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Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20332
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-20267
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
Document Number: 2016-20142
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding ten persons under fourteen entries to the Entity List. The ten 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 ten persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Iraq, the Philippines, Syria, and Turkey.
Temporary Exports to Mexico Under License Exception TMP
Document Number: 2016-19670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This proposed rule would align the time limit of License Exception Temporary Imports, Exports, Reexports, and Transfers (in- country) (TMP), which authorizes, among other things, certain temporary exports to Mexico, with the time limit of Mexico's Decree for the Promotion of Manufacturing, Maquiladora and Export Services (IMMEX) program. Currently, TMP allows for the temporary export and reexport of various items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), as long as the items are returned no later than one year after export, reexport, or transfer if not consumed or destroyed during the period of authorized use. Other than a four-year period for certain personal protective equipment, the one-year limit extends to all items shipped under license exception TMP. However, the one-year period does not align with the time constraints of Mexico's IMMEX program, which allows imports of items for manufacturing operations on a time limit that may exceed 18 months. This rule proposes to amend TMP to complement the timeline of the IMMEX program. Under this proposed amendment, items temporarily exported or reexported under license exception TMP and imported under the provisions of the IMMEX program would be authorized to remain in Mexico for up to four years from the date of export or reexport.
Temporary General License: Extension of Validity
Document Number: 2016-19828
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On March 24, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule, Temporary General License. The March 24 final rule created a temporary general license that restored, for a specified time period, the licensing requirements and policies under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) as of March 7, 2016, to two entities (ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun) that were added to the Entity List on March 8, 2016. At this time, the U.S. Government has decided to extend the temporary general license until November 28, 2016. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of August 30, 2016, and to substitute the date of November 28, 2016. This final rule makes no other changes to the EAR.
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Harmonization of the Destination Control Statements
Document Number: 2016-19551
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule implements changes that were proposed on May 22, 2015, in a proposed rule entitled Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Harmonization of the Destination Control Statements. This final rule revises the destination control statement in Sec. 758.6 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to harmonize the statement required for the export of items subject to the EAR with the destination control statement in Sec. 123.9(b)(1) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Availability Procedures
Document Number: 2016-19466
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
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.
Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations To Add Targets for the Production of Tritium and Related Development and Production Technology to the List of 0Y521 Series
Document Number: 2016-18070
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-08
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 certain specified targets ``specially designed'' for the production of tritium and related ``development'' and ``production'' technology under Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 0A521 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, 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, and other agencies as appropriate, 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. In this matter, the Department of Energy also concurred in the control imposed. 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application for NATO International Competitive Bidding
Document Number: 2016-17947
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
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.
In the Matter of: Donald V. Bernardo, a/k/a Don Bernardo, 8930 Houston Ridge Road, Charlotte, NC 28277; Order
Document Number: 2016-17681
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
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: 2016-17506
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule implements changes described in a proposed rule that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published on June 17, 2015. Specifically, this final rule describes how articles the President has determined 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) are now controlled under the Commerce Control List (CCL). The affected Category XIV articles consist primarily of dissemination, detection, and protection ``equipment'' and related articles, such as production and test ``equipment,'' and are controlled under new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 1A607, 1B607, 1C607, 1D607, and 1E607, as added to the CCL by this final rule. The affected Category XVIII articles consist primarily of tooling, production ``equipment,'' test and evaluation ``equipment,'' test models, and related articles and are controlled under new ECCNs 6B619, 6D619 and 6E619, as added to the CCL by this final rule. This final rule is one in a series of rules describing how various types of articles that the President has determined no longer warrant control on the USML, as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative, are controlled on the CCL in accordance with the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This final rule is being published by BIS in conjunction with a final rule from the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, which amends the list of articles controlled by USML Categories XIV and XVIII. The citations in this BIS rule to USML Categories XIV and XVIII reflect the amendments contained in the Department of State's rule. The revisions made by BIS in this rule are part of Commerce's retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order 13563 completed in August 2011.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17695
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee: Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-17694
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Renewing Order Temporarily Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2016-16567
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2016-16365
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
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 a Presidential notice extending an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and also to remove one obsolete citation. This is a procedural rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR to make them current and to avoid confusion. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.
Information Systems; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-15638
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Temporary General License: Extension of Validity
Document Number: 2016-15228
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
On March 24, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule, Temporary General License. The March 24 final rule created a temporary general license that restored, for a specified time period, the licensing requirements and policies under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) as of March 7, 2016, to two entities (ZTE Corporation and ZTE Kangxun) that were added to the Entity List on March 8, 2016. At this time, the U.S. Government has decided to extend the temporary general license until August 30, 2016. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of June 30, 2016, and to substitute the date of August 30, 2016. This final rule makes no other changes to the EAR.
Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorization in the People's Republic of China: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-14902
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-23
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 Validated End-User (VEU) list for the People's Republic of China by updating the list of eligible items and destinations (facilities) for VEU Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR to remove an existing ``eligible destination'' (facility); add a building to an existing address at one of AMD's already approved facilities to which eligible items may be exported, reexported or transferred (in-country); and reflect the recent removal of an existing ``eligible item'' from the Commerce Control List (CCL).
Guidance on Charging and Penalty Determinations in Settlement of Administrative Enforcement Cases
Document Number: 2016-14770
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule revises the Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) guidance regarding administrative enforcement cases based on violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The rule rewrites that guidance in the EAR, setting forth the factors that the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) 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 final rule does not apply to alleged violations of regulations concerning restrictive trade practices and boycotts, which would continue to be subject to the guidance.
In the Matter of: Dennis Haag, 3940 County Line Road, Lenox, MI 48050; Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2016-14744
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Addition of Certain Persons and Removal of Certain Persons From the Entity List
Document Number: 2016-14515
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-eight persons under thirty-one entries to the Entity List. The twenty-eight 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 twenty-eight persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Afghanistan, Austria, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, Panama, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). This final rule also removes three entities from the Entity List under the destinations of Finland, Pakistan and Turkey as the result of requests for removal received by BIS pursuant to the section of the EAR used for requesting removal or modification of an Entity List entity and the End-User Review Committee's (ERC) review of the information provided in the removal requests.
Revisions to the Unverified List (UVL)
Document Number: 2016-14514
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
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 thirty-six (36) persons to the Unverified List (the ``Unverified List'' or UVL), and adding an additional address for one (1) person currently listed on the UVL. The 36 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. A new address is added for one current UVL person as BIS has determined that this person has changed its registered address.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Import Certificate
Document Number: 2016-13608
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
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; Delivery Verification Procedure for Imports
Document Number: 2016-13607
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
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.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-13402
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-13398
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Iraq Reconstruction License
Document Number: 2016-13397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposes to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. The action, if published in final form, would further the objectives of the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative that directs BIS and other federal agencies to streamline regulations and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public. Specifically, the SIRL is outdated and seldom used by exporters, who now have more efficient options for exports and reexports to Iraq and transfers (in-country) in Iraq. This rule also makes conforming changes.
Implementation of the February 2015 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions and the June 2015 AG Plenary Understandings
Document Number: 2016-13271
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
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 February 2015 Australia Group (AG) intersessional implementation meeting, and later adopted pursuant to the AG silent approval procedure, and the understandings reached at the June 2015 AG Plenary meeting. This rule amends three Commerce Control List (CCL) entries to reflect the February 2015 intersessional recommendations that were adopted by the AG. Specifically, this rule amends the CCL entry that controls chemical precursors by adding the chemical diethylamine (C.A.S. 109-89-7), which was not previously identified on the AG's ``Chemical Weapons Precursors'' common control list. This rule also amends the CCL entry that controls certain human and zoonotic pathogens and toxins by adding two viruses that were not previously identified on the AG ``List of Human and Animal Pathogens and Toxins for Export Control'' and by updating the nomenclature of certain viruses that were already identified on this AG common control list. In addition, this rule amends the CCL entry that controls equipment capable of handling biological materials to reflect the AG intersessional updates to the controls on biocontainment chambers, isolators, and biological safety cabinets and the controls on aerosol inhalation equipment described on the AG ``Control List of Dual-Use Biological Equipment and Related Technology and Software.'' Consistent with the understandings adopted at the June 2015 AG Plenary meeting, this rule also amends the CCL entry that controls equipment capable of handling biological materials by updating the controls on freeze-drying (lyophilization) equipment. Finally, this rule amends the EAR to reflect the addition of Angola and Burma as States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and also amends the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR) to reflect the addition of these two countries as States Parties.
Revisions to Definitions in the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2016-12734
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This final rule is part of the Administration's Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative. The Initiative will enhance U.S. national and economic security, facilitate compliance with export controls, update the controls, and further the goal of reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on U.S. exporters. As part of this effort, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), in publishing this rule, makes revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include certain definitions to enhance clarity and consistency with terms also found in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which is administered by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), or that DDTC expects to publish in proposed rules. This final rule also revises the Scope part of the EAR to update and clarify application of controls to electronically transmitted and stored technology and software, including by way of cloud computing. DDTC is concurrently publishing comparable amendments to certain ITAR definitions for the same reasons. Finally, this rule makes conforming changes to related provisions.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-12301
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-12300
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Removal of Short Supply License Requirements on Exports of Crude Oil
Document Number: 2016-11047
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-12
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 remove the short supply license requirements that, prior to the entry into force of the ``Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016'' on December 18, 2015, applied to exports of crude oil from the United States. Specifically, this rule removes the Commerce Control List (CCL) entry and the corresponding short supply provisions in the EAR that required a license from BIS to export crude oil from the United States. This rule also amends certain other EAR provisions to reflect the removal of these short supply license requirements. The changes made by this rule are intended to bring the provisions of the EAR into full compliance with the act, which mandates that, apart from certain exemptions specified therein, ``no official of the Federal Government shall impose or enforce any restriction on the export of crude oil.'' Consistent with the exceptions in the act, exports of crude oil continue to require authorization from BIS to embargoed or sanctioned countries or persons and to persons subject to a denial of export privileges.
In the Matter of: Ali Khanaman Mohammadi, 7 Bascom Street, Irvine, CA 92612; Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2016-10927
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Special Priorities Assistance
Document Number: 2016-09987
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
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.
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-09528
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2016-08920
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Order Denying Export Privileges
Document Number: 2016-08919
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08379
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Information Systems, Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08373
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08372
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2016-08371
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Reporting for Calendar Year 2015 on Offsets Agreements Related to Sales of Defense Articles or Defense Services to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms
Document Number: 2016-08078
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
This notice is to remind the public that U.S. firms are required to report annually to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) information on contracts for the sale of defense articles or defense services to foreign countries or foreign firms that are subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. U.S. firms are also required to report annually to Commerce information on offsets transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments for which offsets credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. This year, such reports must include relevant information from calendar year 2015 and must be submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2016.
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2015 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements
Document Number: 2016-07601
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
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 2015 Plenary in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and the April 2015 Technical Experts Meeting (TEM) in Bern, Switzerland. This final rule makes conforming changes to correlate the Commerce Control List (CCL) (Supplement No. 1 to Part 774 of the EAR) and other EAR provisions with the current MTCR Annex. This final rule revises six Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) to implement the changes that were agreed to at the meetings and to better align the MT controls on the CCL with the MTCR Annex. In addition, this final rule makes a change to MT licensing policy to be consistent with the MTCR Annex General Minimum Software Note and the MTCR Annex General Technology Note that specify that a license for MT controlled items should also authorize certain minimum ``software'' and ``technology.'' This final rule also adds a new paragraph to the section of the EAR that specifies which changes to a license are considered ``non- material.'' This amendment will facilitate this rule's revised MT licensing policy, which will apply to all licenses for MT controlled items, except when excluded by a license condition.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07380
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security