Technical Amendments to List of User Fee Airports, 59943-59944 [E7-20803]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Rules and Regulations compressor station, complies with the noise level limits. * * * * * [FR Doc. E7–20804 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 19 CFR Part 122 [CBP Dec. 07–83] Technical Amendments to List of User Fee Airports Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments. AGENCY: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES SUMMARY: This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect those that have been currently designated by the Commissioner. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft. DATES: Effective Date: October 23, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Captain, Office of Field Operations, 703–261–8516. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), sets forth at Part 122 regulations relating to the entry and clearance of aircraft in international commerce and the transportation of persons and cargo by aircraft in international commerce. Generally, a civil aircraft arriving from a place outside of the United States is required to land at an airport designated as an international airport. Alternatively, the pilot of a civil aircraft may request permission to land at a specific airport, and, if landing rights are granted, the civil aircraft may land at that landing rights airport. Section 236 of Pub. L. 98–573 (the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984), codified at 19 U.S.C. 58b, created an option for civil aircraft desiring to land at an airport other than an international airport or a landing rights airport. A civil aircraft arriving from a place VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:55 Oct 22, 2007 Jkt 214001 outside of the United States may ask for permission to land at an airport designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security 1 as a user fee airport. Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 58b, an airport may be designated as a user fee airport if the Commissioner of CBP as delegated by the Secretary of Homeland Security determines that the volume of business at the airport is insufficient to justify customs services at the airport and the governor of the state in which the airport is located approves the designation. Generally, the type of airport that would seek designation as a user fee airport would be one at which a company, such as an air courier service, has a specialized interest in regularly landing. As the volume of business anticipated at this type of airport is insufficient to justify its designation as an international or landing rights airport, the availability of customs services is not paid for out of appropriations from the general treasury of the United States. Instead, customs services are provided on a fully reimbursable basis to be paid for by the user fee airport on behalf of the recipients of the services. The fees which are to be charged at user fee airports, according to the statute, shall be paid by each person using the customs services at the airport and shall be in the amount equal to the expenses incurred by the Commissioner of CBP in providing customs services which are rendered to such person at such airport, including the salary and expenses of those employed by the Commissioner of CBP to provide the customs services. To implement this provision, generally, the airport seeking the designation as a user fee airport or that airport’s authority agrees to pay a flat fee for which the users of the airport are to reimburse the airport/airport authority. The airport/airport authority agrees to set and periodically review the charges to ensure that they are in accord with the airport’s expenses. The Commissioner of CBP designates airports as user fee airports pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 58b. See 19 CFR 122.15. If the Commissioner decides that the conditions for designation as a user fee airport are satisfied, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is executed between the Commissioner of CBP and the local responsible official signing on behalf of 1 Sections 403(1) and 411 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (‘‘the Act,’’ Pub. L. 107–296) transferred the United States Customs Service and its functions from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security; pursuant to section 1502 of the Act, the President renamed the ‘‘Customs Service’’ as the ‘‘Bureau of Customs and Border Protection,’’ also referred to as ‘‘CBP.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59943 the state, city or municipality in which the airport is located. In this manner, user fee airports are designated on a case-by-case basis. Section 19 CFR 122.15 sets forth the grounds for withdrawal of a user fee designation and sets forth the list of designated user fee airports. Periodically, CBP updates the list of user fee airports at 19 CFR 122.15(b) to reflect those that have been currently designated by the Commissioner. This document updates that list of user fee airports by adding new airports, deleting certain former airports, and reflecting changes that have occurred in the names of certain existing user fee airports. Inapplicability of Public Notice and Delayed Effective Date Requirements Because this amendment merely lists those user fee airports already designated by the Commissioner of CBP in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 58b and neither imposes additional burdens on, nor takes away any existing rights or privileges from, the public, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), notice and public procedure are unnecessary, and for the same reasons, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), a delayed effective date is not required. The Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866 Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required, the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. This amendment does not meet the criteria for a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ as specified in Executive Order 12866. Signing Authority This document is limited to technical corrections of CBP regulations. Accordingly, it is being signed under the authority of 19 CFR 0.1(b). List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 122 Air carriers, Aircraft, Airports, Customs duties and inspection, Freight. Amendments to Regulations Part 122, Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR part 122) is amended as set forth below: I PART 122—AIR COMMERCE REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 122 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 58b, 66, 1431, 1433, 1436, 1448, 1459, 1590, 1594, 1623, 1624, 1644, 1644a, 2071 note. 2. Section 122.15(b) is amended by revising the list of airports to read as follows: I E:\FR\FM\23OCR1.SGM 23OCR1 59944 § 122.15 * * Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Rules and Regulations User fee airports. * * (b) List of user fee airports. * * * * Location Name Addison, Texas ......................................................................................... Ardmore, Oklahoma ................................................................................. Bakersfield, California ............................................................................... Bedford, Massachusetts ........................................................................... Broomfield, Colorado ................................................................................ Carlsbad, California .................................................................................. Daytona Beach, Florida ............................................................................ Decatur, Illinois ......................................................................................... Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey ......................................................... Englewood, Colorado ............................................................................... Fort Worth, Texas ..................................................................................... Fresno, California ..................................................................................... Gypsum, Colorado .................................................................................... Hillsboro, Oregon ...................................................................................... Johnson City, New York ........................................................................... Leesburg, Florida ...................................................................................... Lexington, Kentucky ................................................................................. Manchester, New Hampshire ................................................................... Mascoutah, Illinois .................................................................................... McKinney, Texas ...................................................................................... Melbourne, Florida .................................................................................... Mesa, Arizona ........................................................................................... Midland, Texas ......................................................................................... Morristown, New Jersey ........................................................................... Moses Lake, Washington ......................................................................... Myrtle Beach, South Carolina .................................................................. Orlando, Florida ........................................................................................ Palm Springs, California ........................................................................... Riverside, California ................................................................................. Rochester, Minnesota ............................................................................... Rogers, Arkansas ..................................................................................... Roswell, New Mexico ............................................................................... San Bernardino, California ....................................................................... Santa Maria, California ............................................................................. Sarasota, Florida ...................................................................................... Scottsdale, Arizona ................................................................................... Sugar Land, Texas ................................................................................... Trenton, New Jersey ................................................................................ Victorville, California ................................................................................. Waterford, Michigan ................................................................................. Waukegan, Illinois .................................................................................... West Chicago, Illinois ............................................................................... Wheeling, Illinois ....................................................................................... Wilmington, Ohio ...................................................................................... Yoder, Indiana .......................................................................................... Ypsilanti, Michigan .................................................................................... * * * * * Dated: October 18, 2007. W. Ralph Basham, Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E7–20803 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] Addison Airport. Ardmore Industrial Airpark. Meadows Field Airport. L.G. Hanscom Field. Jefferson County Airport. McClellan-Palomar Airport. Daytona Beach International Airport. Decatur Airport. Atlantic City International Airport. Centennial Airport. Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Eagle County Regional Airport. Hillsboro Airport. Binghamton Regional Airport. Leesburg Regional Airport. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 23, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59943-59944]
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[FR Doc No: E7-20803]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

19 CFR Part 122

[CBP Dec. 07-83]


Technical Amendments to List of User Fee Airports

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

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments.

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SUMMARY: This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect those 
that have been currently designated by the Commissioner. User fee 
airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation 
as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the 
Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers 
for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the 
passengers and cargo of those aircraft.

DATES: Effective Date: October 23, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Captain, Office of Field 
Operations, 703-261-8516.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

 Background

    Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), sets forth at Part 122 
regulations relating to the entry and clearance of aircraft in 
international commerce and the transportation of persons and cargo by 
aircraft in international commerce.
    Generally, a civil aircraft arriving from a place outside of the 
United States is required to land at an airport designated as an 
international airport. Alternatively, the pilot of a civil aircraft may 
request permission to land at a specific airport, and, if landing 
rights are granted, the civil aircraft may land at that landing rights 
airport.
    Section 236 of Pub. L. 98-573 (the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984), 
codified at 19 U.S.C. 58b, created an option for civil aircraft 
desiring to land at an airport other than an international airport or a 
landing rights airport. A civil aircraft arriving from a place outside 
of the United States may ask for permission to land at an airport 
designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security \1\ as a user fee 
airport.
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    \1\ Sections 403(1) and 411 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 
(``the Act,'' Pub. L. 107-296) transferred the United States Customs 
Service and its functions from the Department of the Treasury to the 
Department of Homeland Security; pursuant to section 1502 of the 
Act, the President renamed the ``Customs Service'' as the ``Bureau 
of Customs and Border Protection,'' also referred to as ``CBP.''
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    Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 58b, an airport may be designated as a user 
fee airport if the Commissioner of CBP as delegated by the Secretary of 
Homeland Security determines that the volume of business at the airport 
is insufficient to justify customs services at the airport and the 
governor of the state in which the airport is located approves the 
designation. Generally, the type of airport that would seek designation 
as a user fee airport would be one at which a company, such as an air 
courier service, has a specialized interest in regularly landing.
    As the volume of business anticipated at this type of airport is 
insufficient to justify its designation as an international or landing 
rights airport, the availability of customs services is not paid for 
out of appropriations from the general treasury of the United States. 
Instead, customs services are provided on a fully reimbursable basis to 
be paid for by the user fee airport on behalf of the recipients of the 
services.
    The fees which are to be charged at user fee airports, according to 
the statute, shall be paid by each person using the customs services at 
the airport and shall be in the amount equal to the expenses incurred 
by the Commissioner of CBP in providing customs services which are 
rendered to such person at such airport, including the salary and 
expenses of those employed by the Commissioner of CBP to provide the 
customs services. To implement this provision, generally, the airport 
seeking the designation as a user fee airport or that airport's 
authority agrees to pay a flat fee for which the users of the airport 
are to reimburse the airport/airport authority. The airport/airport 
authority agrees to set and periodically review the charges to ensure 
that they are in accord with the airport's expenses.
    The Commissioner of CBP designates airports as user fee airports 
pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 58b. See 19 CFR 122.15. If the Commissioner 
decides that the conditions for designation as a user fee airport are 
satisfied, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is executed between the 
Commissioner of CBP and the local responsible official signing on 
behalf of the state, city or municipality in which the airport is 
located. In this manner, user fee airports are designated on a case-by-
case basis. Section 19 CFR 122.15 sets forth the grounds for withdrawal 
of a user fee designation and sets forth the list of designated user 
fee airports. Periodically, CBP updates the list of user fee airports 
at 19 CFR 122.15(b) to reflect those that have been currently 
designated by the Commissioner. This document updates that list of user 
fee airports by adding new airports, deleting certain former airports, 
and reflecting changes that have occurred in the names of certain 
existing user fee airports.

Inapplicability of Public Notice and Delayed Effective Date 
Requirements

    Because this amendment merely lists those user fee airports already 
designated by the Commissioner of CBP in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 58b 
and neither imposes additional burdens on, nor takes away any existing 
rights or privileges from, the public, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), 
notice and public procedure are unnecessary, and for the same reasons, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), a delayed effective date is not 
required.

The Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 12866

    Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required, the 
provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do 
not apply. This amendment does not meet the criteria for a 
``significant regulatory action'' as specified in Executive Order 
12866.

Signing Authority

    This document is limited to technical corrections of CBP 
regulations. Accordingly, it is being signed under the authority of 19 
CFR 0.1(b).

 List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 122

    Air carriers, Aircraft, Airports, Customs duties and inspection, 
Freight.

Amendments to Regulations

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Part 122, Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR part 122) is amended as 
set forth below:

PART 122--AIR COMMERCE REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 122 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 58b, 66, 1431, 1433, 1436, 
1448, 1459, 1590, 1594, 1623, 1624, 1644, 1644a, 2071 note.


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2. Section 122.15(b) is amended by revising the list of airports to 
read as follows:

[[Page 59944]]

Sec.  122.15  User fee airports.

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    (b) List of user fee airports. * * *

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                Location                               Name
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Addison, Texas.........................  Addison Airport.
Ardmore, Oklahoma......................  Ardmore Industrial Airpark.
Bakersfield, California................  Meadows Field Airport.
Bedford, Massachusetts.................  L.G. Hanscom Field.
Broomfield, Colorado...................  Jefferson County Airport.
Carlsbad, California...................  McClellan-Palomar Airport.
Daytona Beach, Florida.................  Daytona Beach International
                                          Airport.
Decatur, Illinois......................  Decatur Airport.
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey........  Atlantic City International
                                          Airport.
Englewood, Colorado....................  Centennial Airport.
Fort Worth, Texas......................  Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
Fresno, California.....................  Fresno Yosemite International
                                          Airport.
Gypsum, Colorado.......................  Eagle County Regional Airport.
Hillsboro, Oregon......................  Hillsboro Airport.
Johnson City, New York.................  Binghamton Regional Airport.
Leesburg, Florida......................  Leesburg Regional Airport.
Lexington, Kentucky....................  Blue Grass Airport.
Manchester, New Hampshire..............  Manchester Airport.
Mascoutah, Illinois....................  MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.
McKinney, Texas........................  Collin County Regional Airport.
Melbourne, Florida.....................  Melbourne Airport.
Mesa, Arizona..........................  Williams Gateway Airport.
Midland, Texas.........................  Midland International Airport.
Morristown, New Jersey.................  Morristown Municipal Airport.
Moses Lake, Washington.................  Grant County International
                                          Airport.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...........  Myrtle Beach International
                                          Airport.
Orlando, Florida.......................  Orlando Executive Airport.
Palm Springs, California...............  Palm Springs International
                                          Airport.
Riverside, California..................  March Inland Port Airport.
Rochester, Minnesota...................  Rochester International
                                          Airport.
Rogers, Arkansas.......................  Rogers Municipal Airport.
Roswell, New Mexico....................  Roswell Industrial Center.
San Bernardino, California.............  San Bernardino International
                                          Airport.
Santa Maria, California................  Santa Maria Public Airport.
Sarasota, Florida......................  Sarasota/Bradenton
                                          International Airport.
Scottsdale, Arizona....................  Scottsdale Airport.
Sugar Land, Texas......................  Sugar Land Regional Airport.
Trenton, New Jersey....................  Trenton Mercer Airport.
Victorville, California................  Southern California Logistics
                                          Airport.
Waterford, Michigan....................  Oakland County International
                                          Airport.
Waukegan, Illinois.....................  Waukegan Regional Airport.
West Chicago, Illinois.................  Dupage County Airport.
Wheeling, Illinois.....................  Chicago Executive Airport.
Wilmington, Ohio.......................  Airborne Air Park Airport.
Yoder, Indiana.........................  Fort Wayne International
                                          Airport.
Ypsilanti, Michigan....................  Willow Run Airport.
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    Dated: October 18, 2007.
W. Ralph Basham,
Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. E7-20803 Filed 10-22-07; 8:45 am]
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