Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual, 35062-35064 [2017-15862]

Download as PDF 35062 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital Heliport, Willits, CA, within a 2.5-mile radius of the heliport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 166° bearing from the heliport to 6.7 miles southeast of the heliport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 360° bearing from the heliport to 10.5 miles north of the heliport. This airspace is necessary to support IFR operations in new standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Willits, CA [New] Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital Heliport, CA (Lat. 39°23′21″ N., long. 123°20′21″ W.) That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 2.5-mile radius of Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital Heliport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 166° bearing from the heliport to 6.7 miles southeast of the heliport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 360° bearing from the heliport to 10.5 miles north of the heliport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 19, 2017. Sam S.L. Shrimpton, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–15869 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 232 [Release Nos. 33–10385; 34–81080; 39– 2517; IC–32724] Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 reflect amendments made to several forms under the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’) and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) to effectuate inflation adjustments and other technical amendments required under Titles I and III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (‘‘JOBS’’) Act; support recent updates to Form C and Form D; includes instructions for hyperlinking to exhibits included with certain Securities Act and Exchange Act forms and makes certain corrective changes to previously revised sections. The revised EDGAR Filer Manual also announces updates to the technical specifications for the ABS–EE schema and terminates support for US– GAAP–2015, EXCH–2015, CURRENCY– 2014, and COUNTRY–2013 taxonomies. The EDGAR system is scheduled to be upgraded on July 17, 2017. DATES: Effective July 28, 2017. The incorporation by reference of the EDGAR Filer Manual is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 28, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In the Division of Corporation Finance, for questions concerning Forms ABS–EE, ABS–15G, C, D, S–1, S–3, S–4, S–8, S– 11, F–1, F–3, F–4, 8–K, 10, 10–D, 10– K, 10–Q, 20–F, and 40–F, contact Heather Mackintosh at (202) 551–8111; in the Division of Trading and Markets, for questions concerning Forms 17–H and X–17A–5, contact Kathy Bateman at (202) 551–4345; in the Office of Investment Management, for questions concerning Forms 1–E, 2–E, N–1A, N– 23C–2, N–23C3, 40–APP, and 40–17G, contact Heather Fernandez at (202) 551– 6708; and in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, for questions concerning taxonomies and eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), contact Brian Hankin at (202) 551–8497. 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 SUMMARY: 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 March 13, 2017. See Release No. 33– 10324 (March 31, 2017) [82 FR 15993]. E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES 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 28 (July 2017) and Volume II entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: ‘‘EDGAR Filing,’’ Version 42 (July 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 17.2 on July 17, 2017 and will introduce the following changes: Effective September 1, 2017, large accelerated and accelerated filers filing Forms S–1, S–3, S–4, S–8, S–11, F–1, F– 3, F–4, F–10, SF–1, and SF–3 under the Securities Act and Forms 10, 10–K, 10– Q, 8–K, 20–F, and 10–D under the Exchange Act will be required to submit these forms in HTML and include a hyperlink to each exhibit listed in the exhibit index of these filings, including exhibits that are incorporated by reference.4 Instructions for hyperlinking to an exhibit submitted with a previous submission, or an exhibit that is being filed concurrently with the submission, have been included in Chapter 5 of Volume II of the EDGAR Filer Manual. Instructions for using HTML Styles to indicate the location of the Exhibit Links and the Summary Section have also been included in Chapter 5 of Volume II of the EDGAR Filer Manual. 2 See Rule 301 of Regulation S–T (17 CFR 232.301). 3 See Release No. 33–10324 in which we implemented revisions to reflect EDGAR Release 17.1. For additional history of EDGAR Filer Manual revisions, please see the citations therein. 4 Non-accelerated filers and smaller reporting companies that submit filings in ASCII will not need to comply with these requirements until September 1, 2018. The compliance date for any Form 10–D filing that will require a hyperlink to an exhibit filed with Form ABS–EE will be delayed until SEC staff completes programming changes to EDGAR. These changes will allow Form 10–D filers to include the Form 10–D and Form ABS–EE in a single submission so that the required exhibit hyperlinks can be created at the time the Form 10– D is filed. The Commission will publish a notice in the Federal Register and on the Commission Web site announcing the compliance date for those Form 10–D filings. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Submission form types D and D/A will be updated to remove the reference to ‘‘Rule 505’’ in Item 6: Federal Exemption(s) and Exclusion(s) Claimed. The ‘‘Terms of Submission’’ in the Signature and Submission screen will be updated to replace the references to ‘‘relying on Regulation D’’ and ‘‘Rule 505(b)(2)(iii)’’ with ‘‘relying on Rule 504 or Rule 506’’ and ‘‘Rule 504(b)(3),’’ respectively. The Total Offering Amount in ‘‘Item 13: Offering and Sales Amounts’’ will increase from a maximum of $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 if any ‘‘Rule 504’’ item is selected on submission form types D and D/A. Corresponding changes will be made to Chapter 8 and Appendix A of the EDGAR Filer Manual. In Release No. 33–10332 (March 31, 2017) [82 FR 17545], the Commission adopted rule changes to effectuate inflation adjustments and other technical amendments required under Titles I and III of the JOBS Act. The technical changes included revisions to Commission forms so that registrants can designate whether they are an Emerging Growth Company (EGC) and inform the Commission as to whether they have elected not to use the extended transition period for EGCs to comply with any new or revised financial accounting standards. The following EDGARLink Online submission form types will be revised to reflect the two fields: S–1, S–1/A, S–3, S–3/A, S–4, S–4/A, S–8, S–11, S–11/A, F–1, F–1/A, F–3, F–3/A, F–4, F–4/A, 10–12B, 10–12B/A, 10–12G, 10–12G/A, 8–K, 8–K/A, 8–K12B, 8–K12B/A, 8– K12G3, 8–K12G3/A, 8–K15D5, 8– K15D5/A, 10–Q, 10–Q/A, 10–QT, 10– QT/A, 10–K, 10–K/A, 10–KT, 10–KT/A, 20–F, 20–F/A, 20FR12B, 20FR12B/A, 20FR12G, 20FR12G/A, 40–F, 40–F/A, 40FR12B, 40FR12B/A, 40FR12G, and 40FR12G/A. Corresponding changes will be made to Chapter 7 of the EDGAR Filer Manual. In addition, submission form types C and C/A will be updated to increase the maximum limit of the ‘‘Target Offering Amount’’ and ‘‘Maximum Offering Amount’’ fields to $1,070,000. Corresponding changes will be made to Chapter 8 of the EDGAR Filer Manual. EDGAR will be updated so that broker-dealers filing submission form type 17HACON must indicate whether or not the submission is for is for a full year. Submission form type 17HACON will require broker-dealers to attach an ‘‘ORGCHART’’ document to confidential annual 17–H reports on submission form type 17HACON even if the field ‘‘No material changes have occurred since last filed’’ is selected. Corresponding changes will be made to PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35063 Chapter 8 of Volume II of the EDGAR File Manual. An Instructions menu icon will be added to the filer interface in the topright corner for submission form types X–17A–5 and X–17A–5/A, which provides instructions on how to file broker-dealer annual reports through EDGAR. Corresponding changes will be made to Chapter 8 of Volume II of the EDGAR Filer Manual. Filers will no longer have to submit form type N–1A using ‘‘dummy’’ Series and Classes (Contracts) and will instead be able to register via submission form type N–1A using their existing Series and Classes (Contracts). Corresponding Changes will be made to Chapter 7 of Volume II of the EDGAR Filer Manual. Clarifying changes to Chapter 8 of Volume II of the EDGAR Filer Manual will be added to specify that, when Transfer Agent form submissions created using the filer interface, filers are limited to a maximum of 100 document attachments. Also, the revision clarifies that the maximum size of a Transfer Agent submission, including all attached documents, may not exceed 200 MB. Chapter 5, Section 5.2.5.9 will be revised to remove duplicate HTML tags. Chapter 6, section 6.12.7 will be revised to clarify that start/end labels should not be used on duration-type facts. Chapters 5 and 6 will be revised to include clarifying changes instructions for data tagging and labeling. The ABS–EE schema will be updated with the following changes: Æ RMBS, 1(m)(21)(xi) postModification ARMPaymentRecastFrequency will be changed from decimal format to integer format, with a maximum length of eight digits. Æ The maximum integer length will increase from two digits to eight digits for the following Asset Class Items: D Item 1(c)(29)(iv), initialFixedRatePeriod HybridARMNumber; D Item 1(c)(29)(xxi), HELOCDrawNumber; D Item 1(m)(21)(iv), postModification InterestResetNumber; D Item 1(m)(21)(xx), postModificationARM InterestRateTeaserNumber; D Item 1(m)(21)(xxi), postModification ARMPaymentTeaserNumber; D Item 1(m)(22)(i), postModification InterestOnlyTermNumber; D Item 3(c)(9), originalInterestOnlyTerm Number; D Item 3(c)(12), gracePeriodNumber; D Item 3(j)(2), paymentExtendedNumber; D Item 4(c)(8), gracePeriod; and D Item 4(j)(2), leaseExtended. 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). E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 35064 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations EDGAR will no longer provide support for the US–GAAP–2015, EXCH– 2015, CURRENCY–2014, and COUNTRY–2013 taxonomies. Please see https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edgar taxonomies.shtml for a complete list of supported standard taxonomies. 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 these 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 a.m. and 3 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’’).5 It follows that the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act 6 do not apply. The effective date for the updated Filer Manual and the rule amendments is July 28, 2017. In accordance with the APA,7 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 17.2 is scheduled to become available on July 17, 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES 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 1933,8 Sections 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, and 35A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,9 Section 319 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939,10 and Sections 8, 30, 31, and 38 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.11 55 U.S.C. 553(b)(A). U.S.C. 601–612. 7 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). 8 15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, and 77s(a). 9 15 U.S.C. 78c, 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o, 78w, and 78ll. 10 15 U.S.C. 77sss. 11 15 U.S.C. 80a–8, 80a–29, 80a–30, and 80a–37. 65 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 List of Subjects in 17 CFR Part 232 Incorporation by reference, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. Dated: July 6, 2017. By the Commission. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. Text of the Amendment In accordance with the foregoing, title 17, chapter II of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: [FR Doc. 2017–15862 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] 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 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 28 (July 2017). The requirements for filing on EDGAR are set forth in the updated EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: ‘‘EDGAR Filing,’’ Version 42 (July 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. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 19 CFR Parts 159 and 181 [CBP Dec. 17–08] Technical Corrections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered some discrepancies. This document amends certain sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to remedy these discrepancies. SUMMARY: DATES: The final rule is effective July 28, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grace A. Kim, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, (202) 325–7941. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background It is the policy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to periodically review title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date so that the importing and general public is aware of CBP programs, requirements, and procedures regarding import-related activities. As part of this review policy, CBP has determined that certain corrections to 19 CFR parts 159 and 181 are necessary. Discussion of Changes Part 159 Section 159.58 (19 CFR 159.58) concerns the suspension of liquidation by CBP when there are antidumping and countervailing duty determinations. The references to part 353 of title 19 CFR in 19 CFR 159.58(a) and to part 355 of title 19 CFR in 19 CFR 159.58(b) are incorrect. On May 19, 1997, the U.S. E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35062-35064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15862]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

17 CFR Part 232

[Release Nos. 33-10385; 34-81080; 39-2517; IC-32724]


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 
reflect amendments made to several forms under the Securities Act of 
1933 (``Securities Act'') and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(``Exchange Act'') to effectuate inflation adjustments and other 
technical amendments required under Titles I and III of the Jumpstart 
Our Business Startups (``JOBS'') Act; support recent updates to Form C 
and Form D; includes instructions for hyperlinking to exhibits included 
with certain Securities Act and Exchange Act forms and makes certain 
corrective changes to previously revised sections. The revised EDGAR 
Filer Manual also announces updates to the technical specifications for 
the ABS-EE schema and terminates support for US-GAAP-2015, EXCH-2015, 
CURRENCY-2014, and COUNTRY-2013 taxonomies. The EDGAR system is 
scheduled to be upgraded on July 17, 2017.

DATES: Effective July 28, 2017. The incorporation by reference of the 
EDGAR Filer Manual is approved by the Director of the Federal Register 
as of July 28, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In the Division of Corporation 
Finance, for questions concerning Forms ABS-EE, ABS-15G, C, D, S-1, S-
3, S-4, S-8, S-11, F-1, F-3, F-4, 8-K, 10, 10-D, 10-K, 10-Q, 20-F, and 
40-F, contact Heather Mackintosh at (202) 551-8111; in the Division of 
Trading and Markets, for questions concerning Forms 17-H and X-17A-5, 
contact Kathy Bateman at (202) 551-4345; in the Office of Investment 
Management, for questions concerning Forms 1-E, 2-E, N-1A, N-23C-2, N-
23C3, 40-APP, and 40-17G, contact Heather Fernandez at (202) 551-6708; 
and in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, for questions 
concerning taxonomies and eXtensible Business Reporting Language 
(XBRL), contact Brian Hankin at (202) 551-8497.

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

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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 March 13, 2017. See Release No. 33-10324 (March 31, 
2017) [82 FR 15993].
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    The revisions to the Filer Manual reflect changes within Volume I 
entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: ``General Information,'' Version 
28 (July 2017) and Volume II entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: 
``EDGAR Filing,'' Version 42 (July 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. 33-10324 in which we implemented revisions 
to reflect EDGAR Release 17.1. For additional history of EDGAR Filer 
Manual revisions, please see the citations therein.
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    The EDGAR system will be upgraded to Release 17.2 on July 17, 2017 
and will introduce the following changes:
    Effective September 1, 2017, large accelerated and accelerated 
filers filing Forms S-1, S-3, S-4, S-8, S-11, F-1, F-3, F-4, F-10, SF-
1, and SF-3 under the Securities Act and Forms 10, 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, 20-
F, and 10-D under the Exchange Act will be required to submit these 
forms in HTML and include a hyperlink to each exhibit listed in the 
exhibit index of these filings, including exhibits that are 
incorporated by reference.\4\ Instructions for hyperlinking to an 
exhibit submitted with a previous submission, or an exhibit that is 
being filed concurrently with the submission, have been included in 
Chapter 5 of Volume II of the EDGAR Filer Manual. Instructions for 
using HTML Styles to indicate the location of the Exhibit Links and the 
Summary Section have also been included in Chapter 5 of Volume II of 
the EDGAR Filer Manual.
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    \4\ Non-accelerated filers and smaller reporting companies that 
submit filings in ASCII will not need to comply with these 
requirements until September 1, 2018. The compliance date for any 
Form 10-D filing that will require a hyperlink to an exhibit filed 
with Form ABS-EE will be delayed until SEC staff completes 
programming changes to EDGAR. These changes will allow Form 10-D 
filers to include the Form 10-D and Form ABS-EE in a single 
submission so that the required exhibit hyperlinks can be created at 
the time the Form 10-D is filed. The Commission will publish a 
notice in the Federal Register and on the Commission Web site 
announcing the compliance date for those Form 10-D filings.
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    Submission form types D and D/A will be updated to remove the 
reference to ``Rule 505'' in Item 6: Federal Exemption(s) and 
Exclusion(s) Claimed. The ``Terms of Submission'' in the Signature and 
Submission screen will be updated to replace the references to 
``relying on Regulation D'' and ``Rule 505(b)(2)(iii)'' with ``relying 
on Rule 504 or Rule 506'' and ``Rule 504(b)(3),'' respectively. The 
Total Offering Amount in ``Item 13: Offering and Sales Amounts'' will 
increase from a maximum of $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 if any ``Rule 504'' 
item is selected on submission form types D and D/A. Corresponding 
changes will be made to Chapter 8 and Appendix A of the EDGAR Filer 
Manual.
    In Release No. 33-10332 (March 31, 2017) [82 FR 17545], the 
Commission adopted rule changes to effectuate inflation adjustments and 
other technical amendments required under Titles I and III of the JOBS 
Act. The technical changes included revisions to Commission forms so 
that registrants can designate whether they are an Emerging Growth 
Company (EGC) and inform the Commission as to whether they have elected 
not to use the extended transition period for EGCs to comply with any 
new or revised financial accounting standards. The following EDGARLink 
Online submission form types will be revised to reflect the two fields: 
S-1, S-1/A, S-3, S-3/A, S-4, S-4/A, S-8, S-11, S-11/A, F-1, F-1/A, F-3, 
F-3/A, F-4, F-4/A, 10-12B, 10-12B/A, 10-12G, 10-12G/A, 8-K, 8-K/A, 8-
K12B, 8-K12B/A, 8-K12G3, 8-K12G3/A, 8-K15D5, 8-K15D5/A, 10-Q, 10-Q/A, 
10-QT, 10-QT/A, 10-K, 10-K/A, 10-KT, 10-KT/A, 20-F, 20-F/A, 20FR12B, 
20FR12B/A, 20FR12G, 20FR12G/A, 40-F, 40-F/A, 40FR12B, 40FR12B/A, 
40FR12G, and 40FR12G/A. Corresponding changes will be made to Chapter 7 
of the EDGAR Filer Manual. In addition, submission form types C and C/A 
will be updated to increase the maximum limit of the ``Target Offering 
Amount'' and ``Maximum Offering Amount'' fields to $1,070,000. 
Corresponding changes will be made to Chapter 8 of the EDGAR Filer 
Manual.
    EDGAR will be updated so that broker-dealers filing submission form 
type 17HACON must indicate whether or not the submission is for is for 
a full year. Submission form type 17HACON will require broker-dealers 
to attach an ``ORGCHART'' document to confidential annual 17-H reports 
on submission form type 17HACON even if the field ``No material changes 
have occurred since last filed'' is selected. Corresponding changes 
will be made to Chapter 8 of Volume II of the EDGAR File Manual.
    An Instructions menu icon will be added to the filer interface in 
the top-right corner for submission form types X-17A-5 and X-17A-5/A, 
which provides instructions on how to file broker-dealer annual reports 
through EDGAR. Corresponding changes will be made to Chapter 8 of 
Volume II of the EDGAR Filer Manual.
    Filers will no longer have to submit form type N-1A using ``dummy'' 
Series and Classes (Contracts) and will instead be able to register via 
submission form type N-1A using their existing Series and Classes 
(Contracts). Corresponding Changes will be made to Chapter 7 of Volume 
II of the EDGAR Filer Manual.
    Clarifying changes to Chapter 8 of Volume II of the EDGAR Filer 
Manual will be added to specify that, when Transfer Agent form 
submissions created using the filer interface, filers are limited to a 
maximum of 100 document attachments. Also, the revision clarifies that 
the maximum size of a Transfer Agent submission, including all attached 
documents, may not exceed 200 MB.
    Chapter 5, Section 5.2.5.9 will be revised to remove duplicate HTML 
tags. Chapter 6, section 6.12.7 will be revised to clarify that start/
end labels should not be used on duration-type facts. Chapters 5 and 6 
will be revised to include clarifying changes instructions for data 
tagging and labeling.
    The ABS-EE schema will be updated with the following changes:

    [cir] RMBS, 1(m)(21)(xi) 
postModificationARMPaymentRecastFrequency will be changed from 
decimal format to integer format, with a maximum length of eight 
digits.
    [cir] The maximum integer length will increase from two digits 
to eight digits for the following Asset Class Items:
    [ssquf] Item 1(c)(29)(iv), 
initialFixedRatePeriodHybridARMNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 1(c)(29)(xxi), HELOCDrawNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 1(m)(21)(iv), postModificationInterestResetNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 1(m)(21)(xx), 
postModificationARMInterestRateTeaserNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 1(m)(21)(xxi), 
postModificationARMPaymentTeaserNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 1(m)(22)(i), 
postModificationInterestOnlyTermNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 3(c)(9), originalInterestOnlyTermNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 3(c)(12), gracePeriodNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 3(j)(2), paymentExtendedNumber;
    [ssquf] Item 4(c)(8), gracePeriod; and
    [ssquf] Item 4(j)(2), leaseExtended.

    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).

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    EDGAR will no longer provide support for the US-GAAP-2015, EXCH-
2015, CURRENCY-2014, and COUNTRY-2013 taxonomies. Please see https://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edgartaxonomies.shtml for a complete list of 
supported standard taxonomies.
    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 these 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 
a.m. and 3 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'').\5\ It follows that the requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act \6\ do not apply.
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    \5\ 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A).
    \6\ 5 U.S.C. 601-612.
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    The effective date for the updated Filer Manual and the rule 
amendments is July 28, 2017. In accordance with the APA,\7\ 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 17.2 is scheduled to become available on July 17, 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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    \7\ 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,\8\ Sections 3, 12, 
13, 14, 15, 23, and 35A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,\9\ 
Section 319 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939,\10\ and Sections 8, 30, 
31, and 38 of the Investment Company Act of 1940.\11\
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    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, and 77s(a).
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78c, 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o, 78w, and 78ll.
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 77sss.
    \11\ 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 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 28 (July 2017). The requirements for filing on 
EDGAR are set forth in the updated EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: 
``EDGAR Filing,'' Version 42 (July 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.

    Dated: July 6, 2017.

    By the Commission.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-15862 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
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