Temporary General License: Extension of Validity, 64018-64019 [2019-25189]

Download as PDF 64018 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on November 13, 2019. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2019–25047 Filed 11–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 744 [Docket No. 191115–0082] RIN 0694–AH97 Temporary General License: Extension of Validity Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The U.S. Government has decided to extend through February 16, 2020, the temporary general license to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and one hundred and fourteen of its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of November 18, 2019, and substitute the date of February 16, 2020. DATES: This rule is effective November 18, 2019, through February 16, 2020. The expiration date of the final rule published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23468) and the final rule published on August 21, 2019 (84 FR 43487) is extended until February 16, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (949) 660–0144 or (408) 998–8806 or email your inquiry to: ECDOEXS@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background As published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23468) and extended and amended through a final rule published on August 21, 2019 (84 FR 43487), this temporary general license authorizes certain activities, including those necessary for the continued operations of existing networks and equipment as well as the support of existing mobile services, including cybersecurity research critical to maintaining the integrity and reliability of existing and fully operational networks and equipment. Exporters, reexporters, and transferors are required to maintain VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 certifications and other records, to be made available when requested by BIS, regarding their use of the temporary general license. As published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 22961), and as revised and clarified by a final rule published on August 21, 2019, (84 FR 43493), any exports, reexports, or in-country transfers of items subject to the EAR to any of the listed Huawei entities as of the effective date they were added to the Entity List continue to require a license, with the exception of transactions explicitly authorized by the temporary general license and eligible for export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) prior to May 16, 2019 without a license or under a license exception. License applications will continue to be reviewed under a presumption of denial, as stated in the Entity List entries for the listed Huawei entities. No persons are relieved of other obligations under the EAR, including but not limited to licensing requirements to the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China) or other destinations and the requirements of part 744 of the EAR. The temporary general license also does not authorize any activities or transactions involving Country Group E countries (i.e., Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) or foreign nationals. Extension of Validity At this time, the U.S. Government has decided to extend the temporary general license until February 16, 2020. In order to implement this U.S. Government decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the date of November 18, 2019 and substitute the date of February 16, 2020 in the introductory text in paragraph (b)(1) of the temporary general license and in the introductory text of paragraph (c) of Supplement No. 7 to part 744. Export Control Reform Act of 2018 On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which included the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) (50 U.S.C. 4801–4852). ECRA provides the legal basis for BIS’s principal authorities and serves as the authority under which BIS issues this rule. As set forth in Section 1768 of ECRA, all delegations, rules, regulations, orders, determinations, licenses, or other forms of administrative action that were made, issued, conducted, or allowed to become effective under the Export Administration Act of 1979 (previously, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) (as in effect prior to August 13, 2018 and as continued in effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)) or the Export Administration Regulations, and were in effect as of August 13, 2018, shall continue in effect according to their terms until modified, superseded, set aside, or revoked under the authority of ECRA. 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, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866. 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to or 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 regulation involves collections previously approved by OMB under control number 0694–0088, Simplified Network Application Processing System, which includes, among other things, license applications, and carries a burden estimate of 42.5 minutes for a manual or electronic submission. Total burden hours associated with the PRA and OMB control number 0694–0088 are not expected to increase as a result of this rule. You may send comments regarding the collection of information associated with this rule, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Jasmeet K. Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by email to Jasmeet_K._ Seehra@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395–7285. 3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132. 4. Pursuant to section 1762 of ECRA, this action is exempt from the E:\FR\FM\20NOR1.SGM 20NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requirements for notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date. 5. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 553, or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., are not applicable. Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required, and none has been prepared. (c) Authorized transactions. This temporary general license allows, from May 20, 2019, through February 16, 2020, the following: List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 744 Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism. Accordingly, part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730 through 774) is amended as follows: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement * * * * * Dated: November 15, 2019. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–25189 Filed 11–18–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 30 CFR Part 943 [SATS No. TX–068–FOR; Docket ID: OSM– 2018–0002; S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 201S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 20XS501520] PART 744—[AMENDED] Texas Regulatory Program 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801–4852; 50 U.S.C. 4601 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. 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 September 19, 2019, 83 FR 49633 (September 20, 2019); Notice of November 12, 2019, 84 FR 61817 (November 13, 2019). 2. Supplement No. 7 to part 744 is amended by revising the first sentence of the introductory text, paragraph (b)(1), and paragraph (c) introductory text to read as follows: ■ Supplement No. 7 to Part 744— Temporary General License Notwithstanding the requirements and other provisions of Supplement No. 4 to this part, which became effective as to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei), Shenzhen, Guangdong, China on May 16, 2019, and its non-U.S. affiliates listed in Supplement No. 4 to this part on, as applicable, May 16, 2019 or August 19, 2019, the licensing and other requirements in the EAR as of May 15, 2019, are restored in part as of May 20, 2019, and through February 16, 2020, pertaining to exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) of items subject to the EAR to any of the listed Huawei entities. * * * * * * * * (b) * * * (1) This temporary general license is effective from May 20, 2019, through February 16, 2020. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 16:02 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Final rule; approval of amendment. AGENCY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are approving an amendment to the Texas regulatory program (Texas program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). Texas proposed revisions to its program regarding annual permit fees for calendar years 2017 and 2018. Texas also proposed to remove a restriction in its rules that conflicts with the United States Bankruptcy Code. DATES: The effective date is December 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Joseph, Director, Tulsa Field Office, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1645 South 101st East Avenue, Suite 145, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74128–4629. Telephone: (918) 581–6430. Email: bjoseph@osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background on the Texas Program II. Submission of the Amendment III. OSMRE’s Findings IV. Summary and Disposition of Comments V. OSMRE’s Decision VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background on the Texas Program Section 503(a) of the Act permits a State to assume primacy for the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations on non-Federal and non-Indian lands within its borders PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64019 by demonstrating that its program includes, among other things, State laws and regulations that govern surface coal mining and reclamation operations in accordance with the Act and consistent with the Federal regulations. See 30 U.S.C. 1253(a)(1) and (7). On the basis of these criteria, the Secretary of the Interior conditionally approved the Texas program effective February 16, 1980. You can find background information on the Texas program, including the Secretary’s findings, the disposition of comments, and the conditions of approval of the Texas program in the February 27, 1980, Federal Register (45 FR 12998). You can also find later actions concerning the Texas program and program amendments at 30 CFR 943.10, 943.15 and 943.16. II. Submission of the Amendment By letter dated February 7, 2018 (Administrative Record No. TX–706), Texas sent us an amendment to its program under SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.) at its own initiative. We announced receipt of the proposed amendment in the August 29, 2018, Federal Register (83 FR 44012). In the same document, we opened the public comment period and provided an opportunity for a public hearing or meeting on the adequacy of the amendment. We did not hold a public hearing or meeting because no one requested one. The public comment period ended on September 28, 2018. We received three public comments (Administrative Record No. TX–706–03) that are addressed in the Public Comments section of part IV, Summary and Disposition of Comments, below. III. OSMRE’s Findings We are approving the amendment as described below. The following are findings we made concerning Texas’s amendment under SMCRA and the Federal regulations at 30 CFR 732.15 and 732.17. Any revisions that we do not specifically discuss below concerning non-substantive wording or editorial changes can be found in the full text of the program amendment available at https:// www.regulations.gov. A. 16 Texas Administrative Code— Section 12.108. Permit Fees Texas proposed revising its regulations at Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 16, section 12.108(b), regarding annual permit fees by: (1) Amending the calendar years specified in paragraph (b) to calendar years 2017 and 2018; E:\FR\FM\20NOR1.SGM 20NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 64018-64019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25189]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Part 744

[Docket No. 191115-0082]
RIN 0694-AH97


Temporary General License: Extension of Validity

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Government has decided to extend through February 16, 
2020, the temporary general license to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 
(Huawei) and one hundred and fourteen of its non-U.S. affiliates on the 
Entity List. In order to implement this decision, this final rule 
revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of 
November 18, 2019, and substitute the date of February 16, 2020.

DATES: This rule is effective November 18, 2019, through February 16, 
2020. The expiration date of the final rule published on May 22, 2019 
(84 FR 23468) and the final rule published on August 21, 2019 (84 FR 
43487) is extended until February 16, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Exporter Services, 
Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (949) 
660-0144 or (408) 998-8806 or email your inquiry to: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    As published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23468) and extended and amended 
through a final rule published on August 21, 2019 (84 FR 43487), this 
temporary general license authorizes certain activities, including 
those necessary for the continued operations of existing networks and 
equipment as well as the support of existing mobile services, including 
cybersecurity research critical to maintaining the integrity and 
reliability of existing and fully operational networks and equipment. 
Exporters, reexporters, and transferors are required to maintain 
certifications and other records, to be made available when requested 
by BIS, regarding their use of the temporary general license.
    As published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 22961), and as revised and 
clarified by a final rule published on August 21, 2019, (84 FR 43493), 
any exports, reexports, or in-country transfers of items subject to the 
EAR to any of the listed Huawei entities as of the effective date they 
were added to the Entity List continue to require a license, with the 
exception of transactions explicitly authorized by the temporary 
general license and eligible for export, reexport, or transfer (in-
country) prior to May 16, 2019 without a license or under a license 
exception. License applications will continue to be reviewed under a 
presumption of denial, as stated in the Entity List entries for the 
listed Huawei entities.
    No persons are relieved of other obligations under the EAR, 
including but not limited to licensing requirements to the People's 
Republic of China (PRC or China) or other destinations and the 
requirements of part 744 of the EAR. The temporary general license also 
does not authorize any activities or transactions involving Country 
Group E countries (i.e., Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) or 
foreign nationals.

Extension of Validity

    At this time, the U.S. Government has decided to extend the 
temporary general license until February 16, 2020. In order to 
implement this U.S. Government decision, this final rule revises the 
temporary general license to remove the date of November 18, 2019 and 
substitute the date of February 16, 2020 in the introductory text in 
paragraph (b)(1) of the temporary general license and in the 
introductory text of paragraph (c) of Supplement No. 7 to part 744.

Export Control Reform Act of 2018

    On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. 
McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which 
included the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA) (50 U.S.C. 4801-
4852). ECRA provides the legal basis for BIS's principal authorities 
and serves as the authority under which BIS issues this rule. As set 
forth in Section 1768 of ECRA, all delegations, rules, regulations, 
orders, determinations, licenses, or other forms of administrative 
action that were made, issued, conducted, or allowed to become 
effective under the Export Administration Act of 1979 (previously, 50 
U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) (as in effect prior to August 13, 2018 and as 
continued in effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)) or the Export Administration 
Regulations, and were in effect as of August 13, 2018, shall continue 
in effect according to their terms until modified, superseded, set 
aside, or revoked under the authority of ECRA.

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, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting 
flexibility. This rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of Executive Order 12866. This rule is not an Executive Order 
13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under 
Executive Order 12866.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to or 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 regulation involves 
collections previously approved by OMB under control number 0694-0088, 
Simplified Network Application Processing System, which includes, among 
other things, license applications, and carries a burden estimate of 
42.5 minutes for a manual or electronic submission. Total burden hours 
associated with the PRA and OMB control number 0694-0088 are not 
expected to increase as a result of this rule. You may send comments 
regarding the collection of information associated with this rule, 
including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Jasmeet K. Seehra, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by email to 
[email protected], or by fax to (202) 395-7285.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.
    4. Pursuant to section 1762 of ECRA, this action is exempt from the

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Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requirements for notice of 
proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in 
effective date.
    5. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment are not required to be given for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 
553, or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, et seq., are not applicable. 
Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required, and none 
has been prepared.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 744

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism.

    Accordingly, part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 
CFR parts 730 through 774) is amended as follows:

PART 744--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801-4852; 50 U.S.C. 4601 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. 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 September 19, 2019, 83 FR 49633 (September 20, 2019); Notice of 
November 12, 2019, 84 FR 61817 (November 13, 2019).


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2. Supplement No. 7 to part 744 is amended by revising the first 
sentence of the introductory text, paragraph (b)(1), and paragraph (c) 
introductory text to read as follows:

Supplement No. 7 to Part 744--Temporary General License

    Notwithstanding the requirements and other provisions of 
Supplement No. 4 to this part, which became effective as to Huawei 
Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei), Shenzhen, Guangdong, China on May 
16, 2019, and its non-U.S. affiliates listed in Supplement No. 4 to 
this part on, as applicable, May 16, 2019 or August 19, 2019, the 
licensing and other requirements in the EAR as of May 15, 2019, are 
restored in part as of May 20, 2019, and through February 16, 2020, 
pertaining to exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) of 
items subject to the EAR to any of the listed Huawei entities. * * *
* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) This temporary general license is effective from May 20, 
2019, through February 16, 2020.
* * * * *
    (c) Authorized transactions. This temporary general license 
allows, from May 20, 2019, through February 16, 2020, the following:
* * * * *

    Dated: November 15, 2019.
Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
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