U.S. Customs and Border Protection March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cessation of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Submission of Certain Data Required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Using the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set Through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
Document Number: 2016-07255
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have determined that the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning the electronic transmission of certain import data for all FDA-regulated commodities through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) has been a success as ACE is capable of accepting FDA-regulated electronic entries. Accordingly, this document announces that the pilot is ending and CBP encourages all importers of merchandise regulated by the FDA to now use ACE for their electronic filings. In the near future ACE will be the sole CBP- authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system for these filings.
Tuna-Tariff Rate Quota; the Tariff-Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2016 Tuna Classifiable Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
Document Number: 2016-06944
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
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, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), is calculated as a percentage of the tuna in airtight containers entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the preceding Calendar Year. This document sets forth the tariff-rate quota for Calendar Year 2016.
Customs and Border Protection's Bond Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-06323
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of November 13, 2015, a final rule amending CBP's bond regulations. In that rule, CBP amended the regulation prescribing bond and rider filing requirements and stated, in the preamble, that the agency's intent was to provide additional time for the filing of these documents prior to their effective date. Due to a drafting error, one of the provisions inadvertently provides for a more restrictive time frame for filing a continuous bond, associated application, or rider prior to their effective date. This document corrects that provision to conform it to CBP's stated intent to liberalize the bond and rider filing process.
Flights to and From Cuba
Document Number: 2016-06371
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations contain a separate subpart O addressing flights to and from Cuba. The provisions in that subpart are either obsolete due to intervening regulatory changes or are duplicative of regulations applicable to all other similarly situated international flights. This rule therefore amends the regulations by removing subpart O. These amendments are consistent with the President's policy promoting the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba.
Accreditation and Approval of Chemical and Petrochemical Inspections as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-06060
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Chemical and Petrochemical Inspections 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 September 18, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of Altol Chemical and Environmental Laboratory, Inc., as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-06059
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Altol Chemical and Environmental Laboratory, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 23, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Accreditation of Commercial Testing Laboratories and Approval of Commercial Gaugers
Document Number: 2016-05883
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
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. 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: 2016-05829
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-15
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: User Fees. 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: Holders or Containers Which Enter the United States Duty Free
Document Number: 2016-05827
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-15
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: Holders or Containers which enter the United States Duty Free. 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.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From the Republic of Colombia
Document Number: 2016-05811
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-15
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 the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Republic of Colombia (``Colombia''). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Decision (Dec.) 06-09 and extended by CBP Dec. 11-06, are due to expire on March 15, 2016. 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 five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 15, 2021. 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. CBP Dec. 06-09 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials of Colombia to which the restrictions apply.
Modification of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP); Tests Concerning the Partner Government Agency Message Set for Certain Data Required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Document Number: 2016-05678
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
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 three National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) tests concerning the electronic transmission through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) of certain import data required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for commodities regulated by the EPA. These modifications revise the number of persons who may participate in the three previously announced NCAP tests.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Exportation of Used Self-Propelled Vehicles
Document Number: 2016-05574
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
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. 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: Deferral of Duty on Large Yachts Imported for Sale
Document Number: 2016-04747
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
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: Deferral of Duty on Large Yachts Imported for Sale. 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.