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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB18 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Automation of CBP Form I-418 for Vessels 

This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security’s regulations regarding the submission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Form I-418, Passenger List - Crew List (Form I-418). Currently, the master or agent of every commercial vessel arriving in the United States, with limited exceptions, must submit a paper Form I-418, along with certain information regarding longshore work, to CBP at the port where immigration inspection is performed. Most commercial vessel operators are also required to submit a paper Form I-418 to CBP at the final U.S. port prior to departing for a foreign port. Under this rule, most vessel operators would be required to electronically submit the data elements on Form I-418 to CBP through the National Vessel Movement Center in lieu of submitting a paper form. This rule would eliminate the need to file the paper Form I-418 in most cases. This will result in an opportunity cost savings for vessel operators as well as a reduction in their printing and storage costs. CBP no longer needs this information as it is receiving it from the Coast Guard.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 251.1    8 CFR 251.3    8 CFR 251.5    8 CFR 258.2    19 CFR 4.7 and 4.7a    19 CFR 4.50    19 CFR 4.81    19 CFR 4.85    19 CFR 4.91   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    8 U.S.C. 1101 and 1103    8 U.S.C. 1182    8 U.S.C. 1221    8 U.S.C. 1281 and 1282    19 U.S.C. 66    19 U.S.C. 1431    19 U.S.C. 1433    19 U.S.C. 1434    19 U.S.C. 1624    19 U.S.C. 2071 note    46 U.S.C. 501    46 U.S.C. 60105   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  06/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brian Sale
Branch Chief, Manifest & Conveyance Security Division, Cargo & Conveyance, Office of Field Operation
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 325-3338