Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.
Proposed collection; comments requested.
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: Application for Allowance in Duties. 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 from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 47508) 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.
Written comments should be received on or before November 20, 2006.
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.End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 agency's/component's 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 Start Printed Page 61792collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
Title: Application for Allowance in Duties.
OMB Number: 1651-0007.
Form Number: Form CBP-4315.
Abstract: This collection is required by the CBP in instances of claims of damaged or defective merchandise on which an allowance in duty is made in the liquidation of the entry. The information is used to substantiate importer's claims for such duty allowances.
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, Individuals, Institutions.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
Estimated Time per Respondent: 8 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600.
Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $29,000.
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.Start Signature
Dated: October 12, 2006.
Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch.
[FR Doc. E6-17444 Filed 10-18-06; 8:45 am]
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