Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 68263-68264 [2019-26870]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2019 / Notices system ‘‘has been remarkably successful in promoting market competition in its broader forms that are most important to investors and listed companies.’’ 33 As noted above, the Exchange recognizes that removing the LCN 10 Gb connection from its Fee Schedule would eliminate a connectivity option previously available to Users. Indeed, the proposed change may negatively impact the Exchange’s revenues, since Current Users may opt to re-tailor their systems to reduce the number of connections, move to 10 Gb IP network connections, re-tailor become Hosted Customers, or cross-connect to another User. Such choices, any of which would reduce revenue, may be more attractive to Users as a consequence of the change. Nonetheless, the Exchange believes that the change is necessary and appropriate because, as a consequence of the manufacturer’s declaration of the First Switch’s EOL, if the Exchange did not eliminate the LCN 10 Gb connections, the Exchange’s ability to provide support or supplies to Users that have such connections would be compromised. Not being able to resolve connectivity issues related to First Switches or even replace them would make the Exchange’s compliance with Regulation SCI suboptimal. When the inevitable hardware or software issues involving the First Switch arose, the Exchange would not have the manufacturer resources available to solve connectivity issues or replace switches. Users’ connections to the Exchange could be compromised or wholly cut off. At the same time, if a User requested a new or replacement LCN 10 Gb connection, the Exchange would not be able to obtain one. It would be contrary to the protection of investors and the public interest if the Exchange were to continue to offer a connectivity option that it could not support, or if Users were compromised or wholly unable to use their connectivity to connect to the Exchange. For the reasons described above, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change reflects this competitive environment. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Jkt 250001 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– NYSECHX–2019–23 on the subject line. Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSECHX–2019–23. 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–NYSECHX–2019–23 and should be submitted on or before January 3, 2020. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.38 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–26836 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Paper Comments SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Proposed Collection; Comment Request U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 36 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires the Exchange to give the Commission written notice of its 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. 37 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). 35 17 33 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51808 (June 9, 2005), 70 FR 37496, 37499 (June 29, 2005). 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 34 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.35 Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.36 At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 37 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. 34 15 No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. VerDate Sep<11>2014 III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68263 Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Rule 12h–1(f), SEC File No. 270–570, OMB Control No. 3235–0632. 38 17 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 13DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 68264 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2019 / Notices Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 12h–1(f) (17 CFR 240.12h–1(f)) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) provides an exemption from the Exchange Act Section 12(g) registration requirements for compensatory employee stock options of issuers that are not required to file periodic reports under the Exchange Act. The information required under Exchange Act Rule 12h–1 is not filed with the Commission. Exchange Act Rule 12h–1(f) permits issuers to provide the required information to the option holders either by: (i) Physical or electronic delivery of the information; or (ii) written notice to the option holders of the availability of the information on a password-protected internet site. We estimate that it takes approximately 2 burden hours per response to prepare and provide the information required under Rule 12h– 1(f) and that the information is prepared and provided by approximately 40 respondents. We estimate that 25% of the 2 hours per response (0.5 hours) is prepared by the company for a total annual reporting burden of 20 hours (0.5 hours per response × 40 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed collection of information is necessary for the performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. 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 control number. Please direct your written comment to Charles Riddle, Acting Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Cynthia Roscoe, 100 F Street NE, Washington, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: December 9, 2019. J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–26870 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–87693; File No. SR–MIAX– 2019–48] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Exchange Rule 1400, Definitions December 9, 2019. 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 December 3, 2019, Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘MIAX Options’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a 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 is filing a proposal to amend Exchange Rule 515, Execution of Orders and Quotes; Exchange Rule 516, Order Types Defined; Exchange Rule 517, Quote Types Defined; Exchange Rule 518, Complex Orders; Exchange Rule 521, Nullification and Adjustment of Options Transactions Including Obvious Errors; and Exchange Rule 1400, Definitions. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at http://www.miaxoptions.com/rulefilings/ at MIAX Options’ principal office, 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 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00165 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Exchange proposes to amend Exchange Rule 1400, Definitions, to adopt a definition for a Complex Trade, which will mean, ‘‘(i) the execution of an order in an option series in conjunction with the execution of one or more related order(s) in different option series in the same underlying security occurring at or near the same time in a ratio that is equal to or greater than one-to-three (.333) and less than or equal to three-to-one (3.0) and for the purpose of executing a particular investment strategy; or (ii) the execution of a stock-option order to buy or sell a stated number of units of an underlying stock or a security convertible into the underlying stock (‘‘convertible security’’) coupled with the purchase or sale of option contract(s) on the opposite side of the market representing either (A) the same number of units of the underlying stock or convertible security, or (B) the number of units of the underlying stock or convertible security necessary to create a delta neutral position, but in no case in a ratio greater than eight (8) option contracts per unit of trading of the underlying stock or convertible security established for that series by The Options Clearing Corporation.’’ The Exchange is a Participant 3 in the Options Order Protection and Locked/ Crossed Market Plan (‘‘Plan’’), along with all other option exchanges.4 All 3 The term ‘‘Participant’’ is defined as an Eligible Exchange whose participation in the Plan has become effective pursuant to Section 3(c) of the Plan. 4 On July 30, 2009, the Commission approved the Plan, which was proposed by Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’), International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’), The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’), NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (‘‘BX’’), NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. (‘‘Phlx’’), NYSE Amex, LLC (‘‘NYSE Amex’’), and NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 60405 (July 30, 2009), 74 FR 39362 (August 6, 2009). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 61546 (February 19, 2010), 75 FR 8762 (February 25, 2010) (adding BATS Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BATS’’) as a Participant); 63119 (October 15, 2010), 75 FR 65536 (October 25, 2010)(adding C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘C2’’) as a Participant); 66969 (May 11, 2012), 77 FR 29396 (May 17, 2012) (adding BOX Options E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 240 (Friday, December 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68263-68264]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-26870]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; 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 12h-1(f), SEC File No. 270-570, OMB Control No. 3235-0632.


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    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the collection of 
information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this 
existing collection of information to the Office of Management and 
Budget for extension and approval.
    Rule 12h-1(f) (17 CFR 240.12h-1(f)) under the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') provides an exemption from the Exchange 
Act Section 12(g) registration requirements for compensatory employee 
stock options of issuers that are not required to file periodic reports 
under the Exchange Act. The information required under Exchange Act 
Rule 12h-1 is not filed with the Commission. Exchange Act Rule 12h-1(f) 
permits issuers to provide the required information to the option 
holders either by: (i) Physical or electronic delivery of the 
information; or (ii) written notice to the option holders of the 
availability of the information on a password-protected internet site. 
We estimate that it takes approximately 2 burden hours per response to 
prepare and provide the information required under Rule 12h-1(f) and 
that the information is prepared and provided by approximately 40 
respondents. We estimate that 25% of the 2 hours per response (0.5 
hours) is prepared by the company for a total annual reporting burden 
of 20 hours (0.5 hours per response x 40 responses).
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the performance of the 
functions of the agency, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will 
be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 
days of this publication.
    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 control number.
    Please direct your written comment to Charles Riddle, Acting 
Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, 
c/o Cynthia Roscoe, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 or send an 
email to: [email protected].

    Dated: December 9, 2019.
J. Matthew DeLesDernier,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-26870 Filed 12-12-19; 8:45 am]
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