April 1, 2009

LM File No. 005-519


Michael J. Tracey, President
International Association of Heat & Frost
 Insulators & Allied Workers, Local 91
3161 Albany Post Road
Buchanan, NY 10511

Dear Mr. Tracey:

This is in response to your continuing hardship exemption request for International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers, Local 91, LM File Number 005-519, for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008.  Your request dated March 25, 2009 was received by the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) on March 25, 2009.  A continuing hardship exemption request requires the requesting union to demonstrate that it cannot file Form LM-2 electronically without undue burden or expense.

You based your request upon the following information stated in your letter:

You attempted to electronically file your LM-2, but your Financial Secretary was unable to retrieve his IdenTrust passcode for his digital signature.  You therefore have purchased a new digital signature for him.  It is your intention to electronically file your LM-2 as soon as you receive the new certificate.

OLMS grants your continuing hardship exemption request for filing Form LM-2 electronically for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2008, based on the information provided, until April 30, 2009.  If you have not already done so, please file a signed paper version of your Form LM-2 as soon as possible, as it is due by March 31, 2009.  Until this report has been received, your union will be considered delinquent in its filing.

If you have any further questions about filing Form LM-2 pursuant to the hardship exemption, please call 202-693-0123 and reference your organization’s LM file number.



Andrew R. Davis, Chief
Division of Interpretations
  and Standards

cc: Larry King, Chief, Division of Reports, Disclosure & Audits


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