Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From Belize, 8354-8355 [2018-03946]

Download as PDF 8354 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES secondary evaluation of asset liquidity in the context of the 15% illiquid investment limit, the costs associated with building such interim systems by the compliance date in the Adopting Release. Delaying all of the classification-related elements would have also delayed any benefits associated with the 15% illiquid investment limit, such as the increased likelihood that a fund’s portfolio is not overly concentrated in illiquid investments and the decreased likelihood that a fund’s portfolio remains overly concentrated in illiquid investments for an extended period of time as result of the requirements that funds report violations of their 15% illiquid investment limit to their boards and the Commission on Form N– LIQUID. Finally, the Commission could have chosen not to delay the compliance date for the HLIM requirement, and instead provided guidance as to how funds could comply with that requirement during the period that portfolio classification requirements are extended. Maintaining the original compliance date for the HLIM requirement also would have maintained any benefits associated with the HLIM during the compliance date extension period such as the increased likelihood that funds would be able to effectively meet redemption obligations. However, as discussed previously, not delaying the HLIM requirement may have caused funds that opted to delay the implementation of a portfolio classification system to incur costs in developing any interim systems required to comply with the HLIM requirement absent a portfolio classification system, or redo certain elements of their systems when they implement full portfolio classification. Because HLIM is a new requirement for which there has been no previous Commission guidance and the establishment of an HLIM may depend more heavily on a full portfolio classification system, implementing interim systems to comply with HLIM could be more costly to funds than implementing interim systems to comply with the 15% illiquid investment limit. E. Request for Comment We are requesting comment on our analysis of the potential economic effects of the interim final rule delaying the compliance date for those elements of the Liquidity Rule Requirements associated with the classification requirement: • Are there any other costs or benefits we should consider in our analysis? If VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 so please explain why those costs or benefits are relevant and provide quantitative estimates where possible. • Are there other reasonable alternatives to the interim final rule’s delayed compliance date that we should consider? DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 19 CFR Part 12 IV. Paperwork Reduction Act Analysis We do not believe that the revision of the compliance date for Part D of Form N–LIQUID, amendments to Form N– PORT, and certain provisions of rule 22e–4 make any substantive modifications to any existing collection of information requirements or impose any new substantive recordkeeping or information collection requirements within the meaning of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’).96 We believe that the current burden and cost estimates for the existing collection of information requirements remain appropriate.97 We are only delaying certain burdens for six months. Thus, we believe that there are no new substantive burdens imposed on the overall population of respondents and the current overall burden estimates for the relevant forms are not affected.98 Accordingly, we are not revising any burden and cost estimates in connection with the revision of the compliance date. We request comment on whether our belief is correct. By the Commission. Dated: February 22, 2018. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–03917 Filed 2–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [CBP Dec. 18–02] RIN 1515–AE37 Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From Belize U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Belize. These restrictions, which were imposed by CBP Dec. 13–05, are due to expire on February 27, 2018, unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (Department of State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this additional extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 13–05 contains the Designated List of archaeological material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective February 27, 2018. For legal aspects, Lisa L. Burley, Chief, Cargo Security, Carriers and Restricted Merchandise Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, (202) 325– 0215, lisa.burley@cbp.dhs.gov. For operational aspects, William R. Scopa, Branch Chief, Partner Government Agency Branch, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, (202) 863– 6554, william.r.scopa@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 96 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. titles for the existing collections of information are: ‘‘Rule 22e–4 (17 CFR 270.22e–4) under the Investment Company Act of 1940’’ (OMB Control No. 3235–0737); ‘‘Rule 30b1–10 (17 CFR 270.30b1–10) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, ‘Current report for open-end management investment companies’ and Form N–LIQUID, ‘Current report, open-end investment company.’ ’’ (OMB Control No. 3235–0754); ‘‘Rule 30b1–9 and Form N–PORT’’ (OMB Control No. 3235–0730). 98 See section III above. 97 The PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Background Pursuant to the provisions of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (hereafter, the Cultural Property Implementation Act or the Act) (Pub. L. 97–446, 19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.), which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (hereinafter, the Convention), in U.S. law, the United States may enter into an international agreement with another State Party to the Convention to impose import restrictions on eligible archaeological and ethnological materials under procedures and requirements prescribed by the Act. Under the Act and applicable CBP regulations (19 CFR 12.104g), the restrictions are effective for no more than five years beginning on the date on which the agreement enters into force with respect to the United States (19 U.S.C. 2602(b)). This period may be extended for additional periods, not to exceed five years, if it is determined that the factors justifying the initial agreement still pertain and no cause for suspension of the agreement exists (19 U.S.C. 2602(e); 19 CFR 12.104g(a)). On February 27, 2013, the United States entered into a bilateral agreement with the Government of Belize concerning the imposition of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material originating in Belize, pursuant to the Act. (The agreement can be found online at https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/ bzmou2013.pdf.) On March 5, 2013, CBP published CBP Dec. 13–05 in the Federal Register (78 FR 14183), which amended 19 CFR 12.104g(a) to reflect the imposition of restrictions on this material and included a list designating the types of archaeological material covered by the restrictions. These restrictions were to be effective through February 27, 2018. On January 12, 2018, after reviewing the findings and recommendations of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State, concluding that the cultural heritage of Belize continues to be in jeopardy from pillage of certain archaeological material, made the necessary statutory determinations, and decided to extend the agreement with Belize for an additional five-year period to February 27, 2023. Diplomatic notes have been exchanged that reflect the extension of the agreement. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Feb 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 Accordingly, CBP is amending 19 CFR 12.104g(a) in order to reflect the extension of the import restrictions pursuant to the agreement. The Designated List of Archaeological Material originating in Belize covered by these import restrictions is set forth in CBP Dec. 13–05, which can be found online at: https://eca.state.gov/files/ bureau/bz2013dlfrn.pdf. The restrictions on the importation of this archaeological material originating in Belize are to continue in effect for an additional five years. Importation of such material continues to be restricted unless the conditions set forth in 19 U.S.C. 2606 and 19 CFR 12.104c are met. Inapplicability of Notice and Delayed Effective Date This amendment involves a foreign affairs function of the United States and is, therefore, being made without notice or public procedure (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1)). In addition, CBP has determined that such notice or public procedure would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest because the action being taken is essential to avoid interruption of the application of the existing import restrictions (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B)). For the same reason, a delayed effective date is not required under 5 U.S.C 553(d)(3). Regulatory Flexibility Act Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required, the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do not apply. Executive Orders 12866 and 13771 Because this rule involves a foreign affairs function of the United States, it is not subject to either Executive Order 12866 or Executive Order 13771. Signing Authority This regulation is being issued in accordance with 19 CFR 0.1(a)(1). List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 12 Cultural property, Customs duties and inspection, Imports, Prohibited merchandise. Amendment to CBP Regulations For the reasons set forth above, part 12 of Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR part 12), is amended as set forth below. PART 12—SPECIAL CLASSES OF MERCHANDISE 1. The general authority citation for part 12 and the specific authority citation for § 12.104g continue to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 8355 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1624; * * * * * Sections 12.104 through 12.104i also issued under 19 U.S.C. 2612; * * * § 12.104g * * [Amended] 2. In § 12.104g, the table in paragraph (a) is amended in the entry for Belize by adding the words ‘‘extended by ‘‘CBP Dec. 18–02’’ after the words ‘‘CBP Dec. 13–05’’ in the column headed ‘‘Decision No.’’. ■ Kevin K. McAleenan, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Approved: February 21, 2018. Timothy E. Skud, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 39 (Tuesday, February 27, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

19 CFR Part 12

[CBP Dec. 18-02]
RIN 1515-AE37


Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain 
Archaeological Material From Belize

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on 
certain archaeological material from Belize. These restrictions, which 
were imposed by CBP Dec. 13-05, are due to expire on February 27, 2018, 
unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and 
Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (Department of 
State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the 
imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will 
remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations 
are being amended to indicate this additional extension. These 
restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the 
Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural 
Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations 
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention 
on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export 
and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 13-05 contains 
the Designated List of archaeological material that describes the 
articles to which the restrictions apply.

DATES: Effective February 27, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For legal aspects, Lisa L. Burley, 
Chief, Cargo Security, Carriers and Restricted Merchandise Branch, 
Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, (202) 325-0215, 
[email protected]. For operational aspects, William R. Scopa, 
Branch Chief, Partner Government Agency Branch, Trade Policy and 
Programs, Office of Trade, (202) 863-6554, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Convention on Cultural Property 
Implementation Act (hereafter, the Cultural Property Implementation Act 
or the Act) (Pub. L. 97-446, 19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.), which implements 
the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural 
Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and 
Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of 
Cultural Property (hereinafter, the Convention), in U.S. law, the 
United States may enter into an international agreement with another 
State Party to the Convention to impose import restrictions on eligible 
archaeological and ethnological materials under procedures and 
requirements prescribed by the Act. Under the Act and applicable CBP 
regulations (19 CFR 12.104g), the restrictions are effective for no 
more than five years beginning on the date on which the agreement 
enters into force with respect to the United States (19 U.S.C. 
2602(b)). This period may be extended for additional periods, not to 
exceed five years, if it is determined that the factors justifying the 
initial agreement still pertain and no cause for suspension of the 
agreement exists (19 U.S.C. 2602(e); 19 CFR 12.104g(a)).
    On February 27, 2013, the United States entered into a bilateral 
agreement with the Government of Belize concerning the imposition of 
import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material 
originating in Belize, pursuant to the Act. (The agreement can be found 
online at https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/bzmou2013.pdf.) On March 
5, 2013, CBP published CBP Dec. 13-05 in the Federal Register (78 FR 
14183), which amended 19 CFR 12.104g(a) to reflect the imposition of 
restrictions on this material and included a list designating the types 
of archaeological material covered by the restrictions. These 
restrictions were to be effective through February 27, 2018.
    On January 12, 2018, after reviewing the findings and 
recommendations of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, the Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of 
State, concluding that the cultural heritage of Belize continues to be 
in jeopardy from pillage of certain archaeological material, made the 
necessary statutory determinations, and decided to extend the agreement 
with Belize for an additional five-year period to February 27, 2023. 
Diplomatic notes have been exchanged that reflect the extension of the 
agreement. Accordingly, CBP is amending 19 CFR 12.104g(a) in order to 
reflect the extension of the import restrictions pursuant to the 
agreement.
    The Designated List of Archaeological Material originating in 
Belize covered by these import restrictions is set forth in CBP Dec. 
13-05, which can be found online at: https://eca.state.gov/files/bureau/bz2013dlfrn.pdf.
    The restrictions on the importation of this archaeological material 
originating in Belize are to continue in effect for an additional five 
years. Importation of such material continues to be restricted unless 
the conditions set forth in 19 U.S.C. 2606 and 19 CFR 12.104c are met.

Inapplicability of Notice and Delayed Effective Date

    This amendment involves a foreign affairs function of the United 
States and is, therefore, being made without notice or public procedure 
(5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1)). In addition, CBP has determined that such notice 
or public procedure would be impracticable and contrary to the public 
interest because the action being taken is essential to avoid 
interruption of the application of the existing import restrictions (5 
U.S.C. 553(b)(B)). For the same reason, a delayed effective date is not 
required under 5 U.S.C 553(d)(3).

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required, the 
provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) do 
not apply.

Executive Orders 12866 and 13771

    Because this rule involves a foreign affairs function of the United 
States, it is not subject to either Executive Order 12866 or Executive 
Order 13771.

Signing Authority

    This regulation is being issued in accordance with 19 CFR 
0.1(a)(1).

List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 12

    Cultural property, Customs duties and inspection, Imports, 
Prohibited merchandise.

Amendment to CBP Regulations

    For the reasons set forth above, part 12 of Title 19 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (19 CFR part 12), is amended as set forth below.

PART 12--SPECIAL CLASSES OF MERCHANDISE

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1. The general authority citation for part 12 and the specific 
authority citation for Sec.  12.104g continue to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1624;
* * * * *

Sections 12.104 through 12.104i also issued under 19 U.S.C. 2612;

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Sec.  12.104g  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  12.104g, the table in paragraph (a) is amended in the entry 
for Belize by adding the words ``extended by ``CBP Dec. 18-02'' after 
the words ``CBP Dec. 13-05'' in the column headed ``Decision No.''.

Kevin K. McAleenan,
Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
    Approved: February 21, 2018.
Timothy E. Skud,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
[FR Doc. 2018-03946 Filed 2-26-18; 8:45 am]
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