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Delegation of Authority; Correction

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Treasury.

ACTION:

Correcting amendments.

SUMMARY:

This document contains a correction to a final rule published by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in the February 7, 2002, Federal Register. The final rule concerned the delegation of the Director's authorities in two parts of the Bureau's tobacco regulations. The final Start Printed Page 63544rule did not contain an amendatory instruction for one section of the miscellaneous regulations relating to tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes.

DATES:

This rule is effective October 15, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Robert Ruhf, Regulations Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 650 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20226; telephone 202-927-8210.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

We published a final rule (T.D. ATF 472) in the Federal Register on February 27, 2002, (67 FR 8878) placing all of the Director's delegated authorities in parts 45 and 46 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations with the “appropriate ATF officer.” The final rule also removed references to specific officers subordinate to the Director.

Along with T.D. ATF 472, we published ATF Order 1130.28, Delegation of the Director's Authorities in 27 CFR Parts 45 and 46, which delegated certain of these authorities to the appropriate organizational level. The issuance of Order 1130.28 consolidated all delegations of authority into one delegation instrument. This action simplified the process for determining which ATF officer is authorized to perform a particular function and will facilitate the updating of such delegations in the future.

Need for Correction

As published, T.D. ATF 472 did not amend 27 CFR 46.8, Data to be shown in claim. Paragraph 13 of the final rule's amendatory instructions should have contained an additional instruction removing the words “regional director (compliance)” and adding the words “appropriate ATF officer” in the last sentence of § 46.8. This document corrects this inadvertent error, which may prove misleading if it is not clarified.

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List of Subjects in 27 CFR Part 46

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Accordingly,

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PART 46—MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND CIGARETTE PAPERS AND TUBES

Paragraph 1. The authority citation for part 46 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 18 U.S.C. 2341-2346, 26 U.S.C. 5708, 5751, 5761-5763, 6001, 6601, 6621, 6622, 7212, 7342, 7602, 7606, 7805, 44 U.S.C. 3504(h), 49 U.S.C. 782, unless otherwise noted.

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Par. 2. In the last sentence of § 46.8(f), remove the words “regional director (compliance)” and add, in substitution, the words “appropriate ATF officer”.

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Signed: October 3, 2002.

Bradley A. Buckles,

Director.

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[FR Doc. 02-25999 Filed 10-11-02; 8:45 am]

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