Agency Information Collection Activities: Screening Requirements for Carriers, 58271-58272 [2018-25092]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2018 / Notices Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 46,500 hours to 68,475 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated annual number of responses. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: November 8, 2018. James D. Roppel, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Chief, Office of Information Management. [FR Doc. 2018–25150 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2018–1042] Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625–0070 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: 1625–0070, Vessel Identification System; without change. 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 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG–2018–1042] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://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 https:// 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. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202–475–3532, or fax 202–372–8405, for questions on these documents. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 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 this 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–2018–1042], and must be received by January 18, 2019. Submitting Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using https:// 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 https://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58271 alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// 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: Vessel Identification System. OMB Control Number: 1625–0070. Summary: The Coast Guard established a nationwide vessel identification system (VIS) and centralized certain vessel documentation functions. VIS provides participating States and Territories with access to data on vessels numbered by states and Territories. Participation in VIS is voluntary. Need: Title 46 U.S.C. 12501 mandates the establishment of a VIS. Title 33 CFR part 187 prescribes the requirements of VIS. Forms: None. Respondents: Governments of States and Territories. Frequency: Occasionally. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 5,168 hours to 5,792 hours a year due to an increase in the estimated annual number of responses. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: November 8, 2018. James D. Roppel, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Chief, Office of Information Management. [FR Doc. 2018–25151 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0122] Agency Information Collection Activities: Screening Requirements for Carriers U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 58272 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2018 / Notices 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than December 19, 2018) to be assured of consideration. 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 dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. ADDRESSES: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 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 proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (Volume 83 FR Page 34855) on July 23, 2018, 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 1320.8. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 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: Screening Requirements for Carriers. OMB Number: 1651–0122. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with a decrease to the burden hours due to updated agency estimates. There is no change to the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Carriers. Abstract: Section 273(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1323(e) the Act) authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to establish procedures which carriers must undertake for the proper screening of their alien passengers prior to embarkation at the port from which they are to depart for the United States, in order to become eligible for an automatic reduction, refund, or waiver of a fine imposed under section 273(a)(1) of the Act. The screening procedures are set forth in 8 CFR 273.3. As provided in 8 CFR 273.4, to be eligible to obtain such an automatic reduction, refund, or waiver of a fine, the carrier must provide evidence to CBP that it screened all passengers on the conveyance in accordance with the procedures listed in 8 CFR 273.3. Some examples of the evidence the carrier may provide to CBP include: A description of the carrier’s document screening training program; the number of employees trained; information regarding the date and number of improperly documented aliens intercepted by the carrier at the port(s) of embarkation; and any other evidence to demonstrate the carrier’s efforts to properly screen passengers destined for the United States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Time per Respondent: 100 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,100. Dated: November 13, 2018. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2018–25092 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Soft Target Countermeasure Surveys Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; new collection, 1670–NEW. AGENCY: DHS NPPD IP will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. NPPD IP has contracted a study to analyze a broad set of business security measures in terms of their costs and spillover effects, with an emphasis on identifying security measures that had a positive effect. To do so, the study team will survey the businesses’ customers to evaluate the public’s perceptions of the security measures, and evaluate the enhanced security measures on business operations and customer responses. DHS previously published this ICR in the Federal Register on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 for a 60-day public comment period. 0 comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. To provide greater transparency, NPPD is making an adjustment from the 60-day notice to show all related costs from the 60-day notice Supporting Statement A within the text of the 30-day notice. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 19, 2018. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. All submissions must include the words ‘‘Department of ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 223 (Monday, November 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58271-58272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-25092]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0122]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Screening Requirements 
for Carriers

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

ACTION: 30-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

[[Page 58272]]

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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than 
December 19, 2018) 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 
[email protected].

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/.

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 proposed information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register (Volume 83 FR Page 34855) 
on July 23, 2018, 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 1320.8. 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: Screening Requirements for Carriers.
    OMB Number: 1651-0122.
    Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with a decrease to the burden hours due to 
updated agency estimates. There is no change to the information 
collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Carriers.
    Abstract: Section 273(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
U.S.C. 1323(e) the Act) authorizes the Department of Homeland Security 
to establish procedures which carriers must undertake for the proper 
screening of their alien passengers prior to embarkation at the port 
from which they are to depart for the United States, in order to become 
eligible for an automatic reduction, refund, or waiver of a fine 
imposed under section 273(a)(1) of the Act. The screening procedures 
are set forth in 8 CFR 273.3. As provided in 8 CFR 273.4, to be 
eligible to obtain such an automatic reduction, refund, or waiver of a 
fine, the carrier must provide evidence to CBP that it screened all 
passengers on the conveyance in accordance with the procedures listed 
in 8 CFR 273.3.
    Some examples of the evidence the carrier may provide to CBP 
include: A description of the carrier's document screening training 
program; the number of employees trained; information regarding the 
date and number of improperly documented aliens intercepted by the 
carrier at the port(s) of embarkation; and any other evidence to 
demonstrate the carrier's efforts to properly screen passengers 
destined for the United States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 41.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 100 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,100.

    Dated: November 13, 2018.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2018-25092 Filed 11-16-18; 8:45 am]
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