19 CFR 12.50 - Consumer products and industrial equipment subject to energy conservation or labeling standards.

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§ 12.50 Consumer products and industrial equipment subject to energy conservation or labeling standards.

(a)Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings indicated:

Covered import. The term “covered import” means a consumer product or industrial equipment that is classified by the Department of Energy as covered by an applicable energy conservation standard, or by the Federal Trade Commission as covered by an applicable energy labeling standard, pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended ( 42 U.S.C. 6291- 6317), and for which an entry for consumption has been filed, including products and equipment withdrawn from warehouse for consumption or foreign merchandise entered for consumption from a foreign trade zone.

DOE. The term “DOE” means the Department of Energy.

Energy conservation standard. The term “energy conservation standard” means any standard meeting the definitions of that term in 42 U.S.C. 6291(6) or 42 U.S.C. 6311(18).

FTC. The term “FTC” means the Federal Trade Commission.

Noncompliant covered import. The term “noncompliant covered import” means a covered import determined to be in violation of 42 U.S.C. 6302 or 42 U.S.C. 6316 as not in compliance with applicable energy conservation or energy labeling standards.

(b)CBP action; refusal of admission. CBP will refuse admission into the customs territory of the United States to any covered import found to be noncompliant with applicable energy conservation or energy labeling standards. If DOE or FTC notifies CBP that a covered import does not comply with an applicable energy conservation or energy labeling standard, CBP will refuse admission to the covered import, or pursuant to paragraph (d) of this section, CBP may allow conditional release of the covered import so that it may be brought into compliance. CBP may make a finding that a covered import is noncompliant without having received a prior written noncompliance notice from DOE or FTC. In such a situation, CBP will confer with DOE or FTC, as applicable, as to disposition of the import.

(c)DOE or FTC notice. Upon a determination that a covered import is not in compliance with applicable energy conservation or labeling standards, DOE or FTC, as applicable, will provide CBP with a written or electronic notice that identifies the importer and contains a description of the noncompliant covered import that is sufficient to enable CBP to identify the subject merchandise and refuse admission thereof into the customs territory of the United States.

(d)Conditional release. In lieu of immediate refusal of admission into the customs territory of the United States, CBP, pursuant to a written or electronic recommendation from DOE or FTC, may permit the release of a noncompliant covered import to the importer of record for purposes of reconditioning, re-labeling, or other modification. The release from CBP custody of any such covered import will be deemed conditional and subject to the bond conditions set forth in § 113.62 of this chapter. Conditionally released covered imports are subject to the jurisdiction of DOE and/or FTC.

(1)Duration. Unless extended in accordance with paragraph (d)(2) of this section, the conditional release period will terminate upon the earliest occurring of the following events:

(i) The date CBP issues a notice of refusal of admission to the importer;

(ii) The date DOE or FTC issues a notice to CBP stating that the covered import is in compliance and may proceed; or

(iii) At the conclusion of the 30-day period following the date of release.

(2)Extension. An importer may request an extension of the conditional release period from DOE or FTC if made within the initial 30-day conditional release period or any subsequent authorized extension thereof. CBP may permit an extension of the conditional release period if recommended electronically or in writing, by DOE or FTC.

(3)Issuance of redelivery notice and demand for redelivery. If DOE or FTC notifies CBP in writing or electronically that noncompliant covered imports have not timely been brought into compliance, CBP will issue a refusal of admission notice to the importer and, in addition, CBP will demand the redelivery of the specified covered import to CBP custody. The demand for redelivery may be made concurrently with the notice of refusal of admission.

(4)Liquidated damages. A failure to comply with a demand for redelivery made under this paragraph (d) will result in the assessment of liquidated damages equal to three times the value of the covered product. Value as used in this provision means value as determined under 19 U.S.C. 1401a.

[ 78 FR 40390, July 5, 2013]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 135h

§ 136 - Definitions

§ 136a - Registration of pesticides

7 U.S. Code § 136a–1 - Reregistration of registered pesticides

§ 136b - Transferred

§ 136c - Experimental use permits

§ 136d - Administrative review; suspension

§ 136e - Registration of establishments

§ 136f - Books and records

§ 136g - Inspection of establishments, etc.

§ 136h - Protection of trade secrets and other information

§ 136i - Use of restricted use pesticides; applicators

7 U.S. Code § 136i–1 - Pesticide recordkeeping

7 U.S. Code § 136i–2 - Collection of pesticide use information

§ 136j - Unlawful acts

§ 136k - Stop sale, use, removal, and seizure

§ 136l - Penalties

§ 136m - Indemnities

§ 136n - Administrative procedure; judicial review

§ 136o - Imports and exports

§ 136p - Exemption of Federal and State agencies

§ 136q - Storage, disposal, transportation, and recall

§ 136r - Research and monitoring

7 U.S. Code § 136r–1 - Integrated Pest Management

§ 136s - Solicitation of comments; notice of public hearings

§ 136t - Delegation and cooperation

§ 136u - State cooperation, aid, and training

§ 136v - Authority of States

§ 136w - Authority of Administrator

7 U.S. Code § 136w–1 - State primary enforcement responsibility

7 U.S. Code § 136w–2 - Failure by the State to assure enforcement of State pesticide use regulations

7 U.S. Code § 136w–3 - Identification of pests; cooperation with Department of Agriculture’s program

7 U.S. Code § 136w–4 - Omitted

7 U.S. Code § 136w–5 - Minimum requirements for training of maintenance applicators and service technicians

7 U.S. Code § 136w–6 - Environmental Protection Agency minor use program

7 U.S. Code § 136w–7 - Department of Agriculture minor use program

7 U.S. Code § 136w–8 - Pesticide registration service fees

§ 136x - Severability

§ 136y - Authorization of appropriations

§ 151 to 154 - Repealed. Pub. L. 106–224, title IV, § 438(a)(1), June 20, 2000, 114 Stat. 454

§ 155 - Omitted

§ 156 to 161 - Repealed. Pub. L. 106–224, title IV, § 438(a)(1), June 20, 2000, 114 Stat. 454

§ 161a - Omitted

§ 162 - Repealed. Pub. L. 106–224, title IV, § 438(a)(1), June 20, 2000, 114 Stat. 454

§ 1592 - Rules and regulations

§ 1854 - Agreements limiting imports

U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
U.S. Code: Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 19 - CUSTOMS DUTIES
U.S. Code: Title 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS
U.S. Code: Title 22 - FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE
U.S. Code: Title 27 - INTOXICATING LIQUORS
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
U.S. Code: Title 46 - SHIPPING
Statutes at Large
Public Laws
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 13312

Proclamation ... 8294

Title 19 published on 09-Jun-2018 03:50

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 19 CFR Part 12 after this date.

  • 2018-06-12; vol. 83 # 113 - Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    1. 83 FR 27380 - Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS)
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
      Interim final rule; request for comments.
      Effective date: This interim final rule is effective June 12, 2018. Comment date: Comments must be received by August 13, 2018.
      19 CFR Parts 12, 113, 122, 141, 178, and 192