Federal Register Notices 2014

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Publication Date Federal Register Citation Title of Federal Register
7/22/14 79 FR 42452 Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
7/01/14 79 FR 37551 Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Military Electronic Equipment and Other Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)
7/01/14 79 FR 37548 Request for Comments: Civil Uses of Certain Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Power Amplifiers, Discrete Microwave Transistors and Bi-Static and Multi-Static Radar.
6/26/14 79 FR 36199 Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; and Removal of Person from the Entity List Based on Removal Request
6/17/14 79 FR 34408 Update of Short Supply Export Controls: Unprocessed Western Red Cedar, Crude Oil, and Petroleum Products
6/16/14 79 FR 34221 Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People’s Republic of China: Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation; Correction
6/16/14 79 FR 34217 Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Addition of Certain Persons to the Unverified List (UVL) and Making a Correction
6/5/14 79 FR 32441 Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
6/5/14 79 FR 32611 Corrections and Clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations; Conforming Changes to the EAR based on Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
5/29/14 79 FR 30713 Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People’s Republic of China: Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.
5/27/14 79 FR 30021 Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2013 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements
5/13/14 79 FR 27417 Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations(EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML); Final Rule
5/1/14 79 FR 24563 Addition of Person to the Entity List
5/1/14 79 FR 24558 Addition of Person to the Entity List
4/16/14 79 FR 21394 Addition of Person to the Entity List
4/9/2014 79 FR 19552 Proposed Revisions to the Support Document Requirements of the Export Administration Regulations in Response to Executive Order 13563 Retrospective Regulatory Review
3/26/14 79 FR 16664 Implementation of the Understandings Reached at the June 2013 Australia Group (AG) Plenary Meeting and the December 2012 AG Intersessional Decisions.
3/19/14 79 FR 15219 Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
2/6/14 79 FR 7105 Delegation of License Requirements Determination and Licensing Responsibility to a Foreign Principal Party
1/29/14 79 FR 4613 Export Administration Regulations: Editorial Clean-up of References to Foreign Trade Regulations
1/2/14 79 FR 22 Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Military Vehicles; Vessels of War; Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic Equipment; Related Items; and Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Items That the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List; Final Rule; Correction
1/2/14 79 FR 264 Control of Military Training Equipment, Energetic Materials, Personal Protective Equipment, Shelters, Articles Related to Launch Vehicles, Missiles, Rockets, Military Explosives, and Related Items
 

79 FR 42452
7/22/14

Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List
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This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding eleven persons under twelve entries to the Entity List. The persons who 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. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Crimea (Occupied), Russia, and Ukraine. There are twelve entries for the eleven persons on the Entity List because one person is being listed in multiple locations, resulting in an additional entry. Specifically, the additional entry covers one person that will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of Crimea (Occupied) and Ukraine.

 


79 FR 37551
7/01/14

Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Military Electronic Equipment and Other Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML).
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This rule adds to the Commerce Control List electronic equipment that the President determined no longer warrants control on the United States Munitions List. It also adds development software and technology for certain wing folding systems and certain cryogenic and superconducting equipment to the CCL.


 


79 FR 37548
7/01/14

Request for Comments: Civil Uses of Certain Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit (MMIC) Power Amplifiers, Discrete Microwave Transistors and Bi-Static and Multi-Static Radar.
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This notice seeks comments on the nature and extent of any civil end uses of microwave monolithic integrated circuit power amplifiers, discrete microwave transistors that will be controlled as "600-series" items in the BIS rule and bi-static / multi-static passive radar that will be controlled on the United States Munitions List. BIS will the comments to decide whether to propose to the Departments of State and Defense revisions to the controls on those items.

 


79 FR 36199
6/26/14

Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; and Removal of Person from the Entity List Based on Removal Request
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This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding four persons under five entries to the Entity List. The persons who 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. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of China and Hong Kong. There are five entries for four persons because one person is listed under multiple countries, resulting in one additional entry. Specifically, the one additional entry covers one person in China who also has an address in Hong Kong. In addition, this rule removes one person from the Entity List, as the result of a request for removal submitted by the person, a review of information provided in the removal request in accordance with the EAR, and further review conducted by the End-User Review Committee (ERC).

 


79 FR 34408
6/17/14

Update of Short Supply Export Controls: Unprocessed Western Red Cedar, Crude Oil, and Petroleum Products
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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend two supplements in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which contain lists of controlled crude oil and petroleum products (produced or derived from the Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR)) and unprocessed western red cedar, respectively. These lists provide relevant Census Bureau Schedule B commodity numbers and associated commodity descriptions of these short supply commodities. Many of the Schedule B commodity numbers and associated commodity descriptions listed prior to publication of this rule in the two supplements are now obsolete. This rule updates the lists in the two supplements to remove obsolete descriptions and Schedule B commodity numbers, and to add relevant descriptions and Schedule B commodity numbers for these short supply commodities. This rule also clarifies the description of petroleum products in other sections of the EAR to ensure those references are current. This rule will not alter or otherwise affect BIS's current enforcement practice with respect to the EAR's controls on unprocessed western red cedar or crude oil and petroleum products.

 


79 FR 34221
6/16/14

Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People’s Republic of China: Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation; Correction
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Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 29, 2014 (79 FR 30713), amending existing authorizations in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for Validated End-Users (VEUs) Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Samsung China) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) in the People’s Republic of China. BIS is correcting an inadvertent typographical error in a citation included in the list of eligible items for SMIC in the May 29 final rule. BIS also makes a conforming change.

 


79 FR 34217
6/16/14

Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Addition of Certain Persons to the Unverified List (UVL) and Making a Correction
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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-nine (29) persons to the Unverified List (the ‘‘Unverified List’’ or UVL). The 29 persons are being added to the UVL on the basis that BIS could not verify their bona fides because an end-use check could not be completed satisfactorily for reasons outside the U.S. Government’s control. In addition, this rule reinserts a requirement for exporters to file an Automated Export System (AES) record for all exports subject to the EAR involving persons listed on the UVL following that provision’s inadvertent removal from the EAR.

 


79 FR 32441
6/5/14

Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List 
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This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-six persons under thirty-one entries to the Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to Part 744). The persons who 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. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of China, Hong Kong, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). There are thirty-one entries for twenty-six persons because five persons are listed under multiple countries, resulting in the additional five entries. Specifically, those five additional entries cover two persons in Lebanon who also have addresses in the U.A.E., and three persons in Hong Kong who also have addresses in China.

 


79 FR 32611
6/5/14

Corrections and Clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations; Conforming Changes to the EAR based on Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
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This final rule makes corrections and clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for six final rules published in 2013 and early 2014: Export Administration Regulations: Editorial Clean-Up of References to Foreign Trade Regulations published on January 29, 2014 (79 FR 4613); Control of Military Training Equipment, Energetic Materials, Personal Protective Equipment, Shelters, Articles Related to Launch Vehicles, Missiles, Rockets, Military Explosives, and Related Items published on January 2, 2014 (79 FR 264); Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Unverified List (UVL) published on December 19, 2013 (78 FR 76741); Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) To Make the Commerce Control List (CCL) Clearer published on October 4, 2013 (78 FR 61874); Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Military Vehicles; Vessels of War; Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic Equipment; Related Items; and Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Items That the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List published on July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40892); and Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform published on April 16, 2013 (78 FR 22660). This final rule also makes other needed technical corrections and clarifications to the EAR identified by BIS. In addition, this final rule makes two conforming changes to the EAR as a result of a final rule published by the Department of State on April 17, 2014 (79 FR 21616) titled Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Central African Republic

 


79 FR 30713
5/29/14

Amendments to Existing Validated End-User Authorizations in the People’s Republic of China: Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation.
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In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise existing authorizations for Validated End-Users (VEUs) Samsung China Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Samsung China) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Specifically, BIS amends Supplement No. 7 to part 748 of the EAR to change the address of the facility used by Samsung China. In addition, BIS adds a facility to the list of eligible destinations and an item to the list of eligible items for SMIC.

 


79 FR 30021
5/13/14

Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations Based on the 2013 Missile Technology Control Regime Plenary Agreements
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This final rule amends 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 October 2013 Plenary in Rome, Italy, and at the 2013 Technical Experts Meeting in Bonn, Germany. This final rule revises eight Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) (1B102, 1B117, 1D001, 1D018, 1D101, 6A107, 9A101 and 9B106), adds one new ECCN (9A102) and lastly revises two defined terms (the definition of "payload" and "repeatability") to implement the changes that were agreed to at the meetings.


 


79 FR 27417
5/13/14

Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations(EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML); Final Rule
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This interim final rule adds controls to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for spacecraft and related items that the President has determined no longer warrant control under United States Munitions List (USML) Category XV—spacecraft and related items. New Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A515, 9B515, 9D515, and 9E515 created by this rule and existing ECCNs on the Commerce Control List (CCL) will control such items. This rule also revises various sections of the EAR to provide the proper level of control for the new ECCNs. This rule is being published in conjunction with the publication of a Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls rule revising USML Category XV to control those articles the President has determined warrant control on the USML. Both rules are part of the President's Export Control Reform Initiative. The revisions in this final rule are also part of Commerce's retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563.

This rule is being published as an interim final rule because the Departments of Commerce and State acknowledge that additional internal analysis of and industry input regarding the control threshold for various aspects of the amendments is warranted, particularly with respect to civil and commercial remote sensing satellites and civil and commercial space flight related items. The Departments did not want to wait until this review is done to publish this rule in final form because of the substantial national and economic security benefits that will flow from the various amendments to the controls on satellites and related items. This rule is effective June 27, 2014 except for amendatory instruction 8, which is effective July 1, 2014, and amendatory instructions 28–47, 49–50, 52, and 54, which are effective November 10, 2014. Comment Date: Comments must be received by November 10, 2014.


 


79 FR 24563
5/1/14

Addition of Person to the Entity List
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This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding nine persons to the Entity List. The persons who 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. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of China.


 


79 FR 24558
5/1/14

Addition of Person to the Entity List
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This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding thirteen persons under fourteen entries to the Entity List. The persons who 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. These persons will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of Cyprus, Luxembourg and Russia. There are fourteen entries to address thirteen persons because one person is being listed in multiple countries, resulting in an additional entry. Specifically, the additional entry covers one person in Luxembourg who also has an address in Russia

 


79 FR 21394
4/16/14

Addition of Person to the Entity List
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This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding one person under two entries to the Entity List. The person who is added to the Entity List has been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. This person will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of Crimea (Occupied) with a cross reference added under Ukraine.

 

 


79 FR 19552
4/9/14

Proposed Revisions to the Support Document Requirements of the Export Administration Regulations in Response to Executive Order 13563 Retrospective Regulatory Review
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This rule proposes changes to support documents required to be submitted for license applications under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and changes to the Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS's) role in issuing documents for the Import Certificate and Delivery Verification system. This proposed rule would remove the requirement to obtain an International Import Certificate or Delivery Verification in connection with license applications, require a Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser for most license applications previously requiring an International Import Certificate, and increase the license application value requirement for obtaining a Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser. In addition, BIS would cease issuing U.S. Import Certificates or Delivery Verifications for imports into the United States. Finally, this rule revises the structure and description of support document requirements to improve clarity. BIS is proposing these changes in response to public comments received in response to BIS's notice of inquiry on retrospective regulatory review being undertaken under Executive Order 13563.

 

 


79 FR 16664
3/26/14

Implementation of the Understandings Reached at the June 2013 Australia Group (AG) Plenary Meeting and the December 2012 AG Intersessional Decisions.
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This rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to: (1) implement the understandings reached at the June 2013 plenary meeting of the Australia Group (AG); (2) implement the recommendations presented at the AG intersessional implementation meeting, in December 2012, and adopted pursuant to the AG silent approval procedure; (3) reflect the addition of Mexico as a participating country in the AG following the 2013 AG Plenary meeting; (4) revise the "sample shipments" provisions in License Requirement Note 1 of ECCN 1C350 (Precursor chemicals) by changing the reporting requirement from quarterly to annual; (5) reflect the recent addition of Somalia and Syria as States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC); and (6) add a License Exception STA paragraph to the license exceptions section of ECCN 1C351 to clarify the existing eligibility requirements for certain items controlled under this ECCN. In order to maintain consistency between the EAR and the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR) (15 CFR parts 710-721), with respect to those countries that are identified as States Parties to the CWC, this rule also updates Supplement No. 1 to part 710 of the CWCR (States Parties to the CWC) by adding seven countries.

 

 


79 FR 15219
3/19/14

Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations
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This rule revises the authority citation paragraphs for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that appear at the beginning of EAR parts 730 and744 in the Code of Federal Regulations (15 CFR parts 730 and 744) so that those paragraphs will cite the most recent Presidential notice on which authority for the EAR is, in part, based. BIS is publishing this rule so that authority citations in the next annual CFR compilation will be up-to-date. This is a purely procedural rule that does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.

 


79 FR 7105
2/6/14

Delegation of License Requirements Determination and Licensing Responsibility to a Foreign Principal Party
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This proposed rule clarifies the responsibilities under the Export Administration Regulations of parties involved in export transactions where the foreign principal party in interest is responsible for the transportation out of the United States of items subject to the EAR, commonly referred to as routed export transactions. To enhance clarity, this proposed rule would remove the defined term Routed Export Transaction from the EAR and create a new term to better define certain transactions of particular interest to BIS, specifically a Foreign Principal Party Controlled Export Transaction, which is a transaction where a foreign principal party in interest, who is responsible for the export of items subject to the EAR, also assumes the authority and responsibility for licensing requirements. This proposed rule also would refine certain procedures for creating a Foreign Principal Party Controlled Export Transaction. Comments on the rule are due by April 7, 2014.

 


79 FR 4613
1/29/14

Export Administration Regulations: Editorial Clean-up of References to Foreign Trade Regulations
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The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to harmonize it with revisions made to the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)by correcting citations, nomenclature, and procedures set forth in the EAR.

 


79 FR 22
1/2/14

Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Military Vehicles; Vessels of War; Submersible Vessels, Oceanographic Equipment; Related Items; and Auxiliary and Miscellaneous Items That the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List; Final Rule; Correction
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This rule corrects a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40892), which becomes effective on January 6, 2014. That rule adds to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) controls on military vehicles, vessels of war, submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment, auxiliary and miscellaneous equipment, and related items that the President has determined no longer warrant control on the United States Munitions List.

 


79 FR 264
1/2/14

Control of Military Training Equipment, Energetic Materials, Personal Protective Equipment, Shelters, Articles Related to Launch Vehicles, Missiles, Rockets, Military Explosives, and Related Items
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This rule will add to the Commerce Control List certain energetic materials, personal protective equipment, shelters, military training equipment, articles related to launch vehicles, missiles,rockets, military explosives, and related items that the President has determined no longer warrant control on the United States Munitions List (USML). The rule was published simultaneously with a Department of State rule that will revise the categories on the USML that currently cover these items. Both rules will become effective on July 1, 2014.

 


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