U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security.
60-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection: 1651-0077.
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 Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Written comments should be received on or before July 22, 2013, 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, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.
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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, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.
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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; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). 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) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operations, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the 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: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
OMB Number: 1651-0077.
Form Number: None.
Abstract: The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) Program is designed to safeguard the world's trade industry from terrorists and smugglers by prescreening its participants. The C-TPAT Program applies to United States importers, customs brokers, consolidators, port and terminal operators, carriers and foreign manufacturers. Respondents apply to participate in C-TPAT using an on-line application at https://ctpat.cbp.dhs.gov/CompanyProfile.aspx. The information collected includes the applicant's contact information and business information including the number of employees, the number of years in business, and a list of company officers. This information collection was authorized by the SAFE Port Act (Pub. L.109-347).
Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours as a result of updated estimates for the number of annual respondents. There is no change to the C-TPAT application or to the information collected.
Type of Review: Extension (with change).
Affected Public: Businesses.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,541.
Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Hours: 12,705.
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Dated: May 20, 2013.
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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