Technical Amendment to Regulation S-T
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is amending Regulation S-T to make a correction with respect to mandated electronic submissions and to include persons or entities that submit filings for review by the Division of Market Regulation as persons or entities that are subject to the electronic filing requirements of Regulation S-T. The amendment will clarify that a filing submitted on an electronic filing system other than the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (``EDGAR'') system is not a mandated submission under Regulation S-T and will clarify that filers who submit forms on EDGAR for review by the Division of Market Regulation are subject to the requirements of Regulation S-T. The Commission is also amending the Rules of Organization and Program Management to delegate authority to the Director of the Division of Market Regulation to adjust the filing date of an electronic submission and to grant or deny a continuing hardship exemption from electronic filing under Regulation S-T. The amendment will conserve Commission resources and will allow the Commission to make such adjustments and to grant or deny such exemptions in a timely manner.