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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[Federal Register: August 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 161)]
[Notices]               
[Page 54018-54019]
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 Taxable Articles Without Payment of Tax.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 21, 
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: Taxable Articles Without Payment of 
Tax.
    OMB Number: 1512-0119.
    Form Number: ATF F 5200.14.
    Abstract: ATF collects the information on ATF F 5200.14 to ensure 
that ATF protects the revenue and promotes compliance with laws and 
regulations. ATF gathers information about the specific activities 
listed on ATF F 5200.14 to monitor taxable articles. Also, ATF examines 
and verifies entries so that unusual activities, errors and omissions 
may be identified and follow-up action may be taken to protect the 
Government's revenue.
    Current Actions: ATF F 5200.14 has been revised. The title of the 
form has been changed from Notice of Removal of Tobacco Products, 
Cigarette Papers or Cigarette Tubes to Taxable Articles Without Payment 
of Tax. The revised form will increase the accuracy of submissions by 
persons who make entries on the form. Follow-up contact will reduce 
among manufacturers, proprietors of export warehouses or customs 
manufacturing warehouses, other individuals and ATF due to additional 
instructions. The form has been revised to the plain language format.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, individuals or 
households, Federal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 272.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,000.

Request for Comments

    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

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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: August 8, 2002.
William T. Earle,
Assistant Director (Management) CFO.
[FR Doc. 02-20878 Filed 8-19-02; 8:45 am]
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