Skip to Content

Rule

Technical Amendments to Chapter 1 of Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This document amends Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by making technical corrections to certain authority citations to reflect amendments to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States effected by the President's Proclamation of December 30, 2003, to implement the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

September 7, 2005.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Suzanne Kingsbury, Regulations Branch, Office of Regulations and Rulings, Customs and Border Protection, Tel. (202) 572-8763.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Chapter I of Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR Chapter I) contains general and specific authority citations, several of which reference certain General Note provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). As a result of recent amendments to the HTSUS, several General Note provisions have been renumbered; however, the new designations are not yet reflected in Title 19 of the CFR. This document makes conforming technical corrections to Title 19 CFR to reflect the renumbered General Note provisions of the HTSUS.

The amendments to the HTSUS were effected by the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (“USSFTA”), Public Law 108-78, 117 Stat. 948 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note), enacted on September 3, 2003. On December 30, 2003, the President issued Proclamation 7747 (68 FR 75793) to implement certain provisions of the USSFTA. Annex I of Proclamation 7747 modified the HTSUS, in pertinent part, as follows:

  • The text of General Note (GN) 19 to the HTSUS is transferred and designated as GN 3(e).
  • The text of General Note (GN) 20 to the HTS is transferred and designated as GN 3(f).
  • The text of General Notes (GN) 23 and 24 of the HTSUS is transferred and designated as GN 3(i) and (j), respectively.

This document makes technical corrections to those provisions of 19 CFR Chapter 1 that contain references to the out-dated General Note citations.

Inapplicability of Public Notice and Comment Requirement and Delayed Effective Date Requirement

Because these amendments merely update certain authority citations in 19 CFR Chapter 1, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), CBP finds that good cause exists for dispensing with notice and public procedure as unnecessary. For these same reasons, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), CBP finds that good cause exists for dispensing with the requirement for a delayed effective date.

The Regulatory Flexibility Act

Because this document is not subject to the notice and public procedure requirements of 5 U.S.C. 553, it is not subject to the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. et seq.).

Executive Order 12866

These amendments do not meet the criteria for a “significant regulatory action” as specified in E.O. 12866.

Signing Authority

This document is limited to technical corrections and is being issued in accordance with 19 CFR 0.1(b)(1), which provides, pursuant to Treasury Department Order No. 100-16, the Secretary of Homeland Security with the authority to prescribe and approve regulations relating to customs revenue functions on behalf of the Secretary of the Treasury when the subject matter of the regulations is not listed in paragraph 1(a)(i) of the order. Such regulations are the official regulations of both Departments notwithstanding that they are not signed by an official of the Department of the Treasury. Accordingly, these regulations are signed by the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection as the delegate of the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Drafting Information

The principal author of this document was Ms. Suzanne Kingsbury, Attorney, Regulations Branch, Office of Regulations and Rulings.

Start List of Subjects Start Printed Page 53061

List of Subjects

and 134

and 141

End List of Subjects

Amendments to the Regulations

Start Amendment Part

Chapter 1 of Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR chapter I) is amended as set forth below:

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 7—CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH INSULAR POSSESSIONS AND GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION

End Part Start Amendment Part

1. The authority citation for part 7 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624; 48 U.S.C. 1406i.

End Authority Start Part

PART 10—ARTICLES CONDITIONALLY FREE, SUBJECT TO A REDUCED RATE, ETC.

End Part Start Amendment Part

2. The general authority citation for part 10 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1321, 1481, 1484, 1498, 1508, 1623, 1624, 3314;

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 11—PACKING AND STAMPING; MARKING

End Part Start Amendment Part

3. The authority citation for part 11 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i) and (j), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624.

End Authority Start Part

PART 12—SPECIAL CLASSES OF MERCHANDISE

End Part Start Amendment Part

4. The general authority citation for part 12 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1624;

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 18—TRANSPORTATION IN BOND AND MERCHANDISE IN TRANSIT

End Part Start Amendment Part

5. The general authority citation for part 18 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1551, 1552, 1553, 1623, 1624;

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 19—CUSTOMS WAREHOUSES, CONTAINER STATIONS AND CONTROL OF MERCHANDISE THEREIN

End Part Start Amendment Part

6. The general authority citation for part 19 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624;

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 24—CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE

End Part Start Amendment Part

7. The general authority citation for part 24 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Start Printed Page 53062 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 58a-58c, 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1505, 1520, 1624; 26 U.S.C. 4461, 4462; 31 U.S.C. 9701; Public Law 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135 (6 U.S.C. 1 et. seq.);

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 54—CERTAIN IMPORTATIONS TEMPORARILY FREE OF DUTY

End Part Start Amendment Part

8. The authority citation for part 54 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i); Section XV, Note 5, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624.

End Authority Start Part

PART 101—GENERAL PROVISIONS

End Part Start Amendment Part

9. The general authority citation for part 101 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 2, 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624, 1646a.

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 102—RULES OF ORIGIN

End Part Start Amendment Part

10. The authority citation for part 102 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624, 3314, 3592.

End Authority Start Part

PART 111—CUSTOMS BROKERS

End Part Start Amendment Part

11. The general authority citation for part 111 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624, 1641.

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 114—CARNETS

End Part Start Amendment Part

12. The authority citation for part 114 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624.

End Authority Start Part

PART 123—CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO

End Part Start Amendment Part

13. The general authority citation for part 123 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1431, 1433, 1436, 1448, 1624, 2071 note.

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 128—EXPRESS CONSIGNMENTS

End Part Start Amendment Part

14. The authority citation for part 128 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1321, 1484, 1498, 1551, 1555, 1556, 1565, 1624.

End Authority Start Part

PART 132—QUOTAS

End Part Start Amendment Part

15. The general authority citation for part 132 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1623, 1624.

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 134—COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING

End Part Start Amendment Part

16. The authority citation for part 134 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1304, 1624.

End Authority Start Part

PART 141—ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE

End Part Start Amendment Part

17. The general authority citation for part 141 continues, and the specific authority for § 141.4 is revised, to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1448, 1484, 1624.

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Amendment Part

Section 141.4 also issued under

End Amendment Part
* * * * *
[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

18. Section 141.4 is amended:

End Amendment Part

(a) In paragraph (b)(1), by removing the reference to number “19” and adding in its place the term “3(e)”; and

(b) In paragraph (c)(2) by removing the word Customs” and adding in its place the term “CBP”.

Start Part

PART 145—MAIL IMPORTATIONS

End Part Start Amendment Part

19. The general authority citation for part 145 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624;

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 146—FOREIGN TRADE ZONES

End Part Start Amendment Part

20. The authority citation for part 146 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 81a-81u, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624.

End Authority Start Part

PART 148—PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS

End Part Start Amendment Part

21. The general authority citation for part 148 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1496, 1498, 1624. The provisions of this part, except for subpart C, are also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States);

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 151—EXAMINATION, SAMPLING, AND TESTING OF MERCHANDISE

End Part Start Amendment Part

22. The general authority citation for part 151 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i) and (j), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1624;

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Part

PART 152—CLASSIFICATION AND APPRAISEMENT OF MERCHANDISE

End Part Start Amendment Part

23. The general authority citation for part 152 continues, and the specific authority for § 152.13 is revised, to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1401a, 1500, 1502, 1624;

End Authority
* * * * *

Section 152.13 also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1202 (General Note 3(f), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)).

[Amended]
Start Amendment Part

24. In § 152.13:

End Amendment Part

(a) Paragraph (b)(1) is amended by removing the word “Customs” and adding the term “CBP”, and by removing the reference to number “20” and adding in its place the term “3(f)”;

(b) Paragraphs (b)(2), (c) introductory text and (c)(1) are amended by removing references to number “20” each place they appear and adding in their place the term “3(f)”;

(c) Paragraph (c)(2) is amended by removing the word “Customs” and adding in its place the term “CBP”, and by removing the reference to number “20” and adding in its place the term “3(f)”;

(d) Paragraph (c)(3) is amended by removing the reference to number “20” and adding in its place the term “3(f)”; and

(e) Paragraph (d) is amended by removing the references to number “20” each place they appear and adding in their place the term “3(f)”.

Start Part

PART 177—ADMINISTRATIVE RULINGS

End Part Start Amendment Part

25. The authority citation for part 177 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1502, 1624, 1625;

End Authority Start Part Start Printed Page 53063

PART 181—NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

End Part Start Amendment Part

26. The authority citation for part 181 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624, 3314;

End Authority Start Part

PART 191—DRAWBACK

End Part Start Amendment Part

27. The general authority citation for part 191 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1313, 1624;

End Authority
* * * * *
Start Signature

Dated: September 1, 2005.

Robert C. Bonner,

Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 05-17662 Filed 9-6-05; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 9110-06-P