[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 53 (Wednesday, March 19, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 15219-15220]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06030]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 730 and 744

[Docket No. 140227183-4183-01]
RIN 0694-AG07


Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export 
Administration Regulations

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal 
authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to 
cite a Presidential notice extending an emergency declared pursuant to 
the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a procedural 
rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not 
alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person 
under the EAR.

DATES: The rule is effective March 19, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Arvin, Regulatory Policy 
Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Email 
wlliam.arvin@bis.doc.gov, Telephone: (202) 482-2440.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The authority for parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730 
and 744) rests, in part, on Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995--
National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt 
the Middle East Peace Process (60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356) 
and on annual notices by the President continuing that emergency. This 
rule updates the authority paragraphs in 15 CFR parts 730 and 744 to 
cite the notice of January 21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 22, 2014), 
continuing that emergency.
    This rule is purely procedural and makes no changes other than to 
revise CFR authority paragraphs for the purpose of making the authority 
citations current. It does not change the text of any section of the 
EAR, nor does it alter any right, obligation or prohibition that 
applies to any person under the EAR.

Export Administration Act

    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 amended by Executive Order 13637 of March 
8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013) and as extended by the Notice of 
August 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013), has continued the Export 
Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701). 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 as amended 
by Executive Order 13637.

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, distributive impacts, and equity). This rule 
does not impose any regulatory burden on the public and is consistent 
with the goals of Executive Order 13563. This rule has been determined 
to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 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 the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.) (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This rule 
does not involve any collection of information.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132.
    4. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure 
Act requiring prior notice and the opportunity for public comment 
because they are unnecessary. This rule only updates legal authority 
citations. It clarifies information and is non-discretionary. This rule 
does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any 
person under the EAR. Because these revisions are not substantive 
changes, 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. Because neither the Administrative Procedure Act nor any other 
law requires that notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment be given for this rule, the analytical requirements of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not 
applicable.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 730

    Administrative practice and procedure, Advisory committees, 
Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Strategic and 
critical materials.

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15 CFR Part 744

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism.

    Accordingly, parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730-774) 
are amended as follows:

PART 730--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 730 is revised 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. 2151 
note; 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. 11912, 41 FR 15825, 3 CFR, 1976 Comp., p. 114; E.O. 12002, 42 
FR 35623, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 133; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 
1978 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12214, 45 FR 29783, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 
256; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12854, 
58 FR 36587, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 
CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 899; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., 
p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 
12981, 60 FR 62981, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 419; E.O. 13020, 61 FR 
54079, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 219; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 
1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 
208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 
66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 26751, 3 
CFR, 2004 Comp., p 168; E.O. 13637 of March 8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 
(March 13, 2013); Notice of May 7, 2013, 78 FR 27301 (May 9, 2013); 
Notice of August 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 (August 12, 2013); Notice of 
September 18, 2013, 78 FR 58151 (September 20, 2013); Notice of 
November 7, 2013, 78 FR 67289 (November 12, 2013); Notice of January 
21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 22, 2014).

PART 744--[AMENDED]

0
2. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 
U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 179; 
E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12938, 59 
FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 
1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 
228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208; E.O. 13222, 
66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 
CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; Notice of August 8, 2013, 78 FR 49107 
(August 12, 2013); Notice of September 18, 2013, 78 FR 58151 
(September 20, 2013); Notice of November 7, 2013, 78 FR 67289 
(November 12, 2013); Notice of January 21, 2014, 79 FR 3721 (January 
22, 2014).

    Dated: March 13, 2014.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-06030 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
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