Customs and Border Protection Bureau August 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 05-17247
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2005, the interest rates for overpayments will be 5 percent for corporations and 6 percent for non- corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 6 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-17145
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Entries of Antidumping and/or Countervailing Duties Destroyed September 11, 2001
Document Number: 05-17045
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) suspends the liquidation of entries of merchandise subject to antidumping and/or countervailing duties (AD/CVD) until liquidation instructions are received from the Department of Commerce. Due to the extended liquidation cycle of AD/CVD entries, CBP is only now beginning to receive liquidation instructions from the Department of Commerce for many AD/CVD entries from previous years. Unfortunately, AD/CVD entry documents which were maintained by CBP at 6 World Trade Center in New York, New York, were destroyed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. This notice announces that CBP is providing importers with the option to provide a reconstructed entry summary package to CBP for liquidation of these entries. Failure by the importer to provide a reconstructed entry summary package within the time frame described in this notice may result in liquidation by CBP of the entry, or entries, based upon the information available within the Automated Commercial System (ACS).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Recordkeeping Requirement
Document Number: 05-16732
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Department of Homeland Security, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Recordkeeping Requirement. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35279) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Entry and Immediate Delivery Application
Document Number: 05-16731
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Department of Homeland Security, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Entry and Immediate Delivery Application. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35282) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Crew's Effects Declaration
Document Number: 05-16729
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Crew's Effects Declaration. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35285) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry Summary and Continuation Sheet
Document Number: 05-16727
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Entry Summary and Continuation Sheet. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35279) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty
Document Number: 05-16725
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35284) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Permit
Document Number: 05-16724
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 111.51), the following Customs broker permits are cancelled without prejudice.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement Form
Document Number: 05-16723
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Department of Homeland Security, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning Vessel Entrance of Clearance Statement. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35280-35281) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Prior Disclosure Regulations
Document Number: 05-16719
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Department of the Homeland Security, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Prior Disclosure Regulations. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35280-35281) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Announcement of Test Program Regarding Electronic Foreign Trade Zone Admission Applications
Document Number: 05-16427
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This notice announces the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) plan to conduct a voluntary test program to allow the submission of electronic Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) admission applications. Pursuant to the terms of the test, an application for FTZ admission (CBP Form 214``FTZ Admission and/or Status Designation'') may be filed electronically with CBP via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). Parties not participating in the test may continue to file the CBP Form 214 in a paper format pursuant to existing FTZ procedures. The test program is limited to electronic FTZ admission applications for merchandise reported to CBP via air, sea, and rail manifest. CBP intends to implement a future phase of this test that will allow electronic FTZ admission applications for merchandise reported to CBP via truck manifest as soon as a CBP-approved electronic data interchange system exists for these transmissions. This notice informs interested members of the public of the eligibility and procedural requirements for participation in the test, outlines the evaluation methodology to be used, and invites public comment concerning any aspect of the planned prototype test.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License
Document Number: 05-16375
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 111.51), the following Customs broker licenses are cancelled without prejudice.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License Due to Death of the License Holder
Document Number: 05-16374
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations Sec. 111.51(a), the following individual Customs broker licenses and any and all permits have been cancelled due to the death of the broker:
Closing of the Port of Noyes, Minnesota, and Extension of the Limits of the Port of Pembina, ND
Document Number: 05-16008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document proposes to close the port of entry of Noyes, Minnesota, and extend the limits of the port of entry of Pembina, North Dakota, to include the rail facilities located at Noyes. The proposed closure and extension are the result of the closure by the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency of the Port of Emerson, Manitoba, Canada, which is located north of the Port of Noyes, and the close proximity of the Port of Noyes to the Port of Pembina.
Clarification of the National Customs Automation Program Test Regarding Reconciliation; Latent Defects
Document Number: 05-15904
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document clarifies the Customs and Border Protection Automated Commercial System Reconciliation prototype test by setting forth that the issue of value allowances for alleged latent manufacturing defects made pursuant to 19 CFR 158.12 or any other provision is not among the issues eligible for Reconciliation. Entry summaries cannot be flagged for Reconciliation to account for latent manufacturing defects discovered after importation. All other aspects of the test remain the same as set forth in previously published Federal Register notices.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): National Customs Automation Program Test of Periodic Monthly Payment Statement Process
Document Number: 05-15571
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document announces changes in the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning periodic monthly deposit of estimated duties and fees. A change to the time period allowed for the deposit of the duties and fees is being made in order to comply with the provisions of section 2004 of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, Public Law 108-429, which extended the time of deposit of those estimated duties and fees from the 15th calendar day to the 15th working day of the month following the month in which the goods are either entered or released. Another change being made concerns whether CBP will establish a claim for liquidated damages when a participant removes an entry from a Periodic Daily Statement or a Preliminary Monthly Statement after expiration of a 10-working-day period after release. This document also advises that entries containing Census errors will be eligible to be placed on a Periodic Daily Statement and designated for monthly payment. The latter two changes are being made in order to increase the efficiencies of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and to encourage participation in the Periodic Monthly Statement process.