[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 43487-43488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17985]



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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2012 / 
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

17 CFR Parts 240 and 249

[Release No. 34-67286A; File No. S7-44-10]
RIN 3235-AK87


Process for Submissions for Review of Security-Based Swaps for 
Mandatory Clearing and Notice Filing Requirements for Clearing 
Agencies; Technical Amendments to Rule 19b-4 and Form 19b-4 Applicable 
to All Self-Regulatory Organizations; Correction

AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission.

ACTION: Final rule; correction; clarification.

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SUMMARY: On July 13, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') published a document in the Federal Register (77 FR 
41602), concerning, among other things, the process for submissions for 
review of security-based swaps for mandatory clearing and notice filing 
requirements for clearing agencies. The document contained 
typographical errors in the preamble and in the general authority for 
Part 240. The Commission is publishing corrections to the preamble and 
the general authority as well as a clarification concerning the Office 
of Management and Budget (``OMB'') control number for Rule 3Ca-1 under 
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'').

DATES: Effective on August 13, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Moore, Senior Special 
Counsel, Kenneth Riitho, Special Counsel or Andrew Bernstein, Special 
Counsel, at (202) 551-5710; Division of Trading and Markets, Securities 
and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-7010.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Correction

    In the Federal Register of July 13, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012-16233, 
the following corrections are made:

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1. On page, 41627 in the third line of the third column remove ``3'' 
and add in its place ``10.''
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2. On page, 41631 in the 40th line of the third column remove ``3'' and 
add in its place ``10.''
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3. On page, 41632 in the 32nd line of the first column remove ``3'' and 
add in its place ``10.''
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4. On page, 41645 in the 23rd line of the third column remove 
``Security-Based Swap Submissions'' after the phrase, ``mandate to 
submit'' and add in its place ``Advance Notices.''
    5. On page, 41646 in the 57th line of the first column remove 
``14'' after the phrase, ``resulting in a total annual burden of'' and 
add in its place ``16.''

PART 240--[CORRECTED]

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6. On page 41647, in the 24th line from the bottom of the third column, 
the general authority citation for part 240 is corrected to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77c, 77d, 77g, 77j, 77s, 77z-2, 77z-3, 
77eee, 77ggg, 77nnn, 77sss, 77ttt, 78c, 78c-3, 78d, 78e, 78f, 78g, 
78i, 78j, 78j-1, 78k, 78k-1, 78l, 78m, 78n, 78n-1, 78o, 78o-4, 78p, 
78q, 78s, 78u-5, 78w, 78x, 78ll, 78mm, 80a-20, 80a-23, 80a-29, 80a-
37, 80b-3, 80b-4, 80b-11, and 7201 et seq.; 18 U.S.C. 1350, 12 
U.S.C. 5221(e)(3), and Sec. 939A, Pub. L. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376, 
(2010), unless otherwise noted.
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Clarification

    On page 41627, in the 14th line from the bottom of the first 
column, it states: ``Finally, the Commission has submitted a new 
collection of information titled `Rule 3Ca-1 Stay of Clearing 
Requirement and Review by the Commission under the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934' to OMB for review in accordance with 44 U.S.C. 3507 and 5 
CFR 1320.11. OMB has not yet assigned a control number to the new 
collection of information.'' The Commission has submitted the 
collection of information under Rule 3Ca-1 as part of the collection of 
information in ``Rule 19b-4 Filings with Respect to Proposed Rule 
Changes by Self-Regulatory Organizations'' (OMB Control No. 3235-0045), 
so a new control number for the information collection request under 
Rule 3Ca-1 will not be assigned. We provide below a clarification of 
why the information collection request under Rule 3Ca-1 was submitted 
under OMB Control No. 3235-0045:
    Section 3C of the Exchange Act, as added by Section 763(a) of the 
Dodd-Frank Act (``Exchange Act Section 3C'') requires each clearing 
agency that plans to accept a security-based swap (or any group, 
category, type or class of security-based swaps) for clearing to submit 
such security-based swap to the Commission (referred to herein as a 
``Security-Based Swap Submission'') for a determination by the 
Commission of whether the security-based swap (or any group, category, 
type or class of security-based swaps) referenced in the submission is 
required to be cleared.\1\ The amendments to Rule 19b-4 and Form 19b-4 
will require, among other things, that clearing agencies file Security-
Based Swap Submissions and any related information electronically with 
the Commission on Form 19b-4 using the existing Electronic Form 19b-4 
Filing System.\2\
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    \1\ See 15 U.S.C. 78c-3(b)(2)(A) (as added by Section 763(a) of 
the Dodd-Frank Act).
    \2\ See Process for Submissions for Review of Security-Based 
Swaps for Mandatory Clearing and Notice Filing Requirements for 
Clearing Agencies; Technical Amendments to Rule 19b-4 and Form 19b-4 
Applicable to All Self-Regulatory Organizations, Securities Exchange 
Act Release No. 67286 (June 28, 2012), 77 FR 41602 (July 13, 2012) 
(``Adopting Release'').
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    Exchange Act Section 3C also provides that after making a mandatory 
clearing determination, the Commission, on application of a 
counterparty to a security-based swap (or group, category, type, or 
class of security-based swaps), or on its own initiative, may stay the 
clearing requirement.\3\ The Commission adopted new Rule 3Ca-1 to 
establish the procedure by which the Commission may stay the 
requirement that a security-based swap is subject to mandatory clearing 
while the clearing of the security-based swap is reviewed.\4\ The 
collection of information required by new Rule 3Ca-1 will be used by 
the Commission to determine whether to grant the stay of the clearing 
requirement sought by a counterparty and to review whether the clearing 
requirement will continue to apply to the security-based swap (or 
group,

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category, type, or class of security-based swaps) referenced in the 
application for a stay. \5\
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    \3\ See 15 U.S.C. 78c-3(c)(1) (as added by Section 763(a) of the 
Dodd-Frank Act).
    \4\ See Adopting Release, 77 FR 41618.
    \5\ See Adopting Release, 77 FR 41628.
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    After reviewing the collection of information requirements for the 
amendments to Rule 19b-4 and Form 19b-4 and for new Rule 3Ca-1, the 
Commission believes that the procedures for reviewing Security-Based 
Swaps Submissions and applications for a stay from a mandatory clearing 
requirement are so closely connected that the collection of information 
should be included in a single submission to OMB. Specifically, the 
number of applications for a stay from a mandatory clearing requirement 
will, at least in part, be dependent on the number of mandatory 
clearing determinations the Commission makes pursuant to a Security-
Based Swap Submission filed pursuant to Rule 19b-4 and on Form 19b-
4.\6\ In estimating the collection of information requirement related 
to new Rule 3Ca-1, the Commission drew a comparison between the amount 
of time it would take for a clearing agency to prepare a Security-Based 
Swap Submission and the amount of time it would take a counterparty to 
prepare an application of a stay of a clearing requirement, given that 
each filing would likely address similar issues related to the clearing 
of the particular security-based swap.\7\ In addition, the Commission 
believes that an application for a stay will take less time to prepare 
than a new submission, due to the fact that some of the information 
addressed in the application for a stay will have already been provided 
with the Security-Based Swap Submission when it was published for 
notice and comment.\8\ Accordingly, the Commission believes that the 
collection of information that is required in connection with a request 
for a stay under new Rule 3Ca-1 is interrelated to the collection of 
information under Rule 19b-4 and Form 19b-4 and should not be treated 
as a separate collection of information. For that reason, the 
Commission has submitted the collection of information under Rule 3Ca-1 
as part of the collection of information in ``Rule 19b-4 Filings with 
Respect to Proposed Rule Changes by Self-Regulatory Organizations'' 
(OMB Control No. 3235-0045).
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    \6\ See Adopting Release, 77 FR 41634.
    \7\ Id.
    \8\ Id.

     Dated: July 19, 2012.
Elizabeth M. Murphy,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-17985 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]
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