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Agency Information Collection Activities: Certificate of Registration

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


60-day notice and request for comments; 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 must be submitted (no later than May 24, 2019) to be assured of consideration.


Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0010 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: 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:​newsroom/​publications/​forms?​title=​4457&​=​Apply.

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:​newsroom/​publications/​forms?​title=​4455&​=​Apply.

CBP Forms 4455 and 4457 are provided for by 19 CFR 10.8, 10.9, 10.68, 148.1, 148.8, 148.32 and 148.37.

Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected on CBP Forms 4455 and 4457.

Type of Review: Extension (without change).

Affected Public: Businesses.

CBP Form 4455

Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 60,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.Start Printed Page 11114

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,960.

CBP Form 4457

Estimated Number of Respondents: 140,000.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 140,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000.

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Dated: March 19, 2019.

Seth D. Renkema,

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

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[FR Doc. 2019-05552 Filed 3-22-19; 8:45 am]