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Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Customs Declaration (Form 6059-B)

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ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Customs Declaration. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 12387) on March 10, 2006, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before November 2, 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:

The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encourages the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13). Your comments should address one of the following four points:

(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Title: Customs Declaration

OMB Number: 1651-0009

Form Number: CBP Form 6059-B

Abstract: The Customs Declaration, CBP Form 6059-B, 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.

Current Actions: Extension without change.

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

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: September 26, 2006.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch.

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[FR Doc. E6-16313 Filed 10-2-06; 8:45 am]

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