Agency Information Collection Activities: Administrative Rulings

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 148 (Thursday, August 1, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 148 (Thursday, August 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37657-37658]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16387]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
[1651-0085]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Administrative Rulings
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. Comments are
encouraged and must be submitted (no later than September 3, 2019) to
be assured of consideration.
ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on
this proposed 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 Customs and Border Protection,
Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to
[email protected].
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 proposed information collection was
previously published in the Federal Register (84 FR 13948) on April 8,
2019, 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: Administrative rulings.
    OMB Number: 1651-0085.
    Abstract: The collection of information in 19 CFR part 177 is
necessary in order to enable Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to
respond to requests by importers and other interested persons for the
issuance of administrative rulings. These rulings pertain to the
interpretation of applicable laws related to prospective and current
transactions involving classification, marking, and country of origin.
The collection of information in Part 177 of the CBP Regulations is
also necessary to enable CBP to make proper decisions regarding the
issuance of binding rulings that modify or revoke prior CBP binding
rulings. This collection of information is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 66,
1202, (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United
States). The application to obtain an administrative ruling is
accessible at: https://apps.cbp.gov/erulings.
    Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this
information collection with no increase or decrease in the overall
estimated burden hours. However there was a reduction in the Appeals
respondent group and an increase in the Administrative Rulings
respondent group due to updated agency estimates, in addition there was
a decrease in the estimated time per response for the Appeals
respondent group. There is no change to the information being
collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
Rulings
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Responses: 3,500.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,000.
Appeals
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 100.
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    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Responses: 100.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000.
    Dated: July 29, 2019.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border
Protection.
[FR Doc. 2019-16387 Filed 7-31-19; 8:45 am]
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