The Internal Revenue Service is implementing a provision of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 that could help government retirement plans.

The IRS has published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the change today in the Federal Register.

The proposed regulations would permit a government plan to comply with minimum retirement benefits distribution requirements by using a “reasonable and good faith interpretation of the statute,” officials write in a preamble to the proposed regulations.

The change is meant to help plans comply with the existing law and a series of regulations adopted since 2002.