COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2019, 37509-37511 [2018-16510]

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AGENCY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is adjusting certain customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2019 in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) as implemented by CBP regulations. SUMMARY: The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their corresponding limitations set forth in this notice for Fiscal Year 2019 are required as of October 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Ghiladi, Director—Office of Finance, 202–344–3722, UserFeeNotices@ cbp.dhs.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 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. Sections 24.22 and 24.23 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 24.22 and 24.23) describe the procedures that implement the requirements of the FAST Act. Specifically, paragraph (k) in section 24.22 (19 CFR 24.22(k)) 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 fees and limitations subject to adjustment, which are set forth in Appendix A and Appendix B of part 24, include the commercial vessel arrival fees, commercial truck arrival fees, railroad car arrival fees, private vessel arrival fees, private aircraft arrival fees, commercial aircraft and vessel passenger arrival fees, dutiable mail fees, customs broker permit user PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37509 fees, barges and other bulk carriers arrival fees, and merchandise processing fees, as well as the corresponding limitations. Determination of Whether an Adjustment Is Necessary for Fiscal Year 2019 In accordance with 19 CFR 24.22, CBP must determine annually whether the fees and limitations must be adjusted to reflect inflation. For fiscal year 2019, CBP is making this determination by comparing the average of the Consumer Price Index—All Urban Consumers, U.S. All items, 1982–84 (CPI–U) for the current year (June 2017–May 2018) with the average of the CPI–U for the comparison year (June 2016-May 2017) to determine the change in inflation, if any. If there is an increase in the CPI of greater than one (1) percent, CBP must adjust the customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations using the methodology set forth in 19 CFR 24.22(k). (19 CFR 24.22(k)). Following the steps provided in paragraph (k)(2) of section 24.22, CBP has determined that the increase in the CPI between the most recent June to May 12-month period (June 2017–May 2018) and the comparison year (June 2016-May 2017) is 2.063 1 percent. As the increase in the CPI is greater than one (1) percent, the customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations must be adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019. Determination of the Adjusted Fees and Limitations Using the methodology set forth in section 24.22(k)(2) of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 24.22(k)), CBP has determined that the factor by which the base fees and limitations will be adjusted is 4.866 percent (base fees and limitations can be found in Appendix A and B to part 24 of title 19). In reaching this determination, CBP calculated the values for each variable found in paragraph (k) of 19 CFR 24.22 as follows: • The arithmetic average of the CPI– U for June 2017–May 2018, referred to as (A) in the CBP regulations, is 247.540; • The arithmetic average of the CPI– U for Fiscal Year 2014, referred to as (B), is 236.009; • The arithmetic average of the CPI– U for the comparison year, referred to as (C), is 242.328; • The difference between the arithmetic averages of the CPI–U of the 1 The figures provided in this notice may be rounded for publication purposes only. The calculations for the adjusted fees and limitations were made using unrounded figures, unless otherwise noted. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 37510 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices comparison year (June 2016–May 2017) and the current year (June 2017–May 2018), referred to as (D), is 5.212; • This difference rounded to the nearest whole number, referred to as (E), is 5; • The percentage change in the arithmetic averages of the CPI–U of the comparison year (June 2016–May 2017) and the current year (June 2017–May 2018), referred to as (F), is 2.063 percent; • The difference in the arithmetic average of the CPI–U between the current year (June 2017–May 2018) and the base year (Fiscal Year 2014), referred to as (G), is 11.532; and • Lastly, the percentage change in the CPI–U from the base year (Fiscal Year 2014) to the current year (June 2017– May 2018), referred to as (H), is 4.886 percent. Announcement of New Fees and Limitations The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their corresponding limitations for Fiscal Year 2019 as adjusted by 4.886 percent set forth below are required as of October 1, 2018. Table 1 provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.22 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019 and Table 2 provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.23 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019. TABLE 1—CUSTOMS COBRA USER FEES AND LIMITATIONS FOUND IN 19 CFR 24.22 AS ADJUSTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 New fee/ limitation adjusted in accordance with the FAST Act 19 U.S.C. 58c 19 CFR 24.22 Customs COBRA user fee/limitation (a)(1) ................... (b)(5)(A) .............. (a)(8) ................... (b)(6) ................... (a)(2) ................... (b)(2) ................... (a)(3) ................... (b)(3) ................... (a)(4) ................... (b)(1)(i) ................ (b)(1)(ii) ............... (b)(2)(i) ................ (b)(2)(ii) ............... (c)(1) ................... (c)(2) and (3) ...... (d)(1) ................... (d)(2) and (3) ...... (e)(1) and (2) ...... (a)(6) ................... (a)(5)(A) .............. (a)(5)(B) .............. (f) ........................ (g)(1)(i) ................ (g)(1)(ii) ............... (a)(7) ................... (h) ....................... Fee: Commercial Vessel Arrival Fee ............................................................................ Limitation: Calendar Year Maximum for Commercial Vessel Arrival Fees .................. Fee: Barges and Other Bulk Carriers Arrival Fee ........................................................ Limitation: Calendar Year Maximum for Barges and Other Bulk Carriers Arrival Fees Fee: Commercial Truck Arrival Fee 2 ............................................................................ Limitation: Commercial Truck Calendar Year Prepayment Fee 4 ................................. Fee: Railroad Car Arrival Fee ....................................................................................... Limitation: Railroad Car Calendar Year Prepayment Fee ............................................ Fee and Limitation: Private Vessel or Private Aircraft First Arrival/Calendar Year Prepayment Fee. Fee: Dutiable Mail Fee .................................................................................................. Fee: Commercial Vessel or Commercial Aircraft Passenger Arrival Fee .................... Fee: Commercial Vessel Passenger Arrival Fee (from one of the territories and possessions of the United States). Fee: Customs Broker Permit User Fee ........................................................................ $458.35 6,245.97 115.37 1,573.29 3 5.75 104.89 8.65 104.89 28.84 5.77 5.77 2.02 144.74 TABLE 2—CUSTOMS COBRA USER FEES AND LIMITATIONS FOUND IN 19 CFR 24.23 AS ADJUSTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019 New fee/ limitation adjusted in accordance with the FAST Act 19 CFR 24.23 Customs COBRA user fee/limitation (b)(9)(A) (ii) ......... (b)(1)(i)(A) ........... (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) ....... (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) ....... (b)(1)(i)(B)(1) ....... Fee: Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee, Per Individual Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee. Limitation: Minimum Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee 5 .... Limitation: Maximum Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee ...... Limitation: Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee 6 .................................................... $1.05 (b)(9)(B)(i) ........... (b)(9)(B)(i) ........... (a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i). (a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i). (b)(8)(A)(ii) .......... (a)(10)(C)(i) ......... (a)(10)(C)(ii) ........ (a)(10)(C)(iii) ....... (b)(9)(A)(ii) .......... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 19 U.S.C. 58c (b)(1)(i)(B)(1) ....... Limitation: Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee 7 8 ................................................. 508.70 (b)(1)(ii) ............... (b)(2)(i) ................ (b)(2)(ii) ............... (b)(2)(iii) .............. (b)(4) ................... Fee: Surcharge for Manual Entry or Release ............................................................... Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Automated and Not Prepared by CBP Personnel .... Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Manual and Not Prepared by CBP Personnel .......... Fee: Informal Entry or Release; Automated or Manual; Prepared by CBP Personnel Fee: Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee, Per Individual Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee. 3.15 2.10 6.29 9.44 1.05 2 The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is the CBP fee only, it does not include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services agricultural quarantine and inspection (APHIS/AQI) fee that is collected by CBP on behalf of USDA. See 7 CFR 354.3(c) and 19 CFR 24.22(c)(1). Once 19 Single Crossing Fees have been paid and used for a vehicle identification number (VIN)/vehicle in a Decal and Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS) VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Jul 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 account within a calendar year, the payment required for the 20th (and subsequent) singlecrossing is only the APHIS/AQI fee and no longer includes the CBP Commercial Truck Arrival fee (for the remainder of that calendar year). 3 The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is adjusted down from 5.77 to the nearest lower nickel. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017). 4 See footnote 2 above. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.37 1.05 26.22 5 Although the minimum limitation is published, the fee charged is the fee required by 19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(9)(A)(ii). 6 Only the limitation is increasing; the ad valorem rate of 0.3464% remains the same. See 82 FR 32661 (July 17, 2017). 7 Id. 8 For monthly pipeline entries, see: https:// www.cbp.gov/trade/entry-summary/pipelinemonthly-entry-processing/pipeline-line-qa. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2018 / Notices Tables 1 and 2 setting forth the adjusted fees and limitations for Fiscal Year 2019 will also be maintained for the public’s convenience on the CBP website at www.cbp.gov. Dated: July 27, 2018. Kevin K. McAleenan, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2018–16510 Filed 7–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket ID DHS–2018–0033] The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[CBP Dec. 18-08]


COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2019

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 (CBP) is adjusting certain customs user fees and limitations 
established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 
(COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2019 in accordance with the Fixing America's 
Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) as implemented by CBP 
regulations.

DATES: The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their 
corresponding limitations set forth in this notice for Fiscal Year 2019 
are required as of October 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Ghiladi, Director--Office of 
Finance, 202-344-3722, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    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.
    Sections 24.22 and 24.23 of title 19 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (19 CFR 24.22 and 24.23) describe the procedures that 
implement the requirements of the FAST Act. Specifically, paragraph (k) 
in section 24.22 (19 CFR 24.22(k)) 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 fees and 
limitations subject to adjustment, which are set forth in Appendix A 
and Appendix B of part 24, include the commercial vessel arrival fees, 
commercial truck arrival fees, railroad car arrival fees, private 
vessel arrival fees, private aircraft arrival fees, commercial aircraft 
and vessel passenger arrival fees, dutiable mail fees, customs broker 
permit user fees, barges and other bulk carriers arrival fees, and 
merchandise processing fees, as well as the corresponding limitations.

Determination of Whether an Adjustment Is Necessary for Fiscal Year 
2019

    In accordance with 19 CFR 24.22, CBP must determine annually 
whether the fees and limitations must be adjusted to reflect inflation. 
For fiscal year 2019, CBP is making this determination by comparing the 
average of the Consumer Price Index--All Urban Consumers, U.S. All 
items, 1982-84 (CPI-U) for the current year (June 2017-May 2018) with 
the average of the CPI-U for the comparison year (June 2016-May 2017) 
to determine the change in inflation, if any. If there is an increase 
in the CPI of greater than one (1) percent, CBP must adjust the customs 
COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations using the methodology set 
forth in 19 CFR 24.22(k). (19 CFR 24.22(k)). Following the steps 
provided in paragraph (k)(2) of section 24.22, CBP has determined that 
the increase in the CPI between the most recent June to May 12-month 
period (June 2017-May 2018) and the comparison year (June 2016-May 
2017) is 2.063 \1\ percent. As the increase in the CPI is greater than 
one (1) percent, the customs COBRA user fees and corresponding 
limitations must be adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019.
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    \1\ The figures provided in this notice may be rounded for 
publication purposes only. The calculations for the adjusted fees 
and limitations were made using unrounded figures, unless otherwise 
noted.
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Determination of the Adjusted Fees and Limitations

    Using the methodology set forth in section 24.22(k)(2) of the CBP 
regulations (19 CFR 24.22(k)), CBP has determined that the factor by 
which the base fees and limitations will be adjusted is 4.866 percent 
(base fees and limitations can be found in Appendix A and B to part 24 
of title 19). In reaching this determination, CBP calculated the values 
for each variable found in paragraph (k) of 19 CFR 24.22 as follows:
     The arithmetic average of the CPI-U for June 2017-May 
2018, referred to as (A) in the CBP regulations, is 247.540;
     The arithmetic average of the CPI-U for Fiscal Year 2014, 
referred to as (B), is 236.009;
     The arithmetic average of the CPI-U for the comparison 
year, referred to as (C), is 242.328;
     The difference between the arithmetic averages of the CPI-
U of the

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comparison year (June 2016-May 2017) and the current year (June 2017-
May 2018), referred to as (D), is 5.212;
     This difference rounded to the nearest whole number, 
referred to as (E), is 5;
     The percentage change in the arithmetic averages of the 
CPI-U of the comparison year (June 2016-May 2017) and the current year 
(June 2017-May 2018), referred to as (F), is 2.063 percent;
     The difference in the arithmetic average of the CPI-U 
between the current year (June 2017-May 2018) and the base year (Fiscal 
Year 2014), referred to as (G), is 11.532; and
     Lastly, the percentage change in the CPI-U from the base 
year (Fiscal Year 2014) to the current year (June 2017-May 2018), 
referred to as (H), is 4.886 percent.

Announcement of New Fees and Limitations

    The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their 
corresponding limitations for Fiscal Year 2019 as adjusted by 4.886 
percent set forth below are required as of October 1, 2018. Table 1 
provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.22 as adjusted for 
Fiscal Year 2019 and Table 2 provides the fees and limitations found in 
19 CFR 24.23 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2019.
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    \2\ The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is the CBP fee only, it 
does not include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services agricultural quarantine 
and inspection (APHIS/AQI) fee that is collected by CBP on behalf of 
USDA. See 7 CFR 354.3(c) and 19 CFR 24.22(c)(1). Once 19 Single 
Crossing Fees have been paid and used for a vehicle identification 
number (VIN)/vehicle in a Decal and Transponder Online Procurement 
System (DTOPS) account within a calendar year, the payment required 
for the 20th (and subsequent) single-crossing is only the APHIS/AQI 
fee and no longer includes the CBP Commercial Truck Arrival fee (for 
the remainder of that calendar year).
    \3\ The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is adjusted down from 5.77 
to the nearest lower nickel. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017).
    \4\ See footnote 2 above.
    \5\ Although the minimum limitation is published, the fee 
charged is the fee required by 19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(9)(A)(ii).
    \6\ Only the limitation is increasing; the ad valorem rate of 
0.3464% remains the same. See 82 FR 32661 (July 17, 2017).
    \7\ Id.
    \8\ For monthly pipeline entries, see: https://www.cbp.gov/trade/entry-summary/pipeline-monthly-entry-processing/pipeline-line-qa.

             Table 1--Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 CFR 24.22 as Adjusted for
                                                Fiscal Year 2019
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                                                                                                    New fee/
                                                                                                   limitation
         19 U.S.C. 58c                    19 CFR 24.22              Customs COBRA user fee/        adjusted in
                                                                           limitation            accordance with
                                                                                                  the FAST Act
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(a)(1).........................  (b)(1)(i).....................  Fee: Commercial Vessel                  $458.35
                                                                  Arrival Fee.
(b)(5)(A)......................  (b)(1)(ii)....................  Limitation: Calendar Year              6,245.97
                                                                  Maximum for Commercial
                                                                  Vessel Arrival Fees.
(a)(8).........................  (b)(2)(i).....................  Fee: Barges and Other Bulk               115.37
                                                                  Carriers Arrival Fee.
(b)(6).........................  (b)(2)(ii)....................  Limitation: Calendar Year              1,573.29
                                                                  Maximum for Barges and Other
                                                                  Bulk Carriers Arrival Fees.
(a)(2).........................  (c)(1)........................  Fee: Commercial Truck Arrival          \3\ 5.75
                                                                  Fee \2\.
(b)(2).........................  (c)(2) and (3)................  Limitation: Commercial Truck             104.89
                                                                  Calendar Year Prepayment Fee
                                                                  \4\.
(a)(3).........................  (d)(1)........................  Fee: Railroad Car Arrival Fee              8.65
(b)(3).........................  (d)(2) and (3)................  Limitation: Railroad Car                 104.89
                                                                  Calendar Year Prepayment Fee.
(a)(4).........................  (e)(1) and (2)................  Fee and Limitation: Private               28.84
                                                                  Vessel or Private Aircraft
                                                                  First Arrival/Calendar Year
                                                                  Prepayment Fee.
(a)(6).........................  (f)...........................  Fee: Dutiable Mail Fee.......              5.77
(a)(5)(A)......................  (g)(1)(i).....................  Fee: Commercial Vessel or                  5.77
                                                                  Commercial Aircraft
                                                                  Passenger Arrival Fee.
(a)(5)(B)......................  (g)(1)(ii)....................  Fee: Commercial Vessel                     2.02
                                                                  Passenger Arrival Fee (from
                                                                  one of the territories and
                                                                  possessions of the United
                                                                  States).
(a)(7).........................  (h)...........................  Fee: Customs Broker Permit               144.74
                                                                  User Fee.
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             Table 2--Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 CFR 24.23 as Adjusted for
                                                Fiscal Year 2019
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                                                                                                    New fee/
                                                                                                   limitation
         19 U.S.C. 58c                    19 CFR 24.23              Customs COBRA user fee/        adjusted in
                                                                           limitation            accordance with
                                                                                                  the FAST Act
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(b)(9)(A) (ii).................  (b)(1)(i)(A)..................  Fee: Express Consignment                  $1.05
                                                                  Carrier/Centralized Hub
                                                                  Facility Fee, Per Individual
                                                                  Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee.
(b)(9)(B)(i)...................  (b)(1)(i)(B)(2)...............  Limitation: Minimum Express                0.37
                                                                  Consignment Carrier/
                                                                  Centralized Hub Facility Fee
                                                                  \5\.
(b)(9)(B)(i)...................  (b)(1)(i)(B)(2)...............  Limitation: Maximum Express                1.05
                                                                  Consignment Carrier/
                                                                  Centralized Hub Facility Fee.
(a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i).....  (b)(1)(i)(B)(1)...............  Limitation: Minimum                       26.22
                                                                  Merchandise Processing Fee
                                                                  \6\.
(a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i).....  (b)(1)(i)(B)(1)...............  Limitation: Maximum                      508.70
                                                                  Merchandise Processing Fee 7
                                                                  8.
(b)(8)(A)(ii)..................  (b)(1)(ii)....................  Fee: Surcharge for Manual                  3.15
                                                                  Entry or Release.
(a)(10)(C)(i)..................  (b)(2)(i).....................  Fee: Informal Entry or                     2.10
                                                                  Release; Automated and Not
                                                                  Prepared by CBP Personnel.
(a)(10)(C)(ii).................  (b)(2)(ii)....................  Fee: Informal Entry or                     6.29
                                                                  Release; Manual and Not
                                                                  Prepared by CBP Personnel.
(a)(10)(C)(iii)................  (b)(2)(iii)...................  Fee: Informal Entry or                     9.44
                                                                  Release; Automated or
                                                                  Manual; Prepared by CBP
                                                                  Personnel.
(b)(9)(A)(ii)..................  (b)(4)........................  Fee: Express Consignment                   1.05
                                                                  Carrier/Centralized Hub
                                                                  Facility Fee, Per Individual
                                                                  Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee.
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    Tables 1 and 2 setting forth the adjusted fees and limitations for 
Fiscal Year 2019 will also be maintained for the public's convenience 
on the CBP website at www.cbp.gov.

    Dated: July 27, 2018.
Kevin K. McAleenan,
Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2018-16510 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-14-P