Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations, 15219-15220 [2014-06030]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations irradiated in Malaysia, the phytosanitary certificate must have an additional declaration that the pineapple has been treated with irradiation in accordance with 7 CFR part 305. (d) Additional requirements for starfruit from Malaysia. (1) Before shipment, each consignment of starfruit must be inspected by the NPPO of Malaysia using a sampling method agreed upon by APHIS and the NPPO of Malaysia. As part of this method, a sample must be obtained from each lot, inspected by the NPPO of Malaysia, and found free from Phoma averrhoae. The fruit in the sample must then be cut open, inspected, and found free from pupae of Cryptophlebia spp. If a single live Cryptophlebia spp. moth is found during sampling, the entire consignment of fruit will be prohibited from import into the United States and a notice of non-compliance will be issued to the NPPO of Malaysia. (2) Each consignment of starfruit imported from Malaysia into the continental United States must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate, issued by the NPPO of Malaysia, with an additional declaration that the starfruit has been inspected prior to shipment and found free of P. averrhoae and pupae of Cryptophlebia spp. Additionally, if the starfruit has been irradiated in Malaysia, the phytosanitary certificate must have an additional declaration that the fruit has been treated with irradiation in accordance with 7 CFR part 305. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579–0408) Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of March 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite a Presidential notice extending an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a procedural rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR. SUMMARY: DATES: The rule is effective March 19, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Arvin, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Email wlliam.arvin@ bis.doc.gov, Telephone: (202) 482–2440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The authority for parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730 and 744) rests, in part, on Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995—National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process (60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356) and on annual notices by the President continuing that emergency. This rule updates the authority paragraphs in 15 CFR parts 730 and 744 to cite the notice of January 21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 22, 2014), continuing that emergency. This rule is purely procedural and makes no changes other than to revise CFR authority paragraphs for the purpose of making the authority citations current. It does not change the text of any section of the EAR, nor does it alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR. [FR Doc. 2014–06017 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] Export Administration Act BILLING CODE 3410–34–P 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 amended by Executive Order 13637 of March 8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013) and as extended by the Notice of August 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013), has continued the Export Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701). BIS continues to carry out the provisions of the Export Administration Act, as appropriate and to the extent permitted by law, pursuant to Executive Order 13222 as amended by Executive Order 13637. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Parts 730 and 744 [Docket No. 140227183–4183–01] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 0694–AG07 Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:37 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 15219 Rulemaking Requirements 1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). This rule does not impose any regulatory burden on the public and is consistent with the goals of Executive Order 13563. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 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 does not involve any collection of information. 3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132. 4. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act requiring prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because they are unnecessary. This rule only updates legal authority citations. It clarifies information and is non-discretionary. This rule does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR. 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. Because neither the Administrative Procedure Act nor any other law requires that notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment be given for this rule, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. List of Subjects 15 CFR Part 730 Administrative practice and procedure, Advisory committees, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Strategic and critical materials. E:\FR\FM\19MRR1.SGM 19MRR1 15220 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 15 CFR Part 744 Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism. Dated: March 13, 2014. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. Accordingly, parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730–774) are amended as follows: [FR Doc. 2014–06030 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] PART 730—[AMENDED] EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 730 is revised to read as follows: BILLING CODE 3510–33–P ■ 29 CFR Part 1601 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; 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; 15 U.S.C. 1824a; 50 U.S.C. app. 5; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; 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. 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, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p 168; E.O. 13637 of March 8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013); Notice of May 7, 2013, 78 FR 27301 (May 9, 2013); Notice of August 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013); Notice of September 18, 2013, 78 FR 58151 (September 20, 2013); Notice of November 7, 2013, 78 FR 67289 (November 12, 2013); Notice of January 21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 22, 2014). PART 744—[AMENDED] 2. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 is revised to read as follows: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD 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; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; 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 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013); Notice of September 18, 2013, 78 FR 58151 (September 20, 2013); Notice of November 7, 2013, 78 FR 67289 (November 12, 2013); Notice of January 21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 22, 2014). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:37 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 RIN 3046–AA95 Adjusting the Penalty for Violation of Notice Posting Requirements Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, this final rule adjusts for inflation the civil monetary penalty for violation of the notice-posting requirements in Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act. DATES: Effective Date: April 18, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Schlageter, Assistant Legal Counsel, (202) 663–4668, or Danielle J. Hayot, Senior Attorney, (202) 663–4695, Office of Legal Counsel, 131 M St. NE., Washington, DC 20507. Requests for this notice in an alternative format should be made to the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at (202) 663– 4191 (voice) or (202) 663–4494 (TTY), or to the Publications Information Center at 1–800–669–3362 (toll free). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 711 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which is incorporated by reference in section 105 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 207 of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), and 29 CFR 1601.30(a), every employer, employment agency, labor organization, and joint labormanagement committee controlling an apprenticeship or other training program covered by Title VII, the ADA, or GINA, must post notices describing the pertinent provisions of Title VII, ADA, or GINA. Such notices must be posted in prominent and accessible places where notices to employees, applicants, and members are customarily maintained. Pursuant to section 4 of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (‘‘DCIA’’), Pub. L. 104–134, Sec. 31001(s)(1), 110 Stat. 1373, each federal agency is required to issue regulations adjusting for inflation the maximum civil penalty that may be imposed pursuant to each agency’s statutes. The purpose of the adjustment is to maintain the remedial impact of civil monetary penalties and promote compliance with the law. The EEOC’s initial adjustment was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 1997, at 62 FR 26934, and raised the maximum penalty per violation of the notice posting requirements from $100 to $110. Section 5 of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, requires that the adjustment to a civil monetary penalty reflect the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) between June of the calendar year in which the penalty was last adjusted (1997) and June of the calendar year preceding the revised adjustment (2013). The DCIA defines the CPI as the CPI for all urban consumers published by the Department of Labor (CPI–U), available at ftp:// ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/ cpiai.txt. As the last adjustment was made and published on May 16, 1997, the inflation adjustment set forth in this final rule was calculated by comparing the CPI–U for June 1997 (160.3) with the CPI–U for June 2013 (233.504), resulting in an inflation adjustment factor of 45.67% (233.504–160.3)/ 160.3=.45667).1 Once the inflation adjustment factor is determined, the second step is to multiply the inflation adjustment factor (45.67%) by the current civil penalty amount ($110) to calculate the raw inflation increase ($50.24). The third step is to round this raw inflation increase to the nearest multiple of a hundred (here $100 because $50.24 is closer to $100 than to $0).The fourth step is to add the rounded inflation increase ($100) to the current civil penalty amount ($110) to obtain the new, inflation-adjusted civil penalty amount ($210). Accordingly, we are adjusting the maximum penalty per violation specified in 29 CFR 1601.30(a) from $110 to $210. 1 Penalty increases are determined by the specific rounding formula prescribed by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. Because of the small size of the penalty, the rounding rules required an inflation increase of 45 percent or more before an increase could be effectuated, which did not occur until the June 2013 CPI was announced in July 2013. E:\FR\FM\19MRR1.SGM 19MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 19, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-06030]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 730 and 744

[Docket No. 140227183-4183-01]
RIN 0694-AG07


Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export 
Administration Regulations

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal 
authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to 
cite a Presidential notice extending an emergency declared pursuant to 
the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a procedural 
rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not 
alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person 
under the EAR.

DATES: The rule is effective March 19, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Arvin, Regulatory Policy 
Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Email 
wlliam.arvin@bis.doc.gov, Telephone: (202) 482-2440.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The authority for parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730 
and 744) rests, in part, on Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995--
National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt 
the Middle East Peace Process (60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356) 
and on annual notices by the President continuing that emergency. This 
rule updates the authority paragraphs in 15 CFR parts 730 and 744 to 
cite the notice of January 21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 22, 2014), 
continuing that emergency.
    This rule is purely procedural and makes no changes other than to 
revise CFR authority paragraphs for the purpose of making the authority 
citations current. It does not change the text of any section of the 
EAR, nor does it alter any right, obligation or prohibition that 
applies to any person under the EAR.

Export Administration Act

    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 amended by Executive Order 13637 of March 
8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013) and as extended by the Notice of 
August 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013), has continued the Export 
Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701). BIS continues to carry out the 
provisions of the Export Administration Act, as appropriate and to the 
extent permitted by law, pursuant to Executive Order 13222 as amended 
by Executive Order 13637.

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). This rule 
does not impose any regulatory burden on the public and is consistent 
with the goals of Executive Order 13563. This rule has been determined 
to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 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 
does not involve any collection of information.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132.
    4. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure 
Act requiring prior notice and the opportunity for public comment 
because they are unnecessary. This rule only updates legal authority 
citations. It clarifies information and is non-discretionary. This rule 
does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any 
person under the EAR. 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. Because neither the Administrative Procedure Act nor any other 
law requires that notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment be given for this rule, the analytical requirements of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not 
applicable.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 730

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

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15 CFR Part 744

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism.

    Accordingly, parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730-774) 
are amended as follows:

PART 730--[AMENDED]

0
1. 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; 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; 15 U.S.C. 
1824a; 50 U.S.C. app. 5; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; 
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. 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, 3 
CFR, 2004 Comp., p 168; E.O. 13637 of March 8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 
(March 13, 2013); Notice of May 7, 2013, 78 FR 27301 (May 9, 2013); 
Notice of August 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013); Notice of 
September 18, 2013, 78 FR 58151 (September 20, 2013); Notice of 
November 7, 2013, 78 FR 67289 (November 12, 2013); Notice of January 
21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 22, 2014).

PART 744--[AMENDED]

0
2. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 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. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 
U.S.C. 7210; 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 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 
(August 12, 2013); Notice of September 18, 2013, 78 FR 58151 
(September 20, 2013); Notice of November 7, 2013, 78 FR 67289 
(November 12, 2013); Notice of January 21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 
22, 2014).

    Dated: March 13, 2014.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-06030 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
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