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Agency Information Collection Activities: Small Vessel Reporting System

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


30-Day notice and request for comments; Establishment of a new collection of information.


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: the Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS). CBP is proposing that the SVRS be established as a new collection of information. 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 65206) on October 20, 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: Small Vessel Reporting System.

OMB Number: Will be assigned upon approval.

Form Number: None.

Abstract: CBP proposes to establish a collection of information for the Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS), which is a pilot program to allow certain participants using small pleasure boats to report their arrival telephonically instead of having to appear in person for inspection by a CBP officer each time they enter the United States. In some cases, a participant may also be asked to report to CBP for an in person inspection upon arrival. Participants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, Canadian citizens, and permanent residents of Canada who are nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries listed in 8 CFR 217.2(a). In addition, participants of one or more trusted traveler pilot or programs and current Canadian Border Boater Landing Permit (CBP Form I-68) holders may also participate in SVRS.

In order to register for the SVRS pilot program, participants enter data via the SVRS Web site which collects Start Printed Page 82315information such as biographical information and vessel information. Participants will go through the in person CBP inspection process during SVRS registration, and in some cases, upon arrival in the United States. SVRS is authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1103, 8 U.S.C. 1225, 8 CFR 235.1, 19 U.S.C. 1433, 19 U.S.C. 1498, and 19 CFR 4.2.

Current Actions: CBP proposes to establish a new collection of information.

Type of Review: Approval of a new collection.

Affected Public: Individuals.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 4.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 40,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,000.

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. 2011-33609 Filed 12-29-11; 8:45 a.m.]