On December 17th, the SEC provided notice of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's filing of a proposal to establish FINRA Rule 6490 (Processing of Company-Related Actions), which clarifies the scope of FINRA's authority when processing documents related to announcements for company-related actions for nonexchange listed securities and to implement fees for such services. Comments should be submitted on or before January 19, 2010. SEC Release No. 34-61189.