Mandatory Advance Electronic Information for International Mail Shipments; Re-Opening of Comment Period, 27973-27974 [2021-10998]

Download as PDF 27973 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 99 Tuesday, May 25, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0823; Airspace Docket No. 20–AAL–49] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment To Separate Terminal Airspace Areas From Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L, and Control 1487L Offshore Airspace Areas; Alaska Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, withdrawal. AGENCY: This action withdraws the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2021 amending the following Offshore Airspace Areas in Alaska: Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L, and Control 1487L. The FAA has determined that withdrawal of the final rule is warranted since there are actions taking place to correct the terminal airspace contained in the Offshore airspace that may cause an overlap and further confuse general aviation and air traffic control. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, May 25, 2021, the final rule published in the Federal Register (86 FR 18890; April 12, 2021), is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher McMullin, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES History The FAA published a final rule for Docket No. FAA–2020–0823 in the Federal Register (86 FR 18890; April 12, 2021) to reverse the final rule for Docket No. FAA–2006–25852 in the Federal Register (72 FR 31714; June 8, 2007; as corrected 72 FR 37430, July 10, 2007) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 May 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 that amended the offshore airspace areas, including: Norton Sound Low, Woody Island Low, Control 1234L, and Control 1487L Offshore Airspace Areas; Alaska, to include terminal airspace previously thought to be excluded in the Code of Federal Regulations. Additionally, the final rule corrected the final rule for Docket No. FAA–2006– 26164 in the Federal Register (72 FR 5611; February 7, 2007) that revoked Class E Airspace for Adak, ATKA, Cold Bay, Nelson Lagoon, Saint George Island, Sand Point, Shemya, St. Paul Island, and Unalaska, AK. Subsequent to the NPRM being posted, the FAA identified 15 facilities and navigation aids that contained language in the legal descriptions excluding airspace beyond 12 nautical miles (NM) from the coastline. If the exclusionary language were allowed to take effect, these areas would be without controlled airspace in violation of FAA directives. As a result, the additional corrections were included in the final rule. The FAA is in the process of reviewing and correcting the terminal airspace in and around Alaska. Continuing with this final rule may cause some confusion with all the changes taking place. Therefore, the final rule is being withdrawn. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Withdrawal Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the final rule, Airspace Docket 20–AAL–49, as published in the Federal Register (86 FR 18890; April 12, 2021), FR Doc. 2021–07432 is hereby withdrawn. ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., P. 389. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2021. George Gonzalez, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–10443 Filed 5–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection 19 CFR Parts 4, 122, 123, 145 and 149 [Docket No. USCBP–2021–0009; CBP Dec. 21–04] RIN 1651–AB33 Mandatory Advance Electronic Information for International Mail Shipments; Re-Opening of Comment Period U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS. ACTION: Interim final rule; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: On March 15, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule (IFR), which amends the CBP regulations to provide for mandatory advance electronic data (AED) for international mail shipments. Although the comment period for this IFR closed on May 14, 2021, CBP has decided to reopen the comment period for an additional 30 days. DATES: Effective date: The interim final rule published on March 15, 2021 (86 FR 14245), was effective March 15, 2021. Comment date: The comment period for the interim final rulemaking published on is reopened for an additional 30 days. Comments must be received on or before June 24, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy questions related to mandatory AED for international mail shipments, contact Quintin Clarke, Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, by telephone at (202) 344– 2524, or email at quintin.g.clarke@ cbp.dhs.gov. ADDRESSES: Please submit any comments, identified by docket number [Docket No. USCBP–2021–0009; CBP Dec. 21–04] by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Due to COVID–19-related restrictions, CBP has temporarily suspended its ability to receive public comments by mail. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MYR1.SGM 25MYR1 27974 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 25, 2021 / Rules and Regulations number for this rulemaking and must reference docket number [Docket No. USCBP–2021–0009; CBP Dec. 21–04]. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov. Due to relevant COVID–19-related restrictions, CBP has temporarily suspended its on-site public inspection of submitted comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Interested persons are invited to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written data, views, or arguments on the IFR. Comments that will provide the most assistance to CBP will reference a specific portion of the IFR, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include data, information, or authority that support such recommended change. in which USPS has not complied with AED requirements. To increase public participation and in the interest of good governance, CBP is reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days to allow for further comments to be submitted on the IFR. Comments must be received on or before June 24, 2021. Dated: May 20, 2021, Joanne R. Stump, Acting Executive Director, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2021–10998 Filed 5–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary 32 CFR Part 68 Executive Summary [Docket ID: DOD–2019–OS–0076] Purpose of the Rule RIN 0790–AJ95 The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness provides policy and oversight of DoD’s Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, including the Tuition Assistance (TA) program. The VolEd program is authorized in 10 U.S.C. 2006a and 2007, and DoD policy is in DoD Instruction 1322.25, ‘‘Voluntary Education Programs’’ (last updated on July 7, 2014 and available at https:// www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/ Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/ 132225p.pdf). The requirements for educational institutions, that each institution must sign, are provided in the companion DoD VolEd Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (available in DoD Instruction 1322.25, Appendix to Enclosure 3; further information available at https:// www.dodmou.com/). For the purposes of this part, an educational institution is defined as ‘‘a college, university, or other institution of higher education.’’ In accordance with the current regulation and DoD MOU, educational institutions must have a domestic DoD installation student population of at least 20 military students to request permission for access to a DoD installation that is not overseas. The policy does not apply to overseas DoD installations. Numerous institutions, using both private and public forums, have contacted the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Education and Training to communicate their concern over this policy inequity. The specific inequity is that currently all participating educational institutions do not have face-to-face counseling access. DoD determined that action was Voluntary Education Programs Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: To ensure equity of student counseling options available to educational institutions, the DoD is amending its Voluntary Education Programs regulation to cite current law and to remove the requirement that an educational institution must have a DoD installation student population of at least 20 military students before it qualifies to be authorized access on a DoD installation that is not overseas. DATES: This rule is effective on June 24, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Schaub, 703–614–6414. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background SUMMARY: To address the threat of synthetic opioids and other dangerous items entering the United States through international mail shipments and to implement the requirements of the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2018 (STOP Act), Public Law 115–271, CBP amended its regulations on March 15, 2021 through publication in the Federal Register (86 FR 14245) of an IFR entitled ‘‘Mandatory Advance Electronic Information for International Mail Shipments.’’ These amended regulations require the United States Postal Service (USPS) to transmit certain electronic information in advance to CBP. Specifically, these regulations provide that, for certain international mail shipments, CBP must electronically receive from USPS certain mandatory advance electronic data (AED) within specified time frames. These regulations describe the new mandatory AED requirements, including the inbound international mail shipments for which AED is required, the time frame for which USPS must provide the required AED to CBP, and the criteria for exclusion from AED requirements. Further, the regulations address compliance dates and the necessary remedial actions required for shipments Discussion of Public Comments Received VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 May 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 support DoD’s willingness to ensure equitable access be given to all educational institutions to provide academic and student support services to students, regardless of military student population size. The duplicative comment was identical to one of these ten. Two comments addressed DoD policy beyond the scope of the rule. The first requested that DoD amend policy to ensure that educational institutions are granted one day a week on military installations to provide face-to-face counseling. The second requested that DoD change its policy to remove any fees currently being charged to schools for office space on military installations. These requests are beyond the scope of the proposed rule change. Therefore, DoD will not change the rule to incorporate them. On April 15, 2020, the Department of Defense published a proposed rule titled ‘‘Voluntary Education Programs’’ (85 FR 20893–20895) for a 30-day public comment period. Thirteen public comments were received. Ten comments were within the scope of the rule and were supportive, one comment was a duplicate within this subset, and two comments were outside the scope of this rule. Ten comments within the scope of the rule articulated the respective submitters’ agreement to the rule amendment. The comments collectively PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\25MYR1.SGM 25MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 25, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 27973-27974]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-10998]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

19 CFR Parts 4, 122, 123, 145 and 149

[Docket No. USCBP-2021-0009; CBP Dec. 21-04]
RIN 1651-AB33


Mandatory Advance Electronic Information for International Mail 
Shipments; Re-Opening of Comment Period

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS.

ACTION: Interim final rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On March 15, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule (IFR), which 
amends the CBP regulations to provide for mandatory advance electronic 
data (AED) for international mail shipments. Although the comment 
period for this IFR closed on May 14, 2021, CBP has decided to reopen 
the comment period for an additional 30 days.

DATES: Effective date: The interim final rule published on March 15, 
2021 (86 FR 14245), was effective March 15, 2021.
    Comment date: The comment period for the interim final rulemaking 
published on is reopened for an additional 30 days. Comments must be 
received on or before June 24, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy questions related to 
mandatory AED for international mail shipments, contact Quintin Clarke, 
Cargo and Conveyance Security, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs 
& Border Protection, by telephone at (202) 344-2524, or email at 
[email protected].

ADDRESSES: Please submit any comments, identified by docket number 
[Docket No. USCBP-2021-0009; CBP Dec. 21-04] by the following method:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Due to COVID-19-
related restrictions, CBP has temporarily suspended its ability to 
receive public comments by mail.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency 
name, docket

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number for this rulemaking and must reference docket number [Docket No. 
USCBP-2021-0009; CBP Dec. 21-04]. All comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments 
and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ``Public 
Participation'' heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of 
this document.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Due to relevant 
COVID-19-related restrictions, CBP has temporarily suspended its on-
site public inspection of submitted comments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation

    Interested persons are invited to participate in this rulemaking by 
submitting written data, views, or arguments on the IFR. Comments that 
will provide the most assistance to CBP will reference a specific 
portion of the IFR, explain the reason for any recommended change, and 
include data, information, or authority that support such recommended 
change.

Background

    To address the threat of synthetic opioids and other dangerous 
items entering the United States through international mail shipments 
and to implement the requirements of the Synthetics Trafficking and 
Overdose Prevention Act of 2018 (STOP Act), Public Law 115-271, CBP 
amended its regulations on March 15, 2021 through publication in the 
Federal Register (86 FR 14245) of an IFR entitled ``Mandatory Advance 
Electronic Information for International Mail Shipments.'' These 
amended regulations require the United States Postal Service (USPS) to 
transmit certain electronic information in advance to CBP. 
Specifically, these regulations provide that, for certain international 
mail shipments, CBP must electronically receive from USPS certain 
mandatory advance electronic data (AED) within specified time frames. 
These regulations describe the new mandatory AED requirements, 
including the inbound international mail shipments for which AED is 
required, the time frame for which USPS must provide the required AED 
to CBP, and the criteria for exclusion from AED requirements. Further, 
the regulations address compliance dates and the necessary remedial 
actions required for shipments in which USPS has not complied with AED 
requirements.
    To increase public participation and in the interest of good 
governance, CBP is reopening the comment period for an additional 30 
days to allow for further comments to be submitted on the IFR. Comments 
must be received on or before June 24, 2021.

    Dated: May 20, 2021,
Joanne R. Stump,
Acting Executive Director, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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