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 rule amendments made to mandate the electronic filing of information required by Securities Act of 1933 Form D with the implementation of a new Form D online application. In addition, the revisions also include updates to submission types PREM14A, DEFM14A, PREM14C and DEFM14C to correctly process series and class identifiers; updates to the EDGAR company name conformance rules; updates to the EDGARLite Form TA-2 (Annual Report of Transfer Agent activities filed pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) to correct the OMB expiration date displayed on the printed blank form, to correct the order that the response fields for Question 1(h) (Full Name of Registrant as stated in Question 3 of Form TA-1) and Question 3(a) (Registrants Appropriate Regulatory Agency) are displayed on the printed blank form, to make a response to Question 11(a)(i) (Date of Database Search) optional and to prevent the submission of invalid ASCII characters; updates to the EDGAR processing of series and classes co-registrant filings; and the incorporation of the final U.S. GAAP Taxonomies 1.0 into EDGAR. The revisions to the Filer Manual reflect changes within Volume I entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume I: ``General Information,'' Version 5 (September 2008) and Volume II entitled EDGAR Filer Manual, Volume II: ``EDGAR Filing,'' Version 9 (September 2008). The updated manual will be incorporated by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations.