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

Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: E7-23249
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-30
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 October 27, 2006 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction with the President's Notice of November 8, 2007 on the same subject, replace public law citations with United States Code citations, and remove outdated citations and to add one previously omitted citation. BIS is making these changes to keep the CFR legal authority citations for the EAR current and to comply with the Office of the Federal Register policy of using United States Code citations for statutory provisions that have been encoded into the United States Code. This rule makes no changes to the text of the EAR.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Export and Reexport Controls for Iraq
Document Number: E7-22998
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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; Procedures for Acceptance or Rejection of a Rated Order
Document Number: E7-22993
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
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.
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E7-22616
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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: E7-22615
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
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 During Calendar Year 2007
Document Number: E7-22386
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
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, through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations, has had on commercial activities involving ``Schedule 1'' chemicals during calendar year 2007. 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 Chemical Weapons Convention.
Expanded Licensing Jurisdiction for QRS11 Micromachined Angular Rate Sensors
Document Number: E7-21840
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the transfer of licensing jurisdiction for QRS11-00100-100/101 and the QRS11-00050-443/ 569 Micromachined Angular Rate Sensors from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce (see Public Notice 5823, published in 72 FR 31452-31453, June 7, 2007) when the QRS11-00100-100/101 is integrated into a primary instrument system for use on civil aircraft or is exported solely for integration into such a system, or when the QRS11- 00050-443/569 is integrated into an automatic flight control system of the type described in ECCN 7A994 or aircraft of the type described in ECCN 9A991 that incorporates such systems, or are exported solely for integration into such a system.
December 2006 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Agreement Implementation: Categories 1, 2, 3, 5 Part I, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of the Commerce Control List; Wassenaar Reporting Requirements; Definitions; and Statement of Understanding on Source Code
Document Number: E7-21247
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies items subject to Department of Commerce export controls. 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), and Statements of Understanding 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). The Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. To harmonize with the changes to the Wassenaar List, this rule revises the EAR by amending certain entries that are controlled for national security reasons in Categories 1, 2, 3, 5 Part I (telecommunications), 6, 7, 8, and 9; and adding new entries to the Commerce Control List (CCL), amending EAR Definitions, as well as adding new definitions to the EAR, and adding a new Statement of Understanding on source code. The purpose of this final rule is to make the necessary changes to the CCL, definitions of terms used in the EAR, and Wassenaar reporting requirements to implement Wassenaar List revisions that were agreed upon in the December 2006 Wassenaar Arrangement Plenary Meeting. This rule also adds and expands unilateral U.S. export controls and national security export controls on certain items to make them consistent with the amendments made to implement the Wassenaar Arrangement's decisions. In addition, this rule removes the remaining references to ``Composite Theoretical Performance (CTP)'' and ``Millions of Theoretical Operations Per Second (MTOPS)'' in the EAR, which is consistent with agreements made by the Wassenaar Arrangement with regard to microprocessors.