On July 18th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced that it and the other interested members of the Intermarket Surveillance Group have extended the effective dates for firms to submit new data elements for Electronic Blue Sheets to correspond with the recent extension by the SEC of the implementation of the SEC Large Trader Reporting Rule. The new effective dates for the submission of the required data are November 30, 2012 and May 1, 2013. The extension will allow broker-dealers additional time to develop, test, and implement the enhancements. FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-36.