Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Articles the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the U.S. Munitions List That Are Related To Launch Vehicles, Missiles, Rockets, and Military Explosive Devices
This proposed rule describes how articles the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List (USML) Category IV would be controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL). These articles, which are related to launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other military explosive devices enumerated in USML Category IV, would be controlled under new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 0A604, 0B604, 0D604, 0E604, 9A604, 9B604, 9D604, and 9E604 on the CCL. In addition, this proposed rule would amend ECCNs 0D001, 0E001, 9B115, 9B116, 9D001, 9D002, 9D003, 9D104, 9E001, 9E002, 9E101, and 9E102 to make clarifications and conforming changes based on the proposed addition of the aforementioned 0x604 and 9x604 ECCNs to the CCL and proposed amendments by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, to the list of articles controlled by USML Category IV. This is one in a planned series of proposed rules describing how various types of articles that the President determines no longer warrant control on the USML, as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative, would be controlled on the CCL in accordance with the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This proposed rule is being published in conjunction with a proposed rule from the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, which would amend the list of articles controlled by USML Category IV. The citations, herein, to USML Category IV reflect the proposed amendments contained in the State Department's rule. The revisions proposed in this rule are part of Commerce's retrospective review plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. Commerce's full plan can be accessed at: http://open.commerce.gov/news/2011/08/23/ commerce-plan-restrospective-analysis-existing-rules.