[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 202 (Wednesday, October 20, 1999)]
[Pages 56575-56576]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-27350]



Customs Service

Proposed Collection; Comment Request User Fees (Customs Form 339)

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, Customs invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning 
the U.S. Customs Declaration. 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 December 20, 
1999, to be assured of consideration.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to U.S. Customs Service, Attn.: J. Edgar Nichols, 
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.2C, 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 (Pub. L. 
104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). 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) 
estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operations, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. 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 
    Title: User Fees.
    OMB Number: 1515-0154.
    Form Number: Customs Form 339.
    Abstract: The User Fees, Customs Form 339, information is necessary 
for Customs to effectively collect fees from private and commercial 
vessels, private aircraft, operators of commercial trucks, and 
passenger and freight railroad cars entering the United States and

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recipients of certain dutiable mail entries for certain official 
    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: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200,000.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50,000.
    Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: N/A.

    Dated: October 14, 1999.
J. Edgar Nichols,
Agency Clearance Officer, Information Services Group.
[FR Doc. 99-27350 Filed 10-19-99; 8:45 am]