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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 Tax Exempt Transfer and Registration of Firearm.


Written comments should be received on or before May 21, 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 Gary Schaible, National Firearms Act Branch, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8330.

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Title: Application For Tax Exempt Transfer and Registration of Firearm.

OMB Number: 1512-0028.

Form Number: ATF F 5 (5320.5)

Abstract: ATF F 5 (5320.5) is used to apply for permission to transfer a National Firearms Act firearm exempt from transfer tax based on statutory exemptions. The form establishes eligibility and exemption.

Current Actions: The form has been revised to include updated information, provide additional information relating to post-registration changes, request information regarding whether the person acquiring the firearm is eligible under Federal law, allow the person acquiring the firearm access to information regarding the status of the transfer, and to make the instructions consistent with other forms.

Type of Review: Revision.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,888.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 4 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 379,896.

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: March 14, 2001.

William Earle,

Assistant Director (Management) CFO.

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[FR Doc. 01-7010 Filed 3-20-01; 8:45 am]