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AES Broadcast  08/05/2009          Broadcast  #  2009035
 Interim Final Rule - Social Security Number (SSN)
This is an informational broadcast regarding the Interim Final Rule 
         issued by the U.S. Census Bureau. This rule revises the FTR to eliminate 
         the collection of Social Security Numbers (SSN) for identification 
         purposes of the Privacy Act of 1974, Title 5, United States Code, Section 
         552a to ensure that the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI's) or U.S. 
         authorized agent's personal information, such as its SSN, is protected.
All USPPIs who currently report an SSN when filing in the AES must provide 
         an Employer Identification Number (EIN). All U.S. authorized agents who 
         correctly report a SSN when filing in the AES must provide an EIN or Dun 
         and Bradstreet number (DUNS) for identifications purposes. An EIN is 
         available to both businesses and individuals and can be obtained by 
         registering with the Internal Revenue Service at 
         http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html or by 
         calling (800)829-4933 and following the instructions. A DUNS number is 
         available only to business entities and can be obtained by registering 
         with Dun and Bradstreet at www.dnb.com/us.
This rule will become effective September 4, 2009. There will be a 60-day 
         comment period, with an implementation date of December 3, 2009. The rule 
         can be found in its entirety at 
         or www.gpoaccess.gov/fr.
Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address 
         shown below on or before October 5, 2009. ADDRESS: You may submit your 
         comments to: William G. Bostic, Jr., Foreign Trade Division, United States 
         Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 6K032, Washington, DC 20233-6700; 
         by phone at (301) 763-2255; by fax at (301) 763-6638; or by 
For more information, please contact the Foreign Trade Division at 
         (800)549-0595, select option 1 for questions on the AES or option 3 for 
         Regulatory questions.

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Created: 17 May 200
Last modified: 06 July 2015 at 03:19:24 PM