Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement, 14278-14279 [2022-05290]

Download as PDF 14278 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2022 / Notices Program, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3E71, Rockville, MD 20852, 301–761–7749, lee.klinkenberg@ nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 8, 2022. Tyeshia M. Roberson-Curtis, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2022–05286 Filed 3–11–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0019] Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; revision 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 April 13, 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 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Mar 11, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 (Volume 86 FR Page 63036) on November 15, 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: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement. OMB Number: 1651–0019. Form Number: CBP Form 1300. Current Actions: Revision of an existing information collection. Type of Review: Revision. Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: CBP Form 1300, Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement, is used to collect essential commercial vessel data at time of formal entrance and clearance in U.S. ports, allows the master to attest to the truthfulness of all PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CBP forms associated with the manifest package, and collects relevant information about the vessel and cargo. The form was developed through agreement by the United Nations Intergovernmental Maritime Organization (IMO) in conjunction with the United States and various other countries. The form was developed as a single form to replace the numerous other forms used by various countries for the entrance and clearance of vessels. CBP Form 1300 is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1431, 1433, and 1434, and provided for by 19 CFR 4. This form is accessible at http:// www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/ forms?title=1300&=Apply. This form is currently submitted in paper format and is anticipated to be submitted electronically as part of CBP’s efforts to automate maritime forms through the Vessel Entrance and Clearance System (VECS), which will reduce the need for paper submission of any vessel entrance or clearance requirements under the above referenced statutes and regulations. VECS will still collect and maintain the same data as CBP Form 1300 but will automate the capture of data to reduce or eliminate redundancy with other data collected by CBP. Proposed Changes: 1. New ACE Account Type: CBP is adding a new ACE Account type for Vessel Agencies: The Vessel Agency Portal Account. The new account type within ACE will operate as a portal to the Vessel Entrance and Clearance System (VECS), which will run as its own separate system. Vessel Agents will be required to provide identifying information such as; their name, their employer identification number (EIN), company address, and their phone numbers, which will be requested at the time Vessel Agents apply for the new ACE account type. After creating an ACE account, Vessel Agencies, Vessel Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs), and their designees maybe able to use the new Vessel Entrance and Clearance System (VECS) as part of a forthcoming pilot program to test the functionality of VECS, and will be able to file vessel entrance, clearance, and related data to CBP electronically. 2. VECS Public Pilot: VECS will automate and digitize the collection and processing of the data and filing requirements for which the CBP Form 1300 is used. CBP plans to run an initial public pilot to test the system. All users who obtained a Vessel Agency Account through the ACE Portal will be automatically enrolled into the VECS E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2022 / Notices public pilot. Initially, the pilot will begin at one of several ports where VECS has been internally tested. CBP will provide training to each CBP port and the Vessel Agency personnel at each port, prior to beginning/expanding the public pilot in another port. The VECS public pilot will expand to other internal CBP testing ports based on knowledge and familiarity with the system. The VECS public pilot will continue to expand to additional ports, in an effort to progressively test and implement the system nationwide. There will be no change to the paper format of CBP Form 1300, and CBP Form 1300 in paper format will continue to be accepted. Type of Information Collection: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement (CBP Form 1300). Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,624. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 72. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 188,928. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes (0.5 hours). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 94,464. Dated: March 9, 2022. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2022–05290 Filed 3–11–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0105] Application To Use Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; Revision 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 April 13, 2022) to be assured of consideration. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Mar 11, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 the Federal Register (86 FR 63037) on November 15, 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14279 summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Overview of This Information Collection Title: Application to use Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). OMB Number: 1651–0105. Form Number: N/A. Current Actions: Revision of an existing collection of information. Type of Review: Revision. Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is a trade data processing system that is replacing the Automated Commercial System (ACS), the current import system for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations. ACE is authorized by Executive Order 13659 which mandates implementation of a Single Window through which businesses will transmit data required by participating agencies for the importation or exportation of cargo. See 79 FR 10655 (February 25, 2014). ACE supports government agencies and the trade community with border-related missions with respect to moving goods across the border efficiently and securely. Once ACE is fully implemented, all related CBP trade functions and the trade community will be supported from a single common user interface. To establish an ACE Portal account, participants submit information such as their name, their employer identification number (EIN) or social security number (SSN), and if applicable, a statement certifying their capability to connect to the internet. This information is submitted through the ACE Secure Data Portal which is accessible at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ automated. Please Note: A CBP-assigned number may be provided in lieu of your SSN. If you have an EIN, that number will automatically be used and no CBP number will be assigned. A CBPassigned number is for CBP use only. There is a standalone capability for electronically filing protests in ACE. This capability is available for participants who have not established ACE Portal Accounts for other trade activities, but desire to file protests electronically. A protest is a procedure whereby a private party may administratively challenge a CBP decision regarding imported merchandise and certain other CBP decisions. Trade members can establish a protest filer account in ACE through a separate application and the submission of specific data elements. See 81 FR 57928 (August 24, 2016). E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 49 (Monday, March 14, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14278-14279]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05290]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0019]


Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of 
Homeland Security.

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; revision 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 
April 13, 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 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 Page 63036) 
on November 15, 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: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement.
    OMB Number: 1651-0019.
    Form Number: CBP Form 1300.
    Current Actions: Revision of an existing information collection.
    Type of Review: Revision.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Abstract: CBP Form 1300, Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement, is 
used to collect essential commercial vessel data at time of formal 
entrance and clearance in U.S. ports, allows the master to attest to 
the truthfulness of all CBP forms associated with the manifest package, 
and collects relevant information about the vessel and cargo. The form 
was developed through agreement by the United Nations Intergovernmental 
Maritime Organization (IMO) in conjunction with the United States and 
various other countries. The form was developed as a single form to 
replace the numerous other forms used by various countries for the 
entrance and clearance of vessels. CBP Form 1300 is authorized by 19 
U.S.C. 1431, 1433, and 1434, and provided for by 19 CFR 4.
    This form is accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/forms?title=1300&=Apply.
    This form is currently submitted in paper format and is anticipated 
to be submitted electronically as part of CBP's efforts to automate 
maritime forms through the Vessel Entrance and Clearance System (VECS), 
which will reduce the need for paper submission of any vessel entrance 
or clearance requirements under the above referenced statutes and 
regulations. VECS will still collect and maintain the same data as CBP 
Form 1300 but will automate the capture of data to reduce or eliminate 
redundancy with other data collected by CBP.
    Proposed Changes:
    1. New ACE Account Type: CBP is adding a new ACE Account type for 
Vessel Agencies: The Vessel Agency Portal Account. The new account type 
within ACE will operate as a portal to the Vessel Entrance and 
Clearance System (VECS), which will run as its own separate system.
    Vessel Agents will be required to provide identifying information 
such as; their name, their employer identification number (EIN), 
company address, and their phone numbers, which will be requested at 
the time Vessel Agents apply for the new ACE account type.
    After creating an ACE account, Vessel Agencies, Vessel Operating 
Common Carriers (VOCCs), and their designees maybe able to use the new 
Vessel Entrance and Clearance System (VECS) as part of a forthcoming 
pilot program to test the functionality of VECS, and will be able to 
file vessel entrance, clearance, and related data to CBP 
electronically.
    2. VECS Public Pilot: VECS will automate and digitize the 
collection and processing of the data and filing requirements for which 
the CBP Form 1300 is used. CBP plans to run an initial public pilot to 
test the system. All users who obtained a Vessel Agency Account through 
the ACE Portal will be automatically enrolled into the VECS

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public pilot. Initially, the pilot will begin at one of several ports 
where VECS has been internally tested. CBP will provide training to 
each CBP port and the Vessel Agency personnel at each port, prior to 
beginning/expanding the public pilot in another port.
    The VECS public pilot will expand to other internal CBP testing 
ports based on knowledge and familiarity with the system. The VECS 
public pilot will continue to expand to additional ports, in an effort 
to progressively test and implement the system nationwide. There will 
be no change to the paper format of CBP Form 1300, and CBP Form 1300 in 
paper format will continue to be accepted.
    Type of Information Collection: Vessel Entrance or Clearance 
Statement (CBP Form 1300).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,624.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 72.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 188,928.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes (0.5 hours).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 94,464.

    Dated: March 9, 2022.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2022-05290 Filed 3-11-22; 8:45 am]
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