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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Agency Information Collection Activities: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders

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: 1651-0057.
SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department ofHomeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Country of Origin Marking Requirement for Containers or Holders. 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 form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in theFederal Register(74 FR 5847-5848) on February 2, 2009, 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 June 12, 2009.
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 Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Protection, and sent via electronic mail tooira_submission@omb.eop.govor faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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 agency's/component's 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 collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Title:Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders.

OMB Number:1651-0057.

Form Number:None.

Abstract:Containers or holders imported into the United States destined for an ultimate purchaser must be marked with the English name of the country of origin at the time of importation into Customs territory.

Current Actions:There are no changes to the information collection. This submission is being made to extend the expiration date.

Type of Review:Extension (without change).

Affected Public:Business or other for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents:250.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent:40.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses:10,000.

Estimated Time per Respondent:15 seconds.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:41.

If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC. 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

Dated: May 6, 2009. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection.