Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule Change To Adopt Additional Initial Listing Criteria for Companies Primarily Operating in Jurisdictions That Do Not Provide the PCAOB With the Ability To Inspect Public Accounting Firms, 17263 [2021-06668]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 61 / Thursday, April 1, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. 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–PEARL–2021–09, and should be submitted on or before April 22, 2021. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.32 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. 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: [FR Doc. 2021–06671 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] 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– PEARL–2021–09 on the subject line. Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a Proposed Rule Change To Adopt Additional Initial Listing Criteria for Companies Primarily Operating in Jurisdictions That Do Not Provide the PCAOB With the Ability To Inspect Public Accounting Firms 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–PEARL–2021–09. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Mar 31, 2021 Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–91413; File No. SRNASDAQ–2021–007] 17263 the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change is April 2, 2021. The Commission is extending this 45day time period. The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change and the comment received. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,5 designates May 17, 2021 as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR– NASDAQ–2021–007). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.6 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06668 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P March 26, 2021. On February 1, 2021, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to adopt additional initial listing criteria for companies primarily operating in jurisdictions that do not provide the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board with the ability to inspect public accounting firms. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on February 16, 2021.3 Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 4 provides that within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding, or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, 32 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C.78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 91089 (February 9, 2021), 86 FR 9549. Comment on the proposed rule change can be found at: https:// www.sec.gov/comments/sr-nasdaq-2021-007/ srnasdaq2021007.htm. 4 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Interest Rates The Small Business Administration publishes an interest rate called the optional ‘‘peg’’ rate (13 CFR 120.214) on a quarterly basis. This rate is a weighted average cost of money to the government for maturities similar to the average SBA direct loan. This rate may be used as a base rate for guaranteed fluctuating interest rate SBA loans. This rate will be 1.38 percent for the April– June quarter of FY 2021. Pursuant to 13 CFR 120.921(b), the maximum legal interest rate for any third party lender’s commercial loan which funds any portion of the cost of a 504 project (see 13 CFR 120.801) shall be 6% over the New York Prime rate or, if that exceeds the maximum interest rate permitted by the constitution or laws of a given State, the maximum interest rate will be the rate permitted by the constitution or laws of the given State. John Wade, Chief, Secondary Market Division. [FR Doc. 2021–06695 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P 5 Id. 6 17 E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(31). 01APN1

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[Release No. 34-91413; File No. SR- NASDAQ-2021-007]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC; 
Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on a 
Proposed Rule Change To Adopt Additional Initial Listing Criteria for 
Companies Primarily Operating in Jurisdictions That Do Not Provide the 
PCAOB With the Ability To Inspect Public Accounting Firms

March 26, 2021.
    On February 1, 2021, The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (``Nasdaq'' or 
``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission''), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ a 
proposed rule change to adopt additional initial listing criteria for 
companies primarily operating in jurisdictions that do not provide the 
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board with the ability to inspect 
public accounting firms. The proposed rule change was published for 
comment in the Federal Register on February 16, 2021.\3\
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C.78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 91089 (February 9, 
2021), 86 FR 9549. Comment on the proposed rule change can be found 
at: https://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-nasdaq-2021-007/srnasdaq2021007.htm.
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    Section 19(b)(2) of the Act \4\ provides that within 45 days of the 
publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or 
within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate 
if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its 
reasons for so finding, or as to which the self-regulatory organization 
consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, 
disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to 
determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 
45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change 
is April 2, 2021. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period.
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).
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    The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period 
within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has 
sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change and the comment 
received. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of 
the Act,\5\ designates May 17, 2021 as the date by which the Commission 
shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to 
determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR-
NASDAQ-2021-007).
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    \5\ Id.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\6\
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    \6\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(31).
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J. Matthew DeLesDernier,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-06668 Filed 3-31-21; 8:45 am]
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