Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Unaccompanied Articles, 33772 [2014-13798]

Download as PDF 33772 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 113 / Thursday, June 12, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0030] Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Unaccompanied Articles U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. 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: Declaration of Unaccompanied Articles. 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. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 14, 2014 to be assured of consideration. 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. 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, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (79 FR 18304) on April 1, 2014, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:18 Jun 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3507). 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 costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a 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 of Unaccompanied Articles. OMB Number: 1651–0030. Form Number: CBP Form 255. Abstract: CBP Form 255, Declaration of Unaccompanied Articles, is completed by travelers arriving in the United States with a parcel or container which is to be sent from an insular possession at a later date. It is the only means whereby the CBP officer, when the person arrives, can apply the exemptions or five percent flat rate of duty to all of the traveler’s purchases. A person purchasing articles in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States receives a sales slip, invoice, or other evidence of purchase which is presented to the CBP officer along with CBP Form 255, which is prepared in triplicate. The CBP officer verifies the information, indicates on the form whether the article or articles were free of duty, or dutiable at the flat rate. Two copies of the form are returned to the traveler, who sends one form to the vendor. Upon receipt of the form the vendor places it in an envelope, affixed to the outside of the package, and clearly marks the package ‘‘Unaccompanied Tourist Shipment,’’ and sends the package to the traveler, generally via mail, although it could be sent by other means. If sent through the mail, the package would be examined by CBP and forwarded to the Postal Service for delivery. Any duties due would be collected by the mail carrier. If the shipment arrives other than PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 through the mail, the traveler is notified by the carrier when the article arrives. Entry would be made by the carrier or the traveler at the customhouse. Any duties due would be collected at that time. CBP Form 255 is authorized by Sections 202 & 203 of Public Law 95– 410 and provided for 19 CFR 148.110, 148.113, 148.114, 148.115 and 148.116. A sample of this form may be viewed at: http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/ documents/CBP%20Form%20255.pdf Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information being collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500. Estimated Number of Responses: 15,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,250. Dated: June 9, 2014. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2014–13798 Filed 6–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0134] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Entry or Departure for Flights To and From Cuba U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. 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: Request for Entry or Departure for Flights To and From Cuba. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0030]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of 
Unaccompanied Articles

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

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an 
existing collection of information.

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SUMMARY: 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: 
Declaration of Unaccompanied Articles. 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.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 14, 2014 
to be assured of consideration.

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.

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, 90 
K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register (79 FR 18304) on April 1, 
2014, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an 
additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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; 44 U.S.C. 3507). 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 costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the 
collection of information (a 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 of Unaccompanied Articles.
    OMB Number: 1651-0030.
    Form Number: CBP Form 255.
    Abstract: CBP Form 255, Declaration of Unaccompanied Articles, is 
completed by travelers arriving in the United States with a parcel or 
container which is to be sent from an insular possession at a later 
date. It is the only means whereby the CBP officer, when the person 
arrives, can apply the exemptions or five percent flat rate of duty to 
all of the traveler's purchases.
    A person purchasing articles in American Samoa, Guam, the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of 
the United States receives a sales slip, invoice, or other evidence of 
purchase which is presented to the CBP officer along with CBP Form 255, 
which is prepared in triplicate. The CBP officer verifies the 
information, indicates on the form whether the article or articles were 
free of duty, or dutiable at the flat rate. Two copies of the form are 
returned to the traveler, who sends one form to the vendor. Upon 
receipt of the form the vendor places it in an envelope, affixed to the 
outside of the package, and clearly marks the package ``Unaccompanied 
Tourist Shipment,'' and sends the package to the traveler, generally 
via mail, although it could be sent by other means. If sent through the 
mail, the package would be examined by CBP and forwarded to the Postal 
Service for delivery. Any duties due would be collected by the mail 
carrier. If the shipment arrives other than through the mail, the 
traveler is notified by the carrier when the article arrives. Entry 
would be made by the carrier or the traveler at the customhouse. Any 
duties due would be collected at that time.
    CBP Form 255 is authorized by Sections 202 & 203 of Public Law 95-
410 and provided for 19 CFR 148.110, 148.113, 148.114, 148.115 and 
148.116. A sample of this form may be viewed at: http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/CBP%20Form%20255.pdf
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date of this information collection with no change to the 
burden hours or to the information being collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,500.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 15,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,250.

    Dated: June 9, 2014.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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