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[Federal Register: May 28, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 102)]
[Notices]               
[Page 36958-36959]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

 
Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms 
within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning 
the Application for a Permit As a Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or 
an Export Warehouse Proprietor, Application for a Amended Permit as a 
Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or an Export Warehouse Proprietor, 
Application for Permit Under 26 U.S.C. Chapter 52 Importer of Tobacco 
Products, and Application for an Amended Permit Under 26 U.S.C. Chapter 
52, Importer of Tobacco Products.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 29, 2002 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Firearms, Linda Barnes, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20226, (202) 927-8930.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Robert P. 
Ruhf, Regulations Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20226, (202) 927-8210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application for a Permit as a Manufacturer of Tobacco 
Products or an Export Warehouse Proprietor, Application for a Amended 
Permit as a Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or an Export Warehouse 
Proprietor, Application for Permit Under 26 U.S.C. Chapter 52 Importer 
of Tobacco Products, and Application for an Amended Permit Under 26 
U.S.C. Chapter 52, Importer of Tobacco Products.
    OMB Number: 1512-0398.
    Form Number: ATF F 2093 (5200.3), ATF F 2098 (5200.16), ATF F 
5230.4, and ATF F 5230.5.
    Abstract: The forms are used by the tobacco industry members to 
obtain and amend permits necessary to engage in business as a 
manufacturer of tobacco products, importer of tobacco products, or 
proprietor of a export warehouse.
    Current Actions: ATF F 2093 (5200.3) and ATF F 2098 (5200.16) have 
been revised. ATF modified these application forms on which applicants 
apply for a new or amended permit to manufacture tobacco products or to 
operate an export warehouse. The new revisions inform the applicant as 
to what documentation must be sent for ATF to make a decision regarding 
the permit. The revised instructions will reduce follow-up contact 
between applicants and ATF personnel. ATF has also reduced the amount 
of information required by the forms while still maintaining standards 
on qualifying applicants.
    Type of Review: Revision.

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    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, State, Local or 
Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 630.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,130.

Request for Comment

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will 
become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether 
the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates 
of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and 
purchase of services to provide information.

    Dated: May 16, 2002.
William T. Earle,
Assistant Director (Management) CFO.
[FR Doc. 02-13213 Filed 5-24-02; 8:45 am]
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