Employee Benefits Security Administration 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Request for Public Comment; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 80-83; Employee Benefit Plan Purchase of Securities Benefiting Party in Interest Issuer
Document Number: E9-31001
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (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 reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) 80-83. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Final Rule on Statutory Exemption for Cross-Trading of Securities
Document Number: E9-31000
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
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 reporting burden on the public and the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on a proposed extension of the current approval of information collection provisions incorporated in the regulation pertaining to the statutory exemption for cross-trading of securities. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 75-1; Employee Benefit Plan Security Transactions With Broker-Dealers, Reporting Dealers and Banks
Document Number: E9-30999
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (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 program helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on a proposed extension of the current approval of information collection provisions incorporated in the Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) 75-1, pertaining to securities and other related transactions with broker-dealers, reporting dealers and banks. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office shown
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; HDCI 2 Survey of Group Health Plans
Document Number: E9-30998
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (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 program helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on a proposed extension of an information collection entitled the Health Disclosure and Claims Issues Project Survey (HDCI 2 Survey). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 88-59, Residential Mortgage Financing Arrangements
Document Number: E9-30997
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (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 reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection provisions of Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption (PTE) 88-59. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Petition for Finding Under Section 3(40) of ERISA
Document Number: E9-30996
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (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 program helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collections contained in regulations pertaining to the Department's procedures to making a finding under section 3(40) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as to whether an employee benefit plan is established and maintained pursuant to one or more collective bargaining agreements. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the
Publication of Year 2009 Form M-1 With Electronic Filing Option, Notice
Document Number: E9-30656
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document announces the availability of the Year 2009 Form M-1, Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Certain Entities Claiming Exception. It is substantively identical to the 2008 Form M-1. The Form M-1 may again be filed electronically over the Internet.
Notice of Proposed Exemptions
Document Number: E9-30262
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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: 2009-33, Cotter Merchandise Storage Company Defined Benefit Pension Plan (the Plan), D-11423; and 2009-34, Unaka Company Incorporated Employees Profit Sharing Plan (the Plan), D-11445
Document Number: E9-30263
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
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).
Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving Ford Motor Company, Located in Detroit, MI
Document Number: E9-29223
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-08
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (Form M-1)
Document Number: E9-28384
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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 reporting burden on the public and the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension of the current approval of an information collection entitled Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (Form M-1), contained in the Department's regulation at 29 CFR 2520.101-2, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Certain Other Entities that Offer or Provide Medical Care to the Employees of Two or More Employers. A copy of the Department's information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Summary Plan Description Requirements Under ERISA
Document Number: E9-28383
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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 reporting burden on the public and the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on a proposed extension of the current approval of information collection provisions in the regulation pertaining to summary plan description requirements under ERISA. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; ERISA Investment Manager Electronic Registration
Document Number: E9-28381
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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 reporting burden on the public, and the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on a proposed extension of the current approval of information collection provisions incorporated in the regulation pertaining to electronic registration of investment managers under ERISA. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting
Investment Advice-Participants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: E9-27889
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-20
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document withdraws final rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and parallel provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, relating to the provision of investment advice to participants and beneficiaries in individual account plans, such as 401(k) plans, and beneficiaries of individual retirement accounts (and certain similar plans). Final rules were published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009 (74 FR 3822). The effective and applicability dates of the final rules had been deferred until May 17, 2010, in order to permit a review of policy and legal issues raised with respect to the rules. As discussed in this Notice, the Department has determined to withdraw the final rules. The Department also intends to soon propose a revised rule limited to the application of the statutory exemption relating to investment advice.
Investment Advice-Participants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: E9-27532
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document delays the effective and applicability dates of final rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and parallel provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, relating to the provision of investment advice to participants and beneficiaries in individual account plans, such as 401(k) plans, and beneficiaries of individual retirement accounts (and certain similar plans). These rules were published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009. The effective and applicability dates of the final rules were deferred until November 18, 2009, in order to permit a review of policy and legal issues raised with respect to the rules. This document further delays the effective and applicability dates of these final rules from November 18, 2009, until May 17, 2010, to allow additional time for the Department to complete its analysis of questions of law and policy concerning the rules.
Prohibited Transaction Exemptions and Grant of Individual Exemptions Involving: PTE 2009-29, Iron Workers Local 17 Pension Fun (the Plan), D-11432, et al.
Document Number: E9-27405
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
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).
Application Nos. and Proposed Exemptions; D-11491, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMCB or the Applicant); D-11492, Ivy Asset Management Corporation; and D-11571, The Bank of New York (BNY Mellon or the Applicant), et al.
Document Number: E9-27404
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
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).
United States Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund (the Applicant), Located in New York, NY
Document Number: E9-27403
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
149th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans
Document Number: E9-24892
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-16
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Interim Final Rules Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Genetic Information in Health Insurance Coverage and Group Health Plans
Document Number: E9-22504
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains interim final rules implementing sections 101 through 103 of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. These provisions prohibit discrimination based on genetic information in health insurance coverage and group health plans.
Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving Chrysler LLC, Located in Auburn Hills, MI
Document Number: E9-23849
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Proposed Exemptions
Document Number: E9-23168
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
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).
Grant of Individual Exemptions and Prohibited Transaction Exemptions Involving: M&T Bank Corporation Pension Plan, PTE 2009-26; Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, PTE 2009-27; and Ford Motor Company and Its Affiliates (Collectively, Ford), PTE 2009-28
Document Number: E9-23167
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
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).
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Request for Public Comment for Class Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2006-16
Document Number: E9-23141
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), 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) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that the data the Department gathers can be provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden on the public (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the public understands the Department's collection instruments, and that the Department can accurately assess the impact of collection requirements on respondents.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Request for Public Comment; Notice of Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion
Document Number: E9-23140
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), 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) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)((A)). This program helps to ensure that the data the Department gathers can be provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden on the public (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the public understands the Department's collection instruments, and that the Department can accurately assess the impact of collection requirements on respondents.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Request for Public Comment Establishing Prior Creditable Coverage
Document Number: E9-23139
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), 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) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)((A)). This program helps to ensure that the data the Department gathers can be provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden on the public (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the public understands the Department's collection instruments, and that the Department can accurately assess the impact of collection requirements on respondents.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Request for Public Comment; Notice of Special Enrollment
Document Number: E9-23137
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department), 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) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)((A)). This program helps to ensure that the data the Department gathers can be provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden on the public (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the public understands the Department's collection instruments, and that the Department can accurately assess the impact of collection requirements on respondents.
Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving General Motors Corporation, Located in Detroit, MI
Document Number: E9-22485
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
148th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-22108
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-14
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Civil Penalties Under ERISA Section 502(c)(8)
Document Number: E9-21343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document contains a proposed regulation that, upon adoption, would establish procedures relating to the assessment of civil penalties by the Department of Labor under section 502(c)(8) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act). Under section 502(c)(8) of ERISA, which was added by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Secretary of Labor is granted authority to assess civil penalties not to exceed $1,100 per day against any plan sponsor of a multiemployer plan for certain violations of section 305 of ERISA. The regulation would affect multiemployer plans that are in either endangered or critical status.
Grant of Individual Exemptions and Prohibited Transaction Exemptions Involving: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC Financial), PTE 2009-22; Verizon Investment Management Corporation, PTE 2009-23; United States Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund (the Applicant), PTE 2009-24; and Barclays Global Investors, N.A. and Its Affiliates and Successors (BGI) and Barclays Capital Inc. and Its Affiliates and Successors (BarCap) (Collectively the Applicants), PTE 2009-25
Document Number: E9-20724
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
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).
147th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-20794
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Proposed Individual Exemption Involving The Alaska Laborers-Construction Industry Apprenticeship Training Trust (the Plan), Located in Seattle, WA
Document Number: E9-20737
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
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 permit the purchase by the Plan of certain unimproved real property (the Property) from the Alaska Construction & General Laborers 942 Business Association, Inc. (the Building Association), an entity owned by Local 942, Laborers International Union of North America (Local 942), a party in interest with respect to the Plan. If granted, the exemption would affect participants and beneficiaries of and fiduciaries with respect to the Plan.
Notice of a Proposed Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 96-22, 61 FR 14828 (April 3, 1996), 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) as Corrected at 72 FR 16385 (April 4, 2007) (PTE 2007-05), (PTE 96-22), Involving the Wachovia Corporation and Its Affiliates (Wachovia), the Successor of First Union Corporation and PTE 2002-19, 67 FR 14979 (March 28, 2002), as Amended by PTE 2007-05 (PTE 2002-19), Involving J.P. Morgan Chase & Company and Its Affiliates (D-11530)
Document Number: E9-20736
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
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 96- 22 and PTE 2002-19, Underwriter Exemptions.\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 96-22 and PTE 2002-19, if granted, would provide a six-month period to resolve certain affiliations, as a result of the Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) acquisition of Wachovia, between Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Wells Fargo) the Trustee, and Wachovia 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.
Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Nominations for Vacancies
Document Number: E9-18316
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Prohibited Transaction Exemptions and Grant of Individual Exemptions involving: 2009-18, Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, D-11488; 2009-19, MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P., D-11498; Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, D-11501, 2009-20; and The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNMC) and Its Affiliates (Collectively, BNY Mellon), D-11523, 2009-21
Document Number: E9-17468
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
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).
Notice of Proposed Exemption
Document Number: E9-17467
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-23
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 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).
146th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-15804
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-06
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions for Multiple Employer Plans and Multiple Employer Apprenticeship Plans, PTE 76-1, PTE 77-10, PTE 78-6
Document Number: E9-15774
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-06
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) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that the Department can properly assess the impact of its information collection requirements on respondents and minimize the reporting burden (time and financial resources) on the public and that the public can understand the Department's collection instruments and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments concerning the information collections incorporated in three related prohibited transactions class exemptions (PTEs) that apply to certain transactions involving collectively bargained multiple employer plans. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the
Notice of Proposed Exemptions
Document Number: E9-15159
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
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).
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Request to the Department of Labor for Expedited Review of Denial of COBRA Premium Reduction
Document Number: E9-13995
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-15
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 reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the Application to the Department of Labor for Expedited Review of Denial of COBRA Premium Reduction (the ``Application'') and the Plan Administrator Information Sheet (the ``Letter''). A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be
145th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E9-12114
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
Investment Advice-Participants and Beneficiaries
Document Number: E9-12065
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document delays the effective and applicability dates of final rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and parallel provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, relating to the provision of investment advice to participants and beneficiaries in individual account plans, such as 401(k) plans, and beneficiaries of individual retirement accounts (and certain similar plans). These rules were published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009, and were to have become effective and applicable on March 23, 2009, but were delayed until May 22, 2009, by a final rule published on March 20, 2009 (74 FR 11847). This document further delays the effective and applicability dates of these final rules from May 22, 2009, until November 18, 2009, to allow additional time for the Department to evaluate questions of law and policy concerning the rules.
Hearing on Target Date Funds and Similar Investment Options
Document Number: E9-12024
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a joint one-day hearing on issues relating to investments in target date funds and similar investment options by 401(k) plan participants and other investors.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; COBRA Notification Requirements-American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-11977
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-22
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 reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments on the revision of the information collection provisions of its final rule at 29 CFR Part 2590, Health Care Continuation Coverage to reflect the hour and cost burden associated with the COBRA notification requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be
Notice of a Proposed Amendment to Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 90-29, 55 FR 21459 (May 24, 1990), 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) as Corrected at 72 FR 16385 (April 4, 2007) (PTE 2007-05), (PTE 90-29), Involving Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., the Principal Subsidiary of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and Its Affiliates (Merrill Lynch) and to PTE 2002-19, 67 FR 14979 (March 28, 2002) as Amended by PTE 2007-05, (PTE 2002-19), Involving J.P. Morgan Chase & Company and Its Affiliates (D-11519)
Document Number: E9-10362
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
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 90- 29 and PTE 2002-19, Underwriter Exemptions.\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 90-29 and 2002-19, if granted, would provide a six month period to resolve certain affiliations, as a result of Bank of America Corporation's acquisition of Merrill Lynch, between Bank of America, N.A., the Trustee, and Merrill Lynch 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.
Notice of Proposed Exemptions
Document Number: E9-10361
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
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).