Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2018, 55850 [2017-25435]

Download as PDF 55850 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 225 / Friday, November 24, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Overview of This Information Collection Title: Harbor Maintenance Fee. OMB Number: 1651–0055. Form Number: CBP Forms 349 and 350. Current Actions: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to Forms 349 and 350. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Abstract: The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) and Trust Fund is used for the operation and maintenance of certain U.S. channels and harbors by the Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required to collect the HMF from importers, domestic shippers, and passenger vessel operators using federal navigation projects. Commercial cargo loaded on or unloaded from a commercial vessel is subject to a port use fee of 0.125 percent of its value if the loading or unloading occurs at a port that has been designated by the Army Corps of Engineers. The HMF also applies to the total ticket value of embarking and disembarking passengers and on cargo admissions into a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). CBP Form 349, Harbor Maintenance Fee Quarterly Summary Report, and CBP Form 350, Harbor Maintenance Fee Amended Quarterly Summary Report are completed by domestic shippers, foreign trade zone applicants, and passenger vessel operators and submitted with payment to CBP. CBP uses the information collected on CBP Forms 349 and 350 to verify that the fee collected is timely and accurately submitted. These forms are authorized by the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 4461, et seq.) and provided for by 19 CFR 24.24, which also includes the list of designated ports. CBP Forms 349 and 350 are accessible at http:// www.cbp.gov/newsroom/publications/ forms or they may be completed and filed electronically at www.pay.gov. Affected Public: Businesses. CBP Form 349 Estimated Number of Respondents: 560. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Nov 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 2,240. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,120. CBP Form 350 Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 60. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30. Recordkeeping Estimated Number of Respondents: 575. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 575. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 96. Dated: November 20, 2017. Seth Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2017–25380 Filed 11–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2018 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual user fee that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by January 26, 2018. Pursuant to fee adjustments required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and CBP regulations, the annual user fee for calendar year 2018 will be $141.70. DATES: Payment of the 2018 Customs Broker User Fee is due by January 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Broker Management Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 863–6601. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 111.96 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.96(c)), U.S. Customs and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Border Protection (CBP) assesses an annual user fee for each customs broker district and national permit held by an individual, partnership, association, or corporation. 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. See 19 CFR 24.22(h) and (i)(9). Broker districts are defined in the General Notice entitled, ‘‘Geographic Boundaries of Customs Brokerage, Cartage and Lighterage Districts,’’ published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2000 (65 FR 14011), and corrected, with minor changes, on March 23, 2000 (65 FR 15686) and on April 6, 2000 (65 FR 18151). On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act, Pub. L. 114–94) was signed into law. Section 32201 of the FAST Act amended section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c) by requiring certain customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations to be adjusted by the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to reflect certain increases in inflation. On November 1, 2017, CBP published a final rule, CBP Dec. 17–16 (82 FR 50523), which amended sections 24.22 and 24.23 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 24.22 and 24.23) to implement the requirements of the FAST Act. Specifically, CBP created a new paragraph (k) in section 24.22 (19 CFR 24.22(k)) that sets forth the methodology to determine the change in inflation as well as the factor by which the fees and limitations will be adjusted, if necessary. The customs broker user fee is set forth in Appendix A of part 24. (19 CFR 24.22 Appendix A). On November 1, 2017, CBP also published a Federal Register notice, CBP Dec. 17– 17, which among other things, announced that the annual broker permit user fee will increase to $141.70 for calendar year 2018. See 82 FR 50659. As required by 19 CFR 111.96, CBP must provide notice in the Federal Register no later than 60 days before the date that the payment is due for each broker permit. This document notifies customs brokers that for calendar year 2018, the due date for payment of the user fee is January 26, 2018. Dated: November 20, 2017. Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 225 (Friday, November 24, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2018

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 user fee that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, 
whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or 
corporation, is due by January 26, 2018. Pursuant to fee adjustments 
required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) 
and CBP regulations, the annual user fee for calendar year 2018 will be 
$141.70.

DATES: Payment of the 2018 Customs Broker User Fee is due by January 
26, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Broker Management 
Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 863-6601.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Pursuant to section 111.96 of title 19 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (19 CFR 111.96(c)), U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) assesses an annual user fee for each customs broker district and 
national permit held by an individual, partnership, association, or 
corporation. 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. See 19 CFR 24.22(h) and (i)(9). 
Broker districts are defined in the General Notice entitled, 
``Geographic Boundaries of Customs Brokerage, Cartage and Lighterage 
Districts,'' published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2000 (65 FR 
14011), and corrected, with minor changes, on March 23, 2000 (65 FR 
15686) and on April 6, 2000 (65 FR 18151).
    On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation 
Act (FAST Act, Pub. L. 114-94) was signed into law. Section 32201 of 
the FAST Act amended section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget 
Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 (19 U.S.C. 58c) by requiring certain 
customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations to be adjusted by 
the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to reflect certain increases 
in inflation.
    On November 1, 2017, CBP published a final rule, CBP Dec. 17-16 (82 
FR 50523), which amended sections 24.22 and 24.23 of title 19 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 24.22 and 24.23) to implement the 
requirements of the FAST Act. Specifically, CBP created a new paragraph 
(k) in section 24.22 (19 CFR 24.22(k)) that sets forth the methodology 
to determine the change in inflation as well as the factor by which the 
fees and limitations will be adjusted, if necessary. The customs broker 
user fee is set forth in Appendix A of part 24. (19 CFR 24.22 Appendix 
A). On November 1, 2017, CBP also published a Federal Register notice, 
CBP Dec. 17-17, which among other things, announced that the annual 
broker permit user fee will increase to $141.70 for calendar year 2018. 
See 82 FR 50659.
    As required by 19 CFR 111.96, CBP must provide notice in the 
Federal Register no later than 60 days before the date that the payment 
is due for each broker permit. This document notifies customs brokers 
that for calendar year 2018, the due date for payment of the user fee 
is January 26, 2018.

    Dated: November 20, 2017.
Brenda B. Smith,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.
[FR Doc. 2017-25435 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
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