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Customs agency service regions

Customs agency service suboffices

Area of jurisdiction (customs No. Headquarters districts and foreign countries)

Headquarters

Geographical jurisdiction

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That part of the State of Georgia extend

ing south of line drawn from Brunswick along U.S. Route 84 to Waycross and along Route 82 to the Alabama border. Northern Florida east of the Apalachicola River and bounded on the south by a line drawn from Cedar Key to Ocala to Daytona Beach. That portion of Florida south of a line

from Cedar Key to Ocala to Daytona Beach and north of a line from Naples

to Sebring to Melbourne. All the remainder of the State of Florida

south of a line from Naples to Sebring to Melbourne but not including the

Florida Keys. All the area covered by the Florida Keys.

Customs agent in

charge, Miami.

Customs agent in

charge, Key

West. Customs agent in

charge, Mobile.

Customs agent in charge, New Orleans.

The State of Alabama, that part of the

State of Mississippi lying south of 31° north latitude, and that portion of Tennessee east of the western crossing of the Tennessee River. Northern

Florida west of the Apalachicola River. All the States of Louisiana (except the

parishes of Cameron and Calcasieu); Mississippi (except that part lying south of 31° north latitude); and Arkansas. That portion of Tennessee west of the western crossing of the

Tennessee River.
The island of Puerto Rico.

All of the Virgin Islands of the United

States.

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The counties of Cameron, Willacy,

Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Refugio, and Jim Wells. That part of the State of Texas east of the

Pecos River, south of 33° north latitude, and west of 99° west longitude with the exception of Gillespie, Kerr, Bandera, Medina, Frio, La Salle, Webb, and Zapata Counties. The States of New Mexico and Colorado;

that part of Oklahoma west of 100% west longitude: that part of the State of Texas lying west of the Pecos River, and the part of Texas north of 336 north latitude and west of 99° west longitude. All the State of Oklahoma east of 100° west longitude; Cameron and Calcasieu Counties in the Statc of Louisiana; and that part of the State of Texas lying east of a line formed by 97° west longitude, including Tarrant County

but not including Refugio County. The counties of Starr, Jim Hogg, Zapata,

Webb, Duval, McMullen and La Salle in the State of Texas. The counties of Brooks and Hidalgo.

Customs agent in

charge,
Houston.

Customs agent in

charge, Laredo. Customs agent in

charge,

McAllen, Senior customs

representative,

Mexico City
Customs agent

in charge, San
Antonio.

The Republic of Mexico.

Kerr, Bandera, Medina, and Frio Coun

ties and other parts of Texas lying north of 28° north latitude and between 97° and 99° west longitude with the exception of La Salle, McMullen, San Patricio, Refugio, and Tarrant Counties. Customs agency service regions

Customs agency service suboffices

Area of jurisdiction (customs No. Headquarters districts and foreign countries)

Headquarters

Geographical jurisdiction

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The States of Indiana, Kentucky and

Iowa; that part of the State of Illinois lying north of the 39° north latitude; that part of the State of Wisconsin lying south of route U.S. 10 from Manitowoc west to the WisconsinMinnesota boundary; that part of the State of Minnesota lying south of a line drawn west from the junction of route U.S. 10 and the Minnesota-Wisconsin boundary to Olivia, Minn., and east to route 71 from Olivia, Minn., south to the Minnesota-Iowa boundary; and that part of the Dominion of Canada lying between 81° west longitude and

117° west longitude. The State of Ohio and the county of Erie

in the State of Pennsylvania. State of Michigan except that part lying

west of Route 41 extending from Escanaba to Marquette. Route U.S. 71 from International Falls,

Minn., south to the junction of U.S. 71 and U.S. 212 (near Olivia, Minn.); east on U.S. 212 to U.S. 10, including Minneapolis-St. Paul, and continuing east on U.S. 10 to Manitowoc, Wis.; that part of the State of Michigan lying west of Route U.S. 41 extending from

Escanaba to Marquette. The States of Idaho, Montana, and

Wyoming. The States of North and South Dakota,

the county of Kittson, Minn., and that part of Minnesota lying west of Route U.S. 71 from International Falls, Minn., to the Minnesota-Iowa bound. ary. The States of Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and that part of the State of Illinois

lying south of 39° north latitude. Imperial County, Calif. and Yuma

County, Ariz. The County of San Diego in the State of

California. The State of Arizona with the exception

of Yuma County. All of the Customs District of Los An.

geles, Calif.

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All of the Customs District of San Fran.

cisco, Calif.

All of the Customs District of Portland,

Oreg.

All of the customs district of Seattle,

Wash., and that part of the Dominion of Canada lying west of 117° west longitude. The State of Alaska.

The State of Hawaii.

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Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, all the Middle East and IronCurtain countries, Africa.

British Isles and Ireland.

Senior customs

representative, London, Eng. land.

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[T.D. 66–161, 31 F.R. 10668, Aug. 11, 1966, as amended, by T.D. 67–8, 31 F.R. 16564, Dec. 28, 1966)

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Customs laboratories. The addresses of the several customs laboratories and the customs regions served thereby are as follows:

Customs Address

region 103 South Gay St., Baltimore, Md.

III. 408 Atlantic Ave., Boston, Mass.. I. Customhouse, Chicago, Ill.--

IX. 531 Mateo St., Los Angeles, Calif. VII. Customhouse, New Orleans, La.'. V and VI. 201 Varick St., New York, N.Y..-- II. San Juan, P.R..

IV.
Customhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.- III.
630 Sansome St., San Francisco,
Calif.

VIII.
Customhouse, Savannah, Ga---- IV.

9 Region VI (Houston, Tex.) is also served by the Customs laboratory at New Orleans. 8 1.7 Hours of business.

(a) Except as specified in paragraphs (b)-(g) of this section, each customs office shall be open for the transaction of general customs business between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on all days of the year except Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.

(b) Different but equivalent hours shall be observed if a difference is required for the maintenance of adequate

service because of local conditions, is approved by the Commissioner of Customs, and a notice of the hours of business is prominently displayed at the principal entrance and in each public room of the customs office.

(c) At each port or station where there is no full-time customs employee, the hours during which the customs office will be open for the transaction of general customs business shall be fixed by the district director of customs concerned with the approval of the regional commissioner of customs, and notice thereof shall be displayed prominently at the principal entrance of the office.

(d) Each customs office shall be open for the transaction of general customs business on all State and local holidays occurring on days other than Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays. If a State or local holiday interferes with the performance of work in a customs office by any customs employee or employees, the principal field officer may request approval of the regional commissioner of customs to excuse such employees from duty without charge to leave.

(e) Customs services required to be performed outside a customs office shall be furnished between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (or between the corresponding hours at ports where different but equivalent hours are required for the maintenance of adequate service and are approved by the Commissioner of Customs) on all days when the customs office is open for the transaction of general customs business. In accordance with such instructions as the regional commissioner of customs shall have is

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10 The national holidays are Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, the first Monday in September, Nov. 11, the fourth Thursday in November, and Dec. 25. If a holiday falls on Sunday, the following day will be observed. (E.O. No. 10358, June 9, 1952.) If a holiday falls on Saturday, the day immediately preceding such Saturday will be observed (5 U.S.C. 870). Other days may be designated as national holidays by Executive order of the President.

sued from time to time and upon reason-
able advance notice to the principal local
officer concerned, such services may be
furnished between the same hours on
Saturdays.

(f) Where there is a regularly recur-
ring need for customs services outside
the above-prescribed hours, and the
volume and duration of the required
services are uniformly such as to require,
of themselves or in immediately consecu-
tive combination with other essential
customs activities of the port, the full
time of one or more customs employees,
the necessary number of regular tours
of duty to furnish such services on all
days of the year except Sundays and
national holidays may be established
with the approval of the Commissioner
of Customs.

(g) Customs services shall be fur-

nished private interests otherwise than

as specified in this section only in ac-

cordance with the provisions of $ 24.16

of this chapter.

$ 1.8 Customs seal.

(a) The customs seal of the United

States consisting of the seal of the Treas-

ury Department surrounded by an outer

circle in which appears the words

"Treasury Department” at the top and

“Bureau of Customs" at the bottom ac-

cording to the design furnished by the

Treasury Department, shall be im-

pressed upon all oficial documents re-

quiring the impress of a seal.

(b) The impress of the seal is not

necessary on documents passing within

the Customs Service. The seal shall be

impressed on marine documents, and on

landing certificates, certificates of

weight, gauge, or measure, and similar

classes of documents for outside inter-

ests.

(c) The official seal shall not be used

in the manner of a notary seal to indicate

authority to administer oaths.

Sec.
2.10 Measurements to be taken at an early

stage.
2.11 Uniform system required.
2.13 Measuring instruments.
2.14 Stem.
2.15 Stern.
2.16 Masts.
2.17 Ceiling, cargo battens, etc.
2.18 Register length.
2.19 Register breadth.
2.20 Register depth.
2.21 Upper deck to the hull.
2.22 Enumerating the decks.
2.23 Register height.
2.24 Round of beam.
2.25 Pitch of beam.
2.26 Tonnage deck.
2.27 Tonnage length.
2.28 Depth of a transverse section.
2.29 Tonnage depths.
2.30 Tonnage breadths.
2.31 Measuring the tonnage length.
2.32 Divisions of tonnage length.

2.33 Transfer of location of sections to

keelson.

2.34 Transverse areas, rule for finding.
2.35 Breaks in double bottom.

2.36 Vessels having side tanks may be

measured in parts.

2.37 Outside shaft tunnel.

2.38 Square end vessels having head blocks.

2.39 Between decks.

2.40 Superstructures.

2.41 Hatchways.

2.42 Record of exempted spaces.

2.43 Enclosed spaces exempted from inclu-

sion in gross tonnage.

2.44 Passenger cabins.

2.45 Open superstructures on or above the

upper deck.

2.46 Open shelter deck space.

2.47 An open structure on small craft.

2.48 Open vessels.
2.49 Deductions from gross tonnage.

2.50 Navigation spaces.

2.51 Engine room.

2.52 Spaces included in engine room.

2.53 Length of engine room.

2.54 Boilers and engine in same compart-

ment.

2.55 Engine room measured in parts.
2.51 Rule for measuring engine room.

2.57 Engine room in small boats.

2.58 Deduction for propelling power.

2.59 Light and air spaces.

2.60 Verification of calculations, diagram of

areas, and certification of results.

2.60a Marking net tonnage and official num-

ber on vessel.

2.61 Appendix to certificate of registry.

2.62 Measurement of Government vessels.

2.63 Foreign vessels.

2.64 Adjustment and correction of tonnage.

2.65 Figures.

2.66 Conversion tables.

2.67 Table A of common intervals when

tonnage depth is 16 feet or less.

2.68 Table B of common intervals when top-

nage depth exceeds 16 feet.

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2.69 Definitions of enclosures on or above

the upper deck.

2.70 Definitions of items of deduction.

2.71 Definitions of structural terms, etc.

2.72 Suez and Panama Canal certificates.

OPTIONAL DUAL-TONNAGE METHOD FOR

MEASUREMENT OF VESSELS

2.80 Additional closed-in spaces omitted

from gross tonnage.

2.81 Regulations applicable to vessels

measured under the optional dual-

tonnage method.

2.82 Capacity under tonnage deck.

2.83 Capacity between decks.

2.84 Capacity of deck structures.

2.85 Hatchways.

2.86 Register tonnages.

2.87 Single-tonnage and dual-tonnage

assignments for vessels measured

under the provisions of the optional

dual-tonnage method.

2.88 Definitions of terms used in $ $ 2.80

through 2.100 of this part 2.

2.89 The tonnage mark and form of

identification.

2.90 Longitudinal location of the tonnage

mark.

2.91 Vertical location of the tonnage mark.

2.92 Depth (Ds) used with the tonnage

mark table.

2.93 Length (Lt) used in the tonnage

mark table.

2.94 Figures in the tonnage mark table.

2.95 Tonnage mark table.

2.96 Line of the second deck.

2.97 Line of the uppermost complete deck.

2.98 Placing the tonnage mark in relation

to the deck line.

2.99 Application for measurement accord-

ing to the optional dual-tonnage

method.
2.100 Certification as to location of the

tonnage mark.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 2

issued under R.S. 4153, secs. 2-3, 23 Stat.

118–119, sec. 4, 28 Stat. 743, sec. 12, 79 Stat.

891; 5 U.S.C. 301, 46 U.S.C. 2-3, 77, 79, 83h.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 2 ap-

pear at 28 F.R. 14553, Dec. 31, 1963, unless
otherwise noted.
$ 2.1 Authority of Commissioner.

(a) The Secretary of the Treasury
has delegated to the Commissioner of
Customs supervision of the laws relating
to the measurement of vessels. On all
questions of interpretation growing out
of the execution of the laws relating to
this subject, the decision of the Com-
missioner is final.

(b) The Commissioner of Customs
shall, in the following sections, be re-
ferred to as the Commissioner.

(c) Doubts arising in the minds of
the admeasures concerning decks to the
hull, enclosures on or above the upper

deck, shelter decks, method of procedure,

etc., shall be submitted to the Commis-

sioner for his decision, and shall be ac-

companied by blueprints or sketches of

the spaces in question giving all the facts

bearing on same.

[28 F.R. 14553, Dec. 31, 1963, as amended by

T.D. 66-57, 31 F.R. 4294, Mar. 11, 1966)

§ 2.2 Officials authorized to admeasure

vessels.

(a) Before any vessel shall be regis-

tered, enrolled, or licensed she shall be

measured by an officer of the customs

at the port or place where she may be.

(b) A vessel is not to be measured un-

less she is required by law to be regis-

tered, enrolled or licensed, or otherwise

specially provided for.

§ 2.3 Purpose for which measurements

are taken.

(a) Tonnage measurements are taken

for the purpose of ascertaining the in-

ternal capacity of measurable spaces.

(b) All measurements are to be taken

in feet and fractions of feet, and all

fractions of feet shall be expressed in

decimals.

$ 2.4 Register ton.

A register ton is a volume of 100 cubic

feet.

$ 2.5 Gross register tonnage.

(a) The gross tonnage, referred to

in this part is the gross register tonnage;
that is, the gross tonnage exclusive of
all permissible exempted spaces. Under
the provisions of $ 2.87(b), a vessel may
have two gross tonnages. The higher
gross tonnage is applicable when a ton-

nage mark which is placed and displayed

on the side of the vessel is submerged and

the lower is applicable when the tonnage

mark is not submerged.

(b) Except in the case of a vessel
which is measured under the provisions
of $ $ 2.80 through 2.100, the gross reg-
ister tonnage of a vessel shall consist of
the sum of the following items:

(1) The cubic capacity below the
tonnage deck, excluding exemptible wa-
ter-ballast spaces within the measurable
portion of the vessel;

(2) The cubic capacity of each be-
tween-deck space above the tonnage
deck;

(3) The cubic capacity of the perma-
nent closed-in spaces on the upper deck
available for cargo or stores, or for the
accommodation of passengers and/or
crew;

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