Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 58), 9245-9248 [2016-03859]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / Notices 9245 CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 240.111(h)—Duty to furnish data on prior safety conduct as motor vehicle op. 240.113—Notice to RR Furnishing Data on Prior Safety Conduct—Diff. RR. 240.119—Self-referral to EAP re: active substance abuse disorder. 240.121—Criteria—Vision/Hearing Acuity Data— New Railroads. 240.121—Criteria—Vision/Hearing Acuity Data— Cond. Certification. 240.121—Criteria—Vision/Hearing Acuity Data— Not Meeting Standards—Notice by Employee. 240.127—Criteria for Examining Skill Performance—Modification to Certification Program to Include Scoring System. 240.201/221—List of Qualified DSLEs ................ 240.201/221—List of Qualified Loco. Engineers 240.201/223/301—Loco. Engineers Certificate ... —False entry on certificates ......................... 240.205—Data to EAP Counselor ....................... 240.207—Medical Certificate Showing Hearing/ Vision Standards are Met. —Written determinations waiving use of corrective device. 240.219—Denial of Certification .......................... 763 railroads ................ 200 phone calls ............ 10 minutes ................... 33 17,667 candidates ........ 15 min./30 min ............. 265 53,000 locomotive engineers. 20 railroads .................. 353 requests + 353 responses. 50 self-referrals ............ 5 minutes ..................... 4 20 copies ...................... 15 minutes ................... 5 763 railroads ................ 20 reports ..................... 1 hour ........................... 20 763 railroads ................ 10 notifications ............. 15 minutes ................... 3 763 railroads ................ 191 amended programs 48 hours + 8 hours ...... 1,968 763 railroads ................ 763 railroads ................ 53,000 candidates ........ N/A ............................... 763 railroads ................ 53,000 candidates ........ 763 updates ................. 763 updated lists .......... 17,667 certificates ........ N/A ............................... 177 records .................. 17,667 certificates ........ 60 minutes ................... 60 minutes ................... 5 minutes ..................... N/A ............................... 5 minutes ..................... 70 minutes ................... 763 763 1,472 N/A 15 20,612 763 railroads ................ 30 determinations ........ 2 hours ......................... 60 17,667 candidates ........ 1 hour ........................... 60 763 railroads ................ 30 letters + 30 responses. 30 notifications ............. 1 hour ........................... 30 N/A ............................... 321 railroads ................ N/A ............................... 184 employee calls ...... N/A ............................... 5 minutes ..................... N/A 15 15 railroads .................. 6 annotations ............... 15 minutes ................... 2 53,000 candidates ........ 53,000 candidates ........ 53,000 candidates ........ 17,667 tests ................. 17,667 tests ................. 53,000 tests/docs ......... 2 hours ......................... 2 hours ......................... 2 hours ......................... 35,334 35,334 106,000 53,000 candidates ........ 53,000 tests ................. 1 hour ........................... 53,000 763 railroads ................ 17,667 records ............. 30 minutes ................... 8,834 53,000 engineers or candidates. 1,060 engineers ........... 100 notifications ........... 5 minutes ..................... 8 2 letters ........................ 30 minutes ................... 1 763 railroads ................ 51 railroads .................. 51 railroads .................. 900 letters .................... 51 reviews .................... 12 reports ..................... 1 hour ........................... 40 hours ....................... 1 hour ........................... 900 2,040 12 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES —Notification to Employee of Adverse Decision. 240.227—Canadian Certification Data ................ 240. 229—Joint Operations—Notice—not qualified. 240.309—RR Oversight Resp.: Detected Poor Safety Conduct—Annotation. Testing Requirements: 240.209/213—Written Tests ......................... 240.211/213—Performance Test ......................... 240.303—Annual operational monitor observation. 240.303—Annual operating rules compliance test. Recordkeeping: 240.215—Retaining Info. Supporting Determination. 240.305—Engineer’s Notice of Non-Qualification to RR: —Relaying Certification Denial or Revocation Status to other certifying railroad. 240.307—Notice to Engineer of Disqualification 240.309—Railroad Annual Review ...................... —Report of findings ...................................... Total Responses: 216,863. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 272,672 hours. Status: Regular Review. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 18, 2016. Corey Hill, Acting Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–03754 Filed 2–23–16; 8:45 am] 17:59 Feb 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [Docket No. TTB–2016–0001] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 58) Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB); Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Total annual burden hours As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 9246 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / Notices 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 April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: 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. • http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for this document posted within Docket No. TTB–2015–0001 on ‘‘Regulations.gov,’’ the Federal erulemaking portal, to submit comments via the Internet; • U.S. Mail: Michael Hoover, 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: Michael Hoover, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Please submit separate comments for each specific information collection listed in this document. You must reference the information collection’s title, form or recordkeeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment. You may view copies of this document, the information collections listed in it and any associated instructions, and all comments received in response to this document within Docket No. TTB–2015–0001 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. You may also obtain paper copies of this document, the information collections described in it and any associated instructions, and any comments received in response to this document by contacting Michael Hoover at the addresses or telephone number shown below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Hoover, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; telephone 202–453–1039, ext. 135; 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 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, recordkeeping requirements, or questionnaires: Title: Inventory—Export Warehouse Proprietor. OMB Number: 1513–0035. TTB Form Number: F 5220.3. Abstract: Export warehouse proprietors use TTB F 5220.3 to record inventories of tobacco products, cigarette papers and tubes, and processed tobacco as required by Federal law at 26 U.S.C. 5721 and by the TTB regulations. Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 80. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400. Title: Stills: Notices, Registration, and Records. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Number: 1513–0063. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5150/8. Abstract: The law (26 U.S.C. 5101 and 5179) and implementing regulations have, through notice, registration, and recordkeepinq requirements, established a comprehensive system for regulating stills. This information collection covers the collections of information mandated or authorized by law or regulation with respect to stills, and consists of notices regarding the manufacture and set up of stills, the registration of stills, notices regarding changes in ownership or location of stills, and records related to these notices and registrations. TTB uses this information to identify distillers and to account for and regulate the distillation of distilled spirits to protect the revenue. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42. Title: Records of Operations— Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or Processed Tobacco. OMB Number: 1513–0068. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5210/1. Abstract: Under the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 5741 every manufacturer of tobacco products or processed tobacco is required to keep such records as the Secretary of the Treasury prescribes through regulation. The TTB regulations set forth the records that must be kept, showing such information of as necessary to provide adequate accountability over the receipt, production, and disposition of these commodities to prevent diversion and protect the potential Federal tax revenue. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is increasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to an increase in the number of tobacco product and processed tobacco manufacturers regulated by TTB. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 210. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 420. Title: Tobacco Export Warehouse— Records of Operations. OMB Number: 1513–0070. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5220/1. Abstract: In general, export warehouses store untaxpaid tobacco products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes until these commodities are exported. Under the authority of the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 5741 TTB regulations requires certain records of receipt and disposition of the commodities in order to protect the revenue and prevent diversion. These records allow TTB to verify that the commodities have been exported or that Federal tobacco excise tax liabilities have been satisfied. Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 80. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 (one). Title: Applications and Notices— Manufacturers of Nonbeverage Products. OMB Number: 1513–0072. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5530/1. Abstract: Under the authority of 26 U.S.C. 5132, TTB regulations require that letterhead applications and notices be submitted by manufacturers of nonbeverage products who are using distilled spirits on which drawback will be claimed. TTB uses this information to ensure that operations are in compliance with the law, to prevent spirits from being diverted to beverage use, and to protect the revenue. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is increasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to an increase in the number of nonbeverage product manufacturers regulated by TTB. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 515. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 515. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 Title: Records of Things of Value to Retailers, and Occasional Letter Reports from Industry Members Regarding Information on Sponsorships, Advertisements, Promotions, etc., under the FAA Act. OMB Number: 1513–0077. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5190/1. Abstract: TTB collects the information covered under this information collection to verify industry members’ compliance with the provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. 201 et seq.), which prevents wholesalers, producers, or importers from giving things of value to retail liquor dealers, and which also prohibits industry members from conducting certain types of sponsorships, advertisings, promotions, etc. The information in this collection includes records of certain items furnished to retailers. Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,665. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2.112. Title: Application for Permit to Manufacture or Import Tobacco Products or Processed Tobacco or to Operate an Export Warehouse, and Applications to Amend Such Permits. OMB Number: 1513–0078. TTB Form Numbers: F 5200.3, F 5200.16, F 5230.4, and F 5230.5. Abstract: Federal law requires that manufacturers and importers of tobacco products or processed tobacco and export warehouse proprietors apply for and obtain a permit before engaging in such operations (see 26 U.S.C. 5712 and 5713). The application forms that make up this information collection are used by tobacco industry members to obtain and amend the TTB permits necessary to engage in these businesses. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is decreasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to a decrease in the number of new and amended tobacco manufacturer and tobacco importer permit applications received by TTB. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9247 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450. Title: Equipment and Structures (TTB REC 5110/12). OMB Number: 1513–0080. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5110/12. Abstract: To safeguard the revenue from this tax, the Internal Revenue Code provides, at 26 U.S.C. 5180, that a distilled spirits plant proprietor shall post a sign identifying the premises and, at 26 U.S.C. 5178, that the Secretary shall prescribe regulations relating to the location, construction, and arrangement of the plant so as to facilitate inspection and protect the revenue. At distilled spirits plants, the TTB regulations require marks, signs, and calibrations be placed on buildings, rooms, stills, tanks, and other major equipment. TTB uses this information during revenue inspections to identify the use and capacity of the structures or equipment. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. The information collection is unchanged. Also, because this information collection consists of marks, signs, and calibrations displayed or made in the normal course of business, the annual burden hours associated with this collection remain unchanged. However, TTB is increasing the estimated number of respondents associated with this information collection due to an increase in the number of distilled spirits plants regulated by TTB. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,200. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 (one). Title: Labeling of Sulfites in Alcohol Beverages. OMB Number: 1513–0084. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: None. Abstract: As mandated by law and as part of TTB’s mission to protect the consumer, TTB requires label disclosure statements on all alcohol beverage products released from U.S. bottling premises or customs custody that contain 10 parts per million or more of sulfites. Sulfites have been shown to cause allergic reactions in certain persons, and this disclosure warns such E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 9248 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / Notices persons of the presence of sulfites in alcohol beverages so that they may avoid this allergen. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is increasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to an increase in the number of industry members regulated by TTB who bottle or import sulfitecontaining alcohol beverages. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,700. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,455. Title: Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax. OMB Number: 1513–0093. TTB Form Number: F 5600.38. Abstract: TTB uses the information collected on form TTB F 5600.38 to determine if a taxpayer meets the criteria to be granted an extension of the time period to make their tax payment because of circumstances beyond the taxpayer’s control. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is increasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to an increase in the number of industry members requesting an extension of time for payment of tax. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8. Title: Supporting Data for Nonbeverage Drawback Claims. OMB Number: 1513–0098. TTB Form Number: F 5154.2. Abstract: Manufacturers of nonbeverage alcohol products use TTB F 5451.2 to submit the data required to support claims for drawback of Federal alcohol excise taxes. TTB uses the data collected on this form to verify claims for drawback of taxes and, hence, to protect the revenue. This form is used to verify that all distilled spirits can be accounted for and that drawback is paid only in the amount prescribed by law. Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. The form VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 remains unchanged. However, TTB is decreasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to a decrease in the number of drawback claims TTB receives. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 392. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,272. Title: Record of Operations—Importer of Tobacco Products or Processed Tobacco. OMB Number: 1513–0106. TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: None. Abstract: Under the authority of the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 5741, the TTB regulations require importers of tobacco products or processed tobacco to maintain records of physical receipts and disposition of tobacco products or processed tobacco. The respondents use these usual and customary business records to prepare TTB Form 5220.6, Monthly Report— Tobacco Products or Processed Tobacco (approved under OMB control number 1513–0107). Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 586. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 (one). Title: Application, Permit and Report—Wine and Beer (Puerto Rico), and Application, Permit and Report— Distilled Spirits Products (Puerto Rico). OMB Number: 1513–0123. TTB Form Numbers: F 5100.21 and F 5110.51. Abstract: TTB Form 5100.21 is an application and permit to compute the Federal excise tax on, tax pay, and withdraw shipments of wine or beer from Puerto Rico to the United States, as substantively required by 27 CFR 26.93. TTB Form 5110.51 is an application and permit to compute the Federal excise tax on, tax pay, and withdraw shipments of distilled spirits products from Puerto Rico to the United States, as substantively required by 27 CFR 26.78. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6. Dated: February 18, 2016. Amy R. Greenberg, Director, Regulations and Rulings Division. [FR Doc. 2016–03859 Filed 2–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 19, 2016. The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Comments should be received on or before March 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Department of the Treasury, Departmental Offices, Office of Financial Stability, ATTN: Hannah Resig, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to PRA@treasury.gov or (202) 622–1295. DATES: Departmental Offices OMB Control Number: 1505–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Title: Hardest Hit Fund Application. Abstract: The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) established the Housing Finance Agency Innovation Fund for Hardest Hit Housing Markets (Hardest Hit Fund or HHF) in 2010, pursuant to the Emergency Economic Stabilization At of 2008 (12 U.S.C. 5201, et seq.). The objective of HHF is to provide funding to the states that were most severely impacted by the foreclosure crisis. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

[Docket No. TTB-2016-0001]


Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 58)

AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB); 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,

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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 April 25, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: 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.
     http://www.regulations.gov: Use the comment form for this 
document posted within Docket No. TTB-2015-0001 on ``Regulations.gov,'' 
the Federal e-rulemaking portal, to submit comments via the Internet;
     U.S. Mail: Michael Hoover, 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: Michael Hoover, 
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Suite 
400, Washington, DC 20005.
    Please submit separate comments for each specific information 
collection listed in this document. You must reference the information 
collection's title, form or recordkeeping requirement number, and OMB 
number (if any) in your comment.
    You may view copies of this document, the information collections 
listed in it and any associated instructions, and all comments received 
in response to this document within Docket No. TTB-2015-0001 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. You may also 
obtain paper copies of this document, the information collections 
described in it and any associated instructions, and any comments 
received in response to this document by contacting Michael Hoover at 
the addresses or telephone number shown below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Hoover, Alcohol and Tobacco 
Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street, NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; 
telephone 202-453-1039, ext. 135; 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, 
recordkeeping requirements, or questionnaires:
    Title: Inventory--Export Warehouse Proprietor.
    OMB Number: 1513-0035.
    TTB Form Number: F 5220.3.
    Abstract: Export warehouse proprietors use TTB F 5220.3 to record 
inventories of tobacco products, cigarette papers and tubes, and 
processed tobacco as required by Federal law at 26 U.S.C. 5721 and by 
the TTB regulations.
    Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 80.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400.

    Title: Stills: Notices, Registration, and Records.
    OMB Number: 1513-0063.
    TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5150/8.
    Abstract: The law (26 U.S.C. 5101 and 5179) and implementing 
regulations have, through notice, registration, and recordkeepinq 
requirements, established a comprehensive system for regulating stills. 
This information collection covers the collections of information 
mandated or authorized by law or regulation with respect to stills, and 
consists of notices regarding the manufacture and set up of stills, the 
registration of stills, notices regarding changes in ownership or 
location of stills, and records related to these notices and 
registrations. TTB uses this information to identify distillers and to 
account for and regulate the distillation of distilled spirits to 
protect the revenue.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42.

    Title: Records of Operations--Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or 
Processed Tobacco.
    OMB Number: 1513-0068.
    TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5210/1.
    Abstract: Under the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 5741 every 
manufacturer of tobacco products or processed tobacco is required to 
keep such records as the Secretary of the Treasury prescribes through 
regulation. The TTB regulations set forth the records that must be 
kept, showing such information of as necessary to provide adequate 
accountability over the receipt, production, and disposition of these 
commodities to prevent diversion and protect the potential Federal tax 
revenue.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. 
The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is 
increasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total 
annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to 
an increase in the number of tobacco product and processed tobacco 
manufacturers regulated by TTB.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 210.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 420.
    Title: Tobacco Export Warehouse--Records of Operations.
    OMB Number: 1513-0070.
    TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5220/1.
    Abstract: In general, export warehouses store untaxpaid tobacco 
products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes until these 
commodities are exported. Under the authority of the Internal Revenue 
Code at 26 U.S.C. 5741 TTB regulations requires certain records of 
receipt and disposition of the commodities in order to protect the 
revenue and prevent diversion. These records allow TTB to verify that 
the commodities have been exported or that Federal tobacco excise tax 
liabilities have been satisfied.
    Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 80.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 (one).

    Title: Applications and Notices--Manufacturers of Nonbeverage 
Products.
    OMB Number: 1513-0072.
    TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5530/1.
    Abstract: Under the authority of 26 U.S.C. 5132, TTB regulations 
require that letterhead applications and notices be submitted by 
manufacturers of nonbeverage products who are using distilled spirits 
on which drawback will be claimed. TTB uses this information to ensure 
that operations are in compliance with the law, to prevent spirits from 
being diverted to beverage use, and to protect the revenue.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. 
The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is 
increasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total 
annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to 
an increase in the number of nonbeverage product manufacturers 
regulated by TTB.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 515.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 515.

    Title: Records of Things of Value to Retailers, and Occasional 
Letter Reports from Industry Members Regarding Information on 
Sponsorships, Advertisements, Promotions, etc., under the FAA Act.
    OMB Number: 1513-0077.
    TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5190/1.
    Abstract: TTB collects the information covered under this 
information collection to verify industry members' compliance with the 
provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. 201 et 
seq.), which prevents wholesalers, producers, or importers from giving 
things of value to retail liquor dealers, and which also prohibits 
industry members from conducting certain types of sponsorships, 
advertisings, promotions, etc. The information in this collection 
includes records of certain items furnished to retailers.
    Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Individuals or 
Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,665.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2.112.

    Title: Application for Permit to Manufacture or Import Tobacco 
Products or Processed Tobacco or to Operate an Export Warehouse, and 
Applications to Amend Such Permits.
    OMB Number: 1513-0078.
    TTB Form Numbers: F 5200.3, F 5200.16, F 5230.4, and F 5230.5.
    Abstract: Federal law requires that manufacturers and importers of 
tobacco products or processed tobacco and export warehouse proprietors 
apply for and obtain a permit before engaging in such operations (see 
26 U.S.C. 5712 and 5713). The application forms that make up this 
information collection are used by tobacco industry members to obtain 
and amend the TTB permits necessary to engage in these businesses.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. 
The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is 
decreasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total 
annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to 
a decrease in the number of new and amended tobacco manufacturer and 
tobacco importer permit applications received by TTB.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450.

    Title: Equipment and Structures (TTB REC 5110/12).
    OMB Number: 1513-0080.
    TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: REC 5110/12.
    Abstract: To safeguard the revenue from this tax, the Internal 
Revenue Code provides, at 26 U.S.C. 5180, that a distilled spirits 
plant proprietor shall post a sign identifying the premises and, at 26 
U.S.C. 5178, that the Secretary shall prescribe regulations relating to 
the location, construction, and arrangement of the plant so as to 
facilitate inspection and protect the revenue. At distilled spirits 
plants, the TTB regulations require marks, signs, and calibrations be 
placed on buildings, rooms, stills, tanks, and other major equipment. 
TTB uses this information during revenue inspections to identify the 
use and capacity of the structures or equipment.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. 
The information collection is unchanged. Also, because this information 
collection consists of marks, signs, and calibrations displayed or made 
in the normal course of business, the annual burden hours associated 
with this collection remain unchanged. However, TTB is increasing the 
estimated number of respondents associated with this information 
collection due to an increase in the number of distilled spirits plants 
regulated by TTB.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 (one).

    Title: Labeling of Sulfites in Alcohol Beverages.
    OMB Number: 1513-0084.
    TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: None.
    Abstract: As mandated by law and as part of TTB's mission to 
protect the consumer, TTB requires label disclosure statements on all 
alcohol beverage products released from U.S. bottling premises or 
customs custody that contain 10 parts per million or more of sulfites. 
Sulfites have been shown to cause allergic reactions in certain 
persons, and this disclosure warns such

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persons of the presence of sulfites in alcohol beverages so that they 
may avoid this allergen.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. 
The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is 
increasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total 
annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to 
an increase in the number of industry members regulated by TTB who 
bottle or import sulfite-containing alcohol beverages.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,455.

    Title: Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax.
    OMB Number: 1513-0093.
    TTB Form Number: F 5600.38.
    Abstract: TTB uses the information collected on form TTB F 5600.38 
to determine if a taxpayer meets the criteria to be granted an 
extension of the time period to make their tax payment because of 
circumstances beyond the taxpayer's control.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. 
The information collection remains unchanged. However, TTB is 
increasing the estimated number of respondents and the resulting total 
annual burden hours associated with this information collection due to 
an increase in the number of industry members requesting an extension 
of time for payment of tax.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8.

    Title: Supporting Data for Nonbeverage Drawback Claims.
    OMB Number: 1513-0098.
    TTB Form Number: F 5154.2.
    Abstract: Manufacturers of nonbeverage alcohol products use TTB F 
5451.2 to submit the data required to support claims for drawback of 
Federal alcohol excise taxes. TTB uses the data collected on this form 
to verify claims for drawback of taxes and, hence, to protect the 
revenue. This form is used to verify that all distilled spirits can be 
accounted for and that drawback is paid only in the amount prescribed 
by law.
    Current Actions: TTB is submitting this collection as a revision. 
The form remains unchanged. However, TTB is decreasing the estimated 
number of respondents and the resulting total annual burden hours 
associated with this information collection due to a decrease in the 
number of drawback claims TTB receives.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 392.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,272.

    Title: Record of Operations--Importer of Tobacco Products or 
Processed Tobacco.
    OMB Number: 1513-0106.
    TTB Recordkeeping Requirement Number: None.
    Abstract: Under the authority of the Internal Revenue Code at 26 
U.S.C. 5741, the TTB regulations require importers of tobacco products 
or processed tobacco to maintain records of physical receipts and 
disposition of tobacco products or processed tobacco. The respondents 
use these usual and customary business records to prepare TTB Form 
5220.6, Monthly Report--Tobacco Products or Processed Tobacco (approved 
under OMB control number 1513-0107).
    Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 586.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 (one).

    Title: Application, Permit and Report--Wine and Beer (Puerto Rico), 
and Application, Permit and Report--Distilled Spirits Products (Puerto 
Rico).
    OMB Number: 1513-0123.
    TTB Form Numbers: F 5100.21 and F 5110.51.
    Abstract: TTB Form 5100.21 is an application and permit to compute 
the Federal excise tax on, tax pay, and withdraw shipments of wine or 
beer from Puerto Rico to the United States, as substantively required 
by 27 CFR 26.93. TTB Form 5110.51 is an application and permit to 
compute the Federal excise tax on, tax pay, and withdraw shipments of 
distilled spirits products from Puerto Rico to the United States, as 
substantively required by 27 CFR 26.78.
    Current Actions: We are submitting this information collection for 
extension purposes only. The information collection, estimated number 
of respondents, and estimated number of burden hours remain unchanged.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 35.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6.

    Dated: February 18, 2016.
Amy R. Greenberg,
Director, Regulations and Rulings Division.
[FR Doc. 2016-03859 Filed 2-23-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4810-31-P