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Self-Regulatory Organizations; Nasdaq PHLX LLC; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Options on a Nasdaq-100® Volatility Index

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Start Preamble October 20, 2020.

On August 24, 2020, Nasdaq PHLX LLC 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 options on a Nasdaq-100® Volatility Index. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on September 8, 2020.[3]

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 after publication of the Notice for the proposed rule change is October 23, 2020. The Commission is extending this 45-day period.

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 the proposed rule change. Accordingly, pursuant to Start Printed Page 67782Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,[5] the Commission designates December 7, 2020, as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR-Phlx-2020-41).

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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.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 89725 (September 1, 2020), 85 FR 55544 (SR-Phlx-2020-41) (“Notice”). Comment received on the Notice is available on the Commission's website at:​comments/​sr-phlx-2020-41/​srphlx202041.htm.

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[FR Doc. 2020-23568 Filed 10-23-20; 8:45 am]