New Date for the October 2015 Customs Broker License Examination, 38221 [2015-16382]

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[FR Doc. 2015–16297 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection New Date for the October 2015 Customs Broker License Examination U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General Notice. AGENCY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has changed the date on which the semi-annual written examination for an individual broker’s license will be held in October 2015. DATES: The customs broker’s license examination scheduled for October 2015 will be held on Wednesday, October 7. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Lugo, Broker Management Branch, Office of International Trade, (202) 863–6015. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), provides that a person (an individual, corporation, association, or partnership) must hold a valid customs broker’s license and permit in order to transact customs business on behalf of others, sets forth standards for the issuance of broker’s licenses and permits, and provides for the taking of disciplinary action against brokers that have engaged in specified types of infractions. This section also provides that an examination may be conducted to assess an applicant’s qualifications for a license. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38221 The regulations issued under the authority of section 641 are set forth in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 111 (19 CFR 111). Part 111 sets forth the regulations regarding the licensing of, and granting of permits to, persons desiring to transact customs business as customs brokers. These regulations also include the qualifications required of applicants and the procedures for applying for licenses and permits. 19 CFR 111.11 sets forth the basic requirements for a broker’s license and, 19 CFR 111.11 (a)(4), provides that an applicant for an individual broker’s license must attain a passing grade (75 percent or higher) on a written examination. 19 CFR 111.13 sets forth the requirements and procedures for the written examination for an individual broker’s license and states that written customs broker license examinations will be given on the first Monday in April and October unless the regularly scheduled examination date conflicts with a national holiday, religious observance, or other foreseeable event. CBP recognizes that the first Monday in October 2015 coincides with the observance of the religious holiday of Shemini Atzeret. In consideration of this conflict, CBP has decided to change the regularly scheduled date of the examination. This document announces that CBP has scheduled the October 2015 broker license examination for Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Dated: June 29, 2015. Brenda B. Smith, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2015–16382 Filed 7–1–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Approval of WFR Metering, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of approval of WFR Metering, Inc., as a commercial gauger. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that WFR Metering, Inc., has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 15, 2014. DATES: The approval of WFR Metering, Inc., as commercial gauger became SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 127 (Thursday, July 2, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


New Date for the October 2015 Customs Broker License Examination

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

ACTION: General Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection has changed the date on which the semi-annual written 
examination for an individual broker's license will be held in October 
2015.

DATES: The customs broker's license examination scheduled for October 
2015 will be held on Wednesday, October 7.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    John Lugo, Broker Management Branch, Office of International Trade, 
(202) 863-6015.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), 
provides that a person (an individual, corporation, association, or 
partnership) must hold a valid customs broker's license and permit in 
order to transact customs business on behalf of others, sets forth 
standards for the issuance of broker's licenses and permits, and 
provides for the taking of disciplinary action against brokers that 
have engaged in specified types of infractions. This section also 
provides that an examination may be conducted to assess an applicant's 
qualifications for a license.
    The regulations issued under the authority of section 641 are set 
forth in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 111 (19 CFR 
111). Part 111 sets forth the regulations regarding the licensing of, 
and granting of permits to, persons desiring to transact customs 
business as customs brokers. These regulations also include the 
qualifications required of applicants and the procedures for applying 
for licenses and permits. 19 CFR 111.11 sets forth the basic 
requirements for a broker's license and, 19 CFR 111.11 (a)(4), provides 
that an applicant for an individual broker's license must attain a 
passing grade (75 percent or higher) on a written examination.
    19 CFR 111.13 sets forth the requirements and procedures for the 
written examination for an individual broker's license and states that 
written customs broker license examinations will be given on the first 
Monday in April and October unless the regularly scheduled examination 
date conflicts with a national holiday, religious observance, or other 
foreseeable event.
    CBP recognizes that the first Monday in October 2015 coincides with 
the observance of the religious holiday of Shemini Atzeret. In 
consideration of this conflict, CBP has decided to change the regularly 
scheduled date of the examination. This document announces that CBP has 
scheduled the October 2015 broker license examination for Wednesday, 
October 7, 2015.

    Dated: June 29, 2015.
Brenda B. Smith,
Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2015-16382 Filed 7-1-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-14-P