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Duven, Manager,Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–27190 Filed 10–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 748 [Docket No. 150825776–5776–01] RIN 0694–AG69 Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People’s Republic of China Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the existing authorizations for Validated End Users Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Inc., China (AMEC) and Applied Materials (China), Inc. (AMC) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 of the EAR to add one item to AMEC’s list of eligible items that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in country) to the company’s eligible facility in the PRC, and to add a facility and an item to Validated End User AMC’s list of eligible destinations and eligible items. DATES: This rule is effective October 28, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: EndUser Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 202–482–5991; Fax: 202–482– 3911; Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Authorization Validated End-User Validated End-Users (VEUs) are designated entities located in eligible destinations to which eligible items may be exported, reexported, or transferred (in-country) under a general authorization instead of a license. The names of the VEUs, as well as the dates they were so designated, and their respective eligible destinations and items are identified in Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR. Under the terms described in that supplement, VEUs may obtain eligible items without an export license from BIS, in conformity with Section 748.15 of the EAR. Eligible items vary between VEUs and may include commodities, software, and technology, except those controlled for missile technology or crime control reasons on the Commerce Control List (CCL) (part 774 of the EAR). VEUs are 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. The End-User Review Committee (ERC), composed of representatives from the Departments of State, Defense, Energy, and Commerce, and other agencies, as appropriate, is responsible for administering the VEU program. BIS amended the EAR in a final rule published on June 19, 2007 (72 FR 33646), to create Authorization VEU. Amendments to Existing VEU Authorization for Advanced MicroFabrication Equipment Inc. China (AMEC) and Applied Materials (China) Inc. (AMC) in the People’s Republic of China Revision to the List of ‘‘Eligible Items (by ECCN)’’ for AMEC In this final rule, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 to add one Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), 3B001.a.2, to the list of items that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in country) to AMEC’s facility in the PRC under Authorization VEU. This amendment is made in response to a request from AMEC and upon the ERC’s determination that adding the additional ECCN is authorized under Section 748.15 of the EAR. The revised list of eligible items for AMEC is as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65931 Eligible Items (by ECCN) That May Be Exported, Reexported or Transferred (In Country) to the Eligible Destination Identified Under AMEC’s Validated End-User Authorization 2B230, 3B001.a.2, 3B001.c and 3B001.e (items classified under ECCNs 3B001.a.2, 3B001.c, and 3B001.e are limited to components and accessories). Revision to the List of ‘‘Eligible Items (by ECCN)’’ and List of ‘‘Eligible Destinations’’ for AMC In this rule, BIS also amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 to add an eligible facility, Applied Materials (China), Inc.—Headquarters, to AMC’s authorized list of ‘‘Eligible Destinations.’’ Further, BIS authorizes one ECCN, 3E001 (limited to ‘‘technology’’ according to the General Technology Note for the ‘‘development,’’ or ‘‘production’’ of items controlled by ECCN 3B001), for the list of items which may be exported, reexported or transferred (in country) to that facility in the PRC under AMC’s Authorization VEU. These amendments are made in response to a request from AMC and upon the ERC’s determination that adding the additional facility and additional ECCN is authorized under Section 748.15 of the EAR. The new eligible facility and related eligible items, identified by three asterisks in Supplement No. 7 to Part 748, for AMC are as follows: New Eligible Destination, Applied Materials (China), Inc.—Headquarters, 1388 Zhangdong Road, Bldg. 22, Zhangiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong, Shanghai, 201203, China Eligible Item (by ECCN) That May Be Exported, Reexported or Transferred (In Country) to the Applied Materials (China), Inc.—Headquarters Eligible Destination Identified Under AMCs Validated End-User Authorization, 3E001 (limited to ‘‘technology’’ according to the General Technology Note for the ‘‘development’’ or ‘‘production’’ of items controlled by ECCN 3B001) 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 7, 2015, 80 FR 48233 (August 11, 2015), has continued the Export Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. BIS continues to E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1 65932 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. 2. This rule involves collections previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Control Number 0694–0088, ‘‘MultiPurpose Application,’’ which carries a burden hour estimate of 43.8 minutes to prepare and submit form BIS–748; and for recordkeeping, reporting and review requirements in connection with Authorization VEU, 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 of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA) and OMB Control Number 0694–0088 are not expected to increase significantly as a result of this rule. 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 PRA, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. 3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132. 4. Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), BIS finds good cause to waive requirements that this rule be subject to notice and the opportunity for public comment because they are unnecessary. In determining whether to grant VEU designations, a committee of U.S. Government agencies evaluates information about and commitments made by candidate companies, the nature and terms of which are set forth in 15 CFR part 748, Supplement No. 8. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 The criteria for evaluation by the committee are set forth in 15 CFR 748.15(a)(2). The information, commitments, and criteria for this extensive review were all established through the notice of proposed rulemaking and public comment process (71 FR 38313 (July 6, 2006) (proposed rule), and 72 FR 33646 (June 19, 2007) (final rule)). Given the similarities between the authorizations provided under the VEU program and export licenses (as discussed further below), the publication of this information does not establish new policy. In publishing this final rule, BIS adds eligible destinations and items to two existing eligible VEUs. These changes have been made within the established regulatory framework of the VEU program. Further, this rule does not abridge the rights of the public or eliminate the public’s option to export under any of the forms of authorization set forth in the EAR. Publication of this rule in other than final form is unnecessary because the authorizations granted in the rule are consistent with the authorizations granted to exporters for individual licenses (and amendments or revisions thereof), which do not undergo public review. In addition, as with license applications, VEU authorization applications contain confidential business information, which is necessary for the extensive review conducted by the U.S. Government in assessing such applications. This information is extensively reviewed according to the criteria for VEU authorizations, as set out in 15 CFR 748.15(a)(2). Additionally, just as the interagency reviews license applications, the authorizations granted under the VEU program involve interagency deliberation and result from review of public and non-public sources, including licensing data, and the measurement of such information against the VEU authorization criteria. Given the nature of the review, and in light of the parallels between the VEU application review process and the review of license applications, public comment on this authorization and subsequent amendments prior to publication is unnecessary. Moreover, because, as noted above, the criteria and process for authorizing and administering VEUs were developed with public comments, allowing additional public comment on this amendment to individual VEU authorizations, which was determined PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 according to those criteria, is unnecessary. Section 553(d) of the APA generally provides that rules may not take effect earlier than thirty (30) days after they are published in the Federal Register. However, BIS finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness for this rule pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) because the delay would be contrary to the public interest. BIS is simply amending the authorization of two existing VEUs by adding an ECCN and a facility for one and an ECCN for the other to the list of eligible items that may be sent to them, consistent with established objectives and parameters administered and enforced by the responsible designated departmental representatives to the End-User Review Committee. Delaying this action’s effectiveness would likely cause confusion regarding which items are authorized by the U.S. Government and in turn stifle the purpose of the VEU Program. Accordingly, it is contrary to the public interest to delay this rule’s effectiveness. 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 under the APA or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable. As a result, no final regulatory flexibility analysis is required and none has been prepared. List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 748 Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Accordingly, part 748 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730–774) is amended as follows: PART 748—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 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 7, 2015, 80 FR 48233 (August 11, 2015). 2. Amend Supplement No. 7 to part 748, under ‘‘China (People’s Republic of),’’ by revising the entries for ‘‘Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Inc., China’’ and ‘‘Applied Materials (China), Inc.’’ to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 65933 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 Federal Register citation Nothing in this Supplement shall be deemed to supersede other provisions in the EAR, including but not limited to § 748.15(c). * * Advanced MicroFabrication Equipment, Inc., China. * * 2B230, 3B001.a.2, 3B001.c and 3B001.e (items classified under ECCNs 3B001.a.2, 3B001.c and 3B001.e are limited to components and accessories). Applied Materials (China), Inc. These Items Authorized for those Applied Materials Destinations Identified by one asterisk (*):, 2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3, 2B350.i, 3B001.a, 3B001.b, 3B001.c, 3B001.e, 3B001.f, 3C001, 3C002, 3D002 (limited to ‘‘software’’ specially designed for the ‘‘use’’ of stored program controlled items classified under ECCN 3B001). Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES These Items Authorized for the Applied Materials Destination Identified by two asterisks (**): 2B006.b, 2B230, 2B350.g.3, 2B350.i, 3B001.a, 3B001.b, 3B001.c, 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4700 * * * Advanced Micro-Fabrication 78 FR 41291, 7/10/13. 80 FR Equipment, Inc., 188 Taihua [INSERT PAGE NUMBER], 10/ Road, Jinqiao Export Proc28/15. essing Zone (South Area), Pudong, Shanghai 201201, China. * Applied Materials South East 72 FR 59164, 10/19/07. 74 FR Asia Pte. Ltd.—Shanghai 19382, 4/29/09. 75 FR 27185, Depot, c/o Shanghai Applied 5/14/10. 77 FR 10953, 2/24/12. Materials Technical Service 80 FR, [INSERT PAGE NUMCenter, No. 2667 Zuchongzhi BER], 10/28/15. 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. ** 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 E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1 65934 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / 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 Validated end-user * Eligible items (by ECCN) Eligible destination This item is authorized for those Applied Materials Destination Identified by three asterisks (***): 3E001 (limited to ‘‘technology’’ according to the General Technology Note for the ‘‘development’’ or ‘‘production’’ of items controlled by ECCN 3B001). Country *** Applied Materials (China), Inc.—Headquarters, 1388 Zhangdong Road, Bldg. 22, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong, Shanghai, 201203, China. * * Dated: October 21, 2015. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary 32 CFR Part 197 [Docket ID: DoD–2013–OS–0108] RIN 0790–AJ07 Historical Research in the Files of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Department of Defense. Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule updates and clarifies procedures regarding the review and accessibility to records and information in the custody of the Secretary of Defense and the OSD Components. The purpose of this rule is to provide such guidance to former Cabinet level officials and former Presidential appointees (FPAs), including their personnel, aides, and official researchers. DATES: This rule is effective November 27, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald R. McCully, 571–372–0473. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Executive Summary Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES A. Purpose of the Regulatory Action a. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is issuing a final rule that would update Part 197.5 of Title 32, Code of Federal Regulations. This final rule updates and clarifies procedures regarding the review and accessibility to records and information in the custody VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 * of the Secretary of Defense and the OSD Components. The purpose of this rule is to provide such guidance to former Cabinet level officials and former Presidential appointees (FPAs), including their personnel, aides, and official researchers. b. In accordance with Title 5 of the United States Code, ‘‘Government Organization and Employees,’’ this rule updates procedures for the programs that permit authorized personnel to perform historical research in records created by or in the custody of Office of the Secretary of Defense and its components consistent with federal regulations. [FR Doc. 2015–27442 Filed 10–27–15; 8:45 am] ACTION: * B. Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action In Question This final rule updates and clarifies procedures regarding the review and accessibility to records and information in the custody of the Secretary of Defense and the OSD Components. The purpose of this rule is to provide such guidance to former Cabinet level officials and former Presidential appointees (FPAs), including their personnel, aides, and official researchers. 1. Explanation of FOIA Exemptions and Classification Categories: Explanation of restrictions applicable to the public’s request for information within OSD files. 2. Responsibilities: Outlines the responsibilities of Director of Administration and Management (D&AM); OSD Records Administrator, and the OSD Components. 3. Procedures for Historical Researchers Permanently Assigned Within the Executive Branch Working on Official Projects: Updates and outlines procedures for access to information held within OSD files for historical research. 4. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Part 748

[Docket No. 150825776-5776-01]
RIN 0694-AG69


Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the 
People's Republic of China

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends 
the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the existing 
authorizations for Validated End Users Advanced Micro-Fabrication 
Equipment, Inc., China (AMEC) and Applied Materials (China), Inc. (AMC) 
in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Specifically, BIS amends 
Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 of the EAR to add one item to AMEC's list 
of eligible items that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in 
country) to the company's eligible facility in the PRC, and to add a 
facility and an item to Validated End User AMC's list of eligible 
destinations and eligible items.

DATES: This rule is effective October 28, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: End-User Review Committee, Office of 
the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and 
Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 202-482-5991; Fax: 202-
482-3911; Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Authorization Validated End-User

    Validated End-Users (VEUs) are designated entities located in 
eligible destinations to which eligible items may be exported, 
reexported, or transferred (in-country) under a general authorization 
instead of a license. The names of the VEUs, as well as the dates they 
were so designated, and their respective eligible destinations and 
items are identified in Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR. Under 
the terms described in that supplement, VEUs may obtain eligible items 
without an export license from BIS, in conformity with Section 748.15 
of the EAR. Eligible items vary between VEUs and may include 
commodities, software, and technology, except those controlled for 
missile technology or crime control reasons on the Commerce Control 
List (CCL) (part 774 of the EAR).
    VEUs are 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. The End-User Review Committee (ERC), composed of 
representatives from the Departments of State, Defense, Energy, and 
Commerce, and other agencies, as appropriate, is responsible for 
administering the VEU program. BIS amended the EAR in a final rule 
published on June 19, 2007 (72 FR 33646), to create Authorization VEU.

Amendments to Existing VEU Authorization for Advanced Micro-Fabrication 
Equipment Inc. China (AMEC) and Applied Materials (China) Inc. (AMC) in 
the People's Republic of China

Revision to the List of ``Eligible Items (by ECCN)'' for AMEC

    In this final rule, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 to add 
one Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), 3B001.a.2, to the list 
of items that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in country) 
to AMEC's facility in the PRC under Authorization VEU. This amendment 
is made in response to a request from AMEC and upon the ERC's 
determination that adding the additional ECCN is authorized under 
Section 748.15 of the EAR. The revised list of eligible items for AMEC 
is as follows:

Eligible Items (by ECCN) That May Be Exported, Reexported or 
Transferred (In Country) to the Eligible Destination Identified Under 
AMEC's Validated End-User Authorization

    2B230, 3B001.a.2, 3B001.c and 3B001.e (items classified under ECCNs 
3B001.a.2, 3B001.c, and 3B001.e are limited to components and 
accessories).

Revision to the List of ``Eligible Items (by ECCN)'' and List of 
``Eligible Destinations'' for AMC

    In this rule, BIS also amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 to add 
an eligible facility, Applied Materials (China), Inc.--Headquarters, to 
AMC's authorized list of ``Eligible Destinations.'' Further, BIS 
authorizes one ECCN, 3E001 (limited to ``technology'' according to the 
General Technology Note for the ``development,'' or ``production'' of 
items controlled by ECCN 3B001), for the list of items which may be 
exported, reexported or transferred (in country) to that facility in 
the PRC under AMC's Authorization VEU. These amendments are made in 
response to a request from AMC and upon the ERC's determination that 
adding the additional facility and additional ECCN is authorized under 
Section 748.15 of the EAR. The new eligible facility and related 
eligible items, identified by three asterisks in Supplement No. 7 to 
Part 748, for AMC are as follows:

New Eligible Destination, Applied Materials (China), Inc.--
Headquarters, 1388 Zhangdong Road, Bldg. 22, Zhangiang Hi-Tech Park, 
Pudong, Shanghai, 201203, China
Eligible Item (by ECCN) That May Be Exported, Reexported or Transferred 
(In Country) to the Applied Materials (China), Inc.--Headquarters 
Eligible Destination Identified Under AMCs Validated End-User 
Authorization, 3E001 (limited to ``technology'' according to the 
General Technology Note for the ``development'' or ``production'' of 
items controlled by ECCN 3B001)

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 7, 2015, 80 FR 48233 (August 11, 2015), has continued the Export 
Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act. BIS continues to

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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). Executive 
Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and 
benefits, reducing costs, harmonizing rules, and promoting flexibility. 
This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of 
Executive Order 12866.
    2. This rule involves collections previously approved by the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) under Control Number 0694-0088, ``Multi-
Purpose Application,'' which carries a burden hour estimate of 43.8 
minutes to prepare and submit form BIS-748; and for recordkeeping, 
reporting and review requirements in connection with Authorization VEU, 
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 of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA) and OMB Control 
Number 0694-0088 are not expected to increase significantly as a result 
of this rule. 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 PRA, unless that collection of information displays a currently 
valid OMB Control Number.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132.
    4. Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B), BIS finds good cause to waive requirements that this rule be 
subject to notice and the opportunity for public comment because they 
are unnecessary. In determining whether to grant VEU designations, a 
committee of U.S. Government agencies evaluates information about and 
commitments made by candidate companies, the nature and terms of which 
are set forth in 15 CFR part 748, Supplement No. 8. The criteria for 
evaluation by the committee are set forth in 15 CFR 748.15(a)(2). The 
information, commitments, and criteria for this extensive review were 
all established through the notice of proposed rulemaking and public 
comment process (71 FR 38313 (July 6, 2006) (proposed rule), and 72 FR 
33646 (June 19, 2007) (final rule)). Given the similarities between the 
authorizations provided under the VEU program and export licenses (as 
discussed further below), the publication of this information does not 
establish new policy. In publishing this final rule, BIS adds eligible 
destinations and items to two existing eligible VEUs. These changes 
have been made within the established regulatory framework of the VEU 
program. Further, this rule does not abridge the rights of the public 
or eliminate the public's option to export under any of the forms of 
authorization set forth in the EAR.
    Publication of this rule in other than final form is unnecessary 
because the authorizations granted in the rule are consistent with the 
authorizations granted to exporters for individual licenses (and 
amendments or revisions thereof), which do not undergo public review. 
In addition, as with license applications, VEU authorization 
applications contain confidential business information, which is 
necessary for the extensive review conducted by the U.S. Government in 
assessing such applications. This information is extensively reviewed 
according to the criteria for VEU authorizations, as set out in 15 CFR 
748.15(a)(2). Additionally, just as the interagency reviews license 
applications, the authorizations granted under the VEU program involve 
interagency deliberation and result from review of public and non-
public sources, including licensing data, and the measurement of such 
information against the VEU authorization criteria. Given the nature of 
the review, and in light of the parallels between the VEU application 
review process and the review of license applications, public comment 
on this authorization and subsequent amendments prior to publication is 
unnecessary. Moreover, because, as noted above, the criteria and 
process for authorizing and administering VEUs were developed with 
public comments, allowing additional public comment on this amendment 
to individual VEU authorizations, which was determined according to 
those criteria, is unnecessary.
    Section 553(d) of the APA generally provides that rules may not 
take effect earlier than thirty (30) days after they are published in 
the Federal Register. However, BIS finds good cause to waive the 30-day 
delay in effectiveness for this rule pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) 
because the delay would be contrary to the public interest. BIS is 
simply amending the authorization of two existing VEUs by adding an 
ECCN and a facility for one and an ECCN for the other to the list of 
eligible items that may be sent to them, consistent with established 
objectives and parameters administered and enforced by the responsible 
designated departmental representatives to the End-User Review 
Committee. Delaying this action's effectiveness would likely cause 
confusion regarding which items are authorized by the U.S. Government 
and in turn stifle the purpose of the VEU Program. Accordingly, it is 
contrary to the public interest to delay this rule's effectiveness.
    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 under the APA or by any other law, the analytical 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
are not applicable. As a result, no final regulatory flexibility 
analysis is required and none has been prepared.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 748

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

    Accordingly, part 748 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730-774) is amended 
as follows:

PART 748--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 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 7, 2015, 80 FR 
48233 (August 11, 2015).


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2. Amend Supplement No. 7 to part 748, under ``China (People's Republic 
of),'' by revising the entries for ``Advanced Micro-Fabrication 
Equipment, Inc., China'' and ``Applied Materials (China), Inc.'' to 
read as follows:

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  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
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                                    Validated  end-   Eligible items (by       Eligible        Federal Register
             Country                     user                ECCN)            destination          citation
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 Nothing in this Supplement shall be deemed to supersede other provisions in the EAR, including but not limited
                                              to Sec.   748.15(c).
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                                                  * * * * * * *
                                  Advanced Micro-     2B230, 3B001.a.2,   Advanced Micro-     78 FR 41291, 7/10/
                                   Fabrication         3B001.c and         Fabrication         13. 80 FR [INSERT
                                   Equipment, Inc.,    3B001.e (items      Equipment, Inc.,    PAGE NUMBER], 10/
                                   China.              classified under    188 Taihua Road,    28/15.
                                                       ECCNs 3B001.a.2,    Jinqiao Export
                                                       3B001.c and         Processing Zone
                                                       3B001.e are         (South Area),
                                                       limited to          Pudong, Shanghai
                                                       components and      201201, China.
                                                       accessories).
                                  Applied Materials   These Items         * Applied           72 FR 59164, 10/19/
                                   (China), Inc.       Authorized for      Materials South     07. 74 FR 19382,
                                                       those Applied       East Asia Pte.      4/29/09. 75 FR
                                                       Materials           Ltd.--Shanghai      27185, 5/14/10.
                                                       Destinations        Depot, c/o          77 FR 10953, 2/24/
                                                       Identified by one   Shanghai Applied    12. 80 FR,
                                                       asterisk (*):,      Materials           [INSERT PAGE
                                                       2B006.b, 2B230,     Technical Service   NUMBER], 10/28/
                                                       2B350.g.3,          Center, No. 2667    15.
                                                       2B350.i, 3B001.a,   Zuchongzhi Road,
                                                       3B001.b, 3B001.c,   Shanghai, China
                                                       3B001.e, 3B001.f,   201203.
                                                       3C001, 3C002,      * Applied
                                                       3D002 (limited to   Materials South
                                                       ``software''        East Asia Pte.
                                                       specially           Ltd.--Beijing
                                                       designed for the    Depot, c/o
                                                       ``use'' of stored   Beijing Applied
                                                       program             Materials
                                                       controlled items    Technical Service
                                                       classified under    Center, No. 1
                                                       ECCN 3B001).        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.
                                                      These Items         ** Applied
                                                       Authorized for      Materials (Xi'an)
                                                       the Applied         Ltd., No. 28 Xin
                                                       Materials           Xi Ave., Xi'an
                                                       Destination         High Tech Park,
                                                       Identified by two   Export Processing
                                                       asterisks (**):     Zone, Xi'an,
                                                       2B006.b, 2B230,     Shaanxi, China
                                                       2B350.g.3,          710075.
                                                       2B350.i, 3B001.a,
                                                       3B001.b, 3B001.c,
                                                       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).

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                                                      This item is        *** Applied
                                                       authorized for      Materials
                                                       those Applied       (China), Inc.--
                                                       Materials           Headquarters,
                                                       Destination         1388 Zhangdong
                                                       Identified by       Road, Bldg. 22,
                                                       three asterisks     Zhangjiang Hi-
                                                       (***): 3E001        Tech Park,
                                                       (limited to         Pudong, Shanghai,
                                                       ``technology''      201203, China.
                                                       according to the
                                                       General
                                                       Technology Note
                                                       for the
                                                       ``development''
                                                       or ``production''
                                                       of items
                                                       controlled by
                                                       ECCN 3B001).
 
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    Dated: October 21, 2015.
Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-27442 Filed 10-27-15; 8:45 am]
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