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On August 3, 2016, NASDAQ PHLX LLC (the “Exchange”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”)  and Rule 19b-4 Start Printed Page 69878thereunder, a proposed rule change to provide an exception to the mandatory use of the Floor Broker Management System pursuant to Rule 1000(f)(iii) to permit Floor Brokers to execute certain sub-minimum price variation (“sub-MPV”) split-priced orders in the options trading crowd rather than electronically. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on August 22, 2016. The Commission has received no comment letters on the proposed rule change.
Section 19(b)(2) of the Act  provides that, within 45 days of the publication of the 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 for this filing is October 6, 2016.
The Commission is extending the 45-day time period for Commission action on the proposed rule change. The Commission finds that it is appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider and take action on the Exchange's proposed rule change.
Accordingly, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2)(A)(ii)(I) of the Act  and for the reasons stated above, the Commission designates November 20, 2016, as the date by which the Commission should either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR-Phlx-2016-82).Start Signature
For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.6
Robert W. Errett,
[FR Doc. 2016-24277 Filed 10-6-16; 8:45 am]
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