Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2017, 85991-85992 [2016-28692]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0896] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625–0084 Coast Guard, DHS. Sixty-day notice requesting comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625–0084, Audit Reports under the International Safety Management Code. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before January 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG–2016–0896] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public participation and request for comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: Commandant (CG–612), Attn: Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE., Stop 7710, Washington, DC 20593–7710. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202–475–3532, or fax 202–372–8405, for questions on these documents. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Participation and Request for Comments This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection’s purpose, the Collection’s likely burden VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection. The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise the ICR or decide not to seek an extension of approval for the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG–2016–0896], and must be received by January 30, 2017. Submitting Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Information Collection Request Title: Audit Reports under the International Safety Management Code. OMB Control Number: 1625–0084. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85991 Summary: This information helps to determine whether U.S. vessels, subject to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS 74/78), engaged in international trade, are in compliance with that treaty. Organizations recognized by the Coast Guard conduct ongoing audits of vessels’ and companies’ safety management systems. Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 3203 authorizes the Coast Guard to prescribe regulations regarding safety management systems. Title 33 CFR part 96 contains the rules for those systems and hence the safe operation of vessels. Forms: N/A. Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels, and organizations authorized to issue ISM Code certificates for the United States. Frequency: On occasion. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 17,660 hours to 10,221 hours a year due to a decrease in the estimated annual number of responses. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: November 22, 2016. Thomas P. Michelli, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2016–28719 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2017 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual user fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by February 3, 2017. DATES: Payment of the 2017 Customs Broker User Fee is due by February 3, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Broker Management Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 863–6601. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 111.96 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.96(c)), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses an annual user fee of $138 for each customs broker SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 85992 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / Notices district and national permit held by an individual, partnership, association, or corporation. CBP regulations provide that this fee is payable for each calendar year in each broker district where the broker was issued a permit to do business by the due date. See 19 CFR 24.22(h) and (i)(9). Broker districts are defined in the General Notice entitled, ‘‘Geographic Boundaries of Customs Brokerage, Cartage and Lighterage Districts,’’ published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2000 (65 FR 14011), and corrected, with minor changes, on March 23, 2000 (65 FR 15686) and on April 6, 2000 (65 FR 18151). As required by 19 CFR 111.96, CBP must provide notice in the Federal Register no later than 60 days before the date that the payment is due for each broker permit. This document notifies customs brokers that for calendar year 2017, the due date for payment of the user fee is February 3, 2017. It is anticipated that for subsequent years, the annual user fee for customs brokers will be due on the last business day of January of each year. Dated: November 23, 2016. Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. [FR Doc. 2016–28692 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0031] Agency Information Collection Activities: Foreign Assembler’s Declaration 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: Foreign Assembler’s Declaration (with Endorsement by Importer). 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Nov 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Written comments should be received on or before December 29, 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 62517) on September 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Foreign Assembler’s Declaration (with Endorsement by Importer). OMB Number: 1651–0031. Abstract: In accordance with 19 CFR 10.24, a Foreign Assembler’s Declaration must be made in connection with the entry of assembled articles under subheading 9802.00.80, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). This declaration includes information such as the quantity, value and description of the imported merchandise. The declaration is made by the person who performed the assembly operations abroad and it includes an endorsement by the importer. The Foreign Assembler’s Declaration is used by CBP to determine whether the operations performed are within the purview of subheading 9802.00.80, HTSUS and therefore eligible for preferential tariff treatment. 19 CFR 10.24(c) and (d) require that the importer/assembler maintain records for 5 years from the date of the related entry and that they make these records readily available to CBP for audit, inspection, copying, and reproduction. Instructions for complying with this regulation are posted on the CBP.gov Web site at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/tradecommunity/outreach-programs/tradeagreements/nafta/repairs-alterations/ subchpt-9802. Action: 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). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Record-keepers: 2,730. Estimated Time per Response/ Recordkeeping: 55 minutes. Estimated Number of Responses/ Recordkeeping per Respondent: 128. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 320,087. Dated: November 23, 2016. Seth Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2016–28697 Filed 11–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 229 (Tuesday, November 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 85991-85992]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28692]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2017

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

ACTION: General notice.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice to customs brokers that the 
annual user fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a 
broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or 
corporation, is due by February 3, 2017.

DATES: Payment of the 2017 Customs Broker User Fee is due by February 
3, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Broker Management 
Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 863-6601.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 111.96 of title 19 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.96(c)), U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) assesses an annual user fee of $138 for each 
customs broker

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district and national permit held by an individual, partnership, 
association, or corporation. CBP regulations provide that this fee is 
payable for each calendar year in each broker district where the broker 
was issued a permit to do business by the due date. See 19 CFR 24.22(h) 
and (i)(9). Broker districts are defined in the General Notice 
entitled, ``Geographic Boundaries of Customs Brokerage, Cartage and 
Lighterage Districts,'' published in the Federal Register on March 15, 
2000 (65 FR 14011), and corrected, with minor changes, on March 23, 
2000 (65 FR 15686) and on April 6, 2000 (65 FR 18151).
    As required by 19 CFR 111.96, CBP must provide notice in the 
Federal Register no later than 60 days before the date that the payment 
is due for each broker permit. This document notifies customs brokers 
that for calendar year 2017, the due date for payment of the user fee 
is February 3, 2017. It is anticipated that for subsequent years, the 
annual user fee for customs brokers will be due on the last business 
day of January of each year.

    Dated: November 23, 2016.
Brenda B. Smith,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.
[FR Doc. 2016-28692 Filed 11-28-16; 8:45 am]
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