U.S. Customs and Border Protection April 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Tuna-Tariff Rate Quota; the Tariff-Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2013 Tuna Classifiable Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
Document Number: 2013-09749
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Each year, the tariff-rate quota for tuna described in subheading 1604.14.22, HTSUS, is based on the apparent United States consumption of tuna in airtight containers during the preceding Calendar Year. This document sets forth the tariff-rate quota for Calendar Year 2013.
Extension of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program and Reopening of Application Period for Participation
Document Number: 2013-09516
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On October 24, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the formalization and expansion of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program that would run for six months. This document announces that CBP is extending the pilot period for an additional six months and reopening the application period for new participants for 30 days. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Immediate Delivery Application and Simplified Entry
Document Number: 2013-09475
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting 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 (Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT) and Simplified Entry. 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 information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 9719) on February 11, 2013, 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: United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
Document Number: 2013-09128
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-18
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 United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Test To Allow Customs Brokers To Pre-Certify Importers for Participation in the Importer Self-Assessment Program
Document Number: 2013-08968
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to test allowing customs brokers to pre-certify importers for participation in the Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) program. The test will be known as the Customs Broker Importer Self-Assessment Pre- Certification (Broker ISA PC) test. The primary goal of the Broker ISA PC test is to leverage customs broker relationships to facilitate and promote importer participation in the ISA program, especially for small and medium enterprises. This notice provides the eligibility criteria for voluntary participation in the test, explains the test program application process, describes the broker participant responsibilities, provides information for importer ISA applicants, and discusses the repercussions for misconduct under the test. This notice also invites public comment concerning the test program.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Ultrasound Systems
Document Number: 2013-08349
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-10
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 ultrasound systems. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the U.S. is the country of origin of the ultrasound systems for purposes of U.S. government procurement.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Printer and Fax Machine
Document Number: 2013-08347
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-10
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 the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer and Fax Machine M551. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that China is the country of origin of the HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 Color Printer and Fax Machine M551, for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Accreditation of Commercial Testing Laboratories and Approval of Commercial Gaugers
Document Number: 2013-08159
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Accreditation of Commercial Testing Laboratories and Approval of Commercial Gaugers. 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 information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 6128) on January 29, 2013, 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.
Modification and Expansion of CBP Centers of Excellence and Expertise Test To Include Six Additional Centers
Document Number: 2013-07840
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to modify and expand its test for the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs), originally published in the Federal Register on August 28, 2012. This document announces that six new CEEsthe Agriculture & Prepared Products CEE; the Apparel, Footwear & Textiles CEE; the Base Metals CEE; the Consumer Products & Mass Merchandising CEE; the Industrial & Manufacturing Materials CEE; and the Machinery CEEwill be opened and tested to determine how they will operate with broad decision-making authority. This notice invites public comment concerning the methodology of the test program, identifies the purpose of the test and the regulations that will be affected, determines the length of the test, explains the application process and application timeframes, and provides the eligibility and selection criteria for voluntary participation in the test. This document also provides the legal authority for the test and explains the repercussions and appeals process for misconduct under the test. This notice also expands the regulations that will be included in the test for the six new CEEs as well as the four CEEs currently participating in the test: the Electronics CEE; the Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals CEE; the Automotive & Aerospace CEE; and the Petroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals CEE. To the extent not modified by this notice, all provisions, terms, conditions, and requirements of the August 28, 2012 test notice continue to apply.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2013-07838
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
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 April 1, 2013, 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I-775)
Document Number: 2013-07639
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-02
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 Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (CBP Form I-775). 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)).