Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2008-49 

December 8, 2008 

Announcement 2008-117

Alcohol Fuel and Biodiesel; Renewable Diesel; Alternative Fuel; Diesel-Water Fuel Emulsion; Taxable Fuel Definitions; Excise Tax Returns; Hearing


Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.


Notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking.


This document provides notice of public hearing on proposed regulations (REG-155087-05, 2008-38 I.R.B. 726) relating to credits and payments for alcohol mixtures, biodiesel mixtures, renewable diesel mixtures, alternative fuel mixtures, and alternative fuel sold for use or used as a fuel, as well as proposed regulations relating to the definition of gasoline and diesel fuel.


The public hearing is being held on Monday, February 9, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. The IRS must receive outlines of the topics to be discussed at the public hearing by Friday, January 9, 2009.


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-155087-05), 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-155087-05), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, or sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at (IRS-REG-155087-05).


Concerning the regulations, Taylor Cortright (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).


The subject of the public hearing is the notice of proposed rulemaking (REG-155087-05) that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 (73 FR 43890).

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 October 27, 2008, must submit an outline of the topics to be addressed and the amount of time to be denoted to each topic (signed original and eight (8) copies)

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 Van Dyke,
Chief, Publications and
Regulations Branch,
Legal Processing Division,
Associate Chief Counsel
(Procedure and Administration).


(Filed by the Office of the Federal Register on November 19, 2008, 8:45 a.m., and published in the issue of the Federal Register for November 20, 2008, 73 F.R. 70288)

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