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Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Extension of the Comment Period for the Proposed Rule Change by the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; Relating to Nasdaq's Proposed Separation From the NASD and the Establishment of the NASD Alternative Display Facility

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Start Preamble January 14, 2002.

On December 7, 2001, the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (“NASD” or “Association”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), a proposed rule change, pursuant to section 19(b)(1)[1] of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,[2] relating to The Nasdaq Stock Market's proposed separation from the NASD and the establishment of the NASD Alternative Display Facility. A complete description of the proposed rule change is found in the notice of filing, which was published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2002.[3] The comment period expires January 21, 2002. The Commission has decided to extend the comment period pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the Act.[4] Accordingly, the comment period shall be extending until January 24, 2002.[5]

Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and Start Printed Page 3253arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Persons making written submissions should file six copies thereof with the Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20549-0609. 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 inspection and copying in the Commission's Public Reference Room. Copies of such filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the NASD. All submissions should refer to File No. SR-NASD-2001-90 and should be submitted by January 24, 2002.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.[6]

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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3.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 45156 (December 14, 2001), 67 FR 388.

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5.  The Commission orginially had intended to provide for the full 21-day comment period. Due to delays in publication, however, the comment period was inadvertently shortened.

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[FR Doc. 02-1622 Filed 1-22-02; 8:45 am]

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