Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”), and Rule 19b-4 thereunder, notice is hereby given that on May 7, 2009, NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (the “Exchange”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Exchange filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Act, and Rule 19b-4(f)(3) thereunder, which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule 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 Rules of the Boston Options Exchange Group, LLC (“BOX”) to make clerical corrections to Chapter V, Section 18 of the BOX Rules. The Exchange shall implement this rule proposal immediately. The text of the proposed rule change is available from the principal office of the Exchange, at the Commission's Public Reference Room and also on the Exchange's Internet Web site at http://nasdaqomxbx.cchwallstreet.com/NASDAQOMXBX/Filings/.
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 self-regulatory organization has Start Printed Page 23909prepared 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
The Exchange proposes to make clerical corrections to the rule text of Chapter V, Section 18 of the BOX Rules and the supplementary material thereto. These changes had been previously approved by the Commission.
Subsequent to the Commission's approval of the amendments to Chapter V, Section 18 of the BOX Rules and the supplementary material thereto, the Commission approved, further amendments to Chapter V, Section 18 of the BOX Rules and the supplementary material thereto. The later amendments are currently reflected in the BOX Rules. The Exchange proposes to make clerical corrections to Supplementary Material .03, as originally proposed, and renumber current Supplementary Material .03 as Supplementary Material .04.
The Exchange believes that the proposal is consistent with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act, in general, and Section 6(b)(5) of the Act, in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities, to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts, 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. The proposed rule change will allow the Exchange to properly reflect the appropriate approved text in the BOX 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.
C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others
The Exchange has neither solicited nor received comments on the proposed rule change.
III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action
Pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act  and Rule 19b-4(f)(3) thereunder, the Exchange has designated this proposal as one that is concerned solely with the administration of the self-regulatory organization. Accordingly, the Exchange believes that its proposal should become immediately effective. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate the rule change if it appears to the Commission that the action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or would otherwise further the purposes of the Act.
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:
- Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
- Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include File Number SR-BX-2009-024 on the subject line.
- Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090.
All submissions should refer to File Number SR-BX-2009-024. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail 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 Web site (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 inspection and copying in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the self-regulatory organization. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR-BX-2009-024 and should be submitted on or before June 11, 2009.Start Signature
For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12
Florence E. Harmon,
5. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55415 (March 7, 2007), 72 FR 11411 (March 13, 2007) (SR-BSE-2006-03).Back to Citation
6. In SR-BSE-2006-56, the Commission, among other things, approved the current Supplementary Material .03 to Chapter V, Section 18 of the BOX Rules. If Supplementary Material .03, previously approved in SR-BSE-2006-03, was reflected in the BOX Rules at the time when SR-BSE-2006-56 was ultimately approved, then current Supplementary Material .03 should have been included within Section 18 as Supplementary Material .04. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56186 (August 2, 2007), 72 FR 44593 (August 8, 2007) (SR-BSE-2006-56).Back to Citation
7. The insertion of the clerical corrections to the Supplementary Material as .03 and renumbering of current Supplementary Material .03 as Supplementary Material .04 will not affect the meaning, interpretation or function of Chapter V, Section 18 of the BOX Rules or any other sections of the BOX Rules.Back to Citation
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