COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2022, 40864-40866 [2021-16237]

Download as PDF 40864 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices available after August 26, 2021). The meeting applied an ecological model focusing on family of origin abuse across the lifespan, victimization by peers and friends, romantic and sexual partner violence, and community violence. Phase III included working groups to identify and describe research opportunities to further understand the role of violence in the health of SGM individuals. The working groups were comprised of these five domains: • Demographics and Epidemiology • Risk Factors and Pathways • Preventive Interventions • Treatment-focused Interventions • Ethics and Logistical Challenges Phase IV will involve moderated discussions with the presenters from the Phase III working groups to refine research opportunities needed to further our understanding of violence in SGM communities. Audience feedback, comments, and questions during this session will help further refine the proposed research opportunities. Dated: July 21, 2021. Lawrence A. Tabak, Principal Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2021–16190 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Signaling and Molecular Endocrinology. Date: August 23, 2021. Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: July 23, 2021. Tyeshia M. Roberson-Curtis, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–16112 Filed 7–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP Dec. 21–12] COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2022 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 2022 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 2022 are required as of October 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Ghiladi, Senior Advisor, International Travel & Trade, Office of Finance, 202– 344–3722, UserFeeNotices@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 Contact Person: Latha Meenalochana Malaiyandi, Ph.D. Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 812Q, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1999, malaiyandilm@csr.nih.gov. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 § 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. B. Determination of Whether an Adjustment Is Necessary for Fiscal Year 2022 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 2022, 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 2020–May 2021) with the average of the CPI–U for the comparison year (June 2019–May 2020) 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 § 24.22, CBP has determined that the increase in the CPI–U between the most recent June to May twelve-month period (June 2020–May 2021) and the comparison year (June 2019–May 2020) is 1.94 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 2022. 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\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices C. Determination of the Adjusted Fees and Limitations Using the methodology set forth in § 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 11.009 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 2020–May 2021, referred to as (A) in the CBP regulations, is 261.992; • 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 2019– May 2020), referred to as (C), is 257.092; • The difference between the arithmetic averages of the CPI–U of the comparison year (June 2019–May 2020) and the current year (June 2020–May 2021), referred to as (D), is 4.900; • 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 2019–May 2020) and the current year (June 2020–May 2021), referred to as (F), is 1.94 percent; • The difference in the arithmetic average of the CPI–U between the current year (June 2020–May 2021) and the base year (Fiscal Year 2014), referred to as (G), is 25.984; and 40865 • Lastly, the percentage change in the CPI–U from the base year (Fiscal Year 2014) to the current year (June 2020– May 2021), referred to as (H), is 11.009 percent. D. Announcement of New Fees and Limitations The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their corresponding limitations for Fiscal Year 2022 as adjusted by 11.009 percent set forth below are required as of October 1, 2021. Table 1 provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.22 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2022, and Table 2 provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.23 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2022. TABLE 1—CUSTOMS COBRA USER FEES AND LIMITATIONS FOUND IN 19 CFR 24.22 AS ADJUSTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 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) ......................... (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 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 ............ Fee: Commercial Vessel Passenger Arrival Fee (from one of the territories and possessions of the United States). Fee: Customs Broker Permit User Fee ................................................................ $485.11 6,610.63 122.11 1,665.15 6.10 111.01 9.16 111.01 30.53 6.11 6.11 2.14 153.19 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES TABLE 2—CUSTOMS COBRA USER FEES AND LIMITATIONS FOUND IN 19 CFR 24.23 AS ADJUSTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022 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)(4)(ii) 5 ........ 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 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 $13.65. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 $6.10 Commercial Truck Arrival fee (for the remainder of that calendar year). 3 The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is adjusted down from $6.11 to the nearest lower nickel. See 82 FR 50523 (November 1, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $1.11 0.39 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 $412.68. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 40866 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 143 / Thursday, July 29, 2021 / Notices TABLE 2—CUSTOMS COBRA USER FEES AND LIMITATIONS FOUND IN 19 CFR 24.23 AS ADJUSTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022—Continued 19 CFR 24.23 Customs COBRA user fee/limitation (b)(9)(B)(i) ...................... (b)(4)(ii) 7 ........ (a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i) ... (a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i) ... (b)(8)(A)(ii) ..................... (a)(10)(C)(i) .................... (b)(1)(i)(B) 8 .... (b)(1)(i)(B) 10 .. (b)(1)(ii) .......... (b)(2)(i) ........... (a)(10)(C)(ii) ................... (a)(10)(C)(iii) .................. (b)(2)(ii) .......... (b)(2)(iii) ......... (b)(9)(A)(ii) ..................... (b)(4) .............. Limitation: Maximum Express Consignment Carrier/Centralized Hub Facility Fee. Limitation: Minimum Merchandise Processing Fee 9 ............................................ Limitation: Maximum Merchandise Processing Fee 11 12 ...................................... 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 2022, will also be maintained for the public’s convenience on the CBP website at www.cbp.gov. Troy A. Miller, the Acting Commissioner, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this notice document to Robert F. Altneu, who is the Director of the Regulations and Disclosure Law Division for CBP, 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 several technical corrections to part 24 of title 19 of the CFR, including corrections to Appendix B of part 24. The technical corrections 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/pipelinemonthly-entry-processing/pipeline-line-qa. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jul 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 1.11 27.75 538.40 3.33 2.22 6.66 9.99 1.11 for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Robert F. Altneu, Director, Regulations & Disclosure Law Division, Regulations & Rulings, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2021–16237 Filed 7–27–21; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. CISA–2021–0003] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES New fee/limitation adjusted in accordance with the FAST Act 19 U.S.C. 58c Correction to Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection 1670–0014 for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, DHS. ACTION: Correction; extension of comment period. AGENCY: On June 23, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a 30day notice and requested comments to revise Information Collection Request (ICR) 1670–0014 in the Federal Register. On June 29, CISA published a corrective notice. This notice extends the comment period for this notice for an additional 30 days. DATES: Comments are due by August 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by first selecting the ‘‘Information Collection Request’’ tab and scrolling down to ‘‘Information Collection Review.’’ Then, select ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lona Saccomando, 202–579–0590, CISARegulations@cisa.dhs.gov. CISA published the required 30-day notice for ICR 1670–0014 in the Federal Register on June 23, 2021. See 86 FR 32953. CISA published a corrective notice for ICR 1670–0014 in the Federal Register on June 29, 2021. See 86 FR 34267. After publication of the corrective notice a technical error resulted in ICR 1670–0014 being unavailable for comment on www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. As a result, the comment period has been updated in the DATES section of this notice. Public comments will be accepted for 30 days after the publication date of this corrective notice. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant public websites. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. Comments that include protected information such as trade secrets, confidential commercial or financial information, Chemicalterrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI),1 Sensitive Security Information SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 For more information about CVI see 6 CFR 27.400 and the CVI Procedural Manual at www.dhs.gov/publication/safeguarding-cvi-manual. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 143 (Thursday, July 29, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[CBP Dec. 21-12]


COBRA Fees To Be Adjusted for Inflation in Fiscal Year 2022

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 2022 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 2022 
are required as of October 1, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tina Ghiladi, Senior Advisor, 
International Travel & Trade, 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 Sec.  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.

B. Determination of Whether an Adjustment Is Necessary for Fiscal Year 
2022

    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 2022, 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 2020-May 2021) with 
the average of the CPI-U for the comparison year (June 2019-May 2020) 
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 Sec.  24.22, CBP has determined that the 
increase in the CPI-U between the most recent June to May twelve-month 
period (June 2020-May 2021) and the comparison year (June 2019-May 
2020) is 1.94 \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 2022.
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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 Sec.  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 11.009 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 2020-May 
2021, referred to as (A) in the CBP regulations, is 261.992;
     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 2019-May 2020), referred to as (C), is 257.092;
     The difference between the arithmetic averages of the CPI-
U of the comparison year (June 2019-May 2020) and the current year 
(June 2020-May 2021), referred to as (D), is 4.900;
     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 2019-May 2020) and the current year 
(June 2020-May 2021), referred to as (F), is 1.94 percent;
     The difference in the arithmetic average of the CPI-U 
between the current year (June 2020-May 2021) and the base year (Fiscal 
Year 2014), referred to as (G), is 25.984; and
     Lastly, the percentage change in the CPI-U from the base 
year (Fiscal Year 2014) to the current year (June 2020-May 2021), 
referred to as (H), is 11.009 percent.

D. Announcement of New Fees and Limitations

    The adjusted amounts of customs COBRA user fees and their 
corresponding limitations for Fiscal Year 2022 as adjusted by 11.009 
percent set forth below are required as of October 1, 2021. Table 1 
provides the fees and limitations found in 19 CFR 24.22 as adjusted for 
Fiscal Year 2022, and Table 2 provides the fees and limitations found 
in 19 CFR 24.23 as adjusted for Fiscal Year 2022.

     Table 1--Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 CFR 24.22 as Adjusted for Fiscal Year 2022
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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                 $485.11
                                                                   Arrival Fee.
(b)(5)(A)............................  (b)(1)(ii)...............  Limitation: Calendar Year             6,610.63
                                                                   Maximum for Commercial
                                                                   Vessel Arrival Fees.
(a)(8)...............................  (b)(2)(i)................  Fee: Barges and Other Bulk              122.11
                                                                   Carriers Arrival Fee.
(b)(6)...............................  (b)(2)(ii)...............  Limitation: Calendar Year             1,665.15
                                                                   Maximum for Barges and
                                                                   Other Bulk Carriers
                                                                   Arrival Fees.
(a)(2)...............................  (c)(1)...................  Fee: Commercial Truck                     6.10
                                                                   Arrival Fee 2 3.
(b)(2)...............................  (c)(2) and (3)...........  Limitation: Commercial                  111.01
                                                                   Truck Calendar Year
                                                                   Prepayment Fee \4\.
(a)(3)...............................  (d)(1)...................  Fee: Railroad Car Arrival                 9.16
                                                                   Fee.
(b)(3)...............................  (d)(2) and (3)...........  Limitation: Railroad Car                111.01
                                                                   Calendar Year Prepayment
                                                                   Fee.
(a)(4)...............................  (e)(1) and (2)...........  Fee and Limitation: Private              30.53
                                                                   Vessel or Private Aircraft
                                                                   First Arrival/Calendar
                                                                   Year Prepayment Fee.
(a)(6)...............................  (f)......................  Fee: Dutiable Mail Fee.....               6.11
(a)(5)(A)............................  (g)(1)(i)................  Fee: Commercial Vessel or                 6.11
                                                                   Commercial Aircraft
                                                                   Passenger Arrival Fee.
(a)(5)(B)............................  (g)(1)(ii)...............  Fee: Commercial Vessel                    2.14
                                                                   Passenger Arrival Fee
                                                                   (from one of the
                                                                   territories and
                                                                   possessions of the United
                                                                   States).
(a)(7)...............................  (h)......................  Fee: Customs Broker Permit              153.19
                                                                   User Fee.
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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 $13.65. 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 $6.10 Commercial Truck Arrival fee (for the remainder 
of that calendar year).
    \3\ The Commercial Truck Arrival fee is adjusted down from $6.11 
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 $412.68.

     Table 2--Customs COBRA User Fees and Limitations Found in 19 CFR 24.23 as Adjusted for Fiscal Year 2022
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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                 $1.11
                                                                   Carrier/Centralized Hub
                                                                   Facility Fee, Per
                                                                   Individual Waybill/Bill of
                                                                   Lading Fee.
(b)(9)(B)(i).........................  (b)(4)(ii) \5\...........  Limitation: Minimum Express               0.39
                                                                   Consignment Carrier/
                                                                   Centralized Hub Facility
                                                                   Fee.\6\

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(b)(9)(B)(i).........................  (b)(4)(ii) \7\...........  Limitation: Maximum Express               1.11
                                                                   Consignment Carrier/
                                                                   Centralized Hub Facility
                                                                   Fee.
(a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i)...........  (b)(1)(i)(B) \8\.........  Limitation: Minimum                      27.75
                                                                   Merchandise Processing Fee
                                                                   \9\.
(a)(9)(B)(i); (b)(8)(A)(i)...........  (b)(1)(i)(B) \10\........  Limitation: Maximum                     538.40
                                                                   Merchandise Processing Fee
                                                                   11 12.
(b)(8)(A)(ii)........................  (b)(1)(ii)...............  Fee: Surcharge for Manual                 3.33
                                                                   Entry or Release.
(a)(10)(C)(i)........................  (b)(2)(i)................  Fee: Informal Entry or                    2.22
                                                                   Release; Automated and Not
                                                                   Prepared by CBP Personnel.
(a)(10)(C)(ii).......................  (b)(2)(ii)...............  Fee: Informal Entry or                    6.66
                                                                   Release; Manual and Not
                                                                   Prepared by CBP Personnel.
(a)(10)(C)(iii)......................  (b)(2)(iii)..............  Fee: Informal Entry or                    9.99
                                                                   Release; Automated or
                                                                   Manual; Prepared by CBP
                                                                   Personnel.
(b)(9)(A)(ii)........................  (b)(4)...................  Fee: Express Consignment                  1.11
                                                                   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 2022, 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 several technical 
corrections to part 24 of title 19 of the CFR, including corrections 
to Appendix B of part 24. The technical corrections 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.
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    Troy A. Miller, the Acting Commissioner, having reviewed and 
approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically 
sign this notice document to Robert F. Altneu, who is the Director of 
the Regulations and Disclosure Law Division for CBP, for purposes of 
publication in the Federal Register.

Robert F. Altneu,
Director, Regulations & Disclosure Law Division, Regulations & Rulings, 
Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2021-16237 Filed 7-27-21; 11:15 am]
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