Proposed Rule Change Relating to Exemptions from the Trading Activity Fee

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend Section 1(b) of Schedule A to the FINRA By-Laws to remove the exemption from the trading activity fee (“TAF”) for transactions in exchange-listed options effected by a member when FINRA is not the designated options examining authority (“DOEA”) for that member.