157th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting, 48903-48904 [2011-20107]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2011 / Notices Confirmation of receipt of your application can be made by contacting Katie Cook, by e-mail cook.katherine@dol.gov, telephone (202) 693–4838, or OCFT telephone (202) 693–4843, prior to the closing deadline. 4. The U.S. Department of Labor will also consider nomination packages from previous years that were deemed responsive but not yet selected for award. 7. The Administrative Review Process: A. ILAB/OCFT will perform a preliminary administrative review to determine the sufficiency of all submitted application packages relative to the selection criteria listed in Section 5(B). B. ILAB/OCFT will conduct an initial substantive review of the nominations received and will identify a short list of candidates to be considered. C. A panel of Department of Labor representatives will perform a secondary review to make a determination of the semi-finalists. D. 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[FR Doc. 2011–20085 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration 157th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; 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 157th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48903 will be held on August 30–September 1, 2011. The three-day meeting will take place in C–5515 Room 1–A, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose of the open meeting is for Advisory Council members to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on August 30 and from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on August 31 and September 1, with a one hour break for lunch each day. The EBSA update is scheduled for the afternoon of August 31, subject to change. The Advisory Council will study the following issues: (1) Current Challenges and Best Practices for ERISA Compliance for 403(b) Plan Sponsors, (2) Hedge Funds and Private Equity Investments, and (3) Privacy and Security Issues Affecting Employee Benefit Plans (other than health care plans). The schedule for testimony and discussion of these issues generally will be one issue per day in the order noted above. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, at http:// www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/ erisa_advisory_council.html. Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before August 19, 2011 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 as email attachments in text or pdf format transmitted to good.larry@dol.gov. It is requested that statements not be included in the body of the e-mail. Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before August 19, 2011 will be included in the record of the meeting and available in the EBSA Public Disclosure room, along with witness statements. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Written statements submitted by invited witnesses also will be posted, without change, on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site—http:// www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/ erisa_advisory_council.html. Statements posted on the Internet can be retrieved by most Internet search engines. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 48904 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2011 / Notices Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693–8668. Oral presentations will be limited to ten minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by August 19 at the address indicated. Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of August, 2011. ___________________________ Michael L. Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–20107 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment And Training Administration Announcement Regarding the Virgin Islands Triggering ‘‘on’’ Tier Three of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08). Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Announcement regarding the Virgin Islands triggering ‘‘on’’ Tier Three of Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC08). Public law 111–312 extended provisions in public law 111–92 which amended prior laws to create a Third and Fourth Tier of benefits within the EUC08 program for qualified unemployed workers claiming benefits in high unemployment states. The Department of Labor produces a trigger notice indicating which states qualify for EUC08 benefits within Tiers Three and Four and provides the beginning and ending dates of payable periods for each qualifying state. The trigger notice covering state eligibility for the EUC08 program can be found at: http:// ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/ claims_arch.asp. Based on data published July 8, 2011, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following trigger change has occurred for the Virgin Islands’ EUC08 program: • The estimated three month average, seasonally adjusted total unemployment rate for the Virgin Islands rose to meet or exceed the 6.0% threshold to trigger ‘‘on’’ in Tier Three of the EUC 2008 program. The payable period in Tier Three for the Virgin Islands began July 24, 2011, and claimants there will be sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 eligible for up to an additional 13 weeks of benefits. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EUC program, and the terms and conditions under which they are payable, are governed by public laws 110–252, 110–449, 111–5, 111–92, 111– 118, 111–144, 111–157, 111–205 and 111–312, and the operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. Persons who believe they may be entitled to additional benefits under the EUC08 program, or who wish to inquire about their rights under the program, should contact their State Workforce Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Gibbons, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Unemployment Insurance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Frances Perkins Bldg. Room S–4524, Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 693–3008 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail: gibbons.scott@dol.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of August, 2011. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–20109 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Request for Comments—Poverty Data and LSC Funding Distribution Legal Services Corporation. Request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: Since 1996, the Legal Services Corporation’s annual appropriation has mandated that the Corporation distribute most of its appropriated funds to basic field programs for LSC-defined geographic areas so as to provide an equal figure per individual in poverty for each geographic area. The appropriation has further mandated that the number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be determined by the Bureau of the Census ‘‘on the basis of the most recent decennial census.’’ The 2010 decennial census, however, did not collect poverty data for the 50 states, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, so ‘‘the most recent decennial census’’ will not provide a basis for determining how many people in poverty are within those jurisdictions. The LSC Board of Directors requests comments on a proposal by LSC’s management to address this issue by SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 making recommendations to the President and to Congress that: (1) The determination of the number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be made by the Bureau of the Census, without any reference to the decennial census as the basis for that determination; (2) funding be reallocated among geographic areas every three years based on updated poverty population determinations by the Bureau of the Census; and (3) the first reallocation be phased in over two years, in Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014. DATES: Written comments will be accepted until September 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail to Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20007; 202–295–1623 (phone); 202–337–6519 (fax); mfreedman@lsc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Freedman, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20007; 202–295–1623 (phone); 202–337–6519 (fax); mfreedman@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Legal Services Corporation (‘‘LSC’’ or ‘‘Corporation’’) was established by the United States Congress ‘‘for the purpose of providing financial support for legal assistance in noncriminal matters or proceedings to persons financially unable to afford such assistance.’’ 42 U.S.C. 2996b(a). LSC performs this function primarily through providing Federal funding to civil legal aid programs providing legal services to low-income persons throughout the United States and its possessions and territories in geographic areas determined by LSC. Since 1996, the Legal Services Corporation’s annual appropriation has mandated that the Corporation distribute most of its appropriated funds to basic field programs for LSC-defined geographic areas so as to provide an equal figure per individual in poverty for each geographic area. The appropriation has further mandated that the number of individuals in poverty in each geographic area be determined by the Bureau of the Census ‘‘on the basis of the most recent decennial census.’’ (Certain exceptions apply for areas in which other adjusted population counts have been historically used.) Public Law 104–134, Title V, 501(a), 110 Stat. 1321, 1321–50 (1996) (incorporated by reference thereafter). Under that mandate, LSC has reallocated funding every ten years. The 2010 U.S. census, E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employee Benefits Security Administration


157th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and 
Pension Benefit Plans; 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 
157th open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and 
Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will 
be held on August 30-September 1, 2011.
    The three-day meeting will take place in C-5515 Room 1-A, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
The purpose of the open meeting is for Advisory Council members to hear 
testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the 
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The meeting will run 
from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. on August 30 and from 8:30 a.m. to 
approximately 5 p.m. on August 31 and September 1, with a one hour 
break for lunch each day. The EBSA update is scheduled for the 
afternoon of August 31, subject to change.
    The Advisory Council will study the following issues: (1) Current 
Challenges and Best Practices for ERISA Compliance for 403(b) Plan 
Sponsors, (2) Hedge Funds and Private Equity Investments, and (3) 
Privacy and Security Issues Affecting Employee Benefit Plans (other 
than health care plans). The schedule for testimony and discussion of 
these issues generally will be one issue per day in the order noted 
above. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory 
Council page of the EBSA Web site, at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/erisa_advisory_council.html.
    Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written 
statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before August 19, 
2011 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 as e-mail 
attachments in text or pdf format transmitted to good.larry@dol.gov. It 
is requested that statements not be included in the body of the e-mail. 
Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or 
before August 19, 2011 will be included in the record of the meeting 
and available in the EBSA Public Disclosure room, along with witness 
statements. Do not include any personally identifiable information 
(such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential 
business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Written 
statements submitted by invited witnesses also will be posted, without 
change, on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site--http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/erisa_advisory_council.html. Statements 
posted on the Internet can be retrieved by most Internet search 
engines.
    Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address 
the

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Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive 
Secretary or telephone (202) 693-8668. Oral presentations will be 
limited to ten minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may 
be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need 
special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by August 
19 at the address indicated.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of August, 2011.
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Michael L. Davis,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-20107 Filed 8-8-11; 8:45 am]
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