Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit, 10226-10227 [2022-03813]

Download as PDF 10226 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2022 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 the Federal Register (86 FR 64507) on November 18, 2021, allowing for a 60day 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: Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS). OMB Number: 1651–0139. Form Number: N/A. Current Actions: Revision of an existing information collection with no change in burden. Type of Review: Revision. Affected Public: Individuals. Abstract: DHS developed the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 to assure robust screening of foreign nationals prior to travel to the United States. EVUS provides for robust traveler screening and verification to better identify foreign nationals who may be inadmissible to the United States. This results in enhanced national security, improved public safety, and a reduced number of delays upon arrival in the United States, all while facilitating legitimate travel. Initially, the program is limited to nonimmigrant aliens presenting passports issued by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) containing unrestricted, maximum validity B–1 (business visitor), B–2 (visitor for pleasure), or combination B–1/B–2 visas, generally valid for 10 years. PRC membership in EVUS became possible on November 12, 2014, when, in a reciprocal agreement, the U.S. Department of State expanded the validity of U.S. visitor visas issued to PRC nationals from one to ten years. To ensure compliance with the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114–113, 129 Stat. 2242, CBP will continuously update the application question with the list of nationals ineligible to travel to the United States under the VWP, as designated in accordance with section 217(a)(12) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12)). Recent Changes: On May 31, 2019, the Department of State updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, specifically social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. As a result, DHS is changing the EVUS application social media data field from optional to mandatory. National security is the top priority when adjudicating EVUS applications, and every prospective traveler to the United States undergoes extensive security screening. CBP is continually working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect U.S. visitors while supporting legitimate travel to the United States. DHS already requests information on contacts, travel history, and family members from all EVUS applicants. Changing the social medial field to mandatory in the EVUS application will enhance our vetting capabilities and assist in confirming applicants’ identities. While the field is mandatory, applicants will still have the ability to select ‘‘none’’. Type of Information Collection: EVUS Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,595,904. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 3,595,904. Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,499,492. Dated: February 17, 2022. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2022–03815 Filed 2–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0029] Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit 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 March 25, 2022) 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 CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 36 / Wednesday, February 23, 2022 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 (86 FR 66573) on November 23, 2021, allowing for a 60day 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: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit. OMB Number: 1651–0029. Form Number: 214, 214A, 214B, 214C, and 216. Current Actions: Extension without change of an existing information collection. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: Foreign trade zones (FTZs) are geographical enclaves located within VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 the geographical limits of the United States but for tariff purposes are considered to be outside the United States. Imported merchandise may be brought into FTZs for storage, manipulation, manufacture, or other processing and subsequent removal for exportation, consumption in the United States, or destruction. A company bringing goods into an FTZ has a choice of zone status (privileged/nonprivileged foreign, domestic, or zonerestricted), which affects the way such goods are treated by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and treated for tariff purposes upon entry into the customs territory of the United States. CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, and 214C, which make up the Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/ or Status Designation, are used by companies that bring merchandise, except in certain circumstances including, but not limited to, domestic status merchandise, into an FTZ to register the admission of such merchandise into FTZs and to apply for the appropriate zone status. Form 214A is not filled out separately by respondents; it is simply a copy of Form 214 that CBP gives to the Census Bureau. Form 214B is a continuation sheet for Form 214 that respondents use when they need more room to add line items to the form. Form 214C is a continuation sheet for Form 214A that respondents use when they need more room to add line items to the form. CBP Form 216, Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit, is used by companies to request approval to manipulate, manufacture, exhibit, or destroy merchandise in an FTZ. These FTZ forms are authorized by 19 U.S.C. 81 and provided for by 19 CFR 146.22, 146.32, 146.35, 146.36, 146.37, 146.39, 146.40, 146.41, 146.44, 146.52, 146.53, and 146.66. These forms are accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/ newsroom/publications/forms. This collection of information applies to the importing and trade community who are familiar with import procedures and with CBP regulations. Type of Information Collection: Form 214 Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,749. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 25. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 168,725. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes (0.25 hours). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,181. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10227 Type of Information Collection: Form 216. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 10. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 25,000. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,167. Dated: February 17, 2022. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2022–03813 Filed 2–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0121] Trusted Traveler Programs and U.S. APEC Business Travel Card 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 March 25, 2022) 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10226-10227]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-03813]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0029]


Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status 
Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit

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 
March 25, 2022) 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

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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 (86 FR 66573) on November 
23, 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: Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status 
Designation, and Application for Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit.
    OMB Number: 1651-0029.
    Form Number: 214, 214A, 214B, 214C, and 216.
    Current Actions: Extension without change of an existing 
information collection.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Abstract: Foreign trade zones (FTZs) are geographical enclaves 
located within the geographical limits of the United States but for 
tariff purposes are considered to be outside the United States. 
Imported merchandise may be brought into FTZs for storage, 
manipulation, manufacture, or other processing and subsequent removal 
for exportation, consumption in the United States, or destruction. A 
company bringing goods into an FTZ has a choice of zone status 
(privileged/non-privileged foreign, domestic, or zone-restricted), 
which affects the way such goods are treated by Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) and treated for tariff purposes upon entry into the 
customs territory of the United States.
    CBP Forms 214, 214A, 214B, and 214C, which make up the Application 
for Foreign-Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Designation, are used by 
companies that bring merchandise, except in certain circumstances 
including, but not limited to, domestic status merchandise, into an FTZ 
to register the admission of such merchandise into FTZs and to apply 
for the appropriate zone status. Form 214A is not filled out separately 
by respondents; it is simply a copy of Form 214 that CBP gives to the 
Census Bureau. Form 214B is a continuation sheet for Form 214 that 
respondents use when they need more room to add line items to the form. 
Form 214C is a continuation sheet for Form 214A that respondents use 
when they need more room to add line items to the form.
    CBP Form 216, Foreign-Trade Zone Activity Permit, is used by 
companies to request approval to manipulate, manufacture, exhibit, or 
destroy merchandise in an FTZ.
    These FTZ forms are authorized by 19 U.S.C. 81 and provided for by 
19 CFR 146.22, 146.32, 146.35, 146.36, 146.37, 146.39, 146.40, 146.41, 
146.44, 146.52, 146.53, and 146.66. These forms are accessible at: 
http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/forms.
    This collection of information applies to the importing and trade 
community who are familiar with import procedures and with CBP 
regulations.

Type of Information Collection: Form 214

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,749.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 25.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 168,725.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes (0.25 hours).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,181.

Type of Information Collection: Form 216.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 10.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 25,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,167.

    Dated: February 17, 2022.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2022-03813 Filed 2-22-22; 8:45 am]
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