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Self-Regulatory Organizations; Fixed Income Clearing Corporation; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Technical Modifications to the Rules of the Government Securities Division

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Start Preamble June 7, 2010.

Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”),[1] notice is hereby given that on May 28, 2010, the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (“FICC”) 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 primarily by FICC. FICC filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act [2] and Rule 19b-4(f)(4) [3] thereunder so that the proposal was effective upon filing with the Commission. 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 proposed rule change will modify FICC's Government Securities Division's (“GSD”) rules pertaining to the Required Fund Deposit Deadline.

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

In its filing with the Commission, FICC 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. FICC 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

The proposed rule change makes technical corrections to certain GSD rules in order to make them consistent with FICC's rules. Specifically, in SR-FICC-2006-17, FICC amended the time of the Required Fund Deposit Deadline in the GSD's Schedule of Timeframes but failed to amend the references to that time in its rules.[4] This filing addresses these inconsistencies by adding a reference to the deadline established in the Schedule of Timeframes in those previously missed places.

FICC states that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of Section 17A of the Act [5] and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder because it makes technical corrections to the GSD rules for consistency.

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

FICC does not believe that the proposed rule change will have any impact or impose any burden on competition.

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

FICC has not solicited or received written comments relating to the proposed rule change. FICC will notify the Commission of any comments it receives.

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

The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act [6] and Rule 19b-4(f)(4) thereunder [7] because the proposed rule change effects a change in an existing service of DTC that (i) does not adversely affect the safeguarding of securities or funds in FICC's custody or control or for which it is responsible and (ii) does not significantly affect the respective rights of FICC or persons using the service. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate 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.

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

Paper Comments

  • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, Station Place, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC, 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File No. SR-FICC-2010-01. 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 Web site 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 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filings also will be available for inspection and copying at FICC's principal office and on FICC's Web site at http://ficc.com/​gov/​gov.docs.jsp?​NS-query=​#rf. 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 submission should refer to File No. SR-FICC-2010-01 and should be submitted on or before July 6, 2010.

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For the Commission by the Division of Trading and Markets pursuant to delegated authority.[8]

Florence E. Harmon,

Deputy Secretary.

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Footnotes

2.  15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).

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4.  Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55136 (Jan. 19, 2007), 72 FR 3887 (Jan. 26, 2007) (order approving proposed rule change adjusting the deadline for satisfying a clearing fund deficiency calls from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.).

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6.  Supra note 2.

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7.  Supra note 3.

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[FR Doc. 2010-14364 Filed 6-14-10; 8:45 am]

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