Bureau of Industry and Security January 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2012-1346
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Export and Reexport License Requirements for Certain Microwave and Millimeter Wave Electronic Components: Correction
Document Number: 2012-1229
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This correction adds a compliance date of February 9, 2012, to a final rule published on January 9, 2012 (77 FR 1017). That final rule imposed a license requirement on exports and reexports to all destinations other than Canada of two types of microwave and millimeter wave electronic components. The two components are packaged high electron mobility transistors and packaged microwave ``monolithic integrated circuits'' power amplifiers that meet certain criteria with respect to frequency range, size and output power. BIS is publishing this correction to make sure exporters and reexporters have sufficient time to comply with the rule.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2012-726
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members
Document Number: 2012-725
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Seven Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) advise the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the administration of those controls. The TACs are composed of representatives from industry representatives, academic leaders and U.S. Government representing diverse points of view on the concerns of the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from firms producing a broad range of goods, technologies, and software presently controlled for national security, non-proliferation, foreign policy, and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such controls, balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms. TAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve terms of not more than four consecutive years. The membership reflects the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. TAC members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. These clearances are necessary so that members may be permitted access to the classified information needed to formulate recommendations to the Department of Commerce. Each TAC meets approximately four times per year. Members of the Committees will not be compensated for their services. The seven TACs are responsible for advising the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the administration of those controls within the following areas: Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 (computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: Control List Category 2 (materials processing); Regulations and Procedures TAC: The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Procedures for implementing the EAR; Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: Control List Category 6 (sensors and lasers); Transportation and Related Equipment TAC: Control List Categories 7 (navigation and avionics), 8 (marine), and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles, and related equipment) and Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee: (1) The identification of emerging technologies and research and development activities that may be of interest from a dual-use perspective; (2) the prioritization of new and existing controls to determine which are of greatest consequence to national security; (3) the potential impact of dual-use export control requirements on research activities; and (4) the threat to national security posed by the unauthorized exports of technologies. To respond to this recruitment notice, please send a copy of your resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@bis.doc.gov. Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will be open for one year from its date of publication in the Federal Register.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Firearms Convention
Document Number: 2012-619
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-17
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; Licensing Responsibilities and Enforcement
Document Number: 2012-443
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-12
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.
Information Systems, Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2012-374
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser
Document Number: 2012-290
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
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.
Export and Reexport License Requirements for Certain Microwave and Millimeter Wave Electronic Components
Document Number: 2012-135
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule imposes a license requirement on exports and reexports to all destinations other than Canada of two types of microwave and millimeter wave electronic components. The two components are packaged high electron mobility transistors and packaged microwave ``monolithic integrated circuits'' power amplifiers that meet certain criteria with respect to frequency range, size and output power. BIS takes this step to control exports and reexports of these components, which have uses in military radar systems as well as in civilian radar and telecommunications systems. The U.S. Government also plans to propose adding these components to the Dual List of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement Dual Use List) in 2012.