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Impact of Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention on Commercial Activities Involving “Schedule 1” Chemicals Through Calendar Year 2009
Document Number: E9-27053
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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 2009. 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.
Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2008 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Additions
Document Number: E9-26961
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-09
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 accepted by MTCR member countries at the November 2008 Plenary in Canberra, Australia. In addition, this rule also clarifies certain EAR controls to properly reflect the intent of changes to items that were previously accepted by MTCR members at past MTCR Plenary meetings.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Orion Air, S.L.; Syrian Pearl Airlines
Document Number: E9-26946
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Encryption Simplification
Document Number: E9-26542
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
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 Thursday, October 15, 2009 (74 FR 52880) that amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to finalize and correct errors in an interim final rule entitled ``Encryption Simplification'' on October 3, 2008 (73 FR 57495). That final rule contained one error in the amendatory instruction used for revising one section. This error in the amendatory instruction led to the unintentional removal of the wrong sentence. This document corrects that amendatory instruction error by adding back the sentence that was removed and removing the intended sentence from that section.
Transportation and Related Equipment; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-25191
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Bureau of Industry and Security
Document Number: E9-25189
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Industry and Security Bureau
Encryption Simplification Rule: Final
Document Number: E9-24697
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published the interim final rule entitled ``Encryption Simplification'' on October 3, 2008 (73 FR 57495). This rule finalizes that rule, corrects errors published in the October 3, 2008 interim final rule, and resolves inconsistencies in that rule identified by the public.
Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-24696
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
Document Number: E9-22677
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the citation to the President's Notice of August 13, 2009 Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Mahan Airways
Document Number: E9-22547
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-22300
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Security and Critical Technology Assessment of the U.S. Industrial Base
Document Number: E9-21812
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
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; Chemical Weapons Convention Declaration and Report Handbook and Forms
Document Number: E9-21811
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
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; Bertrand Lalsingh
Document Number: E9-21634
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Andrew Ward Freyer
Document Number: E9-21633
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Effects of Foreign Policy-Based Export Controls
Document Number: E9-21591
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is reviewing the foreign policy-based export controls in the Export Administration Regulations to determine whether they should be modified, rescinded or extended. To help make these determinations, BIS is seeking comments on how existing foreign policy-based export controls have affected exporters and the general public.
Cuba: Revisions to Gift Parcel and Baggage Restrictions, Creation of License Exception for Donated Consumer Communications Devices and Expansion of Licensing Policy Regarding Telecommunications
Document Number: E9-21402
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule revises two existing License Exceptions concerning exports and reexports of gift parcels to Cuba and of personal baggage taken by individuals leaving the United States for travel to Cuba. It also creates a new License Exception authorizing the export and reexport to Cuba of certain donated consumer communications devices, including certain computers and software, mobile phones, and satellite receivers. Finally, this rule revises the scope of existing licensing policy regarding certain telecommunications links including satellite radio and satellite television services. These actions are among those directed by the President on April 13, 2009 to enhance the free flow of information to and from Cuba and to promote contacts between Americans and their relatives who reside in Cuba as a means of encouraging positive change in Cuba and are consistent with the ongoing support the United States has provided to individuals and nongovernmental organizations that support democracy-building efforts in Cuba. These actions do not suspend or terminate the United States embargo of Cuba.
Revisions to Certain End-User Controls Under the Export Administration Regulations; Clarification Regarding License Requirements for Transfers (in-country) to Persons Listed on the Entity List
Document Number: E9-21367
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-08
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 make revisions to three sections that are used by the United States Government as the basis for placing persons onto the Entity List. These three sections specified license requirements for exports and reexports to persons listed on the Entity List, however; the sections were silent regarding whether or not the scope of the licensing requirements included transfers (in- country). This rule adds transfers (in-country) to the scope of the license requirements under each of the three sections. As a result of adding transfers (in-country) to these three end-user controls, all of the end-use and end-user controls that are used as a regulatory basis for placing persons on the Entity List now specify that the scope of the license requirements includes exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country).
National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee Request for Public Comments on the Potential Market Impact of Proposed Stockpile Disposals for Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: E9-21350
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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 the proposed disposal levels of excess materials for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Annual Materials Plan.
Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-20270
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
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: E9-20250
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Technical Advisory Committees; Notice of Recruitment of Private-Sector Members
Document Number: E9-20249
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Seven 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, academic 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.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-19665
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Bureau of Industry and Security
Document Number: E9-19436
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, Industry and Security Bureau
Revisions to the Commerce Control List To Update and Clarify Crime Control License Requirements
Document Number: E9-19099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This proposed rule would update and clarify export and reexport license requirements on striking weapons, restraint devices, shotguns and parts, optical sighting devices, and electric shock devices. It would also add equipment designed for executions to the Commerce Control List. This proposed rule would make no changes to the longstanding policy of denial of applications to export or reexport specially designed implements of torture. The proposed rule would provide additional illustrative examples of such items and would adopt a definition of torture used in a U.S. statute that implements the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. BIS is publishing this rule as part of an ongoing review of crime control license requirements and policy.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-18846
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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
Document Number: E9-17295
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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,
Information Systems; Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-16212
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
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: E9-16211
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
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: E9-16210
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Implementation of the 2008 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions; Additions to the List of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
Document Number: E9-15827
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-06
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 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
Document Number: E9-15649
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-02
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 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.
Action Affecting Export Privileges; TAK Components, Inc.
Document Number: E9-14315
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reports of Sample Shipments of Chemical Weapon Precursors
Document Number: E9-13702
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-11
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; Ghassan Tabbaa
Document Number: E9-13689
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Unprocessed Western Red Cedar
Document Number: E9-10817
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
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.
Removal of T 37 Jet Trainer Aircraft and Parts From the Commerce Control List
Document Number: E9-10468
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
This rule removes the T 37 jet trainer aircraft and specially designed component parts from under the Department of Commerce's licensing jurisdiction on the Commerce Control List (CCL). T 37 jet trainer aircraft appear on the CCL administered by the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). However, the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) reviews license applications for these aircraft and parts. BIS is removing these aircraft and parts from the CCL to avoid potentially overlapping coverage and reduce the possibility of confusion by the public.
Materials Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-9837
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Additions and Revisions to the List of Approved End-Users and Respective Eligible Items for the People's Republic of China (PRC) Under Authorization Validated End-User (VEU)
Document Number: E9-9817
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
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 a name to the list of 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). This rule also amends the EAR to add and revise eligible items and destinations for existing VEU authorizations. Specifically, this rule amends the EAR to authorize one additional VEU and identify its respective eligible items for export and reexport to the PRC. This rule also amends the authorizations of two pre-existing VEUs in the PRC. Finally, this rule makes a modification to the listed name of an existing VEU 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. In a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2007, BIS published the names of the first five validated end-users in the PRC that were approved to receive certain specified items under Authorization VEU.
Reporting of Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms
Document Number: E9-9514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is proposing to amend the Reporting of Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms regulation (15 CFR part 701) to update and provide clarification with regard to the information U.S. companies are required to submit each year to BIS to support the preparation of the annual report to Congress on offsets in defense trade.
Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-9451
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
In the Matter of Tariq Ahmed; Final Decision and Order
Document Number: E9-9400
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Action Affecting Export Privileges; Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines et al
Document Number: E9-8533
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting
Document Number: E9-6345
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Request for Public Comments on the Utilization Rate of Export Licenses Issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security
Document Number: E9-6164
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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
Document Number: E9-5860
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
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
Document Number: E9-4382
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
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: E9-4043
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau