Request for Public Comments on the Utilization Rate of Export Licenses Issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security
A significant percentage of the export licenses issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) appear to be unused or used for less than the quantity or value limits authorized by the license. BIS seeks public comment to help it ascertain the reasons for such lack of use or under use. BIS is particularly interested in whether characteristics of the export license application review process induce applicants to apply for greater authorizations than they need and, if such is the case, any costs associated with such applications.
Removal and Modification of Certain Entries From the Entity List: Persons Removed or Modified Based on ERC Annual Review
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing two persons from the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744). These persons are being removed from the Entity List because of determinations made by the United States Government during the annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC). This rule also makes a clarification for two persons that were listed on the Entity List prior to this rule being published to revise the addresses provided for these listed persons or add an address. These two listed persons were listed under addresses in more than one country. This rule removes one of the addresses for each of these entities. The Entity List 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Chemical Weapons Convention Amendment: End-Use Certificates, Advanced Notifications and Annual Reports
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.