Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will submit 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 was previously published in the Federal Register, on March 16, 2017, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until June 19, 2017.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
If you have additional comments, particularly with respect to the estimated public burden or associated response time, have suggestions, need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or desire any other additional information, please contact Jodie Trovinger, Federal Firearms Licensing Center, Firearms and Explosives Services Division either by mail at 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405, by email at Jodie.Trovinger@atf.gov, or by telephone at 304-616-4673. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503 or sent to OIRA_submissions@omb.eop.gov.
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Written 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:
—Evaluate 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;
—Evaluate 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;
—Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and
—Minimize 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: Revision of a currently approved collection.
(2) The Title of the Form/Collection: Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report Under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, Firearms.
(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection:
Form number: ATF F 5300.11.
Component: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice.
(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract:
Primary: Business or other for-profit.
Other: Federal Government, State, Local, or Tribal Government.
Abstract: The information collected is used to compile statistics on the manufacture and exportation of firearms. The furnishing of this information is mandatory under 18 U.S.C. 923(g)(5)(A). This form must be submitted annually for every Type 07 and Type 10 Federal Firearms License (FFL), even if no firearms were exported or distributed for commerce.
(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 12,000 respondents will complete the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 20 minutes to complete the form.
(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 4,000 hours which is equal to (12,000 (total # of respondents * .3333 (20 mins).
(7) An Explanation of the Change in Estimates: The increase in respondents from 8,500 to 12,000 is due to an increase in licensed manufacturers. All Federal Firearms Licensees who hold either a Type 07 (manufacturer of firearms) or Type 10 (manufacturer of destructive devices) license must file an AFMER. The increase in burden hours from 2,833 to 4,000 is due to a spike in licensed manufacturers.
If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.
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Dated: May 15, 2017.
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2017-10038 Filed 5-17-17; 8:45 am]
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