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177th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit 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. 1142, the 177th meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on August 18-20, 2015.

The three-day meeting will take place at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel at 415 New Jersey Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 18-19, with a one hour break for lunch each day, and from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. on May 29. 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 EBSA update is scheduled for the morning of May 29 (subject to change).

The Advisory Council will study the following issues: (1) Model Notices and Disclosures for Pension Risk Transfers and (2) Model Notices and Plan Sponsor Education on Lifetime Plan Participation. Descriptions of these issues are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, at​ebsa/​aboutebsa/​erisa_​advisory_​council.html. Witnesses may testify on one or both issues on either August 18 or19. The third day of the meeting will be devoted to drafting reports on both issues.

Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 40 copies on or before August 11, 2015 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 word processing or pdf format transmitted to It is requested that statements not be included in the body of the email. Statements deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before August 11 will be included in the record of the meeting and made available through 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 or telephone (202) 693-8668. Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes, time permitting, but an Start Printed Page 42122extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by August 11.

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Signed at Washington, DC.

Phyllis C. Borzi,

Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2015-17424 Filed 7-15-15; 8:45 am]