Department of Homeland Security September 20, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Interpretive Rule Concerning Classification of Unisex Footwear
Document Number: E7-18588
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document adopts as final, with minor changes, a proposed interpretive rule regarding the criteria to be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to determine whether footwear is considered to be ``commonly worn by both sexes'' (unisex) for tariff classification purposes under Heading 6403 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') that was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2006. The rates of duty applicable to footwear ``For other persons'' (i.e., ``unisex'') are about 1.5 percent higher than the rates of duty applicable to footwear ``For men, youths and boys.'' The criteria set forth in this document will promote uniformity in the classification of subject footwear, thereby ensuring that proper duties are collected.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): National Customs Automation Program Test of Automated Truck Manifest for Truck Carrier Accounts; Deployment Schedule
Document Number: E7-18527
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is currently conducting a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning the transmission of automated truck manifest data. This document announces the final group, or cluster, of ports to be deployed for this test.
Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Specification and TWIC Contactless Smart Card Application
Document Number: 07-4649
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Department of Homeland Security, through the U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), announces the availability of the working specification for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) biometric readers and the TWIC contactless smart card application. This specification is based on recommendations to the Coast Guard and TSA from the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC); comments from the public following publication of the NMSAC recommendations and request for comment; and, the government's review of the NMSAC recommendations and comments received. The working specification is available to review at www.tsa.gov/twic and at http://dms.dot.gov in docket USCG-2007-27415.