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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[Federal Register: June 19, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 118)]
[Page 41753]
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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 Identification Markings Placed on Firearms, 27 CFR 178.92 and 

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 19, 
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 Gail 
Davis, Chief, Public Safety Branch, 800 K Street NW., Suite 710, 
Washington, DC 20001, (202) 927-7930.

    Title: Identification Markings Placed on Firearms, 27 CFR 178.92 
and 179.102.
    OMB Number: 1512-0550.
    Abstract: Section 923(i) of the Gun Control Act of 1968 requires 
licensed manufacturers and importers to legibly identify firearms by 
engraving or stamping certain information such as serial numbers on 
firearms. To reduce the problem of incorrect record entries by 
licensees and to make identification markings less susceptible to being 
readily obliterated, altered, or removed, ATF proposes to amend the 
regulations to prescribe minimum height and depth requirements for 
identification markings placed on firearms.
    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.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,506.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,665.

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: June 12, 2002.
William T. Earle,
Assistant Director (Management), CFO.
[FR Doc. 02-15371 Filed 6-18-02; 8:45 am]