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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19517
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Industry and Security Bureau
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-28534
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States
Document Number: 2011-28057
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding fifteen persons to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of section 744.11 of the EAR. The 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 fifteen persons will be listed under the following four destinations on the Entity List: China, Hong Kong, Iran and Singapore. The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to parties 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.
President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27821
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Commerce Control List
Document Number: 2011-27753
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Commerce Control List
Document Number: 2011-27751
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27017
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-27013
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Membership of the Bureau of Industry and Security Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2011-26740
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce (DOC), announce 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.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Editorial Correction to the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2011-24229
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule corrects reference and typographical errors in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The corrections are editorial in nature and do not affect license requirements. In addition to the editorial corrections, this rule adds new definitions to the EAR that were inadvertently not incorporated by a previous rule.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: 2011-24227
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the citation to the President's Notice of August 12, 2011 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations.
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2011-24172
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee (MIC), co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of the proposed disposal levels of materials for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Materials Plan. The role of the MIC is to advise the National Defense Stockpile Manager on the projected domestic and foreign economic effects of all acquisitions and disposals of materials from the stockpile. Public comments are an important element of the Committee's market impact review process.
Implementation of a Decision Adopted Under the Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Silent Approval Procedures in 2010 and Related Editorial Amendments
Document Number: 2011-22677
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement a decision based on a proposal that was discussed at the 2010 Australia Group (AG) Plenary and adopted under the AG intersessional silent approval procedures in November 2010. Specifically, this rule amends the Commerce Control List (CCL) entry in the EAR that controls human and zoonotic pathogens and ``toxins,'' consistent with the intersessional changes to the AG's ``List of Biological Agents for Export Control.'' First, this rule clarifies the scope of the AG- related controls in the EAR that apply to ``South American haemorrhagic fever (Sabia, Flexal, Guanarito)'' and ``Pulmonary and renal syndrome- haemorrhagic fever viruses (Seoul, Dobrava, Puumala, Sin Nombre)'' by revising the list of viruses in this CCL entry to remove these two fevers and replace them with ten viral causative agents for the fevers. These changes are intended to more clearly identify the causative agents that are of concern for purposes of the controls maintained by the AG. Second, this rule alphabetizes and renumbers the list of viruses in this CCL entry, consistent with the 2010 intersessional changes to the AG control list. Finally, this rule makes an editorial change to the CCL entry that controls human and zoonotic pathogens and ``toxins.'' To assist exporters to more easily identify the bacteria and ``toxins'' that are controlled under this CCL entry, this rule alphabetizes and renumbers the lists of bacteria and ``toxins'' in the entry.
Export Administration Regulations: Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Timor-Leste
Document Number: 2011-22678
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Netherlands Antilles dissolved on October 10, 2010. This rule removes the Netherlands Antilles from all places where it is mentioned in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), e.g., the Commerce Country Chart, the Country Groups, and License Exception APP. Cura[ccedil]ao and Sint Maarten (the Dutch two-fifths of the island of Saint Martin) became semi-autonomous entities within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Therefore, Cura[ccedil]ao and Sint Maarten are added to the Commerce Country Chart. The territories and dependencies of a country are treated as the parent country under the EAR. Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius now fall under the direct administration of the Netherlands. Therefore, these dependencies are treated like the Netherlands and will not be listed on the Commerce Country Chart. This rule also revises the name ``East Timor'' to read ``Timor- Leste'' throughout the EAR, because this is the proper name of the country.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-22479
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: 2011-21646
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) seeks public comments on the effect of existing foreign policy- based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations. BIS requests comments to comply with the requirements of Section 6 of the Export Administration Act (EAA) which requires BIS to consult with industry on the effect of such controls and report to Congress the results of that consultation. 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.
President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21649
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21403
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Transportation and Related Equipment; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21401
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States to the Entity List; and Implementation of Additional Changes From the Annual Review of the Entity List
Document Number: 2011-20602
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding fifteen persons under twenty entries to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of section 744.11 of the EAR. The persons being 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 under the following six destinations on the Entity List: Cyprus, Greece, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom (U.K.). In addition, this rule amends the EAR to implement modifications to the Entity List on the basis of the annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC), which the ERC conducts to determine if any entities on the Entity List should be removed or modified. This rule implements the results of the annual review for entities located in Syria. Lastly, this rule makes a clarification to an existing entry located in China to clarify the relationship of a listed alias to the existing entry and to provide additional information on the alias.
Retrospective Regulatory Review Under E.O. 13563
Document Number: 2011-19947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, is currently engaged in the Export Control Reform Initiative, which will fundamentally reform the U.S. export control system. Retrospective review of the regulations administered by BIS is an essential aspect of the Export Control Reform Initiative. In addition to this effort, and pursuant to President Obama's direction in Executive Order 13563, BIS is conducting a retrospective review of portions of the Export Administration Regulations, Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations, Additional Protocol Regulations, and National Defense Industrial Base Regulations to determine how they might be clarified or streamlined to be more effective or less burdensome. Through this notice of inquiry, BIS seeks public comments on how it should undertake its retrospective review of regulations.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee;
Document Number: 2011-16665
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States
Document Number: 2011-16165
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding eight persons to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to part 744) on the basis of section 744.11 of the EAR. The 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 eight persons will be listed under the following three destinations on the Entity List: France, Iran and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to parties 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.
Revision to the Validated End-User Authorization for CSMC Technologies Corporation in the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 2011-16156
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the validated end-user authorization for CSMC Technologies Corporation (CSMC) in the People's Republic of China (PRC) by adding an item to the list of items that may be exported, reexported, or transferred (in- country) to CSMC's eligible destinations under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU).
Export Controls for High Performance Computers: Wassenaar Arrangement Agreement Implementation for ECCN 4A003 and Revisions to License Exception APP
Document Number: 2011-15842
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule revises the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement's List of Dual Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar List) maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA) at the December 2009 WA Plenary Meeting (the Plenary) that relate to Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 4A003. These changes agreed to at the Plenary pertain to raising the Adjusted Peak Performance (APP) for digital computers in ECCN 4A003. In accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 1998, the President's report for High Performance Computers was sent to Congress on February 7, 2011, to identify and set forth a justification for the new APP. This rule also makes corresponding revisions to License Exception APP, the de minimis rule, and post shipment verification reporting requirements in the EAR. Additionally, this rule moves Albania and Croatia from Computer Tier 3 to Computer Tier 1 in the section of the EAR dedicated to export control requirements for high performance computers. The Administration believes Albania and Croatia are eligible to be treated as Computer Tier 1 countries because their governments have made the necessary reforms to allow the countries to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and have adopted accepted global standards in export controls.
Export Control Reform Initiative: Strategic Trade Authorization License Exception
Document Number: 2011-14705
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule adds a new license exception to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that authorizes the export, reexport, and transfer (in-country) of specified items to destinations that pose relatively low risk that those items will be used for a purpose that license requirements are designed to prevent. Use of the exception is conditioned upon the creation and exchange by the parties to the transaction of notifications and statements designed to provide assurance against diversion of such items to other destinations. The exception is only relevant to exports, reexports, and transfers for which a license is required under the EAR. Thus, if the EAR do not impose an obligation to apply for and receive a license before exporting, reexporting, or transferring an item subject to the EAR, STA is not relevant to the transaction. The exception does not alter any of the General Prohibitions in the EAR against unlicensed exports, reexports, or transfers to proscribed end users, end uses, or destinations. This rule, has been cleared by several departments, including Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Justice. This rule is part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative, undertaken as a result of the fundamental review of the U.S. export control system that the President announced in August 2009.
Wassenaar Arrangement 2010 Plenary Agreements Implementation: Commerce Control List, Definitions, Reports; Correction
Document Number: 2011-14667
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This document corrects errors in a final rule published by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Federal Register on Friday, May 20, 2011 that revised the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by amending entries for certain items that are controlled for national security reasons in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Parts I & II, 6, 7, 8, and 9; adding and amending definitions to the EAR; and revising reporting requirements. That final rule contained errors concerning radial ball bearings, as well as editorial mistakes.
President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration, Notice of Open Meeting; Correction: Meeting Time and Agenda
Document Number: 2011-13582
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Publicly Available Mass Market Encryption Software and Other Specified Publicly Available Encryption Software in Object Code
Document Number: 2010-32803
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is removing from the scope of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) ``publicly available'' mass market encryption object code software with a symmetric key length greater than 64-bits, and ``publicly available'' encryption object code classified under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 5D002 on the Commerce Control List when the corresponding source code meets the criteria specified under License Exception TSU. This change is being made pursuant to a determination by BIS that, because there are no regulatory restrictions on making such software ``publicly available,'' and because, once it is ``publicly available,'' by definition it is available for download by any end user without restriction, removing it from the jurisdiction of the EAR will have no effect on export control policy. This action will not result in the decontrol of source code classified under ECCN 5D002, but it will result in a simplification of the regulatory provisions for publicly available mass market software and specified encryption software in object code.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-33222
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-33220
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Yuri I. Montgomery, Respondent; Final Decision and Order
Document Number: 2010-32563
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Export Control Modernization: Strategic Trade Authorization License Exception
Document Number: 2010-32441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This document corrects a typographical error in the address for submitting e-mail comments that appeared in a proposed rule, ``Export Control Modernization: Strategic Trade Authorization License Exception,'' published on December 9, 2010.
Implementation of Additional Changes From the Annual Review of the Entity List
Document Number: 2010-31653
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement additional changes to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of the annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC). The changes from the annual review will be implemented in three rules. The first rule published on May 28, 2010 (75 FR 29884) implemented the results of the annual review for listed entities located in Canada, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The second rule, published today, implements the results of the annual review for entities located in China and Russia. This rule removes five entities from the Entity List under Russia and makes twenty-one modifications to the Entity List (consisting of modifications to eighteen Chinese entries and three Russian entries currently on the Entity List) by adding additional addresses, aliases and/or clarifying the names for these twenty-one entities. The third rule, which will likely be published in early 2011, will implement the remaining results of the annual review. 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 and that availability of license exceptions in such transactions is limited.
Updated Statements of Legal Authority To Reflect Continuation of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 12938
Document Number: 2010-31488
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to replace citations to the President's Notice of November 6, 2009, Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, with citation to the President's Notice of November 4, 2010 on the same subject. This rule also updates the authority citation for one executive order to reflect the compilation of that executive order into title 3 of the CFR. BIS is making these changes to keep the CFR's legal authority citations for the EAR current.
Export Control Modernization: Strategic Trade Authorization License Exception
Document Number: 2010-30968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This proposed rule would add a new license exception to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The exception would allow exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of specified items to destinations that pose little risk of unauthorized use of those items. To provide assurance against diversion to unauthorized destinations, transactions under this license exception would be subject to notification, destination control statement and consignee statement requirements. This proposed rule is part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative undertaken as a result of the fundamental review of the U.S. export control system announced by the President in August 2009.
Commerce Control List: Revising Descriptions of Items and Foreign Availability
Document Number: 2010-30966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
As part of the President's export control reform initiative, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) seeks public comments on how the descriptions of items controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) could be more clear and positive and ``tiered'' in a manner consistent with the control criteria the Administration has developed as part of the reform effort. The request for comments on how items on the CCL could be tiered includes a request for comments on the degree to which a controlled item provides the United States with a critical, substantial, or significant military or intelligence advantage; and the availability of the item outside certain groups of countries.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Technical Data Letter of Explanation
Document Number: 2010-30359
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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; Five-Year Records Retention Requirement for Export Transactions and Boycott Actions
Document Number: 2010-30332
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29819
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Simplified Network Application Processing System, On-Line Registration and Account Maintenance
Document Number: 2010-29482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is proposing to implement an on-line registration process for obtaining an account to submit license applications and similar documents electronically. The current registration process requires paper and facsimile submissions. This proposed rule sets forth the information that parties registering on-line would be required to provide to BIS and sets forth the duties that registered parties would have with respect to keeping information in their accounts current.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Anvik Technologies Sdn. Bhd., a/k/a Anvik Technologies; Babak Jafarpour, a/k/a Bob Jefferson
Document Number: 2010-29327
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Impact of Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention on Commercial Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals, Including Production of Schedule 1 Chemicals as Intermediates, Through Calendar Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-28689
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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 2010. BIS reminds the public that the CWC, CWCIA, or CWCR have potential impacts on commercial activities whenever Schedule 1 chemicals (e.g., nitrogen mustards) are intermediates in the synthesis of other chemicals, not just when the Schedule 1 chemicals are end products. The purpose of this notice of inquiry is to collect information to assist BIS in its preparation of the annual certification to the Congress, which 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.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-27516
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Amendment to Existing Validated End-User Authorization in the People's Republic of China: Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
Document Number: 2010-27517
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In this action, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove one facility from the list of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) facilities that are authorized to receive certain items in the People's Republic of China (PRC) under SMIC's validated end-user (VEU) authorization. Specifically, BIS removes Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (Cension) from SMIC's list of approved VEU facilities in the PRC due to a material change at SMIC. This amendment is not the result of prohibited activities by Cension or by SMIC, nor does it establish any new license requirements or more restrictive licensing policies for exports, reexports or transfers (in- country) of items to the facility identified in this rule; license requirements set forth in the EAR continue to apply to this facility.