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Addition to the List of Validated End-Users: Advanced Micro Devices China, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-11024
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-10
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 add an end-user to the list of validated end-users in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) of certain items to three facilities of this end-user are now authorized under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU).
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-10027
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-9156
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-9155
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2009 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements
Document Number: 2010-8919
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to reflect changes to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex that were agreed to by MTCR member countries at the November 2009 Plenary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition, this rule corrects an error published in a final rule on December 10, 2009 (74 FR 65662).
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 2010-8297
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Issuance of Electronic Documents and Related Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-7639
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule enables BIS to eliminate the paper versions of most export and reexport licenses, notices of denial of license applications, notices of return of a license application without action, notices of results of classification requests, License Exception AGR notification results, and encryption review request results. This rule also changes certain recordkeeping requirements associated with the elimination of paper documents. BIS is making these changes to reduce mailing costs and to free up staff time currently devoted to mailing these documents for use in other tasks.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Aqua-Loop Cooling Towers, Co.
Document Number: 2010-7439
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Bob Rahimzadeh
Document Number: 2010-7437
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-6605
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
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: 2010-6604
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-6602
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations To Enhance U.S. Homeland Security: Addition of Three Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) and License Review Policy
Document Number: 2010-6588
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by revising controls to advance U.S. homeland security and foreign policy interests. The revisions include language that should facilitate public understanding of how concealed object detection equipment is treated for purposes of U.S. Government export controls, in particular by detailing the technical parameters of concealed object detection equipment that is subject to the Export Administration Regulations. These amendments reflect issues identified by an interagency working group that is reviewing export control issues related to homeland security. The interagency working group is made up of representatives from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security and State. The purpose of the interagency working group is to ensure that appropriate export controls are in place to protect U.S. export control interests for homeland security related items, while at the same time facilitating the development, production and use of items that will enhance U.S. homeland security and the homeland security of key U.S. allies. To help accomplish these objectives, this rule adds three new entries to the Commerce Control List (CCL) to control certain concealed object detection equipment operating in the frequency range from 30 GHz to 3000 GHz and related software and technology. In addition, to facilitate the export and reexport of these items to certain trusted destinations and end-users, this rule adds new license review criteria to the EAR to create a presumption of approval for certain cooperating countries provided the items are being made to a government end-user or to a person designated by the government end-user pursuant to contract.
Wassenaar Arrangement 2008 Plenary Agreements Implementation: Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Parts I and II, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the Commerce Control List, Definitions, Reports; Correction
Document Number: 2010-6381
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register on Friday, December 11, 2009, that revised the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by amending entries for certain items that are controlled for national security reasons in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Part I (telecommunications), 5 Part II (information security), 6, 7, 8, and 9; adding new entries to the Commerce Control List, revising reporting requirements, and adding and amending EAR Definitions. That final rule contained errors that affected Export Control Classification Numbers 1A004 and 5A001. This document corrects these errors.
Implementation of Both the Understandings Reached at the 2009 Australia Group (AG) Plenary Meeting and a Decision Adopted Under the AG Intersessional Silent Approval Procedures
Document Number: 2010-6371
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the understandings reached at the September 2009 plenary meeting of the Australia Group (AG). This rule also amends the EAR to implement a decision recommended at the 2009 AG Plenary that was adopted under the AG intersessional silent approval procedures in October 2009.
Reporting on Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms for Calendar Year 2009
Document Number: 2010-6079
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This notice is to remind the public that U.S. firms are required to report annually to the Department of Commerce (Commerce) on contracts for the sale of defense-related items or defense-related services to foreign countries or foreign firms that are subject to offsets agreements exceeding $5,000,000 in value. U.S. firms are also required to report annually to Commerce on offsets transactions completed in performance of existing offsets commitments for which offsets credit of $250,000 or more has been claimed from the foreign representative. Such reports must be submitted to Commerce no later than June 15, 2010.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for Special Priorities Assistance
Document Number: 2010-5547
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-15
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; Defense Priorities and Allocations System
Document Number: 2010-5546
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-15
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; Short Supply Regulations, Petroleum (Crude Oil)
Document Number: 2010-5367
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-12
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.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Robert Kraaipoel
Document Number: 2010-5109
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Aviation Services International, B.V.
Document Number: 2010-5107
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Afshin Rezaei
Document Number: 2010-3994
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States
Document Number: 2010-3278
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding ten additional persons located in Hong Kong and Taiwan to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of Section 744.11 of the EAR. These 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.
Revisions to License Exception GOV To Provide Authorization for Exports and Reexports of Commodities for Use on the International Space Station (ISS)
Document Number: 2010-2579
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR or Regulations) by revising an existing license exception to provide a new authorization for exports and reexports of certain commodities subject to the EAR when those commodities are intended for use on the International Space Station (ISS). This rule establishes specific terms and conditions with which exports or reexports must comply in order to take advantage of the new authorization. For example, an export or reexport undertaken in accordance with the new authorization must be consigned to an eligible recipient involved in the launch of the commodity to the ISS. This new authorization is limited to commodities that are subject to the EAR that are needed at a launch destination outside the United States on short notice. This rule defines `short notice' as a requirement to have a commodity manifested and at the scheduled launch site for hatch-closure (final stowage) no more than forty-five (45) days from the time the exporter or reexporter received complete documentation. `Complete documentation' means the exporter or reexporter received the technical description of the commodity and purpose for use of the commodity on the ISS. This rule defines `hatch- closure (final stowage)' as the final date specified by a launch provider by which items must be at a specified location in a launch country in order to be included on a mission to the ISS. BIS has determined there is a low risk of diversion and a high benefit for authorizing these types of transactions to proceed under a license exception.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-2502
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1347
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Transportation And Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1346
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Meeting With Interested Public on Offsets in Defense Trade
Document Number: 2010-1207
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this notice to announce that the agency will hold a meeting on February 3, 2010 for organizations interested in learning about the changes in the reporting requirement for U.S. firms engaged in offsets in defense trade, pursuant to Title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 701, as provided under the rule BIS published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2009. U.S. Government officials will provide information at this meeting on the changes in the reporting requirements for offset agreements and transactions. This meeting is open to the public.
Addition to the List of Validated End-Users in the People's Republic of China (PRC)
Document Number: 2010-725
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-15
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 add an entity to the list of validated end-users for the People's Republic of China (PRC) approved to receive exports, reexports and transfers of certain items under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU). Specifically, this rule amends the EAR to add one additional validated end-user and identifies eligible items for export and reexport and transfer (in- country) to one facility in the PRC. In a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2007, BIS revised and clarified U.S. export control policy for the PRC, establishing Authorization VEU and identifying the PRC as the initial eligible destination.
Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the National Security or Foreign Policy Interests of the United States and Entry Modified for Clarification
Document Number: 2010-455
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding additional persons to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744) on the basis of Section 744.11 of the EAR. These 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 one entry
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-280
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2010-279
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges: Hailin Lin
Document Number: E9-31366
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges: Ning Wen
Document Number: E9-31367
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Updated Statements of Legal Authority To Reflect Continuation of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 12938 and Changes to the United States Code
Document Number: E9-30481
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
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 November 10, 2008 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction with the President's Notice of November 6, 2009 on the same subject and to reflect the recodification of former 42 U.S.C app. 466c as 15 U.S.C 1824a. BIS is making these changes to keep the CFR legal authority citations for the EAR current.
Reporting of Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms
Document Number: E9-30488
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This final rule amends title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 701, which implements Section 309 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (``Section 309''), as amended. The Bureau of Industry and Security (``BIS'') is amending part 701 to update and provide clarification with regard to the information U.S. firms are required to submit each year to BIS to support BIS's preparation of the annual report to Congress on offsets in defense trade.
Authorization Validated End-User: Amendment to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and India
Document Number: E9-30487
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
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 suspend the availability of Authorization Validated End-User (VEU) status for any export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of items subject to the EAR to Aviza Technology China, a VEU in the People's Republic of China (PRC/China) and to GE India's GE Fanuc Systems PVT Ltd facility in India. VEU status was provided to the PRC company in an April 2009 final rule published in the Federal Register, and to the eligible facility of the Indian company in a July 2009 final rule published in the Federal Register.
Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Based Upon the Accession of Albania and Croatia to Formal Membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Document Number: E9-30484
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is publishing this final rule to amend certain requirements in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that apply to Albania and Croatia. These changes are based upon the accession of Albania and Croatia to formal membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on April 1, 2009. Consistent with the EAR license requirements and licensing policies that apply to members of NATO, this final rule amends the EAR to remove certain crime control (CC), national security (NS), and regional stability (RS) license requirements for these two countries. A license continues to be required for exports and reexports to Albania or Croatia of items on the Commerce Control List (CCL) controlled for national security or regional stability reasons that are identified as requiring a license to destinations indicated under NS Column 1 (also NS Column 2, for Albania) or RS Column 1, respectively, on the Commerce Country Chart. Certain restraint devices, discharge type arms, and related technology described on the CCL continue to require a license for crime control reasons to Albania or Croatia. A license also continues to be required for specially designed implements of torture described on the CCL. Furthermore, this rule does not affect any license requirements that apply to these countries based on other reasons for control identified in the EAR. This final rule also removes the EAR prohibition that applied to certain in transit shipments through Albania, removes Albania from Country Group D, and adds Albania to Country Group B. Croatia has already been designated in the EAR as a Country Group B country. In addition, this rule amends the provisions of License Exception APR (Additional Permissive Reexports) that apply to reexports of certain thermal imaging cameras to include Albania and Croatia among the list of eligible destinations. Finally, this rule amends the definition of ``NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)'' in the EAR to include Albania and Croatia.
Removal of Entry From the Entity List: Person Removed Based on Removal Request
Document Number: E9-30480
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing one person from the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744). This person is being removed from the Entity List because the End-User Review Committee (ERC) decided to approve this person's request for removal from the Entity List. The Entity List provides notice to the public that certain exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) 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; Licensing Exemptions and Exclusions
Document Number: E9-29702
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
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.
Implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement's (WA) Task Force on Editorial Issues (TFEI) Revisions
Document Number: E9-28985
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) Task Force on Editorial Issues (TFEI) made revisions, editorial in nature, to clarify, remove extraneous text or correct text that appears in Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List of the Export Administration Regulations. The TFEI revisions (over 2,000) were agreed upon by the WA in December 2007. The WA implementation rules for 2007 and 2008 contain only the TFEI revisions that coincided with the revisions to ECCNs affected by the 2007 and 2008 WA agreements. This rule implements the remaining TFEI revisions.
Issuance of Electronic Document and Related Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E9-28982
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is proposing to eliminate the use of most paper documents that it sends to parties having business before the agency. The documents that would be affected by this proposed rule are: Export and reexport licenses, notices of denial of license applications, notices of return of a license application without action, classification results, License Exception AGR notification results and encryption review request results. This proposed rule would modify the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement those changes. This proposed rule also would make changes to the recordkeeping requirements associated with the elimination of paper documents. BIS is proposing to make these changes to reduce mailing costs and to free up staff time currently devoted to mailing these documents for use in other tasks.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Corezing International; Kow Seng Lim; Zhenyong Zhou; Jie Luo; Insight Electronics Pte Ltd.; Action Global Co., Limited
Document Number: E9-28605
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-28602
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; BIS Program Evaluation
Document Number: E9-28361
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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.
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-28198
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-28191
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau