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DRAFT Updated EDGAR Filer Manual (Volumes I - II)

This draft Filer Manual, posted before Commission approval of potential regulatory changes in this release, is provided as a service to our filing community to assist filers, agents, and software developers in their preparation of responses to potential changes the staff anticipates. Since this is a draft manual, the SEC retains the right to change any part of the manual before the new system release is made final. In addition, the final EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I) (Version 6) and (Volume II) (Version11) is subject to Commission approval and may be revised before approval or not approved at all. Similarly, the posting of the draft manual does not indicate Commission approval of any pending proposed changes relating to the potential changes reflected in the draft manual. The changes outlined in this draft manual, if approved, are scheduled to take effect on or about March 16, 2009. The final version of the manual will be made available as and if approved by the Commission on or about March 16, 2009, on the SEC's Public Website.

DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I) General Information (Version 6)

Changes to the DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I) General Information (Version 6) are being made primarily to support the following EDGAR Release 9.15.1 update:

  • New EDGAR filers can now attach a scanned notarized authentication document in PDF format to their Form ID submission.
     
    • Filers who are updating their passphrase or converting from a Paper to Electronic filer must fax their notarized documentation.

You may download the DRAFT EDGAR Filing Manual (Volume I) General Information (Version 6) by clicking the following link. To assist filers in the identification of the draft changes, we have provided a redlined version of Volume I.

DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II) EDGAR Filing (Version 11)

Changes to the DRAFT EDGAR Filing Manual (Volume II) EDGAR Filing (Version 11) are being made primarily to support the following:

Scheduled to be implemented in EDGAR Release 9.15.1:

  • XBRL changes:
     
    • The system will support the 2008 Mutual Fund Risk/Return Summary Taxonomy.
       
    • The entire error message text will be shown when an XBRL filing produces an error.
       
    • EDGAR will no longer allow an XBRL submission to include both EX-100 and EX-101 Exhibit types within the same submission.
       
  • Form D changes:
     
    • EDGAR will support the ability to save offline a partially completed Form D, which can be uploaded at a later time to complete the filing process.
       
    • Minor Form D screen changes.
       
  • A new submission type for Summary Prospectus (497K) will be added to Submission Template #3. However, this submission type cannot be used until March 31, 2009.
     
  • The submission form types: 497K1, 497K2, 497K3A, and 497K3B will be suspended as of close of business (5:30 PM EST) March 30, 2009.
     
  • An N-4 filing will no longer be suspended if the company does not have an 811 file number and is adding series and classes in their N-4 filing.
     
  • The “Office of Thrift Supervision” will be added as an Appropriate Regulatory Agency (ARA) for submission form types TA-1 and TA-1/A.

It is anticipated that in the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2009, EDGAR Release 9.15.2 will introduce the following changes:

  • The existing US GAAP Taxonomy will be upgraded to 2009 US GAAP Taxonomy.
     
  • The US GAAP Beta 2.0 Taxonomy will no longer be supported.
     
  • Submission Type SH-ER Information Table XML documents will be validated against the schema included in the Submission Type SH-ER Information Table XML Technical Specification posted on http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar.shtml.

You may download the DRAFT EDGAR Filing Manual (Volume II) EDGAR Filing (Version 11) by clicking the following link. To assist filers in the identification of the draft changes, we have provided a redlined version of Volume II.

 

 

http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edgarfm-vol1-v6_d.htm


Modified: 02/27/2008