[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 23872-23876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-9924]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 732, 738, 770 and 774

[Docket No. 100709293-1073-01]
RIN 0694-AE96


Editorial Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final 
rule to implement editorial corrections to the Export Administration 
Regulations (EAR). In particular, this rule corrects the country entry 
for Syria on the Commerce Country Chart to ensure that the license 
requirements are accurately represented. In addition, this rule 
corrects other errors in the Commerce Control List such as inaccurate 
references, spelling and technical errors, and removes superfluous 
wording to ensure accuracy in the EAR.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective: April 29, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharron Cook, Office of Exporter 
Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, by telephone at (202) 482-
4890 or by e-mail at sharron.cook@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule implements editorial 
corrections to four parts of the Export Administration Regulations 
(EAR), including several Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 
entries. In particular, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
publishes this rule to correct the country entry for Syria on the 
Commerce Country Chart to more clearly identify for exporters the 
licensing requirements that apply to this destination. In addition, 
this final rule

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corrects inaccurate references, spelling and technical errors, and 
removes superfluous wording to ensure accuracy in the Commerce Control 
List (CCL). The revisions made by this rule are described more fully 
below in Code of Federal Regulations part number order.

Part 732

    On October 3, 2008 (73 FR 57495), BIS published an interim final 
rule entitled ``Encryption Simplification,'' which inadvertently 
removed subparagraphs (1), (2), and (3) from paragraph (b) of section 
732.2. These subsections discussed the scope of the EAR in relation to 
publicly available technology and software. This rule restores those 
subparagraphs to section 732.2(b).

Part 738

    On May 14, 2004 (69 FR 26766), BIS added General Order No. 2 to 
Supplement No. 1, Part 736 pursuant to Section 5(a)(1) of the Syria 
Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, which 
requires a prohibition on the export to Syria of all items on the CCL. 
However, the May 14, 2004 rule inaccurately represented the license 
requirements for Syria on the Commerce Country Chart (Supplement No. 1 
to part 738). This rule revises those controls to ensure accurate 
licensing information is provided to improve compliance to the EAR. 
This rule removes the ``X's'' under all the reasons for control, and 
adds in their place ``See General Order No. 2 in Supplement No. 1 to 
Part 736 of the EAR to determine whether a license is required to 
export or reexport to this destination.'' Adding this notation to the 
Commerce Country Chart does not substantively change existing controls 
related to Syria; it only serves to more accurately cite the applicable 
regulatory controls as set forth in the EAR.

Part 770

    This rule revises section 770.2 to remove inaccurate ECCN 
references in paragraph (a)(1), which provides: ``Interpretation 1: 
Anti-friction bearing or bearing systems and specially designed 
parts.'' The references to the five ECCNs in section 770.2 were 
inadvertently retained in the regulations when BIS removed the ECCNs 
from the Commerce Control List (CCL) in an interim rule published on 
January 15, 1998 rule (63 FR 2452). This rule amends this error by 
removing the references to ECCNs: 2A002, 2A003, 2A004, 2A005, and 
2A006. This amendment is being made to ensure consistency with the EAR.

Part 774

    This rule revises a number of entries with errors on the CCL to 
provide a complete and more accurate description of controls in certain 
ECCNs. A description of the specific amendments to the CCL is provided 
below. As described below, the amendments apply to ECCNs 0B002, 1B233, 
1C006, 1E201, 1E355, 2B005, 6A995, 6D993, 7D001, 9D001, and 9D002.

Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment [And 
Miscellaneous Items]

    ECCN 0B002 is amended to redesignate paragraphs that were not 
correctly designated in an interim rule published on January 15, 1998 
(63 FR 2452, 2462-3). To revise the error, this rule redesignates 
paragraphs f.1, f.2, g, g.1, g.2, g.3, and g.4, as paragraphs e.1, e.2, 
f, f.1, f.2, f.3, and f.4, respectively.

Category 1--Systems, Equipment, and Components

    ECCN 1B233 is amended to move a paragraph that was misplaced below 
the License Requirements section in a final rule published on August 
29, 2002 (67 FR 55594, 55602). This rule moves the paragraph, 
``Facilities and plants described in 1B233.a are subject to the export 
licensing authority of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (see 10 CFR 
part 110)'' from directly below the License Requirement section and 
relocates it to paragraph 2 in Related Controls in the List of Items 
Controlled section. This correction will ensure accuracy and 
consistency within the EAR.
    ECCN 1C006 is amended to remove a paragraph inadvertently left 
after the technical note was removed in an interim rule published on 
January 15, 1998 (63 FR 2452, 2471). This rule removes paragraph ``e'' 
under the Items paragraph of the Lists of Items Controlled.
    ECCN 1E201 is amended to correct an inaccurate reference in the 
heading published in an interim rule on January 15, 1998 (63 FR 2452, 
2483). This rule corrects an inaccurate reference in the heading by 
revising the reference ``1C002.a.2.c or .d'' to read ``1C002.b.3 and 
b.4.''
    ECCN 1E355 is amended to remove superfluous wording published in an 
interim rule on May 18, 1999 (64 FR 27138, 27150). Specifically, this 
rule removes a redundant reference to the acronym ``CWC,'' which stands 
for the Chemical Weapons Convention, at the end of paragraph ``b.'' 
under the Items paragraph of the Lists of Items Controlled.

Category 2--Materials Processing

    ECCN 2B005 is amended to correct a reference error made in a final 
rule published on April 18, 2008 (73 FR 21035, 21039). This rule 
corrects the misprint in ``(3)'' of the Related Controls paragraph of 
``2B104'' to read ``2B105'' to make the reference accurate and 
consistent with the EAR.

Category 6--Sensors and Lasers

    ECCN 6A995 is amended to correct an inadvertent error made in a 
final rule published on November 5, 2007 (72 FR 62524, 62547). This 
rule corrects the spelling of the word ``or'' after the word ``than'' 
and before the word ``equal'' in the Note directly following paragraph 
6A995.e.2.b. This change will ensure consistency and accuracy in the 
EAR.
    ECCN 6D993 is amended to correct a technical error made in an 
interim rule published on January 15, 1998 (63 FR 2452, 2535). This 
rule corrects the Unit paragraph in the Lists of Items Controlled to 
correctly coincide with the nature of the controlled software by 
removing the text ``Equipment in number; parts and accessories in'' so 
that the only remaining text is ``$ value.''

Category 7--Navigation and Avionics

    ECCN 7D001 is amended to correct a grammatical error made in a 
final rule published on November 5, 2007 (72 FR 62524, 62549). This 
rule adds a comma between the words ``systems'' and ``inertial'' in the 
RS paragraph of the License Requirements section to ensure grammatical 
accuracy in the EAR.

Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion

    ECCN 9D001 is amended to correct a technical error made in an 
interim rule published on March 25, 1996 (61 FR 12713, 13032). This 
rule revises the description of the software to which the NS control 
applies in the License Requirements section by adding the phrase ``and 
technology controlled by'' to ensure accuracy in the application of 
these controls. This additional language ensures that 9E003 technology 
is not improperly referred to as equipment.
    ECCN 9D002 is amended to correct a technical error made in a final 
rule published on March 5, 2003 (68 FR 10586, 10608). This rule revises 
the description of the software to which the NS control applies in the 
License Requirements section to ensure accuracy in the application of 
these controls. This additional wording ensures that 9E003 technology 
is not improperly referred to as equipment.

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Rulemaking Requirements

    1. This final rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of E.O. 12866.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty 
for failure to comply with a collection of information, subject to the 
requirements of Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection of 
information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget 
Control Number. This rule does not affect any paperwork collection. 
This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as 
that term is defined under E.O. 13132.
    3. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act 
requiring prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because 
it is unnecessary. The revisions made by this rule are administrative 
in nature and do not affect the rights and obligations of the public. 
Because these revisions are not substantive changes to the EAR, it is 
unnecessary to provide notice and opportunity for public comment. In 
addition, the 30-day delay in effectiveness required by 5 U.S.C. 553(d) 
is not applicable because this rule is not a substantive rule. Notice 
of proposed rulemaking and opportunity for public comment are not 
required for this rule under the Administrative Procedure Act or by any 
other law, and the analytical requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not applicable.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 732

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

15 CFR Part 738

    Exports.

15 CFR Part 770

    Exports.

15 CFR Part 774

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Accordingly, Parts 732, 738, 770 and 774 of the Export 
Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774) are amended 
as follows:

PART 732--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 732 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 
FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 12, 2010, 75 
FR 50681 (August 16, 2010).


0
2. Section 732.2 is amended by adding paragraphs (b)(1), (2) and (3) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  732.2  Steps regarding scope of the EAR.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) If your technology or software is publicly available, and 
therefore outside the scope of the EAR, you may proceed with the export 
or reexport if you are not a U.S. person subject to General Prohibition 
Seven. If you are a U.S. person, go to Step 15 at Sec.  732.3(j) of 
this part. If you are a U.S. person and General Prohibition Seven 
concerning proliferation activity of U.S. persons does not apply, then 
you may proceed with the export or reexport of your publicly available 
technology or software. Note that all U.S. persons are subject to the 
provisions of General Prohibition Seven.
    (2) If your technology or software is not publicly available and 
you are exporting from the United States, skip to the Step 7 in Sec.  
732.3(b) of this part concerning the general prohibitions.
    (3) If you are exporting items from a foreign country, you should 
then proceed to Step 3 in paragraph (c) of this section and the other 
steps concerning the scope of the EAR.
* * * * *

PART 738--[AMENDED]

0
3. The authority citation for part 738 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c; 22 U.S.C. 3201 et 
seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 42 
U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C. 1354; 15 U.S.C. 1824a; 50 U.S.C. app. 5; 22 
U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 
1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 
783; Notice of August 12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 (August 16, 2010).


0
4. Supplement No. 1 to Part 738 is amended by revising the entry for 
Syria to read as follows:

                                                                      Supplement No. 1 to Part 738--Commerce Country Chart
                                                                                      [Reason for control]
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                                                Chemical & biological      Nuclear non-        National      Missile      Regional        Firearms         Crime control         Anti- terrorism
                                                       weapons             proliferation       security        tech       stability      convention --------------------------------------------
                  Countries                  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                CB 1     CB 2     CB 3    NP  1    NP  2    NS  1    NS  2    MT  1    RS  1    RS  2      FC  1      CC  1    CC  2    CC  3    AT  1    AT  2
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Syria.......................................    See General Order No. 2 in Supplement No. 1 to Part 736 of the EAR to determine whether a license is required in order to export or reexport to
                                                                                                               this destination.
 
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PART 770--[AMENDED]

0
5. The authority citation for part 770 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 
12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 (August 16, 2010).


0
6. Section 770.2 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(1) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  770.2  Item interpretations.

    (a) * * *
    (1) Anti-friction bearings or bearing systems shipped as spares or 
replacements are classified under Export Control Classification Number 
(ECCN) 2A001 (ball, roller, or needle-roller bearings and parts). This 
applies to separate shipments of anti-friction bearings or bearing 
systems and anti-friction bearings or bearing systems shipped with 
machinery or equipment for which they are intended to be used as spares 
or replacement parts.
* * * * *

PART 774--[AMENDED]

0
7. The authority citation for part 774 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c, 22 U.S.C. 3201 et 
seq., 22 U.S.C. 6004; 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 42 
U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C.

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1354; 15 U.S.C. 1824a; 50 U.S.C. app. 5; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 
U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; 
E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 
12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 (August 16, 2010).

Supplement No. 1 to Part 774--[Amended]

0
8. In Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment [And 
Miscellaneous Items], ECCN 0B002 is amended by:
0
a. Redesignating paragraphs f.1 and f.2 as paragraphs e.1 and e.2, 
respectively; and
0
b. Redesignating paragraphs g, g.1, g.2, g.3, and g.4 as paragraphs f, 
f.1, f.2, f.3, and f.4, respectively.

0
9. In Category 1--Systems, Equipment, and Components ECCN 1B233 is 
amended by:
0
a. Revising the License Requirements section; and
0
b. Revising the Related Controls paragraph of the List of Items 
Controlled section, to read as follows:

Supplement No. 1 to Part 774--Commerce Control List

* * * * *

1B233 Lithium isotope separation facilities or plants, and equipment 
therefor, as follows (see List of Items Controlled).

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NP, AT

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NP applies to 1B233.b.....................  NP Column 1
AT applies to 1B233.b.....................  AT Column 1
 

* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

* * * * *
Related Controls: (1) See ECCN 1E001 (``development'' and 
``production'') and ECCN 1E201 (``use'') for technology for items 
described in this entry. (2) Facilities and plants described in 
1B233.a are subject to the export licensing authority of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (see 10 CFR part 110).
* * * * *


0
10. In Category 1--Systems, Equipment, and Components, ECCN 1C006 is 
amended by removing the last paragraph designated as ``e'' in the Items 
paragraph of the Lists of Items Controlled.

0
11. In Category 1--Systems, Equipment, and Components, ECCN 1E201 is 
amended by revising the heading, to read as follows:

1E201 ``Technology'' according to the General Technology Note for 
the ``use'' of items controlled by 1A002, 1A007, 1A202, 1A225 to 
1A227, 1B201, 1B225 to 1B232, 1B233.b, 1C002.b.3 and b.4, 1C010.a, 
1C010.b, 1C010.e.1, 1C202, 1C210, 1C216, 1C225 to 1C240 or 1D201.
* * * * *


0
12. In Category 1--Systems, Equipment, and Components, ECCN 1E355 is 
amended by removing the acronym ``CWC'' from the end of paragraph b in 
the Items paragraph of the List of Items Controlled section.

0
13. In Category 2--Materials Processing, ECCN 2B005, List of Items 
Controlled section is amended by removing ``2B104'' and adding in its 
place ``2B105'' in paragraph (3) of the Related Controls paragraph.

0
14. In Category 6--Sensors and Lasers, ECCN 6A995 is amended by 
revising the Note: 6A995.e.2.b to read as follows:

6A995 ``Lasers'' (see List of Items Controlled).

* * * * *

Lists of Items Controlled

* * * * *

Items: * * *
* * * * *
    e. * * *
    e.2 * * *
    e.2.b * * *


    Note: 6A995.e.2.b does not control multiple transverse mode, 
industrial ``lasers'' with output power less than or equal to 2kW 
with a total mass greater than 1,200kg. For the purpose of this 
note, total mass includes all components required to operate the 
``laser,'' e.g., ``laser,'' power supply, heat exchanger, but 
excludes external optics for beam conditioning and/or delivery.

* * * * *

0
15. In Category 6--Sensors and Lasers, ECCN 6D993, the License 
requirements section is amended by removing the text ``Equipment in 
number; parts and accessories in'' from the Unit paragraph.

0
16. In Category 7--Navigation and Avionics, ECCN 7D001 is amended by 
revising the RS control paragraph in the License Requirement section, 
to read as follows:

7D001 ``Software'' specially designed or modified for the 
``development'' or ``production'' of equipment controlled by 7A 
(except 7A994) or 7B (except 7B994).

License Requirements

Reason for Control: * * *

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
 
                                * * * * *
RS applies to ``software'' for inertial     RS Column 1
 navigation systems, inertial equipment,
 and specially designed components
 therefor, for ``civil aircraft.''.
 
                                * * * * *
 


0
17. In Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9D001 is amended by 
revising the NS control paragraph in the License Requirement section, 
to read as follows:

9D001 ``Software'' specially designed or modified for the 
``development'' of equipment or ``technology,'' controlled by 9A 
(except 9A018, 9A990 or 9A991), 9B (except 9B990 or 9B991) or 9E003.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: * * *

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NS applies to ``software'' for equipment    NS Column 1
 controlled by 9A001 to 9A003, 9A012,
 9B001 to 9B010, and technology controlled
 by 9E003.
 
                                * * * * *
 


0
18. In Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9D002 is amended by 
revising the NS control paragraph in the License Requirement section, 
to read as follows:
9D002 ``Software'' specially designed or modified for the 
``production'' of equipment controlled by 9A (except 9A018, 9A990, 
or 9A991) or 9B (except 9B990 or 9B991).

License Requirements

Reason for Control: * * *

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NS applies to ``software'' for equipment    NS Column 1
 controlled by 9A001 to 9A003, 9A012,
 9B001 to 9B010, and technology controlled
 by 9E003.
 
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    Dated: April 11, 2011.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary.
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