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Agency Information Collection Activities: Drawback Process Regulations

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AGENCY:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

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ACTION:

30-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection with a change to the burden hours: 1651-0075; proposed collection; comments requested.

SUMMARY:

U.S. 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: Drawback Process Regulations. This is a proposed extension with a change to the burden hours 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 form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 15764) on March 25, 2008, allowing for a 60-day comment period. Three public comments were received. CBP will respond to these comments. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before July 28, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

U.S. 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 (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: Drawback Process Regulations.

OMB Number: 1651-0075.

Form Number: Forms CBP-7551, 7552, 7553.

Abstract: The information is to be used by CBP officers to expedite the filing and processing of drawback claims, while maintaining necessary enforcement information to maintain effective administrative oversight over the drawback program.

Current Actions: This submission is being submitted to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours.

Type of Review: Extension (with change).

Affected Public: Businesses, Institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,150.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 163,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 34 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 93,250.

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

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Dated: June 23, 2008.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. E8-14570 Filed 6-26-08; 8:45 am]

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