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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application to Use Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

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AGENCY:

Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

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 Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before May 9, 2006, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). 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) 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 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: Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).

OMB Number: 1651-0105.

Form Number: N/A.

Abstract: CBP collects basic information from companies participating in ACE pilots in order to establish an account structure for each company.

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

Type of Review: Extension.

Affected Public: Businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,100.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 2 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 33.

Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: N/A.

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Dated: March 1, 2006.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch.

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[FR Doc. E6-3379 Filed 3-9-06; 8:45 am]

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