SR-NASD-2005-026

Proposed Rule change to Amend NASD Rule 7010(k) Relating to Transaction Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE) Transaction Data and Data Fees

NASD has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend NASD Rule 7010(k) relating to Transaction Reporting and Compliance Engine (“TRACE”) transaction data to:  (i) terminate the Bond Trade Dissemination Service (“BTDS”) Internal Usage Authorization Fee and the BTDS External Usage Authorization Fee and, in lieu of both fees, establish a Vendor Real-Time Data Feed Fee; (ii) define the term, “Tax-Exempt Organization,” and amend the defined term, “Non-Professional,” for purposes of Rule 7010(k)(3); and (iii) make other minor, technical amendments.