[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 29, 2010)]
[Page 82095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32827]



Purchase of Irrevocable Commitments Before Standard Termination

AGENCY: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: PBGC is not taking further regulatory action or providing 
specific guidance on purchase of irrevocable commitments before 
standard termination at this time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine B. Klion, Manager, or Grace 
Kraemer, Attorney, Regulatory and Policy Division, Legislative and 
Regulatory Department, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005-4026, 
202-326-4024. (TTY and TDD users may call the Federal relay service 
toll-free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 202-326-4024).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 23, 2009 (at 74 FR 61074), the 
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) published a request for 
public comment on purchase of irrevocable commitments before standard 
termination and in response received 10 comments. PBGC thanks the 
commenters for their thoughtful and informative responses. PBGC has 
decided not to take further regulatory action or provide specific 
guidance at this time. PBGC will continue monitoring industry practices 
to determine whether further regulatory action or specific guidance is 
needed in the future. PBGC will also continue to audit all plans that 
make a final distribution of plan assets before or without filing a 
standard termination notice and take enforcement action where 

    Issued in Washington, DC this 22nd day of December, 2010.
Joshua Gotbaum,
Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2010-32827 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]