Industry and Security Bureau April 18, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Technical Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations Based Upon a Systematic Review of the CCL
Document Number: E8-8302
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make various technical corrections and clarifications to the EAR as a result of a systematic review of the Commerce Control List (CCL) that was conducted by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). This rule is the first phase of the regulatory implementation of the results of a review of the CCL that was conducted by BIS starting in 2007. The BIS CCL review benefited from input received from BIS's Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) and comments that were received from the interested public in response to the publication of a BIS notice of inquiry on July 17, 2007 (72 FR 39052).
Conforming Changes to Certain End-User/End-Use Based Controls in the EAR; Clarification of the Term “Transfer” and Related Terms as Used in the EAR
Document Number: E8-8197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposes to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by making conforming changes in certain end-user/end-use controls in the EAR to ensure that the terminology used to describe each type of end-user/end-use control is consistent, to the fullest extent possible, with the terminology in other such controls in the EAR. The proposed amendments would clarify that a party cannot proceed with an export, reexport, or transfer (in- country) that is in transit at the time the party is informed by BIS that a license is required (in accordance with certain end-user/end-use controls in the EAR), unless that party first obtains a license from BIS authorizing the completion of the transaction. These proposed changes to part 744 are intended to enhance the ability of BIS to stop items subject to the EAR, including items not on the Commerce Control List, from being exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) when there is an unacceptable risk that such items will be used in, or diverted to, any of the proliferation activities specified in Sec. Sec. 744.2, 744.3, 744.4 and 744.6 of the EAR. This rule also proposes to amend the EAR by revising the definition of the term ``transfer'' and certain related terms, to provide greater clarity regarding these provisions.