Industry and Security Bureau June 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-3115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Revisions and Clarification of Export and Reexport Controls for the People's Republic of China (PRC); New Authorization Validated End-User; Revision of Import Certificate and PRC End-User Statement Requirements
Document Number: E7-11588
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-19
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 and clarify U.S. licensing requirements and licensing policy on exports and reexports of items to the People's Republic of China (PRC). BIS published a revised policy and related amendments in proposed form in the Federal Register with a request for comments. This final rule establishes a control, based on knowledge of a ``military end-use,'' on exports and reexports to the PRC of certain items on the Commerce Control List (CCL) that otherwise do not require a license to the PRC. It also includes a revision to the license application review policy for items destined for the PRC that are controlled on the CCL for reasons of national security, and revises the license review policy for items controlled for reasons of chemical and biological weapons proliferation, nuclear nonproliferation, and missile technology for export to the PRC, requiring that applications involving such items be reviewed in conjunction with the revised national security licensing policy. This rule also creates a new authorization for ``validated end-users'' to which specified items may be exported or reexported without a license. Validated end-users will be placed on a list in the EAR after review and approval by the United States Government. The process for such review is also set forth in this final rule. This rule also revises the circumstances in which End-User Statements, issued by the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), must be obtained, requiring them for transactions that both require a license to the PRC for any reason and (for most exports) exceed a total value of $50,000. This final rule also includes other minor corrections and conforming amendments.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Approval of Triangular Transactions Involving Commodities Covered by a U.S. Import Certificate
Document Number: E7-11373
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-13
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Five-Year Record Retention Period
Document Number: E7-11372
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-13
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Cirrus Electronics LLC et al.
Document Number: 07-2899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Amendment to General Order No. 3: Expansion of the General Order and Addition of Certain Persons
Document Number: E7-11126
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security is revising the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by amending a general order published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2006 and later amended on September 6, 2006 to add nine additional persons. The general order imposed a license requirement for exports and reexports of all items subject to the EAR where the transaction involved Mayrow General Trading (``Mayrow'') or entities related, as specified in that general order. The order also prohibited the use of License Exceptions for exports or reexports of any items subject to the EAR involving such entities. This rule will expand the general order and add sixteen additional persons to it. Pursuant to the expansion, the general order will cover: (i) Persons regarding whom the U.S. Government possesses information of affiliation or relationship to Mayrow; and (ii) other persons regarding whom the U.S. Government possesses information concerning the acquisition or attempted acquisition of commodities capable of being used to construct IEDs, as well as persons who are related to or affiliated with such persons. The order will apply to persons specifically listed who fit within either of these two groups. To reflect this expansion, this rule will update the heading of the general order to use the term ``persons''. In total, pursuant to this expansion, this rule will add the following sixteen persons to the general order, listed in alphabetical order: Al-Faris; Ali Akbar Yahya; Amir Mohammad Zahedi; EKT Electronics; Encyclopedia Electronics Center; Frank Lam; GBNTT; Majid Seif; Mohammed Katranji; Neda Industrial Group; Nedayeh Micron Electronics; Sayed-Ali Hosseini; Speedy Electronics Ltd.; United Sources Industrial Enterprises; Vast Solution Sdn Bhd.; and Y-Sing Components Limited.
Additional Corrections to the Rule That Implemented the New Formula for Calculating Computer Performance: Adjusted Peak Performance (APP) in Weighted TeraFLOPS
Document Number: E7-11016
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule makes changes to regulations implementing the new formula for calculating computer Adjusted Peak Performance in Weighted TeraFLOPS. This rule corrects the availability of the license exception for technology and software under restriction for specified ``software'' and ``technology'' for computers. These additional changes are intended to correct the scope of the license exception in certain Export Control Classification Numbers that were unintentionally narrowed by the rule published on March 22, 2007. In addition, this rule corrects a reference to a nonexistent Export Control Classification Number found in specified ``technology'' for computers.
Authorization To Impose License Requirements for Exports or Reexports to Entities Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States
Document Number: E7-10788
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations) provides notice to the public that certain exports and reexports 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. This proposed rule would expand the scope of reasons for which BIS may add parties to the Entity List. This proposed rule would also amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to state explicitly that a party listed on the Entity List has a right to request that its listing be removed or modified and would set procedures for addressing such requests.
Deemed Export Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 07-2786
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau