Bureau of Industry and Security 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

The Commerce Control List
Document Number: 2011-33619
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; and Implementation of Entity List Annual Review Changes
Document Number: 2011-32341
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding two persons to the Entity List. The persons who are added to the Entity List 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 persons will be listed on the Entity List under the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). This rule also amends the Entity List on the basis of the annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC). The ERC conducts the annual review to determine if any entries on the Entity List should be removed or modified. This rule removes two persons located in Singapore and two persons located in Taiwan on the basis of the annual review, and revises the entry concerning one person located in Malaysia to add an alternate address. The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to entities identified on the Entity List require a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and that availability of license exceptions in such transactions is limited.
Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations: Facilitating Enhanced Public Understanding of the Provisions That Implement the Comprehensive U.S. Sanctions on Syria
Document Number: 2011-31682
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
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 moving the substantive provisions of the comprehensive sanctions on Syria from General Order No. 2 in Supplement No. 1 to part 736 to a revised Sec. 746.9. This rule also includes conforming changes to the EAR. This rule will facilitate compliance with the comprehensive sanctions on Syria.
Impact of Implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Commercial Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals Through Calendar Year 2011; Impact of Adding Salts of CWC “Schedule 1” Chemicals to “Schedule 1;” Impact of Declaring Production of “Schedule 1” Chemicals as Intermediates
Document Number: 2011-31690
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the impact that implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (CWCIA), and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR), has had on commercial activities involving ``Schedule 1'' chemicals during calendar year 2011. Additionally, BIS seeks public comments on whether the addition of salts of certain CWC ``Schedule 1'' chemicals (e.g., saxitoxin or nitrogen mustards) to the list of ``Schedule 1'' chemicals in the CWC Annex on Chemicals would impact any commercial activities. Finally, BIS is seeking public comments on whether any commercial chemical production activities in the U.S. could possibly involve the production of a ``Schedule 1'' chemical as an intermediate in the synthesis of other chemicals. In this regard, note that the CWC, CWCIA, and CWCR have the potential to impact commercial activities, not only when the ``Schedule 1'' chemicals are end products, but whenever ``Schedule 1'' chemicals (e.g., nitrogen mustards) are produced as intermediates in the synthesis of other chemicals.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority To Reflect Continuation of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 12938
Document Number: 2011-31687
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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 November 4, 2010, Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, with citations to the President's Notice of November 9, 2011 on the same subject. BIS is making these changes to keep the CFR's legal authority citations for the EAR current.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting-Room Change
Document Number: 2011-31585
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Gas Turbine Engines and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)
Document Number: 2011-30978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security publishes this proposed rule that describes how military gas turbine engines and related articles that the President determines no longer warrant control under Category VI, VII, or VIII of the United States Munitions List (USML) would be controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL) in new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A619, 9B619, 9C619, 9D619 and 9E619. In addition, this proposed rule would control military trainer aircraft turbo prop engines and related items, which are currently controlled under ECCN 9A018.a.2 or .a.3, 9D018 or 9E018, under new ECCN 9A619, 9D619 or 9E619. This rule is one of a planned series of proposed rules that are part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative under which various types of articles presently controlled on the USML under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) would, instead, be controlled on the CCL in accordance with the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), if and after the President determines that such articles no longer warrant control on the USML. This proposed rule is being published in conjunction with a proposed rule from the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls that would consolidate in USML Category XIX the military gas turbine engines and related articles that would remain on the USML.
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Military Vehicles and Related Items That the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control on the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2011-30976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security publishes a third proposed rule that describes how articles the President determines no longer warrant control under Category VII (military vehicles and related articles) of the United States Munitions List (USML) would be controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL). This proposed rule would re-propose, with certain changes, five new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) that were proposed in a proposed rule published on July 15, 2011 (76 FR 41958). The revised ECCNs in this proposed rule are the result of continued deliberations of the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Department of Defense and the Department of State and recommendations of commenters on the July 15 proposed rule. This proposed rule is being published in conjunction with a proposed rule by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls to remove from Category VII of the USML (22 CFR 121.1, Category VII) articles that the President determines no longer warrant control on the USML.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee (ETRAC): Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members
Document Number: 2011-30439
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee;
Document Number: 2011-30438
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-30437
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Relating to Xun Wang
Document Number: 2011-30222
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-30052
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; and Implementation of Entity List Annual Review Changes
Document Number: 2011-29982
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding fourteen persons under twenty-one entries to the Entity List. The persons who are added to the Entity List 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 persons will be listed on the Entity List under the following four destinations: Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, and Pakistan. In addition, this rule amends the EAR to implement modifications to the Entity List on the basis of the annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC), which the ERC conducts to determine if any entries on the Entity List should be removed or modified. This rule implements the results of the annual review for entities located in Canada. The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to entities identified on the Entity List require a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security and that availability of license exceptions in such transactions is limited.
Exports and Reexports to the Principality of Liechtenstein
Document Number: 2011-29357
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend certain requirements in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that apply to the Principality of Liechtenstein (Liechtenstein). In this final rule, BIS aligns license requirements and licensing policy under the EAR for Liechtenstein with those for Switzerland. As a result, for purposes of the EAR, Liechtenstein will be treated the same as Switzerland. By virtue of a Customs Union Treaty with Switzerland, Liechtenstein has adopted the export controls implemented under Swiss law, including controls equivalent to those prescribed under multilateral regimes, and has authorized Switzerland to administer and enforce export controls within Liechtenstein's territory. As a result of this arrangement, Liechtenstein and Switzerland serve as one territory for customs and export purposes. Having recently been made aware of the full scope of this arrangement and its consequences on export controls, BIS has determined that it is appropriate to codify the treatment of Liechtenstein and Switzerland as one territory for purposes of the EAR. This treatment of Liechtenstein is consistent with the effort of the United States to streamline licensing requirements where export controls prescribed by the multilateral regimes are implemented.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for Investigation Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act
Document Number: 2011-29098
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Miscellaneous Short Supply Activities
Document Number: 2011-29097
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
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.
Amendment to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People's Republic of China: National Semiconductor Corporation and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
Document Number: 2011-28916
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
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) to remove National Semiconductor Corporation (National Semiconductor) from the list of ``Validated End-Users'' and ``Eligible Destinations'' in the People's Republic of China (PRC). BIS also removes one facility from the list of ``Eligible Destinations'' for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) in the PRC, the Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Chengdu) Corporation, Assembly and Testing (AT2) Facility (SMIC AT2 facility). These amendments are due to material changes in the ownership and control of National Semiconductor and the SMIC AT2 facility. These amendments are not the result of activities of concern by National Semiconductor or SMIC and do not establish any new license requirements or licensing policies for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) of items to National Semiconductor, SMIC, or their facilities.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for the Appointment of a Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-28786
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
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.
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Aircraft and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)
Document Number: 2011-28504
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This proposed rule describes how articles the President determines no longer warrant control under Category VIII (aircraft and related items) of the United States Munitions List (USML) would be controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL) in new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A610, 9B610, 9C610, 9D610, and 9E610. In addition, this proposed rule would control military aircraft and related items now controlled under ECCNs 9A018, 9D018 and 9E018 under new ECCNs 9A610, 9D610 and 9E610. This proposed rule also addresses license exception availability for items controlled by the five new ECCNs that would be created. This is the second in a planned series of proposed rules describing how various types of articles the President determines, as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative, no longer warrant USML control, would be controlled on the CCL and by the EAR. This proposed rule is being published in conjunction with a proposed rule of the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, which would amend the list of articles controlled by USML Category VIII. In addition, this proposed rule would modify aspects of the Bureau of Industry Security's (BIS) July 15, 2011 proposed rule by adding cross references to ECCNs 9A018, 9D018 and 9E018; by adding provisions relating to License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) eligibility to clarify that its scope extends to the United States Government, to any person in the United States, and to the ``development'' or ``production'' of items; and by including a general policy of denial for 600 series items for destinations that are subject to a United States arms embargo under the regional stability reasons for control.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28534
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States
Document Number: 2011-28057
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding fifteen persons to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of section 744.11 of the EAR. The persons who are added to the Entity List 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 fifteen persons will be listed under the following four destinations on the Entity List: China, Hong Kong, Iran and Singapore. The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to parties identified on the Entity List require a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and that availability of license exceptions in such transactions is limited.
President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27821
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Commerce Control List
Document Number: 2011-27753
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Commerce Control List
Document Number: 2011-27751
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27017
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27013
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Membership of the Bureau of Industry and Security Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2011-26740
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce (DOC), announce the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of BIS's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List; Implementation of Entity List Annual Review Change; and Removal of Persons From the Entity List Based on Removal Requests
Document Number: 2011-26072
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding two persons to the Entity List. The persons who are added to the Entity List 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 persons will be listed under the destination of Hong Kong on the Entity List. In addition, this rule amends the Entity List on the basis of the annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC) for entities located in Hong Kong. The ERC conducts the annual review to determine if any entities on the Entity List should be removed or modified. This rule removes one person located in Hong Kong on the basis of the annual review. Lastly, this rule removes three persons from the Entity List consisting of one person located in Hong Kong and two persons located in New Zealand. These three persons are being removed from the Entity List as a result of requests for removal submitted by each of these three persons, a review of information provided in the removal requests in accordance with BIS regulations, and further review conducted by the ERC. The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to entities identified on the Entity List require a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security and that availability of license exceptions in such transactions is limited.
Editorial Correction to the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2011-24229
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule corrects reference and typographical errors in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The corrections are editorial in nature and do not affect license requirements. In addition to the editorial corrections, this rule adds new definitions to the EAR that were inadvertently not incorporated by a previous rule.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2011-24227
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
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 12, 2011 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations.
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2011-24172
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee (MIC), co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of the proposed disposal levels of materials for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Materials Plan. The role of the MIC is to advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions and disposals of materials from the stockpile. Public comments are an important element of the Committee's market impact review process.
Implementation of a Decision Adopted Under the Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Silent Approval Procedures in 2010 and Related Editorial Amendments
Document Number: 2011-22677
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement a decision based on a proposal that was discussed at the 2010 Australia Group (AG) Plenary and adopted under the AG intersessional silent approval procedures in November 2010. Specifically, this rule amends the Commerce Control List (CCL) entry in the EAR that controls human and zoonotic pathogens and ``toxins,'' consistent with the intersessional changes to the AG's ``List of Biological Agents for Export Control.'' First, this rule clarifies the scope of the AG- related controls in the EAR that apply to ``South American haemorrhagic fever (Sabia, Flexal, Guanarito)'' and ``Pulmonary and renal syndrome- haemorrhagic fever viruses (Seoul, Dobrava, Puumala, Sin Nombre)'' by revising the list of viruses in this CCL entry to remove these two fevers and replace them with ten viral causative agents for the fevers. These changes are intended to more clearly identify the causative agents that are of concern for purposes of the controls maintained by the AG. Second, this rule alphabetizes and renumbers the list of viruses in this CCL entry, consistent with the 2010 intersessional changes to the AG control list. Finally, this rule makes an editorial change to the CCL entry that controls human and zoonotic pathogens and ``toxins.'' To assist exporters to more easily identify the bacteria and ``toxins'' that are controlled under this CCL entry, this rule alphabetizes and renumbers the lists of bacteria and ``toxins'' in the entry.
Export Administration Regulations: Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Timor-Leste
Document Number: 2011-22678
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Netherlands Antilles dissolved on October 10, 2010. This rule removes the Netherlands Antilles from all places where it is mentioned in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), e.g., the Commerce Country Chart, the Country Groups, and License Exception APP. Cura[ccedil]ao and Sint Maarten (the Dutch two-fifths of the island of Saint Martin) became semi-autonomous entities within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Therefore, Cura[ccedil]ao and Sint Maarten are added to the Commerce Country Chart. The territories and dependencies of a country are treated as the parent country under the EAR. Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius now fall under the direct administration of the Netherlands. Therefore, these dependencies are treated like the Netherlands and will not be listed on the Commerce Country Chart. This rule also revises the name ``East Timor'' to read ``Timor- Leste'' throughout the EAR, because this is the proper name of the country.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-22479
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: 2011-21646
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) seeks public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy- based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. BIS requests comments to comply with the requirements of Section 6 of the Export Administration Act (EAA) which requires BIS to consult with industry on the effect of such controls and report to Congress the results of that consultation. Comments from all interested persons are welcome. All comments will be made available for public inspection and copying and included in a report to be submitted to Congress.
President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21649
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
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: 2011-21403
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Transportation and Related Equipment; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21401
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States to the Entity List; and Implementation of Additional Changes From the Annual Review of the Entity List
Document Number: 2011-20602
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding fifteen persons under twenty entries to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of section 744.11 of the EAR. The persons being added to the Entity List 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 persons will be listed under the following six destinations on the Entity List: Cyprus, Greece, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom (U.K.). In addition, this rule amends the EAR to implement modifications to the Entity List on the basis of the annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC), which the ERC conducts to determine if any entities on the Entity List should be removed or modified. This rule implements the results of the annual review for entities located in Syria. Lastly, this rule makes a clarification to an existing entry located in China to clarify the relationship of a listed alias to the existing entry and to provide additional information on the alias.
Retrospective Regulatory Review Under E.O. 13563
Document Number: 2011-19947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, is currently engaged in the Export Control Reform Initiative, which will fundamentally reform the U.S. export control system. Retrospective review of the regulations administered by BIS is an essential aspect of the Export Control Reform Initiative. In addition to this effort, and pursuant to President Obama's direction in Executive Order 13563, BIS is conducting a retrospective review of portions of the Export Administration Regulations, Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations, Additional Protocol Regulations, and National Defense Industrial Base Regulations to determine how they might be clarified or streamlined to be more effective or less burdensome. Through this notice of inquiry, BIS seeks public comments on how it should undertake its retrospective review of regulations.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-19230
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States
Document Number: 2011-18718
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Materials Processing Equipment; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-18163
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)
Document Number: 2011-17846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
President Obama directed the Administration in August 2009 to conduct a broad-based review of the U.S. export control system in order to identify additional ways to enhance national security. Secretary of Defense Gates described in April 2010 the initial results of that effort and why fundamental reform of the U.S. export control system is necessary to enhance national security. The Departments of Commerce and State described in two December 2010 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemakings the Administration's general plans for reviewing and revising the two primary lists of controlled itemsthe Commerce Control List (CCL) and the United States Munitions List (USML)to accomplish this objective by, inter alia, making the lists more ``positive,'' ``aligned,'' and ``tiered.'' This rule proposes a new regulatory construct for the transfer of items on the USML that, in accordance with section 38(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778(f)(1)), the President determines no longer warrant control under the AECA and that would be controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) once the congressional notification requirements of section 38(f) and corresponding amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120-130) and its USML and the EAR and its CCL are completed. In addition to proposing a regulatory construct for transferring these items into the CCL, this rule proposes the transfer of an initial tranche of items from USML Category VII (Tanks and Military Vehicles) to the CCL. This rule also proposes amending the EAR to establish a process by which certain items moving from the USML to the CCL would be made eligible for License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA), and proposes EAR amendments related to movement of USML items to the CCL, such as new definitions of relevant terms, including ``specially designed,'' ``end items,'' ``parts,'' and ``components.'' Finally, this notice proposes establishing a new holding Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) in which items that warrant a significant level of control, but are not otherwise classified on the CCL, may be temporarily placed.
Mahan Airways, et al.; Modification of Temporary Denial Order To Add Zarand Aviation as a Denied Person
Document Number: 2011-17580
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security