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Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change Amending Rules 340, 341, and 359 To Extend the Time Within Which a Member, Member Organization, or an ATP Holder Must File a Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (“U5”)

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On June 16, 2016, NYSE MKT LLC filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) [1] and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,[2] a proposed rule change to amend Rules 340, 341, and 359 to extend the time within which a member, member organization, or an ATP Holder must file a U5. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 7, 2016.[3] The Commission received one comment letter on the proposal and a response to the comments from NYSE MKT LLC.[4]

Section 19(b)(2) of the Act [5] provides that within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding, or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change is August 21, 2016. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period.

The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the comment received and the response to the comment regarding the proposed rule change. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,[6] designates October 5, 2016, as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR-NYSEMKT-2016-52).

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For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.[7]

Brent J. Fields,


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3.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78198 (June 30, 2016), 81 FR 44363.

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4.  See letter from Judith Shaw, President, North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc., to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, dated August 3, 2016 and letter from Elizabeth K. King, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, New York Stock Exchange to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, SEC, dated August 12, 2016.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20060 Filed 8-22-16; 8:45 am]