U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER
Department of Homeland Security
420 Madison Avenue, Suite 500, Toledo, Ohio 43604
October 23, 2003
PORT OF TOLEDO-SANDUSKY PIPELINE
TO: Aircraft Operators, Aircraft Pilots, Fixed Base Operators and Other Interested
SUBJECT: Aircraft Entrances and Clearances at Toledo Express Airport and Toledo
This Pipeline is being issued to update and review the procedures and requirements
for entering and clearing aircraft at the Toledo Express Airport (KTOL) and
Toledo Metcalf Airport (KTDZ). A single telephone number is being implemented
to help simplify the procedures for requesting service for aircraft arriving
from and departing to foreign countries. This change is a result of the merger
of Customs and Immigration Inspectors into the Bureau of Customs and Border
protection (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security.
Toledo Express Airport (KTOL) and Toledo Metcalf Airport (KTDZ) are designated
as "landing rights" airports. Permission to land at landing rights
airports must be obtained in advance of contemplated use when arriving from
a foreign country. In order to have an officer present to provide inspectional
service for you and your aircraft, a minimum of two hours advanced notice of
your estimated time of arrival is required.
Landing rights must be requested and obtained during regular business hours
(0800-1630), Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, by calling 419-259-6424.
Requests for Saturday and Sunday service must be made prior to 1630 hours on
Friday. The maximum number of passengers allowed per flight is 15.
All operators of commercial aircraft departing the United States for foreign
countries must obtain an outward clearance from CBP prior to departure. Operators
departing from the Toledo/Northwest Ohio area must request outbound clearances
by calling 419-259-6424 during normal business hours as listed above. All requests
for clearances must be made and required paperwork filed a minimum of two hours
prior to departure. This is necessary to ensure that sufficient time remains
for CBP to undertake any necessary examination of the aircraft, crew, passengers,
Departures without cargo
When departing for a foreign country with no export cargo, commercial operators
may apply to clear by telephone in advance with the Customs office nearest
the departure location. Such aircraft may clear by telephone in advance if
departing empty or carrying only passengers for hire. Upon the granting of
a clearance, CBP will verbally issue an outbound clearance number.
Departures with cargo
Aircraft departing with commercial cargo are not eligible for verbal clearances
as outlined above. Either a "complete" or "incomplete" manifest
must be presented to CBP when requesting an outbound clearance. With CBP approval,
documents may be presented via facsimile at 419-259-3703.
A "complete" manifest consists of:
- A general declaration on Customs Form 7507,
- An air cargo manifest on Customs Form 7509 listing all information of cargo
a copy of each air waybill attached to a CF 7509 with the number of air waybills
and the following statement listed:"Cargo as per Air Waybills Attached"
- Shipper's Export Declarations (SEDs) on Department of Commerce Form 7525-V
If the information for filing a "complete" manifest is not available
at the time the request for an outbound clearance is made, the port director
may accept in lieu thereof an "incomplete (proforma)" manifest
"Incomplete" manifest forms and conditions:
- A general declaration on Customs Form 7507 with the following statement of
"All required documents will be filed within the 4-day bond period"
- A clearance number will be issued by CBP on the CF 7507 for each clearance.
This number should be referenced when filing the complete manifest.
- A "complete" manifest, as listed above and referencing the clearance
number, must be presented to CBP within four business days of the date on
which the clearance was granted.
Should you have any questions concerning the above procedures and requirements,
please contact Interim Port Director Craig L. Vette at 419-259-6424.