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We don’t as it’s not a manual action against the page itself. It is something we’re considering, though. There may be other ways to show eligiblity for particular features.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) Google‘s internal policies say they do remove featured snippets manually. Here is what says:
We also manually remove any reported featured snippets found to be in violation of our policies, so as to provide fast protection in the sensitive areas these cover. If this review process discovers a web site has other featured snippets that are routinely against our policies — or the site itself violates our webmaster guidelines — the site may no longer be eligible for featured snippets.
We do not manually remove featured snippets reported for issues that do not violate our policies. These are dealt with by studying the issues in more depth, then improving our automated systems to do a better job in the future.
I think a notification would be nice to have, so at least you can take steps to do better and regain the featured snippet?