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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection Comments Requested: Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles

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30-Day Notice.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 75, Number 242, page 79021 on December 17, 2010, allowing for a 60-day comment period. ATF received 12,680 comments from this collection (8928 commenters support the collection, and 3752 commenters opposed to the collection).

The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until May 31, 2011. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. To ensure that comments on the information collection are received, OMB recommends that written comments be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer, Fax: 202-395-7285, or e-mailed to All comments should be identified with the OMB control number [1140-NEW]. Also include the DOJ docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document.

Comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points:

—Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

—The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

—The quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

—The burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

(1) Type of Information Collection: New.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: ATF F 3310.12. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

(4) Affected public who will be required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or For-Profit. Other: None. Abstract: The purpose of this information collection is to require Federal firearms licensees to report multiple sales or other dispositions whenever the licensee sells or otherwise disposes of two or more rifles with the following characteristics: (a) Semi-automatic; (b) a caliber greater than .22 (including .223/5.56 caliber); and (c) the ability to accept a detachable magazine, to the same person at one time or during any five consecutive business days. This requirement will apply only to Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) who are dealers and/or pawnbrokers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents: ATF estimates that 8,479 respondents will be subject to the reporting requirement. However, ATF anticipates fewer than 30% of the potential respondents will be required to report multiple sales of the subset of rifles that is the subject of this collection. This estimate is based upon the fact that, during fiscal year 2010, 2,509 FFLs in the affected states submitted reports of multiple sales of hand guns. ATF estimates that a similar number of FFLs are likely to submit reports of multiple sales of the subject rifles.Start Printed Page 24059

(6) The estimated average burden per respondent: In fiscal year 2010, 36,148 reports of multiple sales of hand guns sales were submitted by FFLs in the four southwest border states. Because the specified rifles ((a) semi-automatic; (b) a caliber greater than .22 (including .223/5.56 caliber); and (c) the ability to accept a detachable magazine) are a subset of the long gun category, we estimate we will receive 18,074 reports of multiple sale of the specified rifles from FFLs located in the four southwest border states. We estimate that each report will take 12 minutes to complete. If we receive 18,074 reports from 2,509 licensees the total burden is 3,615 hours. The estimated annual burden per respondent is 1 hour and 26 minutes.

If additional information is required contact: Lynn Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, 2 Constitution Square, Room 2E-808, 145 N Street, NE., Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: April 25, 2011.

Lynn Murray,

Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 2011-10355 Filed 4-28-11; 8:45 am]