[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Pages 7802-7803]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02330]



U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for 
Allowance in Duties

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

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an 
existing information collection: 1651-0007.


SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of 
Homeland Security will be submitting

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the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application for Allowance in Duties (CBP 
Form 4315). 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 information collection was previously published in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 73038) on December 7, 2012, 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 

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 6, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
this 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to [email protected] or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

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, 90 
K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites 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 
    (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: 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: January 29, 2013.
Tracey Denning,
Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2013-02330 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]