The SEC has also extended its Emergency Order of September 17, 2008, which banned "naked" short selling. The Order was set to expire at the end of day October 1, but has now been extended to 11:59 p.m. on October 17, 2008. In the press release accompanying the extension Order, the SEC also communicated that the temporary reporting requirements regarding new short sales and the penalties for violations will extend beyond the above date in the form of an interim final rule.