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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice.

DATES:

We must receive your written comments on or before June 14, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

You may send comments to Mary A. Wood, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, at any of these addresses:

  • P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044-4412;
  • (202) 927-8525 (facsimile); or
  • formcomments@ttb.gov (e-mail).

Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection's title, and form and OMB numbers (if any) in your comment. If you submit your comment via facsimile, send no more than five 8.5 x 11 inch pages in order to ensure electronic access to our equipment.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To obtain additional information, copies of the information collections and their instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Mary A. Wood, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044-4412; or telephone (202) 927-8210.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed or continuing information collections listed in this notice, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information collection. All comments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. Please do not include any confidential or inappropriate material in your comments.

We invite comments on: (a) Whether the information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency's functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the information collection burden; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (d) ways to minimize the information collection's burden 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 the requested information.

Information Collections Open for Comment

Currently, we are seeking comments on the following forms:

Title: Claim—Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Taxes.

OMB Number: 1513-0030.

TTB Form Number: 5620.8.

Abstract: This form is used, along with other supporting documents, to obtain credit, remission, and allowance of tax on taxable articles (alcohol, beer, tobacco products, firearms, and ammunition) that have been lost and to obtain refund of overpaid taxes and abatement of over assessed taxes.

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, individuals or households, not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,000.

Title: Report of Wine Premises Operations.

OMB Number: 1513-0053.

TTB Form Number: 5120.17.

Abstract: TTB collects this information in order to monitor activities at bonded wine premises. Information on production, removals, and raw materials used is analyzed to ensure compliance with tax and consumer protection laws enforced by TTB. The record retention period 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: 1,755.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,642.

Title: Tobacco Bond—Surety (formerly Corporate Surety Bond—Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes), and Tobacco Bond—Collateral (formerly Collateral Bond—Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes).

OMB Number: 1513-0103.

TTB Form Numbers: 5200.24 (formerly 5220.5) and 5200.25 (formerly 5210.13), respectively.

Abstract: TTB requires a corporate surety bond or a collateral bond to ensure payment of the excise tax on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes removed from the factory or warehouse. These TTB forms identify the agreement to pay and the persons from which TTB will attempt to collect any unpaid excise tax. Manufactures of tobacco products or cigarette papers and tubes and proprietors of export warehouses, along with corporate sureties if applicable, are the respondents for these TTB forms. These forms are filed with collateral sufficient to cover the excise tax on tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes.

Current Actions: There are changes to this information collection and it is Start Printed Page 19989being submitted as an extension of a revised, currently approved collection.

Type of Review: Revision and extension.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 15.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25.

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Dated: April 11, 2005.

William H. Foster,

Chief, Regulations and Procedures Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-7581 Filed 4-14-05; 8:45 am]

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