Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles, 76063-76064 [2012-31071]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices response time should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140. Comments may be submitted to DHS via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov and must include OMB Control Number 1615–NEW in the subject box. Comments may also be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.Regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS–2012–0017. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.Regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of www.Regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more 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, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies 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 collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: New information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: EVerify Program Data Collections. VerDate Mar<15>2010 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number; File OMB–69; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or private sector. The E-Verify Data Collections evaluation is necessary in order for USCIS to obtain data from employers and workers in anticipation of the enactment of mandatory state and/or national employment eligibility verification programs for all or a substantial number of employers nationwide. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: • Business/Private Sector: 135 respondents averaging 2 hours per response; plus • Individual/Households: 400 respondents averaging 1 hour per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 670 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: www.Regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140, telephone number 202–272–8377. Dated: December 19, 2012. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2012–31079 Filed 12–21–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles 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: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76063 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 Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles (Form 3299). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 25, 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: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles OMB Number: 1651–0014 Form Number: Form 3299 Abstract: 19 U.S.C. 1498 provides that when personal and household effects enter the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 76064 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices United States but do not accompany the owner or importer on his/her arrival in the country, a declaration is made on CBP Form 3299, Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles. The information on this form is needed to support a claim for duty-free entry for these effects. This form is provided for by 19 CFR 148.6, 148.52, 148.53 and 148.77. CBP Form 3299 is accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/ CBP_Form_3299.pdf. Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to CBP Form 3299. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses and Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 150,000. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 112,500. Dated: December 20, 2012. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2012–31071 Filed 12–21–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Reopening of Application Period for Participation in the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: On October 24, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the formalization and expansion of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program and a 30 day application period (until November 23, 2012) for new participants. This document announces that CBP is reopening the application period for 15 days. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of the required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States. DATES: CBP is reopening the application period to accept applications from new tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 ACAS pilot participants until January 8, 2013. Comments concerning any aspect of the announced test may be submitted at any time during the test period. ADDRESSES: Applications to participate in the ACAS pilot must be submitted via email to CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov. Written comments concerning program, policy, and technical issues may be submitted via email to CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Park, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, via email at regina.park@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 24, 2012, CBP published a general notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 65006, corrected in 77 FR 65395 1) announcing that CBP is formalizing and expanding the ACAS pilot to include other eligible participants in the air cargo environment. The ACAS pilot revises the time frame for transmission by pilot participants of a subset of mandatory advance electronic information for air cargo. CBP regulations implementing the Trade Act of 2002 require advance information for air cargo to be submitted no later than the time of departure of the aircraft for the United States (from specified locations) or four hours prior to arrival in the United States for all other locations. See 19 CFR 122.48a. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants agree to submit a subset of the required 19 CFR 122.48a data elements (ACAS data) at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States. The ACAS data is used to target high-risk air cargo. The results of the ACAS pilot will help determine the relevant data elements, the time frame within which data should be submitted to permit CBP to effectively target, identify and mitigate any risk with the least impact practicable on trade operations, and any other related procedures and policies. Reopening of Application Period In the notice announcing the ACAS pilot, CBP stated that applications from new ACAS pilot participants would be accepted until November 23, 2012. However, CBP received a number of requests for extensions for submitting applications. CBP also experienced technical difficulties with the email box 1 The Federal Register corrected the email address under the ADDRESSES heading from ‘‘CBPCCS@cbpdhs.gov’’ to ‘‘CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov’’ on October 26, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 set up for the ACAS pilot, and therefore CBP may not have received all submitted applications. Any applicants who have not received a response from CBP will need to resubmit their applications. Accordingly, CBP is reopening the application period until January 8, 2013. Anyone interested in participating in the ACAS pilot should refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2012, for additional application information and eligibility requirements. Dated: December 19, 2012. David Murphy, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–30922 Filed 12–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5610–N–18] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Reform Act: Changes to Admission and Occupancy Requirements for the Public Housing and Section 8 Assistance Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be 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. The purpose of this information collection submission is to implement the requirement that public housing agencies have available upon request, their respective admission and occupancy policies for both the public and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Public housing authorities must have on hand and available for inspection policies related to admission and continued occupancy, so as to respond to inquiries from tenants, legal-aid services, HUD, and other interested parties informally or through the Freedom of Information Act. Written documentation of policies relating to public housing and Section 8 assistance programs implemented under the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, such as eligibility for admission and continued occupancy, local preferences, and rent SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 26, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-31071]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration for Free 
Entry of Unaccompanied Articles

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 Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles (Form 3299). 
This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 25, 
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: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles
    OMB Number: 1651-0014
    Form Number: Form 3299
    Abstract: 19 U.S.C. 1498 provides that when personal and household 
effects enter the

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    United States but do not accompany the owner or importer on his/her 
arrival in the country, a declaration is made on CBP Form 3299, 
Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles. The information 
on this form is needed to support a claim for duty-free entry for these 
effects. This form is provided for by 19 CFR 148.6, 148.52, 148.53 and 
148.77. CBP Form 3299 is accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3299.pdf.
    Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with no change to the burden hours or to CBP 
Form 3299.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses and Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 150,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 112,500.

     Dated: December 20, 2012.
 Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2012-31071 Filed 12-21-12; 4:15 pm]
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