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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 Letterhead Applications and Notices Filed by Brewers.


Written comments should be received on or before March 29, 2004 to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to Sandra L. Turner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Room 200 E, Washington DC 20226; telephone (202) 927-8210.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed Sandra L. Turner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Room 200 E, Washington, DC 20226; telephone (202) 927-8210.

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Title: Letterhead Applications and Notices Filed by Brewers.

OMB Number: 1513-0005.

Form Number: TTB F 5130.10.

Recordkeeping Requirement ID Number: TTB REC 5130/2.

Abstract: The Internal Revenue Code requires brewers to file a notice of intent to operate a brewery. TTB F 5130.10 is similar to a permit and, when approved by TTB is brewer's authorization to operate. Letterhead applications and notices are necessary to identify brewery activities so that TTB may insure that proposed operations do not jeopardize Federal revenues. Brewers must keep general required records for ongoing brewery operations for a period of 3 years. However, the brewer must keep certain documents for an indefinite period. Qualifying documents are the permission to operate. So, as long as the brewery is in operation, the brewer must keep the pertinent qualifying documents, including the Brewer's Notice and other notices and applications.

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: 1,750.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,625.

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: January 6, 2004.

William H. Foster,

Chief, Regulations and Procedures Division.

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[FR Doc. 04-1634 Filed 1-26-04; 8:45 am]