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196th 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 196th meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (also known as the ERISA Advisory Council) will be held on June 25-27, 2019.

The three-day meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210 in N5437 A-C. The meeting will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 25 and 26 with a one hour break for lunch, and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on June 27. 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 June 25, subject to change.

The Advisory Council will study the following topics: (1) Beyond Plan Audit Compliance: Improving the Financial Statement Audit Process (on June 25); and, (2) Permissive Transfers of Uncashed Checks from ERISA Plans to State Unclaimed Property Funds (on June 26). The Advisory Council will continue with discussions of its topics on June 27. Descriptions of these topics are available on the Advisory Council page of the EBSA website, at​agencies/​ebsa/​about-ebsa/​about-us/​erisa-advisory-council. Start Printed Page 26449

Organizations or members of the public wishing to make a written submission may do so by sending 40 copies on or before June 18, 2019, to Larry Good, Executive Secretary, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor, Suite N-5623, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Submissions may be sent as email attachments in word processing or pdf format transmitted to It is requested that submissions not be included in the body of the email. Submissions deemed relevant by the Advisory Council and received on or before June 18 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.

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 June 18.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of May, 2019.

Preston Rutledge,

Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2019-11897 Filed 6-5-19; 8:45 am]