CBP has issued a final rule that, effective Nov. 24, adds Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y.; Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, Calif.; Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field in Kennesaw, Georgia; and Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Monroe, N.C., to the list of user fee airports. The rule also removes user fee status for Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, Calif.

An airport may be designated as a user fee airport if CBP determines that its volume of business is insufficient to justify the funding from federal appropriations of customs services for the processing of aircraft entering the U.S. and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft. Such services are paid for by the user fee airport, which is then reimbursed by the recipients of the services. Generally, the type of airport that would seek designation as a user fee airport is one at which a company such as an air courier service has a specialized interest in regularly landing.

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