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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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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, 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 Special Tax Registration and Return (Alcohol and Tobacco) and the Special Tax Registration and Return (National Firearms Act).

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before September 16, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions Start Printed Page 47038should be directed to Timothy DeVanney, Revenue Operations Branch, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8220.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Special Tax Registration and Return (Alcohol and Tobacco) and Special Tax Registration and Return (National Firearms Act).

OMB Number: 1512-0472.

Form Number: ATF F 5630.5 and ATF F 5630.7.

Abstract: ATF F 5630.5 and ATF F 5630.7 are completed by persons engaged in certain alcohol, tobacco and firearms related businesses, respectively. Both forms are used to register and/or pay a special occupational tax, as required by statute. Upon receipt of the tax, a special tax stamp is issued.

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, individuals or households, and not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 90,700.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 72,778.

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: July 5, 2002.

William T. Earle,

Assistant Director (Management), CFO.

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[FR Doc. 02-18003 Filed 7-16-02; 8:45 am]

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