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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Notice and request for comments.


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 Application For Registration For Tax-Free Transactions Under 26 U.S.C. 4221 (Firearms and Ammunition).


Written comments should be received on or before March 23, 2001, to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Linda Barnes, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8930.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Rich Mascolo, Chief, Regulations Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8210.

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Title: Application For Registration For Tax-Free Transactions Under 26 U.S.C. 4221 (Firearms and Ammunition).

OMB Number: 1512-0508.

Form Number: ATF F 5300.28.

Recordkeeping Requirement ID Number: ATF REC 5300/28.

Abstract: The information requested on ATF F 5300.28 is necessary for ATF to determine if persons (applicants) should be granted the privilege of purchasing or selling firearms and ammunition tax-free. There is no record retention requirement for the applicant.

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, State or local governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 125.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 3 hours. Start Printed Page 6763

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 375.

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.

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Dated: January 11, 2001.

William T. Earle,

Assistant Director (Management) CFO.

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