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16548 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

61 / Thursday, March 31, 2005 / Notices

unable to consider approval of these This notice is filed under 49 CFR Respondents: Federal Government,
FIRC programs due to standing policy. 1180.2(d)(8). If it contains false or State, Local, or Tribal Government.
However, it has become apparent that misleading information, the exemption Estimated Number of Respondents:
existing FAA policy does not best serve is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the 56.
the flight training community. exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) Estimated Burden Hours Per
Accordingly, that policy is hereby may be filed at any time. The filing of Respondent: 403 Hours.
rescinded. a petition to revoke will not Frequency of Response:
The FAA encourages training automatically stay the transaction. Recordkeeping Annually.
providers who wish to develop new An original and 10 copies of all Estimated Total Reporting Burden:
FIRC programs to contact the AFS–800 pleadings, referring to STB Finance 22,579 Hours.
organization for further details Docket No. 34675, must be filed with Clearance Officer: Jiovannah L. Diggs,
concerning the approval process. These the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 (202) 874–7662, Financial Management
same providers should also familiarize K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– Service, Administrative Programs
themselves with the contents of AC61– 0001. In addition, a copy of each Division, Records and Information
83E, as well as Volumes 1–3 of the pleading must be served on Sarah W. Management Program, 3700 East West
FAA/Industry Training Standards Bailiff, 2500 Lou Menk Drive, P.O. Box Highway, Room 144, Hyattsville, MD
(FITS) and System Safety training 961039, Fort Worth, TX 76161–0039. 20782.
documents located on the FAA’s Web Board decisions and notices are OMB Reviewer: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr.,
site at http://www.faa.gov/avr/afs/FITS/ available on our Web site at ‘‘http:// (202) 395–7316, Office of Management
training.cfm. www.stb.dot.gov.’’ and Budget, Room 10235, New
Issued in Washington DC on March 28,
Executive Office Building, Washington,
Decided: March 23, 2005. DC 20503.
By the Board, David M. Konschnik,
Robert A. Wright, Director, Office of Proceedings. Christopher L. Davis,
Manager, General Aviation and Commercial Vernon A. Williams, Treasury PRA Assistant.
Division. [FR Doc. 05–6365 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am]
[FR Doc. 05–6387 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–35–P
[FR Doc. 05–6130 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am]


DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade
Surface Transportation Board Bureau
Submission for OMB Review;
[STB Finance Docket No. 34675] Comment Request Proposed Information Collection;
BNSF Railway Company—Temporary March 28, 2005. Comment Request
Trackage Rights Exemption—The The Department of the Treasury has AGENCY: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and
Kansas City Southern Railway submitted the following public Trade Bureau (TTB), Treasury.
Company information collection requirement(s) to ACTION: Notice and request for
The Kansas City Southern Railway OMB for review and clearance under the comments.
Company (KCS) has agreed to grant Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
temporary overhead trackage rights to Public Law 104–13. Copies of the SUMMARY: The Department of the
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) over submission(s) may be obtained by Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and
KCS’s rail line between Jefferson, TX, calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Trade Bureau, as part of its continuing
and Metro, TX, a distance of Officer listed. Comments regarding this effort to reduce paperwork and
approximately 200.9 miles. information collection should be respondent burden, invites the public
The transaction was scheduled to be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and other Federal agencies to comment
consummated on March 23, 2005, and and to the Treasury Department on proposed and continuing
the temporary trackage rights are Clearance Officer, Department of the information collections, as required by
intended to expire on May 20, 2005. The Treasury, Room 11000,1750 the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
purpose of the temporary trackage rights Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Currently, we
is to allow BNSF to bridge its train Washington, DC 20220. are seeking comments on the TTB
service while its main lines are out of DATES: Written comments should be Questionnaire titled ‘‘Methanol Levels &
service due to programmed track, received on or before May 2, 2005 to be Good Manufacturing Practices for Fruit
roadbed, and structural maintenance. assured of consideration. Brandies.’’
As a condition to this exemption, any DATES: We must receive your written
employee affected by the acquisition of Financial Management Service (FMS) comments on or before May 31, 2005.
the temporary trackage rights will be OMB Number: 1510–0061. ADDRESSES: You may send comments to
protected by the conditions imposed in Regulation Number: PL–101–453. Jeffrey A. Salisbury, Alcohol and
Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.—Trackage Type of Review: Extension. Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, at any
Rights—BN, 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as Title: ‘‘CMIA’’ Annual Report and of these addresses:
modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.— Interest Calculation Cost Claims. • P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC
Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 Description: PL 101–453 requires that 20044–4412;
(1980), and any employee affected by States and Territories must report • 202–927–8525 (facsimile); or
the discontinuance of those trackage interest liabilities for major Federal • formcomments@ttb.gov (e-mail).
rights will be protected by the assistant programs annually. States and Please reference the information
conditions set out in Oregon Short Line Territories may report interest collection’s title in your comment. If
R. Co.—Abandonment—Goshen, 360 calculation cost claims for you submit your comment via facsimile,
I.C.C. 91 (1979). compensation of administrative costs. send no more than five 8.5 x 11 inch

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pages in order to ensure electronic brandy, which is currently 0.35% by 14. Are your fruit brandies aged
access to our equipment. volume. Consequently, FDA is also before bottling? If yes, please describe
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To considering revising or replacing their the aging process and the aging period.
obtain additional information, copies of current guidance on fruit brandy (see Also, please indicate the proof of the
the information collection and its Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) product before and after aging.
instructions, or copies of any comments 7119.09, October 1, 1980). As part of
15. What quality control practices do
received, contact Jeffrey A. Salisbury, this effort, FDA has requested TTB’s
you use, other than those previously
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade assistance to identify current
manufacturing practices in the mentioned, to control the level of
Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, methanol in your finished fruit
DC 20044–4412; or telephone 202–927– production of brandy. Based on the
information obtained in the survey, FDA brandies?
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: may identify good manufacturing 16. Do you monitor the level of
Title: Methanol Levels & Good practices used to make fruit brandies methanol in your fruit brandies? If you
Manufacturing Practices for Fruit and utilize such information in do monitor the level of methanol,
Brandies. developing guidance for industry. describe your monitoring process and
OMB Number: To be assigned. Accordingly, responses to the provide data on methanol levels for the
Abstract: TTB has authority under the following questions will provide TTB past 3 years.
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, Title 26 with the required information to
Current Actions: New information
U.S.C., and the Federal Alcohol identify good manufacturing practices
in the making of fruit brandy. collection.
Administration Act (FAA Act), 27
U.S.C. 201 et seq., over distilled spirits, Type of Review: Regular.
wines, and malt beverage products. Affected Public: Business or other for-
1. Where is your distilled spirits profit.
Section 105 of the FAA Act provides
plant(s) located?
TTB with the authority to promulgate Estimated Number of Respondents:
2. On average, how much fruit
regulations regarding the labeling and 43.
brandy, by volume, do you produce in
advertising of alcohol beverages to
one year? (If you produce brandy from Estimated Total Annual Burden
provide consumers with adequate
more than one fruit, please provide a Hours: 91.75.
information concerning the identity and
breakdown of production volume by
quality of such products. Request for Comments
each type of fruit).
TTB is proposing a voluntary
3. What percentage of fruit brandy
collection of information from fruit Comments submitted in response to
produced by you is sold in the United
brandy producers and importers to this notice will be included or
States? (If you produce brandy from
identify good manufacturing practices summarized in our request for Office of
more than one fruit, please provide a
used in producing fruit brandies. Under Management and Budget (OMB)
breakdown of production volume by
the Memorandum of Understanding approval of this information collection.
each type of fruit).
Between the Food and Drug 4. From what geographic location do All comments are part of the public
Administration (FDA) and the Bureau of you obtain the fruit used in the record and subject to disclosure. Please
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (TTB’s production of your fruit brandies? do not include any confidential or
predecessor agency), 52 FR 45502, 5. What quality control procedures do inappropriate material in your
November 30, 1987 (MOU), (still in you have in place regarding the fruit comments.
force after the Homeland Security Act of used in your brandy production? (i.e.
2002, which established TTB), TTB is We invite comments on: (a) Whether
inspections, age of fruit, condition this information collection is necessary
responsible for testing alcohol beverages requirements, washing, etc.)
for the presence of substances, which if for the proper performance of the
6. How do you prepare the fruit to
detected, may make the product agency’s functions, including whether
create the mash for fermentation?
adulterated under the Federal Food, 7. Do you use any additional enzymes the information has practical utility; (b)
Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938, as in the mash to aid in the fermentation? the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of
amended, 21 U.S.C. 301, et seq. (FD & If so, please describe the specific the information collection’s burden; (c)
C Act). TTB may in certain instances enzymes that you are using. ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
seek a ‘‘health hazard evaluation’’ from 8. Please describe the type of still you clarity of the information collected; (d)
FDA to determine if a particular alcohol use in the production of your fruit ways to minimize the information
beverage is adulterated under the FD & brandies. (e.g. Pot, Alembic, Pot collection’s burden on respondents,
C Act. As a result of FDA’s Rectified, Armagnac, Continuous, including through the use of automated
recommendations, TTB may take Other). collection techniques or other forms of
enforcement action against importers 9. What is the degree of proof of your information technology; and (e)
and manufacturers in cases involving fruit brandies at distillation, before estimates of capital or start-up costs and
adulterated alcohol beverages based dilution and bottling? costs of operation, maintenance, and
upon violations of TTB laws. 10. In the case of brandies produced purchase of services to provide the
With regard to methanol and fruit by pot still, what is the composite proof requested information.
brandy specifically, FDA is responsible at distillation?
for issuing guidance on the safe level of 11. What is the heads/tails cutoff Dated: March 25, 2005.
methanol in fruit brandy marketed to distillation and how do you determine William H. Foster,
consumers, while TTB is responsible for the cutoff points? Chief, Regulations and Procedures Division.
testing the level of methanol in fruit 12. What is your process for diluting [FR Doc. 05–6346 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am]
brandy to determine if it is adulterated the distillate in order to adjust the proof BILLING CODE 4810–31–P
under the FD & C Act. FDA is for bottling?
considering revising the maximum 13. What is the proof of your finished
permitted level of methanol in fruit product after bottling?

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