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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Firearms Transaction Record/Registro de Transaccíon de Armas (ATF Form 4473) (5300.9)

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice.


30-Day notice.

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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 May 8, 2017, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This information collection OMB 1140-0020 (Firearms Transaction Record (ATF Form 4473 (5300.9) is being revised to make available a Spanish version (Registro de Transaccíon de Armas) as a courtesy to Federal firearms licensees with clientele for whom Spanish is their native language. The proposed information collection is also being published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.


Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for an additional 30 days until August 14, 2017.

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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 Helen Koppe, Program Manager, ATF Firearms & Explosives Industry Division either by mail at 99 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20226, or by email at 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

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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: Firearms Transaction Record/Registro de Transaccíon de Armas.

(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection:

Form number: ATF Form 4473 (5300.9).

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: Individuals or households.

Other: Business or other for-profit.

Abstract: The information and certification on the Form 4473 are designed so that a person licensed under 18 U.S.C. 923 may determine if he or she may lawfully sell or deliver a firearm to the person identified in Section A. It also alerts buyers to certain restrictions on the receipt and possession of firearms.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimated 18,275,240 respondents will utilize the form, and it will take each respondent approximately 30 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 9,137,620, which is equal to (18,275,240 (total number of respondents) * .5 (30 minutes).

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: July 10, 2017.

Melody Braswell,

Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 2017-14687 Filed 7-12-17; 8:45 am]