Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection today will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the geographic limits of the port of Green Bay to include the entire Austin Straubel Airport. The change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
The port of entry originally consisted of the corporate limits of Green Bay, Wisc. Its boundaries have since expanded to include the corporate limits of Green Bay and the territory within the townships of Ashwaubenon, Allouez, Preble, Howard, and the city of De Pere.
The current port limits of the Green Bay port of entry include the corporate limits of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the territory within the townships of Ashwaubenon, Allouez, Preble, Howard, and the city of De Pere, all in the state of Wisconsin. CBP is proposing to change the port limits because the boundaries of the listed townships are not easy to locate, one of the listed townships (Preble) no longer exists, and a portion of the Austin Straubel Airport is located outside the current port limits.
CBP ports of entry are locations where CBP officers and employees accept entries of merchandise, clear passengers, collect duties, and enforce the various provisions of customs, immigration, agriculture and related U.S. laws at the border. Green Bay is included in this list in District No. 9, as a Class A port of entry, meaning a port permitted to process for entry all aliens arriving by vessel and land transportation.
Interested persons may participate in this rulemaking by submitting written data, views, or arguments on all aspects of the proposed rule. Comments can be made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: regulations or by mail to: Border Security Regulations Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, Customs and Border Protection, 799 9th Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1179. Comments must be received 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.