On October 17th, the SEC granted accelerated approval to FINRA's proposal to amend new FINRA Rule 1230(b)(6) (Operations Professional) to provide those who are required to register as Operations Professionals from October 18, 2011, through December 16, 2011, and who are required to pass a qualifying exam, additional time to take and pass that exam. Comments should be submitted on or before November 14, 2011. SEC Release No. 34-65580.