Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq MRX, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to the Removal of Obsolete Listing Rules, 17372-17374 [2020-06389]

Download as PDF 17372 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices removal of a negotiated service agreement from the market dominant or the competitive product list, or the modification of an existing product currently appearing on the market dominant or the competitive product list. Section II identifies the docket number(s) associated with each Postal Service request, the title of each Postal Service request, the request’s acceptance date, and the authority cited by the Postal Service for each request. For each request, the Commission appoints an officer of the Commission to represent the interests of the general public in the proceeding, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505 (Public Representative). Section II also establishes comment deadline(s) pertaining to each request. The public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s) can be accessed via the Commission’s website (http:// www.prc.gov). Non-public portions of the Postal Service’s request(s), if any, can be accessed through compliance with the requirements of 39 CFR 3007.301.1 The Commission invites comments on whether the Postal Service’s request(s) in the captioned docket(s) are consistent with the policies of title 39. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern market dominant product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3622, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3010, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. For request(s) that the Postal Service states concern competitive product(s), applicable statutory and regulatory requirements include 39 U.S.C. 3632, 39 U.S.C. 3633, 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR part 3015, and 39 CFR part 3020, subpart B. Comment deadline(s) for each request appear in section II. This Notice will be published in the Federal Register. Erica A. Barker, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06429 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL SERVICE Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.; Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Washington, DC, at U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, in the Benjamin Franklin Room. STATUS: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.—Closed. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.—Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (Closed) 1. Strategic Issues. 2. Financial and Operational Matters. 3. Administrative Issues. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (Open) 1. Remarks of the Chairman of the Board of Governors. 2. Remarks of the Postmaster General and CEO. 3. Borrowing Resolution. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Michael J. Elston, Secretary of the Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20260–1000. Telephone: (202) 268– 4800. Michael J. Elston, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06533 Filed 3–25–20; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Docketed Proceeding(s) 1. Docket No(s).: MC2020–104 and CP2020–110; Filing Title: USPS Request to Add First-Class Package Service Contract 107 to Competitive Product List and Notice of Filing Materials Under Seal; Filing Acceptance Date: March 23, 2020; Filing Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3642, 39 CFR 3020.30 et seq., and 39 CFR 3015.5; Public Representative: Christopher C. Mohr; Comments Due: March 31, 2020. 1 See Docket No. RM2018–3, Order Adopting Final Rules Relating to Non-Public Information, June 27, 2018, Attachment A at 19–22 (Order No. 4679). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–88458; File No. SR–MRX– 2020–07] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq MRX, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to the Removal of Obsolete Listing Rules March 23, 2020. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice is hereby given that on March 10, 2020, Nasdaq MRX, LLC (‘‘MRX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘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 its Rules at Options 2, Options Market Participants; Options 3, Section 2, Units of Trading and Meaning of Premium Quotes and Orders; and Options 3, Section 3, Minimum Trading Increments. Additionally, the Exchange proposes to add new sections at General 9 and Options 4B and reserve those sections. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at http://nasdaqmrx.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 Exchange proposes to amend MRX Rules at Options 2, Options Market Participants; Options 3, Section 2, Units of Trading and Meaning of Premium Quotes and Orders; and Options 3, Section 3, Minimum Trading Increments. Additionally, the Exchange proposes to add new sections at General 9 and Options 4B and reserve those sections. The various proposed changes will be discussed below. Mini Options The Exchange has not listed Mini Options in several years and is E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices proposing to delete Mini Options listing rules and other ancillary trading rules related to the listing of Mini Options. The Exchange notes that it has no open interest in Mini Options. Specifically, the Exchange proposes to amend the following MRX Rules related to Mini Options: Options 3, Section 2(c), Units of Trading and Meaning of Premium Quotes and Orders; and Options 3, Section 3, Minimum Trading Increments, at Supplementary Material .03. The Exchange also proposes to reletter Options 3, Section 2(b) as (c) and renumber Options 3, Section 3 at Supplementary Material .04 as .03. Mini Options Rulebook Harmonization The Exchange’s proposal to removal references to the listing and handling of Mini Options is consistent with the Act because Mini Options have not been listed in several years and thereby removing the references to the rules would render the rules more accurate and reduce potential investor confusion. Also, the Exchange notes that it has no open interest in Mini Options. In the event that the Exchange desires to list Mini Options in the future, it would file a rule change with the Commission to adopt rules to list Mini Options. The Exchange’s proposal to add reserved sections General 9 and Options 4B to the Rulebook is a non-substantive amendment which aligns the numbering across Nasdaq affiliated Rulebooks to provide market participants with an ability to more readily locate rules. Foreign Currency Index Foreign Currency Index The Exchange removed 3 prior MRX Section 22, which was titled ‘‘RateModified Foreign Currency Options Rules’’ and governed the listing and trading of foreign currency options on MRX. At this time, the Exchange is a reference that is no longer necessary within Options 3, Section 3, Minimum Trading Increments, at Supplementary Material .02, because the product is not available to be listed on MRX. The Exchange’s proposal to remove rules and references to the listing and handling of Foreign Currency Indexes is consistent with the Act because the listing rules for these products have been removed. Also, the Exchange notes that it has no open interest in Foreign Currency Indexes. In the event that the Exchange desires to list Foreign Currency Indexes in the future, it would file a rule change with the Commission. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Rulebook Harmonization Rulebook Harmonization The Exchange recently harmonized its Rulebook in connection with other Nasdaq affiliated markets. The Exchange proposes to reserve sections General 9 and Options 4B and certain other rules 4 within the MRX Rulebook to represent the presence of rules in similar locations in other Nasdaq affiliated Rulebooks (e.g. Nasdaq Phlx LLC) 5. The addition of these reserved sections will align the various Nasdaq affiliated market Rulebooks. The Exchange’s proposal to reserve new sections at General 9 and Options 4B within the Rulebook is a nonsubstantive amendment which aligns the numbering across Nasdaq affiliated Rulebooks to provide market participants with an ability to more readily locate rules. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,6 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,7 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. 3 See khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 17373 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84790 (December 11, 2018), 83 FR 64612 (December 11, 2018) (SR–MRX–2018–38) (Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Delete MRX Section 22 of the Rulebook). 4 The Exchange proposes to reserve Options 2, Sections 11–14 and Options 6, Section 8–13. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 88213 (February 14, 2020), 85 FR 9859 (February 20, 2020) (SR–Phlx–2020–03) (‘‘Phlx Rulebook Relocation Rule Change’’). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. Mini Options The Exchange’s proposal to removal references to the listing and handling of Mini Options does not impose an undue burden on competition. Mini Options have not been listed in several years. Also, the Exchange notes that it has no open interest in Mini Options. Foreign Currency Index The Exchange’s proposal to removal references to the listing and handling of Foreign Currency Indexes does not impose an undue burden on competition. Foreign Currency Indexes have not been listed in several years. Also, the Exchange notes that it has no open interest in Foreign Currency Indexes. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 8 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.9 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 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 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 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. 9 17 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 17374 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– MRX–2020–07 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–MRX–2020–07. 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–MRX–2020–07 and should be submitted on or before April 17, 2020. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–06389 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 10 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION issue other relief as necessary or appropriate. [Release no. 33821] II. Ability of Open-End Fund or Separate Account To Borrow From an Affiliated Person; Ability of an Affiliated Person To Make Collateralized Loans It is ordered, pursuant to Sections 6(c), 17(b) and 38(a) of the Investment Company Act that: For the period specified in Section I, an open-end fund or a separate account is exempt from section 12(d)(3) of the Investment Company Act to the extent necessary to permit it to borrow money from any affiliated person, or affiliated person of such affiliated person, that is not itself a registered investment company, and an affiliated person of an open-end fund or separate account, or an affiliated person of such affiliated person, is exempt from section 17(a) to the extent necessary to permit it to make collateralized loans to such open-end fund or separate account, provided that the conditions below are satisfied. For the period specified in Section I, an open-end fund is exempt from section 18(f)(1) of the Investment Company Act to the extent necessary to permit it to borrow money from any affiliated person, or affiliated person of such affiliated person, that is not a bank and is not itself a registered investment company, provided that the conditions below are satisfied. Investment Company Act of 1940; Order Under Sections 6(c), 12(d)(1)(J), 17(b), 17(d) and 38(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Rule 17d–1 Thereunder Granting Exemptions From Specified Provisions of the Investment Company Act and Certain Rules Thereunder March 23, 2020. The current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) has disrupted activities around the world. In light of the current situation, we are issuing this Order providing exemptions from certain requirements of the Investment Company Act. The exemptions provide additional flexibility for (1) registered open-end management investment companies other than money market funds (‘‘open-end funds’’) and (2) insurance company separate accounts registered as unit investment trusts (‘‘separate accounts’’) to obtain shortterm funding. In light of the current and potential effects of COVID–19, the Commission finds that the exemptions set forth below, as applicable: are necessary and appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of the Investment Company Act; permit transactions the terms of which, including the consideration to be paid or received, are reasonable and fair and do not involve overreaching on the part of any person concerned; permit transactions under the terms of which the participation of each registered investment company is consistent with the provisions, policies, and purposes of the Investment Company Act, and not on a basis different from or less advantageous than that of other participants; and are necessary and appropriate to the exercise of the powers conferred on it by the Investment Company Act. The necessity for prompt action of the Commission does not permit prior notice of the Commission’s action. I. Time Period for the Exemptive Relief The relief provided in each of the following Sections of this Order is limited to the period from (and including) the date of this Order to (and including) the date to be specified in a public notice from Commission staff stating that the relief will terminate, which date will be at least two weeks from the date of the notice and no earlier than June 30, 2020. The Commission will continue to monitor the current situation and may PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Conditions (a) The Board of Directors of the openend fund, including a majority of the Directors who are not interested persons of the open-end fund, or the insurance company on behalf of the separate account, reasonably determines that such borrowing: (i) Is in the best interests of the registered investment company and its shareholders or unit holders; and (ii) will be for the purpose of satisfying shareholder redemptions. (b) Prior to relying on the relief for the first time, the open-end fund or separate account notifies the Commission staff via email at IM-EmergencyRelief@ sec.gov stating that it is relying on this Order. III. Interfund Lending Arrangements for Registered Investment Companies With Existing Interfund Lending Orders It is ordered, pursuant to Sections 6(c), 12(d)(1)(J), 17(b),17(d) and 38(a) of the Investment Company Act and rule 17d–1 thereunder that: For the period specified in Section I, any registered investment company currently able to rely on a Commission order permitting an interfund lending E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-88458; File No. SR-MRX-2020-07]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq MRX, LLC; Notice of Filing 
and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to the 
Removal of Obsolete Listing Rules

March 23, 2020.
    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 March 10, 2020, Nasdaq MRX, LLC (``MRX'' or ``Exchange'') filed with 
the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'' or ``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 its Rules at Options 2, Options 
Market Participants; Options 3, Section 2, Units of Trading and Meaning 
of Premium Quotes and Orders; and Options 3, Section 3, Minimum Trading 
Increments. Additionally, the Exchange proposes to add new sections at 
General 9 and Options 4B and reserve those sections.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's 
website at http://nasdaqmrx.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 Exchange proposes to amend MRX Rules at Options 2, Options 
Market Participants; Options 3, Section 2, Units of Trading and Meaning 
of Premium Quotes and Orders; and Options 3, Section 3, Minimum Trading 
Increments. Additionally, the Exchange proposes to add new sections at 
General 9 and Options 4B and reserve those sections. The various 
proposed changes will be discussed below.
Mini Options
    The Exchange has not listed Mini Options in several years and is

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proposing to delete Mini Options listing rules and other ancillary 
trading rules related to the listing of Mini Options. The Exchange 
notes that it has no open interest in Mini Options.
    Specifically, the Exchange proposes to amend the following MRX 
Rules related to Mini Options: Options 3, Section 2(c), Units of 
Trading and Meaning of Premium Quotes and Orders; and Options 3, 
Section 3, Minimum Trading Increments, at Supplementary Material .03. 
The Exchange also proposes to re-letter Options 3, Section 2(b) as (c) 
and renumber Options 3, Section 3 at Supplementary Material .04 as .03.
Foreign Currency Index
    The Exchange removed \3\ prior MRX Section 22, which was titled 
``Rate-Modified Foreign Currency Options Rules'' and governed the 
listing and trading of foreign currency options on MRX. At this time, 
the Exchange is a reference that is no longer necessary within Options 
3, Section 3, Minimum Trading Increments, at Supplementary Material 
.02, because the product is not available to be listed on MRX.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 84790 (December 11, 
2018), 83 FR 64612 (December 11, 2018) (SR-MRX-2018-38) (Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Delete 
MRX Section 22 of the Rulebook).
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Rulebook Harmonization
    The Exchange recently harmonized its Rulebook in connection with 
other Nasdaq affiliated markets. The Exchange proposes to reserve 
sections General 9 and Options 4B and certain other rules \4\ within 
the MRX Rulebook to represent the presence of rules in similar 
locations in other Nasdaq affiliated Rulebooks (e.g. Nasdaq Phlx LLC) 
\5\. The addition of these reserved sections will align the various 
Nasdaq affiliated market Rulebooks.
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    \4\ The Exchange proposes to reserve Options 2, Sections 11-14 
and Options 6, Section 8-13.
    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 88213 (February 14, 
2020), 85 FR 9859 (February 20, 2020) (SR-Phlx-2020-03) (``Phlx 
Rulebook Relocation Rule Change'').
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 
6(b) of the Act,\6\ in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 
6(b)(5) of the Act,\7\ 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.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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Mini Options
    The Exchange's proposal to removal references to the listing and 
handling of Mini Options is consistent with the Act because Mini 
Options have not been listed in several years and thereby removing the 
references to the rules would render the rules more accurate and reduce 
potential investor confusion. Also, the Exchange notes that it has no 
open interest in Mini Options. In the event that the Exchange desires 
to list Mini Options in the future, it would file a rule change with 
the Commission to adopt rules to list Mini Options.
Foreign Currency Index
    The Exchange's proposal to remove rules and references to the 
listing and handling of Foreign Currency Indexes is consistent with the 
Act because the listing rules for these products have been removed. 
Also, the Exchange notes that it has no open interest in Foreign 
Currency Indexes. In the event that the Exchange desires to list 
Foreign Currency Indexes in the future, it would file a rule change 
with the Commission.
Rulebook Harmonization
    The Exchange's proposal to reserve new sections at General 9 and 
Options 4B within the Rulebook is a non-substantive amendment which 
aligns the numbering across Nasdaq affiliated Rulebooks to provide 
market participants with an ability to more readily locate rules.

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.
Mini Options
    The Exchange's proposal to removal references to the listing and 
handling of Mini Options does not impose an undue burden on 
competition. Mini Options have not been listed in several years. Also, 
the Exchange notes that it has no open interest in Mini Options.
Foreign Currency Index
    The Exchange's proposal to removal references to the listing and 
handling of Foreign Currency Indexes does not impose an undue burden on 
competition. Foreign Currency Indexes have not been listed in several 
years. Also, the Exchange notes that it has no open interest in Foreign 
Currency Indexes.
Rulebook Harmonization
    The Exchange's proposal to add reserved sections General 9 and 
Options 4B to the Rulebook is a non-substantive amendment which aligns 
the numbering across Nasdaq affiliated Rulebooks to provide market 
participants with an ability to more readily locate rules.

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 \8\ and 
subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder.\9\
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \9\ 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.
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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 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

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     Send an email to [email protected]. Please include 
File Number SR-MRX-2020-07 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-MRX-2020-07. 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-MRX-2020-07 and should be submitted on 
or before April 17, 2020.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\10\
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    \10\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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J. Matthew DeLesDernier,
Assistant Secretary.
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