CSMS# 16-001054 - Publication of two FRNs Concerning Vehicles & Engines and TSCA

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12/27/2016 10:04 AM EST

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On Tuesday, December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published two final rule notices in the Federal Register concerning the importation of certain vehicles and engines subject to Federal antipollution emission standards and revisions to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) chemical substance import certification process.

Below is a summary of the two recently published Federal Register Notices (FRNs):

• Importations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission Standards (“Vehicles & Engines”) - This document amends CBP regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to harmonize the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the CAA’s emission standards. This document further amends the regulations to permit importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Declaration Forms with CBP electronically, and amends non-substantive provisions to update regulatory citations and delete obsolete provisions.


• Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process Revisions (“TSCA”)

This document amends CBP regulations regarding the requirement to file a TSCA certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture. This document amends the regulations to establish an electronic option for importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) TSCA certifications, consistent with the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. This document further amends the regulations to clarify and add certain definitions, and to eliminate the paper-based blanket certification process.


Both final rules will become effective on January 26, 2017.

To review the entire FRNs, please download a copy of the attachments. You may also access the attachments by clicking on the URLs provided above.

To see a listing of all published ACE-related FRNs, please visit: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ace/federal-register-notices

For additional information on ACE, please visit: www.cbp.gov/ace

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