Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports in the State of Alaska, 63805-63806 [E7-22133]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 12, 2007. Stephen P. Boyd, Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 07–5635 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–C DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0073; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–229–AD; Amendment 39–15240; AD 2007–22–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; correction. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60238). The error resulted in an inadvertent omission of the deadline for submitting comments. This AD applies to all Airbus Model A330 airplanes. This AD requires revising the Procedures and Emergency sections of the Airbus A330 Airplane Flight Manual. DATES: This correction is effective November 13, 2007. The AD published at 72 FR 60238 remains effective November 8, 2007. Comments on the AD at 72 FR 60238 must be received by December 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527) is the Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Backman, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2797; fax (425) 227–1149. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:06 Nov 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 On October 12, 2007, the FAA issued AD 2007–22–04, amendment 39–15240 (72 FR 60238, October 24, 2007), for all Airbus Model A330 airplanes. The AD requires revising the Procedures and Emergency sections of the Airbus A330 Airplane Flight Manual. As published, that AD did not include the sentence that contains the deadline for submitting comments. No part of the regulatory information has been changed; therefore, the final rule is not republished in the Federal Register. The effective date of this AD remains November 8, 2007. In the Federal Register of October 24, 2007, on page 60238, in the second column, the DATES section of AD 2007– 22–04 is corrected to read as follows: ‘‘DATES: This AD becomes effective November 8, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 8, 2007. We must receive comments on this AD by December 17, 2007.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 2, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–21996 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 19 CFR Part 123 [CBP Dec. 07–84 ] Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports in the State of Alaska 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63805 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 the state of Alaska truck carriers will be required to file electronic manifests through the ACE Truck Manifest System. Trucks entering the United States through land border ports of entry in the state of Alaska will be required to transmit the advance information through the ACE Truck Manifest system effective February 11, 2008. DATES: 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 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. E:\FR\FM\13NOR1.SGM 13NOR1 63806 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 13, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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); 72 FR 14127 (March 26, 2007); 72 FR 32135 (June 11, 2007), and 72 FR 53789 (September 20, 2007). The September 20, 2007 notice was the final test notice announcing the test in certain ports of Alaska: Alcan, Dalton Cache, and Skagway. CBP has tested ACE at all of the ports for which testing was planned. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES 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 was phased in as the required transmission system at some ports even while it was still being tested at other ports. However, the use of ACE to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information was not required in any port in which CBP did not first conduct 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:06 Nov 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 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, after 90 days notice, the ACE Truck Manifest System will be mandatory at all land border ports in the states of Idaho and Montana. On July 18, 2007 (72 FR 39312), 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 Maine and Minnesota, as well. ACE Mandated at Land Border Ports of Entry in Alaska 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 state of Alaska (Alcan, Dalton Cache and Skagway) 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 February 11, 2008. Compliance Sequence CBP has 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 has planned to require the use of ACE. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: November 7, 2007. Jayson P. Ahern, Acting Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E7–22133 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [TD 9364] RIN 1545–BG59 Information Reporting on EmployerOwned Life Insurance Contracts Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Temporary regulations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document contains temporary regulations concerning information reporting on employerowned life insurance contracts under section 6039I of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). This temporary regulation is necessary to provide taxpayers with immediate guidance as to how the requirements of section 6039I should be applied. The temporary regulations generally apply to taxpayers that are engaged in a trade or business and that are directly or indirectly a beneficiary of a life insurance contract covering the life of an insured who is an employee of the trade or business on the date the contract is issued. The text of these temporary regulations also serves as the text of proposed regulations set forth in the notice of proposed rulemaking on this subject elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. DATES: Effective Date: These regulations are effective on November 13, 2007. Applicability Date: For date of applicability, see § 1.6039I–1T(b). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the regulations, Linda K. Boyd, 202–622–3970 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Explanation of Provisions The Pension Protection Act of 2006, Public Law 109–280, 120 Stat. 780 (2006), added sections 101(j) and 6039I to the Internal Revenue Code (Code) concerning employer-owned life insurance contracts. Section 101(j)(1) provides that, in the case of an employer-owned life insurance contract, the amount of death benefits excluded from gross income E:\FR\FM\13NOR1.SGM 13NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 13, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22133]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

19 CFR Part 123

[CBP Dec. 07-84 ]


Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck 
Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports 
in the State of Alaska

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 the state of Alaska 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 state of Alaska will be required to transmit the advance 
information through the ACE Truck Manifest system effective February 
11, 2008.

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.

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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); 72 FR 14127 (March 26, 2007); 72 
FR 32135 (June 11, 2007), and 72 FR 53789 (September 20, 2007). The 
September 20, 2007 notice was the final test notice announcing the test 
in certain ports of Alaska: Alcan, Dalton Cache, and Skagway. CBP has 
tested ACE at all of the ports for which testing was planned.

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 was phased in as the required transmission system at some ports 
even while it was still being tested at other ports. However, the use 
of ACE to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information was not 
required in any port in which CBP did not first conduct 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, after 90 days notice, the ACE 
Truck Manifest System will be mandatory at all land border ports in the 
states of Idaho and Montana. On July 18, 2007 (72 FR 39312), 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 
Maine and Minnesota, as well.

ACE Mandated at Land Border Ports of Entry in Alaska

    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 state of Alaska (Alcan, 
Dalton Cache and Skagway) 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 
February 11, 2008.

Compliance Sequence

    CBP has 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 has 
planned to require the use of ACE.

    Dated: November 7, 2007.
Jayson P. Ahern,
Acting Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection.
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