[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 65332]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26116]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / 
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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

11 CFR Part 104

[NOTICE 2012-07]


Rulemaking Petition: Electioneering Communications Reporting

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.

ACTION: Rulemaking petition: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: On October 5, 2012, the Commission received a Petition for 
Rulemaking from the Center for Individual Freedom. See REG 2012-01 
Electioneering Communications Reporting (2012). The Petition urges the 
Commission to revise the regulations regarding the reporting of 
electioneering communications.

DATES: Statements in support of or in opposition to the Petition must 
be submitted on or before December 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: All comments must be in writing. Comments may be submitted 
electronically via the Commission's Web site at http://www.fec.gov/fosers/ (REG 2012-01 Electioneering Communications Reporting (2012)). 
Commenters are encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure 
timely receipt and consideration. Alternatively, comments may be 
submitted in paper form. Paper comments must be sent to the Federal 
Election Commission, Attn.: Robert M. Knop, Assistant General Counsel, 
999 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20463. All comments must include the 
full name and postal service address of a commenter, and of each 
commenter if filed jointly, or they will not be considered. The 
Commission will post comments on its Web site at the conclusion of the 
comment period.
    The Petition is available for inspection in the Commission's Public 
Records Office, on its Web site, http://www.fec.gov/fosers/ (REG 2012-
01 Electioneering Communications Reporting (2012)), and through its 
Faxline service.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert M. Knop, Assistant General 
Counsel, or Mr. Theodore M. Lutz, Attorney, 999 E Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20463, (202) 694-1650 or (800) 424-9530.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Election Commission 
(``Commission'') has received a Petition for Rulemaking from the Center 
for Individual Freedom. The petitioner asks that the Commission revise 
11 CFR 104.20(c)(8) and (9) ``by deleting the phrase `pursuant to 11 
CFR 114.15,' thereby explicitly applying the electioneering 
communication disclosure obligations of corporations and labor unions 
to any form of electioneering communication.'' The Commission seeks 
comments on the petition.
    Copies of the Petition for Rulemaking are available for public 
inspection at the Commission's Public Records Office, 999 E Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20463, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., and on the Commission's Web site, http://www.fec.gov/fosers/ (REG 2012-01 Electioneering Communications Reporting (2012)). 
Interested persons may also obtain a copy of the Petition by dialing 
the Commission's Faxline service at (202) 501-3413 and following its 
instructions, at any time of the day and week. Request document 
273.
    Consideration of the merits of the Petition will be deferred until 
the close of the comment period. If the Commission decides that the 
Petition has merit, it may begin a rulemaking proceeding. Any 
subsequent action taken by the Commission will be announced in the 
Federal Register.

    Dated: October 18, 2012.
Caroline C. Hunter,
Chair, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. 2012-26116 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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