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 If such letter or other communication is not so withdrawn, it shall be deemed to be available for public inspection and copying together with any written response thereto.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]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - APPENDIX
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

§ 78c-1

§ 78c-2

§ 78c-3

§ 78c-4

§ 78c-5

§ 78d - Securities and Exchange Commission

§ 78d-1

§ 78d-2

§ 78d-3

§ 78d-4

§ 78d-5

§ 78d-6

§ 78d-7

§ 78d-8

§ 78d-9

§ 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

§ 78j-1

§ 78j-2

§ 78j-3

§ 78j-4

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

§ 78k-1

§ 78l - Registration requirements for securities

§ 78l-1

§ 78m - Periodical and other reports

§ 78m-1

§ 78m-2

§ 78n - Proxies

§ 78n-1

§ 78n-2

§ 78o - Registration and regulation of brokers and dealers

§ 78o-1

§ 78o-2

§ 78o-3

§ 78o-4

§ 78o-4a

§ 78o-5

§ 78o-6

§ 78o-7

§ 78o-8

§ 78o-9

§ 78o-10

§ 78o-11

§ 78p - Directors, officers, and principal stockholders

§ 78q - Records and reports

§ 78q-1

§ 78q-2

§ 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

§ 78u - Investigations and actions

§ 78u-1

§ 78u-2

§ 78u-3

§ 78u-4

§ 78u-5

§ 78u-6

§ 78u-7

§ 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

§ 78aa-1

§ 78bb - Effect on existing law

§ 78cc - Validity of contracts

§ 78dd - Foreign securities exchanges

§ 78dd-1

§ 78dd-2

§ 78dd-3

§ 78ee - Transaction fees

§ 78ff - Penalties

§ 78gg - Separability

§ 78hh - Effective date

§ 78hh-1

§ 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

§ 80a-8

§ 80a-20

§ 80a-24

§ 80a-29

§ 80a-37

§ 80a-41

§ 80a-44

§ 80b-3

§ 80b-4

§ 80b-5

§ 80b-9

§ 80b-10

§ 80b-11

§ 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