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Agency Information Collection Activities: Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit

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


30-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 June 10, 2019) to be assured of consideration.


Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed 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 Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to

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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 proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (84 FR 4835) on February 19, 2019, 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 1320.8. 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: Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit.

OMB Number: 1651-0108.

Form Number: CBP Form I-68.

Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a decrease to the burden hours. There is no change to the information collected.

Type of Review: Extension (With Change).

Affected Public: Individuals or Households.

Abstract: The Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form I-68, allows select individuals entering the United States along the northern border by small [1] pleasure boats to report their arrival and make entry without having to travel to a designated port of entry for an inspection by a CBP officer. United States citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States, Canadian citizens, and Landed Residents of Canada who are nationals of the Visa Waiver Program countries listed in 8 Start Printed Page 20647CFR 217.2(a) are eligible to apply for the permit.

The information collected on CBP Form I-68 is provided for by 8 CFR 235.1(g) and Section 235 of Immigration and Nationality Act. CBP Form I-68 is accessible at​newsroom/​publications/​forms?​title=​68&​=​Apply.

CBP has developed a smart phone application known as ROAM that will in certain circumstances allow travelers participating in the I-68 program to report their arrival in the United States through the ROAM application, instead of by telephone. The ROAM app, implementing the I-68 program, will allow CBP officers to remotely conduct traveler interviews with a phone's video chat capability, and replace other technologies used for remote inspections that are obsolete or inefficient.

CBP Form I-68 Paper Version

Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,000.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Number of Total Responses: 18,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,988.


Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 50,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,150.

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Dated: May 6, 2019.

Seth D. Renkema,

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

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1.  Weighing less than five net tons.

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[FR Doc. 2019-09613 Filed 5-9-19; 8:45 am]