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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Invoice

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Notice and request for comments.


As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, 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 Commercial Invoice. 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 22, 2004, 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.

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Requests for additional information should be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Attn.: Tracey Denning, Room 3.2.C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20229, Tel. (202) 344-1429.

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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; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimates and ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology, as well as other relevant aspects of the information collection. 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: Commercial Invoice.

OMB Number: 1651-0090.

Form Number: N/A.

Abstract: The collection of the Commercial Invoice is necessary for the proper assessment of duties. The invoice(s) is attached to the CBP Form 7501. The information which is supplied by the foreign shipper is used to ensure compliance with statues and regulations.

Current Actions: There are no changes to the information collection. This submission is being submitted to extend the expiration date.

Type of Review: Extension (without change).

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,500,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 seconds.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 130,200.

Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $2,050,650.00.

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Dated: September 14, 2004.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Group.

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[FR Doc. 04-21158 Filed 9-20-04; 8:45 am]