Harbor Maintenance Fee, 51910 [2021-20166]

Download as PDF 51910 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 178 / Friday, September 17, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0055] Harbor Maintenance Fee 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. DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than October 18, 2021) to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice 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 ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Sep 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 the Federal Register (Volume 86 FR 35816) on July 07, 2021, 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: Harbor Maintenance Fee. OMB Number: 1651–0055. Form Number: CBP Form 349 and 350. Current Actions: Extension with an increase in burden hours. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) and Trust Fund is used for the operation and maintenance of certain U.S. channels and harbors by the Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required to collect the HMF from importers, domestic shippers, and passenger vessel operators using federal navigation projects. See 19 CFR 24.24. Commercial cargo loaded on or unloaded from a commercial vessel is subject to a port use fee of 0.125 percent of its value if the loading or unloading occurs at a port that has been designated by the Army Corps of Engineers. 19 CFR 24.24(a). The HMF also applies to the total ticket value of embarking and disembarking passengers and on cargo admissions into a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). See 19 CFR 24.24(e)(2)(iii). PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CBP Form 349, Harbor Maintenance Fee Quarterly Summary Report, and CBP Form 350, Harbor Maintenance Fee Amended Quarterly Summary Report are completed by domestic shippers, foreign trade zone applicants, and passenger vessel operators and submitted with payment to CBP. 19 CFR 24.24(e). CBP uses the information collected on CBP Forms 349 and 350 to verify that the fee collected is timely and accurately submitted. These forms are authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 4461, et seq.) and provided for by 19 CFR 24.24, which also includes the list of designated ports. CBP Forms 349 and 350 are accessible at http:// www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/ forms or they may be completed and filed electronically at www.pay.gov. Type of Information Collection: CBP Form 349. Estimated Number of Respondents: 846. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 4. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 3,384. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1692. Type of Information Collection: CBP Form 350. Estimated Number of Respondents: 23. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 4. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 92. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46. Type of Information Collection: Record Keeping. Estimated Number of Respondents: 869. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 869. Estimated Time per Response: 0.166 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 144. Dated: September 14, 2021. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0055]


Harbor Maintenance Fee

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.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than 
October 18, 2021) to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) 
contained in this notice 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 86 FR 35816) on 
July 07, 2021, 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: Harbor Maintenance Fee.
    OMB Number: 1651-0055.
    Form Number: CBP Form 349 and 350.
    Current Actions: Extension with an increase in burden hours.
    Type of Review: Extension (with change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Abstract: The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) and Trust Fund is used 
for the operation and maintenance of certain U.S. channels and harbors 
by the Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) is required to collect the HMF from importers, domestic shippers, 
and passenger vessel operators using federal navigation projects. See 
19 CFR 24.24. Commercial cargo loaded on or unloaded from a commercial 
vessel is subject to a port use fee of 0.125 percent of its value if 
the loading or unloading occurs at a port that has been designated by 
the Army Corps of Engineers. 19 CFR 24.24(a). The HMF also applies to 
the total ticket value of embarking and disembarking passengers and on 
cargo admissions into a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). See 19 CFR 
24.24(e)(2)(iii).
    CBP Form 349, Harbor Maintenance Fee Quarterly Summary Report, and 
CBP Form 350, Harbor Maintenance Fee Amended Quarterly Summary Report 
are completed by domestic shippers, foreign trade zone applicants, and 
passenger vessel operators and submitted with payment to CBP. 19 CFR 
24.24(e).
    CBP uses the information collected on CBP Forms 349 and 350 to 
verify that the fee collected is timely and accurately submitted. These 
forms are authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (26 
U.S.C. 4461, et seq.) and provided for by 19 CFR 24.24, which also 
includes the list of designated ports. CBP Forms 349 and 350 are 
accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/forms or they 
may be completed and filed electronically at www.pay.gov.

    Type of Information Collection: CBP Form 349.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 846.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 4.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 3,384.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1692.

    Type of Information Collection: CBP Form 350.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 23.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 4.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 92.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46.

    Type of Information Collection: Record Keeping.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 869.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 869.
    Estimated Time per Response: 0.166 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 144.

    Dated: September 14, 2021.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
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