Self-Regulatory Organizations; MIAX Emerald, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Exchange Rule 515, Execution of Orders and Quotes, 71519-71521 [2019-27874]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 248 / Friday, December 27, 2019 / Notices derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules. 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. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of 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. 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[FR Doc. 2019–27853 Filed 12–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rule 18f–1 and Form N–18f–1; SEC File No. 270–187, OMB Control No. 3235– 0211 Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 350l–3520), 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Dec 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 Rule 18f–1 (17 CFR 270.18f–1) enables a registered open-end management investment company (‘‘fund’’) that may redeem its securities in-kind, by making a one-time election, to commit to make cash redemptions pursuant to certain requirements without violating section 18(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–18(f)). A fund relying on the rule must file Form N–18F–1 (17 CFR 274.51) to notify the Commission of this election. The Commission staff estimates that 22 funds file Form N– 18F–1 annually, and that each response takes one hour. Based on these estimates, the total annual burden hours associated with the rule is estimated to be 22 hours. The estimated burden hours associated with rule 18f–1 and Form 18F–1 have decreased by 16 hours from the current allocation of 38 hours. This decrease is due to a decrease in the estimated number of investment companies filing Form N–18F–1 annually. 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Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–27852 Filed 12–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–87807; File No. SR– EMERALD–2019–37] Self-Regulatory Organizations; MIAX Emerald, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Exchange Rule 515, Execution of Orders and Quotes December 19, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on December 16, 2019, MIAX Emerald, LLC (‘‘MIAX Emerald’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘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 is filing a proposal to amend Exchange Rule 515, Execution of Orders and Quotes, to make minor, nonsubstantive edits and clarifying changes to the rule text. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at http://www.miaxoptions.com/rulefilings/emerald at MIAX Emerald’s 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 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. 1 15 2 17 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 27DEN1 71520 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 248 / Friday, December 27, 2019 / Notices 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 515, Execution of Orders and Quotes, to make minor, nonsubstantive edits and clarifying changes to the rule text in order to provide consistency and clarity within the rule text. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to amend subsection (c)(1)(ii)(C)3. to correct a citation to the subsection that discusses the Managed Interest Process. Subsection (c)(1)(ii)(C)3. of Exchange Rule 515 currently states: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES If the Exchange receives a new Post-Only OQ on the opposite side of the market from a Post-Only Order being managed under this subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B) and the new Post-Only OQ locks or crosses the Book price of the resting Post-Only Order, the Exchange will re-book the resting Post-Only Order at the same price as its displayed price and manage the resting Post-Only Order and the new Post-Only OQ under the POP Process of subsection (i) of this Rule. The Exchange proposes to amend the citation to ‘‘subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B)’’ in subsection (c)(1)(ii)(C)3. to remove the citation to item ‘‘(B).’’ Accordingly, with the proposed change, the new citation will be to the general section covering the Managed Interest Process for NonRoutable orders, which is subsection (c)(1)(ii). The purpose of this proposed change is to provide consistency and clarity within the rule text. Next, the Exchange proposes to make several amendments to subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B) of Exchange Rule 515 to correct the punctuation in that subsection. Subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B) currently provides that if the limit price of an order locks or crosses the current opposite side ABBO and the EBBO is inferior to the ABBO, the System 3 will display the order one MPV away from the current opposite side ABBO, and book the order at a price that will lock the current opposite side ABBO. Should the ABBO price change to an inferior price level, the order’s Book price will continuously re-price to lock the new ABBO and the managed order’s displayed price will continuously reprice one MPV away from the new ABBO until (1) the order has traded to and including its limit price, (2) the order has traded to and including its price protection limit at which time any remaining contracts are cancelled, (3) the order is fully executed or (4) the 3 The term ‘‘System’’ means the automated trading system used by the Exchange for the trading of securities. See Exchange Rule 100. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Dec 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 order is cancelled. The Exchange now proposes to insert a colon at the end of the second sentence in subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B) that leads into the four different scenarios that describe when the System will stop repricing the order pursuant to the Managed Interest Process. Further, the Exchange proposes to delete the commas after each sentence in subsections (c)(1)(ii)(B)(1) through (c)(1)(ii)(B)(3), and replace those commas with semicolons. The purpose of these changes is to provide consistency and clarity throughout the rule text. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act 4 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act 5 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 facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes the proposed changes promote just and equitable principles of trade and remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system because the proposed changes make clarifying edits to the rule text of Exchange Rule 515, and correct an error to a particular citation to provide uniformity in the Exchange’s rulebook. The Exchange believes that these proposed changes will provide greater clarity to Members and the public regarding the Exchange’s rules and that it is in the public interest for rules to be accurate and concise so as to eliminate the potential for confusion. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule changes will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Specifically, the Exchange believes the proposed changes will not impose any burden on intra-market competition as there is no functional change to the Exchange’s System and because the rules of the Exchange apply to all MIAX Emerald participants equally. The proposed rule 4 15 5 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 changes will have no impact on competition as they are not designed to address any competitive issues but rather are designed to remedy minor non-substantive issues and provide added clarity to the rule text of Exchange Rule 515. In addition, the Exchange does not believe the proposal will impose any burden on inter-market competition as the proposal does not address any competitive issues and is intended to protect investors by providing further transparency regarding the Exchange’s functionality. 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 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 6 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.7 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 investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission will institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change 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: 6 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) requires a self-regulatory organization 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. 7 17 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 248 / Friday, December 27, 2019 / Notices Electronic Comments Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES All submissions should refer to File Number SR-EMERALD–2019–037. 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–EMERALD–2019–037 and should be submitted on or before January 17, 2020. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.8 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–27874 Filed 12–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-87807; File No. SR-EMERALD-2019-37]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; MIAX Emerald, LLC; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend 
Exchange Rule 515, Execution of Orders and Quotes

December 19, 2019.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that on December 16, 2019, MIAX Emerald, LLC (``MIAX Emerald'' or 
``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the 
``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 is filing a proposal to amend Exchange Rule 515, 
Execution of Orders and Quotes, to make minor, non-substantive edits 
and clarifying changes to the rule text.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
website at http://www.miaxoptions.com/rule-filings/emerald at MIAX 
Emerald's 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 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.

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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 515, Execution of 
Orders and Quotes, to make minor, non-substantive edits and clarifying 
changes to the rule text in order to provide consistency and clarity 
within the rule text. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to amend 
subsection (c)(1)(ii)(C)3. to correct a citation to the subsection that 
discusses the Managed Interest Process. Subsection (c)(1)(ii)(C)3. of 
Exchange Rule 515 currently states:

    If the Exchange receives a new Post-Only OQ on the opposite side 
of the market from a Post-Only Order being managed under this 
subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B) and the new Post-Only OQ locks or crosses 
the Book price of the resting Post-Only Order, the Exchange will re-
book the resting Post-Only Order at the same price as its displayed 
price and manage the resting Post-Only Order and the new Post-Only 
OQ under the POP Process of subsection (i) of this Rule.

    The Exchange proposes to amend the citation to ``subsection 
(c)(1)(ii)(B)'' in subsection (c)(1)(ii)(C)3. to remove the citation to 
item ``(B).'' Accordingly, with the proposed change, the new citation 
will be to the general section covering the Managed Interest Process 
for Non-Routable orders, which is subsection (c)(1)(ii). The purpose of 
this proposed change is to provide consistency and clarity within the 
rule text.
    Next, the Exchange proposes to make several amendments to 
subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B) of Exchange Rule 515 to correct the 
punctuation in that subsection. Subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B) currently 
provides that if the limit price of an order locks or crosses the 
current opposite side ABBO and the EBBO is inferior to the ABBO, the 
System \3\ will display the order one MPV away from the current 
opposite side ABBO, and book the order at a price that will lock the 
current opposite side ABBO. Should the ABBO price change to an inferior 
price level, the order's Book price will continuously re-price to lock 
the new ABBO and the managed order's displayed price will continuously 
re-price one MPV away from the new ABBO until (1) the order has traded 
to and including its limit price, (2) the order has traded to and 
including its price protection limit at which time any remaining 
contracts are cancelled, (3) the order is fully executed or (4) the 
order is cancelled. The Exchange now proposes to insert a colon at the 
end of the second sentence in subsection (c)(1)(ii)(B) that leads into 
the four different scenarios that describe when the System will stop 
repricing the order pursuant to the Managed Interest Process. Further, 
the Exchange proposes to delete the commas after each sentence in 
subsections (c)(1)(ii)(B)(1) through (c)(1)(ii)(B)(3), and replace 
those commas with semicolons. The purpose of these changes is to 
provide consistency and clarity throughout the rule text.
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    \3\ The term ``System'' means the automated trading system used 
by the Exchange for the trading of securities. See Exchange Rule 
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Act \4\ in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act \5\ 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 facilitating 
transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the 
mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system and, 
in general, to protect investors and the public interest.
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    The Exchange believes the proposed changes promote just and 
equitable principles of trade and remove impediments to and perfect the 
mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system 
because the proposed changes make clarifying edits to the rule text of 
Exchange Rule 515, and correct an error to a particular citation to 
provide uniformity in the Exchange's rulebook. The Exchange believes 
that these proposed changes will provide greater clarity to Members and 
the public regarding the Exchange's rules and that it is in the public 
interest for rules to be accurate and concise so as to eliminate the 
potential for confusion.

B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule changes will 
impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Specifically, the Exchange 
believes the proposed changes will not impose any burden on intra-
market competition as there is no functional change to the Exchange's 
System and because the rules of the Exchange apply to all MIAX Emerald 
participants equally. The proposed rule changes will have no impact on 
competition as they are not designed to address any competitive issues 
but rather are designed to remedy minor non-substantive issues and 
provide added clarity to the rule text of Exchange Rule 515. In 
addition, the Exchange does not believe the proposal will impose any 
burden on inter-market competition as the proposal does not address any 
competitive issues and is intended to protect investors by providing 
further transparency regarding the Exchange's functionality.

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 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 \6\ and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 
thereunder.\7\
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \7\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule19b-4(f)(6)(iii) 
requires a self-regulatory organization 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.
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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 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 will institute proceedings to 
determine whether the proposed rule change 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:

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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-EMERALD-2019-037 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-EMERALD-2019-037. 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-EMERALD-2019-037 and should be submitted 
on or before January 17, 2020.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\8\
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    \8\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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J. Matthew DeLesDernier,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-27874 Filed 12-26-19; 8:45 am]
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