On August 2nd, the SEC provided notice of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's filing of a proposed rule change consisting of new Rule A-11, on municipal advisor assessments, and new Form A-11-Interim. The purpose of the proposed rule change is to levy a reasonable interim assessment to defray a portion of the costs and expenses of operating and administering the MSRB, including the increased costs and expenses attributable to the regulation of municipal advisors that the MSRB began to incur upon being vested with rulemaking authority in this area under the Dodd-Frank Act. Comments should be submitted within 21 days after publication in the Federal Register. SEC Release No. 34-65015.