Federal Register: October 15, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 199)
DOCID: FR Doc 04-23160
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before December 14, 2004.
The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Currently, we are seeking comments on TTB's Recordkeeping Requirement Number 5210/6 titled ``Tobacco Products Manufacturers `` Supporting Records for Removals for the Use of the United States.''
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals; comment requests,
Title: Tobacco Products ManufacturersSupporting Records for Removals for the Use of the United States.
OMB Number: 15130069.
TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: 5210/6.
Abstract: Tobacco products have historically been a major source of excise tax revenues for the Federal government. In order to safeguard these taxes, tobacco products manufacturers are required to maintain a system of records designed to establish accountability over the tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes produced. However, these items can be removed without the payment of tax if they are for the use of the United States. Records shall be retained by the manufacturer for 3 years following the close of the year covered therein and shall be made available for inspection by any TTB officer upon his request.
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 forprofit.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 101.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 505.
Request for Comments
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of this 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 this 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's
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 startup costs and costs of
operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide the requested information.
Dated: September 27, 2004.
William H. Foster,
Chief, Regulations and Procedures Division.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
To obtain additional information, copies of the information collection and its instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Sandra Turner, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 200444412; or telephone 2029278210.