Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Iraq Reconstruction License, 87424-87426 [2016-29056]

Download as PDF 87424 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 233 / Monday, December 5, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (3) For Model CL–600–2B16 (CL–604 Variant) airplanes, having S/Ns 5701 through 5913 inclusive, 5917, 5918, and 5923 through 5970 inclusive: Do a detailed inspection for chafing conditions of the negative-G fuel feed drain line of the APU, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions in Part A and, if applicable, Part B of Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–28–009, dated May 19, 2015. (h) Modification for Certain Other Airplanes For Model CL–600–2B16 (604 Variant) airplanes having S/Ns 5914 through 5916 inclusive and 5919 through 5922 inclusive: Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, replace the APU negative-G fuel feed tube assembly and the drain line, in accordance with Part C of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–28–009, dated May 19, 2015. Note 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD: An inspection is not required. (i) Service Information Exception Where any service information identified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), and (g)(3) of this AD specifies to contact the manufacturer for corrective action, before further flight, repair using a method approved by the Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). (j) Other FAA AD Provisions sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or TCCA; or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA DAO. If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (k) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian AD CF–2015–26, dated August 31, 2015, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016–7418. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 02, 2016 Jkt 241001 (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 601–0640, dated May 19, 2015. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 604–28– 021, dated May 19, 2015. (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–28– 009, dated May 19, 2015. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone: 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone: 1– 514–855–2999; fax: 514–855–7401; email: ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; Internet: http://www.bombardier.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 19, 2016. Dionne Palermo, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–28340 Filed 12–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Parts 730, 747, 748 and 762 [Docket No. 160303182–6999–02] RIN 0694–AG89 Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Iraq Reconstruction License Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. This action furthers the objectives of the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative that directs BIS and other federal agencies to streamline SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 regulations and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public. Specifically, the SIRL is outdated and seldom used by exporters, who now have more efficient options for exports and reexports to Iraq and transfers (incountry) in Iraq. This rule also makes conforming changes. DATES: This rule is effective January 4, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Andrukonis, Director, Export Management and Compliance Division, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, by telephone at (202) 482–6396 or by email at Thomas.Andrukonis@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issues this final rule to remove the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) provisions from the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), consistent with the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative. In the preamble to the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2016 (81 FR 36481) (hereinafter ‘‘the June 7 proposed rule’’ or ‘‘the June 7 rule’’), BIS reviewed the origins of the SIRL, established in 2004 (69 FR 46070, July 30, 2004) to supplement options to facilitate exports and reexports to Iraq and transfers within Iraq of items in furtherance of civil reconstruction and other projects in Iraq funded by specified entities, including the United States government. BIS also reviewed the record of related transactions since the SIRL was established. The record indicates that exporters supplying items used in support of the civil reconstruction efforts in Iraq have not relied on the SIRL to advance those efforts, apparently because of its complexity and narrowness. Further, since 2004, BIS processed only three applications for the SIRL and approved only one, as compared to over 400 approved individual license applications for the export of items to Iraq between 2012 and 2015. Finally, with the implementation of updates to the EAR, the relative advantages of the SIRL have been offset by changes to individual licenses and other types of authorizations offered by BIS that provide less complex alternatives to the SIRL. Thus, consistent with the President’s Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative to streamline regulations and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public (see ‘‘Improving Regulatory Review’’ (Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011)), BIS E:\FR\FM\05DER1.SGM 05DER1 87425 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 233 / Monday, December 5, 2016 / Rules and Regulations concluded that the SIRL proved not to be useful. BIS received no comments in response to the June 7 rule. BIS, therefore, publishes in final form the amendments to the EAR to remove the SIRL as described initially in the June 7 rule. 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 4, 2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016), has continued the Export Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. 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). 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 amends collections previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under Control Numbers 0694–0088, ‘‘Simplified Network Application Processing + System (SNAP+) and the Multi-Purpose Application,’’ which carries a burden hour estimate of 43.8 minutes to prepare and submit form BIS–748; and 0694–0137, ‘‘License Exemptions and Exclusions.’’ The total burden hours associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA) and the aforementioned OMB Control Numbers are not expected to decrease significantly as a result of this removal of part 747 of the EAR because of the infrequent use of part 747 of the EAR by exporters. Notwithstanding any other provision of the 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 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. The Chief Counsel for Regulation at the Department of Commerce certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration that this rule, if adopted, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The factual basis was published in the proposed rule and is not repeated here. BIS received no comments, which means there were no comments that addressed the economic impact of this rule on small entities. Therefore, a final regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and one was not prepared. List of Subjects 15 CFR Part 730 Administrative practice and procedure, Advisory committees, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Strategic and critical materials. 15 CFR Part 747 Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Foreign trade, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, Confidential business information, sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 * 15:57 Dec 02, 2016 * Jkt 241001 PO 00000 * * * * Reference in the EAR * Frm 00017 Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 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; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 15 U.S.C. 1824a; 50 U.S.C. 4305; 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, 78 FR 16129, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p. 223; Notice of November 12, 2015, 80 FR 70667 (November 13, 2015); Notice of January 20, 2016, 81 FR 3937 (January 22, 2016); Notice of May 3, 2016, 81 FR 27293 (May 5, 2016); Notice of August 4, 2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016); Notice of September 15, 2016, 81 FR 64343 (September 19, 2016). * Title * 1. The authority citation for part 730 is revised to read as follows: ■ Supplement No. 1 to Part 730— Information Collection Requirements Under the Paperwork Reduction Act: OMB Control Numbers 15 CFR Part 762 * * Export and Reexport Controls For Iraq ............ PART 730—[AMENDED] 2. Supplement No. 1 to part 730 is amended by revising the entry for Collection number ‘‘0694–0129’’. The revision reads as follows: Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. * * 0694–0129 ............................... Accordingly, under the authority of 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., parts 730, 747, 748 and 762 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730–774) are amended as follows: ■ 15 CFR Part 748 Collection No. Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Fmt 4700 * * * §§ 732.3, 738, 744.18, 746.3(b)(1), 750, 758, 762, 772, 774. * Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\05DER1.SGM * 05DER1 * 87426 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 233 / Monday, December 5, 2016 / Rules and Regulations PART 747—[REMOVED AND RESERVED] ■ 3. Remove and reserve part 747. PART 748—[AMENDED] 4. The authority citation for part 748 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 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 4, 2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016). § 748.1 DATES: [Amended] This rule is effective December 5, 2016. 5. Section 748.1 is amended by removing the parenthetical phrase ‘‘(other than Special Iraq Reconstruction License applications)’’ from the first sentence of paragraph (d). ■ § 748.7 Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove one end-user from the list of validated end-users in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement Number 7 to part 748 of the EAR to remove the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as a validated enduser in the PRC. BIS makes this change at the company’s request, and not in response to activities of concern. [Amended] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, 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; Email: ERC@ bis.doc.gov. 6. Section 748.7 is amended by removing the parenthetical phrase ‘‘(other than Special Iraq Reconstruction Licenses)’’ from paragraphs (a) and (d). Background PART 762—[AMENDED] Authorization Validated End-User 7. The authority citation for part 762 continues to read as follows: 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 (facilities) and items are identified in Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR (15 CFR part 748). Under the terms described in that supplement, and in conformity with section 748.15 of the EAR, VEUs may obtain eligible items without an export license from BIS. Eligible items vary between VEUs, and may include commodities, software, and technology, except items 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, 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. ■ ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 4, 2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016). § 762.2 [Amended] 8. Section 762.2 is amended by removing and reserving paragraph (b)(17). ■ Dated: November 23, 2016. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–29056 Filed 12–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 748 [Docket No. 161005927–6927–01] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES RIN 0694–AH16 Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation From the List of Validated End-Users in the People’s Republic of China Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Dec 02, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Amendment to the List of Validated End Users (VEU) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Removal of the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) From the List of VEUs in the PRC In this final rule, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR (Supplement No. 7) to remove the VEU SMIC from the list of VEUs in the PRC. Specifically, BIS removes information for SMIC from Supplement No. 7. BIS takes this action at SMIC’s request. BIS makes this change to Supplement No. 7 at the company’s request and not in response to activities of concern. 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 4, 2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016), has continued the EAR in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. 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). 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. Total burden hours associated with the Paperwork E:\FR\FM\05DER1.SGM 05DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 730, 747, 748 and 762

[Docket No. 160303182-6999-02]
RIN 0694-AG89


Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of 
Special Iraq Reconstruction License

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) by removing the 
Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. This action 
furthers the objectives of the Retrospective Regulatory Review 
Initiative that directs BIS and other federal agencies to streamline 
regulations and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public. 
Specifically, the SIRL is outdated and seldom used by exporters, who 
now have more efficient options for exports and reexports to Iraq and 
transfers (in-country) in Iraq. This rule also makes conforming 
changes.

DATES: This rule is effective January 4, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Andrukonis, Director, Export 
Management and Compliance Division, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau 
of Industry and Security, by telephone at (202) 482-6396 or by email at 
Thomas.Andrukonis@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issues this final rule to 
remove the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) provisions from 
the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), consistent with the 
Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative. In the preamble to the 
proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2016 (81 FR 
36481) (hereinafter ``the June 7 proposed rule'' or ``the June 7 
rule''), BIS reviewed the origins of the SIRL, established in 2004 (69 
FR 46070, July 30, 2004) to supplement options to facilitate exports 
and reexports to Iraq and transfers within Iraq of items in furtherance 
of civil reconstruction and other projects in Iraq funded by specified 
entities, including the United States government. BIS also reviewed the 
record of related transactions since the SIRL was established.
    The record indicates that exporters supplying items used in support 
of the civil reconstruction efforts in Iraq have not relied on the SIRL 
to advance those efforts, apparently because of its complexity and 
narrowness. Further, since 2004, BIS processed only three applications 
for the SIRL and approved only one, as compared to over 400 approved 
individual license applications for the export of items to Iraq between 
2012 and 2015. Finally, with the implementation of updates to the EAR, 
the relative advantages of the SIRL have been offset by changes to 
individual licenses and other types of authorizations offered by BIS 
that provide less complex alternatives to the SIRL.
    Thus, consistent with the President's Retrospective Regulatory 
Review Initiative to streamline regulations and reduce unnecessary 
regulatory burdens on the public (see ``Improving Regulatory Review'' 
(Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011)), BIS

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concluded that the SIRL proved not to be useful.
    BIS received no comments in response to the June 7 rule. BIS, 
therefore, publishes in final form the amendments to the EAR to remove 
the SIRL as described initially in the June 7 rule.

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 4, 2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016), has continued the Export 
Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act. 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). 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 amends collections previously approved by the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) under Control Numbers 0694-0088, 
``Simplified Network Application Processing + System (SNAP+) and the 
Multi-Purpose Application,'' which carries a burden hour estimate of 
43.8 minutes to prepare and submit form BIS-748; and 0694-0137, 
``License Exemptions and Exclusions.''
    The total burden hours associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA) and the aforementioned OMB 
Control Numbers are not expected to decrease significantly as a result 
of this removal of part 747 of the EAR because of the infrequent use of 
part 747 of the EAR by exporters.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of the 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 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. The Chief Counsel for Regulation at the Department of Commerce 
certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business 
Administration that this rule, if adopted, would not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The factual 
basis was published in the proposed rule and is not repeated here. BIS 
received no comments, which means there were no comments that addressed 
the economic impact of this rule on small entities. Therefore, a final 
regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and one was not 
prepared.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 730

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

15 CFR Part 747

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

15 CFR Part 748

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

15 CFR Part 762

    Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, 
Confidential business information, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Accordingly, under the authority of 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., parts 
730, 747, 748 and 762 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR 
parts 730-774) are amended as follows:

PART 730--[AMENDED]

0
1. The authority citation for part 730 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 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; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 15 U.S.C. 
1824a; 50 U.S.C. 4305; 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, 78 FR 16129, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., 
p. 223; Notice of November 12, 2015, 80 FR 70667 (November 13, 
2015); Notice of January 20, 2016, 81 FR 3937 (January 22, 2016); 
Notice of May 3, 2016, 81 FR 27293 (May 5, 2016); Notice of August 
4, 2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016); Notice of September 15, 2016, 
81 FR 64343 (September 19, 2016).


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2. Supplement No. 1 to part 730 is amended by revising the entry for 
Collection number ``0694-0129''. The revision reads as follows:

Supplement No. 1 to Part 730--Information Collection Requirements Under 
the Paperwork Reduction Act: OMB Control Numbers

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        Collection No.                Title         Reference in the EAR
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                              * * * * * * *
0694-0129.....................  Export and         Sec.  Sec.   732.3,
                                 Reexport           738, 744.18,
                                 Controls For       746.3(b)(1), 750,
                                 Iraq.              758, 762, 772, 774.
 
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PART 747--[REMOVED AND RESERVED]

0
3. Remove and reserve part 747.

PART 748--[AMENDED]

0
4. The authority citation for part 748 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 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 4, 2016, 81 FR 
52587 (August 8, 2016).


Sec.  748.1   [Amended]

0
5. Section 748.1 is amended by removing the parenthetical phrase 
``(other than Special Iraq Reconstruction License applications)'' from 
the first sentence of paragraph (d).


Sec.  748.7   [Amended]

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6. Section 748.7 is amended by removing the parenthetical phrase 
``(other than Special Iraq Reconstruction Licenses)'' from paragraphs 
(a) and (d).

PART 762--[AMENDED]

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7. The authority citation for part 762 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 4, 
2016, 81 FR 52587 (August 8, 2016).


Sec.  762.2  [Amended]

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8. Section 762.2 is amended by removing and reserving paragraph 
(b)(17).

    Dated: November 23, 2016.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-29056 Filed 12-2-16; 8:45 am]
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