October 7, 2013.
On July 3, 2013, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”) 
and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,
a proposed rule change consisting of amendments to MSRB Rule A-3 to modify the standard of independence for public Board members. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 24, 2013.
The Commission received nine comment letters on the proposal.
On September 6, 2013, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,
the MSRB granted an extension of time for the Commission to act on the filing until October 22, 2013. The MSRB submitted a response to comments on September 6, 2013.
On October 4, 2013, the Exchange withdrew the proposed rule change (SR-MSRB-2013-06).
For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
[FR Doc. 2013-24629 Filed 10-21-13; 8:45 am]
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