Subject: File No. S7-09-10
From: Chris Barnard

October 18, 2010

Dear Sir.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to comment on your Proposed Amendments to Rule 610 of Regulation NMS.

Regulation NMS has clearly improved competition and promoted efficiency and fair pricing so far in equity markets.

The proposed amendments would extend the fair access rules and fee caps of Rule 610 to options markets, which would promote the same competition, efficiency and fair pricing to options markets.

I support your proposals, which will improve access to options quotations, and bring cost efficiencies to the benefit of all investors.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Barnard

Please note that the comments expressed herein are solely my personal views