Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Impressionism to Modernism: Monet to Matisse From the Bemberg Foundation” Exhibition, 30671-30672 [2021-12048]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / Notices for compliance by member IDQSs with the requirements of proposed Rule 6439. The Commission notes that, despite certain suggested modifications to the proposed rule, all three commenters supported FINRA’s proposal to enhance regulatory requirements for IDQSs.94 In addition to commenters’ suggested modifications discussed above,95 two commenters also suggested that FINRA revise Rule 6437 (Prohibition from Locking and Crossing), which currently prohibits locking and crossing quotations displayed in the same IDQS, to also prohibit locking and crossing displayed quotations between connected IDQSs.96 In its response to comments, FINRA stated that it has been actively considering whether any changes to the scope of Rule 6437 are appropriate and that it will continue to separately assess this issue outside of the context of this proposed rule change.97 The Commission agrees with FINRA that the commenters’ suggestion related to FINRA Rule 6437 is beyond the scope of the proposed rule change. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 C. Section 17B of the Act Finally, the Commission believes that the proposed rule change to rescind the rules related to the OTCBB and cease its operation and adopt proposed Rule 6439 to expand the obligations of member IDQSs that display quotations in OTC Equity Securities is consistent with Section 17B of the Act.98 FINRA has operated the OTCBB pursuant to the Commission’s obligations under Section 17B of the Act to facilitate the widespread dissemination of quotation information for penny stocks through an automated quotation system operated by a registered securities association.99 When Congress enacted Section 17B, it found that there was a lack of reliable and accurate quotation and last sale information in the markets for penny stocks.100 As such, Section 17B was designed to remedy inefficiencies and address regulatory concerns caused by this lack of reliable market information about penny stocks traded OTC, and Congress found that a fully 94 See, generally, OTC Link Letter 1, STANY Letter and Global OTC Letter, supra note 11. 95 See supra notes 68, 78–79, and 81 and accompanying text. 96 See STANY Letter, supra note 11, at 3; OTC Link Letter 1, supra note 11, at 4–5. 97 See FINRA Letter 1, supra note 12, at 6. 98 15 U.S.C. 78q–2. See also supra note 20. Section 17B was enacted by Congress as part of the Penny Stock Act, which was designed to remedy inefficiencies and address regulatory concerns caused by the lack of reliable market information on penny stocks traded OTC. 99 See 15 U.S.C. 78q–2(b). See also OTCBB Designation Letter, supra note 20. 100 See 15 U.S.C. 78q–2(a)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 implemented automated quotation system for penny stocks would meet the information needs of investors and market participants and add visibility and regulatory and surveillance data to that market.101 Based on how the OTC market has evolved since the adoption of Section 17B,102 the Commission believes that the OTCBB no longer furthers the goals and objectives of Section 17B of the Exchange Act because it no longer is utilized as a source of quotation information for those OTC Equity Securities that meet the definition of ‘‘penny stock.’’ 103 Rather, member IDQSs currently collect and disseminate all quotation information in OTC Equity Securities, including penny stocks, and make such quotation information available to investors and market participants.104 Therefore, the Commission finds that discontinuing dissemination of potentially incomplete and misleading quotation information from the marketplace by ceasing operation of the OTCBB, while at the same time implementing enhanced requirements for member IDQSs on or through which quotations in OTC Equity Securities, including penny stocks, are currently displayed, as set forth in proposed Rule 6439, best serves and promotes the goals of Section 17B of the Act with respect to the widespread availability of quotation information in penny stocks.105 FINRA has represented that, in advance of the discontinuance of the OTCBB, FINRA will take steps to ensure a smooth transition for issuers and members.106 Specifically, although there are no members currently using the OTCBB, FINRA will publicize announcements through its website.107 In addition, FINRA has represented that, following the cessation of the OTCBB, FINRA will continue to assess the widespread availability of quotation transparency to investors and market 101 See 15 U.S.C. 78q–2(a)(3). Public Law 101–429, 104 Stat. 931 (1990). 103 See supra notes 60–64 and accompanying text. As noted above, the universe of securities historically quoted in the OTCBB included penny stocks as well as higher priced OTC Equity Securities. See supra note 66. 104 See Notice, supra note 3, at 63318. 105 See supra note 20 and 66. As discussed above, the Commission previously designated the OTCBB as a QEQS for purposes of the Penny Stock Rules. In connection with FINRA’s cessation of the OTCBB, FINRA has stated that it intends to request that the Commission designate the FINRA OTC Reporting Facility (see infra note 109 and accompanying text), together with any FINRAmember IDQS, as a QEQS for purposes of the Penny Stock Rules. See supra note 66. 106 See Notice, supra note 3, at 63319. 107 See id. FINRA represents that there currently are no OTCBB symbols. See id., at 63319, n.37. 102 See PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30671 participants through non-SRO sources on a regular basis, and if the availability of quotation information to investors declines, FINRA will revisit and, if necessary, file a proposed rule change to establish an SRO-operated IDQS (or other measure) to facilitate the type of widespread quotation transparency described in Section 17B of the Act.108 Finally, FINRA will continue to centralize last sale transaction reporting in OTC Equity Securities, including for penny stock transactions, through the FINRA OTC Reporting Facility (‘‘ORF’’), a FINRA-operated system that provides last sale information on OTC Equity Securities.109 Thus, following cessation of the OTCBB, member IDQSs subject to proposed Rule 6439 will continue to collect and disseminate quotation information for OTC Equity Securities, including penny stocks, while the ORF will continue to collect and disseminate real-time last sale price and volume information for OTC Equity Securities, including penny stocks. IV. Conclusion It is therefore ordered that, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,110 the proposed rule change (SR–FINRA– 2020–031), as modified by Amendment No. 2, be, and hereby is, approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.111 J. Matthew DeLesDernier, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–12026 Filed 6–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11439] Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Impressionism to Modernism: Monet to Matisse From the Bemberg Foundation’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for temporary display in the SUMMARY: 108 See id. FINRA Rule 6600 and 7300 Series (OTC Reporting Facility). FINRA members generally are required to report trades in OTC Equity Securities to the ORF within 10 seconds of execution and FINRA widely disseminates this transaction information in real-time. See FINRA Rule 6622 (Transaction Reporting). See also Notice, supra note 3, at 63318, n.36. 110 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 111 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 109 See E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 30672 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / Notices exhibition ‘‘Impressionism to Modernism: Monet to Matisse from the Bemberg Foundation’’ at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their temporary exhibition or display within the United States as aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. Chi D. Tran, Program Administrator, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/ PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Matthew R. Lussenhop, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2021–12048 Filed 6–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P STATE JUSTICE INSTITUTE SJI Board of Directors Meeting AGENCY: ACTION: State Justice Institute. Notice of meeting. The SJI Board of Directors will be meeting on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. The purpose of this meeting is to consider grant applications for the 3rd quarter of FY 2021, and other business. SUMMARY: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Mattiello, Executive Director, State Justice Institute, 12700 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 340, Fairfax, VA 22033, 703–660–4979, contact@sji.gov. Jonathan D. Mattiello, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2021–12015 Filed 6–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–SC–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0007] I. Public Participation Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 9, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11439]


Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Being 
Imported for Exhibition--Determinations: ``Impressionism to Modernism: 
Monet to Matisse From the Bemberg Foundation'' Exhibition

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I 
hereby determine that certain objects being imported from abroad 
pursuant to an agreement with their foreign owner or custodian for 
temporary display in the

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exhibition ``Impressionism to Modernism: Monet to Matisse from the 
Bemberg Foundation'' at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, 
Texas, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be 
determined, are of cultural significance, and, further, that their 
temporary exhibition or display within the United States as 
aforementioned is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public 
Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chi D. Tran, Program Administrator, 
Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-
632-6471; email: [email protected]). The mailing address is U.S. 
Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made 
pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 
(79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 
1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 
Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of 
Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 
236-3 of August 28, 2000.

Matthew R. Lussenhop,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2021-12048 Filed 6-8-21; 8:45 am]
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