Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) is adopting revisions to the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR) Filer Manual to reflect updates to the EDGAR system. The revisions are being made primarily to support the amended rules and forms adopted by the Commission requiring that certain open- end management investment companies and insurance company separate accounts identify in their EDGAR submissions information relating to their investment company type, series and classes (or contracts, in the case of separate accounts), and ticker symbols. Revisions are also being made to support the final rule requiring that Form 25-NSE be filed electronically. In addition, revisions are being made to revoke submission types based on the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 which was repealed in the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Finally, revisions are being made to complete the removal of the submission types rescinded on December 1, 2005 as a result of the adoption of securities offering reform initiatives. The revisions to the Filer Manual reflect changes within Volumes I and II, entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: ``General Information,'' Version 2 (February 2006) and EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: ``EDGAR Filing,'' Version 3 (February 2006) respectively. The updated manual will be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations.