[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 86 (Monday, May 4, 2020)]
[Pages 26487-26488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09419]



U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: Application and 
Approval To Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of 
Homeland Security.

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


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection will be submitting the following information collection 
request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). 
The information collection is published in the Federal Register to 
obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are 
encouraged and must be submitted (no later than June 3, 2020) to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/

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PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting 
``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using 
the search function.

information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact 
Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, 
Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 
20229-1177, Telephone number 202-325-0056 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 
website at https://www.cbp. gov/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on the proposed and/or continuing 
information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This proposed information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register (85 FR 1817) on January 
13, 2020, 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 1320.8. Written comments and suggestions from the 
public and affected agencies should address one or more of the 
following four points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (3) suggestions to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(4) suggestions to minimize the burden of the collection of information 
on those who are to respond, including through 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. The comments that are submitted 
will be summarized and included in the request for approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record.

Overview of This Information Collection

    Title: Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample or 
Transfer Goods.
    OMB Number: 1651-0006.
    Form Number: Form 3499.
    Abstract: CBP Form 3499, ``Application and Approval to Manipulate, 
Examine, Sample or Transfer Goods,'' is used as an application to 
perform various operations on merchandise located at a CBP approved 
bonded facility. This form is filed by importers, consignees, 
transferees, or owners of merchandise, and is subject to approval by 
the port director. The data requested on this form identifies the 
merchandise for which action is being sought and specifies what 
operation is to be performed. This form may also be approved as a 
blanket application to manipulate goods for a period of up to one year 
for a continuous or repetitive manipulation. CBP Form 3499 is provided 
for by 19 CFR 19.8, 19.11, and 158.43, and is accessible at: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/forms?title=3499&=Apply.
    Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the 
information collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,519.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 60.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 151,140.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,114.

    Dated: April 29, 2020.
Seth D. Renkema,
Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border 
[FR Doc. 2020-09419 Filed 5-1-20; 8:45 am]