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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Notices B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition FINRA does not believe that the proposed rule change will result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments were neither solicited nor received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the 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) of the Act 13 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) 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 filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii),16 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Commission is waiving the 30day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Commission believes that waiver of the operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because such waiver will allow the pilot program to continue without interruption. Therefore, the Commission designates the proposal operative upon filing.17 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of 13 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). As required under Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii), the Exchange provided the Commission with written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and the text of the proposed rule change, at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change. 15 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 16 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 17 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 14 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Nov 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 56301 investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. 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: BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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– FINRA–2017–035 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–FINRA–2017–035. 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 such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of FINRA. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–FINRA– 2017–035 and should be submitted on or before December 19, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2017–25694 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736 Extension: Rule 489 and Form F–N, SEC File No. 270– 361, OMB Control No. 3235–0411 Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 489 (17 CFR 230.489) under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) requires foreign banks and foreign insurance companies and holding companies and finance subsidiaries of foreign banks and foreign insurance companies that are exempted from the definition of ‘‘investment company’’ by virtue of rules 3a–1 (17 CFR 270.3a–1), 3a–5 (17 CFR 270.3a–5), and 3a–6 (17 CFR 270.3a–6) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) to file Form F–N (17 CFR 239.43) to appoint an agent for service of process when making a public offering of securities in the United States. The information is collected so that the Commission and private plaintiffs may serve process on foreign entities in actions and administrative proceedings arising out of or based on the offer or sales of securities in the United States by such foreign entities. The Commission received an average of 30 Form F–N filings from 22 unique filers each year for the last three years (2014–2016). The Commission has previously estimated that the total annual burden associated with information collection and Form F–N preparation and submission is one hour per filing. Based on the Commission’s experience with disclosure documents generally, the Commission continues to 18 17 E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 28NON1 56302 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Notices believe that this estimate is appropriate. Thus the estimated total annual burden for rule 489 and Form F–N is 30 hours.1 Estimates of the average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of information requirements of rule 489 and Form F–N is mandatory to obtain the benefit of the exemption. Responses to the collection of information will not be kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@ sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: November 22, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25643 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P [Release No. 34–82148; File No. SR– NYSEAMER–2017–32] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE American LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Rule 497— Equities (c) Regarding the Requirements for the Listing of Securities That Are Issued by the Exchange or Any of Its Affiliates ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 1 30 responses per year × 1 hour per response = 30 hours per year. 1 15 U.S.C.78s(b)(1). 2 15 U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Nov 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 497—Equities (c) regarding the requirements for the listing of securities that are issued by the Exchange or any of its affiliates. 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. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION November 22, 2017. notice is hereby given that on November 17, 2017, NYSE American LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE American’’) 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 prepared by the selfregulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 497—Equities (c) (Additional Requirements for Listed Securities Issued by ICE or its Affiliates) regarding the requirements for the listing of securities that are issued by the Exchange or any of its affiliates. Rule 497—Equities (c) sets forth certain monitoring requirements that must be met throughout the continued listing and trading of securities issued by the Exchange’s ultimate parent, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (‘‘ICE’’), or its affiliates. More specifically, Rule 497—Equities (c)(1) and (2) provide that, throughout the continued listing PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and trading of an Affiliate Security 4 on the Exchange: • the Exchange will prepare a quarterly report on the Affiliate Security (‘‘Quarterly Report’’) for the Exchange’s Regulatory Oversight Committee (‘‘ROC’’), and a copy of the Quarterly Report will be forwarded promptly to the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’); and • once a year, an independent accounting firm shall review the listing standards for the Affiliate Security to insure that the issuer is in compliance with the listing requirements (‘‘Annual Report’’), and a copy of the Annual Report shall be forwarded promptly to the ROC and the Commission. The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 497—Equities (c) to remove the requirement that copies of the Quarterly and Annual Reports be forwarded to the Commission, by deleting the final sentence of Rule 497—Equities (c)(1) and the text ‘‘and the Commission’’ from the end of Rule 497—Equities (c)(2). In addition, because the proposed deletions would remove the definition of ‘‘Commission’’ currently in Rule 497—Equities (c)(1), the Exchange proposes to add the definition to Rule 497—Equities (c)(3). No other changes would be made to Rule 497—Equities (c), which would continue to require that the Quarterly Report be prepared for the ROC and the Annual Report be forwarded promptly to the ROC. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Exchange Act 5 in general, and Section 6(b)(5) 6 in particular, in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in 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 4 Pursuant to Rule 497—Equities (a), ‘‘Affiliate Security’’ means any security issued by an ICE Affiliate or any Exchange-listed option on any such security, and ‘‘ICE Affiliate’’ means ICE and any entity that directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with ICE, where ‘‘control’’ means that one entity possesses, directly or indirectly, voting control of the other entity either through ownership of capital stock or other equity securities or through majority representation on the board of directors or other management body of such entity. 5 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56301-56302]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-25643]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 
20549-2736

Extension:
    Rule 489 and Form F-N, SEC File No. 270-361, OMB Control No. 
3235-0411

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (``Paperwork Reduction Act''), the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') has submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') a request for 
extension of the previously approved collection of information 
discussed below.
    Rule 489 (17 CFR 230.489) under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 
U.S.C. 77a et seq.) requires foreign banks and foreign insurance 
companies and holding companies and finance subsidiaries of foreign 
banks and foreign insurance companies that are exempted from the 
definition of ``investment company'' by virtue of rules 3a-1 (17 CFR 
270.3a-1), 3a-5 (17 CFR 270.3a-5), and 3a-6 (17 CFR 270.3a-6) under the 
Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) to file Form 
F-N (17 CFR 239.43) to appoint an agent for service of process when 
making a public offering of securities in the United States. The 
information is collected so that the Commission and private plaintiffs 
may serve process on foreign entities in actions and administrative 
proceedings arising out of or based on the offer or sales of securities 
in the United States by such foreign entities.
    The Commission received an average of 30 Form F-N filings from 22 
unique filers each year for the last three years (2014-2016). The 
Commission has previously estimated that the total annual burden 
associated with information collection and Form F-N preparation and 
submission is one hour per filing. Based on the Commission's experience 
with disclosure documents generally, the Commission continues to

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believe that this estimate is appropriate. Thus the estimated total 
annual burden for rule 489 and Form F-N is 30 hours.\1\
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    Estimates of the average burden hours are made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and are not derived from a 
comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of 
Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of 
information requirements of rule 489 and Form F-N is mandatory to 
obtain the benefit of the exemption. Responses to the collection of 
information will not be kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    The public may view the background documentation for this 
information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. 
Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: 
Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief 
Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi 
Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email 
to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 
days of this notice.

    Dated: November 22, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-25643 Filed 11-27-17; 8:45 am]
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