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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[Federal Register: May 28, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 102)]
[Notices]               
[Page 36958]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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 Report--Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or Cigarette Papers and 
Tubes.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 29, 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 Robert P. 
Ruhf, Regulations Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20226, (202) 927-8210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Report--Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or Cigarette Papers 
and Tubes.
    OMB Number: 1512-0163.
    Form Number: ATF F 5210.5.
    Abstract: Manufacturers account for their taxable articles on ATF F 
5210.5, Report--Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or Cigarette Papers 
and Tubes. ATF uses this information to ensure that taxes have been 
properly paid and that Federal laws and regulations are complied with.
    Current Actions: ATF F 5210.5, Report--Manufacturer of Tobacco 
Products or Cigarette Papers and Tubes has been revised The 
instructions have been changed and ATF believes that the additional 
instructions will help the manufacturers to understand the reporting 
requirements. A new requirement is an employer identification number 
that must be listed on the form. An employer identification number is 
required on the tax returns that are filed by manufacturers and ATF 
will use these numbers to electronically match ATF F 5210.5 with the 
tax returns. There is an increase in burden hours due to an increase in 
the number of manufacturers.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,800.

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: May 16, 2002.
William T. Earle,
Assistant Director (Management) CFO.
[FR Doc. 02-13212 Filed 5-24-02; 8:45 am]
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