U.S. Customs and Border Protection October 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Opening of Boquillas Border Crossing and Update to the Class B Port of Entry Description
Document Number: 2011-27792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to create a border crossing in Big Bend National Park to be called Boquillas. The Boquillas crossing would be situated between Presidio and Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the National Park Service plan to partner on the construction of a joint use facility in Big Bend National Park where the border crossing would operate. This NPRM proposes to designate the Boquillas border crossing as a ``Customs station'' for customs purposes and a Class B port of entry for immigration purposes. This NPRM also proposes to update the description of a Class B port of entry to reflect current border crossing documentation requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Prior Disclosure
Document Number: 2011-27876
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
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 Prior Disclosure. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Immediate Delivery Application
Document Number: 2011-27875
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
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 Entry and Immediate Delivery Application (Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
CBP Audit Procedures; Use of Sampling Methods and Offsetting of Overpayments and Over-Declarations
Document Number: 2011-27511
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by adding provisions for the use of sampling methods in CBP audits and prior disclosure cases and for the offsetting of overpayments and over-declarations when an audit involves a calculation of lost duties, taxes, or fees or monetary penalties under 19 U.S.C. 1592. The sampling provision may be used by both CBP and private parties in certain circumstances. The offsetting provision is in accordance with CBP's authority under 19 U.S.C. 1509(b)(6).
Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2012
Document Number: 2011-27413
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by January 20, 2012. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces this date of payment for 2012 in accordance with the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Revocation of Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: 2011-27410
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations (19 CFR 111.51(b)), the following Customs broker licenses and all associated permits are revoked with prejudice.
United States-OMAN Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2011-27310
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-21
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, without change, interim amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations which were published in the Federal Register on January 6, 2011, as CBP Dec. 11-01 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United StatesOman Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Sultanate of Oman.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Small Vessel Reporting System
Document Number: 2011-27153
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-20
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 Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Document Number: 2011-27152
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations (19 CFR 111.51), the following Customs broker licenses and all associated permits are cancelled without prejudice.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2011-27088
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, 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, 2011, the interest rates for overpayments will be 2 percent for corporations and 3 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 3 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Accreditation and Approval of INSPECTORATE America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-27018
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Inspectorate America Corporation, 16025-C Jacintoport Blvd., Houston, TX 77015, 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: 2011-27016
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Saybolt LP, 1809 Magnolia Ave, Port Neches, TX 77651, 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: 2011-27015
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, 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., 149 Pintail St., St. Rose, LA 70087, 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: 2011-27014
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, 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., 2780 Highway 69 N, Nederland, TX 77627, 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:
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-27004
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, 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., Carr. 28, Km 2.0, Ind. Park Luchetti, Bayamon, PR 00960, 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:
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of OMNI Hydrocarbon Measurement, Inc. as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2011-27003
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Omni Hydrocarbon Measurement, Inc., Crosby, Texas 77532, 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 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct 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 gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the 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/labs_scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xm l.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-26997
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Inspectorate America Corporation, Savannah, Georgia 31415, 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 151.12 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 test or gauger service 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/labs_ scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xml.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of SGS North America, Inc. as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-26996
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey 07002, 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 151.12 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 test or gauger service 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/labs_ scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xml.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc. as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-26977
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., Carson, California 90746, has been approved to gauge and test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, 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 test or gauger service 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/labs_scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xm l.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Intertek Caleb Brett as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2011-26976
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek Caleb Brett, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00717-2235, 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 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct 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 gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the 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/labs_scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xm l.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning a Surgical Mask With a Protective Eye Shield
Document Number: 2011-26550
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-14
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 a Surgical Mask with a Protective Eye Shield. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that Turkey is the country of origin of the Surgical Mask with a Protective Eye Shield, for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Ethernet Switches
Document Number: 2011-25991
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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 Ethernet switches. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the programming operations performed in the United States, using U.S.-origin software, substantially transform the non-TAA country switches. Therefore, the country of origin of the switches is the United States for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release
Document Number: 2011-25934
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release (CBP Form 7523). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Potential Closing of Morses Line Border Crossing
Document Number: 2011-25748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) currently operates a border crossing known as Morses Line, Vermont, located within the port limits of the port of entry of Highgate Springs/Alburg, Vermont. CBP officers are stationed at the Morses Line border crossing to accept entries of merchandise, collect duties, and enforce various provisions of the customs and immigration laws. The Morses Line border crossing is an aging facility that requires extensive upgrades and significant financial resources to update the facility to today's modern standards of border crossings. Based on internal analyses, feedback from many individuals in the local community, and consultation with members of Congress, CBP is evaluating the potential closure of the Morses Line border crossing. CBP is seeking public comment on this potential closure.