Modification of the National Customs Automation Program Test Regarding Post-Summary Corrections for Extensions of Liquidation, 40430-40431 [2019-17444]

Download as PDF 40430 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / Notices character, and use. See also HQ H243606, dated Dec. 4, 2013 (source code programmed in China and then compiled into object code in the United States was substantial transformation). Consistent with the rulings cited above, we find that the Mobile Device Software and Server Software are substantially transformed in the United States as a result of the software build: the name of the product changes from source code to object code, the character changes from computer code to finished software, and the use changes from instructions to an executable program. HOLDING: Based on the information provided, the Mobile Device Software and Server Software are substantially transformed in the United States for U.S. government procurement purposes. Notice of this final determination will be given in the Federal Register, as required by 19 C.F.R. § 177.29. Any party-at-interest other than the party which requested this final determination may request, pursuant to 19 C.F.R. § 177.31, that CBP reexamine the matter anew and issue a new final determination. Pursuant to 19 C.F.R. § 177.30, any party-at-interest may, within 30 days after publication of the Federal Register notice referenced above, seek judicial review of this final determination before the Court of International Trade. Sincerely, Alice A. Kipel, Executive Director, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade. [FR Doc. 2019–17377 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Modification of the National Customs Automation Program Test Regarding Post-Summary Corrections for Extensions of Liquidation U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) modification to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test pertaining to the processing of postsummary corrections (PSCs). The modification in this notice expands the time period in which a PSC must be filed by allowing a PSC to be jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Aug 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 transmitted up to 15 days prior to the scheduled date of liquidation when liquidation has been extended. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in previous notices regarding the PSC test remain in effect. DATES: The modifications announced in this test will become operational on August 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice and any aspect of this test may be submitted at any time during the test via email to Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry Division, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, via email at OTENTRYSUMMARY@cbp.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy-related questions, contact Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry Division, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, via email at OTENTRYSUMMARY@cbp.dhs.gov. For technical questions related to Automated Broker Interface transmissions, contact your assigned client representative. Interested parties without an assigned client representative should direct their questions to the Client Representative Branch at CLIENTREPOUTREACH@ cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) was established by Subtitle B of Title VI—Customs Modernization in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act (Customs Modernization Act) (Pub. L. 103–182, 107 Stat. 2057, 2170, December 8, 1993) (19 U.S.C. 1411). Through NCAP, the thrust of customs modernization was on trade compliance and the development of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), the planned successor to the Automated Commercial System (ACS) as the CBP-authorized electronic data interchange (EDI) system. ACE is an automated and electronic system for commercial trade processing which is intended to streamline business processes, facilitate growth in trade, ensure cargo security, and foster participation in global commerce, while ensuring compliance with U.S. laws and regulations and reducing costs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and all of its communities of interest. The ability to meet these objectives depends on successfully modernizing CBP’s business functions and the information PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 technology that supports those functions. CBP’s modernization efforts are accomplished through phased releases of ACE component functionality designed to replace specific legacy ACS functions and add new functionality. Section 101.9(b) of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 101.9(b)) provides for the testing of NCAP components. See T.D. 95–21, 60 FR 14211 (March 16, 1995). On June 24, 2011, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (76 FR 37136) that announced a plan to conduct an NCAP test concerning new ACE capabilities allowing importers to file a post-summary correction (PSC) for certain entry summaries using the Automated Broker Interface. Through a series of subsequent Federal Register notices, CBP has modified and clarified various aspects of the PSC test. Originally, a PSC had to be transmitted within 270 days after the date of entry, but could not be filed within 20 days prior to the scheduled date of liquidation. However, on November 1, 2017, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 50656) modifying the PSC test to require filing within 300 days after the date of entry or up to 15 days prior to the scheduled liquidation date, whichever date is earlier. In the event that liquidation was extended, there was no change to the PSC deadline. II. Modification of the PSC Test This document announces that CBP is extending the deadline for filing a PSC in cases where an importer requests and is granted an extension of liquidation pursuant to 19 CFR 159.12. With this modification, after an importer is granted an extension of liquidation, a PSC must be transmitted up to 15 days prior to the scheduled liquidation date. Accordingly, for test participants, a PSC must be transmitted within 300 days after the date of entry or up to 15 days prior to the scheduled liquidation date, whichever is earlier, except in situations involving an extension of liquidation, in which case a PSC must be transmitted up to 15 days prior to the scheduled liquidation date. This change is being made to increase the amount of time a filer has to submit a PSC in situations involving extensions of liquidation. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, all aspects, rules, terms, requirements, obligations and conditions announced in previous notices regarding the PSC test remain in effect. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / Notices Dated: August 2, 2019. Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. [FR Doc. 2019–17444 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. Pete Gaynor, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Pete Gaynor, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2019–17454 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2019–17443 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4372– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2019–0001] Massachusetts; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4410– DR]; [Docket ID FEMA–2019–0001] [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4451– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2019–0001] Connecticut; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Missouri; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: Notice. ACTION: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (FEMA–4372–DR), dated June 25, 2018, and related determinations. 40431 ACTION: Notice. Notice. SUMMARY: DATES: This change occurred on July 30, This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri (FEMA–4451–DR), dated July 9, 2019, and related determinations. SUMMARY: 2019. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 2019. This amendment was issued August 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, James McPherson, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. This action terminates the appointment of James N. Russo as Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Connecticut (FEMA–4410–DR), dated December 5, 2018, and related determinations. SUMMARY: The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Aug 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 This change occurred on July 30, Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, James McPherson, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. This action terminates the appointment of James N. Russo as Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. DATES: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance Calloway and Jefferson Counties for Individual Assistance. Lewis, McDonald, Newton, and Saline Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for Public Assistance). The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of July 9, 2019. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40430-40431]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17444]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Modification of the National Customs Automation Program Test 
Regarding Post-Summary Corrections for Extensions of Liquidation

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: General notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's 
(CBP's) modification to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) 
test pertaining to the processing of post-summary corrections (PSCs). 
The modification in this notice expands the time period in which a PSC 
must be filed by allowing a PSC to be transmitted up to 15 days prior 
to the scheduled date of liquidation when liquidation has been 
extended. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this 
document, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in 
previous notices regarding the PSC test remain in effect.

DATES: The modifications announced in this test will become operational 
on August 14, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice and any aspect of this test 
may be submitted at any time during the test via email to Randy 
Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry Division, 
Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, via email at 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy-related questions, contact 
Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry 
Division, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, via email at 
[email protected]. For technical questions related to 
Automated Broker Interface transmissions, contact your assigned client 
representative. Interested parties without an assigned client 
representative should direct their questions to the Client 
Representative Branch at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) was established by 
Subtitle B of Title VI--Customs Modernization in the North American 
Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act (Customs Modernization 
Act) (Pub. L. 103-182, 107 Stat. 2057, 2170, December 8, 1993) (19 
U.S.C. 1411). Through NCAP, the thrust of customs modernization was on 
trade compliance and the development of the Automated Commercial 
Environment (ACE), the planned successor to the Automated Commercial 
System (ACS) as the CBP-authorized electronic data interchange (EDI) 
system. ACE is an automated and electronic system for commercial trade 
processing which is intended to streamline business processes, 
facilitate growth in trade, ensure cargo security, and foster 
participation in global commerce, while ensuring compliance with U.S. 
laws and regulations and reducing costs for U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) and all of its communities of interest. The ability to 
meet these objectives depends on successfully modernizing CBP's 
business functions and the information technology that supports those 
functions.
    CBP's modernization efforts are accomplished through phased 
releases of ACE component functionality designed to replace specific 
legacy ACS functions and add new functionality. Section 101.9(b) of 
title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 101.9(b)) provides 
for the testing of NCAP components. See T.D. 95-21, 60 FR 14211 (March 
16, 1995).
    On June 24, 2011, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register 
(76 FR 37136) that announced a plan to conduct an NCAP test concerning 
new ACE capabilities allowing importers to file a post-summary 
correction (PSC) for certain entry summaries using the Automated Broker 
Interface. Through a series of subsequent Federal Register notices, CBP 
has modified and clarified various aspects of the PSC test. Originally, 
a PSC had to be transmitted within 270 days after the date of entry, 
but could not be filed within 20 days prior to the scheduled date of 
liquidation. However, on November 1, 2017, CBP published a notice in 
the Federal Register (82 FR 50656) modifying the PSC test to require 
filing within 300 days after the date of entry or up to 15 days prior 
to the scheduled liquidation date, whichever date is earlier. In the 
event that liquidation was extended, there was no change to the PSC 
deadline.

II. Modification of the PSC Test

    This document announces that CBP is extending the deadline for 
filing a PSC in cases where an importer requests and is granted an 
extension of liquidation pursuant to 19 CFR 159.12. With this 
modification, after an importer is granted an extension of liquidation, 
a PSC must be transmitted up to 15 days prior to the scheduled 
liquidation date. Accordingly, for test participants, a PSC must be 
transmitted within 300 days after the date of entry or up to 15 days 
prior to the scheduled liquidation date, whichever is earlier, except 
in situations involving an extension of liquidation, in which case a 
PSC must be transmitted up to 15 days prior to the scheduled 
liquidation date.
    This change is being made to increase the amount of time a filer 
has to submit a PSC in situations involving extensions of liquidation. 
Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, 
all aspects, rules, terms, requirements, obligations and conditions 
announced in previous notices regarding the PSC test remain in effect.


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    Dated: August 2, 2019.
Brenda B. Smith,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.
[FR Doc. 2019-17444 Filed 8-13-19; 8:45 am]
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