Application for Allowance in Duties, 30325 [2021-11799]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 107 / Monday, June 7, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0007] Application for Allowance in Duties 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 (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 must be submitted (no later than August 6, 2021) 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 1651–0007 in the subject line and the agency name. Please use the following method to submit comments: Email. Submit comments to: CBP_ PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Due to COVID–19-related restrictions, CBP has temporarily suspended its ability to receive public comments by mail. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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 process is conducted in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: Application for Allowance in Duties. OMB Number: 1651–0007. Form Number: CBP Form 4315. Current Actions: Extension. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: CBP Form 4315, ‘‘Application for Allowance in Duties,’’ is submitted to CBP in instances of claims of damaged or defective imported merchandise on which an allowance in duty is made in the liquidation of the entry. The information on this form is used to substantiate an importer’s claim for such duty allowances. CBP Form 4315 is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1506 and provided for by 19 CFR 158.11, 158.13, and 158.23. This form is accessible at: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/ assets/documents/2020-Mar/CBP%20 Form%204315.pdf. This collection of information applies to the importing and trade community who are familiar with import procedures and with the CBP regulations. 19 CFR 158.11—Merchandise completely worthless at time of importation. The allowance in duties may be made to nonperishable merchandise if found without commercial value at the time the importation by reason of damage or deterioration. For perishable PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30325 merchandise an allowance in duties may be made if an application, on Customs Form 4315, or its electronic equivalent, is filed within 96 hours after the unlading of the merchandise and before any of the shipment involved has been removed from the pier, and only on such of the merchandise as is found by the port director to be entirely without commercial value by reason of damage or deterioration. If an application is withdrawn, the merchandise involved shall thereafter be released upon presentation of an appropriate permit. 19 CFR 158.13—Allowance for moisture and impurities. An application for an allowance in duties is made by the importer on Customs Form 4315, or its electronic equivalent, for all detectable moisture and impurities present in or upon imported petroleum or petroleum products. For products, other than petroleum or petroleum products, with excessive moisture or other impurities not usually found in or upon such or similar merchandise an application for an allowance in duties shall be made by the importer on Customs Form 4315, or its electronic equivalent. If the port director is satisfied after any necessary investigation that the merchandise contains moisture or impurities, the Center director will make allowance for the amount thereof in the liquidation of the entry. 19 CFR 158.23—Filing of application and evidence by importer. Within 30 days from the date of his discovery of the loss, theft, injury, or destruction, the importer shall file an application on Customs Form 4315, or its electronic equivalent and within 90 days from the date of discovery shall file any evidence required by § 158.26 or § 158.27. Type of Information Collection: CBP Form 4315. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 12,000. Estimated Time per Response: 0.1333 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600. Dated: June 1, 2021. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2021–11799 Filed 6–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0007]


Application for Allowance in Duties

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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than 
August 6, 2021) 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 1651-0007 
in the subject line and the agency name. Please use the following 
method to submit comments:
    Email. Submit comments to: [email protected].
    Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, CBP has temporarily suspended 
its ability to receive public comments by mail.

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 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: Application for Allowance in Duties.
    OMB Number: 1651-0007.
    Form Number: CBP Form 4315.
    Current Actions: Extension.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Abstract: CBP Form 4315, ``Application for Allowance in Duties,'' 
is submitted to CBP in instances of claims of damaged or defective 
imported merchandise on which an allowance in duty is made in the 
liquidation of the entry. The information on this form is used to 
substantiate an importer's claim for such duty allowances. CBP Form 
4315 is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1506 and provided for by 19 CFR 158.11, 
158.13, and 158.23. This form is accessible at: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2020-Mar/CBP%20Form%204315.pdf.
    This collection of information applies to the importing and trade 
community who are familiar with import procedures and with the CBP 
regulations.
    19 CFR 158.11--Merchandise completely worthless at time of 
importation. The allowance in duties may be made to nonperishable 
merchandise if found without commercial value at the time the 
importation by reason of damage or deterioration. For perishable 
merchandise an allowance in duties may be made if an application, on 
Customs Form 4315, or its electronic equivalent, is filed within 96 
hours after the unlading of the merchandise and before any of the 
shipment involved has been removed from the pier, and only on such of 
the merchandise as is found by the port director to be entirely without 
commercial value by reason of damage or deterioration. If an 
application is withdrawn, the merchandise involved shall thereafter be 
released upon presentation of an appropriate permit.
    19 CFR 158.13--Allowance for moisture and impurities. An 
application for an allowance in duties is made by the importer on 
Customs Form 4315, or its electronic equivalent, for all detectable 
moisture and impurities present in or upon imported petroleum or 
petroleum products. For products, other than petroleum or petroleum 
products, with excessive moisture or other impurities not usually found 
in or upon such or similar merchandise an application for an allowance 
in duties shall be made by the importer on Customs Form 4315, or its 
electronic equivalent. If the port director is satisfied after any 
necessary investigation that the merchandise contains moisture or 
impurities, the Center director will make allowance for the amount 
thereof in the liquidation of the entry.
    19 CFR 158.23--Filing of application and evidence by importer. 
Within 30 days from the date of his discovery of the loss, theft, 
injury, or destruction, the importer shall file an application on 
Customs Form 4315, or its electronic equivalent and within 90 days from 
the date of discovery shall file any evidence required by Sec.  158.26 
or Sec.  158.27.
    Type of Information Collection: CBP Form 4315.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 12,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.1333 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600.

    Dated: June 1, 2021.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
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