Employee Benefits Security Administration March 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Model Notice of Multiemployer Plan in Critical Status
Document Number: E8-5855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 amended the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to require that sponsors of multiemployer defined benefit pension plans that are in, or will be in, endangered or critical status for a plan year provide notice of this status to participants, beneficiaries, the bargaining parties, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Department of Labor. This document contains a model notice that is intended to facilitate compliance with this notification requirement under ERISA and the Code.
Prohibited Transaction Exemptions; 2008-03, 2008-04, and 2008-05 Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving; D-11343, Wellington Management Company, LLP (Wellington Management), PTE 2008-03; D-11389, GE Asset Management Incorporated, PTE 2008-04; and D-11421, Toeruna Widge IRA (the IRA), PTE 2008-05
Document Number: E8-4982
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
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.
Proposed Exemption Involving; Wholesale Electronic Supply Employees Profit Sharing Plan and Trust
Document Number: E8-4981
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a notice 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).
Notice of a Proposed Amendment to PTE 93-31; Proposed Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 93-31, 58 FR 28620 (May 14, 1993), as Amended by PTE 97-34, 62 FR 39021 (July 21, 1997), PTE 2000-58, 65 FR 67765 (November 13, 2000), PTE 2002-41, 67 FR 54487 (August 22, 2002) and PTE 2007-05, 72 FR 13130 (March 20, 2007), (PTE 93-31), Involving Bank of America, N.A., the Successor of NationsBank Corporation (D-11446)
Document Number: E8-4980
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
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 amendment to PTE 93- 31, an Underwriter Exemption.\1\ The Underwriter Exemptions are individual exemptions that provide relief for the origination and operation of certain asset pool investment trusts and the acquisition, holding and disposition by employee benefit plans (Plans) of certain asset-backed pass-through certificates representing undivided interests in those investment trusts. The proposed amendment to PTE 93-31, if granted, would provide a six month period to resolve certain affiliations between LaSalle Bank, N.A., the Trustee, and Bank of America, N.A. as members of the Restricted Group, as those terms are defined in the Underwriter Exemptions (the Proposed Amendment). The Proposed Amendment, if granted, would affect the participants and beneficiaries of the Plans participating in such transactions and the fiduciaries with respect to such plans.
Hearing on Reasonable Contracts or Arrangements Under Section 408(b)(2)-Fee Disclosure
Document Number: E8-4658
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) is changing the date for the previously scheduled public hearing on the proposed regulation under section 408(b)(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the related proposed class exemption. The notice that originally scheduled the public hearing for March 20, 2008, and March 21 (if necessary) was published in the Federal Register on February 27, 2008, at 73 FR 10405.