SEC 2348 (02-02) Potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information contained in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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United States
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C. 20549


Report, schedule or registration statement
to which the hardship exemption relates
(give period of report if applicable)
SEC file number, if available

Name of Person Filing the Document
(If Other than the Registrant)

Part I — Registrant Information

Full Name of Registrant

Address of Principal Executive Office

Street and Number

City, State and Zip Code

Part II — Information Relating to the Hardship
Furnish the following information:
  1. A description of the nature and extent of the temporary technical difficulties experienced by the electronic filer in attempting to submit the document in electronic format.

  2. A description of the extent to which the electronic filer has successfully submitted documents previously in electronic format with the same hardware and software, in test or required filings.

  3. A description of the burden and expense involved to employ alternative means to submit the electronic submission in a timely manner.

  4. Any other reasons why an exemption is warranted.

Part III — Representation of Intent to Submit Confirming Electronic Copy
The registrant shall include a representation that a confirming electronic copy of the document filed in paper will be filed in accordance with Rule 201(b) of Regulation S-T (§232.201(b)).

Part IV — Contact Person
Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification;

Area Code
Telephone No.

Part V — Signatures

Name of registrant as appears in charter:

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, being duly authorized:

Date: _________________________       By: _______________________

Instruction: This form may be signed by an executive officer of the registrant or by any other duly authorized representative. Signatures may be in typed form rather than in manual format.


  1. Rule 201(a) of Regulation S-T requires electronic filers relying on a temporary hardship exemption to file this form in addition to filing a paper copy of a document otherwise required to be filed in electronic format.

  2. Four signed copies of this form shall accompany the paper format document and shall be filed within one business day after the date upon which the document filed in paper originally was to be filed electronically.

  3. Signatures to the paper format document being filed pursuant to the exemption may be in typed form rather than manual format. See Rule 302 of Regulation S-T (§232.302 of this chapter). All other requirements relating to paper format filings, including number of copies to be filed, shall be satisfied.
Last update: 02/11/2002