Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports in the States of Idaho and Montana, 25965-25966 [E7-8707]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 8, 2007 / Rules and Regulations September 15, 2006, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANE NH E5, Haverhill, NH [New] Dean Memorial Airport, NH (Lat. 44°04′48.62″ N, long. 72°00′27.93″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.2-mile radius of Dean Memorial Airport and within 3.1 miles on each side of the Dean Memorial Airport 352° bearing extending from the 6.2mile radius to 11.6 miles north of Dean Memorial Airport. * * * * * Issued in College Park, GA, on April 24, 2007. Barry Knight, Team Manager, System Support Group, AJO2–E2, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 07–2249 Filed 5–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection 19 CFR Part 123 [CBP Dec. 07–25] Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports in the States of Idaho and Montana Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Final rule. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002 and implementing regulations, truck carriers and other eligible parties are required to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through a CBPapproved electronic data interchange. In a previous document, CBP designated the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest System as the approved interchange and announced that the requirement that advance electronic cargo information be transmitted through ACE would be phased in by groups of ports of entry. This document announces that at all land border ports in Idaho and Montana truck carriers will be required to file electronic manifests through the ACE Truck Manifest System. DATES: Trucks entering the United States through land border ports of entry VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 May 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 in the states of Idaho and Montana will be required to transmit the advance information through the ACE Truck Manifest system effective August 6, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Swanson, via e-mail at james.d.swanson@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended (the Act; 19 U.S.C. 2071 note), required that CBP promulgate regulations providing for the mandatory transmission of electronic cargo information by way of a CBPapproved electronic data interchange (EDI) system before the cargo is brought into or departs the United States by any mode of commercial transportation (sea, air, rail or truck). The cargo information required is that which is reasonably necessary to enable high-risk shipments to be identified for purposes of ensuring cargo safety and security and preventing smuggling pursuant to the laws enforced and administered by CBP. On December 5, 2003, CBP published in the Federal Register (68 FR 68140) a final rule to effectuate the provisions of the Act. In particular, a new § 123.92 (19 CFR 123.92) was added to the regulations to implement the inbound truck cargo provisions. Section 123.92 describes the general requirement that, in the case of any inbound truck required to report its arrival under § 123.1(b), if the truck will have commercial cargo aboard, CBP must electronically receive certain information regarding that cargo through a CBP-approved EDI system no later than 1 hour prior to the carrier’s reaching the first port of arrival in the United States. For truck carriers arriving with shipments qualified for clearance under the FAST (Free and Secure Trade) program, § 123.92 provides that CBP must electronically receive such cargo information through the CBP-approved EDI system no later than 30 minutes prior to the carrier’s reaching the first port of arrival in the United States. ACE Truck Manifest Test On September 13, 2004, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (69 FR 55167) announcing a test allowing participating Truck Carrier Accounts to transmit electronic manifest data for inbound cargo through ACE, with any such transmissions automatically complying with advance cargo information requirements as provided in section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002. Truck Carrier Accounts participating in the test were given the PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 25965 ability to electronically transmit the truck manifest data and obtain release of their cargo, crew, conveyances, and equipment via the ACE Portal or electronic data interchange messaging. A series of notices announced additional deployments of the test, with deployment sites being phased in as clusters. Clusters were announced in the following notices published in the Federal Register: 70 FR 30964 (May 31, 2005); 70 FR 43892 (July 29, 2005); 70 FR 60096 (October 14, 2005); 71 FR 3875 (January 24, 2006); 71 FR 23941 (April 25, 2006); 71 FR 42103 (July 25, 2006), 71 FR 77404 (December 26, 2006); 72 FR 7058 (February 14, 2007); and 72 FR 14127 (March 26, 2007). CBP continues to test ACE at various ports. CBP will continue, as necessary, to announce in subsequent notices in the Federal Register the deployment of the ACE truck manifest system test at additional ports. Designation of ACE Truck Manifest System as the Approved Data Interchange System In a notice published October 27, 2006 (71 FR 62922), CBP designated the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest System as the approved EDI for the transmission of required data and announced that the requirement that advance electronic cargo information be transmitted through ACE would be phased in by groups of ports of entry. ACE will be phased in as the required transmission system at some ports even while it is still being tested at other ports. However, the use of ACE to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information will not be required in any port in which CBP has not first conducted the test. The October 27, 2006, document identified all land border ports in the states of Washington and Arizona and the ports of Pembina, Neche, Walhalla, Maida, Hannah, Sarles, and Hansboro in North Dakota as the first group of ports where use of the ACE Truck Manifest System is mandated. Subsequently, CBP announced on January 19, 2007 (72 FR 2435) that, after 90 days notice, the use of the ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory at all land border ports in the states of California, Texas and New Mexico. On February 23, 2007 (72 FR 8109), CBP announced that, after 90 days notice, the ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory at all land border ports in Michigan and New York. On April 13, 2007 (72 FR 18574), CBP announced that after 90 days notice at all land border ports in Vermont and New Hampshire, and at the land border ports in North Dakota in which ACE had E:\FR\FM\08MYR1.SGM 08MYR1 25966 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 8, 2007 / Rules and Regulations not been required, the ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory. ACE Mandated at Land Border Ports of Entry in Idaho and Montana Applicable regulations (19 CFR 123.92(e)) require CBP, 90 days prior to mandating advance electronic information at a port of entry, to publish notice in the Federal Register informing affected carriers that the EDI system is in place and fully operational. Accordingly, CBP is announcing in this document that, effective 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, truck carriers entering the United States through land border ports of entry in the states of Idaho and Montana will be required to present advance electronic cargo information regarding truck cargo through the ACE Truck Manifest System. Although other systems that have been deemed acceptable by CBP for transmitting advance truck manifest data will continue to operate and may still be used in the normal course of business for purposes other than transmitting advance truck manifest data, use of systems other than ACE will no longer satisfy advance electronic cargo information requirements at the ports of entry announced in this document as of August 6, 2007. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES Compliance Sequence CBP will be publishing subsequent notices in the Federal Register as it phases in the requirement that truck carriers utilize the ACE system to present advance electronic truck cargo information at other ports. ACE will be phased in as the mandatory EDI system at the ports identified below in the sequential order in which they are listed. Although further changes to this order are not currently anticipated, CBP will state in future notices if changes do occur. In any event, as mandatory ACE is phased in at these remaining ports, CBP will always provide 90 days’ notice through publication in the Federal Register prior to requiring the use of ACE for the transmission of advance electronic truck cargo information at a particular group of ports. The remaining ports at which the mandatory use of ACE will be phased in, listed in sequential order, are as follows: 1. All land border ports in the state of Maine. 2. All land border ports in the states of Alaska and Minnesota. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 May 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: May 2, 2007. Deborah J. Spero, Acting Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E7–8707 Filed 5–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. CGD13–07–014] RIN 1625–AA08 National Maritime Week Tugboat Races, Seattle, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce the annual National Maritime Week Tugboat Races Special Local Regulations in Elliot Bay from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 12, 2007. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of participants and spectators during the National Maritime Week Tugboat Races. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives. The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1306 will be enforced from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 12, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Steve Kee, c/o Captain of the Port Puget Sound, Coast Guard Sector Seattle, 1519 Alaskan Way South, Seattle, WA 98134 at (206) 217–6002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 6, 2005, the Coast Guard published a final rule (70 FR 23936–23938) modifying the regulations in 33 CFR 100.1306 for the safe execution of the Seattle Maritime Festival Tugboat Races on the waters of Elliot Bay. This Special Local Regulation (SLR) provides for a regulated area to protect spectators while providing unobstructed vessel traffic lanes to ensure timely arrival of emergency response craft. Movements are regulated for all vessels in the area as described under 33 CFR 100.1306 or unless otherwise regulated by the Captain of the Port or his designee. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this SLR. The Coast Guard will enforce the SLR for the annual National Maritime Week Tugboat Races, Seattle, WA in 33 CFR DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 100.1306 on May 12, 2007, from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1306, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designee. Spectator vessels may safely transit outside the regulated area but may not anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of race participants or official patrol vessels. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1306(c) and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: April 20, 2007. Mark J. Huebschman, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound, Acting. [FR Doc. E7–8727 Filed 5–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [CGD13–07–015] RIN 1625–AA00 Security Zone: Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of Rose Festival Security Zone. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Captain of the Port Portland, Oregon will begin enforcing the Portland Rose Festival Security Zone from June 6th, 2007 until June 11, 2007. This zone provides for the security of public vessels on a portion of the Willamette River during the fleet week of the 2007 Rose Festival. DATES: This notice of enforcement for 33 CFR 165.1312 will be enforced from 12:01 a.m., June 6, 2007 until 11:59 p.m., June 11, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petty Officer Michelle Duty , c/o Captain of the Port Portland, OR, 6767 North Basin Avenue, Portland, OR 97217 at (503) 240–9301 to obtain information concerning enforcement of this rule. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 29, 2003, the Coast Guard published a final rule (68 FR 31979 as amended by 70 FR 33352 published on June 8, 2005) establishing a security zone, in 33 CFR 165.1312, for the security of public E:\FR\FM\08MYR1.SGM 08MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 8, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 25965-25966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8707]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

19 CFR Part 123

[CBP Dec. 07-25]


Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck 
Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports 
in the States of Idaho and Montana

AGENCY: Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002 and 
implementing regulations, truck carriers and other eligible parties are 
required to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through a CBP-approved electronic 
data interchange. In a previous document, CBP designated the Automated 
Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest System as the approved 
interchange and announced that the requirement that advance electronic 
cargo information be transmitted through ACE would be phased in by 
groups of ports of entry. This document announces that at all land 
border ports in Idaho and Montana truck carriers will be required to 
file electronic manifests through the ACE Truck Manifest System.

DATES: Trucks entering the United States through land border ports of 
entry in the states of Idaho and Montana will be required to transmit 
the advance information through the ACE Truck Manifest system effective 
August 6, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James Swanson, via e-mail at 
james.d.swanson@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended (the Act; 19 
U.S.C. 2071 note), required that CBP promulgate regulations providing 
for the mandatory transmission of electronic cargo information by way 
of a CBP-approved electronic data interchange (EDI) system before the 
cargo is brought into or departs the United States by any mode of 
commercial transportation (sea, air, rail or truck). The cargo 
information required is that which is reasonably necessary to enable 
high-risk shipments to be identified for purposes of ensuring cargo 
safety and security and preventing smuggling pursuant to the laws 
enforced and administered by CBP.
    On December 5, 2003, CBP published in the Federal Register (68 FR 
68140) a final rule to effectuate the provisions of the Act. In 
particular, a new Sec.  123.92 (19 CFR 123.92) was added to the 
regulations to implement the inbound truck cargo provisions. Section 
123.92 describes the general requirement that, in the case of any 
inbound truck required to report its arrival under Sec.  123.1(b), if 
the truck will have commercial cargo aboard, CBP must electronically 
receive certain information regarding that cargo through a CBP-approved 
EDI system no later than 1 hour prior to the carrier's reaching the 
first port of arrival in the United States. For truck carriers arriving 
with shipments qualified for clearance under the FAST (Free and Secure 
Trade) program, Sec.  123.92 provides that CBP must electronically 
receive such cargo information through the CBP-approved EDI system no 
later than 30 minutes prior to the carrier's reaching the first port of 
arrival in the United States.

ACE Truck Manifest Test

    On September 13, 2004, CBP published a notice in the Federal 
Register (69 FR 55167) announcing a test allowing participating Truck 
Carrier Accounts to transmit electronic manifest data for inbound cargo 
through ACE, with any such transmissions automatically complying with 
advance cargo information requirements as provided in section 343(a) of 
the Trade Act of 2002. Truck Carrier Accounts participating in the test 
were given the ability to electronically transmit the truck manifest 
data and obtain release of their cargo, crew, conveyances, and 
equipment via the ACE Portal or electronic data interchange messaging.
    A series of notices announced additional deployments of the test, 
with deployment sites being phased in as clusters. Clusters were 
announced in the following notices published in the Federal Register: 
70 FR 30964 (May 31, 2005); 70 FR 43892 (July 29, 2005); 70 FR 60096 
(October 14, 2005); 71 FR 3875 (January 24, 2006); 71 FR 23941 (April 
25, 2006); 71 FR 42103 (July 25, 2006), 71 FR 77404 (December 26, 
2006); 72 FR 7058 (February 14, 2007); and 72 FR 14127 (March 26, 
2007).
    CBP continues to test ACE at various ports. CBP will continue, as 
necessary, to announce in subsequent notices in the Federal Register 
the deployment of the ACE truck manifest system test at additional 
ports.

Designation of ACE Truck Manifest System as the Approved Data 
Interchange System

    In a notice published October 27, 2006 (71 FR 62922), CBP 
designated the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest 
System as the approved EDI for the transmission of required data and 
announced that the requirement that advance electronic cargo 
information be transmitted through ACE would be phased in by groups of 
ports of entry.
    ACE will be phased in as the required transmission system at some 
ports even while it is still being tested at other ports. However, the 
use of ACE to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information will 
not be required in any port in which CBP has not first conducted the 
test.
    The October 27, 2006, document identified all land border ports in 
the states of Washington and Arizona and the ports of Pembina, Neche, 
Walhalla, Maida, Hannah, Sarles, and Hansboro in North Dakota as the 
first group of ports where use of the ACE Truck Manifest System is 
mandated. Subsequently, CBP announced on January 19, 2007 (72 FR 2435) 
that, after 90 days notice, the use of the ACE Truck Manifest System 
will be mandatory at all land border ports in the states of California, 
Texas and New Mexico. On February 23, 2007 (72 FR 8109), CBP announced 
that, after 90 days notice, the ACE Truck Manifest System will be 
mandatory at all land border ports in Michigan and New York. On April 
13, 2007 (72 FR 18574), CBP announced that after 90 days notice at all 
land border ports in Vermont and New Hampshire, and at the land border 
ports in North Dakota in which ACE had

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not been required, the ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory.

ACE Mandated at Land Border Ports of Entry in Idaho and Montana

    Applicable regulations (19 CFR 123.92(e)) require CBP, 90 days 
prior to mandating advance electronic information at a port of entry, 
to publish notice in the Federal Register informing affected carriers 
that the EDI system is in place and fully operational. Accordingly, CBP 
is announcing in this document that, effective 90 days from the date of 
publication of this notice, truck carriers entering the United States 
through land border ports of entry in the states of Idaho and Montana 
will be required to present advance electronic cargo information 
regarding truck cargo through the ACE Truck Manifest System.
    Although other systems that have been deemed acceptable by CBP for 
transmitting advance truck manifest data will continue to operate and 
may still be used in the normal course of business for purposes other 
than transmitting advance truck manifest data, use of systems other 
than ACE will no longer satisfy advance electronic cargo information 
requirements at the ports of entry announced in this document as of 
August 6, 2007.

Compliance Sequence

    CBP will be publishing subsequent notices in the Federal Register 
as it phases in the requirement that truck carriers utilize the ACE 
system to present advance electronic truck cargo information at other 
ports. ACE will be phased in as the mandatory EDI system at the ports 
identified below in the sequential order in which they are listed. 
Although further changes to this order are not currently anticipated, 
CBP will state in future notices if changes do occur. In any event, as 
mandatory ACE is phased in at these remaining ports, CBP will always 
provide 90 days' notice through publication in the Federal Register 
prior to requiring the use of ACE for the transmission of advance 
electronic truck cargo information at a particular group of ports.
    The remaining ports at which the mandatory use of ACE will be 
phased in, listed in sequential order, are as follows:
    1. All land border ports in the state of Maine.
    2. All land border ports in the states of Alaska and Minnesota.

    Dated: May 2, 2007.
Deborah J. Spero,
Acting Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. E7-8707 Filed 5-7-07; 8:45 am]
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