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

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE); Announcement of National Customs Automation Program Test of the In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program
Document Number: 2016-09858
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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 a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test relating to truck shipments of commercial goods that transit from a point of origination in Canada through the United States to a point of destination in Canada. Under the NCAP test, CBP will use a new filing code to identify shipments as being part of the In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program in CBP's Automated Commercial Environmental (ACE) Truck Manifest System. Test participants will submit electronically an in-transit manifest with a relaxed validation for the value data element and they will not have to provide the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number. This notice provides a description of the NCAP test and specifies the duration and locations of the test. It also invites public comment on any aspect of the test.
Notice of intent to prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Public Scoping
Document Number: 2016-09790
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF) (collectively the ``Agencies'') intend to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to identify and assess potential impacts upon the environment of: Repairing and maintaining an approximately 5.6-mile section of the existing Bog Creek Road, which is located in the Selkirk Mountains in Boundary County, Idaho, within approximately two miles of the Canadian border, on land within the Blue-Grass Bear Management Unit (BMU) that is managed by the IPNF; and closing for motorized use additional roads within the Blue- Grass BMU to comply with the IPNF Forest Plan Amendments for Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones (Access Amendment) and reduce road density in the Blue- Grass BMU. This notice initiates the public scoping process for the preparation of the EIS. The purpose of the public scoping process is to solicit public comments regarding the potential environmental impacts that may be addressed. This notice commences the public scoping period for which CBP and IPNF are requesting written comments. This process is being conducted pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and CBP and Forest Service NEPA guidelines. Additionally, pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the public scoping process will allow members of the general public to provide CBP and IPNF comments on potential impacts to historic and cultural resources for the proposed action.
Approval of Trust Control International as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2016-09633
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Trust Control International has been approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of December 2, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of Camin Cargo Control, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-09632
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
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 6, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights
Document Number: 2016-09341
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
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: Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights (Part 133 of the CBP Regulations). 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.
Approval of AmSpec Services, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2016-09074
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
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 for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 13, 2015.
Accreditation of Dixie Services Inc., as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-08930
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Dixie Services, Inc., has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 9, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of Oiltest, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-08928
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Oiltest, Inc., 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 December 11, 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Prior Disclosure
Document Number: 2016-08910
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
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: Prior Disclosure. This is a proposed extension of information collection requirements that were previously approved. CBP is proposing these requirements 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.
Accreditation and Approval of King Laboratories, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-08213
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that King Laboratories, Inc., 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 16, 2015.
Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
Document Number: 2016-08211
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will meet in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Administrative Rulings
Document Number: 2016-07590
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
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: Administrative Rulings. 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 or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Customs Financial and Accounting Procedure
Document Number: 2016-07560
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Air Commerce Regulations
Document Number: 2016-07559
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Special Classes of Merchandise
Document Number: 2016-07558
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Articles Conditionally Free, Subject to a Reduced Rate, etc.
Document Number: 2016-07555
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Vessels in Foreign and Domestic Trades
Document Number: 2016-07553
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Termination of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Establishment of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-07388
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces the termination of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the establishment of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee. Background: Section 9503(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Pub.L. 100-203, Title IX, Subtitle F, Sec. 9503(c), 101 Stat. 1330, 1330-381 (1987) (codified at 19 U.S.C. 2071 note), which established what is now the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was repealed by section 109 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (Pub.L. 114- 125). Accordingly, the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection is terminated. Section 109 also provides for the establishment of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee. Establishment of a Commerical Customs Operations Advisory Committee: Section 109 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (the Act) states, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall jointly establish a Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC). The COAC shall be comprised of 20 members, the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy of the Department of the Treasury and the Commissioner, who shall jointly co- chair meetings of the COAC, and the Assistant Secretary for Policy of the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who shall serve as deputy co- chairs of meetings of the COAC. The COAC members shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security. The membership is representative of individuals and firms affected by the commercial operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and without regard to political affiliation. Each individual appointed to the COAC shall be appointed for a term of not more than 3 years, and may be reappointed to subsequent terms, but may not serve more than 2 terms sequentially. The Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security may transfer members serving on what is now the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations, established under section 9503(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (19 U.S.C. 2071 note) on the day before the date of the enactment of the Act to the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee. The COAC shall advise the Secretaries of the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP, including advising with respect to significant changes that are proposed with respect to regulations, policies, or practices of CBP. The COAC will provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security on improvements to the commercial operations of CBP. The COAC shall meet at the call of the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security, or at the call of not less than \2/3\ of the membership of the COAC. The COAC shall meet at least 4 times each calendar year. Not later than December 31, 2016, and annually thereafter, the COAC shall submit to the Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives a report that describes the activities of the COAC during the preceding fiscal year, and sets forth any recommendations of the COAC regarding the commercial operations of CBP. Effective on the date on which the Advisory Committee is established, section 9503(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (19 U.S.C. 2071 note) is repealed. Any reference in law to the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service established under section 9503(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (19 U.S.C. 2071 note) made on or after the date on which the Advisory Committee is established, shall be deemed a reference to the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Information
Document Number: 2016-07386
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
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: Request for Information. 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.