(1) An issuer offering a security that is a covered security under 18(b)(4)(D) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall file a notice on Form D (17 CFR 239.500), and pay the fee required by 30-10-209(1)(a) and (1)(c), MCA, no later than 15 days after the first sale of the security in this state. An issuer shall file a renewal for each succeeding year that a security is offered in this state, and pay the fee required by 30-10-209(1)(b), MCA.
(2) For purposes of this rule, the SEC "Form D" is defined as the document, as adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and in effect on September 1, 1996, as may be amended by the SEC from time to time, entitled "Form D; notice of sale of securities pursuant to regulation D, section 4(6), and/or uniform limited offering exemption," including part E and the Appendix.
(3) Any Form D filing or renewal required under (1) must be submitted to the commissioner through the Electronic Filing Depository (EFD) operated by the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc., and must comply with the following:
(a) All filing or renewal fees shall likewise be submitted through the EFD;
(b) A person duly authorized by the issuer shall affix his or her electronic signature to the Form D filing by typing his or her name in the appropriate fields and submitting the filing through the EFD, which shall constitute irrefutable evidence of legal signature by the individual whose name is typed on the filing; and
(c) Any documents or fees required under (1) to be filed with the commissioner that are not permitted to be filed with, or cannot be accepted by, the EFD must be filed directly with the commissioner, and must be accompanied by a statement from the issuer providing the date the filing was attempted through the EFD.