U.S. Customs and Border Protection 30-Day Notice and Request for Comments

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

User Fees. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. 

This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 35992) on June 15, 2012, 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 1320.10.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L.104-13). Your comments should address one of the following four points:

    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological techniques or other forms of information.

    Title: User Fees.

    OMB Number: 1651-0052.

    Form Number: CBP Forms 339A, 339C and 339V.

    Abstract: The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA--PL 99-272; 19 U.S.C. 58c) authorizes the collection of user fees by CBP. The collection of these fees requires submission of information from the party remitting the fees to CBP. This information is submitted on three forms including the CBP Form 339A for aircraft at http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/cbp_form_339a.pdf; CBP Form 339C for commercial vehicles at http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/cbp_form_339c.pdf; and CBP Form 339V for vessels at http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/cbp_form_339v.pdf. The information on these forms may also be filed electronically at https://dtops.cbp.dhs.gov/. This collection of information is provided for by 19 CFR 24.22.

    In addition, CBP requires express consignment courier facilities (ECCFs) to file lists of couriers using the facility in accordance with 19 CFR 128.11. ECCFs are also required to file a quarterly report in accordance with 19 CFR 24.23(b)(4).

    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with a change to the burden hours to allow for a change in the number of ECCF's.

    Type of Review: Extension (with change).

    Affected Public: Businesses.

CBP Form 339A--Aircraft

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15,000.

    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 15,000.

    Estimated Time per Response: 16 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,005.

CBP Form 339C--Vehicles

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000.

    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 50,000.

    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,500.

CBP Form 339V--Vessels

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.

    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 10,000.

    Estimated Time per Response: 16 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,670.

ECCF Quarterly Report

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18.

    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 72.

    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 144.

ECCF Application and List of Couriers

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3.

    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 12.

    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6.