Section 31 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires the Securities and Exchange Commission to make annual adjustments to transactions fees paid by national exchanges to the SEC on each sale of securities. The SEC has been operating under a continuing resolution for fiscal year 2009 since October 1, 2008, so the rate applicable to the sales of specified securities transactions on the exchanges and in the over-the-counter markets pursuant to Section 31 will remain at the current rate of $5.60 per million until further notice. The Section 31 fee rate will increase from $5.60 per million to $9.30 per million 30 days after the date of enactment of the SEC’s regular FY 2009 appropriation. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) will notify member firms through an Information Notice when the SEC’s regular appropriation is enacted and the final date has been announced for implementing the rate change to $9.30 per million.