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(1) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, each manufacturer or private labeler before distributing in commerce any basic model of a covered product subject to the applicable energy conservation standard or water conservation standard (in the case of faucets, showerheads, water closets, and urinals) set forth in subpart C of this part shall certify by means of a compliance statement and a certification report that each basic model(s) meets the applicable energy conservation standard or water conservation standard (in the case of faucets, showerheads, water closets, and urinals) as prescribed in section 325 of the Act. The compliance statement, signed by the company official submitting the statement, and the certification report(s) may be sent by certified mail to: U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. 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When production of a basic model has ceased and it is no longer being distributed, this shall be reported, either by certified mail, to: U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585– 0121, or electronically to: http:// www.regulations.doe.gov/ccms. For each basic model, the report shall include: Product type, product class, the manufacturer’s name, the private labeler name(s), if applicable, and the PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 27185 manufacturer’s model number. If the reporting of discontinued models coincides with the submittal of a certification report, such information can be included in the certification report. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2010–11584 Filed 5–13–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 748 [Docket No. 100205081–0149–01] RIN 0694–AE86 Revisions to the Authorization for Validated End-User Applied Materials China, Ltd. AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to update the name of an existing validated end-user in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and revise the associated list of eligible items and facilities for that validated end-user. BIS previously approved Applied Materials China, Ltd. (Applied) as a validated end-user, authorizing exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of certain items to four Applied facilities in the PRC under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). In addition to updating Applied’s name, this rule revises the names and addresses of Applied’s four previously approved facilities. This rule also authorizes three additional Applied facilities, which are added to the list of Applied’s eligible destinations. Finally, this rule revises the list of Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) for items that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) to the eligible Applied facilities. DATES: This rule is effective May 14, 2010. Although there is no formal comment period, public comments on this regulation are welcome on a continuing basis. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0694–AE86, by any of the following methods: • E-mail: publiccomments@bis.doc.gov. Include ‘‘RIN 0694–AE86’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 482–3355. Please alert the Regulatory Policy Division, by E:\FR\FM\14MYR1.SGM 14MYR1 27186 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 93 / Friday, May 14, 2010 / Rules and Regulations calling (202) 482–2440, if you are faxing comments. • Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Sheila Quarterman, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Regulatory Policy Division, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230, Attn: RIN 0694–AE86. Send comments regarding the collection of information associated with this rule, including suggestions for reducing the burden to Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by e-mail to Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395–7285. Comments on this collection of information should be submitted separately from comments on the final rule (i.e., RIN 0694–AE86)—all comments on the latter should be submitted by one of the three methods outlined above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Kramer, Acting Chair, End-User Review Committee, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; by telephone (202) 482–0117, or by e-mail to skramer@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: on the Commerce Control List without having to wait for their suppliers to obtain export licenses from BIS. A wide range of items are eligible for shipment under Authorization VEU. In addition to U.S. exporters, Authorization VEU may be used by foreign reexporters, and does not have an expiration date. Revision to the Name of Validated EndUser Applied Materials China, Ltd. and to the Related List of Respective ‘‘Eligible Items (By ECCN)’’ and ‘‘Eligible Destination’’ This final rule amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 of the EAR to update the name of Applied Materials China, Ltd. to Applied Materials (China), Inc. (Applied). This rule also amends the related list of Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) for items that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) to eligible facilities of Applied in the PRC. This rule also updates the names and addresses of Applied’s four previously approved facilities, and authorizes three additional Applied facilities. The revised information associated with Applied in Supplement No. 7 is as follows: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES Background Validated End-User Applied Materials (China), Inc. Authorization Validated End-User (VEU): The List of Approved End-Users, Eligible Items and Destinations in the People’s Republic of China Consistent with U.S. Government policy to facilitate trade for civilian endusers in the PRC, BIS amended the EAR in a final rule on June 19, 2007 (72 FR 33646) by creating a new authorization for ‘‘validated end-users’’ located in eligible destinations to which eligible items may be exported, reexported or transferred under a general authorization instead of a license, in conformance with Section 748.15 of the EAR. Eligible items may include commodities, software and technology, except those controlled for missile technology or crime control reasons. Authorization VEU is a mechanism to facilitate increased high-technology exports to companies in eligible destinations that have a verifiable record of civilian uses for such items. The validated end-users listed in Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 of the EAR were reviewed and approved by the U.S. Government in accordance with the provisions of Section 748.15 and Supplement Nos. 8 and 9 to Part 748 of the EAR. Currently, validated end-users are located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India. Validated endusers may obtain eligible items that are ECCNs and Revised Respective Facility Names and Addresses Items classified under ECCNs 2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3, 2B350.i, 3B001.b, 3B001.c, 3B001.d, 3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001, 3C002, 3D002 (limited to ‘‘software’’ specially designed for the ‘‘use’’ of stored program controlled items classified under ECCN 3B001) may be exported, reexported and transferred (in-country) to all Applied destinations below other than Applied Materials (Xi’an) Ltd. Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.—Shanghai Depot, c/o Shanghai Applied Materials Technical Service Center, No. 2667 Zuchongzhi Road, Shanghai, China 201203. Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.—Beijing Depot, c/o Beijing Applied Materials Technical Service Center, No. 1 North Di Sheng Street, BDA, Beijing, China 100176. Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.—Wuxi Depot, c/o Sinotrans Jiangsu Fuchang Logistics Co., Ltd., 1 Xi Qin Road, Wuxi Export Processing Zone, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China 214028. Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.—Wuhan Depot, c/o Wuhan Optics Valley Import & Export Co., Ltd., No. 101 Guanggu Road, East Lake High-Tec Development Zone, Wuhan, Hubei, China 430074. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:03 May 13, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Applied Materials (China), Inc.— Shanghai Depot, No. 2667 Zuchongzhi Road, Shanghai, China 201203. Applied Materials (China), Inc.—Beijing Depot, No. 1 North Di Sheng Street, BDA, Beijing, China 100176. Items classified under ECCNs 2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3, 2B350.i, 3B001.b, 3B001.c, 3B001.d, 3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001, 3C002, 3D002 (limited to ‘‘software’’ specially designed for the ‘‘use’’ of stored program controlled items classified under ECCN 3B001), and 3E001 (limited to ‘‘technology’’ according to the General Technology Note for the ‘‘development’’ or ‘‘production’’ of items controlled by ECCN 3B001) may be exported, reexported and transferred (incountry) to Applied destination Applied Materials (Xi’an) Ltd. only as listed below. Applied Materials (Xi’an) Ltd., No. 28 Xin Xi Ave., Xi’an High Tech Park, Export Processing Zone, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China 710075. Prior to this rule, facilities in the PRC cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Wuxi and Xi’an had been approved as eligible destinations for Applied. This rule modifies the addresses and names of the facilities in Shanghai, Beijing and Wuxi, and slightly modifies the name of the facility in Xi’an. Further, this rule authorizes three additional Applied facilities located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan to the list of eligible destinations associated with Applied under Authorization VEU. In addition, this rule expands the eligible items authorized for export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) to Applied’s facilities to include items classified under ECCNs 2B006.b and 3B001.b, .c, and .f. The rule also adds items classified under ECCNs 2B350.i., 3B001.d, and certain items classified under ECCN 3D002. In addition, certain items classified under ECCN 3E001 are added to the list of eligible items for Applied’s Xi’an facility only. These changes were made based on an application submitted to BIS, which was reviewed by the interagency End-User Review Committee. Making the above-described changes for this validated end-user is expected to further facilitate exports to civil endusers in the PRC, and is expected to result in a significant savings of time and resources for suppliers and the eligible facilities. Authorization VEU will eliminate the burden on exporters and reexporters of preparing individual license applications, as exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of eligible items to these facilities may now be made under general E:\FR\FM\14MYR1.SGM 14MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 93 / Friday, May 14, 2010 / Rules and Regulations authorization instead of under individual licenses. Exporters and reexporters may now supply validated end-users much more quickly, thus enhancing the competitiveness of the exporters, reexporters, and end-users in the PRC. To ensure appropriate facilitation of exports and reexports, on-site reviews of the validated end-users may be warranted pursuant to paragraph 748.15(f)(2) and Section 7(iv) of Supplement No. 8 to Part 748 of the EAR. If such reviews are warranted, BIS will inform the PRC Ministry of Commerce. Since August 21, 2001, the Export Administration Act has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002)), as extended most recently by the Notice of August 13, 2009 (74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009)), has continued the EAR in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. BIS continues to carry out the provisions of the Act, as appropriate and to the extent permitted by law, pursuant to Executive Order 13222. Rulemaking Requirements 1. This final rule has been determined to be not significant for the purposes of Executive Order 12866. 2. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person is required to respond to nor 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 collections previously approved by the OMB under control number 0694–0088, ‘‘Multi-Purpose Application,’’ which carries a burden hour estimate of 58 minutes to prepare and submit form BIS–748; and for recordkeeping, reporting and review requirements in connection with Authorization Validated End-User, which carries an estimated burden of 30 minutes per submission. This rule is expected to result in a decrease in license applications submitted to BIS. Total burden hours associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office of Management and Budget control number 0694–0088 are not expected to increase significantly as a result of this rule. 3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132. 4. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1), notice of proposed rulemaking, the opportunity for public participation and a delay in effective date are inapplicable because this regulation involves a military and foreign affairs function of the United States. Further, no other law requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment be given for this final rule. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be 27187 given for this rule under the Administrative Procedure Act or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. Therefore, this regulation is issued in final form. Although there is no formal comment period, public comments on this regulation are welcome on a continuing basis. Comments should be submitted to Sheila Quarterman, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230. List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 748 Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, part 748 of the Export Administrative Regulations (15 CFR Parts 730–774) is amended as follows: ■ PART 748—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR Part 748 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009). 2. Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 is amended by revising the entry for Applied Materials China, Ltd., a validated end-user in ‘‘China (People’s Republic of)’’ to read as follows: ■ SUPPLEMENT NO. 7 TO PART 748—AUTHORIZATION VALIDATED END-USER (VEU); LIST OF VALIDATED END-USERS, RESPECTIVE ITEMS ELIGIBLE FOR EXPORT, REEXPORT AND TRANSFER AND ELIGIBLE DESTINATIONS Country emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES * China (People’s Republic of). Eligible items (by ECCN) Eligible destination * * * 2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3, 2B350.i, 3B001.b, 3B001.c, 3B001.d, 3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001, 3C002, 3D002 (limited to ‘‘software’’ specially designed for the ‘‘use’’ of stored program controlled items classified under ECCN 3B001). * * Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.— Shanghai Depot c/o Shanghai Applied Materials Technical Service Center No. 2667 Zuchongzhi Road, Shanghai, China 201203. Validated end-user * Applied Materials (China), Inc. Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.— Beijing Depot c/o Beijing Applied Materials Technical Service Center No. 1 North Di Sheng Street, BDA Beijing, China 100176. Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.— Wuxi Depot c/o Sinotrans Jiangsu Fuchang Logistics Co., Ltd. 1 Xi Qin Road, Wuxi Export Processing Zone Wuxi, Jiangsu, China 214028. Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.— Wuhan Depot c/o Wuhan Optics Valley Import & Export Co., Ltd. No. 101 Guanggu Road East Lake High-Tec Development Zone Wuhan, Hubei, China 430074. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:03 May 13, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14MYR1.SGM 14MYR1 27188 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 93 / Friday, May 14, 2010 / Rules and Regulations SUPPLEMENT NO. 7 TO PART 748—AUTHORIZATION VALIDATED END-USER (VEU); LIST OF VALIDATED END-USERS, RESPECTIVE ITEMS ELIGIBLE FOR EXPORT, REEXPORT AND TRANSFER AND ELIGIBLE DESTINATIONS—Continued Country Eligible items (by ECCN) Validated end-user Eligible destination 2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3, 2B350.i, 3B001.b, 3B001.c, 3B001.d, 3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001, 3C002, 3D002 (limited to ‘‘software’’ specially designed for the ‘‘use’’ of stored program controlled items classified under ECCN 3B001), and 3E001 (limited to ‘‘technology’’ according to the General Technology Note for the ‘‘development’’ or ‘‘production’’ of items controlled by ECCN 3B001). * * * Dated: May 6, 2010. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926 [Docket No. OSHA–H054A–2006–0064] RIN 1218–AC43 Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Department of Labor. ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date. SUMMARY: OSHA is confirming the effective date of its direct final rule (DFR) revising the employee notification requirements in the exposure determination provisions of the standards for Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)). In the March 17, 2010, DFR document, OSHA stated that the DFR would become effective on June 15, 2010, unless one or more significant adverse comments were submitted by April 16, 2010. OSHA did not receive significant adverse comments on the DFR, so by this document the Agency is confirming that the DFR will become effective on June 15, 2010. 18:03 May 13, 2010 Jkt 220001 * DATES: The DFR published on March 17, 2010, becomes effective on June 15, 2010. For purposes of judicial review, OSHA considers May 14, 2010 as the date of promulgation. [FR Doc. 2010–11574 Filed 5–13–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 * FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information and press inquiries contact Ms. Jennifer Ashley, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N–3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–1999. For technical inquiries, contact Maureen Ruskin, Office of Chemical Hazards— Metals, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N–3718, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–1950; fax: (202) 693–1678. Copies of this Federal Register notice are available from the OSHA Office of Publications, Room N–3101, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–1888. Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice and other relevant documents are available at OSHA’s Web page at http:// www.osha.gov. For purposes of 28 U.S.C. 2112(a), OSHA designates the Associate Solicitor of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health as the recipient of petitions for review of the direct final rule. Contact the Associate Solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor, Room S– 4004, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–5445. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Applied Materials (China), Inc.—Shanghai Depot No. 2667, Zuchongzhi Road Shanghai, China 201203. Applied Materials (China), Inc.—Beijing Depot No. 1 North Di Sheng Street, BDA Beijing, China 100176. Applied Materials (Xi’an) Ltd. No. 28 Xin Xi Ave., Xi’an High Tech Park Export Processing Zone Xi’an, Shaanxi, China 710075. Sfmt 4700 * * I. Confirmation of Effective Date On March 17, 2010, OSHA published a DFR in the Federal Register (75 FR 12681) amending the employee notification requirements in the exposure determination provisions of the Cr(VI) standards, 29 CFR 1910.1026, 29 CFR 1915.1026, and 29 CFR 1926.1126. As originally promulgated in 2006, the Cr(VI) standards required employers to notify employees of any exposure determinations indicating exposures in excess of the applicable permissible exposure limit (PEL). As amended, the standard requires employers to notify employees of all exposure determinations, whether above or below the PEL. Interested parties had until April 16, 2010, to submit comments on the DFR. The Agency stated that it would publish another notice confirming the effective date of the DFR if it received no significant adverse comments. Eight comments were submitted in response to the DFR. OSHA has determined that they are not significant adverse comments. Three of the comments were nonsubstantive and did not object to the planned amendments to the Cr(VI) standards. See OSHA– H054A–2006–0064–0003; OSHA– H054A–2006–0064–0004; OSHA– H054A–2006–0064–0005. Four commenters—the Building and Construction Trades Department, Ameren (an investor owned electric and natural gas utility), Public Citizen, and the AFL–CIO—strongly supported the DFR. See OSHA–H054A–2006–0064– 0006; OSHA–H054A–2006–0064–0007; OSHA–H054A–2006–0064–0008; OSHA–H054A–2006–0064–0009. The eighth commenter was Edison Electric E:\FR\FM\14MYR1.SGM 14MYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Part 748

[Docket No. 100205081-0149-01]
RIN 0694-AE86


Revisions to the Authorization for Validated End-User Applied 
Materials China, Ltd.

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to update the name 
of an existing validated end-user in the People's Republic of China 
(PRC) and revise the associated list of eligible items and facilities 
for that validated end-user. BIS previously approved Applied Materials 
China, Ltd. (Applied) as a validated end-user, authorizing exports, 
reexports and transfers (in-country) of certain items to four Applied 
facilities in the PRC under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). In 
addition to updating Applied's name, this rule revises the names and 
addresses of Applied's four previously approved facilities. This rule 
also authorizes three additional Applied facilities, which are added to 
the list of Applied's eligible destinations. Finally, this rule revises 
the list of Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) for items 
that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) to the 
eligible Applied facilities.

DATES: This rule is effective May 14, 2010. Although there is no formal 
comment period, public comments on this regulation are welcome on a 
continuing basis.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0694-AE86, by any 
of the following methods:
     E-mail: publiccomments@bis.doc.gov. Include ``RIN 0694-
AE86'' in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 482-3355. Please alert the Regulatory Policy 
Division, by

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calling (202) 482-2440, if you are faxing comments.
     Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Sheila Quarterman, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Regulatory 
Policy Division, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, 
Washington, DC 20230, Attn: RIN 0694-AE86.
    Send comments regarding the collection of information associated 
with this rule, including suggestions for reducing the burden to 
Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by e-mail to 
Jasmeet_K._Seehra@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395-7285. Comments 
on this collection of information should be submitted separately from 
comments on the final rule (i.e., RIN 0694-AE86)--all comments on the 
latter should be submitted by one of the three methods outlined above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Kramer, Acting Chair, End-User 
Review Committee, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; 
by telephone (202) 482-0117, or by e[dash]mail to skramer@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Authorization Validated End-User (VEU): The List of Approved End-Users, 
Eligible Items and Destinations in the People's Republic of China

    Consistent with U.S. Government policy to facilitate trade for 
civilian end-users in the PRC, BIS amended the EAR in a final rule on 
June 19, 2007 (72 FR 33646) by creating a new authorization for 
``validated end-users'' located in eligible destinations to which 
eligible items may be exported, reexported or transferred under a 
general authorization instead of a license, in conformance with Section 
748.15 of the EAR. Eligible items may include commodities, software and 
technology, except those controlled for missile technology or crime 
control reasons.
    Authorization VEU is a mechanism to facilitate increased high-
technology exports to companies in eligible destinations that have a 
verifiable record of civilian uses for such items. The validated end-
users listed in Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 of the EAR were reviewed 
and approved by the U.S. Government in accordance with the provisions 
of Section 748.15 and Supplement Nos. 8 and 9 to Part 748 of the EAR. 
Currently, validated end-users are located in the People's Republic of 
China (PRC) and India. Validated end-users may obtain eligible items 
that are on the Commerce Control List without having to wait for their 
suppliers to obtain export licenses from BIS. A wide range of items are 
eligible for shipment under Authorization VEU. In addition to U.S. 
exporters, Authorization VEU may be used by foreign reexporters, and 
does not have an expiration date.

Revision to the Name of Validated End-User Applied Materials China, 
Ltd. and to the Related List of Respective ``Eligible Items (By ECCN)'' 
and ``Eligible Destination''

    This final rule amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 of the EAR to 
update the name of Applied Materials China, Ltd. to Applied Materials 
(China), Inc. (Applied). This rule also amends the related list of 
Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) for items that may be 
exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) to eligible facilities 
of Applied in the PRC. This rule also updates the names and addresses 
of Applied's four previously approved facilities, and authorizes three 
additional Applied facilities. The revised information associated with 
Applied in Supplement No. 7 is as follows:

Validated End-User

Applied Materials (China), Inc.

ECCNs and Revised Respective Facility Names and Addresses

Items classified under ECCNs 2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3, 2B350.i, 
3B001.b, 3B001.c, 3B001.d, 3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001, 3C002, 3D002 
(limited to ``software'' specially designed for the ``use'' of stored 
program controlled items classified under ECCN 3B001) may be exported, 
reexported and transferred (in-country) to all Applied destinations 
below other than Applied Materials (Xi'an) Ltd.
Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.--Shanghai Depot, c/o 
Shanghai Applied Materials Technical Service Center, No. 2667 
Zuchongzhi Road, Shanghai, China 201203.
Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.--Beijing Depot, c/o Beijing 
Applied Materials Technical Service Center, No. 1 North Di Sheng 
Street, BDA, Beijing, China 100176.
Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.--Wuxi Depot, c/o Sinotrans 
Jiangsu Fuchang Logistics Co., Ltd., 1 Xi Qin Road, Wuxi Export 
Processing Zone, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China 214028.
Applied Materials South East Asia Pte. Ltd.--Wuhan Depot, c/o Wuhan 
Optics Valley Import & Export Co., Ltd., No. 101 Guanggu Road, East 
Lake High-Tec Development Zone, Wuhan, Hubei, China 430074.
Applied Materials (China), Inc.--Shanghai Depot, No. 2667 Zuchongzhi 
Road, Shanghai, China 201203.
Applied Materials (China), Inc.--Beijing Depot, No. 1 North Di Sheng 
Street, BDA, Beijing, China 100176.
Items classified under ECCNs 2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3, 2B350.i, 
3B001.b, 3B001.c, 3B001.d, 3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001, 3C002, 3D002 
(limited to ``software'' specially designed for the ``use'' of stored 
program controlled items classified under ECCN 3B001), and 3E001 
(limited to ``technology'' according to the General Technology Note for 
the ``development'' or ``production'' of items controlled by ECCN 
3B001) may be exported, reexported and transferred (in-country) to 
Applied destination Applied Materials (Xi'an) Ltd. only as listed 
below.
Applied Materials (Xi'an) Ltd., No. 28 Xin Xi Ave., Xi'an High Tech 
Park, Export Processing Zone, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China 710075.
    Prior to this rule, facilities in the PRC cities of Shanghai, 
Beijing, Wuxi and Xi'an had been approved as eligible destinations for 
Applied. This rule modifies the addresses and names of the facilities 
in Shanghai, Beijing and Wuxi, and slightly modifies the name of the 
facility in Xi'an. Further, this rule authorizes three additional 
Applied facilities located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan to the list 
of eligible destinations associated with Applied under Authorization 
VEU. In addition, this rule expands the eligible items authorized for 
export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) to Applied's facilities to 
include items classified under ECCNs 2B006.b and 3B001.b, .c, and .f. 
The rule also adds items classified under ECCNs 2B350.i., 3B001.d, and 
certain items classified under ECCN 3D002. In addition, certain items 
classified under ECCN 3E001 are added to the list of eligible items for 
Applied's Xi'an facility only. These changes were made based on an 
application submitted to BIS, which was reviewed by the interagency 
End-User Review Committee.
    Making the above-described changes for this validated end-user is 
expected to further facilitate exports to civil end-users in the PRC, 
and is expected to result in a significant savings of time and 
resources for suppliers and the eligible facilities. Authorization VEU 
will eliminate the burden on exporters and reexporters of preparing 
individual license applications, as exports, reexports and transfers 
(in-country) of eligible items to these facilities may now be made 
under general

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authorization instead of under individual licenses. Exporters and 
reexporters may now supply validated end-users much more quickly, thus 
enhancing the competitiveness of the exporters, reexporters, and end-
users in the PRC.
    To ensure appropriate facilitation of exports and reexports, on-
site reviews of the validated end-users may be warranted pursuant to 
paragraph 748.15(f)(2) and Section 7(iv) of Supplement No. 8 to Part 
748 of the EAR. If such reviews are warranted, BIS will inform the PRC 
Ministry of Commerce.
    Since August 21, 2001, the Export Administration Act has been in 
lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 
2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002)), as extended most recently by 
the Notice of August 13, 2009 (74 FR 41325 (August 14, 2009)), has 
continued the EAR in effect under the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act. BIS continues to carry out the provisions of the Act, as 
appropriate and to the extent permitted by law, pursuant to Executive 
Order 13222.

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. This final rule has been determined to be not significant for 
the purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person is 
required to respond to nor 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 
collections previously approved by the OMB under control number 0694-
0088, ``Multi-Purpose Application,'' which carries a burden hour 
estimate of 58 minutes to prepare and submit form BIS-748; and for 
recordkeeping, reporting and review requirements in connection with 
Authorization Validated End-User, which carries an estimated burden of 
30 minutes per submission. This rule is expected to result in a 
decrease in license applications submitted to BIS. Total burden hours 
associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act and Office of Management 
and Budget control number 0694-0088 are not expected to increase 
significantly as a result of this rule.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132.
    4. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1), notice of proposed rulemaking, 
the opportunity for public participation and a delay in effective date 
are inapplicable because this regulation involves a military and 
foreign affairs function of the United States. Further, no other law 
requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment be given for this final rule. Because a notice of 
proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not 
required to be given for this rule under the Administrative Procedure 
Act or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. Therefore, 
this regulation is issued in final form. Although there is no formal 
comment period, public comments on this regulation are welcome on a 
continuing basis. Comments should be submitted to Sheila Quarterman, 
Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 
2705, Washington, DC 20230.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 748

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

0
Accordingly, part 748 of the Export Administrative Regulations (15 CFR 
Parts 730-774) is amended as follows:

PART 748--[AMENDED]

0
1. The authority citation for 15 CFR Part 748 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 
FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 13, 2009, 74 
FR 41325 (August 14, 2009).


0
2. Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 is amended by revising the entry for 
Applied Materials China, Ltd., a validated end-user in ``China 
(People's Republic of)'' to read as follows:

  Supplement No. 7 to Part 748--Authorization Validated End-User (VEU); List of Validated End-Users, Respective
                   Items Eligible for Export, Reexport and Transfer and Eligible Destinations
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Country                 Validated end-user    Eligible items (by ECCN)      Eligible destination
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
China (People's Republic of)......  Applied Materials      2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3,  Applied Materials South
                                     (China), Inc.          2B350.i, 3B001.b,           East Asia Pte. Ltd.--
                                                            3B001.c, 3B001.d,           Shanghai Depot c/o
                                                            3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001,    Shanghai Applied
                                                            3C002, 3D002 (limited to    Materials Technical
                                                            ``software'' specially      Service Center No. 2667
                                                            designed for the ``use''    Zuchongzhi Road,
                                                            of stored program           Shanghai, China 201203.
                                                            controlled items
                                                            classified under ECCN
                                                            3B001).
                                                                                       Applied Materials South
                                                                                        East Asia Pte. Ltd.--
                                                                                        Beijing Depot c/o
                                                                                        Beijing Applied
                                                                                        Materials Technical
                                                                                        Service Center No. 1
                                                                                        North Di Sheng Street,
                                                                                        BDA Beijing, China
                                                                                        100176.
                                                                                       Applied Materials South
                                                                                        East Asia Pte. Ltd.--
                                                                                        Wuxi Depot c/o Sinotrans
                                                                                        Jiangsu Fuchang
                                                                                        Logistics Co., Ltd. 1 Xi
                                                                                        Qin Road, Wuxi Export
                                                                                        Processing Zone Wuxi,
                                                                                        Jiangsu, China 214028.
                                                                                       Applied Materials South
                                                                                        East Asia Pte. Ltd.--
                                                                                        Wuhan Depot c/o Wuhan
                                                                                        Optics Valley Import &
                                                                                        Export Co., Ltd. No. 101
                                                                                        Guanggu Road East Lake
                                                                                        High-Tec Development
                                                                                        Zone Wuhan, Hubei, China
                                                                                        430074.

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                                                                                       Applied Materials
                                                                                        (China), Inc.--Shanghai
                                                                                        Depot No. 2667,
                                                                                        Zuchongzhi Road
                                                                                        Shanghai, China 201203.
                                                                                       Applied Materials
                                                                                        (China), Inc.--Beijing
                                                                                        Depot No. 1 North Di
                                                                                        Sheng Street, BDA
                                                                                        Beijing, China 100176.
                                                           2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3,  Applied Materials (Xi'an)
                                                            2B350.i, 3B001.b,           Ltd. No. 28 Xin Xi Ave.,
                                                            3B001.c, 3B001.d,           Xi'an High Tech Park
                                                            3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001,    Export Processing Zone
                                                            3C002, 3D002 (limited to    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
                                                            ``software'' specially      710075.
                                                            designed for the ``use''
                                                            of stored program
                                                            controlled items
                                                            classified under ECCN
                                                            3B001), and 3E001
                                                            (limited to
                                                            ``technology'' according
                                                            to the General Technology
                                                            Note for the
                                                            ``development'' or
                                                            ``production'' of items
                                                            controlled by ECCN
                                                            3B001).
 
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    Dated: May 6, 2010.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-11574 Filed 5-13-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-33-P