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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[Federal Register: August 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 161)]
[Page 54018]
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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 Change of Bond (Consent of Surety).

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 Mary Wood, 
Regulations Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20226, (202) 927-8185.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Change of Bond (Consent of Surety).
    OMB Number: 1512-0078.
    Form Number: ATF F 5000.18.
    Abstract: A Change of Bond (Consent of Surety) is executed by both 
the bonding company and a proprietor and acts as a binding legal 
agreement between the two parties to extend the terms of a bond. A bond 
is necessary to cover specific liabilities on the revenue produced from 
untaxpaid commodities.
    Current Actions: This information collection has been revised. 
Extension of Coverage of Bond, ATF F 2105 (5000.7) has been removed 
from 1512-0534 and has been combined with ATF F 1533 (5000.18), Consent 
of Surety. The new form will be identified as Change of Bond (Consent 
of Surety), ATF F 5000.18. The form has been revised in the plain 
language format. The Change of Bond (Consent of Surety) is filed with 
ATF and a copy is retained by ATF as long as it remains current and in 
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000.

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 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. 02-20877 Filed 8-19-02; 8:45 am]