Agency Information Collection Activities: Importation Bond Structure, 68809-68810 [2010-28213]

Download as PDF wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 9, 2010 / Notices 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: Free Trade Agreements. OMB Number: 1651–0117. Form Number: None. Abstract: Free trade agreements are established to reduce and eliminate barriers, strengthen and develop economic relations, and to lay the foundation for further cooperation to expand and enhance benefits of the agreement. Free trade agreements establish free trade by reduced-duty treatment on imported goods. The United States has numerous free trade agreements with various countries, eight of which are included in this information collection: Chile, Singapore, Australia, Morocco, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, and Peru. These agreements involve collection of data elements such as information about the importer and exporter of the goods, a description of the goods, tariff classification number, and the preference criterion in the Rules of Origin. Respondents can obtain information on how to make claims under these free trade agreements by going to http:// www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/ trade_programs/ international_agreements/free_trade/. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Nov 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours based on the addition of free trade agreements with Oman and Peru. Type of Review: Extension (with change) Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 116,100. Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 116,100. Estimated time per Response: 12 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,220. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC. 20229–1177, at 202– 325–0265. Dated: November 3, 2010. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2010–28214 Filed 11–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs And Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Importation Bond Structure U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments; Extension and revision of an existing information collection: 1651– 0050. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security 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: Importation Bond Structure. This is a proposed extension and revision of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours and to CBP Form 301. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (75 FR 50772) on August 17, 2010, allowing for a 60-day comment period. One comment was received. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68809 This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: 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: Importation Bond Structure. OMB Number: 1651–0050. Form Numbers: 301 and 5297. Abstract: Bonds are used to assure that duties, taxes, charges, penalties, and reimbursable expenses owed to the Government are paid; to facilitate the movement of cargo and conveyances through CBP processing; and to provide legal recourse for the Government for noncompliance with laws and regulations. Any person who is required to post a bond to secure a customs transaction usually submits the bond on CBP Form 301, Customs Bond, to CBP. CBP proposes to revise CBP Form 301 in order to accurately reflect the changes that have occurred with regard to CBP bonds. Specifically, the revised Form 301 will capture the new types of bonds which have been authorized by law and regulation, as well as better harmonize this form with current and future automation system requirements. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 68810 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 9, 2010 / Notices Section II of the CBP Form 301 will be revised to specifically cover continuous activity code bonds for Importer Security Filing, Marine Terminal Operator, and Intellectual Property Rights Samples. In accordance with public comments received, CBP also proposes to make the following changes to Form 301: (1) Remove the phrase from Section II of the form ‘‘1a may be checked independently or with 1, and’’ because these activity codes should not be combined. (2) In Section II of Form 301, replace the term ‘‘Single Entry Bond’’ with the term ‘‘Single Transaction Bond’’, in each place it appears, in order to accommodate transactions that are not entries. (3) In Section III of Form 301, replace the term ‘‘Importer Name’’, in each place it appears, with the term ‘‘Name’’ to accommodate parties other than importers that use Form 301. (4) In Section III of Form 301, replace the term ‘‘Importer Number’’, in each place it appears, with the term ‘‘Identification Number’’ in order to include all the types of filing numbers listed in 19 CFR 24.5. (5) Delete the term ‘‘Form 5297’’ in both Footnote 8 and Footnote 9 of Form 301 so that it does not exclude electronic filing of the information. (1) Create a continuation sheet for Form 301. Bonds are usually executed by an agent of the surety. The surety company grants authority to the agent via CBP Form 5297, Corporate Surety Power of Attorney. Once this form is filed with CBP, the validity of the authority of the agent executing the bond and the name of the surety can be verified to the surety’s grant. The trade community now has the ability to submit the information on CBP Form 5297 via the Internet by using the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) portal. ACE surety portal account access allows sureties to add, revoke, and change their surety agent powers of attorney electronically. The ACE account is available to any surety who applies for the functionality at http://www.cbp.gov. CBP Forms 301 and 5297 are accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/ forms/. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours based on revised estimates by CBP. CBP also proposes to revise CBP Form 301 as specified in the ‘‘Abstract Section’’ of this notice. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Nov 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 Form 301, Customs Bond Estimated Number of Respondents: 800,000. Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 800,000. Estimated time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200,000. Form 5297, Corporate Surety Power of Attorney Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 500. Estimated time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, at 202– 325–0265. Dated: November 3, 2010. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2010–28213 Filed 11–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Notice of Intent To Prepare One Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Northern Border Between the United States and Canada U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) informs the public that it intends to prepare one Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Northern Border between the United States and Canada. Previously, CBP had published a notice in the Federal Register stating that CBP intended to prepare four such documents, each covering a different region of the Northern Border. However, after conducting a public scoping process, CBP has determined that it would be preferable to produce one document covering the entire Northern Border to ensure that CBP effectively analyzes and conveys impacts that occur across the region of the Northern Border. The overall anticipated area of study, extending approximately 100 miles south of the Northern Border, will remain the same. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hass, CBP, Office of Administration, telephone (202) 344– 1929. You may also visit the Northern Border PEIS Web site at: http:// www.NorthernBorderPEIS.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 6, 2010, CBP published in the Federal Register (75 FR 38822) a document entitled Notice of Intent to Prepare Four Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements for the Northern Border Between the United States and Canada and To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings. The notice announced that CBP intended to prepare four Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (PEISs) to analyze the environmental effects of current and potential future CBP border security activities along the Northern Border between the United States and Canada. Each PEIS was to cover one region of the Northern Border: the New England region, the Great Lakes region, the region east of the Rocky Mountains, and the region west of the Rocky Mountains. The notice also announced and initiated the public scoping process to gather information from the public in preparation for drafting the PEISs. In this scoping process, CBP solicited written comments from the public and held 11 public scoping meetings in locations near the Northern Border. CBP conducted this public scoping process in order to obtain input concerning the range of environmental considerations for inclusion within the PEISs. As indicated in the prior notice, the scoping period concluded on August 5, 2010. As a result of input received during the scoping process, CBP has decided to refocus its approach and develop one PEIS covering the entire Northern Border, rather than four separate, regional PEISs. Through this refocused approach, CBP will further clarify the proposed action, alternatives, and potential impacts across the four previously identified regions. CBP’s principal reasons for preparing a single PEIS with sections for each region are: (1) CBP’s need to identify a single unified proposal and alternatives for maintaining or enhancing security along the Northern Border, and (2) Certain resources of concern for this PEIS extend or move across the PEIS regions previously identified (e.g. habitat of various wildlife). Thus, to ensure that CBP effectively analyzes and conveys impacts that occur across regions of the Northern Border, a E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68809-68810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28213]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs And Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Importation Bond 
Structure

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

ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments; Extension and revision 
of an existing information collection: 1651-0050.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of 
Homeland Security 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: 
Importation Bond Structure. This is a proposed extension and revision 
of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is 
proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to 
the burden hours and to CBP Form 301. This document is published to 
obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed 
information collection was previously published in the Federal Register 
(75 FR 50772) on August 17, 2010, allowing for a 60-day comment period. 
One comment was received. This notice allows for an additional 30 days 
for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.10.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 9, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: 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: Importation Bond Structure.
    OMB Number: 1651-0050.
    Form Numbers: 301 and 5297.
    Abstract: Bonds are used to assure that duties, taxes, charges, 
penalties, and reimbursable expenses owed to the Government are paid; 
to facilitate the movement of cargo and conveyances through CBP 
processing; and to provide legal recourse for the Government for 
noncompliance with laws and regulations. Any person who is required to 
post a bond to secure a customs transaction usually submits the bond on 
CBP Form 301, Customs Bond, to CBP.
    CBP proposes to revise CBP Form 301 in order to accurately reflect 
the changes that have occurred with regard to CBP bonds. Specifically, 
the revised Form 301 will capture the new types of bonds which have 
been authorized by law and regulation, as well as better harmonize this 
form with current and future automation system requirements.

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Section II of the CBP Form 301 will be revised to specifically cover 
continuous activity code bonds for Importer Security Filing, Marine 
Terminal Operator, and Intellectual Property Rights Samples.
    In accordance with public comments received, CBP also proposes to 
make the following changes to Form 301:
    (1) Remove the phrase from Section II of the form ``1a may be 
checked independently or with 1, and'' because these activity codes 
should not be combined.
    (2) In Section II of Form 301, replace the term ``Single Entry 
Bond'' with the term ``Single Transaction Bond'', in each place it 
appears, in order to accommodate transactions that are not entries.
    (3) In Section III of Form 301, replace the term ``Importer Name'', 
in each place it appears, with the term ``Name'' to accommodate parties 
other than importers that use Form 301.
    (4) In Section III of Form 301, replace the term ``Importer 
Number'', in each place it appears, with the term ``Identification 
Number'' in order to include all the types of filing numbers listed in 
19 CFR 24.5.
    (5) Delete the term ``Form 5297'' in both Footnote 8 and Footnote 9 
of Form 301 so that it does not exclude electronic filing of the 
information.
    (1) Create a continuation sheet for Form 301.
    Bonds are usually executed by an agent of the surety. The surety 
company grants authority to the agent via CBP Form 5297, Corporate 
Surety Power of Attorney. Once this form is filed with CBP, the 
validity of the authority of the agent executing the bond and the name 
of the surety can be verified to the surety's grant. The trade 
community now has the ability to submit the information on CBP Form 
5297 via the Internet by using the Automated Commercial Environment 
(ACE) portal. ACE surety portal account access allows sureties to add, 
revoke, and change their surety agent powers of attorney 
electronically. The ACE account is available to any surety who applies 
for the functionality at http://www.cbp.gov. CBP Forms 301 and 5297 are 
accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/forms/.
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date with a change to the burden hours based on revised 
estimates by CBP. CBP also proposes to revise CBP Form 301 as specified 
in the ``Abstract Section'' of this notice.
    Type of Review: Extension (with change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Form 301, Customs Bond
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 800,000.
    Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 800,000.
    Estimated time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200,000.
    Form 5297, Corporate Surety Power of Attorney
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
    Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125.
    If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of 
International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 
20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

    Dated: November 3, 2010.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2010-28213 Filed 11-8-10; 8:45 am]
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