Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I-775), 72611-72612 [2021-27747]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 22, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES (CBP) is extending its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test, a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning ACE export manifest capability. DATES: The voluntary pilot initially began on July 10, 2015, and it was modified and extended on August 14, 2017. The extended test will run for an additional two years from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Applications to participate in the ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test must be submitted via email to CBP Export Manifest at cbpexportmanifest@cbp.dhs.gov. In the subject line of the email, please write ‘‘ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test Application’’. Applications will be accepted at any time during the test period. Written comments concerning program, policy, and technical issues may also be submitted via email to CBP Export Manifest at cbpexportmanifest@ cbp.dhs.gov. In the subject line of the email, please write ‘‘Comment on ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test’’. Comments may be submitted at any time during the test period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Semeraro, Branch Chief, or David Garcia, Program Manager, Outbound Enforcement and Policy Branch, Office of Field Operations, CBP, via email at cbpexportmanifest@cbp.dhs.gov, or by telephone, 202–325–4221. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test is a voluntary test in which participants agree to submit export manifest data to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) electronically at least four hours prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft in preparation for departure from the United States. The ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test is authorized under § 101.9(b) of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 101.9(b)), which provides for the testing of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) programs or procedures. The ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test examines the functionality of filing export manifest data for air cargo electronically in ACE. The ACE system creates a single automated export processing platform for certain export manifest, commodity, licensing, export control, and export targeting transactions. This will reduce costs for CBP, partner government agencies, and the trade community, as well as VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Dec 21, 2021 Jkt 256001 improve facilitation of export shipments through the supply chain. The ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test will also assess the feasibility of requiring the manifest information to be filed electronically in ACE within a specified time before the cargo is loaded on the aircraft. This capability will enable CBP to calculate the risk and effectively identify and inspect shipments prior to the loading of cargo in order to comply with all U.S. export laws. CBP announced the procedures and criteria related to participation in the ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test in a notice published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2015 (80 FR 39790). This test was originally scheduled to run for approximately two years. On August 14, 2017, CBP extended the test period for one additional year (82 FR 37888). At that time, CBP also modified the original notice to make certain data elements optional and opened the test to accept additional applications for all parties who met the eligibility requirements. The data elements, unless noted otherwise, are mandatory. Data elements which are mandatory must be provided to CBP for every shipment. Data elements which are marked ‘‘conditional’’ must be provided to CBP only if the particular information pertains to the cargo. Data elements which are marked ‘‘optional’’ may be provided to CBP but are not required to be completed. The data elements are set forth below: (1) Exporting Carrier (2) Marks of nationality and registration (3) Flight number (4) Port of lading (5) Port of unlading (6) Scheduled date of departure (7) Consolidator (conditional) (8) De-consolidator (conditional) (9) Air waybill type (Master, House, Simple or Sub) (10) Air waybill number (11) Number of pieces and unit of measure (optional) (12) Weight (kg./lb.) (13) Number of house air waybills (optional) (14) Shipper name and address (15) Consignee name and address (16) Cargo description (17) AES Internal Transaction Number (ITN) or AES Exemption Statement/ Exception Classification (per shipment) (18) Split air waybill indicator (optional) (19) Hazmat indicator (Yes/No) (20) UN Number (conditional) (If the hazmat indicator is yes, the four digit UN (United Nations) Number PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72611 assigned to the hazardous material must be provided.) (21) In-bond number (optional) (22) Mode of transportation (containerized air cargo or noncontainerized air cargo) (optional). For further details on the background and procedures regarding this test, please refer to the July 10, 2015 notice and August 14, 2017 extension and modification. II. Extension of the ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test Period CBP will extend the test for another two years to continue evaluating the ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test. This will assist CBP in determining whether electronic submission of manifests will allow for improvements in capabilities at the departure level. The extended test will run for two additional years from the date of publication. III. Applicability of Initial Test Notice All provisions in the July 2015 notice and the modifications in the August 2017 extension remain applicable, subject to the time period extension provided herein. Dated: December 10, 2021. William Ferrara, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2021–27653 Filed 12–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0110] Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I–775) 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 72612 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 22, 2021 / Notices February 22, 2022 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 1651–0110 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. 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Dec 21, 2021 Jkt 256001 for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Overview of This Information Collection Title: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement. OMB Number: 1651–0110. Form Number: Form I–775. Current Actions: Extension with change. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: Section 233(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1223(a)) provides for the necessity of a transportation contract. The statute provides that the Attorney General may enter into contracts with transportation lines for the inspection and admission of noncitizens coming into the United States from a foreign territory or from adjacent islands. No such transportation line shall be allowed to land any such noncitizen in the United States until and unless it has entered into any such contracts which may be required by the Attorney General. Pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, this authority was transferred to the Secretary of Homeland Security. The Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I–775) is used by carriers to request acceptance by CBP into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This form is an agreement whereby carriers agree to the terms of the VWP as delineated in Section 217(e) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1187(e)). Once participation is granted, CBP Form I– 775 serves to hold carriers liable for certain transportation costs, to ensure the completion of required forms, and to require sharing passenger data, among other requirements. Regulations are promulgated at 8 CFR 217.6, Carrier Agreements. A fillable copy of CBP Form I–775 is accessible at: https:// www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/ documents/2019-Aug/ CBP%20Form%20I-775.pdf. Proposed Change The requirement of submitting original documents bearing original signatures of company representatives, has been modified to include electronic wire transfer of CBP Form I–775. This temporary transfer of information will be lifted upon notification from the CDC that COVID–19 restrictions have changed. Type of Information Collection: Form I–775. Estimated Number of Respondents: 98. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 98. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 49. Dated: December 17, 2021. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2021–27747 Filed 12–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0023] Request for Information 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 February 22, 2022) 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 1651–0023 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. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 22, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0110]


Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I-775)

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

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February 22, 2022 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 1651-0110 
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/ 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: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement.
    OMB Number: 1651-0110.
    Form Number: Form I-775.
    Current Actions: Extension with change.
    Type of Review: Extension (with change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Abstract: Section 233(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(INA) (8 U.S.C. 1223(a)) provides for the necessity of a transportation 
contract. The statute provides that the Attorney General may enter into 
contracts with transportation lines for the inspection and admission of 
noncitizens coming into the United States from a foreign territory or 
from adjacent islands. No such transportation line shall be allowed to 
land any such noncitizen in the United States until and unless it has 
entered into any such contracts which may be required by the Attorney 
General. Pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, this authority 
was transferred to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
    The Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I-775) is used 
by carriers to request acceptance by CBP into the Visa Waiver Program 
(VWP). This form is an agreement whereby carriers agree to the terms of 
the VWP as delineated in Section 217(e) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1187(e)). 
Once participation is granted, CBP Form I-775 serves to hold carriers 
liable for certain transportation costs, to ensure the completion of 
required forms, and to require sharing passenger data, among other 
requirements. Regulations are promulgated at 8 CFR 217.6, Carrier 
Agreements. A fillable copy of CBP Form I-775 is accessible at: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2019-Aug/CBP%20Form%20I-775.pdf.

Proposed Change

    The requirement of submitting original documents bearing original 
signatures of company representatives, has been modified to include 
electronic wire transfer of CBP Form I-775. This temporary transfer of 
information will be lifted upon notification from the CDC that COVID-19 
restrictions have changed.
    Type of Information Collection: Form I-775.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 98.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 98.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 49.

    Dated: December 17, 2021.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
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