Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry), 61278-61293 [2015-25729]

Download as PDF 61278 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (nonsupervisory), XT (leader), and XU (supervisory). (b) The Vicksburg District of the Mississippi Valley Division is comprised of the following four lakes: (1) Grenada Lake in Grenada County, MS (2) Enid Lake in Yalobusha County, MS (3) Sardis Lake in Panola County, MS (4) Arkabutla Lake in Tate County, MS (c) Special wage schedules shall be established at the same time and with rates identical to the Memphis, TN, appropriated fund wage schedule. [FR Doc. 2015–25895 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 19 CFR Parts 4, 7, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 132, 134, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 151, 152, 158, 163, 174, 181, and 191 [CBP Dec. No. 15–14; USCBP–2015–0045] RIN 1515–AE03 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Interim final rule. AGENCIES: This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. This regulatory document informs the public that the Automated Commercial System (ACS) is being phased out as a CBPauthorized EDI System for the processing electronic entry and entry summary filings (also known as entry filings). ACE will replace the Automated Commercial System (ACS) as the CBPauthorized EDI system for processing commercial trade data. This document also announces the conclusion of the ACE Cargo Release and the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue tests with regard to the entry and entry summary requirements that are now part of the CBP regulations. DATES: Effective Date: This interim final rule is effective on November 1, 2015. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 Written comments must be submitted on or before November 12, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number USCBP– 2015–0045, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Trade and Commercial Regulations Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket title for this rulemaking, and must reference docket number USCBP– 2015–0045 . All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Submitted comments may also be inspected during business days between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Office of International Trade, Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC. Arrangements to inspect submitted comments should be made in advance by calling Mr. Joseph Clark at (202) 325–0118. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy questions related to ACE, contact Josephine Baiamonte, Director, Business Transformation, ACE Business Office, Office of International Trade, at josephine.baiamonte@cbp.dhs.gov. For technical questions, contact Steven Zaccaro, Client Representative Branch, ACE Business Office, Office of International Trade, at steven.j.zaccaro@ cbp.dhs.gov. For legal questions, contact Robert Altneu, Chief, Trade and Commercial Regulations Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, at robert.f.altneu@ cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation Interested persons are invited to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written data, views, or arguments on all aspects of the interim rule. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) also invites comments that relate to the economic, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 environmental, or federalism effects that might result from this interim rule. Comments that will provide the most assistance to CBP in finalizing these regulations will reference a specific portion of the interim rule, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include data, information, or authority that support such recommended change. See ADDRESSES above for information on how to submit comments. I. Background A. Statutory Authority Section 484 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1484), establishes the requirement for importers of record to make entry for merchandise to be imported into the customs territory of the United States. Customs entry information is used by CBP and partner government agencies to determine whether merchandise may be released from CBP custody. The customs entry requirements were amended by Title VI of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103–182, 107 Stat. 2057, December 8, 1993), commonly known as the Customs Modernization Act, or Mod Act. In particular, section 637 of the Mod Act amended section 484(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act (19 U.S.C. 1484(a)(1)(A)) by revising the requirement to make and complete customs entry by submitting documentation to CBP, to also allow in the alternative, the transmission of entry information electronically pursuant to a CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. Further, section 634 of the Mod Act amended section 401 of the Tariff Act (19 U.S.C. 1401) to add definitions related to the electronic filing of the entry and entry summary. The term ‘‘electronic entry’’ is defined as the electronic transmission to CBP of entry information required for the entry of merchandise, and entry summary information required for the classification and appraisement of the merchandise, the verification of statistical information, and the determination of compliance with applicable law. The term ‘‘electronic transmission’’ is defined as the transfer of data or information through an authorized electronic data interchange system consisting of, but not limited to, computer modems and computer networks. The term ‘‘electronic data interchange system’’ is defined as any established mechanism approved by the CBP Commissioner through which information can be transferred electronically. E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations To implement the Mod Act, CBP has been modernizing the business processes essential to securing U.S. borders, facilitating the flow of legitimate shipments, and targeting illicit goods. The key automated system behind these initiatives is the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). ACE is the backbone of CBP trade data processing and risk management activities and provides a single, centralized access point to connect CBP, other International Trade Data System (ITDS) agencies, and the trade community. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES B. Executive Order 13659 On February 19, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America’s Businesses, in order to reduce unnecessary procedural requirements to commerce while continuing to protect our national security, public health and safety, the environment, and natural resources. See 79 FR 10657 (February 25, 2014). Pursuant to EO 13659, participating Federal agencies shall have capabilities, agreements, and other requirements in place to utilize the International Trade Data System (ITDS) and supporting systems, such as the Automated Commercial Environment, as the primary means of receiving from users the standard set of data and other relevant documentation (exclusive of applications for permits, licenses, or certifications) required for the release of imported cargo and clearance of cargo for export no later than by December 31, 2016. CBP will complete the development of core trade processing capabilities in ACE and decommission corresponding capabilities in legacy systems by the end of 2016. At that time, ACE will provide a Single Window for processing trade data, and become the primary system through which the international trade community will submit import and export data and the Government will determine admissibility. C. Current Regulations CBP established the specific requirements and procedures for the electronic filing of entry and entry summary data for imported merchandise through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI), originally a module of the Automated Commercial System (ACS), in a final rule (T.D. 90– 92) published in the Federal Register. See 55 FR 49879 (December 3, 1990). The CBP regulations, in Subparts A and D of part 143 in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), allow for electronic filing of customs entry and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 entry summary information through the ABI. ABI is defined as a module of the Automated Commercial System (ACS) that allows entry filers to transmit immediate delivery, entry, and entry summary data to CBP and to receive electronic messages. ACS is defined as CBP’s integrated comprehensive tracking system for the acquisition, processing and distribution of import data. See 19 CFR 143.32. D. Transitioning ABI From ACS to ACE CBP has been developing and testing ACE over the last several years as the successor EDI system to ACS. CBP has provided significant public outreach through events and on-line information to help ensure that the international trade community is fully engaged in the transition from ACS to ACE as the system authorized by the Commissioner for processing entry and entry summary information. CBP has conducted numerous tests of the filing of entries and entry summaries through ACE. See Section E below. During the transition from ACS to ACE, filers have continued to use the ABI functionality to transmit entry and entry summary information both to the ACS and ACE EDI systems. In this document, CBP is announcing, consistent with 19 U.S.C. 1401, that, with the conclusion of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) tests discussed below, ACE will be an authorized electronic data interchange system authorized by the Commissioner to which entry and entry summary filings (also known as entry filings) can be transmitted electronically. It should be noted that Reconciliation entries are not affected by this change. See 63 FR 6257 (February 6, 1998). Reconciliation entries will continue to be filed under the procedures, terms and conditions governing Reconciliation. E. National Customs Automation Program As part of the transition from ACS to ACE, CBP has been conducting tests of ACE under the NCAP. The NCAP was established by Subtitle B of the Mod Act. See 19 U.S.C. 1411. The two tests relevant to the regulatory amendments included in this document are the Cargo Release test and the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue, or ESAR, test. 1. ACE Cargo Release Test On November 9, 2011, CBP published a general notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 69755) announcing an NCAP test concerning ACE Simplified Entry to simplify the entry process by eliminating the submission of redundant data elements required to PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61279 obtain release for cargo imported by air. This test does not eliminate the submission of unique data elements. In a general notice titled ‘‘Modification of National Customs Automation Program Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Cargo Release’’ published in the Federal Register (78 FR 66039) on November 4, 2013, CBP modified the ACE Simplified Entry test and renamed it the ACE Cargo Release test. The Cargo Release Test provided more capabilities to test participants and eliminated the requirement that test participants join the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C–TPAT) in order to increase participation. CBP modified the Cargo Release Test in a general notice published in the Federal Register (79 FR 6210) on February 3, 2014, to include the ocean and rail modes of transportation, and again in a general notice published in the Federal Register (80 FR 7487) on February 10, 2015, to change the name of one data element and allow authorized importers and licensed customs brokers to submit the Cargo Release entry and the Importer Security Filing (ISF) in a combined transmission to CBP. In addition, on March 27, 2015, CBP published a general notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 16414) to further modify the Cargo Release test to allow importers and customs brokers to file type 03 entries (i.e., entries for merchandise subject to countervailing or antidumping duties) for all modes of transportation and to file, for cargo transported in the truck mode, entries for split shipments or partial shipments, and entry on cargo which has been moved in-bond from the first U.S. port of unlading. 2. Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue (ESAR) Test CBP has published several notices announcing ACE tests related to the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue (ESAR) capabilities. The first of these test notices (ESAR I), published by CBP in the Federal Register on October 18, 2007 (72 FR 59105), provided for enhanced account management functions for ACE Portal Accounts and expanded the universe of ACE account types. On August 26, 2008, CBP published a General Notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 50337) announcing the ESAR II test that concerned new Portal and EDI capabilities specific to entry summary filing and processing of consumption and informal entries. That notice stated that functionality will include ABI Census Warning Overrides and issuance of CBP requests for information and E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 61280 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES notices of action through the ACE Portal, and that new functionality will enhance Portal Account Management and allow for ACE Secure Data Portal reporting. On March 6, 2009, CBP published the ESAR III test notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 9826) that announced the port-by-port phased deployment strategy for the ESAR II functionality. On June 24, 2011, CBP announced the ESAR IV test in the Federal Register (76 FR 37136). That test permitted importers to file postsummary corrections (PSCs) of certain ACE entry summaries using ABI. F. Amendments to the CBP Regulations The Cargo Release and ESAR Tests will terminate only with regard to requirements directly related to automated entry and entry summary that do not involve data from other ITDS agencies upon the effective date of this rule. Test participants may continue to participate in the test until that date. As a result of the two tests discussed above having been successful, CBP is amending its regulations to provide that ACE is a CBP-authorized electronic data interchange (EDI) system for processing electronic entry and entry summary filings with CBP. As of the end of February 2016, CBP anticipates that ACE will be fully functional for filing entry and entry summary so that ACS will no longer be available for entry filings. CBP encourages filers to adjust their business practices by filing in ACE as of the effective date of this rule. This rule amends sections 12.140, 24.23, 128.11, 128.23, 141.57, 141.58, 143.1, 143.31, 143.32, and 174.12 to replace references to the Automated Commercial System, or ACS, each place it appears in these sections with the phrase ‘‘ACE or any other CBPauthorized electronic data interchange system.’’ In section 24.23(a)(4)(i), regarding the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF), we are retaining the reference to ACS, because that system will continue to be used to process payments, including MPF. We are adding the words ‘‘or any other CBPauthorized electronic data interchange system’’ to enable CBP to transition the payment processing functions to ACE at a later date. This rule further amends certain definitions concerning the entry of merchandise in 19 CFR 141.0a to reflect that ACE is the CBP-authorized EDI system for processing trade data. In particular, the definitions for the following terms are revised to indicate filers may also submit required entry information electronically to ACE, as well as by paper, to CBP: ‘‘entry,’’ ‘‘entry summary,’’ ‘‘submission,’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 ‘‘filing,’’ ‘‘entered for consumption,’’ ‘‘entered for warehouse,’’ and ‘‘entered temporarily under bond.’’ Similarly, this rule amends the definitions related to the special entry procedures in 19 CFR 143.32 to replace reference to ACS with reference to ACE. Specifically, this rule also revises in 19 CFR 143.32 the definitions of the terms ‘‘ABI,’’ ‘‘electronic immediate delivery,’’ and ‘‘statement processing,’’ and adds a definition of the term ‘‘authorized electronic data interchange system,’’ to indicate that ACS is will no longer be the only CBP-authorized EDI system. As the Automated Broker Interface, or ABI, continues to be the functionality that allows entry filers to transmit immediate delivery, entry and entry summary data to CBP, and to receive transmissions from CBP, there is no need to amend references to that term. However, this rule amends 19 CFR 143.32 to correct the definition of ABI which currently defines ABI as a module of ACS. This definition is inaccurate because ABI is a functionality that operates separately from ACS. This rule further amends the document filing procedures within 19 CFR parts 4, 7, 10, 12, 18–19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 132, 134, 141– 146, 148, 151–152, 158, 163, 174, 181, and 191 by providing filers with the option of transmitting electronic data to CBP. Specifically, this rule amends these parts to allow filers, in the alternative, to submit the electronic equivalent of CBP Forms (including CBP Forms 28, 29, 247, 434, 3229, 3289, 3299, 3311, 3461, 4315, 4455, 4457, 4647, 7501, 7533, and 7552) and other documents that may be required by CBP or other government agencies at the time of entry. These documents include the records and information required for the entry of merchandise listed in the Appendix to part 163 (commonly referred to as the ‘‘(a)(1)(A)’’ list). This amendment does not mean that an electronic equivalent exists, but merely that an electronic equivalent may be used when such an equivalent exists. Lastly, this rule makes technical corrections to the nomenclature of ‘‘Customs’’ or ‘‘Customs Service’’ to ‘‘CBP’’ in some existing regulatory text, and updates some text to comply with the Plain English initiative in regulatory drafting. In consideration of the business process changes that may be necessary to achieve full compliance and to provide members of the trade community with sufficient time to transition from ACS to ACE, filers are encouraged to adjust their business practices at the current time so that they PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 can file in ACE before the end of February of 2016 when it is anticipated that ACS will no longer be supported for entry and entry summary. Filers who have technical questions should contact their assigned client representative. Filers without an assigned client representative should contact Steven Zaccaro, Client Representative Branch, ACE Business Office, Office of International Trade, at steven.j.zaccaro@ cbp.dhs.gov. Additional information regarding the automation of the entry and entry summary processes is available on the following Web page: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated. Filers interested in participating in these tests should review the notices published in the Federal Register. See e.g., National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Submission of Certain Data Required by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food Safety and Inspection Service Using the Partner Government Agency Message Set Through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), 78 FR 75931 (December 13, 2013); Modification of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Document Image System (DIS) Relating to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Document Submissions, 80 FR 5126 (January 30, 2015); and Modification of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Use of Partner Government Agency Message Set through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for the Submission of Certain Data Required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 80 FR 6098 (February 4, 2015). Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer, Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes; Availability of Pilot Program and Filing Instructions to Test the Collection of Import Data for Implementation of the International Trade Data System, 80 FR 47558 (August 7, 2015). G. Conclusion of Cargo Release and ESAR Tests This document announces the conclusion of the Cargo Release and the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue tests only with regard to the entry and entry summary requirements that are now part of the CBP regulations. All other aspects of the Cargo Release and the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue tests remain on-going until ended by announcement in a subsequent Federal Register notice. E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations H. Proposal To Eliminate Hybrid Filing Importers currently can file required forms electronically to a CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system, by paper, or a combination of both (hybrid filing). When importers file a paper or hybrid entry, they fill out the required documents on their computer, print the documents, and then send the documents to their broker or to the port of entry by either mail or a courier. CBP is considering proposing a rule to require importers to choose between submitting the required entry and entry summary documentation (including ITDS Agency documents) entirely electronically or entirely by paper. CBP would no longer accept any hybrid filings, except in limited circumstances. This would mean that if an importer files one paper document not covered by the limited exceptions, the entire filing, including the report to CBP, must be on paper. While CBP is considering this proposal, comments are invited on all aspects of a policy to eliminate hybrid filings, including economic, operational, and feasibility of implementation. In particular, CBP is interested in data and views on the following: 1. Assessments of costs of implementing the proposal, including IT, training, and compliance. Comments should include a discussion about how the requirement to file all on paper or all in electronic form, if adopted, would affect business operations, cost to government of processing paper, and impact on health, safety, and the environment when enforcement and compliance agencies may see electronic data reduced. 2. Assessment of net benefits that may include processing enhancements, savings in processing time, and other perceived quantitative and qualitative benefits. 3. Estimates of time needed to comply with the proposal, if adopted. 4. Suggestions for including regulatory flexibilities such as phased-in compliance dates, exceptions, and safe harbors that will ease compliance for filers, especially those filers that are small entities. 5. Suggestions as to documentation and data that should be excepted from the proposed policy and supporting information to explain the appropriateness of the exception. II. Statutory and Regulatory Requirements A. Inapplicability of Notice Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3), public notice is inapplicable to these interim regulations because they concern VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 matters relating to agency procedure and practice inasmuch as the changes involve updates to the format of the electronic submission of data to CBP’s proprietary electronic data interchange (EDI) system from ACS to ACE for persons filing required information related to the importation of merchandise pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1401 and 1484. Further, good cause exists pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d) and 808(2), to issue these regulations without a delay in effective date. The transition from ACS to ACE does not substantively alter the underlying rights or interests of importers or filers, only the manner in which they present required information to the agency. By shifting to a modified electronic format for the submission of required data, CBP will be able to more efficiently determine whether merchandise presented for importation is admissible into the United States. In addition, although this interim rule will be codified on November 1, 2015, CBP anticipates that filers can continue to file in ACS or ACE until February 2016, when ACE will be fully functional for filing entry and entry summary. Accordingly, CBP and Treasury have determined that the requirements for prior notice and a delay in effective date are inapplicable, however the agencies are soliciting comments in this interim rule and will consider all comments received before issuing a final rule. B. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. OMB believes that this rule is an ‘‘economically significant regulatory action,’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. When importing to the United States, importers may file the required entry and entry summary documents to CBP in two ways: By paper or electronically through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). The technical requirements to file in ABI are spelled out in the CBP and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (the CATAIR), which is available to the public on CBP’s Web PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61281 page.1 The CATAIR is updated frequently due to changing technical specifications. If the importer chooses to file electronically, it submits the required data in ABI and the data then gets transmitted from ABI to a CBP system for processing. Originally, ABI transmitted the data to only the Automated Commercial System (ACS). Currently, the data can be transmitted to either ACS or the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), depending on whether the importer has met the relevant CATAIR requirements. The existing regulations set forth the requirements for how filers interact with CBP through ABI. In doing so, the regulations make reference to ACS several times. This rule replaces the ACS references in the regulations with ‘‘ACE or any other CBP-authorized EDI system.’’ This regulation also corrects the definition of ABI, which is currently defined as a module of ACS. This is an erroneous definition since ABI exists separately from ACS and is simply a functionality by which importers can file entries with CBP. With this rule, importers will continue to be able to file their entries electronically via ABI, which will now transmit all the entry data to ACE. CBP acknowledges that importers and software developers who have not already made the changes required to transmit their entry information from ABI to ACE rather than to ACS will need to make these changes to comply with the ABI CATAIR specifications. The change in technical specifications for ABI filing is independent from this regulatory change. (Technical specifications change frequently and are done independently of any regulatory action.) What follows is a short analysis of the costs of the systems changes, some portion of which may be attributable to this rule. Based on conversations with members of the trade community on CBP’s Technical Advisory Group,2 the costs of making the required systems changes to meet the CATAIR specifications to use ABI to transmit entries to ACE rather than to ACS are rather small. According to CBP’s ACE Business Office, approximately 95 percent of importers who file entries electronically purchase software licenses from third-party software developers to more easily file entries in ABI. These software 1 See http://www.cbp.gov/trade/acs/catair and http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ace/catair. 2 The Technical Advisory Group advises CBP on ACE from the perspective of the Trade. It is made up of representatives of the trade community who are involved in the entry process, including importers, brokers, and software developers. E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 61282 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations developers, and a small number of importers who file directly with CBP, would need to make programming changes to their software to make it compatible with ACE, if they have not already done so. Software developers charge an annual fee for the use of their software, which covers the cost of software updates, maintenance, and training. The developers do not anticipate raising rates as a result of making changes to ACE. The cost of making software compatible with ACE will fall on the software developers and the 5 percent of importers who do not purchase a software product, because they develop their own software. CBP’s ACE Business Office estimates that 150 businesses will need to make software modifications, including 112 importers who self-file and 38 software developers. According to the Technical Advisory Group, the cost of making these changes is covered by the existing fees software developers charge to their users. Many of these parties have already made the changes to take advantage of the added functionality available in ACE. According to CBP’s ACE Business Office, of the 38 software developers that provide software to facilitate the filing of entries, 36 have already modified their systems to allow for filing in ACE. CBP does not know how many of the 112 self-filers have already modified their systems, but it is likely that many of these self-filers have already made the necessary changes. According to CBP data, as of April 2015, 53 percent of entries were filed in ABI in an ACE-compatible format. According to an estimate from a member of the Technical Advisory Group, it can cost from $25,000 to $90,000 to make the change to ACE formatting, including systems costs and training. This estimate also includes all the costs of converting to ACE, not just the cost of making the changes necessary to file entries in ACE format, so the actual costs necessary to file entries in ACE format is likely to be lower. Based on the range of costs to convert to ACE formatting, we estimate that it will cost our estimated 112 software vendors and 38 self-filers between $3.75 million and $13.5 million to file in ACE format. These estimates assume that all 150 software vendors and self-filers will incur costs to convert to ACE, which we previously noted is unlikely given that many of these parties have already made the change to take advantage of ACE’s additional functionality. We invite comments on these estimates of system costs and on other transition costs. This rule benefits the public by clarifying the information presented in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 the regulations regarding how importers interact with CBP via ABI. The broader regulatory and non-regulatory shift from ACS to ACE has substantial benefits to federal agencies and the public. Transitioning to ACE will expedite cargo processing; improve compliance with CBP and other government agency regulations; provide greater efficiency in receiving, processing, and sharing import data which will increase the effectiveness of federal agencies; and reduce redundant information requirements for the importing community. We note that these benefits of the transition to ACE are characterized by the same analytic difficulty as the costs; it is not clear what portion is attributable to this rule as opposed to other regulatory and nonregulatory actions. We invite comments that would allow for reasonable attribution of effects across these various actions. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act of 1996, requires an agency to prepare and make available to the public a regulatory flexibility analysis that describes the effect of a proposed rule on small entities (i.e., small businesses, small organizations, and small governmental jurisdictions) when the agency is required to publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking for a rule. Since a general notice of proposed rulemaking is not necessary for this rule, CBP is not required to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis for this rule. As there is no collection of information proposed in this document, the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507) are inapplicable. Signing Authority This document is being issued in accordance with § 0.1(a)(1) of the CBP Regulations (19 CFR 0.1(a)(1)) pertaining to the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury (or his/her delegate) to approve regulations related to certain customs revenue functions. List of Subjects Customs duties and inspection, Entry, Exports, Freight, Harbors, Imports, Maritime carriers, Pollution, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vessels. Fmt 4700 19 CFR Part 10 Caribbean Basin initiative, Customs duties and inspection, Entry of merchandise, Exports, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade agreements. 19 CFR Part 12 Customs duties and inspection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 18 Baggage, Bonds, Common carriers, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Explosives, Foreign trade statistics, Freight, Imports, Merchandise in transit, Penalties, Prohibited merchandise, Railroad, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Restricted merchandise, Surety bonds, Transportation in bond, Vehicles, Vessels. 19 CFR Part 19 Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Freight, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds, Warehouses, Wheat. 19 CFR Part 24 Accounting, Claims, Customs duties and inspection, Harbors, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Taxes. Customs duties and inspection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 102 Canada, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Imports, Mexico, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade agreements. 19 CFR Part 113 Common carriers, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Freight, Laboratories, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds. 19 CFR Part 123 19 CFR Part 4 Frm 00006 American Samoa, Coffee, Customs duties and inspection, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Imports, Insular possessions, Johnston Islands, Kingman Reef, Liquor, Midway Islands, Puerto Rico, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wake Island, Wine. 19 CFR Part 54 D. Paperwork Reduction Act PO 00000 19 CFR Part 7 Sfmt 4700 Administrative practice and procedure, Aircraft, Aliens, Baggage, Canada, Common carriers, Customs duties and inspection, Entry of merchandise, Fees, Forms (Written agreement), Freight, Immigration, E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Imports, International boundaries (Land border), International traffic, Mexico, Motor carriers, Railroads, Repairs, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Test programs, Trade agreements, Treaties, Vehicles, Vessels. 19 CFR Part 125 Customs duties and inspection, Freight, Government contracts, Harbors, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 128 Administrative practice and procedure, Customs duties and inspection, Entry, Express consignments, Freight, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 132 Agriculture and agricultural products, Customs duties and inspection, Quotas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 134 Canada, Country of origin, Customs duties and inspection, Imports, Labeling, Marking, Mexico, Packaging and containers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade agreements. 19 CFR Part 141 Customs duties and inspection, Entry of merchandise, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 142 Canada, Customs duties and inspection, Mexico, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 145 Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Lotteries, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 146 Administrative practice and procedure, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Foreign trade zones, Imports, Penalties, Petroleum, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 148 Airmen, Aliens, Baggage, Crewmembers, Customs duties and inspection, Declarations, Foreign officials, Government employees, International organizations, Privileges and immunities, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Seamen, Taxes, Trade agreements (U.S.-Canada Free-Trade Agreement). 19 CFR Part 151 Cigars and cigarettes, Cotton, Customs duties and inspection, Fruit juices, Laboratories, Metals, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sugar, Wool. 19 CFR Part 152 Appraisement, Classification, Customs duties and inspection, Valuation. 19 CFR Part 158 Computer technology, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Freight, Merchandise (lost, damaged, abandoned, exported), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 143 Customs duties and inspection, Entry of merchandise, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 144 Customs duties and inspection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Warehouses. 19 CFR Part 163 Administrative practice and procedure, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Imports, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 19 CFR Part 174 Administrative practice and procedure, Customs duties and Section asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Form 7501, Form 7501 Administrative practice and procedure, Canada, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Imports, Mexico, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade agreements. 19 CFR Part 191 Alcohol and alcoholic beverages, Claims, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Foreign trade zones, Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba, Packaging and containers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade agreements. Amendments to the CBP Regulations For the reasons stated above in the preamble, CBP amends parts 4, 7, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 132, 134, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 151, 152, 158, 163, 174, 181, and 191 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR parts 4, 7, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 132, 134, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 151, 152, 158, 163, 174, 181, and 191) to read as follows: PART 4—VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES 1. The general authority citation for Part 4 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1431, 1433, 1434, 1624, 2071 note; 46 U.S.C. 501, 60105. * * * 3. The authority citation for Part 7 continues to read as follows: ■ ■ Jkt 238001 4. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 * * 2. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624; 48 U.S.C. 1406i. 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 19 CFR Part 181 Add PART 7—CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH INSULAR POSSESSIONS AND GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION VerDate Sep<11>2014 inspection, Protests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade agreements. Words 4.41(a) ............................................................................... 4.94a ................................................................................. 61283 Sfmt 4700 words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 61284 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Section Words 7.3(f) .................................................................................. Add Form 3229 , or its electronic equivalent, PART 10—ARTICLES CONDITIONALLY FREE, SUBJECT TO A REDUCED RATE, ETC. Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1321, 1481, 1484, 1498, 1508, 1623, 1624, 3314. 5. The general authority citation for Part 10 continues to read as follows: * ■ * * * * 6. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ Words 10.1(g)(1) .......................................................................... 10.1(g)(2) introductory text ............................................... 10.1(g)(3) .......................................................................... 10.1(h)(1) introductory text ............................................... 10.1(h)(2) .......................................................................... 10.1(h)(3) introductory text ............................................... 10.1(h)(5) .......................................................................... 10.1(i) ................................................................................ 10.1(j)(2) ........................................................................... 10.1(j)(2) ........................................................................... 10.5(d) ............................................................................... 10.5(e) ............................................................................... 10.5(f) ................................................................................ 10.5(g) ............................................................................... 10.6 ................................................................................... 10.31(a)(1) ........................................................................ 10.31(a)(2) ........................................................................ 10.31(a)(2) ........................................................................ 10.48(b) ............................................................................. 10.49(a) ............................................................................. 10.53(a) ............................................................................. 10.53(e)(5) ........................................................................ 10.59(e) ............................................................................. 10.60(a) ............................................................................. 10.60(d) ............................................................................. 10.61 ................................................................................. 10.62(a) introductory text .................................................. 10.62(b) ............................................................................. 10.62(c)(2) ........................................................................ 10.62a(a) ........................................................................... 10.62a(b) ........................................................................... 10.66(a)(1) ........................................................................ 10.66(a)(2) ........................................................................ 10.66(c)(1) introductory text ............................................. 10.66(c)(2) ........................................................................ 10.67(a)(1) ........................................................................ 10.67(a)(2) ........................................................................ 10.67(a)(3) ........................................................................ 10.67(c) ............................................................................. 10.68(a) ............................................................................. 10.68(a) ............................................................................. 10.68(c) ............................................................................. 10.69 ................................................................................. 10.70(a) ............................................................................. 10.70(a) ............................................................................. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Section Form 3311 Form 3311 Form 3311 Form 3311 Form 3311 Form 3311 Form 3311 Form 3311 Form 7501 Form 3311 Form 4455 CF 4455 Form 4455 Form 4455 Form 4455 Form 3461 or 7501 Form 7501 Form 3461 A declaration a declaration face of the entry USFWS Form 3–177 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 3311 Form 4455 Form 4455 Form 4455 Form 3311 A declaration A declaration of the ultimate consignee Form 4455 Form 3299 Form 4455 Form 4455 Descriptive lists Department of Agriculture a certificate certificates of pedigree and transfer of ownership such certificates and transfers a certificate of pure breeding Form 7501 Form 7501 a certificate a certificate a certificate of this section bill of lading The certificate The invoice statement of the cost of production a declaration of the importer a declaration Form 3461 10.70(a) ............................................................................. 10.71(a) ............................................................................. 10.80 ................................................................................. 10.81(b) ............................................................................. 10.84(b)(1) ........................................................................ 10.84(b)(2) ........................................................................ 10.84(b)(3) ........................................................................ 10.84(b)(4) ........................................................................ 10.84(b)(6)(i) ..................................................................... 10.84(b)(6)(ii) .................................................................... 10.90(b) ............................................................................. 10.90(b) ............................................................................. 10.98(c) ............................................................................. 10.99(a) ............................................................................. 10.101(b) ........................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Add , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, their electronic equivalents its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent. its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, their electronic equivalents, its electronic equivalent, their electronic equivalents, , , , , , , , , , , . , , , , or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or their electronic equivalents its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent. its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, their electronic equivalents, the electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Section Words 10.102(a) ........................................................................... 10.102(a) ........................................................................... 10.102(b) ........................................................................... 10.102(b) ........................................................................... 10.104 ............................................................................... 10.107(a)(1) ...................................................................... 10.121(a) ........................................................................... 10.179(a) ........................................................................... 10.180(a) ........................................................................... Add or bill pro forma invoice The certificates may be Form 7501 Form 7501 a report U.S. Department of State certificate from the importer meat-inspection certificate PART 12—SPECIAL CLASSES OF MERCHANDISE 7. The general authority citation for Part 12 and the sectional authority citation for § 12.140 continue to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1624. * ■ * * * * * * Section asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES [Amended] 9. Amend § 12.140, in paragraph (b)(1) by removing the words ‘‘Automated Commercial System’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system’’. ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 , or their electronic equivalents, , or its electronic equivalent, submitted electronically, , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, 8. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ * Words 12.6(a)(1) .......................................................................... 12.6(a)(2) .......................................................................... 12.7(a) ............................................................................... 12.11(a) ............................................................................. 12.11(a) ............................................................................. 12.11(a) ............................................................................. 12.34(b) ............................................................................. 12.34(e) ............................................................................. 12.41(a) ............................................................................. 12.43(a) ............................................................................. 12.43(a) ............................................................................. 12.43(b) ............................................................................. 12.43(c) ............................................................................. 12.80(e)(2) ........................................................................ 12.85(c)(1) ........................................................................ 12.85(c)(2) ........................................................................ 12.85(c)(2) ........................................................................ 12.85(c)(3) ........................................................................ 12.85(c)(4) ........................................................................ 12.85(c)(5) ........................................................................ 12.85(c)(6) ........................................................................ 12.85(d)(1) ........................................................................ 12.91(d) ............................................................................. 12.99(a) introductory text .................................................. 12.99(b) ............................................................................. 12.99(b) ............................................................................. 12.104c(a) ......................................................................... 12.104c(a) ......................................................................... 12.104c(d)(1)(i) introductory text ...................................... 12.104c(d)(1)(ii) ................................................................ 12.104c(d)(2)(i) ................................................................. 12.104c(d)(2)(ii) ................................................................ 12.104d ............................................................................. 12.104e(a) introductory text .............................................. 12.107(a) ........................................................................... 12.140(b) introductory text ................................................ 12.140(b)(2)(ii) .................................................................. 12.142(c)(1) introductory text ........................................... § 12.140 * Section 12.140 also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1484, 2416(a), 2171; * Jkt 238001 Add An affidavit An affidavit a valid permit a notice of arrival form the notice of arrival country of manufacture declaration Form 3311 certificate of origin an additional certificate a statement of this section Form 4647 declaration Declaration A copy of the exemption declaration declaration declaration declaration Form CG–5096 Form 4647 a declaration the declaration copy of the contract A certificate or permit declarations under oath A statement declarations under oath A statement or evidence or evidence A certificate Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , PART 18—TRANSPORTATION IN BOND AND MERCHANDISE IN TRANSIT 10. The general authority citation for Part 18 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (general Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 61285 Sfmt 4700 or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or their electronic equivalents, or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent or their electronic equivalents, or their electronic equivalents, or its electronic equivalent, or their electronic equivalents, or its electronic equivalent, or the electronic equivalent, or the electronic equivalent, or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent or its electronic equivalent Schedule of the United States), 1551, 1552, 1553, 1623, 1624. * * * * * 11. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 61286 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 18.6(b) ............................................................................... Form 4647 , or its electronic equivalent PART 19—CUSTOMS WAREHOUSES, CONTAINER STATIONS AND CONTROL OF MERCHANDISE THEREIN Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624. 12. The general authority citation for Part 19 continues to read as follows: ■ ■ * * 14. The general authority citation for Part 24 and the sectional authority for § 24.23 continue to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 58a–58c, 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized [Amended] 16. Amend § 24.23, in paragraph (a)(4)(i) by adding after the words ‘‘Automated Commercial System (ACS)’’ the words ‘‘or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system’’. ■ * 19. The authority citation for part 102 continues to read as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ Form Form 7501 Form Form Form Form Form Form 7501 7501 , , , , , , , , , 3461 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 * * * * Section 24.23 also issued under 19 U.S.C. 3332; * * * * 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 equivalent, equivalent equivalent equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, 15. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624. 18. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i); Section XV, Note 5, Harmonized declaration of the importer statement of the importer Form 7501 Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624, 3314, 3592. 20. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the ■ Form 7501 Form 3461 Certificate of Eligibility Form 7501 Form 3461 * * * * ■ 22. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: , , , , , Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1623, 1624. * VerDate Sep<11>2014 electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent 17. The authority citation for part 54 continues to read as follows: PART 113—CUSTOMS BONDS 21. The general authority citation for part 113 continues to read as follows: its its its its its its its its its ■ Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 ■ 102.23(a) ........................................................................... 102.23(a) ........................................................................... 102.25 ............................................................................... Appendix to Part 102 ........................................................ Appendix to Part 102 ........................................................ ■ or or or or or or or or or * PART 54—CERTAIN IMPORTATIONS TEMPORARILY FREE OF DUTY 54.5(b) ............................................................................... 54.6(a) ............................................................................... 54.6(b) ............................................................................... PART 102—RULES OF ORIGIN * Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1505, 1520, 1624; 26 U.S.C. 4461, 4462; 31 U.S.C. 3717, 9701; Public Law 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135 (6 U.S.C. 1 et seq.). 24.5(d) ............................................................................... 24.5(e) ............................................................................... 24.24(e)(2)(ii) .................................................................... § 24.23 * 13. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the 19.6(d)(2) .......................................................................... 19.6(d)(5) .......................................................................... 19.9(c) ............................................................................... 19.9(c) ............................................................................... 19.11(b) ............................................................................. 19.11(g) ............................................................................. 19.14(a) ............................................................................. 19.15(b) ............................................................................. 19.15(d) ............................................................................. PART 24—CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE * words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: or or or or or its its its its its electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 113.41 ............................................................................... PART 123—CBP RELATIONS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO 23. The general authority citation for part 123 continues to read as follows: ■ 25. The general authority citation for part 125 continues to read as follows: ■ * * 27. The authority citation for part 128 continues to read as follows: ■ * [Amended] 29. Amend § 128.11, in paragraph (b)(7)(i) by removing the words ‘‘Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS) and associated modules,’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBPauthorized electronic data interchange system, and associated applications.’’ ■ 30. Amend § 128.23 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: ■ § 128.23 Entry requirements. * * * * (b) Procedures—(1) General. All express consignment entities utilizing the procedures in this part must comply asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * Jkt 238001 , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent * * * words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: Form 7501 Form 7501 , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent 28. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the ■ words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: Form 3461 Form 3461 Form 7501 , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent with the requirements of the CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. These requirements include those under the Automated Manifest System (AMS), Cargo Selectivity, Statement Processing, the Automated Broker Interface System (ABI), and enhancements of ACE or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. (2) Entry number. All entry numbers must be furnished to CBP in a CBP approved bar coded readable format in order to assist in the processing of express consignment cargo under the CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP- PO 00000 24. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ Form 7501 Form 3311 Form 3311 Authority: 19 U.S.C. 58c, 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1321, 1484, 1498, 1551, 1555, 1556, 1565, 1624. 132.13(a)(1)(iii)(A) ............................................................. 132.13(a)(2) ...................................................................... 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 * 26. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the 132.11a(a)(1) .................................................................... 132.11a(a)(2) .................................................................... 132.11a(a)(3) .................................................................... 132.13(a)(1)(i) ................................................................... 132.13(a)(1)(ii) .................................................................. 132.13(a)(1)(iii) introductory text ...................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 * ■ 128.24(b) ........................................................................... 128.24(c) ........................................................................... 128.24(d) ........................................................................... § 128.11 * Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1565, and 1624. * 125.31(b) ........................................................................... 125.32 ............................................................................... PART 128—EXPRESS CONSIGNMENTS , or its electronic equivalent, Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1431, 1433, 1436, 1448,1624, 2071 note. 123.4(b) ............................................................................. 123.4(c) ............................................................................. 123.92(b)(2)(iii) ................................................................. PART 125—CARTAGE AND LITERAGE OF MERCHANDISE Form 7501 authorized electronic data interchange system. * * * * * PART 132—QUOTAS 31. The general authority citation for part 132 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1623, 1624. * * * * * 32. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ entry summary for consumption, entry summary for consumption, entry summary for consumption, entry summary for consumption, entry summary for consumption, the initial presentation of the entry summaries for consumption or withdrawals for consumption or withdrawals for consumption, or withdrawal for consumption, Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 61287 Sfmt 4700 or or or or or or its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, their electronic equivalents, or their electronic equivalents, , or their electronic equivalents, E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 61288 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations PART 134—COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING 33. The authority citation for part 134 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1304, 1624. 34. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the ■ 134.51(a) ........................................................................... 134.52(a) ........................................................................... Form 4647 Form 4647 , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, PART 141—ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1448, 1484, 1498, 1624. 35. The general authority citation for part 141 and the sectional authority for § 141.66 continue to read as follows: * ■ * * 141.57(d)(2) ...................................................................... 141.61(b) ........................................................................... 141.61(d) introductory text ................................................ 141.61(d)(1) ...................................................................... 141.61(d)(1) ...................................................................... 141.61(d)(1) ...................................................................... 141.61(d)(2) ...................................................................... 141.61(d)(2) ...................................................................... 141.61(d)(3) ...................................................................... 141.61(d)(4) ...................................................................... 141.61(e)(1)(i)(A) .............................................................. 141.61(e)(1)(ii)(B) ............................................................. 141.61(e)(1)(ii)(C) ............................................................. 141.61(f)(1)(iv) .................................................................. 141.61(f)(2)(i) .................................................................... 141.68(g)(1) ...................................................................... 141.68(g)(2) ...................................................................... 141.68(h) ........................................................................... 141.68(h) ........................................................................... 141.113(g) ......................................................................... ■ 37. Revise § 141.0a to read as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 141.0a Definitions. Unless the context requires otherwise or a different definition is prescribed, the following terms will have the meanings indicated when used in connection with the entry of merchandise: (a) Entry. ‘‘Entry’’ means that documentation or data required by § 142.3 of this chapter to be filed with the appropriate CBP officer or submitted electronically to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system to secure the release of imported merchandise from CBP custody, or the act of filing that documentation. ‘‘Entry’’ also means that documentation or data required by § 181.53 of this chapter to be filed with CBP to withdraw merchandise from a duty-deferral program in the United States for exportation to Canada or Mexico or for entry into a duty-deferral program in Canada or Mexico. (b) Entry summary. ‘‘Entry summary’’ means any other documentation or electronic submission of data necessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 * * * Section 141.66 also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1490, 1623. * * * * CF 3461/CF 3461 ALT, Form 7501 Form 7501 7501 (boxes 10 and 12) (box 12) (box 10) (box12) (box 10) (box 22) Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 Form 7501 or 7501 Form 4647 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent, , or its electronic equivalent, to enable CBP to assess duties, and collect statistics on imported merchandise, and determine whether other requirements of law or regulation are met. (c) Submission. ‘‘Submission’’ means the voluntary delivery to the appropriate CBP officer or electronic submission to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system of the entry summary documentation or data for preliminary review or of entry documentation or data for other purposes. (d) Filing. ‘‘Filing’’ means: (1) The delivery to CBP, including electronic submission to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system, of the entry documentation or data required by section 484(a), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1484(a)), to obtain the release of merchandise, or (2) The delivery to CBP, including electronic submission to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data PO 00000 words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: interchange system, together with the deposit of estimated duties, of the entry summary documentation or data required to assess duties, collect statistics, and determine whether other requirements of law and regulation are met, or (3) The delivery to CBP, including electronic submission to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system, together with the deposit of estimated duties, of the entry summary documentation or data, which will serve as both the entry and the entry summary. (e) Presentation. ‘‘Presentation’’ is used only in connection with quotaclass merchandise and is defined in § 132.1(d) of this chapter. (f) Entered for consumption. ‘‘Entered for consumption’’ means that an entry summary for consumption has been filed with CBP in proper form, including electronic submission to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system, with estimated duties attached. ‘‘Entered for consumption’’ also means the necessary E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations documentation has been filed with CBP to withdraw merchandise from a dutydeferral program in the United States for exportation to Canada or Mexico or for entry into a duty-deferral program in Canada or Mexico (see § 181.53 of this chapter). (g) Entered for warehouse. ‘‘Entered for warehouse’’ means that an entry summary for warehouse has been filed with CBP in proper form, including electronic submission to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. (h) Entered temporarily under bond. ‘‘Entered temporarily under bond’’ means that an entry summary supporting a temporary importation under bond has been filed with CBP in proper form, including electronic submission to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. (i) Released conditionally. ‘‘Released conditionally’’ means any release from CBP custody before liquidation. § 141.57 38. Amend § 141.57, in paragraph (d)(2) by removing the words ‘‘through the Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS)’’ and replacing them with the words ‘‘to the CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system’’. ■ § 141.58 44. Section 142.16 is revised to read as follows: § 142.16 Entry summary form. (a) CBP Form 7501. The entry summary must be on the CBP Form 7501, or its electronic equivalent, unless a different form or format is prescribed elsewhere in this chapter. CBP Form 7501, or its electronic equivalent, must be used for merchandise formally entered for consumption, formally entered for warehouse, or rewarehouse in accordance with § 144.11 of this chapter, and formally entered temporarily under bond under § 10.31 of this chapter. The entry summary for merchandise which may be entered free of duty in accordance with § 10.1(g) or (h) may be on CBP Form 3311, or its electronic equivalent, instead of on a CBP Form 7501 (or its electronic equivalent). For merchandise entitled to be entered under an informal entry, see § 143.23 of this chapter. (b) Extra copies. The port director may require additional copies of the entry summary if filed in paper. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 Entry summary documentation. (a) Entry summary not filed at time of entry. When the entry documentation is filed in paper before the entry summary documentation, one copy of the entry document and the commercial invoice, or the documentation filed in place of a commercial invoice in the instances listed in § 141.83(d) of this chapter, will be returned to the importer after CBP authorizes release of the merchandise. Entry documentation may also be transmitted electronically to the CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. The importer may use these documents in preparing the entry summary, CBP Form 7501, or its electronic equivalent, and must file them with the entry summary documentation within the time period stated in § 142.12(b). The entry summary documentation also must include any other documentation required for a particular shipment 143.12 ............................................................................... 143.13(a) ........................................................................... 143.13(b) ........................................................................... 143.23 introductory text .................................................... 143.23(b) ........................................................................... PO 00000 Form 7501 statements of cost A declaration Form 7501 Form 3311 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 [Amended] 40. Amend § 141.66 by removing the word ‘‘documents’’ and adding in its place the word ‘‘documentation’’ in the heading; and removing the word ‘‘document’’ and adding in its place the word ‘‘documentation’’ in the regulatory text. ■ PART 142—ENTRY PROCESS 41. The authority citation for part 142 continues to read as follows: ■ 42. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ Form 3461 (appropriately modified) Form 7533 (appropriately modified) Form 3461, 3461 ALT, 7501 Form 3461 or 7533 7501 or CBP Form 3311 Form 3461 Form 3461 CF 3461 or 3461 Alternate ■ § 142.11 § 141.66 Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1448, 1484, 1624. 39. Amend § 141.58, in paragraph (e) by removing the words ‘‘through the Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS)’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘to the CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any 43. Section 142.11 is revised to read as follows: ■ other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system’’. [Amended] ■ 142.3(a)(1) ........................................................................ 142.3(a)(1) ........................................................................ 142.3(a)(6) ........................................................................ 142.3(b)(1) ........................................................................ 142.3(b)(2) ........................................................................ 142.22(a) ........................................................................... 142.24(a) ........................................................................... 142.47(b) ........................................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES [Amended] 61289 Sfmt 4700 , , , , , , , , or or or or or or or or its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, their electronic equivalents. their electronic equivalents, their electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, unless a bond for missing documentation is on file, as provided in § 141.66 of this chapter. (b) Entry summary filed at time of entry. When the entry summary documentation is filed or transmitted electronically at time of entry, the documentation listed in § 142.3 must be filed at the same time, except that CBP Form 3461 or 7533, or their electronic equivalents, will not be required. The importer also must file any additional invoice required for a particular shipment. PART 143—SPECIAL ENTRY PROCEDURES 45. The authority citation for part 143 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1321, 1414, 1481, 1484, 1498, 1624, 1641. 46. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ , , , , , E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM or or or or or its electronic equivalent their electronic equivalents, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, 13OCR1 61290 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 143.23(c) ........................................................................... 143.23(f) ............................................................................ 143.23(h)(1) ...................................................................... 143.23(h)(2) ...................................................................... 143.23(h)(2) ...................................................................... 143.24 ............................................................................... 143.25 heading ................................................................. 143.25 ............................................................................... 143.32(g) ........................................................................... 143.32(h) ........................................................................... 47. Section § 143.1 introductory text is revised to read as follows: ■ § 143.1 Eligibility. The Automated Broker Interface (ABI) allows participants to transmit data electronically to CBP through ABI and to receive transmissions from Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. Its purposes are to improve administrative efficiency, enhance enforcement of customs and related laws, lower costs and expedite the release of cargo. * * * * * § 143.31 [Amended] 48. Amend § 143.31, in first sentence, by removing the words ‘‘Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS)’’ and adding in their place the words ‘‘CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBPauthorized electronic data interchange system’’. ■ 49. Section 143.32 is amended by revising paragraphs (a), (b), (j) and (p) to read as follows: ■ § 143.32 * * Definitions. * * * asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 53. The general authority citation for Part 145 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 , , , , , , , , , , (a) ABI. ‘‘ABI’’ means the Automated Broker Interface functionality that allows entry filers to transmit immediate delivery, entry and entry summary data electronically to, and receive electronic messaging from, CBP and receive transmissions from Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. (b) Authorized electronic data interchange system means any established mechanism approved by the Commissioner of CBP through which information can be transferred electronically. * * * * * (j) Electronic immediate delivery. ‘‘Electronic immediate delivery’’ means the electronic transmission of CBP Forms 3461 or 3461 alternate (CBP Form 3461 ALT) data to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system in order to obtain the release of goods under immediate delivery. * * * * * (p) Statement processing. ‘‘Statement processing’’ means the method of collection and accounting which allows a filer to pay for more than one entry summary with one payment. ACS, or 144.11(a) ........................................................................... 144.11(a) ........................................................................... 144.11(b) heading and (b) ................................................ 144.11(c) ........................................................................... 144.12 ............................................................................... 144.14 introductory text .................................................... 144.22(a) introductory text ................................................ 144.36(b) ........................................................................... 144.37(a) ........................................................................... 144.38(a) ........................................................................... 144.38(e) ........................................................................... 144.41(b) ........................................................................... 144.41(d) ........................................................................... 144.42(b)(1) ...................................................................... 144.42(b)(2) ...................................................................... 144.42(b)(3) ...................................................................... PART 145—MAIL IMPORTATIONS Form 3299 Form 7501 Form 3311 Form 3311 Form 7501 Form 7501 entry form Form 7501 Forms 7501, 3461 Forms 7501 and 3461 Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form 7501 Form Form Form Form Form Form Form 7501 3461 or 7533 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 1624. * * * * * 54. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, their electronic equivalents their electronic equivalents any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system, generates the statement, which is transmitted electronically to the filer, consisting of a list of entry summaries and the amount of duties, taxes or fees, if any, due for payment. Upon payment and collection of the statement, those entry summaries designated as electronic will be scheduled for liquidation (see § 24.25 of this chapter). * * * * * § 143.33 [Amended] 50. Amend § 143.33 by removing the words ‘‘of ACS’’. ■ PART 144—WAREHOUSE AND REWAREHOUSE ENTRIES AND WITHDRAWALS 51. The general authority citation for Part 144 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1484, 1557, 1559, 1624. * * * Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * 52. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or its electronic equivalent their electronic equivalents, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ PO 00000 * ■ , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 or or or or or or or or or or E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 145.4(c) ............................................................................. 145.12(b)(1) ...................................................................... 145.12(c) ........................................................................... 145.12(e)(1) ...................................................................... PART 146—FOREIGN TRADE ZONES 55. The authority citation for Part 146 continues to read as follows: ■ 57. The general authority citation for Part 148 continues to read as follows: ■ 7501 7501 7501 7501 , , , , Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 81a–81u, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624. 56. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the ■ 146.62(a) ........................................................................... 146.62(b)(1) ...................................................................... 146.62(b)(2) ...................................................................... 146.63(c)(1) (first, second and fourth sentences) ............ 146.63(c)(1) (third sentence) ............................................ 146.70(c) ........................................................................... Appendix to Part 146 ........................................................ Appendix to Part 146 ........................................................ Appendix to Part 146 ........................................................ PART 148—PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS Form Form Form Form * * 148.1(b) ............................................................................. 148.1(b) ............................................................................. 148.1(b) ............................................................................. 148.6(a) ............................................................................. 148.8(b) ............................................................................. 148.8(c) ............................................................................. 148.32(b) introductory text ................................................ 148.37(b) ........................................................................... 148.37(c) ........................................................................... 148.52(c) ........................................................................... 148.53(b) ........................................................................... 148.77(b)(1) ...................................................................... 148.77(b)(2) ...................................................................... * * * 59. The general authority citation for Part 151 continues to read as follows: electronic electronic electronic electronic equivalent, equivalent equivalent equivalent or or or or or or or or or their electronic equivalents its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent its electronic equivalent, its electronic equivalent, their electronic equivalents, its electronic equivalent, 58. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ , , , , , , , , , , , , , Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i) and (j), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), 1624. or or or or or or or or or or or or or its its its its its its its its its its its its its electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent equivalent equivalent equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent equivalent, ■ * ■ * * * * 60. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the 151.11 ............................................................................... 151.15(a) ........................................................................... 151.15(a) ........................................................................... 151.15(d) ........................................................................... Form Form Form Form * 61. The general authority citation for Part 152 continues to read as follows: ■ * * * * 62. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the ■ 152.2 ................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Form 29 Frm 00015 words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: 28 3461, or Customs Form 3461 (ALT) 3461 or 3461 (ALT) 3461 or 3461 (ALT) Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1401a, 1500, 1502, 1624, PART 152—CLASSIFICATION AND APPRAISEMENT OF MERCHANDISE asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES , , , , , , , , , form 4455 Form 4457 form 4457 Form 3299 Form 4455 Form 4455 Form 4455 Form 4455 Form 4455 Form 3299 Form 3299 Form 3299 Form 3299 PART 151—EXAMINATION, SAMPLING, AND TESTING OF MERCHANDISE its its its its words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: or other applicable Customs forms Form 7501 Form 7512 Form 3461 Form 3461 Form 7501 CF 7501 CF 7501s CF 3461 Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1496, 1498, 1624. The provisions of this part, except for subpart C, are also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States). or or or or 61291 Fmt 4700 , , , , or or or or its electronic equivalent their electronic equivalents, their electronic equivalents their electronic equivalents, words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: , or its electronic equivalent Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 61292 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations PART 158—RELIEF FROM DUTIES ON MERCHANDISE LOST, DAMAGED, ABANDONED, OR EXPORTED Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1624, unless otherwise noted. Subpart C is also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1563. 63. The authority citation for Part 158 continues to read as follows: ■ ■ 64. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the 158.11(b)(1) ...................................................................... 158.13(a)(1) ...................................................................... 158.13(a)(2) ...................................................................... 158.23 ............................................................................... Form Form Form Form 4315 4315 4315 4315 , , , , PART 163—RECORDKEEPING Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1484, 1508; 1509, 1510, 1624. 65. The general authority citation for Part 163 continues to read as follows: * ■ Appendix Appendix Appendix Appendix to to to to Part Part Part Part 163 163 163 163 * * * * 66. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the ■ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ ........................................................ PART 174—PROTESTS 67. The general authority citation for part 174 continues to read as follows: ■ , , , , adding in its place the words ‘‘CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system’’. * § 174.12 * * [Amended] 68. Amend § 174.12, in paragraph (c) by removing the word ‘‘ACS’’ and ■ 69. The general authority citation for Part 181 continues to read as follows: ■ 181.11(b) introductory text ................................................ 181.22(b)(1) ...................................................................... 181.47(b)(2)(i)(B) .............................................................. 181.47(b)(2)(ii)(B) ............................................................. 181.47(b)(2)(ii)(D) ............................................................. 181.47(b)(2)(iii)(B) ............................................................. 181.53(a)(2)(iii)(B) ............................................................. 181.53(a)(2)(iii)(C) ............................................................ 181.53(a)(3)(i) ................................................................... 181.53(a)(3)(ii) .................................................................. 181.53(a)(3)(iii) ................................................................. 181.53(a)(4)(i) ................................................................... 181.53(a)(4)(ii) .................................................................. 181.53(b)(2) Example ....................................................... 181.53(b)(3) Example ....................................................... 181.53(b)(4)(ii) Example ................................................... 181.72(a)(3)(i) ................................................................... 181.112(a) ......................................................................... 181.114(b)(2) .................................................................... PART 191—DRAWBACK 71. The general authority citation for Part 191 continues to read as follows: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form 434 434 7501 7501 7552 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 7501 28 4647 4647 electronic electronic electronic electronic equivalent, equivalent equivalent equivalent or or or or its its its its electronic electronic electronic electronic equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624, 3314; * * * * * 70. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1313, 1624; * * * * * 72. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, after the or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or or its its its its its its its its its its its its its its its its its its its electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic electronic equivalent equivalent equivalent, equivalent, equivalent equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent, equivalent words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: ■ 191.2(c) introductory text .................................................. 191.2(d) introductory text .................................................. 191.91(b)(3) ...................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 its its its its ■ PART 181—NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT * or or or or words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: Form 7501 Form (CF) 3461 Form 3229 CG–5096 Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1514, 1515, 1624. * words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in the section, add the words indicated in the right column: PO 00000 Form 7552 Form 7552 Form 7501 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent , or its electronic equivalent Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 197 / Tuesday, October 13, 2015 / Rules and Regulations R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Approved: October 5, 2015. Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. formulas and 7.0 mg/100 kcal as the maximum level of selenium in infant formulas. We gave interested persons until July 23, 2015, to file objections or requests for a hearing. We received no objections or requests for a hearing on the final rule. Therefore, we find that the effective date of the final rule that published in the Federal Register of June 22, 2016, should be confirmed. [FR Doc. 2015–25729 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P; 9111–15–P; 9111–16–P; 9111–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 107 Food and Drug Administration Food labeling, Infants and children, Nutrition, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Signs and symbols. 21 CFR Part 107 ■ [Docket No. FDA–2013–N–0067] Infant Formula: The Addition of Minimum and Maximum Levels of Selenium to Infant Formula and Related Labeling Requirements; Confirmation of Effective Date AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321, 343, 350a, 371) and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, we are giving notice that no objections or requests for a hearing were filed in response to the June 23, 2015, final rule. Accordingly, the amendments issued thereby will become effective June 22, 2016. ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is confirming the effective date of June 22, 2016, for the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of June 23, 2015. The final rule amended the regulations on nutrient specifications and labeling for infant formula to add the mineral selenium to the list of required nutrients and to establish minimum and maximum levels of selenium in infant formula. Dated: October 7, 2015. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–25960 Filed 10–9–15; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Effective date of final rule published in the Federal Register of June 23, 2015 (80 FR 35834) confirmed: June 22, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Assar, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–850), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740–3835, 240–402–1451. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of June 23, 2015 (80 FR 35834), we amended the regulations on nutrient specifications and labeling for infant formula to add 2.0 mg selenium per 100 kilocalories (/100 kcal) as the minimum level of selenium in infant BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Parts 510, 520, 522, 524, 556, and 558 [Docket No. FDA–2015–N–0002] asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Oct 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 New Animal Drugs; Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Withdrawal of Approval of a New Animal Drug Application; Change of Sponsor; Change of Sponsor’s Address AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Final rule; technical amendment. ACTION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect application-related actions for new animal drug applications (NADAs) and abbreviated new animal drug SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61293 applications (ANADAs) during July and August 2015. FDA is also informing the public of the availability of summaries of the basis of approval and of environmental review documents, where applicable. The animal drug regulations are also being amended to reflect a change of sponsor, a change of sponsor’s address, a revised food safety warning, the voluntary withdrawal of approval of an NADA, and a technical amendment. This technical amendment is being made to improve the accuracy of the regulations. This rule is effective October 13, 2015, except for the amendment to 21 CFR 558.460, which is effective October 23, 2015. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George K. Haibel, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV–6), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240–402–5689, george.haibel@fda.hhs.gov. FDA is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval actions for NADAs and ANADAs during July and August 2015, as listed in table 1. In addition, FDA is informing the public of the availability, where applicable, of documentation of environmental review required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and, for actions requiring review of safety or effectiveness data, summaries of the basis of approval (FOI Summaries) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). These public documents may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Persons with access to the Internet may obtain these documents at the CVM FOIA Electronic Reading Room: http://www.fda.gov/ AboutFDA/CentersOffices/ OfficeofFoods/CVM/ CVMFOIAElectronicReadingRoom/ default.htm. Marketing exclusivity and patent information may be accessed in FDA’s publication, Approved Animal Drug Products Online (Green Book) at: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/ Products/ ApprovedAnimalDrugProducts/ default.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13OCR1.SGM 13OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

19 CFR Parts 4, 7, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 
132, 134, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 151, 152, 158, 163, 
174, 181, and 191

[CBP Dec. No. 15-14; USCBP-2015-0045]
RIN 1515-AE03


Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic 
Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry)

AGENCIES:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security; Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Interim final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated 
Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data 
Interchange (EDI) System. This regulatory document informs the public 
that the Automated Commercial System (ACS) is being phased out as a 
CBP-authorized EDI System for the processing electronic entry and entry 
summary filings (also known as entry filings). ACE will replace the 
Automated Commercial System (ACS) as the CBP-authorized EDI system for 
processing commercial trade data. This document also announces the 
conclusion of the ACE Cargo Release and the Entry Summary, Accounts and 
Revenue tests with regard to the entry and entry summary requirements 
that are now part of the CBP regulations.

DATES:  Effective Date: This interim final rule is effective on 
November 1, 2015. Written comments must be submitted on or before 
November 12, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number USCBP-
2015-0045, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Trade and Commercial Regulations Branch, Regulations 
and Rulings, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket title for this rulemaking, and must reference docket number 
USCBP-2015-0045 . All comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ``Public 
Participation'' heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of the 
document.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Submitted comments 
may also be inspected during business days between the hours of 9:00 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Office of International Trade, Customs and 
Border Protection, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC. 
Arrangements to inspect submitted comments should be made in advance by 
calling Mr. Joseph Clark at (202) 325-0118.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy questions related to ACE, 
contact Josephine Baiamonte, Director, Business Transformation, ACE 
Business Office, Office of International Trade, at 
josephine.baiamonte@cbp.dhs.gov. For technical questions, contact 
Steven Zaccaro, Client Representative Branch, ACE Business Office, 
Office of International Trade, at steven.j.zaccaro@cbp.dhs.gov. For 
legal questions, contact Robert Altneu, Chief, Trade and Commercial 
Regulations Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International 
Trade, at robert.f.altneu@cbp.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation

    Interested persons are invited to participate in this rulemaking by 
submitting written data, views, or arguments on all aspects of the 
interim rule. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) also invites 
comments that relate to the economic, environmental, or federalism 
effects that might result from this interim rule. Comments that will 
provide the most assistance to CBP in finalizing these regulations will 
reference a specific portion of the interim rule, explain the reason 
for any recommended change, and include data, information, or authority 
that support such recommended change. See ADDRESSES above for 
information on how to submit comments.

I. Background

A. Statutory Authority

    Section 484 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1484), 
establishes the requirement for importers of record to make entry for 
merchandise to be imported into the customs territory of the United 
States. Customs entry information is used by CBP and partner government 
agencies to determine whether merchandise may be released from CBP 
custody.
    The customs entry requirements were amended by Title VI of the 
North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-
182, 107 Stat. 2057, December 8, 1993), commonly known as the Customs 
Modernization Act, or Mod Act. In particular, section 637 of the Mod 
Act amended section 484(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act (19 U.S.C. 
1484(a)(1)(A)) by revising the requirement to make and complete customs 
entry by submitting documentation to CBP, to also allow in the 
alternative, the transmission of entry information electronically 
pursuant to a CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. 
Further, section 634 of the Mod Act amended section 401 of the Tariff 
Act (19 U.S.C. 1401) to add definitions related to the electronic 
filing of the entry and entry summary. The term ``electronic entry'' is 
defined as the electronic transmission to CBP of entry information 
required for the entry of merchandise, and entry summary information 
required for the classification and appraisement of the merchandise, 
the verification of statistical information, and the determination of 
compliance with applicable law. The term ``electronic transmission'' is 
defined as the transfer of data or information through an authorized 
electronic data interchange system consisting of, but not limited to, 
computer modems and computer networks. The term ``electronic data 
interchange system'' is defined as any established mechanism approved 
by the CBP Commissioner through which information can be transferred 
electronically.

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    To implement the Mod Act, CBP has been modernizing the business 
processes essential to securing U.S. borders, facilitating the flow of 
legitimate shipments, and targeting illicit goods. The key automated 
system behind these initiatives is the Automated Commercial Environment 
(ACE). ACE is the backbone of CBP trade data processing and risk 
management activities and provides a single, centralized access point 
to connect CBP, other International Trade Data System (ITDS) agencies, 
and the trade community.

B. Executive Order 13659

    On February 19, 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 
13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses, 
in order to reduce unnecessary procedural requirements to commerce 
while continuing to protect our national security, public health and 
safety, the environment, and natural resources. See 79 FR 10657 
(February 25, 2014). Pursuant to EO 13659, participating Federal 
agencies shall have capabilities, agreements, and other requirements in 
place to utilize the International Trade Data System (ITDS) and 
supporting systems, such as the Automated Commercial Environment, as 
the primary means of receiving from users the standard set of data and 
other relevant documentation (exclusive of applications for permits, 
licenses, or certifications) required for the release of imported cargo 
and clearance of cargo for export no later than by December 31, 2016.
    CBP will complete the development of core trade processing 
capabilities in ACE and decommission corresponding capabilities in 
legacy systems by the end of 2016. At that time, ACE will provide a 
Single Window for processing trade data, and become the primary system 
through which the international trade community will submit import and 
export data and the Government will determine admissibility.

C. Current Regulations

    CBP established the specific requirements and procedures for the 
electronic filing of entry and entry summary data for imported 
merchandise through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI), originally a 
module of the Automated Commercial System (ACS), in a final rule (T.D. 
90-92) published in the Federal Register. See 55 FR 49879 (December 3, 
1990). The CBP regulations, in Subparts A and D of part 143 in Title 19 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), allow for electronic filing 
of customs entry and entry summary information through the ABI. ABI is 
defined as a module of the Automated Commercial System (ACS) that 
allows entry filers to transmit immediate delivery, entry, and entry 
summary data to CBP and to receive electronic messages. ACS is defined 
as CBP's integrated comprehensive tracking system for the acquisition, 
processing and distribution of import data. See 19 CFR 143.32.

D. Transitioning ABI From ACS to ACE

    CBP has been developing and testing ACE over the last several years 
as the successor EDI system to ACS. CBP has provided significant public 
outreach through events and on-line information to help ensure that the 
international trade community is fully engaged in the transition from 
ACS to ACE as the system authorized by the Commissioner for processing 
entry and entry summary information. CBP has conducted numerous tests 
of the filing of entries and entry summaries through ACE. See Section E 
below.
    During the transition from ACS to ACE, filers have continued to use 
the ABI functionality to transmit entry and entry summary information 
both to the ACS and ACE EDI systems. In this document, CBP is 
announcing, consistent with 19 U.S.C. 1401, that, with the conclusion 
of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) tests discussed below, 
ACE will be an authorized electronic data interchange system authorized 
by the Commissioner to which entry and entry summary filings (also 
known as entry filings) can be transmitted electronically. It should be 
noted that Reconciliation entries are not affected by this change. See 
63 FR 6257 (February 6, 1998). Reconciliation entries will continue to 
be filed under the procedures, terms and conditions governing 
Reconciliation.

E. National Customs Automation Program

    As part of the transition from ACS to ACE, CBP has been conducting 
tests of ACE under the NCAP. The NCAP was established by Subtitle B of 
the Mod Act. See 19 U.S.C. 1411. The two tests relevant to the 
regulatory amendments included in this document are the Cargo Release 
test and the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue, or ESAR, test.
1. ACE Cargo Release Test
    On November 9, 2011, CBP published a general notice in the Federal 
Register (76 FR 69755) announcing an NCAP test concerning ACE 
Simplified Entry to simplify the entry process by eliminating the 
submission of redundant data elements required to obtain release for 
cargo imported by air. This test does not eliminate the submission of 
unique data elements. In a general notice titled ``Modification of 
National Customs Automation Program Test Concerning Automated 
Commercial Environment (ACE) Cargo Release'' published in the Federal 
Register (78 FR 66039) on November 4, 2013, CBP modified the ACE 
Simplified Entry test and renamed it the ACE Cargo Release test. The 
Cargo Release Test provided more capabilities to test participants and 
eliminated the requirement that test participants join the Customs-
Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) in order to increase 
participation. CBP modified the Cargo Release Test in a general notice 
published in the Federal Register (79 FR 6210) on February 3, 2014, to 
include the ocean and rail modes of transportation, and again in a 
general notice published in the Federal Register (80 FR 7487) on 
February 10, 2015, to change the name of one data element and allow 
authorized importers and licensed customs brokers to submit the Cargo 
Release entry and the Importer Security Filing (ISF) in a combined 
transmission to CBP. In addition, on March 27, 2015, CBP published a 
general notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 16414) to further modify 
the Cargo Release test to allow importers and customs brokers to file 
type 03 entries (i.e., entries for merchandise subject to 
countervailing or antidumping duties) for all modes of transportation 
and to file, for cargo transported in the truck mode, entries for split 
shipments or partial shipments, and entry on cargo which has been moved 
in-bond from the first U.S. port of unlading.
2. Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue (ESAR) Test
    CBP has published several notices announcing ACE tests related to 
the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue (ESAR) capabilities. The first 
of these test notices (ESAR I), published by CBP in the Federal 
Register on October 18, 2007 (72 FR 59105), provided for enhanced 
account management functions for ACE Portal Accounts and expanded the 
universe of ACE account types. On August 26, 2008, CBP published a 
General Notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 50337) announcing the 
ESAR II test that concerned new Portal and EDI capabilities specific to 
entry summary filing and processing of consumption and informal 
entries. That notice stated that functionality will include ABI Census 
Warning Overrides and issuance of CBP requests for information and

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notices of action through the ACE Portal, and that new functionality 
will enhance Portal Account Management and allow for ACE Secure Data 
Portal reporting. On March 6, 2009, CBP published the ESAR III test 
notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 9826) that announced the port-by-
port phased deployment strategy for the ESAR II functionality. On June 
24, 2011, CBP announced the ESAR IV test in the Federal Register (76 FR 
37136). That test permitted importers to file post-summary corrections 
(PSCs) of certain ACE entry summaries using ABI.

F. Amendments to the CBP Regulations

    The Cargo Release and ESAR Tests will terminate only with regard to 
requirements directly related to automated entry and entry summary that 
do not involve data from other ITDS agencies upon the effective date of 
this rule. Test participants may continue to participate in the test 
until that date.
    As a result of the two tests discussed above having been 
successful, CBP is amending its regulations to provide that ACE is a 
CBP-authorized electronic data interchange (EDI) system for processing 
electronic entry and entry summary filings with CBP. As of the end of 
February 2016, CBP anticipates that ACE will be fully functional for 
filing entry and entry summary so that ACS will no longer be available 
for entry filings. CBP encourages filers to adjust their business 
practices by filing in ACE as of the effective date of this rule.
    This rule amends sections 12.140, 24.23, 128.11, 128.23, 141.57, 
141.58, 143.1, 143.31, 143.32, and 174.12 to replace references to the 
Automated Commercial System, or ACS, each place it appears in these 
sections with the phrase ``ACE or any other CBP-authorized electronic 
data interchange system.'' In section 24.23(a)(4)(i), regarding the 
Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF), we are retaining the reference to 
ACS, because that system will continue to be used to process payments, 
including MPF. We are adding the words ``or any other CBP-authorized 
electronic data interchange system'' to enable CBP to transition the 
payment processing functions to ACE at a later date.
    This rule further amends certain definitions concerning the entry 
of merchandise in 19 CFR 141.0a to reflect that ACE is the CBP-
authorized EDI system for processing trade data. In particular, the 
definitions for the following terms are revised to indicate filers may 
also submit required entry information electronically to ACE, as well 
as by paper, to CBP: ``entry,'' ``entry summary,'' ``submission,'' 
``filing,'' ``entered for consumption,'' ``entered for warehouse,'' and 
``entered temporarily under bond.'' Similarly, this rule amends the 
definitions related to the special entry procedures in 19 CFR 143.32 to 
replace reference to ACS with reference to ACE. Specifically, this rule 
also revises in 19 CFR 143.32 the definitions of the terms ``ABI,'' 
``electronic immediate delivery,'' and ``statement processing,'' and 
adds a definition of the term ``authorized electronic data interchange 
system,'' to indicate that ACS is will no longer be the only CBP-
authorized EDI system.
    As the Automated Broker Interface, or ABI, continues to be the 
functionality that allows entry filers to transmit immediate delivery, 
entry and entry summary data to CBP, and to receive transmissions from 
CBP, there is no need to amend references to that term. However, this 
rule amends 19 CFR 143.32 to correct the definition of ABI which 
currently defines ABI as a module of ACS. This definition is inaccurate 
because ABI is a functionality that operates separately from ACS.
    This rule further amends the document filing procedures within 19 
CFR parts 4, 7, 10, 12, 18-19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 132, 
134, 141-146, 148, 151-152, 158, 163, 174, 181, and 191 by providing 
filers with the option of transmitting electronic data to CBP. 
Specifically, this rule amends these parts to allow filers, in the 
alternative, to submit the electronic equivalent of CBP Forms 
(including CBP Forms 28, 29, 247, 434, 3229, 3289, 3299, 3311, 3461, 
4315, 4455, 4457, 4647, 7501, 7533, and 7552) and other documents that 
may be required by CBP or other government agencies at the time of 
entry. These documents include the records and information required for 
the entry of merchandise listed in the Appendix to part 163 (commonly 
referred to as the ``(a)(1)(A)'' list). This amendment does not mean 
that an electronic equivalent exists, but merely that an electronic 
equivalent may be used when such an equivalent exists. Lastly, this 
rule makes technical corrections to the nomenclature of ``Customs'' or 
``Customs Service'' to ``CBP'' in some existing regulatory text, and 
updates some text to comply with the Plain English initiative in 
regulatory drafting.
    In consideration of the business process changes that may be 
necessary to achieve full compliance and to provide members of the 
trade community with sufficient time to transition from ACS to ACE, 
filers are encouraged to adjust their business practices at the current 
time so that they can file in ACE before the end of February of 2016 
when it is anticipated that ACS will no longer be supported for entry 
and entry summary. Filers who have technical questions should contact 
their assigned client representative. Filers without an assigned client 
representative should contact Steven Zaccaro, Client Representative 
Branch, ACE Business Office, Office of International Trade, at 
steven.j.zaccaro@cbp.dhs.gov. Additional information regarding the 
automation of the entry and entry summary processes is available on the 
following Web page: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/automated.
    Filers interested in participating in these tests should review the 
notices published in the Federal Register. See e.g., National Customs 
Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Submission of Certain 
Data Required by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food 
Safety and Inspection Service Using the Partner Government Agency 
Message Set Through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), 78 FR 
75931 (December 13, 2013); Modification of National Customs Automation 
Program (NCAP) Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) 
Document Image System (DIS) Relating to Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) Document Submissions, 80 FR 5126 (January 
30, 2015); and Modification of National Customs Automation Program 
(NCAP) Test Concerning the Use of Partner Government Agency Message Set 
through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for the Submission 
of Certain Data Required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 
80 FR 6098 (February 4, 2015). Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, 
Beer, Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and 
Tubes; Availability of Pilot Program and Filing Instructions to Test 
the Collection of Import Data for Implementation of the International 
Trade Data System, 80 FR 47558 (August 7, 2015).

G. Conclusion of Cargo Release and ESAR Tests

    This document announces the conclusion of the Cargo Release and the 
Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue tests only with regard to the entry 
and entry summary requirements that are now part of the CBP 
regulations. All other aspects of the Cargo Release and the Entry 
Summary, Accounts and Revenue tests remain on-going until ended by 
announcement in a subsequent Federal Register notice.

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H. Proposal To Eliminate Hybrid Filing

    Importers currently can file required forms electronically to a 
CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system, by paper, or a 
combination of both (hybrid filing). When importers file a paper or 
hybrid entry, they fill out the required documents on their computer, 
print the documents, and then send the documents to their broker or to 
the port of entry by either mail or a courier. CBP is considering 
proposing a rule to require importers to choose between submitting the 
required entry and entry summary documentation (including ITDS Agency 
documents) entirely electronically or entirely by paper. CBP would no 
longer accept any hybrid filings, except in limited circumstances. This 
would mean that if an importer files one paper document not covered by 
the limited exceptions, the entire filing, including the report to CBP, 
must be on paper.
    While CBP is considering this proposal, comments are invited on all 
aspects of a policy to eliminate hybrid filings, including economic, 
operational, and feasibility of implementation. In particular, CBP is 
interested in data and views on the following:
    1. Assessments of costs of implementing the proposal, including IT, 
training, and compliance. Comments should include a discussion about 
how the requirement to file all on paper or all in electronic form, if 
adopted, would affect business operations, cost to government of 
processing paper, and impact on health, safety, and the environment 
when enforcement and compliance agencies may see electronic data 
reduced.
    2. Assessment of net benefits that may include processing 
enhancements, savings in processing time, and other perceived 
quantitative and qualitative benefits.
    3. Estimates of time needed to comply with the proposal, if 
adopted.
    4. Suggestions for including regulatory flexibilities such as 
phased-in compliance dates, exceptions, and safe harbors that will ease 
compliance for filers, especially those filers that are small entities.
    5. Suggestions as to documentation and data that should be excepted 
from the proposed policy and supporting information to explain the 
appropriateness of the exception.

II. Statutory and Regulatory Requirements

A. Inapplicability of Notice

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3), public notice is inapplicable to 
these interim regulations because they concern matters relating to 
agency procedure and practice inasmuch as the changes involve updates 
to the format of the electronic submission of data to CBP's proprietary 
electronic data interchange (EDI) system from ACS to ACE for persons 
filing required information related to the importation of merchandise 
pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1401 and 1484. Further, good cause exists 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d) and 808(2), to issue these regulations 
without a delay in effective date. The transition from ACS to ACE does 
not substantively alter the underlying rights or interests of importers 
or filers, only the manner in which they present required information 
to the agency. By shifting to a modified electronic format for the 
submission of required data, CBP will be able to more efficiently 
determine whether merchandise presented for importation is admissible 
into the United States. In addition, although this interim rule will be 
codified on November 1, 2015, CBP anticipates that filers can continue 
to file in ACS or ACE until February 2016, when ACE will be fully 
functional for filing entry and entry summary. Accordingly, CBP and 
Treasury have determined that the requirements for prior notice and a 
delay in effective date are inapplicable, however the agencies are 
soliciting comments in this interim rule and will consider all comments 
received before issuing a final rule.

B. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866

    Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess the 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive 
Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and 
benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting 
flexibility. OMB believes that this rule is an ``economically 
significant regulatory action,'' under section 3(f) of Executive Order 
12866.
    When importing to the United States, importers may file the 
required entry and entry summary documents to CBP in two ways: By paper 
or electronically through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). The 
technical requirements to file in ABI are spelled out in the CBP and 
Trade Automated Interface Requirements (the CATAIR), which is available 
to the public on CBP's Web page.\1\ The CATAIR is updated frequently 
due to changing technical specifications.
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    If the importer chooses to file electronically, it submits the 
required data in ABI and the data then gets transmitted from ABI to a 
CBP system for processing. Originally, ABI transmitted the data to only 
the Automated Commercial System (ACS). Currently, the data can be 
transmitted to either ACS or the Automated Commercial Environment 
(ACE), depending on whether the importer has met the relevant CATAIR 
requirements.
    The existing regulations set forth the requirements for how filers 
interact with CBP through ABI. In doing so, the regulations make 
reference to ACS several times. This rule replaces the ACS references 
in the regulations with ``ACE or any other CBP-authorized EDI system.'' 
This regulation also corrects the definition of ABI, which is currently 
defined as a module of ACS. This is an erroneous definition since ABI 
exists separately from ACS and is simply a functionality by which 
importers can file entries with CBP. With this rule, importers will 
continue to be able to file their entries electronically via ABI, which 
will now transmit all the entry data to ACE.
    CBP acknowledges that importers and software developers who have 
not already made the changes required to transmit their entry 
information from ABI to ACE rather than to ACS will need to make these 
changes to comply with the ABI CATAIR specifications. The change in 
technical specifications for ABI filing is independent from this 
regulatory change. (Technical specifications change frequently and are 
done independently of any regulatory action.) What follows is a short 
analysis of the costs of the systems changes, some portion of which may 
be attributable to this rule.
    Based on conversations with members of the trade community on CBP's 
Technical Advisory Group,\2\ the costs of making the required systems 
changes to meet the CATAIR specifications to use ABI to transmit 
entries to ACE rather than to ACS are rather small. According to CBP's 
ACE Business Office, approximately 95 percent of importers who file 
entries electronically purchase software licenses from third-party 
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developers, and a small number of importers who file directly with CBP, 
would need to make programming changes to their software to make it 
compatible with ACE, if they have not already done so. Software 
developers charge an annual fee for the use of their software, which 
covers the cost of software updates, maintenance, and training. The 
developers do not anticipate raising rates as a result of making 
changes to ACE.
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trade community who are involved in the entry process, including 
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    The cost of making software compatible with ACE will fall on the 
software developers and the 5 percent of importers who do not purchase 
a software product, because they develop their own software. CBP's ACE 
Business Office estimates that 150 businesses will need to make 
software modifications, including 112 importers who self-file and 38 
software developers. According to the Technical Advisory Group, the 
cost of making these changes is covered by the existing fees software 
developers charge to their users. Many of these parties have already 
made the changes to take advantage of the added functionality available 
in ACE. According to CBP's ACE Business Office, of the 38 software 
developers that provide software to facilitate the filing of entries, 
36 have already modified their systems to allow for filing in ACE. CBP 
does not know how many of the 112 self-filers have already modified 
their systems, but it is likely that many of these self-filers have 
already made the necessary changes. According to CBP data, as of April 
2015, 53 percent of entries were filed in ABI in an ACE-compatible 
format. According to an estimate from a member of the Technical 
Advisory Group, it can cost from $25,000 to $90,000 to make the change 
to ACE formatting, including systems costs and training. This estimate 
also includes all the costs of converting to ACE, not just the cost of 
making the changes necessary to file entries in ACE format, so the 
actual costs necessary to file entries in ACE format is likely to be 
lower. Based on the range of costs to convert to ACE formatting, we 
estimate that it will cost our estimated 112 software vendors and 38 
self-filers between $3.75 million and $13.5 million to file in ACE 
format. These estimates assume that all 150 software vendors and self-
filers will incur costs to convert to ACE, which we previously noted is 
unlikely given that many of these parties have already made the change 
to take advantage of ACE's additional functionality. We invite comments 
on these estimates of system costs and on other transition costs.
    This rule benefits the public by clarifying the information 
presented in the regulations regarding how importers interact with CBP 
via ABI. The broader regulatory and non-regulatory shift from ACS to 
ACE has substantial benefits to federal agencies and the public. 
Transitioning to ACE will expedite cargo processing; improve compliance 
with CBP and other government agency regulations; provide greater 
efficiency in receiving, processing, and sharing import data which will 
increase the effectiveness of federal agencies; and reduce redundant 
information requirements for the importing community. We note that 
these benefits of the transition to ACE are characterized by the same 
analytic difficulty as the costs; it is not clear what portion is 
attributable to this rule as opposed to other regulatory and non-
regulatory actions. We invite comments that would allow for reasonable 
attribution of effects across these various actions.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), as amended 
by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act of 1996, 
requires an agency to prepare and make available to the public a 
regulatory flexibility analysis that describes the effect of a proposed 
rule on small entities (i.e., small businesses, small organizations, 
and small governmental jurisdictions) when the agency is required to 
publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking for a rule. Since a 
general notice of proposed rulemaking is not necessary for this rule, 
CBP is not required to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis for 
this rule.

D. Paperwork Reduction Act

    As there is no collection of information proposed in this document, 
the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507) 
are inapplicable.

Signing Authority

    This document is being issued in accordance with Sec.  0.1(a)(1) of 
the CBP Regulations (19 CFR 0.1(a)(1)) pertaining to the authority of 
the Secretary of the Treasury (or his/her delegate) to approve 
regulations related to certain customs revenue functions.

List of Subjects

19 CFR Part 4

    Customs duties and inspection, Entry, Exports, Freight, Harbors, 
Imports, Maritime carriers, Pollution, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Vessels.

19 CFR Part 7

    American Samoa, Coffee, Customs duties and inspection, Guam, 
Guantanamo Bay, Imports, Insular possessions, Johnston Islands, Kingman 
Reef, Liquor, Midway Islands, Puerto Rico, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Wake Island, Wine.

19 CFR Part 10

    Caribbean Basin initiative, Customs duties and inspection, Entry of 
merchandise, Exports, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Trade agreements.

19 CFR Part 12

    Customs duties and inspection, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

19 CFR Part 18

    Baggage, Bonds, Common carriers, Customs duties and inspection, 
Exports, Explosives, Foreign trade statistics, Freight, Imports, 
Merchandise in transit, Penalties, Prohibited merchandise, Railroad, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Restricted merchandise, 
Surety bonds, Transportation in bond, Vehicles, Vessels.

19 CFR Part 19

    Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Freight, Imports, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds, Warehouses, Wheat.

19 CFR Part 24

    Accounting, Claims, Customs duties and inspection, Harbors, 
Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Taxes.

19 CFR Part 54

    Customs duties and inspection, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

19 CFR Part 102

    Canada, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Imports, Mexico, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade agreements.

19 CFR Part 113

    Common carriers, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Freight, 
Laboratories, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds.

19 CFR Part 123

    Administrative practice and procedure, Aircraft, Aliens, Baggage, 
Canada, Common carriers, Customs duties and inspection, Entry of 
merchandise, Fees, Forms (Written agreement), Freight, Immigration,

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Imports, International boundaries (Land border), International traffic, 
Mexico, Motor carriers, Railroads, Repairs, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Test programs, Trade agreements, Treaties, Vehicles, 
Vessels.

19 CFR Part 125

    Customs duties and inspection, Freight, Government contracts, 
Harbors, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 128

    Administrative practice and procedure, Customs duties and 
inspection, Entry, Express consignments, Freight, Imports, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 132

    Agriculture and agricultural products, Customs duties and 
inspection, Quotas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 134

    Canada, Country of origin, Customs duties and inspection, Imports, 
Labeling, Marking, Mexico, Packaging and containers, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Trade agreements.

19 CFR Part 141

    Customs duties and inspection, Entry of merchandise, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 142

    Canada, Customs duties and inspection, Mexico, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 143

    Customs duties and inspection, Entry of merchandise, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 144

    Customs duties and inspection, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Warehouses.

19 CFR Part 145

    Customs duties and inspection, Exports, Lotteries, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 146

    Administrative practice and procedure, Customs duties and 
inspection, Exports, Foreign trade zones, Imports, Penalties, 
Petroleum, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 148

    Airmen, Aliens, Baggage, Crewmembers, Customs duties and 
inspection, Declarations, Foreign officials, Government employees, 
International organizations, Privileges and immunities, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Seamen, Taxes, Trade agreements (U.S.-
Canada Free-Trade Agreement).

19 CFR Part 151

    Cigars and cigarettes, Cotton, Customs duties and inspection, Fruit 
juices, Laboratories, Metals, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Sugar, Wool.

19 CFR Part 152

    Appraisement, Classification, Customs duties and inspection, 
Valuation.

19 CFR Part 158

    Computer technology, Customs duties and inspection, Exports, 
Freight, Merchandise (lost, damaged, abandoned, exported), Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.

19 CFR Part 163

    Administrative practice and procedure, Customs duties and 
inspection, Exports, Imports, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

19 CFR Part 174

    Administrative practice and procedure, Customs duties and 
inspection, Protests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade 
agreements.

19 CFR Part 181

    Administrative practice and procedure, Canada, Customs duties and 
inspection, Exports, Imports, Mexico, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Trade agreements.

19 CFR Part 191

    Alcohol and alcoholic beverages, Claims, Customs duties and 
inspection, Exports, Foreign trade zones, Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, 
Cuba, Packaging and containers, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Trade agreements.

Amendments to the CBP Regulations

    For the reasons stated above in the preamble, CBP amends parts 4, 
7, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 132, 134, 141, 142, 
143, 144, 145, 146, 148, 151, 152, 158, 163, 174, 181, and 191 of title 
19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR parts 4, 7, 10, 12, 18, 
19, 24, 54, 102, 113, 123, 125, 128, 132, 134, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 
146, 148, 151, 152, 158, 163, 174, 181, and 191) to read as follows:

PART 4--VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES

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1. The general authority citation for Part 4 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1431, 1433, 1434, 1624, 
2071 note; 46 U.S.C. 501, 60105.
* * * * *

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2. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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              Section                                          Words                                                       Add
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4.41(a)............................  Form 7501,                                                 or its electronic equivalent,
4.94a..............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 7--CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH INSULAR POSSESSIONS AND GUANTANAMO 
BAY NAVAL STATION

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3. The authority citation for Part 7 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624; 48 U.S.C. 1406i.


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4. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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              Section                                          Words                                                       Add
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7.3(f).............................  Form 3229                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
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PART 10--ARTICLES CONDITIONALLY FREE, SUBJECT TO A REDUCED RATE, 
ETC.

0
5. The general authority citation for Part 10 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1321, 1481, 1484, 
1498, 1508, 1623, 1624, 3314.
* * * * *

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6. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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              Section                                          Words                                                       Add
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10.1(g)(1).........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(g)(2) introductory text.......  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(g)(3).........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(h)(1) introductory text.......  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(h)(2).........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(h)(3) introductory text.......  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(h)(5).........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(i)............................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(j)(2).........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.1(j)(2).........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.5(d)............................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.5(e)............................  CF 4455                                                    , or its electronic equivalent
10.5(f)............................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.5(g)............................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.6...............................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.31(a)(1)........................  Form 3461 or 7501                                          , or their electronic equivalents
10.31(a)(2)........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.31(a)(2)........................  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.48(b)...........................  A declaration                                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.49(a)...........................  a declaration                                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.53(a)...........................  face of the entry                                          , or its electronic equivalent,
10.53(e)(5)........................  USFWS Form 3-177                                           , or its electronic equivalent
10.59(e)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.60(a)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent.
10.60(d)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.61..............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.62(a) introductory text.........  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.62(b)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.62(c)(2)........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.62a(a)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.62a(b)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.66(a)(1)........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.66(a)(2)........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.66(c)(1) introductory text......  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.66(c)(2)........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.67(a)(1)........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.67(a)(2)........................  A declaration                                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.67(a)(3)........................  A declaration of the ultimate consignee                    , or its electronic equivalent,
10.67(c)...........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.68(a)...........................  Form 3299                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.68(a)...........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.68(c)...........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.69..............................  Descriptive lists                                          , or their electronic equivalents,
10.70(a)...........................  Department of Agriculture a certificate                    , or its electronic equivalent,
10.70(a)...........................  certificates of pedigree and transfer of ownership         , or their electronic equivalents,
10.70(a)...........................  such certificates and transfers                            , or their electronic equivalents
10.71(a)...........................  a certificate of pure breeding                             , or its electronic equivalent,
10.80..............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent.
10.81(b)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
10.84(b)(1)........................  a certificate                                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.84(b)(2)........................  a certificate                                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.84(b)(3)........................  a certificate                                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.84(b)(4)........................  of this section                                            , or their electronic equivalents,
10.84(b)(6)(i).....................  bill of lading                                             , or the electronic equivalent,
10.84(b)(6)(ii)....................  The certificate                                            , or its electronic equivalent,
10.90(b)...........................  The invoice                                                . or its electronic equivalent,
10.90(b)...........................  statement of the cost of production                        , or its electronic equivalent
10.98(c)...........................  a declaration of the importer                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.99(a)...........................  a declaration                                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.101(b)..........................  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,

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10.102(a)..........................  or bill                                                    , or their electronic equivalents,
10.102(a)..........................  pro forma invoice                                          , or its electronic equivalent,
10.102(b)..........................  The certificates may be                                    submitted electronically,
10.102(b)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.104.............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
10.107(a)(1).......................  a report                                                   , or its electronic equivalent,
10.121(a)..........................  U.S. Department of State                                   , or its electronic equivalent,
10.179(a)..........................  certificate from the importer                              , or its electronic equivalent,
10.180(a)..........................  meat-inspection certificate                                , or its electronic equivalent,
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PART 12--SPECIAL CLASSES OF MERCHANDISE

0
7. The general authority citation for Part 12 and the sectional 
authority citation for Sec.  12.140 continue to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1624.
* * * * *
    Section 12.140 also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1484, 2416(a), 2171;
* * * * *

0
8. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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              Section                                          Words                                                       Add
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12.6(a)(1).........................  An affidavit                                               , or its electronic equivalent
12.6(a)(2).........................  An affidavit                                               , or its electronic equivalent
12.7(a)............................  a valid permit                                             , or its electronic equivalent,
12.11(a)...........................  a notice of arrival                                        , or its electronic equivalent,
12.11(a)...........................  form                                                       , or its electronic equivalent,
12.11(a)...........................  the notice of arrival                                      , or its electronic equivalent,
12.34(b)...........................  country of manufacture                                     , or its electronic equivalent,
12.34(e)...........................  declaration                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.41(a)...........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
12.43(a)...........................  certificate of origin                                      , or its electronic equivalent,
12.43(a)...........................  an additional certificate                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
12.43(b)...........................  a statement                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.43(c)...........................  of this section                                            , or their electronic equivalents,
12.80(e)(2)........................  Form 4647                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
12.85(c)(1)........................  declaration                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.85(c)(2)........................  Declaration                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.85(c)(2)........................  A copy of the exemption                                    , or its electronic equivalent
12.85(c)(3)........................  declaration                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.85(c)(4)........................  declaration                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.85(c)(5)........................  declaration                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.85(c)(6)........................  declaration                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.85(d)(1)........................  Form CG-5096                                               , or its electronic equivalent
12.91(d)...........................  Form 4647                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
12.99(a) introductory text.........  a declaration                                              , or its electronic equivalent
12.99(b)...........................  the declaration                                            , or its electronic equivalent,
12.99(b)...........................  copy of the contract                                       , or its electronic equivalent,
12.104c(a).........................  A certificate                                              , its electronic equivalent
12.104c(a).........................  or permit                                                  , or their electronic equivalents,
12.104c(d)(1)(i) introductory text.  declarations under oath                                    , or their electronic equivalents,
12.104c(d)(1)(ii)..................  A statement                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.104c(d)(2)(i)...................  declarations under oath                                    , or their electronic equivalents,
12.104c(d)(2)(ii)..................  A statement                                                , or its electronic equivalent,
12.104d............................  or evidence                                                , or the electronic equivalent,
12.104e(a) introductory text.......  or evidence                                                , or the electronic equivalent,
12.107(a)..........................  A certificate                                              , or its electronic equivalent
12.140(b) introductory text........  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
12.140(b)(2)(ii)...................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
12.142(c)(1) introductory text.....  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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Sec.  12.140  [Amended]

0
9. Amend Sec.  12.140, in paragraph (b)(1) by removing the words 
``Automated Commercial System'' and adding in their place the words 
``Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized 
electronic data interchange system''.

PART 18--TRANSPORTATION IN BOND AND MERCHANDISE IN TRANSIT

0
10. The general authority citation for Part 18 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (general Note 3(i), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1551, 1552, 1553, 
1623, 1624.
* * * * *
0
11. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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18.6(b)............................  Form 4647                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 19--CUSTOMS WAREHOUSES, CONTAINER STATIONS AND CONTROL OF 
MERCHANDISE THEREIN

0
12. The general authority citation for Part 19 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624.
* * * * *

0
13. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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19.6(d)(2).........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
19.6(d)(5).........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
19.9(c)............................  7501                                                       , or its electronic equivalent
19.9(c)............................  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
19.11(b)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
19.11(g)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
19.14(a)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
19.15(b)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
19.15(d)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
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PART 24--CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE

0
14. The general authority citation for Part 24 and the sectional 
authority for Sec.  24.23 continue to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 58a-58c, 66, 1202 (General 
Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1505, 
1520, 1624; 26 U.S.C. 4461, 4462; 31 U.S.C. 3717, 9701; Public Law 
107-296, 116 Stat. 2135 (6 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).
* * * * *
    Section 24.23 also issued under 19 U.S.C. 3332;
* * * * *

0
15. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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24.5(d)............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
24.5(e)............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
24.24(e)(2)(ii)....................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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Sec.  24.23  [Amended]

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16. Amend Sec.  24.23, in paragraph (a)(4)(i) by adding after the words 
``Automated Commercial System (ACS)'' the words ``or any other CBP-
authorized electronic data interchange system''.

PART 54--CERTAIN IMPORTATIONS TEMPORARILY FREE OF DUTY

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17. The authority citation for part 54 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i); Section XV, 
Note 5, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 
1624.


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18. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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54.5(b)............................  declaration of the importer                                , or its electronic equivalent,
54.6(a)............................  statement of the importer                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
54.6(b)............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 102--RULES OF ORIGIN

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19. The authority citation for part 102 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624, 3314, 3592.


0
20. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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102.23(a)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
102.23(a)..........................  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
102.25.............................  Certificate of Eligibility                                 , or its electronic equivalent,
Appendix to Part 102...............  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
Appendix to Part 102...............  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
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PART 113--CUSTOMS BONDS

0
21. The general authority citation for part 113 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1623, 1624.
* * * * *

0
22. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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113.41.............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
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PART 123--CBP RELATIONS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO

0
23. The general authority citation for part 123 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1431, 1433, 1436, 1448,1624, 
2071 note.
* * * * *

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24. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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123.4(b)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
123.4(c)...........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
123.92(b)(2)(iii)..................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 125--CARTAGE AND LITERAGE OF MERCHANDISE

0
25. The general authority citation for part 125 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1565, and 1624.
* * * * *

0
26. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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125.31(b)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
125.32.............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 128--EXPRESS CONSIGNMENTS

0
27. The authority citation for part 128 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 58c, 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1321, 1484, 1498, 
1551, 1555, 1556, 1565, 1624.


0
28. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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128.24(b)..........................  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
128.24(c)..........................  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
128.24(d)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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Sec.  128.11  [Amended]

0
29. Amend Sec.  128.11, in paragraph (b)(7)(i) by removing the words 
``Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS) and associated modules,'' 
and adding in their place the words ``CBP Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data 
interchange system, and associated applications.''


0
30. Amend Sec.  128.23 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  128.23  Entry requirements.

* * * * *
    (b) Procedures--(1) General. All express consignment entities 
utilizing the procedures in this part must comply with the requirements 
of the CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-
authorized electronic data interchange system. These requirements 
include those under the Automated Manifest System (AMS), Cargo 
Selectivity, Statement Processing, the Automated Broker Interface 
System (ABI), and enhancements of ACE or any other CBP-authorized 
electronic data interchange system.
    (2) Entry number. All entry numbers must be furnished to CBP in a 
CBP approved bar coded readable format in order to assist in the 
processing of express consignment cargo under the CBP Automated 
Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic 
data interchange system.
* * * * *

PART 132--QUOTAS

0
31. The general authority citation for part 132 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1623, 1624.
* * * * *

0
32. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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132.11a(a)(1)......................  entry summary for consumption,                             or its electronic equivalent,
132.11a(a)(2)......................  entry summary for consumption,                             or its electronic equivalent,
132.11a(a)(3)......................  entry summary for consumption,                             or its electronic equivalent,
132.13(a)(1)(i)....................  entry summary for consumption,                             or its electronic equivalent,
132.13(a)(1)(ii)...................  entry summary for consumption,                             or its electronic equivalent,
132.13(a)(1)(iii) introductory text  the initial presentation of the entry summaries for        or their electronic equivalents,
                                      consumption or withdrawals for consumption
132.13(a)(1)(iii)(A)...............  or withdrawals for consumption,                            or their electronic equivalents,
132.13(a)(2).......................  or withdrawal for consumption,                             , or their electronic equivalents,
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PART 134--COUNTRY OF ORIGIN MARKING

0
33. The authority citation for part 134 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)), 1304, 
1624.

0
34. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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134.51(a)..........................  Form 4647                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
134.52(a)..........................  Form 4647                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
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PART 141--ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE

0
35. The general authority citation for part 141 and the sectional 
authority for Sec.  141.66 continue to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1448, 1484, 1498, 1624.
* * * * *
    Section 141.66 also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1490, 1623.
* * * * *

0
36. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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141.57(d)(2).......................  CF 3461/CF 3461 ALT,                                       or its electronic equivalent,
141.61(b)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
141.61(d) introductory text........  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
141.61(d)(1).......................  7501 (boxes 10 and 12)                                     , or its electronic equivalent,
141.61(d)(1).......................  (box 12)                                                   , or its electronic equivalent,
141.61(d)(1).......................  (box 10)                                                   , or its electronic equivalent
141.61(d)(2).......................  (box12)                                                    , or its electronic equivalent,
141.61(d)(2).......................  (box 10)                                                   , or its electronic equivalent
141.61(d)(3).......................  (box 22)                                                   , or its electronic equivalent
141.61(d)(4).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
141.61(e)(1)(i)(A).................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
141.61(e)(1)(ii)(B)................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
141.61(e)(1)(ii)(C)................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
141.61(f)(1)(iv)...................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
141.61(f)(2)(i)....................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
141.68(g)(1).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
141.68(g)(2).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
141.68(h)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
141.68(h)..........................  or 7501                                                    , or its electronic equivalent,
141.113(g).........................  Form 4647                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
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37. Revise Sec.  141.0a to read as follows:


Sec.  141.0a  Definitions.

    Unless the context requires otherwise or a different definition is 
prescribed, the following terms will have the meanings indicated when 
used in connection with the entry of merchandise:
    (a) Entry. ``Entry'' means that documentation or data required by 
Sec.  142.3 of this chapter to be filed with the appropriate CBP 
officer or submitted electronically to the Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data 
interchange system to secure the release of imported merchandise from 
CBP custody, or the act of filing that documentation. ``Entry'' also 
means that documentation or data required by Sec.  181.53 of this 
chapter to be filed with CBP to withdraw merchandise from a duty-
deferral program in the United States for exportation to Canada or 
Mexico or for entry into a duty-deferral program in Canada or Mexico.
    (b) Entry summary. ``Entry summary'' means any other documentation 
or electronic submission of data necessary to enable CBP to assess 
duties, and collect statistics on imported merchandise, and determine 
whether other requirements of law or regulation are met.
    (c) Submission. ``Submission'' means the voluntary delivery to the 
appropriate CBP officer or electronic submission to the Automated 
Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic 
data interchange system of the entry summary documentation or data for 
preliminary review or of entry documentation or data for other 
purposes.
    (d) Filing. ``Filing'' means:
    (1) The delivery to CBP, including electronic submission to the 
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized 
electronic data interchange system, of the entry documentation or data 
required by section 484(a), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
1484(a)), to obtain the release of merchandise, or
    (2) The delivery to CBP, including electronic submission to the 
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized 
electronic data interchange system, together with the deposit of 
estimated duties, of the entry summary documentation or data required 
to assess duties, collect statistics, and determine whether other 
requirements of law and regulation are met, or
    (3) The delivery to CBP, including electronic submission to the 
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized 
electronic data interchange system, together with the deposit of 
estimated duties, of the entry summary documentation or data, which 
will serve as both the entry and the entry summary.
    (e) Presentation. ``Presentation'' is used only in connection with 
quota-class merchandise and is defined in Sec.  132.1(d) of this 
chapter.
    (f) Entered for consumption. ``Entered for consumption'' means that 
an entry summary for consumption has been filed with CBP in proper 
form, including electronic submission to the Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data 
interchange system, with estimated duties attached. ``Entered for 
consumption'' also means the necessary

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documentation has been filed with CBP to withdraw merchandise from a 
duty-deferral program in the United States for exportation to Canada or 
Mexico or for entry into a duty-deferral program in Canada or Mexico 
(see Sec.  181.53 of this chapter).
    (g) Entered for warehouse. ``Entered for warehouse'' means that an 
entry summary for warehouse has been filed with CBP in proper form, 
including electronic submission to the Automated Commercial Environment 
(ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system.
    (h) Entered temporarily under bond. ``Entered temporarily under 
bond'' means that an entry summary supporting a temporary importation 
under bond has been filed with CBP in proper form, including electronic 
submission to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other 
CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system.
    (i) Released conditionally. ``Released conditionally'' means any 
release from CBP custody before liquidation.


Sec.  141.57  [Amended]

0
38. Amend Sec.  141.57, in paragraph (d)(2) by removing the words 
``through the Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS)'' and replacing 
them with the words ``to the CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) 
or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system''.


Sec.  141.58  [Amended]

0
39. Amend Sec.  141.58, in paragraph (e) by removing the words 
``through the Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS)'' and adding in 
their place the words ``to the CBP Automated Commercial Environment 
(ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system''.


Sec.  141.66  [Amended]

0
40. Amend Sec.  141.66 by removing the word ``documents'' and adding in 
its place the word ``documentation'' in the heading; and removing the 
word ``document'' and adding in its place the word ``documentation'' in 
the regulatory text.

PART 142--ENTRY PROCESS

0
41. The authority citation for part 142 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1448, 1484, 1624.

0
42. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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142.3(a)(1)........................  Form 3461 (appropriately modified)                         , or its electronic equivalent,
142.3(a)(1)........................  Form 7533 (appropriately modified)                         , or its electronic equivalent,
142.3(a)(6)........................  Form 3461, 3461 ALT, 7501                                  , or their electronic equivalents.
142.3(b)(1)........................  Form 3461 or 7533                                          , or their electronic equivalents,
142.3(b)(2)........................  7501 or CBP Form 3311                                      , or their electronic equivalent
142.22(a)..........................  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
142.24(a)..........................  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
142.47(b)..........................  CF 3461 or 3461 Alternate                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
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0
43. Section 142.11 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  142.11  Entry summary form.

    (a) CBP Form 7501. The entry summary must be on the CBP Form 7501, 
or its electronic equivalent, unless a different form or format is 
prescribed elsewhere in this chapter. CBP Form 7501, or its electronic 
equivalent, must be used for merchandise formally entered for 
consumption, formally entered for warehouse, or rewarehouse in 
accordance with Sec.  144.11 of this chapter, and formally entered 
temporarily under bond under Sec.  10.31 of this chapter. The entry 
summary for merchandise which may be entered free of duty in accordance 
with Sec.  10.1(g) or (h) may be on CBP Form 3311, or its electronic 
equivalent, instead of on a CBP Form 7501 (or its electronic 
equivalent). For merchandise entitled to be entered under an informal 
entry, see Sec.  143.23 of this chapter.
    (b) Extra copies. The port director may require additional copies 
of the entry summary if filed in paper.

0
44. Section 142.16 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  142.16  Entry summary documentation.

    (a) Entry summary not filed at time of entry. When the entry 
documentation is filed in paper before the entry summary documentation, 
one copy of the entry document and the commercial invoice, or the 
documentation filed in place of a commercial invoice in the instances 
listed in Sec.  141.83(d) of this chapter, will be returned to the 
importer after CBP authorizes release of the merchandise. Entry 
documentation may also be transmitted electronically to the CBP 
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized 
electronic data interchange system. The importer may use these 
documents in preparing the entry summary, CBP Form 7501, or its 
electronic equivalent, and must file them with the entry summary 
documentation within the time period stated in Sec.  142.12(b). The 
entry summary documentation also must include any other documentation 
required for a particular shipment unless a bond for missing 
documentation is on file, as provided in Sec.  141.66 of this chapter.
    (b) Entry summary filed at time of entry. When the entry summary 
documentation is filed or transmitted electronically at time of entry, 
the documentation listed in Sec.  142.3 must be filed at the same time, 
except that CBP Form 3461 or 7533, or their electronic equivalents, 
will not be required. The importer also must file any additional 
invoice required for a particular shipment.

PART 143--SPECIAL ENTRY PROCEDURES

0
45. The authority citation for part 143 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1321, 1414, 1481, 1484, 1498, 1624, 
1641.


0
46. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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143.12.............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
143.13(a)..........................  statements of cost                                         , or their electronic equivalents,
143.13(b)..........................  A declaration                                              , or its electronic equivalent,
143.23 introductory text...........  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
143.23(b)..........................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,

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143.23(c)..........................  Form 3299                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
143.23(f)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
143.23(h)(1).......................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
143.23(h)(2).......................  Form 3311                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
143.23(h)(2).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
143.24.............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
143.25 heading.....................  entry form                                                 , or its electronic equivalent
143.25.............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
143.32(g)..........................  Forms 7501, 3461                                           , or their electronic equivalents
143.32(h)..........................  Forms 7501 and 3461                                        , or their electronic equivalents
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0
47. Section Sec.  143.1 introductory text is revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  143.1  Eligibility.

    The Automated Broker Interface (ABI) allows participants to 
transmit data electronically to CBP through ABI and to receive 
transmissions from Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other 
CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. Its purposes are to 
improve administrative efficiency, enhance enforcement of customs and 
related laws, lower costs and expedite the release of cargo.
* * * * *


Sec.  143.31  [Amended]

0
48. Amend Sec.  143.31, in first sentence, by removing the words 
``Customs Automated Commercial System (ACS)'' and adding in their place 
the words ``CBP Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) or any other 
CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system''.

0
49. Section 143.32 is amended by revising paragraphs (a), (b), (j) and 
(p) to read as follows:


Sec.  143.32  Definitions.

* * * * *
    (a) ABI. ``ABI'' means the Automated Broker Interface functionality 
that allows entry filers to transmit immediate delivery, entry and 
entry summary data electronically to, and receive electronic messaging 
from, CBP and receive transmissions from Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data 
interchange system.
    (b) Authorized electronic data interchange system means any 
established mechanism approved by the Commissioner of CBP through which 
information can be transferred electronically.
* * * * *
    (j) Electronic immediate delivery. ``Electronic immediate 
delivery'' means the electronic transmission of CBP Forms 3461 or 3461 
alternate (CBP Form 3461 ALT) data to the Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data 
interchange system in order to obtain the release of goods under 
immediate delivery.
* * * * *
    (p) Statement processing. ``Statement processing'' means the method 
of collection and accounting which allows a filer to pay for more than 
one entry summary with one payment. ACS, or any other CBP-authorized 
electronic data interchange system, generates the statement, which is 
transmitted electronically to the filer, consisting of a list of entry 
summaries and the amount of duties, taxes or fees, if any, due for 
payment. Upon payment and collection of the statement, those entry 
summaries designated as electronic will be scheduled for liquidation 
(see Sec.  24.25 of this chapter).
* * * * *


Sec.  143.33  [Amended]

0
50. Amend Sec.  143.33 by removing the words ``of ACS''.

PART 144--WAREHOUSE AND RE-WAREHOUSE ENTRIES AND WITHDRAWALS

0
51. The general authority citation for Part 144 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1484, 1557, 1559, 1624.
* * * * *

0
52. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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144.11(a)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
144.11(a)..........................  Form 3461 or 7533                                          , or their electronic equivalents,
144.11(b) heading and (b)..........  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
144.11(c)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
144.12.............................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
144.14 introductory text...........  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
144.22(a) introductory text........  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
144.36(b)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
144.37(a)..........................  7501                                                       , or its electronic equivalent,
144.38(a)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
144.38(e)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
144.41(b)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
144.41(d)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
144.42(b)(1).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
144.42(b)(2).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
144.42(b)(3).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 145--MAIL IMPORTATIONS

0
53. The general authority citation for Part 145 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 General Note 3(i), Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States, 1624.
* * * * *

0
54. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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145.4(c)...........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
145.12(b)(1).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
145.12(c)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
145.12(e)(1).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 146--FOREIGN TRADE ZONES

0
55. The authority citation for Part 146 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 81a-81u, 1202 (General Note 3(i), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1623, 1624.


0
56. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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146.62(a)..........................  or other applicable Customs forms                          , or their electronic equivalents
146.62(b)(1).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
146.62(b)(2).......................  Form 7512                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
146.63(c)(1) (first, second and      Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
 fourth sentences).
146.63(c)(1) (third sentence)......  Form 3461                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
146.70(c)..........................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
Appendix to Part 146...............  CF 7501                                                    , or its electronic equivalent,
Appendix to Part 146...............  CF 7501s                                                   , or their electronic equivalents,
Appendix to Part 146...............  CF 3461                                                    , or its electronic equivalent,
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PART 148--PERSONAL DECLARATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS

0
57. The general authority citation for Part 148 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1496, 1498, 1624. The provisions of 
this part, except for subpart C, are also issued under 19 U.S.C. 
1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States).
* * * * *

0
58. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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148.1(b)...........................  form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
148.1(b)...........................  Form 4457                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
148.1(b)...........................  form 4457                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
148.6(a)...........................  Form 3299                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
148.8(b)...........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
148.8(c)...........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
148.32(b) introductory text........  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
148.37(b)..........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
148.37(c)..........................  Form 4455                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
148.52(c)..........................  Form 3299                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
148.53(b)..........................  Form 3299                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
148.77(b)(1).......................  Form 3299                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
148.77(b)(2).......................  Form 3299                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
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PART 151--EXAMINATION, SAMPLING, AND TESTING OF MERCHANDISE

0
59. The general authority citation for Part 151 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i) and (j), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), 1624.
* * * * *

0
60. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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151.11.............................  Form 28                                                    , or its electronic equivalent
151.15(a)..........................  Form 3461, or Customs Form 3461 (ALT)                      , or their electronic equivalents,
151.15(a)..........................  Form 3461 or 3461 (ALT)                                    , or their electronic equivalents
151.15(d)..........................  Form 3461 or 3461 (ALT)                                    , or their electronic equivalents,
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PART 152--CLASSIFICATION AND APPRAISEMENT OF MERCHANDISE

0
61. The general authority citation for Part 152 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1401a, 1500, 1502, 1624,
* * * * *

0
62. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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152.2..............................  Form 29                                                    , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 158--RELIEF FROM DUTIES ON MERCHANDISE LOST, DAMAGED, 
ABANDONED, OR EXPORTED

0
63. The authority citation for Part 158 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1624, unless otherwise noted. Subpart C 
is also issued under 19 U.S.C. 1563.


0
64. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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158.11(b)(1).......................  Form 4315                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
158.13(a)(1).......................  Form 4315                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
158.13(a)(2).......................  Form 4315                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
158.23.............................  Form 4315                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 163--RECORDKEEPING

0
65. The general authority citation for Part 163 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1484, 1508; 1509, 1510, 
1624.
* * * * *

0
66. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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Appendix to Part 163...............  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
Appendix to Part 163...............  Form (CF) 3461                                             , or its electronic equivalent,
Appendix to Part 163...............  Form 3229                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
Appendix to Part 163...............  CG-5096                                                    , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 174--PROTESTS

0
67. The general authority citation for part 174 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1514, 1515, 1624.
* * * * *


Sec.  174.12  [Amended]

0
68. Amend Sec.  174.12, in paragraph (c) by removing the word ``ACS'' 
and adding in its place the words ``CBP Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE) or any other CBP-authorized electronic data 
interchange system''.

PART 181--NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

0
69. The general authority citation for Part 181 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1624, 3314;
* * * * *

0
70. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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181.11(b) introductory text........  Form 434                                                   , or its electronic equivalent
181.22(b)(1).......................  Form 434                                                   , or its electronic equivalent
181.47(b)(2)(i)(B).................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.47(b)(2)(ii)(B)................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.47(b)(2)(ii)(D)................  Form 7552                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
181.47(b)(2)(iii)(B)...............  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(a)(2)(iii)(B)...............  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(a)(2)(iii)(C)...............  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(a)(3)(i)....................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(a)(3)(ii)...................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(a)(3)(iii)..................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(a)(4)(i)....................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(a)(4)(ii)...................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(b)(2) Example...............  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(b)(3) Example...............  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.53(b)(4)(ii) Example...........  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.72(a)(3)(i)....................  Form 28                                                    , or its electronic equivalent,
181.112(a).........................  Form 4647                                                  , or its electronic equivalent,
181.114(b)(2)......................  Form 4647                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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PART 191--DRAWBACK

0
71. The general authority citation for Part 191 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 3(i), 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1313, 1624;
* * * * *

0
72. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
after the words indicated in the middle column, wherever they appear in 
the section, add the words indicated in the right column:

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191.2(c) introductory text.........  Form 7552                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
191.2(d) introductory text.........  Form 7552                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
191.91(b)(3).......................  Form 7501                                                  , or its electronic equivalent
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R. Gil Kerlikowske,
Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
    Approved: October 5, 2015.
Mark J. Mazur,
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
[FR Doc. 2015-25729 Filed 10-9-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-14-P; 9111-15-P; 9111-16-P; 9111-17-P