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Working Group on Electronic Reporting; Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefits Plans; Notice of Meeting

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Pursuant to the authority contained in section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 142, a public meeting will be held Friday, September 20, 2002, of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans Working Group assigned to study electronic reporting. The purpose of the working group is to identify and prioritize opportunities for DOL to leverage the use of information and services to its key stakeholders, including plan participants and beneficiaries, plan sponsors, auditors, investment advisors and the general public.

The session will take place in Room N-5437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor Building, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. The purpose of the open meeting, which will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break at noon, is for working group members to hear from select witnesses on the issue.

Members of the public are encouraged to file a written statement pertaining to the topic by submitting 20 copies on or before September 12, 2002, to Sharon Morrissey, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-5677, 200 Consitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Working Group should forward their request to the Executive Secretary or telephone (202) 693-8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, but an extended statement may be submitted for the reocrd. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Sharon Morrissey by September 12, at the address indicated in this notice.

Organizations or individuals may also submit statements for the record without testifying. Twenty (20) copies of such statements should be sent to the Executive Secretary of the Advisory Council at the above address. Papers will be accepted and included in the record of the meeting if received on or before September 12.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of August 2002.

Ann L. Combs,

Assistant Secretary, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration.

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[FR Doc. 02-21763 Filed 8-26-02; 8:45 am]