[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 182 (Thursday, September 19, 2002)]
[Pages 59095-59096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-23753]



Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: 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 take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms 
within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning 
the Open Letter to Federal Firearms Licensees.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 18, 
2002 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Firearms, Linda Barnes, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20226, (202) 927-8930.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to Vivian 
Pena, Firearms Programs Division, 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-7770.

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    Title: Open Letter to Federal Firearms Licensees.
    OMB Number: 1512-0552.
    Abstract: The FBI has informed ATF that thousands of licensees have 
failed to enroll with them to conduct a national instant criminal 
background check system (NICS). The Open Letter to Federal Firearms 
Licensees informs the non-enrolled licensees that they cannot transfer 
a firearm to a nonlicensed individual without first contacting the FBI 
and conducting a NICS check.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to this information 
collection and it is being submitted for extension purposes only.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 306.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited 
on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information 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 information.

    Dated: September 11, 2002.
William T. Earle,
Assistant Director (Management) CFO.
[FR Doc. 02-23753 Filed 9-18-02; 8:45 am]