Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE American LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the NYSE American Equities Price List and Fee Schedule and the NYSE American Options Fee Schedule, 24036-24038 [2021-09441]

Download as PDF 24036 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 5, 2021 / Notices under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 17 of the Act 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: 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– NYSENAT–2021–10 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–NYSENAT–2021–10. 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–NYSENAT–2021–10 and 17 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:06 May 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 should be submitted on or before May 26, 2021. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–09449 Filed 5–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–91712; File No. SR– NYSEAMER–2021–22] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE American LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the NYSE American Equities Price List and Fee Schedule and the NYSE American Options Fee Schedule April 29, 2021. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that on April 16, 2021, NYSE American LLC (‘‘NYSE American’’ or the ‘‘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 self-regulatory organization. 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 the NYSE American Equities Price List and Fee Schedule and the NYSE American Options Fee Schedule (together, the ‘‘Price List and Fee Schedule’’) regarding colocation services and fees to add further specificity as to how monthly fees for dedicated cabinets are calculated. The proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at www.nyse.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 self-regulatory organization included 18 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 15 U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 those 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 parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend its Price List and Fee Schedule regarding colocation services and fees 4 to add further specificity as to how monthly fees for dedicated cabinets are calculated. The proposed change is not substantive and would not change the amount or structure of the fees. The Exchange offers Users 5 dedicated and partial cabinets to house their servers and other equipment.6 Each dedicated cabinet has a standard power allocation of either 4 kilowatts (‘‘kW’’) or 8 kW, but additional power can be added if the User requests.7 Users may request that such additional power be allocated to a dedicated cabinet when it is first set up or later. A User pays a monthly fee based on the power allocated to its dedicated cabinets. As previously indicated,8 the 4 The Exchange initially filed rule changes relating to its co-location services with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) in 2010. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62961 (September 21, 2010), 75 FR 59299 (September 27, 2010) (SR–NYSEAmex-2010– 80). The Exchange is an indirect subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (‘‘ICE’’). Through its ICE Data Services business, ICE operates a data center in Mahwah, New Jersey, from which the Exchange provides co-location services to Users. 5 For purposes of the Exchange’s co-location services, a ‘‘User’’ means any market participant that requests to receive co-location services directly from the Exchange. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 76009 (September 29, 2015), 80 FR 60213 (October 5, 2015) (SR–NYSEMKT–2015–67). As specified in the Price List and Fee Schedule, a User that incurs co-location fees for a particular colocation service pursuant thereto would not be subject to co-location fees for the same co-location service charged by the Exchange’s affiliates New York Stock Exchange LLC, NYSE Arca, Inc., NYSE Chicago, Inc., and NYSE National, Inc. (together, the ‘‘Affiliate SROs’’). Each Affiliate SRO has submitted substantially the same proposed rule change to propose the changes described herein. See SR–NYSE–2021–26, SR–NYSEArca-2021–26, SR–NYSECHX–2021–08, and SR–NYSENAT–2021– 10 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 71131 (December 18, 2013), 78 FR 77750 (December 24, 2013) (SR–NYSEMKT–2013–103). 7 Presently, the maximum amount of power that can be allocated to one dedicated cabinet is 15 kW. 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65239 (August 31, 2011), 76 FR 55435 (September 7, 2011) (SR–NYSEAmex-2011–66). E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 5, 2021 / Notices tiered fee is based on the total kWs allocated to all of a User’s dedicated cabinets, not the kWs allocated to an individual dedicated cabinet. For example, a User that has two dedicated cabinets with a total power allocation of 12 kW has a monthly charge of $1,200 per kW for the first eight kW and $1,050 per kW for the next four kW (between 9 kW and 12 kW), for a total of $13,800, irrespective of how the User divides the 12 kW between its two cabinets. To further clarify how the fees are calculated, in a non-substantive change, the Exchange proposes to make the following edits to the Price List and Fee Schedule: • Revise the title ‘‘Monthly Fee per Cabinet’’ to read ‘‘Monthly Fee for Cabinets’’; and • under the heading ‘‘Dedicated Cabinet,’’ add the following text: ‘‘Monthly fee is based on total kWs allocated to all of a User’s dedicated cabinets’’. The Exchange does not propose to change the fees. Application and Impact of the Proposed Changes The proposed change is not expected to have any impact on Users. Users are currently subject to the described services and fees, none of which is new or novel. Current Users would not incur any new or changed fees and the Exchange does not expect to attract any new Users as a result of the proposed change. The change would simply add clarity to the Price List and Fee Schedule concerning the monthly fee for dedicated cabinets. The proposed change is not targeted at, or expected to be limited in applicability to, a specific segment of market participant, as colocation is available to any market participant that wishes to be a User. The proposed change is not otherwise intended to address any other issues, and the Exchange is not aware of any problems that member organizations would have in complying with the proposed change. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,9 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,10 in particular, because 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 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 11 15 10 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:06 May 04, 2021 regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, 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 and because it is not designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. The Exchange further believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,11 because it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members and issuers and other persons using its facilities and does not unfairly discriminate between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is reasonable because it would add clarity to the Price List and Fee Schedule regarding how the monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is calculated, clarifying that the monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is based on the aggregate number of kW allocated to all the User’s dedicated cabinets, and not charged on a per-cabinet basis. It would add detail previously stated in rule filings with the Commission 12 to the Price List and Fee Schedule. Doing so would remove impediments to, and perfecting the mechanisms of, a free and open market and a national market system and, in general, protecting investors and the public interest because the change would add clarity and transparency to the Exchange rules, alleviating potential investor or market participant confusion. The proposed change is equitable, as it would add clarity for all market participants with respect to how the monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is calculated. At the same time, it is a nonsubstantive change that would not impact the services available to Users or the fees charged for such services. The Exchange does not expect to attract any new Users as a result of the proposed change. The proposed change is not expected to have any impact on Users. Users are currently subject to the described services and fees, none of which is new or novel. For the reasons above, the proposed changes do not unfairly discriminate between or among market participants that are otherwise capable of satisfying any applicable colocation fees, requirements, terms, and conditions established from time to time by the Exchange. U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). 76 FR 55435, supra note 8. For these reasons, the Exchange believes that the proposal is consistent with the Act. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition In accordance with Section 6(b)(8) of the Act,13 the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will not impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act because it is ministerial in nature and is not designed to have any competitive impact. Rather, the change would simply add clarity to the Price List and Fee Schedule regarding how the monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is calculated, clarifying that the monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is based on the aggregate number of kW allocated to all the User’s dedicated cabinets, and not charged on a per-cabinet basis. The change would add clarity and transparency to the Exchange rules, alleviating potential investor or market participant confusion. For the reasons described above, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change reflects this competitive environment. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 14 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.15 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.16 13 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(8). U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 15 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 16 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 14 15 12 See Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24037 Continued E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 24038 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 5, 2021 / Notices 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) 17 of the Act 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: 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– NYSEAMER–2021–22 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–NYSEAMER–2021–22. 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, 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. 17 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:06 May 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 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–NYSEAMER–2021–22 and should be submitted on or before May 26, 2021. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–09441 Filed 5–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–91705; File No. SR–NYSE– 2021–28] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Extend the Effective Date in Commentary .10 Under NYSE Rule 1210 April 29, 2021. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Exchange Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that on April 19, 2021, New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’ or the ‘‘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 self-regulatory organization. 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 a rule change to extend the effective date in Commentary .10 (Temporary Extension of the Limited Period for Registered Persons to Function as Principals) under NYSE Rule 1210 (Registration 18 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 15 U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Requirements) applicable to member organizations, from April 30, 2021 to June 30, 2021. The Exchange does not anticipate providing any further extensions to the temporary relief identified in this proposed rule change beyond June 30, 2021.4 The proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s website at www.nyse.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 self-regulatory organization 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 extend the effective date in Commentary .10 (Temporary Extension of the Limited Period for Registered Persons to Function as Principals) under NYSE Rule 1210 (Registration Requirements) applicable to member organizations,5 from April 30, 2021 to June 30, 2021. The proposed rule change would extend the 120-day period that certain individuals can function as a principal without having successfully passed an appropriate qualification examination through June 30, 2021, and would apply only to those individuals who were designated to function as a principal 4 If due to unforeseen circumstances a further extension is necessary, the Exchange will submit a separate rule filing to further extend the temporary relief. 5 The term ‘‘member organization’’ means a registered broker or dealer (unless exempt pursuant to the Exchange Act), including sole proprietors, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, corporations, and limited liability corporations, approved by the Exchange pursuant to NYSE Rule 311. A registered broker or dealer must also be approved by the Exchange and authorized to designate an associated natural person to effect transactions on the floor of the Exchange or any facility thereof. See NYSE Rule 2(b)(i). The term ‘‘member organization’’ also includes any registered broker or dealer which does not own a trading license and agrees to be regulated by the Exchange as a member organization and which the Exchange has agreed to regulate. See NYSE Rule 2(b)(ii). E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 5, 2021)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-91712; File No. SR-NYSEAMER-2021-22]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE American LLC; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the 
NYSE American Equities Price List and Fee Schedule and the NYSE 
American Options Fee Schedule

April 29, 2021.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) \1\ of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (the ``Act'') \2\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\3\ notice is hereby 
given that on April 16, 2021, NYSE American LLC (``NYSE American'' or 
the ``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 self-regulatory 
organization. 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\ 15 U.S.C. 78a.
    \3\ 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 the NYSE American Equities Price 
List and Fee Schedule and the NYSE American Options Fee Schedule 
(together, the ``Price List and Fee Schedule'') regarding colocation 
services and fees to add further specificity as to how monthly fees for 
dedicated cabinets are calculated. The proposed rule change is 
available on the Exchange's website at www.nyse.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 self-regulatory organization 
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 those 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 parts of such statements.

A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and the 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to amend its Price List and Fee Schedule 
regarding colocation services and fees \4\ to add further specificity 
as to how monthly fees for dedicated cabinets are calculated. The 
proposed change is not substantive and would not change the amount or 
structure of the fees.
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    \4\ The Exchange initially filed rule changes relating to its 
co-location services with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') in 2010. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 
62961 (September 21, 2010), 75 FR 59299 (September 27, 2010) (SR-
NYSEAmex-2010-80). The Exchange is an indirect subsidiary of 
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (``ICE''). Through its ICE Data 
Services business, ICE operates a data center in Mahwah, New Jersey, 
from which the Exchange provides co-location services to Users.
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    The Exchange offers Users \5\ dedicated and partial cabinets to 
house their servers and other equipment.\6\ Each dedicated cabinet has 
a standard power allocation of either 4 kilowatts (``kW'') or 8 kW, but 
additional power can be added if the User requests.\7\ Users may 
request that such additional power be allocated to a dedicated cabinet 
when it is first set up or later.
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    \5\ For purposes of the Exchange's co-location services, a 
``User'' means any market participant that requests to receive co-
location services directly from the Exchange. See Securities 
Exchange Act Release No. 76009 (September 29, 2015), 80 FR 60213 
(October 5, 2015) (SR-NYSEMKT-2015-67). As specified in the Price 
List and Fee Schedule, a User that incurs co-location fees for a 
particular co-location service pursuant thereto would not be subject 
to co-location fees for the same co-location service charged by the 
Exchange's affiliates New York Stock Exchange LLC, NYSE Arca, Inc., 
NYSE Chicago, Inc., and NYSE National, Inc. (together, the 
``Affiliate SROs''). Each Affiliate SRO has submitted substantially 
the same proposed rule change to propose the changes described 
herein. See SR-NYSE-2021-26, SR-NYSEArca-2021-26, SR-NYSECHX-2021-
08, and SR-NYSENAT-2021-10
    \6\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 71131 (December 18, 
2013), 78 FR 77750 (December 24, 2013) (SR-NYSEMKT-2013-103).
    \7\ Presently, the maximum amount of power that can be allocated 
to one dedicated cabinet is 15 kW.
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    A User pays a monthly fee based on the power allocated to its 
dedicated cabinets. As previously indicated,\8\ the

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tiered fee is based on the total kWs allocated to all of a User's 
dedicated cabinets, not the kWs allocated to an individual dedicated 
cabinet. For example, a User that has two dedicated cabinets with a 
total power allocation of 12 kW has a monthly charge of $1,200 per kW 
for the first eight kW and $1,050 per kW for the next four kW (between 
9 kW and 12 kW), for a total of $13,800, irrespective of how the User 
divides the 12 kW between its two cabinets.
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    \8\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65239 (August 31, 
2011), 76 FR 55435 (September 7, 2011) (SR-NYSEAmex-2011-66).
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    To further clarify how the fees are calculated, in a non-
substantive change, the Exchange proposes to make the following edits 
to the Price List and Fee Schedule:
     Revise the title ``Monthly Fee per Cabinet'' to read 
``Monthly Fee for Cabinets''; and
     under the heading ``Dedicated Cabinet,'' add the following 
text: ``Monthly fee is based on total kWs allocated to all of a User's 
dedicated cabinets''.
    The Exchange does not propose to change the fees.
Application and Impact of the Proposed Changes
    The proposed change is not expected to have any impact on Users. 
Users are currently subject to the described services and fees, none of 
which is new or novel. Current Users would not incur any new or changed 
fees and the Exchange does not expect to attract any new Users as a 
result of the proposed change. The change would simply add clarity to 
the Price List and Fee Schedule concerning the monthly fee for 
dedicated cabinets.
    The proposed change is not targeted at, or expected to be limited 
in applicability to, a specific segment of market participant, as 
colocation is available to any market participant that wishes to be a 
User.
    The proposed change is not otherwise intended to address any other 
issues, and the Exchange is not aware of any problems that member 
organizations would have in complying with the proposed change.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Act,\9\ in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\10\ in particular, because 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 regulating, 
clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and 
facilitating transactions in securities, 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 
and because it is not designed to permit unfair discrimination between 
customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. The Exchange further believes 
that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(4) of the 
Act,\11\ because it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable 
dues, fees, and other charges among its members and issuers and other 
persons using its facilities and does not unfairly discriminate between 
customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4).
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    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is reasonable 
because it would add clarity to the Price List and Fee Schedule 
regarding how the monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is calculated, 
clarifying that the monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is based on the 
aggregate number of kW allocated to all the User's dedicated cabinets, 
and not charged on a per-cabinet basis. It would add detail previously 
stated in rule filings with the Commission \12\ to the Price List and 
Fee Schedule. Doing so would remove impediments to, and perfecting the 
mechanisms of, a free and open market and a national market system and, 
in general, protecting investors and the public interest because the 
change would add clarity and transparency to the Exchange rules, 
alleviating potential investor or market participant confusion.
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    The proposed change is equitable, as it would add clarity for all 
market participants with respect to how the monthly fee for dedicated 
cabinets is calculated. At the same time, it is a non-substantive 
change that would not impact the services available to Users or the 
fees charged for such services. The Exchange does not expect to attract 
any new Users as a result of the proposed change. The proposed change 
is not expected to have any impact on Users. Users are currently 
subject to the described services and fees, none of which is new or 
novel.
    For the reasons above, the proposed changes do not unfairly 
discriminate between or among market participants that are otherwise 
capable of satisfying any applicable colocation fees, requirements, 
terms, and conditions established from time to time by the Exchange.
    For these reasons, the Exchange believes that the proposal is 
consistent with the Act.

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

    In accordance with Section 6(b)(8) of the Act,\13\ the Exchange 
believes that the proposed rule change will not impose any burden on 
competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the 
purposes of the Act because it is ministerial in nature and is not 
designed to have any competitive impact. Rather, the change would 
simply add clarity to the Price List and Fee Schedule regarding how the 
monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is calculated, clarifying that the 
monthly fee for dedicated cabinets is based on the aggregate number of 
kW allocated to all the User's dedicated cabinets, and not charged on a 
per-cabinet basis. The change would add clarity and transparency to the 
Exchange rules, alleviating potential investor or market participant 
confusion.
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    \13\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(8).
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    For the reasons described above, the Exchange believes that the 
proposed rule change reflects this competitive environment.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the 
proposed rule change.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \14\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\15\ 
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.\16\
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    \14\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \15\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \16\ 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 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) \17\ of the Act to determine whether the proposed 
rule change should be approved or disapproved.
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    \17\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B).
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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 [email protected]. Please include 
File Number SR-NYSEAMER-2021-22 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-NYSEAMER-2021-22. 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-NYSEAMER-2021-22 and should be submitted 
on or before May 26, 2021.
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    \18\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\18\
J. Matthew DeLesDernier,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-09441 Filed 5-4-21; 8:45 am]
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