Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 48), 41357-41360 [2014-16522]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / Notices Administration posted a chart of the ‘‘Average Age of Automobiles and Trucks in Use, 1970–1999’’ that indicates the average vehicle age in 1970 was 5.6 years. (this information was compiled from Polk Company data by Ward’s Communications, Ward’s Motor Vehicle Facts and Figures from 2001) By 2013, Polk posted that the average vehicle age that year was 11.4 years. (see https://www.polk.com/ company/news/polk_finds_average_ age_of_light_vehicles_continues_to_rise) At the time that the bulb outage indication requirement became part of the FMVSS 108, SAE J573d DEC68 listed the average turn signal bulb laboratory life as approximately 500 hours. Comparing that to the GM specified bulb life of 1100 hours yields a similar doubling of bulb life compared to the increase in the average vehicle age. Therefore, while the bulb life has indeed increased, it has increased at a rate similar to the average vehicle age which mathematically makes a bulb failure, when compared to vehicle life, the same likelihood now as it was in 1970. Additionally, GM did not make any mention of the actual voltage that the electrical systems of the vehicles in question would be providing to the front turn signal bulbs. Factors such as voltage, heat, vibration and corrosion are all important things to consider that can have a significant effect on the life of a bulb and no consideration was given to these factors in GM’s petition. For instance, GM technical bulletin 04– 08–42–002 indicated that for certain vehicles, (2003–2004 Saturn ION) the ‘‘amount of voltage supplied to the front headlamp assembly for the turn signal circuit may cause the bulb to prematurely wear out.’’ Other turn signal lamp failure modes exist as well. For example, GM recall 06V–263 (2004–2005 Cadillac XLR) described premature bulb failure due to ‘‘vibration within a loose fitting socket or air entering the bulb due to an inadequate seal.’’ Also, GM recalls 04V– 547 (2003–2004 Saturn ION) and 04V– 524 (2003 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire), described turn signal lamp failure due to ‘‘loss of’’ and ‘‘inadequate’’ ‘‘contact between the bulb and socket.’’ As such, NHTSA believes that there are many light source related failure modes that can cause a turn signal lamp to fail, and GM’s argument that a light source failure is extremely unlikely based on laboratory bulb life does not adequately consider these other failure modes. Third, Fourth, and Fifth, GM offers several scenarios regarding the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jul 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 photometric performance of the turn signal lamp in the event that a single light source were to fail. Each one of GM’s scenarios relies on downgrading the performance of the original equipment turn signal lamp from a large, two lighted section lamp, down to a smaller, one lighted section lamp. This results in a photometric performance requirement reduction of ∼15% in the zones, as well as similar reductions at the individual test points. Even under the requirements assumed by GM for its scenarios, 75% of GM’s scenarios still fail to meet even the reduced requirements. GM argues that despite the failure of the lamps in these scenarios to meet the photometric requirements at some of the zones, it was within 25% of the minimum zonal requirements. When referring to these zonal failures, and within ‘‘25%’’ of the zonal requirements, it appears that GM is making a just noticeable difference (JND) argument relative to the zones. A NHTSA study titled ‘‘Driver Perception of Just Noticeable Differences of Automotive Signal Lamp Intensities’’ [DOT HS 808 209, September 1994] demonstrated that a change in luminous intensity of 25 percent or less is not noticeable by most drivers. However, NHTSA has stated that it is not valid to use the JND justification for judging the effect of zonal intensity failures. Drivers do not look at zones when they observe lamps; they look at the lamp from very narrow angles based on the distance between their eyes and the distance to the lamp. Using the JND justification on zones would imply that drivers would be looking at lamps from all the test points in the zone simultaneously and somehow integrating the numerous intensities into some false representation of how intense the lamp should be. This is simply not the case. For this reason, the JND argument is not applicable to zone failures. (see 62FR63417) VII. Prior Inconsequentiality Petitions: NHTSA found one prior inconsequentiality determination regarding the turn signal bulb outage requirements of FMVSS No. 108. In 1999, General Motors determined that it had manufactured 209 Chevrolet S10 Electric Trucks that were non-compliant with the requirement. The agency granted GM’s petition on the basis that these low volume trucks were mainly used in fleets and that they would receive regular periodic maintenance where detection of the failure of a turn signal lamp and replacement thereof would be more likely than in privately owned vehicles. As such, NHTSA felt that the likelihood of these low volume PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41357 trucks having any sustained period of outage would be a relatively infrequent event. (see 64 FR 44575) In contrast, the current situation involves 109,563 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Regal passenger cars which are likely to be privately owned vehicles. Considering that a partial failure may go unnoticed by the vehicle owner, NHTSA believes that the likelihood of a sustained period of reduced turn signal performance due to an outage would be high. VIII. Decision: In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that GM has not met its burden of persuasion that the FMVSS No. 108 noncompliance described is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, GM’s petition is hereby denied, and GM is obligated to provide notification of, and a remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: Delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8) Issued on: July 9, 2014. Nancy Lummen Lewis, Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2014–16552 Filed 7–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [Docket No. TTB–2014–0002] Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 48) Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau; Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before September 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please note that TTB has adopted a new method for receiving public comments on its information collections. As described below, you may send comments on the information collections listed in this document using the ‘‘Regulations.gov’’ online comment form for this document, or you may send written comments via U.S. mail or hand delivery. TTB no longer accepts public comments via email or fax. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 41358 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / Notices • http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for this document posted within Docket No. TTB–2014–0002 on ‘‘Regulations.gov,’’ the Federal erulemaking portal, to submit comments via the Internet; • U.S. Mail: Mary Wood, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005. • Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Mary Wood, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 200–E, Washington, DC 20005. Please submit separate comments for each specific information collection listed in this document upon which you wish to comment. You must reference the information collection’s title, form or recordkeeping requirement number, and OMB control number (if any) in your comment. You may view copies of this document, the information collections listed in it, and all comments received in response to this document within Docket No. TTB–2014–0002 at http:// www.regulations.gov. A link to that docket is posted on the TTB Web site at http://www.ttb.gov/forms/comment-onform.shtml. If you are unable to obtain a copy of this or any of the other abovementioned documents, contact Mary Wood at the addresses or telephone number shown below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Wood, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202–453–1039, ext. 165; or email informationcollections@ttb.gov (please do not submit comments on this notice to this email address). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the relevant information collection. All comments are part of the public record and subject to disclosure. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jul 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide the requested information. Information Collections Open for Comment Currently, we are seeking comments on the following forms or recordkeeping requirements: Title: Specific Export Bond—Distilled Spirits or Wine. OMB Number: NEW. TTB Form Number: 5100.25. Abstract: A specific lot of distilled spirits may be withdrawn from the bonded premises of a distilled spirits plant without payment of tax for exportation, use on vessels and aircraft, transfer to and deposit in a foreign trade zone for exportation or storage pending exportation, or transfer to and deposit in a customs bonded warehouse, under 27 CFR 28.91(a)(1), (2), (3), and (5). Similarly, a specific lot of wine may be withdrawn from a bonded wine cellar without payment of tax for such purposes, under 27 CFR 28.121(a), (b), (c), and (d). If a person other than the proprietor of the bonded premises withdraws the distilled spirits or wine for such purposes, the exporter must file a specific bond on TTB Form 5100.25, as provided in 27 CFR 28.61. This form previously was approved by the Office of Management and Budget under TTB’s predecessor agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, but was not automatically transferred over to TTB when TTB was established. We are now seeking OMB approval of Form 5100.25 for TTB use. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a new request. Type of Review: New collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Application for Basic Permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. OMB Number: 1513–0018. TTB Form Number: 5100.24. Abstract: TTB Form 5100.24 is an application for a basic permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) (FAA Act). Section 103 of the FAA Act (27 U.S.C. 203) requires that a person obtain a basic permit in order to engage in certain businesses, such as importing into the United States distilled spirits, wine or malt beverages; distilling spirits or producing wine; or purchasing for resale at wholesale distilled spirits, wine or malt beverages. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a revision. The form remains unchanged; however, we are updating the number of respondents and total annual burden hours to reflect an increase in the number of respondents. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,656. Title: Application for Amended Basic Permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. OMB Number: 1513–0019. TTB Form Number: 5100.18. Abstract: TTB Form 5100.18 is completed by anyone who has a basic permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and wants TTB to amend that permit. The submission of a TTB F 5100.18 to TTB is required, for example, when there is a change in a trade name or corporate name or a change in address, as set forth in 27 CFR 1.4 and 1.41. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a revision. The form remains unchanged; however, we are updating the number of respondents and total annual burden hours to reflect an increase in the number of respondents. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,233. Title: Formula and Process for Nonbeverage Product. OMB Number: 1513–0021. TTB Form Number: 5154.1. Abstract: Businesses using taxpaid distilled spirits to manufacture E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / Notices nonbeverage products may receive drawback (i.e., a refund or remittance) of tax, if they can show that the spirits were used in the manufacture of products unfit for beverage use. This showing is based on the formula for the product, which is submitted on TTB Form 5154.1. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a revision. We are revising TTB F 5154.1 to add a link to Formulas on Line (FONL), a system used to submit formulas electronically. We are also updating the number of respondents and total annual burden hours to reflect an increase in the number of respondents. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 611. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,444. Title: Environmental Information. Supplemental Information on Water Quality Consideration—Under 33 U.S.C. 1341(a). OMB Number: 1513–0023. TTB Form Number: 5000.29 and 5000.30, respectively. Abstract: TTB uses TTB Form 5000.29 to comply with its responsibilities under 42 U.S.C. 4332, which is a provision of the National Environmental Policy Act. In general, this form is used to determine whether operations proposed by a person in connection with an application for a permit will have a significant environmental impact and, as a result, whether a formal environmental impact statement or an environmental permit is necessary for a proposed operation. TTB uses TTB Form 5000.30 to comply with its responsibilities under 33 U.S.C. 1341, which is a provision of the Clean Water Act. TTB F 5000.30 is used to make a determination as to whether a certification or waiver by the applicable State Water Quality Agency is required under Section 21 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended by the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1341(a)). Manufacturers that discharge a solid or liquid effluent into navigable waters submit this form. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a revision. The forms remain unchanged; however, we are updating the number of respondents and total annual burden hours to reflect an increase in the number of industrial alcohol users. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jul 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,000. Title: Distilled Spirits Records and Monthly Report of Production Operations. OMB Number: 1513–0047. TTB Form Number: 5110.40. TTB REC Number: 5110/01. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,600. Title: Registration of Distilled Spirits Plants and Miscellaneous Requests and Notices for Distilled Spirits Plants. OMB Control Number: 1513–0048. TTB Form Number: 5110.41. Abstract: The information provided by the applicant assists TTB in determining the eligibility of the applicant to engage in certain operations and is needed to register the distilled spirits plant. This form is used by persons who wish to establish distilled spirits plant operations. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 534. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,471. Title: Offer in compromise of liability incurred under the provisions of Title 26, U.S. Code, enforced and administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Collection Information Statement for Individuals. Collection Information Statement for Businesses. OMB Number: 1513–0054. TTB Form Number: TTB F 5640.1, TTB F 5600.17, and TTB F 5600.18, respectively. Abstract: TTB F 5640.1 is used by persons who wish to compromise criminal and/or civil penalties for violations of the Internal Revenue Code. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41359 If accepted, the offer in compromise is a settlement between the government and the party in violation in lieu of legal proceedings or prosecution. If the party is unable to pay the offer in full, TTB F 5600.17 and 5600.18 are used to gather financial information to develop an installment agreement to allow the party to pay without incurring a financial hardship. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 140. Title: Special Tax Renewal Registration and Return/Special Tax Location Registration Listing. OMB Number: 1513–0073. TTB REC Number: 5530/2. Abstract: Manufacturers of nonbeverage products are required to keep records, which TTB uses to prevent diversion for beverage use of spirits that are claimed to be eligible for drawback of tax due to nonbeverage use. The records are necessary to maintain accountability over these spirits. The records make it possible to trace spirits using audit techniques, thus enabling TTB officers to verify the amount of spirits used in nonbeverage products and subsequently claimed as eligible for drawback of tax. The record retention requirement for this information collection is 3 years. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 501. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,521. Title: Proprietors or Claimants Exporting Liquors. OMB Control Number: 1513–0075. TTB REC Number: 5900/1. Abstract: Distilled spirits, wine, and beer may be exported from bonded premises without payment of Federal excise taxes, or, if the taxes have been paid, the exporter may claim drawback E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 41360 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (refund) of the taxes paid. This export drawback allows the manufacturer to recover the amount of the tax paid to the government. This recordkeeping requirement assists TTB in preventing diversions to the domestic market of untaxed distilled spirits, beer, and wine. This recordkeeping requirement makes it possible to trace alcohol beverages using audit techniques, thus enabling TTB officers to verify the amount of spirits, beer, and wine eligible for exportation without payment of tax or exportation subject to drawback. The retention requirement for this information collection is 2 years. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 120. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,200. Title: Administrative Remedies— Closing Agreements. OMB Number: 1513–0099. TTB Form or REC Number: None. Abstract: This is a written agreement between TTB and regulated taxpayers used to finalize and resolve certain taxrelated issues. Once an agreement is approved, it will not be reopened except upon a showing of fraud or malfeasance, or misrepresentation of a material fact. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: One (1). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: One (1). Dated: July 9, 2014. Rochelle E. Stern, Director, Regulations and Rulings Division. [FR Doc. 2014–16522 Filed 7–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:46 Jul 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Requested; Renewal Without Change to the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (‘‘CISADA’’) Reporting Requirements Under Section 104(e) Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’), U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: FinCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (‘‘Treasury’’), invites all interested parties to comment on the Bank Secrecy Act (‘‘BSA’’) regulations implemented pursuant to section 104(e) of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (‘‘CISADA’’) and consistent with its statutory mission under 31 U.S.C. 310. FinCEN is proposing to renew this information collection without change. The rule requires a U.S. bank that maintains a correspondent account for a foreign bank to inquire of the foreign bank, and report to FinCEN, certain information with respect to transactions or other financial services provided by that foreign bank. Under the rule, U.S. banks are required to report this information to FinCEN upon receiving a specific written request from FinCEN. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 15, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183. Attention: PRA Comments—CISADA, OMB Control Number 1506–0066. Comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the following Internet address: regcomments@fincen.gov with the caption in the body of the text, ‘‘Attention: PRA Comments—CISADA, OMB Control Number 1506–0066.’’ Instructions. It is preferable for comments to be submitted by electronic mail. Please submit comments by one method only. All submissions received must include the agency name and the specific OMB control number or CISADA Reporting Requirements for this notice. Inspection of comments. Comments may be inspected, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., in the FinCEN reading room in Vienna, VA. Persons wishing to inspect the comments submitted must request an appointment with the Disclosure SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Officer by telephoning (703) 905–5034 (not a toll free call). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Resource Center at 800–767– 2825. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BSA, Titles I and II of Public Law 91–508, as amended, codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829(b), 12 U.S.C. 1951–1959, and 31 U.S.C. et seq., authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury (‘‘the Secretary’’), inter alia, to issue regulations requiring records and reports that are determined to have a high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax, and regulatory matters. Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107–56, included certain amendments to the anti-money laundering provisions of Title II of the BSA, 31 U.S.C. 5311 et seq., which are intended to aid in the prevention, detection, and prosecution of international money laundering and terrorist financing. Regulations implementing Title II of the BSA appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to administer Title II of the BSA has been delegated to the Director of FinCEN. The information collected and retained under the regulation addressed in this notice assist Federal, state, and local law enforcement as well as regulatory authorities in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of money laundering and other matters. Title: CISADA Reporting Requirements. OMB Number: 1506–0066. Current Action: Renewal without change to the existing regulations. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved reporting requirements. Affected Public: Banks as defined in 31 CFR 1010.100(d) Frequency: As required. Estimated Number of Respondents: There are approximately 350 respondents. It is estimated that 250 of these respondents will respond indicating they maintain no accounts subject to reporting pursuant to the CISADA requirements. Estimated Time per Respondent: Response by the 250 banks is estimated to require 30 minutes per response for a total of 125 hours. It is estimated that the remaining 100 banks will provide approximately 900 responses, each response requiring 3 hours for a total of 2700 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,825 hours.1 The following paragraph applies to the recordkeeping requirements 1 Please note that U.S. banks are only required to report this information to FinCEN upon receiving a specific written request from FinCEN. E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 15, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

[Docket No. TTB-2014-0002]


Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 48)

AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau; Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information 
collections listed below in this notice.

DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before September 15, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Please note that TTB has adopted a new method for receiving 
public comments on its information collections. As described below, you 
may send comments on the information collections listed in this 
document using the ``Regulations.gov'' online comment form for this 
document, or you may send written comments via U.S. mail or hand 
delivery. TTB no longer accepts public comments via email or fax.

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     http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for this 
document posted within Docket No. TTB-2014-0002 on ``Regulations.gov,'' 
the Federal e-rulemaking portal, to submit comments via the Internet;
     U.S. Mail: Mary Wood, Regulations and Rulings Division, 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, 
Washington, DC 20005.
     Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Mary Wood, 
Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 200-E, Washington, DC 20005.
    Please submit separate comments for each specific information 
collection listed in this document upon which you wish to comment. You 
must reference the information collection's title, form or 
recordkeeping requirement number, and OMB control number (if any) in 
your comment.
    You may view copies of this document, the information collections 
listed in it, and all comments received in response to this document 
within Docket No. TTB-2014-0002 at http://www.regulations.gov. A link 
to that docket is posted on the TTB Web site at http://www.ttb.gov/forms/comment-on-form.shtml. If you are unable to obtain a copy of this 
or any of the other above-mentioned documents, contact Mary Wood at the 
addresses or telephone number shown below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Wood, Regulations and Rulings 
Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., 
Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202-453-1039, ext. 165; or 
email informationcollections@ttb.gov (please do not submit comments on 
this notice to this email address).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comments

    The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau (TTB), as part of their continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on the proposed or continuing information 
collections listed below in this notice, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be included or 
summarized in our request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of the relevant 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 start-up costs and costs of 
operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide the 
requested information.

Information Collections Open for Comment

    Currently, we are seeking comments on the following forms or 
recordkeeping requirements:
    Title: Specific Export Bond--Distilled Spirits or Wine.
    OMB Number: NEW.
    TTB Form Number: 5100.25.
    Abstract: A specific lot of distilled spirits may be withdrawn from 
the bonded premises of a distilled spirits plant without payment of tax 
for exportation, use on vessels and aircraft, transfer to and deposit 
in a foreign trade zone for exportation or storage pending exportation, 
or transfer to and deposit in a customs bonded warehouse, under 27 CFR 
28.91(a)(1), (2), (3), and (5). Similarly, a specific lot of wine may 
be withdrawn from a bonded wine cellar without payment of tax for such 
purposes, under 27 CFR 28.121(a), (b), (c), and (d). If a person other 
than the proprietor of the bonded premises withdraws the distilled 
spirits or wine for such purposes, the exporter must file a specific 
bond on TTB Form 5100.25, as provided in 27 CFR 28.61. This form 
previously was approved by the Office of Management and Budget under 
TTB's predecessor agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, 
but was not automatically transferred over to TTB when TTB was 
established. We are now seeking OMB approval of Form 5100.25 for TTB 
use.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a 
new request.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90.

    Title: Application for Basic Permit under the Federal Alcohol 
Administration Act.
    OMB Number: 1513-0018.
    TTB Form Number: 5100.24.
    Abstract: TTB Form 5100.24 is an application for a basic permit 
under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) 
(FAA Act). Section 103 of the FAA Act (27 U.S.C. 203) requires that a 
person obtain a basic permit in order to engage in certain businesses, 
such as importing into the United States distilled spirits, wine or 
malt beverages; distilling spirits or producing wine; or purchasing for 
resale at wholesale distilled spirits, wine or malt beverages.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a 
revision. The form remains unchanged; however, we are updating the 
number of respondents and total annual burden hours to reflect an 
increase in the number of respondents.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,656.

    Title: Application for Amended Basic Permit under the Federal 
Alcohol Administration Act.
    OMB Number: 1513-0019.
    TTB Form Number: 5100.18.
    Abstract: TTB Form 5100.18 is completed by anyone who has a basic 
permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and wants TTB to 
amend that permit. The submission of a TTB F 5100.18 to TTB is 
required, for example, when there is a change in a trade name or 
corporate name or a change in address, as set forth in 27 CFR 1.4 and 
1.41.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a 
revision. The form remains unchanged; however, we are updating the 
number of respondents and total annual burden hours to reflect an 
increase in the number of respondents.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,233.

    Title: Formula and Process for Nonbeverage Product.
    OMB Number: 1513-0021.
    TTB Form Number: 5154.1.
    Abstract: Businesses using taxpaid distilled spirits to manufacture

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nonbeverage products may receive drawback (i.e., a refund or 
remittance) of tax, if they can show that the spirits were used in the 
manufacture of products unfit for beverage use. This showing is based 
on the formula for the product, which is submitted on TTB Form 5154.1.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a 
revision. We are revising TTB F 5154.1 to add a link to Formulas on 
Line (FONL), a system used to submit formulas electronically. We are 
also updating the number of respondents and total annual burden hours 
to reflect an increase in the number of respondents.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 611.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,444.

    Title: Environmental Information.
    Supplemental Information on Water Quality Consideration--Under 33 
U.S.C. 1341(a).
    OMB Number: 1513-0023.
    TTB Form Number: 5000.29 and 5000.30, respectively.
    Abstract: TTB uses TTB Form 5000.29 to comply with its 
responsibilities under 42 U.S.C. 4332, which is a provision of the 
National Environmental Policy Act. In general, this form is used to 
determine whether operations proposed by a person in connection with an 
application for a permit will have a significant environmental impact 
and, as a result, whether a formal environmental impact statement or an 
environmental permit is necessary for a proposed operation. TTB uses 
TTB Form 5000.30 to comply with its responsibilities under 33 U.S.C. 
1341, which is a provision of the Clean Water Act. TTB F 5000.30 is 
used to make a determination as to whether a certification or waiver by 
the applicable State Water Quality Agency is required under Section 21 
of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended by the Clean 
Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1341(a)). Manufacturers that discharge a solid or 
liquid effluent into navigable waters submit this form.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection as a 
revision. The forms remain unchanged; however, we are updating the 
number of respondents and total annual burden hours to reflect an 
increase in the number of industrial alcohol users.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,000.

    Title: Distilled Spirits Records and Monthly Report of Production 
Operations.
    OMB Number: 1513-0047.
    TTB Form Number: 5110.40.
    TTB REC Number: 5110/01.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain 
unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,600.

    Title: Registration of Distilled Spirits Plants and Miscellaneous 
Requests and Notices for Distilled Spirits Plants.
    OMB Control Number: 1513-0048.
    TTB Form Number: 5110.41.
    Abstract: The information provided by the applicant assists TTB in 
determining the eligibility of the applicant to engage in certain 
operations and is needed to register the distilled spirits plant. This 
form is used by persons who wish to establish distilled spirits plant 
operations.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain 
unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 534.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,471.

    Title: Offer in compromise of liability incurred under the 
provisions of Title 26, U.S. Code, enforced and administered by the 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
    Collection Information Statement for Individuals.
    Collection Information Statement for Businesses.
    OMB Number: 1513-0054.
    TTB Form Number: TTB F 5640.1, TTB F 5600.17, and TTB F 5600.18, 
respectively.
    Abstract: TTB F 5640.1 is used by persons who wish to compromise 
criminal and/or civil penalties for violations of the Internal Revenue 
Code. If accepted, the offer in compromise is a settlement between the 
government and the party in violation in lieu of legal proceedings or 
prosecution. If the party is unable to pay the offer in full, TTB F 
5600.17 and 5600.18 are used to gather financial information to develop 
an installment agreement to allow the party to pay without incurring a 
financial hardship.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain 
unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 140.

    Title: Special Tax Renewal Registration and Return/Special Tax 
Location Registration Listing.
    OMB Number: 1513-0073.
    TTB REC Number: 5530/2.
    Abstract: Manufacturers of nonbeverage products are required to 
keep records, which TTB uses to prevent diversion for beverage use of 
spirits that are claimed to be eligible for drawback of tax due to 
nonbeverage use. The records are necessary to maintain accountability 
over these spirits. The records make it possible to trace spirits using 
audit techniques, thus enabling TTB officers to verify the amount of 
spirits used in nonbeverage products and subsequently claimed as 
eligible for drawback of tax. The record retention requirement for this 
information collection is 3 years.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain 
unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 501.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,521.

    Title: Proprietors or Claimants Exporting Liquors.
    OMB Control Number: 1513-0075.
    TTB REC Number: 5900/1.
    Abstract: Distilled spirits, wine, and beer may be exported from 
bonded premises without payment of Federal excise taxes, or, if the 
taxes have been paid, the exporter may claim drawback

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(refund) of the taxes paid. This export drawback allows the 
manufacturer to recover the amount of the tax paid to the government. 
This recordkeeping requirement assists TTB in preventing diversions to 
the domestic market of untaxed distilled spirits, beer, and wine. This 
recordkeeping requirement makes it possible to trace alcohol beverages 
using audit techniques, thus enabling TTB officers to verify the amount 
of spirits, beer, and wine eligible for exportation without payment of 
tax or exportation subject to drawback. The retention requirement for 
this information collection is 2 years.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain 
unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 120.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,200.

    Title: Administrative Remedies--Closing Agreements.
    OMB Number: 1513-0099.
    TTB Form or REC Number: None.
    Abstract: This is a written agreement between TTB and regulated 
taxpayers used to finalize and resolve certain tax-related issues. Once 
an agreement is approved, it will not be reopened except upon a showing 
of fraud or malfeasance, or misrepresentation of a material fact.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated total annual burden hours remain 
unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: One (1).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: One (1).

    Dated: July 9, 2014.
Rochelle E. Stern,
Director, Regulations and Rulings Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-16522 Filed 7-14-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4810-31-P