Bureau of Industry and Security 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Definitions of Terms
Document Number: 07-55526
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Revisions to License Exceptions TMP and BAG: Expansion of Eligible Items
Document Number: E7-24077
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to expand the availability of License Exceptions Temporary Imports, Exports, and Reexports (TMP) and Baggage (BAG) to allow for certain temporary exports and reexports of technology by U.S. persons to U.S. persons or their employees traveling or temporarily assigned abroad.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: E7-23249
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to: Replace citations to the President's Notice of October 27, 2006 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction with the President's Notice of November 8, 2007 on the same subject, replace public law citations with United States Code citations, and remove outdated citations and to add one previously omitted citation. BIS is making these changes to keep the CFR legal authority citations for the EAR current and to comply with the Office of the Federal Register policy of using United States Code citations for statutory provisions that have been encoded into the United States Code. This rule makes no changes to the text of the EAR.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Export and Reexport Controls for Iraq
Document Number: E7-22998
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Acceptance or Rejection of a Rated Order
Document Number: E7-22993
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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.
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E7-22616
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E7-22615
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Impact of Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention on Commercial Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals During Calendar Year 2007
Document Number: E7-22386
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the impact that implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations, has had on commercial activities involving ``Schedule 1'' chemicals during calendar year 2007. The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in its preparation of the annual certification to the Congress, which is required under Condition 9 of Senate Resolution 75, April 24, 1997, in which the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Expanded Licensing Jurisdiction for QRS11 Micromachined Angular Rate Sensors
Document Number: E7-21840
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the transfer of licensing jurisdiction for QRS11-00100-100/101 and the QRS11-00050-443/ 569 Micromachined Angular Rate Sensors from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce (see Public Notice 5823, published in 72 FR 31452-31453, June 7, 2007) when the QRS11-00100-100/101 is integrated into a primary instrument system for use on civil aircraft or is exported solely for integration into such a system, or when the QRS11- 00050-443/569 is integrated into an automatic flight control system of the type described in ECCN 7A994 or aircraft of the type described in ECCN 9A991 that incorporates such systems, or are exported solely for integration into such a system.
December 2006 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Agreement Implementation: Categories 1, 2, 3, 5 Part I, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of the Commerce Control List; Wassenaar Reporting Requirements; Definitions; and Statement of Understanding on Source Code
Document Number: E7-21247
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies items subject to Department of Commerce export controls. This final rule revises the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement's List of Dual Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar List), and Statements of Understanding 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). The Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. To harmonize with the changes to the Wassenaar List, this rule revises the EAR by amending certain entries that are controlled for national security reasons in Categories 1, 2, 3, 5 Part I (telecommunications), 6, 7, 8, and 9; and adding new entries to the Commerce Control List (CCL), amending EAR Definitions, as well as adding new definitions to the EAR, and adding a new Statement of Understanding on source code. The purpose of this final rule is to make the necessary changes to the CCL, definitions of terms used in the EAR, and Wassenaar reporting requirements to implement Wassenaar List revisions that were agreed upon in the December 2006 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Meeting. This rule also adds and expands unilateral U.S. export controls and national security export controls on certain items to make them consistent with the amendments made to implement the Wassenaar Arrangement's decisions. In addition, this rule removes the remaining references to ``Composite Theoretical Performance (CTP)'' and ``Millions of Theoretical Operations Per Second (MTOPS)'' in the EAR, which is consistent with agreements made by the Wassenaar Arrangement with regard to microprocessors.
Approved End-Users and Respective Eligible Items for the People's Republic of China (PRC) Under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU); Correction
Document Number: E7-21465
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to list names of end-users in the People's Republic of China (PRC) approved to receive exports, reexports and transfers of certain items under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). The rule identified five specific validated end-users. This final rule amends the EAR to correct an inadvertent omission in the list of items approved for one of those validated end-users.
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-5407
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In the Matters of: Megatech Engineering & Services Pvt. Ltd., Ajay Ahuja, Ravi Shettugar, and T.K. Mohan Respondents; Decision And Order
Document Number: 07-5382
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Thermal Imaging Camera Reporting
Document Number: E7-21346
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
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.
Approved End-Users and Respective Eligible Items for the People's Republic of China (PRC) Under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU)
Document Number: Z7-20642
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Burma: Revision of the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: E7-20962
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In response to the Government of Burma's continued repression of the democratic opposition in Burma, and consistent with Executive Order 13310 of July 28, 2003 and Executive Order 13448 of October 18, 2007, this final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to move Burma into more restrictive country groupings and impose a license requirement for exports, reexports or transfers of most items subject to the EAR to persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Orders 13310 and 13448.
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile Disposals for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: E7-20860
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of the proposed disposal levels of excess materials for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Annual Materials Plan.
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-5221
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E7-20736
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the Bureau of Industry and Security's Performance Review Board.
Mandatory Electronic Filing of Export and Reexport License Applications, Classification Requests, Encryption Review Requests, and License Exception AGR Notifications
Document Number: E7-20655
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This proposed rule would require that export and reexport license applications, classification requests, encryption review requests, License Exception AGR notifications and related documents be submitted to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) via its Simplified Network Application Process (SNAP-R) system. This requirement would not apply to applications for Special Comprehensive Licenses or in certain situations in which BIS would authorize paper submissions.
Approved End-Users and Respective Eligible Items for the People's Republic of China (PRC) Under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU)
Document Number: E7-20642
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to list names of end-users in the People's Republic of China (PRC) approved to receive exports, reexports and transfers of certain items under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). In a final rule published in the Federal Register, BIS revised and clarified U.S. export control policy for the PRC, establishing Authorization VEU and identifying the PRC as the initial eligible destination. This rule identifies five specific validated end-users.
License Exceptions
Document Number: 07-55513
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-5067
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E7-19552
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
5 CFR 430.310 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the Bureau of Industry and Security's Performance Review Board.
Authorization Validated End-User: Addition of India as an Eligible Destination
Document Number: E7-19359
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add India as an eligible destination for exports, reexports and transfers under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). BIS established Authorization VEU in a final rule published in the Federal Register.
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-4777
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-4776
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Implementation of the Understandings Reached at the June 2007 Australia Group (AG) Plenary Meeting; Addition to the List of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
Document Number: E7-18018
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the understandings reached at the June 2007 plenary meeting of the Australia Group (AG). This final rule amends the EAR to reflect changes to the AG ``Control List of Biological Agents'' that the countries participating in the AG adopted at the plenary meeting. Specifically, this rule revises the Commerce Control List (CCL) entry that controls animal pathogens on the AG ``Control List of Biological Agents'' by revising the listing for mycoplasma mycoides to include only the specific subspecies and strains of mycoplasma mycoides that are of most concern as the causative agents of disease in animals, i.e., Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides SC (small colony) and Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies capripneumoniae (``strain F38''). In addition, this rule makes conforming changes to the CCL entry that controls certain select agents not included on any of the AG Common Control Lists. This rule also amends the EAR to reflect the admission of Croatia to the Australia Group and updates the definition of ``Australia Group'' in the EAR by adding Croatia to the list of participating countries. In addition to the AG plenary meeting changes described above, this rule amends the EAR by revising the CCL entry that controls certain equipment capable of being used in handling biological materials. This rule revises a Technical Note in the CCL entry by updating the edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) ``Laboratory Biosafety Manual'' referenced therein to to identify the current edition of the manual. This WHO manual contains safety requirements for P3 or P4 (BL3, BL4, L3, L4) complete containment facilities. Finally, this rule amends the list of countries that currently are States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by adding ``Barbados,'' which recently became a State Party. As a result of this change, the CW (Chemical Weapons) license requirements and policies in the EAR that apply to Barbados now conform with those applicable to other CWC States Parties. This rule also clarifies the scope of the entry for ``China'' on the list of CWC States Parties by revising the footnote to this entry to indicate that, for CWC purposes only, China includes ``Macau,'' as well as ``Hong Kong.''
Request for Public Comments on a Systematic Review of the Commerce Control List
Document Number: E7-17639
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This notice extends the comment period on a July 17, 2007 notice of inquiry in which the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) solicited comments from the public regarding the Commerce Control List (CCL) in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This extension of time would allow the public additional time to comment on the notice of inquiry.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: E7-17532
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the citation to the President's Notice of August 15, 2007 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations.
Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: E7-17525
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is reviewing the foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations to determine whether they should be modified, rescinded or extended. To help make these determinations, BIS is seeking comments on how existing foreign policy-based export controls have affected exporters and the general public.
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-4281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Norman Spector; In the Matter of: Norman Spector, 27 Bethpage Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, Respondent
Document Number: 07-4228
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Technical Data Letter of Explanation
Document Number: E7-16973
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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.
Deemed Export Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-4185
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Mr. Qing Chang Jiang; In the Matter of:
Document Number: 07-4035
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Deemed Export Advisory Committee; Notice To Solicit Meeting Speakers and Presentations
Document Number: 07-4011
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-3975
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Maurice Subilia; Correction
Document Number: 07-3888
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Walter L. Lachman; Correction
Document Number: 07-3887
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Technical Data Letter of Explanation
Document Number: E7-15398
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).