Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the MIAX Options Fee Schedule, 11614-11616 [2016-04708]

Download as PDF 11614 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Notices The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on February 26, 2016, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail & First-Class Package Service Contract 14 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2016–88, CP2016–113. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–04784 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Express Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Effective date: March 4, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on February 26, 2016, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Express Contract 33 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2016–87, CP2016–112. SUMMARY: Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–04783 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Release No. 34–77251; File No. SR–MIAX– 2016–06] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the MIAX Options Fee Schedule February 29, 2016. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 26, 2016, Miami International Securities Exchange LLC (‘‘MIAX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change as described in Items I and II, 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 Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing a proposal to amend the MIAX Options Fee Schedule (‘‘Fee Schedule’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.miaxoptions.com/filter/ wotitle/rule_filing, at MIAX’s principal office, 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 aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to broaden the description of the information that is provided to users of the MIAX Financial Information Exchange (‘‘FIX’’) Drop Copy Port to reflect information regarding trade corrections and trade cancellations. The FIX Drop Copy Port is a messaging interface that currently provides a copy of real-time trade execution information through a FIX Port 3 to FIX Drop Copy Port users who 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19bb–4. 3 A FIX Port is an interface with MIAX systems that enables the Port user (typically an Electronic Exchange Member or a Market Maker) to submit orders electronically to MIAX. The term ‘‘Electronic Exchange Member’’ means the holder of a Trading Permit who is not a Market Maker. Electronic 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subscribe to the service. FIX Drop Copy Port users are those users who are designated by an Electronic Exchange Member (‘‘EEM’’) 4 to receive the information and the information is restricted for use by the EEM only. The Exchange assesses a monthly per port fee to users of the FIX Drop Copy Ports. The FIX Drop Copy Port currently provides the user with a copy of realtime trade execution updates. The updates contain a copy of trade execution messages on a low latency, real-time basis. A FIX Drop Copy Port can be configured to monitor any number of FIX Ports used by that EEM and a FIX Port user can have any number of FIX Drop Copy Ports. The FIX Drop Copy Port sends messages containing reports of order executions to the user based upon the group of FIX Ports that it is configured to monitor. The Exchange proposes to provide FIX Drop Copy Port users with information regarding trade corrections and trade cancellations in addition to the information regarding trade executions currently received by such users. The purpose of including this additional information in the FIX Drop Copy Port without charge is to enhance the service provided by the Exchange by way of a value-added feature that transmits trade correction and cancellation information directly to FIX Drop Copy Port users. Moreover, this value-added feature enhances transparency on the Exchange respecting the status of trade corrections and cancellations submitted to the Exchange. MIAX currently assesses a FIX Drop Copy Port fee of $500 per port per month based on the number of FIX Drop Copy Ports to which a user subscribes and the fee includes connectivity to the Exchange’s primary, secondary and disaster recovery data centers at no additional cost. The Exchange is not proposing a change to the FIX Drop Copy Port fee. The proposed change to the information provided to FIX Drop Copy Exchange Members are deemed ‘‘members’’ under the Exchange Act. See Exchange Rule 100. The term ‘‘Market Makers’’ refers to ‘‘Lead Market Makers,’’ ‘‘Primary Lead Market Makers’’ and ‘‘Registered Market Makers’’ collectively. A Lead Market Maker is a Member registered with the Exchange for the purpose of making markets in securities traded on the Exchange and that is vested with the rights and responsibilities specified in Chapter VI of these Rules with respect to Lead Market Makers. A Primary Lead Market Maker is a Lead Market Maker appointed by the Exchange to act as the Primary Lead Market Maker for the purpose of making markets in securities traded on the Exchange. A Registered Market Maker is a Member registered with the Exchange for the purpose of making markets in securities traded on the Exchange, who is not a Lead Market Maker. See Exchange Rule 100. 4 See id. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Notices Port users will be implemented on a date announced by the Exchange by Regulatory Circular. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action 2. Statutory Basis MIAX believes that its proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 5 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 6 in particular, in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The proposed rule change is designed to protect investors and the public interest and to promote just and equitable principles of trade by adding transparency to the Exchange’s marketplace through the new information included in the FIX Drop Copy Port at no additional cost. Because the proposed rule change does not (i) significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 8 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) thereunder.9 A proposed rule change filed pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6) under the Act 10 normally does not become operative for 30 days after the date of its filing. However, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) 11 permits the Commission to 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 waiver of the operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because it would enable market participants to benefit from the additional information provided in the FIX Drop Copy Port without undue delay. Therefore, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the proposal operative upon filing.12 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. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The proposed enhancement of services by the Exchange provided to its Members and others using its facilities will not have an impact on competition. In fact, MIAX’s proposed additional information provided to users of the FIX Drop Copy Port at no additional cost will benefit all Members who desire to use such services. The FIX Drop Copy Port will continue to be offered as a service for FIX Drop Copy Port users at the same price, which is within the range of prices for similar ports offered by other exchanges,7 and therefore the Exchange believes that the current price of the port fee does not impose a burden on competition. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments were neither solicited nor received. 5 15 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 7 See NYSE Arca Options Fees and Charges, p. 12, and NYSE Amex Options Fee Schedule, p .24. Both NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex Options charge $500 per port per month for a drop copy port. 6 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). As required under Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii), the Exchange provided the Commission with written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and the text of the proposed rule change, at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. 10 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 12 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has also considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 9 17 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11615 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– MIAX–2016–06 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–MIAX–2016–06. 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–MIAX– 2016–06, and should be submitted on or before March 25, 2016. E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 11616 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 43 / Friday, March 4, 2016 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–04708 Filed 3–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 32011; 812–14554] CLS Investments, LLC, et al.; Notice of Application February 29, 2016. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application for an order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d), and 22(e) of the Act and rule 22c-1 under the Act, under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and 17(a)(2) of the Act, and under section 12(d)(1)(J) for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and 12(d)(1)(B) of the Act. AGENCY: Applicants request an order that would permit (a) series of certain open-end management investment companies to issue shares (‘‘Shares’’) redeemable in large aggregations only (‘‘Creation Units’’); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at negotiated market prices rather than at net asset value (‘‘NAV’’); (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days after the tender of Shares for redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; and (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares. APPLICANTS: CLS Investments, LLC (‘‘CLS’’), AdvisorOne Funds (‘‘Trust’’) and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC (‘‘NLD’’). DATES: Filing Dates: The application was filed on September 29, 2015, and amended on February 1, 2016. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Mar 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on March 24, 2016, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit, or for lawyers, a certificate of service. Pursuant to rule 0–5 under the Act, hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, any facts bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090; Applicants, 17605 Wright Street, Omaha, NE 68130 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce R. MacNeil, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6817, or Daniele Marchesani, Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6821 (Division of Investment Management, Chief Counsel’s Office). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or for an applicant using the Company name box, at http:// www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551–8090. Applicants’ Representations 1. The Trust is a Delaware statutory trust and is registered under the Act as an open-end management investment company with multiple series. Each series will operate as an exchange traded fund (‘‘ETF’’). 2. CLS will be the investment adviser to the new series of the Trust (‘‘Initial Fund’’). Each Adviser (as defined below) will be registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (‘‘Advisers Act’’). The Adviser may enter into sub-advisory agreements with one or more investment advisers to act as sub-advisers to particular Funds (each, a ‘‘Sub-Adviser’’). Any SubAdviser will either be registered under the Advisers Act or will not be required to register thereunder. 3. The Trust will enter into a distribution agreement with one or more distributors. Each distributor for a Fund will be a broker-dealer (‘‘Broker’’) registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) and will act as distributor and principal underwriter (‘‘Distributor’’) for one or PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 more of the Funds. No Distributor will be affiliated with any national securities exchange, as defined in Section 2(a)(26) of the Act (‘‘Exchange’’). The Distributor for each Fund will comply with the terms and conditions of the requested order. NLD, a Nebraska limited liability company and broker-dealer registered under the Exchange Act, will act as the initial Distributor of the Funds. 4. Applicants request that the order apply to the Initial Fund and any additional series of the Trust, and any other open-end management investment company or series thereof, that may be created in the future (‘‘Future Funds’’ and together with the Initial Fund, ‘‘Funds’’), each of which will operate as an ETF and will track a specified index comprised of domestic or foreign equity and/or fixed income securities (each, an ‘‘Underlying Index’’). Any Future Fund will (a) be advised by CLS or an entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with CLS (each, an ‘‘Adviser’’) and (b) comply with the terms and conditions of the application.1 5. Each Fund will hold certain securities, currencies, other assets, and other investment positions (‘‘Portfolio Holdings’’) selected to correspond generally to the performance of its Underlying Index. The Underlying Indexes will be comprised solely of equity and/or fixed income securities issued by one or more of the following categories of issuers: (i) Domestic issuers and (ii) non-domestic issuers meeting the requirements for trading in U.S. markets. Other Funds will be based on Underlying Indexes that will be comprised solely of foreign and domestic, or solely foreign, equity and/ or fixed income securities (‘‘Foreign Funds’’). 6. Applicants represent that each Fund will invest at least 80% of its assets (excluding securities lending collateral) in the component securities of its respective Underlying Index (‘‘Component Securities’’) and TBA Transactions,2 and in the case of Foreign Funds, Component Securities 1 All existing entities that intend to rely on the requested order have been named as applicants. Any other existing or future entity that subsequently relies on the order will comply with the terms and conditions of the order. A Fund of Funds (as defined below) may rely on the order only to invest in Funds and not in any other registered investment company. 2 A ‘‘to-be-announced transaction’’ or ‘‘TBA Transaction’’ is a method of trading mortgagebacked securities. In a TBA Transaction, the buyer and seller agree upon general trade parameters such as agency, settlement date, par amount and price. The actual pools delivered generally are determined two days prior to settlement date. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 43 (Friday, March 4, 2016)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-77251; File No. SR-MIAX-2016-06]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities 
Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a 
Proposed Rule Change To Amend the MIAX Options Fee Schedule

February 29, 2016.
    Pursuant to the provisions of Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice 
is hereby given that on February 26, 2016, Miami International 
Securities Exchange LLC (``MIAX'' or ``Exchange'') filed with the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') a proposed rule 
change as described in Items I and II, 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 240.19bb-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is filing a proposal to amend the MIAX Options Fee 
Schedule (``Fee Schedule'').
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at http://www.miaxoptions.com/filter/wotitle/rule_filing, at 
MIAX's principal office, 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 aspects of such 
statements.

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

1. Purpose
    The purpose of the proposed rule change is to broaden the 
description of the information that is provided to users of the MIAX 
Financial Information Exchange (``FIX'') Drop Copy Port to reflect 
information regarding trade corrections and trade cancellations.
    The FIX Drop Copy Port is a messaging interface that currently 
provides a copy of real-time trade execution information through a FIX 
Port \3\ to FIX Drop Copy Port users who subscribe to the service. FIX 
Drop Copy Port users are those users who are designated by an 
Electronic Exchange Member (``EEM'') \4\ to receive the information and 
the information is restricted for use by the EEM only. The Exchange 
assesses a monthly per port fee to users of the FIX Drop Copy Ports.
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    \3\ A FIX Port is an interface with MIAX systems that enables 
the Port user (typically an Electronic Exchange Member or a Market 
Maker) to submit orders electronically to MIAX. The term 
``Electronic Exchange Member'' means the holder of a Trading Permit 
who is not a Market Maker. Electronic Exchange Members are deemed 
``members'' under the Exchange Act. See Exchange Rule 100. The term 
``Market Makers'' refers to ``Lead Market Makers,'' ``Primary Lead 
Market Makers'' and ``Registered Market Makers'' collectively. A 
Lead Market Maker is a Member registered with the Exchange for the 
purpose of making markets in securities traded on the Exchange and 
that is vested with the rights and responsibilities specified in 
Chapter VI of these Rules with respect to Lead Market Makers. A 
Primary Lead Market Maker is a Lead Market Maker appointed by the 
Exchange to act as the Primary Lead Market Maker for the purpose of 
making markets in securities traded on the Exchange. A Registered 
Market Maker is a Member registered with the Exchange for the 
purpose of making markets in securities traded on the Exchange, who 
is not a Lead Market Maker. See Exchange Rule 100.
    \4\ See id.
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    The FIX Drop Copy Port currently provides the user with a copy of 
real-time trade execution updates. The updates contain a copy of trade 
execution messages on a low latency, real-time basis. A FIX Drop Copy 
Port can be configured to monitor any number of FIX Ports used by that 
EEM and a FIX Port user can have any number of FIX Drop Copy Ports. The 
FIX Drop Copy Port sends messages containing reports of order 
executions to the user based upon the group of FIX Ports that it is 
configured to monitor.
    The Exchange proposes to provide FIX Drop Copy Port users with 
information regarding trade corrections and trade cancellations in 
addition to the information regarding trade executions currently 
received by such users. The purpose of including this additional 
information in the FIX Drop Copy Port without charge is to enhance the 
service provided by the Exchange by way of a value-added feature that 
transmits trade correction and cancellation information directly to FIX 
Drop Copy Port users. Moreover, this value-added feature enhances 
transparency on the Exchange respecting the status of trade corrections 
and cancellations submitted to the Exchange.
    MIAX currently assesses a FIX Drop Copy Port fee of $500 per port 
per month based on the number of FIX Drop Copy Ports to which a user 
subscribes and the fee includes connectivity to the Exchange's primary, 
secondary and disaster recovery data centers at no additional cost. The 
Exchange is not proposing a change to the FIX Drop Copy Port fee.
    The proposed change to the information provided to FIX Drop Copy

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Port users will be implemented on a date announced by the Exchange by 
Regulatory Circular.
2. Statutory Basis
    MIAX believes that its proposed rule change is consistent with 
Section 6(b) of the Act \5\ in general, and furthers the objectives of 
Section 6(b)(5) of the Act \6\ in particular, in that it is designed to 
prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just 
and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and 
coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in 
securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a 
free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to 
protect investors and the public interest.
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    The proposed rule change is designed to protect investors and the 
public interest and to promote just and equitable principles of trade 
by adding transparency to the Exchange's marketplace through the new 
information included in the FIX Drop Copy Port at no additional cost.

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 that is not necessary or appropriate 
in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The proposed enhancement of 
services by the Exchange provided to its Members and others using its 
facilities will not have an impact on competition. In fact, MIAX's 
proposed additional information provided to users of the FIX Drop Copy 
Port at no additional cost will benefit all Members who desire to use 
such services.
    The FIX Drop Copy Port will continue to be offered as a service for 
FIX Drop Copy Port users at the same price, which is within the range 
of prices for similar ports offered by other exchanges,\7\ and 
therefore the Exchange believes that the current price of the port fee 
does not impose a burden on competition.
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    \7\ See NYSE Arca Options Fees and Charges, p. 12, and NYSE Amex 
Options Fee Schedule, p .24. Both NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex 
Options charge $500 per port per month for a drop copy port.
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C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    Written comments were neither solicited nor received.

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

    Because the proposed rule change does not (i) significantly affect 
the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any 
significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 
days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the 
Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \8\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\9\
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \9\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). As required under Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii), the Exchange provided the Commission with written 
notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a 
brief description and the text of the proposed rule change, at least 
five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule 
change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission.
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    A proposed rule change filed pursuant to Rule 19b-4(f)(6) under the 
Act \10\ normally does not become operative for 30 days after the date 
of its filing. However, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) \11\ permits the 
Commission to 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 waiver of the operative delay is consistent 
with the protection of investors and the public interest because it 
would enable market participants to benefit from the additional 
information provided in the FIX Drop Copy Port without undue delay. 
Therefore, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and 
designates the proposal operative upon filing.\12\
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    \10\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
    \12\ For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, 
the Commission has also considered the proposed rule's impact on 
efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 
78c(f).
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission 
takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings 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-MIAX-2016-06 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-MIAX-2016-06. 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-MIAX-2016-06, and should be 
submitted on or before March 25, 2016.


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    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\13\
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    \13\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-04708 Filed 3-3-16; 8:45 am]
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