Modifications of Certain Derivative Contracts, 43957-43958 [2011-18531]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 141 / Friday, July 22, 2011 / Proposed Rules By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 14, 2011. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov (IRS REG–109006– 11). The public hearing will be held in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the proposed regulations, Andrea Hoffenson, (202) 622–3920; concerning submissions of comments, the hearing, and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing, Oluwafunmilayo (Funmi) Taylor, (202) 622–7180 (not toll-free numbers). [FR Doc. 2011–18100 Filed 7–21–11; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6210–01–P Background and Explanation of Provisions DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Temporary regulations in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register amend the Income Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 1) relating to section 1001. The temporary regulations provide that the transfer or assignment of a derivative contract in certain situations is not an exchange to the nonassigning counterparty for purposes of § 1.1001–1(a). The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the amendments. approach in order to help identify issues and matters that may require special attention. The Board requests specific comment with respect to whether all regulations relating to the supervision of SLHCs are included in the listing above. Alternatively, does this notice indicate continued enforcement of regulatory provisions that currently do not apply to SLHCs or their non-depository subsidiaries? Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [REG–109006–11] RIN 1545–BK13 Modifications of Certain Derivative Contracts Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations relating to whether an exchange for purposes of § 1.1001–1(a) occurs for the nonassigning counterparty when there is an assignment of certain derivative contracts. The text of those regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. This document also provides notice of a public hearing on these proposed regulations. DATES: Written or electronic comments must be received by October 20, 2011. Outlines of topics to be discussed at the public hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2011, must be received by Thursday, October 20, 2011. ADDRESSES: Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–109006–11), room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be handdelivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–109006–11), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, or sent electronically, via the Federal srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Jul 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 Special Analyses It has been determined that this notice of proposed rulemaking is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It also has been determined that section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 5) does not apply to these regulations, and because the regulations do not impose a collection of information on small entities, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) does not apply. Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, this notice of proposed rulemaking has been submitted to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its impact on small businesses. Comments and Public Hearing Before these proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations, consideration will be given to any written comments (a signed original and eight (8) copies) or electronic comments that are submitted timely to the IRS. The IRS and the Treasury Department specifically request comments on the clarity of the proposed rule and how it may be made easier to understand. All comments will be available for public inspection and copying. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 43957 A public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m. in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Due to building security procedures, visitors must enter through the Constitution Avenue entrance. In addition, all visitors must present photo identification to enter the building. Because of access restrictions, visitors will not be admitted beyond the immediate entrance area more than 30 minutes before the hearing starts. 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 preamble. The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. Persons who wish to present oral comments at the hearing must submit written or electronic comments and an outline of the topics to be discussed and the time to be devoted to each topic (signed original and eight (8) copies) by Thursday, October 20, 2011. A period of 10 minutes will be allotted to each person for making comments. An agenda showing the scheduling of the speakers will be prepared after the deadline for receiving outlines has passed. Copies of the agenda will be available free of charge at the hearing. Drafting Information The principal author of these regulations is Andrea M. Hoffenson, Office of Associate Chief Council (Financial Institutions and Products). However, other personnel from the IRS and the Treasury Department participated in their development. List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1 Income taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 1—INCOME TAXES Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in part as follows: Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * Par. 2. Section 1.1001–4 is revised to read as follows: § 1.1001–4 Modifications of certain derivative contracts. [The text of the proposed amendments to § 1.1001–4 is the same as the text for § 1.1001–4T(a) through (d) E:\FR\FM\22JYP1.SGM 22JYP1 43958 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 141 / Friday, July 22, 2011 / Proposed Rules published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register]. Steven T. Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2011–18531 Filed 7–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–0589] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race, New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the New River, from Esplanade Park to the Henry Kinney Tunnel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race. The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the 550-yard raft race. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before September 9, 2011. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before August 10, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2011–0589 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: 17:15 Jul 21, 2011 If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or e-mail Lieutenant Paul A. Steiner, Sector Miami Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone 305–535–8724, e-mail Paul.A.Steiner@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 43957-43958]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18531]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

26 CFR Part 1

[REG-109006-11]
RIN 1545-BK13


Modifications of Certain Derivative Contracts

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary 
regulations and notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the 
Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations relating to 
whether an exchange for purposes of Sec.  1.1001-1(a) occurs for the 
nonassigning counterparty when there is an assignment of certain 
derivative contracts. The text of those regulations also serves as the 
text of these proposed regulations. This document also provides notice 
of a public hearing on these proposed regulations.

DATES: Written or electronic comments must be received by October 20, 
2011. Outlines of topics to be discussed at the public hearing 
scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2011, must be received by Thursday, 
October 20, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-109006-11), room 
5203, Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 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-
109006-11), Courier's Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, or sent electronically, via the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (IRS REG-109006-11). 
The public hearing will be held in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue 
Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the proposed regulations, 
Andrea Hoffenson, (202) 622-3920; concerning submissions of comments, 
the hearing, and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend 
the hearing, Oluwafunmilayo (Funmi) Taylor, (202) 622-7180 (not toll-
free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background and Explanation of Provisions

    Temporary regulations in the Rules and Regulations section of this 
issue of the Federal Register amend the Income Tax Regulations (26 CFR 
part 1) relating to section 1001. The temporary regulations provide 
that the transfer or assignment of a derivative contract in certain 
situations is not an exchange to the nonassigning counterparty for 
purposes of Sec.  1.1001-1(a). The text of the temporary regulations 
also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to 
the temporary regulations explains the amendments.

Special Analyses

    It has been determined that this notice of proposed rulemaking is 
not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 
12866. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It also has 
been determined that section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act 
(5 U.S.C. chapter 5) does not apply to these regulations, and because 
the regulations do not impose a collection of information on small 
entities, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) does not 
apply. Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, this 
notice of proposed rulemaking has been submitted to the Chief Counsel 
for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its 
impact on small businesses.

Comments and Public Hearing

    Before these proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations, 
consideration will be given to any written comments (a signed original 
and eight (8) copies) or electronic comments that are submitted timely 
to the IRS. The IRS and the Treasury Department specifically request 
comments on the clarity of the proposed rule and how it may be made 
easier to understand. All comments will be available for public 
inspection and copying.
    A public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2011, 
beginning at 10 a.m. in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Building, 
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Due to building security 
procedures, visitors must enter through the Constitution Avenue 
entrance. In addition, all visitors must present photo identification 
to enter the building. Because of access restrictions, visitors will 
not be admitted beyond the immediate entrance area more than 30 minutes 
before the hearing starts. 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 preamble.
    The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. Persons who 
wish to present oral comments at the hearing must submit written or 
electronic comments and an outline of the topics to be discussed and 
the time to be devoted to each topic (signed original and eight (8) 
copies) by Thursday, October 20, 2011. A period of 10 minutes will be 
allotted to each person for making comments. An agenda showing the 
scheduling of the speakers will be prepared after the deadline for 
receiving outlines has passed. Copies of the agenda will be available 
free of charge at the hearing.

Drafting Information

    The principal author of these regulations is Andrea M. Hoffenson, 
Office of Associate Chief Council (Financial Institutions and 
Products). However, other personnel from the IRS and the Treasury 
Department participated in their development.

List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1

    Income taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Proposed Amendments to the Regulations

    Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 1--INCOME TAXES

    Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read in 
part as follows:

    Authority:  26 U.S.C. 7805 * * *

    Par. 2. Section 1.1001-4 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  1.1001-4  Modifications of certain derivative contracts.

    [The text of the proposed amendments to Sec.  1.1001-4 is the same 
as the text for Sec.  1.1001-4T(a) through (d)

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published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register].

Steven T. Miller,
Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2011-18531 Filed 7-21-11; 8:45 am]
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