Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit, 23286-23287 [2018-10619]

Download as PDF 23286 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 97 / Friday, May 18, 2018 / Notices Navigation Safety Advisory Council terminates, all appointments to the Council terminate. The Department of Homeland Security does not discriminate in selection of Council members on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disabilities and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of Homeland Security strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all of its recruitment actions. If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Council, send your cover letter and resume to Mr. George Detweiler, the Navigation Safety Advisory Council, Alternate Designated Federal Officer via one of the transmittal methods in the ADDRESSES section by the deadline in the DATES section of this notice. All email submittals will receive email receipt confirmation. Dated: May 15, 2018. Michael D. Emerson, Director, Marine Transportation Systems. [FR Doc. 2018–10618 Filed 5–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0029] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for ForeignTrade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit 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. AGENCY: 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 July 17, 2018) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 May 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651–0029 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 Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, Telephone number (202) 325–0056 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 website 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Overview of This Information Collection Title: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit. OMB Number: 1651–0029. Form Numbers: 214, 214A, 214B, 214C, and 216. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, 214C, and 216. Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: Foreign trade zones (FTZs) are geographical enclaves located within the geographical limits of the United States but for tariff purposes are considered to be outside the United States. Imported merchandise may be brought into FTZs for storage, manipulation, manufacture or other processing and subsequent removal for exportation, consumption in the United States, or destruction. A company bringing goods into an FTZ has a choice of zone status (privileged/nonprivileged foreign, domestic, or zonerestricted), which affects the way such goods are treated by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and treated for tariff purposes upon entry into the customs territory of the U.S. CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, and 214C, which make up the Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/ or Status Designation, are used by companies that bring merchandise into an FTZ to register the admission of such merchandise into FTZs and to apply for the appropriate zone status. CBP Form 216, Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit, is used by companies to request approval to manipulate, manufacture, exhibit, or destroy merchandise in an FTZ. These FTZ forms are authorized by 19 U.S.C. 81 and provided for by 19 CFR 146.22, 146.32, 146.39, 146.40, 146.41, 146.44, 146.52, 146.53, and 146.66. These forms are accessible at: http:// www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/ forms. Form 214, Application for ForeignTrade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,749. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 25. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 168,725. E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 97 / Friday, May 18, 2018 / Notices Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,181. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Form 216, Application for ForeignTrade Zone Activity Permit Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 10. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,167. Dated: May 15, 2018. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2018–10619 Filed 5–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Opening of Application Period for Third-Party Canine-Cargo Certifiers Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is opening a 90day window for applications to be a third-party canine-cargo certifying organization. Successful applicants will be required to sign and comply with an Order issued by TSA. Approved certifying organizations will assess third-party explosives detection canine teams to determine whether they meet TSA’s standards for screening air cargo. This notice provides information necessary for qualified, interested persons to obtain the application. DATES: Opening Date: Applications will be accepted beginning 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on May 21, 2018. Closing Date: Applications under this notice must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on August 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested parties can contact 3PKCert@tsa.dhs.gov to obtain a copy of the application package. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Noah Burnett, 3PK9–C Team, Canine Training Center, Office of Training and Development, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; email to 3PKCert@ tsa.dhs.gov; telephone at (210) 396–4425 (desk); fax to (210) 671–4911. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 May 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 TSA created the Third-Party CanineCargo (3PK9–C) Program, under TSA’s regulations for Certified Cargo Screening Programs (CSSP), see 49 CFR part 1549, to provide an efficient and effective method for screening air cargo to TSA’s standards. Under this program, thirdparty canine teams trained in explosives detection can be certified by a nongovernmental entity, acting under the approval of TSA, as meeting TSA’s certification standards. Certified 3PK9– C teams can be deployed to screen air cargo for aircraft operators, foreign air carriers, and other TSA-regulated parties operating under a TSA-approved or accepted security program. TSA is seeking applications from qualified persons interested in becoming an approved 3PK9–C Certifier under the 3PK9–C Program. All applicants must meet the minimal qualifications before their application will be evaluated to determine whether the applicant meets TSA’s requirements. The evaluation process will assess whether the applicant meets TSA’s requirements. Applications received between 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on May 21, 2018 and 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on August 19, 2018, will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If the agency determines that an applicant meets TSA’s requirements, TSA will provide the applicant with a copy of a binding Order 1 that must be signed before the applicant becomes a participant in the program as a 3PK9– C Certifier. Failure to comply with the 3PK9–C Certifier Order may result in removal from the program and/or enforcement action against the 3PK9–C Certifier. TSA may require the 3PK9–C Certifier to submit additional information under the Order and complete orientation before being approved by TSA to commence operations. Under this program, 3PK9–C Certifiers are authorized to conduct certifications and make determinations as to whether canine teams meet TSA’s standards as specified in the Order. Selection as a 3PK9–C Certifier does not indicate any of the following: • An award of a government-issued contract or financial support from TSA (no Federal funding will be expended 1 The Order for 3PK9–C Certifiers will not be available to the public as it contains information that cannot be publicly disclosed under 49 CFR part 1520. Applicants that complete the required vetting processes and other agreements necessary for release of Sensitive Security Information (SSI), including documenting a ‘‘need to know,’’ will be provided a copy of the Order as part of the application process. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23287 for certification of canine teams under the 3PK9–C program). • A guarantee of any minimum work or funding. TSA must ensure the certification of canine teams under the 3PK9–C Program will be conducted in an appropriate, consistent and verifiable manner. In general, TSA will review applications to determine whether: • The applicant demonstrates expert knowledge of critical test and evaluation concepts to certify canine teams for the detection of explosives (for example, management of certification data, explosives training aids, use and safety, etc.). • The applicant demonstrates sufficient past performance and expertise in performing explosive detection canine team certifications. TSA will make its determinations based on the information submitted by the applicant in its application. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to ensure they provide complete information related to all requirements. TSA may contact the applicant with questions and/or requests for clarification during the review of submitted materials. Applicants will be required to attest that they meet or will be able to meet the minimal qualification standards identified below. These minimum requirements must be sustained throughout the applicant’s participation in the 3PK9–C Program. 1. Has or can obtain permission from TSA to receive, store, and protect SSI in accordance with TSA regulations and policies (see footnote 1). 2. All proprietors, general partners, officers, directors, or owners of the applicant, as well as all employees who will perform activities pursuant to this application or the 3PK9–C Certifier Order, have successfully completed or are able to successfully complete a security threat assessment (STA) identified in 49 CFR part 1540, subpart C. 3. Has necessary resources and personnel to implement and sustain the certification plan submitted with the application. 4. Can comply with applicable Federal, state and local regulations regarding the safe handling and storage of explosives. 5. For each 3PK9–C Certifier employee who will be conducting certification activities, ensure the individual has a minimum of five years of explosives and/or narcotics detection experience in conducting certifications with one or more of the following organizations: E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 97 (Friday, May 18, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23286-23287]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10619]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0029]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for 
Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, and Application 
for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit

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 July 17, 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 1651-0029 
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: [email protected].
    (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 Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact 
Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, 
Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 
20229-1177, Telephone number (202) 325-0056 or via email 
[email protected]. 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 
website at https://www.cbp.gov/ 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 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: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status 
Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit.
    OMB Number: 1651-0029.
    Form Numbers: 214, 214A, 214B, 214C, and 216.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with no change to the burden hours or to CBP 
Forms 214, 214A, 214B, 214C, and 216.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Abstract: Foreign trade zones (FTZs) are geographical enclaves 
located within the geographical limits of the United States but for 
tariff purposes are considered to be outside the United States. 
Imported merchandise may be brought into FTZs for storage, 
manipulation, manufacture or other processing and subsequent removal 
for exportation, consumption in the United States, or destruction. A 
company bringing goods into an FTZ has a choice of zone status 
(privileged/non-privileged foreign, domestic, or zone-restricted), 
which affects the way such goods are treated by Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) and treated for tariff purposes upon entry into the 
customs territory of the U.S.
    CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, and 214C, which make up the Application 
for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, are used by 
companies that bring merchandise into an FTZ to register the admission 
of such merchandise into FTZs and to apply for the appropriate zone 
status. CBP Form 216, Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit, is used by 
companies to request approval to manipulate, manufacture, exhibit, or 
destroy merchandise in an FTZ.
    These FTZ forms are authorized by 19 U.S.C. 81 and provided for by 
19 CFR 146.22, 146.32, 146.39, 146.40, 146.41, 146.44, 146.52, 146.53, 
and 146.66. These forms are accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/forms.

Form 214, Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status 
Designation

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,749.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 25.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 168,725.

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    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,181.

Form 216, Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,167.

    Dated: May 15, 2018.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2018-10619 Filed 5-17-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-14-P