Employee Benefits Security Administration January 21, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Prohibited Transaction Exemptions and Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving: Calpine Corporation, D-11458 (2009-01); Starrett Corporation Pension Plan (the Plan), D-11473 (2009-02); and General Motors Corporation and Its Wholly Owned Subsidiaries (together, GM) (2009-03)
Document Number: E9-963
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
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 (ERISA or 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 Exemptions
Document Number: E9-962
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).
Investment Advice-Participants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: E9-710
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains final rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and parallel provisions in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, relating to the provision of investment advice by a fiduciary adviser to participants and beneficiaries in participant- directed individual account plans, such as 401(k) plans, and beneficiaries of individual retirement accounts (and certain similar plans). These rules affect sponsors, fiduciaries, participants and beneficiaries of participant-directed individual account plans, as well as providers of investment and investment advice-related services to such plans.