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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[Federal Register: August 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 161)]
[Page 54020]
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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 Computation of Tax and Agreement to Pay Tax on Puerto Rican Cigars 
or Cigarettes.

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 Dave 
Royalty, Chief, Revenue Programs Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8200.

    Title: Computation of Tax and Agreement to Pay Tax on Puerto Rican 
Cigars or Cigarettes.
    OMB Number: 1512-0156.
    Form Number: ATF F 2987.
    Abstract: ATF F 2987 is used to calculate the tax due on cigars and 
cigarettes manufactured in Puerto Rico and shipped to the U.S. The form 
identifies the tax payer, cigars or cigarettes by tax class and 
certification by a U.S. Customs official as to the amount of shipment, 
and that the shipment has been released to the U.S.
    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: 30.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150.

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. 02-20887 Filed 8-19-02; 8:45 am]