Applications for class exemptions under Title I and Title II of ERISA are handled by the Employee Benefits Security Administration's Office of Exemption Determinations (OED).

Exemption Procedures under Federal Pension Law provides information to employers, plan administrators and employee benefit practitioners about the basic requirements and procedures needed to apply for exemptions from the prohibited transaction rules of ERISA.

Some class exemptions include collections of information. The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) is the law that governs collections of information sponsored by federal agencies. The PRA states that a federal agency cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB assigns a control number to each approved collection of information that is required by a class exemption, and unless a valid control number is displayed for a class exemption, the public is not required to respond to its collection of information nor is subject to a penalty for failing to respond.

For the class exemptions that require a collection of information, we have listed OMB control numbers and expiration dates, and estimated burden per response for the applicable class exemptions below.

Proposed Class Exemptions

Granted Class Exemptions