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Agency Information Collection Activities: JADE Act

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30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection: 1651-0133.


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: JADE Act. 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. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 1947) on January 12, 2012, 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 April 20, 2012.


Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to or faxed to (202) 395-5806.


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.


CBP invites 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: JADE Act.

OMB Number: 1651-0133.

Form Number: None.

Abstract: The Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008 (JADE Act) prohibits the importation of “Burmese covered articles” (jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma), and sets forth conditions for the importation of “non-Burmese covered articles” (jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from a country other than Burma).

In order to implement the provisions of this Act, CBP requires that the importer enter the specific HTSUS subheading for jadeite, rubies or articles containing jadeite or rubies on the CBP Form 7501, Entry Summary, which serves as the importer's certification. In addition, at the time of entry, the importer must have in his or her possession a certification from the exporter certifying that the conditions of the JADE Act have been met. Importers must keep this certification in their records and make it available to CBP upon request.

This information collection is authorized by Public Law 110-286 and provided for by 19 CFR 12.151. Guidance regarding how to comply with the JADE Act is on the CBP Web site at:

Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected.

Type of Review: Extension (without change).

Affected Public: Businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,197.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 20.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 443,940.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 74,005.

Dated: March 15, 2012.

Tracey Denning,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-6762 Filed 3-20-12; 8:45 am]