Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, 13925-13926 [2017-05067]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 15, 2017 / Notices Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number [DOT– OST–2017–0027] of this notice at the beginning of your comment. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act section of this document. Docket: You may view the public docket through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or in person at the Docket Management System office at the above address. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bohdan Baczara, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W62–317, Washington, DC 20590; 202–366–3784 (voice), 202–366–3897 (fax), or bohdan.baczara@dot.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2105–0529. Title: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs. Form Numbers: DOT F 1385; DOT F 1380. Type of Review: Clearance of a renewal of an information collection. Background: Under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991, DOT is required to implement a drug and alcohol testing program in various transportation-related industries. This specific requirement is elaborated in 49 CFR part 40, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs. This request for a renewal of the information collection for the program includes 43 burden items including the U.S. Department of Transportation Alcohol Testing Form (ATF) [DOT F 1380] and the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Management Information System (MIS) Data Collection Form [DOT F 1385]. The ATF includes the employee’s name, the type of test taken, the date of the test, and the name of the employer. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Mar 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Data on each test conducted, including test results, is necessary to document that the tests were conducted and is used to take action, when required, to ensure safety in the workplace. The MIS form includes employer specific drug and alcohol testing information such as the reason for the test and the cumulative number of test results for the negative, positive, and refusal tests. No employee specific data is collected. The MIS data is used by each of the affected DOT Agencies (i.e., Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) and the United States Coast Guard when calculating their industry’s annual random drug and/or alcohol testing rate. Respondents: The information will be used by transportation employers, Department representatives, and a variety of service agents. Estimated total number of respondents is 3,034,690. Frequency: The information will be collected annually. Estimated Total Number Burden Hours: 748,196. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for DOT’s performance; (b) The accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) Ways for the DOT to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) Ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2017. Authority and Issuance Dated: February 24, 2017. Patrice M. Kelly, Acting Director, DOT, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 2017–05114 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13925 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Members DATES: March 8, 2017 through April 24, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred N. Smith, Jr. 202–317–3087 (not a tollfree call). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are inviting individuals to help improve the nation’s tax agency by applying to be members of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The mission of the TAP is to listen to taxpayers, identify issues that affect taxpayers, and make suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction. The TAP serves as an advisory body to the Secretary of the Treasury, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and the National Taxpayer Advocate. TAP members will participate in subcommittees that channel their feedback to the IRS through the Panel’s parent committee. The IRS is seeking applicants who have an interest in good government, a personal commitment to volunteer approximately 200 to 300 hours a year, and a desire to help improve IRS customer service. As a federal advisory committee, TAP is required to have membership be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented. Thus, TAP membership represents a crosssection of the taxpaying public with at least one member from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, in addition to one member representing international taxpayers. For application purposes, ‘‘international taxpayers’’ are defined broadly to include U.S. citizens working, living, or doing business abroad or in a U.S. territory. Potential candidates must be U.S. citizens and must pass a federal tax compliance check and a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background investigation. Applicants who practice before the IRS must be in good standing with the IRS. Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be members of the TAP. Current employees of any Bureau of the Treasury Department or have worked for any Bureau of the Treasury Department within three years of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1 13926 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 49 / Wednesday, March 15, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES2 December 1 of the current year are not eligible. The IRS is seeking members or alternates in the following locations: Locations that need Members: Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington. The TAP is also seeking to include at least one (1) additional member to represent international taxpayers. For these purposes, ‘‘international taxpayers’’ are broadly defined to include U.S. citizens working, living, or doing business abroad or in a U.S. territory. Locations that need Alternates: All 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but specifically Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Nebraska. TAP members are a diverse group of citizens who represent the interests of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Mar 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 taxpayers from their respective geographic locations by providing feedback from a taxpayer’s perspective on ways to improve IRS customer service and administration of the federal tax system, and by identifying grassroots taxpayer issues. Members should have good communication skills and be able to speak to taxpayers about TAP and its activities, while clearly distinguishing between TAP positions and their personal viewpoints. Interested applicants should visit the TAP Web site at www.improveirs.org for more information about TAP. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.usajobs.gov. For questions about TAP membership, call the TAP toll-free number, 1–888–912– 1227. Callers who are outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories should call 202– 317–3087 (not a toll-free call). The opening date for submitting applications is March 8, 2017, and the deadline for submitting applications is PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 April 24, 2017. Interviews may be held. The Department of the Treasury will review the recommended candidates and make final selections. New TAP members will serve a three-year term starting in December 2017. (Note: highly-ranked applicants not selected as members may be placed on a roster of alternates who will be eligible to fill future vacancies that may occur on the Panel.) Questions regarding the selection of TAP members may be directed to Fred N. Smith, Jr., Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., TA:TAP Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224, or 202–317–3087 (not a toll-free call). Dated: March 8, 2017. Antoinette Ross, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2017–05067 Filed 3–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\15MRN1.SGM 15MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 49 (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13925-13926]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05067]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service


Recruitment Notice for the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice of Open Season for Recruitment of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy 
Panel (TAP) Members

DATES: March 8, 2017 through April 24, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred N. Smith, Jr. 202-317-3087 (not a 
toll-free call).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Department 
of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are inviting 
individuals to help improve the nation's tax agency by applying to be 
members of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The mission of the TAP is 
to listen to taxpayers, identify issues that affect taxpayers, and make 
suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction. The 
TAP serves as an advisory body to the Secretary of the Treasury, the 
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and the National Taxpayer Advocate. 
TAP members will participate in subcommittees that channel their 
feedback to the IRS through the Panel's parent committee.
    The IRS is seeking applicants who have an interest in good 
government, a personal commitment to volunteer approximately 200 to 300 
hours a year, and a desire to help improve IRS customer service. As a 
federal advisory committee, TAP is required to have membership be 
fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented. Thus, TAP 
membership represents a cross-section of the taxpaying public with at 
least one member from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto 
Rico, in addition to one member representing international taxpayers. 
For application purposes, ``international taxpayers'' are defined 
broadly to include U.S. citizens working, living, or doing business 
abroad or in a U.S. territory. Potential candidates must be U.S. 
citizens and must pass a federal tax compliance check and a Federal 
Bureau of Investigation criminal background investigation. Applicants 
who practice before the IRS must be in good standing with the IRS. 
Federally-registered lobbyists cannot be members of the TAP. Current 
employees of any Bureau of the Treasury Department or have worked for 
any Bureau of the Treasury Department within three years of

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December 1 of the current year are not eligible. The IRS is seeking 
members or alternates in the following locations:
    Locations that need Members:
    Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, 
Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, 
New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, 
Virginia, Vermont, and Washington. The TAP is also seeking to include 
at least one (1) additional member to represent international 
taxpayers. For these purposes, ``international taxpayers'' are broadly 
defined to include U.S. citizens working, living, or doing business 
abroad or in a U.S. territory.
    Locations that need Alternates:
    All 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but 
specifically Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi 
and Nebraska.
    TAP members are a diverse group of citizens who represent the 
interests of taxpayers from their respective geographic locations by 
providing feedback from a taxpayer's perspective on ways to improve IRS 
customer service and administration of the federal tax system, and by 
identifying grassroots taxpayer issues. Members should have good 
communication skills and be able to speak to taxpayers about TAP and 
its activities, while clearly distinguishing between TAP positions and 
their personal viewpoints.
    Interested applicants should visit the TAP Web site at 
www.improveirs.org for more information about TAP. Applications must be 
submitted electronically at www.usajobs.gov. For questions about TAP 
membership, call the TAP toll-free number, 1-888-912-1227. Callers who 
are outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories should call 202-317-3087 
(not a toll-free call).
    The opening date for submitting applications is March 8, 2017, and 
the deadline for submitting applications is April 24, 2017. Interviews 
may be held. The Department of the Treasury will review the recommended 
candidates and make final selections. New TAP members will serve a 
three-year term starting in December 2017. (Note: highly-ranked 
applicants not selected as members may be placed on a roster of 
alternates who will be eligible to fill future vacancies that may occur 
on the Panel.)
    Questions regarding the selection of TAP members may be directed to 
Fred N. Smith, Jr., Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Service, 
1111 Constitution Avenue NW., TA:TAP Room 1509, Washington, DC 20224, 
or 202-317-3087 (not a toll-free call).

    Dated: March 8, 2017.
Antoinette Ross,
Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
[FR Doc. 2017-05067 Filed 3-14-17; 8:45 am]
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