[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 6750-6762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01904]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Part 774

[Docket No. 120326218-2180-01]
RIN 0694-AF56


Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): 
Articles the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the 
U.S. Munitions List That Are Related To Launch Vehicles, Missiles, 
Rockets, and Military Explosive Devices

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: This proposed rule describes how articles the President 
determines no longer warrant control under the United States Munitions 
List (USML) Category IV would be controlled on the

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Commerce Control List (CCL). These articles, which are related to 
launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other 
military explosive devices enumerated in USML Category IV, would be 
controlled under new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 
0A604, 0B604, 0D604, 0E604, 9A604, 9B604, 9D604, and 9E604 on the CCL. 
In addition, this proposed rule would amend ECCNs 0D001, 0E001, 9B115, 
9B116, 9D001, 9D002, 9D003, 9D104, 9E001, 9E002, 9E101, and 9E102 to 
make clarifications and conforming changes based on the proposed 
addition of the aforementioned 0x604 and 9x604 ECCNs to the CCL and 
proposed amendments by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls, to the list of articles controlled by USML Category IV.
    This is one in a planned series of proposed rules describing how 
various types of articles that the President determines no longer 
warrant control on the USML, as part of the Administration's Export 
Control Reform Initiative, would be controlled on the CCL in accordance 
with the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
    This proposed rule is being published in conjunction with a 
proposed rule from the Department of State, Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls, which would amend the list of articles controlled by 
USML Category IV. The citations, herein, to USML Category IV reflect 
the proposed amendments contained in the State Department's rule. The 
revisions proposed in this rule are part of Commerce's retrospective 
review plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. Commerce's full 
plan can be accessed at: http://open.commerce.gov/news/2011/08/23/commerce-plan-restrospective-analysis-existing-rules.

DATES: Comments must be received by March 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
The identification number for this rulemaking is BIS-2013-0003.
     By email directly to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov. Include 
RIN 0694-AF56 in the subject line.
     By mail or delivery to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau 
of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2099B, 14th 
Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Refer to RIN 
0694-AF56.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Krepp, Nuclear and Missile 
Technology Controls Division, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty 
Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Telephone: (202) 482-1309, Email: Dennis.Krepp@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 15, 2011, as part of the Administration's ongoing Export 
Control Reform Initiative, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 
published a proposed rule (76 FR 41958) (hereinafter the ``July 15 
(framework) rule'') that set forth a framework for how articles that 
the President determines, in accordance with section 38(f) of the Arms 
Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778(f)), would no longer warrant 
control on the United States Munitions List (USML), would be controlled 
on the Commerce Control List (CCL) in Supplement No. 1 to Part 774 of 
the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). On November 7, 2011, BIS 
published a rule (76 FR 68675) (hereinafter the ``November 7 (aircraft) 
rule'') proposing several changes to the framework initially proposed 
in the July 15 (framework) rule. On June 19, 2012, BIS published a rule 
(77 FR 36409) (hereinafter the ``June 19 (specially designed) rule'') 
proposing revisions to the definition of ``specially designed'' in 
order to provide, to the extent possible, a common definition of the 
term for use in both the EAR (e.g., in the CCL) and the International 
Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Most recently, on June 21, 2012, 
BIS published a rule (77 FR 37524) (hereinafter the ``June 21 
(transition) rule'') proposing how the EAR would be amended to address 
the transition of control over items the President determines no longer 
warrant control on the USML.
    Following the structure of the July 15 (framework) rule and the 
November 7 (aircraft) rule, this proposed rule describes BIS's proposal 
for controlling under the EAR and its CCL some articles related to 
launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, other 
military explosive devices, and related articles, which currently are 
controlled under USML Category IV in the ITAR. The changes proposed in 
this rule and the State Department's companion rule to Category IV of 
the USML are based on a review of this USML Category by the Defense 
Department, which worked with the Departments of State and Commerce in 
preparing the proposed amendments. The review focused on identifying 
the types of articles that are now controlled by USML Category IV that 
are either: (i) Inherently military and otherwise warrant control on 
the USML or (ii) of a type common to non-military applications, 
possessing parameters or characteristics that provide a critical 
military or intelligence advantage to the United States, and almost 
exclusively available from the United States. If an article satisfies 
either or both of these criteria, the article remains on the USML. If 
an article does not satisfy either criterion, but is nonetheless a type 
of article that is, as a result of differences in form and fit, 
``specially designed'' for military applications, then it is identified 
in one of the new ECCNs proposed in this rule. The license requirements 
and other EAR-specific controls for such items, as described in this 
proposed rule, would, when considered in the context of the other 
proposed amendments to the USML and the CCL, enhance national security 
by: (i) Improving U.S. military interoperability with allied countries; 
(ii) strengthening the U.S. industrial base by, among other things, 
reducing incentives for foreign companies to design out and avoid U.S.-
origin content and services; and (iii) allowing U.S. export control 
officials to focus government resources on transactions of more 
concern.
    Pursuant to section 38(f) of the AECA, the President shall review 
the USML ``to determine what items, if any, no longer warrant export 
controls under'' the AECA. The President must report the results of the 
review to Congress and wait 30 days before removing any such items from 
the USML. The report must ``describe the nature of any controls to be 
imposed on that item under any other provision of law.'' 22 U.S.C. 
2778(f)(1).
    In the July 15 (framework) rule, BIS proposed creating a series of 
new ECCNs to control articles that would be moved from the USML to the 
CCL or items listed on the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List (WAML) 
that are already controlled elsewhere on the CCL. The proposed rule 
referred to this series as the ``600 series'' because the third 
character in each of the new ECCNs would be a ``6.'' The first two 
characters of the ``600 series'' ECCNs serve the same function as 
described for any other ECCN in Sec.  738.2 of the EAR. The first 
character is a digit in the range 0 through 9 that identifies the 
Category on the CCL in which the ECCN is located. The second character 
is a letter in the range A through E that identifies the product group 
within a CCL Category. In the ``600 series,'' the third character is 
the number 6. With few exceptions, the final two characters identify 
the WAML Category that covers

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items that are the same or similar to items in a particular ``600 
series'' ECCN.
    In accordance with the format described above, this proposed rule 
would create four new ``600 series'' ECCNs in CCL Category 0 and four 
new ``600 series'' ECCNs in CCL Category 9. In addition, this proposed 
rule would amend ECCNs 0D001, 0E001, 9B115, 9B116, 9D001, 9D002, 9D003, 
9D104, 9E001, 9E002, 9E101, and 9E102 to make clarifications and 
conforming changes based on the proposed addition of the new 0x604 and 
9x604 ECCNs to the CCL and proposed amendments by the State Department 
to the list of articles controlled by USML Category IV.
    BIS will publish additional Federal Register notices containing 
proposed amendments to the CCL that will describe proposed controls for 
additional categories of articles the President determines no longer 
warrant control under the USML. The State Department will publish, 
concurrently, proposed amendments to the USML that correspond to the 
BIS notices. BIS will also publish proposed rules to further align the 
CCL with the WAML and the Missile Technology Control Regime Equipment, 
Software and Technology Annex.
    All references to the USML in this rule are to the list of defense 
articles that are controlled for purposes of export, temporary import, 
or brokering pursuant to the ITAR, and not to the list of defense 
articles on the United States Munitions Import List (USMIL) that are 
controlled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 
(ATF) for purposes of permanent import under its regulations at 27 CFR 
part 447. Pursuant to section 38(a)(1) of the AECA, all defense 
articles controlled for export or import, or that are subject to 
brokering controls, are part of the ``USML'' under the AECA. For the 
sake of clarity, references to the USMIL are to the list of defense 
articles controlled by ATF for purposes of permanent import. All 
defense articles described in the USMIL or the USML are subject to the 
brokering controls administered by the U.S. Department of State in part 
129 of the ITAR. The transfer of defense articles from the ITAR's USML 
to the EAR's CCL, for purposes of export controls, does not affect the 
list of defense articles that are controlled on the USMIL under the 
AECA for purposes of permanent import or brokering controls.
    The revisions proposed in this rule are part of Commerce's 
retrospective plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. Commerce's 
full plan can be accessed at: http://open.commerce.gov/news/2011/08/23/commerce-plan-retrospective-analysis-existing-rules.

Detailed Description of Changes Proposed by This Rule

    This proposed rule would create four new ``600 series'' ECCNs in 
CCL Category 0 (ECCNs 0A604, 0B604, 0D604, and 0E604) and four new 
``600 series'' ECCNs in CCL Category 9 (ECCNs 9A604, 9B604, 9D604, and 
9E604) that would clarify the EAR controls that apply to certain items 
the President determines no longer warrant control under the USML that 
are related to launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, 
mines, and other military explosive devices in USML Category IV. Terms 
such as ``part'' and ``component'' and ``accessories'' and 
``attachments'' are applied in the same manner in this rule as those 
terms were defined or modified in the July 15 (framework) rule and the 
June 19 (specially designed) rule, respectively.

New ECCN 0A604: Commodities Related to Military Explosive Devices and 
Charges

    In new ECCN 0A604, paragraph .a would control demolition blocks and 
detonators designed, modified, or adapted therefor. Paragraph .b of 
ECCN 0A604 would control military explosive excavating devices. A note 
to 0A604.a and .b would indicate that this new ECCN would not control 
the detonators and other items described in ECCN 1A007 or ECCN 3A232. 
Paragraph .c of ECCN 0A604 would control smoke hand grenades and stun 
hand grenades (e.g., ``flashbangs'') not described in ECCN 1A984. 
Paragraphs .d through .w of ECCN 0A604 would be reserved for possible 
future use. Paragraph .x of ECCN 0A604 would control ``parts,'' 
``components,'' ``accessories,'' and ``attachments'' that are 
``specially designed'' for a commodity in paragraphs .a through .c of 
ECCN 0A604, or a defense article in USML Category IV, and not specified 
elsewhere on the CCL or the USML. Two notes to paragraph .x would 
indicate that: (1) Forgings, castings, and other unfinished products 
are controlled by paragraph .x if they have reached a stage in 
manufacturing where they are clearly identifiable, by material 
composition, geometry, or function, as commodities specified in 
paragraph .x; and (2) ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' specified in USML Category IV(h) are subject to the 
controls of that paragraph.

New ECCN 0B604: Test, Inspection, and Production ``Equipment'' and 
Related Commodities ``Specially Designed'' for Commodities in ECCN 
0A604 or Related Defense Articles in USML Category IV

    In new ECCN 0B604, paragraph .a would control test, inspection, and 
other production ``equipment'' that is ``specially designed'' for the 
``production'' or ``development'' of commodities in ECCN 0A604, or 
related defense articles controlled under USML Category IV, and not 
specified elsewhere on the CCL or the USML. Paragraphs .b through .w 
would be reserved for possible future use. Paragraph .x of ECCN 0B604 
would control ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
attachments'' that are ``specially designed'' for a commodity subject 
to control in paragraph .a of ECCN 0B604.

New ECCN 0D604: ``Software'' ``Specially Designed'' for Commodities 
Controlled by ECCN 0A604 or 0B604

    ECCN 0D604.a would control ``software'' ``specially designed'' for 
the ``development,'' ``production,'' operation or maintenance of 
commodities controlled by ECCN 0A604 or ECCN 0B604. Paragraph .b of 
ECCN 0D604 would be reserved for future use.

New ECCN 0E604: ``Technology'' ``Required'' for Items Controlled by 
ECCN 0A604, 0B604, or 0D604

    ECCN 0E604.a would control ``technology'' ``required'' for the 
``development,'' ``production,'' operation, installation, maintenance, 
repair, overhaul, or refurbishing of commodities controlled by ECCN 
0A604 or 0B604, or ``software'' controlled by ECCN 0D604. Paragraph .b 
of ECCN 0E604 would be reserved for future use.

New ECCN 9A604: Commodities Related to Launch Vehicles, Missiles, 
Rockets, Torpedoes, Bombs, and Mines

    In new ECCN 9A604, paragraph .a would control thermal batteries 
``specially designed'' for the systems described in USML Category IV 
that are capable of a range equal to or greater than 300 km. Paragraph 
.b of ECCN 9A604 would control thermal batteries, except for thermal 
batteries controlled by ECCN 9A604.a, that are ``specially designed'' 
for the systems described in USML Category IV. Paragraph .c of ECCN 
9A604 would control ``components'' ``specially designed'' for ramjet, 
scramjet, pulse jet, or combined cycle engines described in USML 
Category IV, including devices to regulate combustion in such 
commodities. Paragraph .d of ECCN 9A604 would control components

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``specially designed'' for hybrid rocket motors described in USML 
Category IV that are usable in rockets, missiles, or unmanned aerial 
vehicles capable of a range equal to or greater than 300 km. Paragraph 
.e of ECCN 9A604 would control ``components'' ``specially designed'' 
for pressure gain combustion-based propulsion systems controlled under 
USML Category IV. Paragraphs .f through .w of ECCN 9A604 would be 
reserved for possible future use. Paragraph .x of ECCN 9A604 would 
control ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and ``attachments'' 
that are ``specially designed'' for a commodity in paragraphs .a 
through .d of ECCN 9A604, or a defense article in USML Category IV, and 
not specified elsewhere on the CCL or the USML. Two notes to paragraph 
.x would indicate that: (1) forgings, castings, and other unfinished 
products are controlled by paragraph .x if they have reached a stage in 
manufacturing where they are clearly identifiable, by material 
composition, geometry, or function, as commodities specified in 
paragraph .x; and (2) ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' specified in USML Category IV(h) are subject to the 
controls of that paragraph.

New ECCN 9B604: Test, Inspection, and Production ``Equipment'' and 
Related Commodities ``Specially Designed'' for the ``Development'' or 
``Production'' of Commodities in ECCN 9A604 or Related Defense Articles 
in USML Category IV

    In new ECCN 9B604, paragraph .a would control ``production 
facilities'' ``specially designed'' for items that are controlled by 
USML Category IV(a)(1) or (a)(2). Paragraph .b of ECCN 9B604 would 
control test, calibration, and alignment equipment ``specially 
designed'' for items that are controlled by USML Category IV(h)(28). 
Paragraph .c of ECCN 9B604 would control test, inspection, and other 
production ``equipment'' that is ``specially designed'' for the 
``production'' or ``development'' of commodities described in ECCN 
9A604, or related defense articles enumerated in USML Category IV, and 
not specified elsewhere on the CCL or the USML. Paragraph .d of ECCN 
9B604 would control ``specially designed'' ``production facilities'' or 
production ``equipment'' for systems, sub-systems, and ``components'' 
controlled by USML Category IV(d)(1), (d)(7), (h)(1), (h)(4), (h)(6), 
(h)(7), (h)(8), (h)(9), (h)(11), (h)(20), (h)(21), (h)(26), or (h)(28). 
Paragraphs .e through .w would be reserved for possible future use. 
Paragraph .x of ECCN 9B604 would control ``parts,'' ``components,'' 
``accessories,'' and ``attachments'' ``specially designed'' for a 
commodity subject to control in paragraph .a or .b of ECCN 9B604.

New ECCN 9D604: ``Software'' ``Specially Designed'' for Commodities 
Controlled by ECCN 9A604 or 9B604

    ECCN 9D604.a would control ``software'' ``specially designed'' for 
the ``development,'' ``production,'' operation or maintenance of 
commodities controlled by ECCN 9A604 or ECCN 9B604. Paragraph .b of 
ECCN 9D604 would be reserved for future use.

New ECCN 9E604: ``Technology'' ``Required'' for Commodities Controlled 
by ECCN 9A604 or 9B604, or ``Software'' Controlled by ECCN 9D604

    ECCN 9E604.a would control ``technology'' ``required'' for the 
``development,'' ``production,'' operation, installation, maintenance, 
repair, overhaul, or refurbishing of commodities or ``software'' 
controlled by ECCN 9A604, 9B604, or 9D604. Paragraph .b of ECCN 9E604 
would be reserved for future use.

Applicable Controls for New ``600 Series'' ECCNs

    All items in the 0x604 and 9x604 ECCNs, as proposed in this rule, 
would be subject to national security (NS Column 1) and regional 
stability (RS Column 1) controls, as well as antiterrorism (AT Column 
1) controls.
    In addition, missile technology (MT Column 1) controls would apply 
to items described in: ECCN 9A604.a, .c, or .d; ECCN 9B604.a or .b or 
9B604.d (for ``specially designed'' ``production facilities'' or 
production ``equipment'' for defense articles identified as MTCR Annex 
items in USML Category IV(d)(1), (h)(1), (h)(4), (h)(6), (h)(7), 
(h)(8), (h)(9), (h)(11), (h)(20), (h)(21), or (h)(26)); ``software'' 
described in ECCN 9D604.a for commodities controlled for MT reasons in 
ECCN 9A604 or 9B604; and ``technology'' described in ECCN 9E604.a for 
commodities and ``software'' controlled for MT reasons in ECCNs 9A604, 
9B604, or 9D604.

Conforming Amendments to ECCNs 0D001, 0E001, 9B115, 9B116, 9D001, 
9D002, 9D003, 9D104, 9E001, 9E002, 9E101, and 9E102

    This proposed rule would amend ECCNs 0D001, 0E001, 9B115, 9B116, 
9D001, 9D002, 9D003, 9D104, 9E001, 9E002, 9E101, and 9E102 to make 
clarifications and conforming changes based on both the addition of new 
``600 series'' ECCNs to CCL Categories 0 and 9, as proposed in this 
rule, and the amendments to the list of defense articles controlled by 
USML Category IV that are contained in a proposed rule from the 
Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), 
which is being published in conjunction with this proposed rule from 
BIS.
    First, this proposed rule would amend the headings of ECCNs 0D001 
and 0E001 to exclude ``software'' and ``technology'' for items in 
proposed new ECCN 0B604 from control under ECCNs 0D001 and 0E001, 
because such ``software'' and ``technology'' would be controlled under 
proposed new ECCNs 0D604 and 0E604, respectively. In addition, the 
headings of ECCNs 9D001, 9D002, 9D003, 9E001, and 9E002 would be 
amended to exclude ``software'' and ``technology'' for items in 
proposed new ECCN 9B604 from control under these ECCNs, because such 
``software'' and ``technology'' would be controlled under proposed new 
ECCNs 9D604 and 9E604, respectively. Furthermore, ECCNs 0B601, 0B602, 
0B603, 0B606, 0B614, 0B617, 0C617, and 9B610, which have already been 
published in proposed form by BIS as part of the Administration's 
Export Control Reform Initiative, also would be excluded from the 
respective CCL Category 0 and 9 ``software'' and ``technology'' ECCNs 
indicated above.
    Second, this proposed rule would amend ECCNs 9D001, 9D002, 9D003, 
9D104, 9E001, 9E002, 9E101, and 9E102 by removing from the headings of 
these ECCNs all references to the CCL Category 9 placeholder ECCNs that 
describe only items subject to the export licensing jurisdiction of 
DDTC. Furthermore, this proposed rule would amend the Related Controls 
paragraphs of the ECCNs indicated above to identify the items described 
in the placeholder ECCNs as subject to the export licensing 
jurisdiction of DDTC.
    Third, this proposed rule would amend ECCNs 9B115 and 9B116 by 
removing from the headings of these ECCNs all references to the CCL 
Category 9 placeholder ECCNs that describe only items subject to the 
export licensing authority of DDTC. These placeholder references would 
be replaced with references to the appropriate USML Category IV 
controls described in the State Department's USML Category IV proposed 
rule, which is being published in conjunction with this BIS proposed 
rule. Specific USML categories would be referenced in the headings of 
ECCNs 9B115 and 9B116, because these ECCNs control ``specially 
designed'' ``production equipment'' and ``specially designed'' 
``production facilities,'' respectively, for certain USML Category IV 
defense articles, as

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well as certain CCL Category 9 commodities.
    These proposed conforming changes and clarifications also would 
eliminate perceived discrepancies in the current text of certain CCL 
Category 9 ``software'' and ``technology'' ECCNs. For example, the 
heading of ECCN 9E102 currently includes ``technology'' for the ``use'' 
of space launch vehicles described in ECCN 9A004, while the Related 
Controls paragraph of ECCN 9E102 indicates that such ``technology'' 
would be subject to the export licensing jurisdiction of DDTC. This 
proposed rule would amend the heading of ECCN 9E102 to include 
``technology'' for commodities described in ECCN 9A004 (except for 
items that are subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121) and also amend 
the Related Controls paragraph in ECCN 9E102 to indicate that 
``technology'' for ECCN 9A004 (except for items that are subject to the 
EAR) is subject to the export licensing jurisdiction of DDTC.
    This proposed rule also would correct an error in the heading of 
ECCN 9E101, which currently indicates that this ECCN controls 
``development,'' ``production,'' and ``use'' ``technology. In fact, 
such ``use'' ``technology'' is controlled under ECCN 9E102. Therefore, 
this proposed rule would amend the heading of ECCN 9E101 to remove the 
reference to ``use'' ``technology.'' Furthermore, this proposed rule 
would amend the MT controls paragraphs in ECCNs 9E001 and 9E002 to 
indicate that, in addition to the items already identified in these 
paragraphs, MT controls apply to ``technology'' for equipment 
controlled by 9B115. However, the MT controls paragraph in 9E002 would 
no longer reference 9B117, because ``production'' ``technology'' for 
9B117 would not be controlled under ECCN 9E002, as indicated in the 
ECCN heading.

Effects of This proposed rule

    BIS believes that the principal effect of this rule, when 
considered in the context of the other similar proposed rules being 
published as part of the Export Control Reform Initiative, will be to 
provide greater flexibility for exports and reexports to NATO member 
countries and other multiple-regime-member countries of items the 
President determines no longer warrant control on the USML. This 
greater flexibility would be in the form of: Application of the EAR's 
de minimis threshold principle for items constituting less than a de 
minimis amount of controlled U.S.-origin content in foreign made items; 
availability of license exceptions, particularly License Exceptions 
``Servicing and Replacement of Parts and Equipment'' (RPL) and 
``Strategic Trade Authorization'' (STA); elimination of the 
requirements for manufacturing license agreements and technical 
assistance agreements in connection with exports of technology; and a 
reduction in, or elimination of, exporter and manufacturer registration 
requirements and associated registration fees. Some of these specific 
effects are discussed in more detail below.

De Minimis

    The June 21 (transition) rule would impose certain unique de 
minimis requirements on items controlled under the new ``600 series'' 
ECCNs. These requirements reflect, in part, further interagency 
deliberation, as well as a review of the comments that BIS received on 
the de minimis requirements in the July 15 (framework) rule. Section 
734.3 of the EAR provides, inter alia, that, under certain conditions, 
items made outside the United States that incorporate items subject to 
the EAR are not subject to the EAR if they do not exceed a ``de 
minimis'' percentage of controlled U.S. origin content. Section 734.4 
of the EAR indicates that the de minimis percentage may be either 10 
percent or 25 percent, based on the destination. If the June 21 
(transition) rule's proposal to amend Section 734.4 of the EAR is 
adopted, the new ECCNs 0A604, 0B604, 0D604, 0E604, 9A604, 9B604, 9D604, 
and 9E604 proposed in this rule would be subject to the de minimis 
provisions set forth in the June 21 (transition) rule. Under the 
proposed amendment to Section 734.4 of the EAR, there would be no 
eligibility for de minimis treatment for a foreign-made item that 
incorporates U.S.-origin ``600 series'' items when the foreign-made 
item is destined for a country subject to a U.S. arms embargo (i.e., 
Afghanistan, Belarus, Burma, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, 
Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, 
Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, 
Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe). This list of countries differs from 
the one contained in the June 21 (transition) rule in that Yemen would 
not be included, consistent with the State Department's July 3, 2012, 
amendment to Section 126.1 of the ITAR (see 77 FR 39392). For 
destinations that are not subject to a U.S. arms embargo, a foreign-
made item that incorporates U.S.-origin ``600 series'' items would be 
eligible for de minimis treatment at the 25 percent level (i.e., when 
the value of its U.S.-origin controlled content does not exceed 25 
percent of foreign-made item's value). In contrast, the AECA does not 
permit the ITAR to have a de minimis treatment for USML-listed items, 
regardless of the significance or insignificance of the U.S.-origin 
content or the percentage of U.S.-origin content in the foreign-made 
item (i.e., USML-listed items remain subject to the ITAR when they are 
incorporated abroad into a foreign-made item, regardless of either of 
these factors).

Use of License Exceptions

    The July 15 (framework) rule and the June 21 (transition) rule 
would impose certain restrictions on the use of license exceptions for 
items that would be controlled under the new ``600 series'' ECCNs on 
the CCL. For example, proposed Sec.  740.2(a)(12) would make ``600 
series'' items that are destined for a country subject to a United 
States arms embargo ineligible for shipment under a license exception, 
except where authorized by License Exception TMP under Sec.  
740.9(a)(12) or License Exception BAG under Sec.  740.14(b)(2), for 
exports to Afghanistan and Iraq, and by License Exception GOV under 
Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii). In addition, the use of License Exception GOV 
for ``600 series'' commodities would be limited to situations in which 
the United States Government is the consignee and end-user or to 
situations in which the consignee or end-user is the government of a 
country listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1).
    This rule proposes limited License Exception STA availability for 
the proposed new 0x604 and 9x604 ECCNs. None of these new ECCNs would 
be eligible for the STA ``controls of lesser sensitivity'' described in 
Sec.  740.20(c)(2) of the EAR. Instead, STA eligibility for items 
controlled under proposed new ECCN 0A604, 0B604, 0D604, 0E604, 9A604, 
9B604, 9D604, or 9E604 would be limited to the destinations listed in 
Sec.  740.20(c)(1) of the EAR. In addition, License Exception STA would 
not be available for items controlled for MT reasons under proposed new 
ECCN 9A604, 9B604, 9D604, or 9E604.
    Consistent with the July 15 (framework) rule: (i) The use of 
License Exception STA for ``end items'' in ``600 series'' ECCNs would 
be limited to those ``end items'' for which a specific request for 
License Exception STA eligibility (filed in conjunction with a license 
application) has been approved; and (ii) ``end items'' must be for 
ultimate end use by a foreign government agency of a type specified in 
the July 15 (framework) rule. Under this proposed rule, otherwise 
eligible commodities controlled under proposed ECCN 0A604, 0B604, 
9A604, or 9B604 would not be subject to the STA eligibility

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request and determination requirements described in Sec.  740.20(g) of 
the EAR that apply to ``end items'' controlled under ``600 series'' 
ECCNs.
    Furthermore, the July 15 (framework) rule would limit exports of 
``600 series'' ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' under License Exception STA for ultimate end use by the 
same set of end users.
    Items controlled under proposed ECCN 0B604 or 9B604 (except for 
9B604.a, .b, or .d items, controlled for MT reasons) also would be 
eligible for License Exception LVS (limited value shipments) up to a 
value of $1,500, TMP (temporary exports), and RPL (servicing and 
replacement parts). License Exceptions TMP and RPL also would be 
available for items controlled under new ECCN 0A604 or 9A604 (except 
for 9A604.a, .c, or .d items, which are controlled for MT reasons and 
excluded from license exception eligibility).
    BIS believes that, even with the restrictions proposed by the July 
15 (framework) rule, the November 7 (aircraft) rule, and the June 21 
(transition) rule on the use of license exceptions for ``600 series'' 
items, the restrictions on those items currently on the USML would be 
reduced, particularly with respect to exports to NATO members and 
multiple-regime member countries, if those items are moved from the 
USML to proposed ECCN 0A604, 0B604, 0D604, 0E604, 9A604, 9B604, 9D604, 
or 9E604.

Alignment With the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List

    Since the beginning of the Export Control Reform Initiative, the 
Administration has stated that the reforms will be consistent with the 
United States' obligations to the multilateral export control regimes. 
Accordingly, the Administration will, in this and subsequent proposed 
rules, exercise its national discretion to implement, clarify, and, to 
the extent feasible, align its controls with those of the regimes. In 
this rule, proposed ECCNs 0A604 and 9A604 would implement, to the 
extent possible, the controls in WAML Category 4 for commodities 
related to launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, 
and other military explosive devices and charges, and related equipment 
and accessories, and specially designed components therefor; proposed 
ECCNs 0B604 and 9B604 would implement, to the extent possible, the 
controls in WAML Category 18 for related production equipment; proposed 
ECCNs 0D604 and 9D604 would implement, to the extent possible, the 
controls in WAML Category 21 for related software; and proposed ECCNs 
0E604 and 9E604 would implement, to the extent possible, the controls 
in WAML Category 22 for related technology.

Other Effects

    Pursuant to the framework identified in the July 15 (framework) 
rule, commodities in ECCN 0A604 or 9A604 related to launch vehicles, 
missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other military 
explosive devices and charges; related test, inspection and production 
equipment classified under ECCN 0B604 or 9B604; related ``software'' 
classified under ECCN 0D604 or 9D604; and related ``technology'' 
classified under ECCN 0E604 or 9E604 would be subject to the licensing 
policies that apply to items controlled for NS reasons, as described in 
Sec.  742.4(b)(1)--specifically, NS Column 1 controls. In addition, 
these same items would be subject to the regional stability licensing 
policies set forth in Sec.  742.6(a)(1)--specifically, RS Column 1. 
Furthermore, items described in ECCN 9A604.a, .c, or .d; related test, 
inspection and production equipment described in ECCN 9B604.a; 
``software'' described in ECCN 9D604.a, for commodities controlled for 
MT reasons in ECCN 9A604 or 9B604; and ``technology'' described in ECCN 
9E604.a, for commodities and ``software'' controlled for MT reasons in 
ECCNs 9A604, 9B604, or 9D604, would be subject to the missile 
technology licensing policies set forth in Sec.  742.5(a)(1)--
specifically, MT Column 1 controls.
    The July 15 (framework) rule would amend Sec.  742.4 to apply a 
general policy of denial to ``600 series'' items for destinations that 
are subject to a United States arms embargo. That policy would apply to 
all items controlled for NS reasons under this proposed rule. The 
November 7 (aircraft) rule would expand that general policy of denial 
to include ``600 series'' items subject to the licensing policies that 
apply to items controlled for regional stability reasons, as described 
in Sec.  742.6(b)(1)--specifically, RS Column 1. While this change 
might seem redundant for the items affected by this proposed rule, it 
ensures that a general denial policy would apply to any ``600 series'' 
items that are controlled for MT and RS reasons, but not for NS reasons 
(as would be the case for certain items affected by the November 7 
(aircraft) rule).

Request for Comments

    BIS seeks comments on this proposed rule. BIS will consider all 
comments received on or before March 18, 2013. All comments (including 
any personally identifying information or information for which a claim 
of confidentially is asserted either in those comments or their 
transmittal emails) will be made available for public inspection and 
copying. Parties who wish to comment anonymously may do so by 
submitting their comments via Regulations.gov, leaving the fields that 
would identify the commenter blank and including no identifying 
information in the comment itself.
    Although the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001, 
the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 
2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), as extended by the Notice of August 15, 
2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012), has continued the Export 
Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act. BIS continues to carry out the provisions of the 
Export Administration Act, as appropriate and to the extent permitted 
by law, pursuant to Executive Order 13222.

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distribute impacts, and equity). Executive 
Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and 
benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting 
flexibility. This rule has been designated a ``significant regulatory 
action,'' although not economically significant, under section 3(f) of 
Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the rule has been reviewed by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor is subject to a penalty for failure to 
comply with, a collection of information, subject to the requirements 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), 
unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number. This proposed rule would affect two approved 
collections: Simplified Network Application Processing System (control 
number 0694-0088), which includes, among other things, license 
applications, and License Exceptions and Exclusions (0694-0137).

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    As stated in the July 15 (framework) rule (76 FR 41958), BIS 
believes that the combined effect of all rules to be published adding 
items to the EAR that would be removed from the ITAR, as part of the 
Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative, would increase the 
number of license applications to be submitted by approximately 16,000 
annually, resulting in an increase in burden hours of 5,067 (16,000 
transactions at 17 minutes each) under control number 0694-0088.
    Some items formerly on the USML would become eligible for License 
Exception STA under this rule. Items controlled under proposed ECCN 
0A604, 0B604, 0D604, or 0E604, and items controlled under proposed ECCN 
9A604, 9B604, 9D604, or 9E604 that are not controlled for MT reasons, 
would be eligible for certain parts of STA. In addition, eligible 
commodities controlled under proposed ECCN 0A604, 0B604, 9A604, or 
9B604 would not be subject to the STA eligibility request requirements 
described in Sec.  740.20(g) of the EAR. As stated in the July 15 
(framework) rule, BIS believes that the increased use of License 
Exception STA, resulting from the combined effect of all rules to be 
published adding items to the EAR that would be removed from the ITAR 
as part of the administration's Export Control Reform Initiative, would 
increase the burden associated with control number 0694-0137 by about 
23,858 hours (20,450 transactions at 1 hour and 10 minutes each). Use 
of License Exception STA imposes a paperwork and compliance burden 
because, for example, exporters must furnish information about the item 
being exported to the consignee and obtain from the consignee an 
acknowledgement and commitment to comply with the EAR. It is, however, 
the Administration's understanding that complying with the requirements 
of STA is likely to be less burdensome than applying for licenses. For 
example, under License Exception STA, a single consignee statement can 
apply to an unlimited number of products, need not have an expiration 
date and need not be submitted to the government in advance for 
approval. Suppliers with regular customers can tailor a single 
statement and assurance to match their business relationship rather 
than applying repeatedly for licenses with every purchase order to 
supply allied and, in some cases, U.S. forces with routine replacement 
parts and components.
    BIS expects that this increase in burden would be more than offset 
by a reduction in burden hours associated with approved collections 
related to the ITAR. This proposed rule addresses controls on items 
related to launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, 
and other military explosive devices, including related parts, 
components, production equipment, software, and technology. The 
reduction in burden hours would particularly impact exporters of parts 
and components that would no longer be subject to the ITAR. By 
contrast, most U.S. and foreign end items that are related to launch 
vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other 
military explosive devices would continue to be subject to the ITAR. 
With few exceptions, the ITAR currently exempts from license 
requirements only exports to Canada, and, as a result, most exports to 
integrators of U.S. Government equipment and most exports of routine 
maintenance parts and components for NATO and other close allies 
require State Department authorization. In addition, the exports 
necessary to produce parts and components for defense articles in the 
inventories of the United States and its NATO and other close allies 
require State Department authorizations. Under the EAR, as proposed, a 
small number of low-level parts would not require a license to most 
destinations. Most other parts, components, accessories, and 
attachments would become eligible for export to NATO and other close 
allies under License Exception STA.
    Even in situations in which a license would be required under the 
EAR, the burden likely will be reduced compared to the license 
requirement of the ITAR. In particular, license applications for 
exports of technology controlled by ECCN 0E604 or 9E604 are likely to 
be less complex and burdensome than the authorizations required to 
export ITAR-controlled technology, i.e., Manufacturing License 
Agreements and Technical Assistance Agreements.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined under E.O. 13132.
    4. The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended by the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), 5 U.S.C. 
601 et seq., generally requires an agency to prepare an initial 
regulatory flexibility analysis (IRFA) for any rule subject to the 
notice and comment rulemaking requirements under the Administrative 
Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) or any other statute, unless the agency 
certifies that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities. Under section 605(b) of the 
RFA, however, if the head of an agency certifies that a rule will not 
have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities, 
the RFA does not require the agency to prepare a regulatory flexibility 
analysis. Pursuant to section 605(b), the Chief Counsel for Regulation, 
Department of Commerce, certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, 
Small Business Administration that this proposed rule, if promulgated, 
will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.

Number of Small Entities

    BIS does not collect data on the size of entities that apply for 
and are issued export licenses. Although BIS is unable to estimate the 
exact number of small entities that would be affected by this rule, it 
acknowledges that this rule would affect some unknown number.

Economic Impact

    This proposed rule is part of the Administration's Export Control 
Reform Initiative. Under that initiative, the United States Munitions 
List (22 CFR part 121) (USML) will be revised to be a ``positive'' 
list, i.e., a list that does not use generic, catch-all controls on any 
part, component, accessory, attachment, or end item that was in any way 
specifically modified for a defense article, regardless of the 
article's military or intelligence significance or non-military 
applications. At the same time, articles that are determined to no 
longer warrant control on the USML will become controlled on the 
Commerce Control List (CCL). Such items, along with certain military 
items that currently are on the CCL, will be identified in specific 
Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) known as the ``600 
series'' ECCNs. In addition, some items currently on the CCL will move 
from existing ECCNs to the new ``600 series'' ECCNs.
    This rule addresses certain equipment, and ``software'' and 
``technology'' therefor, that are related to launch vehicles, missiles, 
rockets, torpedoes, bombs, mines, and other military explosive devices 
currently enumerated in USML Category IV (Launch Vehicles, Guided 
Missiles, Ballistic Missiles, Rockets, Torpedoes, Bombs, and Mines). 
Most of this equipment would remain on the USML. However, parts and 
components for such equipment, which are more likely to be produced by 
small businesses than are complete systems, would in many cases become 
subject to the EAR, unless expressly controlled on the USML (e.g., 
items enumerated in ECCN 0A604.x or 9A604.x). In addition, officials of 
the Department of State have informed BIS

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that license applications for such parts and components are a high 
percentage of the license applications for USML articles reviewed by 
that department. Changing the jurisdictional status of certain Category 
IV items would reduce the burden on small entities (and other entities 
as well) through: (i) Elimination of some license requirements; (ii) 
greater availability of license exceptions; (iii) simpler license 
application procedures; and (iv) reduced (or eliminated) registration 
fees.
    Moreover, parts and components that are controlled under the ITAR 
remain under ITAR control when incorporated into foreign-made items, 
regardless of the significance or insignificance of the item. This 
discourages foreign buyers from incorporating such U.S. content. The 
availability of de minimis treatment under the EAR, for those items 
that would no longer be controlled under the ITAR, may reduce the 
disincentive for foreign manufacturers to purchase U.S.-origin parts 
and components.
    Many exports and reexports of the Category IV articles that would 
be placed on the CCL by this rule, particularly parts and components, 
would become eligible for license exceptions that apply to shipments to 
U.S. Government agencies, parts and components being exported for use 
as replacement parts, temporary exports, limited value exports, and 
License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA), reducing the 
number of licenses that exporters of these items would need. License 
exceptions under the EAR would allow suppliers to send routine 
replacement parts and low- level parts to NATO and other close allies 
and export control regime partners for use by those governments and for 
use by contractors building equipment for those governments or for the 
U.S. Government without having to obtain export licenses. Under License 
Exception STA, the exporter would need to furnish information about the 
item being exported to the consignee and obtain a statement from the 
consignee that, among other things, would commit the consignee to 
comply with the EAR and other applicable U.S. laws. Because such 
statements and obligations can apply to an unlimited number of 
transactions and have no expiration date, they would create a net 
reduction in burden on transactions that the government routinely 
approves through the license application process that the License 
Exception STA statements would replace.
    Even for exports and reexports for which a license would be 
required, the process would be simpler and less costly under the EAR. 
When a USML Category IV article is moved to the CCL, the number of 
destinations for which a license is required would remain unchanged. 
However, the burden on the license applicant would decrease because the 
licensing procedure for CCL items is simpler and more flexible that the 
license procedure for USML articles.
    Under the USML licensing procedure, an applicant must include a 
purchase order or contract with its application. There is no such 
requirement under the CCL licensing procedure. This difference gives 
the CCL applicant at least two advantages. First, the applicant has a 
way to determine whether the U.S. government will authorize the 
transaction before it enters into potentially lengthy, complex and 
expensive sales presentations or contract negotiations. Under the USML 
procedure, the applicant must caveat all sales presentations with a 
reference to the need for government approval, and is more likely to 
engage in substantial effort and expense only to find that the 
government will reject the application. Second, a CCL license applicant 
need not limit its application to the quantity or value of one purchase 
order or contract. It may apply for a license to cover all of its 
expected exports or reexports to a specified consignee over the life of 
a license (normally two years, but may be longer if circumstances 
warrant a longer period), thus reducing the total number of licenses 
for which the applicant must apply.
    In addition, many applicants exporting or reexporting items that 
this rule proposes to transfer from the USML to the CCL would realize 
cost savings through the elimination of some or all registration fees 
currently assessed under the USML's licensing procedure. Currently, 
USML applicants must pay to use the USML licensing procedure even if 
they never actually are authorized to export. Registration fees for 
manufacturers and exporters of articles on the USML start at $2,250 per 
year, increase to $2,750 for organizations applying for one to ten 
licenses per year and further increase to $2,750 plus $250 per license 
application (subject to a maximum of three percent of total application 
value) for those who need to apply for more than ten licenses per year. 
Conversely, there are no registration or application processing fees 
for applications to export items listed on the CCL. Once the Category 
IV items that are the subject to this rulemaking are removed from the 
USML and added to the CCL, entities currently applying for licenses 
from the Department of State would find their registration fees reduced 
if the number of USML licenses those entities need declines. If an 
entity's entire product line is moved to the CCL, its ITAR registration 
and registration fee requirement would be eliminated.
    De minimis treatment under the EAR would become available for all 
items that this rule proposes to transfer from the USML to the CCL. 
Items subject to the ITAR will remain subject to the ITAR when they are 
incorporated abroad into a foreign-made product regardless of the 
percentage of U.S content in that foreign-made product. However, 
foreign-made products incorporating items that this rule would move to 
the CCL would be subject to the EAR only if their total controlled 
U.S.-origin content exceeds 25 percent, unless the foreign-made item is 
destined for a country subject to a U.S. arms embargo in which case 
there would be no eligibility for de minimis treatment. Because 
including small amounts of U.S.-origin content would not subject 
foreign-made products to the EAR, foreign manufacturers would have less 
incentive to refrain from purchasing such U.S.-origin parts and 
components, a development that potentially would mean greater sales for 
U.S. suppliers, including small entities.

Conclusion

    BIS is unable to determine the precise number of small entities 
that would be affected by this rule. Based on the facts and conclusions 
set forth above, BIS believes that any burdens imposed by this rule 
would be offset by a reduction in the number of items that would 
require a license, increased opportunities for use of license 
exceptions for exports to certain countries, simpler export license 
applications, reduced or eliminated registration fees and application 
of a de minimis threshold for foreign-made items incorporating U.S.-
origin parts and components, which would reduce the incentive for 
foreign buyers to design out or avoid U.S.-origin content. For these 
reasons, the Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce 
certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business 
Administration that this rule, if adopted in final form, would not have 
a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. Accordingly, no IRFA is required, and none has been prepared.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 774

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, part 774 of the Export 
Administration Regulations (15 CFR

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parts 730-774) are proposed to be amended as follows:

15 CFR PART 774--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 15 CFR 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. 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 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

0
2. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment [and 
Miscellaneous Items], add a new ECCN 0A604 between ECCNs 0A018 and 
0A918 to read as follows:

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

* * * * *
0A604 Commodities related to military explosive devices and charges.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1
 

License Exceptions

LVS: N/A
GBS: N/A
CIV: N/A
STA: Paragraph (c)(2) of License Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(2) 
of the EAR) may not be used for any item in this ECCN 0A604.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: End items in number; parts, components, accessories and 
attachments in $ value.
Related Controls: (1) Smoke bombs, non-irritant smoke flares, 
canisters, grenades and charges, and other pyrotechnical articles 
having both military and commercial applications are controlled by 
ECCN 1A984. (2) Certain explosive detonator firing sets, 
electrically driven explosive detonators, and detonators and 
multipoint initiation systems are controlled by ECCN 1A007 or ECCN 
3A232. (3) See ECCN 0A919 for foreign-made ``military commodities'' 
that that incorporate more than a de minimis amount of U.S.-origin 
``600 series'' controlled content.
Related Definitions: N/A
Items:

    a. Demolition blocks and detonators designed, modified, or 
adapted therefor.
    b. Military explosive excavating devices.

    Note to 0A604.a and .b:  This entry does not control the 
detonators and other items described in ECCN 1A007 or ECCN 3A232.

    c. Smoke hand grenades and stun hand grenades (e.g., 
``flashbangs'') not controlled by ECCN 1A984.
    d. through w. [RESERVED]
    x. ``Parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' that are ``specially designed'' for a commodity 
subject to control in paragraphs .a through .c of this ECCN, or a 
defense article controlled under USML Category IV, and not specified 
elsewhere on the CCL or the USML.


    Note 1 to 0A604.x:  Forgings, castings, and other unfinished 
products (such as extrusions and machined bodies) that have reached 
a stage in manufacturing, where they are clearly identifiable (by 
material composition, geometry, or function) as commodities 
controlled by ECCN 0A604.x, are controlled by ECCN 0A604.x.


    Note 2 to 0A604.x: ``Parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' 
and ``attachments'' specified in USML Category IV(h) are subject to 
the controls of that paragraph.


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3. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment [and 
Miscellaneous Items], add a new ECCN 0B604 between ECCNs 0B006 and 
0B986 to read as follows:

0B604 Test, inspection, and production ``equipment'' and related 
commodities ``specially designed'' for the ``development'' or 
``production'' of commodities in ECCN 0A604 or related defense 
articles in USML Category IV.

License Requirements

    Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1
 

License Exceptions

LVS: $1500
GBS: N/A
CIV: N/A
STA: Paragraph (c)(2) of License Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(2) 
of the EAR) may not be used for any item in this ECCN 0B604.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: $ value
Related Controls: See ECCN 9B604, which controls test, inspection, 
and production ``equipment'' and related commodities ``specially 
designed'' for the ``development'' or ``production'' of commodities 
in ECCN 9A604 or related defense articles in USML Category IV.
Related Definitions: N/A
Items:

    a. Test, inspection, and other production ``equipment'' that are 
``specially designed'' for the ``production'' or ``development'' of 
commodities controlled by ECCN 0A604, or related defense articles 
controlled under USML Category IV, and not specified elsewhere in 
the CCL or the USML.
    b. through w. [RESERVED]
    x. ``Parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' that are ``specially designed'' for a commodity 
subject to control in paragraph .a of this ECCN.

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4. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment [and 
Miscellaneous Items], ECCN 0D001 is amended by revising the heading of 
the ECCN to read as follows:

0D001 ``Software'' specially designed or modified for the 
``development,'' ``production,'' or ``use'' of items described in 
ECCN 0A001 or 0A002, 0B (except for ECCNs 0B601, 0B602, 0B603, 
0B604, 0B606, 0B614, 0B617, 0B986 and 0B999), or 0C (except for ECCN 
0C617).

* * * * *
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5. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment [and 
Miscellaneous Items], add a new ECCN 0D604 between ECCNs 0D001 and 
0D999 to read as follows:

0D604 ``Software'' ``specially designed'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' operation or maintenance of commodities controlled 
by ECCN 0A604 or 0B604.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1
 

License Exceptions

CIV: N/A
TSR: N/A
STA: Paragraph (c)(2) of License Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(2) 
of the EAR) may not be used for any item in this ECCN 0D604.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: $ value
Related Controls: (1) ``Software'' directly related to articles 
enumerated in USML Category IV is controlled under USML Category 
IV(i). (2) See ECCN 0A919 for foreign-made ``military commodities'' 
that incorporate more than a de minimis amount of U.S.-origin ``600 
series'' controlled content.
Related Definitions: N/A
Items:

    a. ``Software'' ``specially designed'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' operation or maintenance of commodities controlled 
by ECCN 0A604 or 0B604.
    b. [RESERVED]


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6. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment [and 
Miscellaneous Items], ECCN 0E001 is amended by revising the heading of 
the ECCN to read as follows:

0E001 ``Technology,'' according to the Nuclear Technology Note, for 
the ``development'', ``production'', or ``use'' of items described 
in ECCN 0A001 or 0A002, 0B (except for ECCNs 0B601, 0B602, 0B603, 
0B604, 0B606, 0B614, 0B617, 0B986 and 0B999), 0C (except for ECCN 
0C617), or ECCN 0D001.

* * * * *
0
7. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment [and 
Miscellaneous Items], add a new ECCN 0E604 between ECCNs 0E018 and 
1E918 to read as follows:

0E604 ``Technology'' ``required'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' operation, installation, maintenance, repair, 
overhaul, or refurbishing of commodities controlled by ECCN 0A604 or 
0B604, or ``software'' controlled by ECCN 0D604.

License Requirements

    Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT

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                Control(s)                          Country chart
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1
------------------------------------------------------------------------

License Exceptions

CIV: N/A
TSR: N/A
STA: Paragraph (c)(2) of License Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(2) 
of the EAR) may not be used for any item in this ECCN 0E604.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: N/A
Related Controls: Technical data directly related to articles 
enumerated in USML Category IV are controlled under USML Category 
IV(i).
Related Definitions: N/A
Items:

    a. ``Technology'' ``required'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' operation, installation, maintenance, repair, 
overhaul, or refurbishing of commodities controlled by ECCN 0A604 or 
0B604, or ``software'' controlled by ECCN 0D604.
    b. [RESERVED]

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8. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, add a new ECCN 9A604 between 
ECCNs 9A120 and 9A980 to read as follows:

9A604 Commodities related to launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, 
torpedoes, bombs, and mines.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, MT, AT

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1
MT applies to 9A604.a, .c, and .d.........  MT Column 1
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1
 

License Exceptions

LVS: N/A
GBS: N/A
CIV: N/A
STA: (1) License Exception STA is not available for items in this 
ECCN 9A604 that are controlled for MT reasons (see Sec.  
740.20(b)(2)(iii) of the EAR). (2) Paragraph (c)(2) of License 
Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(2) of the EAR) may not be used for 
any item in this ECCN 9A604.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: End items in number; parts, components, accessories and 
attachments in $ value.
Related Controls: (1) Launch vehicles, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, 
bombs, and mines are subject to the ITAR (See 22 CFR Sec.  121.1, 
USML Category IV). (2) See ECCN 0A919 for foreign-made ``military 
commodities'' that incorporate more than a de minimis amount of 
U.S.-origin ``600 series'' controlled content.
Related Definitions: N/A
Items:

    a. Thermal batteries ``specially designed'' for systems 
controlled under USML Category IV capable of a range equal to or 
greater than 300 km.
    b. Thermal batteries, except for thermal batteries controlled by 
9A604.a, that are ``specially designed'' for systems controlled 
under USML Category IV.
    c. ``Components'' ``specially designed'' for ramjet, scramjet, 
pulse jet, or combined cycle engines controlled under USML Category 
IV, including devices to regulate combustion in such commodities.
    d. ``Components'' ``specially designed'' for hybrid rocket 
motors controlled under USML
    Category IV usable in rockets, missiles, or unmanned aerial 
vehicles capable of a range equal to or greater than 300 km.
    e. ``Components'' ``specially designed'' for pressure gain 
combustion-based propulsion systems controlled under USML Category 
IV.
    f. through w. [RESERVED]
    x. ``Parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' that are ``specially designed'' for a commodity 
subject to control in paragraphs .a through .d of this ECCN, or a 
defense article controlled under USML Category IV, and not specified 
elsewhere on the CCL or the USML.

    Note 1 to 9A604.x: Forgings, castings, and other unfinished 
products (such as extrusions and machined bodies) that have reached 
a stage in manufacturing, where they are clearly identifiable (by 
material composition, geometry, or function) as commodities 
controlled by ECCN 9A604.x, are controlled by ECCN 9A604.x.


    Note 2 to 9A604.x: ``Parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' 
and ``attachments'' specified in USML Category IV(h) are subject to 
the controls of that paragraph.


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9. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9B115 is amended by revising 
the heading of the ECCN and by revising the ``Related Controls'' 
paragraph in the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9B115 ``Specially designed'' production ``equipment'' for systems, 
sub-systems and ``components'' controlled by ECCN 9A101 or by USML 
Category IV(d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(4), or (h)(17).
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: (1) Although items described in USML Category 
IV(d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(4), or (h)(17) are subject to the export 
licensing authority of the Department of State, Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls (22 CFR part 121), the production 
``equipment'' controlled in this entry that is related to these 
items is subject to the export licensing authority of BIS. (2) 
``Specially designed'' production ``equipment'' for systems, sub-
systems, and ``components'' described in USML Category IV(d)(1), 
(d)(7), (h)(1), (h)(4), (h)(6), (h)(7), (h)(8), (h)(9), (h)(11), 
(h)(20), (h)(21), (h)(26), or (h)(28) are controlled by ECCN 9B604.
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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10. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9B116 is amended by revising 
the heading of the ECCN and by revising the ``Related Controls'' 
paragraph in the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9B116 ``Specially designed'' ``production facilities'' for systems, 
sub-systems, and ``components'' controlled by ECCN 9A012 or 9A101 or 
by USML Category IV(d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(4), or (h)(17).
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: (1) Although items described in USML Category 
IV(d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(4), or (h)(17) are subject to the export 
licensing authority of the Department of State, Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls (22 CFR part 121), the ``production 
facilities'' controlled in this entry that are related to these 
items is subject to the export licensing authority of BIS. (2) 
``Specially designed'' ``production facilities'' for systems, sub-
systems, and ``components'' described in USML Category IV(d)(1), 
(d)(7), (h)(1), (h)(4), (h)(6), (h)(7), (h)(8), (h)(9), (h)(11), 
(h)(20), (h)(21), (h)(26), or (h)(28) are controlled by ECCN 9B604.


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Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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11. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, add a new ECCN 9B604 between 
ECCNs 9B117 and 9B990 to read as follows:

9B604 Test, inspection, and production ``equipment'' and related 
commodities ``specially designed'' for the ``development'' or 
``production'' of commodities in ECCN 9A604 or related defense 
articles in USML Category IV.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, MT, AT

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1
MT applies to 9B604.a and .b and to         MT Column 1
 9B604.d ``specially designed''
 ``production facilities'' or production
 ``equipment'' for defense articles
 identified as MTCR Annex items in USML
 Category IV(d)(1), (h)(1), (h)(4),
 (h)(6), (h)(7), (h)(8), (h)(9), (h)(11),
 (h)(20), (h)(21), or (h)(26).
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1
 

License Exceptions

LVS: $1,500
GBS: N/A
CIV: N/A
STA: (1) License Exception STA is not available for items in this 
ECCN 9B604 that are controlled for MT reasons (see Sec.  
740.20(b)(2)(iii) of the EAR). (2) Paragraph (c)(2) of License 
Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(2) of the EAR) may not be used for 
any item in this ECCN 9B604.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: $ value.
Related Controls: (1) ``Production facilities'' for the 
``production'' or ``development'' of commodities enumerated in ECCN 
9A012 or 9A101 or in USML Category IV(d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(4), or 
(h)(17) are controlled by ECCN 9B116. (2) Test, inspection, and 
other production ``equipment'' ``specially designed'' for the 
``production'' or ``development'' of commodities enumerated in ECCN 
9A101 or in USML Category IV(d)(2), (d)(3), (d)(4), or (h)(17) are 
controlled by ECCN 9B115.
Related Definitions: N/A
Items:

    a. ``Production facilities'' ``specially designed'' for items 
that are controlled by USML Category IV(a)(1) or (a)(2).
    b. Test, calibration, and alignment equipment ``specially 
designed'' for items that are controlled by USML Category IV(h)(28).
    c. Test, inspection, and other production ``equipment'' that is 
``specially designed'' for the ``production'' or ``development'' of 
commodities described in ECCN 9A604, or defense articles controlled 
under USML Category IV, and not specified elsewhere on the CCL or 
the USML.
    d. ``Specially designed'' ``production facilities'' or 
production ``equipment'' for systems, sub-systems, and 
``components'' controlled by USML Category IV(d)(1), (d)(7), (h)(1), 
(h)(4), (h)(6), (h)(7), (h)(8), (h)(9), (h)(11), (h)(20), (h)(21), 
(h)(26), or (h)(28).
    e. through w. [RESERVED]
    x. ``Parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' that are ``specially designed'' for a commodity 
subject to control in paragraph .a or .b of this ECCN.

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12. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9D001 is amended by revising 
the ECCN heading, by revising the MT controls paragraph in the License 
Requirements section, and by revising the Related Controls paragraph in 
the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9D001 ``Software'' specially designed or modified for the 
``development'' of equipment or ``technology'' controlled by ECCN 
9A001 to 9A004 (except for items in 9A004 that are subject to the 
ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), 9A012, 9A101 (except for items in 
9A101.b that are subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), 9A106.d. 
or .e, 9A110, or 9A120, 9B (except for ECCNs 9B604, 9B610, 9B619, 
9B990, and 9B991), or ECCN 9E003.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: * * *

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
 
                                * * * * *
MT applies to ``software'' for equipment    MT Column 1
 controlled by 9B116 for MT reasons.
 
                                * * * * *
 

License Requirements Notes: * * *
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: ``Software'' that is ``required'' for the 
``development'' of items specified in ECCNs 9A004 (except for items 
that are subject to the EAR), 9A005 to 9A011, 9A101.b (except for 
items that are subject to the EAR), 9A103 to 9A105, 9A106.a, .b, and 
.c, 9A107 to 9A109, 9A110 (for items that are ``specially designed'' 
for use in missile systems and subsystems), and 9A111 to 9A119 is 
subject to the export licensing authority of the U.S. Department of 
State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (see 22 CFR part 121).
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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13. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9D002 is amended by revising 
the ECCN heading, by revising the NS controls paragraph in the License 
Requirements section, and by revising the Related Controls paragraph in 
the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9D002 ``Software'' specially designed or modified for the 
``production'' of equipment controlled by ECCN 9A001 to 9A004 
(except for items in 9A004 that are subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR 
part 121), 9A012, 9A101 (except for items in 9A101.b that are 
subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), 9A106.d or .e, 9A110, or 
9A120, 9B (except for ECCNs 9B604, 9B610, 9B619, 9B990, and 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, and
 9B001 to 9B010..
 
                                * * * * *
 

License Requirements Notes: * * *
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: ``Software'' that is ``required'' for the 
``production'' of items specified in ECCNs 9A004 (except for items 
that are subject to the EAR), 9A005 to 9A011, 9A101.b (except for 
items that are subject to the EAR), 9A103 to 9A105, 9A106.a, .b, and 
.c, 9A107 to 9A109, 9A110 (for items that are ``specially designed'' 
for use in missile systems and subsystems), and 9A111 to 9A119 is 
subject to the export licensing authority of the U.S. Department of 
State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (see 22 CFR part 121).
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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14. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9D003 is amended by revising 
the ECCN heading and by revising the Related Controls paragraph in the 
List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9D003 ``Software'' incorporating ``technology'' specified by ECCN 
9E003.h and used in ``FADEC Systems'' for propulsion systems 
controlled by ECCN 9A001 to 9A004 (except for items in 9A004 that 
are subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), 9A101 (except for

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items in 9A101.b that are subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), 
9A106.d or .e, or 9B (except for ECCNs 9B604, 9B610, 9B619, 9B990, 
and 9B991).
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: (1) See also 9D103. (2) ``Software'' ``required'' 
for the ``use'' of equipment specified in ECCNs 9A004 (except for 
items that are subject to the EAR), 9A005 to 9A011, 9A101.b (except 
for items that are subject to the EAR), 9A103 to 9A105, 9A106.a, .b, 
and .c, 9A107 to 9A109, 9A110 (for items that are ``specially 
designed'' for use in missile systems and subsystems), and 9A111 to 
9A119 is subject to the export licensing authority of the U.S. 
Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (see 22 
CFR part 121). (3) ``Software'' ``required'' for the ``use'' of 
``technology'' subject to the export licensing authority of the U.S. 
Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is also 
subject to the same licensing jurisdiction (see 22 CFR part 121).
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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15. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9D104 is amended by revising 
the heading of the ECCN and by revising the Related Controls paragraph 
in the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9D104 ``Software'' specially designed or modified for the ``use'' of 
equipment controlled by ECCN 9A001, 9A012 (for MT controlled items 
only), 9A101 (except for items in 9A101.b that are subject to the 
ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), or 9A106.d.
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: ``Software'' for commodities specified in ECCNs 
9A005 to 9A011, 9A103 to 9A105, 9A101.b (except for items that are 
subject to the EAR), 9A106.a, .b, and .c, 9A107 to 9A109, 9A111, 
9A115 to 9A118 is subject to the export licensing authority of the 
U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (see 
22 CFR part 121).
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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16. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, add a new ECCN 9D604 between 
ECCNs 9D105 and 9D990 to read as follows:

9D604 ``Software'' ``specially designed'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' operation or maintenance of commodities controlled 
by ECCN 9A604 or 9B604.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, MT, AT

 
 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1
MT applies to ``software,'' as described    MT Column 1
 in paragraph .a of this entry, for
 commodities controlled for MT reasons in
 ECCN 9A604 or 9B604.
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1
 

License Exceptions

CIV: N/A
TSR: N/A
STA: Paragraph (c)(2) of License Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(2) 
of the EAR) may not be used for any item in this ECCN 9D604.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: $ value
Related Controls: (1) Software directly related to articles 
enumerated in USML Category IV is controlled under USML Category 
IV(i). (2) See also ECCNs 9D101 and 9D104 for controls on 
``software'' for the ``use'' of missiles and related commodities. 
(3) See ECCN 0A919 for foreign-made ``military commodities'' that 
incorporate more than a de minimis amount of U.S.-origin ``600 
series'' controlled content.
Related Definitions: N/A

Items:
    a. ``Software'' ``specially designed'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' operation or maintenance of commodities controlled 
by ECCN 9A604 or ECCN 9B604.
    b. [RESERVED]

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17. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9E001 is amended by revising 
the ECCN heading, by revising the MT controls paragraph in the License 
Requirements section, and by revising the Related Controls paragraphs 
in the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9E001 ``Technology'' according to the General Technology Note for 
the ``development'' of equipment or ``software'', controlled by ECCN 
9A001.b, 9A004 (except for items in 9A004 that are subject to the 
ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), or 9A012, 9B (except for ECCNs 9B604, 
9B610, 9B619, 9B990, and 9B991), or ECCN 9D001 to 9D004, 9D101, or 
9D104.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: * * *

 
 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
 
                                * * * * *
MT applies to ``technology'' for equipment  MT Column 1
 controlled by 9B001, 9B002, 9B003, 9B004,
 9B005, 9B007, 9B105, 9B106, 9B115, 9B116,
 9B117, 9D001, 9D002, 9D003, or 9D004 for
 MT reasons.
 
                                * * * * *
 

License Requirements Notes: * * *
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: (1) See also 9E101 and 1E002.f (for controls on 
``technology'' for the repair of controlled structures, laminates or 
materials). (2) ``Technology'' required for the ``development'' of 
equipment described in ECCNs 9A004 (except for items that are 
subject to the EAR), 9A005 to 9A011 or ``software'' described in 
ECCNs 9D103 and 9D105 is subject to the export licensing authority 
of the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade 
Controls (see 22 CFR part 121).
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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18. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9E002 is amended by revising 
the ECCN heading, by revising the MT controls paragraph in the License 
Requirements section, and by revising the Related Controls paragraphs 
in the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9E002 ``Technology'' according to the General Technology Note for 
the ``production'' of ``equipment'' controlled by ECCN 9A001.b, 
9A004 (except for items in 9A004 that are subject to the ITAR, see 
22 CFR part 121) or 9B (except for ECCNs 9B117, 9B604, 9B610, 9B619, 
9B990, and 9B991).

License Requirements

Reason for Control: * * *

 
                Control(s)                          Country chart
 
 
                                * * * * *
MT applies to ``technology'' for equipment  MT Column 1
 controlled by 9B001, 9B002, 9B003, 9B004,
 9B005, 9B007, 9B105, 9B106, 9B115, or
 9B116 for MT reasons.
 

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                                * * * * *
 

License Requirements Notes: * * *
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

    Unit: * * *
    Related Controls: (1) See also 9E102. (2) See also 1E002.f for 
``technology'' for the repair of controlled structures, laminates or 
materials. (3) ``Technology'' that is required for the 
``production'' of equipment described in ECCNs 9A004 (except for 
items that are subject to the EAR) or 9A005 to 9A011 is subject to 
the export licensing authority of the U.S. Department of State, 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (see 22 CFR part 121).
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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19. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9E101 is amended by revising 
the heading of the ECCN and by revising the ``Related Controls'' 
paragraph in the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9E101 ``Technology'' according to the General Technology Note for 
the ``development'' or ``production'' of commodities or ``software'' 
controlled by ECCN 9A012, 9A101 (except for items in 9A101.b that 
are subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), 9A106.d or .e, 9A110 
(for items that are ``specially designed'' for non-military unmanned 
air vehicles controlled by 9A012), 9C110, 9D101, or 9D104.
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: ``Technology'' that is required for items 
specified in ECCNs 9A101.b (except for items that are subject to the 
EAR), 9A104, 9A105, 9A106.a, .b, and .c, 9A107 to 9A109, 9A110 (for 
items that are ``specially designed'' for use in missile systems and 
subsystems), 9A111, 9A115 to 9A119, 9D103, and 9D105 is subject to 
the export licensing authority of the U.S. Department of State, 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (see 22 CFR part 121).
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *
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20. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, ECCN 9E102 is amended by revising 
the heading of the ECCN and by revising the ``Related Controls'' 
paragraph in the List of Items Controlled to read as follows:

9E102 ``Technology'' according to the General Technology Note for 
the ``use'' of commodities or ``software'' controlled by ECCN 9A004 
(except for items in 9A004 that are subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR 
part 121), 9A012, 9A101 (except for items in 9A101.b that are 
subject to the ITAR, see 22 CFR part 121), 9A106.d or .e, 9A110 (for 
items that are ``specially designed'' for non-military unmanned air 
vehicles controlled by 9A012), 9B105, 9B106, 9B115, 9B116, 9D101, or 
9D104.
* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

Unit: * * *
Related Controls: (1) For the purpose of this entry, ``use'' 
``technology'' is limited to items controlled for MT and their 
subsystems. (2) ``Technology'' for items specified in ECCNs 9A004 
(except for items that are subject to the EAR), 9A005 to 9A011, 
9A101.b (except for items that are subject to the EAR), 9A104, 
9A105, 9A106.a, .b and .c, 9A107 to 9A109, 9A110 (for items that are 
``specially designed'' for use in missile systems and subsystems), 
9A111, 9A115 to 9A119, 9D103, and 9D105 is subject to the export 
licensing authority of the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls (see 22 CFR part 121).
Related Definitions: * * *
Items: * * *

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21. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, add a new ECCN 9E604 between 
ECCNs 9E102 and 9E990 to read as follows:

9E604 ``Technology'' ``required'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' operation, installation, maintenance, repair, 
overhaul, or refurbishing of commodities controlled by ECCN 9A604 or 
9B604, or ``software'' controlled by ECCN 9D604.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, MT, AT

 
 
                Control(s)                         Country chart
 
NS applies to entire entry...............  NS Column 1
RS applies to entire entry...............  RS Column 1
MT applies to ``technology,'' as           MT Column 1
 described in paragraph .a of this entry,
 for commodities and ``software''
 controlled for MT reasons in ECCN 9A604,
 9B604 or 9D604.
AT applies to entire entry...............  AT Column 1
 

License Exceptions

CIV: N/A
TSR: N/A
STA: Paragraph (c)(2) of License Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(2) 
of the EAR) may not be used for any item in this ECCN 9E604.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: $ value
Related Controls: (1) Technical data directly related to articles 
enumerated in USML Category IV is controlled under USML Category 
IV(i). (2) See also ECCNs 9E002, 9E101, and 9E102 for controls on 
``technology'' for the ``development,'' ``production,'' and ``use'' 
of missiles and related items controlled on the CCL.
Related Definitions: N/A
Items:

    a. ``Technology'' ``required'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' operation, installation, maintenance, repair, 
overhaul, or refurbishing of commodities controlled by ECCN 9A604 or 
9B604, or ``software'' controlled by ECCN 9D604.
    b. [RESERVED]


    Dated: January 18, 2013.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-01904 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]
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