Export Control Reform BIS Amends EAR 15 CFR Parts 740-774

Under Export Control Reform, Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security amends the Export Administration Regulations.

Export Control Reform BIS Amends EAR 15 CFR Parts 740-774 – 79 FR 22-26: 15 CFR Parts 740, 742, 744, 770, 772 and 774; RIN 0694-AF39; 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

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule; correction Export Control Reform BIS Amends EAR 15 CFR Parts 740-774

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is correcting a final rule for Export Control Reform that appeared in the Federal Register of July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40892) (here and after referred to as the July 8 rule), which becomes effective on January 6, 2014. The July 8 rule adds to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) controls on military vehicles and related items; vessels of war and related items; submersible vessels, oceanographic equipment and related items; and auxiliary and miscellaneous items that the President has determined no longer warrant control on the United States Munitions List (USML). The July 8 rule also adds to the EAR controls on items within the scope of the Munitions List (WAML) of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement) that are not specifically identified on the USML or the Commerce Control List (CCL) but that were subject to USML jurisdiction. Finally, the July 8 rule Export Control Reform BIS Amends EAR 15 CFR Parts 740-774 moves certain items that were already subject to the EAR to the new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) created by this rule. The July 8 rule was published in conjunction with the publication of a Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls rule revising USML Categories VII, VI, XX, and XIII to control those articles the President has determined warrant control in those Categories of the USML. Both Export Control Reform rules are part of the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative. The revisions in the July 8 final rule are also part of Commerce’s retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563. The Department of State is also correcting today its final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40922).

DATES: This rule is effective January 6, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Commerce’s full plan can be accessed at: http://open.commerce.gov/news/2011/08/23/commerce-planretrospective-analysis-existing-rules

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For questions regarding Export Control Reform ground vehicles Export Control Reform BIS Amends EAR 15 CFR Parts 740-774 and related items controlled under ECCNs 0Y606, contact Gene Christiansen, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, at 202-482-2984 or [email protected]. For questions regarding surface vessels and related items controlled under ECCNs 8Y609 or submersible vessels and related items controlled under ECCNs 8Y620, contact Alexander Lopes, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, at 202-482-4875 or [email protected].

For questions regarding miscellaneous equipment, materials, and related items controlled under ECCNs 0Y617, contact Michael Rithmire, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, at 202-482-6105 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) provides the following corrections to the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of July 8, 2013 (78 FR 40892). These include correcting regulatory text to ensure the regulatory text reflects the intent of the July 8 final rule and the regulatory text of other final rules published implementing Export Control Reform. In addition, these corrections remove references to Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 8A018 in other parts of the EAR because it is no longer needed based on the amendments included in the July 8 final rule.

In FR Doc. 2013-16238 appearing on page 40892 in the Federal Register of Monday, July 8, 2013, the following corrections are made:  . . . . [Remainder of item deleted due to length.]

DATED: December 18, 2013

Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration

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