Agency Information Collection Activities: Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Record Keeping Requirement, 67004 [2020-23277]

Download as PDF 67004 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / Notices temporary bond pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1202, Chapter 98, subchapter XIII, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, and 19 CFR 10.38. CBP Form 3495 is used by importers to notify CBP that the importer intends to export goods that were subject to a duty exemption based on a temporary stay in this country. It also serves as a permit to export in order to satisfy the importer’s obligation to export the same goods and thereby get a duty exemption. This form is accessible at: https:// www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/ forms?title=3495&=Apply. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 30. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 15,000. Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000. Dated: October 16, 2020. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–23308 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0051] Agency Information Collection Activities: Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Record Keeping Requirement 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 November 20, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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/. 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 85 FR Page 47974) on August 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 for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Overview of This Information Collection Title: Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Record Keeping Requirement. OMB Number: 1651–0051. Form Number: None. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours, the information collection, or to the record keeping requirements. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions. Abstract: In accordance with 19 CFR 146.25 and 146.4, foreign trade zone (FTZ) operators are required to account for zone merchandise admitted, stored, manipulated and removed from FTZs. FTZ operators must prepare a reconciliation report within 90 days after the end of the zone year for a spot check or audit by CBP. In addition, within 10 working days after the annual reconciliation, FTZ operators must submit to the CBP port director a letter signed by the operator certifying that the annual reconciliation has been prepared, is available for CBP review, and is accurate. Foreign Trade Zones Act, as amended (Title 19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), authorizes these requirements. Record Keeping Requirements Under 19 CFR 146.4 Estimated Number of Respondents: 276. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 276. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 207. Certification Letter Under 19 CFR 146.25 Estimated Number of Respondents: 276. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 276. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 92. Dated: October 16, 2020. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–23277 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 21, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Page 67004]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-23277]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0051]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Foreign Trade Zone 
Annual Reconciliation Certification and Record Keeping Requirement

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 November 20, 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 (Volume 85 FR Page 47974) 
on August 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 for approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record.

Overview of This Information Collection

    Title: Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and 
Record Keeping Requirement.
    OMB Number: 1651-0051.
    Form Number: None.
    Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with no change to the burden hours, the 
information collection, or to the record keeping requirements.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit institutions.
    Abstract: In accordance with 19 CFR 146.25 and 146.4, foreign trade 
zone (FTZ) operators are required to account for zone merchandise 
admitted, stored, manipulated and removed from FTZs. FTZ operators must 
prepare a reconciliation report within 90 days after the end of the 
zone year for a spot check or audit by CBP. In addition, within 10 
working days after the annual reconciliation, FTZ operators must submit 
to the CBP port director a letter signed by the operator certifying 
that the annual reconciliation has been prepared, is available for CBP 
review, and is accurate. Foreign Trade Zones Act, as amended (Title 19 
U.S.C. 81a-81u), authorizes these requirements.

Record Keeping Requirements Under 19 CFR 146.4

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 276.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 276.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 207.

Certification Letter Under 19 CFR 146.25

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 276.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 276.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 92.

    Dated: October 16, 2020.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2020-23277 Filed 10-20-20; 8:45 am]
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