U.S. Customs and Border Protection July 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Technical Corrections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Regulations
Document Number: 2017-15888
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered some discrepancies. This document amends certain sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to remedy these discrepancies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Ship's Store Declaration
Document Number: 2017-15821
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 28, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Unaccompanied Articles
Document Number: 2017-15820
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 28, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry of Articles for Exhibition
Document Number: 2017-15819
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 28, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Exportation of Articles Under Special Bond
Document Number: 2017-15818
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 28, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Detention
Document Number: 2017-15817
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 28, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa
Document Number: 2017-15815
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than September 25, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-15814
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than September 25, 2017 to be assured of consideration.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-15639
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, 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 May 5, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-15638
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, 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 February 8, 2017.
Accreditation of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-15525
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc., has been accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 24, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc. as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-15524
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, 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 February 15, 2017.
Extension of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program
Document Number: 2017-15441
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On October 24, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the formalization and expansion of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program that would run for six months. CBP subsequently published several notices extending the pilot period and/or reopening the application period to new participants for limited periods. The most recent notice extended the pilot period through July 26, 2017. This document announces that CBP is extending the pilot period for an additional year. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States.
Extension of Port Limits of Savannah, GA
Document Number: C1-2017-13983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Procedures To Adjust Customs COBRA User Fees To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2017-14824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Objects and Ecclesiastical and Ritual Ethnological Materials From Cyprus
Document Number: 2017-14822
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
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 an extension of import restrictions on Pre-Classical and Classical archaeological objects, and Byzantine and post-Byzantine ecclesiastical and ritual ethnological materials from Cyprus. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision 02-37, and last extended by CBP Dec. 12-13, are due to expire on July 16, 2017. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension through July 16, 2022. 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 in accordance with 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. 12-13 contains the Amended Designated List of all archaeological objects and Byzantine and Post-Byzantine ecclesiastical and ritual ethnological materials from Cyprus, to which the restrictions apply.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release
Document Number: 2017-14789
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 14, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Cost Submission
Document Number: 2017-14788
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 14, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: CBP Regulations Pertaining to Customs Brokers
Document Number: 2017-14787
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 14, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Documents Required Aboard Private Aircraft
Document Number: 2017-14786
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 14, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Record Keeping Requirement
Document Number: 2017-14785
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 14, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: e-Allegations Submission
Document Number: 2017-14784
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than August 14, 2017) to be assured of consideration.
Electronic Information for Cargo Exported From the United States; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2017-14549
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations regarding the requirements to provide data for certain exported cargo to conform to current requirements. Various CBP regulations regarding exported cargo refer to outdated regulations or requirements of the U.S. Census Bureau, including the requirement to submit a paper Shipper's Export Declaration (SED). The U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) have been amended to eliminate the SED and to require that the information that was previously provided on the paper SED be filed electronically through the Automated Export System. This rule amends the CBP regulations to incorporate the current requirements. The rule also makes related conforming changes as well as non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2017-14551
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice advises the public that the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties will remain the same from the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2017, the interest rates for overpayments will be 3 percent for corporations and 4 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 4 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.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning a Digital Radiography System
Document Number: 2017-14310
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-07
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 a digital radiography system, (also commonly referred to as an x-ray system), known as the Carestream DRX-Ascend Digital Radiography system. Based upon the facts presented for purposes of U.S. Government procurement, CBP has concluded that the United States is the country of origin of the fully assembled and installed DRX-Ascend Digital Radiography system.
Extension of Port Limits of Savannah, GA
Document Number: 2017-13983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The proposed extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of Savannah, Georgia. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.