Joint Industry Plan; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Amendment to the National Market System Plan for the Selection and Reservation of Securities Symbols To Add Long-Term Stock Exchange, Inc. as a Party Thereto, 65448-65449 [2019-25800]

Download as PDF 65448 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices a national securities exchange or national securities association under the Exchange Act may become a Participant by submitting to the Company 6 a completed application in the form provided by the Company.7 As a condition to admission as a Participant, said Person shall: (i) Execute a counterpart of the CAT NMS Plan, at which time Exhibit A shall be amended to reflect the status of said Person as a Participant (including said Person’s address for purposes of notices delivered pursuant to the CAT NMS Plan); and (ii) pay a fee to the Company as set forth in the Plan (the ‘‘Participation Fee’’).8 The amendment to the Plan reflecting the admission of a new Participant shall be effective only when: (x) It is approved by the Commission in accordance with Rule 608 or otherwise becomes effective pursuant to Rule 608; and (y) the prospective Participant pays the Participation Fee.9 LTSE has executed a copy of the current CAT NMS Plan, amended to include LTSE in the List of Parties (including the address of LTSE), paid the applicable Participation Fee and provided each current Plan Participant with a copy of the executed and amended Plan.10 II. Effectiveness of the Proposed Linkage Plan Amendment The foregoing Plan amendment has become effective pursuant to Rule 608(b)(3)(iii) 11 because it involves solely technical or ministerial matters. At any time within sixty days of the filing of this amendment, the Commission may summarily abrogate the amendment and require that it be refiled pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 608,12 if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, trust, business trust, cooperative or association and any heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns of such Person where the context so permits. 6 The ‘‘Company’’ refers to the limited liability company, Consolidated Audit Trail, LLC, which is responsible for conducting the activities of the CAT. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 87149 (September 27, 2019), 84 FR 52905 (October 3, 2019). 7 See Section 3.3 of the CAT NMS Plan. LTSE was approved as a national securities exchange on May 10, 2019. See Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 85828, 84 FR 21814 (May 15, 2019). 8 See Section 3.3 of the CAT NMS Plan. 9 Id. 10 See Letter from Howard Steinberg, Chief Regulatory Officer, LTSE, dated October 17, 2019, to Vanessa Countryman, Secretary, Commission. 11 17 CFR 242.608(b)(3)(iii). 12 17 CFR 242.608(a)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 or the maintenance of fair and orderly markets, to remove impediments to, and perfect the mechanisms of, a national market system or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. By the Commission. Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–25802 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P III. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the amendment 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 4– 698 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 4–698. 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 20549–1090 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. 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 4–698 and should be submitted on or before December 12, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–87597; File No. 4–533] Joint Industry Plan; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Amendment to the National Market System Plan for the Selection and Reservation of Securities Symbols To Add Long-Term Stock Exchange, Inc. as a Party Thereto November 22, 2019. Pursuant to Section 11A(a)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 608 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on October 17, 2019, Long-Term Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘LTSE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) an amendment to the National Market System Plan for the Selection and Reservation of Securities Symbols (‘‘Symbology Plan’’ or ‘‘Plan’’).3 The amendment proposes to add LTSE as a party to the Symbology Plan. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed amendment from interested persons. I. Description and Purpose of the Amendment The current parties to the Symbology Plan are BOX Options Exchange, LLC (‘‘BOX’’), Nasdaq BX, Inc. (‘‘BX’’), Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CboeBZX’’), Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CboeEDGA’’), Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CboeEDGX’’), Cboe Exchange, Inc. (‘‘Cboe’’), CHX, FINRA, Investors Exchange, LLC (‘‘IEX’’), Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘MIAX’’), Nasdaq ISE, LLC (‘‘ISE’’), Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’), NYSE American LLC (‘‘NYSE American’’), NYSE National, NYSE 1 15 U.S.C. 78k–1(a)(3). CFR 242.608. 3 On November 6, 2008, the Commission approved the Symbology Plan that was originally proposed by the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CHX’’), The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (n/k/a The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC) (‘‘Nasdaq’’), National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (‘‘NASD’’) (n/ k/a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (‘‘FINRA’’)), National Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘NSX’’) (n/k/a NYSE National, Inc. (‘‘NYSE National’’)), and Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. (n/k/a Nasdaq PHLX LLC (‘‘Phlx’’)), subject to certain changes. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 58904, 73 FR 67218 (November 13, 2008) (File No. 4–533). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’), and Phlx.4 The proposed amendment to the Symbology Plan would add LTSE as a party to the Symbology Plan. A selfregulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) may become a party to the Symbology Plan if it satisfies the requirements of Section I(c) of the Plan. Specifically, an SRO may become a party to the Symbology Plan if: (i) It maintains a market for the listing or trading of Plan Securities 5 in accordance with rules approved by the Commission; (ii) it signs a current copy of the Plan; and (iii) it pays to the other parties a proportionate share of the aggregate development costs, based upon the number of symbols reserved by the new party during the first twelve (12) months of such party’s membership.6 LTSE has submitted a signed copy of the Symbology Plan to the Commission in accordance with the requirement set forth in the Symbology Plan regarding new parties to the plan. Additionally, LTSE has represented that it maintains a market for the listing or trading of Plan Securities. Finally, LTSE has agreed to 4 On November 18, 2008, ISE filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add ISE as a member to the Plan. See Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 59024 (November 26, 2008), 73 FR 74538 (December 8, 2008) (File No. 4– 533). On December 22, 2008, NYSE, NYSE Arca, and NYSE Alternext (n/k/a NYSE American) (‘‘NYSE Group Exchanges’’), and Cboe filed with the Commission amendments to the Plan to add the NYSE Group Exchanges and Cboe as members to the Plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59162 (December 24, 2008), 74 FR 132 (January 2, 2009) (File No. 4–533). On December 24, 2008, BSE (n/k/a BX) filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add BSE as a member to the Plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59187 (December 30, 2008), 74 FR 729 (January 7, 2009) (File No. 4–533). On September 30, 2009, BATS (n/k/a CboeBZX) filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add BATS as a member to the Plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60856 (October 21, 2009), 74 FR 55276 (October 27, 2009) (File No. 4–533). On July 7, 2010, EDGA (n/k/a CboeEDGA) and EDGX (n/k/a CboeEDGX) filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add EDGA and EDGX, each as a party to the Symbology Plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62573 (July 26, 2010), 75 FR 45682 (August 3, 2010) (File No. 4– 533). On May 7, 2012, BOX filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add BOX as a member to the Plan. See Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 66957 (May 10, 2012), 77 FR 28904 (May 16, 2012). On November 4, 2016, IEX filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add IEX as a member to the Plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79422 (November 29, 2016), 81 FR 87645 (December 5, 2016). On February 26, 2018, MIAX filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add MIAX as a member to the plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 82885 (March 15, 2018), 83 FR 12430 (March 21, 2018). 5 ‘‘Plan Securities’’ are defined in the Symbology Plan as securities that: (i) Are NMS securities as currently defined in Rule 600(a)(46) under the Act; and (ii) any other equity securities quoted, traded and/or trade reported through an SRO facility. 6 Sections I(c) and V(a) of the Plan. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 pay all costs required by LTSE pursuant to the Symbology Plan, including its proportionate share of the aggregate development costs previously paid by the other parties to the Processor. II. Effectiveness of the Proposed Symbology Plan Amendment The foregoing proposed Symbology Plan amendment has become effective pursuant to Rule 608(b)(3)(iii) 7 because it involves solely technical or ministerial matters. At any time within sixty days of the filing of the amendment, the Commission may summarily abrogate the amendment and require that it be refiled pursuant to paragraph (b)(1) of Rule 608,8 if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors or the maintenance of fair and orderly markets, to remove impediments to, and perfect the mechanisms of, a national market system or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. III. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the Amendment 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 4– 533 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 4–533. 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 Plan that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the Plan between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance 7 17 8 17 PO 00000 CFR 242.608(b)(3)(iii). CFR 242.608(b)(1). 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 27, 2019)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-87597; File No. 4-533]


Joint Industry Plan; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness 
of Amendment to the National Market System Plan for the Selection and 
Reservation of Securities Symbols To Add Long-Term Stock Exchange, Inc. 
as a Party Thereto

November 22, 2019.
    Pursuant to Section 11A(a)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 608 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that on October 17, 2019, Long-Term Stock Exchange, Inc. (``LTSE'' or 
``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') an amendment to the National Market System Plan for 
the Selection and Reservation of Securities Symbols (``Symbology Plan'' 
or ``Plan'').\3\ The amendment proposes to add LTSE as a party to the 
Symbology Plan. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 
comments on the proposed amendment from interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78k-1(a)(3).
    \2\ 17 CFR 242.608.
    \3\ On November 6, 2008, the Commission approved the Symbology 
Plan that was originally proposed by the Chicago Stock Exchange, 
Inc. (``CHX''), The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (n/k/a The Nasdaq 
Stock Market LLC) (``Nasdaq''), National Association of Securities 
Dealers, Inc. (``NASD'') (n/k/a Financial Industry Regulatory 
Authority, Inc. (``FINRA'')), National Stock Exchange, Inc. 
(``NSX'') (n/k/a NYSE National, Inc. (``NYSE National'')), and 
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. (n/k/a Nasdaq PHLX LLC 
(``Phlx'')), subject to certain changes. See Securities Exchange Act 
Release No. 58904, 73 FR 67218 (November 13, 2008) (File No. 4-533).
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I. Description and Purpose of the Amendment

    The current parties to the Symbology Plan are BOX Options Exchange, 
LLC (``BOX''), Nasdaq BX, Inc. (``BX''), Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. 
(``CboeBZX''), Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (``CboeEDGA''), Cboe EDGX 
Exchange, Inc. (``CboeEDGX''), Cboe Exchange, Inc. (``Cboe''), CHX, 
FINRA, Investors Exchange, LLC (``IEX''), Miami International 
Securities Exchange, LLC (``MIAX''), Nasdaq ISE, LLC (``ISE''), Nasdaq, 
New York Stock Exchange LLC (``NYSE''), NYSE American LLC (``NYSE 
American''), NYSE National, NYSE

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Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca''), and Phlx.\4\ The proposed amendment to the 
Symbology Plan would add LTSE as a party to the Symbology Plan. A self-
regulatory organization (``SRO'') may become a party to the Symbology 
Plan if it satisfies the requirements of Section I(c) of the Plan. 
Specifically, an SRO may become a party to the Symbology Plan if: (i) 
It maintains a market for the listing or trading of Plan Securities \5\ 
in accordance with rules approved by the Commission; (ii) it signs a 
current copy of the Plan; and (iii) it pays to the other parties a 
proportionate share of the aggregate development costs, based upon the 
number of symbols reserved by the new party during the first twelve 
(12) months of such party's membership.\6\
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    \4\ On November 18, 2008, ISE filed with the Commission an 
amendment to the Plan to add ISE as a member to the Plan. See 
Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 59024 (November 26, 2008), 
73 FR 74538 (December 8, 2008) (File No. 4-533). On December 22, 
2008, NYSE, NYSE Arca, and NYSE Alternext (n/k/a NYSE American) 
(``NYSE Group Exchanges''), and Cboe filed with the Commission 
amendments to the Plan to add the NYSE Group Exchanges and Cboe as 
members to the Plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59162 
(December 24, 2008), 74 FR 132 (January 2, 2009) (File No. 4-533). 
On December 24, 2008, BSE (n/k/a BX) filed with the Commission an 
amendment to the Plan to add BSE as a member to the Plan. See 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 59187 (December 30, 2008), 74 FR 
729 (January 7, 2009) (File No. 4-533). On September 30, 2009, BATS 
(n/k/a CboeBZX) filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan 
to add BATS as a member to the Plan. See Securities Exchange Act 
Release No. 60856 (October 21, 2009), 74 FR 55276 (October 27, 2009) 
(File No. 4-533). On July 7, 2010, EDGA (n/k/a CboeEDGA) and EDGX 
(n/k/a CboeEDGX) filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan 
to add EDGA and EDGX, each as a party to the Symbology Plan. See 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62573 (July 26, 2010), 75 FR 
45682 (August 3, 2010) (File No. 4-533). On May 7, 2012, BOX filed 
with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add BOX as a member 
to the Plan. See Securities and Exchange Act Release No. 66957 (May 
10, 2012), 77 FR 28904 (May 16, 2012). On November 4, 2016, IEX 
filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add IEX as a 
member to the Plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79422 
(November 29, 2016), 81 FR 87645 (December 5, 2016). On February 26, 
2018, MIAX filed with the Commission an amendment to the Plan to add 
MIAX as a member to the plan. See Securities Exchange Act Release 
No. 82885 (March 15, 2018), 83 FR 12430 (March 21, 2018).
    \5\ ``Plan Securities'' are defined in the Symbology Plan as 
securities that: (i) Are NMS securities as currently defined in Rule 
600(a)(46) under the Act; and (ii) any other equity securities 
quoted, traded and/or trade reported through an SRO facility.
    \6\ Sections I(c) and V(a) of the Plan.
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    LTSE has submitted a signed copy of the Symbology Plan to the 
Commission in accordance with the requirement set forth in the 
Symbology Plan regarding new parties to the plan. Additionally, LTSE 
has represented that it maintains a market for the listing or trading 
of Plan Securities. Finally, LTSE has agreed to pay all costs required 
by LTSE pursuant to the Symbology Plan, including its proportionate 
share of the aggregate development costs previously paid by the other 
parties to the Processor.

II. Effectiveness of the Proposed Symbology Plan Amendment

    The foregoing proposed Symbology Plan amendment has become 
effective pursuant to Rule 608(b)(3)(iii) \7\ because it involves 
solely technical or ministerial matters. At any time within sixty days 
of the filing of the amendment, the Commission may summarily abrogate 
the amendment and require that it be refiled pursuant to paragraph 
(b)(1) of Rule 608,\8\ if it appears to the Commission that such action 
is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection 
of investors or the maintenance of fair and orderly markets, to remove 
impediments to, and perfect the mechanisms of, a national market system 
or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
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    \7\ 17 CFR 242.608(b)(3)(iii).
    \8\ 17 CFR 242.608(b)(1).
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III. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the Amendment 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 4-533 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 4-533. 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 Plan that are filed with the Commission, 
and all written communications relating to the Plan 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 
such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the 
Parties' principal offices. 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 4-533, 
and should be submitted on or before December 12, 2019.

    By the Commission.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-25800 Filed 11-26-19; 8:45 am]
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