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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 is soliciting comments concerning the Labeling and Advertising Requirements Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.


Written comments should be received on or before February 11, 2003 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 Edward A. Reisman, Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Branch, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226; (202) 927-8485.

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Title: Labeling and Advertising Requirements Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.

OMB Number: 1512-0482.

Reporting Requirement ID Number: 5100/1.

Abstract: The Federal Alcohol Administration Act specifically requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue regulations controlling labeling and advertising of alcohol beverages. Bottlers and importers of alcohol beverages must adhere to numerous performance standards for statements made on labels and in advertisements of alcohol beverages. These performance standards include minimum mandatory labeling and advertising statements. In addition, the Act prohibits labeling and advertising statements which deceive or mislead the consumer. Under this prohibition, performance standards are necessary for all labeling and advertising statements, including optional statements.

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.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,060.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.

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: December 9, 2002.

William T. Earle,

Assistant Director (Management) CFO.

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[FR Doc. 02-31438 Filed 12-12-02; 8:45 am]