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[FR Doc. 2020–16362 Filed 7–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP Dec. 20–14] COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2021 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is adjusting certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2021 in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) as implemented by the CBP regulations. DATES: The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their corresponding limitations set forth in this notice for Fiscal Year 2021 are required as of October 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Ghiladi, Senior Advisor, International Trade & Travel, Office of Finance, 202– 344–3722, UserFeeNotices@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background A. Adjustments of COBRA User Fees and Corresponding Limitations for Inflation 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 the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to adjust certain customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations 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 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 146 / Wednesday, July 29, 2020 / Notices 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. B. Determination of Whether an Adjustment Is Necessary for Fiscal Year 2021 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 2021, CBP is making this determination by comparing the average of the Consumer Price Index—All Urban Consumers, U.S. All items, 1982–1984 (CPI–U) for the current year (June 2019–May 2020) with the average of the CPI–U for the comparison year (June 2018–May 2019) to determine the change in inflation, if any. If there is an increase in the CPI– U 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). Following the steps provided in paragraph (k)(2) of section 24.22, CBP has determined that the increase in the CPI–U between the most recent June to May twelve-month period (June 2019–May 2020) and the comparison year (June 2018–May 2019) is 1.58 1 percent. As the increase in the CPI–U is greater than one (1) percent, the customs COBRA user fees and corresponding limitations must be adjusted for Fiscal Year 2021. C. 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 8.933 percent (base fees and limitations can be found in Appendices 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 2019–May 2020, referred to as (A) in the CBP regulations, is 257.092; • 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 (June 2018– May 2019), referred to as (C), is 252.922; 45647 • The difference between the arithmetic averages of the CPI–U of the comparison year (June 2018–May 2019) and the current year (June 2019–May 2020), referred to as (D), is 4.170; • This difference rounded to the nearest whole number, referred to as (E), is 4; • The percentage change in the arithmetic averages of the CPI–U of the comparison year (June 2018–May 2019) and the current year (June 2019–May 2020), referred to as (F), is 1.58 percent; • The difference in the arithmetic average of the CPI–U between the current year (June 2019–May 2020) and the base year (Fiscal Year 2014), referred to as (G), is 21.084; and • Lastly, the percentage change in the CPI–U from the base year (Fiscal Year 2014) to the current year (June 2019– May 2020), referred to as (H), is 8.933 percent. D. Announcement of New Fees and Limitations The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their corresponding limitations for Fiscal Year 2021 as adjusted by 8.933 percent set forth below are required as of October 1, 2020. Table 1 provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.22 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2021, and Table 2 provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.23 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2021. TABLE 1—CUSTOMS COBRA USER FEES AND LIMITATIONS FOUND IN 19 CFR 24.22 AS ADJUSTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 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) ....................... (b)(1)(i) ................... (b)(1)(ii) .................. (b)(2)(i) ................... (b)(2)(ii) .................. (a)(2) (b)(2) (a)(3) (b)(3) (a)(4) ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... ....................... (c)(1) ...................... (c)(2) and (3) .......... (d)(1) ...................... (d)(2) and (3) ......... (e)(1) and (2) ......... (a)(6) ....................... (a)(5)(A) .................. (f) ........................... (g)(1)(i) ................... 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 3 ....................................................................... 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 ................. 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. 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 Service (APHIS) Agricultural and Quarantine Inspection (AQI) Services Fee (currently $7.55) that is collected by VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jul 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 CBP on behalf of USDA to make a total Single Crossing Fee of $13.50. See 7 CFR 354.3(c) and 19 CFR 24.22(c)(1). Once eighteen 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 nineteenth (and subsequent) single-crossing is only the AQI fee (currently $7.55) and no longer includes CBP’s $5.95 Commercial Truck Arrival fee (for the remainder of that calendar year). PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $476.04 6,486.99 119.83 1,634.00 5.95 108.93 8.99 108.93 29.96 5.99 5.99 3 The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is adjusted down from $5.99 to the nearest lower nickel. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017). 4 The Commercial Truck Calendar Year Prepayment Fee is the CBP fee only; it does not include the AQI Commercial Truck with Transponder Fee (currently $301.67) that is collected by CBP on behalf of APHIS to make the total Commercial Vehicle Transponder Annual User Fee of $410.60. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 45648 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 146 / Wednesday, July 29, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—CUSTOMS COBRA USER FEES AND LIMITATIONS FOUND IN 19 CFR 24.22 AS ADJUSTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021—Continued 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)(5)(B) .................. (g)(1)(ii) .................. (a)(7) ....................... (h) .......................... Fee: Commercial Vessel Passenger Arrival Fee (from one of the territories and possessions of the United States). Fee: Customs Broker Permit User Fee ..................................................................... 2.10 150.33 TABLE 2—CUSTOMS COBRA USER FEES AND LIMITATIONS FOUND IN 19 CFR 24.23 AS ADJUSTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 New fee/ limitation adjusted in accordance with the FAST act 19 U.S.C. 58c 19 CFR 24.23 Customs COBRA user fee/limitation (b)(9)(A)(ii) .............. (b)(1)(i)(A) .............. (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)(4)(ii) 5 ................ (b)(4)(ii) 7 ................ (b)(1)(i)(B) 8 ............ Fee: Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee, Per Individual Waybill/Bill of Lading Fee. Limitation: Minimum Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee 6 .. Limitation: Maximum Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee ... Limitation: Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee 9 ................................................. 0.38 1.09 27.23 (b)(1)(i)(B) 10 .......... Limitation: Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee 11 12 ........................................... 528.33 (b)(1)(ii) .................. (b)(2)(i) ................... (b)(2)(ii) .................. (b)(2)(iii) ................. 3.27 2.18 6.54 9.80 (b)(9)(A)(ii) .............. (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. Tables 1 and 2, setting forth the adjusted fees and limitations for Fiscal Year 2021, will also be maintained for the public’s convenience on the CBP website at www.cbp.gov. 5 Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) of section 24.23. However, the reference should have been to paragraph (b)(4)(ii). CBP intends to publish a future document in the Federal Register to make a technical correction to Appendix B of part 24. This technical correction will also address the inadvertent errors specified in footnotes 7, 8, and 10 below. 6 Although the minimum limitation is published, the fee charged is the fee required by 19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(9)(A)(ii). 7 Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) of section 24.23. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 146 (Wednesday, July 29, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[CBP Dec. 20-14]


COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2021

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 
corresponding limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus 
Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for Fiscal Year 2021 in accordance 
with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) as 
implemented by the CBP regulations.

DATES: The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their 
corresponding limitations set forth in this notice for Fiscal Year 2021 
are required as of October 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Ghiladi, Senior Advisor, 
International Trade & Travel, Office of Finance, 202-344-3722, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

A. Adjustments of COBRA User Fees and Corresponding Limitations for 
Inflation

    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 the 
Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to adjust certain customs COBRA 
user fees and corresponding limitations 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

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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.

B. Determination of Whether an Adjustment Is Necessary for Fiscal Year 
2021

    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 2021, CBP is making this determination by comparing the 
average of the Consumer Price Index--All Urban Consumers, U.S. All 
items, 1982-1984 (CPI-U) for the current year (June 2019-May 2020) with 
the average of the CPI-U for the comparison year (June 2018-May 2019) 
to determine the change in inflation, if any. If there is an increase 
in the CPI-U 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). Following the steps provided 
in paragraph (k)(2) of section 24.22, CBP has determined that the 
increase in the CPI-U between the most recent June to May twelve-month 
period (June 2019-May 2020) and the comparison year (June 2018-May 
2019) is 1.58 \1\ percent. As the increase in the CPI-U is greater than 
one (1) percent, the customs COBRA user fees and corresponding 
limitations must be adjusted for Fiscal Year 2021.
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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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C. 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 8.933 percent 
(base fees and limitations can be found in Appendices 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 2019-May 
2020, referred to as (A) in the CBP regulations, is 257.092;
     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 (June 2018-May 2019), referred to as (C), is 252.922;
     The difference between the arithmetic averages of the CPI-
U of the comparison year (June 2018-May 2019) and the current year 
(June 2019-May 2020), referred to as (D), is 4.170;
     This difference rounded to the nearest whole number, 
referred to as (E), is 4;
     The percentage change in the arithmetic averages of the 
CPI-U of the comparison year (June 2018-May 2019) and the current year 
(June 2019-May 2020), referred to as (F), is 1.58 percent;
     The difference in the arithmetic average of the CPI-U 
between the current year (June 2019-May 2020) and the base year (Fiscal 
Year 2014), referred to as (G), is 21.084; and
     Lastly, the percentage change in the CPI-U from the base 
year (Fiscal Year 2014) to the current year (June 2019-May 2020), 
referred to as (H), is 8.933 percent.

D. Announcement of New Fees and Limitations

    The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their 
corresponding limitations for Fiscal Year 2021 as adjusted by 8.933 
percent set forth below are required as of October 1, 2020. Table 1 
provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.22 as adjusted for 
Fiscal Year 2021, and Table 2 provides the fees and limitations found 
in 19 CFR 24.23 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2021.
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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 Service (APHIS) Agricultural and 
Quarantine Inspection (AQI) Services Fee (currently $7.55) that is 
collected by CBP on behalf of USDA to make a total Single Crossing 
Fee of $13.50. See 7 CFR 354.3(c) and 19 CFR 24.22(c)(1). Once 
eighteen 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 nineteenth (and subsequent) single-
crossing is only the AQI fee (currently $7.55) and no longer 
includes CBP's $5.95 Commercial Truck Arrival fee (for the remainder 
of that calendar year).
    \3\ The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is adjusted down from $5.99 
to the nearest lower nickel. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017).
    \4\ The Commercial Truck Calendar Year Prepayment Fee is the CBP 
fee only; it does not include the AQI Commercial Truck with 
Transponder Fee (currently $301.67) that is collected by CBP on 
behalf of APHIS to make the total Commercial Vehicle Transponder 
Annual User Fee of $410.60.

     Table 1--Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 CFR 24.22 as Adjusted for Fiscal Year 2021
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                                                                                                     New fee/
                                                                                                    limitation
                                                                       Customs COBRA user fee/      adjusted in
          19 U.S.C. 58c                     19 CFR 24.22                     limitation             accordance
                                                                                                   with the FAST
                                                                                                        act
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(a)(1)..........................  (b)(1)(i).......................  Fee: Commercial Vessel               $476.04
                                                                     Arrival Fee.
(b)(5)(A).......................  (b)(1)(ii)......................  Limitation: Calendar Year           6,486.99
                                                                     Maximum for Commercial
                                                                     Vessel Arrival Fees.
(a)(8)..........................  (b)(2)(i).......................  Fee: Barges and Other Bulk            119.83
                                                                     Carriers Arrival Fee.
(b)(6)..........................  (b)(2)(ii)......................  Limitation: Calendar Year           1,634.00
                                                                     Maximum for Barges and
                                                                     Other Bulk Carriers Arrival
                                                                     Fees.
(a)(2)..........................  (c)(1)..........................  Fee: Commercial Truck                   5.95
                                                                     Arrival Fee 2 3.
(b)(2)..........................  (c)(2) and (3)..................  Limitation: Commercial Truck          108.93
                                                                     Calendar Year Prepayment
                                                                     Fee \4\.
(a)(3)..........................  (d)(1)..........................  Fee: Railroad Car Arrival               8.99
                                                                     Fee.
(b)(3)..........................  (d)(2) and (3)..................  Limitation: Railroad Car              108.93
                                                                     Calendar Year Prepayment
                                                                     Fee.
(a)(4)..........................  (e)(1) and (2)..................  Fee and Limitation: Private            29.96
                                                                     Vessel or Private Aircraft
                                                                     First Arrival/Calendar Year
                                                                     Prepayment Fee.
(a)(6)..........................  (f).............................  Fee: Dutiable Mail Fee......            5.99
(a)(5)(A).......................  (g)(1)(i).......................  Fee: Commercial Vessel or               5.99
                                                                     Commercial Aircraft
                                                                     Passenger Arrival Fee.

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(a)(5)(B).......................  (g)(1)(ii)......................  Fee: Commercial Vessel                  2.10
                                                                     Passenger Arrival Fee (from
                                                                     one of the territories and
                                                                     possessions of the United
                                                                     States).
(a)(7)..........................  (h).............................  Fee: Customs Broker Permit            150.33
                                                                     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 2021
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                                                                                                     New fee/
                                                                                                    limitation
                                                                       Customs COBRA user fee/      adjusted in
          19 U.S.C. 58c                     19 CFR 24.23                     limitation             accordance
                                                                                                   with the FAST
                                                                                                        act
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(b)(9)(A)(ii)...................  (b)(1)(i)(A)....................  Fee: Express Consignment               $1.09
                                                                     Carrier/Centralized Hub
                                                                     Facility Fee, Per
                                                                     Individual Waybill/Bill of
                                                                     Lading Fee.
(b)(9)(B)(i)....................  (b)(4)(ii) \5\..................  Limitation: Minimum Express             0.38
                                                                     Consignment Carrier/
                                                                     Centralized Hub Facility
                                                                     Fee \6\.
(b)(9)(B)(i)....................  (b)(4)(ii) \7\..................  Limitation: Maximum Express             1.09
                                                                     Consignment Carrier/
                                                                     Centralized Hub Facility
                                                                     Fee.
(a)(9)(B)(i);...................  (b)(1)(i)(B) \8\................  Limitation: Minimum                    27.23
(b)(8)(A)(i)....................                                     Merchandise Processing Fee
                                                                     \9\.
(a)(9)(B)(i);...................  (b)(1)(i)(B) \10\...............  Limitation: Maximum                   528.33
(b)(8)(A)(i)....................                                     Merchandise Processing Fee
                                                                     11 12.
(b)(8)(A)(ii)...................  (b)(1)(ii)......................  Fee: Surcharge for Manual               3.27
                                                                     Entry or Release.
(a)(10)(C)(i)...................  (b)(2)(i).......................  Fee: Informal Entry or                  2.18
                                                                     Release; Automated and Not
                                                                     Prepared by CBP Personnel.
(a)(10)(C)(ii)..................  (b)(2)(ii)......................  Fee: Informal Entry or                  6.54
                                                                     Release; Manual and Not
                                                                     Prepared by CBP Personnel.
(a)(10)(C)(iii).................  (b)(2)(iii).....................  Fee: Informal Entry or                  9.80
                                                                     Release; Automated or
                                                                     Manual; Prepared by CBP
                                                                     Personnel.
(b)(9)(A)(ii)...................  (b)(4)..........................  Fee: Express Consignment                1.09
                                                                     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 2021, will also be maintained for the public's convenience 
on the CBP website at www.cbp.gov.
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    \5\ Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to 
paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) of section 24.23. However, the reference 
should have been to paragraph (b)(4)(ii). CBP intends to publish a 
future document in the Federal Register to make a technical 
correction to Appendix B of part 24. This technical correction will 
also address the inadvertent errors specified in footnotes 7, 8, and 
10 below.
    \6\ Although the minimum limitation is published, the fee 
charged is the fee required by 19 U.S.C. 58c(b)(9)(A)(ii).
    \7\ Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to 
paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(2) of section 24.23. However, the reference 
should have been to paragraph (b)(4)(ii).
    \8\ Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to 
paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(1) of section 24.23. However, the reference 
should have been to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B).
    \9\ Only the limitation is increasing; the ad valorem rate of 
0.3464 percent remains the same. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017).
    \10\ Appendix B of part 24 inadvertently included a reference to 
paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B)(1) of section 24.23. However, the reference 
should have been to paragraph (b)(1)(i)(B).
    \11\ Only the limitation is increasing; the ad valorem rate of 
0.3464 percent remains the same. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017).
    \12\ For monthly pipeline entries, see https://www.cbp.gov/trade/entry-summary/pipeline-monthly-entry-processing/pipeline-line-qa.

    Dated: July 24, 2020.
Mark A. Morgan,
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Official Performing the Duties of 
the Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2020-16450 Filed 7-28-20; 8:45 am]
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