[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 42 (Monday, March 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14120-14121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04872]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

[OMB Number 1140-0055]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comments Requested: Identification of Explosive Materials

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will be submitting the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published 
to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted for ``sixty days'' until May 3, 2013. 
This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
    If you have comments especially on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please contact Anita Scheddel, Explosives Industry 
Programs Branch at eipb-informationcollection@atf.gov.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
four points:

--Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
--Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
--Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and
--Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Summary of Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Identification of Explosive 
Materials.
    (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: None. 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other for-profit. Other: 
None.
    Need for Collection:
    The regulations of 27 CFR 555.109 require that manufacturers of 
explosive

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materials place marks of identification on the materials manufactured. 
Marking of explosives enables law enforcement entities to more 
effectively trace explosives from the manufacturer through the 
distribution chain to the end purchaser. This process is used as a tool 
in criminal enforcement activities.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated 
that 2,184 respondents will respond to this information collection. 
Estimated time for a respondent to respond is none. Manufacturers are 
required to place markings on explosives, therefore, the burden hours 
are considered usual and customary. 5 CFR 1320.3(b)(2) states, there is 
no burden when the collection of information is usual and customary.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The estimated annual total burden hours associated 
with this collection is 1 hour.
    If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice 
Management Division, Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 
145 N Street NE., Room 3W-1407B, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: February 27, 2013.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2013-04872 Filed 3-1-13; 8:45 am]
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