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SUMMARY: Denora Miller at Peace Corps address above. The Peace Corps, under Section 10(a)(4) of the Peace Corps Act, authorizes the Director to accept gifts of voluntary service, money, or property, for use in furtherance of the purposes of the Peace Corps Act. The information collected on the donation form is essential to fulfilling this authority and acceptance of gifts. OMB Control Number: 0420–XXXX. Title: Donation Form. Type of Review: New. Affected public: Individuals or households. Respondents’ obligation to reply: Voluntary. Burden to the public: • Estimated number of respondents: 13,000. • Frequency of response: One time. • Estimated average burden per response: 10 minutes. (d) Estimated total reporting burden: 2,167 hours. General Description of Collection: The information pulled from the donation form is used internally and on a daily basis by the Peace Corps Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) to coordinate and oversee the development and implementation of partnerships to support the agency’s three goals and mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 Aug 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 This notice issued in Washington, DC, on August 25, 2016. Denora Miller, FOIA/Privacy Act Officer, Management. [FR Doc. 2016–20904 Filed 8–30–16; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; NYSE MKT LLC; Order Granting an Extension to Limited Exemptions From Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS in Connection With the Exchanges’ Retail Liquidity Programs Until December 31, 2016 August 25, 2016. On July 3, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) issued an order pursuant to its authority under Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS (‘‘Sub-Penny Rule’’) 1 that granted the New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’) and NYSE MKT LLC 2 (‘‘NYSE MKT’’ and, together with NYSE, the ‘‘Exchanges’’) limited exemptions from the Sub-Penny Rule in connection with the operation of the Exchanges’ respective Retail Liquidity Programs (‘‘Programs’’).3 The limited 1 17 CFR 242.612(c). the time it filed the original proposal to adopt the Retail Liquidity Program, NYSE MKT went by the name NYSE Amex LLC. On May 14, 2012, the Exchange filed a proposed rule change, immediately effective upon filing, to change its name from NYSE Amex LLC to NYSE MKT LLC. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67037 (May 21, 2012), 77 FR 31415 (May 25, 2012) (SR– NYSEAmex–2012–32). 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67347 (July 3, 2012), 77 FR 40673 (July 10, 2012) (SR– NYSE–2011–55; SR–NYSEAmex–2011–84) (‘‘Order’’). 2 At PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 exemptions were granted concurrently with the Commission’s approval of the Exchanges’ proposals to adopt their respective Programs for one-year pilot terms.4 The exemptions were granted coterminous with the effectiveness of the pilot Programs; both the pilot Programs and exemptions are scheduled to expire on August 31, 2016.5 The Exchanges now seek to extend the exemptions until December 31, 2016.6 The Exchanges’ request was made in conjunction with immediately effective filings that extend the operation of the Programs through the same date.7 In their request to extend the exemptions, the Exchanges note that the participation in the Programs has increased more recently. Accordingly, the Exchanges have asked for additional time to allow themselves and the Commission to analyze more robust data concerning the Programs, which the Exchanges committed to provide to the 4 See id. pilot terms of the Programs were originally scheduled to end on July 31, 2013, but the Exchanges initially extended the terms for an additional year, through July 31, 2014, see Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 70096 (August 2, 2013), 78 FR 48520 (August 8, 2013) (SR–NYSE–2013–48), and 70100 (August 2, 2013), 78 FR 48535 (August 8, 2013) (SR–NYSEMKT– 2013–60), and then subsequently extended the terms again through March 31, 2015, see Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 72629 (July 16, 2014), 79 FR 42564 (July 22, 2014) (SR–NYSE–2014–35), and 72625 (July 16, 2014), 79 FR 42566 (July 22, 2014) (SR–NYSEMKT–2014–60), September 30, 2015, see Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 74454 (March 6, 2015), 80 FR 13054 (March 12, 2015) (SR–NYSE–2015–10), and 74455 (March 6, 2015), 80 FR 13047 (March 12, 2015) (SR– NYSEMKT–2015–14), March 31, 2016, see Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 75993 (September 28, 2015), 80 FR 59844 (October 2, 2015) (SR–NYSE–2015–41), and 75995 (September 28, 2015), 80 FR 59836 (October 2, 2015) (SR– NYSEMKT–2015–69), and August 31, 2016, see Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 77426 (March 23, 2016), 81 FR 17533 (March 29, 2016) (SR– NYSE–2016–25), and 77424 (March 23, 2016), 81 FR 17522 (March 29, 2016) (SR–NYSEMKT–2016– 39). Each time the pilot terms of the Programs were extended, the Commission granted the Exchanges’ requests to also extend the Sub-Penny exemptions through July 31, 2014, see Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70085 (July 31, 2013), 78 FR 47807 (August 6, 2013), March 31, 2015, see Securities Exchange Act Release No. 72732 (July 31, 2014), 79 FR 45851 (August 6, 2014), September 30, 2015, see Securities Exchange Act Release No. 74507 (March 13, 2015), 80 FR 14421 (March 19, 2015), March 31, 2016, see Securities Exchange Act Release No. 76020 (September 29, 2015), 80 FR 60201 (October 5, 2015), and August 31, 2016, see Securities Exchange Act Release No. 77438 (March 24, 2016), 81 FR 17752 (March 30, 2016). 6 See Letter from Martha Redding, Assistant Secretary, NYSE, to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, dated August 8, 2016. 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 78600 (August 17, 2016), 81 FR 57642 (August 23, 2016) (SR–NYSE–2016–54), and 78602 (August 17, 2016), 81 FR 57639 (August 23, 2016) (SR–NYSEMKT– 2016–76). 5 The BILLING CODE 6051–01–P [Release No. 34–78678; File Nos. SR–NYSE– 2011–55; SR–NYSEAmex–2011–84] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: enhance programs through every stage of the Volunteer life cycle, communication with prospective and current donors. Request for Comment: Peace Corps invites comments on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps Response, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Sfmt 4703 60031 E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 60032 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 / Notices Commission.8 For this reason and the reasons stated in the Order originally granting the limited exemptions, the Commission finds that extending the exemptions, pursuant to its authority under Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS, is appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors. THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 612(c) of Regulation NMS, each Exchange is granted a limited exemption from Rule 612 of Regulation NMS that allows it to accept and rank orders priced equal to or greater than $1.00 per share in increments of $0.001, in connection with the operation of its Retail Liquidity Program, until December 31, 2016. The limited and temporary exemptions extended by this Order are subject to modification or revocation if at any time the Commission determines that such action is necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Responsibility for compliance with any applicable provisions of the Federal securities laws must rest with the persons relying on the exemptions that are the subject of this Order. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–20891 Filed 8–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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 proposes to amend the Fees Schedule. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http:// www.cboe.com/AboutCBOE/ CBOELegalRegulatoryHome.aspx), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, 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 Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–78698; File No. SR–CBOE– 2016–061] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Fees Schedule mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES August 26, 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 August 12, 2016, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘CBOE’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been 8 See Order, supra note 3, 77 FR at 40681. CFR 200.30–3(a)(83). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 9 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:59 Aug 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 The Exchange proposes to amend the Fees Schedule. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to delete the reference to ‘‘Test Center’’ fees from the Continuing Education Fees sub-section of the Regulatory Fees section of the Fees Schedule to reflect the fact that the Exchange no longer offers test center delivery of the Regulatory Element of the Exchange’s continuing education requirement; as of July 5, 2016, delivery of the Regulatory Element of the Exchange’s continuing education requirement is entirely Web-based. On August 8, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) approved SR–FINRA– 2015–015 and the proposed changes to FINRA Rule 1250 therein, which, among other things, provided for Web-based delivery of the Regulatory Element of certain of FINRA’s continuing education programs.3 Pursuant to SR–FINRA– 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75581 (July 31, 2015), 80 FR 47018 (August 6, 2015) (Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change to Provide a Web-based Delivery Method for Completing the Regulatory Element of the PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2015–015, effective October 1, 2015, Web-based delivery has been available for the Regulatory Element for the S106 Continuing Education Program for Investment Company and Variable Contracts Representatives, the S201 Continuing Education Program for Registered Principals and Supervisors, and the S901 Continuing Education Program for Operations Professionals.4 Web-based delivery of the S101 General Program, the continuing education program for all other registration categories, became available on January 4, 2016, as contemplated by SR–FINRA– 2015–015. In addition, pursuant to SR– FINRA–2015–015, test center delivery of the Regulatory Element of the S101, S106, S201, and S901 continuing education programs was to end after January 4, 2016, but in no case more than six months after January 4, 2016 or July 5, 2016.5 Since July 5, 2016 has passed, going forward, the Regulatory Element of the above-listed continuing education programs is no longer administered at test centers and is only offered via Web-based delivery. The Exchange utilizes FINRA’s continuing education programs for its own continuing education requirements. Consistent with SR– FINRA–2015–015, the Exchange recently filed SR–CBOE–2015–084 6 relating to continuing education. In the filing, the Exchange proposed substantially similar changes to its rules as those set forth in SR–FINRA–2015– 015 with respect to Web-based delivery of the Regulatory Element of the S101 General Program, S106 Continuing Education Program for Investment Company and Variable Contracts Representatives, the S201 Continuing Education Program for Registered Principals and Supervisors, and the S901 Continuing Education Program for Operations Professionals. Consistent with SR–CBOE–2015–084, the Exchange also filed SR–CBOE–2015–093 to amend the Fees Schedule to provide that the fee for Web-based delivery of the Regulatory Elements of the S101, S106, S201, and S901 Continuing Education Programs would be $55 as opposed to test center delivery, which would continue to be $100 per session until Continuing Education Requirements) (SR–FINRA– 2015–015). 4 Id. 5 Test-center delivery of the Regulatory Element will be phased out by no later than six months after January 4, 2016. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75581 (July 31, 2015), 80 FR 47018 (August 6, 2015) (Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change To Provide a Web-Based Delivery Method for Completing the Regulatory Element of the Continuing Education) (SR–FINRA–2015–015). 6 Available at http://www.cboe.com/publish/ RuleFilingsSEC/SR-CBOE-2015-084.pdf. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Release No. 34-78678; File Nos. SR-NYSE-2011-55; SR-NYSEAmex-2011-84]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; NYSE 
MKT LLC; Order Granting an Extension to Limited Exemptions From Rule 
612(c) of Regulation NMS in Connection With the Exchanges' Retail 
Liquidity Programs Until December 31, 2016

August 25, 2016.
    On July 3, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') issued an order pursuant to its authority under Rule 
612(c) of Regulation NMS (``Sub-Penny Rule'') \1\ that granted the New 
York Stock Exchange LLC (``NYSE'') and NYSE MKT LLC \2\ (``NYSE MKT'' 
and, together with NYSE, the ``Exchanges'') limited exemptions from the 
Sub-Penny Rule in connection with the operation of the Exchanges' 
respective Retail Liquidity Programs (``Programs'').\3\ The limited 
exemptions were granted concurrently with the Commission's approval of 
the Exchanges' proposals to adopt their respective Programs for one-
year pilot terms.\4\ The exemptions were granted coterminous with the 
effectiveness of the pilot Programs; both the pilot Programs and 
exemptions are scheduled to expire on August 31, 2016.\5\
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    \1\ 17 CFR 242.612(c).
    \2\ At the time it filed the original proposal to adopt the 
Retail Liquidity Program, NYSE MKT went by the name NYSE Amex LLC. 
On May 14, 2012, the Exchange filed a proposed rule change, 
immediately effective upon filing, to change its name from NYSE Amex 
LLC to NYSE MKT LLC. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67037 
(May 21, 2012), 77 FR 31415 (May 25, 2012) (SR-NYSEAmex-2012-32).
    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 67347 (July 3, 
2012), 77 FR 40673 (July 10, 2012) (SR-NYSE-2011-55; SR-NYSEAmex-
2011-84) (``Order'').
    \4\ See id.
    \5\ The pilot terms of the Programs were originally scheduled to 
end on July 31, 2013, but the Exchanges initially extended the terms 
for an additional year, through July 31, 2014, see Securities 
Exchange Act Release Nos. 70096 (August 2, 2013), 78 FR 48520 
(August 8, 2013) (SR-NYSE-2013-48), and 70100 (August 2, 2013), 78 
FR 48535 (August 8, 2013) (SR-NYSEMKT-2013-60), and then 
subsequently extended the terms again through March 31, 2015, see 
Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 72629 (July 16, 2014), 79 FR 
42564 (July 22, 2014) (SR-NYSE-2014-35), and 72625 (July 16, 2014), 
79 FR 42566 (July 22, 2014) (SR-NYSEMKT-2014-60), September 30, 
2015, see Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 74454 (March 6, 
2015), 80 FR 13054 (March 12, 2015) (SR-NYSE-2015-10), and 74455 
(March 6, 2015), 80 FR 13047 (March 12, 2015) (SR-NYSEMKT-2015-14), 
March 31, 2016, see Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 75993 
(September 28, 2015), 80 FR 59844 (October 2, 2015) (SR-NYSE-2015-
41), and 75995 (September 28, 2015), 80 FR 59836 (October 2, 2015) 
(SR-NYSEMKT-2015-69), and August 31, 2016, see Securities Exchange 
Act Release Nos. 77426 (March 23, 2016), 81 FR 17533 (March 29, 
2016) (SR-NYSE-2016-25), and 77424 (March 23, 2016), 81 FR 17522 
(March 29, 2016) (SR-NYSEMKT-2016-39). Each time the pilot terms of 
the Programs were extended, the Commission granted the Exchanges' 
requests to also extend the Sub-Penny exemptions through July 31, 
2014, see Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70085 (July 31, 2013), 
78 FR 47807 (August 6, 2013), March 31, 2015, see Securities 
Exchange Act Release No. 72732 (July 31, 2014), 79 FR 45851 (August 
6, 2014), September 30, 2015, see Securities Exchange Act Release 
No. 74507 (March 13, 2015), 80 FR 14421 (March 19, 2015), March 31, 
2016, see Securities Exchange Act Release No. 76020 (September 29, 
2015), 80 FR 60201 (October 5, 2015), and August 31, 2016, see 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 77438 (March 24, 2016), 81 FR 
17752 (March 30, 2016).
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    The Exchanges now seek to extend the exemptions until December 31, 
2016.\6\ The Exchanges' request was made in conjunction with 
immediately effective filings that extend the operation of the Programs 
through the same date.\7\ In their request to extend the exemptions, 
the Exchanges note that the participation in the Programs has increased 
more recently. Accordingly, the Exchanges have asked for additional 
time to allow themselves and the Commission to analyze more robust data 
concerning the Programs, which the Exchanges committed to provide to 
the

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Commission.\8\ For this reason and the reasons stated in the Order 
originally granting the limited exemptions, the Commission finds that 
extending the exemptions, pursuant to its authority under Rule 612(c) 
of Regulation NMS, is appropriate in the public interest and consistent 
with the protection of investors.
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    \6\ See Letter from Martha Redding, Assistant Secretary, NYSE, 
to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 
dated August 8, 2016.
    \7\ See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 78600 (August 17, 
2016), 81 FR 57642 (August 23, 2016) (SR-NYSE-2016-54), and 78602 
(August 17, 2016), 81 FR 57639 (August 23, 2016) (SR-NYSEMKT-2016-
76).
    \8\ See Order, supra note 3, 77 FR at 40681.
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    THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, pursuant to Rule 612(c) of 
Regulation NMS, each Exchange is granted a limited exemption from Rule 
612 of Regulation NMS that allows it to accept and rank orders priced 
equal to or greater than $1.00 per share in increments of $0.001, in 
connection with the operation of its Retail Liquidity Program, until 
December 31, 2016.
    The limited and temporary exemptions extended by this Order are 
subject to modification or revocation if at any time the Commission 
determines that such action is necessary or appropriate in furtherance 
of the purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Responsibility 
for compliance with any applicable provisions of the Federal securities 
laws must rest with the persons relying on the exemptions that are the 
subject of this Order.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\9\
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    \9\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(83).
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Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-20891 Filed 8-30-16; 8:45 am]
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