[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 9954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3852]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs And Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Owner 
and Declaration of Consignee When Entry Is Made by an Agent

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

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an 
existing information collection.

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SUMMARY: 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: 
Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry is made by 
an Agent (CBP Forms 3347 and 3347A). This is a proposed extension of an 
information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing 
that this information collection be extended with no 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 (76 FR 75893) on December 
5, 2011, 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 March 22, 2012.

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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. 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 
(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: Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry 
is made by an Agent.
    OMB Number: 1651-0093.
    Form Number: CBP Forms 3347 and 3347A.
    Abstract: CBP Form 3347, Declaration of Owner, is a declaration 
from the owner of imported merchandise stating that he/she agrees to 
pay additional or increased duties, therefore releasing the importer of 
record from paying such duties. This form must be filed within 90 days 
from the date of entry. CBP Form 3347 is provided for by 19 CFR 24.11 
and 141.20.
    When entry is made in a consignee's name by an agent who has 
knowledge of the facts and who is authorized under a proper power of 
attorney by that consignee, a declaration from the consignee on CBP 
Form 3347A, Declaration of Consignee When Entry is Made by an Agent, 
shall be filed with the entry summary. If this declaration is filed, 
then no bond to produce a declaration of the consignee is required. CBP 
Form 3347 is provided for by 19 CFR 141.19(b)(2).
    CBP Forms 3347 and 3347A are authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1485(d) and 
are accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/forms/.
    Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the 
information collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.

CBP Form 3347

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5,400.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 540.

CBP Form 3347A

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30.
    If additional information is required contact: 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.

    Dated: February 13, 2012.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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