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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2011 / Notices (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 690,520 responses at 1.5 hours per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 1,035,780 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2020; Telephone (202) 272–8377. Dated: November 5, 2011. Sunday Aigbe, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2011–31582 Filed 12–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate and Release U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection: 1651–0013. 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: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate and Release (CBP Form 7523). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (76 FR 62086) on October 6, 2011, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:35 Dec 08, 2011 Jkt 226001 conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 9, 2012. 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: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate of Release. OMB Number: 1651–0013. Form Number: CBP Form 7523. Abstract: CBP Form 7523, Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate of Release, is used by carriers and importers as a manifest for the entry of merchandise free of duty under certain conditions. CBP Form 7523 is also used by carriers to show that articles being imported are to be released to the importer or consignee, and as an inward foreign manifest for vehicles of less than 5 tons arriving from Canada or Mexico with merchandise conditionally free of duty. CBP uses this form to authorize the entry of such merchandise. CBP Form 7523 is authorized by 19 USC 1484 and PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76983 provided for by 19 CFR 123.4 and 19 CFR 143.23. This form is accessible at http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/ CBP_Form_7523.pdf. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,950. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 20. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 99,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,247. 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: December 5, 2011 Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2011–31617 Filed 12–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information. 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 NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 7, 2012, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 76984 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 237 / Friday, December 9, 2011 / Notices Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street NW., 5th 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, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th 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). 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 cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (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: NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin. OMB Number: 1651–0098. Form Number: CBP Forms 434, 446, and 447. Abstract: On December 17, 1992, the U.S., Mexico and Canada entered into an agreement, ‘‘The North American Free Trade Agreement’’ (NAFTA). The provisions of NAFTA were adopted by the U.S. with the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–182). CBP Form 434, North American Free Trade Certificate of Origin, is used to certify that a good being exported either from the United States into Canada or Mexico or from Canada or Mexico into the United States qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under the NAFTA. This form is completed by exporters and/or producers and furnished to CBP upon request. CBP VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:35 Dec 08, 2011 Jkt 226001 Form 434 is provided for by 19 CFR 181.11 and is accessible at: http:// forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_434.pdf. The CBP Form 446, NAFTA Verification of Origin Questionnaire, is a questionnaire that CBP personnel use to gather sufficient information from exporters and/or producers to determine whether goods imported into the United States qualify as originating goods for the purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. CBP Form 446 is provided for by 19 CFR 181.72 and is accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/ CBP_Form_446.pdf. CBP is also seeking approval of Form 447, North American Free Trade Agreement Motor Vehicle Averaging Election, in order to gather information required by 19 CFR part 181 Appendix, Section 11, (2) ‘‘Information Required When Producer Chooses to Average for Motor Vehicles’’. This form is provided to CBP when a manufacturer chooses to average motor vehicles for the purpose of obtaining NAFTA preference. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date for CBP Forms 434 and 446, and to add Form 447. Type of Review: Revision. Affected Public: Businesses. Form 434, NAFTA Certificate of Origin: Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30,000. Form 446, NAFTA Questionnaire: Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300. Form 447, NAFTA Motor Vehicle Averaging Election: Estimated Number of Respondents: 11. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.28. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14. Dated: December 6, 2011. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2011–31668 Filed 12–8–11; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5477–N–49] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at (800) 927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD is publishing this Notice to identify Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus Federal property. This Notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503– OG (D.D.C.). Properties reviewed are listed in this Notice according to the following categories: Suitable/available, suitable/ unavailable, suitable/to be excess, and unsuitable. The properties listed in the three suitable categories have been reviewed by the landholding agencies, and each agency has transmitted to HUD: (1) Its intention to make the property available for use to assist the homeless, (2) its intention to declare the property excess to the agency’s needs, or (3) a statement of the reasons that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use as facilities to assist the homeless. Properties listed as suitable/available will be available exclusively for homeless use for a period of 60 days from the date of this Notice. Where SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: NAFTA Regulations and 
Certificate of Origin

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

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

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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 NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin. This request for 
comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 7, 
2012, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and

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Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street NW., 5th 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, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 
9th Street, NW., 5th 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). 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 cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the 
collection of information (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: NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin.
    OMB Number: 1651-0098.
    Form Number: CBP Forms 434, 446, and 447.
    Abstract: On December 17, 1992, the U.S., Mexico and Canada entered 
into an agreement, ``The North American Free Trade Agreement'' (NAFTA). 
The provisions of NAFTA were adopted by the U.S. with the enactment of 
the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1993 
(Pub. L. 103-182).
    CBP Form 434, North American Free Trade Certificate of Origin, is 
used to certify that a good being exported either from the United 
States into Canada or Mexico or from Canada or Mexico into the United 
States qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential 
tariff treatment under the NAFTA. This form is completed by exporters 
and/or producers and furnished to CBP upon request. CBP Form 434 is 
provided for by 19 CFR 181.11 and is accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_434.pdf.
    The CBP Form 446, NAFTA Verification of Origin Questionnaire, is a 
questionnaire that CBP personnel use to gather sufficient information 
from exporters and/or producers to determine whether goods imported 
into the United States qualify as originating goods for the purposes of 
preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. CBP Form 446 is provided for 
by 19 CFR 181.72 and is accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_446.pdf.
    CBP is also seeking approval of Form 447, North American Free Trade 
Agreement Motor Vehicle Averaging Election, in order to gather 
information required by 19 CFR part 181 Appendix, Section 11, (2) 
``Information Required When Producer Chooses to Average for Motor 
Vehicles''. This form is provided to CBP when a manufacturer chooses to 
average motor vehicles for the purpose of obtaining NAFTA preference.
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date for CBP Forms 434 and 446, and to add Form 447.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Affected Public: Businesses.

Form 434, NAFTA Certificate of Origin:

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30,000.

Form 446, NAFTA Questionnaire:

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 400.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300.

Form 447, NAFTA Motor Vehicle Averaging Election:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.28.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14.

    Dated: December 6, 2011.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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