(1)Validity period. SCLs are valid for four years from the date of approval.
(2)Extension of validity period. You may request an extension of your valid SCL for an additional four years, but such requests must be received by BIS at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your SCL. If approved, Form BIS-748P and your letter requesting an extension will be validated and returned to you, extending the validity period for four years. No further extensions will be approved. A new application and support documentation is required at the end of that eight-year period. To apply for an extension, complete Form BIS-748P by completing Blocks 1, 2, 3, and 4. In addition, mark “Special Comprehensive License” in Block 5, place an “x” in “Letter of Explanation” in Block 6, and mark “other” in Block 8. Include your SCL number in Block 9, and indicate in Block 24 that you are requesting an extension to your SCL. Submit the completed Form BIS-748P and a statement on your company letterhead indicating:
(i) That you continue to abide by the provisions and conditions of the SCL; and
(ii) Any changes to the original SCL that you are requesting (see § 752.10 of this part for procedures on changed circumstances).
(i)General information. BIS will validate all approved support documentation with the Department of Commerce seal and date of validation.
(ii)Form BIS-752, Form BIS-752-A, and Form BIS-748P-B. With the approved SCL, you will receive two validated copies of each approved Form BIS-752, Statement by Consignee in Support of Special Comprehensive License and, if applicable, Form BIS-752-A, Reexport Territories, and Form BIS-748P-B, End-User Appendix. You must retain one copy, and send one copy to the approved consignee. You must also attach a letter to each approved Form BIS-752 that includes each of the following elements:
(A) A description of all recordkeeping requirements of the EAR applicable to the activities of the consignee;
(B) Information on any applicable reexport restrictions on items received by the consignee under the SCL;
(C) A description or copy of § 752.16 of this part, listing administrative actions that may be taken for improper use of, or failure to comply with, the SCL and its required procedures;
(D) A description of any special conditions or restrictions on the license applicable to the consignee, including approved lists of customers, countries, and items, when required;
(E) A description of the elements of the SCL holder's ICP relevant to the SCL consignee;
(F) A copy of the high risk customer profile contained in § 752.11(c)(13)(i) of this part, when required;
(G) A copy of your procedures for screening transactions to prevent violations of orders denying export privileges under the EAR:
(H) A notice that the consignee, in addition to other requirements, may not sell or otherwise dispose of any U.S. origin items when it knows that the items will be used in the activities prohibited by part 744 of the EAR;
(I) A requirement that the consignee acknowledge, in writing, receipt of this letter of transmittal outlining their obligations under the SCL, and certify that it will comply with all of the requirements, including implementation of an ICP if required by § 752.11 of this part; and
(J) A description of any special documentation requirements for consignees reexporting items to destinations having such requirements.
(4)Special license conditions. BIS may place special conditions on your SCL, such as restrictions on eligible items, countries, end-uses, end-users or activities, or a requirement that certain sales or transfers of items under the SCL are subject to prior reporting to BIS. Such special conditions will be listed on your SCL or in a letter from BIS to the SCL holder. You must inform all relevant consignees of all license conditions prior to making any shipments under the SCL.
(b)Denial of SCL applications.
(1) If BIS intends to deny your SCL application, you will be notified and have opportunity to respond according to the procedures in § 750.6 of the EAR.
(2) BIS may at any time prohibit the sale or transfer of items under the SCL to specified individuals, companies, or countries. In such cases, the SCL holder must inform all consignees, and apply for a license described in part 748 of the EAR for subsequent transactions with such excluded parties.
(3) If a consignee is not approved, Form BIS-752 will be returned to the SCL holder with a letter explaining the reason for denial.
(4) If a particular destination is not approved, it will be removed from the appropriate Form BIS-752-A.
(c)Return without action. BIS may determine to return the SCL application without action. Under such circumstances, the application and all related documents will be returned to you along with a letter stating the reason for return of the license application, explaining the deficiencies or additional information required for reconsideration, or advising you to apply for a license described in part 748 of the EAR. BIS may return your entire application or merely documents pertaining to a specific consignee request.