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Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Shares of the Principal Morley Short Duration Index ETF Under Rule 14.11(c)(4)

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Start Preamble November 1, 2018.

On April 23, 2018, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (“Exchange”) 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 list and trade shares of the Principal Morley Short Duration Index ETF. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on May 8, 2018.[3] On June 20, 2018, the Commission designated August 6, 2018 as the date by which to approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed rule change.[4] On August 3, 2018, the Commission instituted proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act [5] to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed rule change.[6] The Commission has received one comment letter on the proposed rule change.[7]

Section 19(b)(2) of the Act [8] provides that, after initiating disapproval proceedings, the Commission shall issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change not later than 180 days after the date of publication of notice of filing of the proposed rule change. The Commission may extend the period for issuing an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change, however, by not more than 60 days if the Commission determines that a longer period is appropriate and publishes the reasons for such determination. The proposed rule change was published for notice and comment in the Federal Register on May 8, 2018. November 4, 2018, is 180 days from that date, and January 3, 2019, is 240 days from that date.

The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider this proposed rule change. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,[9] designates January 3, 2019, as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove the proposed rule change (File No. SR-CboeBZX-2018-018).

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For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10

Eduardo A. Aleman,

Assistant Secretary.

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3.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83152 (May 2, 2018), 83 FR 20892.

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4.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83479, 83 FR 29838 (June 26, 2018).

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6.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 83775, 83 FR 39486 (August 9, 2018). The Commission instituted proceedings to allow for additional analysis of the proposed rule change's consistency with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act, which requires, among other things, that the rules of a national securities exchange be “designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade,” and “to protect investors and the public interest.” See id. at 39487.

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7.  See letter from Kyle Murray, Assistant General Counsel, Cboe Global Markets (September 13, 2018), available at: https://www.sec.gov/​comments/​sr-cboebzx-2018-018/​srcboebzx2018018.htm.

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[FR Doc. 2018-24311 Filed 11-6-18; 8:45 am]

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