Employee Benefits Security Administration February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Procedure for Application for Exemption From the Prohibited Transaction Provisions of Section 408(a) of the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA)
Document Number: 05-3635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions included in the procedure for applications for exemption from the prohibited transaction provisions of section 408(a) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (29 CFR 2570.30, et seq.). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Annual Funding Notice for Multiemployer Defined Benefit Pension Plans
Document Number: 05-2151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-04
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed regulation that, upon adoption, would implement the notice requirement in section 101(f) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Section 103 of the Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 (PFEA '04) amended section 101 of ERISA by adding a new subsection (f), which requires the administrator of a multiemployer defined benefit plan to provide participants, beneficiaries, and certain other parties, including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, with an annual funding notice indicating, among other things, whether the plan's funded current liability percentage is at least 100 percent. This document also contains a model notice that may be used by plan administrators in discharging their duties under section 101(f). This proposed regulation, upon adoption, will affect plan administrators, participants, and beneficiaries of multiemployer defined benefit pension plans, as well as labor organizations representing such participants or beneficiaries and employers that have an obligation to contribute under such plans.
Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2005-01; [Exemption Application No. D-11211] et al.; Grant of Individual Exemptions; J.C.O., Inc. Retirement Plan and Trust (the Plan)
Document Number: 05-2078
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains exemptions issued by the Department of Labor (the Department) from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). A notice was published in the Federal Register of the pendency before the Department of a proposal to grant such exemption. The notice set forth a summary of facts and representations contained in the application for exemption and referred interested persons to the application for a complete statement of the facts and representations. The application has been available for public inspection at the Department in Washington, DC. The notice also invited interested persons to submit comments on the requested exemption to the Department. In addition the notice stated that any interested person might submit a written request that a public hearing be held (where appropriate). The applicant has represented that it has complied with the requirements of the notification to interested persons. No requests for a hearing were received by the Department. Public comments were received by the Department as described in the granted exemption. The notice of proposed exemption was issued and the exemption is being granted solely by the Department because, effective December 31, 1978, section 102 of Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. 1 (1996), transferred the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to issue exemptions of the type proposed to the Secretary of Labor.
Notice of Proposed Amendment; Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 99-29 Involving Bankers Trust Company, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (DBTCA), and Deutsche Bank, AG
Document Number: 05-2077
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of a proposed individual exemption, which, if granted, would amend PTE 99-29 (64 FR 40623, July 27, 1999), an exemption granted to Bankers Trust Company. PTE 99-29 permits DBTCA (formerly known as Bankers Trust Company) to continue to function as a qualified professional asset manager (QPAM) under PTE 84- 14 (49 FR 9494, March 13, 1994). If granted, the proposed exemption would affect participants and beneficiaries and fiduciaries of employee benefit plans to which DBTCA served as custodian.
Exemption Application No. L-11245; The North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund (the Plan)
Document Number: 05-2076
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-03
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor