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Download as PDF 54426 Notices Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 170 Thursday, September 1, 2011 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Title: Competitive Enhancement Needs Assessment Survey Program. OMB Control Number: 0694–0083. Form Number(s): N/A. 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[FR Doc. 2011–22404 Filed 8–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–03–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security [Docket No. 110722412–1428–01] Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) seeks public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy- SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2011 / Notices based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. BIS requests comments to comply with the requirements of Section 6 of the Export Administration Act (EAA) which requires BIS to consult with industry on the effect of such controls and report to Congress the results of that consultation. Comments from all interested persons are welcome. All comments will be made available for public inspection and copying and included in a report to be submitted to Congress. DATES: Comments must be received by October 3, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent by e-mail to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov or on paper to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230. Include the phrase ‘‘FPBEC Comment’’ in the subject line of the email message or on the envelope if submitting comments on paper. All comments must be in writing (either email or on paper). All comments, including Personal Identifying Information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter, will be a matter of public record and will be available for public inspection and copying. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Christino, Director, Foreign Policy Division, Office of Nonproliferation Controls and Treaty Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, telephone 202–482–4252. Copies of the current Annual Foreign Policy Report to the Congress are available at http://www.bis.doc.gov/ news/2011/2011_fpreport.pdf, and copies may also be requested by calling the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance at the number listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Foreign policy-based controls in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are implemented pursuant to section 6 of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, (50 U.S.C. app. sections 2401–2420 (2000)) (EAA). The current foreign policy-based export controls maintained by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) are set forth in the EAR (15 CFR parts 730–774), including in parts 742 (CCL Based Controls), 744 (End-User and End-Use Based Controls) and 746 (Embargoes and Other Special Controls). These controls apply to a range of countries, items, activities and persons, including: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:16 Aug 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 • Entities acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States (§ 744.11); • Certain general purpose microprocessors for ‘‘military end-uses’’ and ‘‘military end-users’’ (§ 744.17); • Significant items (SI): • Hot section technology for the development, production, or overhaul of commercial aircraft engines, components, and systems (§ 742.14); • Encryption items (§ 742.15); • Crime control and detection items (§ 742.7); • Specially designed implements of torture (§ 742.11); • Certain firearms and related items based on the Organization of American States Model Regulations for the Control of the International Movement of Firearms, their Parts and Components and Munitions included within the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials (§ 742.17); • Regional stability items (§ 742.6); • Equipment and related technical data used in the design, development, production, or use of certain rocket systems and unmanned air vehicles (§§ 742.5 and 744.3); • Chemical precursors and biological agents, associated equipment, technical data, and software related to the production of chemical and biological agents (§§ 742.2 and 744.4) and various chemicals included on the list of those chemicals controlled pursuant to the Chemical Weapons Convention (§ 742.18); • Nuclear propulsion (§ 744.5); • Aircraft and vessels (§ 744.7); • Restrictions on exports and reexports to certain persons designated as proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (§ 744.8); • Communication intercepting devices, software and technology (§ 742.13); • Embargoed countries (part 746); • Countries designated as supporters of acts of international terrorism (§§ 742.8, 742.9, 742.10, 742.19, 746.2, 746.4, 746.7, and 746.9); • Certain entities in Russia (§ 744.10); • Individual terrorists and terrorist organizations (§§ 744.12, 744.13 and 744.14); • Certain persons designated by Executive Order 13315 (‘‘Blocking Property of the Former Iraqi Regime, Its Senior Officials and Their Family Members’’) (§ 744.18); • Certain sanctioned entities (§ 744.20); and • Certain cameras to be used by military end-users or incorporated into a military commodity (§ 744.9). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54427 In addition, the EAR impose foreign policy controls on nuclear-related commodities, technology, end-uses and end-users (§§ 742.3 and 744.2), which are, in part, implemented under section 309(c) of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Act (42 U.S.C. 2139a). Under the provisions of Section 6 of the EAA, export controls maintained for foreign policy purposes require annual extension. Section 6 of the EAA requires a report to Congress when foreign policy-based export controls are extended. The EAA expired on August 20, 2001. Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of Notice of August 12, 2011, 76 FR 50661 (August 16, 2011), continues the EAR and, to the extent permitted by law, the provisions of the EAA, in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706 (2000)). The Department of Commerce, as appropriate, continues to comply with the provisions of section 6 of the EAA by reviewing its foreign policybased export controls, requesting public comments on such controls, and preparing a report to be submitted to Congress. In January 2011, the Secretary of Commerce, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State, extended for one year all foreign policy-based export controls then in effect. BIS now solicits public comment on the effects of extending the existing foreign policybased export controls for another year. Among the criteria considered in determining whether to extend U.S. foreign policy based export controls are the following: 1. The likelihood that such controls will achieve their intended foreign policy purposes, in light of other factors, including the availability from other countries of the goods, software or technology proposed for such controls; 2. Whether the foreign policy objective of such controls can be achieved through negotiations or other alternative means; 3. The compatibility of the controls with the foreign policy objectives of the United States and with overall U.S. policy toward the country subject to the controls; 4. Whether the reaction of other countries to the extension of such controls is not likely to render the controls ineffective in achieving the intended foreign policy objective or be counterproductive to U.S. foreign policy interests; 5. The comparative benefits to U.S. foreign policy objectives versus the effect of the controls on the export E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 54428 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 170 / Thursday, September 1, 2011 / Notices performance of the United States, the competitive position of the United States in the international economy, the international reputation of the United States as a supplier of goods and technology; and 6. The ability of the United States to effectively enforce the controls. BIS is particularly interested in receiving comments on the economic impact of proliferation controls. BIS is also interested in information relating to the following: 1. Information on the effect of foreign policy-based export controls on sales of U.S. products to third countries (i.e., those countries not targeted by sanctions), including the views of foreign purchasers or prospective customers regarding U.S. foreign policy based export controls. 2. Information on controls maintained by U.S. trade partners. For example, to what extent do U.S. trade partners have similar controls on goods and technology on a worldwide basis or to specific destinations? 3. Information on licensing policies or practices by our foreign trade partners that are similar to U.S. foreign policy based export controls, including license review criteria, use of conditions, and requirements for pre- and post-shipment verifications (preferably supported by examples of approvals, denials and foreign regulations). 4. Suggestions for bringing foreign policy-based export controls more into line with multilateral practice. 5. Comments or suggestions to make multilateral controls more effective. 6. Information that illustrates the effect of foreign policy-based export controls on trade or acquisitions by intended targets of the controls. 7. Data or other information on the effect of foreign policy-based export controls on overall trade at the level of individual industrial sectors. 8. Suggestions for measuring the effect of foreign policy-based export controls on trade. 9. Information on the use of foreign policy-based export controls on targeted countries, entities, or individuals. BIS is also interested in comments relating generally to the extension or revision of existing foreign policy-based export controls. Parties submitting comments are asked to be as specific as possible. All comments received before the close of the comment period will be considered by BIS in reviewing the controls and in developing the report to Congress. All comments received in response to this notice will be displayed on BIS’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Web site at http://www.bis.doc.gov/foia. All VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:16 Aug 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 comments will be included in a report to Congress to comply with the requirement of Section 6 of the EAA, which directs that BIS report to Congress the results of its consultations with industry on the effects of foreign policy controls. Countervailing Duty Orders; Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998). The Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews provides further information regarding what is required of all parties to participate in Sunset Reviews. Dated: August 2, 2011. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. Dated: August 25, 2011. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2011–21646 Filed 8–31–11; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2011–22470 Filed 8–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews [Docket No. 110729450–1450–01] Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. 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For information on the Department’s procedures for the conduct of sunset reviews, See 19 CFR 351.218. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department’s Policy Bulletin 98.3, Policies Regarding the Conduct of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program Calendar Year 2013 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice and Call for Applications. AGENCY: This notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the International Buyer Program (IBP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

[Docket No. 110722412-1428-01]


Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) seeks public 
comments on the effect of existing foreign policy-

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based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. BIS 
requests comments to comply with the requirements of Section 6 of the 
Export Administration Act (EAA) which requires BIS to consult with 
industry on the effect of such controls and report to Congress the 
results of that consultation. Comments from all interested persons are 
welcome. All comments will be made available for public inspection and 
copying and included in a report to be submitted to Congress.

DATES: Comments must be received by October 3, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent by e-mail to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov 
or on paper to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and 
Security, Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, 
NW., Room 2705, Washington, DC 20230. Include the phrase ``FPBEC 
Comment'' in the subject line of the e-mail message or on the envelope 
if submitting comments on paper. All comments must be in writing 
(either e-mail or on paper). All comments, including Personal 
Identifying Information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by 
the commenter, will be a matter of public record and will be available 
for public inspection and copying. Do not submit confidential business 
information or otherwise sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony Christino, Director, Foreign 
Policy Division, Office of Nonproliferation Controls and Treaty 
Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, telephone 202-482-4252. 
Copies of the current Annual Foreign Policy Report to the Congress are 
available at http://www.bis.doc.gov/news/2011/2011_fpreport.pdf, and 
copies may also be requested by calling the Office of Nonproliferation 
and Treaty Compliance at the number listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Foreign policy-based controls in the Export 
Administration Regulations (EAR) are implemented pursuant to section 6 
of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, (50 U.S.C. app. 
sections 2401-2420 (2000)) (EAA). The current foreign policy-based 
export controls maintained by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
are set forth in the EAR (15 CFR parts 730-774), including in parts 742 
(CCL Based Controls), 744 (End-User and End-Use Based Controls) and 746 
(Embargoes and Other Special Controls). These controls apply to a range 
of countries, items, activities and persons, including:
     Entities acting contrary to the national security or 
foreign policy interests of the United States (Sec.  744.11);
     Certain general purpose microprocessors for ``military 
end-uses'' and ``military end-users'' (Sec.  744.17);
     Significant items (SI):
     Hot section technology for the development, production, or 
overhaul of commercial aircraft engines, components, and systems (Sec.  
742.14);
     Encryption items (Sec.  742.15);
     Crime control and detection items (Sec.  742.7);
     Specially designed implements of torture (Sec.  742.11);
     Certain firearms and related items based on the 
Organization of American States Model Regulations for the Control of 
the International Movement of Firearms, their Parts and Components and 
Munitions included within the Inter-American Convention Against the 
Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, 
Explosives, and Other Related Materials (Sec.  742.17);
     Regional stability items (Sec.  742.6);
     Equipment and related technical data used in the design, 
development, production, or use of certain rocket systems and unmanned 
air vehicles (Sec. Sec.  742.5 and 744.3);
     Chemical precursors and biological agents, associated 
equipment, technical data, and software related to the production of 
chemical and biological agents (Sec. Sec.  742.2 and 744.4) and various 
chemicals included on the list of those chemicals controlled pursuant 
to the Chemical Weapons Convention (Sec.  742.18);
     Nuclear propulsion (Sec.  744.5);
     Aircraft and vessels (Sec.  744.7);
     Restrictions on exports and reexports to certain persons 
designated as proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (Sec.  
744.8);
     Communication intercepting devices, software and 
technology (Sec.  742.13);
     Embargoed countries (part 746);
     Countries designated as supporters of acts of 
international terrorism (Sec. Sec.  742.8, 742.9, 742.10, 742.19, 
746.2, 746.4, 746.7, and 746.9);
     Certain entities in Russia (Sec.  744.10);
     Individual terrorists and terrorist organizations 
(Sec. Sec.  744.12, 744.13 and 744.14);
     Certain persons designated by Executive Order 13315 
(``Blocking Property of the Former Iraqi Regime, Its Senior Officials 
and Their Family Members'') (Sec.  744.18);
     Certain sanctioned entities (Sec.  744.20); and
     Certain cameras to be used by military end-users or 
incorporated into a military commodity (Sec.  744.9).
    In addition, the EAR impose foreign policy controls on nuclear-
related commodities, technology, end-uses and end-users (Sec. Sec.  
742.3 and 744.2), which are, in part, implemented under section 309(c) 
of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Act (42 U.S.C. 2139a).
    Under the provisions of Section 6 of the EAA, export controls 
maintained for foreign policy purposes require annual extension. 
Section 6 of the EAA requires a report to Congress when foreign policy-
based export controls are extended. The EAA expired on August 20, 2001. 
Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 
(2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, 
the most recent being that of Notice of August 12, 2011, 76 FR 50661 
(August 16, 2011), continues the EAR and, to the extent permitted by 
law, the provisions of the EAA, in effect under the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706 (2000)). The 
Department of Commerce, as appropriate, continues to comply with the 
provisions of section 6 of the EAA by reviewing its foreign policy-
based export controls, requesting public comments on such controls, and 
preparing a report to be submitted to Congress. In January 2011, the 
Secretary of Commerce, on the recommendation of the Secretary of State, 
extended for one year all foreign policy-based export controls then in 
effect. BIS now solicits public comment on the effects of extending the 
existing foreign policy-based export controls for another year. Among 
the criteria considered in determining whether to extend U.S. foreign 
policy based export controls are the following:
    1. The likelihood that such controls will achieve their intended 
foreign policy purposes, in light of other factors, including the 
availability from other countries of the goods, software or technology 
proposed for such controls;
    2. Whether the foreign policy objective of such controls can be 
achieved through negotiations or other alternative means;
    3. The compatibility of the controls with the foreign policy 
objectives of the United States and with overall U.S. policy toward the 
country subject to the controls;
    4. Whether the reaction of other countries to the extension of such 
controls is not likely to render the controls ineffective in achieving 
the intended foreign policy objective or be counterproductive to U.S. 
foreign policy interests;
    5. The comparative benefits to U.S. foreign policy objectives 
versus the effect of the controls on the export

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performance of the United States, the competitive position of the 
United States in the international economy, the international 
reputation of the United States as a supplier of goods and technology; 
and
    6. The ability of the United States to effectively enforce the 
controls.
    BIS is particularly interested in receiving comments on the 
economic impact of proliferation controls. BIS is also interested in 
information relating to the following:
    1. Information on the effect of foreign policy-based export 
controls on sales of U.S. products to third countries (i.e., those 
countries not targeted by sanctions), including the views of foreign 
purchasers or prospective customers regarding U.S. foreign policy based 
export controls.
    2. Information on controls maintained by U.S. trade partners. For 
example, to what extent do U.S. trade partners have similar controls on 
goods and technology on a worldwide basis or to specific destinations?
    3. Information on licensing policies or practices by our foreign 
trade partners that are similar to U.S. foreign policy based export 
controls, including license review criteria, use of conditions, and 
requirements for pre- and post-shipment verifications (preferably 
supported by examples of approvals, denials and foreign regulations).
    4. Suggestions for bringing foreign policy-based export controls 
more into line with multilateral practice.
    5. Comments or suggestions to make multilateral controls more 
effective.
    6. Information that illustrates the effect of foreign policy-based 
export controls on trade or acquisitions by intended targets of the 
controls.
    7. Data or other information on the effect of foreign policy-based 
export controls on overall trade at the level of individual industrial 
sectors.
    8. Suggestions for measuring the effect of foreign policy-based 
export controls on trade.
    9. Information on the use of foreign policy-based export controls 
on targeted countries, entities, or individuals. BIS is also interested 
in comments relating generally to the extension or revision of existing 
foreign policy-based export controls.
    Parties submitting comments are asked to be as specific as 
possible. All comments received before the close of the comment period 
will be considered by BIS in reviewing the controls and in developing 
the report to Congress. All comments received in response to this 
notice will be displayed on BIS's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Web 
site at http://www.bis.doc.gov/foia. All comments will be included in a 
report to Congress to comply with the requirement of Section 6 of the 
EAA, which directs that BIS report to Congress the results of its 
consultations with industry on the effects of foreign policy controls.

    Dated: August 2, 2011.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
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