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Agency Information Collection Activities: Serially Numbered Substantial Containers Entering the United States Duty-Free

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Proposed collection; comments requested.

SUMMARY:

CBP 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: Serially Numbered Substantial Containers Entering the U.S. Duty-Free. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 47509) on August 17, 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 20, 2006.

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 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: Serially Numbered Substantial Containers Entering the U.S. Duty-Free.

OMB Number: 1651-0035.

Form Number: N/A.

Abstract: Marking is used to provide for duty-free entry of holders or containers that were manufactured in the United States, exported, and then returned without having been advanced in value or improved in condition. The regulations provide for duty-free entry of holders or containers of foreign manufacture if duty has been paid previously.

Current Actions: This submission is to extend the expiration date without a change to the burden hours.

Type of Review: Extension (without change).

Affected Public: Businesses, or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 4.5 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90.

Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $1,350.

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: October 12, 2006.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch.

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[FR Doc. E6-17443 Filed 10-18-06; 8:45 am]

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