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TREAS/CUSTOMS RIN: 1515-AE12 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Importations of Pesticides and Pesticidal Devices  
Abstract:

This document proposes amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the importation of pesticides and pesticidal devices into the United States subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). An importer or his customs broker seeking to import pesticides and devices into the United States must demonstrate compliance with the FIFRA by submitting certain information on a Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (NOA) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prior to arrival and to CBP at the time of entry. CBP, in consultation with EPA, is proposing amendments to the CBP regulations to enhance administration of the pesticide and device import program under the FIFRA. Specifically, CBP proposes to clarify the circumstances under which the NOA must be filed, codify the existing required NOA data elements, require the submission of additional NOA data elements for unregistered pesticides that are currently optional, and permit the electronic filing of the NOA in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interface system. These proposed changes would assist EPA and CBP in fulfilling their statutory obligations under the FIFRA to regulate the importation, distribution, or sale of pesticides and devices in the United States, support key modernization initiatives, expedite the entry and clearance process, enhance targeting and enforcement objectives, and connect partner government agencies and the trade community through a single window access point. This document also proposes non-substantive editorial changes to the CBP regulations.

 
Agency: Department of the Treasury(TREAS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 12.110-12.117   
Legal Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1484    7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William R. Scopa
Chief, Partner Government Agencies Branch
Department of the Treasury
Customs Revenue Function
Trade Policy and Programs, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1400 L Street NW., 11th Floor,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 863-6544
Fax:202 863-6580
Email: william.r.scopa@cbp.dhs.gov