Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): Elimination of Bond Rider Requirement for Participation in Periodic Monthly Statement Payment Process
This notice 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. Participants in the Periodic Monthly Statement test are no longer required to provide a bond rider covering the periodic payment of estimated duties and fees. Nonpayment or untimely payment of estimated duties and fees, however, may result in action by CBP to impose sanctions on the delinquent importer of record or to allow the surety to terminate its basic importation bond. If the bond principal is a participant in the Periodic Monthly Statement test, sureties will now be allowed, under certain conditions, to terminate bonds with 3 business days notice to the bond principal and CBP.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License
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 Permit
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.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License Due to Death of the License Holder
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:
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Desktop Scanners
This document provides notice that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain desktop scanners to be offered to the United States Government under an undesignated government procurement contract. The final determination found that, based upon the facts presented, the United States is the country of origin of the Kodak i600 line of desktop scanners for purposes of U.S. Government procurement. The Kodak i600 series includes the i620, i640, and i660 models.
Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions (COAC)
This notice announces the date, time, and location for the third meeting of the ninth term of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions (COAC), and the expected agenda for its consideration.
Technical Amendments to Chapter 1 of Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations
This document amends Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by making technical corrections to certain authority citations to reflect amendments to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States effected by the President's Proclamation of December 30, 2003, to implement the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium: “Globalizing Trade Security and Facilitation-Realizing the Promise of the WCO Framework”
This document announces that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will convene a major trade symposium that will feature joint discussions by CBP personnel, members of the trade community, and other government agencies on the agency's role on international trade security initiatives and programs. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties are encouraged to attend, and those attending are requested to register early.
Establishment of New Port of Entry at Sacramento, CA; Realignment of the Port Limits of the Port of Entry at San Francisco, CA
This rule proposes to amend the Department of Homeland Security regulations pertaining to the field organization of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by establishing a new port of entry at Sacramento, California, and terminating the user fee status of Sacramento International Airport. In order to accommodate this new port of entry, this rule proposes to realign the port boundaries of the port of entry at San Francisco, California since these boundaries currently encompass an area that is to be included within the new port of Sacramento. This change is part of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's continuing program to utilize more efficiently its personnel, facilities, and resources to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
Documents Required for Travel Within the Western Hemisphere
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), nonimmigrant aliens and United States citizens are generally required to present passports to enter the United States. The Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State have the joint authority to waive this requirement for nonimmigrant aliens under certain circumstances and the Secretary of State has the authority to make exceptions to the requirement for United States citizens. In accordance with those authorities, current regulations permit United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda and Mexico to enter the United States from certain Western Hemisphere countries without presenting a passport. On December 17, 2004, the President signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). Section 7209 of this statute limits the Secretaries' discretion to waive or to make exceptions to the passport requirements under the INA and expressly provides that, by January 1, 2008, United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens may enter the United States only with passports or such alternatives as the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate as satisfactorily establishing identity and citizenship. In the future, as a result of the implementation of the new statute, travel to the United States by United States citizens and others from the Western Hemisphere will require a passport or acceptable alternative documents in circumstances where travel was previously permitted without such documents. Section 7209 directs that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, develop and implement a plan relating to the new requirements ``as expeditiously as possible.'' The statute provides that this plan shall be implemented no later than January 1, 2008. The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, will be deciding how to implement the new law. This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announces the rulemakings that are expected to implement the new law, invites comments on the possible means of implementation and specifically invites comments on the documents other than passports that should be accepted under section 7209 as sufficient to establish citizenship and identity.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Forfeitures and Penalties
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: Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Forfeitures and Penalties. 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 28316) on May 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Documents Required Aboard Private Aircraft
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 Documents Required Aboard Private Aircraft. 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)).