Department of Homeland Security August 25, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Meeting on Amendments to the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) Convention
Document Number: E8-19711
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will hold a public meeting on issues related to proposed amendments to the Convention of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO). Background documentation may be found on the Department of State's Web site: http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/cip/imso/.
Entry Requirements for Certain Softwood Lumber Products Exported From Any Country Into the United States
Document Number: E8-19641
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document sets forth interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that prescribe special entry requirements applicable to certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products exported from any country into the United States. The softwood lumber and softwood lumber products subject to these interim entry requirements are those described in section 804(a) within Title VIII (Softwood Lumber Act of 2008 or ``the Act'') of the Tariff Act of 1930, as added by section 3301 of Title III, Subtitle D, of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246, enacted June 18, 2008). Within Title VIII, section 803 requires the President to establish and maintain an importer declaration program with respect to the importation of certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products and prescribes special entry requirements whereby importers must submit the export price, estimated export charge, if any, and an importer declaration with the entry summary. There are also new recordkeeping requirements applicable to certain imports of softwood lumber home packages and kits which are subject to declaration requirements, but which are not subject to the softwood lumber importer declaration program of section 803 of the Act. These interim amendments set forth the procedural and documentation requirements necessary to implement the entry requirements specified in the statute.
First Sale Declaration Requirement
Document Number: E8-19640
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document establishes an importer declaration requirement pursuant to section 15422(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to assist Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in gathering information for all goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on the transaction valuation of goods imported into the United States. Effective for a one-year period beginning August 20, 2008, all importers will be required to provide a declaration to CBP at the time of filing a consumption entry when, in a series of sequential sales, the transaction value of the imported merchandise is determined on the basis of the ``first or earlier sale'' of goodsthe first sale in which the goods are ``sold for exportation to the United States'' or any other sale earlier than the last sale prior to the introduction of the merchandise into the United States. CBP will then report the frequency of the use of the ``first sale'' rule and other associated data to the International Trade Commission (ITC) on a monthly basis.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19606
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.