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BILLING CODE P 19:28 Dec 30, 2020 U.S. Customs and Border Protection New Dates for the April and October 2021 Customs Broker’s License Examinations U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2020–28921 Filed 12–30–20; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: General notice. This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has changed the dates on which the semi-annual examination for an individual broker’s license will be held in April and October 2021. DATES: The customs broker’s license examination scheduled for April 2021 will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, and the customs broker’s license SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 86944 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES examination scheduled for October 2021 will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Acting Director, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry, Office of Trade, (202) 325–6986, or brokermanagement@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), provides that a person (an individual, corporation, association, or partnership) must hold a valid customs broker’s license and permit in order to transact customs business on behalf of others, sets forth standards for the issuance of brokers’ licenses and permits, and provides for the taking of disciplinary action against brokers that have engaged in specified types of infractions. This section also provides that an examination may be conducted to assess an applicant’s qualifications for a license. The regulations issued under the authority of section 641 are set forth in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 111 (19 CFR part 111). Part 111 sets forth the regulations regarding the licensing of, and granting of permits to, persons desiring to transact customs business as customs brokers. These regulations also include the qualifications required of applicants and the procedures for applying for licenses and permits. Section 111.11 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 111.11) sets forth the basic requirements for a broker’s license, and in paragraph (a)(4) of that section provides that an applicant for an individual broker’s license must attain a passing grade (75 percent or higher) on the examination. Section 111.13 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 111.13) sets forth the requirements and procedures for the examination for an individual broker’s license and states that the customs broker’s license examinations will be given on the fourth Wednesday in April and October unless the regularly scheduled examination date conflicts with a national holiday, religious observance, or other foreseeable event. Due to the limited availability of testing sites caused by state and local restrictions during the COVID–19 pandemic, CBP has changed the regularly scheduled dates of the examination. This document announces that CBP has scheduled the April 2021 customs broker’s license examination for Wednesday, April 21, 2021, and the October 2021 customs broker’s license examination for Thursday, October 21, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Dec 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 Dated: December 27, 2020. Cynthia F. Whittenburg, Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. [FR Doc. 2020–28966 Filed 12–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2020–0016] Meeting To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a meeting remotely via web conference to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic. DATES: The meeting took place on Monday, December 21, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Glenn, Office of Business, Industry, Infrastructure Integration, via email at OB3I@fema.dhs.gov or via phone at (202) 212–1666. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of these meetings is provided as required by section 708(h)(8) of the Defense Production Act (DPA), 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(8), and consistent with 44 CFR part 332. The DPA authorizes the making of ‘‘voluntary agreements and plans of action’’ with, among others, representatives of industry and business to help provide for the national defense.1 The President’s authority to facilitate voluntary agreements was delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to responding to the spread of COVID–19 within the United States in Executive Order 13911.2 The Secretary of Homeland Security has further delegated this authority to the FEMA Administrator.3 On August 17, 2020, after the appropriate consultations with the Attorney General and the Chairman of SUMMARY: 1 50 U.S.C. 4558(c)(1). FR 18403 (Apr. 1, 2020). 3 DHS Delegation 09052, Rev. 00.1 (Apr. 1, 2020); DHS Delegation Number 09052 Rev. 00 (Jan. 3, 2017). 2 85 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Federal Trade Commission, FEMA completed and published in the Federal Register a ‘‘Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic’’ (Voluntary Agreement).4 Unless terminated prior to that date, the Voluntary Agreement is effective until August 17, 2025, and may be extended subject to additional approval by the Attorney General after consultation with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. The Agreement may be used to prepare for or respond to any pandemic, including COVID–19, during that time. On December 7, 2020, the first plan of action under the Voluntary Agreement—the Plan of Action to Establish a National Strategy for the Manufacture, Allocation, and Distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Respond to COVID– 19 (Plan of Action)—was finalized.5 The Plan of Action established the Personal Protective Equipment Sub-Committee to Define COVID–19 PPE Requirements (Sub-Committee). The meetings covered by this notice were held by the Sub-Committee to implement the Voluntary Agreement. The meetings were chaired by the FEMA Administrator or his delegate, and attended by the Attorney General or his delegate and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission or his delegate. In implementing the Voluntary Agreement, FEMA adheres to all procedural requirements of 50 U.S.C. 4558 and 44 CFR part 332. Meeting Objectives: The objectives of the meetings were to: (1) Finalize the priority tasks that should be completed first under the Plan of Action; (2) Identify which Sub-Committees should begin meeting in January 2021; and (3) Identify additional Participants and Attendees who should be invited to participate in the Plan of Action. Meetings Closed to the Public: By default, the DPA requires meetings held to implement a voluntary agreement or plan of action be open to the public.6 However, attendance may be limited if 4 85 FR 50035 (Aug. 17, 2020). The Attorney General, in consultation with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, made the required finding that the purpose of the voluntary agreement may not reasonably be achieved through an agreement having less anticompetitive effects or without any voluntary agreement and published the finding in the Federal Register on the same day. 85 FR 50049 (Aug. 17, 2020). 5 See 85 FR 78869 (Dec. 7, 2020). 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 251 (Thursday, December 31, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-28966]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


New Dates for the April and October 2021 Customs Broker's License 
Examinations

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 has changed the dates on which the semi-annual examination 
for an individual broker's license will be held in April and October 
2021.

DATES: The customs broker's license examination scheduled for April 
2021 will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, and the customs 
broker's license

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examination scheduled for October 2021 will be held on Thursday, 
October 21, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Acting Director, 
Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry, Office of Trade, (202) 325-
6986, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), 
provides that a person (an individual, corporation, association, or 
partnership) must hold a valid customs broker's license and permit in 
order to transact customs business on behalf of others, sets forth 
standards for the issuance of brokers' licenses and permits, and 
provides for the taking of disciplinary action against brokers that 
have engaged in specified types of infractions. This section also 
provides that an examination may be conducted to assess an applicant's 
qualifications for a license.
    The regulations issued under the authority of section 641 are set 
forth in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 111 (19 CFR 
part 111). Part 111 sets forth the regulations regarding the licensing 
of, and granting of permits to, persons desiring to transact customs 
business as customs brokers. These regulations also include the 
qualifications required of applicants and the procedures for applying 
for licenses and permits. Section 111.11 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 
111.11) sets forth the basic requirements for a broker's license, and 
in paragraph (a)(4) of that section provides that an applicant for an 
individual broker's license must attain a passing grade (75 percent or 
higher) on the examination.
    Section 111.13 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 111.13) sets forth 
the requirements and procedures for the examination for an individual 
broker's license and states that the customs broker's license 
examinations will be given on the fourth Wednesday in April and October 
unless the regularly scheduled examination date conflicts with a 
national holiday, religious observance, or other foreseeable event.
    Due to the limited availability of testing sites caused by state 
and local restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP has changed 
the regularly scheduled dates of the examination. This document 
announces that CBP has scheduled the April 2021 customs broker's 
license examination for Wednesday, April 21, 2021, and the October 2021 
customs broker's license examination for Thursday, October 21, 2021.

    Dated: December 27, 2020.
Cynthia F. Whittenburg,
Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.
[FR Doc. 2020-28966 Filed 12-30-20; 8:45 am]
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