General Rules and Regulations for
Rule 501 -- Modular Submissions and Segmented Filings
An electronic filer may use the following procedures to submit information to
the EDGAR system for subsequent inclusion in an electronic filing:
One or more electronic format documents may be submitted for
storage in the non-public EDGAR data storage area as a modular submission
for subsequent inclusion in one or more electronic submissions.
An electronic filer shall be permitted a maximum of ten modular
submissions in the non-public EDGAR data storage area at any time, not to
exceed a total of one megabyte of digital information. If an electronic
filer attempts to submit a modular filing wtiich would cause either of these
limits to be exceeded, EDGAR will suspend the modular submission and notify
the electronic filer by electronic mail. After six business days, the modular
submission held in suspense will be deleted from the system.
A modular submission may be corrected or amended only by resubmitting
the entire modular submission.
Segments of a document intended to become an electronic filing
may be submitted to the non-public EDGAR data storage area for assembly
as a segmented filing.
Segments shall be submitted no more than six business days in
advance of the anticipated filing date and are not limited in number or
size. They may be submitted from several geographic locations by more than
one filing entity. Segments may be included in only one electronic filing.
Once used, segments will be removed from the non-public EDGAR data storage
area. The assembly of segments into a segmented filing shall be effected
pursuant to the applicable provisions of the EDGAR Filer Manual. If segments
are not prepared in accordance with the EDGAR Filer Manual, the filing will
not be constructed. The filing date of a segmented filing shall be the date
upon which the filing is assembled and satisfies the requirements of Rule
13(a) of Regulation S-T.
Segments may be corrected or amended only by resubmitting the
be deemed to constitute an official filing prior to its inclusion
in a filing under the federal securities laws. Once a modular submission
or segment has been included in an electronic filing, the liability and
anti-fraud provisions of the Securities Act, the Exchange Act, the Trust
Indenture Act, the Public Utility Act and the Investment Company Act shall
apply to the electronic filing.
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