Addition and Removal of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States; Removal of Persons Based on ERC Annual Review and Removal Requests; and Entry Modified for Purposes of Clarification
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding thirteen additional persons to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of Section 744.11 of the EAR. The persons that are added to the Entity List have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. This rule also amends the Export Administration Regulations by removing three persons from the Entity List. BIS removes one of the three persons from the Entity List as a result of a determination made by the United States Government during the annual review of the Entity List conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC). The two remaining persons are removed from the Entity List in response to a request for removal. Finally,
Implementation of the 2008 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions; Additions to the List of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the 2008 Australia Group (AG) intersessional decisions, which were recommended at the Intersessional Implementation Meeting held at The Hague on October 8-9, 2008, and adopted under the AG intersessional silent approval procedures in December 2008. This final rule amends the EAR to reflect changes to the AG ``Control List of Dual-Use Chemical Manufacturing Facilities and Equipment and Related Technology and Software'' affecting valves and toxic gas monitoring systems. Consistent with these changes, this rule expands the EAR controls on valves to include those having contact surfaces lined with certain ceramic materials. In addition, this rule clarifies the types of dedicated detecting components that are subject to the EAR controls on toxic gas monitoring systems and expands these controls to include dedicated software for such systems.
Authorization Validated End-User (VEU): List of Approved End-Users and Respective Eligible Items for India
In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the initial list of end-users for India approved to receive exports, reexports and transfers of certain items under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). Specifically, this rule amends the EAR to authorize one VEU in India and identify the respective eligible items for export and reexport to that VEU's facilities.