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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 3, 2011 / Proposed Rules europa.eu/about-eu/countries/index_ en.htm, July 1, 2011. 15. Collin, P., L. Thorell, K. Kaukinen, et al., ‘‘The Safe Threshold for Gluten Contamination in Gluten-Free Products. Can Trace Amounts Be Accepted in the Treatment of Coeliac Disease?’’ Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 19(12):1277–1283, June 2004. 16. Kaukinen, K., P. Collin, K. Holm, et al., ‘‘Wheat Starch-Containing Gluten-Free Flour Products in the Treatment of Coeliac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis: A Long-Term Follow-up Study,’’ Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 34(2):163–169, January 1999. ¨ 17. Peraaho, M., K. Kaukinen, K. Paasikivi, et al., ‘‘Wheat-Starch-Based Gluten-Free Products in the Treatment of Newly Detected Coeliac Disease: Prospective and Randomized Study,’’ Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 17(4):587–594, February 2003. 18. Hischenhuber, C., R. Crevel, B. Jarry, et al., ‘‘Review Article: Safe Amounts of Gluten for Patients With Wheat Allergy or Coeliac Disease,’’ Alimentary Pharmacological & Therapeutics, 23(5):559–575, March 2006. 19. Gibert, A., M. Espadaler, M. Canela, et al., ‘‘Consumption of Gluten-Free Products: Should the Threshold Value for Trace Amounts of Gluten Be at 20, 100 or 200 p.p.m.?’’ European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 18(11):1187–1195, 2006. 20. Akobeng, A. and A. Thomas, ‘‘Systematic Review: Tolerable Amount of Gluten for People With Celiac Disease,’’ Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 27(11):1044–1052, June 2008. Dated: July 28, 2011. Leslie Kux, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2011–19620 Filed 8–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Parts 40 and 49 [REG–112841–10] RIN 1545–BJ40 Indoor Tanning Services; Cosmetic Services Excise Taxes Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: This document provides notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking providing guidance on the indoor tanning services excise tax imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These regulations SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:11 Aug 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 affect users and providers of indoor tanning services. DATES: The public hearing is being held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at 10 a.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed at the public hearing by September 28, 2011. ADDRESSES: The public hearing is being held in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. 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– 112841–10), Room 5205, Internal Revenue Service, POB 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–112841–10), Couriers 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– 112841–10). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the proposed regulations, Michael H. Beker at (202) 622–3130; concerning submissions of comments, the hearing and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing Regina Johnson at (202) 622–7180 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject of the public hearing is the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG– 112841–10) that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 (75 FR 33740). The notice also announced that a hearing will be scheduled if requested by the public in writing by September 13, 2010. 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 September 28, 2010. 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 starts. For PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 46677 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. LaNita Van Dyke, Branch Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel, (Procedure and Administration). [FR Doc. 2011–19597 Filed 8–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 54 [REG–120391–10] RIN 1545–BJ58 Requirements for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers Relating to Coverage of Preventive Services Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations. AGENCY: Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing an amendment to temporary regulations published July 19, 2010, under the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act) relating to coverage of preventive services without any participant cost sharing. The IRS is issuing the temporary regulations at the same time that the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are issuing a substantially similar amendment to interim final regulations published July 19, 2010 with respect to group health plans and health insurance coverage offered in connection with a group health plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act. The temporary regulations provide guidance to employers, group health plans, and health insurance issuers providing group health insurance coverage. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. DATES: Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by October 3, 2011. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03AUP1.SGM 03AUP1 46678 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 149 / Wednesday, August 3, 2011 / Proposed Rules Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–120391–10), room 5205, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–120391–10), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. Alternatively, taxpayers may submit comments electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov (IRS REG–120391– 10). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the regulations, Karen Levin at 202–622–6080; concerning submissions of comments, Treena Garrett at 202–622–7180 (not toll-free numbers). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Explanation of Provisions The temporary regulations published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register amend § 54.9815–2713T of the Miscellaneous Excise Tax Regulations. The proposed and temporary regulations are being published as part of a joint rulemaking with the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services (the joint rulemaking). The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the temporary regulations and these proposed regulations. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 has also 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 regulation does not impose a collection of information requirement 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 regulation has been submitted to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its impact on small business. Comments and Requests for a Public Hearing Before these proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations, consideration will be given to any VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:11 Aug 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 written comments (a signed original and eight (8) copies) or electronic comments that are submitted timely to the IRS. Comments are specifically requested on the clarity of the proposed regulations and how they may be made easier to understand. All comments will be available for public inspection and copying. A public hearing may be scheduled if requested in writing by a person that timely submits written comments. If a public hearing is scheduled, notice of the date, time, and place for the hearing will be published in the Federal Register. Drafting Information The principal author of these proposed regulations is Karen Levin, Office of the Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities), IRS. The proposed regulations, as well as the temporary regulations, have been developed in coordination with personnel from the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 54 Excise taxes, Health care, Health insurance, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Accordingly, 26 CFR part 54, as proposed to be amended on July 19, 2010, at 75 FR 41787. is further proposed to be amended as follows: PART 54—PENSION EXCISE TAXES Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 54 continues to read in part as follows: Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * Par. 2. Section 54.9815–2713, as proposed to be added at 75 FR 41788, July 19, 2010, is amended by revising paragraph (a)(1)(iv) to read as follows: § 54.9815–2713 Coverage of preventive health services. (a) * * * (1) * * * (iv) [The text of proposed § 54.9815– 2713(a)(1)(iv) is the same as the text of § 54.9815–2713T(a)(1)(iv) published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register]. * * * * * Steven T. Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2011–19685 Filed 8–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 721 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2011–0108; FRL–8878–3] RIN 2070–AB27 Tris carbamoyl triazine; Proposed Modification of Significant New Uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: Under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is proposing to amend the significant new use rule (SNUR) for the chemical substance identified generically as tris carbamoyl triazine, which was the subject to premanufacture notice (PMN) P–95– 1098. This action would amend the SNUR to allow certain uses without requiring a significant new use notice (SNUN), and would extend SNUN requirements to certain additional uses. EPA is proposing this amendment based on review of new toxicity test data. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 2, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2011–0108, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460– 0001. • Hand Delivery: OPPT Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Bldg., Rm. 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. Attention: Docket ID Number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2011–0108. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564–8930. Such deliveries are only accepted during the DCO’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to docket ID number EPA–HQ–OPPT– 2011–0108. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the docket without change and may be made available on-line at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03AUP1.SGM 03AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 3, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 46677-46678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19685]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Internal Revenue Service

26 CFR Part 54

[REG-120391-10]
RIN 1545-BJ58


Requirements for Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Issuers 
Relating to Coverage of Preventive Services Under the Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary 
regulations.

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SUMMARY: Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is 
issuing an amendment to temporary regulations published July 19, 2010, 
under the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
(the Affordable Care Act) relating to coverage of preventive services 
without any participant cost sharing. The IRS is issuing the temporary 
regulations at the same time that the Employee Benefits Security 
Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Center for 
Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight of the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services are issuing a substantially similar amendment 
to interim final regulations published July 19, 2010 with respect to 
group health plans and health insurance coverage offered in connection 
with a group health plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security 
Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act. The temporary 
regulations provide guidance to employers, group health plans, and 
health insurance issuers providing group health insurance coverage. The 
text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these 
proposed regulations.

DATES: Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing 
must be received by October 3, 2011.

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ADDRESSES: Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-120391-10), room 
5205, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, 
Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered to: 
CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-120391-10), Courier's Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 
1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. Alternatively, 
taxpayers may submit comments electronically via the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov (IRS REG-120391-10).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the regulations, Karen 
Levin at 202-622-6080; concerning submissions of comments, Treena 
Garrett at 202-622-7180 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background and Explanation of Provisions

    The temporary regulations published elsewhere in this issue of the 
Federal Register amend Sec.  54.9815-2713T of the Miscellaneous Excise 
Tax Regulations. The proposed and temporary regulations are being 
published as part of a joint rulemaking with the Department of Labor 
and the Department of Health and Human Services (the joint rulemaking). 
The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of 
these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations 
explains the temporary regulations and these proposed regulations.

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 has also 
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 regulation does not impose a collection of information requirement 
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 regulation has been submitted to the Chief Counsel for 
Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its impact 
on small business.

Comments and Requests for a 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. Comments are specifically requested on the clarity of the 
proposed regulations and how they may be made easier to understand. All 
comments will be available for public inspection and copying. A public 
hearing may be scheduled if requested in writing by a person that 
timely submits written comments. If a public hearing is scheduled, 
notice of the date, time, and place for the hearing will be published 
in the Federal Register.

Drafting Information

    The principal author of these proposed regulations is Karen Levin, 
Office of the Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and 
Government Entities), IRS. The proposed regulations, as well as the 
temporary regulations, have been developed in coordination with 
personnel from the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of 
Health and Human Services.

List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 54

    Excise taxes, Health care, Health insurance, Pensions, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.

Proposed Amendments to the Regulations

    Accordingly, 26 CFR part 54, as proposed to be amended on July 19, 
2010, at 75 FR 41787. is further proposed to be amended as follows:

PART 54--PENSION EXCISE TAXES

    Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 54 continues to read 
in part as follows:

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

    Par. 2. Section 54.9815-2713, as proposed to be added at 75 FR 
41788, July 19, 2010, is amended by revising paragraph (a)(1)(iv) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  54.9815-2713  Coverage of preventive health services.

    (a) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (iv) [The text of proposed Sec.  54.9815-2713(a)(1)(iv) is the same 
as the text of Sec.  54.9815-2713T(a)(1)(iv) published elsewhere in 
this issue of the Federal Register].
* * * * *

Steven T. Miller,
 Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2011-19685 Filed 8-1-11; 8:45 am]
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