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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 Excise Tax Return—Alcohol and Tobacco (Puerto Rico).

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before November 18, 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 Start Printed Page 59095copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Wanda Burggraff, Revenue Operations Branch, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8198.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Excise Tax Return—Alcohol and Tobacco (Puerto Rico).

OMB Number: 1512-0497.

Form Number: ATF F 5000.25.

Abstract: Businesses in Puerto Rico report their Federal excise tax liability on distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products, cigarette papers and tubes on ATF F 5000.25. ATF uses this form to identify the taxpayer and to determine the amount and type of taxes due and paid.

Current Actions: ATF F 5000.25 has been revised in the plain language format. The form is more user-friendly and is organized in a logical manner that is clearly written in a visually appealing style. The instructions have been changed from a numeric system to an alphabetical system. Several instructions have been consolidated into a chart format for easier reference.

Type of Review: Revision.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 130.

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: September 11, 2002.

William T. Earle,

Assistant Director (Management) CFO.

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[FR Doc. 02-23751 Filed 9-18-02; 8:45 am]

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