Bureau of Industry and Security July 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Final Decision and Order
Document Number: 2013-18078
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Military Electronic Equipment and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)
Document Number: 2013-17559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This is the second proposed rule to describe how military electronics and certain superconducting and cryogenic equipment and related items the President determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions List (USML) would be controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL). This proposed rule also would amend ECCNs 7A001 and 7A101 to apply the ``missile technology'' reason for control only to items in those ECCNs on the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex. This action is one in a planned series of proposed rules that would implement the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative by describing how certain types of articles would be controlled on the CCL after the President determines that the articles no longer warrant USML control. 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 XI. The revisions proposed in this rule are part of Commerce's retrospective 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-retrospective-analysis-existing-rules.
Order Relating to Yaming Nina Qi Hanson
Document Number: 2013-17513
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Harold Hanson; Order Relating to Harold Hanson
Document Number: 2013-17512
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17168
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17165
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-17164
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2012 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements
Document Number: 2013-16954
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect changes to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex that were agreed to by MTCR member countries at the October 2012 Plenary in Berlin, Germany, and at the MTCR Reinforced Point of Contact (RPOC) meeting in Paris, France, in December 2011. This final rule revises six Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) (1C011, 1C111, 1C116, 9A101, 9B105 and 9E101) and one defined term (the definition of ``payload'') to implement the changes that were agreed to at the meetings. This final rule also revises ECCNs 7E004 and 9D004 to better align the Commerce Control List (CCL) with the MTCR Annex and past MTCR agreements.
Additions to the List of Validated End-Users in the People's Republic of China: Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd. and Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Inc., China
Document Number: 2013-16525
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations to add two end-users in the People's Republic of China to the list of Validated End-Users (VEU). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR to add Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Samsung China) and Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Inc., China (AMEC) as VEUs. With this rule, exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of certain items to one Samsung China facility and one AMEC facility are now authorized under Authorization VEU.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Comprehensive License
Document Number: 2013-16302
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
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; Foreign Availability Procedures
Document Number: 2013-16301
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
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: Military Vehicles; Vessels of War; Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic Equipment; Related Items; and Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Items That the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List
Document Number: 2013-16238
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule adds to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) controls on military vehicles and related items; vessels of war and related items; submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment and related items; and auxiliary and miscellaneous items that the President has determined no longer warrant control on the United States Munitions List (USML). This rule also adds to the EAR controls on items within the scope of the Munitions List (WAML) of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement) that are not specifically identified on the USML or the Commerce Control List (CCL) but that were subject to USML jurisdiction. Finally, this rule moves certain items that were already subject to the EAR to the new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) created by this rule. This rule is being published in conjunction with the publication of a Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls rule revising USML Categories VII, VI, XX, and XIII to control those articles the President has determined warrant control in those Categories of the USML. Both rules are part of the President's Export Control Reform Initiative. The revisions in this final rule are also part of Commerce's retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee;
Document Number: 2013-16047
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Sensors And Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-16044
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Implementation of the Understandings Reached at the 2012 Australia Group (AG) Plenary Meeting and the 2012 AG Intersessional Decisions; Changes to Select Agent Controls-Correction
Document Number: 2013-15970
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 (78 FR 33692), that amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the understandings reached at the June 2012 plenary meeting of the Australia Group (AG) and the 2012 AG intersessional decisions. That final rule also amended the EAR to reflect recent changes to the controls maintained by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on the possession, use, and transfer of select biological agents within the United States. The preamble of that final rule contained an error in its description of the amendments to Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 1C351 that were based on the understandings reached at the 2012 AG Plenary. The preamble also contained an error in its description of the amendments to ECCN 2B352 that were based on the 2012 AG intersessional decisions. In addition, that final rule contained errors affecting the control language in ECCN 2B352, which controls specified equipment capable of use in handling biological materials. This document corrects these errors.