Agency Information Collection Activities: Application and Approval To Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods, 62519-62520 [2016-21678]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2016 / Notices 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: Lien Notice. OMB Number: 1651–0012. Form Number: 3485. Abstract: Section 564, Tariff Act of 19, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1564) provides that the claimant of a lien for freight can notify CBP in writing of the existence of a lien, and CBP shall not permit delivery of the merchandise from a public store or a bonded warehouse until the lien is satisfied or discharged. The claimant shall file the notification of a lien on CBP Form 3485, Lien Notice. This form is usually prepared and submitted to CBP by carriers, cartmen and similar persons or firms. The data collected on this form is used by CBP to ensure that liens have been satisfied or discharged before delivery of the freight from public stores or bonded warehouses, and to ensure that proceeds from public auction sales are distributed to the lienholder. CBP Form 3485 is provided for by 19 CFR 141.112, and is accessible at http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/ CBP_Form_3485.pdf. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with no change to the burden hours. There are no changes to the information collected or to Form 3485. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 112,000. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 28,000. Dated: September 2, 2016. Seth Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–21677 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0006] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application and Approval To Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods 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: Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods (Form 3499). 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 November 8, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1651–0006 in the subject box, the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_ PRA@CBP.DHS.GOV, email should include OMB Control number in Subject. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP PRA Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 10th Floor, 90 K St. NE., Washington, DC 20229–1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, or via telephone (202) 325–0123. Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking information about other CBP programs please contact the CBP National Customer Service Center at 877–227–5511, (TTY) 1–800–877–8339, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62519 or CBP Web site at https://www.cbp.gov/ . For additional help: https:// help.cbp.gov/app/home/search/1. 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: Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods. OMB Number: 1651–0006. Form Number: Form 3499. Abstract: CBP Form 3499, ‘‘Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods,’’ is used as an application to perform various operations on merchandise located at a CBP approved bonded facility. This form is filed by importers, consignees, transferees, or owners of merchandise, and is subject to approval by the port director. The data requested on this form identifies the merchandise for which action is being sought and specifies what operation is to be performed. This form may also be approved as a blanket application to manipulate goods for a period of up to one year for a continuous or repetitive manipulation. CBP Form 3499 is provided for by 19 CFR 19.8 and is accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/ CBP_Form_3499.pdf. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 62520 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 175 / Friday, September 9, 2016 / Notices Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Responses: 151,140. Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,114. Dated: September 2, 2016. Seth Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2016–21678 Filed 9–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [DHS Docket No. ICEB- 2013–0001] RIN 1653–ZA10 Extension of and Addition to Employment Authorization for Syrian F–1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of Civil Unrest in Syria Since March 2011 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice informs the public of the extension of and addition to an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Syria since March 2011. This notice extends the effective date of that notice and expands the application of such suspension to students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who lawfully obtained F–1 nonimmigrant student status between the date of the original notice and September 9, 2016. DATES: This notice is effective September 9, 2016 and will remain in effect until March 31, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Louis Farrell, Director, Student and Exchange Visitor Program, MS 5600, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20536–5600; email: sevp@ice.dhs.gov, telephone: (703) 603– 3400. This is not a toll-free number. Program information can be found at http://www.ice.gov/sevis/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: What action is DHS taking under this notice? The Secretary of Homeland Security is exercising his authority under 8 CFR 214.2(f)(9) to extend the suspension of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Sep 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 the applicability of certain requirements governing on-campus and off-campus employment for F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Syria since March 2011. See 77 FR 20038 (April 3, 2012). This notice also suspends these same regulatory requirements for students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who lawfully obtained F–1 nonimmigrant student status between the date of the original notice and September 9, 2016. The original notice was effective from April 3, 2012 until October 3, 2013. A subsequent notice provided for an 18-month extension from October 3, 2013, through March 31, 2015. See 78 FR 36211 (June 17, 2013). A third notice provided another 18-month extension from March 31, 2015, through September 30, 2016. See 80 FR 232 (January 5, 2015). Effective with this publication, suspension of the employment limitations is extended for 18 months from September 30, 2016, until March 31, 2018. This publication also suspends the applicability of the same regulatory requirements in 8 CFR 214.2(f)(9) for students who meet the requirements contained in the notice below as of September 9, 2016. F–1 nonimmigrant students granted employment authorization through the notice will continue to be deemed to be engaged in a ‘‘full course of study’’ for the duration of their employment authorization, provided they satisfy the minimum course load requirement described in 77 FR 20038. See 8 CFR 214.2(f)(6)(i)(F). Who is covered under this action? This notice applies exclusively to F– 1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who were lawfully present in the United States in F–1 nonimmigrant status on or after April 3, 2012, through September 9, 2016 under section 101(a)(15)(F)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(F)(i); and are— (1) Enrolled in an institution that is Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified for enrollment of F–1 students, (2) Currently maintaining F–1 status, and (3) Experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the ongoing civil unrest in Syria since March 2011. ICE records show that as of August 2016, there are approximately 700 Syrian F–1 Visa holders in active status who would be covered by this notice. This notice applies to both PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 undergraduate and graduate students, as well as elementary school, middle school, and high school students. The notice, however, applies differently to elementary school, middle school, and high school students (see the discussion published at 77 FR 20040, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-201204-03/pdf/2012-7960.pdf, in the question, ‘‘Does this notice apply to elementary school, middle school, and high school students in F–1 status?’’). F–1 students covered by this notice who transfer to other academic institutions that are SEVP-certified for enrollment of F–1 students remain eligible for the relief provided by means of this notice. Why is DHS taking this action? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took action to provide temporary relief to F–1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who experienced severe economic hardship because of the civil unrest in Syria since March 2011. See 77 FR 20038 (April 3, 2012). It enabled these F–1 students to obtain employment authorization, work an increased number of hours while school was in session, and reduce their course load, while continuing to maintain their F–1 student status. In June 2013 and again in January 2015, DHS acknowledged that the the civil unrest in Syria continued to affect Syria’s citizens, with many people still displaced as a result. DHS extended the application of the original April 3, 2012, notice through September 30, 2016, to continue to provide temporary relief to Syrian F–1 students who experienced severe economic hardship as a result of the conflict. Despite DHS’s determination that the civil conflict in Syria continued well beyond the October 3, 2013 expiration date of the original notice, previous extensions of the original notice did not make temporary relief available to Syrian F– 1 students who became lawfully present in the United States in F–1 nonimmigrant status after April 3, 2012. The conflict in Syria continues to affect the physical and economic security of its citizens. Syria is experiencing ongoing civil unrest, resulting in the continuing displacement of massive numbers of its citizens. As of October 2015, a United Nations report indicated that approximately 6.5 million Syrians were internally displaced. A number of violent extremist groups have factored prominently in the conflict and pose a danger to civilians. Various radical Islamist organizations have been actively engaged in armed resistance in E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 175 (Friday, September 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62519-62520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21678]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0006]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application and 
Approval To Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods

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: 
Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer 
Goods (Form 3499). 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 November 8, 
2016 to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1651-0006 in the subject box, the agency name. To avoid duplicate 
submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit 
comments:
    (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@CBP.DHS.GOV, email should 
include OMB Control number in Subject.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP PRA Officer, U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 
Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 10th Floor, 90 K St. NE., Washington, 
DC 20229-1177.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA 
information should be directed to Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of 
Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, or via 
telephone (202) 325-0123. Please note contact information provided here 
is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking 
information about other CBP programs please contact the CBP National 
Customer Service Center at 877-227-5511, (TTY) 1-800-877-8339, or CBP 
Web site at https://www.cbp.gov/. For additional help: https://help.cbp.gov/app/home/search/1.

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: Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample or 
Transfer Goods.
    OMB Number: 1651-0006.
    Form Number: Form 3499.
    Abstract: CBP Form 3499, ``Application and Approval to Manipulate, 
Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods,'' is used as an application to 
perform various operations on merchandise located at a CBP approved 
bonded facility. This form is filed by importers, consignees, 
transferees, or owners of merchandise, and is subject to approval by 
the port director. The data requested on this form identifies the 
merchandise for which action is being sought and specifies what 
operation is to be performed. This form may also be approved as a 
blanket application to manipulate goods for a period of up to one year 
for a continuous or repetitive manipulation. CBP Form 3499 is provided 
for by 19 CFR 19.8 and is accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3499.pdf.
    Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the 
information collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).

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    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 151,140.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,114.

    Dated: September 2, 2016.
 Seth Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2016-21678 Filed 9-8-16; 8:45 am]
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