National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Increasing the Proposed Fiscal Year 2008 Disposal Level for Beryllium Metal
This notice is to advise the public that the National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee, co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State, is seeking public comments on the potential market impact of increasing the National Defense Stockpile's proposed Fiscal Year 2008 Annual Materials Plan disposal level for beryllium metal.
Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private Sector Members
Six Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) advise the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the administration of those controls. The TACs are composed of representatives from industry and Government representing diverse points of view on the concerns of the exporting community. Industry representatives are selected from firms producing a broad range of goods, technologies, and software presently controlled for national security, non-proliferation, foreign policy, and short supply reasons or that are proposed for such controls, balanced to the extent possible among large and small firms. TAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve terms of not more than four consecutive years. The membership reflects the Department's commitment to attaining balance and diversity. TAC members must obtain secret-level clearances prior to appointment. These clearances are necessary so that members may be permitted access to the classified information needed to formulate recommendations to the Department of Commerce. Each TAC meets approximately 4 times per year. Members of the Committees will not be compensated for their services. The six TACs are responsible for advising the Department of Commerce on the technical parameters for export controls and the administration of those controls within the following areas: Information Systems TAC: Control List Categories 3 (electronics), 4 (computers), and 5 (telecommunications and information security); Materials TAC: Control List Category 1 (materials, chemicals, microorganisms, and toxins); Materials Processing Equipment TAC: Control List Category 2 (materials processing); Regulations and Procedures TAC: The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and procedures for implementing the EAR; Sensors and Instrumentation TAC: Control List Category 6 (sensors and lasers); Transportation and Related Equipment TAC; Control List Categories 7 (navigation and avionics), 8 (marine), and 9 (propulsion systems, space vehicles, and related equipment). To respond to this recruitment notice, please send a copy of your resume to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yspringer@bis.doc.gov. Deadline: This Notice of Recruitment will be open for one year from its date of publication in the Federal Register.
Request for Public Comments on a Systematic Review of the Commerce Control List
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is soliciting comments from the public regarding the Commerce Control List (CCL) in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). BIS has already requested that its Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) review the CCL and recommend potential changes to BIS. BIS believes that it would also be beneficial to allow interested members of the public to submit comments regarding the CCL.
Antiboycott Penalty Guidelines
This rule sets forth BIS policy concerning voluntary self- disclosures of violations of part 760 (Restrictive Trade Practices or Boycotts) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and violations of part 762 (Recordkeeping) of the EAR that relate to part 760. This rule also sets forth the factors that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) considers when deciding whether to pursue administrative charges or settle allegations of such violations as well as the factors that BIS considers when deciding what level of penalty to seek in administrative antiboycott cases.
Export Licensing Jurisdiction for Microelectronic Circuits
This rule provides clarifying guidance for distinguishing the export and reexport licensing jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State from that of the U.S. Department of Commerce concerning microelectronic circuits. In this same issue of the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with respect to radiation-hardened microelectronic circuits in Category XV(d) of the United States Munitions List (USML). The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing this rule to assist readers of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in evaluating agency licensing jurisdiction over microelectronic circuits while taking into account the new standard in Category XV(d) of the USML.
Addition of Entities to the Entity List
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to add five (5) entities located in Iran to the Entity List. The Entity List is a compilation of end-users that present an unacceptable risk of using or diverting certain items to activities related to weapons of mass destruction. BIS requires a license for most exports or reexports to these entities and maintains the Entity List to inform the public of these license requirements.
Revision to the Unverified List-Guidance as to “Red Flags”
On June 14, 2002, the Bureau of Industry and Security (``BIS'') published a notice in the Federal Register that set forth a list of persons in foreign countries who were parties to past export transactions where pre-license checks or post-shipment verifications could not be conducted for reasons outside the control of the U.S. Government (``Unverified List''). Additionally, on July 16, 2004, BIS published a notice in the Federal Register that advised exporters that the Unverified List would also include persons in foreign countries who are parties to transactions where BIS is not able to verify the existence or authenticity of the end-user, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or other party to the transaction and persons affiliated with a person on the Unverified List by virtue of ownership, control, position of responsibility, or other affiliation or connection in the conduct of trade or business. These notices advised exporters that the involvement of a listed person as a party to a proposed transaction constitutes a ``red flag'' as described in the guidance set forth in Supplement No. 3 to 15 CFR part 732, requiring heightened scrutiny by the exporter before proceeding with such a transaction. This notice adds three entities to the Unverified List. The entities are: Al Minzal Medical Equipment & Instruments, P.O. Box 31107, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; JSC Chop Vityaz-S, 146 Unikh Pionerov Ave, Samara, Russia; Sistem Dizayners Co., APA: 2 NO.: 60, Merdanov Gardashlari St., Baku, Azerbaijan.