Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Foreign Trade Zone and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign Trade Zone Activity Permit, 4155-4156 [2013-01057]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with nationals, and residents of that country; and (4) such other factors as may serve the U.S. interest. See 8 CFR 214.2(h)(5)(i)(F)(1)(i) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(i)(E)(1). In December 2008, DHS published in the Federal Register two notices, ‘‘Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible to Participate in the H–2A Visa Program,’’ and ‘‘Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible to Participate in the H–2B Visa Program,’’ which designated 28 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H–2A and H–2B programs. See 73 FR 77,043 (Dec. 18, 2008); 73 FR 77,729 (Dec. 19, 2008). The notices ceased to have effect on January 17, 2010 and January 18, 2010, respectively. See 8 CFR 214.2(h)(5)(i)(F)(2) and 8 CFR 214.2(h)(6)(i)(E)(3). To allow for the continued operation of the H–2A and H–2B programs, the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, has published subsequent notices on an annual basis. See 75 FR 2,879 (Jan. 19, 2010) (adding 11 countries); 76 FR 2,915 (Jan. 18, 2011) (removing Indonesia and adding 15 countries); 77 FR 2,558 (Jan. 18, 2012) (adding five countries). The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, that the 58 countries designated in the January 18, 2012 notice continue to meet the standards identified in that notice for eligible countries and therefore should remain designated as countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H–2A and H–2B programs. Further, the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, has determined to add Grenada to the list. This determination is made taking into account the four factors identified above. The Secretary of Homeland Security also considered other pertinent factors including, but not limited to, evidence of past usage of the H–2A and H–2B programs by nationals of the country to be added, as well as evidence relating to the economic impact on particular U.S. industries or regions resulting from the addition or continued non-inclusion of specific countries. Designation of Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible To Participate in the H–2A and H–2B Nonimmigrant Worker Programs Pursuant to the authority provided to the Secretary of Homeland Security under sections 214(a)(1), 215(a)(1), and 241 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(a)(1), 1185(a)(1), and 1231), I am designating, with the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jan 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 concurrence of the Secretary of State, nationals from the following countries to be eligible to participate in the H–2A and H–2B nonimmigrant worker programs: Argentina Australia Barbados Belize Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile Costa Rica Croatia Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Grenada Guatemala Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Jamaica Japan Kiribati Latvia Lithuania Macedonia Mexico Moldova Montenegro Nauru The Netherlands Nicaragua New Zealand Norway Papua New Guinea Peru The Philippines Poland Romania Samoa Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Spain Switzerland Tonga Turkey Tuvalu Ukraine United Kingdom Uruguay Vanuatu This notice does not affect the status of aliens who currently hold valid H–2A or H–2B nonimmigrant status. Persons holding such status, however, will be PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4155 affected by this notice at the time they seek an extension of stay in H–2 classification, or a change of status (1) from another nonimmigrant status to H– 2 status or (2) from one H–2 status to another. Nothing in this notice limits the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security or her designee or any other federal agency to invoke against any foreign country or its nationals any other remedy, penalty, or enforcement action available by law. Janet Napolitano, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–00908 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Foreign Trade Zone and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign Trade Zone Activity Permit 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: 1651–0029. 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 Application for Foreign Trade Zone Admission and/ or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign Trade Zone Activity Permit (CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, 214C and 216). 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 March 19, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 4156 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2013 / Notices 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: Application for Foreign Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign Trade Zone Activity Permit. OMB Number: 1651–0029. Form Number: CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, 214C and 216. Abstract: Foreign trade zones (FTZs) are geographical enclaves located within the geographical limits of the United States but for tariff purposes are considered to be outside the United States. Imported merchandise may be brought into FTZs for storage, manipulation, manufacture or other processing and subsequent removal for exportation, consumption in the United States, or destruction. A company bringing goods into a zone has a choice of zone status (privileged/nonprivileged foreign, domestic, or zonerestricted) which affects the way such goods are treated by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and for tariff purposes upon entry into the customs territory of the U.S. CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, and 214C, Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, are used by companies that bring merchandise into a foreign trade zone to register the admission of such merchandise into FTZs, and to apply for the appropriate zone status. CBP Form CBP 216, Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit, is used by companies to request approval to manipulate, manufacture, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jan 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 exhibit or destroy merchandise in a foreign trade zone. These FTZ forms are authorized by 19 U.S.C. 81 and provided for by 19 CFR 146.22, 146.32, 146.41, 146.44, 146.52, 146.53, and 146.66. These forms are accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/ cgov/toolbox/forms/. Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, 214C and 216. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Form 214, Application for ForeignTrade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,749. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 25. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 168,725. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,182. Form 216, Application for ForeignTrade Zone Activity Permit Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 10. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,167. Dated: January 14, 2013. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2013–01057 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5687–N–01] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP) for Eligible Multifamily Housing Projects and Emergency Capital Repair Program (ECRP) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: March 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1– 800–877–8339) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000, (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection 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 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: Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP) and Emergency Capital Repair Program (ECRP). OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–0542. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Assisted Living Conversion Program and the Emergency Capital Repair Program application submission requirements are necessary to assist E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 13 (Friday, January 18, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Foreign 
Trade Zone and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign Trade 
Zone Activity Permit

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: 1651-0029.

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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 Application for Foreign Trade Zone Admission and/or Status 
Designation, and Application for Foreign Trade Zone Activity Permit 
(CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, 214C and 216). 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 March 19, 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.

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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: Application for Foreign Trade Zone Admission and/or Status 
Designation, and Application for Foreign Trade Zone Activity Permit.
    OMB Number: 1651-0029.
    Form Number: CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, 214C and 216.
    Abstract: Foreign trade zones (FTZs) are geographical enclaves 
located within the geographical limits of the United States but for 
tariff purposes are considered to be outside the United States. 
Imported merchandise may be brought into FTZs for storage, 
manipulation, manufacture or other processing and subsequent removal 
for exportation, consumption in the United States, or destruction. A 
company bringing goods into a zone has a choice of zone status 
(privileged/non-privileged foreign, domestic, or zone-restricted) which 
affects the way such goods are treated by Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) and for tariff purposes upon entry into the customs territory of 
the U.S.
    CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, and 214C, Application for Foreign-Trade 
Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, are used by companies that 
bring merchandise into a foreign trade zone to register the admission 
of such merchandise into FTZs, and to apply for the appropriate zone 
status. CBP Form CBP 216, Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit, is used 
by companies to request approval to manipulate, manufacture, exhibit or 
destroy merchandise in a foreign trade zone.
    These FTZ forms are authorized by 19 U.S.C. 81 and provided for by 
19 CFR 146.22, 146.32, 146.41, 146.44, 146.52, 146.53, and 146.66. 
These forms are accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/forms/.
    Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with no change to the burden hours or to CBP 
Forms 214, 214A, 214B, 214C and 216.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.

Form 214, Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status 
Designation

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,749.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 25.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 168,725.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,182.

Form 216, Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,167.

    Dated: January 14, 2013.
Tracey Denning,
 Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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