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

Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions: D-11336, Camino Medical Group, Inc. Employee Retirement Plan (the Retirement Plan); D-11458, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (the Applicant); and D-11465, United States Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund (the Applicant), et al.
Document Number: E8-30513
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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: 2008-15, Popular, Inc., Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, and Popular Financial Holdings, Inc. (collectively, the Applicants), D-11396; and 2008-16, BlackRock, Inc. (BlackRock, and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) (collectively, the Applicants), D-11453
Document Number: E8-30512
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
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 Individual Exemption To Replace Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 2000-45, Involving Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI), Formerly Salomon Smith Barney Inc. (Salomon Smith Barney), Located in New York, NY
Document Number: E8-30511
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
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 exemption which, if granted, would replace PTE 2000-45 (65 FR 54315, September 7, 2000). On December 1, 2005, PTE 2000-45 became ineffective due to a material change in the exemption. PTE 2000-45 related to the operation of the TRAK Personalized Investment Advisory Service (the TRAK Program) and the Trust for Consulting Group Capital Markets Funds (the Trust). If granted, the new exemption would affect participants and beneficiaries of and fiduciaries with respect to employee benefit plans (the Plans) participating in the TRAK Program.
Publication of Year 2008 Form M-1 With Electronic Filing Option; Notice
Document Number: E8-30062
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document announces the availability of the Year 2008 Form M-1, Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Certain Entities Claiming Exception. It is substantively identical to the 2007 Form M-1. The Form M-1 may again be filed electronically over the Internet.
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-29193
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor