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Agency Information Collection Activities; Trusted Traveler Programs

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection: 1651-0121.

SUMMARY:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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: Trusted Traveler Programs. This is a proposed extension Start Printed Page 41944of 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 (78 FR 26649) on May 7, 2013, 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.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before August 12, 2013 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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, or at 202-325-0265.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 of 1995 (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: Trusted Traveler Programs (Global Entry, SENTRI and FAST).

OMB Number: 1651-0121.

Form Numbers: 823S (SENTRI) and 823F (FAST).

Abstract: This collection of information is for CBP's Trusted Traveler Programs including the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI), which allows expedited entry at specified southwest land border ports of entry; the Free and Secure Trade Program (FAST), which provides expedited border processing for known, low-risk commercial drivers; and Global Entry which allows pre-approved, low-risk, air travelers expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States. The purpose of all of these programs is to provide prescreened travelers expedited entry into the United States. The benefit to the traveler is less time spent in line waiting to be processed. These Trusted Traveler programs are provided for in 8 CFR 235.7.

This collection of information involves the data collected on the applications and kiosks for these Trusted Traveler Programs. Applicants may apply to participate in these programs by using the Global On-line Enrollment System (GOES) at https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov. Or they may also apply for SENTRI and FAST using paper forms (CBP Form 823S for SENTRI and CBP Form 823F for FAST) available at http://www.cbp.gov or at Trusted Traveler Enrollment Centers.

After arriving at the Federal Inspection Services area of the airport, participants use a self-serve inspection process, in lieu of inspection by an officer, by going to a Global Entry kiosk to have a photograph and fingerprints taken, submit identifying information, and to answer several questions about items they are bringing into the United States. When using the Global Entry kiosks, participants are required to declare all articles being brought into the United States pursuant to 19 CFR 148.11.

Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date and to revise the burden hours as a result of updated estimates of the number of applicants for Global Entry and SENTRI. The burden hours were also adjusted to reflect a revised estimated time to complete the Global Entry application. The burden hours also reflect an increase in the number of respondents using the Global Entry kiosks and a decrease in the estimate of time it takes to use the kiosks.

There is no change to the information being collected on the Trusted Traveler forms, the Global On-line Enrollment System (GOES) or on the Global Entry kiosks.

Type of Review: Extension with a change to the burden hours.

Affected Public: Individuals and Businesses.

SENTRI (Form 823S)

Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 46,000.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 46,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 40 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30,820.

Estimated Annual Costs: $5,623,500.

FAST (Form 823F)

Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 28,910.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 28,910.

Estimated Time per Response: 40 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,370.

Estimated Annual Costs: $1,445,500.

Global Entry

Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 628,000.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 628,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 40 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 420,760.

Estimated Annual Costs: $62,800,000.

Global Entry Kiosks

Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 2,200,000.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 2,200,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,200.

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Dated: July 8, 2013.

Tracey Denning,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-16718 Filed 7-11-13; 8:45 am]

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