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

Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2012-23754
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; Removal of Person From the Entity List Based on Removal Request; and Implementation of Entity List Annual Review Changes
Document Number: 2012-22952
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding six persons under eight 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 Iran and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). In addition, this rule removes one person from the Entity List, as the result of a request for removal submitted by the person, a review of information provided in the removal request in accordance with the EAR, and further review conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC). Lastly, this rule amends the Entity List on the basis of the annual review conducted by the ERC. The ERC conducts annual reviews to determine if any entries on the Entity List should be removed or modified. This rule reflects the results of the annual review of entities located in Belarus, Canada, the People's Republic of China (China), Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. On the basis of the annual review, this rule removes fourteen entries, adds three entries, and amends thirty-six other entries. 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Security and Critical Technology Assessments of the U.S. Industrial Base
Document Number: 2012-22827
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
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.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2012-22719
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the citations to the President's Notice of August 15, 2012 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations and the President's Notice of May 19, 2012Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria. It also adds a citation to Executive Order 13338 to the authority citations paragraph of part 746 of the EAR.
Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: 2012-21571
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In developing its report to Congress, BIS is seeking public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. BIS is requesting public comments to conduct consultations with U.S. industries. Section 6 of the Export Administration Act (EAA) requires BIS to consult with industry on the effect of such controls and to report the results of the consultations to Congress. 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.
Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural Commodities to Cuba
Document Number: 2012-21523
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting public comments on the effectiveness of its licensing procedures as defined in the Export Administration Regulations for the export of agricultural commodities to Cuba. BIS will include a description of these comments in its biennial report to the Congress, as required by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.), as amended.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Offsets in Military Exports
Document Number: 2012-21847
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
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.