Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), 73098-73099 [2014-28778]

Download as PDF 73098 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 9, 2014 / Notices There is a change to the questions on ESTA and on Form I–94W as described in the Abstract section of this document. There are no changes to the information collected on Form I–94, or the I–94 Web site. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Individuals, Carriers, and the Travel and Tourism Industry. Form I–94 (Arrival and Departure Record): Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,387,550. Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes. Estimated Burden Hours: 583,544. Estimated Annual Cost to Public: $26,325,300. I–94 Web site: Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,858,782. Estimated Time per Response: 4 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 254,679. Form I–94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure): Estimated Number of Respondents: 941,291. Estimated Time per Response: 13 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 204,260. Estimated Annual Cost to the Public: $5,647,746. Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA): Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,960,000. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,645,680. Estimated Annual Cost to the Public: $264,460,000. Dated: December 3, 2014. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2014–28775 Filed 12–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [1651–0105] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:48 Dec 08, 2014 Jkt 235001 60-Day notice and request for comments; extension and revision of an existing collection of information. ACTION: 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: Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours resulting from the addition of a new application for exporters to establish an ACE Portal account. There are no proposed changes to the existing ACE Portal application for imported merchandise. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 9, 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 (Public Law 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). OMB Number: 1651–0105. Abstract: The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is a trade processing system that will eventually replace the Automated Commercial System (ACS), the current import system for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations. ACE is authorized by Executive Order 13659 which mandates implementation of a Single Window for trade. See 79 FR 10655 (February 25, 2014). ACE supports government agencies and the trade community with border-related missions with respect to moving goods across the border efficiently and securely. Once ACE is fully implemented, all related CBP trade functions and the trade community will be supported from a single common user interface. Currently, ACE is used for imported merchandise by brokers, carriers, sureties, service providers, facility operators, foreign trade zone operators, cart men and lighter men. In order to establish an ACE Portal account, participants submit information such as their name, their employer identification number (EIN) or social security number, and if applicable, a statement certifying their capability to connect to the Internet. This information is submitted through the ACE Secure Data Portal which is accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ automated. CBP is proposing to add export functionality to the system which will allow participation from the exporter community. Trade members wishing to establish an exporter account will need to submit the following data elements: 1. Account Type a. ACE Portal Account User ID (if applicable) b. USPPI (yes/no) c. Authorized Agent (yes/no) d. Freight Forwarder (yes/no) FMC License No (if applicable) 2. Company Information a. EIN b. DUNS c. Company Name d. Company Address 3. ACE Export Account Owner Information a. Name b. Date of Birth c. Telephone Number d. Fax Number e. Email f. Account Owner address if different from Company Address E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 236 / Tuesday, December 9, 2014 / Notices 4. Filing Notification Point of Contact a. Name b. Phone Number c. Email FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Current Actions: CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours resulting from the addition of a new application for exporters to establish an ACE Portal account. There are no proposed changes to the existing ACE Portal application for imported merchandise. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. Application to ACE (Import) Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,000. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 21,000. Estimated Time per Response: .33 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,930. Application to ACE (Export) Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,000. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 9,000. Estimated Time per Response: .066 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 594. Dated: December 3, 2014. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2014–28778 Filed 12–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Notice of Change in Policy on the Publication of Customs Broker License and Permit Cancellations U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General Notice. AGENCY: This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) plan to discontinue publication in the Federal Register of the cancellation of individual and corporate customs broker licenses and permits under section 111.51 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations. A current list of active customs brokers is maintained on CBP’s Web site: www.cbp.gov. rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:48 Dec 08, 2014 Jkt 235001 Maranda Sorrells, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of International Trade, Commercial Targeting and Enforcement, at 202–863– 6218 or brokermanagement@ cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Customs broker license and permit cancellations fall under § 111.51 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.51) and are voluntarily requested by the customs broker in the event that the broker no longer wants to or cannot conduct customs business. Requests for cancellation of a license or permit are directed to the Port Director of the port through which the license was issued. The Port Director forwards the broker’s written request for cancellation of a license or permit to the Broker Management Branch in the Office of International Trade, requesting that it be canceled. Most often, CBP receives the license cancellation request because the customs broker has retired or the business has dissolved. CBP receives permit cancellation requests when a customs broker has ceased operations in a particular district or has determined that a certain permit is no longer necessary for their business operations. Historically, CBP has published notice in the Federal Register when a customs broker’s license or permit has been cancelled. Publication in the Federal Register is not required by statute or regulation, but rather has been provided by CBP as courtesy notice to the public. See section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), and section 111.51 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.51). Given the ease of access to current information available online and with consideration for the most efficient use of CBP customs broker management resources, CBP will no longer publish notice of customs broker license or permit cancellations pursuant to 19 CFR 111.51 in the Federal Register. Alternatively, CBP will maintain an active customs brokers list at www.cbp.gov as a resource for the public to verify active brokers. When a customs broker submits a license or permit cancellation request to the Port Director of the port through which the license was issued, the request is forwarded to the Broker Management Branch in the Office of International Trade at CBP. The Office of International Trade will then acknowledge the receipt of the cancellation request and provide the customs broker with an appropriate CBP point of contact. The confirmation letter will also be copied to the port through PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73099 which the customs broker’s license was issued. While CBP will no longer publish specific notice in the Federal Register reporting customs broker licenses and permits that have been cancelled under 19 CFR 111.51, CBP will continue to publish Federal Register notices for customs broker licenses that have been suspended or revoked pursuant to 19 CFR 111.30, 111.45 and 111.74. CBP maintains an active customs brokers list at www.cbp.gov to provide notice to the public of all active customs broker licenses. Dated: December 4, 2014. Brenda Smith, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade. [FR Doc. 2014–28858 Filed 12–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX15 RN00EAA0100] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of a currently approved information collection, (1028–0100). AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the information collection request (ICR) described below. The extension includes no changes to forms or instructions. To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this ICR. This collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2014. SUMMARY: To ensure that your comments on this ICR are considered, we must receive them on or before January 8, 2015. DATES: Please submit written comments on this information collection directly to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, via email: (OIRA_SUBMISSION@omb.eop.gov); or by fax (202) 395–5806; and identify your submission with ‘OMB Control Number 1028–0100 Did you see it? Report a ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 236 (Tuesday, December 9, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73098-73099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28778]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0105]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Use the 
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

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

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; extension and revision 
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: 
Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). CBP is 
proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to 
the burden hours resulting from the addition of a new application for 
exporters to establish an ACE Portal account. There are no proposed 
changes to the existing ACE Portal application for imported 
merchandise. This document is published to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 9, 
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 (Public Law 
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: Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment 
(ACE).
    OMB Number: 1651-0105.
    Abstract: The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is a trade 
processing system that will eventually replace the Automated Commercial 
System (ACS), the current import system for U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) operations. ACE is authorized by Executive Order 13659 
which mandates implementation of a Single Window for trade. See 79 FR 
10655 (February 25, 2014). ACE supports government agencies and the 
trade community with border-related missions with respect to moving 
goods across the border efficiently and securely. Once ACE is fully 
implemented, all related CBP trade functions and the trade community 
will be supported from a single common user interface.
    Currently, ACE is used for imported merchandise by brokers, 
carriers, sureties, service providers, facility operators, foreign 
trade zone operators, cart men and lighter men. In order to establish 
an ACE Portal account, participants submit information such as their 
name, their employer identification number (EIN) or social security 
number, and if applicable, a statement certifying their capability to 
connect to the Internet. This information is submitted through the ACE 
Secure Data Portal which is accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated.
    CBP is proposing to add export functionality to the system which 
will allow participation from the exporter community. Trade members 
wishing to establish an exporter account will need to submit the 
following data elements:

1. Account Type
    a. ACE Portal Account User ID (if applicable)
    b. USPPI (yes/no)
    c. Authorized Agent (yes/no)
    d. Freight Forwarder (yes/no)
    FMC License No (if applicable)
2. Company Information
    a. EIN
    b. DUNS
    c. Company Name
    d. Company Address
3. ACE Export Account Owner Information
    a. Name
    b. Date of Birth
    c. Telephone Number
    d. Fax Number
    e. Email
    f. Account Owner address if different from Company Address

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4. Filing Notification Point of Contact
    a. Name
    b. Phone Number
    c. Email

    Current Actions: CBP is proposing that this information collection 
be extended with a change to the burden hours resulting from the 
addition of a new application for exporters to establish an ACE Portal 
account. There are no proposed changes to the existing ACE Portal 
application for imported merchandise.
    Type of Review: Extension (with change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.

Application to ACE (Import)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,000.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 21,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: .33 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,930.

Application to ACE (Export)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,000.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 9,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: .066 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 594.

    Dated: December 3, 2014.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2014-28778 Filed 12-8-14; 8:45 am]
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