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DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I)

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 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 (Volume I) (Version 13) 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 final version of the manual will be made available as and if approved by the Commission, on the SEC's Public Website.

Changes to the DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I) are being made to reflect changes scheduled to be implemented on July 2, 2012.

  • EDGAR will require the authenticating document for Form ID submissions to be submitted in electronic format as a Portable Document Format (PDF) attachment. Filers would no longer be permitted to fax the Form ID authentication documents for requests to apply for new EDGAR access, update passphrase, convert paper only filer to electronic filer, and access for new serial companies.
  • New filers may select the "Access Codes will be used to submit draft registration" option on the Form ID application to indicate that they are submitting an application for EDGAR access to file draft registration statements under the JOBS Act or the Division of Corporate Finance's foreign private issuer policy. If the filers already have an assigned EDGAR Central Index Key (CIK), then they must use the existing CIK.

You may download the DRAFT EDGAR Filing Manual (Volume I) General Information (Version 13) by clicking the following link. To assist filers in the identification of the draft changes, we have provided a redlined version of Volume I.



Modified: 06/01/2012