U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers Which Enter the United States Duty Free
Document Number: 2015-32468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security 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: Holders or Containers which enter the United States Duty Free. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC)
Document Number: 2015-32424
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will meet on January 13, 2016, in New Orleans, LA. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Biometric Identity
Document Number: 2015-32019
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
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: Biometric Identity. 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 but no change to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Exportation of Used Self-Propelled Vehicles
Document Number: 2015-31912
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
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: Exportation of Used Self-Propelled Vehicles. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2016
Document Number: 2015-31370
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual user 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 February 26, 2016.
Articles Conditionally Free, Subject to a Reduced Rate, etc.
Document Number: 2015-31129
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Technical Amendment to List of Field Offices: Expansion of San Ysidro, California Port of Entry To Include the Cross Border Xpress User Fee Facility
Document Number: 2015-30616
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations by revising the list of field offices to expand the limits of the San Ysidro, California Class A port of entry to include the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) user fee facility. Class A ports of entry are designated ports that process all aliens applying for admission into the United States. The CBX facility includes a pedestrian walkway connecting the Tijuana A.L. Rodriguez International Airport (Tijuana Airport) in Mexico to San Diego, California and a passenger terminal located in San Diego that will be used exclusively to process Tijuana Airport passengers traveling to and from the United States via the pedestrian walkway.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Protest
Document Number: 2015-30614
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
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: Protest. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: User Fees
Document Number: 2015-30612
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
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: User Fees. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Freedom of Information Act Procedures
Document Number: 2015-29183
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') regulations. Due to the transfer of CBP from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security (``DHS''), and the subsequent promulgation of DHS FOIA regulations which provide that the DHS FOIA regulations generally apply to all DHS components, most of the CBP FOIA regulations have been functionally superseded. This document sets forth that, with the exception of a regulation pertaining to the treatment of confidential commercial information, CBP will apply the DHS FOIA and Privacy Act regulations for purposes of administering the FOIA. This final rule removes outdated regulations, aligns CBP's regulatory procedures for processing FOIA requests with those of DHS, thereby creating a consistent standard among the DHS components, and brings CBP within compliance of the FOIA guidelines developed by OMB.
Test To Collect Biometric Information at the Otay Mesa Port-of-Entry
Document Number: 2015-28843
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to conduct a test to collect biometric information at the Otay Mesa, California land border port-of-entry from certain aliens entering and departing the United States. During this test, CBP will also collect biographic data from all travelers departing the United States at the Otay Mesa port-of-entry. This notice describes the scope of the test, its purpose, how it will be implemented, the persons covered, the duration of the test, and privacy considerations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit
Document Number: 2015-28831
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
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: Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit (CBP Form I-68). 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 or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Cargo Container and Road Vehicle Certification for Transport Under Customs Seal
Document Number: 2015-28828
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
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: Cargo Container and Road Vehicle for Transport under Customs Seal. 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 or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Acyclovir Tablets
Document Number: 2015-28827
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-13
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 Acyclovir tablets. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the country of origin of the Acyclovir Tablets is China and India for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Customs and Border Protection's Bond Program
Document Number: 2015-28503
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that serve to centralize the processing of continuous bonds at CBP's Revenue Division within the Office of Administration. Upon consideration of comments received from the public in response to the proposed rulemaking, and in light of CBP's ongoing efforts concerning the development of electronic bonds, CBP has determined not to proceed at this time with certain proposed regulatory changes relating to the application, approval, and execution of bonds. CBP has also determined not to proceed with proposals relating to provisions that are the subject of other rulemakings currently under inter-departmental review. In the notice of proposed rulemaking, CBP used the terms ``CBP-approved electronic data interchange system'' and ``electronic filing'' to describe the manner by which continuous bonds may be submitted to CBP. In this final rule, these terms are clarified to reflect that continuous bonds may be scanned and submitted to CBP as an email attachment, or by facsimile. This document also amends the CBP regulations to allow for the filing of single transaction bonds pursuant to these methods. In this rulemaking, CBP also clarifies the CBP regulations to reflect that intellectual property rights sample bonds are posted to protect the importer or owner of the sample, and changes provisions of the international carrier bond regarding the payment of fees. Lastly, this final rule adopts non-substantive amendments to the regulations regarding nomenclature and organizational changes, including editorial changes to enhance general readability, and makes technical corrections to reflect statutory amendments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information
Document Number: 2015-28114
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-04
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: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information (CBP Form I-736). 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 or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs and Border Protection Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2015-28062
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-04
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: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Recordkeeping Requirements. This is a proposed extension of recordkeeping requirements that were previously approved. CBP is proposing these requirements be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the recordkeeping required. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application-Permit-Special License Unlading-Lading-Overtime Services
Document Number: 2015-28061
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-04
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: Application-Permit-Special License Unlading-Lading-Overtime Services (CBP Form 3171). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration for Free Entry of Returned American Products
Document Number: 2015-28060
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-04
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: Declaration for Free Entry of Returned American Products (CBP Form 3311). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Deferral of Duty on Large Yachts Imported for Sale
Document Number: 2015-28059
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-04
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: Deferral of Duty on Large Yachts Imported for Sale. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Identification Card
Document Number: 2015-27767
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-30
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: Application for Identification Card (CBP Form 3078). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2015-27437
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
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 remains unchanged from the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2015, 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.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry); Correction
Document Number: 2015-27103
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule (CBP Dec. 15-14) on October 13, 2015, in the Federal Register, which amends the CBP regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. That document erroneously included language in Amendatory Instruction 38 that was not consistent with the text of the existing CFR. This document corrects the text in Amendatory Instruction 38.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Billiards Tables
Document Number: 2015-26752
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
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 billiards tables. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the United States is the country of origin of the billiards tables for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Announcement of the Modification of the National Customs Automation Program Test Concerning the Automated Commercial Environment Portal Account To Establish the Exporter Portal Account
Document Number: 2015-26751
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces U.S. Custom and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to modify the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Portal Accounts to establish the ACE Exporter Portal Account, which includes access to Export Reports and the ability to file Electronic Export Information (EEI) through AESDirect. This notice invites public comment concerning any aspect of the planned modification, describes the eligibility and documentation requirements for applying for or requesting an ACE Exporter Portal Account, and outlines the development and evaluation methodology for the modification.
Modification of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue (ESAR) Test of Automated Entry Summary Types 51 and 52 and Certain Modes of Transportation
Document Number: 2015-26608
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
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 the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue (ESAR) test program in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to allow importers and brokers to file electronically entry summary data for entry types 51 and 52, in addition to entry types 01, 03, and 11 that are already available for electronic filing, for merchandise arriving by truck, rail, vessel, and air, as well as arriving by mail, pedestrian, and passenger (hand-carried).
Modification of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Cargo Release for Entry Type 52 and Certain Other Modes of Transportation
Document Number: 2015-26610
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
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 the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning Cargo Release in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to allow importers and brokers to file electronically entry type 52, in addition to entry types 01, 03, and 11 that are already available for electronic filing, for merchandise arriving by truck, rail, vessel, and air, as well as arriving by mail, pedestrian, and passenger (hand-carried).
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Vessel Cargo Test; Correction
Document Number: 2015-26538
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2015, a document announcing plans to conduct the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Vessel Cargo Test, a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning ACE export manifest capability. The notice misstated the technical capability requirements for submitting data to CBP. This document corrects this error.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2015 East Coast Trade Symposium: “Transforming Global Trade”
Document Number: 2015-26509
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will convene the 2015 East Coast Trade Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, and Thursday, November 5, 2015. The 2015 East Coast Trade Symposium will feature panel discussions involving agency personnel, members of the trade community, and other government agencies, on the agency's role in international trade initiatives and programs. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Petroleum Refineries in Foreign Trade Sub-Zones
Document Number: 2015-26492
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
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: Petroleum Refineries in Foreign Trade Sub-zones. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or Information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Exportation of Articles Under Special Bond
Document Number: 2015-26214
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
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: Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond (CBP Form 3495). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or Information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Modification of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Document Image System (DIS) Regarding Future Updates and New Method of Submission of Accepted Documents
Document Number: 2015-26213
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
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 the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning document imaging, known as the Document Image System (DIS) test. The DIS test allows Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) participants to submit electronic images of a specific set of CBP and Partner Government Agency (PGA) forms, documents, and supporting information to CBP via a CBP-approved Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). This notice announces several changes to the DIS test. First, eligibility to participate in the test is being expanded to include anyone transmitting cargo release or entry summary information to ACE. Second, CBP has added forms to the list of forms and documents supported by the DIS test. Third, the list of eligible forms and documents will now be maintained on the CBP Web site. Fourth, all future additions and changes to the list of eligible forms and documents will be announced on the CBP Web site, rather than by Federal Register notice. Finally, the DIS test is being amended to permit participants to submit all DIS eligible forms and documents as attachments to email, in addition to the methods of transmission previously authorized. This notice provides DIS test details including commencement date for the modifications announced herein, eligibility, procedural and documentation requirements, and test development and evaluation methods.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry)
Document Number: 2015-25729
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-13
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 to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. This regulatory document informs the public that the Automated Commercial System (ACS) is being phased out as a CBP-authorized EDI System for the processing electronic entry and entry summary filings (also known as entry filings). ACE will replace the Automated Commercial System (ACS) as the CBP-authorized EDI system for processing commercial trade data. This document also announces the conclusion of the ACE Cargo Release and the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue tests with regard to the entry and entry summary requirements that are now part of the CBP regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Certificate of Registration
Document Number: 2015-25749
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
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: Certificate of Registration (CBP Forms 4455 and 4457). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the Information required. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Extension of Import Restrictions on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua
Document Number: 2015-25413
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 00-75 and extended by CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 05-33 and CBP Dec. 10-32 are due to expire on October 20, 2015. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until October 20, 2020. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 00-75 contains the Designated List of archaeological material representing Pre-Hispanic cultures of Nicaragua to which the restrictions apply.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders
Document Number: 2015-25411
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
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: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the Information required. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2015-24752
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
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 and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 29, 2014.
Accreditation and Approval of Camin Cargo Control, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2015-24751
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Camin Cargo Control, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 27, 2014.
Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC)
Document Number: 2015-24750
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will meet on October 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Analytical-Grade Acetonitrile
Document Number: 2015-24288
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-24
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 analytical-grade acetonitrile. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the country of origin of the analytical-grade acetonitrile is the country of origin of the crude acetonitrile for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Accreditation and Approval of Amspec Services, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2015-24229
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec Services, LLC, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of April 29, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2015-24226
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-24
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 petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of May 20, 2015.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Solar Modules
Document Number: 2015-24082
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-22
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 solar modules manufactured by Hanwha USA. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the country of origin of the solar modules is Malaysia when Malaysian solar cells are used or Korea when Korean solar cells are used for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Disclosure of Information for Certain Intellectual Property Rights Enforced at the Border
Document Number: 2015-23543
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, with changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing suspected counterfeit trademarks or trade names that are recorded with CBP. Specifically, the amendments allow CBP, for the purpose of obtaining assistance in determining whether merchandise bears a counterfeit mark, to disclose to a trademark or other mark owner information appearing on merchandise or its retail packaging that may otherwise be protected by the Trade Secrets Act. This final rule also amends the CBP regulations to further enhance information-sharing procedures by requiring CBP to release to the importer an unredacted sample or image of the suspect merchandise or its retail packaging any time after presentation of the suspect goods for examination. This change is to reflect that an importer may not have complete information about the marks appearing on imported goods, and release of such unredacted information will assist the importer in providing CBP with a meaningful response to a detention notice. The amendments in this final rule also require CBP to release limited importation information to the mark owner no later than the time of issuance of the detention notice to the importer, rather than within 30 business days from the date of detention. Finally, these amendments require CBP to notify the mark owner that use of any information otherwise protected by the Trade Secrets Act that is disclosed by CBP to the mark owner is for the limited purpose of assisting CBP.
Designation of an Enhanced Driver's License and Identity Document Issued by the State of Minnesota as a Travel Document Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Document Number: 2015-17043
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is designating enhanced driver's licenses and identity documents issued by the State of Minnesota as acceptable documents for purposes of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. These documents may be used to denote identity and citizenship of U.S. citizens entering the United States from within the Western Hemisphere at land and sea ports of entry.
National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Concerning Remote Location Filing Entry Procedures in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and the Use of the Document Image System for the Submission of Invoices and the Use of eBonds for the Transmission of Single Transaction Bonds
Document Number: 2015-17041
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
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 National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning entries filed using remote location (RLF) filing procedures. The test expands the entry types eligible for RLF procedures and the port locations where RLF entries may be filed; requires the electronic transmission of invoices using the Document Image System (DIS); and requires that single transaction bonds be transmitted using eBond for RLF entries requiring a single transaction bond. This test applies only to entries ``certified for cargo release from summary'' filed through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Remote location filing is a special entry procedure which allows importers of record and brokers with a national permit to file an entry electronically from a remote location other than where the goods are being entered. This test is in furtherance of key CBP modernization initiatives and the development of ACE. CBP is transitioning all entry types to ACE from the legacy Automated Commercial System (ACS). This test checks the viability, reliability and functionality associated with filing invoices using DIS; submitting single transaction bonds using eBond for RLF entries submitted in ACE; and expanding the entry types eligible for RLF procedures and port locations. This notice invites public comment concerning the test program; provides legal authority for the test; explains the purpose of the test; provides test participant responsibilities; identifies the regulations that will be waived under the test; provides eligibility criteria for participation in the test; explains the application process; and establishes the duration of the test. This notice also explains the repercussions and appeals process for misconduct under the test.
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative: Designation of an Approved Native American Tribal Card Issued by the Seneca Nation of Indians as an Acceptable Document To Denote Identity and Citizenship for Entry in the United States at Land and Sea Ports of Entry
Document Number: 2015-17039
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is designating an approved Native American Tribal Card issued by the Seneca Nation of Indians to U.S. and Canadian citizens as an acceptable travel document for purposes of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The approved card may be used to denote identity and citizenship of Seneca Nation of Indians members entering the United States from contiguous territory or adjacent islands at land and sea ports of entry.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test
Document Number: 2015-16943
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to conduct the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test, a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning ACE export manifest capability. The ACE Export Manifest for Air Cargo Test is a voluntary test in which participants agree to submit export manifest data electronically, at least 4 hours prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft in preparation for departure from the United States. CBP regulations require carriers to submit a paper manifest for export air shipments generally within 4 days after departure. This notice provides a description of the test, sets forth eligibility requirements for participation, and invites public comment on any aspect of the test.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Wound Therapy System
Document Number: 2015-16553
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-07
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 the PICO single use negative pressure wound therapy system manufactured and distributed by Smith & Nephew. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the United Kingdom will be the country of origin of the PICO single use negative pressure wound therapy system (``PICO NPWT System'') for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Transfer of Cargo to a Container Station
Document Number: 2015-16424
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-06
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: Transfer of Cargo to a Container Station. 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 or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.