Customs Broker User Fee Payment for 2020, 65400 [2019-25753]

Download as PDF 65400 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices Dated: November 21, 2019. Keith M. Smith, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2019–25757 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Approval of AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX), as a Commercial Gauger Dated: October 23, 2019. Dave Fluty, Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of approval of AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX), as a commercial gauger. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2019–25754 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of June 12, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX) was approved, as a commercial gauger as of June 12, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for June 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202–344– 1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, that AmSpec LLC, 631 N 16th Street, La Porte, TX 77571 has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): SUMMARY: API chapters 3 ............... 7 ............... 8 ............... 11 ............. 12 ............. 17 ............. Title Tank Gauging. Temperature Determination. Sampling. Physical Properties Data. Calculations. Marine Measurement. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344–1060. The inquiry may also be sent to CBPGaugersLabs@ cbp.dhs.gov. Please reference the website listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http:// www.cbp.gov/about/labs-scientific/ commercial-gaugers-and-laboratories. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Customs Broker User Fee Payment for 2020 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 31, 2020. Pursuant to fee adjustments required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST ACT) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, the annual user fee payable for calendar year 2020 will be $147.89. DATES: Payment of the 2020 Customs Broker User Fee is due by January 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Broker Management Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 325–6986, or melba.hubbard@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). Sections 24.22 and 24.23 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 24.22 and 24.23) provide for and describe the procedures that implement the requirements of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (Pub. L. 114–94, December 4, 2015). 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 customs broker user fee is set forth in Appendix A of part 24. (19 CFR 24.22 Appendix A). On August 2, 2019, CBP published a Federal Register notice, CBP Dec. 19– 08, which among other things, announced that the annual broker permit user fee would increase to $147.89 for calendar year 2020. See 84 FR 37902. 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 2020, the due date for payment of the user fee is January 31, 2020. Dated: November 22, 2019. Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. [FR Doc. 2019–25753 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0093] Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry Is Made by an Agent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 27, 2019)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-25753]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Customs Broker User Fee Payment for 2020

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 31, 2020. Pursuant to fee adjustments 
required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST ACT) 
and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, the annual 
user fee payable for calendar year 2020 will be $147.89.

DATES: Payment of the 2020 Customs Broker User Fee is due by January 
31, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Broker Management 
Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 325-6986, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    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).
    Sections 24.22 and 24.23 of title 19 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (19 CFR 24.22 and 24.23) provide for and describe the 
procedures that implement the requirements of the Fixing America's 
Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (Pub. L. 114-94, December 4, 
2015). 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 customs broker user fee is set forth in Appendix A of 
part 24. (19 CFR 24.22 Appendix A). On August 2, 2019, CBP published a 
Federal Register notice, CBP Dec. 19-08, which among other things, 
announced that the annual broker permit user fee would increase to 
$147.89 for calendar year 2020. See 84 FR 37902.
    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 2020, the due date for payment of the user fee 
is January 31, 2020.

    Dated: November 22, 2019.
Brenda B. Smith,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.
[FR Doc. 2019-25753 Filed 11-26-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-14-P