Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 81), 69680-69684 [2020-24199]

Download as PDF 69680 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 3, 2020 / Notices pilot test included six end users, two researchers, one government employee, one commercial/motor vehicle fleet representative, and two commercial driver’s license holders. Participants completed the Pre-Roadshow Questionnaire and Post-Roadshow Questionnaire, timing completion of each and reviewing for content and/or comprehension issues. Based on this pilot test, FMCSA revised the PreRoadshow Questionnaire and PostRoadshow Questionnaire. Pilot test participants indicated mean completion times of 3.5 minutes and 4.4 minutes for the Pre-Roadshow Questionnaire and Post Roadshow Questionnaire, respectively. Title: Trucking Fleet Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for Managing Mixed Fleets. OMB Control Number: 2126–00XX. Type of Request: New collection. Respondents: CMV fleet managers, CMV sales personnel, State and Federal government personnel, industry engineers, researchers, and CMV drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000 total respondents (675 CMV fleet managers, 150 CMV sales personnel, 600 Industry Engineers, 100 CMV Drivers, 325 State and Federal government, and 150 Researchers). Estimated Time per Response: 3.5 minutes for the Pre-Roadshow Questionnaire and 4.4 minutes for the Post-Roadshow Questionnaire. Expiration Date: This is a new ICR. Frequency of Response: On occasion (if attending one of four roadshows). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 175 hours. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Task Responses per respondent Respondents Annualized total responses Burden per response (minutes) Annualized total burden hours * Pre-roadshow Questionnaire: CMV Fleet Managers ........... Post-roadshow Questionnaire: CMV Fleet Managers ......... Pre-roadshow Questionnaire: Industry Engineers ............... Post-roadshow Questionnaire: Industry Engineers ............. Pre-roadshow Questionnaire: CMV Sales Personnel ......... Post-roadshow Questionnaire: CMV Sales Personnel ........ Pre-roadshow Questionnaire: CMV Drivers ........................ Post-roadshow Questionnaire: CMV Drivers ....................... Pre-roadshow Questionnaire: State and Federal Personnel Post-roadshow Questionnaire: State and Federal Personnel ............................................................................... Pre-roadshow Questionnaire: Researchers ......................... Post-roadshow Questionnaire: Researchers ....................... 675 675 600 600 150 150 100 100 325 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 455.5 455.5 396 396 99 99 66 66 214.5 3.5 4.4 3.5 4.4 3.5 4.4 3.5 4.4 3.5 26.6 33.4 23.1 29 5.8 7.3 3.9 4.8 12.5 325 150 150 1 1 1 214.5 99 99 4.4 3.5 4.4 15.7 5.8 7.3 Annualized Total * ......................................................... ........................ ........................ 2,660 ........................ 175 Study Total ** ......................................................... ........................ ........................ 3,990 ........................ 263 * Total may not equal the sum of previous items due to rounding. ** The research team plans to collect data from a maximum of 2,000 respondents over 18 months. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87. Tom Keane, Associate Administrator, Office of Research, Technology and Registration. [FR Doc. 2020–24247 Filed 11–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Nov 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau [Docket No. TTB–2020–0001] Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 81) Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB); 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 January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may send comments on the information collections described in this document using one of the two methods described below— SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Internet: To submit comments electronically, use the comment form for this document posted on the ‘‘Regulations.gov’’ e-rulemaking website at https://www.regulations.gov within Docket No. TTB–2019–0001. • Mail: Send comments to the Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005. Please submit separate comments for each specific information collection described in this document. 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 listed TTB forms, and all comments received at https:// www.regulations.gov within Docket No. TTB–2019–0001. TTB has posted a link to that docket on its website at https:// www.ttb.gov/forms/comment-onform.shtml. You also may obtain paper copies of this document, the listed E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 3, 2020 / Notices forms, and any comments received by contacting TTB’s Paperwork Reduction Act Officer at the addresses or telephone number shown below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Hoover, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; 202–453–1039, ext. 135; or informationcollections@ttb.gov (please do not submit comments to this email address). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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 described below, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Comments submitted in response to this document 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 an 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information has a valid OMB control number. Information Collections Open for Comment Currently, we are seeking comments on the following forms, letterhead applications or notices, recordkeeping requirements, questionnaires, or surveys: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Nov 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 OMB Control No. 1513–0019 Title: Application for Amended Basic Permit under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. TTB Form Numbers: TTB F 5100.18. Abstract: The Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act), at 27 U.S.C. 203, requires that a person apply for and receive a permit, known as a ‘‘basic permit,’’ to: (1) Import distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages into the United States; (2) distill spirits or produce wine, rectify or blend distilled spirits or wine, or bottle and/or warehouse distilled spirits; or (3) purchase distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages for resale at wholesale. The FAA Act, at 27 U.S.C. 204, also imposes certain requirements for basic permits and authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury (the Secretary) to prescribe the manner and form of all applications for basic permits. The TTB regulations in 27 CFR part 1 provide for the amendment of a basic permit using form TTB F 5100.18 when changes occur to the name, trade name, address, ownership, management, or control of the business. The collected information assists TTB in maintaining accurate information identifying the business and its location, and determining whether an applicant for an amended basic permit meets the statutory criteria for holding such a permit under the FAA Act. Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is increasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden hours associated with this collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 8,550. • Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). • Number of Responses: 8,550. • Average per-response Burden: 23 minutes. • Total Burden: 3,278 hours. OMB Control No. 1513–0028 Title: Application for an Industrial Alcohol User Permit. TTB Form Number: TTB F 5150.22. Abstract: The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) at 26 U.S.C. 5271 authorizes the Secretary to prescribe regulations requiring persons using tax-free alcohol for certain nonbeverage purposes PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69681 (hospitals, laboratories, research centers, etc.) and persons using or dealing in specially denatured spirits (alcohol and/ or rum) to apply for and receive a permit to do so prior to commencing business. Under that authority, the TTB regulations specify the use of TTB F 5150.22 as the application form for permits to deal in or use specially denatured spirits (alcohol/rum) (see 27 CFR 20.41), or to use tax-free alcohol for nonbeverage purposes (see 27 CFR 22.41). TTB uses the collected information to identify the applicant and the location of their business or entity, and to determine if the applicant is eligible to deal in or use specially denatured or use tax-free alcohol, and if the proposed operations conform to Federal laws and regulations. Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is increasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden hours for this collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; State and local governments. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 2,710. • Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). • Number of Responses: 2,710. • Average per-response Burden: 0.7 hour. • Total Burden: 1,897. OMB Control No. 1513–0033 Title: Report—Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Report—Manufacturer of Processed Tobacco. TTB Form Number: TTB F 5210.5 and TTB F 5250.1. Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5722 requires manufacturers of tobacco products, cigarette papers and tubes, or processed tobacco to make reports containing such information, in such form, at such times, and for such periods as the Secretary prescribes by regulation. The TTB regulations at 27 CFR 40.202, 40.422, and 40.522 prescribe the use of TTB F 5210.5 to report information about tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes manufactured, received, and removed per month, and the use of TTB F 5250.1 to report information about processed tobacco manufactured, received, and removed per month. TTB uses the collected information to ensure that manufacturers have properly paid E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 69682 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 3, 2020 / Notices Federal excise taxes and are in compliance with applicable Federal law and regulations. Current Actions: There are no program changes or adjustments associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 235. • Average Responses per Respondent: 2,820. • Number of Responses: 12. • Average per-response Burden: 1 hour. • Total Burden: 2,820 hours. OMB Control No. 1513–0034 Title: Schedule of Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers or Tubes Withdrawn from the Market. TTB Form Number: TTB F 5200.7. Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5705 provides that a manufacturer or importer may receive credit for or refund of the Federal excise taxes paid on tobacco products, cigarette papers, or cigarette tubes withdrawn from the market if the Secretary is provided with satisfactory proof of the withdrawal. Under that IRC authority, the TTB regulations provide for the use of TTB F 5200.7 to identify tobacco products, cigarette papers, or cigarette tubes to be withdrawn from the market and the location of those articles. The form also documents the taxpayer’s planned disposition of the articles (destroyed, reduced to materials, or returned to bond), and TTB’s decision to witness or not witness that disposition. Taxpayers then file the completed TTB F 5200.7 to support their subsequent claim for credit or refund of the excise taxes paid on the withdrawn articles. The collected information is necessary to protect the revenue as it allows TTB to determine if such a claim is valid. Current Actions: There are no program changes or adjustments associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 50. • Average Responses per Respondent: 5. • Number of Responses: 250. • Average per-response Burden: 0.75 hour. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Nov 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 • Total Burden: 188 hours. OMB Control No. 1513–0069 OMB Control No. 1513–0064 Title: Importer’s Records and Reports (TTB REC 5170/1). TTB Recordkeeping Number: TTB REC 5170/1. Abstract: Pursuant to chapter 51 of the IRC (26 U.S.C.) and the FAA Act at 27 U.S.C. 201 et seq., TTB regulates, among other things, the importation of distilled spirits, wine, and malt beverages. Pursuant to chapter 52 of the IRC (26 U.S.C.) TTB also regulates the importation of tobacco products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes. Those statutory provisions are the basis of the TTB alcohol and tobacco regulations that require importers of those products to obtain permits and to submit certain information upon importation. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and TTB use the information collected under this request to ensure that alcohol and tobacco product importers have the required permits, have paid the applicable taxes, and that commodities released from customs custody without payment of tax for transfer to a bonded facility are eligible for such release. TTB also uses this collection to ensure that imported alcohol product labels comply with FAA Act requirements. The reporting provisions allow for the submission of import-related information electronically along with the electronic submission of entry information to CBP. In addition, TTB uses the letterhead applications covered under this collection to evaluate requests to vary from the regulatory provisions. The collected information is necessary to ensure applicable tax revenue is paid and that alcohol and tobacco importers comply with Federal laws and regulations. Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is decreasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden hours associated with this collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 10,550. • Average Responses per Respondent: 6 (one). • Number of Responses: 63,300. • Average per-response Burden: 0.33 hour. • Total Burden: 20,889 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Tobacco Products Manufacturers—Supporting Records for Removals for the Use of the United States. Abstract: Under the IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5701, tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes manufactured in or imported into the United States are subject to a Federal excise tax, and, under 26 U.S.C. 5741, all such manufacturers and importers must keep the records the Secretary prescribes by regulation. The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5704(b) provides that manufacturers may remove such articles, without payment of tax, ‘‘for use of the United States’’ under regulations issued by the Secretary. Under those IRC authorities, the TTB regulations at 27 CFR 45.51 requires manufacturers to keep records that include information regarding the date of removal, the name and address of the receiving Federal agency, the kind and quantity of products removed, and, for large cigars, the sale price. The required records also must detail any such items that the agency returns to the manufacturer. The required records are necessary to ensure that products removed without payment of tax are delivered to a Federal agency for the authorized tax-exempt use. Current Actions: There are no program changes or adjustments associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 205. • Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). • Number of Responses: 205. • Average per-response Burden: 1 hour. • Total Burden: 205 hours. OMB Control No. 1513–0073 Title: Manufacturers of Nonbeverage Products—Records to Support Claims for Drawback (TTB REC 5530/2). TTB Recordkeeping Number: TTB REC 5530/2. Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C.5001 imposes Federal excise tax on distilled spirits produced or imported into the United States. The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5111–5114, allows manufacturers of certain ‘‘nonbeverage’’ products that are unfit for beverage use—medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume— to claim drawback (refund) of all but E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 3, 2020 / Notices $1.00 per proof gallon of the excise tax paid on the distilled spirits used in the production of such products. Under these IRC authorities, TTB has issued regulations governing nonbeverage product drawback claims, contained in 27 CFR part 17, which includes a requirement to keep source records supporting such claims. The required records document the distilled spirits received, taxes paid, date used, the quantity and kind used in each product, other ingredients received and used (to validate formula compliance), amount of alcohol recovered, quantity of intermediate products transferred to other plants, and the disposition or purchaser of the products. The collected information helps prevent fraudulent claims and the diversion to beverage use of distilled spirits on which respondents claim nonbeverage drawback. Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is increasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden hours associated with this collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 615. • Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). • Number of Responses: 615. • Average per-response Burden: 21 hours. • Total Burden: 12,915 hours. OMB Control No. 1513–0075 Title: Proprietors or Claimants Exporting Liquors (TTB REC 5900/1). TTB Recordkeeping Number: TTB REC 5900/1. Abstract: Under the IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5053, 5214, and 5362, distilled spirits, wine, and beer may be exported without payment of Federal excise tax. Under the IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5055 and 5062, taxpaid distilled spirits, wine, and beer may be exported and the exporter may claim drawback (refund) of the taxes paid. To prevent payment of fraudulent or incorrect drawback claims, the TTB regulations in 27 CFR part 28 require exporters to keep and make available records of pertinent Customs and TTB forms and commercial records documenting the export of taxpaid alcohol beverages for which they will claim drawback. Current Actions: There are no program changes or adjustments VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Nov 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 750. • Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). • Number of Responses: 750. • Average per-response Burden: 1 hour. • Total Burden: 750 hours. OMB Control No. 1513–0099 Title: Administrative Remedies— Requests for Closing Agreements. Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 7121 authorizes the Secretary to enter into a written agreement with any person, or their agent, relating to the liability of that person for any internal revenue tax for any taxable period. Under that authority, TTB has issued regulations at 27 CFR 70.485 pertaining to such ‘‘closing agreements.’’ Specific to this information collection, that regulation requires a taxpayer or their agent to submit a written request to TTB to enter into a closing agreement to resolve excise tax matters. TTB uses the information collected in the request and any attached supporting documentation to determine whether the Bureau should pursue a closing agreement with the taxpayer. Closing agreements allow TTB and a taxpayer to resolve tax liability matters prior to any adversarial legal or administrative proceedings. Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is increasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden hours associated with this collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 10. • Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). • Number of Responses: 10. • Average per-response Burden: 1 hour. • Total Burden: 10 hours. OMB Control No. 1513–0101 Title: Marks and Notices on Packages of Tobacco Products (TTB REC 5210/13. TTB Recordkeeping Number: TTB REC 5210/3. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69683 Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5723(b) requires packages of tobacco products, processed tobacco, and cigarette paper or tubes to bear the marks, labels, and notices required by regulation. Under that authority, the TTB tobacco regulations in 27 CFR parts 40, 41, 44, and 45 require packages of domestic and imported tobacco products to bear certain marks identifying the product sufficient to determine its excise tax class, and the product’s quantity or weight, depending on the basis of the tax. The regulations also require certain notices on the packages (or shipping containers) of tobacco products intended for export or use of the United States, as those products may be removed without tax payment or with benefit of tax drawback. The disclosed information identifies tobacco products, and the appearance of the notices on the packages helps to identify the products if diverted into the domestic market after withdrawal without payment of tax or with benefit of tax drawback into the domestic market. Current Actions: Previously, TTB reported that this collection consisted entirely of usual and customary labels, marks, and notices placed by respondents on tobacco product packages. However, TTB believes that the labeling on packages of tobacco products intended for export or for the use the United States indicating the taxexempt status of such products may not be a usual and customary business practice (see 27 CFR 44.185 and 45.46, respectively). Therefore, TTB is adding one hour of burden per respondent to account for such labeling. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 724. • Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). • Number of Responses: 724. • Average per-response Burden: 1 hour. • Total Burden: 724 hours. OMB Control No. 1513–0121 Title: Labeling of Major Food Allergens and Petitions for Exemption. Abstract: The FAA Act at 27 U.S.C. 205(e) authorizes the Secretary to issue regulations regarding the labeling of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages in order to, among other things, prohibit consumer deception and ensure that labels provide consumers with adequate information as to the identity and quality of such products. Under this authority, the TTB E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 69684 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 213 / Tuesday, November 3, 2020 / Notices regulations provide for the voluntary labeling of major food allergens used in the production of alcohol beverages. (As defined in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (118 Stat. 905)), the major food allergens are milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.) Under the TTB regulations, if the bottler declares any one major food allergen, then all major food allergens used in the product must be declared on the label, except when TTB has approved a petition for exemption from such labeling. This information collection includes the labeling of allergens and petitions for exemption. Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is increase the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden hours associated with this collection. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden • Number of Respondents: 700. • Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). • Number of Responses: 700. • Average per-response Burden: 49 minutes. • Total Burden: 572 hours. Dated: October 28, 2020. Amy R. Greenberg, Director, Regulations and Rulings Division. [FR Doc. 2020–24199 Filed 11–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more entity and aircraft that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of this person and these aircraft are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Nov 02, 2020 Jkt 253001 Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (https://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Action(s) On February 7, 2020, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following entity and the following aircraft subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked under the relevant sanctions authority listed below. Entity 1. CONSORCIO VENEZOLANO DE INDUSTRIAS AERONAUTICAS Y SERVICIOS AEREOS, S.A. (a.k.a. CONVIASA), Avenida Intercomunal, Edificio Sede, Sector 6.3, Maiquetia, Distrito Federal, Venezuela; Avenida Lecuna Torre Oeste Piso 49, Libertador, Caracas, Venezuela; Phone Number 53 212 5078868; RIF # G–20007774–3 (Venezuela) [VENEZUELA–EO13884]. Identified pursuant to Executive Order 13884, ‘‘Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela,’’ 84 FR 38843 (‘‘E.O. 13884’’ or the ‘‘Order’’) for meeting the definition of Government of Venezuela, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13884. Aircraft Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480; or Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202–622–4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. YV1000; Aircraft Model DHC7; Aircraft Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 068; Aircraft Tail Number YV1000 (aircraft) [VENEZUELA– EO13884] (Linked To: CONSORCIO VENEZOLANO DE INDUSTRIAS AERONAUTICAS Y SERVICIOS AEREOS, S.A.). Identified pursuant to E.O. 13884 as property in which CONVIASA, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13884, has an interest. 2. YV1003; Aircraft Model DHC7; Aircraft Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 103; Aircraft Tail Number PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 YV1003 (aircraft) [VENEZUELA– EO13884] (Linked To: CONSORCIO VENEZOLANO DE INDUSTRIAS AERONAUTICAS Y SERVICIOS AEREOS, S.A.). Identified pursuant to E.O. 13884 as property in which CONVIASA, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13884, has an interest. 3. YV1004; Aircraft Model A340; Aircraft Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 031; Aircraft Tail Number YV1004 (aircraft) [VENEZUELA– EO13884] (Linked To: CONSORCIO VENEZOLANO DE INDUSTRIAS AERONAUTICAS Y SERVICIOS AEREOS, S.A.). Identified pursuant to E.O. 13884 as property in which CONVIASA, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13884, has an interest. 4. YV1005; Aircraft Model ATR42; Aircraft Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 491; Aircraft Tail Number YV1005 (aircraft) [VENEZUELA– EO13884] (Linked To: CONSORCIO VENEZOLANO DE INDUSTRIAS AERONAUTICAS Y SERVICIOS AEREOS, S.A.). Identified pursuant to E.O. 13884 as property in which CONVIASA, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13884, has an interest. 5. YV1007; Aircraft Model B737; Aircraft Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 23949; Aircraft Tail Number YV1007 (aircraft) [VENEZUELA– EO13884] (Linked To: CONSORCIO VENEZOLANO DE INDUSTRIAS AERONAUTICAS Y SERVICIOS AEREOS, S.A.). Identified pursuant to E.O. 13884 as property in which CONVIASA, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13884, has an interest. 6. YV1008; Aircraft Model ATR42; Aircraft Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 346; Aircraft Tail Number YV1008 (aircraft) [VENEZUELA– EO13884] (Linked To: CONSORCIO VENEZOLANO DE INDUSTRIAS AERONAUTICAS Y SERVICIOS AEREOS, S.A.). Identified pursuant to E.O. 13884 as property in which CONVIASA, an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13884, has an interest. 7. YV1009; Aircraft Model ATR42; Aircraft Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 487; Aircraft Tail Number YV1009 (aircraft) [VENEZUELA– EO13884] (Linked To: CONSORCIO VENEZOLANO DE INDUSTRIAS E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

[Docket No. TTB-2020-0001]


Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request (No. 81)

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, 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 January 4, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments on the information collections 
described in this document using one of the two methods described 
below--
     Internet: To submit comments electronically, use the 
comment form for this document posted on the ``Regulations.gov'' e-
rulemaking website at https://www.regulations.gov within Docket No. 
TTB-2019-0001.
     Mail: Send comments to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
Officer, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005.
    Please submit separate comments for each specific information 
collection described in this document. 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 listed TTB forms, and all 
comments received at https://www.regulations.gov within Docket No. TTB-
2019-0001. TTB has posted a link to that docket on its website at 
https://www.ttb.gov/forms/comment-on-form.shtml. You also may obtain 
paper copies of this document, the listed

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forms, and any comments received by contacting TTB's Paperwork 
Reduction Act Officer at the addresses or telephone number shown below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Hoover, Regulations and 
Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G 
Street NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; 202-453-1039, ext. 135; or 
[email protected] (please do not submit comments 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 described below, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
    Comments submitted in response to this document 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 an 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.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information has a valid OMB control number.

Information Collections Open for Comment

    Currently, we are seeking comments on the following forms, 
letterhead applications or notices, recordkeeping requirements, 
questionnaires, or surveys:

OMB Control No. 1513-0019

    Title: Application for Amended Basic Permit under the Federal 
Alcohol Administration Act.
    TTB Form Numbers: TTB F 5100.18.
    Abstract: The Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act), at 27 
U.S.C. 203, requires that a person apply for and receive a permit, 
known as a ``basic permit,'' to: (1) Import distilled spirits, wine, or 
malt beverages into the United States; (2) distill spirits or produce 
wine, rectify or blend distilled spirits or wine, or bottle and/or 
warehouse distilled spirits; or (3) purchase distilled spirits, wine, 
or malt beverages for resale at wholesale. The FAA Act, at 27 U.S.C. 
204, also imposes certain requirements for basic permits and authorizes 
the Secretary of the Treasury (the Secretary) to prescribe the manner 
and form of all applications for basic permits. The TTB regulations in 
27 CFR part 1 provide for the amendment of a basic permit using form 
TTB F 5100.18 when changes occur to the name, trade name, address, 
ownership, management, or control of the business. The collected 
information assists TTB in maintaining accurate information identifying 
the business and its location, and determining whether an applicant for 
an amended basic permit meets the statutory criteria for holding such a 
permit under the FAA Act.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this 
information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes 
only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is 
increasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden 
hours associated with this collection.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 8,550.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
     Number of Responses: 8,550.
     Average per-response Burden: 23 minutes.
     Total Burden: 3,278 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0028

    Title: Application for an Industrial Alcohol User Permit.
    TTB Form Number: TTB F 5150.22.
    Abstract: The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) at 26 U.S.C. 5271 
authorizes the Secretary to prescribe regulations requiring persons 
using tax-free alcohol for certain nonbeverage purposes (hospitals, 
laboratories, research centers, etc.) and persons using or dealing in 
specially denatured spirits (alcohol and/or rum) to apply for and 
receive a permit to do so prior to commencing business. Under that 
authority, the TTB regulations specify the use of TTB F 5150.22 as the 
application form for permits to deal in or use specially denatured 
spirits (alcohol/rum) (see 27 CFR 20.41), or to use tax-free alcohol 
for nonbeverage purposes (see 27 CFR 22.41). TTB uses the collected 
information to identify the applicant and the location of their 
business or entity, and to determine if the applicant is eligible to 
deal in or use specially denatured or use tax-free alcohol, and if the 
proposed operations conform to Federal laws and regulations.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this 
information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes 
only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is 
increasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden 
hours for this collection.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; State and local 
governments.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 2,710.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
     Number of Responses: 2,710.
     Average per-response Burden: 0.7 hour.
     Total Burden: 1,897.

OMB Control No. 1513-0033

    Title: Report--Manufacturer of Tobacco Products or Cigarette Papers 
and Tubes; Report--Manufacturer of Processed Tobacco.
    TTB Form Number: TTB F 5210.5 and TTB F 5250.1.
    Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5722 requires manufacturers of 
tobacco products, cigarette papers and tubes, or processed tobacco to 
make reports containing such information, in such form, at such times, 
and for such periods as the Secretary prescribes by regulation. The TTB 
regulations at 27 CFR 40.202, 40.422, and 40.522 prescribe the use of 
TTB F 5210.5 to report information about tobacco products and cigarette 
papers and tubes manufactured, received, and removed per month, and the 
use of TTB F 5250.1 to report information about processed tobacco 
manufactured, received, and removed per month. TTB uses the collected 
information to ensure that manufacturers have properly paid

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Federal excise taxes and are in compliance with applicable Federal law 
and regulations.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes or adjustments 
associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it 
for extension purposes only.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 235.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 2,820.
     Number of Responses: 12.
     Average per-response Burden: 1 hour.
     Total Burden: 2,820 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0034

    Title: Schedule of Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers or Tubes 
Withdrawn from the Market.
    TTB Form Number: TTB F 5200.7.
    Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5705 provides that a manufacturer or 
importer may receive credit for or refund of the Federal excise taxes 
paid on tobacco products, cigarette papers, or cigarette tubes 
withdrawn from the market if the Secretary is provided with 
satisfactory proof of the withdrawal. Under that IRC authority, the TTB 
regulations provide for the use of TTB F 5200.7 to identify tobacco 
products, cigarette papers, or cigarette tubes to be withdrawn from the 
market and the location of those articles. The form also documents the 
taxpayer's planned disposition of the articles (destroyed, reduced to 
materials, or returned to bond), and TTB's decision to witness or not 
witness that disposition. Taxpayers then file the completed TTB F 
5200.7 to support their subsequent claim for credit or refund of the 
excise taxes paid on the withdrawn articles. The collected information 
is necessary to protect the revenue as it allows TTB to determine if 
such a claim is valid.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes or adjustments 
associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it 
for extension purposes only.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 50.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 5.
     Number of Responses: 250.
     Average per-response Burden: 0.75 hour.
     Total Burden: 188 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0064

    Title: Importer's Records and Reports (TTB REC 5170/1).
    TTB Recordkeeping Number: TTB REC 5170/1.
    Abstract: Pursuant to chapter 51 of the IRC (26 U.S.C.) and the FAA 
Act at 27 U.S.C. 201 et seq., TTB regulates, among other things, the 
importation of distilled spirits, wine, and malt beverages. Pursuant to 
chapter 52 of the IRC (26 U.S.C.) TTB also regulates the importation of 
tobacco products, processed tobacco, and cigarette papers and tubes. 
Those statutory provisions are the basis of the TTB alcohol and tobacco 
regulations that require importers of those products to obtain permits 
and to submit certain information upon importation. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) and TTB use the information collected under this 
request to ensure that alcohol and tobacco product importers have the 
required permits, have paid the applicable taxes, and that commodities 
released from customs custody without payment of tax for transfer to a 
bonded facility are eligible for such release. TTB also uses this 
collection to ensure that imported alcohol product labels comply with 
FAA Act requirements. The reporting provisions allow for the submission 
of import-related information electronically along with the electronic 
submission of entry information to CBP. In addition, TTB uses the 
letterhead applications covered under this collection to evaluate 
requests to vary from the regulatory provisions. The collected 
information is necessary to ensure applicable tax revenue is paid and 
that alcohol and tobacco importers comply with Federal laws and 
regulations.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this 
information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes 
only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is 
decreasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden 
hours associated with this collection.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 10,550.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 6 (one).
     Number of Responses: 63,300.
     Average per-response Burden: 0.33 hour.
     Total Burden: 20,889 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0069

    Title: Tobacco Products Manufacturers--Supporting Records for 
Removals for the Use of the United States.
    Abstract: Under the IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5701, tobacco products and 
cigarette papers and tubes manufactured in or imported into the United 
States are subject to a Federal excise tax, and, under 26 U.S.C. 5741, 
all such manufacturers and importers must keep the records the 
Secretary prescribes by regulation. The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5704(b) 
provides that manufacturers may remove such articles, without payment 
of tax, ``for use of the United States'' under regulations issued by 
the Secretary. Under those IRC authorities, the TTB regulations at 27 
CFR 45.51 requires manufacturers to keep records that include 
information regarding the date of removal, the name and address of the 
receiving Federal agency, the kind and quantity of products removed, 
and, for large cigars, the sale price. The required records also must 
detail any such items that the agency returns to the manufacturer. The 
required records are necessary to ensure that products removed without 
payment of tax are delivered to a Federal agency for the authorized 
tax-exempt use.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes or adjustments 
associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it 
for extension purposes only.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 205.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
     Number of Responses: 205.
     Average per-response Burden: 1 hour.
     Total Burden: 205 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0073

    Title: Manufacturers of Nonbeverage Products--Records to Support 
Claims for Drawback (TTB REC 5530/2).
    TTB Recordkeeping Number: TTB REC 5530/2.
    Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C.5001 imposes Federal excise tax on 
distilled spirits produced or imported into the United States. The IRC 
at 26 U.S.C. 5111-5114, allows manufacturers of certain ``nonbeverage'' 
products that are unfit for beverage use--medicines, medicinal 
preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume--
to claim drawback (refund) of all but

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$1.00 per proof gallon of the excise tax paid on the distilled spirits 
used in the production of such products. Under these IRC authorities, 
TTB has issued regulations governing nonbeverage product drawback 
claims, contained in 27 CFR part 17, which includes a requirement to 
keep source records supporting such claims. The required records 
document the distilled spirits received, taxes paid, date used, the 
quantity and kind used in each product, other ingredients received and 
used (to validate formula compliance), amount of alcohol recovered, 
quantity of intermediate products transferred to other plants, and the 
disposition or purchaser of the products. The collected information 
helps prevent fraudulent claims and the diversion to beverage use of 
distilled spirits on which respondents claim nonbeverage drawback.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this 
information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes 
only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is 
increasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden 
hours associated with this collection.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 615.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
     Number of Responses: 615.
     Average per-response Burden: 21 hours.
     Total Burden: 12,915 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0075

    Title: Proprietors or Claimants Exporting Liquors (TTB REC 5900/1).
    TTB Recordkeeping Number: TTB REC 5900/1.
    Abstract: Under the IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5053, 5214, and 5362, 
distilled spirits, wine, and beer may be exported without payment of 
Federal excise tax. Under the IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5055 and 5062, taxpaid 
distilled spirits, wine, and beer may be exported and the exporter may 
claim drawback (refund) of the taxes paid. To prevent payment of 
fraudulent or incorrect drawback claims, the TTB regulations in 27 CFR 
part 28 require exporters to keep and make available records of 
pertinent Customs and TTB forms and commercial records documenting the 
export of taxpaid alcohol beverages for which they will claim drawback.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes or adjustments 
associated with this information collection, and TTB is submitting it 
for extension purposes only.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 750.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
     Number of Responses: 750.
     Average per-response Burden: 1 hour.
     Total Burden: 750 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0099

    Title: Administrative Remedies--Requests for Closing Agreements.
    Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 7121 authorizes the Secretary to 
enter into a written agreement with any person, or their agent, 
relating to the liability of that person for any internal revenue tax 
for any taxable period. Under that authority, TTB has issued 
regulations at 27 CFR 70.485 pertaining to such ``closing agreements.'' 
Specific to this information collection, that regulation requires a 
taxpayer or their agent to submit a written request to TTB to enter 
into a closing agreement to resolve excise tax matters. TTB uses the 
information collected in the request and any attached supporting 
documentation to determine whether the Bureau should pursue a closing 
agreement with the taxpayer. Closing agreements allow TTB and a 
taxpayer to resolve tax liability matters prior to any adversarial 
legal or administrative proceedings.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this 
information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes 
only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is 
increasing the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden 
hours associated with this collection.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 10.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
     Number of Responses: 10.
     Average per-response Burden: 1 hour.
     Total Burden: 10 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0101

    Title: Marks and Notices on Packages of Tobacco Products (TTB REC 
5210/13.
    TTB Recordkeeping Number: TTB REC 5210/3.
    Abstract: The IRC at 26 U.S.C. 5723(b) requires packages of tobacco 
products, processed tobacco, and cigarette paper or tubes to bear the 
marks, labels, and notices required by regulation. Under that 
authority, the TTB tobacco regulations in 27 CFR parts 40, 41, 44, and 
45 require packages of domestic and imported tobacco products to bear 
certain marks identifying the product sufficient to determine its 
excise tax class, and the product's quantity or weight, depending on 
the basis of the tax. The regulations also require certain notices on 
the packages (or shipping containers) of tobacco products intended for 
export or use of the United States, as those products may be removed 
without tax payment or with benefit of tax drawback. The disclosed 
information identifies tobacco products, and the appearance of the 
notices on the packages helps to identify the products if diverted into 
the domestic market after withdrawal without payment of tax or with 
benefit of tax drawback into the domestic market.
    Current Actions: Previously, TTB reported that this collection 
consisted entirely of usual and customary labels, marks, and notices 
placed by respondents on tobacco product packages. However, TTB 
believes that the labeling on packages of tobacco products intended for 
export or for the use the United States indicating the tax-exempt 
status of such products may not be a usual and customary business 
practice (see 27 CFR 44.185 and 45.46, respectively). Therefore, TTB is 
adding one hour of burden per respondent to account for such labeling.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 724.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
     Number of Responses: 724.
     Average per-response Burden: 1 hour.
     Total Burden: 724 hours.

OMB Control No. 1513-0121

    Title: Labeling of Major Food Allergens and Petitions for 
Exemption.
    Abstract: The FAA Act at 27 U.S.C. 205(e) authorizes the Secretary 
to issue regulations regarding the labeling of wine, distilled spirits, 
and malt beverages in order to, among other things, prohibit consumer 
deception and ensure that labels provide consumers with adequate 
information as to the identity and quality of such products. Under this 
authority, the TTB

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regulations provide for the voluntary labeling of major food allergens 
used in the production of alcohol beverages. (As defined in the Food 
Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (118 Stat. 905)), 
the major food allergens are milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, 
tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.) Under the TTB regulations, if 
the bottler declares any one major food allergen, then all major food 
allergens used in the product must be declared on the label, except 
when TTB has approved a petition for exemption from such labeling. This 
information collection includes the labeling of allergens and petitions 
for exemption.
    Current Actions: There are no program changes associated with this 
information collection, and TTB is submitting it for extension purposes 
only. As for adjustments, due to changes in agency estimates, TTB is 
increase the number of annual respondents, responses, and burden hours 
associated with this collection.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
Estimated Annual Burden
     Number of Respondents: 700.
     Average Responses per Respondent: 1 (one).
     Number of Responses: 700.
     Average per-response Burden: 49 minutes.
     Total Burden: 572 hours.

    Dated: October 28, 2020.
Amy R. Greenberg,
Director, Regulations and Rulings Division.
[FR Doc. 2020-24199 Filed 11-2-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4810-31-P