Agency Information Collection Activities: Free Trade Agreements, 68458-68459 [2014-27080]

Download as PDF 68458 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES and operators and state, local, tribal, and territorial entities to enhance the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. President Obama also signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13636 2 on February 12, 2013, entitled Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. By issuing the E.O. and PPD together, the Administration is taking an integrated approach to strengthening the security and resilience of critical infrastructure against all hazards, through an updated and overarching national framework that acknowledges the increased role of cybersecurity in securing physical assets. PPD–21 sets forth several actions that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall take to implement the directive. One of these actions is to develop a National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience R&D Plan. This is to be done within two years of the date of the directive, or by February 12, 2015, with the Secretary of Homeland Security working in coordination with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Sector-Specific Agencies (SSAs), Department of Commerce (DOC), and other Federal departments and agencies. The plan is to take into account the evolving threat landscape, annual metrics, and other relevant information to identify priorities and guide R&D requirements and investments. The plan shall be issued every 4 years after its initial delivery with interim updates as needed. The plan will provide input to align Federal and Federally-funded R&D activities seeking to strengthen the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. The R&D Plan is being written through a collaborative process involving a full range of critical infrastructure partners and other stakeholders. This notice extends an invitation to the broader public to provide comments on the specific questions posed to inform the identification of national CISR R&D priorities. These comments and inputs will help to ensure the NCISR R&D Plan is relevant and useful, guiding R&D that will strengthen the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. IV. Specific Questions Answers to the following specific questions are desired: 1. What do you view as the most significant cross-sector R&D themes? 2 E.O. 13636 can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/ fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-19/pdf/2013-03915.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 How might this view change looking forward to 2020 and beyond? 2. PPD–21 states, ‘‘Critical infrastructure must be secure and able to withstand and rapidly recover from all hazards.’’ Given this desired outcome, what factors should be considered in prioritizing national R&D activities? 3. What role can partnerships play in facilitating R&D within the themes identified in question #1? Is public sector engagement essential to advancing any of these themes? Dated: November 10, 2014. Jalal Mapar, Director, Resilient Systems Division, Science and Technology Directorate. [FR Doc. 2014–27124 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9F–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0117] Agency Information Collection Activities: Free Trade Agreements U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-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: Free Trade Agreements. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours, but no changes 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 January 16, 2015 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, 90 K Street NE., 10th 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, 90 K Street NE., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10th 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; 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 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 OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Free Trade agreements. OMB Number: 1651–0117. Form Number: None. Abstract: Free trade agreements are established to reduce and eliminate trade barriers, strengthen and develop economic relations, and to lay the foundation for further cooperation to expand and enhance benefits of the agreement. These agreements establish free trade by reduced-duty treatment on imported goods. The U.S. has entered into the following Free Trade Agreements: United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (US–CFTA) (Pub. L. 108–77); the Republic of Singapore (Pub. L. 108– 78, 117 Stat. 948,19 U.S.C. 3805 note); Australia (Pub. L. 108–286); Morocco (Pub. L. 108–302); Jordan (Pub. L. 107– 43); Bahrain (Pub. L. 109–169); Oman (Pub. L. 107–210); Peru (Pub. L. 110– 138, 121 Stat. 1455); Korea (Pub. L. 112– 41); Colombia (Pub. L. 112–42, 125 Stat. 462); Panama (Pub. L. 112–43); and Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (CAFTA–DR) (Pub. L. 109– 53, 119 Stat. 462). These free trade agreements involve collection of data elements such as information about the importer and exporter of the goods, a description of the goods, tariff classification number, E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices and the preference criterion in the Rules of Origin. Respondents can obtain information on how to make claims under these Free Trade Agreements by going to http://www.cbp.gov/trade/freetrade-agreements. Current Actions: CBP has reevaluated the time necessary to prepare and submit information related to these free trade agreements. Prior to this submission, CBP estimated a time per response of 12 minutes, or 0.2 hours. Based on our recent evaluation, CBP believes that 2 hours per response is a more accurate estimate. This update has increased the estimated burden hours for this ICR from 71,720 annual hours to 717,200 annual hours. In addition to reevaluating the burden hours associated with this ICR, CBP has also added the Dominican RepublicCentral American-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR) to this ICR because it has the same information collection requirements as the other FTA’s. Previously, CAFTA–DR was reported under OMB Control Number 1651–0125. Combining collection 1651– 0125 with this ICR adds 4,800 annual burden hours to this submission. There is no new information required or substantive changes related to Free Trade Agreements. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 359,400. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 361,000. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 722,000. Dated: November 10, 2014. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2014–27080 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [1651–0055] Agency Information Collection Activities: Harbor Maintenance Fee U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 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: Harbor Maintenance Fee. 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 January 16, 2015 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, 90 K Street NE., 10th 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, 90 K Street NE., 10th 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; 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 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 OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Harbor Maintenance Fee. OMB Number: 1651–0055. Form Number: Forms 349 and 350. Abstract: The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) and Trust Fund is used for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68459 the operation and maintenance of certain U.S. channels and harbors by the Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required to collect the HMF from importers, domestic shippers, and passenger vessel operators using federal navigation projects. Commercial cargo loaded on or unloaded from a commercial vessel is subject to a port use fee of 0.125 percent of its value if the loading or unloading occurs at a port that has been designated by the Army Corps of Engineers. The HMF also applies to the total ticket value of embarking and disembarking passengers and on cargo admissions into a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). CBP Form 349, Harbor Maintenance Fee Quarterly Summary Report, and CBP Form 350, Harbor Maintenance Fee Amended Quarterly Summary Report are completed by domestic shippers, foreign trade zone applicants, and passenger vessel operators and submitted with payment to CBP. CBP proposes to amend Form 349 to add the respondent’s email address and fax number. CBP uses the information collected on CBP Forms 349 and 350 to verify that the fee collected is timely and accurately submitted. These forms are authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 4461, et seq.) and provided for by 19 CFR 24.24, which also includes the list of designated ports. CBP Forms 349 and 350 are accessible at http:// www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/ forms or they may be completed and filed electronically at www.pay.gov. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to Forms 349 and 350. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. CBP Form 349 Estimated Number of Respondents: 560. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 2,240. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,120. CBP Form 350 Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 60. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0117]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Free Trade Agreements

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

ACTION: 60-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: 
Free Trade Agreements. CBP is proposing that this information 
collection be extended with a change to the burden hours, but no 
changes 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 January 16, 
2015 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, 90 K Street NE., 10th 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, 90 
K Street NE., 10th 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; 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 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 OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP 
is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:
    Title: Free Trade agreements.
    OMB Number: 1651-0117.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: Free trade agreements are established to reduce and 
eliminate trade barriers, strengthen and develop economic relations, 
and to lay the foundation for further cooperation to expand and enhance 
benefits of the agreement. These agreements establish free trade by 
reduced-duty treatment on imported goods.
    The U.S. has entered into the following Free Trade Agreements: 
United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (US-CFTA) (Pub. L. 108-77); 
the Republic of Singapore (Pub. L. 108-78, 117 Stat. 948,19 U.S.C. 3805 
note); Australia (Pub. L. 108-286); Morocco (Pub. L. 108-302); Jordan 
(Pub. L. 107-43); Bahrain (Pub. L. 109-169); Oman (Pub. L. 107-210); 
Peru (Pub. L. 110-138, 121 Stat. 1455); Korea (Pub. L. 112-41); 
Colombia (Pub. L. 112-42, 125 Stat. 462); Panama (Pub. L. 112-43); and 
Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, 
and Nicaragua (CAFTA-DR) (Pub. L. 109-53, 119 Stat. 462).
    These free trade agreements involve collection of data elements 
such as information about the importer and exporter of the goods, a 
description of the goods, tariff classification number,

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and the preference criterion in the Rules of Origin. Respondents can 
obtain information on how to make claims under these Free Trade 
Agreements by going to http://www.cbp.gov/trade/free-trade-agreements.
    Current Actions: CBP has reevaluated the time necessary to prepare 
and submit information related to these free trade agreements. Prior to 
this submission, CBP estimated a time per response of 12 minutes, or 
0.2 hours. Based on our recent evaluation, CBP believes that 2 hours 
per response is a more accurate estimate. This update has increased the 
estimated burden hours for this ICR from 71,720 annual hours to 717,200 
annual hours.
    In addition to reevaluating the burden hours associated with this 
ICR, CBP has also added the Dominican Republic-Central American-United 
States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) to this ICR because it has the 
same information collection requirements as the other FTA's. 
Previously, CAFTA-DR was reported under OMB Control Number 1651-0125. 
Combining collection 1651-0125 with this ICR adds 4,800 annual burden 
hours to this submission.
    There is no new information required or substantive changes related 
to Free Trade Agreements.
    Type of Review: Extension (with change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 359,400.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 361,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 722,000.

    Dated: November 10, 2014.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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