Securities and Exchange Commission January 23, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

In the Matter of AlphaTrade.com; Order of Suspension of Trading
Document Number: 2013-01398
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-23
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Lost Securityholders and Unresponsive Payees
Document Number: 2013-01269
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-23
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is adopting amendments to Rule 17Ad-17 to implement the requirements of Section 929W of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). That Section added to Section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') subsection (g), ``Due Diligence for the Delivery of Dividends, Interest, and Other Valuable Property Rights,'' which directs the Commission to revise Exchange Act Rule 17Ad-17, ``Transfer Agents' Obligation to Search for Lost Securityholders'' to: extend the requirements of Rule 17Ad-17 to search for lost securityholders from only recordkeeping transfer agents to brokers and dealers as well; add a requirement that ``paying agents'' notify ``unresponsive payees'' that a paying agent has sent a securityholder a check that has not yet been negotiated; and add certain other provisions. The Commission also is adopting a proposed conforming amendment to Rule 17Ad-7(i) and new Rule 15b1-6, a technical rule to help ensure that brokers and dealers have notice of their new obligations with respect to lost securityholders and unresponsive payees.
Authority Citation Correction
Document Number: 2013-01202
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-23
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On August 6, 2010 and September 16, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') published documents in the Federal Register (75 FR 47449 and 76 FR 57637, respectively) that each included an inaccurate amendatory instruction pertaining to an authority citation. The Commission is publishing this technical amendment to accurately reflect the authority citation in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Adoption of Updated EDGAR Filer Manual
Document Number: 2013-01058
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-23
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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 revisions are being made primarily to introduce the new EDGARLink Online submission type IRANNOTICE; and support PDF as an official filing format for submission types 497AD, 40-17G, 40-17G/A, 40-17GCS, 40-17GCS/A, 40-24B2, and 40-24B2/A. The EDGAR system is scheduled to be upgraded to support this functionality on January 14, 2013.