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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application To Use the 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 proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 12380) on March 10, 2006, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. 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)).

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DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before June 19, 2006, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget Desk Officer at Nathan.Lesser@omb.eop.gov.

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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 (Pub. L. 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 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: Application to Use ACE.

OMB Number: 1651-0105.

Form Number: None.

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

Current Actions: This document is being submitted to extend the expiration date.

Type of Review: Extension (with change).

Affected Public: Businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,930.

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

If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3.2.C, Washington, DC 20229, at 202-344-1429.

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Dated: May 11, 2006.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch.

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[FR Doc. E6-7597 Filed 5-17-06; 8:45 am]

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