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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request

AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
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 April 20, 2009.
ADDRESSES: * P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044-4412;

* 202-927-8525 (facsimile); or

*formcomments@ttb.gov(e-mail).

Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection's title, form or recordkeeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment. If you submit your comment via facsimile, send no more than five 8.5 x 11 inch pages in order to ensure electronic access to our equipment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information, copies of the information collection and its instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Mary A. Wood, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044-4412; or telephone 202-927-8210.
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. 3501et 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 not do 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 records and forms:

Title:Labeling and Advertising Requirements under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.

OMB Number:1513-0087.

TTB Recordkeeping Number:5100/1.

Abstract:Bottlers and importers of alcohol beverages must adhere to numerous performance standards for statements made on labels and in advertisements of alcohol beverages. These performance standards include minimum mandatory labeling and advertising statements.

Current Actions:We are making minor corrections to this information collection and are submitting it as a revision.

Type of Review:Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public:Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents:6,060.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:6,060.

Title:Beer for Exportation.

OMB Number:1513-0114.

TTB Form Number:5130.12.

Abstract:Untaxpaid beer may be removed from a brewery for exportation without payment of the excise tax normally due on removal. In order to ensure that exportation took place as claimed and that untaxpaid beer does not reach the domestic market, TTB requires certification on TTB F 5130.12.

Current Actions:We are making minor corrections to this information collection and are submitting it as a revision.

Type of Review:Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public:Business or other for-profit and Federal Government.

Estimated Number of Respondents:60.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:5,940.

Title:Usual and Customary Business Records Relating to Wine.

OMB Number:1513-0115.

TTB Recordkeeping Number:5120/1.

Abstract: TTB routinely inspects wineries' usual and customary business records to ensure the proper payment of wine excise taxes due to the Federal Government. TTB believes that regulated individuals can not succeed in business without maintaining these records which control the manufacture and sale of wine.

Current Actions:We are making minor corrections to this information collection and are submitting it as a revision.

Type of Review:Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public:Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents:4,676.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:468.

Title:Bond for Drawback under 26 U.S.C. 5131.

OMB Number:1513-0116.

TTB Form Number:5154.3.

Abstract:Businesses that use taxpaid alcohol to manufacture nonbeverage products may file a claim for drawback (refund or remittance). Claims may be filed monthly or quarterly. Monthly claimants must file a bond on TTB F 5154.3 to protect the Government's interest.

Current Actions:We are making minor corrections to this information collection and are submitting it as a revision.

Type of Review:Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public:Business and other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents:52.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:10.

Title:Label of Major Food Allergens.

OMB Number:1513-0121.

TTB Recordkeeping/Form Number:None.

Abstract:The collection of information requires labeling of major food allergens used in the production of alcohol beverages and corresponds to the amendments to the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act ( FDC Act) in Title II of Pub. L. 108-282, 118 Stat. 905.

Current Actions:We are making minor corrections to this information collection and are submitting it as a revision.

Type of Review:Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public:Business and other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents:5,000.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:3,700.

Dated: February 9, 2009. Francis W. Foote, Director, Regulations and Rulings Division.