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Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Declaration (Form 6059B)

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


30-Day notice and request for comments; Revision of an existing information collection: 1651-0009.


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: Customs Declaration (Form 6059B). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with 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 (74 FR 51870) on October 8, 2009, 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 January 15, 2010.


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 or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

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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 techniques or other forms of information.

Title: Customs Declaration.

OMB Number: 1651-0009.

Form Number: 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: CBP is proposing to revise the burden hours as a result of better estimates regarding the number of respondents and response time associated with this collection of information.

Type of Review: Extension (with change).

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.

If additional information is required contact: 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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Dated: December 10, 2009.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. E9-29857 Filed 12-15-09; 8:45 am]