Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Allowance in Duties, 47508 [E6-13526]

Download as PDF 47508 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 159 / Thursday, August 17, 2006 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES DHS invites the general public to comment on the proposed reinstatement of OMB Information Collection 1640– 0001 (Application Kit), as described below. Interested parties can obtain copies of the Application Kit by going to the Office of Safety Act Web site and downloading copies thereof. The address is: http://www.safetyact.gov. The Application Kit may also be obtained by calling or writing the point of contact listed above. Please note that the Application Kit includes various forms for different types of SAFETY Act applications. As explained herein, these separate forms are intended to be flexible and permit the Applicants to provide relevant information to their specific applications without undue bureaucratic burden. The Department is committed to improving its SAFETY Act processes and urges all interested parties to suggest how these materials can further reduce burden while seeking necessary information under the Act. DHS is particularly interested in comments that: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate 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) Suggest ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Suggest ways 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 submissions of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: SAFETY Act Application Kit (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: DHS–S&T–I SAFETY–0001 through 0010. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Business or other for-profit and not-for profit institutions; the data VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:36 Aug 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 collected through the Application Kit will facilitate efforts of responding persons to develop vital anti-terrorist technology by obtaining coverage under the SAFETY Act. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 2500 respondents with an average of slightly more than 48.5 hours per respondent. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 121,400 burden hours. Dated: August 14, 2006. Gregg Piermarini, Director of Engineering, Chief Information Office, Science and Technology Directorate. [FR Doc. 06–7002 Filed 8–14–06; 3:56 pm] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Allowance in Duties Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application for Allowance in Duties. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 16, 2006, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Information Services Branch, Room 3.2.C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Attn.: Tracey Denning, Room 3.2.C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229, Tel. (202) 344– 1429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). 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) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operations, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Application for Allowance in Duties. OMB Number: 1651–0007. Form Number: CBP Form-4315. Abstract: This collection is required by the CBP in instances of claims of damaged or defective merchandise on which an allowance in duty is made in the liquidation of the entry. The information is used to substantiate importer’s claims for such duty allowances. Current Actions: There are no changes to the information collection. This submission is to extend the expiration date. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses, Individuals, Institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 8 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600. Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: N/A. Dated: August 9, 2006. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch. [FR Doc. E6–13526 Filed 8–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 159 (Thursday, August 17, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection


Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Allowance 
in Duties

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an 
information collection requirement concerning the Application for 
Allowance in Duties. This request for comment is being made pursuant to 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 
3505(c)(2)).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 16, 
2006, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to the Bureau of Customs and 
Border Protection, Information Services Branch, Room 3.2.C, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 
Attn.: Tracey Denning, Room 3.2.C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20229, Tel. (202) 344-1429.

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. 3505(c)(2)). 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) 
estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operations, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. The 
comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the 
request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is 
soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:
    Title: Application for Allowance in Duties.
    OMB Number: 1651-0007.
    Form Number: CBP Form-4315.
    Abstract: This collection is required by the CBP in instances of 
claims of damaged or defective merchandise on which an allowance in 
duty is made in the liquidation of the entry. The information is used 
to substantiate importer's claims for such duty allowances.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to the information 
collection. This submission is to extend the expiration date.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses, Individuals, Institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 8 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600.
    Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: N/A.

    Dated: August 9, 2006.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch.
 [FR Doc. E6-13526 Filed 8-16-06; 8:45 am]
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