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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; FFL Out of Business Records Request-ATF F 5300.3A

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


60-Day notice.


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 collection OMB 1140-0036 (FFL Out of Business Records Request—ATF F 5300.3A) is being revised due to minor changes to ATF F 5300.3A, as well as an increase in the in respondents, burden hours, and cost since the last renewal in 2016. 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 60 days until July 2, 2018.

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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 additional information, please contact Kris Howard, Program Manager, National Tracing Center Division, either by mail at 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405, by email at, or by telephone at 304-260-3683.

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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 (check justification or form 83): Revision of a currently approved collection.

2. The Title of the Form/Collection: FFL Out of Business Records Request.

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

Form number (if applicable): ATF F 5300.3A.

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 (if applicable): None.

Abstract: The form is used by ATF to notify licensees that go out of business to send their firearms related business records to the ATF, if the business discontinuance is absolute, or to allow the licensee to notify ATF of the successor who will be maintaining control of their firearms related records. The questions are simple and a return address is supplied. The format is easy for the user to list the required information ATF needs to perform its functions in regard to the law.

5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: A combined total of 4,607 respondents will utilize the form and then package and ship/deliver business records to the ATF following business discontinuance. It will take a combined total of five minutes for respondents to prepare the form, and an additional six hours to package and then ship/deliver business records to the ATF.

6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The combine estimated annual public burden associated with this collection is 27,904.25 hours which is equal to 3,147 (# of respondents who used the form) * 0.0833333 hours (5 minutes −total time taken to complete the form) + 4,607 (# or respondents) * 6 hours (time taken to package and ship/deliver business records to the ATF).

7. An Explanation of the Change in Estimates: The burden changes associated with this collection due to an increase in respondents, as well as the inclusion of the combined time taken and costs associated with both preparing the form and then packaging and shipping/delivering business records to the ATF.

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: April 27, 2018.

Melody Braswell,

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

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[FR Doc. 2018-09297 Filed 5-1-18; 8:45 am]