17 CFR 200.81 - Publication of interpretative, no-action and certain exemption letters and other written communications.

§ 200.81 Publication of interpretative, no-action and certain exemption letters and other written communications.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, every letter or other written communication requesting the staff of the Commission to provide interpretative legal advice with respect to any statute administered by the Commission or any rule or regulation adopted thereunder; or requesting a statement that, on the basis of the facts stated in such letter or other communication, the staff would not recommend that the Commission take any enforcement action; or requesting an exemption, on the basis of the facts stated in such letter, from the provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ( 15 U.S.C. 78aet seq.) or any rule or regulation thereunder, where the issuance of an order granting such exemption does not require public notice and an opportunity for hearing; together with any written response thereto, shall be made available for inspection and copying by any person as soon as practicable after the response has been sent or given to the person requesting it.

(b) Any person submitting such letter or other written communication may also submit therewith a request that it be accorded confidential treatment for a specified period of time, not exceeding 120 days from the date the response, together with a statement setting forth the considerations upon which the request for such treatment is based. If the staff determines that the request is reasonable and appropriate it will be granted and the letter or other communication will not be made available for public inspection or copying until the expiration of the specified period. If it appears to the staff that the request for confidential treatment should be denied, the staff shall so advise the person making the request and such person may withdraw the letter or other communication within 30 days thereafter. In such case, no response will be sent or given and the letter or other communication shall remain in the Commission's files but will not be made public. If such letter or other communication is not so withdrawn, it shall be deemed to be available for public inspection and copying together with any written response thereto.


All letters or other written communications requesting interpretative advice, a no-action position, or an exemption shall indicate prominently, in a separate caption at the beginning of the request, each section of the Act and each rule to which the request relates. If more than one section or rule is involved, a separate copy of the request shall be submitted for each section or rule involved and an additional copy for the use of the staff of the Commission.

(c) This section shall not apply, however, to letters of comment or other communications relating to the accuracy or adequacy of any registration statement, report, proxy, or information statement or other document filed with the Commission, or relating to the extent to which such statement, report, or document complies with any applicable requirement. Further, this section shall not apply to applications or other written communications filed pursuant to § 240.24b-2 that relate to objections to public disclosure of information filed with the Commission or any exchange.

[ 35 FR 17779, Nov. 19, 1970, as amended at 53 FR 12413, Apr. 14, 1988; 53 FR 32605, Aug. 26, 1988]

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 11 - BANKRUPTCY
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

§ 77e - Prohibitions relating to interstate commerce and the mails

§ 77f - Registration of securities

§ 77g - Information required in registration statement

§ 77h - Taking effect of registration statements and amendments thereto

§ 77j - Information required in prospectus

§ 77o - Liability of controlling persons

§ 77q - Fraudulent interstate transactions

§ 77s - Special powers of Commission

§ 77u - Hearings by Commission

§ 77ggg - Qualification of indentures covering securities not required to be registered

§ 77hhh - Integration of procedure with Securities Act and other Acts

§ 77sss - Rules, regulations, and orders

§ 77uuu - Special powers of the Commission

§ 78a - Short title

§ 78b - Necessity for regulation

§ 78c - Definitions and application

15 U.S. Code § 78c–1 - Swap agreements

15 U.S. Code § 78c–2 - Securities-related derivatives

15 U.S. Code § 78c–3 - Clearing for security-based swaps

15 U.S. Code § 78c–4 - Security-based swap execution facilities

§ 78c-5 - Segregation of assets held as collateral in security-based swap transactions

§ 78d - Securities and Exchange Commission

§ 78d-1 - Delegation of functions by Commission

15 U.S. Code § 78d–2 - Transfer of functions with respect to assignment of personnel to chairman

15 U.S. Code § 78d–3 - Appearance and practice before the Commission

15 U.S. Code § 78d–4 - Additional duties of Inspector General

15 U.S. Code § 78d–5 - Deadline for completing enforcement investigations and compliance examinations and inspections

§ 78d-6 - Report and certification of internal supervisory controls

15 U.S. Code § 78d–7 - Triennial report on personnel management

§ 78d-8 - Annual financial controls audit

15 U.S. Code § 78d–9 - Report on oversight of national securities associations

§ 78e - Transactions on unregistered exchanges

§ 78f - National securities exchanges

§ 78g - Margin requirements

§ 78h - Restrictions on borrowing and lending by members, brokers, and dealers

§ 78i - Manipulation of security prices

§ 78j - Manipulative and deceptive devices

15 U.S. Code § 78j–1 - Audit requirements

15 U.S. Code § 78j–2 - Position limits and position accountability for security-based swaps and large trader reporting

15 U.S. Code § 78j–3 - Compensation committees

15 U.S. Code § 78j–4 - Recovery of erroneously awarded compensation policy

§ 78k - Trading by members of exchanges, brokers, and dealers

15 U.S. Code § 78k–1 - National market system for securities; securities information processors

§ 78l - Registration requirements for securities

15 U.S. Code § 78l–1 - Applications for unlisted trading privileges deemed filed under section 78l of this title

§ 78m - Periodical and other reports

§ 78m-1 - Reporting and recordkeeping for certain security-based swaps

15 U.S. Code § 78m–2 - Reporting requirements regarding coal or other mine safety

§ 78n - Proxies

§ 78n-1 - Shareholder approval of executive compensation

15 U.S. Code § 78n–2 - Corporate governance

§ 78o - Registration and regulation of brokers and dealers

15 U.S. Code § 78o–1 - Brokers deemed to be registered

15 U.S. Code § 78o–2 - Liabilities arising prior to amendment unaffected

15 U.S. Code § 78o–3 - Registered securities associations

§ 78o-4 - Municipal securities

15 U.S. Code § 78o–4a - Commission Office of Municipal Securities

§ 78o-5 - Government securities brokers and dealers

15 U.S. Code § 78o–6 - Securities analysts and research reports

15 U.S. Code § 78o–7 - Registration of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations

15 U.S. Code § 78o–8 - Universal ratings symbols

15 U.S. Code § 78o–9 - Study and rulemaking on assigned credit ratings

§ 78o-10 - Registration and regulation of security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants

15 U.S. Code § 78o–11 - Credit risk retention

§ 78p - Directors, officers, and principal stockholders

§ 78q - Records and reports

§ 78q-1 - National system for clearance and settlement of securities transactions

15 U.S. Code § 78q–2 - Automated quotation systems for penny stocks

§ 78r - Liability for misleading statements

§ 78s - Registration, responsibilities, and oversight of self-regulatory organizations

§ 78t - Liability of controlling persons and persons who aid and abet violations

§ 78t-1 - Liability to contemporaneous traders for insider trading

§ 78u - Investigations and actions

§ 78u-1 - Civil penalties for insider trading

15 U.S. Code § 78u–2 - Civil remedies in administrative proceedings

15 U.S. Code § 78u–3 - Cease-and-desist proceedings

15 U.S. Code § 78u–4 - Private securities litigation

15 U.S. Code § 78u–5 - Application of safe harbor for forward-looking statements

§ 78u-6 - Securities whistleblower incentives and protection

15 U.S. Code § 78u–7 - Implementation and transition provisions for whistleblower protection

§ 78v - Hearings by Commission

§ 78w - Rules, regulations, and orders; annual reports

§ 78x - Public availability of information

§ 78y - Court review of orders and rules

§ 78z - Unlawful representations

§ 78aa - Jurisdiction of offenses and suits

15 U.S. Code § 78aa–1 - Special provision relating to statute of limitations on private causes of action

§ 78bb - Effect on existing law

§ 78cc - Validity of contracts

§ 78dd - Foreign securities exchanges

§ 78dd-1 - Prohibited foreign trade practices by issuers

15 U.S. Code § 78dd–2 - Prohibited foreign trade practices by domestic concerns

15 U.S. Code § 78dd–3 - Prohibited foreign trade practices by persons other than issuers or domestic concerns

§ 78ee - Transaction fees

§ 78ff - Penalties

§ 78gg - Separability

§ 78hh - Effective date

15 U.S. Code § 78hh–1 - Effective date of certain sections

§ 78ii - Omitted

§ 78jj - Repealed. Pub. L. 100–181, title III, § 330, Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1259

§ 78kk - Authorization of appropriations

§ 78ll - Requirements for the EDGAR system

§ 78mm - General exemptive authority

§ 78nn - Tennessee Valley Authority

§ 78oo - Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Federal Home Loan Banks

§ 78pp - Investor Advisory Committee

§ 78d note - Securities and Exchange Commission

§ 78eee - Protection of customers

15 U.S. Code § 80a–8 - Registration of investment companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–20 - Proxies; voting trusts; circular ownership

15 U.S. Code § 80a–24 - Registration of securities under Securities Act of 1933

§ 80a-29 - Reports and financial statements of investment companies and affiliated persons

15 U.S. Code § 80a–37 - Rules, regulations, and orders

15 U.S. Code § 80a–41 - Enforcement of subchapter

15 U.S. Code § 80a–44 - Disclosure of information filed with Commission; copies

§ 80b-3 - Registration of investment advisers

§ 80b-4 - Reports by investment advisers

15 U.S. Code § 80b–5 - Investment advisory contracts

15 U.S. Code § 80b–9 - Enforcement of subchapter

15 U.S. Code § 80b–10 - Disclosure of information by Commission

§ 80b-11 - Rules, regulations, and orders of Commission

§ 7202 - Commission rules and enforcement

§ 7211 - Establishment; administrative provisions

§ 7212 - Registration with the Board

§ 7213 - Auditing, quality control, and independence standards and rules

§ 7214 - Inspections of registered public accounting firms

§ 7215 - Investigations and disciplinary proceedings

§ 7216 - Foreign public accounting firms

§ 7217 - Commission oversight of the Board

§ 7218 - Accounting standards

§ 7219 - Funding

§ 7220 - Definitions

U.S. Code: Title 29 - LABOR
Statutes at Large
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 11222

Executive Order ... 12356

Executive Order ... 12600

Reorganization ... 1950 Plan No. 10

Title 17 published on 16-May-2018 03:42

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 17 CFR Part 200 after this date.

  • 2018-03-26; vol. 83 # 58 - Monday, March 26, 2018
    1. 83 FR 13008 - Transaction Fee Pilot for NMS Stocks
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      Proposed rule.
      Comments should be received on or before May 25, 2018.
      17 CFR Parts 200 and 242