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Internal Revenue Bulletin:  2016-39 

September 26, 2016 

Announcement 2016–33

Announcement of Certification Resulting from the 2012–2013 Phase III Allocation Round of the Qualifying Advanced Coal Project Program


This announcement discloses the certification resulting from the 2012–2013 Phase III allocation round of the qualifying advanced coal project program provided by § 48A of the Internal Revenue Code.

SECTION 1. QUALIFYING ADVANCED COAL PROJECT PROGRAM

Pursuant to § 48A(d)(4), on August 13, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) published Notice 2012–51, 2012–2 C.B. 150 (the “Notice”) to establish the § 48A Phase III qualifying advanced coal project program (the “Phase III program”) to allocate § 48A credits (the “Phase III credits”).

The Notice provides that the credit for a taxable year under the Phase III program is an amount equal to 30 percent of the qualified investment for that taxable year in a qualifying advanced coal project that uses integrated gasification combined cycle technology or other advanced coal-based generation technology. To receive an allocation of the Phase III credits, a qualifying advanced coal project must include equipment that separates and sequesters at least 70 percent of such project’s total carbon dioxide emissions.

Section 48A(d)(5) provides that the Secretary shall, upon making a certification under § § 48A(d) or 48B(d), publicly disclose the identity of the applicant and the amount of the credit certified with respect to such applicant. Section 10.01 of the Notice further provides that the Service intends to publish the results of the Phase III allocation round, and disclose the following information in the event the Phase III credit is allocated to the taxpayer’s project: (a) the name of the taxpayer and (b) the amount of the Phase III credit allocated to the project.

Accordingly, the certification resulting from the 2012–2013 Phase III allocation round of the qualifying advanced coal project program provided by § 48A is as follows:

Program Taxpayer Amount of Credit Certified
     
Phase III STCE Holdings, LLC $324,000,000

SECTION 2. DRAFTING INFORMATION

The principal author of this announcement is Jennifer C. Bernardini of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs & Special Industries). For further information regarding this announcement, contact Ms. Bernardini at (202) 317-5118 (not a toll-free number).


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