Agency Information Collection Activities: Record of Vessel Foreign Repair or Equipment Purchase, 40127-40128 [2014-16183]


[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 133 (Friday, July 11, 2014)]
[Pages 40127-40128]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2014-16183]



U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Record of Vessel 
Foreign Repair or Equipment Purchase

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

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


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: 
Record of Vessel Foreign Repair or Equipment Purchase (CBP Form 226). 
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 or to the information 
collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 11, 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

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electronic mail to or faxed to (202) 395-

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 22519) on April 22, 
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 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 OMB approval. All comments will 
become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting 
comments concerning the following information collection:
    Title: Record of Vessel Foreign Repair or Equipment Purchase.
    OMB Number: 1651-0027.
    Form Number: CBP Form 226.
    Abstract: 19 U.S.C. 1466(a) provides for a 50 percent ad valorem 
duty assessed on a vessel master or owner for any repairs, purchases, 
or expenses incurred in a foreign country by a commercial vessel 
registered in the United States. CBP Form 226, Record of Vessel Foreign 
Repair or Equipment Purchase, is used by the master or owner of a 
vessel to declare and file entry on equipment, repairs, parts, or 
materials purchased for the vessel in a foreign country. This 
information enables CBP to assess duties on these foreign repairs, 
parts, or materials. CBP Form 226 is provided for by 19 CFR 4.7 and 
4.14 and is accessible at:
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date with no change to the burden hours or to the 
information collected on Form 226.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 11.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 1,100.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 825.

    Dated: July 7, 2014.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2014-16183 Filed 7-10-14; 8:45 am]
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