Federal Register: November 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 226)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-19811
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Customs and Border Protection Bureau
DOCUMENT ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Administrative Rulings
DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 26, 2006.
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted 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: Administrative Rulings. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 5467454675) on September 18, 2006, 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 1320.10.
Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
(CBP) encourages 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
of 1995 (Pub. L. 10413). 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 collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
Title: Administrative Rulings.
OMB Number: 16510085.
Form Number: N/A.
Abstract: This collection is necessary in order for CBP to respond to requests by importers and other interested persons for the issuance of administrative rulings regarding the interpretation of CBP laws with respect to prospective and current transactions.
Current Actions: This submission is to extend the expiration date without a change to the burden hours.
Type of Review: Extension (without change).
Affected Public: Businesses, Individuals, Institutions.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,200.
Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 128,000.
Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $12,800,000.
If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning,
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 3.2.C, Washington, DC 20229, at 2023441429.
Dated: November 16, 2006.
Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Branch.
[FR Doc. E619811 Filed 112206; 8:45 am]
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