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Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry/Immediate Delivery Application and Simplified Entry

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


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


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: Entry/Immediate Delivery Application (Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT) and Simplified Entry. This is a proposed revision and extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be revised and extended with a change to Start Printed Page 82316the burden hours and to the information 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 (76 FR 66740) on October 27, 2011, 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 30, 2012.


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 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: Entry/Immediate Delivery Application and Simplified Entry.

OMB Number: 1651-0024.

Form Number: CBP Form 3461 and Form 3461 ALT.

Abstract: All items imported into the United States are subject to examination before entering the commerce of the United States. There are two procedures available to effect the release of imported merchandise, including “entry” pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1484, and “immediate delivery” pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1448(b). Under both procedures, CBP Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT are the source documents in the packages presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The information collected on CBP Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT allow CBP officers to verify that the information regarding the consignee and shipment is correct and that a bond is on file with CBP. CBP also uses these forms to close out the manifest and to establish the obligation to pay estimated duties in the time period prescribed by law or regulation. CBP Form 3461 is also a delivery authorization document and is given to the importing carrier to authorize the release of the merchandise. CBP Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT are provided for by 19 CFR 141 and 142. These forms are accessible at:​xp/​cgov/​toolbox/​forms/​.

CBP proposes to establish a new program for ACE entry summary filers called “Simplified Entry” in which importers or brokers may file Simplified Entry data in lieu of filing CBP Form 3461. This data includes 12 required elements: Importer of record; buyer name and address; buyer employer identification number (consignee number); seller name and address; manufacturer/supplier name and address; Harmonized Tariff Schedule 10-digit number; country of origin; bill of lading; house air waybill number; bill of lading issuer code; entry number; entry type; and estimated shipment value. There will also be three optional data elements including: Container stuffing location; consolidator name and address; and ship to party name and address. The data collected under the proposed Simplified Entry program is intended to expedite the entry process.

Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with a change to the burden hours as a result of the proposed addition of the Simplified Entry program.

Type of Review: Revision and Extension.

Affected Public: Businesses.

CBP Form 3461

Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,029.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,410.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 8,500,890.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,125,223.

CBP Form 3461 ALT

Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,795.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,390.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 9,444,069.

Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 472,203.

Simplified Entry

Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1,410.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 705,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 117,030.

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, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at (202) 325-0265.

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Dated: December 27, 2011.

Tracey Denning,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-33604 Filed 12-29-11; 8:45 am]