Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 512 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1142, the 162nd open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on August 28-30, 2012.
The three-day meeting will take place in C5521 Room 4, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. The meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 28 and 29 and from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. on August 30, with a one hour break for lunch each day. The purpose of the open meeting is for Advisory Council members to hear testimony from invited witnesses and to receive an update from the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA).
The Advisory Council is studying the following issues: (1) Managing Disability Risks in an Environment of Individual Responsibility; (2) Current Challenges and Best Practices Concerning Beneficiary Designations in Retirement and Life Insurance Plans; and (3) Examining Income Replacement During Retirement Years in a Defined Contribution Plan System. The schedule for testimony and discussion of these issues generally will be one issue per day in the order noted above. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA web site, at www.dol.gov/ebsa/aboutebsa/erisa_advisory_council.html. The EBSA update is scheduled for the afternoon of August 29, subject to change.
Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 30 copies on or before August 14 to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in text or pdf format transmitted to email@example.com. It is requested that statements not be included in the body of an email. Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before August 14 will be included in the record of the meeting and made available in the EBSA Public Disclosure Room, along with witness statements. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other contact information) or confidential business information that you do not want publicly disclosed. Written statements submitted by invited witnesses will be posted on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA web site, without change, and can be retrieved by most Internet search engines.
Individuals or representatives of organizations wishing to address the Advisory Council should forward their requests to the Executive Secretary by email or telephone (202) 693-8668. Oral presentations will be limited to ten minutes, time permitting, but an extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by August 21.
Signed at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of July 2012.
Michael L. Davis,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-18407 Filed 7-27-12; 8:45 am]
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