Announcement 2008-4

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Internal Revenue Bulletin:

2008-2 January 14, 2008

Announcement 2008-4

Benefit Restrictions for Underfunded Pension Plans; Hearing



Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.


This document provides a notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking (REG-113891-07, 2007-42 I.R.B. 821) providing guidance regarding the use of certain funding balances maintained for defined benefit pension plans and regarding benefit restrictions for certain underfunded defined benefit pension plans.


The public hearing is being held on Monday, January 28, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed at the hearing by January 7, 2008.


The public hearing is being held in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20224.

Mail outlines to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-113891-07), room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, POB 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-113891-07), Couriers Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at (IRS-REG-113891-07).


Concerning submissions of comments, the hearing and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, Kelly Banks at (202) 622-7180 (not a toll-free number).


The subject of the public hearing is the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-113891-07) that was published in the Federal Registeron Friday, August 31, 2007 (72 FR 50544). The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing.

Persons who have submitted written comments and wish to present oral comments at the hearing must submit an outline of the topics to be discussed and the amount of time to be devoted to each topic by January 7, 2008.

A period of 10 minutes is allotted to each person for presenting oral comments. After the deadline for receiving outlines has passed, the IRS will prepare an agenda containing the schedule of speakers. Copies of the agenda will be made available free of charge at the hearing. Because of access restrictions, the IRS will not admit visitors beyond the immediate entrance area more than 30 minutes before the hearing. For information about having your name placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, see the “FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT” section of this document.

LaNita Van Dyke,
Branch Chief,
and Regulations Branch,
Legal Processing Division,
Associate Chief Counsel
(Procedure and Administration).


(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on December 18, 2007, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for December 19, 2007, 72 F.R. 71842)

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