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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Environmental Management System Policy Statement

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States. CBP also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws. CBP executes its mission while complying with environmental laws and regulations as well as executive direction for conserving valued national resources. 

To achieve CBP goals and objectives related to environmental management, energy conservation, and resource protection, CBP will integrate environmental stewardship and sustainability practices into operations and activities. It is the policy of CBP to:

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations; Executive Orders (EOs); and DHS directives for the protection of the human health and the environment.
  • Consider environmental factors and conservation of resources when: planning projects; leasing, purchasing, constructing, operating, maintaining, or decommissioning equipment, facilities, or tactical infrastructure; and revising and implementing operational programs and activities.
  • Carry out mission supporting activities in a manner that reduces adverse impacts to human health and the environment.
  • Implement an environmental communication, awareness, and training program as appropriate for CBP employees regarding Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, EOs and DHS directives.
  • Coordinate with other Federal, tribal, State, and local agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the public to maximize benefit to operational and environmental sustainment outcomes.
  • Promote efforts that reduce consumption of energy, water, and raw materials.
  • Support initiatives that prevent pollution where practical to reduce the volume and toxicity of materials and waste.
  • Develop, implement, and continually improve an Environmental Management System (EMS) for CBP Headquarters, which provides an operational framework for facilities and operations.

This policy provides a framework to guide the integration of environmental factors into decision-making and planning for applicable CBP operations and activities. Protecting the environment and conserving resources for use by current and future generations is consistent with the CBP mission.

Last modified: 
January 29, 2015