March 14, 2017.
On February 2, 2017, Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (“FICC”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) proposed rule change SR-FICC-2017-001 (“Proposed Rule Change”) pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”),
and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,
to establish a supplemental Value-at-Risk charge (“VaR Charge”) calculation in FICC's Government Securities Division (“GSD”) margin model.
The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on February 9, 2017.
The Commission received three comment letters to the Proposed Rule Change.
Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 
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 March 26, 2017. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period.
In order to provide the Commission with sufficient time to consider 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. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,
designates May 10, 2017 as the date by which the Commission shall either approve, disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove proposed rule change SR-FICC-2017-001.
For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.8
Robert W. Errett,
[FR Doc. 2017-05402 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]
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