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February 7, 2014


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! We hope you had a jaunty and cheerful week! This week's top stories include an announcement about the new director for ALFD, information about our most recent information collection notice, resources to help you understand the information collection approval process, and a list of the past week's most popular Wine pages at TTB.gov/.

JANET SCALESE NAMED AS DIRECTOR FOR TTB'S ADVERTISING, LABELING AND FORMULATION DIVISION

Our Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division (ALFD) has a new director! Effective February 9, Janet Scalese will be the new director of ALFD. Scalese is currently ALFD's acting director. Before joining ALFD, Scalese was chief of TTB's Nonbeverage Products Laboratory and has 30 years of experience in the alcohol industry.

TTB PUBLISHES INFORMATION COLLECTION NOTICE IN JAN 31, 2014 FEDERAL REGISTER

We are accepting comments through April 1 on an information collection notice we published in the January 31, 2014 edition of the Federal Register, concerning seven of TTB's information collections.

To view the notice, forms, and comments related to this notice, go to Docket No. TTB-2014-0002 at Regulations.gov/.  We have also published a direct link to that docket on our TTB.gov/ Commenting on a Form and Information Collection Notices pages.

If you'd like to submit a comment electronically, use the Regulations.gov/ comment form for this notice. To submit comments by postal mail or hand delivery, see the instructions in the notice.

In this notice, TTB is requesting comments on the following information collections:

  • Tax Information Authorization
  • Referral of Information
  • Brewer's Bond, Brewer's Bond Continuation Certificate, Brewer's Collateral Bond, and Brewer's Collateral Bond Continuation Certificate
  • Notice of Release of Tobacco Products, Cigarette Papers, or Cigarette Tubes
  • Usual and Customary Business Records Maintained by Brewers
  • Recordkeeping for Tobacco Products Removed in Bond from a Manufacturer's Premises for Experimental Purposes - 27 CFR 40.232(e)
  • Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery

UNDERSTANDING THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT AND THE INFORMATION COLLECTION APPROVAL PROCESS

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 provides the statutory framework for the Federal government's collection, use, and dissemination of information.  Among other things, the Act requires that every three years federal agencies seek public comment on their proposed and existing "information collections"—in other words, their forms, recordkeeping requirements, questionnaires, surveys, and the like—and submit all information collections to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, for review and approval.  You can learn more about the Paperwork Reduction Act and OMB's information collection review process at Reginfo.gov/.

As part of the information collection approval process, we solicit public comments on particular forms, recordkeeping requirements, and other information collections by periodically publishing information collection notices in the Federal Register.

Beginning in 2014, we will post these published information collection notices, and accept public comments on them, at Regulations.gov/.  You also have the option to submit written comments via U.S. mail or hand delivery, as described in each notice.  We will no longer accept comments on information collections via email or fax.

We will post our information collection notices, including links to the appropriate Regulations.gov/ dockets, on our TTB.gov/ Commenting on a Form and Information Collection Notices pages.  You also may sign up for email updates about forms and the publication of information collection notices.  We appreciate your feedback on our information collections, and we will consider your comments as we revise our forms and other information collection products.

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