Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; Removal of Person From the Entity List Based on Removal Request; Implementation of Entity List Annual Review Changes
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding eighteen persons to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) under nineteen entries. These persons have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States on the basis of Sec. 744.11 of the EAR. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under China, Germany, Hong Kong, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates. This rule also revises one entry under Germany to clarify the scope of the entry by providing two additional alternate addresses for the listed person. This rule further removes one entry under Canada as the result of a successful removal request. Finally, this rule notifies the public that the End-User Review Committee (ERC) has completed Annual Reviews of Afghanistan, Greece, India, Russia, and Ukraine and that no changes are being made to the Entity List as a result of these reviews. 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.
Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: List of Items Classified Under Export Control Classification 0Y521 Series-Biosensor Systems
In this interim final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make certain items subject to the EAR and to impose on those items a license requirement for export and reexport to all destinations, except Canada. Specifically, this rule classifies specified biosensor systems, ``software'' and ``technology'' under Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 0A521, 0D521 and 0E521, respectively, on the Commerce Control List (CCL). As described in the final rule that established the 0Y521 series and that was published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2012 (77 FR 22191), items are added to the 0Y521 series upon a determination by the Department of Commerce, with the concurrence of the Departments of Defense and State, that the items should be controlled for export because the items provide at least a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United States or foreign policy reasons justify control. The items identified in this rule are controlled for regional stability (RS) Column 1 reasons. The only license exception available for these items is for official use by personnel and agencies of the U.S. Government.
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding three entries to the Entity List for one person who has been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. This person will be listed on the Entity List under Germany, Russia, and Taiwan.