[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 173 (Friday, September 6, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 54755-54756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21772]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

19 CFR Part 101

[Docket No. USCBP-2012-0006; CBP Dec. 13-13]


Extension of Port Limits of Indianapolis, IN

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is extending the 
geographical limits of the port of entry of Indianapolis, Indiana. This 
extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the 
public and will allow for uniform and continuous service to the 
extended area of Indianapolis, Indiana. The change is part of CBP's 
continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more 
efficiently, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and 
the general public.

DATES: Effective Date: October 7, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Kaplan, Office of Field 
Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, by phone at (202) 325-
4543, or by email at Roger.Kaplan@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal 
Register (77 FR 24656) on April 25, 2012, CBP proposed to amend the 
list of CBP ports of entry at 19 CFR 101.3(b)(1) to extend the limits 
of the Indianapolis, Indiana, port of entry to include all the 
territory within the boundaries of Marion County, Indiana, as well as 
portions of the neighboring counties of Boone, Hendricks, and Johnson. 
This update will allow CBP to better serve the public in the greater 
Indianapolis area by providing regular service to municipalities within 
Indianapolis that are not technically within the city limits, and to 
locations to the immediate west and south of the city. CBP determined 
that the proposed boundary changes would not result in a change in the 
service that is provided to the public by the port and would not change 
the workload at the port or require a change in the staffing at the 
port. Further background information is provided in the NPRM.
    Interested parties were given until June 25, 2012, to comment on 
the proposed changes. CBP received one comment in response to the NPRM.

II. Comment Analysis

    Comment: The commenter notes that Indianapolis, Indiana, is 
surrounded by

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four other states and recommends that CBP should utilize other 
resources, apparently from the surrounding states, to better support 
Indianapolis.
    Response: CBP is seeking to establish definitive geographic port 
limits to make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public 
and to allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of 
Indianapolis, Indiana. This is a no-cost administrative measure and CBP 
will not need additional resources to implement the proposed boundary 
changes. As specified in the NPRM, the proposed changes will not result 
in changes to the workload or staffing levels at the port.

III. Conclusion

    For the reasons discussed in the NPRM, CBP is extending the 
geographical limits of the port of entry of Indianapolis, Indiana, to 
include all the territory within the boundaries of Marion County, 
Indiana, as well as portions of the neighboring counties of Boone, 
Hendricks, and Johnson. The port of entry description of Indianapolis, 
Indiana, will be revised as proposed in the NPRM and set forth in the 
map included in the docket as ``Attachment: Port of Entry of 
Indianapolis--Proposed Limits.'' The revised port of entry description 
is also included in Section IV of this document. The description of the 
port limits of Indianapolis, Indiana in 19 CFR 101.3 will be revised to 
refer to this document, CBP Dec. 13-13.

IV. Port Description of Indianapolis, Indiana

    The new port limits of Indianapolis, Indiana, are as follows:
    In the State of Indiana, all of Marion County; that part of Boone 
County which is west of Interstate Route 65 and east of State Route 39; 
that part of Hendricks County which is east of State Route 39; and that 
part of Johnson County which is east of State Route 37, north of State 
Route 144, and west of Interstate Route 65.

V. Statutory and Regulatory Reviews

A. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563

    DHS does not consider this rule to be a ``significant regulatory 
action'' under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory 
Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563. The 
change is intended to expand the geographical boundaries of the 
Indianapolis, Indiana, port of entry and make the boundaries more 
easily identifiable to the public. There are no new costs to the public 
associated with this rule, and the rule does not otherwise implicate 
the factors set forth in section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. 
Accordingly, this rule has not been submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) requires 
federal agencies to examine the impact a rule would have on small 
entities. A small entity may be a small business (defined as any 
independently owned and operated business not dominant in its field 
that qualifies as a small business per the Small Business Act); a small 
not-for-profit organization; or a small governmental jurisdiction 
(locality with fewer than 50,000 people).
    This rule merely expands the limits of an existing port of entry 
and does not impose any new costs on the public. Accordingly, we 
certify that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.

VI. Signing Authority

    The signing authority for this document falls under 19 CFR 0.2(a) 
because the extension of port limits is not within the bounds of those 
regulations for which the Secretary of the Treasury has retained sole 
authority. Accordingly, this final rule is signed by the Secretary of 
Homeland Security.

List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 101

    Customs duties and inspection, Customs ports of entry, Exports, 
Imports, Organization and functions (Government agencies).

Amendment to the Regulations

    For the reasons set forth in the NPRM and the preamble, part 101 of 
title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as set forth 
below.

PART 101--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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1. The general authority citation for part 101 is revised and the 
specific authority citation for section 101.3 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 6 U.S.C. 203; 19 U.S.C. 2 & note, 66, 
1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States), 1623, 1624, 1646a.

    Sections 101.3 and 101.4 also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1 and 58b;
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Sec.  101.3  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  101.3(b)(1) in the list of ports of entry under the State 
of Indiana, add ``CBP Dec. 13-13'' in the ``Limits of port'' column 
adjacent to the listing of Indianapolis.

    Dated: September 3, 2013.
Janet Napolitano,
Secretary of Homeland Security.
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