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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 27, 2016 / Notices investors and the public interest in that it will facilitate the listing and trading of the Funds, which seek to provide investors with access to a broad range of actively managed investment strategies in a structure that offers the cost and tax efficiencies and shareholder protections of ETFs, while removing the requirement for daily portfolio holdings disclosure to ensure a tight relationship between market trading prices and NAV. For the above reasons, Nasdaq believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. In fact, the Exchange believes that the introduction of the Funds would promote competition by making available to investors a broad range of actively managed investment strategies in a structure that offers the cost and tax efficiencies and shareholder protections of ETFs, while removing the requirement for daily portfolio holdings disclosure to ensure a tight relationship between market trading prices and NAV. Moreover, the Exchange believes that the proposed method of Share trading would provide investors with transparency of trading costs, and the ability to control trading costs using limit orders, that is not available for conventionally traded ETFs. These developments could significantly enhance competition to the benefit of the markets and investors. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were either solicited or received. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period up to 90 days (i) as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (a) By order approve or disapprove such proposed rule change; or (b) institute proceedings to determine whether the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 proposed rule change should be 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: 49347 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.35 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17671 Filed 7–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Electronic Comments Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request • 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– NASDAQ–2016–103 on the subject line. Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. 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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 such 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– NASDAQ–2016–103 and should be submitted on or before August 17, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Extension: Rule 19b–5 and Form PILOT, SEC File No. 270–448, OMB Control No. 3235–0507. 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 19b–5 (17 CFR 240.19b–5) and Form PILOT (17 CFR 249.821) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Rule 19b–5 provides a temporary exemption from the rule-filing requirements of Section 19(b) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)) to self-regulatory organizations (‘‘SROs’’) wishing to establish and operate pilot trading systems. Rule 19b–5 permits an SRO to develop a pilot trading system and to begin operation of such system shortly after submitting an initial report on Form PILOT to the Commission. During operation of any such pilot trading system, the SRO must submit quarterly reports of the system’s operation to the Commission, as well as timely amendments describing any material changes to the system. Within two years of operating such pilot trading system under the exemption afforded by Rule 19b–5, the SRO must submit a rule filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)) to obtain permanent approval of the pilot trading system from the Commission. The collection of information is designed to allow the Commission to maintain an accurate record of all new pilot trading systems operated by SROs and to determine whether an SRO has properly availed itself of the exemption afforded by Rule 19b–5, is operating a 35 17 E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 27JYN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 49348 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 144 / Wednesday, July 27, 2016 / Notices pilot trading system in compliance with the Act, and is carrying out its statutory oversight obligations under the Act. The respondents to the collection of information are national securities exchanges and national securities associations. While there are 20 national securities exchanges and national securities associations that may avail themselves of the exemption under Rule 19b–5 and the use of Form PILOT, it is estimated that approximately three respondents will file a total of 3 initial reports (for an estimated annual burden of 72 hours total), 12 quarterly reports (for an estimated annual burden of 36 hours total), and 6 amendments (for an estimated annual burden of 18 hours total) on Form PILOT per year, with an estimated total annual response burden of 126 hours and an estimated total annual cost burden of $10,047. At an average hourly cost of $272.33, the aggregate related internal cost of compliance pertaining to Rule 19b–5 for all respondents is $34,314 per year (126 burden hours multiplied by $272.33/ hour = $34,314). Although Rule 19b–5 does not in itself impose recordkeeping burdens on SROs, it relies on existing requirements imposed by Rule 17a–1 under the Act (17 CFR 240.17a–1) to require SROs to retain all the rules and procedures relating to each pilot trading system operating pursuant to Rule 19b–5, and to make such records available for Commission inspection for a period of not less than five years, the first two years in an easily accessible place. The filing of a Form PILOT is mandatory for any SRO seeking a temporary exemption under Rule 19b–5 from the rule filing requirements of Section 19(b) of the Act in connection with the operation of a pilot trading system. It is also mandatory that an SRO operating a pilot trading system file with the Commission notices of material systems changes and quarterly transaction reports on Form PILOT. Information provided on Form PILOT is deemed confidential and shall be available only for examination by the Commission, other agencies of the Federal Government, and state securities authorities. 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 view 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. July 22, 2016. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17821 Filed 7–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–78391; File No. SR–NSX– 2016–05] Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Exchange Rule 11.26 To Implement the Quoting and Trading Provisions of the Regulation NMS Plan To Implement a Tick Size Pilot Program July 21, 2016. 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 11, 2016, National Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘NSX’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change, as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated this proposal as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) 4 thereunder, which renders it 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 Exchange Rule 11.26 to implement the quoting and trading PO 00000 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 2 17 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provisions of the Regulation NMS Plan to Implement a Tick Size Pilot Program (the ‘‘Plan’’).5 The proposed rule change is substantially similar to proposed rule changes recently approved or published by the Commission by New York Stock Exchange LLC to adopt NYSE Rules 67(a) and 67(c)–(e), which also implemented the quoting and trading provisions of the Plan.6 Therefore, the Exchange has designated this proposal as ‘‘non-controversial’’ and provided the Commission with the notice required by Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) under the Act.7 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.nsx.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 the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to establish rules to require its ETP Holders 8 to comply with the requirements of the Plan,9 which is designed to study and assess the impact of increment conventions on the liquidity and trading of the common stocks of small capitalization companies. The Exchange proposes changes to its rules for a twoyear pilot period that coincides with the pilot period for the Plan, which is 5 17 CFR 242.608. Securities Exchange Act Release No. 76229 (October 22, 2015), 80 FR 66065 (October 28, 2015) (SR–NYSE–2015–46), as amended by Partial Amendments No. 1 and No. 2 to the Quoting & Trading Rules Proposal. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 77703 (April 25, 2016), 81 FR 25725 (April 29, 2016) (SR–NYSE–2015–46). 7 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 8 Rule 1.5E(1) defines the term ‘‘ETP’’ as an Equity Trading Permit issued by the Exchange for effecting approved securities transactions on the Exchange’s trading facilities. 9 See Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 74892 (May 6, 2015), 80 FR 27513 (May 13, 2015) (File No. 4–657) (‘‘Plan Approval Order’’). 6 See E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 144 (Wednesday, July 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49347-49348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17821]


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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 19b-5 and Form PILOT, SEC File No. 270-448, OMB Control No. 
3235-0507.

    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 
19b-5 (17 CFR 240.19b-5) and Form PILOT (17 CFR 249.821) under the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.).
    Rule 19b-5 provides a temporary exemption from the rule-filing 
requirements of Section 19(b) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)) to self-
regulatory organizations (``SROs'') wishing to establish and operate 
pilot trading systems. Rule 19b-5 permits an SRO to develop a pilot 
trading system and to begin operation of such system shortly after 
submitting an initial report on Form PILOT to the Commission. During 
operation of any such pilot trading system, the SRO must submit 
quarterly reports of the system's operation to the Commission, as well 
as timely amendments describing any material changes to the system. 
Within two years of operating such pilot trading system under the 
exemption afforded by Rule 19b-5, the SRO must submit a rule filing 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)) to obtain 
permanent approval of the pilot trading system from the Commission.
    The collection of information is designed to allow the Commission 
to maintain an accurate record of all new pilot trading systems 
operated by SROs and to determine whether an SRO has properly availed 
itself of the exemption afforded by Rule 19b-5, is operating a

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pilot trading system in compliance with the Act, and is carrying out 
its statutory oversight obligations under the Act.
    The respondents to the collection of information are national 
securities exchanges and national securities associations.
    While there are 20 national securities exchanges and national 
securities associations that may avail themselves of the exemption 
under Rule 19b-5 and the use of Form PILOT, it is estimated that 
approximately three respondents will file a total of 3 initial reports 
(for an estimated annual burden of 72 hours total), 12 quarterly 
reports (for an estimated annual burden of 36 hours total), and 6 
amendments (for an estimated annual burden of 18 hours total) on Form 
PILOT per year, with an estimated total annual response burden of 126 
hours and an estimated total annual cost burden of $10,047. At an 
average hourly cost of $272.33, the aggregate related internal cost of 
compliance pertaining to Rule 19b-5 for all respondents is $34,314 per 
year (126 burden hours multiplied by $272.33/hour = $34,314).
    Although Rule 19b-5 does not in itself impose recordkeeping burdens 
on SROs, it relies on existing requirements imposed by Rule 17a-1 under 
the Act (17 CFR 240.17a-1) to require SROs to retain all the rules and 
procedures relating to each pilot trading system operating pursuant to 
Rule 19b-5, and to make such records available for Commission 
inspection for a period of not less than five years, the first two 
years in an easily accessible place.
    The filing of a Form PILOT is mandatory for any SRO seeking a 
temporary exemption under Rule 19b-5 from the rule filing requirements 
of Section 19(b) of the Act in connection with the operation of a pilot 
trading system. It is also mandatory that an SRO operating a pilot 
trading system file with the Commission notices of material systems 
changes and quarterly transaction reports on Form PILOT. Information 
provided on Form PILOT is deemed confidential and shall be available 
only for examination by the Commission, other agencies of the Federal 
Government, and state securities authorities.
    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 view 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.

     July 22, 2016.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-17821 Filed 7-26-16; 8:45 am]
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