October 8, 2019.
On August 9, 2019, the Options Clearing Corporation (“OCC”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) the proposed rule change SR-OCC-2019-007 (“Proposed Rule Change”) pursuant to Section 19(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) 
and Rule 19b-4 
thereunder to adopt a policy concerning capital management at OCC, which includes OCC's plan to replenish its capital in the event it falls close to or below target capital levels.
The Proposed Rule Change was published for public comment in the Federal Register on August 27, 2019.
The Commission received comments regarding the Proposed Rule Change.
On September Start Printed Page 5519011, 2019, OCC filed a partial amendment (“Partial Amendment No. 1”) to modify the Proposed Rule Change.
The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on Partial Amendment No. 1 from interested persons.
II. Solicitation of Comments
Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the Proposed Rule Change is consistent with the Exchange Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549.
All submissions should refer to File Number SR-OCC-2019-007. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission's internet website (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filings will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of OCC and OCC's website at https://www.theocc.com/about/publications/bylaws.jsp.
All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.
All submissions should refer to File Number SR-OCC-2019-007 and should be submitted on or before October 30, 2019.
III. Designation of Longer Period for Commission Action
Section 19(b)(2) of the Exchange 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 of Filing is October 11, 2019. 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 Exchange Act,
designates November 25, 2019 as the date by which the Commission shall either approve, disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove proposed rule change SR-OCC-2019-007.
For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9
Eduardo A. Aleman,
[FR Doc. 2019-22385 Filed 10-11-19; 8:45 am]
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