Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0081, 83983-83984 [2020-28333]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices increase in the estimated annual number of responses. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 17, 2020. Kathleen Claffie, Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2020–28332 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] Public Participation and Request for Comments BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2020–0621] Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625– 0081 Coast Guard, DHS. Thirty-day notice requesting comments. AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, 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: 1625–0081, Alternate Compliance Program; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties. DATES: You may submit comments to the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before January 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments to the Coast Guard should be submitted using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. Search for docket number [USCG–2020–0621. Written comments and recommendations to OIRA for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to https:// 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. 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–6P), ATTN: Paperwork Reduction VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 Act Manager, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, STOP 7710, Washington, DC 20593–7710. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A.L. Craig, Office of Privacy Management, telephone 202–475–3528, or fax 202– 372–8405, for questions on these documents. 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. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the Coast Guard is also requesting comments on the extent to which this request for information could be modified to reduce the burden on respondents. These comments will help OIRA determine whether to approve the ICR referred to in this Notice. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR. They must also contain the docket number of this request, [USCG–2020–0621], and must be received by January 22, 2021. Submitting Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 83983 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 alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments to the Coast Guard will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions to the Coast Guard in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). For more about privacy and submissions to 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: 1625–0081. 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 64509, October 13, 2020) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited no comments. Accordingly, no changes have been made to the Collection. Information Collection Request Title: Alternate Complance Program. OMB Control Number: 1625–0081. Summary: This information is used by the Coast Guard to assess vessels participating in the voluntary Alternate Compliance Program (ACP) before issuance of a Certificate of Inspection. Need: Sections 3306 and 3316 of 46 U.S.C. authorize the Coast Guard to establish vessel inspection regulations and inspection alternatives. Part 8 of 46 CFR contains the Coast Guard regulations for recognizing classification societies and enrollment of U.S.-flag vessels in ACP. Forms: None. Respondents: Owners and operators of U.S.-flag inspected vessels. Frequency: On occasion. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 174 hours to 198 hours a year due to an increase in E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 83984 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 23, 2020 / Notices the estimated annual number of respondents. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 17, 2020. Kathleen Claffie, Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2020–28333 Filed 12–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP Dec. 20–19] Country of Origin Marking of Products from the West Bank and Gaza U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document notifies the public that, for country of origin marking purposes, imported goods produced in the West Bank, specifically in Area C under the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (the Oslo Accords), signed on September 28, 1995, and the area known as ‘‘H2’’ under the IsraeliPalestinian Protocol Concerning Redeployment in Hebron and Related Documents (the Hebron Protocol), signed January 17, 1997, must be marked to indicate their origin as ‘‘Israel,’’ ‘‘Product of Israel,’’ or ‘‘Made in Israel.’’ Goods produced in the West Bank, specifically in Areas A and B under the Oslo Accords and the area known as ‘‘H1’’ under the 1997 Hebron Protocol, must be marked to indicate their origin as ‘‘West Bank,’’ ‘‘Product of West Bank,’’ or ‘‘Made in West Bank.’’ Goods produced in Gaza must be marked to indicate their origin as ‘‘Gaza,’’ ‘‘Product of Gaza,’’ ‘‘Made in Gaza,’’ ‘‘Gaza Strip,’’ ‘‘Product of Gaza Strip,’’ or ‘‘Made in Gaza Strip.’’ Imported goods from any of these territorial areas must not include ‘‘West Bank/Gaza,’’ ‘‘West Bank/Gaza Strip,’’ ‘‘West Bank and Gaza,’’ or words of similar meaning. DATES: The position set forth in this document is applicable as of December 23, 2020. A transition period will be granted for importers to implement marking consistent with this notice. Products from the West Bank or Gaza, when entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption into the United States after March 23, 2021, must be marked in accordance with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:21 Dec 22, 2020 Jkt 253001 position set forth in this notice, for purposes of 19 U.S.C. 1304. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For legal matters, contact Yuliya A. Gulis, Chief, Food, Textiles and Marking Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, (202) 325–0042 or yuliya.a.gulis@cbp.dhs.gov. For policy matters, contact Margaret Gray, Chief, Trade Agreements Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 253–0927 or FTA@ cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background on Guidance from the Department of State Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304), provides that, unless excepted, every article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the United States shall be marked in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of the article (or its container) will permit, in such a manner as to indicate to the ultimate purchaser in the United States the English name of the country of origin of the article. Failure to mark an article in accordance with the requirements of 19 U.S.C. 1304 shall result in the levy of a duty of ten percent ad valorem. Part 134 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR part 134), implements the country of origin marking requirements and exceptions of 19 U.S.C. 1304. In Treasury Decision (T.D.) 95–25, published in the Federal Register on April 6, 1995 (60 FR 17607), the U.S. Customs Service (U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s predecessor agency) discussed the proper country of origin marking for imported goods produced in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. Prior to the issuance of T.D. 95–25, the U.S. Customs Service had taken the position that, in order for the country of origin marking of a good which was produced in the West Bank or Gaza Strip to be considered acceptable, the word ‘‘Israel’’ must appear in the marking designation. However, by letter dated October 24, 1994, the Department of State advised the Department of the Treasury that, in view of certain developments, principally the IsraeliPalestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (the DOP), signed on September 13, 1993, the primary purpose of 19 U.S.C. 1304 would be best served if goods produced in the West Bank or Gaza Strip were permitted to be marked ‘‘West Bank’’ or ‘‘Gaza Strip.’’ Accordingly, the U.S. Customs Service notified the public in T.D. 95–25 that, unless excepted from marking, goods produced in the West PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bank or Gaza Strip shall be marked as ‘‘West Bank,’’ ‘‘Gaza,’’ or ‘‘Gaza Strip’’ in accordance with the requirements of 19 U.S.C. 1304 and 19 CFR part 134, and shall not contain the words ‘‘Israel,’’ ‘‘Made in Israel,’’ ‘‘Occupied Territories-Israel,’’ or words of similar meaning. Subsequently, by letter dated January 13, 1997, the Department of State advised the Department of the Treasury that the Palestinian Authority asked that the United States accept the country of origin marking ‘‘West Bank/Gaza’’ so as to reaffirm the territorial unity of the two areas. The Department of State further advised that it considers the West Bank and Gaza Strip to be one area for political, economic, legal and other purposes. Accordingly, the Department of State requested that the U.S. Customs Service accept the country of origin markings ‘‘West Bank/Gaza’’ and ‘‘West Bank and Gaza’’ for products from those areas, and that the U.S. Customs Service continue to accept the markings ‘‘West Bank,’’ ‘‘Gaza,’’ and ‘‘Gaza Strip.’’ Based upon this advice, the U.S. Customs Service notified the public in T.D. 97– 16, published in the Federal Register on March 14, 1997 (62 FR 12269), that acceptable country of origin markings for imported goods produced in the West Bank or Gaza Strip included the following: ‘‘West Bank/Gaza,’’ ‘‘West Bank/Gaza Strip,’’ ‘‘West Bank and Gaza,’’ ‘‘West Bank and Gaza Strip,’’ ‘‘West Bank,’’ ‘‘Gaza,’’ and ‘‘Gaza Strip.’’ By letter dated December 1, 2020, the Department of State has now advised U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that there has been no further transfer of relevant authorities from Israel to the Palestinian Authority since issuance of the earlier guidance and Israel continues to exercise relevant authorities in areas of the West Bank. The Department of State further advised that it recognizes that Israel has disengaged from Gaza and that Gaza and the West Bank are politically and administratively separate and should be treated accordingly. In light of these developments, and consistent with the purposes of 19 U.S.C. 1304 of providing important information to U.S. purchasers, the Department of State recommends that the country of origin marking requirements for goods produced in the West Bank or Gaza be updated as set forth below in Section C of this notice. B. Reliance upon Guidance From the Department of State In the past, CBP (formerly the U.S. Customs Service) has relied upon guidance received from the Department of State in making determinations E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 83983-83984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28333]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2020-0621]


Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management 
and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0081

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Thirty-day notice requesting comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the 
U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), 
abstracted below, 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: 1625-0081, 
Alternate Compliance Program; without change.
    Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the 
public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork 
burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.

DATES: You may submit comments to the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before 
January 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments to the Coast Guard should be submitted using the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Search for 
docket number [USCG-2020-0621. Written comments and recommendations to 
OIRA for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 
days of publication of this notice to https://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.
    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-6P), ATTN: Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. 
Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, STOP 7710, 
Washington, DC 20593-7710.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A.L. Craig, Office of Privacy 
Management, telephone 202-475-3528, or fax 202-372-8405, for questions 
on these documents.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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. Consistent with 
the requirements of Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and 
Controlling Regulatory Costs, and Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the 
Regulatory Reform Agenda, the Coast Guard is also requesting comments 
on the extent to which this request for information could be modified 
to reduce the burden on respondents. These comments will help OIRA 
determine whether to approve the ICR referred to in this Notice.
    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the 
OMB Control Number of the ICR. They must also contain the docket number 
of this request, [USCG-2020-0621], and must be received by January 22, 
2021.

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 alerts, you will 
be notified when comments are posted.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments to the Coast Guard will 
be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov and will 
include any personal information you have provided. For more about 
privacy and submissions to the Coast Guard in response to this 
document, see DHS's eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, 
March 11, 2020). For more about privacy and submissions to OIRA in 
response to this document, see the https://www.reginfo.gov, comment-
submission 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: 1625-0081.

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 64509, October 13, 2020) 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited no comments. 
Accordingly, no changes have been made to the Collection.

Information Collection Request

    Title: Alternate Complance Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1625-0081.
    Summary: This information is used by the Coast Guard to assess 
vessels participating in the voluntary Alternate Compliance Program 
(ACP) before issuance of a Certificate of Inspection.
    Need: Sections 3306 and 3316 of 46 U.S.C. authorize the Coast Guard 
to establish vessel inspection regulations and inspection alternatives. 
Part 8 of 46 CFR contains the Coast Guard regulations for recognizing 
classification societies and enrollment of U.S.-flag vessels in ACP.
    Forms: None.
    Respondents: Owners and operators of U.S.-flag inspected vessels.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 174 
hours to 198 hours a year due to an increase in

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the estimated annual number of respondents.
    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 
35, as amended.

    Dated: December 17, 2020.
Kathleen Claffie,
Chief, Office of Privacy Management, U.S. Coast Guard.
[FR Doc. 2020-28333 Filed 12-22-20; 8:45 am]
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