Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual, 15993-15995 [2017-06290]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 61 / Friday, March 31, 2017 / Rules and Regulations nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES (o) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Stewart-Warner South Wind Corporation South Wind Service Manual for Stewart Warner South Wind Aircraft Heaters 8240–A, 8240–C, 8259–A, 8259–C, 8259–DL, 8259–FL1, 8259–GL1, 8259–GL2, Form No. 09–998, revised: December 1969. (ii) South Wind Division Stewart-Warner Corporation Service Manual Beech Aircraft Corporation PM–20688, Part No. 404–001039 Heater Assy. (SW 8253–B), Part No. 404– 001056 Blower Assy. (SW G–716307), Part No. G–714127 Thermostat (SW G–714127), revised: April 1965. (iii) South Wind Division Stewart-Warner Corporation Service Manual South Wind Aircraft Heater 8472 Series, Form No. 09– 1015, issued: April 1975. (iv) Meggitt Inspection Procedure, Pressure Decay Test, Aircraft Heaters, dated May 17, 2014. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Meggitt Control Systems, 3 Industrial Drive, Troy, Indiana 47588; telephone: (812) 547–7071; fax: (812) 547– 2488; email: infotroy@meggitt.com; Internet: www.stewart-warner.com. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Appendix 1 to AD 2017–06–03 The following service information applies to certain combustion heater models affected by this AD, but the service information cannot be required by the AD. You may use this service information for procedural guidance when applying for an alternative method of compliance. —South Wind Service Manual P.M. 35710 Aircraft Heaters 8240–E, 8259–HL1, HL2, -L, supplements attached HR2.JR2.M; —Stewart-Warner Corporation South Wind Division Service Manual South Wind Aircraft Heaters Series 921 and 930, Ind506, Revision 4–53; —Stewart-Warner Corporation South Wind Division Service Manual SouthWind Series 940 Heater, PM–10035, Revision 3–82; —Stewart-Warner Corporation South Wind Division Service Manual South Wind Model 978 Personal Heater, Form No. PM6348 (12–56); —South Wind Service Manual Model 979–B1 Aircraft Heater, South Wind Division of Stewart-Warner Corporation, (3–51); —Navion Model 977–B Installation Manual Section I, Section II, Section III, and Section IV. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:25 Mar 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 9, 2017. Melvin Johnson, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–05234 Filed 3–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 232 [Release Nos. 33–10324; 34–80182; 39– 2516; IC–32527] Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) is adopting revisions to the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR) Filer Manual and related rules to reflect updates to the EDGAR system. The updates are being made primarily to support the new online version of the Transfer Agent submission form types; provide for the ability for filers to submit duplicate filings for submission form type 10–D; and provide for the ability for filers to upload the notarized authentication document and the power of attorney as separate CORRESP documents when submitting a request to manually update their EDGAR filing passphrase. The EDGAR system was upgraded to support the US GAAP 2017 Taxonomy on March 6, 2016. The EDGAR system is scheduled to be upgraded to support the other functionalities on March 13, 2017. DATES: Effective March 31, 2017. The incorporation by reference of the EDGAR Filer Manual is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of March 31, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In the Division of Corporation Finance, for questions concerning Form ABS–EE and Regulation A submission form types, contact Vik Sheth at (202) 551–3818; in the Division of Trading and Markets, for questions concerning Form TA and Form X–17A–5, contact Kathy Bateman at (202) 551–4345; in the Office of Investment Management, for questions concerning Form N–MFP, contact Heather Fernandez at (202) 551–6708; and in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, for questions concerning eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), contact Walter Hamscher at (202) 551–5397. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 15993 We are adopting an updated EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I and Volume II. The Filer Manual describes the technical formatting requirements for the preparation and submission of electronic filings through the EDGAR system.1 It also describes the requirements for filing using EDGARLink Online and the Online Forms/XML Web site. The revisions to the Filer Manual reflect changes within Volume I entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: ‘‘General Information,’’ Version 27 (March 2017) and Volume II entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: ‘‘EDGAR Filing,’’ Version 41 (March 2017). The updated manual will be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations. The Filer Manual contains all the technical specifications for filers to submit filings using the EDGAR system. Filers must comply with the applicable provisions of the Filer Manual in order to assure the timely acceptance and processing of filings made in electronic format.2 Filers may consult the Filer Manual in conjunction with our rules governing mandated electronic filing when preparing documents for electronic submission.3 The EDGAR system will be upgraded to Release 17.1 on March 13, 2017 and will introduce the following changes: The Microsoft InfoPath templates used to file Transfer Agent forms TA– 1, TA–1/A, TA–2, TA–2/A, and TA–W will be retired on March 10, 2017. Effective March 13, 2017, filers must use the new online version of the forms application available on the EDGAR Filing Web site to file Transfer Agent forms. This web-based application will replace the corresponding Microsoft InfoPath templates that were previously used to file these forms. Filers will no longer need to purchase the 3rd party InfoPath application (which has been discontinued by Microsoft) in order to file the Transfer Agent forms. Filers can access Transfer Agent forms by selecting the ‘File Transfer Agent Forms’ link on the EDGAR Filing Web site. Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting EDGARLite Submissions) of the ‘‘EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 We originally adopted the Filer Manual on April 1, 1993, with an effective date of April 26, 1993. Release No. 33–6986 (April 1, 1993) [58 FR 18638]. We implemented the most recent update to the Filer Manual on January 30, 2017. See Release No. 33– 10295 (February 08, 2017) [82 FR 9680]. 2 See Rule 301 of Regulation S–T (17 CFR 232.301). 3 See Release No. 33–10295 in which we implemented EDGAR Release 17.0.2. For additional history of Filer Manual rules, please see the citations therein. E:\FR\FM\31MRR1.SGM 31MRR1 nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES 15994 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 61 / Friday, March 31, 2017 / Rules and Regulations EDGAR Filing’’ will be retired. Two new sections, ‘File Transfer Agent Forms’ and ‘Completing a Transfer Agent Form’ will be added to the former Chapter 9 (new Chapter 8—Preparing and Transmitting Online Submissions) of the ‘‘EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing’’ to guide filers through the filing process. Filers can continue to construct XML submissions as described in the XML Technical Specification documents for Transfer Agent forms, and submit them via the EDGAR Filing Web site. EDGAR will be updated to allow filers to submit duplicate filings for submission form type 10–D. The 10–D distribution reports for ABS entities can have multiple deals in which each deal will report on the 10–D generating a CIK with multiple reports for the same period. EDGAR will be upgraded to allow filers to provide up to four digits after the decimal point for the ‘‘Price per security’’ field for submission form types DOS, DOS/A, 1–A, 1–A/A, 1–A POS, 1–K, 1–K/A, 1–Z, and 1–Z/A. EDGAR will be upgraded to include the following changes to ABS–EE and ABS–EE/A: • The restriction on future dates for ABS–EE and ABS–EE/A in the ‘‘End Period Date’’ EDGAR Header Tag will be removed. • ABS–EE filings will be suspended if the EX–102 XML attachment fails validation. • In addition, the ABS–EE Asset Data schema will be updated with the following changes: D Debt Securities ABS Asset Class: Item 5(d)(8) will be renamed to Actual Interest Collection Amount. D Filers will be able to provide future dates through December 31, 2150 in response to Asset Class Items that require a date. For more information, see the updated ‘‘EDGAR ABS XML Technical Specification’’ document available on the SEC’s Public Web site (https:// www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs). Filers will be able to provide underscores (‘‘_’’) in any portion of the ‘‘Notification Email Address’’ and ‘‘Submission Contact Email Address’’ fields within X–17A–5 and X–17A–5/A submissions. In addition, all ASCII character validations will be removed for broker-dealer entity name fields for submission form types X–17A–5 and X– 17A–5/A. Broker-dealers can submit the aforementioned filings, irrespective of the ASCII characters in those fields. Submission form types SDR, SDR/A, SDR–A, and SDR–W will no longer require the XBRL dei:EntityFilerCategory element to be VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:25 Mar 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 provided to enable the following XBRL document Types to pass validation: • EX–99.SDR K.INS (Traditional XBRL). • EX–99.SDR L.INS (Traditional XBRL). • EX–99.SDR K (Inline XBRL). • EX–99.SDR L (Inline XBRL). Submission types N–MFP2 and N– MFP2/A will be updated to allow filers to choose both ‘‘Exempt Government’’ and ‘‘Treasury’’ as the category of the fund in Item A.10 of the form. For more information, see the updated ‘‘EDGAR Form N–MFP2 XML Technical Specification’’ document located on the SEC’s Public Web site (https:// www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs). Filers will now be able to upload the notarized authentication document and the power of attorney as separate CORRESP documents when submitting a request to manually update their passphrase on the EDGAR Filer Management Web site (https://www.filer management.edgarfiling.sec.gov). On March 6, 2017, the EDGAR system was upgraded to Release 17.0.3 and now supports the US GAAP 2017 Taxonomy; and updated SEC taxonomies COUNTRY, CURRENCY, EXCH and NAICS. Please see https://www.sec.gov/ info/edgar/edgartaxonomies.shtml for a complete listing of supported standard taxonomies. Taxonomy Disclosure Templates have been made available to be used as part of the filer’s extension taxonomy based on examples in the Taxonomy Implementation Guides. Please see Release Notes for US GAAP 2017 for more details. Along with the adoption of the Filer Manual, we are amending Rule 301 of Regulation S–T to provide for the incorporation by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations of today’s revisions. This incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. The updated EDGAR Filer Manual will be available for Web site viewing and printing; the address for the Filer Manual is https://www.sec.gov/info/ edgar/edmanuals.htm. You may also obtain paper copies of the EDGAR Filer Manual from the following address: Public Reference Room, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Since the Filer Manual and the corresponding rule changes relate solely to agency procedures or practice, publication for notice and comment is not required under the Administrative PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Procedure Act (APA).4 It follows that the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 5 do not apply. The effective date for the updated Filer Manual and the rule amendments is March 31, 2017. In accordance with the APA,6 we find that there is good cause to establish an effective date less than 30 days after publication of these rules. The EDGAR system upgrade to Release 17.1 is scheduled to become available on March 13, 2017. The Commission believes that establishing an effective date less than 30 days after publication of these rules is necessary to coordinate the effectiveness of the updated Filer Manual with these system upgrades. Statutory Basis We are adopting the amendments to Regulation S–T under Sections 6, 7, 8, 10, and 19(a) of the Securities Act of 1933,7 Sections 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, and 35A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,8 Section 319 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939,9 and Sections 8, 30, 31, and 38 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.10 List of Subjects in 17 CFR Part 232 Incorporation by reference, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. Text of the Amendment In accordance with the foregoing, Title 17, Chapter II of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 232—REGULATION S–T— GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC FILINGS 1. The authority citation for Part 232 continues to read in part as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77c, 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, 77s(a), 77z–3, 77sss(a), 78c(b), 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o(d), 78w(a), 78ll, 80a–6(c), 80a–8, 80a–29, 80a–30, 80a–37, and 7201 et seq.; and 18 U.S.C. 1350, unless otherwise noted. * * * * * 2. Section 232.301 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 232.301 EDGAR Filer Manual. Filers must prepare electronic filings in the manner prescribed by the EDGAR Filer Manual, promulgated by the Commission, which sets out the technical formatting requirements for 45 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). U.S.C. 601–612. 6 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). 7 15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, and 77s(a). 8 15 U.S.C. 78c, 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o, 78w, and 78ll. 9 15 U.S.C. 77sss. 10 15 U.S.C. 80a–8, 80a–29, 80a–30, and 80a–37. 55 E:\FR\FM\31MRR1.SGM 31MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 61 / Friday, March 31, 2017 / Rules and Regulations electronic submissions. The requirements for becoming an EDGAR Filer and updating company data are set forth in the updated EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: ‘‘General Information,’’ Version 27 (March 2017). The requirements for filing on EDGAR are set forth in the updated EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: ‘‘EDGAR Filing,’’ Version 41 (March 2017). All of these provisions have been incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations, which action was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. You must comply with these requirements in order for documents to be timely received and accepted. The EDGAR Filer Manual is available for Web site viewing and printing; the address for the Filer Manual is https://www.sec.gov/info/ edgar/edmanuals.htm. You can obtain paper copies of the EDGAR Filer Manual from the following address: Public Reference Room, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You can also inspect the document at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_ locations.html. By the Commission. Dated: March 13, 2017. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–06290 Filed 3–30–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0255] RIN 1625–AA08 ˜ Special Local Regulation, 2017 Catano Offshore, San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PR Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of San Juan Harbor in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the 2017 ˜ Catano Offshore, a high-speed race SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:25 Mar 30, 2017 This rule is effective from 11:00 a.m. through 4 p.m. on April 2, 2017. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0255 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. Efrain Lopez, Sector San Juan Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone (787) 289–2097, email Efrain.Lopez1@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code COTP Captain of the Port II. Background Information and Regulatory History BILLING CODE 8011–01–P ACTION: event. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. This regulation establishes three regulated areas: A race area; a buffer zone; and a spectator area. This special local regulation prohibits non-participant persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area or buffer zone and prohibits vessels from transiting at speeds that cause wake within the spectator area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. Jkt 241001 The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because the Coast Guard did not receive the required event documentation until March 22, 2017, leaving insufficient time before the event to publish an NPRM and to receive public comment in order to complete the rulemaking process. For PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 15995 that reason, it would be impracticable to publish an NPRM. For the reason discussed above, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The legal basis for this rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish special local regulations is 33 U.S.C. 1233. The purpose of the rule is to ensure safety of the event participants, the general public, and the navigable waters of San Juan Harbor in the vicinity of San Juan, Puerto Rico during ˜ the 2017 Catano Offshore race event. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a special local regulation on certain waters of San Juan Harbor in San Juan, Puerto Rico during ˜ the 2017 Catano Offshore race event. The race is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 2, 2017. Approximately 30 high-speed boats and personal watercraft are expected to participate in the race. The special local regulation will create three regulated areas: (1) A race area; (2) a buffer zone; and (3) a spectator area. Within the race area and buffer zone, non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area without obtaining permission from the COTP San Juan or a designated representative. Within the spectator area, all persons and vessels are prohibited from traveling in excess of wake speed without obtaining permission from the COTP San Juan or a designated representative. If authorization is granted by the COTP San Juan or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the COTP San Juan or a designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, or by on-scene designated representatives. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive Orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive Orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review E.O.s 12866 (‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’) and 13563 (‘‘Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review’’) E:\FR\FM\31MRR1.SGM 31MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 61 (Friday, March 31, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

17 CFR Part 232

[Release Nos. 33-10324; 34-80182; 39-2516; IC-32527]


Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual

AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) is 
adopting revisions to the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and 
Retrieval System (EDGAR) Filer Manual and related rules to reflect 
updates to the EDGAR system. The updates are being made primarily to 
support the new online version of the Transfer Agent submission form 
types; provide for the ability for filers to submit duplicate filings 
for submission form type 10-D; and provide for the ability for filers 
to upload the notarized authentication document and the power of 
attorney as separate CORRESP documents when submitting a request to 
manually update their EDGAR filing passphrase. The EDGAR system was 
upgraded to support the US GAAP 2017 Taxonomy on March 6, 2016. The 
EDGAR system is scheduled to be upgraded to support the other 
functionalities on March 13, 2017.

DATES: Effective March 31, 2017. The incorporation by reference of the 
EDGAR Filer Manual is approved by the Director of the Federal Register 
as of March 31, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In the Division of Corporation 
Finance, for questions concerning Form ABS-EE and Regulation A 
submission form types, contact Vik Sheth at (202) 551-3818; in the 
Division of Trading and Markets, for questions concerning Form TA and 
Form X-17A-5, contact Kathy Bateman at (202) 551-4345; in the Office of 
Investment Management, for questions concerning Form N-MFP, contact 
Heather Fernandez at (202) 551-6708; and in the Division of Economic 
and Risk Analysis, for questions concerning eXtensible Business 
Reporting Language (XBRL), contact Walter Hamscher at (202) 551-5397.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are adopting an updated EDGAR Filer 
Manual, Volume I and Volume II. The Filer Manual describes the 
technical formatting requirements for the preparation and submission of 
electronic filings through the EDGAR system.\1\ It also describes the 
requirements for filing using EDGARLink Online and the Online Forms/XML 
Web site.
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    \1\ We originally adopted the Filer Manual on April 1, 1993, 
with an effective date of April 26, 1993. Release No. 33-6986 (April 
1, 1993) [58 FR 18638]. We implemented the most recent update to the 
Filer Manual on January 30, 2017. See Release No. 33-10295 (February 
08, 2017) [82 FR 9680].
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    The revisions to the Filer Manual reflect changes within Volume I 
entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: ``General Information,'' Version 
27 (March 2017) and Volume II entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: 
``EDGAR Filing,'' Version 41 (March 2017). The updated manual will be 
incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations.
    The Filer Manual contains all the technical specifications for 
filers to submit filings using the EDGAR system. Filers must comply 
with the applicable provisions of the Filer Manual in order to assure 
the timely acceptance and processing of filings made in electronic 
format.\2\ Filers may consult the Filer Manual in conjunction with our 
rules governing mandated electronic filing when preparing documents for 
electronic submission.\3\
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    \2\ See Rule 301 of Regulation S-T (17 CFR 232.301).
    \3\ See Release No. 33-10295 in which we implemented EDGAR 
Release 17.0.2. For additional history of Filer Manual rules, please 
see the citations therein.
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    The EDGAR system will be upgraded to Release 17.1 on March 13, 2017 
and will introduce the following changes:
    The Microsoft InfoPath templates used to file Transfer Agent forms 
TA-1, TA-1/A, TA-2, TA-2/A, and TA-W will be retired on March 10, 2017. 
Effective March 13, 2017, filers must use the new online version of the 
forms application available on the EDGAR Filing Web site to file 
Transfer Agent forms. This web-based application will replace the 
corresponding Microsoft InfoPath templates that were previously used to 
file these forms. Filers will no longer need to purchase the 3rd party 
InfoPath application (which has been discontinued by Microsoft) in 
order to file the Transfer Agent forms. Filers can access Transfer 
Agent forms by selecting the `File Transfer Agent Forms' link on the 
EDGAR Filing Web site.
    Chapter 8 (Preparing and Transmitting EDGARLite Submissions) of the 
``EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II:

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EDGAR Filing'' will be retired. Two new sections, `File Transfer Agent 
Forms' and `Completing a Transfer Agent Form' will be added to the 
former Chapter 9 (new Chapter 8--Preparing and Transmitting Online 
Submissions) of the ``EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: EDGAR Filing'' to 
guide filers through the filing process.
    Filers can continue to construct XML submissions as described in 
the XML Technical Specification documents for Transfer Agent forms, and 
submit them via the EDGAR Filing Web site.
    EDGAR will be updated to allow filers to submit duplicate filings 
for submission form type 10-D. The 10-D distribution reports for ABS 
entities can have multiple deals in which each deal will report on the 
10-D generating a CIK with multiple reports for the same period.
    EDGAR will be upgraded to allow filers to provide up to four digits 
after the decimal point for the ``Price per security'' field for 
submission form types DOS, DOS/A, 1-A, 1-A/A, 1-A POS, 1-K, 1-K/A, 1-Z, 
and 1-Z/A.
    EDGAR will be upgraded to include the following changes to ABS-EE 
and ABS-EE/A:
     The restriction on future dates for ABS-EE and ABS-EE/A in 
the ``End Period Date'' EDGAR Header Tag will be removed.
     ABS-EE filings will be suspended if the EX-102 XML 
attachment fails validation.
     In addition, the ABS-EE Asset Data schema will be updated 
with the following changes:
    [ssquf] Debt Securities ABS Asset Class: Item 5(d)(8) will be 
renamed to Actual Interest Collection Amount.
    [ssquf] Filers will be able to provide future dates through 
December 31, 2150 in response to Asset Class Items that require a date.
    For more information, see the updated ``EDGAR ABS XML Technical 
Specification'' document available on the SEC's Public Web site 
(https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs).
    Filers will be able to provide underscores (``_'') in any portion 
of the ``Notification Email Address'' and ``Submission Contact Email 
Address'' fields within X-17A-5 and X-17A-5/A submissions. In addition, 
all ASCII character validations will be removed for broker-dealer 
entity name fields for submission form types X-17A-5 and X-17A-5/A. 
Broker-dealers can submit the aforementioned filings, irrespective of 
the ASCII characters in those fields.
    Submission form types SDR, SDR/A, SDR-A, and SDR-W will no longer 
require the XBRL dei:EntityFilerCategory element to be provided to 
enable the following XBRL document Types to pass validation:
     EX-99.SDR K.INS (Traditional XBRL).
     EX-99.SDR L.INS (Traditional XBRL).
     EX-99.SDR K (Inline XBRL).
     EX-99.SDR L (Inline XBRL).
    Submission types N-MFP2 and N-MFP2/A will be updated to allow 
filers to choose both ``Exempt Government'' and ``Treasury'' as the 
category of the fund in Item A.10 of the form. For more information, 
see the updated ``EDGAR Form N-MFP2 XML Technical Specification'' 
document located on the SEC's Public Web site (https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/tech-specs).
    Filers will now be able to upload the notarized authentication 
document and the power of attorney as separate CORRESP documents when 
submitting a request to manually update their passphrase on the EDGAR 
Filer Management Web site (https://www.filermanagement.edgarfiling.sec.gov).
    On March 6, 2017, the EDGAR system was upgraded to Release 17.0.3 
and now supports the US GAAP 2017 Taxonomy; and updated SEC taxonomies 
COUNTRY, CURRENCY, EXCH and NAICS. Please see https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edgartaxonomies.shtml for a complete listing of supported 
standard taxonomies. Taxonomy Disclosure Templates have been made 
available to be used as part of the filer's extension taxonomy based on 
examples in the Taxonomy Implementation Guides. Please see Release 
Notes for US GAAP 2017 for more details.
    Along with the adoption of the Filer Manual, we are amending Rule 
301 of Regulation S-T to provide for the incorporation by reference 
into the Code of Federal Regulations of today's revisions. This 
incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal 
Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    The updated EDGAR Filer Manual will be available for Web site 
viewing and printing; the address for the Filer Manual is https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edmanuals.htm. You may also obtain paper copies 
of the EDGAR Filer Manual from the following address: Public Reference 
Room, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 
10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
    Since the Filer Manual and the corresponding rule changes relate 
solely to agency procedures or practice, publication for notice and 
comment is not required under the Administrative Procedure Act 
(APA).\4\ It follows that the requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act \5\ do not apply.
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    \4\ 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A).
    \5\ 5 U.S.C. 601-612.
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    The effective date for the updated Filer Manual and the rule 
amendments is March 31, 2017. In accordance with the APA,\6\ we find 
that there is good cause to establish an effective date less than 30 
days after publication of these rules. The EDGAR system upgrade to 
Release 17.1 is scheduled to become available on March 13, 2017. The 
Commission believes that establishing an effective date less than 30 
days after publication of these rules is necessary to coordinate the 
effectiveness of the updated Filer Manual with these system upgrades.
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    \6\ 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3).
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Statutory Basis

    We are adopting the amendments to Regulation S-T under Sections 6, 
7, 8, 10, and 19(a) of the Securities Act of 1933,\7\ Sections 3, 12, 
13, 14, 15, 23, and 35A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,\8\ 
Section 319 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939,\9\ and Sections 8, 30, 
31, and 38 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.\10\
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    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, and 77s(a).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78c, 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o, 78w, and 78ll.
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 77sss.
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 80a-8, 80a-29, 80a-30, and 80a-37.
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List of Subjects in 17 CFR Part 232

    Incorporation by reference, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Securities.

Text of the Amendment

    In accordance with the foregoing, Title 17, Chapter II of the Code 
of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

PART 232--REGULATION S-T--GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR 
ELECTRONIC FILINGS

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1. The authority citation for Part 232 continues to read in part as 
follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77c, 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, 77s(a), 77z-3, 
77sss(a), 78c(b), 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o(d), 78w(a), 78ll, 80a-6(c), 
80a-8, 80a-29, 80a-30, 80a-37, and 7201 et seq.; and 18 U.S.C. 1350, 
unless otherwise noted.

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2. Section 232.301 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  232.301  EDGAR Filer Manual.

    Filers must prepare electronic filings in the manner prescribed by 
the EDGAR Filer Manual, promulgated by the Commission, which sets out 
the technical formatting requirements for

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electronic submissions. The requirements for becoming an EDGAR Filer 
and updating company data are set forth in the updated EDGAR Filer 
Manual, Volume I: ``General Information,'' Version 27 (March 2017). The 
requirements for filing on EDGAR are set forth in the updated EDGAR 
Filer Manual, Volume II: ``EDGAR Filing,'' Version 41 (March 2017). All 
of these provisions have been incorporated by reference into the Code 
of Federal Regulations, which action was approved by the Director of 
the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 
51. You must comply with these requirements in order for documents to 
be timely received and accepted. The EDGAR Filer Manual is available 
for Web site viewing and printing; the address for the Filer Manual is 
https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edmanuals.htm. You can obtain paper 
copies of the EDGAR Filer Manual from the following address: Public 
Reference Room, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street 
NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours 
of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You can also inspect the document at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on 
the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: 
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    By the Commission.

    Dated: March 13, 2017.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-06290 Filed 3-30-17; 8:45 am]
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