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 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 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Letterhead Applications and Notices Relating to Tax-Free Alcohol.
Written comments should be received on or before July 7, 2003 to be assured of consideration.
Direct all written comments to Linda Barnes, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226, telephone (202) 927-8930.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Kristy Colon, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Regulations and Procedures Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226, telephone (202) 927-8210.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title: Letterhead Applications and Notices Relating to Tax-Free Alcohol.
OMB Number: 1513-0060.
Recordkeeping Requirement ID Number: TTB REC 5150/4.
Abstract: Tax-free alcohol is used for nonbeverage purposes in scientific research and medicinal uses by educational organizations, hospitals, laboratories, etc. The use of alcohol free of tax is regulated to prevent illegal diverson to taxable beverage use. The record retention requirement for this information collection is 3 years.
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: Not-for-profit institutions, Federal Government, State, Local or Tribal Government.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,444. Start Printed Page 24554
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,222.
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.Start Signature
Dated: April 30, 2003.
William H. Foster,
Chief, Regulations and Procedures Division.
[FR Doc. 03-11322 Filed 5-6-03; 8:45 am]
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