Background

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting comments through April 13 on the proposed extension with a change to the burden hours of CBP Form 4609, “Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Forfeitures and Penalties Incurred.” This form is completed and filed with the CBP port director by individuals who have been found to be in violation of one or more provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 or other laws administered by CBP. Persons who violate the Tariff Act are entitled to file a petition seeking mitigation of any statutory penalty imposed or remission of a statutory forfeiture incurred. This petition is submitted on CBP Form 4609. The information provided on this form is used by CBP personnel as a basis for granting relief from forfeiture or penalty.

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