[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[Department of State Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE (STATE)






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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Ch. I

[Public Notice 4287]

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: Consistent with the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 
U.S.C. 602, and OMB guidance to the Department of State pursuant to 
Executive Order 12866, the spring 2003 regulatory agenda of the 
Department of State is set forth below. The purpose of this publication 
is to provide information to the public on the Department's regulatory 
plans.

     Based on OMB's guidance, the Department of State prepared a 
streamlined submission for the spring 2003 Unified Agenda. The 
Department of State reviewed its fall 2002 submission closely and 
ascertained that certain items previously included may 
appropriately be withdrawn because: (1) The regulation is not 
likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities and/or (2) no substantive activity is 
anticipated within the coming year. In certain instances, the 
Department of State determined that individual items may be of 
sufficient public interest to warrant retaining them in the 
Department of State's spring 2003 unified agenda submission even if 
doing so would not be required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo Brooks, Attorney Adviser for 
Legislation and General Management, Office of the Legal Adviser, 
Department of State, Room 3422, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20520, telephone (202) 647-2318.

Dated: April 10, 2003.

 Grant S. Green Jr.,

Under Secretary of State for Management.

                                    Department of State--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
 Sequence                                          Title                                          Identification
  Number                                                                                              Number
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1848        Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention Implementation...............................     1400-AA88
1849        Revision to Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR)......................     1400-AB06
1850        Cultural Exchange Program, Summer Work/Travel.......................................     1400-AB10
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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1851        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Handicap, and Age in     1400-AB17
            Programs and Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance......................
1852        Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Rule............................     1400-AB45
1853        Elimination of Crew List Visas......................................................     1400-AB49
1854        Uncertified Foreign Health Care Workers.............................................     1400-AB68
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                                     Department of State--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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1855        Addition of S Nonimmigrant Visa Classification......................................     1400-AA91
1856        Documentation of Immigrants--International Broadcasters.............................     1400-AB22
1857        Documentation of Immigrants--Issuance of New or Replacement Visas...................     1400-AB39
1858        Amendment to the U.S. Munitions List, Category XV--Spacecraft Systems and Associated     1400-AB54
            Equipment...........................................................................
1859        Amendment to the U.S. Munitions List, Categories V and XIV..........................     1400-AB55
1860        Amendment to the U.S. Munitions List, Categories II, III, VII, XVI, and XVIII and        1400-AB56
            Sections 123.20 and 123.27..........................................................
1861        Amendment to the U.S. Munitions List, Categories V and XIV..........................     1400-AB60
1862        Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms     1400-AB61
            Regulations: Canadian Exemption.....................................................
1863        Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations; General Authorities.....     1400-AB62
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  Regulation
Identification                                             Title                                                  Date                 Comments
    Number
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1400-AA34        Foreign Prohibitions on Longshore Work by U.S. Nationals                                       04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AA48        Transit Without Visa (TWOV)                                                                    04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AA54        B-1 Visa Classification                                                                        04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AA97        Nonimmigrant Visa Fees--UN Mission Observer Personnel                                          04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB11        Cultural Exchange Programs, Reinstatement                                                      04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB14        Cultural Exchange Programs, Annual Reports                                                     04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB18        Amendment to the ITAR: Offset Arrangements and Enhancements to Congressional Notifications     04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB21        Documentation of Nonimmigrants: Visa Waiver Program                                            05/07/2002   Withdrawn
1400-AB25        Documentation of Nonimmigrants: Spouses and Children of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent     04/10/2003   Withdrawn
                 Residents
1400-AB27        Documentation of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Under the Immigration and Nationality Act,       04/10/2003   Withdrawn
                 As Amended--Refusals of Individual Visas
1400-AB29        Students and Exchange Visitors--Fee Receipts                                                   04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB32        Grounds of Inadmissibility                                                                     04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB35        Documentation of Nonimmigrants--Classification of Spouses of Foreign Diplomats                 04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB36        Documentation of Nonimmigrants--Automatic VISA Revalidation                                    04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB37        Documentation of Nonimmigrants and Immigrants Access to Criminal History; Sharing Data         04/10/2003   Withdrawn
                 Records
1400-AB38        Documentation of Immigrants--Immediate Relatives                                               04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB40        ITAR Exemptions for U.S. Institutions of Higher Learning                                       04/29/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB43        Removal of Visa and Passport Waiver for Certain Permanent Residents of Canada and Bermuda      04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB46        New Nonimmigrant U Visa Classification                                                         04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB47        Visa--Admissibility for Victims of Trafficking in Persons                                      04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB48        Visa--Inadmissibility for Traffickers in Persons                                               04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB50        Visa--Transitional Foreign Student Monitoring Program                                          04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB51        Visa--Expanded Definition of Child                                                             04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB52        Q-2 Visas for Irish Nationals Participating in Special Work/Training Programs                  04/10/2003   Withdrawn
1400-AB53        International Organization Employees--INTELSAT Employees                                       04/10/2003   Withdrawn
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Department of State (STATE)                         Proposed Rule Stage






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1848. HAGUE INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION CONVENTION IMPLEMENTATION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Regulations will implement accreditation aspects of the Hague 
Convention for the Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of 
Intercountry Adoption and its implementing legislation.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Tribal, Federal

Agency Contact: Edward A. Betancourt, Director, Office of Policy Review 
and Interagency Liaison, Department of State, Bureau of Consular 
Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520-5816
Phone: 202 312-9723
Fax: 202 312-9744

RIN: 1400-AA88
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1849. REVISION TO DEPARTMENT OF STATE ACQUISITION REGULATION (DOSAR)

Priority: Info./Admin./Other

Legal Authority: PL 93-400; PL 96-83

CFR Citation: 48 CFR 6

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This revision to the DOSAR will make minor changes to conform 
the DOSAR to continuing changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR).

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Gladys G. Gines, Procurement Analyst, Office of the 
Procurement Executive, Department of State, SA-6, Room 603, Washington, 
DC 20522-0602
Phone: 703 516-1691

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Fax: 703 875-6155
Email: ginesgg@state.gov

RIN: 1400-AB06
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1850. CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM, SUMMER WORK/TRAVEL

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101(2)(15)(J), 1182, 1184, 1258; 22 USC 1431 to 
1442, 1475e, 2451 to 2460; Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring 
Act, PL 105-277, 112 Stat 2681 et seq; Reorganization Plan No 2 of 
1977, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp, p 200; EO 12048 of March 27, 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 
Comp, p 168

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 62.32

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department is adopting specific regulations governing 
participation in summer work/travel programs conducted by Department-
designated sponsors pursuant to Public Law 105-277. These regulations 
supersede program guidelines promulgated by the USIA and published at 
61 FR 13760 (March 28, 1996).

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 3116-AA16.

Agency Contact: Stanley S. Colvin, Acting Director, Office of Exchange 
Coordination and Designation, Department of State, Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs, 301 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 
20547
Phone: 202 401-9810
Fax: 202 401-9809
Email: scolvin@pd.state.gov.

RIN: 1400-AB10
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Department of State (STATE)                            Final Rule Stage






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1851. NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, 
HANDICAP, AND AGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL 
ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 794; 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; 42 USC 6101 to 
6107; EO 12250

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 141 to 143

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department of State participated with 21 other Federal 
agencies to amend regulations implementing title VI of the Civil Rights 
Act of 1964 (title VI), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 
(section 504), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age 
Discrimination Act). Together, these statutes prohibit discrimination 
on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, and age in 
programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. In 
1988, the Civil Rights Restoration Act (CRRA) added definitions of 
``program or activity'' and ``program'' to title VI, section 504, and 
the Age Discrimination Act. The added definitions were designed to 
clarify the broad scope of coverage of recipients' programs or 
activities under these statutes.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/06/00                    65 FR 76460
NPRM Comment Period End         01/05/01
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gloria J. Jackson, EEO Manager for Compliance Programs, 
Department of State, S/EEOCR; Room 4216, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20520
Phone: 202 647-9897
Fax: 202 647-4969
Email: jacksongj@state.gov

RIN: 1400-AB17
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1852. STUDENT EXCHANGE VISITOR INFORMATION SYSTEM (SEVIS) RULE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101(a)(15)(j), 1182, 1184, 1258; 22 USC 1431 to 
1442, 1475e, 2451 to 2460; Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring 
Act, PL 105-277, 112 Stat 2681 et seq; Reorganization Plan No 2 of 
1977, 3 CFR 1977 Comp, p 200; EO 12048 of March 27, 1978, 3 CFR, 1978 
Comp, p 168

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 62.15

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Department is amending the Exchange Visitor Program 
regulations to facilitate the requirements established by section 641 
of Public Law 104-208 (as amended) for the INS Student and Exchange 
Visitor Program (SEVP).

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              12/12/02                    67 FR 76307
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      01/13/03
Final Action                    12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Stanley S. Colvin, Acting Director, Office of Exchange 
Coordination and Designation, Department of State, Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs, 301 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 
20547
Phone: 202 401-9810
Fax: 202 401-9809
Email: scolvin@pd.state.gov.

RIN: 1400-AB45
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1853. ELIMINATION OF CREW LIST VISAS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1101(a)(15)(D); 8 USC 1201(f)

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 41.42

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Rule proposes to eliminate crew list visas.

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Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/13/02                    67 FR 76711
NPRM Comment Period End         02/11/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: H. Edward Odom, Chief, Legislation and Regulations 
Division, Visa Office, Department of State, SA-1, Room L603-C, 2401 E 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20520-0106
Phone: 202 663-3844
Fax: 202 663-3898
Email: odomhe@state.gov

RIN: 1400-AB49
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1854. [bull] UNCERTIFIED FOREIGN HEALTH CARE WORKERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 8 USC 1104

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 40.53

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation outlines requirements for foreign health care 
workers.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              12/17/02                    67 FR 77158
Interim Final Rule Effective    12/17/02
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      02/18/03
Final Action                    06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: H. Edward Odom, Chief, Legislation and Regulations 
Division, Visa Office, Department of State, SA-1, Room L603-C, 2401 E 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20520-0106
Phone: 202 663-3844
Fax: 202 663-3898
Email: odomhe@state.gov

RIN: 1400-AB68
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Department of State (STATE)                           Completed Actions






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1855. ADDITION OF S NONIMMIGRANT VISA CLASSIFICATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 41.83

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    11/04/02                    67 FR 67108

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: H. Edward Odom
Phone: 202 663-3844
Fax: 202 663-3898
Email: odomhe@state.gov

RIN: 1400-AA91
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1856. DOCUMENTATION OF IMMIGRANTS--INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 42.32(d)(8)

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    09/26/02                    67 FR 60562

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: H. Edward Odom
Phone: 202 663-3844
Fax: 202 663-3898
Email: odomhe@state.gov

RIN: 1400-AB22
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1857. DOCUMENTATION OF IMMIGRANTS--ISSUANCE OF NEW OR REPLACEMENT VISAS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 42.72(b)

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    03/20/03                    68 FR 13627

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Stephen K. Fischel
Phone: 202 663-1204
Fax: 202 663-3898
Email: fishelsk@state.gov.

RIN: 1400-AB39
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1858. AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. MUNITIONS LIST, CATEGORY XV--SPACECRAFT 
SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 121

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    09/23/02                    67 FR 59733

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Frances Sweeney
Phone: 202 663-2865
Fax: 202 261-8199

RIN: 1400-AB54
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1859. AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. MUNITIONS LIST, CATEGORIES V AND XIV

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 121

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    11/27/02                    67 FR 70839

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Frances Sweeney
Phone: 202 663-2865
Fax: 202 261-8199

Related RIN: Related To 1400-AB60
RIN: 1400-AB55
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1860. AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. MUNITIONS LIST, CATEGORIES II, III, VII, 
XVI, AND XVIII AND SECTIONS 123.20 AND 123.27

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 121; 22 CFR 123

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Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    09/19/02                    67 FR 58984

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Frances Sweeney
Phone: 202 663-2865
Fax: 202 261-8199

RIN: 1400-AB56
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1861. AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. MUNITIONS LIST, CATEGORIES V AND XIV

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 121

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    11/27/02                    67 FR 70839

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Frances Sweeney
Phone: 202 663-2865
Fax: 202 261-8199

Related RIN: Related To 1400-AB55
RIN: 1400-AB60
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1862. [bull] BUREAU OF POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS AMENDMENTS TO THE 
INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGULATIONS: CANADIAN EXEMPTION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 CFR 2778

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 126

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule clarifies the Canadian Exemption at the 
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as to how the 
Department of State will identify Canadian Crown Corporations as 
authorized end-users.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    12/26/02                    67 FR 78685

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Frances Sweeney, Munitions Control Analyst, 
Department of State, 12th Floor, 2401 E Street NW, Washington, DC 
20522-0112
Phone: 202 663-2865
Fax: 202 261-8199

RIN: 1400-AB61
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1863. [bull] AMENDMENT TO THE INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGULATIONS; 
GENERAL AUTHORITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 22 USC 2778

CFR Citation: 22 CFR 120

Legal Deadline: Final, Statutory, February 14, 2003.

Abstract: This regulation amends the ITAR, which implements section 38 
of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), that governs the import and 
export of defense articles and defense services. The regulation 
reflects the changed authorities as a result of the realignment of 
responsibilities for defense trade controls.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    02/14/03                     68 FR 7417

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Mary Frances Sweeney, Munitions Control Analyst, 
Department of State, 12th Floor, 2401 E Street NW, Washington, DC 
20522-0112
Phone: 202 663-2865
Fax: 202 261-8199

RIN: 1400-AB62
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