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Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; EDGA Exchange, Inc.; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; International Securities Exchange LLC; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; New York Stock Exchange LLC; NYSE Amex LLC; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Changes Relating to Clearly Erroneous Transactions

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On June 17, 2010, each of BATS Exchange, Inc. (“BATS”), NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. (“BX”), Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (“CBOE”), Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (“CHX”), EDGA Exchange, Inc. (“EDGA”), EDGX Exchange, Inc. (“EDGX”), International Securities Exchange LLC (“ISE”), The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”), National Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NSX”), New York Stock Exchange LLC (“NYSE”), NYSE Amex LLC (“NYSE Amex”), and NYSE Arca, Inc. (“NYSE Arca”) (collectively, the “Exchanges”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) [1] of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”),[2] and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,[3] proposed rule changes to amend certain of their respective rules to set forth clearer standards and curtail their discretion with respect to breaking erroneous trades.

Section 19(b)(2) of the Act [4] provides that within thirty-five days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period as the Commission may designate up to ninety days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 35th day for the filings submitted by BATS, BX, CBOE, CHX, EDGA, EDGX, ISE, Nasdaq, NSX, NYSE, and NYSE Amex was August 2, 2010.[5] The 35th day for the filing submitted by NYSE Arca was August 3, 2010.[6] The Commission had received an extension of time from the Exchanges until August 16, 2010.[7]

The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule changes so that it has sufficient time to consider these proposed rule changes, relating to the amendment of clearly erroneous execution rules to provide greater transparency and certainty to the process of breaking trades, and the comment letters that have been submitted in connection with these filings.

Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,[8] designates August 30, 2010, as the date by which the Commission should either approve or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule changes.

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By the Commission.

Florence E. Harmon,

Deputy Secretary.

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5.  See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 62330 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36725 (June 28, 2010); 62331 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36746 (June 28, 2010); 62332 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36749 (June 28, 2010); 62333 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36759 (June 28, 2010); 62334 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36732 (June 28, 2010); 62336 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36743 (June 28, 2010); 62337 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36739 (June 28, 2010); 62338 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36762 (June 28, 2010); 62339 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36765 (June 28, 2010); 62340 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36768 (June 28, 2010); and 62342 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 36752 (June 28, 2010).

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6.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62335 (June 21, 2010), 75 FR 37494 (June 29, 2010).

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7.  The Exchanges submitted through the Commission's Electronic Form 19b-4 Filing System extensions of the time period for Commission action through August 16, 2010.

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[FR Doc. 2010-21095 Filed 8-24-10; 8:45 am]

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