29 CFR § 4050.204 - Diligent search.

§ 4050.204 Diligent search.

(a) Search requirement -

(1) In general. Except as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, a subpart B plan must, within the time frame described in paragraph (b) of this section, have diligently searched for each distributee of the plan whose location the plan does not know with reasonable certainty upon close-out in accordance with regulations and other applicable guidance issued by the Secretary of Labor under section 404 of ERISA.

(2) Notifying plans. For a notifying plan, the requirement of paragraph (a)(1) of this section applies only to distributees identified in the filing with PBGC.

(b) Time frame. A search for a missing distributee must be made within nine months before a filing is made under § 4050.205 identifying the distributee as a missing distributee.