Extension of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program, 34319-34320 [2017-15441]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 140 / Monday, July 24, 2017 / Notices OIRA posts its decisions on ICRs online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain after the comment period for each ICR. An OMB Notice of Action on each ICR will become available via a hyperlink in the OMB Control Number: 1625–0086. Dated: July 18, 2017. Marilyn Scott-Perez, Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Information Management. Previous Request for Comments DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard has published the 60-day notice (81 FR 85984, November 29, 2016) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited no comments. Accordingly, no changes have been made to the Collections. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Request Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. 18:13 Jul 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P U.S. Customs and Border Protection Extension of 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 that would run for six months. CBP subsequently published several notices extending the pilot period and/ or reopening the application period to new participants for limited periods. The most recent notice extended the pilot period through July 26, 2017. This document announces that CBP is extending the pilot period for an additional year. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of 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 extending the ACAS pilot program through July 26, 2018. Comments concerning any aspect of the announced test may be submitted at any time during the test period. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning program, policy, and technical issues may be submitted via email to CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov. In the subject line of the email, please use ‘‘Comment on ACAS pilot’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Clark, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, via email at craig.clark@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Title: Great Lakes Pilotage. OMB Control Number: 1625–0086. Summary:The Office of Great Lakes Pilotage is seeking a revision of OMB’s current approval for Great Lakes Pilotage data collection requirements for the three U.S. pilot associations it regulate. This revision would require continued submission of data to an electronic collection system. This system is identified as the Great Lakes Electronic Pilot Management System which will eventually replace the manual paper submissions currently used to collect data on bridge hours, vessel delay, vessel detention, vessel cancellation, vessel movement, pilot travel, revenues, pilot availability, and related data. This revision ensures the required data is available in a timely manner and allows immediate accessibility to data crucial from both an operational and rate-making standpoint. Need: To comply with the statutory and regulatory requirements respecting the rate-making and oversight functions imposed upon the agency. Forms: CG–4509, Application for Registration as United States Registered Pilot. Respondents: The three U.S. pilot associations regulated by the Office of Great Lakes Pilotage and members of the public applying to become Great lakes Registered Pilots. Frequency: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-annually, Annually, On occasion; Frequency dictated by marine traffic levels and association staffing. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 18 hours to 19 hours a year. VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2017–15400 Filed 7–21–17; 8:45 am] Background On October 24, 2012, CBP published a general notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 65006, corrected in 77 FR 653951) that announced the 1 This Federal Register notice, published on October 26, 2012, corrected the email address under the ADDRESSES heading for submitting applications PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34319 formalization and expansion of the ACAS pilot. The notice provided a description of the ACAS pilot, set forth eligibility requirements for participation, and invited public comments on any aspect of the test. In brief, the ACAS pilot revises the time frame for pilot participants to transmit a subset of mandatory advance electronic information for air cargo. CBP regulations implementing the Trade Act of 2002 specify the required data elements and the time frame for submitting them to CBP. Pursuant to title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) 122.48a, the required advance information for air cargo must 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. 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. CBP intends to amend the CBP regulations to incorporate ACAS as an ongoing regulatory program. The results of the ACAS pilot will help determine the relevant data elements, the time frame within which data must be submitted to permit CBP to effectively target, identify and mitigate any risk with the least practicable impact on trade operations, and any other related procedures and policies. Extension of the ACAS Pilot Period The October 2012 notice announced that the ACAS pilot would run for six months. The notice provided that if CBP determined that the pilot period should be extended, CBP would publish another notice in the Federal Register. The October 2012 notice also stated that applications for new ACAS pilot participants would be accepted until November 23, 2012. CBP subsequently published several notices extending the pilot period and/or reopening the application period to new participants for limited periods. On December 26, 2012, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 76064) reopening the application period for new participants until January 8, 2013. On January 3, 2013, the Federal Register published a correction (78 FR 315) stating that the correct date of the close of the reopened application period was or comments. The correct email address is CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 34320 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 140 / Monday, July 24, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES January 10, 2013. On April 23, 2013, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 23946) extending the ACAS pilot period through October 26, 2013, and reopening the application period through May 23, 2013. On October 23, 2013, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 63237) extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 2014, and reopening the application period through December 23, 2013. On July 28, 2014, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 43766) extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 2015, and reopening the application period through September 26, 2014. On July 27, 2015, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 44360) extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 2016, and reopening the application period through October 26, 2015. Finally, on July 22, 2016, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 47812) extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 2017, without reopening the application period. Each extension of the pilot period and reopening of the application period allowed for a significant increase in the diversity and number of pilot participants. The current pilot participants now represent a strong sample size of the air cargo community and new pilot participants are not being accepted. To address air cargo security vulnerabilities, CBP intends to amend the CBP regulations to incorporate ACAS as an ongoing regulatory program. The regulation will take into account the results of the pilot and the concerns of industry. CBP would like the pilot to continue during the rulemaking process to provide continuity in the flow of advance air cargo security information and serve as a partial stop-gap security measure. CBP would also like to continue to provide pilot participants with the additional opportunity to adjust and test business procedures and operations in preparation for the forthcoming rule. For these reasons, CBP is extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 2018. Date: July 18, 2017. Todd C. Owen, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–15441 Filed 7–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jul 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2017–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1736] Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. Comments are to be submitted on or before October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at www.msc.fema.gov for comparison. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B–1736, to Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed below, in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These flood hazard determinations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP and also are used to calculate the appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings built after the FIRM and FIS report become effective. The communities affected by the flood hazard determinations are provided in the tables below. Any request for reconsideration of the revised flood hazard information shown on the Preliminary FIRM and FIS report that satisfies the data requirements outlined in 44 CFR 67.6(b) is considered an appeal. Comments unrelated to the flood hazard determinations also will be considered before the FIRM and FIS report become effective. Use of a Scientific Resolution Panel (SRP) is available to communities in support of the appeal resolution process. SRPs are independent panels of experts in hydrology, hydraulics, and other pertinent sciences established to review conflicting scientific and technical data and provide recommendations for resolution. Use of the SRP only may be exercised after FEMA and local communities have been engaged in a collaborative consultation process for at least 60 days without a mutually acceptable resolution of an appeal. Additional information regarding the SRP process can be found online at http://floodsrp.org/pdfs/srp_ fact_sheet.pdf. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: DATES: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 140 (Monday, July 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34319-34320]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15441]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Extension of 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 that would run for six months. CBP subsequently published 
several notices extending the pilot period and/or reopening the 
application period to new participants for limited periods. The most 
recent notice extended the pilot period through July 26, 2017. This 
document announces that CBP is extending the pilot period for an 
additional year. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which 
participants submit a subset of 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 extending the ACAS pilot program through July 26, 2018. 
Comments concerning any aspect of the announced test may be submitted 
at any time during the test period.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning program, policy, and technical 
issues may be submitted via email to CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov. In the subject 
line of the email, please use ``Comment on ACAS pilot''.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Craig Clark, Cargo and Conveyance 
Security, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, 
via email at craig.clark@cbp.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\) that announced the 
formalization and expansion of the ACAS pilot. The notice provided a 
description of the ACAS pilot, set forth eligibility requirements for 
participation, and invited public comments on any aspect of the test. 
In brief, the ACAS pilot revises the time frame for pilot participants 
to transmit a subset of mandatory advance electronic information for 
air cargo. CBP regulations implementing the Trade Act of 2002 specify 
the required data elements and the time frame for submitting them to 
CBP. Pursuant to title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) 
122.48a, the required advance information for air cargo must 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.
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    \1\ This Federal Register notice, published on October 26, 2012, 
corrected the email address under the ADDRESSES heading for 
submitting applications or comments. The correct email address is 
CBPCCS@cbp.dhs.gov.
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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. CBP intends to 
amend the CBP regulations to incorporate ACAS as an ongoing regulatory 
program. The results of the ACAS pilot will help determine the relevant 
data elements, the time frame within which data must be submitted to 
permit CBP to effectively target, identify and mitigate any risk with 
the least practicable impact on trade operations, and any other related 
procedures and policies.

Extension of the ACAS Pilot Period

    The October 2012 notice announced that the ACAS pilot would run for 
six months. The notice provided that if CBP determined that the pilot 
period should be extended, CBP would publish another notice in the 
Federal Register. The October 2012 notice also stated that applications 
for new ACAS pilot participants would be accepted until November 23, 
2012. CBP subsequently published several notices extending the pilot 
period and/or reopening the application period to new participants for 
limited periods. On December 26, 2012, CBP published a notice in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 76064) reopening the application period for new 
participants until January 8, 2013. On January 3, 2013, the Federal 
Register published a correction (78 FR 315) stating that the correct 
date of the close of the reopened application period was

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January 10, 2013. On April 23, 2013, CBP published a notice in the 
Federal Register (78 FR 23946) extending the ACAS pilot period through 
October 26, 2013, and reopening the application period through May 23, 
2013. On October 23, 2013, CBP published a notice in the Federal 
Register (78 FR 63237) extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 
2014, and reopening the application period through December 23, 2013. 
On July 28, 2014, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 
43766) extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 2015, and 
reopening the application period through September 26, 2014. On July 
27, 2015, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 44360) 
extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 2016, and reopening 
the application period through October 26, 2015. Finally, on July 22, 
2016, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 47812) 
extending the ACAS pilot period through July 26, 2017, without 
reopening the application period.
    Each extension of the pilot period and reopening of the application 
period allowed for a significant increase in the diversity and number 
of pilot participants. The current pilot participants now represent a 
strong sample size of the air cargo community and new pilot 
participants are not being accepted.
    To address air cargo security vulnerabilities, CBP intends to amend 
the CBP regulations to incorporate ACAS as an ongoing regulatory 
program. The regulation will take into account the results of the pilot 
and the concerns of industry. CBP would like the pilot to continue 
during the rulemaking process to provide continuity in the flow of 
advance air cargo security information and serve as a partial stop-gap 
security measure. CBP would also like to continue to provide pilot 
participants with the additional opportunity to adjust and test 
business procedures and operations in preparation for the forthcoming 
rule.
    For these reasons, CBP is extending the ACAS pilot period through 
July 26, 2018.

    Date: July 18, 2017.
Todd C. Owen,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations.
[FR Doc. 2017-15441 Filed 7-21-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-14-P