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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Agency Information Collection Activities: Application-Permit-Special License Unlading-Lading-Overtime Services

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security.
ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information.
SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application-Permit-Special License Unlading-Lading-Overtime Services (CBP Form 3171). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 22, 2013, to be assured of consideration.
ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 799 9th Street NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.
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, 799 9th Street NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

CBP 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). 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) the annual cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title:Application-Permit-Special License Unlading-Lading-Overtime Services.

OMB Number:1651-0005.

Form Number:CBP Form 3171.

Abstract:The Application-Permit-Special License Unlading-Lading-Overtime Services (CBP Form 3171) is used by commercial carriers and importers as a request for permission to unlade imported merchandise, baggage, or passengers. It is also used to request overtime services from CBP officers in connection with lading or unlading of merchandise, or the entry or clearance of a vessel, including the boarding of a vessel for preliminary supplies, ship's stores, sea stores, or equipment not to be reladen. CBP Form 3171 is authorized by 19 USC 1447, 1448, 1449, 1450, 1451, 1452, 1453, 1454, 1455, and 1551. It is provided for 19 CFR 4.10, 4.30, 4.37, 4.39, 4.91, 10.60, 24.16, 122.29, 122.38, 123.8, 146.32 and 146.34. This form is accessible at:http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3171.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 3171.

Type of Review:Extension (without change).

Affected Public:Businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents:1,500.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent:266.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses:399,000.

Estimated Time per Response:8 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:51,870.

Dated: November 15, 2012. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.