Notice to Members 05-72

SEC Approves Amendments to NASD Rule 3150, Regarding Reporting Requirements for Clearing Firms, and NASD Rule 3230, Regarding Requirements for Clearing Agreements

Effective Date: February 20, 2006

On August 26, 2005, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to NASD Rule 3150, regarding reporting requirements for clearing firms, and NASD Rule 3230, regarding requirements for clearing agreements.1 The new rule text is contained in Attachment A and is effective on February 20, 2006.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to George Walz, Vice President and Director, National Examination Program, Department of Member Regulation, at (202) 728-8462; or Shirley H. Weiss, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight, at (202) 728-8844.

1 Exchange Act Rel. No. 52352 (Aug. 26, 2005), 70 FR 52460 (Sept. 2, 2005) (SR-NASD-2005-058).