U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security.
60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information: 1651-0082.
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent Start Printed Page 9424burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin (AGOA). 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 May 3, 2010, 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: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin.
OMB Number: 1651-0082.
Form Number: None.
Abstract: The information collected is used to verify eligibility for duty preferences under the provisions of AGOA. It is provided for under 19 CFR 10.214, 10.215, and 10.216. Specifically, this program provides duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to sensitive articles normally excluded from GSP duty treatment. It also provides for the entry of specific textile and apparel articles free of duty and free of any quantitative limits from the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
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).
Affected Public: Businesses.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 375.
Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,925.Start Signature
Dated: February 25, 2010.
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2010-4287 Filed 3-1-10; 8:45 am]
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