[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 141 (Thursday, July 23, 1998)]
[Page 39637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-19683]



Internal Revenue Service

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury.

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. 
    Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing 
final regulation, PS-89-91 (TD 8622), Exports of Chemicals That Deplete 
the Ozone Layer; Special Rules for Certain Medical Uses of Chemicals 
That Deplete the Ozone Layer (Secs. 52.4682-2(b), 52.4682-2(d), 
52.4682-5(d), and 52.4682-5(f)).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 21, 
1998 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Garrick R. Shear, Internal 
Revenue Service, room 5571, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20224.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the regulation should be directed to Carol Savage, (202) 622-
3945, Internal Revenue Service, room 5569, 1111 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20224.

    Title: Exports of Chemicals That Deplete the Ozone Layer; Special 
Rules for Certain Medical Uses of Chemicals That Deplete the Ozone 
    OMB Number: 1545-1361.
    Regulation Project Number: PS-89-91.
    Abstract: This regulation provides reporting and recordkeeping 
rules relating to taxes imposed on exports of ozone-depleting chemicals 
(ODCs), taxes imposed on ODCs used as medical sterilants or propellants 
in metered-dose inhalers, and floor stocks taxes on ODCs. The rules 
affect persons who manufacture, import, export, sell, or use ODCs.
    Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Recordkeepers: 705.
    Estimated Time Per Recordkeeper: 12 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Recordkeeping Burden Hours: 141.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 600.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: 60.
    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 
information covered by this notice:
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records 
relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as 
their contents may become material in the administration of any 
internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information 
are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103.

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.

    Approved: July 20, 1998.
Garrick R. Shear,
IRS Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-19683 Filed 7-22-98; 8:45 am]