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: 1651-0078.
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 Automated Clearinghouse (CBP Form 400). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Written comments should be received on or before June 6, 2011, to be assured of consideration.
Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.Start Further Info
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Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th 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). 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: Automated Clearinghouse.
OMB Number: 1651-0078.
Form Number: CBP Form 400.
Abstract: The Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) allows participants in the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) to transmit daily statements, deferred tax, and bill payments electronically through a financial institution directly to a CBP account. ACH debit allows the payer to exercise more control over the payment process. In order to participate in ACH debit, companies must complete CBP Form 400, ACH Application. Participants also use this form to notify CBP of changes to bank information or contact information. The ACH procedure is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1202, and provided for by 19 CFR 24.24 (b). CBP Form 400 is accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/forms/.
Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date of this information collection with a change to the burden hours due to updated estimates by CBP. There is no change to the information being collected.
Type of Review: Extension (without change).
Affected Public: Businesses.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,443.
Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.
Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 2,886.
Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240.Start Signature
Dated: March 31, 2011.
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2011-8150 Filed 4-5-11; 8:45 am]
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