WASHINGTON — Small, independent municipal advisors asked the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board for an exemption from its proposed $300 per head annual assessment, while dealers criticized as burdensome and costly the board’s survey designed to obtain compensation and income data for the assessments.

Market participants presented their views in comment letters filed with the MSRB last week about a proposed muni-advisor survey that seeks information from advisors on the nature of their business and compensation.

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