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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Establish a Centralized Examination Station

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: 1651-0061.
SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland 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: Application to Establish a Centralized Examination Station (CES). This is a proposed extension and revision 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 proposed information collection was previously published in theFederal Register(74 FR 48280) on September 22, 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 December 28, 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 the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail tooira_submission@omb.eop.govor faxed to (202) 395-5806.

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 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 to Establish Centralized Examination Station.

OMB Number:1651-0061.

Form Number:None.

Abstract:If a port director decides his or her port needs a Centralized Examination Station (CES), the port director announces this need to the public and solicits applications to operate a CES. The information contained in the application will be used to determine the suitability of the applicant's facility, the fairness of hisfee structure, his knowledge of cargo handling operations and his knowledge of CBP procedures.

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:Businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents:50.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent:1.

Estimated Time per Response:2 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:100.

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: November 19, 2009. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.