Agency Information Collection Activities: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin, 63781 [2016-22364]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2016 / Notices Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to CBPGaugersLabs@cbp.dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://www.cbp.gov/about/labsscientific/commercial-gaugers-andlaboratories. Dated: September 12, 2016. Ira S. Reese, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate. [FR Doc. 2016–22311 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0082] Agency Information Collection Activities: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin 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: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin (AGOA). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. There is no change 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 October 17, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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 email (CBP_PRA@ cbp.dhs.gov). 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: This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (81 FR 28096) on May 9, 2016, 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 (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: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 63781 OMB Number: 1651–0082. Form Number: None. Abstract: The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was adopted by the United States with the enactment of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (PL.106–200). The objectives of AGOA are (1) to provide for extension of duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to import sensitive articles normally excluded from GSP duty treatment, and (2) to provide for the entry of specific textile and apparel articles free of duty and free of any quantitative limits from the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. For preferential treatment under AGOA, the exporter is required to prepare a certificate of origin and provide it to the importer. The certificate of origin includes information such as contact information for the importer, exporter and producer; the basis for which preferential treatment is claimed; and a description of the imported merchandise. The importers are required to have the certificate in their possession at the time of the claim, and to provide it to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon request. The collection of this information is provided for in 19 CFR 10.214, 10.215, and 10.216. Instructions for complying with this regulation are posted on CBP.gov Web site at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ priority-issues. Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection without change to the estimated burden hours or the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (with change to burden hours). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 24. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8.16. Dated: September 13, 2016. Seth Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2016–22364 Filed 9–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0082]


Agency Information Collection Activities: African Growth and 
Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin

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: 
African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin (AGOA). CBP is 
proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to 
the burden hours. There is no change 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 October 17, 
2016 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 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 email 
(CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov). 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: This proposed information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register (81 FR 28096) on May 9, 
2016, 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 (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: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin.
    OMB Number: 1651-0082.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was adopted 
by the United States with the enactment of the Trade and Development 
Act of 2000 (PL.106-200). The objectives of AGOA are (1) to provide for 
extension of duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of 
Preferences (GSP) to import sensitive articles normally excluded from 
GSP duty treatment, and (2) to provide for the entry of specific 
textile and apparel articles free of duty and free of any quantitative 
limits from the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
    For preferential treatment under AGOA, the exporter is required to 
prepare a certificate of origin and provide it to the importer. The 
certificate of origin includes information such as contact information 
for the importer, exporter and producer; the basis for which 
preferential treatment is claimed; and a description of the imported 
merchandise. The importers are required to have the certificate in 
their possession at the time of the claim, and to provide it to Customs 
and Border Protection (CBP) upon request. The collection of this 
information is provided for in 19 CFR 10.214, 10.215, and 10.216.
    Instructions for complying with this regulation are posted on 
CBP.gov Web site at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/priority-issues.
    Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection without change to the estimated burden hours or 
the information collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (with change to burden hours).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 2.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 24.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8.16.

     Dated: September 13, 2016.
Seth Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
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