Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers Which Enter the United States Duty Free, 69650-69651 [2012-28123]

Download as PDF 69650 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Notices Overtime Services (CBP Form 3171) is used by commercial carriers and importers as a request for permission to unlade imported merchandise, baggage, or passengers. It is also used to request overtime services from CBP officers in connection with lading or unlading of merchandise, or the entry or clearance of a vessel, including the boarding of a vessel for preliminary supplies, ship’s stores, sea stores, or equipment not to be reladen. CBP Form 3171 is authorized by 19 USC 1447, 1448, 1449, 1450, 1451, 1452, 1453, 1454, 1455, and 1551. It is provided for 19 CFR 4.10, 4.30, 4.37, 4.39, 4.91, 10.60, 24.16, 122.29, 122.38, 123.8, 146.32 and 146.34. This form is accessible at: http:// forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3171.pdf. Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the estimated burden hours or to CBP Form 3171. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 266. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 399,000. Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 51,870. Dated: November 15, 2012. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2012–28212 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers Which Enter the United States Duty Free 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with 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 Holders or Containers which Enter the United SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 States Duty Free. 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 January 22, 2013, 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: Holders or Containers which Enter the United States Duty Free. OMB Number: 1651–0035. Form Number: None. Abstract: All articles that are brought into the United States are subject to duty unless they are specifically exempt under the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS), codified as 19 U.S.C. 1202. Item 9801.00.10 (HTSUS) provides that articles that were manufactured in the U.S. and exported and returned without having been advanced in value or improved in condition by any process of PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 manufacture may be brought back into the U.S. duty-free. In addition, Item 9803.00.50 (HTSUS) provides for the duty-free entry of substantial holders or containers of foreign manufacture if duty had been paid upon a previous importation pursuant to the provisions of 19 CFR 10.41b. Although an article may be brought back into the United States without being subject to duty, a consumption entry must nevertheless be made along with the reason for the article not being subject to duty set forth on the entry. However, an importer who brings in merchandise packed in U.S. manufactured containers or holders or previously duty-paid containers or holders, and does so several times a year involving a great many containers or holders, may mark the container or holder with the HTSUS number in lieu of filing of entry papers each time. CBP believes such frequent filing of entry papers for these containers or holders would be overly burdensome to the importer or shipper. 19 CFR 10.41 provides that substantial holders or containers are to have prescribed markings in clear and conspicuous letters of such a size that they will be easily discernable. Section 10.41b of the CBP regulations eliminates the need for an importer to file entry documents by instead requiring the marking of the containers or holders to indicate under which item number of the HTSUS the containers or holders are entitled duty free entry. In order to comply with 19 CFR 10.41b, the owner of the holder or container is required to place the markings on a metal tag or plate containing the following information: 9801.00.10, HTSUS; the name of the owner; and the serial number assigned by the owner. In the case of serially numbered holders or containers of foreign manufacture for which free clearance under the second provision of item 9803.00.50 HTSUS is claimed, the owner must place the following markings containing the following information: 9803.00.50 HTSUS; the port code numbers of the port of entry; the entry number; the last two digits of the fiscal year of entry covering the importation of the holders and containers on which duty was paid; the name of the owner; and the serial number assigned by the owner. Action: 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. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 20, 2012 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 18. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 360. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90. Dated: November 14, 2012. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2012–28123 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, 202–344–1060. Dated: November 14, 2012. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services. [FR Doc. 2012–28211 Filed 11–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT BILLING CODE 9111–14–P [Docket No. FR–5668–N–01] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program for Small Area Fair Market Rent Demonstration Program Participants; Fiscal Year 2013 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a commercial gauger. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., 4701 East Napoleon (Hwy 90), Sulphur, LA 70663, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/ trade/basic_trade/ labs_scientific_svcs/ commercial_gaugers/gaulist.ctt/ gaulist.pdf SUMMARY: The approval of SGS North America, Inc., as commercial gauger became effective on May 22, 2012. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for May 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Cassata, Laboratories and Scientific Services, U.S. Customs and wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Nov 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Final Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for selected Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) participating in the Small Area FMR Demonstration. AGENCY: Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) requires the Secretary to publish FMRs periodically, but not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year. This notice publishes the FMRs for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program for those PHAs selected to participate in the Small Area FMR Demonstration Program. Only those PHAs that have agreed to participate in the Demonstration are authorized to use these Small Area FMRs within their metropolitan operating areas. DATES: Effective Date: The FMRs published in this notice are effective on October 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information regarding FMRs, please call the HUD USER information line at 800–245–2691 or access the information on the HUD USER Web site http://www.huduser.org/portal/ datasets/fmr.html. Questions related to use of Small Area FMRs or voucher payment standards should be directed to the respective local HUD program staff. Technical questions concerning the methodology used to develop Small Area FMRs may be addressed to Geoffrey B. Newton or Peter B. Kahn, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Economic Affairs, Office of Policy Development and Research, telephone 202–708–0590. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69651 (Other than the HUD USER information line and TDD numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-free.) Electronic Data Availability: This Federal Register notice is available electronically from the HUD User page at http://www.huduser.org/datasets/ fmr.html. Federal Register notices also are available electronically from http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html, the U.S. Government Printing Office Web site. Complete documentation of the methodology and data used to compute each area’s final FY 2013 FMRs is available at http://www.huduser.org/ portal/datasets/fmr/fmrs/ docsys.html&data=fmr13. Final FY 2013 FMRs are available in a variety of electronic formats at http:// www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/ fmr.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 8 of the USHA (42 U.S.C. 1437f) authorizes housing assistance to aid lower-income families in renting safe and decent housing. Housing assistance payments are limited by FMRs established by HUD for different geographic areas. In the HCV program, the FMR is the basis for determining the ‘‘payment standard amount’’ used to calculate the maximum monthly subsidy for an assisted family (see 24 CFR 982.503). In general, the FMR for an area is the amount that would be needed to pay the gross rent (shelter rent plus utilities) of privately owned, decent, and safe rental housing of a modest (non-luxury) nature with suitable amenities. In addition, all rents subsidized under the HCV program must meet reasonable rent standards. Small Area FMRs (SAFMRs) are subject to all of the same rules and regulations that govern the use of all other FMRs. II. Procedures for the Development of FMRs Section 8(c) of the USHA requires the Secretary of HUD to publish FMRs periodically, but not less frequently than annually. Section 8(c) states, in part, as follows: Proposed fair market rentals for an area shall be published in the Federal Register with reasonable time for public comment and shall become effective upon the date of publication in final form in the Federal Register. Each fair market rental in effect under this subsection shall be adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year to reflect changes, based on the most recent available data trended so the rentals will be current for the year to which they apply, of rents for existing or newly constructed rental dwelling units, as the case may be, of various sizes and types in this section. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69650-69651]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28123]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


 Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers 
Which Enter the United States Duty Free

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 Holders or Containers which Enter the United States Duty Free. 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 January 22, 
2013, 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: Holders or Containers which Enter the United States Duty 
Free.
    OMB Number: 1651-0035.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: All articles that are brought into the United States are 
subject to duty unless they are specifically exempt under the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS), codified as 
19 U.S.C. 1202. Item 9801.00.10 (HTSUS) provides that articles that 
were manufactured in the U.S. and exported and returned without having 
been advanced in value or improved in condition by any process of 
manufacture may be brought back into the U.S. duty-free. In addition, 
Item 9803.00.50 (HTSUS) provides for the duty-free entry of substantial 
holders or containers of foreign manufacture if duty had been paid upon 
a previous importation pursuant to the provisions of 19 CFR 10.41b.
    Although an article may be brought back into the United States 
without being subject to duty, a consumption entry must nevertheless be 
made along with the reason for the article not being subject to duty 
set forth on the entry. However, an importer who brings in merchandise 
packed in U.S. manufactured containers or holders or previously duty-
paid containers or holders, and does so several times a year involving 
a great many containers or holders, may mark the container or holder 
with the HTSUS number in lieu of filing of entry papers each time. CBP 
believes such frequent filing of entry papers for these containers or 
holders would be overly burdensome to the importer or shipper.
    19 CFR 10.41 provides that substantial holders or containers are to 
have prescribed markings in clear and conspicuous letters of such a 
size that they will be easily discernable. Section 10.41b of the CBP 
regulations eliminates the need for an importer to file entry documents 
by instead requiring the marking of the containers or holders to 
indicate under which item number of the HTSUS the containers or holders 
are entitled duty free entry.
    In order to comply with 19 CFR 10.41b, the owner of the holder or 
container is required to place the markings on a metal tag or plate 
containing the following information: 9801.00.10, HTSUS; the name of 
the owner; and the serial number assigned by the owner. In the case of 
serially numbered holders or containers of foreign manufacture for 
which free clearance under the second provision of item 9803.00.50 
HTSUS is claimed, the owner must place the following markings 
containing the following information: 9803.00.50 HTSUS; the port code 
numbers of the port of entry; the entry number; the last two digits of 
the fiscal year of entry covering the importation of the holders and 
containers on which duty was paid; the name of the owner; and the 
serial number assigned by the owner.
    Action: 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.

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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 18.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 360.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90.

    Dated: November 14, 2012.
 Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2012-28123 Filed 11-19-12; 8:45 am]
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