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Agency Information Collection Activities: Importer ID Input Record

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

60-Day Notice and request for comments; revision of an existing collection of information.

SUMMARY:

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: Importer ID Input Record (CBP Form 5106). CBP is proposing that this information collection be revised with a change to the burden hours and a change to the information collected on Form 5106. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before December 8, 2014 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES:

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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. 3507). 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) annual costs to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs, operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: Importer ID Input Record.

OMB Number: 1651-0064.

Form Number: CBP Form 5106.

Abstract: The collection of the information on the Importer ID Input Record (CBP Form 5106) is the basis for establishing bond coverage, release and entry of merchandise, liquidation, and the issuance of bills and refunds. Each person, business firm, government agency, or other organization that intends to file an import entry shall file CBP Form 5106 with the first formal entry or request for services that will result in the issuance of a bill or a refund check upon adjustment of a cash collection. This form is also filed for the Start Printed Page 61092ultimate consignee for whom an entry is being made.

CBP proposes to revise the CBP Form 5106 by gathering additional information about the company and its officers. This will enhance CBP's ability to make an informative assessment of risk prior to the initial importation, and will provide CBP with improved awareness regarding the company and its officers who have chosen to conduct business with CBP. CBP is also requesting that the company officers whose information will be submitted on this form have importing and financial business knowledge of the company, and that they have the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of the company.

The revised form will capture more detailed company information which is in alignment with other U.S. Government data standards and business standards. In addition to collecting information about the business structure and its officers, this detailed information will provide CBP with a greater knowledge about the company and its' previous business practices. The new data elements that CBP proposes to collect are:

If you are an importer, how many entries do you plan on filing in a year?

How will the identification number be utilized?

Program Code (for future use)

Type of address (for mailing address)

Type of address (for physical location)

Phone Number

Fax number

Email address

Web site

A brief business description.

The 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this business.

The D-U-N-S Number for the Importer.

The filer code if submitting as a broker/self-filer.

Year established

Primary Banking Institution

Certificate or Articles of Incorporation—(Locator I.D.)

Certificate or Articles of Incorporation—(Reference Number)

Business Structure/Company Officers

Company Position Title

Name

Direct Phone Number

Direct Email

Social Security Number

Passport Number

Passport Country of Issuance

Passport Expiration Date

Passport Type

Broker Name

Broker Telephone Number

CBP also proposes to rename this form “Create/Update Importer Identity Form” to make the form's purpose clearer to respondents. CBP Form 5106 is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1484 and provided for by 19 CFR 24.5. The current version of this form is accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/​sites/​default/​files/​documents/​CBP%20Form%205106_​0.pdf. The proposed new version of this form may be viewed at: http://www.cbp.gov/​trade/​trade-community.

Current Actions: CBP proposes to revise the information being collected by adding data elements to CBP Form 5106. This revision will result in an increase in the estimated time to complete this form, from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, and will also increase the burden hours from 75,000 to 150,000. CBP also proposes to rename this form “Create/Update Importer Identity Form.”

Type of Review: Revision.

Affected Public: Businesses and Individuals.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 300,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150,000.

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Dated: October 6, 2014.

Tracey Denning,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-24199 Filed 10-8-14; 8:45 am]

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