On September 17th, the SEC provided notice of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's proposal to broaden arbitrators' authority to make referrals during an arbitration proceeding, and to create a new rule to address the assessment of hearing session fees, costs, and expenses if an arbitrator makes a referral during a case that results in panel withdrawal. Comments should be submitted on or before October 14th, 2010. SEC Release No. 34-62930.