Public Meeting of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, 5268-5269 [05-1961]

Download as PDF 5268 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 20 / Tuesday, February 1, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Release of Waybill Data The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from The Bookings Institution (WB971—1/5/05), for permission to use certain data from the Board’s Carload Waybill Samples. A copy of this request may be obtained from the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration. The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; therefore, if any parties object to this request, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mac Frampton, (202) 565–1541. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–1819 Filed 1–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–792X] Railroad Switching Service of Missouri, Inc.—Abandonment Exemption—in St. Louis County, MO On January 12, 2005, Railroad Switching Service of Missouri, Inc. (RSSM), a Class III rail carrier, filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon its entire line of railroad extending from a point of connection with Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) at or near Broad Street (milepost 0) to terminus at the publishing facility of the St. Louis PostDispatch (milepost 1.89), a distance of 1.89 miles, in St. Louis, St. Louis County, MO. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 63101 and includes the station of St. Louis. The line does not contain federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in RSSM’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. In this proceeding, RSSM is proposing to abandon a line that constitutes its entire rail system. When issuing abandonment authority for a railroad line that constitutes the carrier’s entire VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Jan 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 system, the Board does not impose labor protection, except in specifically enumerated circumstances. See Northampton and Bath R. Co.— Abandonment, 354 I.C.C. 784, 785–86 (1978) (Northampton). Therefore, if the Board grants the petition for exemption, in the absence of a showing that one or more of the exceptions articulated in Northampton are present, no labor protective conditions will be imposed. By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by May 2, 2005. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after service of a decision granting the petition for exemption. Each OFA must be accompanied by a $1,200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). All interested persons should be aware that, following abandonment of rail service and salvage of the line, the line may be suitable for other public use, including interim trail use. Any request for a public use condition under 49 CFR 1152.28 or for trail use/rail banking under 49 CFR 1152.29 will be due no later than February 22, 2005. Each trail use request must be accompanied by a $200 filing fee. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(27). All filings in response to this notice must refer to STB Docket No. AB–792X and must be sent to: (1) Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423–0001; and (2) Thomas F. McFarland, Thomas F. McFarland, P.C., 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1890, Chicago, IL 60604– 1112. Persons seeking further information concerning abandonment procedures may contact the Board’s Office of Public Services at (202) 565–1592 or refer to the full abandonment or discontinuance regulations at 49 CFR part 1152. Questions concerning environmental issues may be directed to the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) at (202) 565–1539. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] An environmental assessment (EA) (or environmental impact statement (EIS), if necessary) prepared by SEA will be served upon all parties of record and upon any agencies or other persons who commented during its preparation. Other interested persons may contact SEA to obtain a copy of the EA (or EIS). EAs in these abandonment proceedings normally will be made available within 60 days of the filing of the petition. The deadline for submission of comments on PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the EA will generally be within 30 days of its service. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// www.stb.dot.gov.’’ Decided: January 26, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–1817 Filed 1–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Public Meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform Department of the Treasury. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice advises all interested persons of the initial public meeting of the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. Background: Executive Order 13369 (January 7, 2005) established the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. The Order provides that the purpose of the Advisory Panel shall be to submit to the Secretary of the Treasury a report with revenue neutral policy options for reforming the Federal Internal Revenue Code. The options should (a) simplify Federal tax laws to reduce the costs and administrative burdens of compliance with such laws; (b) share the burdens and benefits of the Federal tax structure in an appropriately progressive manner while recognizing the importance of homeownership and charity in American society; and (c) promote long-run economic growth and job creation, and better encourage work effort, saving, and investment, so as to strengthen the competitiveness of the United States in the global marketplace. At least one option submitted by the Advisory Panel should use the Federal income tax as the base for its recommended reforms. Purpose: This is the first meeting of the Advisory Panel. The meeting will include background information presentations concerning the Federal tax system. Comments: Interested parties are invited to attend the meeting; however, no public comments will be heard at this meeting. The public will be provided additional opportunities to submit comments regarding issues of tax reform at later dates. Any written comments with respect to this meeting must be submitted by mail to The President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, 1440 New York Avenue, E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 20 / Tuesday, February 1, 2005 / Notices NW., Suite 2100, Washington, DC 20220. An electronic address will be provided as soon as it is available. All written comments will be made available to the public. Records: Records are being kept of Advisory Panel proceedings and will be available at the Internal Revenue Service’s FOIA Reading Room at 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 1621, Washington, DC 20024. The Reading Room is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. The public entrance to the reading room is on Pennsylvania VerDate jul<14>2003 15:06 Jan 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 Avenue between 10th and 12th streets. The phone number is (202) 622–5164 (not a toll-free number). Advisory Panel documents, including meeting announcements, agendas, and minutes, will also be available on the Advisory Panel’s Web site, which is currently under construction. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 10 a.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5269 Amphitheater, Concourse Level, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Seating will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark S. Kaizen, Designated Federal Officer, (202) 283–7900 (not a toll-free call). 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 20 (Tuesday, February 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5268-5269]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Public Meeting of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax 
Reform

AGENCY: Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises all interested persons of the initial 
public meeting of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform.
    Background: Executive Order 13369 (January 7, 2005) established the 
President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform. The Order provides 
that the purpose of the Advisory Panel shall be to submit to the 
Secretary of the Treasury a report with revenue neutral policy options 
for reforming the Federal Internal Revenue Code. The options should (a) 
simplify Federal tax laws to reduce the costs and administrative 
burdens of compliance with such laws; (b) share the burdens and 
benefits of the Federal tax structure in an appropriately progressive 
manner while recognizing the importance of homeownership and charity in 
American society; and (c) promote long-run economic growth and job 
creation, and better encourage work effort, saving, and investment, so 
as to strengthen the competitiveness of the United States in the global 
marketplace. At least one option submitted by the Advisory Panel should 
use the Federal income tax as the base for its recommended reforms.
    Purpose: This is the first meeting of the Advisory Panel. The 
meeting will include background information presentations concerning 
the Federal tax system.
    Comments: Interested parties are invited to attend the meeting; 
however, no public comments will be heard at this meeting. The public 
will be provided additional opportunities to submit comments regarding 
issues of tax reform at later dates. Any written comments with respect 
to this meeting must be submitted by mail to The President's Advisory 
Panel on Federal Tax Reform, 1440 New York Avenue,

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NW., Suite 2100, Washington, DC 20220. An electronic address will be 
provided as soon as it is available. All written comments will be made 
available to the public.
    Records: Records are being kept of Advisory Panel proceedings and 
will be available at the Internal Revenue Service's FOIA Reading Room 
at 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 1621, Washington, DC 20024. The 
Reading Room is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday except holidays. The public entrance to the reading room 
is on Pennsylvania Avenue between 10th and 12th streets. The phone 
number is (202) 622-5164 (not a toll-free number). Advisory Panel 
documents, including meeting announcements, agendas, and minutes, will 
also be available on the Advisory Panel's Web site, which is currently 
under construction.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 10 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building & 
International Trade Center Amphitheater, Concourse Level, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Seating will be 
available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark S. Kaizen, Designated Federal 
Officer, (202) 283-7900 (not a toll-free call).

    Dated: January 28, 2005.
Mark S. Kaizen,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-1961 Filed 1-31-05; 8:45 am]
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