Notice and request for comments.
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Customs Declaration. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Written comments should be received on or before November 3, 2003, to be assured of consideration.
Direct all written comments to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Information Services Group, Room 3.2.C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information should be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Attn.: Tracey Denning, Rm 3.2.C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20229, Tel. (202) 927-1429.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address: (1) 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) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operations, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. 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: Customs Declaration.
OMB Number: 1651-0009.
Form Number: CBP Form 6059B.
Abstract: The Customs Declaration, CBP Form 6059B, requires basic information to facilitate the clearance of persons and goods arriving in the United States and helps CBP officers determine if any duties of taxes are due. The form is also used for the enforcement of CBP and other agencies laws and regulations. CBP is proposing to revise this form by expanding question number 11 (which asks about agricultural items entering the U.S.) to include “vegetables” and “seeds.”
Current Actions: This information collection includes some increases due to new information that will be collected. This submission is being submitted as a revision to a current collection.
Type of Review: Revision to an existing collection.
Affected Public: Traveling public.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000,000.
Estimated Time Per Respondent: 4 minutes and 5 seconds.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,038,000.
Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: N/A.Start Signature
Dated: August 25, 2003.
Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch.
[FR Doc. 03-22389 Filed 9-2-03; 8:45 am]
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