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Proposed Rule

Determination of Governmental Plan Status

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Notice of public hearing on advanced notice of proposed rulemaking.


This document announces a public hearing on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, (REG-157714-06) relating to the determination of governmental plans. This notice supersedes the notice of public hearing published in the Federal Register on Monday, January 23, 2012 (77 FR 3202) that announced a public hearing for June 5, 2012. This notice also extends the comment period for the submission of public comments.


The public hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 9, 2012, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Internal Revenue Building. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed at the public hearing by June 18, 2012.


The public hearing is being held in the Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Due to building security procedures, visitors must enter at the Constitution Avenue entrance. In addition, all visitors must present photo identification to enter the building.

Mail outlines to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-157714-06), Room 5205, Internal Revenue Service, POB 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-157714-06), Couriers Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at (REG-157714-06).


Concerning the proposed regulations, Pamela Kinard at (202) 622-6060, and regarding the submission of public comments and the public hearing, Ms. Oluwafunmilayo (Funmi) Taylor, at (202) 622-7180, (not toll-free numbers).


The subject of the public hearing is the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-157714-06) that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 (76 FR 69172).

The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. A period of 10 minutes is allotted to each person for presenting oral comments. After the deadline has passed, persons who have submitted written comments and wish to present oral comments at the hearing must submit an outline of the topics to be discussed and the amount of time to be devoted to each topic (a signed original and four copies) by June 18, 2012.

The IRS will prepare an agenda containing the schedule of speakers. Copies of the agenda will be made available free of charge at the hearing. Because of access restrictions, the IRS will not admit visitors beyond the immediate entrance area more than 30 minutes before the hearing. For information about having your name placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.

Guy R. Traynor,

Federal Register Liaison, Legal Processing Division, Publications and Regulations Branch, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration).

[FR Doc. 2012-2499 Filed 2-2-12; 8:45 am]