U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security.
60-Day Notice and request for comments; Revision of an existing collection of information: 1651-0009.
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 Customs Declaration. 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)).
Written comments should be received on or before December 7, 2009, to be assured of consideration.
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.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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: Customs Declaration.
OMB Number: 1651-0009.
Form Number: CBP Form 6059B.
Abstract: The Customs Declaration, CBP Form 6059B, requires basic information to facilitate the clearance of persons and goods arriving in the United States and helps CBP officers determine if any duties or taxes are due. The form is also used for the enforcement of CBP and other agencies laws and regulations. CBP proposes to increase the burden hours for this collection as a result of better estimates regarding the number of respondents filling out the Form 6059B. Specifically, CBP is revising the number of respondents to this information collection from 60,000,000 to 105,606,000. This increase in the number of respondents also results in an increase to the burden hours. In addition, CBP proposes to make a minor change to the estimated time per response by decreasing the time from 4 minutes and 5 seconds to 4 minutes. No changes were made to the Form.
Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours.
Type of Review: Extension (with change).Start Printed Page 51871
Affected Public: Individuals.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 105,606,000.
Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 105,606,000.
Estimated Time per Response: 4 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,075,602.Start Signature
Dated: October 5, 2009.
Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection.
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