Submitting a Comment

Please Note: The hearing has been rescheduled from Tuesday, December 6, 2011, to Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The comment submission deadline is Friday, January 6, 2012 at 5:00.

Written comments on the amended proposed regulations should be received by the Division no later than Friday, January 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. All comment letters should reference the specific question or question(s) the comment addresses, if applicable.

All comments are subject to public posting on the Securities Division website. We do not edit personal indentifying information from submissions; submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.

Submission Via E-Mail

E-mail comments or submissions of scanned comment letters attached to an e-mail may be submitted to

Submission Via Regular Mail

Please mail any comments on the proposed changes to:

Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Attn: Proposed Regulations
Securities Division, Room 1701
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Submission Via Facsimile

Faxed comments may be sent to 617-248-0177. Comments sent via facsimile should include a cover sheet to the attention of “Proposed Regulations.”

Public Hearing

A public hearing on these proposed changes will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at One Ashburton Place, 17th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.

Interested parties will be afforded an opportunity to orally present data, views and arguments relative to the proposed action. Written presentations may be made at the hearing or submitted at any time prior to the close of business Friday, January 6, 2012 to the Securities Division, One Ashburton Place, Room 1701, Boston, Massachusetts 02108. Copies of the proposed amendments are available on the Division's website at or by calling 617-727-3548 or 800-269-5428 (Massachusetts only).