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Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Revised-Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2019-22721
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Notice of Open Meeting of the Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-22454
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List
Document Number: 2019-22210
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-eight entities to the Entity List. These twenty- eight entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of the People's Republic of China (China).
Membership of the Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2019-21987
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, Minority Business Development Agency, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security
The EDA, NTIA, BIS and MBDA, Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of the Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and Senior Level (SL) members and making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES and SL members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-21749
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-21748
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-21747
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-21746
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-21745
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of the Proposed Amendment to Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Materials Plan and the Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Materials Plan
Document Number: 2019-20200
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The purpose of this notice is to request public comments on the potential market impact of a proposed amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Stockpile Annual Materials Plan (AMP) and the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Stockpile AMP. Changes to the AMP are discussed and decided by the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State. The role of the Market Impact Committee is to advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions, conversions, and disposals involving the stockpile and related material research and development projects. Public comments are an important element of the Committee's market impact review process.
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-19416
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for NATO International Bidding
Document Number: 2019-18778
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-18772
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-18738
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2019-18223
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-18073
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-18069
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-18068
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-18066
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Materials Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-17980
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-17979
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List and Revision of Entries on the Entity List
Document Number: 2019-17921
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and sixty-eight of its non-U.S. affiliates were added to the Entity List effective May 16, 2019. Their addition to the Entity List imposed a licensing requirement under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) regarding the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of any item subject to the EAR to any of these sixty-nine listed Huawei entities. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is now adding forty-six additional non-U.S. affiliates of Huawei to the Entity List because they also pose a significant risk of involvement in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. Nineteen of these forty-six affiliated entities are being added to the existing entry for Huawei; the other twenty-seven entities are being added under new, separate entries. This rule also modifies the existing entries for Huawei and three Huawei affiliates in China by moving the three affiliates under the entry for Huawei instead of continuing to list them under separate entries, and by adding one alias and four addresses to the Huawei entry, including the addresses for those three affiliates. The entries for five other existing entries for Huawei affiliates in China, Belgium, and Brazil are also being modified by this rule.
Temporary General License: Extension of Validity, Clarifications to Authorized Transactions, and Changes to Certification Statement Requirements
Document Number: 2019-17920
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On May 16, 2019, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and sixty-eight of its non-U.S. affiliates were added to the Entity List. Their addition to the Entity List imposed a licensing requirement under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) regarding the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of any item subject to the EAR to any of these 69 listed Huawei entities. The Entity List-based licensing requirement applied in addition to any other license requirement, if any, applicable under the EAR to the transaction in question. On May 22, 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a temporary general license, effective May 20, 2019, that modified the effect of the listing in order to temporarily authorize engagement in certain transactions, involving the export, reexport, or transfer (in- country) of items subject to the EAR to the 69 listed Huawei entities. The U.S. Government has decided to extend the temporary general license through November 18, 2019. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of August 19, 2019, and substitutes the date of November 18, 2019. This final rule also makes certain clarifying changes to the authorized transactions under the temporary general license to improve public understanding. Lastly, this final rule revises the temporary general license by changing which party to the transaction is required to create the certification statement by requiring that the exporter, reexporter, or transferor obtain a certification statement from the pertinent Huawei listed entity prior to using the temporary general license. Concurrently with the this final rule, BIS is also publishing elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register the final rule, Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List and Revision of Entries on the Entity List. This final rule, as a conforming change for the addition of these other non-U.S. affiliates of Huawei to the Entity List, revises the temporary general license to include those additional Huawei affiliates within the scope of the temporary general license.
Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List, Revision of Entries on the Entity List, and Removal of Entities From the Entity List
Document Number: 2019-17409
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seventeen entities, under a total of nineteen entries, to the Entity List. These seventeen entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Armenia, Belgium, Canada, the People's Republic of China (China), Georgia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), and the United Kingdom (U.K.). This rule also modifies a total of twenty-three entries on the Entity List under the destinations of China, Hong Kong, and Russia. Finally, this rule removes a total of three entities under the destinations of China and the U.A.E. The removals are made in connection with requests for removal that BIS received pursuant to the EAR and a review of information provided in those requests.
Impact of Proposed Additions to the “Annex on Chemicals” to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Legitimate Commercial Chemical, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals (Including Schedule 1 Chemicals Produced as Intermediates)
Document Number: 2019-17256
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the impact on commercial activities of proposed additions to ``Schedule 1'' in the ``Annex on Chemicals'' to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), as implemented through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (CWCIA) and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR). The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in assessing the likely impact on United States industry of the proposed addition of five chemical families to ``Schedule 1'' in the ``Annex on Chemicals.''
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-17334
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-17325
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-17320
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2019-16470
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2019-14434
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2019-14314
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-13979
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Notice of Partially Closed Meeting of the Materials Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-13978
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Revisions to the Unverified List (UVL)
Document Number: 2019-13639
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing eight (8) persons from the Unverified List (``UVL'') and correcting the name for one (1) person currently listed on the UVL. The eight persons are removed from the UVL on the basis that BIS was able to verify their bona fides because of an end-use check.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-13448
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Delivery Verification Procedure for Imports
Document Number: 2019-13445
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Addition of Entities to the Entity List and Revision of an Entry on the Entity List
Document Number: 2019-13245
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five entities to the Entity List. These five entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of China. This rule also modifies one entry on the Entity List under the destination of China.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-12355
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Implementation of New Commerce Section 232 Exclusions Portal
Document Number: 2019-12254
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This interim final rule changes the process for requesting exclusions from the duties and quantitative limitations on imports of aluminum and steel discussed in two Commerce interim final rules implementing the exclusion process authorized by the President as part of the action he took to adjust imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (``232''). The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has developed the portal referred to henceforth as the ``232 Exclusions Portal'' for persons submitting exclusion requests, objections to exclusion requests, rebuttals, and surrebuttals to replace the use of the Federal rulemaking portal (http:// www.regulations.gov) and streamline the exclusions process while enhancing data integrity and quality controls. Based on public comment on the current process for submissions to the Department, Commerce is publishing this interim final rule to grant the public the ability to submit new exclusion requests as soon as possible through the 232 Exclusions Portal while still allowing the opportunity for public comment on the portal.
Reporting for Calendar Year 2018 on Offsets Agreements Related to Sales of Defense Articles or Defense Services to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms
Document Number: 2019-11902
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This notice is to remind the public that U.S. firms are required to report annually to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) information on contracts for the sale of defense articles or defense services to foreign countries or foreign firms that are subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. U.S. firms are also required to report annually to Commerce information on offsets transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments for which offsets credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. This year, such reports must include relevant information from calendar year 2018 and must be submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2019.
Restricting the Temporary Sojourn of Aircraft and Vessels to Cuba
Document Number: 2019-11777
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) further limits the types of aircraft that are authorized to fly to Cuba and the types of vessels that are authorized to sail to Cuba on temporary sojourn. Specifically, this rule amends License Exception Aircraft, Vessels and Spacecraft (AVS) in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove the authorization for the export or reexport to Cuba of most non-commercial aircraft and passenger and recreational vessels on temporary sojourn. Additionally, this rule amends the licensing policy for exports and reexports to Cuba of aircraft and vessels on temporary sojourn to establish a general policy of denial absent a foreign policy or national security interest as determined by the U.S. Government. Consequently, private and corporate aircraft, cruise ships, sailboats, fishing boats, and other similar aircraft and vessels generally will be prohibited from going to Cuba. BIS is making these amendments to support the Administration's national security and foreign policy decision to restrict non-family travel to Cuba to prevent U.S. funds from enriching the Cuban regime, which continues to repress the Cuban people and provides ongoing support to the Maduro regime in Venezuela. These amendments are consistent with the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba. signed by the President on June 16, 2017.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-11456
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-11114
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Revisions to Country Group Designations for Venezuela and Conforming Changes for License Requirements
Document Number: 2019-11034
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove Venezuela from Country Group B, which affords favorable treatment for certain exports of National Security-controlled items, and moves Venezuela to Country Group D:1, which lists countries of national security concern. This final rule makes these changes to the EAR to reflect current national security concerns related to Venezuela, e.g., the introduction of foreign military personnel and equipment into Venezuela, and to better protect U.S. national security. The changes in this final rule also better align the Country Group designations for Venezuela with other EAR national security-related provisions that already apply to Venezuela, e.g., the military end-use and end-user controls that apply to certain items for export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) and provisions that are specific to countries subject to U.S. arms embargoes. In addition, this final rule adds Venezuela to Country Groups D:2-4, which list countries of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and missile technology concern, respectively.
Implementation of Certain New Controls on Emerging Technologies Agreed at Wassenaar Arrangement 2018 Plenary
Document Number: 2019-10778
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security maintains, as part of its Export Administration Regulations, the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies certain items subject to Department of Commerce's jurisdiction. This final rule revises the CCL to implement certain changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA) at the December 2018 WA Plenary meeting. The Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. This rule harmonizes the CCL with only the agreements on recently developed or developing technologies not previously controlled that are essential to the national security of the United States and warrant early implementation. The remaining agreements will be implemented in a separate rule.
Temporary General License
Document Number: 2019-10829
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule creates a 90-day temporary general license that partially restores the licensing requirements and policies under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to sixty-nine entities added to the Entity List on May 16, 2019.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2019-10634
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security