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OMB Burden Statement FDA Form 3540

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to take one hour each time an import entry is submitted on form 3540. An import entry, on average, constitutes 2.6 different articles of food; with a prior notice submitted for each article. Therefore we estimate that submitting prior notice for each article of food will take 23 mintues to complete, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.

Send comments regarding this burden estimate or another aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to:

Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Paperwork Reduction Act Office
Director, JonnaLynn Capezutto
8455 Colesville Road, Room 14526
Silver Spring, MD 20910

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

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