On June 1st, the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration proposed the extension, to January 1, 2012, of the applicability dates for its retirement plan fee disclosure rules. The Department published an interim final regulation on July 16, 2010, requiring retirement plan service providers to disclose comprehensive information about their fees and potential conflicts of interest to plan fiduciaries. Although the new requirements are scheduled to apply to plan contracts or arrangements for services in existence on or after July 16, 2011, the Department recognizes that because a final rule is not yet in place, service providers may need additional time for compliance. Comments should be submitted on or before June 15, 2011. Department of Labor Press Release.