International Trade Data System Test Concerning the Electronic Submission of Certain Documentation Required for Imports of Uranium From the Russian Federation Using the Document Imaging System, 72686-72688 [2015-29722]

Download as PDF 72686 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 224 / Friday, November 20, 2015 / Notices This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: November 13, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2015–29721 Filed 11–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Application No. 90–7A007] Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review by United States Surimi Commission (‘‘USSC’’), Application No. 90–7A007. ACTION: The Secretary of Commerce, through the International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (OTEA), has received an application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’) from USSC. This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and seeks public comments on whether the amended Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph E. Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@ trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2015). Section 302(b)(1) of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 and 15 CFR 325.6(a) require the Secretary to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying the applicant and summarizing its application. Under 15 CFR 325.6(a), interested parties may, within twenty days after the date of this notice, submit written comments to the Secretary through OTEA on the application. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Nov 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 Member an affiliated company, ASM Export Co. 5. Replace the existing Member The Starbound Limited Partnership with Starbound LLC, and add as a new Member an affiliated company, NWPI, Inc. USSC’s proposed amendment of its Export Trade Certificate of Review would result in the following entities as Members under the Certificate: 1. American Seafoods Company LLC 2. American Seafoods Japan, Ltd. 3. AS Europe ApS 4. American Seafoods China (Dalian) Ltd. 5. Arctic Storm, Inc. 6. Arctic Storm International, Inc. 7. Fjord Fisheries General Partnership 8. Arctic Fjord, Inc. 9. AF International, Inc. 10. Fjord Seafood LLC 11. Arctic Storm Management Group LLC 12. Glacier Fish Company, LLC 13. ASM Export Co. 14. Starbound LLC 15. Aleutian Spray Fisheries, Inc. 16. NWPI, Inc. Request for Public Comments: Interested parties may submit written comments relevant to the determination whether an amended Certificate should be issued. If the comments include any privileged or confidential business information, it must be clearly marked and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21028, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the amended Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 90–7A007.’’ Dated: November 16, 2015. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration. Summary of the Application [FR Doc. 2015–29645 Filed 11–19–15; 8:45 am] Applicant: United States Surimi Commission BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P Contact: c/o Mundt MacGregor LLP, 271 Wyatt Way NE., Suite 106, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110. Application No.: 90–7A007. Date Deemed Submitted: November 12, 2015. Proposed Amendment: 1. Remove the following members as Member of the Certificate: Alaska Ocean Seafood Limited Partnership; Highland Light Seafoods Limited Liability Company; and Alaska Trawl Fisheries, Inc. 2. Replace the existing Member American Seafoods Company with American Seafoods Company LLC, and add as new Members three entities affiliated with American Seafoods Company LLC: American Seafoods Japan, Ltd.; AS Europe ApS; and American Seafoods China (Dalian) Ltd. 3. Add as new Members six entities that are affiliated with the existing Member Arctic Storm, Inc.: Arctic Storm International, Inc.; Arctic Fjord, Inc.; AF International, Inc.; Fjord Seafoods LLC; Arctic Storm Management Group LLC; and Fjord Fisheries General Partnership; 4. Replace the existing Member Glacier Fish Company with Glacier Fish Company LLC; and add as a new DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration [A–821–802] International Trade Data System Test Concerning the Electronic Submission of Certain Documentation Required for Imports of Uranium From the Russian Federation Using the Document Imaging System Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) announces, in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a test of the International Trade Data System (ITDS) involving the electronic submission to CBP of forms and certifications related to importation of uranium products from the Russian Federation (Russia), using the Document Image System (DIS) of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). CBP and Commerce have developed this program to test and assess the electronic transmission to CBP of certain import documentation for incoming shipments subject to the AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 224 / Friday, November 20, 2015 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES applicable provisions of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Suspension Agreement).1 The test will involve forms and certifications required by the Suspension Agreement for shipments of uranium products from Russia that must be filed with CBP at the time of entry when an entry has been filed in ACE. Under this test, such documents must be submitted using DIS. This test applies to all entry types filed in ACE at any port. The electronic submission to CBP of such documentation through DIS is in addition to, and does not replace, the timely filing of the documentation required by the Suspension Agreement with Commerce through Enforcement and Compliance’s (E&C) electronic filing system, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS), available at access.trade.gov.2 DATES: The test will commence no earlier than November 20, 2015 and will continue until concluded by publication of a notice in the Federal Register ending the test. Comments on, and applications to participate in, the test will be accepted through the duration of the test. ADDRESSES: To submit comments concerning this test program, send an email to Josephine Baiamonte (Josephine.Baiamonte@dhs.gov), Director, Business Transformation, ACE Business Office (ABO), Office of International Trade, and cc: Wendy Frankel (Wendy.Frankel@trade.gov), Director, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. In the subject line of an email, please use, 1 See Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 57 FR 492220, 49235 (October 30, 1992); Amendment to Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 59 FR 15373 (April 1, 1994); Amendments to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 61 FR 56665 (November 4, 1996); Amendment to Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 62 FR 37879 (July 15, 1997); and Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium From the Russian Federation, 73 FR 7705 (February 11, 2008). 2 All submissions to E&C must be filed electronically using ACCESS. See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(2)(i). Documents excepted from the electronic submission requirements must be filed manually (i.e., in paper form) with E&C’s APO/ Dockets Unit, Room 18022, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, and stamped with the date and time of receipt by the applicable deadlines. See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(2)(ii). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Nov 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 ‘‘Comment on E&C DIS Test FRN.’’ Any party seeking to participate in this test should contact their CBP client representative. Interested parties without an assigned CBP client representative should send an email message to Steven Zaccaro at steven.j.zaccaro@cbp.dhs.gov with the subject heading ‘‘E&C DIS Test FRNRequest to Participate.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions related to ACE, contact your assigned CBP client representative. Interested parties without an assigned CBP client representative should direct their questions to Steven Zaccaro at steven.j.zaccaro@cbp.dhs.gov. For Participating Government Agencies’ (PGA) related questions, contact Emi Wallace (CBP) at emi.r.wallace@ cbp.dhs.gov, and for E&C related questions contact Sally C. Gannon or Sam Zengotitabengoa, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482– 4195, respectively. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Background I. International Trade Data System and ACE This test is in furtherance of the ITDS, which is statutorily authorized by section 405 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006, Public Law 109–347. The purpose of ITDS, as defined by section 4 of the SAFE Port Act of 2006, is to eliminate redundant information filing requirements, efficiently regulate the flow of commerce, and effectively enforce laws and regulations relating to international trade, by establishing a single portal system, operated by CBP, for the collection and distribution of standard electronic import and export data required by all participating Federal agencies. On October 13, 2015, CBP promulgated regulations providing that, as of November 1, 2015, ACE is a CBP authorized Electronic Data Interchange System which may be used for the filing of entries and entry summaries. See Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry), 80 FR 61278 (October 13, 2015). II. Document Imaging System DIS allows importers who file entries in ACE to file documentation electronically through DIS and into ACE to meet CBP and PGA) reporting PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72687 requirements. This documentation must be submitted at any time prior to the arrival of the merchandise on the conveyance transporting the cargo to the United States. The documentation will be validated and made available to the relevant PGAs involved in import, export, and transportation-related decision making, as appropriate. The documentation filed using DIS will be used to fulfill merchandise entry and entry summary filing requirements, eliminate the need to file that documentation in paper format, and allow for earlier release decisions and more certainty for the importer in determining the logistics of cargo delivery. Also, by virtue of being electronic, DIS will eliminate the necessity for the submission and subsequent manual processing by CBP of paper documents because the forms and certifications filed using DIS do not have to be filed in paper format. All DIS participants are required to use a software program that has completed ACE certification testing for DIS. For information, terms and conditions, procedures and rules, and requirements regarding the use of DIS please see Modification of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Document Image System (DIS) Regarding Future Updates and New Method of Submission of Accepted Documents, 80 FR 62082 (October 15, 2015). For a list of PGA forms and documents which may be transmitted to ACE using DIS, please see http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ace/features. III. Test Rules, Terms and Conditions For approved participants, this test applies to all modes of transportation for uranium products from Russia subject to the Suspension Agreement. This test applies only to entries filed in ACE. Entries under this test may be filed at any port. Under the test, importers will be required to electronically transmit certain information, including scanned documents, which must be filed with CBP at the time of entry, pursuant to the Suspension Agreement. Imaged documentation sent in by DIS must be an accurate, complete, unaltered, unmodified and faithful copy of the original. Both the original document and the imaged document must be retained by the filer and importer for five years from the date of submission and both are subject to CBP’s laws and regulations concerning recordkeeping.3 Examples of the types of scanned images that will be submitted to the DIS under this test are: 3 19 U.S.C. 1508–1509; 19 CFR part 163. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 72688 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 224 / Friday, November 20, 2015 / Notices Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/ CVD) Foreign Government Export License: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Foreign Government Export Certificate: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Declaration of Intent to Re-Export: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Processor Certification: Uranium Products from Russia; AD/ CVD End-User Certification: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Purchase and/or Delivery Order: Uranium products from Russia; AD/ CVD Origin Certification: Uranium products from any country including Russia; and AD/CVD Anticircumvention Certification: Uranium products from any country including Russia. All documentation required for entries of Russian uranium products must still be timely filed with Commerce, in accordance with the Suspension Agreement’s requirements, through ACCESS, E&C’s electronic filing system. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Test Participation Criteria and Participation Procedure Any party seeking to participate in this test must provide CBP, in their request to participate, their filer code and the port(s) at which they are interested in filing the appropriate DIS information. Requests to participate in this test will be accepted throughout the duration of the test. To be eligible to apply for this test, the applicant must be a self-filing importer or broker who has the ability to file entries in ACE. All test participants are required to use a software program that has completed ACE certification testing for DIS. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the test and of the date they may begin participation. V. Anticipated Process Changes For participants accepted into the test, the current paper process for the submission to CBP of documentation for shipments of Russian uranium products subject to the Suspension Agreement will be replaced by the submittal of scanned document images through DIS. Entry data submissions will be subject to validation edits and any applicable PGA business rules programmed into ACE. Once entry data has cleared the initial stage of validation edits and PGA business rules, the filer will receive messages as to the status of the shipment from the time of entry data submission until the time of release. Once all of the PGAs have concluded their review of the shipment and have unset any remaining holds, CBP will send a ‘‘One U.S.G.’’ release message to the filer to indicate that the filer has fulfilled all U.S. Government filing requirements at the port of entry for the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Nov 19, 2015 Jkt 238001 shipment. Filers should note, however, that the filing of documentation with CBP through DIS does not replace the separate filing requirements with Commerce pursuant to the Suspension Agreement’s requirements, as noted above. VI. Confidentiality All data submitted and entered into ACE is subject to the Trade Secrets Act (18 U.S.C. 1905) and is considered confidential, except to the extent as otherwise provided by law. Participation in ACE tests is not confidential, and a name(s) of an approved participant(s) may be disclosed by CBP. the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Glenna Mickelson, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–29665 Filed 11–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: November 12, 2015. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2015–29722 Filed 11–19–15; 8:45 am] RIN 0648–XE267 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Operation, Maintenance, and Repair of the Northeast Gateway Liquefied Natural Gas Port and the Algonquin Pipeline Lateral Facilities in Massachusetts Bay DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology. Title: NIST Generic Clearance for Usability Data Collections. OMB Control Number: 0693–0043. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular Submission. Number of Respondents: 8,500. Average Hours per Response: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. The possible response time to complete a questionnaire may be 15 minutes or 2 hours to participate in an empirical study. Burden Hours: 5,000 Hours. Needs and Uses: NIST will conduct information collections of usability data involving usage of technological devices (such as Web sites, handheld computers, cell phones, and robots.) This information will enable NIST researchers to study human-computer interactions and help establish guidelines and standards for more effective and efficient interactions. Affected Public: Individual or households; State, Local or Tribal Government; Federal Government. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization and receipt of application for five-year regulations; request for comments and information. ACTION: NMFS has received a request from Excelerate Energy, L.P. (Excelerate) and Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tetra Tech), on behalf of the Northeast Gateway® Energy BridgeTM, L.P. (Northeast Gateway or NEG) and Algonquin Gas Transmission, L.L.C. (Algonquin) for an authorization to take small numbers of 14 species of marine mammals, by Level B harassment, incidental to operating, maintaining, and repairing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) port and the Algonquin Pipeline Lateral (Pipeline Lateral) facilities by NEG and Algonquin, in Massachusetts Bay. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an authorization to NEG and Algonquin to incidentally take, by Level B harassment, small numbers of marine mammals during the specified activity for a period of 1 year. NMFS is also requesting comments, information, and suggestions concerning NEG’s application and the structure and content of future regulations. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-802]


International Trade Data System Test Concerning the Electronic 
Submission of Certain Documentation Required for Imports of Uranium 
From the Russian Federation Using the Document Imaging System

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) announces, in 
coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a test of 
the International Trade Data System (ITDS) involving the electronic 
submission to CBP of forms and certifications related to importation of 
uranium products from the Russian Federation (Russia), using the 
Document Image System (DIS) of the Automated Commercial Environment 
(ACE). CBP and Commerce have developed this program to test and assess 
the electronic transmission to CBP of certain import documentation for 
incoming shipments subject to the

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applicable provisions of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping 
Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (Suspension 
Agreement).\1\ The test will involve forms and certifications required 
by the Suspension Agreement for shipments of uranium products from 
Russia that must be filed with CBP at the time of entry when an entry 
has been filed in ACE. Under this test, such documents must be 
submitted using DIS. This test applies to all entry types filed in ACE 
at any port. The electronic submission to CBP of such documentation 
through DIS is in addition to, and does not replace, the timely filing 
of the documentation required by the Suspension Agreement with Commerce 
through Enforcement and Compliance's (E&C) electronic filing system, 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS), available at access.trade.gov.\2\
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    \1\ See Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on 
Uranium from the Russian Federation, 57 FR 492220, 49235 (October 
30, 1992); Amendment to Agreement Suspending the Antidumping 
Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 59 FR 15373 
(April 1, 1994); Amendments to the Agreement Suspending the 
Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 61 
FR 56665 (November 4, 1996); Amendment to Agreement Suspending the 
Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, 62 
FR 37879 (July 15, 1997); and Amendment to the Agreement Suspending 
the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium From the Russian 
Federation, 73 FR 7705 (February 11, 2008).
    \2\ All submissions to E&C must be filed electronically using 
ACCESS. See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(2)(i). Documents excepted from the 
electronic submission requirements must be filed manually (i.e., in 
paper form) with E&C's APO/Dockets Unit, Room 18022, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230, and stamped with the date and time of receipt by the 
applicable deadlines. See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(2)(ii).

DATES: The test will commence no earlier than November 20, 2015 and 
will continue until concluded by publication of a notice in the Federal 
Register ending the test. Comments on, and applications to participate 
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in, the test will be accepted through the duration of the test.

ADDRESSES: To submit comments concerning this test program, send an 
email to Josephine Baiamonte (Josephine.Baiamonte@dhs.gov), Director, 
Business Transformation, ACE Business Office (ABO), Office of 
International Trade, and cc: Wendy Frankel (Wendy.Frankel@trade.gov), 
Director, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement & Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. In the subject line 
of an email, please use, ``Comment on E&C DIS Test FRN.'' Any party 
seeking to participate in this test should contact their CBP client 
representative. Interested parties without an assigned CBP client 
representative should send an email message to Steven Zaccaro at 
steven.j.zaccaro@cbp.dhs.gov with the subject heading ``E&C DIS Test 
FRN-Request to Participate.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions related to 
ACE, contact your assigned CBP client representative. Interested 
parties without an assigned CBP client representative should direct 
their questions to Steven Zaccaro at steven.j.zaccaro@cbp.dhs.gov. For 
Participating Government Agencies' (PGA) related questions, contact Emi 
Wallace (CBP) at emi.r.wallace@cbp.dhs.gov, and for E&C related 
questions contact Sally C. Gannon or Sam Zengotitabengoa, Enforcement 
and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-4195, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: 

Background

I. International Trade Data System and ACE

    This test is in furtherance of the ITDS, which is statutorily 
authorized by section 405 of the Security and Accountability for Every 
(SAFE) Port Act of 2006, Public Law 109-347. The purpose of ITDS, as 
defined by section 4 of the SAFE Port Act of 2006, is to eliminate 
redundant information filing requirements, efficiently regulate the 
flow of commerce, and effectively enforce laws and regulations relating 
to international trade, by establishing a single portal system, 
operated by CBP, for the collection and distribution of standard 
electronic import and export data required by all participating Federal 
agencies. On October 13, 2015, CBP promulgated regulations providing 
that, as of November 1, 2015, ACE is a CBP authorized Electronic Data 
Interchange System which may be used for the filing of entries and 
entry summaries. See Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for 
Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry), 80 FR 
61278 (October 13, 2015).

II. Document Imaging System

    DIS allows importers who file entries in ACE to file documentation 
electronically through DIS and into ACE to meet CBP and PGA) reporting 
requirements. This documentation must be submitted at any time prior to 
the arrival of the merchandise on the conveyance transporting the cargo 
to the United States. The documentation will be validated and made 
available to the relevant PGAs involved in import, export, and 
transportation-related decision making, as appropriate. The 
documentation filed using DIS will be used to fulfill merchandise entry 
and entry summary filing requirements, eliminate the need to file that 
documentation in paper format, and allow for earlier release decisions 
and more certainty for the importer in determining the logistics of 
cargo delivery. Also, by virtue of being electronic, DIS will eliminate 
the necessity for the submission and subsequent manual processing by 
CBP of paper documents because the forms and certifications filed using 
DIS do not have to be filed in paper format. All DIS participants are 
required to use a software program that has completed ACE certification 
testing for DIS. For information, terms and conditions, procedures and 
rules, and requirements regarding the use of DIS please see 
Modification of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test 
Concerning the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Document Image 
System (DIS) Regarding Future Updates and New Method of Submission of 
Accepted Documents, 80 FR 62082 (October 15, 2015). For a list of PGA 
forms and documents which may be transmitted to ACE using DIS, please 
see http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ace/features.

III. Test Rules, Terms and Conditions

    For approved participants, this test applies to all modes of 
transportation for uranium products from Russia subject to the 
Suspension Agreement. This test applies only to entries filed in ACE. 
Entries under this test may be filed at any port. Under the test, 
importers will be required to electronically transmit certain 
information, including scanned documents, which must be filed with CBP 
at the time of entry, pursuant to the Suspension Agreement. Imaged 
documentation sent in by DIS must be an accurate, complete, unaltered, 
unmodified and faithful copy of the original. Both the original 
document and the imaged document must be retained by the filer and 
importer for five years from the date of submission and both are 
subject to CBP's laws and regulations concerning recordkeeping.\3\ 
Examples of the types of scanned images that will be submitted to the 
DIS under this test are:

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Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Foreign Government Export 
License: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Foreign Government Export 
Certificate: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Declaration of Intent 
to Re-Export: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Processor 
Certification: Uranium Products from Russia; AD/CVD End-User 
Certification: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Purchase and/or 
Delivery Order: Uranium products from Russia; AD/CVD Origin 
Certification: Uranium products from any country including Russia; and 
AD/CVD Anticircumvention Certification: Uranium products from any 
country including Russia. All documentation required for entries of 
Russian uranium products must still be timely filed with Commerce, in 
accordance with the Suspension Agreement's requirements, through 
ACCESS, E&C's electronic filing system.
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    \3\ 19 U.S.C. 1508-1509; 19 CFR part 163.
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IV. Test Participation Criteria and Participation Procedure

    Any party seeking to participate in this test must provide CBP, in 
their request to participate, their filer code and the port(s) at which 
they are interested in filing the appropriate DIS information. Requests 
to participate in this test will be accepted throughout the duration of 
the test. To be eligible to apply for this test, the applicant must be 
a self-filing importer or broker who has the ability to file entries in 
ACE. All test participants are required to use a software program that 
has completed ACE certification testing for DIS. Applicants will be 
notified of their acceptance into the test and of the date they may 
begin participation.

V. Anticipated Process Changes

    For participants accepted into the test, the current paper process 
for the submission to CBP of documentation for shipments of Russian 
uranium products subject to the Suspension Agreement will be replaced 
by the submittal of scanned document images through DIS. Entry data 
submissions will be subject to validation edits and any applicable PGA 
business rules programmed into ACE. Once entry data has cleared the 
initial stage of validation edits and PGA business rules, the filer 
will receive messages as to the status of the shipment from the time of 
entry data submission until the time of release. Once all of the PGAs 
have concluded their review of the shipment and have unset any 
remaining holds, CBP will send a ``One U.S.G.'' release message to the 
filer to indicate that the filer has fulfilled all U.S. Government 
filing requirements at the port of entry for the shipment. Filers 
should note, however, that the filing of documentation with CBP through 
DIS does not replace the separate filing requirements with Commerce 
pursuant to the Suspension Agreement's requirements, as noted above.

VI. Confidentiality

    All data submitted and entered into ACE is subject to the Trade 
Secrets Act (18 U.S.C. 1905) and is considered confidential, except to 
the extent as otherwise provided by law. Participation in ACE tests is 
not confidential, and a name(s) of an approved participant(s) may be 
disclosed by CBP.

    Dated: November 12, 2015.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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