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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 3 (Thursday, January 5, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 06-60]


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RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD


Actuarial Advisory Committee With Respect to the Railroad 
Retirement Account; Notice of Public Meeting

    Notice is hereby given in accordance with Public Law 92-463 that 
the Actuarial Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on January 23, 
2006, at 11:30 a.m. at the office of the Chief Actuary of the U.S. 
Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois, on 
the conduct of the 23rd Actuarial Valuation of the Railroad Retirement 
System. The agenda for this meeting will include a discussion of the 
assumptions to be used in the 23rd Actuarial Valuation. A report 
containing recommended assumptions and the experience on which the

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recommendations are based will have been sent by the Chief Actuary to 
the Committee before the meeting.
    The meeting will be open to the public. Persons wishing to submit 
written statements or make oral presentations should address their 
communications or notices to the RRB Actuarial Advisory Committee, c/o 
Chief Actuary, U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, 
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092.

    Dated: December 29, 2005.
Beatrice Ezerski,
Secretary to the Board.
[FR Doc. 06-60 Filed 1-4-06; 8:45 am]
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