The SEC has posted a release adopting an updated EDGAR filing manual. Revisions are being made primarily to support the expansion of the current interactive data voluntary reporting program to enable mutual funds to voluntarily submit supplemental tagged information contained in the risk/return summary section of their prospectuses on Form N-1A. The EDGAR system was upgraded to support this functionality on August 20, 2007.

The filer manual is also being revised to incorporate changes in support of several final rules previously adopted by the SEC and implemented in EDGAR. Those rules include 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 Exchange Act; the electronic filing of Transfer Agent forms TA-1, TA-2 and TA-W; and revisions to the accelerated filer definition under the Exchange Act. Other revisions were made to allow an issuer to indicate whether it is subject to reporting obligations after terminating registration of a class of equity securities under the Exchange Act and to remove references to submission types N-14AE and N-14AE/A for the filing of Form N-14 from "Table 3-5: Investment Company Submission Types Accepted by EDGAR" of the Filer Manual.

Please click http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2007/33-8834.pdf to access a copy of the release.