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Notice for EDGAR Filers re: Hurricane Ike and Houston Power Outage Filing Problems

We recognize that the ongoing power outages in certain areas of Texas are creating problems for filers who are required to submit their filings to us. As power is restored, companies should file or submit their filings on EDGAR as promptly as possible.

The electronic filing rules provide that the staff may adjust the filing date for an electronic filing if the filing was delayed for technical difficulties beyond the filer's control. While we do not automatically grant filing date adjustments, we will give priority consideration to filing date adjustment requests by filers in the area affected by Hurricane Ike.

To submit a filing date adjustment request, a company or its counsel should follow the procedures on the SEC web site at http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/cfedgarguidance.htm. Investment companies and institutional investment managers should follow the procedures on the SEC web site at http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/ednews/imedgarpac.htm.

We will attempt to respond to requests by telephone within two business days.



Modified: 09/24/2008