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Agency Information Collection Activities: Jade Act

Action

60 Day Notice And Request For Comments; Extension Of An Existing Collection Of Information: 1651 0133.

Summary

As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the JADE Act. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

 

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Written comments should be received on or before March 12, 2012, to be assured of consideration.

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Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

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Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at (202) 325-0265.

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CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13). The comments should address: (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 estimates 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 including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: JADE Act.

OMB Number: 1651-0133.

Form Number: None.

Abstract: The Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008 (JADE Act) prohibits the importation of “Burmese covered articles” (jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma), and sets forth conditions for the importation of “non-Burmese covered articles” (jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from a country other than Burma).

In order to implement the provisions of this Act, CBP requires that the importer enter the specific HTSUS subheading for jadeite, rubies or articles containing jadeite or rubies on the CBP Form 7501, Entry Summary, which serves as the importer's certification. In addition, at the time of entry, the importer must have in his or her possession a certification from the exporter certifying that the conditions of the JADE Act have been met. Importers must keep this certification in their records and make it available to CBP upon request.

This information collection is authorized by Public Law 110-286 and provided for by 19 CFR 12.151. Guidance regarding how to comply with the JADE Act is on the CBP Web site at: http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/trade_programs/entry_summary/laws/public_law/jade_act.ctt/jade_act.pdf

Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected.

Type of Review: Extension (without change).

Affected Public: Businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,197.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 20.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 443,940.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 74,005.

Dated: January 9, 2012.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

[FR Doc. 2012-480 Filed 1-11-12; 8:45 am]

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