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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 Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Tobacco Export Warehouse, Records of Operations.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before September 22, 2003 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Title: Tobacco Export Warehouse, Record of Operations.

OMB Number: 1513-0070.

Recordkeeping Requirement ID Number: TTB REC 5220/1.

Abstract: The records are maintained at the premises of the regulated individual and are routinely used by TTB personnel during field tax compliance examinations to verify that untaxpaid tobacco products are not being diverted to domestic consumption. This ensures that tax revenues are protected. 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: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 221.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: One (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: July 15, 2003.

William H. Foster.

Chief, Regulations and Procedures Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-18571 Filed 7-21-03; 8:45 am]

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