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Download as PDF 30649 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 103 Tuesday, May 30, 2006 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations; Invitation for Membership on Advisory Committee Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (Joint Board), established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), is responsible for the enrollment of individuals who wish to perform actuarial services under ERISA. The Joint Board has established an Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations (Advisory Committee) to assist in its examination duties mandated by ERISA. The term of the current Advisory Committee will expire on November 1, 2006. This notice describes the Advisory Committee and invites applications from those interested in serving on it. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 1. General To qualify for enrollment to perform actuarial services under ERISA, an applicant must have requisite pension actuarial experience and satisfy knowledge requirements as provided in the Joint Board’s regulations. The knowledge requirements may be satisfied by successful completion of Joint Board examinations in basic actuarial mathematics and methodology and in actuarial mathematics and methodology relating to pension plans qualifying under ERISA. The Joint Board, the Society of Actuaries, and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries jointly offer examinations acceptable to the Joint Board for enrollment purposes and acceptable to those actuarial organizations as part of their respective examination programs. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 May 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 2. Programs The Advisory Committee plays an integral role in the examination program by assisting the Joint Board in offering examinations that will enable examination candidates to demonstrate the knowledge necessary to qualify for enrollment. The purpose of the Advisory Committee, as renewed, will remain that of assisting the Joint Board in fulfilling this responsibility. The Advisory Committee will discuss the philosophy of such examinations, will review topics appropriately covered in them, and will make recommendations relative thereto. It also will recommend to the Joint Board proposed examination questions. The Joint Board will maintain liaison with the Advisory Committee in this process to ensure that its views on examination content are understood. 3. Function The manner in which the Advisory Committee functions in preparing examination questions is intertwined with the jointly administered examination program. Under that program, the participating actuarial organizations draft questions and submit them to the Advisory Committee for its consideration. After review of the draft questions, the Advisory Committee selects appropriate questions, modifies them as it deems desirable, and then prepares one or more drafts of actuarial examinations to be recommended to the Joint Board. (In addition to revisions of the draft questions, it may be necessary for the Advisory Committee to originate questions and include them in what is recommended.) 4. 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The Advisory Committee will meet about four times a year. Advisory Committee members should be prepared to devote from 125 to 175 hours, including meeting time, to the work of the Advisory Committee over the course of a year. Members will be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred, in accordance with applicable government regulations. Actuaries interested in serving on the Advisory Committee should express their interest and fully state their qualifications in a letter addressed to: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, c/o Internal Revenue Service, Attn: Executive Director SE: OPR, Room 7238, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. Any questions may be directed to the Joint Board’s Executive Director at 202– 622–8229. The deadline for accepting applications is August 11, 2006. Dated: May 23, 2006. Patrick W. McDonough, Executive Director, Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. [FR Doc. E6–8227 Filed 5–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Executive Director of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations (portions of which will be open to the public) in Washington, DC at the Office of Professional Responsibility on June 26 and June 27, 2006. DATES: Monday, June 26, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, June 27, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 30650 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 103 / Tuesday, May 30, 2006 / Notices The meeting will be held in Room 6505IR, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick W. McDonough, Executive Director of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, 202–622–8225. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations will meet in Room 6505IR, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC on Monday, June 26, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, June 27, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss topics and questions which may be recommended for inclusion on future Joint Board examinations in actuarial mathematics and methodology referred to in 29 U.S.C. 1242(a)(1)(B) and to review the May 2006 Basic (EA–1) and Pension (EA–2B) Joint Board Examinations in order to make recommendations relative thereto, including the minimum acceptable pass score. Topics for inclusion on the syllabus for the Joint Board’s examination program for the November 2006 Pension (EA–2A) Examination will be discussed. A determination has been made as required by section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., that the portions of the meeting dealing with the discussion of questions which may appear on the Joint Board’s examinations and review of the May 2006 Joint Board examinations fall within the exceptions to the open meeting requirement set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), and that the public interest requires that such portions be closed to public participation. The portion of the meeting dealing with the discussion of the other topics will commence at 1 p.m. on June 27 and will continue for as long as necessary to complete the discussion, but not beyond 3 p.m. Time permitting, after the close of this discussion by Committee members, interested persons may make statements germane to this subject. Persons wishing to make oral statements must notify the Executive Director in writing prior to the meeting in order to aid in scheduling the time available and must submit the written text, or at a minimum, an outline of comments they propose to make orally. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 103 (Tuesday, May 30, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30649-30650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8226]


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JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES


Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries.

ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Executive Director of the Joint Board for the Enrollment 
of Actuaries gives notice of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on 
Actuarial Examinations (portions of which will be open to the public) 
in Washington, DC at the Office of Professional Responsibility on June 
26 and June 27, 2006.

DATES: Monday, June 26, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, June 
27, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Room 6505IR, 1111 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick W. McDonough, Executive 
Director of the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, 202-622-
8225.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Advisory 
Committee on Actuarial Examinations will meet in Room 6505IR, 1111 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC on Monday, June 26, 2006, from 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, June 27, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss topics and questions which 
may be recommended for inclusion on future Joint Board examinations in 
actuarial mathematics and methodology referred to in 29 U.S.C. 
1242(a)(1)(B) and to review the May 2006 Basic (EA-1) and Pension (EA-
2B) Joint Board Examinations in order to make recommendations relative 
thereto, including the minimum acceptable pass score. Topics for 
inclusion on the syllabus for the Joint Board's examination program for 
the November 2006 Pension (EA-2A) Examination will be discussed.
    A determination has been made as required by section 10(d) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., that the portions of the 
meeting dealing with the discussion of questions which may appear on 
the Joint Board's examinations and review of the May 2006 Joint Board 
examinations fall within the exceptions to the open meeting requirement 
set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B), and that the public interest 
requires that such portions be closed to public participation.
    The portion of the meeting dealing with the discussion of the other 
topics will commence at 1 p.m. on June 27 and will continue for as long 
as necessary to complete the discussion, but not beyond 3 p.m. Time 
permitting, after the close of this discussion by Committee members, 
interested persons may make statements germane to this subject. Persons 
wishing to make oral statements must notify the Executive Director in 
writing prior to the meeting in order to aid in scheduling the time 
available and must submit the written text, or at a minimum, an outline 
of comments they propose to make orally. Such comments will be limited 
to 10 minutes in length. All other persons planning to attend the 
public session must also notify the Executive Director in writing to 
obtain building entry. Notifications of intent to make an oral 
statement or to attend must be faxed, no later than June 20, 2006, to 
202-622-8300, Attn: Executive Director. Any interested person also may 
file a written statement for consideration by the Joint Board and the 
Committee by sending it to the Executive Director: Joint Board for the 
Enrollment of Actuaries, c/o Internal Revenue Service, Attn: Executive 
Director SE:OPR, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224.

    Dated: May 23, 2006.
Patrick W. McDonough,
Executive Director, Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries.
 [FR Doc. E6-8226 Filed 5-26-06; 8:45 am]
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