On January 7th, the SEC granted immediate effectiveness to NYSE Amex's proposed establishment of a new class of NYSE Amex Equities market participants referred to as "Supplemental Liquidity Providers" ("SLPs"). SLPs will supplement the liquidity provided by Designated Market Makers. SLPs will only be permitted to enter orders electronically from off the exchange floor, directly into exchange systems and facilities designated for this purpose. All SLP orders must be for a proprietary account; SLPs will not handle orders from public customers. Comments should be submitted on or before February 5, 2010. SEC Release No. 34-61308.