On August 20th, the SEC provided notice of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's proposal to amend its trade reporting rules and Order Audit Trail System ("OATS") rules applicable to over-the-counter trades in NMS stocks, to reintroduce the short sale exempt category in light of the reinstitution of the "short exempt" marking category in connection with the SEC's implementation of a short sale circuit breaker for NMS stocks. FINRA also is proposing to require that members include the price on all route reports and a short exempt identifier, if applicable. Comments should be submitted on or before September 16, 2010. SEC Release No. 34-62748.