U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Re-Approval of Certispec Services USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E7-12258
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Certispec Services USA, Inc., 1448 Texas Avenue, Texas City, Texas 77590, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity for gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger services this entity is 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/labsscientificsvcs/organdoperations.xml.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Chemical and Petrochemical Inspections, LL.P., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-12256
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Chemical and Petrochemical Inspections, LL.P., 5300 39th Street, Groves, Texas 77619, 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, inquiries 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/organd operations.xml.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Columbia Inspection as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-12254
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Columbia Inspection, 797 Channel Street, San Pedro, California 90731, 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, inquiries 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/labsscientificsvcs/organdoperations.xml.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Importation of Ethyl Alcohol for Non-Beverage Purposes
Document Number: E7-11218
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. 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: Importation of Ethyl Alcohol for Non-Beverage Purposes. 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 (72 FR 15892) on April 3, 2007, 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 Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights
Document Number: E7-11216
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. 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: Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights (Part 133 of the CBP Regulations). 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 (72 FR 12180) on March 15, 2007, 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-Alternative Inspection Services/FAST Commercial Driver Application
Document Number: E7-11214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. 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: ApplicationAlternative Inspection Services/FAST Commercial Driver Application. 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 (72 FR 12181) on March 15, 2007, 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: U.S./Israel Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E7-11213
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security 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: U.S./Israel Free Trade Agreement. 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 (72 FR 15891) on April 3, 2007, 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.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE); National Customs, Automation Program Test of Automated Truck Manifest for Truck Carrier Accounts; Deployment Schedule
Document Number: E7-11167
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. 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 next group, or cluster, of ports to be deployed for this test.
United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E7-11078
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This rule amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Republic of Singapore.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From Peru
Document Number: 07-2810
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on archaeological material and certain ethnological materials originating in Peru which were imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-50 and extended by T.D. 02-30. 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 the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this second extension. 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. 97-50 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers
Document Number: 07-2635
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, this document is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's notice of intent to distribute assessed antidumping or countervailing duties (known as the continued dumping and subsidy offset) for Fiscal Year 2007 in connection with countervailing duty orders, antidumping duty orders, or findings under the Antidumping Act of 1921. This document sets forth the case name and number of each order or findings for which funds may become available for distribution, together with the list of affected domestic producers, based on the list supplied by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) associated with each order or finding, who are potentially eligible to receive a distribution. This document also provides the instructions for affected domestic producers to file certifications to claim a distribution in relation to the listed orders or findings.
Pima Cotton Trust Fund
Document Number: E7-10090
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On December 20, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. Within Division C of the Act, section 407 of Title IV establishes a Cotton Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States to be known as the ``Pima Cotton Trust Fund.'' The Pima Cotton Trust Fund is comprised of funds transferred from the general fund of the Treasury in amounts equal to duties collected since January 1, 1994, on certain imports of pima cotton products. Section 407 of the Act authorizes distributions out of the Trust Fund in each of fiscal years 2007 and 2008, payable to eligible manufacturers and spinners of certain pima cotton products, as well as to a nationally recognized association established for the promotion of pima cotton grown in the United States for use in textile and apparel goods. Eligible claimants are directed to follow the statutory procedures to claim a distribution from the Pima Cotton Trust Fund. This document sets forth the law and announces applicable deadlines for claim and affidavit submission as well as the address to which claims, affidavits and related information must be sent.
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 07-2587
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
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, 2006, as CBP Dec. 06-06 to set forth the conditions and requirements that apply for purposes of submitting requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for refunds of any excess customs duties paid with respect to entries of textile or apparel goods entitled to retroactive application of preferential tariff treatment under the Dominican RepublicCentral AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): Terms and Conditions for Account Access of the ACE Secure Data Portal
Document Number: E7-9350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice sets forth a revision of the terms and conditions that must be followed as a condition for access to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Secure Data Portal (ACE Portal). These terms and conditions supersede and replace the Terms and Conditions documents previously signed and submitted to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by ACE Portal Account Owners. The previous Terms and Conditions documents were not published in any public document but were provided to ACE Portal Account applicants after their acceptance into the test. For those ACE Portal Accounts already on file with CBP with the proper Account Owner listed, no further action is required by the ACE Portal Account Owner. The principal changes to the terms and conditions include a revised definition of ``Account Owner'' to permit either an individual or a legal entity to serve in this capacity, new requirements relating to providing notice to CBP when there has been a material change in the status of the Account and/or Account Owner, and explanatory provisions as to how the information from a particular account may be accessed through the ACE Portal when that account is transferred to a new owner. These terms and conditions do not affect participants in ACE who have not established Portal Accounts but who do participate via less formal Non-portal Accounts.
Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers Required To Be Transmitted Through ACE Truck Manifest at Ports in the States of Idaho and Montana
Document Number: E7-8707
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through a CBP-approved electronic data interchange. In a previous document, 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. This document announces that at all land border ports in Idaho and Montana truck carriers will be required to file electronic manifests through the ACE Truck Manifest System.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Land Border Carrier Initiative
Document Number: E7-8306
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. 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: Land Border Carrier Initiative. 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 (72 FR 9346) on March 1, 2007, 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 Meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC)
Document Number: E7-8246
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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 May 15, 2007 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of the Meeting of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-8245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee (``Advisory Committee'') will meet in open session. The meeting will be open to the public.