[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 236 (Friday, December 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 73038-73039]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29555]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


 Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for 
Allowance in Duties

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

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments; Extension of an 
existing collection of information.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning 
the Application for Allowance in Duties (CBP Form 4315). This request 
for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 5, 
2013, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of 
International Trade, 799 9th Street NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 
20229-1177.

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 other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L.104-13). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden of 
the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden including the use of automated collection 
techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) 
the annual cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the 
collection of information (total capital/startup costs and operations 
and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the 
following information collection:
    Title: Application for Allowance in Duties.
    OMB Number: 1651-0007.
    Form Number: CBP Form 4315.
    Abstract: CBP Form 4315, ``Application for Allowance in Duties,'' 
is submitted to CBP in instances of claims of damaged or defective 
imported merchandise on which an allowance in duty is made in the 
liquidation of the entry. The information on this form is used to 
substantiate an importer's claim for such duty allowances. CBP Form 
4315 is authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1506 and provided for by 19 CFR part 
158, and authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1506, Tariff Act of 1930. This form is 
accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_4315.pdf.
    Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with no change to the estimated burden hours or 
to CBP Form 4315.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 12,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,600.

    Dated: December 3, 2012.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2012-29555 Filed 12-6-12; 8:45 am]
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