Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports in the States of Maine and Minnesota, 39312-39313 [E7-13848]

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E7–13793 Filed 7–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 10:08 Jul 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 19 CFR Part 123 [CBP Dec. 07–53] Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports in the States of Maine and Minnesota Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Final rule. 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 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 Maine and Minnesota 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 Maine and Minnesota will be required to transmit the advance information through the ACE Truck Manifest system effective October 16, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 section 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 section 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, section 123.92 provides that CBP must electronically receive such cargo information through the CBPapproved 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 (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); 72 FR 14127 (March 26, 2007); and 72 FR 32135 (June 11, 2007). CBP has now tested ACE at all of the planned ports, with the exception of Alaska. CBP expects to announce the test of the ACE truck manifest system at the land border ports in Alaska in a future notice in the Federal Register. E:\FR\FM\18JYR1.SGM 18JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 18, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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, the ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory at all land border ports in Vermont and New Hampshire, and at the land border ports in North Dakota at which ACE had not been required by any previous notice. On May 8, 2007 (72 FR 25965), CBP announced that, again after 90 days notice, the ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory at all land border ports in the states of Idaho and Montana, as well. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC71 with RULES ACE Mandated at Land Border Ports of Entry in Maine and Minnesota 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 Maine and Minnesota will be VerDate Aug<31>2005 10:08 Jul 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 October 16, 2007. Compliance Sequence CBP has now either required the use of ACE for the transmission of advance electronic truck cargo information, or provided 90 days notice that it intends to do so, at every land border port in which CBP originally planned to require the use of ACE, with the exception of the land border ports in the state of Alaska. Following the testing of the ACE truck manifest system at the land border ports in Alaska, CBP expects to announce in a Federal Register notice that it is providing 90 days’ notice before ACE will be the mandatory transmission system for those ports as well. Dated: July 12, 2007. Deborah J. Spero, Acting Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E7–13848 Filed 7–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [TD 9341] RIN 1545–BE87 Treatment of Excess Loss Accounts Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulations and removal of temporary regulations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations under section 1502. Section 1.1502–19(d) governs basis determinations and adjustments of subsidiary stock in certain transactions involving members of a consolidated group. Section 1.1502–80(c) governs the determination of when subsidiary stock is treated as worthless under section 165. These final regulations affect PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 39313 affiliated groups of corporations filing consolidated returns. DATES: Effective Date: These final regulations are effective on July 18, 2007. Applicability Dates: Section 1.1502– 19(d) applies to transactions occurring on or after July 18, 2007. Section 1.1502–80(c) applies to taxable years for which the original consolidated Federal income tax return is due (without extensions) after July 18, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions regarding § 1.1502–19(d), contact Theresa M. Kolish, (202) 622– 7530 (not a toll-free number). For questions regarding § 1.1502–80(c), contact Theresa Abell, (202) 622–7700 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 26, 2006, the IRS and Treasury Department published a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG–138879– 05, 71 FR 4319) by cross-reference to a temporary regulation under § 1.1502–19 (TD 9244, 71 FR 4264). Prior to the publication of the proposed and temporary regulations, the direction of a transaction determined whether an excess loss account would be reduced or eliminated. For example, if P had owned all the stock of S with an excess loss account of $100 and all of the stock of T with a basis of $150, and T had merged into S in a reorganization described in section 368(a)(1)(D) in which P received additional shares of S stock, under § 1.1502–19(d), P’s excess loss account in its original shares of S stock was first eliminated. Therefore, P’s original S shares would have had an aggregate basis of $0 and P’s new S shares would have had an aggregate basis of $50. However, if S instead had merged into T in a reorganization described in section 368(a)(1)(D) in which P received additional shares of T stock, § 1.1502–19(d) would not have applied because P did not already have T shares with an excess loss account. Therefore, P’s original T shares would have had a basis of $150 and P’s new T shares would have had an excess loss account of $100. The IRS and Treasury Department found the electivity of the rule based on the direction of the transaction to be undesirable. Accordingly, the IRS and Treasury Department added § 1.1502– 19T(d), which provides that, if a member would otherwise determine shares of a class of S’s stock (a new share) to have an excess loss account and such member owns one or more other shares of the same class of S’s stock, the basis of such other shares is E:\FR\FM\18JYR1.SGM 18JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 18, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39312-39313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13848]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

19 CFR Part 123

[CBP Dec. 07-53]


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

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 
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 Maine and Minnesota 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 Maine and Minnesota will be required to transmit 
the advance information through the ACE Truck Manifest system effective 
October 16, 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 section 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 section 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, section 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 (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); 72 FR 14127 (March 26, 2007); and 72 FR 
32135 (June 11, 2007).
    CBP has now tested ACE at all of the planned ports, with the 
exception of Alaska. CBP expects to announce the test of the ACE truck 
manifest system at the land border ports in Alaska in a future notice 
in the Federal Register.

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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, the 
ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory at all land border ports in 
Vermont and New Hampshire, and at the land border ports in North Dakota 
at which ACE had not been required by any previous notice. On May 8, 
2007 (72 FR 25965), CBP announced that, again after 90 days notice, the 
ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory at all land border ports in 
the states of Idaho and Montana, as well.

ACE Mandated at Land Border Ports of Entry in Maine and Minnesota

    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 Maine and Minnesota 
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 
October 16, 2007.

Compliance Sequence

    CBP has now either required the use of ACE for the transmission of 
advance electronic truck cargo information, or provided 90 days notice 
that it intends to do so, at every land border port in which CBP 
originally planned to require the use of ACE, with the exception of the 
land border ports in the state of Alaska.
    Following the testing of the ACE truck manifest system at the land 
border ports in Alaska, CBP expects to announce in a Federal Register 
notice that it is providing 90 days' notice before ACE will be the 
mandatory transmission system for those ports as well.

    Dated: July 12, 2007.
Deborah J. Spero,
Acting Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection.
 [FR Doc. E7-13848 Filed 7-17-07; 8:45 am]
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