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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2181 stitute a pattern of negligent conduct." at the end of subsection (a)(2); (3) by amending subsection G))— (A) by amending the first sentence of paragraph (I)(A)- (i) by striking out "the appropriate customs officer" and inserting "the Customs Service", (ii) by striking out "he" and inserting "it", and (iii) by striking out "his" and inserting "its", and (B) by amending paragraph (2)— (i) by striking out "the appropriate customs officer" wherever it appears and inserting "the Customs Service", (ii) by striking out "such officer" wherever it appears and inserting "the Customs Service", and (iii) by striking out "he" wherever it appears and inserting "it"; (4) by amending subsection (c)(4)— (A) by striking "time of disclosure or within thirty days, or such longer period as the appropriate customs officer may provide, after notice by the appropriate customs officer of his" in subparagraph (A)(i) and by striking out "time of disclosure in 30 days, or such longer period as the appropriate! customs officer may provide, after notice by the appropriate customs officer of his" in subparagraph (B), and inserting in each place "time of disclosure, or within 30 days (or such longer period as the Customs Service may provide) after notice by the Customs Service of its"; and (B) by inserting after the last sentence the following: "For purposes of uiis section, a formal investigation of a violation is considered to be commenced with regard to the disclosing party and the disclosed information on the date recorded in writing by the Customs Service as the date on which facts and circumstances were discovered or information was received which caused the Customs Service to believe that a possibility of a violation of subsection (a) existed."; and (5) by amending subsection (d)— (A) by striking out "the appropriate customs officer^ and inserting "the Customs Service", (B) by striking out "duties" wherever it appears and inserting "duties, taxes, or fees", and (C) by inserting ", TAXES OR FEES" after "DUTIES" in the sideheading. SEC. 622. PENALTIES FOR FALSE DRAWBACK CLAIMS. 19 USC 1593a. (a) AMENDMENT. —Part V of title IV is amended by inserting after section 593 the following new section: 'SEC. 593A. PENALTIES FOR FALSE DRAWBACK CLAIMS. "(a) PROHIBITION.— "(1) GENERAL RULE.— No person, by fraud, or negligence— "(A) may seek, induce or affect, or attempt to seek, induce, or affect, the payment or credit to that person or others of any drawback claim by means of—