Attached is a notice issued by the self-regulatory organizations acting jointly as members of the Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG)1 to address frequently asked questions regarding the automated submission of trading information via the Electronic Blue Sheet (EBS) System.
The attached notice (ISG Notice 2006-02) responds to specific questions raised in a recent series of discussions between the ISG and the Securities Industry Association (SIA). The responses reflect a consensus of the ISG members.
Additionally, the ISG grants two extensions of time for remediation. With regard to the Account Type Identifier and the Exchange Code fields, members and member organizations will be given a remediation extension until December 31, 2006. With regard to all other EBS fields, members and member organizations will be given a remediation extension until September 30, 2006. Please refer to the attached notice for additional details.
Questions should be directed to Robert Ulmer, NASD Amex Regulation Associate Director, Market Surveillance at 212-306-1283.
1 American Stock Exchange LLC (AMEX), Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (BSE), Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. (CBOE), Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (CHX), International Securities Exchange (ISE), NASD Inc. (NASD), NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (NASDAQ), National Stock Exchange (NSX), New York Stock Exchange LLC (NYSE), NYSE Arca (NYSEArca) and Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. (PHLX).