Central States Pension Plan Application for Benefit Suspension

The Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan (“Central States Pension Plan”) application proposing benefit suspensions can be found below. The application is organized by the items specified in Revenue Procedure 2015-34 . Central States Pension Plan’s checklist with page numbers for corresponding items in the application can be found here.
The application includes, among other items, the Description of Benefit Suspension and the Certification to Avoid Insolvency .   A summary of the proposed Central States benefit suspension is included in the Description of Benefit Suspension on pages 2.1.1-2.1.6.
Central States Pension Plan’s representative has advised  us that individualized participant notices were sent via first class mail on October 1, 2015.  Samples of the notice can be found here . If you are a participant and have not received an individualized notice, you should contact Central States directly. 
Treasury will consider comments on the application that are timely received from interested parties, including contributing employers, employee organizations, and participants and beneficiaries of Central States.  The Federal Register Notice requesting comments can be found on this page.  Click here to submit a comment on the application.
Application Documents
Checklist 1: Application cover with original signature
Checklist 2: Description of Suspension
Checklist 3: Perjury Statement
Checklist 4: Public Disclosure
Checklist 5: Critical and Declining Status Certification
Checklist 6: Assumptions Used
Checklist 7: Certification Avoid Insolvency
Checklist 8: Determination of Insolvency-Board Items
Checklist 9: Demonstration of Limitations
Checklist 10: Demonstration Avoid Insolvency
Checklist 11: Stochastic Projections
Checklist 12: Suspension Not Materially Exceed
Checklist 13: Equitably Distributed
Checklist 14: Actual Notices
Checklist 15: Efforts to Contact Participants
Checklist 16: Electronic Notices
Checklist 17: List of Employers and Unions
Checklist 18: All Reasonable Measures
Checklist 19: Prior Plan Actions
Checklist 20-22: Factors Taken into Account
Checklist 23: Proposed Ballot
Checklist 24: No Partition
Checklist 25: Partition Info (N/A)
Checklist 26: Assumption Experience
Checklist 27: Deterministic Projections Sensitivity
Checklist 28: Deterministic Projections
Checklist 29: Amendment Certification
Checklist 30: Tiers and UPS
Checklist 31: Plan Sponsor Info
Checklist 32: Plan Info
Checklist 33: Retiree Representative Info
Checklist 34: Actuary Info
Checklist 35: Power of Attorney
Checklist 36: Plan Documents
Checklist 37.1: ABF CBA
Checklist 37.2: YRC CBA
Checklist 37.3: Group CBA Part 1
Checklist 37.4: Group CBA Part 2
Checklist 37.5: Individual CBAs Part 1
Checklist 37.6: Individual CBAs Part 2
Checklist 37.7: Individual CBAs Part 3
Checklist 37.8: Individual CBAs Part 4
Checklist 37.9: Individual CBAs Part 5
Checklist 37.10: PAs Part 1
Checklist 37.11: PAs Part 2
Checklist 37.12: PAs Part 3
Checklist 37.13: PAs Part 4
Checklist 38: Form 5500 Excerpts
Checklist 39: Rehabilitation Plan
Checklist 40: Checklist