DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I) General Information (Version 4)
DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II) EDGAR Filing (Version 5)
This draft EDGAR Filer Manual (Volumes I, II), 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 prepare for 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 (Volumes I, II) 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 August 20, 2007 or as approved by the Commission. The final version of the updated manual volumes will be made available as and if approved by the Commission on the SEC's Public Website.
On August 20, 2007, the EDGAR system will be upgraded to Release 9.7 primarily to support the final rule adopted by the Commission to expand the current interactive data voluntary reporting program to enable mutual funds voluntarily to submit supplemental tagged information contained in the risk/return summary section of their prospectuses from Form N-1A using the mutual fund risk/return summary taxonomy developed by the Investment Company Institute ("ICI"). See Release No. 33-8823.
Specifically, the EDGAR Release 9.7 changes include:
No changes are being made to the EDGARLink software or templates.
These filer manual revisions include previously implemented EDGAR updates to address other rules adopted by the Commission.