PORT OF CHARLESTON NOTICE NO: FY2017-005
Type 23 Temporary Importation Bond Processing
TO: Brokers, Importers, and Other Interested Parties
With the implementation of Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Cargo Release functionality for all entry types and the subsequent policy decision to no longer require paper CBP Forms 3461 or 7501 at the time of entry, a paperless process is needed for Temporary Importation Bond (TIB) entries to replace the export examination decision and stamp required by CBP regulations. While a fully electronic transaction is being planned for this functionality, there is no known date of deployment or development. In the interim, the following steps should be taken by CBP and the trade for all Type 23, TIB entries presented:
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Ms. Joanne Fogg, Assistant Trade Operations, at (843) 579-6508.
The next meeting of the Southeast U.S. Implementation Team (SEIT) will take place on April 12th and 13th 2017 at the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The SEIT Public Forum will be held from 9am-5pm on April 12th in the NERR’s auditorium.
The intention of the Forum is to involve stakeholders in implementation of the North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery Plan, to identify partnerships that can help address priority conservation needs, and to efficiently identify key emerging conservation issues.
Please RSVP to Tom Pitchford at Thomas.Pitchford@myfwc.com or 727.423.8430 by March 31th so that we may have an accurate count for the sponsored lunch.
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Education Center
505 Guana River Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
The hotel for this meeting is the Hampton Inn and Suites in St. Augustine Fl. Guests should call 904-827-9797 by March 19 using group code “SEIT” to receive the $119.00 room rate.
Hampton Inn & Suites
95 Vilano Road, Saint Augustine, Florida, 32084,
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Marine Safety Information Bulletin 04-17
On March 10, 2017, Marcol Dredging will commence operations on the 26th Street Canal located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Mile Marker 457) at Isle of Palms. The dredge CAPTAIN LEO will continue operations on a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week basis until approximately April 2, 2017. Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area.
For on-scene communications, mariners are advised to contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at 843-740-3188 or the 24-hour Command Center Line at 843-740-7050.
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PORT OF CHARLESTON NOTICE NO: FY2017-02
To: Brokers, Importers, Vessel Carriers, Owners, Agents, Terminal Operators, and Other Interested Parties.
SUBJECT: Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval (AQUA) Lane
The purpose of this notice is to inform the trade community on the implementation of the Advanced Qualified Unlading Approval (AQUA) Lane program. AQUA Lane is a national pilot program to provide a benefit for qualified low-risk carriers to perform cargo operations prior to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) boarding the vessel. Beginning on December 15, 2016 a qualified carrier, or their agent, may request Aqua Lane privileges for vessels arriving in the port of Charleston, South Carolina.
In order to be eligible for AQUA lane privileges, the following conditions must be met:
AQUA Lane requests should be made no later than 24 hours prior to arrival using
CBP Form 3171, Application to Unlade, with a notation of “AQUA Lane Requested” noted in section 9, box 5. The CBP 3171 requesting AQUA lane will be submitted electronically via email to the following addresses:
The hard copy CBP Form 3171 will continue to be submitted to the Vessel Entrance and Clearance (VEC) office no later than 48 hours prior to arrival.
Approval or denial of the AQUA lane request will be relayed to the carrier/agent electronically, normally within four business hours of receiving the request. A copy of the approved/denied
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AQUA Lane request will be held in the VEC office for attachment to the original CBP Form 3171 at the time of formal entrance.
For general questions or concerns with the AQUA Lane program, please contact Supervisory CBP Officer Blaine Bumsted at 843-727-4387. Questions regarding the status of a specific AQUA Lane requests should be directed to the Advance Targeting Office at 843-745-2690 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN (MSIB 01-17)
Coast Guard Prevention Policy Letter 08-16; Reporting Suspicious Activity and Breaches of Security
The Coast Guard recently published CG-5P Policy Letter 08-16; Reporting Suspicious Activity and Breaches of Security, which outlines the criteria and process for suspicious activity (SA) and breach of security (BoS) reporting.
An owner or operator of a vessel or facility that is required to maintain an approved security plan in accordance with parts 104, 105 or 106 of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations, Subchapter H shall, without delay, report activities that may result in a transportation security incident to the National Response Center, including SA and BoS. This policy letter also covers reporting requirements and guidance on reporting cybersecurity related events to Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).
Coast Guard Captains of the Port, Area Maritime Security Committees and the operators of vessels and facilities regulated by the MTSA may use this policy letter when evaluating SA and BoS incidents.
This policy letter will be distributed by electronic means only and is available by accessing the following website: https://Homeport.uscg.mil (Select the "Maritime Security" link and find the "Policy" section).
For Coast Guard related issues please contact Sector Charleston Facilities Division at: (843) 740- 3180 or our 24-hour Command Center Line at: (843) 740-7050.
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South Edisto Dredge Operations
On December 28, 2016, Marinex Construction will commence dredging operations in the vicinity of the South Edisto River, Colleton County, SC. The work area will extend from Red Marker "6", to Green Marker "1". The dredge will continue on a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week basis until approximately May 10, 2017. Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area
For on-scene communications, contact the dredge SAVANNAH on VHF-FM channels 13 & 16. For more details, please contact Marinex Construction at: (843) 722-9083.
For Coast Guard related issues please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at: (843) 740-3188 or our 24-hour Command Center Line at: (843) 740-7050.