Employee Benefits Security Administration August 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Prohibited Transaction Exemption Procedures; Employee Benefit Plans
Document Number: 2010-21073
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed rule that, if adopted, would supersede the existing procedure governing the filing and processing of applications for administrative exemptions from the prohibited transaction provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code), and the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 (FERSA). The Secretary of Labor is authorized to grant exemptions from the prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA, the Code, and FERSA and to establish an exemption procedure to provide for such relief. The proposed rule would clarify and consolidate the Department of Labor's exemption procedures and provide the public with a more comprehensive description of the prohibited transaction exemption process.
Availability of Interim Procedures for Federal External Review and Model Notices Relating to Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Notice
Document Number: 2010-21206
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document announces the availability of guidance detailing interim procedures for the Federal external review process and model notices both for internal claims and appeals and for external review processes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Final Rule on Default Investments Under Participant Directed Individual Account Plans
Document Number: 2010-20799
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of its regulation relating to default investment alternatives (29 CFR 2550.404c-5). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Regulation Relating to Loans to Plan Participants and Beneficiaries Who Are Parties in Interest With Respect to the Plan
Document Number: 2010-20798
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of its regulation relating to loans to plan participants and beneficiaries who are parties in interest with respect to the plan (29 CFR 2550.408b-1). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by
Hearing on Certain Issues Relating to Lifetime Income Options for Participants and Beneficiaries in Retirement Plans
Document Number: 2010-19624
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury (the ``Agencies'') will hold a joint hearing to further consider several specific issues relating to lifetime income or other arrangements designed to provide a lifetime stream of income after retirement for participants and beneficiaries in retirement plans.
152nd Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19439
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions; D-11569, Sherburne Tele Systems, Inc.; and D-11597, John D. Simmons Individual Retirement Account; et al.
Document Number: 2010-19368
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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).
Prohibited Transaction Exemptions and Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving: 2010-23, D-11500, Carle Foundation Hospital & Affiliates Pension Plan; 2010-24, D-11565, Citizens Bank Wealth Management, N.A.; and 2010-25, D-11602, State Street Bank and Trust Company (State Street); et al.
Document Number: 2010-19367
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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).
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies
Document Number: 2010-18897
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor