U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Owner for Merchandise Obtained (Otherwise Than) in Pursuance of a Purchase or Agreement to Purchase and Declaration of Consignee When Entry is Made by an Agent
Document Number: E8-30663
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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: Declaration of Owner for Merchandise Obtained (other than) in Pursuance of a Purchase or Agreement to Purchase and Declaration of Consignee when Entry is Made by an Agent. 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 (73 FR 63000) on October 22, 2008, 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: NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin
Document Number: E8-30662
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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: NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin. 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 (73 FR 63002) on October 22, 2008, 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: Documents Required on Private Aircraft
Document Number: E8-30660
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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: Documents Required on Private Aircraft. 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 (73 FR 63001) on October 22, 2008, 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.
Accreditation of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: E8-30348
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12, Inspectorate America Corporation, 2184 Jefferson Hwy., Lutcher, LA 70071, has been accredited to test petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test this entity is accredited to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Accreditation of Altol Chemical and Environmental Lab Inc, as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: E8-30347
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12, Altol Chemical and Environmental Lab Inc, Sabanetas Industrial Park, Building M-1380, Ponce, PR 00715, has been accredited to test petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test this entity is accredited to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E8-30344
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 1020 Holland Sylvania Road, Holland, OH 43528, has been approved to gauge petroleum, 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 to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-30343
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 134 Heinsohn Rd. Suite A Corpus Christi, TX 78406, Corpus Christi, TX 78469, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-30342
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Saybolt LP, 414 Westchester, Corpus Christi, TX 78469, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-30340
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Saybolt LP, 1501 Delmar B. Drawdy Dr., Tampa, FL 33605, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations support/ labsscientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-30339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 5401 Evergreen Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories, http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-30338
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 1848 Suntide Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78409, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-30337
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Saybolt LP, 18251 Cascades Ave. South Suite A, Tukwila, WA 98188, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories, http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/.
Notice of H-2A Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot
Document Number: E8-29787
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is establishing a new land-border exit system for certain temporary agricultural workers, starting on a pilot basis, at certain designated ports of entry. Under this pilot program, aliens admitted to the United States as H-2A temporary workers who were admitted to the United States at the ports of San Luis, Arizona, or Douglas, Arizona, must depart from either one of those ports and provide certain biographic and biometric information at one of the kiosks established for this purpose. Any nonimmigrant alien admitted under an H-2A nonimmigrant visa at one of the designated ports of entry will be issued a CBP Form I-94, Arrival and Departure Record, and be presented with information material that explains the pilot program requirements.
H-2A Petitioner's Employment-Related or Fee-Related Notification
Document Number: E8-29786
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
This Notice announces the manner in which petitioners must notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding their employment of agricultural workers in H-2A nonimmigrant status or job placement fee information. These procedures are necessary to enable petitioners to comply with the notification requirements established by the Department of Homeland Security's regulations governing the H-2A nonimmigrant classification.
Agency Information Collection Activities Screening Requirements for Carriers
Document Number: E8-29908
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Screening Requirements for Carriers. 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)).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Complaint Management System
Document Number: E8-29424
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
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: Complaint Management System. This is a new collection of information collection. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 58253) on October 6, 2008, allowing for a 60-day comment period. One public comment was received. 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 Arrival and Departure Record
Document Number: E8-29423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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 Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record), the Form I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure), and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). 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)).
Designation of an Enhanced Driver's License and Identity Document Issued by the State of New York as a Travel Document Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Document Number: E8-28535
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated enhanced driver's licenses and identity documents (EDLs) issued by the State of New York (New York) as acceptable documents to denote identity and citizenship for purposes of entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry upon implementation of Section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. U.S. citizens possessing these EDLs will be permitted to present the EDLs as acceptable documents under Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) when entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry.
Agency Information Collection Activities; JADE Act
Document Number: E8-28259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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 JADE Act. 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; Andean Trade Preferences
Document Number: E8-28258
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Andean Trade Preferences. 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)).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Declaration of a Person Abroad Who Receives and Is Returning Merchandise to the United States
Document Number: E8-28257
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Declaration of a Person Abroad Who Receives and Is Returning Merchandise to the U.S. 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)).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores for Fishing Vessels and Certification of Use
Document Number: E8-28255
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores For Fishing Vessels and Certification of Use. 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)).
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Multifunctional Machines
Document Number: E8-28014
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain multifunctional machines which may be offered to the United States Government under a government procurement contract. Based upon the facts presented, in the final determination CBP concluded that Japan is the country of origin of the multifunctional machines for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Prior Disclosure Regulations
Document Number: E8-26724
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
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: Prior Disclosure 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 (73 FR 51833) on September 5, 2008, 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 Immediate Delivery Application
Document Number: E8-26723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
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: Entry and Immediate Delivery Application. 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 (73 FR 51833) on September 5, 2008, 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.
Technical Corrections Relating to the Rules of Origin for Goods Imported Under the NAFTA and for Textile and Apparel Products
Document Number: Z8-25734
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice of Meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC)
Document Number: E8-26521
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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 (``COAC'') will meet on November 20, 2008 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Walkers
Document Number: E8-25979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain walkers which may be offered to the United States Government under a government procurement contract. Based upon the facts presented, in the final determination CBP concluded that Hong Kong is the country of origin of the walkers for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Technical Corrections Relating to the Rules of Origin for Goods Imported Under the NAFTA and for Textile and Apparel Products
Document Number: E8-25734
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document sets forth technical corrections to part 102 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect recent changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The affected provisions in part 102, which are based in part on specified changes in tariff classification, comprise a codified system used for determining the country of origin of goods imported under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and for the country of origin of textile and apparel products (other than those of Israel).
Uniform Rules of Origin for Imported Merchandise
Document Number: E8-25731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document re-opens the period within which comments may be submitted in response to the proposed rule to amend the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin of imported merchandise. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43385) with comments due on or before September 23, 2008. The comment period was extended by a notice published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2008 (73 FR 51962), to October 23, 2008. This notice re-opens the comment period to afford interested parties an opportunity to consider the impact, if any, of the proposed rule on the country of origin of their goods in view of the publication of a final rule document in today's Federal Register which sets forth technical corrections to Sec. Sec. 102.20 and 102.21 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 102.20 and 102.21).
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E8-25812
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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, 2008, 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.
Importer Self-Assessment Product Safety Pilot
Document Number: E8-25551
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the expansion of the Importer Self- Assessment Program (ISA) to include the Importer Self-Assessment- Product Safety Pilot (ISA-PS). The ISA-PS is a partnership that will be created among CBP, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and importers which will strive to maintain a high level of product safety compliance, and to achieve the goals of the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety by working collaboratively to prevent unsafe imports. The ISA-PS is a voluntary approach to product safety compliance, which will provide recognition and support to participating companies. Application to the ISA-PS is open to all importers who are participants in the ISA. CBP and CPSC staff will designate a limited number of importers from the initial applicants and determine their eligibility for participation in the pilot program. This document contains information on the application process, the benefits, and continued participation requirements.
Accreditation and Approval of Certispec Services USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-25253
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Certispec Services USA, Inc., 1448 Texas Avenue, Texas City, TX 77590, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Approval of Oiltest, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E8-25252
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Oiltest, Inc., 4333 50th Street South, Tampa, FL 33619, has been approved to gauge petroleum, 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 to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Approval of Omni Hydrocarbon Measurement, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E8-25251
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Omni Hydrocarbon Measurement, 914 Kennings Ave., Crosby, TX 77532, has been approved to gauge petroleum, 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 to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the website listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin
Document Number: E8-25115
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin. 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; Documents Required Aboard Private Aircraft
Document Number: E8-25113
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (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. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; U.S./Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
Document Number: E8-25112
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the U.S./Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). 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; Declaration of Owner for Merchandise Obtained (Other Than) in Pursuance of a Purchase or Agreement To Purchase and Declaration of Importer of Record When Entry Is Made by an Agent
Document Number: E8-25110
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Declaration of Owner for Merchandise Obtained (other than) in Pursuance of a Purchase or Agreement to Purchase and Declaration of Importer of Record When Entry is Made by an Agent. 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)).
Assessment and Mitigation of Claims for Liquidated Damages for Nonpayment or Late Payment of Estimated Duties Under the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Periodic Monthly Statement Payment Process Test
Document Number: E8-24696
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces guidelines for the assessment of claims for liquidated damages and the mitigation of those claims when participants in the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test for the Periodic Monthly Statement Payment Process fail to pay estimated duties in the time period prescribed by law. In addition, CBP may exercise the authority to suspend any bond principal (the importer of record) from participation in the Periodic Monthly Payment Statement test and require that the bond principal pay estimated duties and fees on an entry-by-entry basis. Further, CBP may exercise the authority to require the bond principal to file entry summary documentation with estimated duties and fees attached before merchandise is released from any CBP port.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-24041
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 801 West Orchard St., Suite 5, Bellingham, WA 98225, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Complaint Management System
Document Number: E8-23578
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Complaint Management System. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Mesh Dressing
Document Number: E8-22683
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain mesh dressing known as Tegaderm\TM\ Ag Mesh Dressing. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the United States is the country of origin of the Tegaderm\TM\ Ag Mesh Dressing for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-22221
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., 12650 McManus Blvd, Suite 103, Newport News, VA 23602, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products and organic chemicals for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-22219
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., 2310 Highway 69 North, Nederland, TX 77627, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products and organic chemicals for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations support/labsscientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of Amspec Services LLC, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-22217
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Amspec Services LLC, 2841 Carolina Beach Rd. Suite 3B, Wilmington, NC 28412, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products and organic chemicals for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E8-22216
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Saybolt LP, 2321 Burnett Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28401, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products and organic chemicals for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labs scientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From Cambodia
Document Number: E8-22034
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect both continuing and new import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Cambodia. Import restrictions that were previously imposed by CBP Decision 03-28 on certain stone, metal, and ceramic archaeological materials that are due to expire on September 19, 2008, are extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for the extension of import restrictions that previously existed and for amending the agreement so that it applies also to archaeological material of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect until September 19, 2013, and title 19 of the CBP regulations is being amended to reflect this amended bilateral agreement. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the 1970 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. This document also contains the amended Designated List of Archaeological Material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply, including the new categories of objects (glass and bone) and the additional subcategories of stone and metal objects from the Bronze and Iron Age.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Crew Effects Declaration
Document Number: E8-20798
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
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: Crew Effects Declaration. 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 (73 FR 36543) on June 27, 2008, allowing for a 60-day comment period. One public comment was received. 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: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement
Document Number: E8-20797
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
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: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement. 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 (73 FR 36543) on June 27, 2008, allowing for a 60-day comment period. Two public comments were received. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.