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June 16, 2008

Response of the Office of Chief Counsel
Division of Corporation Finance

Response of the Office of Chief Counsel
Division of Investment Management


Emeriti Consortium for Retirement Health Solutions
Incoming letter dated June 11, 2008

Based on the facts presented, the views of the Division of Corporation Finance and the Division of Investment Management (the "Divisions") are set forth below. Capitalized terms have the same meanings set forth in your letter.

The Division of Corporation Finance will not recommend enforcement action if, in reliance upon your opinions that registration is not required, an Employee-Contribution VEBA continues to offer and sell Participation Interests without compliance with the registration provisions of the 1933 Act and without registration of the Participation Interests under the Exchange Act.

Based on all of the facts and representations in your letter, the Division of Investment Management will not recommend enforcement action to the Commission under Section 7 of the 1940 Act against an Employee-Contribution VEBA if the Employee-Contribution VEBA does not register as an investment company under the 1940 Act.

These positions are based on the representations made to the Divisions in your letter. Any different facts or conditions might require the Divisions to reach a different conclusion. Further, this response expresses the Divisions' positions on enforcement action only and does not express any legal conclusions on the questions presented.

For the Division of Corporation Finance,

For the Division of Investment Management,

Anne M. Krauskopf
Senior Special Counsel

Brian P. Murphy
Senior Counsel

Incoming Letter:

The Incoming Letter is in Acrobat format.


Modified: 06/19/2008