Agency Information Collection Activities: e-Allegations Submission, 61763-61764 [2020-21585]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 190 / Wednesday, September 30, 2020 / Notices secure a Customs transaction must submit the bond on CBP Form 301 which is available at: https:// www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/ forms?title=301&=Apply. Surety bonds are usually executed by an agent of the surety. The surety company grants authority to the agent via a Corporate Surety Power of Attorney, CBP Form 5297. This power is vested with CBP so that when a bond is filed, the validity of the authority of the agent executing the bond and the name of the surety can be verified to the surety’s grant. CBP Form 5297 is available at: https://www.cbp.gov/ document/forms/form-5297-corporatesurety-power-attorney. Form 301, Customs Bond Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 750,000. Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 750,000. Estimated time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 187,500. Form 5297, Corporate Surety Power of Attorney Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. Dated: September 25, 2020. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–21586 Filed 9–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0131] Agency Information Collection Activities: e-Allegations Submission 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Sep 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 30, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: 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 39206) on June 30, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61763 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: e-Allegations Submission. OMB Number: 1651–0131. Form Number: None. Current Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection. The time burden hours have been adjusted to account for the addition of the EAPA Allegations that have been added to this collection. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses, Individuals. Abstract: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) established the eAllegations program in June 2008 to create a central location for the public to report allegations of trade law violations. The information provided by the public enables CBP, in collaboration with our partners, to protect our economy from the effects of unfair trade practices and guard against the entry of products that could pose a threat to health and safety. The information collected through the portal includes the name individual filing the allegation (this individual may remain anonymous), their contact information, and information pertinent to the allegation of a trade law violation. This collection of this information is authorized by the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C.1202 et seq.), the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Title 6, U.S.C. 101), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 [‘‘SAFE Port Act’’] (Pub. L. 109– 347, Oct. 13, 2006). The e-Allegations website is accessible at https:// www.cbp.gov/trade/e-allegations/. Congress passed the Enforce and Protect Act (‘‘EAPA’’), in February 2016, as a part of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (‘‘TFTEA’’) of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–125, Feb. 24, 2016). The EAPA legislation specifically was intended to improve trade law enforcement and duty collection for antidumping and countervailing duty orders, thus helping to create a levelplaying field for U.S. businesses. To that end, CBP designed an investigative process that provides for a multi-party, transparent, on-the-record E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 61764 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 190 / Wednesday, September 30, 2020 / Notices administrative proceeding, where parties can both participate in and learn the outcome of the investigation. The information collected through the EAPA allegation submissions portal includes the following: Filer category, name of individual filing the allegation and their contact information, the name and address of the company they represent, and their interested party designation; information related to the alleged evasion scheme, including products, type of scheme and AD/CVD Order information; the name and address of the company engaging in the alleged evasion scheme; and various certifications regarding the truthfulness of the allegation and how notifications about how the information will be used during the investigation. The EAPA Allegation form has been modified from the original version to provide clarifying information which validates that the allegation qualifies as an EAPA allegation. Additions to the form include alleger and violating importer email and phone number, optional representing attorney contact information, and selecting the type of violation and the corresponding details. The updated form also requires users to upload at least one document to the allegation submission and select a document category in addition the existing classification for confidentiality status. Users will have the option to select additional categories including document date and if a document has been served after upload. Harmonized Tariff Schedule product categories and questions that would make an allegation non-qualifying for an EAPA allegation have been removed and replaced by system validations or additional instructions. Collection of information for an EAPA investigation is authorized by the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19, U.S.C. 1517), Section 421 of the TFTEA (Pub. L. 114–125, Feb. 24, 2016), and 19 CFR 165. The EAPA portal is accessed through the e-Allegations website at https://eallegations.cbp.gov/Home/ Index2. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES e-Allegations Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,088. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 1,088. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 272. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Sep 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 EAPA Allegations Estimated Number of Respondents: 67. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 67. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17. Dated: September 25, 2020. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–21585 Filed 9–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–NWRS–2020–N113; FXRS12610900000–201–FF09R20000; OMB Control Number 1018–0140] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Hunting and Sport Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to renew an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: 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. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB (JAO/3W), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018– 0140 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madonna L. Baucum, Service SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. You may also view the information collection request (ICR) at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. On April 9, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 20030) a proposed rule informing the public of our intent to request that OMB approve this information collection. We received one comment in response to the proposed rule but it did not address the information collection requirements. Therefore, no response was required. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the agency 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 response. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 190 (Wednesday, September 30, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61763-61764]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-21585]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0131]


Agency Information Collection Activities: e-Allegations 
Submission

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 
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 30, 2020) to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: 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 
[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 (85 FR 39206) on June 30, 
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 for approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record.

Overview of This Information Collection

    Title: e-Allegations Submission.
    OMB Number: 1651-0131.
    Form Number: None.
    Current Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection. The time burden hours have been adjusted to 
account for the addition of the EAPA Allegations that have been added 
to this collection.
    Type of Review: Extension (with change).
    Affected Public: Businesses, Individuals.
    Abstract: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) established the 
e-Allegations program in June 2008 to create a central location for the 
public to report allegations of trade law violations. The information 
provided by the public enables CBP, in collaboration with our partners, 
to protect our economy from the effects of unfair trade practices and 
guard against the entry of products that could pose a threat to health 
and safety. The information collected through the portal includes the 
name individual filing the allegation (this individual may remain 
anonymous), their contact information, and information pertinent to the 
allegation of a trade law violation.
    This collection of this information is authorized by the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C.1202 et seq.), the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002 (Title 6, U.S.C. 101), and the Security and Accountability for 
Every Port Act of 2006 [``SAFE Port Act''] (Pub. L. 109-347, Oct. 13, 
2006). The e-Allegations website is accessible at https://www.cbp.gov/
trade/e-allegations/.
    Congress passed the Enforce and Protect Act (``EAPA''), in February 
2016, as a part of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act 
(``TFTEA'') of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-125, Feb. 24, 2016). The EAPA 
legislation specifically was intended to improve trade law enforcement 
and duty collection for antidumping and countervailing duty orders, 
thus helping to create a level-playing field for U.S. businesses. To 
that end, CBP designed an investigative process that provides for a 
multi-party, transparent, on-the-record

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administrative proceeding, where parties can both participate in and 
learn the outcome of the investigation.
    The information collected through the EAPA allegation submissions 
portal includes the following: Filer category, name of individual 
filing the allegation and their contact information, the name and 
address of the company they represent, and their interested party 
designation; information related to the alleged evasion scheme, 
including products, type of scheme and AD/CVD Order information; the 
name and address of the company engaging in the alleged evasion scheme; 
and various certifications regarding the truthfulness of the allegation 
and how notifications about how the information will be used during the 
investigation.
    The EAPA Allegation form has been modified from the original 
version to provide clarifying information which validates that the 
allegation qualifies as an EAPA allegation. Additions to the form 
include alleger and violating importer email and phone number, optional 
representing attorney contact information, and selecting the type of 
violation and the corresponding details. The updated form also requires 
users to upload at least one document to the allegation submission and 
select a document category in addition the existing classification for 
confidentiality status. Users will have the option to select additional 
categories including document date and if a document has been served 
after upload. Harmonized Tariff Schedule product categories and 
questions that would make an allegation non-qualifying for an EAPA 
allegation have been removed and replaced by system validations or 
additional instructions.
    Collection of information for an EAPA investigation is authorized 
by the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19, U.S.C. 1517), Section 421 of 
the TFTEA (Pub. L. 114-125, Feb. 24, 2016), and 19 CFR 165. The EAPA 
portal is accessed through the e-Allegations website at https://eallegations.cbp.gov/Home/Index2.

e-Allegations

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,088.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 1,088.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 272.

EAPA Allegations

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 67.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 67.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17.

    Dated: September 25, 2020.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
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