Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond, 47608-47609 [2010-19481]

Download as PDF 47608 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices Written comments should be received on or before September 7, 2010. DATES: 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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encourages the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L.104– 13). Your comments should address one of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological techniques or other forms of information. Title: Voluntary Customer Survey. OMB Number: Will be assigned upon approval. Form Number: None. Abstract: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to conduct a customer survey of international travelers seeking entry into the United States at the twenty highest volume airports in order to determine perceptions of the arrival process at our ports of entry. This voluntary customer survey will be conducted through short verbal surveys of travelers as they move through entry processing areas. Travelers who do not speak English will be given a written version of the survey in their language and may submit their responses in writing. The survey will include questions about wait times, ease of entry processing, and the level of communication, efficiency and sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 professionalism of CBP officers. The results and analysis of the survey responses will be used to identify actionable items to improve services to the traveling public with respect to the entry processes for travelers arriving at United States air ports of entry. Current Actions: This submission is being made to establish a new collection of information. Type of Review: Approval of a new collection of information. Affected Public: Individuals, Travelers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,743. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. Dated: August 3, 2010. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2010–19483 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60–Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information: 1651–0004. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the: Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond. 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 5, 2010, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, at 202–325–0265. 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) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP 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 Exportation of Articles under Special Bond. OMB Number: 1651–0004. Form Number: Form 3495. Abstract: This information is submitted on CBP Form 3495. This form is used by importers (and their agents) to notify CBP that the importer intends to export goods that were subject to a duty exemption based on a temporary stay in this country. It also serves as a permit to export in order to satisfy the importer’s obligation to export the same goods and thereby get a duty exemption. Form 3495 is accessible at http:// www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/forms/. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with no change to the burden hours. Type of Review: Extension without change. Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 30. E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 151 / Friday, August 6, 2010 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Responses: 15,000. Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000. Dated: August 3, 2010. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2010–19481 Filed 8–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning a Certain Unified Communications Solution U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of final determination. AGENCY: This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of a certain unified communications solution. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the United States is the country of origin of the unified communications solution for purposes of U.S. government procurement. SUMMARY: The final determination was issued on August 2, 2010. A copy of the final determination is attached. Any party-at-interest, as defined in 19 CFR 177.22(d), may seek judicial review of this final determination within 30 days from date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison Umberger, Valuation and Special Programs Branch: (202) 325–0267. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that on August 2, 2010, pursuant to subpart B of part 177, Customs Regulations (19 CFR part 177, subpart B), CBP issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of the unified communications solution which may be offered to the U.S. Government under an undesignated government procurement contract. This final determination, in HQ H090115, was issued at the request of Avaya Inc. under procedures set forth at 19 CFR part 177, subpart B, which implements Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2511–18). In the final determination, CBP has concluded that, sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Aug 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 based upon the facts presented, the unified communications solution, assembled, installed and programmed in the United States using subassemblies made in China and Israel, and software developed in the United States, is substantially transformed in the United States, such that the United States is the country of origin of the finished article for purposes of U.S. government procurement. Section 177.29, Customs Regulations (19 CFR 177.29), provides that notice of final determinations shall be published in the Federal Register within 60 days of the date the final determination is issued. Section 177.30, CBP Regulations (19 CFR 177.30), provides that any party-at-interest, as defined in 19 CFR 177.22(d), may seek judicial review of a final determination within 30 days of publication of such determination in the Federal Register. Dated: August 2, 2010. Sandra L. Bell, Executive Director, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade. Attachment HQ H090115 August 2, 2010 OT:RR:CTF:VS H090115 ARU CATEGORY: Marking Mr. Stuart P. Seidel, Baker & McKenzie LLP, 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20006–4078, USA RE: U.S. Government Procurement; Title III, Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 U.S.C. § 2511); Subpart B, Part 177, CBP Regulations; Avaya Unified Communications Solution (‘‘Communication Manager’’) Dear Mr. Seidel: This is in response to your letter dated December 29, 2009, requesting a final determination on behalf of Avaya Inc. (‘‘Avaya’’), pursuant to subpart B of part 177, Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) Regulations (19 CFR § 177.21 et seq.). Pursuant to our request, you provided additional information during a meeting on March 5, 2010. Under the pertinent regulations, which implement Title III of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 2511 et seq.), CBP issues country of origin advisory rulings and final determinations as to whether an article is or would be a product of a designated country or instrumentality for the purpose of granting waivers of certain ‘‘Buy American’’ restrictions in U.S. law or practice for products offered for sale to the U.S. Government. This final determination concerns the country of origin of an Avaya Unified Communications Solution known as ‘‘Communication Manager.’’ We note that Avaya is a party-at-interest within the meaning of 19 CFR § 177.22(d)(1) and is entitled to request this final determination. In addition, we have reviewed and granted the importer’s request for confidentiality PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47609 pursuant to section 177.2(b)(7) of the Customs Regulations chapter 19, with respect to certain information submitted. FACTS: The end product at issue is a Unified Communications Solution which is made up of numerous electronic components that are assembled and integrated at an end user’s premises in the United States using software known as ‘‘Communication Manager.’’ Communication Manager is the IP telephony software foundation on which Avaya delivers unified communications to large and small enterprises. It can control and expand a system from fewer than 100 users to as many as 36,000 users on a single system to more than one million users on a single network. You state that the programming, assembly and installation of a system will typically take approximately one month to complete. It is stated that Communication Manager adds functionality to certain individual components and changes functionality of other components. Although each installation at an end user’s premises is different, due to the end user’s needs, each system will consist of at least the following components: server, media gateways, circuit packs, and internet protocol (‘‘IP’’) telephone sets. Avaya’s Communication Manager software is developed and tested exclusively by Avaya in Denver, Colorado. Communication Manager is designed to run on a variety of Linux-based media servers. Linux is an open source operating system. Communication Manager provides centralized call control for a resilient, distributed network of media gateways and a wide range of analog, digital, and IP-based communication devices. It also has several advanced built-in applications, including mobility applications, call center features, advanced conference calling, and enhanced emergency 9–1–1 capabilities. Communication Manager is the foundation for building complete enterprise communication networks by supporting SIP, H.323, and other industry-standard communications protocols over a variety of different networks. This protocol support provides centralized voice mail, attendant operations, and call centers across multiple locations. A. Hardware 1. Media Servers: Each Communication Solution consists of one or more media servers. Some servers are in the form of blades. These are cards (similar to printed circuit cards with components) that are fit or assembled into Media Gateways, while others are standalone units. 2. Media Gateways: You describe three models of Media Gateways. i. G250 Media Gateway: a powerful branch communication solution that packs an IP telephony gateway, an advanced IP WAN router, a VPN gateway and a highperformance LAN switch into a compact, 2U high 19″ rack unit. ii. G350 Media Gateway: a powerful converged networking solution that packs an IP telephony gateway, an advanced IP WAN router, a VPN Gateway, and a highperformance LAN switch into a compact (3U) modular chassis. E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 151 (Friday, August 6, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47608-47609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19481]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for 
Exportation of Articles under Special Bond

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

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an 
existing collection of information: 1651-0004.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning 
the: Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond. 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 5, 
2010, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 
799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

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) 
the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the 
collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations 
and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the CBP 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 Exportation of Articles under Special Bond.
    OMB Number: 1651-0004.
    Form Number: Form 3495.
    Abstract: This information is submitted on CBP Form 3495. This form 
is used by importers (and their agents) to notify CBP that the importer 
intends to export goods that were subject to a duty exemption based on 
a temporary stay in this country. It also serves as a permit to export 
in order to satisfy the importer's obligation to export the same goods 
and thereby get a duty exemption. Form 3495 is accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/forms/.
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date with no change to the burden hours.
    Type of Review: Extension without change.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 30.

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    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 15,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000.

    Dated: August 3, 2010.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2010-19481 Filed 8-5-10; 8:45 am]
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