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

Modification of Two National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Tests Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Document Image System (DIS) and Simplified Entry (SE); Correction
Document Number: 2013-21102
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On July 23, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a document announcing modifications to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) tests concerning document imaging, known as the Document Image System (DIS) test, and entry capability, known as the Simplified Entry (SE) test. That document contained an error in the ``Documents Supported in the Second Phase of the Test'' section regarding the description of a form. This document corrects the July 23, 2013 document to reflect the correct description of the form.
Announcement of Test Concerning Manifesting and Entry of Residue Found in Instruments of International Traffic (IITs)
Document Number: 2013-20878
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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 conduct a test concerning the manifesting and entry of residual cargo found in containers arriving as Instruments of International Traffic (IIT). The document also announces that CBP will begin enforcement of HQ Ruling H026715, dated June 19, 2009, when the test announced in this document begins. In HQ Ruling H026715, CBP held that in order to ensure the safety and security of the transportation of IIT containers and the CBP Officers who may examine or work in close proximity to them, IIT containers with residual cargo should not be manifested as empty consistent with the advance cargo information reporting requirements authorized pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2071 note. The modified ruling, HQ H026715, requires that residue within containers be ``classified, entered, and manifested.'' CBP recognizes that the trade community believes that the requirement to manifest and enter for residual cargo in accordance with the current regulations would be overly burdensome. As a result, CBP, with input from the trade, has developed a test in order to determine a less burdensome way for the trade to manifest and enter residual cargo in IITs while also ensuring the safety and security of CBP Officers and the transportation of such IITs. Accordingly, this test will allow for a new type of entry designed to capture residue in containers that will be cleaned or re-filled that can be made off the manifest through an indicator that identifies it as a Residue Entry. Parties not wishing to participate in the test, however, will be required to ``classify, enter, and manifest'' (formal or informal entry) the residual cargo in accordance with the underlying statutes and their implementing regulations when the test begins.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-20779
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of March 6, 2013.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-20778
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of March 14, 2013.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-20559
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of May 23, 2012.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt, LP, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-20558
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Saybolt, LP, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of May 22, 2013.
Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2013-20557
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of January 24, 2013.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-20556
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of February 20, 2013.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Hard Disk Drives and Self-Encrypting Drives
Document Number: 2013-20425
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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 digital storage devices known as hard disk drives (``HDDs'') and self-encrypting drives (``SEDs''). Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the programming operations performed in the United States, using U.S.-origin firmware, substantially transform non-TAA country HDDs. Therefore, the country of origin of the HDDs and SEDs is the United States for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Exportation of Articles Under Special Bond
Document Number: 2013-19869
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond (CBP Form 3495). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Expansion of Global Entry Eligibility to Certain Citizens of the Republic Of Korea, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Qatar, and the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2013-18775
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established the Global Entry international trusted traveler program at most major U.S. airports. Global Entry allows pre-approved, low-risk participants expedited entry into the United States using Global Entry kiosks located at designated airports. Currently, eligibility for participation in Global Entry is limited to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. lawful permanent residents, Mexican nationals, and certain eligible citizens of the Netherlands. This document announces that CBP is expanding eligibility for Global Entry to include citizens of the Republic of Korea who are participants in the Smart Entry System (SES), a trusted traveler program in the Republic of Korea; a limited number of citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany who are participants in the Automated and Biometrics- Supported Border Controls (ABG) Plus, a trusted traveler program in the Federal Republic of Germany; a limited number of citizens of the State of Qatar; and a limited number of citizens of the United Kingdom who frequently travel to the United States. All of these individuals must otherwise satisfy the requirements for participation in the Global Entry program. CBP expects at some later point to expand eligibility to include all citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany, all citizens of the State of Qatar and all citizens of the United Kingdom who otherwise satisfy the requirements for participation in the Global Entry program. Additionally, this document announces that U.S. citizens who participate in Global Entry will have the option to apply for membership in the Republic of Korea's SES program and that a limited number of U.S. citizens who participate in Global Entry will have the option to apply for membership in Germany's ABG Plus.
Notice of Reinstatement of Revoked Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: 2013-19132
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
CBP erroneously revoked without prejudice several broker licenses in Federal Register notices published on November 18, 2011 and December 6, 2012. Notice is hereby given that the licenses named in the previous documents and identified in this document have been reinstated and are currently active.
Notice of Revocation of Customs Broker License
Document Number: 2013-19129
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that a customs broker license is being revoked by operation of law.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses Due to Death of the License Holder
Document Number: 2013-19128
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that the customs broker licenses of certain brokers have been cancelled without prejudice due to the death of the license holders.
Notice of Reinstatement of Customs Broker License
Document Number: 2013-19127
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that a customs broker's license has been reinstated.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: 2013-19123
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that the customs broker licenses and any and all associated permits of certain customs brokers are being cancelled without prejudice.
Correction of Document Revoking Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: 2013-19122
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
In a notice published in the Federal Register in December 6, 2012, announcing the revocation of certain customs broker licenses, while correctly listing some broker license numbers that were revoked, CBP inadvertently linked certain broker license numbers to the incorrect broker's name. In this document, CBP is correcting the errors in that document by accurately listing those broker names and license numbers that were revoked and by listing those broker names and license numbers that were not revoked and are currently active.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Passenger List/Crew List
Document Number: 2013-18603
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
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: Passenger List/Crew List (CBP Form I-418). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 26648) on May 7, 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.
Accreditation of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-18486
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been accredited to test petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 19, 2013.