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Self-Regulatory Organizations; ICE Clear Credit LLC; Notice of Designation of Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change Relating to the ICC Risk Management Model Description, ICC Stress Testing Framework, ICC Liquidity Risk Management Framework, ICC Back-Testing Framework, and ICC Risk Parameter Setting and Review Policy

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Start Preamble March 13, 2020.

On January 14, 2020, ICE Clear Credit LLC (“ICC”), filed with the Securities Start Printed Page 15830and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act (“Act”) [1] and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,[2] a proposed rule change to amend its rules to make certain changes to the Risk Management Model Description, Stress Testing Framework, Liquidity Risk Management Framework, Back-Testing Framework, and Risk Parameter Setting and Review Policy in connection with the clearing of credit default index swaptions. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on January 31, 2020.[3] To date, the Commission has not received comments on the proposed rule change.

Section 19(b)(2) of the Act [4] 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 from the publication of notice of filing of this proposed rule change is March 16, 2020.

The Commission is extending the 45-day time period for Commission action on the proposed rule change, in which ICC would make the changes noted above. The Commission finds 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 ICC's proposed rule change.

Accordingly, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) [5] of the Act, and for the reasons discussed above, the Commission designates April 30, 2020, 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-ICC-2020-002).

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For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.[6]

J. Matthew DeLesDernier,

Assistant Secretary.

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3.  Securities Exchange Act Release No. 88047 (Jan. 27, 2020), 85 FR 5756 (Jan. 31, 2020) (SR-ICC-2020-002).

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[FR Doc. 2020-05678 Filed 3-18-20; 8:45 am]