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Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

60-Day Notice and request for comments; Revision of an existing collection of information: 1651-0014.

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 Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles (Form 3299). 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)).

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before November 20, 2009, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

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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) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). 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: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles.Start Printed Page 48093

OMB Number: 1651-0014.

Form Number: Form 3299.

Abstract: The Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles,

Form 3299, is prepared by individuals or a broker acting as an agent for the individual, or in some cases, the CBP officer. This Form allows individuals to claim duty-free entry of personal and household effects that do not accompany the individual upon his or her arrival in the United States.

Current Actions: CBP is proposing to increase the burden hours associated with this collection of information as a result of increasing the estimated time per response from 10 minutes to 45 minutes for Form 3299.

Type of Review: Extension (with change).

Affected Public: Individuals, Businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 150,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 112,500.

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Dated: September 16, 2009.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. E9-22679 Filed 9-18-09; 8:45 am]

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