Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq ISE, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Exchange's INET Port Fees To Indicate That Those Fees Are Prorated, 7512-7513 [2018-03450]

Download as PDF 7512 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Brian D. Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–03491 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–82712; File No. SR–ISE– 2018–14] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq ISE, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Exchange’s INET Port Fees To Indicate That Those Fees Are Prorated February 14, 2018. 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 9, 2018, Nasdaq ISE, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘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 amend INET Port Fees at Section V, D to indicate those fees are not prorated. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at http://ise.cchwallstreet.com/, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 purpose of the proposed rule change is to include language within the Schedule of Fees at Section V, D, entitled ‘‘INET Port Fees’’ to clarify that the port fees in this section are not subject to proration. Today, the Exchange does not prorate the pricing for these ports. Background The Exchange previously filed 3 to: (1) Establish ports and gateways that members use to connect to the Exchange with the migration of the Exchange’s trading system to the Nasdaq INET architecture, and (2) amend the Schedule of Fees to adopt fees for those ports and gateways. The Exchange established fees for the following connectivity options that are available in connection with the Exchange’s trading system: Specialized Quote Feed (‘‘SQF’’),4 SQF Purge,5 Dedicated SQF Host,6 Ouch to Trade Options (‘‘OTTO’’),7 3 See Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 81095 (July 13, 2017), 82 FR 32409 (July 7, 2017) (SR–ISE–2017–62). 4 SQF is an interface that allows market makers to connect and send quotes, sweeps and auction responses into the Exchange. Data includes the following: (1) Options Auction Notifications (e.g., opening imbalance, Flash, PIM, Solicitation and Facilitation or other information); (2) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (3) System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (4) Option Trading Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (5) Execution Messages; (6) Quote Messages (quote/ sweep messages, risk protection triggers or purge notifications). 5 SQF Purge is a specific port for the SQF interface that only receives and notifies of purge requests from the market maker. Dedicated SQF Purge Ports enable market makers to seamlessly manage their ability to remove their quotes in a swift manner. 6 A Dedicated SQF Host is an optional offering available to Market Makers—i.e., Primary Market Makers (‘‘PMMs’’) and Competitive Market Makers (‘‘CMMs’’)—only for their SQF Port & SQF Purge Port connectivity. A Dedicated SQF Host provides the PMM or CMM with assurance that their SQF Port and SQF Purge Port connection to the Exchange resides on a host that is not shared with other PMMs and CMMs. 7 OTTO is an interface that allows market participants to connect and send orders, auction orders and auction responses into the Exchange. Data includes the following: (1) Options Auction Notifications (e.g., Flash, PIM, Solicitation and Facilitation or other information); (2) Options PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Clearing Trade Interface (‘‘CTI’’),8 Financial Information eXchange (‘‘FIX’’),9 FIX Drop,10 Disaster Recovery,11 and Market Data Port.12 The Exchange proposes to add a clarifying sentence to make clear that port fees are assessed in full month increments and are not prorated, to avoid any confusion. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,13 in general, and furthers the Symbol Directory Messages; (3) System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (5) Option Trading Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (6) Execution Messages; (7) Order Messages (order messages, risk protection triggers or purge notifications). 8 CTI is a real-time clearing trade update message that is sent to a member after an execution has occurred and contains trade details. The message containing the trade details is also simultaneously sent to The Options Clearing Corporation (‘‘OCC’’). The information includes, among other things, the following: (i) The Clearing Member Trade Agreement or ‘‘CMTA’’ or ‘‘OCC’’ number; (ii) Exchange badge or house number; (iii) the Exchange internal firm identifier; and (iv) an indicator which will distinguish electronic and non-electronically delivered orders; (v) liquidity indicators and transaction type for billing purposes; (vi) capacity. 9 FIX is an interface that allows market participants to connect and send orders and auction orders into the Exchange. Data includes the following: (1) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (2) System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (3) Option Trading Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (4) Execution Messages; (5) Order Messages (order messages, risk protection triggers or purge notifications). 10 FIX Drop is a real-time order and execution update message that is sent to a member after an order been received/modified or an execution has occurred and contains trade details. The information includes, among other things, the following: (1) Executions; (2) cancellations; (3) modifications to an existing order (4) busts or posttrade corrections. 11 Disaster Recovery ports provide connectivity to the exchange’s disaster recovery data center in Chicago to be utilized in the event the exchange has to fail over during the trading day. DR Ports are available for SQF, SQF Purge, Dedicated SQF, CTI, OTTO, FIX and FIX Drop. 12 Market Data ports provide connectivity to the Exchange’s proprietary market data feeds, including the Nasdaq ISE Real-time Depth of Market Raw Data Feed (‘‘Depth of Market Feed’’), the Nasdaq ISE Order Feed (‘‘Order Feed’’), the Nasdaq ISE Top Quote Feed (‘‘Top Quote Feed’’), the Nasdaq ISE Trades Feed (‘‘Trades Feed’’), and the Nasdaq ISE Spread Feed (‘‘Spread Feed’’). Each of the feeds described above, with the exception of the Trades Feed, have previously been established as market data offerings of the Exchange, and market participants are charged for subscriptions to these products. The Trades Feed is a free market data product provided to subscribers of at least one of the fee liable market data products described above. In connection with the adoption of Market Data ports described above, the Exchange further proposes to establish the Trades Feed. Market Data ports are available via multicast, TCP, or as an intraday snapshot, except that the intra-day snapshot option is available solely for the Depth of Market Feed, Top Quote Feed, and Spread Feed. 13 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Notices objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,14 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 clearly specifying in Section V, D that the Exchange’s pricing regarding INET ports is not prorated. The Exchange believes that its decision to not prorate these ports is consistent with the Act because prorating billing results in complexity and increased costs associated with the billing process. The Exchange notes that this proposal does not amend the Exchange’s current billing practice. 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 will uniformly assess the fees in Section V, D to all ISE Members in a uniform manner. 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 15 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.16 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 17 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 14 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 15 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 16 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 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. 17 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 the date of the filing. However, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) 18 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 Exchange may clarify that the INET Port Fees in Chapter V, D will not be prorated to avoid any misunderstanding. The Exchange notes that adding language to clarify that the Exchange will not prorate the INET Port Fees in Section V, D does not significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest because there is no substantive change to the manner in which the Exchange bills these services. The Commission believes that waiver of the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. Accordingly, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the proposed rule change as operative upon filing.19 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– ISE–2018–14 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange 18 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 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). 19 For PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7513 Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE–2018–14. 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 website (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 website 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. 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–ISE–2018–14 and should be submitted on or before March 14, 2018. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.20 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–03450 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–82709; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2018–011] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Expand the Short Term Option Series Program February 14, 2018. 20 17 E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-82712; File No. SR-ISE-2018-14]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq ISE, LLC; Notice of Filing 
and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the 
Exchange's INET Port Fees To Indicate That Those Fees Are Prorated

February 14, 2018.
    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 9, 2018, Nasdaq ISE, LLC (``ISE'' or ``Exchange'') filed 
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (``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 amend INET Port Fees at Section V, D to 
indicate those fees are not prorated.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
website at http://ise.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 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The purpose of the proposed rule change is to include language 
within the Schedule of Fees at Section V, D, entitled ``INET Port 
Fees'' to clarify that the port fees in this section are not subject to 
proration. Today, the Exchange does not prorate the pricing for these 
ports.
Background
    The Exchange previously filed \3\ to: (1) Establish ports and 
gateways that members use to connect to the Exchange with the migration 
of the Exchange's trading system to the Nasdaq INET architecture, and 
(2) amend the Schedule of Fees to adopt fees for those ports and 
gateways. The Exchange established fees for the following connectivity 
options that are available in connection with the Exchange's trading 
system: Specialized Quote Feed (``SQF''),\4\
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    \3\ See Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 81095 (July 13, 
2017), 82 FR 32409 (July 7, 2017) (SR-ISE-2017-62).
    \4\ SQF is an interface that allows market makers to connect and 
send quotes, sweeps and auction responses into the Exchange. Data 
includes the following: (1) Options Auction Notifications (e.g., 
opening imbalance, Flash, PIM, Solicitation and Facilitation or 
other information); (2) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (3) 
System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system 
hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (4) Option Trading 
Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (5) Execution Messages; (6) 
Quote Messages (quote/sweep messages, risk protection triggers or 
purge notifications).
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    SQF Purge,\5\ Dedicated SQF Host,\6\ Ouch to Trade Options 
(``OTTO''),\7\ Clearing Trade Interface (``CTI''),\8\ Financial 
Information eXchange (``FIX''),\9\ FIX Drop,\10\ Disaster Recovery,\11\ 
and Market Data Port.\12\ The Exchange proposes to add a clarifying 
sentence to make clear that port fees are assessed in full month 
increments and are not prorated, to avoid any confusion.
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    \5\ SQF Purge is a specific port for the SQF interface that only 
receives and notifies of purge requests from the market maker. 
Dedicated SQF Purge Ports enable market makers to seamlessly manage 
their ability to remove their quotes in a swift manner.
    \6\ A Dedicated SQF Host is an optional offering available to 
Market Makers--i.e., Primary Market Makers (``PMMs'') and 
Competitive Market Makers (``CMMs'')--only for their SQF Port & SQF 
Purge Port connectivity. A Dedicated SQF Host provides the PMM or 
CMM with assurance that their SQF Port and SQF Purge Port connection 
to the Exchange resides on a host that is not shared with other PMMs 
and CMMs.
    \7\ OTTO is an interface that allows market participants to 
connect and send orders, auction orders and auction responses into 
the Exchange. Data includes the following: (1) Options Auction 
Notifications (e.g., Flash, PIM, Solicitation and Facilitation or 
other information); (2) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (3) 
System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system 
hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (5) Option Trading 
Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (6) Execution Messages; (7) 
Order Messages (order messages, risk protection triggers or purge 
notifications).
    \8\ CTI is a real-time clearing trade update message that is 
sent to a member after an execution has occurred and contains trade 
details. The message containing the trade details is also 
simultaneously sent to The Options Clearing Corporation (``OCC''). 
The information includes, among other things, the following: (i) The 
Clearing Member Trade Agreement or ``CMTA'' or ``OCC'' number; (ii) 
Exchange badge or house number; (iii) the Exchange internal firm 
identifier; and (iv) an indicator which will distinguish electronic 
and non-electronically delivered orders; (v) liquidity indicators 
and transaction type for billing purposes; (vi) capacity.
    \9\ FIX is an interface that allows market participants to 
connect and send orders and auction orders into the Exchange. Data 
includes the following: (1) Options Symbol Directory Messages; (2) 
System Event Messages (e.g., start of messages, start of system 
hours, start of quoting, start of opening); (3) Option Trading 
Action Messages (e.g., halts, resumes); (4) Execution Messages; (5) 
Order Messages (order messages, risk protection triggers or purge 
notifications).
    \10\ FIX Drop is a real-time order and execution update message 
that is sent to a member after an order been received/modified or an 
execution has occurred and contains trade details. The information 
includes, among other things, the following: (1) Executions; (2) 
cancellations; (3) modifications to an existing order (4) busts or 
post-trade corrections.
    \11\ Disaster Recovery ports provide connectivity to the 
exchange's disaster recovery data center in Chicago to be utilized 
in the event the exchange has to fail over during the trading day. 
DR Ports are available for SQF, SQF Purge, Dedicated SQF, CTI, OTTO, 
FIX and FIX Drop.
    \12\ Market Data ports provide connectivity to the Exchange's 
proprietary market data feeds, including the Nasdaq ISE Real-time 
Depth of Market Raw Data Feed (``Depth of Market Feed''), the Nasdaq 
ISE Order Feed (``Order Feed''), the Nasdaq ISE Top Quote Feed 
(``Top Quote Feed''), the Nasdaq ISE Trades Feed (``Trades Feed''), 
and the Nasdaq ISE Spread Feed (``Spread Feed''). Each of the feeds 
described above, with the exception of the Trades Feed, have 
previously been established as market data offerings of the 
Exchange, and market participants are charged for subscriptions to 
these products. The Trades Feed is a free market data product 
provided to subscribers of at least one of the fee liable market 
data products described above. In connection with the adoption of 
Market Data ports described above, the Exchange further proposes to 
establish the Trades Feed. Market Data ports are available via 
multicast, TCP, or as an intra-day snapshot, except that the intra-
day snapshot option is available solely for the Depth of Market 
Feed, Top Quote Feed, and Spread Feed.
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Act,\13\ in general, and furthers the

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objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\14\ 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 clearly specifying in Section V, 
D that the Exchange's pricing regarding INET ports is not prorated. The 
Exchange believes that its decision to not prorate these ports is 
consistent with the Act because prorating billing results in complexity 
and increased costs associated with the billing process. The Exchange 
notes that this proposal does not amend the Exchange's current billing 
practice.
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    \13\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \14\ 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 not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange will uniformly 
assess the fees in Section V, D to all ISE Members in a uniform manner.

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 \15\ and 
subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder.\16\
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    \15\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \16\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). 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) \17\ normally 
does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the 
filing. However, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) \18\ 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 Exchange 
may clarify that the INET Port Fees in Chapter V, D will not be 
prorated to avoid any misunderstanding. The Exchange notes that adding 
language to clarify that the Exchange will not prorate the INET Port 
Fees in Section V, D does not significantly affect the protection of 
investors or the public interest because there is no substantive change 
to the manner in which the Exchange bills these services. The 
Commission believes that waiver of the 30-day operative delay is 
consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. 
Accordingly, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and 
designates the proposed rule change as operative upon filing.\19\
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    \17\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \18\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
    \19\ 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 [email protected]. Please include 
File Number SR-ISE-2018-14 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-ISE-2018-14. 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 website (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 website 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. 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-ISE-2018-14 and should be submitted on 
or before March 14, 2018.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\20\
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    \20\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-03450 Filed 2-20-18; 8:45 am]
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