Notice of Open Public Hearing, 19582-19583 [2013-07416]

Download as PDF 19582 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2013 / Notices The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. 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[FR Doc. 2013–07529 Filed 3–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC); Nominations Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury. ACTION: Request for Nominations. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requests nominations of individuals for selection to the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). Nominations should describe and document the proposed member’s qualifications for IRPAC membership, including the applicant’s past or current affiliations and dealings with the particular tax segment or segments of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Mar 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 the community that he or she wishes to represent on the committee. In addition to individual nominations, the IRS is soliciting nominations from professional and public interest groups that wish to have representatives on the IRPAC. IRPAC will be comprised of 21 members. There are eight positions open for calendar year 2014. It is important that IRPAC continue to represent a diverse taxpayer and stakeholder base. Accordingly, to maintain membership diversity, selection is based on the applicant’s qualifications as well as the taxpayer or stakeholder base he/she represents. The IRPAC advises the IRS on information reporting issues of mutual concern to the private sector and the federal government. The committee works with the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and other IRS leadership to provide recommendations on a wide range of information reporting administration issues. Membership is balanced to include representation from the tax professional community, small and large businesses, banks, insurance companies, colleges and universities, and industries such as securities, payroll, finance and software. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before May 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to: Ms. Caryl Grant, National Public Liaison, CL:NPL:SRM, Room 7559 IR, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, Attn: IRPAC Nominations. Applications may be submitted via fax to 202–622–8345. Application packages are available on the IRS Web site at http://www.irs.gov/ Tax-Professionals. Application packages may also be requested by telephone from National Public Liaison, 202–622– 6440 (not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MS. Caryl Grant at 202–622–6440 (not a tollfree number) or PublicLiaison@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established in 1991 in response to an administrative recommendation in the final Conference Report of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989, the IRPAC works closely with the IRS to provide recommendations on a wide range of issues intended to improve the information reporting program and achieve fairness to taxpayers. 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[FR Doc. 2013–07556 Filed 3–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing— April 4, 2013, Washington, DC. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: William A. Reinsch, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 62 / Monday, April 1, 2013 / Notices pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES in Washington, DC on April 4, 2013, ‘‘China’s Maritime Disputes in the East and South China Seas.’’ Background: This is the third public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2013 report cycle to collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The hearing will explore the security, political, and economic drivers of China’s maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas. In addition, this hearing will examine the implications of these disputes for the United States as well as prospects for resolution. The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Peter Brookes and Katherine C. Tobin. Any interested VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:34 Mar 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 party may file a written statement by April 4, 2013, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Location, Date and Time: Room G–50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Thursday, April 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing is posted to the Commission’s Web site at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check our Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Reed Eckhold, 444 North PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 19583 Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington DC 20001; phone: 202–624– 1496, or via email at reckhold@uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005). Dated: March 26, 2013. Michael Danis, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–07416 Filed 3–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 62 (Monday, April 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19582-19583]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07416]


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U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION


Notice of Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--April 4, 2013, Washington, DC.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-
China Economic and Security Review Commission.
    Name: William A. Reinsch, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to 
investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national 
security implications of the economic relationship between the United 
States and the People's Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, 
the Commission will hold a public hearing

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in Washington, DC on April 4, 2013, ``China's Maritime Disputes in the 
East and South China Seas.''
    Background: This is the third public hearing the Commission will 
hold during its 2013 report cycle to collect input from academic, 
industry, and government experts on national security implications of 
the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The 
hearing will explore the security, political, and economic drivers of 
China's maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas. In 
addition, this hearing will examine the implications of these disputes 
for the United States as well as prospects for resolution.
    The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Peter Brookes and 
Katherine C. Tobin. Any interested party may file a written statement 
by April 4, 2013, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each 
panel will include a question and answer period between the 
Commissioners and the witnesses.
    Location, Date and Time: Room G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. 
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed 
agenda for the hearing is posted to the Commission's Web site at 
www.uscc.gov. Also, please check our Web site for possible changes to 
the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the 
hearing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking 
further information concerning the hearing should contact Reed Eckhold, 
444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington DC 20001; phone: 
202-624-1496, or via email at reckhold@uscc.gov. Reservations are not 
required to attend the hearing.

    Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act 
(Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by 
Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

    Dated: March 26, 2013.
Michael Danis,
Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
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