On December 1st, the SEC provided notice of BATS Exchange's proposal to establish a directed order program through which Options Members can direct an order to a particular BATS Options Market Maker for potential execution at a price improved over the existing National Best Bid or National Best Offer. The proposal would establish new Rule 21.1(d)(13) (Market Maker Price Improving Orders); establish new Rule 21.1(d)(14) (Directed Orders); and modify Rule 21.1(d)(6) (Price Improving Orders). Comments should be submitted within 21 days after publication in the Federal Register, which is expected during the week of December 6. SEC Release No. 34-63403.