Agency Information Collection Activities: Harbor Maintenance Fee, 55849-55850 [2017-25380]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices Trust Fund and committed, obligated, and/or expended during fiscal year 2017 for each project is shown in the chart below. Project Description 46 USC 43 Compliance: Inspection Program/Boat Testing Program. 46 USC 43 Compliance: Staff Salaries and Travel. Provided for continuance of the national recreational boat compliance inspection program, which began in January 2001. Provided for personnel to oversee manufacturer compliance with 46 U.S.C. 43 requirements and staff travel to verify manufacturer compliance with 46 U.S.C. 43 requirements. Office supplies .............................................................................................................. Provided for maintaining the BARD Web System, which enables reporting authorities in the 50 States, five U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia to submit their accident reports electronically over a secure Internet connection. Provided contract personnel to conduct boating safety-related research and analysis. Provided for the collection of news stories of recreational boating accidents for more real time accident information and to identify accidents that may involve regulatory non-compliances or safety defects. Provided for member travel and meeting costs for the 96th & 97th National Boating Safety Advisory Council meetings. Provided to facilitate staff training on new grant management requirements ............. Provided for travel by employees of the Boating Safety Division to gather background and planning information for new recreational boating safety initiatives. Provided for 18 personnel directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. Provided for printing of boating safety-related brochures ........................................... Provided for development and implementation of the 2018 National Recreational Boating Safety Survey. Administrative Overhead .......................... Boating Accident Report Database (BARD) Web System. Contract Personnel Support ..................... Boating Accident News Clipping Services National Boating Safety Advisory Council Grant Management Training ..................... Recreational Boating Safety Program Travel. Reimbursable Salaries .............................. Printing ...................................................... National Recreational Boating Safety Survey. Of the $7.8 million made available to the Coast Guard in fiscal year 2017, $6,439,358 has been committed, obligated, or expended and an additional $4,003,091 of prior fiscal year funds have been committed, obligated, or expended, as of September 30, 2017. The remainder of the FY16 and FY17 funds made available to the Coast Guard (approximately $3,367,929) may be retained for the allowable period for the National Recreational Boating Survey, other projects, or transferred into the pool of money available for allocation through the state grant program. Authority: This notice is issued pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552 and 46 U.S.C. 13107(c)(4). Dated: November 17, 2017. J.F. Williams, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections & Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–25393 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0055] Agency Information Collection Activities: Harbor Maintenance Fee U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 55849 60-day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than January 23, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651–0055 in the subject line and 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. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cost $1,837,556 528,210 12,117 290,343 634,390 25,000 56,230 130,883 113,780 2,438,844 350,000 4,025,096 Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, or via email CBP_PRA@ cbp.dhs.gov. Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking information about other CBP programs should 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/. CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) suggestions to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) suggestions to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 55850 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Overview of This Information Collection Title: Harbor Maintenance Fee. OMB Number: 1651–0055. Form Number: CBP Forms 349 and 350. 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). Abstract: The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) and Trust Fund is used for 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 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. Affected Public: Businesses. CBP Form 349 Estimated Number of Respondents: 560. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. Recordkeeping Estimated Number of Respondents: 575. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 575. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 96. Dated: November 20, 2017. Seth Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2017–25380 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2018 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 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by January 26, 2018. Pursuant to fee adjustments required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and CBP regulations, the annual user fee for calendar year 2018 will be $141.70. DATES: Payment of the 2018 Customs Broker User Fee is due by January 26, 2018. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Border Protection (CBP) assesses an annual user fee for each customs broker 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). On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act, Pub. L. 114–94) was signed into law. Section 32201 of the FAST Act amended section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c) by requiring certain customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations to be adjusted by the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to reflect certain increases in inflation. On November 1, 2017, CBP published a final rule, CBP Dec. 17–16 (82 FR 50523), which amended sections 24.22 and 24.23 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 24.22 and 24.23) to implement the requirements of the FAST Act. Specifically, CBP created a new paragraph (k) in section 24.22 (19 CFR 24.22(k)) that sets forth the methodology to determine the change in inflation as well as the factor by which the fees and limitations will be adjusted, if necessary. The customs broker user fee is set forth in Appendix A of part 24. (19 CFR 24.22 Appendix A). On November 1, 2017, CBP also published a Federal Register notice, CBP Dec. 17– 17, which among other things, announced that the annual broker permit user fee will increase to $141.70 for calendar year 2018. See 82 FR 50659. 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 2018, the due date for payment of the user fee is January 26, 2018. Dated: November 20, 2017. Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. [FR Doc. 2017–25435 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 225 (Friday, November 24, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0055]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Harbor Maintenance Fee

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

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments; extension of an 
existing collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection 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 of 1995 (PRA). 
The information collection is published in the Federal Register to 
obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are 
encouraged and will be accepted (no later than January 23, 2018 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 
contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0055 
in the subject line and 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.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act 
Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, 
Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street 
NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA 
information should be directed to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and 
Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20229-1177, or via email CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please 
note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions 
regarding this notice. Individuals seeking information about other CBP 
programs should 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/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on the proposed and/or continuing 
information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This process is conducted in accordance with 
5 CFR 1320.8. Written comments and suggestions from the public and 
affected agencies should address one or more of the following four 
points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (3) suggestions to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) suggestions to minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to

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respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses. The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will 
become a matter of public record.

Overview of This Information Collection

    Title: Harbor Maintenance Fee.
    OMB Number: 1651-0055.
    Form Number: CBP Forms 349 and 350.
    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).
    Abstract: The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) and Trust Fund is used 
for 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 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.
    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.

Recordkeeping

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 575.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 575.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 96.

    Dated: November 20, 2017.
Seth Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2017-25380 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
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