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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 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Alternate Methods or Procedures and Emergency Variations From Requirements For Exports of Liquors.


Written comments should be received on or before August 11, 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, (202) 927-8930.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Kristy Colon, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8210.

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Title: Methods or Procedures and Emergency Variations From Requirements For Exports of Liquors.

OMB Number: 1513-0082.

Recordkeeping Requirement ID Number: TTB REC 5170/7.

Abstract: When an exporter seeks to use an alternate method or procedure or Start Printed Page 35058an emergency variation from regulatory requirements of 27 CFR Part 252, such exporter requests a variance by letter, following the procedure in 27 CFR 252.20. TTB uses the information to determine if the requested variance is allowed by statute and does not pose a jeopardy to the revenue. The applicant is informed of the approval or disapproval of the request. TTB also uses the information to analyze what changes should be made to existing regulations. Records must be maintained only while the applicant is using the authorization.

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: 500.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.

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: June 3, 2003.

William H. Foster,

Chief, Regulations and Procedures Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-14708 Filed 6-10-03; 8:45 am]