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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Cost Submission

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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 Cost Submission. 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.


Direct all written comments to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Information Services Group, Room 3.2.C, Attn.: Tracey Denning, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229.

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Requests for additional information should be directed 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: (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; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (5) 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: Cost Submission.

OMB number: 1651-0028.

Form number: Form CBP-247.

Abstract: These Cost Submissions, Form CBP-247, are used by importers to furnish cost information to CBP which serves as the basis to establish the appraised value of imported merchandise.Start Printed Page 56450

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: Businesses, Individuals, Institutions.

Estimated number of respondents: 1,000.

Estimated time per respondent: 50 hours.

Estimated total annual burden hours: 50,000.

Estimated total annualized cost on the public: $1,089,000.

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Dated: September 14, 2004.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Group.

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[FR Doc. 04-21164 Filed 9-20-04; 8:45 am]