U.S. Customs and Border Protection May 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cancellation of Bond Subject to Enhanced Bonding Requirements Upon CBP's Acceptance of Qualified Superseding Bond Application
Document Number: 2012-13179
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will cancel a continuous bond where the liability amount was calculated pursuant to enhanced bonding requirements (EBR bond) upon the agency's acceptance of a qualified superseding bond application. CBP will accept a qualified superseding bond application pursuant to this notice only if posted by an importer who was not a litigant in any of the National Fisheries Institute, Inc. v. United States Bureau of Customs & Border Protection (NFI v. CBP) court cases and who establishes, to CBP's satisfaction, that no contingent liability remains secured by the predecessor EBR bond and that the EBR bond does not cover entries that are subject to a pending protest. The superseding bond must also feature a limit of liability that is calculated using CBP's current bond formula and must be for the same time period covered by the EBR bond. Nothing in this Notice should be construed as applying to importers represented by the plaintiffs in the NFI litigation noted above, as their relief was granted by the Court.
Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2012-12865
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Inspectorate America Corporation, 125 North Post Oak Road, Sulfur, LA 70663, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
Document Number: 2012-12175
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
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: Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). 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 (77 FR 14535) on March 12, 2012, 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: Declaration of Persons Who Performed Repairs or Alterations
Document Number: 2012-10906
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
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 of Persons Who Performed Repairs or Alterations. 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 (77 FR 10762) on February 23, 2012, 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.
Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC)
Document Number: 2012-10837
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will meet on May 22, 2012, in Savannah, GA. The meeting will be open to the public. As an alternative to on-site attendance, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will also offer a live webcast of the COAC meeting via the Internet.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission
Document Number: 2012-10522
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
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: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission (CBP Form 300). 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 (77 FR 6814) on February 9, 2012, 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.