Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Regulations Pertaining to Customhouse Brokers, 53013-53014 [2020-18853]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices OIRA in response to this document, see the https://www.reginfo.gov, commentsubmission web page. OIRA posts its decisions on ICRs online at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain after the comment period for each ICR. An OMB Notice of Action on each ICR will become available via a hyperlink in the OMB Control Number: 1625–0106. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Previous Request for Comments This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (85 FR 35946, June 12, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). We received one comment in response to our 60 day notice. The commenter expressed their support for the collection of information stating that the USCG should be allowed to collect the necessary information from all U.S. vessels and vessels with no nationality transiting these waters. The commenter also stated that this rule not only will reinforce the embargo, but it will increase security. The U.S. Coast Guard enforces these requirements on all applicable vessels. Under exsiting authority, the Coast Guard can request this information from operators of vessels identified as being without nationality or stateless. No changes have been made to the information collection request in response to the comment. Information Collection Request Title: Unauthorized Entry Into Cuban Territorial Waters. OMB Control Number: 1625–0106. Summary: The Coast Guard, pursuant to Presidential proclamation and order of the Secretary of Homeland Security, is requiring U.S. vessels, and vessels without nationality, less than 100 meters, located within the internal waters or the 12 nautical mile territorial sea of the United States, that thereafter enter Cuban territorial waters, to apply for and receive a Coast Guard permit. Need: The information is collected to regulate departure from U.S. territorial waters of U.S. vessels, and vessels without nationality, and entry thereafter into Cuban territorial waters. The need to regulate this vessel traffic supports ongoing efforts to enforce the Cuban embargo, which is designed to bring about an end to the current government and a peaceful transition to democracy. Accordingly, only applicants that demonstrate prior U.S. government approval for exports to and transactions with Cuba will be issued a Coast Guard permit. The permit regulation requires that applicants hold United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Industry and Security (BIS) and U.S. Department of Treasury the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) licenses that permit exports to and transactions with Cuba. The USCG permit process thus allows the agency to collect information from applicants about their status vis-a`-vis BIS and OFAC licenses and monitor compliance with BIS and OFAC regulations. These two agencies minister statutes and regulations that proscribe exports to (BIS) and transactions with (OFAC) Cuba. Accordingly, in order to assist BIS and OFAC in the enforcement of these license requirements, as directed by the President and the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard is requiring certain U.S. vessels, and vessels without nationality, to demonstrate that they hold these licenses before they depart for Cuban waters. Forms: CG–3300, Application for Permit to Enter Cuban Territorial Seas. Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels. Frequency: On occasion. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has been decreased to 5 hours per year due to the reinforced restrictions and current status of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuban governments resulting in fewer individuals are attempting to travel to Cuba via the maritime realm. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: August 21, 2020. Kathleen Claffie, Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2020–18854 Filed 8–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0034] Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Regulations Pertaining to Customhouse Brokers 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53013 (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 must be submitted (no later than October 26, 2020 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 1651–0034 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 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 53014 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 167 / Thursday, August 27, 2020 / Notices 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: Customs Regulations Pertaining to Customhouse Brokers. OMB Number: 1651–0034. Form Number: 3124 and 3124E. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this collection of information. There is no change to the burden hours or the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Customhouse Brokers. Abstract: The information contained in Part 111 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR) governs the licensing and conduct of customs brokers. An individual who wishes to take the broker exam must complete the electronic application CBP Form 3124E, ‘‘Application for Customs Broker License Exam,’’ or to apply for a broker license, CBP Form 3124, ‘‘Application for Customs Broker License.’’ The procedures to request a local or national broker permit can be found in 19 CFR 111.19, and a triennial report is required under 19 CFR 111.30. This information collected from customs brokers is provided for by 19 U.S.C. 1641. CBP Forms 3124 and 3124E may be found at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/ cgov/toolbox/forms/. Further information about the customs broker exam and how to apply for it may be found at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/ programs-administration/customsbrokers. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Application for Broker License Exam (Form 3124E) Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,300. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 2,300. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,300. Application for Broker License Exam (Form 3124) Estimated Number of Respondents: 750. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Aug 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 750. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750. Trienniel Report Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,550. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 4,550. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,275. National Broker’s Permit Application Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 200. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Dated: August 28, 2020. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–18853 Filed 8–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0036] Agency Information Collection Activities: Temporary Scientific or Educational Purposes 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 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 must be submitted (no later than September 28, 2020) to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 (85 FR 27233) on May 7, 2020, 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 167 (Thursday, August 27, 2020)]
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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

[1651-0034]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Regulations 
Pertaining to Customhouse Brokers

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 must be submitted (no later than October 26, 2020 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 1651-0034 
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/.

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

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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: Customs Regulations Pertaining to Customhouse Brokers.
    OMB Number: 1651-0034.
    Form Number: 3124 and 3124E.
    Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
collection of information. There is no change to the burden hours or 
the information collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Customhouse Brokers.
    Abstract: The information contained in Part 111 of the CBP 
regulations (19 CFR) governs the licensing and conduct of customs 
brokers. An individual who wishes to take the broker exam must complete 
the electronic application CBP Form 3124E, ``Application for Customs 
Broker License Exam,'' or to apply for a broker license, CBP Form 3124, 
``Application for Customs Broker License.'' The procedures to request a 
local or national broker permit can be found in 19 CFR 111.19, and a 
triennial report is required under 19 CFR 111.30. This information 
collected from customs brokers is provided for by 19 U.S.C. 1641. CBP 
Forms 3124 and 3124E may be found at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/forms/. Further information about the customs broker exam and 
how to apply for it may be found at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/customs-brokers.

Application for Broker License Exam (Form 3124E)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,300.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 2,300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,300.

Application for Broker License Exam (Form 3124)

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 750.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 750.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.

Trienniel Report

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,550.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 4,550.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,275.

National Broker's Permit Application

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 200.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.

    Dated: August 28, 2020.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
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