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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:

  • Filers will be able to file the EX-100 XBRL exhibit document type with an N-1A submission
  • EDGAR will add support for the ICI Mutual Fund Risk Return Summary Taxonomy

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.

  • Establishing that new submission form types 15F-12B, 15F-12B/A, 15F-12G, 15F-12G/A, 15F-15D, 15F-15D/A could be filed on EDGAR as of June 4, 2007 (Rel 9.6) to support the termination of a foreign private issuer's registration of a class of securities under Section 12(g) and duty to file reports under Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Addition of an "Accelerated Filer Status" indicator to EDGARLink submission headers that is required for the following form types: 10-K, 10-K/A, 10-KT, 10-KT/A, 20-F, and 20-F/A; and the addition of the following accelerated filer classification values (large accelerated filer, accelerated filer, non-accelerated filer, not applicable) (Rel 9.5)
  • Addition of a required "Duty to File Reports Remains" indicator in EDGARLink submission headers for form types 15-12B, 15-12B/A, 15-12G, 15-12G/A, 15-15D, 15-15D/A, 15F-12B, 15F-12B/A, 15F-12G, 15F-12G/A, 15F-15D, 15F-15D/A (Rel 9.5)
  • Addition of the following form types to be filed electronically: TA-1, TA-1/A, TA-2, TA-2/A, TA-W (Rel 9.5.c)
  • Addition of the new EDGARLite tool that uses a Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) product called Microsoft InfoPath to generate filing documents encoded in Extensible Markup Language (XML) (Rel 9.5.c)
The updated EDGAR Filer volumes can be downloaded from the links below.
* Download the DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume I) General Information (Version 4)
* Download the DRAFT EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II) EDGAR Filing (Version 5)



Modified: 07/25/2007