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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[Federal Register: August 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 161)]
[Page 54017]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

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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, Pub. L. 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 Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs) Online Access Request.

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 Thomas 
Stewart, Program Manager, E Government, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8193.

    Title: COLAs Online Access Request.
    Form Number: ATF F 5013.2.
    Abstract: The information on this form will be used by ATF to 
authenticate end users in the system to electronically file 
Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs). The system will authenticate 
end users by comparing information submitted on the form to records 
held in multiple, independently sourced databases, such as consumer 
credit, postal address and credit card databases. By checking multiple 
sources, often with an overlapping scope of coverage, the verification 
engine will facilitate the authentication process and reduce the 
possibility of fraud. After verifying the applicant user is who they 
claim to be, a password will be issued to allow the user to access the 
    Current Actions: This is a new information collection.
    Type of Review: New.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300.

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: August 8, 2002.
William T. Earle,
Assistant Director (Management) CFO.
[FR Doc. 02-20875 Filed 8-19-02; 8:45 am]