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Agency Information Collection Activities: CBP Regulations Pertaining to Customs Brokers

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection: 1651-0034.

SUMMARY:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: CBP Regulations Pertaining to Customs Brokers (19 CFR part 111). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information being collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (75 FR 67094) on November 1, 2010, 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.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before February 2, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this 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) 395-5806.

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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 techniques or other forms of information.

Title: CBP Regulations Pertaining to Customs Brokers (19 CFR Part 111).

OMB Number: 1651-0034.

Form Numbers: CBP Forms 3124 and 3124E.

Abstract: The information contained in part 111 of the CBP regulations governs the licensing and conduct of customs brokers. Specifically, an individual who wishes to take the broker exam would complete CBP Form 3124E, “Application for Customs Broker License Exam”; or to apply for a broker license, CBP Form 3124, “Application for Customs Broker License” must be completed. The procedures to request a local or national broker permit can be found in 19 CFR 111.19, and a triennial report is required under 19 CFR 111.30. The information collected from customs brokers is provided for by 19 U.S.C. 1641. CBP Forms 3124 and 3124E may be found at http://www.cbp.gov/​xp/​cgov/​toolbox/​forms/​. Further information about the customs broker exam and how to apply for it may be found at http://www.cbp.gov/​xp/​cgov/​trade/​trade_​programs/​broker/​broker_​exam/​notice_​of_​exam.xml.

Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with no change to the burden hours or to this collection of information.

Type of Review: Extension (without change).

Affected Public: Businesses, Individuals.

CBP Form 3124E, “Application for Customs Broker License Exam

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,300.

Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 2,300.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,300.

Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $466,000.

CBP Form 3124, “Application for Customs Broker License”

Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.

Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 300.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300.

Triennial Report (19 CFR 111.30)

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,833.

Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 3,833.

Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,917.

Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $383,300.

National Broker Permit Application (19 CFR 111.19)

Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.

Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 500.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500.

Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Public: $112,500.

If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Start Printed Page 164Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

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Dated: December 28, 2010.

Tracey Denning,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-33091 Filed 12-30-10; 8:45 am]

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