Agency Information Collection Activities; Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions, 3785-3786 [2012-1459]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES remain available during the 2 succeeding fiscal years. Any amount that is unexpended or unobligated at the end of the 3-year period during which it is available, shall be withdrawn by the Secretary and allocated to the States in addition to any other amounts available for allocation in the fiscal year in which they are withdrawn or the following fiscal year. Use of these funds requires compliance with standard Federal contracting rules with associated lead and processing times resulting in a lag time between available funds and spending. The total amount of funding transferred to the Coast Guard from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2011 for each activity is shown below. Specific Accounting of Funds National Recreational Boating Safety Survey: Funding was provided toward a national recreational boating survey that will cover a five year period. The purpose of this survey is to obtain upto-date statistically valid estimates on recreational boating safety. During this five year period, three surveys will be conducted. During fiscal year 2011, funding was provided to conduct the first two surveys. ($6,345,764). Factory Visit Program/Boat Testing Program: Funding was provided to continue the national recreational boat factory visit program, initiated in January 2001. The factory visit program currently allows contracted personnel, acting on behalf of the Coast Guard, to visit 1,150 recreational boat manufacturers each year to either inspect for compliance with Federal regulations, communicate with the manufacturers as to why they need to comply with Federal regulations, or educate them, as necessary, on how to comply with Federal regulations. Funding was also provided for testing of certain associated equipment and inwater testing of atypical and used recreational boats for compliance with capacity and flotation standards. Funding in the amount of $1,995.416 was provided for the Factory Visit Program/Boat Testing Program. This amount, along with approximately $100,000 of the funding provided for ‘‘personnel support’’ and approximately $140,000 of the funding provided for ‘‘reimbursable salaries’’ detailed below, satisfies the legal requirements that ‘‘not less than’’ $2 million be available to ensure compliance with Chapter 43 of Title 46, U.S. Code—Recreational Vessels. ($1,995,416). New Recreational Boating Safety Associated Travel: Travel by members VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:09 Jan 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 of the Boating Safety Division’s strategic planning panel was undertaken to attend meetings to develop the next iteration of the national recreational boating safety program strategic plan. ($652). Boating Accident News Clipping Services: Funding was provided to continue to gather daily news stories of recreational boating accidents nationally for more real time accident information and to identify accidents that may involve regulatory non-compliances or safety defects. ($79,119). Web-based Document Management System: Funding was provided to continue to provide a Web-based document management system to better enable the handling of thousands of recreational boating recall case and campaign reports. ($75,000). Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Outreach Program: Funding was allocated for this program which provides full marketing, media, public information, and program strategy support to the nation-wide RBS effort. The goal is to coordinate the RBS outreach initiatives and campaigns, some of which include: National Boating Under the Influence Campaign (BUI), ‘‘Boat Responsibly!’’, Life Jacket Wear, Vessel Safety Check Program (VSC), Boating Safety Education Courses, Propeller Strike Avoidance, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness and Education, and other recreational boating safety issues on an as needed basis. ($940,988). Boating Accident Report Form: Funding was provided to update the Coast Guard’s Form CG–3865, which is used to report boating accidents. The form was updated to reflect a few minor changes in reporting requirements, and to ensure the electronic version of the form met all federal accessibility requirements. ($1,110). Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) Web System: Funding was allocated to continue providing the BARD Web System, which enables reporting authorities in the 50 States, five U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia to submit their accident reports electronically over a secure Internet connection. The system also enables the user community to generate statistical reports that show the frequency, nature, and severity of boating accidents. Fiscal year 2011 funds supported system maintenance, development, and technical (hotline) support. ($320,945). Personnel Support: Funding was provided for personnel to support the development of new regulations and to conduct boating safety-related research and analysis. ($693,266). PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3785 Reimbursable Salaries: Funding was provided to carry out the work as prescribed in 46 U.S.C. 13107(c) and as described herein. The first position was that of a professional mathematician/ statistician to conduct necessary national surveys and studies on recreational boating activities as well as to serve as a liaison to other Federal agencies that are conducting boating surveys so that we can pool our resources and reduce costs. The second position was that of an Outreach Coordinator with responsibilities that include overseeing and managing RBS projects related to carbon monoxide poisoning, propeller injury mitigation, and manufacturer compliance initiatives. ($296,823). Of the $5.5 million made available to the Coast Guard in fiscal year 2011, $507,703.80 has been committed, obligated, or expended and an additional $10,241,378.91 of prior fiscal year funds have been committed, obligated, or expended, as of September 30, 2011. Approximately $5.4 million has not been committed, obligated, or expended from previous years and is being reserved for the five year national boating survey that was previously discussed in this Notice. This notice is issued pursuant to 46 U.S.C. 13107(c)(4). Dated: January 18, 2012. Paul F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Director of Prevention Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–1539 Filed 1–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities; Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions 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 Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 3786 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2012 / Notices Written comments should be received on or before March 26, 2012, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and 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: Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions. OMB Number: 1651–0032. Form Number: None. Abstract: In accordance with 19 CFR 10.137, importers of goods subject to the actual use provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) are required to maintain detailed records to establish that these goods were actually used as contemplated by the law and to support the importer’s claim for a free or reduced rate of duty. The importer shall maintain records of use or disposition for a period of 3 years from the date of liquidation of the entry, and the records srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:09 Jan 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 shall be available at all times for examination by CBP. 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: 12,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 65 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,000. Dated: January 19, 2012. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2012–1459 Filed 1–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE ;P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5603–N–04] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Study of Public Housing Agencies’ Engagement With Homeless Households Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. HUD is sponsoring this research effort to explore and document how public housing agencies (PHAs) currently serve and interact with homeless households. The goal of the study is to establish a baseline level of PHAs’ current engagement in serving homeless households and to better understand the current opportunities provided by PHAs that either have an explicit preference for homeless households or that target assistance to homeless households in other ways. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2528—New) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: (202) 395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard., Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov., or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice Also Lists the Following Information Title of Proposal: Study of Public Housing Agencies’ Engagement with Homeless Households. OMB Approval Number: 2528—New. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: HUD is sponsoring this research effort to explore and document how public housing agencies (PHAs) currently serve and interact with homeless households. The goal of the study is to establish a baseline level of PHAs’ current engagement in serving homeless households and to better understand the current opportunities provided by PHAs that either have an explicit preference for homeless households or that target assistance to homeless households in other ways. Frequency of Submission: Once. E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3785-3786]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities; Importers of 
Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions

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 
Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions. This request 
for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

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DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 26, 2012, 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and 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: Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions.
    OMB Number: 1651-0032.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: In accordance with 19 CFR 10.137, importers of goods 
subject to the actual use provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (HTSUS) are required to maintain detailed records 
to establish that these goods were actually used as contemplated by the 
law and to support the importer's claim for a free or reduced rate of 
duty. The importer shall maintain records of use or disposition for a 
period of 3 years from the date of liquidation of the entry, and the 
records shall be available at all times for examination by CBP.
    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: 12,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 65 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,000.

    Dated: January 19, 2012.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2012-1459 Filed 1-24-12; 8:45 am]
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