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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 Retail Liquor Dealers Records of Receipts of Alcoholic Beverages

and Commercial Invoices.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January
4, 2000

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
Jim

Ficaretta, Regulations Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.,

Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Retail Liquor Dealers Records of Receipts of Alcoholic

Beverages and Commercial Invoices.

OMB Number: 1512-0354.

Recordkeeping Requirement ID Number: ATF REC 5170/3.

Abstract: The primary objective of this recordkeeping requirement

is revenue protection by establishment of accountability data
available

for audit purposes. A second objective, consumer protection,
is

afforded by subject record traceability of alcoholic beverages
to the

retail liquor dealer level of distribution in the event of defective

products. The record retention requirement for this information

collection is 3 years.

Current Actions: There are no changes to this information

collection and it is being submitted for extension purposes
only.

Type of Review: Extension.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, State, Local
or

Tribal Government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 455,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 hour.

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 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: October 28, 1999.

William T. Earle,

Assistant Director (Management) CFO.

[FR Doc. 99-29009 Filed 11-4-99; 8:45 am]

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