Self-Regulatory Organizations; ISE Gemini, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to All-or-None Orders, 12381-12383 [2017-04031]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 40 / Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Notices which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 8 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 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 waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange represents that waiver of the operative delay would provide the Exchange additional time to implement the Block Order Mechanism functionality and ensure that it is properly functioning prior to implementation on INET. The Commission notes that the Exchange represents that there will be no impact to market participants as a result of the proposed delay in implementation because no participants currently utilize the Block Order Mechanism on the Exchange. Accordingly, 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: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) 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 should be approved or disapproved. 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file 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. 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). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 9 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Mar 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–04030 Filed 3–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 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– ISEGemini–2017–05 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–ISEGemini–2017–05. 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– ISEGemini–2017–05 and should be submitted on or before March 23, 2017. PO 00000 [Release No. 34–80102; File No. SR– ISEGemini–2017–08] Self-Regulatory Organizations; ISE Gemini, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to All-or-None Orders February 24, 2017. Pursuant to 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 24, 2017, ISE Gemini, LLC (‘‘ISE Gemini’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, 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 proposes to provide that All-Or-None Orders may only be entered into the trading system with a time-in-force designation of ImmediateOr-Cancel. The Exchange requests that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay period contained in Exchange Act Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii).3 The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.ise.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 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 1 15 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 12381 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12382 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 40 / Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Notices 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 The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 715(c) to provide that an All-OrNone Order may only be entered into the trading system with a time-in-force designation of Immediate-Or-Cancel order in connection with the Exchange’s technology migration to INET. An All-Or-None Order is a limit or market order that is to be executed in its entirety or not at all. Today, an All-OrNone Order may be designated as a market or limit order with any time-inforce designation. The Exchange proposes to limit All-Or-None Orders to only be accepted with a time-in-force designation of Immediate-Or-Cancel. An Immediate-Or-Cancel Order is a limit order that is to be executed in whole or in part upon receipt. Any portion not so executed is to be treated as cancelled. The Exchange also proposes to amend Supplementary Material .02 to Rule 713 to make clear that All-Or-None Orders will only be accepted with a time-inforce designation of Immediate-OrCancel and, therefore, would not persist in the Order Book. The Exchange also proposes to amend Supplementary Material .03 to Rule 717 to reserve this section as All-Or-None Orders would not be subject to exposure because they would be cancelled if not executed in their entirety.4 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Implementation The Exchange will begin a system migration to Nasdaq INET in Q1 of 2017.5 The migration will be on a symbol by symbol basis as specified by the Exchange in a notice to Members. The Exchange is proposing to implement this rule change on the INET platform as the symbols migrate to that platform. Members could continue to submit orders with any time-in-force designation until the symbol migrates to 4 The Exchange notes that Rule 716(e), Solicited Order Mechanism, is not being amended because only All-Or-None Orders are accepted into this mechanism. The proposed rule change does not impact the manner in which the Solicited Order Mechanism operates. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80011 (February 10, 2017), 82 FR 10927 (SR–ISEGemini– 2016–17) (Order Approving Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment Nos. 1 and 2, To Amend Various Rules in Connection With a System Migration to Nasdaq INET Technology). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Mar 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 the INET platform. Once the symbol migrates to INET an All-Or-None Order could only be submitted with a time-inforce designation of Immediate-OrCancel. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,6 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,7 in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, 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 by mitigating risks to market participants. The Exchange believes that the proposal is appropriate and reasonable, because the time-in-force designation of Immediate-Or-Cancel will offer Members certainty with respect to their order handling. With this proposal, an All-Or-None Order will either execute immediately or be cancelled back to the Member. All-Or-None Orders are contingency orders that have no priority on the Order Book. These orders would receive an execution after all other trading interest at the same price has been exhausted. This proposal would remove uncertainty with respect to the manner in which these orders would be handled in the Order Book by cancelling back an All-Or-None Order if it cannot be immediately executed in its entirety. Today, the NASDAQ Options Market, LLC (‘‘NOM’’) only permits All-Or-None Orders to be submitted with a time-inforce designation of Immediate-OrCancel.8 The Exchange notes that Members are aware of the Exchange’s efforts to replatform to the INET technology. Members have been involved in testing the system and providing feedback to the Exchange throughout this migration process. Members were provided notice of this proposed change to the trading system on February 23, 2017. The Exchange intends to make clear the implementation of this functionality within its Rulebook. 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 not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impact the 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 8 See NOM Rules, Chapter VI, Section 1(g)(2). 7 15 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 intense competition that exists in the options market. No market participant would be able to submit an All-Or-None Order on the INET system without a time-in-force designation of ImmediateOr-Cancel. The Exchange believes the All-Or-None Order type, as proposed, will continue to offer Members a competitive alternative on ISE Gemini for submitting orders for execution. 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. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing 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)(iii) of the Act 9 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.10 A proposed rule change filed pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6) under the Act 11 normally does not become operative for 30 days after the date of its filing. However, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) 12 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 waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange represents that waiver of the operative delay would allow the Exchange to launch its transition to the INET technology on the schedule previously announced to Members. The Exchange states that it provided notice of the proposed rule change to Members on February 23, 2017. The Exchange also represents that the Exchange has directly contacted the Members 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file 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 Commission has waived the fiveday prefiling requirement in this case. 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 10 17 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 40 / Thursday, March 2, 2017 / Notices responsible for over 99 percent of AllOr-None Orders on an average trading date on the Exchange and confirmed that the proposed rule change would have little impact on the Members’ operations on the Exchange. The Exchange also represents that the primary impact of the proposal will not occur until later in the INET transition process. According to the Exchange, AllOr-None Orders are typically utilized for more liquid symbols, which will not begin to migrate to INET until the third week of the transition schedule and thereafter. Accordingly, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the proposal operative upon filing.13 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: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) 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 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: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD 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– ISEGemin–2017–08 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–ISEGemini–2017–08. 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 13 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Mar 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 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– ISEGemini–2017–08 and should be submitted on or before March 23, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–04031 Filed 3–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80109; File No. SR–Phlx– 2017–16] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 1014 of the Options Rules Relating to Market Maker Quotations February 24, 2017. Pursuant to 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 14, 2017, NASDAQ PHLX LLC (‘‘Phlx’’ or ‘‘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 prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12383 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 Rule 1014 of the Options Rules relating to Market Maker Quotations. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http:// nasdaqphlx.cchwallstreet.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 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 Phlx is proposing to amend Rule 1014(c)(i)(A)(1) of the Options Rules relating to Market Maker Quotations to amend the quote spread parameters for in-the-money series where the market for the underlying security is wider than the differentials set forth in the Rule. Currently, Rule 1014(c)(i)(A)(1)(a) provides the following bid/ask differentials for options on equities and index options: No more than $.25 between the bid and the offer for each option contract for which the prevailing bid is less than $2; no more than $.40 where the prevailing bid is $2 or more but less than $5; no more than $.50 where the prevailing bid is $5 or more but less than $10; no more than $.80 where the prevailing bid is $10 or more but less than $20; and no more than $1 where the prevailing bid is $20 or more, provided that, in the case of equity options, the bid/ask differentials stated above shall not apply to in-the-money series where the market for the underlying security is wider than the differentials set forth above. For such series, the bid/ask differentials may be as wide as the quotation for the E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 40 (Thursday, March 2, 2017)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-80102; File No. SR-ISEGemini-2017-08]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; ISE Gemini, LLC; Notice of Filing 
and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to All-or-
None Orders

February 24, 2017.
    Pursuant to 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 24, 2017, ISE Gemini, LLC (``ISE Gemini'' or ``Exchange'') 
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or 
``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 
below, 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 240.19b-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to provide that All-Or-None Orders may only 
be entered into the trading system with a time-in-force designation of 
Immediate-Or-Cancel.
    The Exchange requests that the Commission waive the 30-day 
operative delay period contained in Exchange Act Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii).\3\
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    \3\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
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    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
Web site at www.ise.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

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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
    The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 715(c) to provide that an All-
Or-None Order may only be entered into the trading system with a time-
in-force designation of Immediate-Or-Cancel order in connection with 
the Exchange's technology migration to INET.
    An All-Or-None Order is a limit or market order that is to be 
executed in its entirety or not at all. Today, an All-Or-None Order may 
be designated as a market or limit order with any time-in-force 
designation. The Exchange proposes to limit All-Or-None Orders to only 
be accepted with a time-in-force designation of Immediate-Or-Cancel. An 
Immediate-Or-Cancel Order is a limit order that is to be executed in 
whole or in part upon receipt. Any portion not so executed is to be 
treated as cancelled.
    The Exchange also proposes to amend Supplementary Material .02 to 
Rule 713 to make clear that All-Or-None Orders will only be accepted 
with a time-in-force designation of Immediate-Or-Cancel and, therefore, 
would not persist in the Order Book. The Exchange also proposes to 
amend Supplementary Material .03 to Rule 717 to reserve this section as 
All-Or-None Orders would not be subject to exposure because they would 
be cancelled if not executed in their entirety.\4\
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    \4\ The Exchange notes that Rule 716(e), Solicited Order 
Mechanism, is not being amended because only All-Or-None Orders are 
accepted into this mechanism. The proposed rule change does not 
impact the manner in which the Solicited Order Mechanism operates.
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Implementation
    The Exchange will begin a system migration to Nasdaq INET in Q1 of 
2017.\5\ The migration will be on a symbol by symbol basis as specified 
by the Exchange in a notice to Members. The Exchange is proposing to 
implement this rule change on the INET platform as the symbols migrate 
to that platform. Members could continue to submit orders with any 
time-in-force designation until the symbol migrates to the INET 
platform. Once the symbol migrates to INET an All-Or-None Order could 
only be submitted with a time-in-force designation of Immediate-Or-
Cancel.
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    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80011 (February 10, 
2017), 82 FR 10927 (SR-ISEGemini-2016-17) (Order Approving Proposed 
Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment Nos. 1 and 2, To Amend Various 
Rules in Connection With a System Migration to Nasdaq INET 
Technology).
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Act,\6\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 
6(b)(5) of the Act,\7\ in particular, in that it is designed to promote 
just and equitable principles of trade, 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 by 
mitigating risks to market participants. The Exchange believes that the 
proposal is appropriate and reasonable, because the time-in-force 
designation of Immediate-Or-Cancel will offer Members certainty with 
respect to their order handling. With this proposal, an All-Or-None 
Order will either execute immediately or be cancelled back to the 
Member. All-Or-None Orders are contingency orders that have no priority 
on the Order Book. These orders would receive an execution after all 
other trading interest at the same price has been exhausted. This 
proposal would remove uncertainty with respect to the manner in which 
these orders would be handled in the Order Book by cancelling back an 
All-Or-None Order if it cannot be immediately executed in its entirety. 
Today, the NASDAQ Options Market, LLC (``NOM'') only permits All-Or-
None Orders to be submitted with a time-in-force designation of 
Immediate-Or-Cancel.\8\
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
    \8\ See NOM Rules, Chapter VI, Section 1(g)(2).
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    The Exchange notes that Members are aware of the Exchange's efforts 
to replatform to the INET technology. Members have been involved in 
testing the system and providing feedback to the Exchange throughout 
this migration process. Members were provided notice of this proposed 
change to the trading system on February 23, 2017. The Exchange intends 
to make clear the implementation of this functionality within its 
Rulebook.

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 not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange does not believe 
that the proposed rule change will impact the intense competition that 
exists in the options market. No market participant would be able to 
submit an All-Or-None Order on the INET system without a time-in-force 
designation of Immediate-Or-Cancel. The Exchange believes the All-Or-
None Order type, as proposed, will continue to offer Members a 
competitive alternative on ISE Gemini for submitting orders for 
execution.

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.

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

    Because the foregoing 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)(iii) of the Act \9\ and 
subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder.\10\
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \10\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission 
written notice of its intent to file 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 Commission has waived the five-day prefiling requirement in this 
case.
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    A proposed rule change filed pursuant to Rule 19b-4(f)(6) under the 
Act \11\ normally does not become operative for 30 days after the date 
of its filing. However, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) \12\ 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 waiving the 30-day operative delay is 
consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. 
The Exchange represents that waiver of the operative delay would allow 
the Exchange to launch its transition to the INET technology on the 
schedule previously announced to Members. The Exchange states that it 
provided notice of the proposed rule change to Members on February 23, 
2017. The Exchange also represents that the Exchange has directly 
contacted the Members

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responsible for over 99 percent of All-Or-None Orders on an average 
trading date on the Exchange and confirmed that the proposed rule 
change would have little impact on the Members' operations on the 
Exchange. The Exchange also represents that the primary impact of the 
proposal will not occur until later in the INET transition process. 
According to the Exchange, All-Or-None Orders are typically utilized 
for more liquid symbols, which will not begin to migrate to INET until 
the third week of the transition schedule and thereafter. Accordingly, 
the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the 
proposal operative upon filing.\13\
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    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \12\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
    \13\ 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: (i) 
Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the 
protection of investors; or (iii) 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 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-ISEGemin-2017-08 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-ISEGemini-2017-08. 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-ISEGemini-2017-08 and should 
be submitted on or before March 23, 2017.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14\
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    \14\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-04031 Filed 3-1-17; 8:45 am]
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