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187th Meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans

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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 187th meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on August 22-24, 2017.

The three-day meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210 in Room N3437-C. The meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 22-23, with a one hour break for lunch each day, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on August 24. 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 August 24, subject to change.

The Advisory Council will study the following topics: (1) Reducing the Burden and Increasing the Effectiveness of Mandated Disclosures with respect to Employment-Based Health Benefit Plans in the Private Sector, and (2) Mandated Disclosure for Retirement Plans—Enhancing Effectiveness for Participants and Sponsors. The Council will hear testimony on both topics on August 22 and 23. It will continue with discussions of its topics on August 24. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA Web site, at​agencies/​ebsa/​about-ebsa/​about-us/​erisa-advisory-council.

Organizations or members of the public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 35 copies on or before August 15, 2017, to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Start Printed Page 36158Statements 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 15 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 extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact the Executive Secretary by August 15.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of July, 2017.

Timothy D. Hauser,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations, Employee Benefits Security Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2017-16361 Filed 8-2-17; 8:45 am]