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Info Collections on Firearms and Explosives Dairy TRQs, Transshipped Goods Under Review

Friday, December 20, 2013
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The Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is requesting comments no later than Feb. 18 on the proposed extension of the following information collections.

- Form ATF F 5300.11, Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report: ATF collects this data for the purpose of witness qualifications, congressional investigations, court decision and disclosure, and furnishing information to other federal agencies.

- Form ATF REC 5400/1, Inventories, Licensed Explosives Importers, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Permittees: The records show the explosive material inventories of those persons engaged in various activities within the explosives industry and are used by the government as initial figures from which an audit trail can be developed during the course of a compliance inspection or criminal investigation. Licensees and permittees must keep records on the business premises for five years from the date a transaction occurs or until the discontinuance of business or operations by licensees or permittees.

The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is inviting comments through Jan. 21 on the proposed extension of an information collection associated with the regulation that governs the administration of the import licensing system applicable to most dairy products subject to tariff-rate quotas. The importation of most cheese made from cow’s milk and certain non-cheese dairy articles (butter, dried milks and butter substitutes) are subject to TRQs and must be accompanied by an import license issued by USDA to enter at the lower tariff. Importers without licenses may enter these dairy articles but are required to pay the higher tariff.

The Bureau of Industry and Security is accepting comments through Jan. 21 on the proposed extension of an information collection entitled “Triangular Transactions Covered by a U.S. Import Certificate.” This collection provides a means to authorize approved imports to the U.S. to be transshipped to another destination instead of being imported to the U.S. as approved on an International Import Certificate. A triangular symbol is stamped on import certificates as notification that the importer does not intend to import or retain the items in the country issuing the certificate but that in any case the items will not be delivered to any other destination except in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations.

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