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Notice

Periodic Meetings of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee

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AGENCY:

Department of the Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice of meetings.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces that the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) will convene public meetings from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, and Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the meetings will be held via teleconference. The meetings are open to the public, and the teleconference is accessible to individuals with differing abilities.

DATES:

The meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES:

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, the meetings will be held via teleconference. No registration is required. Participants who wish to join the meetings should call in using 1-888-455-7136 or 1-773-799-3680. For the March 17, 2021 Public Meeting, please use participant passcode 6476771 and conference number 1970361. For the June 16, 2021 Public Meeting, please use participant passcode is 4200152 and conference number 1970369. Upon dialing in you will be asked to state your name, title, and organizational affiliation. It is recommended that you call in 15 minutes before the meeting begins. Those participants who wish to make public comments during one of the meetings should email TTAC@treasury.gov with your name, title, organizational affiliation, date of the public meeting, and email address at least three business days before the Start Printed Page 10161public meeting during which you wish to make comments. If you have questions regarding the meeting please email TTAC@treasury.gov.

If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Departmental Offices Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator at ReasonableAccommodationRequests@treasury.gov. If requesting a sign language interpreter, please make sure your request to the Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator is made at least (5) five days prior to the event if at all possible.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nancy Montoya, Policy Analyst, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1426G, Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 622-2031 (this is not a toll-free number) or by emailing TTAC@treasury.gov. Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Section 3 of the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014, Public Law 113-68, 128 Stat. 1883, enacted on September 26, 2014 (TGWEA), directs the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to establish a seven member Tribal Advisory Committee to advise the Secretary on matters related to the taxation of Indians, the training of Internal Revenue Service field agents, and the provision of training and technical assistance to Native American financial officers.

Pursuant to Section 3 of the TGWEA and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 1 et seq., the TTAC was established on February 10, 2015, as the “U.S. Department of the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee.” The TTAC's Charter provides that it shall operate under the provisions of the FACA and shall advise and report to the Secretary on:

(1) Matters related to the taxation of Indians;

(2) The establishment of training and education for internal revenue field agents who administer and enforce internal revenue laws with respect to Indian tribes of Federal Indian law and the Federal Government's unique legal treaty and trust relationship with Indian tribal governments; and

(3) The establishment of training of such internal revenue field agents, and provisions of training and technical assistance to tribal financial officers, about implementation of the TGWEA and any amendments.

Seventh and Eighth Periodic Meetings

In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the FACA and implementing regulations at 41 CFR 102-3.150, Krishna P. Vallabhaneni, the Designated Federal Officer of the TTAC, has ordered publication of this notice to inform the public that the TTAC will convene its seventh periodic meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The eighth periodic meeting will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings will be held via teleconference.

Summary of Agenda and Topics To Be Discussed

During these meetings, the seven TTAC members will provide updates on the work of the TTAC's three subcommittees, hear comments from the public, and take other actions necessary to fulfill the TTAC's mandate.

Public Comments

Members of the public wishing to comment on the business of the TTAC are invited to submit written comments by any of the following methods:

Electronic Comments

  • Send electronic comments to TTAC@treasury.gov. Comments are requested no later than 15 calendar days before the Public Meeting in order to be considered by the TTAC.

Paper Comments

  • Send paper comments in triplicate to the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1426G, Washington, DC 20220.

The Department of the Treasury will post all comments received on its website (https://www.treasury.gov/​resource-center/​economic-policy/​tribal-policy/​Pages/​Tribal-Policy.aspx) without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. The Department of the Treasury will also make these comments available for public inspection and copying in the Department of the Treasury's Library, 720 Madison Place NW, Room 1020, Washington, DC 20220, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to inspect statements by telephoning (202) 622-2000. All statements received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.

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Krishna P. Vallabhaneni,

Tax Legislative Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 2021-03224 Filed 2-17-21; 8:45 am]

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