Updated Office Names, Office Addresses, Statements of Legal Authority and Statute Name and Citation, 25194-25196 [E7-8582]

Download as PDF 25194 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 86 / Friday, May 4, 2007 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 13 CFR Part 120 Loan programs—business, Small businesses. ■ For the reasons discussed in the preamble, SBA amends 13 CFR part 120 to read as follows: PART 120—BUSINESS LOANS 1. The authority citation for part 120 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 634(b)(6), 634(b)(7), 634(b)(14), 633(b)(3), 636(a) and (h), 650, and 696(3) and 697(a)(2). ■ 2. Revise § 120.454 to read as follows: § 120.454 PLP Performance Review. SBA may review the performance of a PLP Lender. 3. Add a new Subpart I to read as follows: ■ Subpart I—Lender Oversight cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES § 120.1070 Lender oversight fees. Lenders are required to pay to SBA fees to cover costs of examinations and reviews and, if assessed by SBA, other Lender oversight activities. (a) Fee components: The fees may cover the following: (1) On-Site Examinations. The costs of conducting on-site safety and soundness examinations of an SBA-Supervised Lender, including any expenses that are incurred in relation to the examination. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term ‘‘SBA-Supervised Lender’’ means a Small Business Lending Company or a Non-Federally Regulated Lender. (2) On-Site Reviews. The costs of conducting an on-site review of a Lender, including any expenses that are incurred in relation to the review. (3) Off-Site Reviews/Monitoring. The costs of conducting off-site reviews/ monitoring of a Lender, including any expenses that are incurred in relation to the review/monitoring activities. SBA will assess this charge based on each Lender’s portion of the total dollar amount of SBA guarantees in SBA’s portfolio. SBA may waive the assessment of this fee for all Lenders owing less than a threshold amount below which SBA determines that it is not cost effective to collect the fee. (4) Other Lender Oversight Activities. The costs of additional expenses that SBA incurs in carrying out Lender oversight activities (for example, the salaries and travel expenses of SBA employees and equipment expenses that are directly related to carrying out Lender oversight activities). This charge will be based on each Lender’s portion of the total dollar amount of SBA guarantees in SBA’s portfolio. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:25 Apr 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 (b) Billing Process. For the on-site examinations or reviews conducted under (a)(1) and (a)(2) above, SBA will bill each Lender for the amount owed following completion of the examination or review. For the off-site reviews/monitoring conducted under (a)(3) above and the other Lender oversight expenses incurred under (a)(4) above, SBA will bill each Lender for the amount owed on an annual basis. SBA will state in the bill the date by which payment is due SBA and the approved payment method(s). The payment due date will be no less than 30 calendar days from the bill date. (c) Delinquent Payment and LatePayment Charges. Payments that are not received by the due date specified in the bill shall be considered delinquent. SBA will charge interest, and other applicable charges and penalties, on delinquent payments, as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 3717. SBA may waive or abate the collection of interest, charges and/or penalties if circumstances warrant. In addition, a Lender’s failure to pay any of the fee components described in this section, or to pay interest, charges and penalties that have been charged, may result in a decision to suspend or revoke a participant’s eligibility or to limit a participant’s delegated authority. DATES: This rule is effective May 4, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this rule should be sent to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov, fax (202) 482–3355, or to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Room H2705, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Please refer to regulatory identification number (RIN) 0694–AE01 in all comments, and in the subject line of email comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Arvin, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Telephone: (202) 482–2440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Background This rule updates outdated office names, office addresses, legal authority citations and a reference to a statute as described below. Revision of Addresses in Accordance With Reassignment of Responsibilities Within BIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BIS recently created an Office of Technology Evaluation and assigned to it the responsibility for conducting investigations into the effect of imported articles on the national security pursuant to part 705 of the National Security Industrial Base Regulations (15 CFR Part 705) and for conducting foreign availability assessments pursuant to part 768 of the EAR (15 CFR Part 768). Accordingly, this rule revises both of those parts to include the mailing address of that office. Bureau of Industry and Security Updating Statements of Legal Authority Dated: March 23, 2007. Steven C. Preston, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–8516 Filed 5–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P 15 CFR Parts 705, 730, 736, 744, 747, 754, 756, 760, 766, 768, 770, and 772 [Docket No. 070411085–7088–01] RIN 0694–AE01 Updated Office Names, Office Addresses, Statements of Legal Authority and Statute Name and Citation AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This rule revises office names and addresses to reflect a recent Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) reorganization, updates the statements of legal authority for ten parts of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and replaces an outdated statute name and citation with the current name of that statute in one section of the EAR. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The legal authorities for the EAR (15 CFR 730–799) change from time to time. The expiration of the Export Administration Act on August 20, 2001, the issuance of Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002) and the annual notices declaring the continuation of the international emergency noted in that Executive Order mean that the legal authority for each part of the EAR has, in recent years, changed at least annually. In addition, the authority citations for some parts change more often due to periodic updates and amendments to the relevant statutes. This rule revises the citations of authority for parts 730, 736, 747, 754, 756, 760, 766, 768, 770, and 772 to reflect the legal authorities in currently in effect. Updating Statement of BIS Organization Section 730.9 of the EAR describes how the Bureau of Industry and E:\FR\FM\04MYR1.SGM 04MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 86 / Friday, May 4, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Security is organized. This rule removes the reference to the Director, Office of International Programs from paragraph (a) of that section and adds a reference to the Office of Technology Evaluation to paragraph (b) of that section in accordance with recent BIS actions to eliminate the Office of International Programs and to create the Office of Technology Evaluation. cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES Updating Name of a Referenced Statute Section 744.19 describes BIS’s licensing policy for transactions that involve certain entities sanctioned by the Department of State and references the statutes that authorize such sanctions. Prior to publication of this rule, § 744.19 referenced one such statute as ‘‘the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–178)’’ This rule revises the reference to reflect the current name of the statute: the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 107–178, 114 Stat. 38 (March 14, 2000), as amended by Public Law 109–112, 119 Stat. 2366 (November 11, 2005) and Public Law 109–353, 120 Stat. 2015 (October 13, 2006)). Although the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001, the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), as extended by the Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006), has continued the Export Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Rulemaking Requirements 1. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866. 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This rule involves two collections that are subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act. OMB control number 0694–0120 applies to procedures for initiating investigations into the effect of import on national security pursuant to part 705 of the National Security Industrial Base Regulations. OMB Control number 0694–0004 applies to foreign availability submissions and technical advisory committee certifications submitted to BIS pursuant to part 768 of the Export Administration Regulations. BIS believes that this rule will make no VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:25 Apr 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 25195 changes to the burdens associated with either of those two collections. Send comments about this collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to David Rostker, Office of Management and Budget, by e-mail to David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395–7285; and to the Office of Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 6883, Washington, DC 20230. 3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined under E.O. 13132. 4. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act requiring prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because they are unnecessary. The changes made by this rule are not substantive changes. This rule only updates office names and addresses to reflect recent internal BIS organizational changes, updates legal authority citations, and updates the name and citation of a statute referenced in the National Security Industrial Base Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations. This rule does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under those regulations. Because these revisions are not substantive changes, it is unnecessary to provide notice and opportunity for public comment. In addition, the 30-day delay in effectiveness required by 5 U.S.C. 553(d) is not applicable because this rule is not a substantive rule. 15 CFR Part 754 List of Subjects Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, exports, Government contracts, Reporting and recording requirements. (a) * * * The original and 1 copy shall be filed with the Director, Office of Technology Evaluation, Room H– 1093, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. * * * * * 15 CFR Part 730 PART 730—[AMENDED] Administrative practice and procedure, Advisory committees, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Strategic and critical materials. 3. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 730 is revised to read as follows: 15 CFR Part 705 15 CFR Parts 736, 770 and 772 Exports. 15 CFR Part 744 Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism. 15 CFR Part 747 Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Foreign trade, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Agricultural commodities, Exports, Forests and forest products, Horses, Petroleum, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 15 CFR Part 756 Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Penalties. 15 CFR Part 760 Boycotts, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 15 CFR Part 766 Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business information, Exports, Law enforcement, Penalties. 15 CFR Part 768 Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Science and technology. ■ Accordingly, parts 705, 730, 736, 744, 747, 754, 756, 760, 766, 768, 770, and 772 of Title 15, Chapter VII of the Code of Federal Regulations (15 CFR parts 700–799) are amended as follows: PART 705—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 705 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Sec. 232, Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862). 2. The second sentence of § 705.5(a) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 705.5 Request or application for an investigation. Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c; 22 U.S.C. 2151 note, Pub. L. 108–175; 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 42 U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C. 1354; 46 U.S.C. app. 466c; 50 U.S.C. app. 5; Sec. 901–911, Pub. L. 106–387; Sec. 221, Pub. L. 107–56; E.O. 11912, 41 FR 15825, 3 CFR, 1976 Comp., p. 114; E.O. 12002, 42 FR 35623, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p.133; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12214, 45 FR 29783, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 256; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12854, 58 FR 36587, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 899; E.O. E:\FR\FM\04MYR1.SGM 04MYR1 25196 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 86 / Friday, May 4, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 12981, 60 FR 62981, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 419; E.O. 13020, 61 FR 54079, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp. p. 219; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p.208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 26751, May 13, 2004; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006); Notice of October 27, 2006, 71 FR 64109 (October 31, 2006). 4. In § 730.9, the second sentence of the introductory text and the second sentence of paragraph (a) are revised to read as follows: ■ § 730.9 Organization of the Bureau of Industry and Security. * * * The Under Secretary is assisted by a Deputy Under Secretary for Industry and Security, the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, the Director of Administration, the Director of the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, and the Chief Information Officer. * * * (a) * * * Its substantive work is carried out by six sub-units: the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, the Office of Exporter Services, the Operating Committee, the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, and the Office of Technology Evaluation. * * * * * CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006); Notice of October 27, 2006, 71 FR 64109 (October 31, 2006). 7. Section 744.19(b) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 744.19 Licensing policy regarding persons sanctioned pursuant to specified statutes. * * * * *. (b) A sanction issued pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 106–178, 114 Stat. 38 (March 14, 2000), as amended by Pub. L. No. 109–112, 119 Stat. 2366 (November 22, 2005) and Pub. L. No. 109–353, 120 Stat. 2015 (October 13, 2006)) that prohibits the granting of a license for the transfer to foreign entities of items, the export of which is controlled under the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration Regulations. * * * * * PART 747—[AMENDED] 8. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 747 is revised to read as follows: Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; Sec 1503, Pub. L. 108– 11, 117 Stat. 559; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 899; E.O. 13222, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Presidential Determination 2003–23 of May 7, 2003, 68 FR 26459, May 16, 2003; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006). PART 754—[AMENDED] ■ 5. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 736 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 2151 (note), Pub. L. 108–175; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 13020, 61 FR 54079, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp. p. 219; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 26751, May 13, 2004; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006); Notice of October 27, 2006, 71 FR 64109 (October 31, 2006). Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C. 1354; 46 U.S.C. app. 466c; E.O. 11912, 41 FR 15825, 3 CFR, 1976 Comp., p. 114; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006). 9. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 754 is revised to read as follows: 6. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 continues to read as follows: cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with RULES ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; Sec. 901–911, Pub. L. 106– 387; Sec. 221, Pub. L. 107–56; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:25 Apr 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 PART 766—[AMENDED] 12. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 766 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006). PART 768—[AMENDED] 13. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 768 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006). 14. Section § 768.4(d) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 768.4 Initiation of an assessment. * * * * * (d) BIS mailing address. All foreign availability submissions and TAC certifications should be submitted to: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Room H–1093, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. ■ PART 736—[AMENDED] PART 744—[AMENDED] 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006). 15. The second sentence of § 768.8(h) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 768.8 Eligibility of expedited licensing procedures for non-controlled countries. * * * * * (h) * * * Submissions and certifications should be sent to: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Room H–1093, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. PART 770—[AMENDED] 16. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 770 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006). PART 756—[AMENDED] PART 772—[AMENDED] ■ 10. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 756 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006). Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006). PART 760—[AMENDED] Dated: April 30, 2007. Christopher A. Padilla, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. 11. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 760 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 17. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 772 is revised to read as follows: [FR Doc. E7–8582 Filed 5–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P E:\FR\FM\04MYR1.SGM 04MYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 705, 730, 736, 744, 747, 754, 756, 760, 766, 768, 770, 
and 772

[Docket No. 070411085-7088-01]
RIN 0694-AE01


Updated Office Names, Office Addresses, Statements of Legal 
Authority and Statute Name and Citation

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule revises office names and addresses to reflect a 
recent Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) reorganization, updates 
the statements of legal authority for ten parts of the Export 
Administration Regulations (EAR), and replaces an outdated statute name 
and citation with the current name of that statute in one section of 
the EAR.

DATES: This rule is effective May 4, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this rule should be sent to 
publiccomments@bis.doc.gov, fax (202) 482-3355, or to Regulatory Policy 
Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Room H2705, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Please refer to regulatory 
identification number (RIN) 0694-AE01 in all comments, and in the 
subject line of email comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Arvin, Regulatory Policy 
Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Telephone: (202) 482-2440.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

Background

    This rule updates outdated office names, office addresses, legal 
authority citations and a reference to a statute as described below.

Revision of Addresses in Accordance With Reassignment of 
Responsibilities Within BIS

    BIS recently created an Office of Technology Evaluation and 
assigned to it the responsibility for conducting investigations into 
the effect of imported articles on the national security pursuant to 
part 705 of the National Security Industrial Base Regulations (15 CFR 
Part 705) and for conducting foreign availability assessments pursuant 
to part 768 of the EAR (15 CFR Part 768). Accordingly, this rule 
revises both of those parts to include the mailing address of that 
office.

Updating Statements of Legal Authority

    The legal authorities for the EAR (15 CFR 730-799) change from time 
to time. The expiration of the Export Administration Act on August 20, 
2001, the issuance of Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 
2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002) and the annual notices declaring the 
continuation of the international emergency noted in that Executive 
Order mean that the legal authority for each part of the EAR has, in 
recent years, changed at least annually. In addition, the authority 
citations for some parts change more often due to periodic updates and 
amendments to the relevant statutes. This rule revises the citations of 
authority for parts 730, 736, 747, 754, 756, 760, 766, 768, 770, and 
772 to reflect the legal authorities in currently in effect.

Updating Statement of BIS Organization

    Section 730.9 of the EAR describes how the Bureau of Industry and

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Security is organized. This rule removes the reference to the Director, 
Office of International Programs from paragraph (a) of that section and 
adds a reference to the Office of Technology Evaluation to paragraph 
(b) of that section in accordance with recent BIS actions to eliminate 
the Office of International Programs and to create the Office of 
Technology Evaluation.

Updating Name of a Referenced Statute

    Section 744.19 describes BIS's licensing policy for transactions 
that involve certain entities sanctioned by the Department of State and 
references the statutes that authorize such sanctions. Prior to 
publication of this rule, Sec.  744.19 referenced one such statute as 
``the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-178)'' This rule 
revises the reference to reflect the current name of the statute: the 
Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 107-178, 114 
Stat. 38 (March 14, 2000), as amended by Public Law 109-112, 119 Stat. 
2366 (November 11, 2005) and Public Law 109-353, 120 Stat. 2015 
(October 13, 2006)).
    Although the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001, 
the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 
2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), as extended by the Notice of August 3, 2006, 
71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006), has continued the Export Administration 
Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers 
Act.

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes 
of E.O. 12866.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty 
for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.) (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This rule 
involves two collections that are subject to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act. OMB control number 0694-0120 applies to procedures for initiating 
investigations into the effect of import on national security pursuant 
to part 705 of the National Security Industrial Base Regulations. OMB 
Control number 0694-0004 applies to foreign availability submissions 
and technical advisory committee certifications submitted to BIS 
pursuant to part 768 of the Export Administration Regulations. BIS 
believes that this rule will make no changes to the burdens associated 
with either of those two collections. Send comments about this 
collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to David 
Rostker, Office of Management and Budget, by e-mail to David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395-7285; and to the Office of 
Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of 
Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 6883, Washington, DC 
20230.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined under E.O. 13132.
    4. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act 
requiring prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because 
they are unnecessary. The changes made by this rule are not substantive 
changes. This rule only updates office names and addresses to reflect 
recent internal BIS organizational changes, updates legal authority 
citations, and updates the name and citation of a statute referenced in 
the National Security Industrial Base Regulations and the Export 
Administration Regulations. This rule does not alter any right, 
obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under those 
regulations. Because these revisions are not substantive changes, it is 
unnecessary to provide notice and opportunity for public comment. In 
addition, the 30-day delay in effectiveness required by 5 U.S.C. 553(d) 
is not applicable because this rule is not a substantive rule.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 705

    Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, 
exports, Government contracts, Reporting and recording requirements.

15 CFR Part 730

    Administrative practice and procedure, Advisory committees, 
Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Strategic and 
critical materials.

15 CFR Parts 736, 770 and 772

    Exports.

15 CFR Part 744

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism.

15 CFR Part 747

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Foreign trade, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

15 CFR Part 754

    Agricultural commodities, Exports, Forests and forest products, 
Horses, Petroleum, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

15 CFR Part 756

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Penalties.

15 CFR Part 760

    Boycotts, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

15 CFR Part 766

    Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business 
information, Exports, Law enforcement, Penalties.

15 CFR Part 768

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Science and technology.

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Accordingly, parts 705, 730, 736, 744, 747, 754, 756, 760, 766, 768, 
770, and 772 of Title 15, Chapter VII of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (15 CFR parts 700-799) are amended as follows:

PART 705--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 705 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: Sec. 232, Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 
U.S.C. 1862).


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2. The second sentence of Sec.  705.5(a) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  705.5  Request or application for an investigation.

    (a) * * * The original and 1 copy shall be filed with the Director, 
Office of Technology Evaluation, Room H-1093, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.
* * * * *

PART 730--[AMENDED]

    3. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 730 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c; 22 U.S.C. 2151 
note, Pub. L. 108-175; 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 30 
U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 42 U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C. 
1354; 46 U.S.C. app. 466c; 50 U.S.C. app. 5; Sec. 901-911, Pub. L. 
106-387; Sec. 221, Pub. L. 107-56; E.O. 11912, 41 FR 15825, 3 CFR, 
1976 Comp., p. 114; E.O. 12002, 42 FR 35623, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., 
p.133; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 
12214, 45 FR 29783, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 256; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 
33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12854, 58 FR 36587, 3 CFR, 
1993 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 
899; E.O.

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12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 
5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 12981, 60 FR 62981, 3 CFR, 
1995 Comp., p. 419; E.O. 13020, 61 FR 54079, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp. p. 
219; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 
63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p.208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 
CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., 
p. 786; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 26751, May 13, 2004; Notice of August 3, 
2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006); Notice of October 27, 2006, 71 
FR 64109 (October 31, 2006).


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4. In Sec.  730.9, the second sentence of the introductory text and the 
second sentence of paragraph (a) are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  730.9  Organization of the Bureau of Industry and Security.

 * * * The Under Secretary is assisted by a Deputy Under Secretary for 
Industry and Security, the Assistant Secretary for Export 
Administration, the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, the 
Director of Administration, the Director of the Office of Congressional 
and Public Affairs, and the Chief Information Officer. * * *

    (a) * * * Its substantive work is carried out by six sub-units: the 
Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, the Office of 
National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, the Office of 
Exporter Services, the Operating Committee, the Office of Strategic 
Industries and Economic Security, and the Office of Technology 
Evaluation.
* * * * *

PART 736--[AMENDED]

0
5. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 736 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
22 U.S.C. 2151 (note), Pub. L. 108-175; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 
CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 13020, 61 FR 54079, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp. 
p. 219; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 
26751, May 13, 2004; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 
7, 2006); Notice of October 27, 2006, 71 FR 64109 (October 31, 
2006).

PART 744--[AMENDED]

0
6. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; Sec. 901-911, Pub. L. 106-
387; Sec. 221, Pub. L. 107-56; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 
Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; 
E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 
FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 
1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 
208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 
66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 
FR 44551 (August 7, 2006); Notice of October 27, 2006, 71 FR 64109 
(October 31, 2006).


0
7. Section 744.19(b) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  744.19  Licensing policy regarding persons sanctioned pursuant to 
specified statutes.

* * * * *.
    (b) A sanction issued pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria 
Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 106-178, 114 Stat. 38 (March 14, 2000), 
as amended by Pub. L. No. 109-112, 119 Stat. 2366 (November 22, 2005) 
and Pub. L. No. 109-353, 120 Stat. 2015 (October 13, 2006)) that 
prohibits the granting of a license for the transfer to foreign 
entities of items, the export of which is controlled under the Export 
Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration Regulations.
* * * * *

PART 747--[AMENDED]

0
8. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 747 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
Sec 1503, Pub. L. 108-11, 117 Stat. 559; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 
CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 899; E.O. 13222, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; 
Presidential Determination 2003-23 of May 7, 2003, 68 FR 26459, May 
16, 2003; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006).

PART 754--[AMENDED]

0
9. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 754 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 
U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C. 1354; 46 U.S.C. app. 466c; E.O. 11912, 41 FR 
15825, 3 CFR, 1976 Comp., p. 114; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 
2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 
2006).

PART 756--[AMENDED]

0
10. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 756 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 
3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006).

PART 760--[AMENDED]

0
11. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 760 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 
3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006).

PART 766--[AMENDED]

0
12. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 766 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 
3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006).

PART 768--[AMENDED]

0
13. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 768 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 
3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006).


0
14. Section Sec.  768.4(d) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  768.4  Initiation of an assessment.

* * * * *
    (d) BIS mailing address. All foreign availability submissions and 
TAC certifications should be submitted to: Department of Commerce, 
Bureau of Industry and Security, Room H-1093, 14th Street and 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.


0
15. The second sentence of Sec.  768.8(h) is revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  768.8  Eligibility of expedited licensing procedures for non-
controlled countries.

* * * * *
    (h) * * * Submissions and certifications should be sent to: 
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Room H-1093, 
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

PART 770--[AMENDED]

0
16. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 770 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 
3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006).

PART 772--[AMENDED]

0
17. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 772 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 
3, 2006, 71 FR 44551 (August 7, 2006).

    Dated: April 30, 2007.
Christopher A. Padilla,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
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