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Agency Information Collection Activities: Certificate of Registration

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30-Day notice and request for comments; 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: Certificate of Registration. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a 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 18847) on March 28, 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 July 9, 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: Certificate of Registration.

OMB Number: 1651-0010.

Form Number: CBP Forms 4455 and 4457.

Abstract: Travelers who do not have proof of prior possession in the United States of foreign-made articles and who do not want to be assessed duty on these items can register them prior to departing on travel. In order to register these articles, the traveler completes CBP Form 4457, Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad, and presents it at the port at the time of export. This form must be signed in the presence of a CBP official after verification of the description of the articles is completed. CBP Form 4457 is accessible at:

CBP Form 4455, Certificate of Registration, is used primarily for the registration, examination, and supervised lading of commercial shipments of articles exported for repair, alteration, or processing, which will subsequently be returned to the United States either duty free or at a reduced duty rate. CBP Form 4455 is accessible at:

CBP Forms 4457 and 4455 are used to provide a convenient means of showing proof of prior possession of a foreign-made item taken on a trip abroad and later returned to the United States. This registration is restricted to articles with serial numbers or unique markings. These forms are provided for by 19 CFR 148.1.

Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with a change to the burden hours as a result of a revised estimate to complete CBP Form 4455 from 3 minutes to 10 minutes. There are no changes to the information collected or to CBP Forms 4455 and 4457.

Type of Review: Extension (with change).

Affected Public: Businesses.

CBP Form 4455

Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,960.

CBP Form 4457

Estimated Number of Respondents: 140,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000.

Dated: June 4, 2012.

Tracey Denning,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-13913 Filed 6-7-12; 8:45 am]