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Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry/Immediate Delivery Application and ACE Cargo Release

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


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


The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than June 18, 2018) to be assured of consideration.


Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0024 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments:

(1) Email. Submit comments to:

(2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

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Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Telephone number (202) 325-0056 or via email Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking information about other CBP programs should contact the CBP National Customer Service Center at 877-227-5511, (TTY) 1-800-877-8339, or CBP website at​.

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CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) suggestions to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) suggestions to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.

Overview of This Information Collection

Title: Entry/Immediate Delivery Application and ACE Cargo Release.

OMB Number: 1651-0024.

Form Number: 3461 and 3461 ALT.

Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a change in the data collected. There is an increase to the annual burden hours based on updated agency estimates. Since the last OMB Renewal there have been two submissions for a Non Substantive Change for this information collection. The Non Substantive Changes made are the following:

Change one submitted on February 22, 2018: CBP is submitting this Non Substantive Change to OMB to reflect a change in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) which is maintained by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). HTS data is provided to CBP at entry.

Effective February 7, 2018, the following changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule for units of quantity reporting will take effect:

  • For HTS 8450.90.20 and 8450.90.60, certain parts of washing machines, the new unit of quantity will be “No.” instead of “X”.Start Printed Page 16896
  • For HTS 8541.40.6030, solar cells, a second unit of quantity, “W” (for total wattage), will be added.
  • For statistical reporting purposes under subheading 8541.40.6030, importers should report the total watts at maximum power based on standard test conditions according to the latest revision of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60904, “Photovoltaic Devices.”
  • These modifications will take effect as announced in Presidential Proclamations 9693 (83 FR 3541) and 9694 (83 FR 3553), of January 23, 2018.

For additional information regarding the HTS please follow this link:​current

Change two submitted on March 19, 2018: CBP is submitting this Non Substantive change to reflect an adjustment in ACE Cargo due to U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for Procedures for Submitting Requests for Exclusions from the Section 232 National Security Adjustments of Imports of Steel and Aluminum information collection. Importers who have submitted for exclusion from Section 232 shall submit the BIS exclusion number in the additional importer declaration field. This collection is authorized by 15 CFR 705,​fdsys/​pkg/​CFR-2016-title15-vol2/​pdf/​CFR-2016-title15-vol2-part705.pdf

Type of Review: Extension and Revision (with change)

Abstract: All items imported into the United States are subject to examination before entering the commerce of the United States. There are two procedures available to effect the release of imported merchandise, including “entry” pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1484, and “immediate delivery” pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1448(b). Under both procedures, CBP Forms 3461, Entry/Immediate Delivery, and 3461 ALT are the source documents in the packages presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The information collected on CBP Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT allow CBP officers to verify that the information regarding the consignee and shipment is correct and that a bond is on file with CBP. CBP also uses these forms to close out the manifest and to establish the obligation to pay estimated duties in the time period prescribed by law or regulation. CBP Form 3461 is also a delivery authorization document and is given to the importing carrier to authorize the release of the merchandise.

CBP Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT are provided for by 19 CFR 141 and 142. These forms and instructions for Form 3461 are accessible at:​newsroom/​publications/​forms

ACE Cargo Release is a program for ACE entry summary filers in which importers or brokers may file Simplified Entry data in lieu of filing the CBP Form 3461. This data consists of 12 required elements: Importer of record; buyer name and address; buyer employer identification number (consignee number), seller name and address; manufacturer/supplier name and address; Harmonized Tariff Schedule 10-digit number; country of origin; bill of lading; house air waybill number; bill of lading issuer code; entry number; entry type; and estimated shipment value. Three optional data elements are the container stuffing location; consolidator name and address, and ship to party name and address. The data collected under the ACE Cargo Release program is intended to reduce transaction costs, expedite cargo release, and enhance cargo security. ACE Cargo Release filing minimizes the redundancy of data submitted by the filer to CBP through receiving carrier data from the carrier. This design allows the participants to file earlier in the transportation flow. Guidance on using ACE Cargo Release may be found at​trade/​ace/​features.

Affected Public: Businesses

CBP Form 3461 paper form only:

Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,307.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 12,307.

Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,077.

ACE Cargo Release to include electronic submission for 3461/3461ALT:

Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,810.

Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2,994.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 29,371,140.

Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,875,609.

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Dated: April 12, 2018.

Seth D Renkema,

Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2018-08029 Filed 4-16-18; 8:45 am]