Notice to Members 04-06

SEC Approves Permanent TRACE Fee Structure and Nine-Month Pilot Program for BTDS Professional Delayed-Time Data Display Fee

The TRACE system became effective on July 1, 2002. Since that time the TRACE fee structure has been operating under a pilot program approved by the SEC that was due to expire on January 31, 2004. On January 15, 2004, the SEC approved a rule change amending Rule 7010(k) to establish a permanent fee structure for TRACE and a nine-month pilot program for the BTDS Professional Delayed-Time Data Display Fee.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to NASD Market Operations at 866-776-0800, or Kosha K. Dalal, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight, NASD, at (202) 728-6903.