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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB18 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Automation of CBP Form I-418 for Vessels 

This rule amended regulations regarding the submission of CBP Form I-418, Passenger List - Crew List (Form I-418). Previously, the master or agent of every commercial vessel arriving in the United States, with limited exceptions, had to submit a paper Form I-418, along with certain information regarding longshore work, to CBP at the port where immigration inspection was performed. Most commercial vessel operators were 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 are 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 eliminated the need to file the paper Form I-418 in most cases. This resulted 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. This rule is consistent with Executive Order 14058, which directs agencies to take actions that improve service delivery and customer experience by decreasing administrative burdens, enhancing transparency, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government. The final rule will finalize the Interim Final Rule published in December 2021.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  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  12/28/2021  86 FR 73618   
Interim Final Rule Effective  02/28/2022 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  02/28/2022 
Final Action  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
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