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AGENCY:

Securities and Exchange Commission.

ACTION:

Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY:

The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing an agenda of its rulemaking actions pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), (Pub. L. No. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164) (Sep. 19, 1980). Information in the agenda was accurate on March 3, 2011, the day on which the Commission's staff completed compilation of the data. To the extent possible, rulemaking actions by the Commission since that date have been reflected in the agenda. The Commission invites questions and public comment on the agenda and on the individual agenda entries.

The Commission is now printing in the Federal Register, along with our preamble, only those agenda entries for which we have indicated that preparation of a Regulatory Flexibility Act analysis is required.

The Commission's complete RFA agenda will be available online at http://www.reginfo.gov.

DATES:

Comments should be received on or before June 30, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

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, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File No. S7-09-11. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help us 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/​other.shtml). Comments are also available for website 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. All comments received will be posted without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Anne Sullivan, Office of the General Counsel, 202-551-5019.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The RFA requires each Federal agency, during April and October of each year, to publish in the Federal Register an agenda identifying rules that the agency expects to consider in the next 12 months that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (5 U.S.C. 602(a)). The RFA specifically provides that publication of the agenda does not preclude an agency from considering or acting on any matter not included in the agenda and that an agency is not required to consider or act on any matter that is included in the agenda (5 U.S.C. 602(d)). Actions that do not have an estimated date are placed in the long-term category; the Commission may nevertheless act on items in that category within the next 12 months. The agenda includes new entries, entries carried over from prior publications, and rulemaking actions that have been completed (or withdrawn) since publication of the last agenda.

The following abbreviations for the acts administered by the Commission are used in the agenda:

“Securities Act”—Securities Act of 1933

“Exchange Act”—Securities Exchange Act of 1934

“Investment Company Act”—Investment Company Act of 1940

“Investment Advisers Act”—Investment Advisers Act of 1940

“Dodd-Frank Act”—Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

The Commission invites public comment on the agenda and on the individual agenda entries.

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By the Commission.

Dated: March 3, 2011.

Elizabeth M. Murphy,

Secretary.

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Division of Corporation Finance—Proposed Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
451Voluntary Filers3235-AK59
452Disqualification of Felons and Other “Bad Actors” From Rule 506 Offerings3235-AK97
453Risk Disclosures3235-AK58

Division of Corporation Finance—Final Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
454Proxy Solicitation Enhancements3235-AK28
455Short-term Borrowings3235-AK72
456Conflict Minerals3235-AK84
457Disclosure of Payments By Resource Extraction Issuers3235-AK85
458Listing Standards for Compensation Committees3235-AK95
459Net Worth Standard for Accredited Investors3235-AK90
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Division of Corporation Finance—Completed Actions

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
460Shareholder Approval of Executive Compensation and Golden Parachute Compensation3235-AK68

Division of Investment Management—Final Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
461References to Credit Ratings in Certain Investment Company Act Rules and Forms3235-AL02

Division of Investment Management—Completed Actions

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
462Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades With Certain Advisory Clients3235-AJ96

Division of Trading and Markets—Proposed Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
463Amendments to Rule 17a-53235-AK56
464Publication or Submission of Quotations Without Specified Information3235-AH40

Division of Trading and Markets—Final Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
465Transitional Registration as a Municipal Advisor3235-AK69
466Consolidated Audit Trail3235-AK51
467Proposed Rules for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations3235-AK14

Division of Trading and Markets—Long-Term Actions

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
468Confirmation of Transactions in Open-End Management Investment Company Shares, Unit Investment Trust Interests, and Municipal Fund Securities Used for Education Savings3235-AJ11
469Point-of-Sale Disclosure of Purchases in Open-End Management Investment Company Shares, Unit Investment Trust Interests, and Municipal Fund Securities Used for Education Savings3235-AJ12
470Rule 15c-100: Schedule 15C3235-AJ13
471Rule 15c-101: Schedule 15D3235-AJ14
472Processing of Reorganization Events, Tender Offers, and Exchange Offers3235-AH53

Division of Trading and Markets—Completed Actions

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
473Risk Management Controls for Brokers or Dealers With Market Access3235-AK53

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Corporation Finance

Proposed Rule Stage

451. Voluntary Filers

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

Abstract: The Division is considering recommending that the Commission propose amendments to require registrants who do not have a filing obligation under the Exchange Act to file any reports with the Commission in compliance with Commission rules.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM03/00/12

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Sean Harrison, Division of Corporation Finance, Start Printed Page 40210Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-3430.

RIN: 3235-AK59

452. • Disqualification of Felons and Other “Bad Actors” From Rule 506 Offerings

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77c(a); 15 U.S.C. 77d; 15 U.S.C. 77s; 15 U.S.C. 77z-3

Abstract: The Commission has acted to implement section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Act by proposing rules to disqualify securities offerings involving certain “bad actors” from eligibility for the exemptions under Rule 506 of Regulation D.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM06/01/1176 FR 31518
NPRM Comment Period End07/14/11
Final Action07/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Johanna Vega Losert, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20845, Phone: 202 551-3460, E-mail: losertj@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK97

453. Risk Disclosures

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

Abstract: The Division is considering recommending that the Commission propose amendments to its rules and forms to consolidate and enhance the risk disclosures provided by registrants.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM03/00/12

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Jennifer Zepralka, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-3430.

RIN: 3235-AK58

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Corporation Finance

Final Rule Stage

454. Proxy Solicitation Enhancements

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78n

Abstract: The Commission adopted amendments in December 2009 to enhance proxy disclosures. In the proposing release for those rules, the Commission also proposed further amendments to its proxy rules to clarify the manner in which they operate and address issues that have arisen in the proxy solicitation process. The Division is considering recommending that the Commission adopt amendments relating to the outstanding proposals.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM07/17/0974 FR 35076
NPRM Comment Period End09/15/09
Final Rule12/23/0974 FR 68334
Final Rule Effective02/28/10
Final Action12/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Mark W. Green, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549-0301, Phone: 202 551-3440, E-mail: greenm@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK28

455. • Short-Term Borrowings

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.; 15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.

Abstract: The Commission proposed revisions to rules to enhance the disclosure that registrants provide about short-term borrowings.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM09/28/1075 FR 59866
NPRM Comment Period End11/29/10
Final Action06/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Christina Padden, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-3435, E-mail: paddenc@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK72

456. • Conflict Minerals

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77g; 15 U.S.C. 77j; 15 U.S.C. 77s; 15 U.S.C. 78l; 15 U.S.C. 78m; 15 U.S.C. 78o; 15 U.S.C. 78w; PL. 111-203 sec 1502

Abstract: The Commission proposed amendments to forms and rules to implement the requirements of section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The proposed amendments would require any reporting issuer for which conflict minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by that issuer to disclose in its annual report whether its conflict minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. If so, the issuer would be required to furnish a separate report as an exhibit to the annual report that includes, among other matters, a description of the measures taken by the issuer to exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of its conflict minerals.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM12/23/1075 FR 80948
NPRM Comment Period End01/31/11
NPRM Comment Period Extended02/03/1176 FR 6110
NPRM Comment Period Extended End03/02/11
Final Action07/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: John Fieldsend, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-3430, E-mail: fieldsendj@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK84

457. • Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78q; Pub. L. 203-111 sec 1504

Abstract: The Commission proposed rules pursuant to section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which added section 13(q) to the Exchange Act. Section 13(q) requires the Commission to adopt rules requiring resource extraction issuers to disclose in their annual reports filed with the Commission payments made to foreign governments or the U.S. federal government for the purpose of the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM12/23/1075 FR 80978
NPRM Comment Period End01/31/11
NPRM Comment Period Extended02/03/1176 FR 6111
NPRM Comment Period Extended End03/02/11
Final Action07/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.Start Printed Page 40211

Agency Contact: Elliot Staffin, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-3243, E-mail: staffine@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK85

458. • Listing Standards for Compensation Committees

Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-203 sec 952; 15 U.S.C. 78j-3

Abstract: The Commission proposed a new rule and rule amendments to implement the provisions of section 10C of the Exchange Act, which was added by section 952 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Section 10C requires the Commission to adopt rules directing the national securities exchanges and national securities associations to adopt certain listing standards with respect to compensation committees and compensation advisors. Section 10C of the Exchange Act requires the Commission to adopt new disclosure rules concerning the use of compensation consultants and conflicts of interest.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM04/06/1176 FR 18966
NPRM Comment Period End04/29/11
Final Action07/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Sean Harrison, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-3430, E-mail: harrisons@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK95

459. • Net Worth Standard for Accredited Investors

Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-203 sec 413(a); 15 U.S.C. 77c(b); 15 U.S.C. 77d(2)

Abstract: The Commission proposed amendments to the accredited investor standards in its rules under the Securities Act to reflect the requirements of section 413(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act. Section 413(a) requires the definitions of “accredited investor” in Securities Act rules to exclude the value of a person's primary residence for purposes of determining whether the person qualifies as an “accredited investor” on the basis of having a net worth in excess of $1 million. The Commission also proposed technical amendments to Form D and a number of its rules to conform them to the language of section 413(a) and to correct cross-references to former section 4(6) of the Securities Act, which was renumbered section 4(5) by section 944 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM01/31/1176 FR 5307
NPRM Comment Period End03/11/11
Final Action06/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Anthony G. Barone, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-3460.

RIN: 3235-AK90

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Corporation Finance

Completed Actions

460. Shareholder Approval of Executive Compensation and Golden Parachute Compensation

Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-203 sec 951; 15 U.S.C. 78c(b); 15 U.S.C. 78m; 15 U.S.C. 78n; 15 U.S.C. 78w(a); 15 U.S.C. 78mm

Abstract: The Commission adopted revisions to the proxy rules to implement section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires issuers to conduct a separate shareholder advisory vote: (1) to approve the compensation of executives; (2) to determine how often they will conduct such votes and (3) to approve golden parachute compensation arrangements when issuers are soliciting votes to approve merger or acquisition transactions.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM10/28/1075 FR 66590
NPRM Comment Period End11/18/10
Final Action02/02/1176 FR 6010
Final Action Effective04/04/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Scott Hodgdon, Division of Corporation Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-3430.

RIN: 3235-AK68

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Investment Management

Final Rule Stage

461. • References to Credit Ratings in Certain Investment Company Act Rules and Forms

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

Abstract: The Commission proposed to amend two rules (Rules 2a-1 and 5b-3) and four forms (Forms N-2A, N-2, N-3, and N-MFP) under the Investment Company Act that reference credit ratings and propose a new rule under the Act that would set forth a credit quality standard in place of a credit rating removed by the Dodd-Frank Act from section 6(a)(5)(A)(iv)(1) of the Investment Company Act. These proposals would give effect to provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that require removing credit ratings from Commission regulations and adopting a credit quality standard to replace the statutory credit rating references eliminated by the Dodd-Frank Act.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM03/09/1176 FR 12896
NPRM Comment Period End04/25/11
Final Action07/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Anu Dubey, Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-6792.

RIN: 3235-AL02

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Investment Management

Completed Actions

462. Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades With Certain Advisory Clients

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 80b-6a; 15 U.S.C. 80b-11(a)

Abstract: The Commission adopted an amendment to extend the sunset date of Rule 206(3)-3T, a rule that provides investment advisers who are also registered broker-dealers an alternative means of compliance with the principal trading restrictions in section 206(3) of the Investment Advisers Act.

Timetable: Start Printed Page 40212

ActionDateFR Cite
Interim Final Temporary Rule09/28/0772 FR 55022
Interim Final Rule Effective09/30/07
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End11/30/07
Final Rule12/30/0974 FR 69009
Final Rule Effective12/30/09
NPRM12/06/1075 FR 75650
NPRM Comment Period End12/20/10
Temporary Final Rule12/30/1075 FR 82236
Temporary Final Rule Effective12/30/10

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Matthew Goldin, Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-6726, Fax: 202 772-9284, E-mail: goldinm@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AJ96

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Trading and Markets

Proposed Rule Stage

463. Amendments to Rule 17A-5

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78q

Abstract: The Division is considering recommending that the Commission propose amendments to Rule 17a-5 dealing with, among other things, broker-dealer custody of assets.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM06/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Rebekah Goshorn, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5514, Fax: 202 772-9333, E-mail: goshornr@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK56

464. Publication or Submission of Quotations Without Specified Information

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78c; 15 U.S.C. 78j(b); 15 U.S.C. 78o(c); 15 U.S.C. 78o(g); 15 U.S.C. 78q(a); 15 U.S.C. 78w(a)

Abstract: As part of its efforts to respond to fraud and manipulation in the microcap securities market, the Commission proposed amendments to Rule 15c2-11. These amendments would limit the rule's piggyback provision and increase public availability of issuer information. The amendments would expand the information review requirements for non-reporting issuers and the documentation required for significant relationships between the broker-dealer and the issuer of the security to be quoted. Finally, the amendments would exclude from the rule securities of larger, more liquid issuers.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM02/25/9863 FR 9661
NPRM Comment Period End04/27/98
Second NPRM03/08/9964 FR 11124
Second NPRM Comment Period End04/07/99
Second NPRM Comment Period Extended04/14/9964 FR 18393
Comment Period End05/08/99
Third NPRM09/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Victoria L. Crane, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5744, Fax: 202 772-9355, E-mail: cranev@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AH40

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Trading and Markets

Final Rule Stage

465. Transitional Registration as a Municipal Advisor

Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-203, sec 975

Abstract: The Commission adopted an interim final temporary rule to require all municipal advisors to register with it by October 1, 2010, consistent with the Dodd-Frank Act.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
Interim Final Rule09/08/1075 FR 54465
Interim Final Rule Effective10/01/10
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End10/08/10
Interim Final Rule Effective Through12/31/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Ira Brandriss, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5681, E-mail: brandrissi@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK69

466. Consolidated Audit Trail

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78k-1(a); 15 U.S.C. 78q(a)

Abstract: The Commission proposed a rule that would require national securities exchanges and national securities associations to act jointly in developing a national market system (NMS) plan to develop, implement, and maintain a consolidated order tracking system, or consolidated audit trail, with respect to the trading of NMS securities.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM06/08/1075 FR 32556
NPRM Comment Period End08/09/10
Final Action06/00/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Jennifer L. Colihan, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5642, E-mail: colihanj@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK51

467. Proposed Rules for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78o-7; 15 U.S.C. 89q

Abstract: The Commission proposed rule amendments and a new rule that would require nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs) to furnish a new annual report by the firm's designated compliance officers, to disclose additional information about firm sources of revenue, and to make publicly available a consolidated report about revenues attributable to persons paying the NRSRO for the issuance or maintenance of a credit rating.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM06/25/0873 FR 36212
NPRM Comment Period End07/25/08
Final Rule02/09/0974 FR 6465
Second NPRM02/09/0974 FR 6485
Second NPRM Comment Period End03/26/09
Final Rule12/04/0974 FR 63832
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Final Rule Effective02/01/10
Third NPRM12/04/0974 FR 63866
Third NPRM Comment Period End02/02/10
Final Action03/00/12

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Sheila Swartz, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5545, Fax: 202 772-9273, E-mail: swarts@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK14

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Trading and Markets

Long-Term Actions

468. Confirmation of Transactions in Open-End Management Investment Company Shares, Unit Investment Trust Interests, and Municipal Fund Securities Used for Education Savings

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78j; 15 U.S.C. 78k; 15 U.S.C. 78o; 15 U.S.C. 78q; 15 U.S.C. 78w(a); 15 U.S.C. 78mm

Abstract: The Commission proposed new Rule 15c2-2 under the Exchange Act, together with accompanying Schedule 15C. The Commission also proposed related amendments to Rule 10b-10. Proposed Rule 15c2-2 and Schedule 15C would provide for improved confirmation disclosure of distribution costs and conflicts of interest associated with transactions in mutual funds, municipal fund securities, and unit investment trusts. The amendments to Rule 10b-10 in part would reflect the new rule and would provide improved confirmation disclosure about certain callable securities. They also would clarify that the confirmation disclosure requirements do not determine broker-dealer disclosure obligations under other provisions of the law.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM02/10/0469 FR 6438
NPRM Comment Period End04/12/04
NPRM Comment Period Extended03/04/0570 FR 10521
NPRM Comment Period End04/04/05
Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Alicia Goldin, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5618, Fax: 202 772-9270, E-mail: goldina@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AJ11

469. Point-of-Sale Disclosure of Purchases in Open-End Management Investment Company Shares, Unit Investment Trust Interests, and Municipal Fund Securities Used for Education Savings

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78j; 15 U.S.C. 78k; 15 U.S.C. 78o; 15 U.S.C. 78q; 15 U.S.C. 78w(a); 15 U.S.C. 78mm

Abstract: The Commission proposed new Rule 15c2-3 under the Exchange Act, together with accompanying Schedule 15D. Proposed Rule 15c2-3 and Schedule 15D would provide for pre-transaction “point of sale” disclosure of distribution costs and conflicts of interest associated with transactions in mutual funds, municipal fund securities, and unit investment trusts.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM02/10/0469 FR 6438
NPRM Comment Period End04/12/04
NPRM Comment Period Extended03/04/0570 FR 10521
NPRM Comment Period End04/04/05
Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Alicia Goldin, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5618, Fax: 202 772-9270, E-mail: goldina@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AJ12

470. Rule 15C-100: Schedule 15C

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78j; 15 U.S.C. 78k; 15 U.S.C. 78o; 15 U.S.C. 78q; 15 U.S.C. 78w(a); 15 U.S.C. 78mm

Abstract: The Commission proposed new Schedule 15C and Rules 15c2-2 and 15c2-3 under the Exchange Act, together with accompanying Schedule 15D. The Commission also proposed related amendments to Rule 10b-10. Proposed Rules 15c2-2 and 15c2-3 and Schedules 15C and 15D would provide for improved confirmation and pre-transaction “point of sale” disclosure of distribution costs and conflicts of interest associated with transactions in mutual funds, municipal fund securities, and unit investment trusts. The amendments to Rule 10b-10 in part would reflect the new rules and would provide improved confirmation disclosure about certain callable securities. They also would clarify that the confirmation disclosure requirements do not determine broker-dealer disclosure obligations under other provisions of the law.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM02/10/0469 FR 6438
NPRM Comment Period End04/12/04
NPRM Comment Period Extended03/04/0570 FR 10521
NPRM Comment Period End04/04/05
Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Alicia Goldin, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5618, Fax: 202 772-9270, E-mail: goldina@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AJ13

471. Rule 15C-101: Schedule 15D

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78j; 15 U.S.C. 78k; 15 U.S.C. 78o; 15 U.S.C. 78q; 15 U.S.C. 78w(a); 15 U.S.C. 78mm

Abstract: The Commission proposed new Rule 15c2-3 under the Exchange Act, together with accompanying Schedule 15D. Proposed Rule 15c2-3 and Schedule 15D would provide for pre-transaction “point of sale” disclosure of distribution costs and conflicts of interest associated with transactions in mutual funds, municipal fund securities, and unit investment trusts.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM02/10/0469 FR 6438
NPRM Comment Period End04/12/04
NPRM Comment Period Extended03/04/0570 FR 10521
NPRM Comment Period End04/04/05
Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Alicia Goldin, Division of Trading and Markets, Start Printed Page 40214Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5618, Fax: 202 772-9270, E-mail: goldina@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AJ14

472. Processing of Reorganization Events, Tender Offers, and Exchange Offers

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78b; 15 U.S.C. 78k-1(a)(1)(B); 15 U.S.C. 78n(d)(4); 15 U.S.C. 78o(c)(3); 15 U.S.C. 78o(c)(6); 15 U.S.C. 78q-1(a); 15 U.S.C. 78q-1(d)(1); 15 U.S.C. 78w(a)

Abstract: The Commission proposed amendments to Rule 17Ad-14 under the Exchange Act. The amendments would require the establishment of book-entry accounts in connection with reorganization events and would give securities depositories up to 3 business days after the expiration of a tender offer, exchange offer, or reorganization event to deliver physical securities certificates to the agents.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM09/04/9863 FR 47209
NPRM Comment Period End11/03/98
Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Jerry Carpenter, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5710, Fax: 202 772-9270, E-mail: carpenterj@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AH53

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

Division of Trading and Markets

Completed Actions

473. Risk Management Controls for Brokers or Dealers With Market Access

Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 78b; 15 U.S.C. 78c(b); 15 U.S.C. 78k-1; 15 U.S.C. 78o; 15 U.S.C. 78q(a) and (b); 15 U.S.C. 78w(a)

Abstract: The Commission adopted a new rule requiring brokers or dealers with access to trading directly on an exchange or alternative trading system, including those providing sponsored or direct market access to customers or other persons, to implement risk management controls and supervisory procedures reasonably designed to manage the financial, regulatory, and other risks of this business activity.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
NPRM01/26/1075 FR 4007
NPRM Comment Period End03/29/10
Final Action11/15/1075 FR 69792
Final Action Effective01/14/11

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Theodore Venuti, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, Phone: 202 551-5658, Fax: 202 772-9274, E-mail: venutit@sec.gov.

RIN: 3235-AK53

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[FR Doc. 2011-15505 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]

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