DERA estimates approximately 65.1% of trades are long sales 
as of March 2014 and applies this percentage to the number of fail 
to deliver positions per day. DERA estimates that there are 
approximately 10,208 fail to deliver positions per settlement day. 
Across 175 broker-dealer participants of the NSCC, the number of 
securities per participant per day is approximately 58 equity 
securities. 65.1% of 58 securities per day is approximately 38 
securities per day.
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    III. Pre-Borrow Notification Requirement: As of December 31, 2014, 
there were 175 participants of NSCC, the primary registered clearing 
agency responsible for clearing U.S. transactions that were registered 
as broker-dealers.\5\ If a participant of a registered clearing agency 
has a fail to deliver position in an equity security and after the 
beginning of regular trading hours on the applicable close-out date, 
the participant has to determine whether or not the fail to deliver 
position was closed out in accordance with Rule 204(a). We estimate 
that a participant of a registered clearing agency will have to make 
such determination with respect to approximately 58 equity securities 
per day.\6\ We estimate a total of 2,557,800 notifications in 
accordance with Rule 204(c) across all participants per year (175 
participants notifying broker-dealers once per day on 58 securities, 
multiplied by 252 trading days in a year). The total estimated annual 
burden hours per year will be approximately 409,248 burden hours 
(2,557,800 @0.16 hours/documentation).
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    \5\ See supra note 3.
    \6\ DERA estimates that there are approximately 10,208 fail to 
deliver positions per day. Across 175 broker-dealer participants of 
the NSCC, the number of securities per participant per day is 
approximately 58 equity securities.
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    IV. Certification Requirement: If the broker-dealer determines that 
it has not incurred a fail to deliver position on settlement date in an 
equity security for which the participant has a fail to deliver 
position at a registered clearing agency or has purchased securities in 
accordance with the conditions specified in Rule 204(e), we estimate 
that a broker-dealer will have to make such determinations with respect 
to approximately 2.44 securities per day. As of December 31, 2014, 
there were 4,184 registered broker-dealers. Each of these broker-
dealers may clear trades through a participant of a registered clearing 
agency. We estimate that on average, a broker-dealer will have to 
certify to the participant that it has not incurred a fail to deliver 
position on settlement date in an equity security for which the 
participant has a fail to deliver position at a registered clearing 
agency or, alternatively, that it is in compliance with the 
requirements set forth in Rule 204(e), 2,572,657 times per year (4,184 
broker-dealers certifying once per day on 2.44 securities, multiplied 
by 252 trading days in a year). The total approximate estimated annual 
burden hour per year will be approximately 411,625 burden hours 
(2,572,657 multiplied by 0.16 hours/certification).
    V. Pre-Fail Credit Demonstration Requirement: If a broker-dealer 
purchases or borrows securities in accordance with the conditions 
specified in Rule 204(e) and determines that it has a net long position 
or net flat position on the settlement day on which the broker-dealer 
purchases or borrows securities we estimate that a broker-dealer will 
have to make such determination with respect to approximately 2.44 
securities per day.\7\ As of December 31, 2014, there were 4,184 
registered broker-dealers. We estimate that on average, a broker-dealer 
will have to demonstrate in its books and records that it has a net 
long position or net flat position on the settlement day for which the 
broker-dealer is claiming credit, 2,572,657 times per year (4,184 
broker-dealers checking for compliance once per day on 2.44 securities, 
multiplied by 252 trading days in a year). The total approximate 
estimated annual burden hour per year will be approximately 411,625 
burden hours (2,572,657 multiplied by 0.16 hours/demonstration).
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    \7\ See supra note 1.
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    The total aggregate annual burden for the collection of information 
undertaken pursuant to all five provisions is thus 1,912,251 hours per 
year (411,625 + 268,128 + 409,248 + 411,625 + 411,625). An agency may 
not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a 
collection of information under the PRA unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.
    The public may review background documentation for this information 
collection at the following Web site: www.reginfo.gov. Comments should 
be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: 
Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief 
Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi 
Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington DC 20549, or by sending an 
email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 
30 days of this notice.

    Dated: August 5, 2015.
Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-19649 Filed 8-10-15; 8:45 am]
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