Reopening of Application Period for Participation in the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program, 76064 [2012-30922]

Download as PDF 76064 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices United States but do not accompany the owner or importer on his/her arrival in the country, a declaration is made on CBP Form 3299, Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles. The information on this form is needed to support a claim for duty-free entry for these effects. This form is provided for by 19 CFR 148.6, 148.52, 148.53 and 148.77. CBP Form 3299 is accessible at: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/ CBP_Form_3299.pdf. Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to CBP Form 3299. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses and Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 150,000. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 150,000. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 112,500. Dated: December 20, 2012. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2012–31071 Filed 12–21–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Reopening of Application Period for Participation in the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: On October 24, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the formalization and expansion of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program and a 30 day application period (until November 23, 2012) for new participants. This document announces that CBP is reopening the application period for 15 days. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of the required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States. DATES: CBP is reopening the application period to accept applications from new tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 ACAS pilot participants until January 8, 2013. Comments concerning any aspect of the announced test may be submitted at any time during the test period. ADDRESSES: Applications to participate in the ACAS pilot must be submitted via email to CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov. Written comments concerning program, policy, and technical issues may be submitted via email to CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Park, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, via email at regina.park@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 24, 2012, CBP published a general notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 65006, corrected in 77 FR 65395 1) announcing that CBP is formalizing and expanding the ACAS pilot to include other eligible participants in the air cargo environment. The ACAS pilot revises the time frame for transmission by pilot participants of a subset of mandatory advance electronic information for air cargo. CBP regulations implementing the Trade Act of 2002 require advance information for air cargo to be submitted no later than the time of departure of the aircraft for the United States (from specified locations) or four hours prior to arrival in the United States for all other locations. See 19 CFR 122.48a. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants agree to submit a subset of the required 19 CFR 122.48a data elements (ACAS data) at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States. The ACAS data is used to target high-risk air cargo. The results of the ACAS pilot will help determine the relevant data elements, the time frame within which data should be submitted to permit CBP to effectively target, identify and mitigate any risk with the least impact practicable on trade operations, and any other related procedures and policies. Reopening of Application Period In the notice announcing the ACAS pilot, CBP stated that applications from new ACAS pilot participants would be accepted until November 23, 2012. However, CBP received a number of requests for extensions for submitting applications. CBP also experienced technical difficulties with the email box 1 The Federal Register corrected the email address under the ADDRESSES heading from ‘‘CBPCCS@cbpdhs.gov’’ to ‘‘CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov’’ on October 26, 2012. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 set up for the ACAS pilot, and therefore CBP may not have received all submitted applications. Any applicants who have not received a response from CBP will need to resubmit their applications. Accordingly, CBP is reopening the application period until January 8, 2013. Anyone interested in participating in the ACAS pilot should refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2012, for additional application information and eligibility requirements. Dated: December 19, 2012. David Murphy, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–30922 Filed 12–21–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5610–N–18] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Reform Act: Changes to Admission and Occupancy Requirements for the Public Housing and Section 8 Assistance Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The purpose of this information collection submission is to implement the requirement that public housing agencies have available upon request, their respective admission and occupancy policies for both the public and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Public housing authorities must have on hand and available for inspection policies related to admission and continued occupancy, so as to respond to inquiries from tenants, legal-aid services, HUD, and other interested parties informally or through the Freedom of Information Act. Written documentation of policies relating to public housing and Section 8 assistance programs implemented under the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, such as eligibility for admission and continued occupancy, local preferences, and rent SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 76064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30922]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Reopening of Application Period for Participation in the Air 
Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS.

ACTION: General notice.

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SUMMARY: On October 24, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the 
formalization and expansion of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) 
pilot program and a 30 day application period (until November 23, 2012) 
for new participants. This document announces that CBP is reopening the 
application period for 15 days. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in 
which participants submit a subset of the required advance air cargo 
data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the 
cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United 
States.

DATES: CBP is reopening the application period to accept applications 
from new ACAS pilot participants until January 8, 2013. Comments 
concerning any aspect of the announced test may be submitted at any 
time during the test period.

ADDRESSES: Applications to participate in the ACAS pilot must be 
submitted via email to CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov. Written comments concerning 
program, policy, and technical issues may be submitted via email to 
CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Park, Cargo and Conveyance 
Security, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, 
via email at regina.park@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 24, 2012, CBP published a general notice in the Federal 
Register (77 FR 65006, corrected in 77 FR 65395 \1\) announcing that 
CBP is formalizing and expanding the ACAS pilot to include other 
eligible participants in the air cargo environment. The ACAS pilot 
revises the time frame for transmission by pilot participants of a 
subset of mandatory advance electronic information for air cargo. CBP 
regulations implementing the Trade Act of 2002 require advance 
information for air cargo to be submitted no later than the time of 
departure of the aircraft for the United States (from specified 
locations) or four hours prior to arrival in the United States for all 
other locations. See 19 CFR 122.48a.
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    \1\ The Federal Register corrected the email address under the 
ADDRESSES heading from ``CBPCCS@cbpdhs.gov'' to 
``CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov'' on October 26, 2012.
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    The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants agree to 
submit a subset of the required 19 CFR 122.48a data elements (ACAS 
data) at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo 
onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States. 
The ACAS data is used to target high-risk air cargo. The results of the 
ACAS pilot will help determine the relevant data elements, the time 
frame within which data should be submitted to permit CBP to 
effectively target, identify and mitigate any risk with the least 
impact practicable on trade operations, and any other related 
procedures and policies.

Reopening of Application Period

    In the notice announcing the ACAS pilot, CBP stated that 
applications from new ACAS pilot participants would be accepted until 
November 23, 2012. However, CBP received a number of requests for 
extensions for submitting applications. CBP also experienced technical 
difficulties with the email box set up for the ACAS pilot, and 
therefore CBP may not have received all submitted applications. Any 
applicants who have not received a response from CBP will need to 
resubmit their applications. Accordingly, CBP is reopening the 
application period until January 8, 2013.
    Anyone interested in participating in the ACAS pilot should refer 
to the notice published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2012, 
for additional application information and eligibility requirements.

    Dated: December 19, 2012.
David Murphy,
Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations.
[FR Doc. 2012-30922 Filed 12-21-12; 8:45 am]
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