The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved amendments to FINRA rules governing the reporting of (i) over-the-counter (OTC) transactions in equity securities to the FINRA facilities; and (ii) orders in NMS stocks and OTC equity securities to the Order Audit Trail System (OATS). The OATS amendments were implemented April 7, 2014, and the ORF amendments will be implemented September 15, 2014. The implementation date for the requirement relating to reporting in milliseconds to the ADF and TRFs is September 29, 2014. The implementation date for the remainder of the ADF and TRF amendments will be announced separately and will be during the first quarter of 2015.
The amended rule text is available in the online FINRA Manual.
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