[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 46653]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19074]



Internal Revenue Service

26 CFR Part 51

RIN 1545-BJ39

Branded Prescription Drug Fee; Hearing

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

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


SUMMARY: This document provides notice of public hearing on proposed 
regulations relating to the branded prescription drug fee imposed by 
the Affordable Care Act.

DATES: The public hearing is being held on Friday, November 9, 2012, at 
10:00 a.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed 
at the public hearing by Friday, October 5, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing is being held in the IRS Auditorium, 
Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20224. Send Submissions to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-112805-10), 
room 5205, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin 
Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be hand-delivered Monday 
through Friday to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-112805-10), Couriers Desk, Internal 
Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC or sent 
electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at 
www.regulations.gov (REG-112805-10).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the regulations, Celia 
Gabrysh (202) 622-3130; concerning submissions of comments, the hearing 
and/or to be placed on the building access list to attend the hearing 
Funmi Taylor at (202) 622-7180 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject of the public hearing is the 
notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary 
regulations (REG-112805-10) that was published in the Federal Register 
on Thursday, August 18, 2011 (76 FR 51310).
    The rules of 26 CFR 601.601(a)(3) apply to the hearing. Persons who 
wish to present oral comments at the hearing that submitted written 
comments by November 16, 2011, must submit an outline of the topics to 
be addressed and the amount of time to be denoted to each topic.
    A period of 10 minutes is allotted to each person for presenting 
oral comments. After the deadline for receiving outlines has passed, 
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 or in the Freedom of Information Reading Room (FOIA RR) (room 
1621) which is located at the 11th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 
entrance, 1111 constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC.
    Because of access restrictions, the IRS will not admit visitors 
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 document.

LaNita VanDyke,
Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, 
Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration).
[FR Doc. 2012-19074 Filed 8-3-12; 8:45 am]