[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 8, 2017)]
[Pages 9751-9752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02598]



U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Importation Bond 

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

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; extension of an 
existing collection of information.


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

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request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Importation 
Bond Structure (CBP Forms 301, and 5297). CBP is proposing that this 
information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours 
or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain 
comments from the public and affected agencies.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 10, 2017 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 
1651-0050 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate 
submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit 
    (1) Email. Submit comments to: ([email protected]). The email 
should include the OMB Control number in the subject line.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP PRA Officer, U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 
Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 10th Floor, 90 K St. NE., Washington, 
DC 20229-1177.

information should be directed to Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of 
Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, or via 
email ([email protected]). Please note that the contact information 
provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. 
Individuals seeking information about other CBP programs should contact 
the CBP National Customer Service Center at 877-227-5511, (TTY) 1-800-
877-8339, or CBP Web site at https://www.cbp.gov/. For additional help: 

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 (44 U.S.C. 
3501). 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 OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP 
is soliciting comments concerning the following Information collection:
    Title: Importation Bond Structure.
    OMB Number: 1651-0050.
    Form Number: CBP Forms 301 and 5297.
    Abstract: Bonds are used to ensure that duties, taxes, charges, 
penalties, and reimbursable expenses owed to the Government are paid; 
to facilitate the movement of cargo and conveyances through CBP 
processing; and to provide legal recourse for the Government for 
noncompliance with laws and regulations. Each person who is required by 
law or regulation to post a bond in order to secure a Customs 
transaction must submit the bond on CBP Form 301 which is available at: 
    Surety bonds are usually executed by an agent of the surety. The 
surety company grants authority to the agent via a Corporate Surety 
Power of Attorney, CBP Form 5297. This power is vested with CBP so that 
when a bond is filed, the validity of the authority of the agent 
executing the bond and the name of the surety can be verified to the 
surety's grant. CBP Form 5297 is available at: https://www.cbp.gov/document/forms/form-5297-corporate-surety-power-attorney. Bonds are 
required pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1608, and 1623; 22 U.S.C. 463; 19 CFR 
part 113.
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date with no change to the burden hours or to CBP Forms 301 
or 5297.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.

Form 301, Customs Bond

    Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 800,000.
    Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 800,000.
    Estimated time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200,000.

Form 5297, Corporate Surety Power of Attorney

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
    Total Number of Estimated Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125.

    Dated: February 3, 2017.
Seth Renkema,
 Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
[FR Doc. 2017-02598 Filed 2-7-17; 8:45 am]