[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 186 (Friday, September 25, 1998)]
[Page 51400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-25635]

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Customs Service

Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Invoices

AGENCY: U.S. Customs, Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burdens, Customs invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement 
concerning the Commercial Invoices. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-
13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 24, 
1998, to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs Service, 
Information Services Group, Room 3.2-C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 
Washington, D.C. 20229.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to U.S. 
Customs Service, Attn.: J. Edgar Nichols, Room 3.2-C, 1300 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20229, Tel. (202) 927-1426.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Customs 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 (Public Law 
104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address the accuracy 
of the burden estimates and ways to minimize the burden including the 
use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology, as well as other relevant aspects of the 
information collection. The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the Customs request for Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. In this document Customs is soliciting comments concerning the 
following information collection:
    Title: Commercial Invoices.
    OMB Number: 1515-0120.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Abstract: The collection of Commercial Invoices is necessary for 
the proper assessment of Customs duties. The invoice(s) is attached to 
the CF7501. The information which is supplied by the foreign shipper is 
used to ensure compliance with statues and regulations.
    Current Actions: There are no changes to the information 
collection. This submission is being submitted to extend the expiration 
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 350,000.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 seconds.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,000.
    Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $1,201,200.00.

    Dated: September 17, 1998.
J. Edgar Nichols.
Team Leader, Information Services Group.
[FR Doc. 98-25635 Filed 9-24-98; 8:45 am]