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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Accreditation of Commercial Testing Laboratories; Approval of Commercial Gaugers
Document Number: E7-2656
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
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, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Accreditation of Commercial Testing Laboratories and Approval of Commercial Gaugers. 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; Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset
Document Number: E7-2655
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
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, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Procedures. 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)).
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Intertek Testing Services as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-2651
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Intertek Testing Service/Caleb Brett, 4951A East Adamo Drive, Suite 130, Tampa, Florida 33605, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific tests or gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/ operationssupport/labsscientific svcs/organdoperations.xml.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Laboratory Service, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-2650
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Laboratory Service, Inc., 11731 Port Road, Seabrook, Texas 77586, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific tests or gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations support/labsscientific svcs/organdoperations.xml.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): National Customs Automation Program Test of Automated Truck Manifest for Truck Carrier Accounts; Deployment Schedule
Document Number: E7-2567
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 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 next group, or cluster, of ports to be deployed for this test.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): National Customs Automation Program Test of Automated Truck Manifest for Truck Carrier Accounts; Deployment Schedule
Document Number: E7-1710
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 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 a new group, or cluster, of ports to be deployed for this test.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E7-1477
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
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 January 1, 2007, the interest rates for overpayments will remain at 7 percent for corporations and 8 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will remain at 8 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Conditional Release Period and CBP Bond Obligations for Food, Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics
Document Number: 07-408
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to clarify the responsibilities of importers of food, drugs, devices, and cosmetics under the basic CBP importation bond and to provide a reasonable period of time to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to perform its enforcement functions with respect to these covered articles. The amendments include a provision for a specific conditional release period of 30 days for any food, drug, device, or cosmetic which has been released under bond and for which admissibility is to be determined under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act). The amendments also clarify the amount of liquidated damages that may be assessed when there is a breach of the terms and conditions of the bond and authorize any representative of FDA to obtain a sample of any imported article subject to section 801 of the Act, as amended.
Notice of Meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC)
Document Number: E7-1515
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (popularly known as ``COAC'') will meet on February 14, 2007 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Fees for Certain Services
Document Number: 07-335
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document amends the rules dealing with customs financial and accounting procedures by revising the fees charged for certain customs inspectional services under section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended, and incorporates two technical corrections to the existing fee chart.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I-775)
Document Number: E7-959
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I-775). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 67149) on November 20, 2006, 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.
Required Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers: ACE Truck Manifest
Document Number: E7-762
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Pursuant to section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002 and implementing regulations, truck carriers and other eligible parties are required to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through a CBP-approved electronic data interchange. In a previous notice, CBP designated the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest System as the approved interchange and announced that the requirement that advance electronic cargo information be transmitted through ACE would be phased in by groups of ports of entry. The previous notice identified the first group of ports where use of the ACE Truck Manifest System is mandated. This notice announces the second group of land border ports that will require truck carriers to file electronic manifests through the ACE Truck Manifest System.
Interim Agreement Between the European Union and the United States Regarding the Transfer of Passenger Name Record Data
Document Number: 06-9980
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This Notice is intended to update a General Notice published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2004, advising that the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, had issued a document on May 11, 2004 (referred to as the ``Undertakings'') containing representations regarding the manner in which it would handle certain Passenger Name Record data relating to flights between the United States and European Union member states. This Notice describes updates and adjustments to the Undertakings to reflect changes in the law and circumstances surrounding these data transfers.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): National Customs Automation Program Test of Automated Truck Manifest for Truck Carrier Accounts; Deployment Schedule
Document Number: E6-22036
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 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 next group, or cluster, of ports to be deployed for this test.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval SGS North America, Inc., Deer Park, TX as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E6-21928
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.I2 and 151.I3, SGS North America, Inc., 2759 Battleground Road, Deer Park, Texas 77536, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13.
United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 06-9780
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2005, as CBP Dec. 05-07 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States and the Republic of Chile.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of SGS North America Inc.-Tampa, FL as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E6-20493
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, SGS North America Inc., 1212 North 39th Street, Suite 330, Tampa, Florida 33605, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of SGS North America Inc.-Bridgeport, NJ, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E6-20492
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, SGS North America Inc., 614 Herron Drive, Bridgeport, New Jersey 08014, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Oiltest, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E6-20488
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Oiltest, Inc., 100 Grove Road, Thorofare, New Jersey 08086, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material From Bolivia
Document Number: E6-20306
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document amends Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) to reflect the extension of the import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Bolivia that were imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 01-86. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and Title 19 of the CFR is being amended to reflect this extension until December 4, 2011. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 01-86 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological material from Bolivia.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Delivery Ticket
Document Number: E6-19816
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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: Delivery Ticket. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a 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 (71 FR 54675-54676) on September 18, 2006, 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 Application-Checkpoint Pre-Enrolled Access Lane
Document Number: E6-19815
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application- Checkpoint Pre-enrolled Access Lane (Form I-866). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Passenger List/Crew List
Document Number: E6-19814
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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: Passenger List/Crew List (Form I-418). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a 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 (71 FR 54674) on September 18, 2006, 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: Aircraft/Vessel Report (Form I-92)
Document Number: E6-19813
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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: Aircraft/Vessel Report (Form I-92). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a 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 (71 FR 54675) on September 18, 2006, 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: Centralized Examination Station
Document Number: E6-19812
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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: Centralized Examination Station. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 54675) on September 18, 2006, 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: Administrative Rulings
Document Number: E6-19811
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-24
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: Administrative Rulings. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a 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 (71 FR 54674-54675) on September 18, 2006, 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.
Documents Required for Travelers Departing From or Arriving in the United States at Air Ports-of-Entry From Within the Western Hemisphere
Document Number: 06-9402
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This rule finalizes the first phase of a joint Department of Homeland Security and Department of State plan, known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, to implement new documentation requirements for certain United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens entering the United States. As a result of this final rule, with limited exceptions discussed below, beginning January 23, 2007, all United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico departing from or entering the United States from within the Western Hemisphere at air ports-of-entry will be required to present a valid passport. This final rule differs from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2006, by finalizing new documentation requirements for only travelers arriving in the United States by air. The portion of the NPRM that proposed changes in documentation requirements for travelers arriving by sea will not be finalized under this rule. Requirements for United States citizens and nonimmigrant aliens from Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico departing from or entering the United States at land and sea ports-of-entry will be addressed in a separate, future rulemaking.
Extension of Port Limits of Dayton, OH, and Termination of the User-Fee Status of Airborne Airpark in Wilmington, OH
Document Number: E6-19631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to amend Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) field organization by extending the geographic limits of the port of Dayton, Ohio, to include the Airborne Airpark in Wilmington, Ohio. The proposed extension of the port limits of Dayton, Ohio, is due to the closing of express consignment operations at Dayton International Airport, and the expansion of express consignment operations at Airborne Airpark, located in Wilmington, Ohio. The user-fee status of Airborne Airpark would be terminated. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I-775)
Document Number: E6-19596
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
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, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I-775). 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)).
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E6-19591
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Inspectorate America Corporation, 507 Duttons Mill Road, Suite A-1, Aston, Pennsylvania 19014, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13.
Annual User Fee for Customs Broker Permit and National Permit: General Notice
Document Number: E6-19588
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This is to advise Customs brokers that the annual fee of $125 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker whether it may be an individual, partnership, association or corporation, is due by January 19, 2007. This announcement is being published to comply with the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol, Laredo Sector, Laredo North and South Station's Road Improvement and Non-Native Vegetation Removal Project
Document Number: 06-9163
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for the construction and improvement of existing patrol roads and the removal of non-native (giant cane, Arundo donax) vegetation along 111 miles of the Rio Grande (Proposed Action) in Webb County, Texas. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the decision-making agency for this project. This EIS is being prepared in support of the proposal by the Office of Border Patrol's (OBP) Laredo North and Laredo South Stations for controlling and deterring the influx of illegal immigration and contraband into the United States. Due to the increased violent activity in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and increase in drug trafficking in Webb County, the Secretary of Homeland Security has mandated this effort as the top priority of the OBP's Laredo Sector. The Laredo Sector has a need to secure the border by obtaining an unobstructed line of sight to the Rio Grande and a continuous patrol road. These actions are intended to gain and maintain control of the border to further prevent the influx of illegal aliens and drugs into the United States. Prior NEPA documents, developed to address those project portions which have been previously constructed or proposed to be constructed, will be incorporated into the DEIS by reference. Direct project impacts of the remaining portions of the project, as well as cumulative impacts of the comprehensive project, will also be addressed. Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations, a scoping process will be conducted. As part of this process, a public workshop/open house will be held to identify issues of concern for analysis during the NEPA process.
Required Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers: ACE Truck Manifest
Document Number: E6-17998
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Pursuant to section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002 and implementing regulations published in December, 2003, truck carriers and other eligible parties were directed to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through a CBP-approved electronic data interchange (EDI). This notice announces that CBP is designating the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest System as the approved EDI for the transmission of the required data and that the requirement that advance electronic truck cargo information be transmitted through ACE will be phased in by groups of ports of entry identified in this document.
Monetary Guidelines for Setting Bond Amounts for Importations Subject to Enhanced Bonding Requirements
Document Number: E6-17885
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This Notice serves to provide additional information on the process used to determine bond amounts for importations involving elevated collection risks and to seek public comment on that process. The process published in this Notice is in effect. Public comments will assist CBP in identifying factors that may further improve the process to ensure the bond amounts protect the revenue and facilitate trade. After consideration of the comments, a revised version of the Monetary Guidelines for Setting Bond Amounts Customs Directive 99-3510-004 July 23, 1991 (1991 Monetary Guidelines) will be published.
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium 2006: “The World of Trade-5 Years After 9/11”
Document Number: E6-17622
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document announces that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will convene a major trade symposium that will feature panel discussions involving department 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 to register early.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Allowance in Duties
Document Number: E6-17444
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
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: Application for Allowance in Duties. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a 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 (71 FR 47508) on August 17, 2006, 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: Serially Numbered Substantial Containers Entering the United States Duty-Free
Document Number: E6-17443
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
CBP 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: Serially Numbered Substantial Containers Entering the U.S. Duty-Free. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 47509) on August 17, 2006, 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: Application for Foreign Trade Zone Admission and/or Status Transaction; Application for Foreign Trade Zone Activity Report
Document Number: E6-17442
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
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: Application for Foreign Trade Zone Admission, Status Designation, and Activity Permit. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a 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 (71 FR 47509) on August 17, 2006, 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.
Entry of Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Document Number: 06-8761
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document sets forth interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) establishing special entry requirements applicable to shipments of softwood lumber products from Canada. The interim amendments involve the collection of additional entry summary information for purposes of monitoring and enforcing the Softwood Lumber Agreement between the Governments of Canada and the United States, entered into on September 12, 2006.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E6-17150
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
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 October 1, 2006, the interest rates for overpayments will remain at 7 percent for corporations and 8 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will remain at 8 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Customs Declaration (Form 6059-B)
Document Number: E6-16313
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
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: Customs Declaration. 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 (71 FR 12387) on March 10, 2006, 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: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles
Document Number: E6-16304
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
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: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles. 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 form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 12389) on March 10, 2006, 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: Application-Permit-Special License Unlading/Lading Overtime Services
Document Number: E6-16300
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-03
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: Application/Permit/Special License, Unlading/Lading Overtime Services. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 12381) on March 10, 2006, 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 Withholding of Certain Distributions on Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers
Document Number: E6-15886
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document notifies the public that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), consistent with the Court of International Trade's recent decision in Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance et al. v. United States, will be withholding distributions under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000 that derive from antidumping and countervailing duties assessed on goods from Canada or Mexico. Fiscal year 2006 CDSOA distributions that derive from antidumping or countervailing duties on other than Canadian or Mexican goods are not affected.
Notice of Meeting of The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC)
Document Number: E6-15784
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (popularly known as ``COAC'') will meet in open session.
General Program Test Extended: Quota Preprocessing
Document Number: 06-7882
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
With this notice, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces that the duration of the quota preprocessing program test, which provides for the electronic processing of certain quota- class apparel merchandise prior to arrival of the importing carrier, is extended until December 31, 2008. The quota preprocessing program test is currently being conducted at all CBP ports and was set to expire on December 31, 2006. The duration of the test is being extended so that CBP can continue to evaluate the program's effectiveness. Public comments concerning any aspect of the program test as well as applications to participate in the test are requested.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Aircraft/Vessel Report
Document Number: E6-15455
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
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, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Aircraft/Vessel Report (Form I-92). 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; Delivery Ticket
Document Number: E6-15454
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
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, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Delivery Ticket (Form 6043). 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; Application To Establish Centralized Examination Station
Document Number: E6-15452
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
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, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application to Establish Centralized Examination Station. 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; Administrative Rulings
Document Number: E6-15450
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
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, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Administrative Rulings. 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)).