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

Extension of Import Restrictions on Archaeological and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Materials From Guatemala
Document Number: 2017-20785
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials from Guatemala. These restrictions, which were last extended and revised by CBP Dec. 12-17, are due to expire on September 29, 2017, unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (Department of State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this additional extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 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. 12-17 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
Changes to the In-Bond Process
Document Number: 2017-20495
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This final rule adopts, with several changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding changes to the in-bond process published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012. The in-bond process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry or other authorized destination provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met. At the destination port, the merchandise is entered or exported. The changes in this rule, including the automation of the in-bond process, will enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and ensure that in- bond merchandise is properly entered or exported. This document addresses comments received in response to the proposed rule and makes several changes in response to the comments that further simplify and facilitate the in-bond process.
Approval of Altol Petroleum Products Services, Inc., Toa Baja, PR, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2017-20663
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Altol Petroleum Products Services, Inc., Toa Baja, PR, has been approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 15, 2016.
Approval of American Cargo Assurance, Pasadena, TX, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2017-20662
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that American Cargo Assurance, Pasadena, TX, has been approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 10, 2016.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From the Republic of Mali
Document Number: 2017-20056
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from Mali. These restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 93-74, and last extended by CBP Decision (Dec.) 12-14, are due to expire on September 19, 2017. The Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions warrant the continued imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials and the addition of import restrictions on certain ethnological materials from Mali. The Designated List of cultural property described in CBP Dec. 07-77 is revised in this document to reflect the addition of ethnological materials to include manuscripts dating between the twelfth and twentieth centuries in paper. The import restrictions imposed on the archaeological and ethnological materials from Mali will be in effect for a five-year period, and the CBP regulations are being amended accordingly to reflect this extension through September 19, 2022. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 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.
Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation (Sulphur, LA), as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2017-19864
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation (Sulphur, LA), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of March 29, 2017.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc. (Bellingham, WA), as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-19863
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc. (Bellingham, WA), 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 August 16, 2016.
Delay of Transition of Test Program Regarding Electronic Foreign Trade Zone; Admission Applications From the Automated Commercial System to the Automated Commercial Environment
Document Number: 2017-19669
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On August 16, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing plans to make the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) the sole electronic data interchange (EDI) system authorized by the Commissioner of CBP for processing electronic Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) admission applications. The changes announced in that notice were to become operational on September 16, 2017. This notice announces that the date for the transition to ACE as the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for electronic FTZ admission applications is delayed until December 9, 2017.
Accreditation of Intertek USA, Inc., Yabucoa, PR, as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-19267
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc., Yabucoa, PR, has been accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 7, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., Savannah, GA, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-19265
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc., Savannah, GA, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 22, 2016.
Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., Baytown, TX, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2017-19264
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Intertek USA, Inc., Baytown, TX, has been approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 29, 2014.
Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs
Document Number: 2017-19167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' issued by the President on January 30, 2017, and Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' issued by the President on February 24, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking comments and information from interested parties to assist CBP in identifying existing regulations, paperwork requirements, and other regulatory obligations that can be modified or repealed, consistent with law, to achieve savings of time and money while continuing to achieve CBP's statutory obligations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC) Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-19000
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) renewed the charter for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC) on June 22, 2017. The charter will expire on June 22, 2019.
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative: Designation of an Approved Native American Tribal Card Issued by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi 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: 2017-18999
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
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 Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Pokagon Band) 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 Pokagon Band members entering the United States from contiguous territory or adjacent islands at land and sea ports of entry.