Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans Working Group on Improving Plan Communications for Health and Welfare Plan Participants; Notice of Meeting, 51848-51849 [05-17312]

Download as PDF 51848 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices plan distributions and options will hold an open public meeting on September 22, 2005. The session will take place in Room S4215B–C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose of the open meeting, which will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m., with a one hour break for lunch, is for Working Group members to hear testimony from invited witnesses. The Working Group will inquire about distribution options available to participants of qualified retirement plans and the sufficiency of the communication of the options to retiring or terminating participants. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement pertaining to the topic may do so by submitting 25 copies on or before September 14, 2005 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N–5623, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted electronically to good.larry@dol.gov. Statements received on or before September 14, 2005 will be included in the record of the meeting. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Working Group should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693–8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Larry Good by September 14, at the address indicated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 25th day of August, 2005. Ann L. Combs, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 05–17308 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–M Employee Benefits Security Administration Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans 131st Plenary Meeting; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 131st open meeting of the full Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans will be held on September 21, 2005. 16:33 Aug 30, 2005 Signed at Washington, DC, this 25th day of August, 2005. Ann L. Combs, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 05–17309 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–M Jkt 205001 The session will take place in Room S 4215 B–C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose of the open meeting, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., with a one hour break for lunch, is for Working Group members to hear testimony from invited witnesses. The Working Group will inquire whether plan participants understand their rights and benefits under retirement plans and if existing required communication tools are accomplishing the original goal of full disclosure. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement pertaining to the topic may do so by submitting 25 copies on or before September 14, 2055 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N–5623, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted electronically to good.larry@dol.gov. Statements received on or before September 14, 2005 will be included in the record of the meeting. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Working Group should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693–8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Larry Good by September 14 at the address indicated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 25th day of August, 2005. Ann L. Combs, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 05–17311 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BILLING CODE 4510–29–M Employee Benefits Security Administration DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans Working Group on Communications to Retirement Plane Participants; Notice of Meeting DEPARTMENT OF LABOR VerDate Aug<18>2005 The session will take place in Room S 4215 B–C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose of the open meeting, which will run from 4 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m., is for members to be updated on activities of the Employee Benefits Security Administration and for the chairs of this year’s Working Groups to provide progress reports on their individual study topics. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 25 copies on or before September 14, 2005 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N–5623, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted electronically to good.larry@dol.gov. Statements received on or before September 14, 2005 will be included in the record of the meeting. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693–8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Larry Good by September 14 at the address indicated. Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the Working Group assigned by the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans to study the issue of communications to retirement plan participants will hold an open public meeting on September 23, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Employee Benefits Security Administration Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans Working Group on Improving Plan Communications for Health and Welfare Plan Participants; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the Working Group assigned by the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans to study the issue of improving E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices plan communications for health and welfare plan participants will hold an open public meeting on September 21, 2005. The session will take place in room S 4215 B–C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose of the open meeting, which will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m., with a one hour break for lunch, is for Working Group members to hear testimony from invited witnesses. The Working Group will inquire whether plan participants understand benefits under health and welfare plans and whether the existing required communication tools (e.g., SPD, SAR, claims procedure rules) are accomplishing the original goal of full disclosure. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement pertaining to the topic may do so by submitting 25 copies on or before September 14, 2005 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted electronically to good.larry@dol.gov. Statements received on or before September 14, 2005 will be included in the record of the meeting. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Working Group should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693–8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Larry Good by September 14 at the address indicated. Signed at Washington, DC this 25th day of August, 2005. Ann L. Combs, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 05–17312 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. ICR 1218–0203 (2005)] Permit-Required Confined Spaces; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:33 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 ACTION: Request for public comment. SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirement contained in its Standard on Permit-Required Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1910.146). Comments must be submitted by the following dates: Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) by October 31, 2005. Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be received by October 31, 2005. DATES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR– 1218–0203(2005), by any of the following methods: Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N–2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 889– 5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length, including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHADocket Office at (202) 693–1648. Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov. Follow instructions on the OSHA Web page for submitting comments. Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or background materials, such as the complete Information Collection Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB–83–I Form, and attachments), go to OSHA’s Web page at http://www.OSHA.gov. In addition, the ICR, comments, and submissions are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. You also may contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. For additional information on submitting comments, please see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51849 I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA–95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The Standard specifies a number of collection of information requirements. The collections of information are used by employers and employees whenever entry is made into permit-required confined spaces. The following sections describe who uses the information collected under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of the information is to ensure that employers systematically evaluate the dangers in permit spaces before entry is attempted and to ensure that adequate measures are taken to make the spaces safe for entry. In addition, the information is needed to determine, during an OSHA inspection by a compliance safety and health officer, if employers are in compliance with the Standard. Section 1910.146(c)(2) requires the employer to post danger signs to inform exposed employees of the existence and location of, and the danger posed by, permit spaces. Section 1910.146(c)(4) requires the employer to develop and implement a written a ‘‘permit space program’’ if the employer decides that its employees will enter permit spaces. The written program is to be made available for inspection by employees and their authorized representatives. Section 1910.146(d) provides the employer with the requirements of a permit-required confined space program (‘‘permit space program’’) required under this paragraph. Section 1910.146(c)(5)(i)(E) requires that the determinations and supporting data specified by paragraphs (c)(5)(i)(A), (c)(5)(i)(B), and (c)(5)(i)(C) of this E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 31, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51848-51849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17312]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans 
Working Group on Improving Plan Communications for Health and Welfare 
Plan Participants; Notice of Meeting

    Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 
Working Group assigned by the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and 
Pension Benefit Plans to study the issue of improving

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plan communications for health and welfare plan participants will hold 
an open public meeting on September 21, 2005.
    The session will take place in room S 4215 B-C, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose 
of the open meeting, which will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 4 
p.m., with a one hour break for lunch, is for Working Group members to 
hear testimony from invited witnesses. The Working Group will inquire 
whether plan participants understand benefits under health and welfare 
plans and whether the existing required communication tools (e.g., SPD, 
SAR, claims procedure rules) are accomplishing the original goal of 
full disclosure.
    Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written 
statement pertaining to the topic may do so by submitting 25 copies on 
or before September 14, 2005 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA 
Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be 
submitted electronically to good.larry@dol.gov. Statements received on 
or before September 14, 2005 will be included in the record of the 
meeting. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to 
address the Working Group should forward their requests to the 
Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693-8668. Oral presentations 
will be limited to 20 minutes, time permitting, but an extended 
statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with 
disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Larry Good 
by September 14 at the address indicated.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 25th day of August, 2005.
Ann L. Combs,
Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-17312 Filed 8-30-05; 8:45 am]
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