Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Forfeitures and Penalties Incurred (CBP Form 4609)

Citation87 FR 10222
Record Number2022-03819
Published date23 February 2022
CourtHomeland Security Department,U.s. Customs And Border Protection
Federal Register, Volume 87 Issue 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 23, 2022)]
                [Page 10222]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2022-03819]
                U.S. Customs and Border Protection
                Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Forfeitures and Penalties
                Incurred (CBP Form 4609)
                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.
                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 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
                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 67963)
                on November 30, 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: Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Forfeitures and
                Penalties Incurred.
                 OMB Number: 1651-0100.
                 Form Number: CBP Form 4609.
                 Current Actions: Extension without change.
                 Type of Review: Extension (without change).
                 Affected Public: Individuals and Businesses.
                 Abstract: CBP Form 4609, Petition for Remission of Forfeitures and
                Penalties Incurred, is completed, and filed with the CBP FP&F Officer
                designated in the notice of claim by individuals who have been found to
                be in violation of one or more provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930, or
                other laws administered by CBP. Persons who violate the Tariff Act of
                1930, or other laws administered by CBP, are entitled to file a
                petition seeking remission or mitigation of a fine, penalty, or
                forfeiture incurred under these laws. This petition is submitted on CBP
                Form 4609. The information provided on this form is used by CBP
                personnel as a basis for granting relief from forfeiture or penalty.
                CBP Form 4609 is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1618 and provided for by 19
                CFR 171.1. It is accessible at
                 This collection of information applies to members of the public who
                may not be familiar with import procedures and CBP regulations. It may
                also be used by the importing and trade community who are familiar with
                import procedures and with the CBP regulations.
                 Type of Information Collection: CBP Form 4609.
                 Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,610.
                 Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
                 Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 1,610.
                 Estimated Time per Response: 14 minutes.
                 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 376.
                 Dated: February 17, 2022.
                Seth D. Renkema,
                Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border
                [FR Doc. 2022-03819 Filed 2-22-22; 8:45 am]
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