Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2014, 77140-77141 [2013-30278]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 77140 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 21, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encourages the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 104– 13; 44 U.S.C. 3507). Your comments should address one of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of the burden of The proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological techniques or other forms of information. Title: Small Vessel Reporting System. OMB Number: 1651–0137. Form Number: None. Abstract: The Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS) is a program that allows certain participants using small pleasure boats to report their arrival telephonically instead of having to appear in person for inspection by a CBP officer each time they enter the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 United States. In some cases, a participant may also be asked to report to CBP for an in person inspection upon arrival. Participants may be U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents, Canadian citizens, and permanent residents of Canada who are nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries listed in 8 CFR 217.2(a). In addition, participants of one or more Trusted Traveler programs and current Canadian Border Boater Landing Permit (CBP Form I–68) holders may participate in SVRS. In order to register for the SVRS pilot program, participants enter data via the SVRS Web site which collects information such as biographical information and vessel information. Participants will go through the in person CBP inspection process during SVRS registration, and in some cases, upon arrival in the United States. For each voyage, SVRS participants will be required to submit a float plan about their voyage via the SVRS Web site in advance of arrival in the United States. The float plan includes vessel information, listing of all persons on board, estimated dates and times of departure and return, and information on the locations to be visited on the trip. Participants in SVRS can create a float plan for an individual voyage or a template for a float plan that can be used multiple times. SVRS is authorized by 8 U.S.C. 1103, 8 U.S.C. 1225, 8 U.S.C. 1365b, 8 CFR 235.1, 19 U.S.C. 1433, 19 U.S.C. 1498, and 19 CFR 4.2. The SVRS Web site is accessible at: https://svrs.cbp.dhs.gov/. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with a change to the burden hours resulting from updated estimates of the number of participants and the time per response. There is no change to the information being collected. Type of Review: Extension (with change). Affected Public: Individuals. SVRS Application Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,938. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 8,938. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,235. Float Plan Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,252. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,252. Estimated Time per Response: 10.6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 398. Dated: December 16, 2013. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2013–30280 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2014 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by February 21, 2014. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces this date of payment for 2014 in accordance with the Tax Reform Act of 1986. DATES: Payment of the 2014 Customs Broker User Fee is due February 21, 2014. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Briess, Broker Management Branch, Office of International Trade, (202) 863–6083. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP Dec. 07–01 amended section 111.96 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.96(c)) pursuant to the amendment of section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c) by section 892 of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, to establish that effective April 1, 2007, an annual user fee of $138 is to be assessed for each customs broker permit and national permit held by an individual, partnership, association, or corporation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations provide that this fee is payable for each calendar year in each broker district where the broker was issued a permit to do business by the due date which is published in the Federal Register annually. See 19 CFR 24.22(h) and (i)(9). Broker districts are defined in the General Notice entitled, ‘‘Geographical Boundaries of Customs E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2013 / Notices Brokerage, Cartage and Lighterage Districts’’ published in the Federal Register on September 27, 1995 (60 FR 49971). Section 1893 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99–514) provides that notices of the date on which the payment is due for each broker permit shall be published by the Secretary of the Treasury in the Federal Register no later than 60 days before such due date. Please note that section 403 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 101 et seq., (Pub. L. 107–296) and Treasury Department Order No. 100–16 (see Appendix to 19 CFR part 0) delegated general authority vested in the Secretary of the Treasury over customs revenue functions (with certain specified exceptions) to the Secretary of Homeland Security. This document notifies customs brokers that for calendar year 2014, the due date for payment of the user fee is February 21, 2014. It is anticipated that for subsequent years, the annual user fee for customs brokers will be due on the first business day of February of each year. Dated: December 16, 2013. Richard F. DiNucci, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade. [FR Doc. 2013–30278 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P; 9111–15–P; 9111–16–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium: ‘‘Increasing Economic Competitiveness Through Global Partnership and Innovation’’ U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of Trade Symposium. AGENCY: This document announces that CBP will convene only one Symposium in 2014, the East Coast Trade Symposium, which will be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7, 2014. The East Coast Trade Symposium will feature panel discussions involving agency personnel, members of the trade community and other government agencies, on the agency’s role in international trade initiatives and programs. This marks our thirteenth year convening the Trade Symposium. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other emcdonald on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Dec 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 interested parties are encouraged to attend. DATES: Thursday, March 6, 2014, (opening remarks and general sessions, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.). Friday, March 7, 2014, (opening remarks, breakout sessions, and closing remarks, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.). ADDRESSES: The CBP 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel, at 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20009, in the Columbia 5–12 room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of Trade Relations at (202) 344– 1440, or at tradeevents@dhs.gov. To obtain the latest information on the Symposium and to register online, visit the CBP Web site at http://www.cbp.gov/ xp/cgov/trade/trade_outreach/2014_ trade_symp/. Requests for special needs should be sent to the Office of Trade Relations at tradeevents@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP will be holding one Trade Symposium in 2014 and it will be held on the East Coast in Washington, DC. Due to budgetary constraints as a result of sequestration, CBP will not be holding a West Coast Trade Symposium in 2014. This document announces that CBP will convene the 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium on Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7, 2014. The theme for the 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium will be ‘‘Increasing Economic Competitiveness Through Global Partnership and Innovation.’’ The format of the East Coast Trade Symposium will be held with general sessions and breakout sessions. Discussions will be held regarding CBP’s role in international trade initiatives and partnerships. The agenda for the 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium and the keynote speakers will be announced at a later date on the CBP Web site (http:// www.cbp.gov). Registration is now open. The registration fee is $128.00 per person. Interested parties are requested to register early, as space is limited. All registrations must be made online at the CBP Web site (http://www.cbp.gov/xp/ cgov/trade/trade_outreach/2014_trade_ symp/) and will be confirmed with payment by credit card only. Due to the overwhelming interest to attend past symposiums, each company is requested to limit its company’s registrations to no more than three participants, in order to afford equal representation from all members of the international trade community. If a company exceeds the limitation, any additional names submitted for registration will automatically be placed on a waiting list. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77141 Hotel accommodations will be announced at a later date on the CBP Web site (http://www.cbp.gov). Dated: December 16, 2013. Maria Luisa Boyce, Senior Advisor for Private Sector Engagement, Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2013–30279 Filed 12–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5681–N–49] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 402–3970; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD is publishing this Notice to identify Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus Federal property. This Notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503– OG (D.D.C.). Properties reviewed are listed in this Notice according to the following categories: Suitable/available, suitable/ unavailable, and suitable/to be excess, and unsuitable. The properties listed in the three suitable categories have been reviewed by the landholding agencies, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77140-77141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30278]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2014

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

ACTION: General notice.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice to customs brokers that the 
annual fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, 
whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or 
corporation, is due by February 21, 2014. U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection announces this date of payment for 2014 in accordance with 
the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

DATES: Payment of the 2014 Customs Broker User Fee is due February 21, 
2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Briess, Broker Management 
Branch, Office of International Trade, (202) 863-6083.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP Dec. 07-01 amended section 111.96 of 
title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.96(c)) pursuant 
to the amendment of section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c) by section 892 of 
the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, to establish that effective 
April 1, 2007, an annual user fee of $138 is to be assessed for each 
customs broker permit and national permit held by an individual, 
partnership, association, or corporation. U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) regulations provide that this fee is payable for each 
calendar year in each broker district where the broker was issued a 
permit to do business by the due date which is published in the Federal 
Register annually. See 19 CFR 24.22(h) and (i)(9). Broker districts are 
defined in the General Notice entitled, ``Geographical Boundaries of 
Customs

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Brokerage, Cartage and Lighterage Districts'' published in the Federal 
Register on September 27, 1995 (60 FR 49971).
    Section 1893 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-514) 
provides that notices of the date on which the payment is due for each 
broker permit shall be published by the Secretary of the Treasury in 
the Federal Register no later than 60 days before such due date. Please 
note that section 403 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 
101 et seq., (Pub. L. 107-296) and Treasury Department Order No. 100-16 
(see Appendix to 19 CFR part 0) delegated general authority vested in 
the Secretary of the Treasury over customs revenue functions (with 
certain specified exceptions) to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
    This document notifies customs brokers that for calendar year 2014, 
the due date for payment of the user fee is February 21, 2014. It is 
anticipated that for subsequent years, the annual user fee for customs 
brokers will be due on the first business day of February of each year.

    Dated: December 16, 2013.
Richard F. DiNucci,
Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade.
[FR Doc. 2013-30278 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-14-P; 9111-15-P; 9111-16-P