Bureau of Industry and Security 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Control Policy: End-User and End-Use Base
Document Number: 2015-33049
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Commerce Control List
Document Number: 2015-33047
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Russian Sanctions: Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
Document Number: 2015-32607
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding sixteen persons under seventeen entries to the Entity List. The sixteen 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. BIS is taking this action to ensure the efficacy of existing sanctions on the Russian Federation (Russia) for violating international law and fueling the conflict in eastern Ukraine. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the Crimea region of Ukraine, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Panama, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Lastly, this final rule includes a clarification for how entries that include references to Sec. 746.5 on the Entity List are to be interpreted.
Guidance on Charging and Penalty Determinations in Settlement of Administrative Enforcement Cases, Revision of Supplement No. 1 to Part 766 of the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2015-32606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This proposed rule would revise Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) guidance regarding administrative enforcement cases based on violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The rule would rewrite Supplement No. 1 to part 766 of the EAR, setting forth the factors BIS considers when setting penalties in settlements of administrative enforcement cases and when deciding whether to pursue administrative charges or settle allegations of EAR violations. This proposed rule would not apply to alleged violations of part 760 Restrictive Trade Practices and Boycotts, which would continue to be subject to Supplement No. 2 to part 766. BIS is proposing these changes to make administrative penalties more predictable to the public and aligned with those promulgated by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Definitions of Terms
Document Number: 2015-31737
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Recordkeeping
Document Number: 2015-31733
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Commerce Control List Overview and the Country Chart
Document Number: 2015-31132
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Commerce Control List
Document Number: 2015-31130
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2015-30753
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a non-substantive rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.
Wassenaar Arrangement 2014 Plenary Agreements Implementation and Country Policy Amendments; Correction
Document Number: 2015-30253
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains, as part of its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies certain of the items subject to Department of Commerce jurisdiction. This correction rule revises the Commerce Country Chart by implementing revisions that BIS inadvertently omitted from the ``Wassenaar Arrangement 2014 Plenary Agreements Implementation and Country Policy Amendments'' rule published on May 21, 2015 (80 FR 29442) (``May 21 rule''), for Argentina and South Africa. This rule also implements the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) agreement to make a clarification to the control text for rebreathing equipment that BIS inadvertently did not make in the May 21 rule. A license requirement note indicating jurisdiction is corrected and a related control note is clarified in an entry on the CCL controlling space launch vehicles and ``spacecraft,'' ``space buses,'' ``spacecraft payloads,'' etc., as the range of the reference was incorrectly stated in the May 21 rule. The reference concerning jurisdiction for ``specially designed'' parts, components, systems and structures, for launch vehicles, launch vehicle propulsion systems or ``spacecraft'' is corrected in the CCL entry controlling such items in this rule. In addition, this rule makes one minor correction to remove Fiji from Column D:5 ``U.S. Arms Embargoed Countries,'' as well as from Country Group D, because Fiji is not listed under any other column within Country Group D and because the Department of State published a final rule that revised the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to rescind the previous policy of denying the export of defense articles and defense services to Fiji. Lastly, this rule removes an outdated reference in the Definitions part of the EAR.
Export Control Reform: Conforming Change to Defense Sales Offset Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2015-30421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This proposed rule would require reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled in ``600 series'' Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) except for certain submersible and semi-submersible cargo transport vessels and related items that are not on control lists of any of the multilateral export control regimes of which the United States is a member. Since the early 1990s, BIS has required reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled on the United States Munitions List (USML). Those reporting requirements would continue, unchanged by this rule. Beginning on October 15, 2013, some items have been removed from the USML and added to 600 series ECCNs as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative. These items were subject to offsets reporting requirements prior to being added to 600 series ECCNs. In addition, as part of that same initiative, some items that were subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) have also been added to 600 series ECCNs. These items were not subject to offsets reporting requirements prior to being added to 600 series ECCNs. This proposed rule would require reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled in 600 series ECCNs regardless of whether the item was added to a 600 series ECCN simultaneously with its removal from the USML or was subject to the EAR prior to its inclusion in a 600 series ECCN. BIS is proposing this action because, except for the vessels and related items noted above, items controlled in 600 series ECCNs are of a military nature. BIS believes that collecting information regarding offsets requirements in connection with the sale of such items is necessary to make a report to Congress mandated by the Defense Production Act complete.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2015-29817
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2015-29814
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2015-29495
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Impact of the Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) on Legitimate Commercial Chemical, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals (Including Schedule 1 Chemicals Produced as Intermediates) Through Calendar Year 2015
Document Number: 2015-29182
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the impact that implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act (CWCIA) and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR), has had on commercial activities involving ``Schedule 1'' chemicals during calendar year 2015. The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in its preparation of the annual certification to the Congress on whether the legitimate commercial activities and interests of chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical firms are being harmed by such implementation. This certification is required under Condition 9 of Senate Resolution 75, April 24, 1997, in which the Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the CWC.
Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Comprehensive License Provisions
Document Number: 2015-29084
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Supplement that lists ``Information Collection Requirements Under the Paperwork Reduction Act: OMB Control Numbers'' to remove certain citations related to Special Comprehensive Licenses listed under Collection number 0607-0152. This final rule is precipitated by an error contained in a final rule published on August 26, 2015 that resulted in the retention of these citations. This action will ensure the accurate and complete implementation of the purposes of the August 26, 2015 final rule: To remove all Special Comprehensive License provisions and related provisions from the EAR.
Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations to Add XBS Epoxy System to the List of 0Y521 Series; Technical Amendment to Update Other 0Y521 Items
Document Number: 2015-28978
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
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 the specified XBS Epoxy System under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 0C521 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, 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 exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) made by or consigned to a department or agency of the U.S. Government. In this rule, BIS also removes technology and software related to aircraft wing folding systems.
Addition of Certain Persons and Modification of Certain Entries to the Entity List; and Removal of Certain Persons From the Entity List
Document Number: 2015-28552
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seven persons under ten entries to the Entity List. The seven 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 the destinations of China and Hong Kong. This final rule also removes two persons from the Entity List. One entity requested removal from the Entity List in accordance with the procedure for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity. The End-User Review Committee (ERC) decided to remove this entity following a review of information provided in the removal request. The ERC decided to remove a second person from the Entity List following a proposal submitted by an ERC member agency, in accordance with the procedure for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity. Finally, this final rule modifies ten existing entries on the Entity List consisting of one entry under China and nine entries under Hong Kong to provide additional or modified addresses and/or aliases for these persons.
Scope of the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2015-28286
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
General Information
Document Number: 2015-28285
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Transportation and Related Equipment; Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-28199
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2015-28191
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 2015-27442
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the existing authorizations for Validated End Users Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment, Inc., China (AMEC) and Applied Materials (China), Inc. (AMC) in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to Part 748 of the EAR to add one item to AMEC's list of eligible items that may be exported, reexported or transferred (in country) to the company's eligible facility in the PRC, and to add a facility and an item to Validated End User AMC's list of eligible destinations and eligible items.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2015-26688
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Membership of the Bureau of Industry and Security Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2015-26583
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of BIS's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for (1) reviewing performance appraisals and rating of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and (2) making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES members. The appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months.
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2015-25944
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations To Include Continuation of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 13224
Document Number: 2015-25756
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a non-substantive rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.
Commerce Control List: Request for Comments Regarding Controls on Military Vehicles, Vessels of War, Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic Equipment, and Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Military Equipment
Document Number: 2015-25752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, maintains the Export Administration Regulations, including the Commerce Control List (CCL). The Export Control Reform Initiative, a fundamental reform of the U.S. export control system, has resulted in transfer to the CCL of items that the President has determined do not warrant control on the United States Munitions List (USML), including certain military vehicles, vessels of war, submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment, auxiliary and miscellaneous military equipment, and related items therefor. The USML is part of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations maintained by the Department of State. Through this notice, BIS is seeking public comments to perform a complementary review of the aforementioned items on the CCL, concurrent with the Department of State's review of the controls implemented in its recent revisions to Categories VI, VII, XIII, and XX of the USML (which control surface vessels of war and special naval equipment, military ground vehicles, miscellaneous military articles and materials, submersible vessels, and related items therefor), to ensure that the descriptions of these items on the CCL are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the reform effort. This notice also furthers the retrospective regulatory review directed by the President in Executive Order 13563.
Revisions to the Unverified List (UVL)
Document Number: 2015-25450
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twelve (12) persons to the Unverified List (the ``Unverified List'' or UVL), adding additional addresses for four (4) persons currently listed on the UVL, and removing two (2) persons from the UVL. The 12 persons are being added to the UVL on the basis that BIS could not verify their bona fides because an end-use check could not be completed satisfactorily for reasons outside the U.S. Government's control. New addresses are added for four current UVL persons because BIS has determined they are receiving U.S. exports at addresses not previously included in their UVL listings. Finally, two persons are removed from the UVL based on BIS's ability to verify those person's bona fides through the successful completion of end-use checks.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-25368
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2015-24390
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2015-24389
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2015-24365
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Enhancing Support for the Cuban People
Document Number: 2015-23495
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to expand the scope of License Exception Support for the Cuban People (SCP) to facilitate engagement between the U.S. and Cuban people; the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people; and independent economic activity generated by Cuba's private sector. It also makes temporary sojourns of most vessels to Cuba eligible for License Exception Aircraft, Vessels and Spacecraft (AVS). Additionally, this rule creates a case-by-case review policy of license applications to export and reexport to Cuba items to ensure the safety of civil aviation and safe operation of commercial passenger aircraft. Finally, it amends the deemed export and deemed reexport license requirements for releases of technology and source code to Cuban nationals; removes certain unintended restrictions on exports and reexports under License Exception SCP and License Exception Consumer Communications Devices (CCD); and makes certain technical corrections to License Exception Agricultural Commodities (AGR).
Implementation of the Australia Group (AG) November 2013 Intersessional Decisions; Correction
Document Number: 2015-23500
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to correct typographical errors contained in a final rule published on June 16, 2015 (80 FR 34266), which amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the recommendations presented at the November 2013 Australia Group (AG) intersessional implementation meeting and later adopted pursuant to the AG silent approval procedure. The typographical errors appear in a Note to ECCN 1C351.a, which includes viruses identified on the AG ``List of Human and Animal Pathogens and Toxins for Export Control.'' This rule also identifies another typographical error in the June 16, 2015, final rule involving the ``Reason for Control'' paragraph for ECCN 1E351. This error does not require a correction at this time, but is being identified to provide clarification to the public.
Effects of Extending Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: 2015-22982
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. Section 6 of the Export Administration Act requires BIS to consult with industry on the effect of such controls and to report the results of the consultations to Congress. BIS is conducting the consultations through this request for public comments. 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.
Clarifications and Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)
Document Number: 2015-16904
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule makes additional clarifications and corrections to the interim final rule that was published on May 13, 2014. The May 13 rule added controls to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for spacecraft and related items that the President has determined no longer warrant control under United States Munitions List (USML) Category XVspacecraft and related items. The changes included in this final rule are limited to corrections and clarifications to what was included in the interim final rule. This is the second corrections and clarifications rule BIS has published for the May 13 rule. These corrections and clarifications were also informed by comments received in response to the May 13 rule that included a request for comments. The corrections and clarifications to the May 13 rule are also part of Commerce's retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563 (see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this rule for information on the availability of the plan).
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16671
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Chemical Weapons Convention Provisions of the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2015-15542
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-25
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.
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
Document Number: C1-2014-17196
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Commerce Control List: Addition of Items Determined to No Longer Warrant Control Under United States Munitions List Category XIV (Toxicological Agents) or Category XVIII (Directed Energy Weapons)
Document Number: 2015-14474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This proposed rule describes how articles the President determines no longer warrant control under Category XIV (Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and Associated Equipment) or Category XVIII (Directed Energy Weapons) of the United States Munitions List (USML) would be controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL). The affected Category XIV articles consist primarily of dissemination, detection and protection ``equipment'' and related articles and would be controlled under new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 1A607, 1B607, 1C607, 1D607, and 1E607, as proposed by this rule. The affected Category XVIII articles consist primarily of tooling, production ``equipment,'' test and evaluation ``equipment,'' test models and related articles and would be controlled under new ECCNs 6B619, 6D619 and 6E619, as proposed by this rule. This rule is one in a 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 by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 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 Categories XIV and XVIII. The citations in this BIS proposed rule to USML Categories XIV and XVIII reflect the proposed amendments contained in the Department of State's rule. The revisions proposed by BIS in this rule are part of Commerce's retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order 13563 completed in August 2011.
Implementation of the Australia Group (AG) November 2013 Intersessional Decisions
Document Number: 2015-14471
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the recommendations presented at the November 2013 Australia Group (AG) intersessional implementation meeting and later adopted pursuant to the AG silent approval procedure. Specifically, this rule amends the Commerce Control List (CCL) entry in the EAR that controls certain human and zoonotic pathogens and toxins, and removes the CCL entry that controls certain animal pathogens to reflect the merger of two AG common control lists based on recommendations presented at the AG intersessional implementation meeting. As a result of these recommendations, the AG ``List of Animal Pathogens for Export Control'' was merged with the AG ``List of Biological Agents for Export Control,'' creating a single AG common control list for these items (i.e., the AG ``List of Human and Animal Pathogens and Toxins for Export Control''). The scope of the controls on these human and animal pathogens and toxins was not affected by the merger of the two lists into a single AG common control list. This rule also makes conforming amendments to other provisions in the EAR to reflect these changes. In addition, this rule amends the CCL entry that controls chemical manufacturing facilities and equipment to reflect changes to the AG ``Control List of Dual-Use Chemical Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment and Related Technology and Software,'' based on the November 2013 AG intersessional recommendation to revise controls on certain valves, casings (valve bodies) designed for such valves, and preformed casing liners designed for such valves. This rule also amends this CCL entry to add a Technical Note clarifying how the terms ``multi-seal'' and ``seal-less'' are used with respect to the controls on pumps. In a change unrelated to any revisions to the AG common control lists or guidelines, this rule also amends this CCL entry to authorize the use of License Exception LVS for specified shipments. This rule does not contain changes based on the understandings reached at the June 2014 AG Plenary meeting, because no amendments to the EAR were required as a result of these understandings.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Chemical Weapons Convention Provisions of the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2015-14164
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-10
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.
Addition of Certain Person to the Entity List
Document Number: 2015-13632
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding one person to the Entity List. The person who is added to the Entity List is located in Ecuador and 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 the destination of Ecuador.
Revisions to Definitions in the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2015-12843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-06-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This proposed rule is part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative. The Initiative will enhance U.S. national and economic security, facilitate compliance with export controls, update the controls, and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on U.S. exporters. As part of this effort, this rulemaking proposes revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the definitions of ``technology,'' ``required,'' ``peculiarly responsible,'' ``proscribed person,'' ``published,'' results of ``fundamental research,'' ``export,'' ``reexport,'' ``release,'' ``transfer,'' and ``transfer (in-country)'' to enhance clarity and consistency with terms also found on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which is administered by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). This rulemaking also proposes amendments to the Scope part of the EAR to update and clarify application of controls to electronically transmitted and stored technology and software. DDTC is concurrently publishing comparable proposed amendments to the ITAR's definitions of ``technical data,'' ``required,'' ``peculiarly responsible,'' ``public domain,'' results of ``fundamental research,'' ``export,'' ``reexport,'' ``release,'' and ``retransfer'' for the same reasons. Finally, this rulemaking proposes conforming changes to related provisions.