Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Add to the Rules of the Exchange the Tenth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of the New York Stock Exchange LLC, 67027-67029 [2016-23491]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices Commission,66 and expanding the data sets to include CMO transactions does not appear to raise any issues. Finally, the Commission believes that the proposal’s minor, conforming, and technical revisions to FINRA Rule 7730 and the Rule 6700 series are consistent with the Act. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,67 that the proposed rule change (SR–FINRA– 2016–023) be, and hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.68 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–23499 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500–1] Order of Suspension of Trading; in the Matter of Accel Brands, Inc. September 27, 2016. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Accel Brands, Inc. (‘‘Accel Brands’’) (CIK No. 0001077800) because it has not filed any periodic reports since the period ended March 31, 2015, and the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission has independently endeavored to determine whether the company is operating and the company has failed to respond to the Commission’s inquiry about its operating status. Accel Brands, formerly known as Accelpath, Inc., is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business listed as National Harbor, Maryland with stock quoted on OTC Link (previously ‘‘Pink Sheets’’) operated by OTC Markets Group, Inc. under the ticker symbol ACLP. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of Accel Brands. 66 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 66829 (April 18, 2012), 77 FR 24748 (April 25, 2012) (approving SR–FINRA–2012–020); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68084 (October 23, 2012), 77 FR 65436 (October 26, 2012) (approving SR– FINRA–2012–042); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70345 (September 6, 2013), 78 FR 56251 (September 12, 2013) (approving SR–FINRA–2013– 029); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 71607 (February 24, 2014), 78 FR 11481 (February 28, 2014) (approving SR–FINRA–2013–046). 67 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 68 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the securities of Accel Brands is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EDT on September 27, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 10, 2016. By the Commission. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–23696 Filed 9–27–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 67027 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–78914; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2016–89] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Add to the Rules of the Exchange the Tenth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of the New York Stock Exchange LLC September 23, 2016. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a closed meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the closed meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or her designee, has certified that, in her opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (a)(5), (a)(7), (a)(9)(ii) and (a)(10), permit consideration of the scheduled matter at the closed meeting. Commissioner Stein, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in closed session, and determined that Commission business required consideration earlier than one week from today. No earlier notice of this Meeting was practicable. The subject matter of the closed meeting will be: Institution of injunctive actions; and Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact Brent J. Fields from the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. [FR Doc. 2016–23697 Filed 9–27–16; 4:15 pm] PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to add to the rules of the Exchange the Tenth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of the New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE LLC’’). The proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.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 self-regulatory organization 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 those 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. 1 15 U.S.C.78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 4 The Commission notes that the substance of this proposed rule change is identical to the substance of SR–NYSEMKT–2016–088, which was filed on September 12, 2016, and was withdrawn on September 19, 2016. 2 15 Dated: September 26, 2016. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that on September 19, 2016, NYSE MKT LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE MKT’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization.4 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 67028 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices 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 add to the rules of the Exchange the Tenth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of NYSE LLC (the ‘‘Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement’’). In September 2015, the Exchange filed the Eighth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of NYSE LLC (the ‘‘Eighth NYSE Operating Agreement’’) as a ‘‘rule of the exchange’’ under Section 3(a)(27) of the Act because NYSE LLC has a wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Market (DE), Inc., which owns a majority interest in NYSE Amex Options LLC (‘‘NYSE Amex Options’’), a facility of the Exchange.5 The Exchange subsequently removed the obsolete Eighth NYSE Operating Agreement and replaced it with the Ninth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of NYSE LLC (the ‘‘Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement’’) as a ‘‘rule of the exchange’’ under Section 3(a)(27) of the Act.6 On July 22, 2016, NYSE LLC filed to amend the Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement to change the process for nominating non-affiliated directors and replace an obsolete reference to NYSE Market (DE), Inc.7 On September 9, 2016, NYSE LLC’s rule filing amending the Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement was approved.8 The Exchange is accordingly filing to remove the obsolete Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement as a ‘‘rule of the exchange’’ under Section 3(a)(27) of the Act, and replace it with the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement as a ‘‘rule of the exchange’’ under Section 3(a)(27) of the Act.9 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Exchange Act 10 in general, and with Section 6(b)(1) 11 in particular, in that it enables the 5 See 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(27); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75984 (September 25, 2015), 80 FR 59213, 59214 (October 1, 2015) (SR–NYSEMKT– 2015–71). 6 See 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(27); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 76637 (December 14, 2015), 80 FR 79124 (December 18, 2015) (SR–NYSEMKT–2015– 102). 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78436 (July 28, 2016), 81 FR 51249 (August 3, 2016) (SR– NYSE–2016–51). 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78805 (September 9, 2016), 81 FR 63536 (September 15, 2016) (SR–NYSE–2016–51). 9 See 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(27). 10 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Exchange to be so organized as to have the capacity to be able to carry out the purposes of the Exchange Act and to comply, and to enforce compliance by its exchange members and persons associated with its exchange members, with the provisions of the Exchange Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and the rules of the Exchange. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would contribute to the orderly operation of the Exchange and would enable the Exchange to be so organized as to have the capacity to carry out the purposes of the Act and comply and enforce compliance by its members and persons associated with its members, with the provisions of the Act because, by removing the obsolete Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement and making the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement a rule of the Exchange, the Exchange would be ensuring that its rules remain consistent with the NYSE LLC operating agreement in effect. The Exchange notes that, as with the Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement, it would be required to file any changes to the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement with the Commission as a proposed rule change.12 In addition, the Exchange believes that the proposed changes are consistent with and will facilitate an ownership structure of the Exchange’s facility NYSE Amex Options that will provide the Commission with appropriate oversight tools to ensure that the Commission will have the ability to enforce the Act with respect to NYSE Amex Options and its direct and indirect parent entities. The Exchange also believes that this filing furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 13 because the proposed rule change would be consistent with and facilitate a governance and regulatory structure that 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 regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to, and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes that removing the obsolete Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement and making the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement a 12 The Exchange notes that any amendment to the NYSE LLC Operating Agreement would also require that NYSE LLC file a proposed rule change with the Commission. 13 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rule of the Exchange will remove impediments to the operation of the Exchange by ensuring that its rules remain consistent with the NYSE LLC operating agreement in effect. The Exchange notes that, as with the Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement, no amendment to the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement could be made without the Exchange filing a proposed rule change with the Commission. For the same reasons, the proposed rule change is also designed to protect investors as well as the public interest. 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 Exchange Act. The proposed rule change is not intended to address competitive issues but rather is concerned solely with ensuring that the Commission will have the ability to enforce the Act with respect to NYSE Amex Options and its direct and indirect parent entities. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. 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, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.14 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 15 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of 14 In addition, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) requires the Exchange to give the Commission written notice of the Exchange’s intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and 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. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement. 15 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2016 / Notices 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 30-day operative delay is appropriate because the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement will become ‘‘rules of an exchange’’ of NYSE MKT without delay.16 Based on the foregoing, the Commission believes that the waiver of the operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest.17 The Commission hereby grants the waiver and designates the proposal operative upon filing. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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 under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 18 of the Act 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: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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– NYSEMKT–2016–89 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEMKT–2016–89. 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 16 See 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(27). 17 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). 18 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:51 Sep 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 20549–1090, 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– NYSEMKT–2016–89 and should be submitted on or before October 20, 2016. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.19 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. 67029 Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to amend Exchange Rule 49 to establish a Disaster Recovery Facility and to move the text of Exchange Rule 438 to proposed Exchange Rule 49. On August 1, 2016, the Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to its proposal.3 On August 11, 2016, the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1, was published for comment in the Federal Register.4 On September 19, 2016, the Exchange filed Partial Amendment No. 2, to its proposal.5 The Commission did not receive any comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposal, as modified by Amendment No. 1 and Partial Amendment No. 2. II. Description of the Proposed Rule Changes, as Modified by Amendment No. 1 and Partial Amendment No. 2 The Exchange proposes to amend Exchange Rule 49 by removing the current text relating to the Exchange’s Emergency Powers and replacing it with new text regarding the Exchange’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan, and by moving the text in Exchange Rule 438 regarding Mandatory Testing to Rule 49.6 The Exchange also proposes to amend Exchange Rule 51 to govern the circumstances under which the Exchange’s CEO may determine to have the Exchange trade securities on its Disaster Recovery Facility. [FR Doc. 2016–23491 Filed 9–28–16; 8:45 am] 1 15 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 Amendment No. 1 replaced the proposal in its entirety. 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78484 (Aug. 5, 2016), 81 FR 53180 (SR–NYSE–2016–48) (‘‘Notice’’). 5 Amendment No. 2 partially amended the proposal to add additional text to proposed Exchange Rule 49, specifying that member organizations of the Exchange that are currently required to participate in testing of the Exchange’s business continuity and disaster recovery plans under current Exchange Rule 438 and proposed Exchange Rule 49(b)(N) would also be required to test the Exchange’s proposed disaster recovery plans. Partial Amendment No. 2 is available at: https://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-nyse-2016-48/ nyse201648-2.pdf. Because Amendment No. 2 does not materially alter the substance of the proposed rule change or raise unique or novel regulatory issues, Amendment No. 2 is not subject to notice and comment. 6 Because the Exchange would not implement amended Exchange Rule 49(a) until after an opportunity to test its procedures with Exchange member organizations, the Exchange proposes to retain current NYSE Rule 49 on its rulebook. The Exchange would delete current Exchange Rule 49 through a separate proposed rule change to establish the operative date of amended Exchange Rule 49(a). In addition to filing the separate proposed rule change, the Exchange will announce via Trader Update the operative date of proposed Rule 49(a). 2 17 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–78916; File No. SR–NYSE– 2016–48] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 1 and Partial Amendment No. 2, Amending Exchange Rule 49 Regarding the Exchange’s: (1) Emergency Powers; (2) Disaster Recovery Plans; and (3) Backup Systems and Mandatory Testing September 23, 2016. I. Introduction On July 29, 2016, New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities 19 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2016)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-78914; File No. SR-NYSEMKT-2016-89]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and 
Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Add to the Rules of 
the Exchange the Tenth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of the 
New York Stock Exchange LLC

September 23, 2016.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) \1\ of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (the ``Act'') \2\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\3\ notice is hereby 
given that on September 19, 2016, NYSE MKT LLC (the ``Exchange'' or 
``NYSE MKT'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the 
``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 
below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory 
organization.\4\ 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\ 15 U.S.C. 78a.
    \3\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \4\ The Commission notes that the substance of this proposed 
rule change is identical to the substance of SR-NYSEMKT-2016-088, 
which was filed on September 12, 2016, and was withdrawn on 
September 19, 2016.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of the 
Substance of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to add to the rules of the Exchange the Tenth 
Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of the New York Stock Exchange 
LLC (``NYSE LLC''). The proposed rule change is available on the 
Exchange's Web site at www.nyse.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 self-regulatory organization 
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 those 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.

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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 add to the rules of the Exchange the Tenth 
Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of NYSE LLC (the ``Tenth NYSE 
Operating Agreement'').
    In September 2015, the Exchange filed the Eighth Amended and 
Restated Operating Agreement of NYSE LLC (the ``Eighth NYSE Operating 
Agreement'') as a ``rule of the exchange'' under Section 3(a)(27) of 
the Act because NYSE LLC has a wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Market 
(DE), Inc., which owns a majority interest in NYSE Amex Options LLC 
(``NYSE Amex Options''), a facility of the Exchange.\5\ The Exchange 
subsequently removed the obsolete Eighth NYSE Operating Agreement and 
replaced it with the Ninth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement of 
NYSE LLC (the ``Ninth NYSE Operating Agreement'') as a ``rule of the 
exchange'' under Section 3(a)(27) of the Act.\6\
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    \5\ See 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(27); Securities Exchange Act Release 
No. 75984 (September 25, 2015), 80 FR 59213, 59214 (October 1, 2015) 
(SR-NYSEMKT-2015-71).
    \6\ See 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(27); Securities Exchange Act Release 
No. 76637 (December 14, 2015), 80 FR 79124 (December 18, 2015) (SR-
NYSEMKT-2015-102).
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    On July 22, 2016, NYSE LLC filed to amend the Ninth NYSE Operating 
Agreement to change the process for nominating non-affiliated directors 
and replace an obsolete reference to NYSE Market (DE), Inc.\7\ On 
September 9, 2016, NYSE LLC's rule filing amending the Ninth NYSE 
Operating Agreement was approved.\8\
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    \7\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78436 (July 28, 
2016), 81 FR 51249 (August 3, 2016) (SR-NYSE-2016-51).
    \8\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78805 (September 9, 
2016), 81 FR 63536 (September 15, 2016) (SR-NYSE-2016-51).
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    The Exchange is accordingly filing to remove the obsolete Ninth 
NYSE Operating Agreement as a ``rule of the exchange'' under Section 
3(a)(27) of the Act, and replace it with the Tenth NYSE Operating 
Agreement as a ``rule of the exchange'' under Section 3(a)(27) of the 
Act.\9\
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    \9\ See 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(27).
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Exchange Act \10\ in general, and with Section 
6(b)(1) \11\ in particular, in that it enables the Exchange to be so 
organized as to have the capacity to be able to carry out the purposes 
of the Exchange Act and to comply, and to enforce compliance by its 
exchange members and persons associated with its exchange members, with 
the provisions of the Exchange Act, the rules and regulations 
thereunder, and the rules of the Exchange.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1).
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    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would 
contribute to the orderly operation of the Exchange and would enable 
the Exchange to be so organized as to have the capacity to carry out 
the purposes of the Act and comply and enforce compliance by its 
members and persons associated with its members, with the provisions of 
the Act because, by removing the obsolete Ninth NYSE Operating 
Agreement and making the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement a rule of the 
Exchange, the Exchange would be ensuring that its rules remain 
consistent with the NYSE LLC operating agreement in effect.
    The Exchange notes that, as with the Ninth NYSE Operating 
Agreement, it would be required to file any changes to the Tenth NYSE 
Operating Agreement with the Commission as a proposed rule change.\12\ 
In addition, the Exchange believes that the proposed changes are 
consistent with and will facilitate an ownership structure of the 
Exchange's facility NYSE Amex Options that will provide the Commission 
with appropriate oversight tools to ensure that the Commission will 
have the ability to enforce the Act with respect to NYSE Amex Options 
and its direct and indirect parent entities.
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    \12\ The Exchange notes that any amendment to the NYSE LLC 
Operating Agreement would also require that NYSE LLC file a proposed 
rule change with the Commission.
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    The Exchange also believes that this filing furthers the objectives 
of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act \13\ because the proposed rule change 
would be consistent with and facilitate a governance and regulatory 
structure that 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 regulating, 
clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and 
facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to, and 
perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market 
system and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. 
The Exchange believes that removing the obsolete Ninth NYSE Operating 
Agreement and making the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement a rule of the 
Exchange will remove impediments to the operation of the Exchange by 
ensuring that its rules remain consistent with the NYSE LLC operating 
agreement in effect. The Exchange notes that, as with the Ninth NYSE 
Operating Agreement, no amendment to the Tenth NYSE Operating Agreement 
could be made without the Exchange filing a proposed rule change with 
the Commission. For the same reasons, the proposed rule change is also 
designed to protect investors as well as the public interest.
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    \13\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate 
in furtherance of the purposes of the Exchange Act. The proposed rule 
change is not intended to address competitive issues but rather is 
concerned solely with ensuring that the Commission will have the 
ability to enforce the Act with respect to NYSE Amex Options and its 
direct and indirect parent entities.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the 
proposed rule change.

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, the proposed rule change has become effective 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) 
thereunder.\14\
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    \14\ In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) requires the Exchange to 
give the Commission written notice of the Exchange's intent to file 
the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and 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. The Exchange has satisfied this 
requirement.
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    A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \15\ normally 
does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the 
filing. However, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) permits the Commission to 
designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the 
protection of

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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 30-day operative delay is appropriate because the Tenth 
NYSE Operating Agreement will become ``rules of an exchange'' of NYSE 
MKT without delay.\16\ Based on the foregoing, the Commission believes 
that the waiver of the operative delay is consistent with the 
protection of investors and the public interest.\17\ The Commission 
hereby grants the waiver and designates the proposal operative upon 
filing.
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    \15\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \16\ See 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(27).
    \17\ 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 such 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 under 
Section 19(b)(2)(B) \18\ of the Act to determine whether the proposed 
rule change should be approved or disapproved.
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IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of 
the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-NYSEMKT-2016-89 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEMKT-2016-89. 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 20549-1090, 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-NYSEMKT-2016-89 and should 
be submitted on or before October 20, 2016.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\19\
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    \19\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-23491 Filed 9-28-16; 8:45 am]
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