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15 CFR Parts 730, 732, 734 et al.





 Proposed Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): 
Control of Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control 
Under the United States Munitions List (USML); Proposed Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 136 / Friday, July 15, 2011 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 730, 732, 734, 738, 740, 742, 743, 744, 746, 748, 756, 
762, 770, 772 and 774

[Docket No. 110310188-1335-01]
RIN 0694-AF17


Proposed Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations 
(EAR): Control of Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant 
Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML)

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Proposed Rule.

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SUMMARY: President Obama directed the Administration in August 2009 to 
conduct a broad-based review of the U.S. export control system in order 
to identify additional ways to enhance national security. Secretary of 
Defense Gates described in April 2010 the initial results of that 
effort and why fundamental reform of the U.S. export control system is 
necessary to enhance national security. The Departments of Commerce and 
State described in two December 2010 Advanced Notice of Proposed 
Rulemakings the Administration's general plans for reviewing and 
revising the two primary lists of controlled items--the Commerce 
Control List (CCL) and the United States Munitions List (USML)--to 
accomplish this objective by, inter alia, making the lists more 
``positive,'' ``aligned,'' and ``tiered.'' This rule proposes a new 
regulatory construct for the transfer of items on the USML that, in 
accordance with section 38(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 
U.S.C. 2778(f)(1)), the President determines no longer warrant control 
under the AECA and that would be controlled under the Export 
Administration Regulations (EAR) once the congressional notification 
requirements of section 38(f) and corresponding amendments to the 
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120-130) 
and its USML and the EAR and its CCL are completed. In addition to 
proposing a regulatory construct for transferring these items into the 
CCL, this rule proposes the transfer of an initial tranche of items 
from USML Category VII (Tanks and Military Vehicles) to the CCL. This 
rule also proposes amending the EAR to establish a process by which 
certain items moving from the USML to the CCL would be made eligible 
for License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA), and proposes 
EAR amendments related to movement of USML items to the CCL, such as 
new definitions of relevant terms, including ``specially designed,'' 
``end items,'' ``parts,'' and ``components.'' Finally, this notice 
proposes establishing a new holding Export Control Classification 
Number (ECCN) in which items that warrant a significant level of 
control, but are not otherwise classified on the CCL, may be 
temporarily placed.

DATES: Comments must be received by BIS no later than September 13, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this rule may be submitted to the Federal 
rulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov). The regulations.gov ID 
for this rule is: BIS-2011-0015. Comments may also be submitted via e-
mail to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov or on paper to Regulatory Policy 
Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Room 2099B, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. 
Please refer to RIN 0694-AF17 in all comments and in the subject line 
of e-mail comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Mooney, Regulatory Policy 
Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, 
Phone: (202) 482-2440, Fax: (202) 482-3355, E-mail: 
timothy.mooney@bis.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    President Obama directed in August 2009 a broad-based interagency 
review of the U.S. export control system, including a review of the 
items on the USML to determine which, if any, continue to warrant ITAR 
controls. In April 2010, Secretary of Defense Gates described the 
initial results of this review and why fundamental reform of the export 
control system, including its lists of controlled items, is necessary 
to enhance national security. In December 2010, the Departments of 
Commerce and State described in two Advanced Notice of Proposed 
Rulemakings that they and the Defense Department were reviewing the 
State Department's USML and the Commerce Department's CCL and were 
considering how they could be revised to respond to the President's 
instructions and to satisfy Section 38(f) of the AECA, 22 U.S.C. 
2778(f)(1), which states that the ``President shall periodically review 
the items on the [USML] to determine what items, if any, no longer 
warrant export controls under [section 2778].'' See ``Commerce Control 
List: Revising Descriptions of Items and Foreign Availability,'' 75 FR 
76664 (Dec. 9, 2010); ``Revision to the United States Munitions List,'' 
75 FR 76935 (Dec. 10, 2010). In addition, the Departments of Commerce 
and State requested public comments in the ANPRs on how the lists could 
be made more ``positive,'' ``aligned,'' and ``tiered.'' As described in 
the ANPRs, ``positive'' lists use objective criteria for describing 
controlled items rather than subjective, generic, or design-intent 
criteria. ``Aligned'' lists are those that are structured similarly. 
``Tiered'' lists identify the significance of the controlled items. 
Such lists will better reflect contemporary national security and 
foreign policy objectives, reduce confusion about which items are 
controlled and how, and improve the ability of the U.S. Government to 
monitor and enforce controls on technology transfers with national 
security implications while helping to speed the provision of equipment 
to allies and partners who fight alongside United States armed forces 
in coalition operations.
    Based on the results of the Defense Department-led review of the 
USML, the President has determined, pursuant to AECA section 38(f), 
that multiple types of items no longer warrant control on the USML and 
that their jurisdictional status should be changed so that they become 
subject to the EAR and its controls. Before the President may make such 
jurisdictional changes, however, he must report the results of the 
review to Congress and wait 30 days before removing any such items from 
the USML. The notice must also ``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). The purpose of this proposed rule is to describe how items 
that no longer warrant control on the USML will be controlled by the 
EAR and its CCL. The State Department will reference this proposed 
rule, and any applicable follow-on proposed amendments to particular 
CCL categories, when it submits its 38(f) notices to Congress prior to 
publishing the final rules that would amend the corresponding USML 
category or groups of subcategories.
    As a result of the Defense Department-led review of the USML, the 
Department of State plans to propose amendments to the USML to transfer 
certain items to the CCL and to make each of its categories more 
positive, and aligned with the CCL. Thus, for example, instead of 
controlling on the USML all generic ``parts,'' ``components,'' 
``accessories and attachments'' that are in any way ``specifically 
designed, modified, adapted, or configured'' for a defense article, 
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significance, it will list the specific types of parts, components, 
accessories and attachments that warrant ITAR controls. All other 
generic parts, components, accessories and attachments--and the 
technology for their ``production,'' ``development,'' or ``use''--that 
are ``specially designed'' for an item formerly on the USML and not 
specifically identified on the USML will become subject to the 
jurisdiction of the EAR and identified on its CCL after the completion 
of the AECA section 38(f) process and subsequent corresponding 
amendments to the ITAR and its USML, and to the EAR and its CCL. Based 
on the same Defense Department-led review of the USML, the State 
Department also plans to change the jurisdictional status of militarily 
less significant end items, such as military recovery vehicles (i.e., 
tow trucks), when it revises the USML, so that they become subject to 
the EAR once the same process and amendments are completed.

Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List (WAML) Items Currently on the CCL

    The term ``dual-use'' is often informally used to describe the 
types of items subject to the EAR. See 15 CFR 730.3. A dual-use item 
has commercial applications and also has military applications or 
proliferation concerns. However, the items subject to the EAR encompass 
not only commercial items with military applications and proliferation 
concerns, but also items that are, by their form and fit, uniquely used 
in military end items. For example, items on the WAML (formerly known 
as the International Munitions List) that are now subject to the EAR 
are classified on the CCL under ECCNs ending in ``018.''
    In addition to the ``018'' items, under ECCN 0A919, the EAR 
controls the reexports of certain foreign-made munitions items that 
incorporate ECCN 6A003.b.4.b cameras that are not otherwise subject to 
the ITAR. This notice proposes expanding 0A919 to also include foreign-
made munitions items that incorporate more than 10% ``600 series'' 
controlled content. This rule also makes conforming changes elsewhere 
in the EAR to reflect this control.

Addressing a Larger Movement of Items From the USML to the CCL

    This proposed rule would create a new regulatory structure to 
address the movement of items from the USML to the CCL resulting from 
the revision of the USML, but still warrant control by the U.S. 
Government. This movement is expected to be different in scale from 
previous migrations of USML items to the CCL, so it requires more 
substantial modifications of the CCL. This proposed rule would impose 
appropriate controls, consistent with Wassenaar Arrangement 
commitments, other multilateral export control regime commitments and 
national security, while minimizing the amount of restructuring to the 
CCL and the rest of the EAR. The movement of items from the USML to the 
CCL will require some special provisions to be added to the EAR, but 
these proposed changes are intended to be consistent with the existing 
EAR structure as much as possible.

Structure of the Discussion of the Proposed Changes in This Rule

    This proposed rule includes a number of changes to the CCL and the 
EAR to address the movement of items from the USML to the CCL. This 
section provides an outline of the changes that are discussed in 
further detail under the heading ``Proposed Changes.'' The discussion 
of the changes are grouped into four broad headings, described under 
(1)-(4), below. Under each of the broad headings, this rule provides a 
discussion of the changes, which often touch on various parts or 
sections of the CCL and/or other parts of the EAR described under 
paragraphs at the (A), (i), (a) level below. This outline is not 
intended to be an exhaustive description of the provisions included in 
this rule, but is intended to help the public better understand the 
proposed changes. The public may wish to follow a similar structure 
when drafting comments on the proposed rule.

(1) ``600 Series''

    (A) Addition of the ``600 series'' on the CCL.
    (i) Structure of the new ``600 series.''
    (ii) Reasons for control for the ``600 series.''
    (iii) Addition of ``600 series'' items classified under .y to 
Supplement No. 2 to part 744.
    (iv) Items formerly on the USML classified under the ``600 
series.''
    (v) Sample ``600 series'' entry demonstrating how ``parts,'' 
``components,'' ``accessories and attachments'' would be described.
    (vi) Current xY018 ECCNs that will be moved to the ``600 series'' 
ECCNs (while xY018 entries will continue for cross-reference purposes).
    (vii) Conforming changes for other Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions 
List items on the CCL.
    (B) Addition of license review policy for ``600 series'' items for 
National Security (NS) and Regional Stability (RS) reasons.
    (C) License Exceptions for ``600 series'' items.
    (i) Addition of general restrictions.
    (ii) Revision to existing license exceptions to address ``600 
series.''
    (iii) License Exception STA eligibility requests for ``600 series'' 
end items.
    (a) Proposed new paragraph (g) to Sec.  740.20 (License Exception 
Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)) explains the process through which 
license applicants could request License Exception STA eligibility for 
``600 series'' ``end items'' (as opposed to ``parts,'' ``components,'' 
``accessories and attachments'').
    (b) In Sec.  748.8 (Unique application and submission 
requirements), this notice proposes adding paragraph (w) (License 
Exception STA eligibility for ``600 series'' end item requests) to 
alert license applicants that end items described in Sec.  740.20(g) 
require unique application and submission requirements.
    (c) Web site publication of approved License Exception STA 
eligibility request determinations under Sec.  740.20(g).
    (d) Supplement No. 4 to Part 774--Listing of License Exception STA 
Eligibility Determinations Pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g) for ``600 
Series'' ``End Items'' Eligible for License Exception STA under Sec.  
740.20(c)(1).
    (iv) Other conforming changes to the EAR to address the proposed 
changes in license exceptions for ``600 series'' items.
    (a) In Sec.  732.4 (Steps regarding using License Exceptions), this 
proposed rule would revise Step 22 (Terms and Conditions of the License 
Exceptions) to add a cross reference to the Conventional Arms Reporting 
requirement in Sec.  743.4 to alert exporters that, if they are 
exporting under License Exceptions LVS, TMP, RPL, STA, or GOV and their 
item is classified in the ``600 series,'' they should review Sec.  
743.4 of the EAR to determine the applicability of certain reporting 
requirements for conventional arms exports.
    (b) Expansion of EAR's ``Know Your Customer'' Guidance and Red 
Flags to provide compliance guidance for License Exception STA and the 
``600 series.''
    (c) Addition of new EAR reporting requirements to support U.S. 
Government multilateral commitments for reporting of Wassenaar 
Arrangement Munitions List and formerly USML item exports to certain 
destinations.
    (d) In Sec.  762.2 (Records to be retained), to conform with the 
new recordkeeping requirements that would be added to the EAR under 
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Arms Reporting and Sec.  740.20(g), License Exception STA eligibility 
requests for ``600 series'' end items, this rule would add two new 
paragraphs to Sec.  762.2 under (b)(47) and (b)(48) to indicate these 
are additional records that would need to be maintained.
    (v) De minimis and ``600 series'' items.
    (vi) Other conforming changes to the EAR to address the addition of 
the ``600 series.''
    (a) In Sec.  738.2 (Commerce Control List (CCL) structure) under 
paragraph (d)(1), this proposed rule would add a reference to the ``600 
series'' to indicate that items in which the third character is a ``6'' 
are ``600 series'' items and controlled because they are items formerly 
on the USML or controlled by the WAML.
    (b) Clarification of items of export.
    (c) Revisions to Interpretation 8: Ground Vehicles.

(2) Creation of ECCN 0Y521 as an Equivalent to USML Category XXI

    (i) Purpose of ECCN 0Y521.
    (ii) Sample 0Y521 entry text.
    (iii) License requirements and related policies for ECCNs 0Y521.
    (iv) Publication of ECCN 0Y521 classifications.

(3) Changes to EAR Definitions To Address the Movement of Items From 
the USML to the CCL, Including Adopting a Single Definition of 
``Specially Designed''

    (i) Creation of New Definition of ``Specially Designed'' To Apply 
to (i) 600 Series ECCNs, (ii) Existing ECCNs Using Term, and (iii) 
Revised USML Categories Using Term.
    (a) Purpose of adopting a single definition of ``specially 
designed.''
    (b) ``Specially designed'' will play an important role in the ``600 
series.''
    (c) Clarifying the meaning of the term ``specially designed'' will 
improve the clarity of the control lists.
    (d) Goals and limitations of effort to define ``specially 
designed.''
    (e) Proposed definition of ``specially designed.''
    (ii) Addition of ten definitions and revision to two existing 
definitions.

 (4) Other Changes to Assist in the Structural Alignment of the USML 
and the CCL

    (i) Revisions to CCL product group headings for product groups A 
and C.
    (ii) Change of definition of materials (also described under 
(3)(ii) above).

Proposed Changes

    This notice proposes making the following changes to enable control 
of items that move from the USML to the CCL:

(1) ``600 series''

(A) Addition of the ``600 Series'' on the CCL
    In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), this 
rule proposes to add a new ``xY6zz'' control series to the CCL to 
control most items formerly on the USML moved to the CCL and to 
consolidate the thirteen existing WAML entries (i.e., those entries 
currently under ``xY018'') to this new ``600 series.'' This new control 
series would be added to each of the 10 CCL categories and would fall 
after the ``300 series'' and before the ``900 series'' on the CCL.
(i) Structure of the new ``600 Series''
    Commerce would establish a new ECCN series within each CCL category 
that would be identified by a ``6'' at the third ECCN character 
(``xY6zz'') (the ``600 series''). This proposal would effectively 
create a ``Commerce Munitions List,'' comprising distinct ECCNs, that 
allows for identification, classification, and control of items 
transferred from the USML that, based on their technical or other 
characteristics, are not classified under an existing ECCN that is 
subject to controls for any reason other than Anti-Terrorism (AT) 
reasons. This would allow for a straightforward application of a 
licensing policy for items that move to the CCL from the USML. It would 
also be a necessary intermediate step to eventually creating a single 
dual-use and munitions control list, which was identified by the 
President as a goal during a taped presentation made on August 31, 2010 
to the BIS Update Conference 2010. Commerce Secretary Locke and other 
senior members of BIS also spoke at the same BIS Update Conference, 
along with other senior members of the Departments of State and 
Defense, regarding the importance of achieving the goal of creating a 
single dual-use and munitions control list and the intermediate steps 
that would need to be taken to accomplish this goal of the Export 
Control Reform (ECR) initiative. The new ``600 series'' would be an 
extension of the existing 000, 100, 200, and 300 series hierarchy in 
the CCL for items controlled by the various multilateral export control 
regimes, such as the Australia Group (AG), as outlined in Sec.  738.2.
    BIS would retain the existing CCL Category (``x'') (i.e., 0 through 
9) structure and the existing Group (``Y'') (i.e., A, B, C, D, and E) 
structure for the types of items that move to the CCL. If the type of 
item to be moved does not fit within the scope of any existing CCL 
Category's title or scope, then that type of item would be classified 
under a new ECCN in CCL Category 0. The fourth and fifth ECCN 
characters (``zz'') of each new ``600 series'' ECCN would track the 
WAML categories for the types of items at issue. WAML ML21 
(``software'') and ML22 (``technology'') would, however, be rolled in 
to the existing D (``software'') and E (``technology'') CCL Category 
Groups.
    The WAML numbering structure for the last two characters would be 
used rather than the USML numbering structure because the majority of 
items to be transferred would be subject to the WAML, although the 
``600 series'' would not be limited to items on the WAML. Thus, the 
numbering scheme would be consistent with such controls. It would also 
clearly demonstrate that the U.S. continues to control all WAML items. 
In addition, multinational companies that must deal with both the USML 
system and the numbering system of most other allied countries (which 
tracks the WAML) would find compliance and tracking of controlled items 
somewhat easier.
(ii) Reasons for Control for the ``600 Series''
    This rule proposes that items in the ``600 series'' ECCNs would 
generally be controlled for National Security Column 1 (``NS1'') 
reasons, which means that a license would be required to export or 
reexport them to all countries except Canada (excluding items also 
controlled for Missile Technology (MT), Proliferation of Chemical and 
Biological Weapons Column 1 (CB1), and Firearms Convention (FC) 
reasons) unless a license exception were available. MT-, CB1-, and FC-
controlled end items that would move from the USML would continue to be 
controlled for, respectively, MT, CB, and FC reasons like all other MT-
, CB1-, and FC-controlled items on the CCL. Multilateral regime-
controlled items moved from the USML to the CCL would retain their 
regime control parameters and reasons for control, even if added to an 
existing ECCN or added to a new ``600 series'' ECCN. Items in the ``600 
series'' would generally also be controlled for Regional Stability 
Column 1, Anti-Terrorism Column 1, and United Nations Embargo reasons 
for control.
    Items that were on the CCL prior to the creation of the ``600 
series'' and that move into the ``600 series'' after implementation of 
this rule will retain the reasons for control to which those items were 
subject prior to the creation of the ``600 series.'' For example, if an

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item currently classified under an ECCN not in the ``600 series'' were 
controlled for NS2 or RS2 reasons, such controls would continue to 
apply after movement of that item to a ``600 series'' ECCN and NS1 or 
RS1 controls would not apply.
    (iii) Addition of ``600 series'' items classified under .y to 
Supplement No. 2 to part 744. In Supplement No. 2 to part 744 (List of 
Items Subject to the Military End-Use License Requirement of Sec.  
744.21), this rule would add a new paragraph (10) to add items 
classified under paragraph .y of a ``600 series'' entry (e.g., 0A606.y) 
to the scope of items subject to the military end-use license 
requirement of Sec.  744.21 (Restrictions on certain military end-uses 
in the People's Republic of China (PRC)). In addition, to conform to 
the proposed addition of paragraph (10), this rule would revise the 
introductory text of Supplement No. 2 to highlight the need to 
reference paragraph (10) for ``600 series'' items.
(iv) Items Captured Under the ``600 Series''
    Each of the new ``600 series'' entries would capture WAML and 
formerly USML end items that are not identified in either (i) the 
revised USML or (ii) another existing ECCN controlled for more than AT-
only reasons.
    Generic ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories'' and 
``attachments'' moved from the USML would be controlled using a similar 
structure in each of the ``600 series'' ECCNs that would be added to 
the CCL. Former USML ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and 
attachments'' that are not: (i) identified in the revised, positive 
USML; (ii) specifically identified in a new 600 series entry; or (iii) 
described in another ECCN controlled for more than AT-only reasons 
would be controlled at the end of each new corresponding 600 series 
ECCN as ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and attachments'' 
`specially designed' for (i) items controlled elsewhere in [that ECCN] 
or (ii) defense articles controlled in [the corresponding USML 
category].''
(v) Sample ``600 Series'' Entry for how ``Parts,'' ``Components,'' 
``Accessories and Attachments'' Would be Described
    The sample ``600 series'' ECCNs 0A606 and 0B606, included in this 
proposed rule, demonstrate how these types of parts, components, 
accessories, and attachments would be described. These items were 
compiled by the Department of Defense, working with the Departments of 
State and Commerce, and are based on a review solely of Category VII 
(Tanks and Military Vehicles) of the U.S. Munitions List.
    ``Items'' paragraphs 0A606.a through w. would cover the following 
specific types of items (*(e) through (w) would be reserved for future 
use in the ``600 series'' entry set out in the proposed amendments in 
this proposed rule.
    Subparagraph ``x'' for the new ECCNs 0A606 and 0B606 is set out in 
the proposed amendments in this proposed rule.
    Subparagraph ``y'' for the new ECCN 0A606 would cover specific 
types of ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and attachments'' 
that, even if ``specially designed'' for a defense article or ``600 
series'' end item warrant no more than AT-only controls. Such 
``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and attachments'' would be 
indicated in new ECCN 0A606 as set out in the proposed amendments in 
this proposed rule.
    The list of 0A606.y items will be identified in an AECA section 
38(f) notification, along with the other ``600 series'' entries 
included in this proposed rule. Although this proposed rule is focused 
on creating new controls under the EAR for addressing the movement of 
items from the USML to the CCL, providing sample entries reflecting 
what items have already been identified as likely candidates to be 
moved from the USML to the CCL is intended to better inform the public.
    Lastly, other positively identified ``parts,'' ``components,'' 
``accessories and attachments'' that are directly related to end items 
listed in the end items section above would be listed next to the end 
item to which are they most directly related.
(vi) Current xY018 ECCNs Will be Moved in to the ``600 Series'' ECCNs
    This rule proposes that all xY018 items be moved to the appropriate 
``600 series'' ECCNs so that all Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List 
and formerly USML items would be together in one series, which would 
create a de facto Commerce Munitions List inside the larger CCL, 
consistent with the overall structure of the CCL. This approach would 
enhance the ability of exporters to find relevant ECCNs and make it 
easier for the U.S. Government to apply a consistent licensing policy 
for former USML items. Thus, for example, the items in the ECCN 9A018.b 
(military vehicles and related parts that are now controlled in the 
``aerospace and propulsion'' CCL category) would be moved to ECCN 0A606 
where all other military vehicles and related parts would be 
controlled.
    The old ``xY018'' entries would remain in the CCL for a time, but 
solely for cross-reference purposes. This rule proposes adding cross 
references in the ``related controls'' paragraph in the List of Items 
Controlled section of each ``xY018'' entry. These related control notes 
would refer to the new classification in the ``600 series.'' With 
respect to the new 0A606 entry being proposed, this notice proposes 
moving 0A018.a to 0A606.a and 9A018.b to 0A606.b.4.
(vii) Conforming Changes for xY018 Items on the CCL
    The xY018 entries are also referred to in other provisions of the 
EAR, such as in the definition of ``military end use'' in Sec.  
744.21(f) of the EAR. There would be a transitional period, after the 
``600 series'' entries are added to the CCL, in which certain xY018 
entries would remain in the EAR while others would already have been 
consolidated into the respective ``600 series'' ECCNs. Because of this 
transitional status, the EAR provisions that refer to xY018 entries 
also would need to be revised to reference the ``600 series.'' 
Specifically, this rule proposes adding references to the ``600 
series'' in the following five sections of the EAR that refer to xY018 
entries: (i) Sec.  742.6 (Regional stability) under paragraph 
(a)(4)(i); (ii) Sec.  744.17 (Restrictions on certain exports and 
reexports of general purpose microprocessors for `military end-uses' 
and to `military end-users') under paragraph (d); (iii) Sec.  744.21 
(Restrictions on certain military end-uses in the People's Republic of 
China (PRC)) under paragraph (f); (iv) Sec.  746.3 (Iraq) under 
paragraph (b)(2); and (v) Sec.  772.1 (Definitions of terms and used in 
the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)) for the definition of 
``military commodity.''

(B) Addition of License Review Policy for ``600 Series'' Items 
Controlled for National Security Reasons

    This rule proposes in Sec.  742.4 (National security) to revise 
paragraph (b)(1) by redesignating the existing text as paragraph 
(b)(1)(i) and adding paragraph (b)(1)(ii) to supplement the licensing 
policy in paragraph (b)(1)(i). Specifically, this new licensing policy 
in (b)(1)(ii) would state that in addition to the policy set forth in 
paragraph (b)(1)(i) of this section, items classified under the ``600 
series'' would be subject to a general policy of denial when destined 
to a country subject to a United States arms embargo. BIS would publish 
the list of countries subject to a U.S. arms embargo in proposed Sec.  
740.2(a)(12), drawing from 22 CFR

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126.1 and successive State Department Federal Register notices 
regarding arms embargoed destinations, which are compiled at http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/embargoed_countries/index.html. When this 
proposed rule is published as a final rule, paragraph (a)(12) would 
reflect the then-current list of arms embargoed destinations, and as 
the Department of State publishes amendments to Sec.  126.1 and other 
arms embargo-related Federal Register notices, BIS would make 
corresponding changes to Sec.  740.2(a)(12). For a determinative 
understanding at any given time of which countries are subject to a 
general policy of denial for U.S. arms embargo reasons, however, Sec.  
740.2(a)(12) would direct exporters, reexporters and transferors to 
review relevant the Department of State Federal Register notices, 
compiled at the Web site listed above.
    This new license review policy would ensure that the U.S. 
Government can comply with its multilateral commitments to the United 
Nations (U.N.) by preventing ``600 series'' items from being exported 
to destinations subject to U.N. Security Council arms embargoes. In 
addition, this new license review policy would ensure that any country 
subject to a unilateral U.S. arms embargo would also be prevented from 
receiving ``600 series'' items.

(C) License Exceptions for ``600 Series'' Items

(i) Addition of General Restrictions
    This rule proposes four changes to part 740 (License Exceptions) to 
address the movement of items from the USML to the CCL. Specifically, 
this rule proposes changes to Sec. Sec.  740.2, 740.10, 740.11 and 
740.20.
    In Sec.  740.2 (Restrictions on all License Exceptions), this rule 
proposes adding three new paragraphs, (a)(12), (a)(13) and (a)(14), to 
restrict the availability of license exceptions for ``600 series'' 
items for countries subject to a United States arms embargo. The 
restrictions on the use of license exceptions under paragraph (a)(12) 
are specific to countries subject to a United States arms embargo; the 
restrictions under paragraph (a)(13) are tied to the type of ``600 
series'' item; and the restrictions under (a)(14) are specific to items 
designated as ECCN 0Y521, discussed below. In proposed paragraph 
(a)(12), the list of countries subject to a United States arms embargo 
would be listed for cross reference elsewhere in the EAR. To the extent 
items subject to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) are moved 
from the USML to the CCL, the same limitations and prohibitions on the 
use of license exceptions in connection with the export or reexport of 
MT-controlled items would apply to such items. This rule proposes no 
changes to the general restriction in paragraph (a)(5) on the use of 
license exceptions for items controlled for MT reasons, which means 
that no MT-controlled ``600 series'' ECCNs would be eligible for 
license exceptions under the EAR.
    Under new paragraph (a)(12), this rule would make ``600 series'' 
items that were destined to a country subject to a United States arms 
embargo ineligible for license exceptions, unless authorized by License 
Exception GOV under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii). In paragraph (a)(12), the 
list of countries subject to such an embargo would be set forth. 
Currently, they are: Afghanistan, Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Cote 
d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Haiti, Iraq, 
Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri 
Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. This 
proposed paragraph (a)(12) would also include a note, as described 
above, directing exporter, reexporters and transferors to consult the 
Department of State Web site for the controlling list of countries 
subject to U.S. arms embargoes.
    Under new paragraph (a)(13), this rule would also restrict the 
availability of license exceptions for ``600 series'' items to all 
countries other than those listed in new paragraph (a)(12). These 
restrictions would be added under three new paragraphs (a)(13)(i), (ii) 
and (iii).
    Paragraph (a)(13)(i) would be specific to end items classified in 
``xA6zz'' entries. This paragraph would exclude the use of license 
exceptions, except for License Exceptions LVS (Sec.  740.3); TMP (Sec.  
740.9); RPL (Sec.  740.10); or GOV (under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii) or 
(b)(2)(iii)). License Exception GOV under (b)(2)(iii) would only be 
eligible for the governments identified in (b)(3)(iii), i.e., one of 
the STA-36 countries, which are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, 
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, 
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, 
Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, 
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, 
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. License 
Exception STA under Sec.  740.20(c)(1) would be available, provided 
License Exception STA had been identified by BIS in writing as an 
eligible license exception for the particular end item classified in an 
``xA6zz'' ECCN in response to a License Exception STA eligibility 
request in accordance with proposed Sec.  740.20(g) of the EAR and the 
end item is destined, at the time of export, reexport or transfer (in-
country) for ultimate end use by the armed forces, police, 
paramilitary, law enforcement, customs and border protection, 
correctional, fire, and search and rescue agencies of a government in 
one of the STA-36 countries. The condition that the end item be 
destined, at the time of export, reexport or transfer (in-country) for 
ultimate end use by such agencies of a government of one of the STA-36 
countries means that exports and reexports to non-governmental end 
users under STA in STA-36 countries would be permissible so long as the 
item at issue would ultimately be provided to a STA-36 government for 
end use by such a government. This eligibility under License Exception 
STA is proposed because the U.S. Government recognizes that there would 
be a significant volume of trade between and among private companies in 
the STA countries regarding ``600 series'' end items that would 
ultimately be for use by such agencies in governments in one of the 
STA-36 countries. Provided these end items would be exported, 
reexported or transferred (in-country) in accordance with the terms of 
License Exception STA, U.S. export control interests would be protected 
while at the same time transactions for the governments of STA-36 
countries would be facilitated. BIS particularly welcomes comments on 
the types of government agencies that would be eligible to ultimately 
receive items through this license exception. If there are types of 
agencies that have been omitted from this list but should be included, 
commenters should provide BIS with this information, including specific 
examples of such agencies.
    Paragraph (a)(13)(ii) would be specific to ``parts,'' 
``components,'' ``accessories and attachments,'' in addition to any 
item classified in a ``xB6zz'' or ``xC6zz'' entry. This paragraph would 
exclude the use of license exceptions, except for License Exceptions 
LVS (Sec.  740.3); TMP (Sec.  740.9); RPL (Sec.  740.10); and GOV 
(under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii) or (b)(2)(iii)). License Exception GOV 
under (b)(2)(iii), which applies to items for official use within 
national territory by agencies of cooperating governments, would only 
be available for governments identified in (b)(3)(iii). License 
Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(1)) would be available and would not 
need to be authorized through the Sec.  740.20(g) process that is 
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identified in (a)(13)(i), provided the ``parts,'' ``components,'' 
``accessories and attachments,'' or any item classified in a ``XB6zz'' 
or ``XC6zz'' entry are destined, at the time of export, reexport or 
transfer (in-country) for ultimate end use by the armed forces, police, 
paramilitary, law enforcement, customs and border protection, 
correctional, fire, and search and rescue agencies of a government in 
one of the countries listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1). The condition that 
the end item be destined, at the time of export, reexport or transfer 
(in-country) for ultimate end use by such agencies of a government of 
one of the License Exception STA-36 countries would mean that exports 
and reexports under STA to non-governmental end users in one of the 
STA-36 countries would be permissible so long as the item at issue 
would ultimately be provided to a government of one of the STA 
countries for end use by such agencies of a government.
    Paragraph (a)(13)(iii) would be specific to ``software'' and 
``technology'' classified in a ``xD6zz'' or ``xE6zz'' entry. This 
paragraph would exclude the use of license exceptions, except for 
License Exception GOV (Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii) or (b)(2)(iii)). License 
Exception GOV under (b)(2)(iii) would only be eligible for those 
governments identified in (b)(3)(iii)). License Exception TSU (Sec.  
740.13(a) and (b)) would also be available. License Exception STA 
(Sec.  740.20(c)(1)) would be available, provided the ``software'' or 
``technology'' is destined, at the time of export, reexport or transfer 
(in-country) for ultimate end use by the armed forces, police, 
paramilitary, law enforcement, customs and border protection, 
correctional, fire, and search and rescue agencies of a government in 
one of the STA countries listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1). The condition 
that the end item be destined, at the time of export, reexport or 
transfer (in-country) for ultimate end use by such agencies of a 
government of one of these STA-36 countries means that exports and 
reexports to non-governmental end users under STA in one of the STA-36 
countries would be permissible so long as the item at issue would 
ultimately be provided to such agencies of a government of one of the 
STA-36 countries for end use by such a government.
    Under new paragraph (a)(14), this rule would restrict using license 
exceptions for items classified under ECCN 0Y521, described below, 
unless authorized by License Exception GOV under Sec.  
740.11(b)(2)(ii).
    (ii) Revision to existing license exceptions to address ``600 
series.''
    In Sec.  740.10 (Servicing and replacement of parts and equipment 
(RPL)), this rule proposes revising License Exception RPL to add ``600 
series'' ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and attachments'' to 
the scope of this authorization. This rule also proposes imposing 
special restrictions on the use of License Exception RPL for the export 
or reexport of ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and 
attachments'' classified in ``600 series'' ECCNs. The proposed changes 
to License Exception RPL would also indicate that this license 
exception authorizes exports and reexports of certain items ``subject 
to the EAR'' to or for a defense article described in an export or 
reexport authorization issued under the authority of the AECA. The 
proposed revisions to License Exception RPL would also indicate that 
the authorization does not, however, authorize the export or reexport 
of ``parts,'' ``components,'' accessories,'' or ``attachments'' that 
are ``defense articles'' identified on the USML (22 CFR 120.6 and 
121.1).
    In Sec.  740.11 (Governments, international organizations, 
international inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and 
the International Space Station (GOV)), this rule proposes revising 
License Exception GOV to add a new paragraph (b)(3)(iii) to identify 
which countries would be eligible to receive ``600 series'' items. This 
list of countries would be identical to those listed in License 
Exception STA under paragraph 740.20(c)(1). This rule proposes adding 
the STA-36 countries to (b)(3)(iii) as eligible to receive ``600 
series'' items.
    (iii) License Exception STA eligibility request for ``600 series'' 
``end items.''
    (a) In Sec.  740.20 (License Exception Strategic Trade 
Authorization (STA)), this rule proposes adding a new paragraph (g) to 
create a new interagency process through which license applicants could 
request License Exception STA eligibility for ``600 series'' ``end 
items'' (as opposed to ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' or 
``attachments'') classified in an ECCN ``xA6zz'' entry at the same time 
that they submit license applications covering such items. This new 
interagency review process would be a key component of the new control 
structure that is included in this proposed rule for addressing the 
movement of items from the USML to the CCL and ensuring that the 
governments of the STA-36 destinations would have access to these ``600 
series'' ``end items'' once an interagency review and determination is 
made that such ``end items'' should be exportable under License 
Exception STA.
    Proposed new paragraph (g)(1) would clarify when to submit a 
request for a License Exception STA eligibility requests for ``600 
series'' end items. Exporters, reexporters, and transferors would 
request that specific ``end items'' classified in an ECCN ``xA6zz'' 
entry be identified as eligible for License Exception STA. Requests 
under paragraph (g) could only be submitted to BIS as part of a license 
application submitted for an export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) 
for an ``end item'' classified in an ECCN(s) ``xA6zz'' entry. Paragraph 
(g)(1) would specify that requests may not be submitted under paragraph 
(g) for items controlled for MT reasons, as such items would not be 
eligible for this procedure. Proposed paragraph (g)(2) would specify 
what information is required to be included in License Exception STA 
eligibility requests.
    Proposed paragraph (g)(3) would provide the timeline for U.S. 
Government review of License Exception STA eligibility requests. At 
this time, BIS anticipates that license applications for ``600 series'' 
items and License Exception STA eligibility requests would be reviewed 
in accordance with the timelines set forth in Executive Order 12981 and 
Sec.  750.4. With respect to license applications, the U.S. Government 
intends that after items move from the USML to the CCL, processing 
times for ``600 series'' items generally would not increase as compared 
to when such items were on the ITAR. Pursuant to EO 12981, license 
decisions under the EAR must be made within 39 calendar days, although 
the average processing time for BIS in 2011 has been 31 calendar days. 
For licenses processed by the Department of State, the average 
processing time has been generally around 17 calendar days. BIS 
welcomes public comments on an appropriate processing time for license 
applications involving these ``600 series'' items, in light of these 
timeframes. If commenters recommend a shorter review period, it would 
be useful if they also specify what processing times would be 
appropriate and identify any unique aspects of the ``600 series'' that 
may necessitate a need for a shorter review period, as well as the 
historical timeframes of the Department of State's processing of 
license applications involving such items. With respect to the 
timeframe for U.S. Government reviews of License Exception STA 
eligibility requests pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g), BIS also welcomes 
public comments, particularly in light of the connection

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between license applications involving ``600 series'' items and License 
Exception STA requests.
    Proposed paragraph (g)(4) would describe the process for 
interagency review of License Exception STA eligibility requests, 
stating that interagency consensus would be required in the disposition 
of License Exception STA eligibility requests and identifying the 
criteria that the U.S. Government would use to review STA requests and 
make such determinations. Specifically, the Departments of Commerce, 
Defense and State would assess whether an item will provide a critical 
military or intelligence advantage to the United States or is otherwise 
available in countries that are not regime partners or close allies. If 
the item does not provide a critical military or intelligence advantage 
to the United States or is otherwise available in countries that are 
not regime partners or close allies, the Departments will determine 
that License Exception STA is available unless an overarching foreign 
policy rationale for restricting STA availability can be articulated. 
Such determinations would be made by the departments' representatives 
to the Advisory Committee on Export Policy (ACEP), or their designees. 
As consensus between the agencies is required for License Exception STA 
eligibility and such decisions are foreign policy determinations, this 
rule proposes in a new Sec.  756.1(a)(4) that such decisions would be 
final agency action on License Exception STA eligibility requests and 
may not be appealed to the Under Secretary for Industry and Security 
under part 756 (Appeals).
    Proposed paragraph (g)(5) would provide information on the 
disposition of License Exception STA eligibility requests under 
paragraph (g)(5)(i) for approvals and under (g)(5)(ii) for denials.
    Paragraph (g)(5)(i) would indicate that if the request were 
approved, the applicant would receive written notification from BIS 
authorizing the use of License Exception STA for the specific ECCN(s) 
included in the License Exception STA eligibility request. At this 
point, anyone complying with the requirements of License Exception STA 
would be able to use the license exception for the approved end item. 
After issuing written notification to the application, BIS would post a 
redacted version of the BIS written response on the BIS Web site 
(typically within 30 calendar days from the date on which BIS sent the 
response to the applicant) informing the public of the additional 
License Exception STA eligibility for that ECCN. Within approximately 
three months after sending such a written response to the applicant 
(i.e., the date on the BIS response sent to the applicant), BIS would 
publish a final rule adding the License Exception STA eligibility to 
the EAR for that ECCN in the next quarterly update to Supplement No. 4 
(i.e., in January, April, July, or October).
    Paragraph (g)(5)(ii) would indicate that if the STA eligibility 
request were denied, the application would continue to be reviewed 
under the normal license review process described in part 750 under 
Sec.  750.4(d)(2). The license application would be reviewed in 
accordance with the license review policies in part 742 (and parts 744 
and/or 746, if applicable) of the EAR. Interagency review of license 
applications would be conducted without regard to the disposition of an 
STA eligibility request. Applicants whose requests to make a particular 
``600 series'' end item eligible for STA are denied would not be 
precluded from resubmitting such a request in connection with a future 
export of the end item.
    To confirm compliance with these provisions of License Exception 
STA, paragraph (g)(5)(iii) would be added to require that a copy of the 
BIS written response to the approved License Exception STA eligibility 
request be kept in accordance with the recordkeeping requirements in 
part 762 of the EAR in case any questions arise regarding whether that 
ECCN ``xA6zz'' end item was eligible to be exported, reexported or 
transferred (in-country) under License Exception STA.
    Also in License Exception STA, but under paragraph (c)(1), this 
proposed rule would add a new Note to paragraph (c)(1) to indicate that 
``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and attachments'' are 
automatically eligible for License Exception STA under paragraph 
(c)(1), provided the export, reexport or transfer (in-country) meets 
the terms of the Note, which would conform with the general restriction 
on the use of license exceptions in Sec.  740.2(a)(13)(ii) for ``600 
series'' ``parts,'' ``components,'' and ``accessories and 
attachments.''
    The note is set out in the proposed amendments in this proposed 
rule.
    (b) In Sec.  748.8 (Unique application and submission 
requirements), this rule proposes adding paragraph (w) (License 
Exception STA eligibility for ``600 series'' end items requests) to 
alert license applicants that end items described in Sec.  740.20(g) 
require unique application and submission requirements. In Supplement 
No. 2 to part 748 (Unique Application and Submission Requirements), 
this notice proposes adding a corresponding paragraph (w) to identify 
the unique application and submission requirements for License 
Exception STA for ``600 series'' end items requests submitted under 
Sec.  740.20(g).
    Paragraph (w) in Supplement No. 2 to part 748 would indicate that 
in order to request a License Exception STA eligibility request 
pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g), you must specify ``License Exception STA 
eligibility requests pursuant to 740.20(g)'' in Block 9 (Special 
Purpose) and mark ``export'' or ``reexport'' as applicable in Block 5 
(Type of Application) BIS-748P ``Multipurpose Application'' form. If 
the application is for an ``in-country (transfer),'' the applicant 
would follow the instructions in Supplement No. 2 to part 748 under 
paragraph (v) to mark in Block 9 (Special Purpose) for in-country 
transfer and STA eligibility request under 740.20(g), along with 
marking ``reexport'' in Block 5.
    Applicants would need to provide sufficient information for the 
U.S. Government to make such a determination. This would require the 
applicant to submit more than merely a description of the ``600 
series'' end item. In particular, the applicant would need to provide 
supporting information for why it believes that the item does not, for 
example, provide a critical military or intelligence advantage to the 
United States and/or is otherwise available in countries that are not 
regime partners or close allies. The applicant would also need to 
provide information regarding whether and, if so, how the item is 
controlled by the export control laws and regulations of close allies 
and regime partners, if known. The applicant would further be advised 
that it may submit additional information that it believes is relevant 
to the U.S. Government in reviewing the License Exception STA 
eligibility request either under Block 24 (Additional Information) or 
as a separate support document attachment to the license application.
    (c) Web site publication of approved License Exception STA 
eligibility request determinations under Sec.  740.20(g).
    This rule proposes a two-step process for informing the public of 
U.S. Government determinations made under Sec.  740.20(g) (License 
Exception STA eligibility requests for ``600 series'' end items). The 
first part of the process would involve publishing these determinations 
on the BIS website. Specifically, BIS would create on its website a 
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have agreed would be eligible for License Exception STA (pursuant to 
Sec.  740.20(g)). BIS would regularly update this list. The 
descriptions on the list would match (e.g., by model number or other 
equally specific descriptor) the descriptions of the items in the RWA 
notices for the License Exception STA eligibility requests. The 
description does not necessarily need to be limited to a particular 
manufacturer.
    The second part of the process for informing the public of the 
determinations made under Sec.  740.20(g) (License Exception STA 
eligibility requests for ``600 series'' end items) would involve adding 
the determinations to a new supplement (Supplement No. 4 to part 774) 
that would be added to the CCL. BIS proposes updating this new 
supplement on a quarterly basis, as needed, in January, April, July and 
October of each calendar year. With each quarterly update, BIS would 
publish in the CCL the specific and general types of ``600 series'' 
``end items'' that may be exported under License Exception STA.
    As noted above, an STA RWA sent to an applicant would contain 
sufficient detail so that the exporter could have a clear record of the 
Government's determination and would be able to cite the document as 
proof of the License Exception STA eligibility determination made 
pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g).
    (d) Supplement No. 4 to Part 774--Listing of License Exception STA 
Eligibility Determinations Pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g) for ``600 
Series'' ``End Items'' Eligible for License Exception STA under Sec.  
740.20(c)(1).
    This proposed supplement would consist of two columns informing the 
public of munitions end items that have been determined to be eligible 
for License Exception STA under Sec.  740.20(c)(1), pursuant to a 
License Exception STA eligibility determination under Sec.  740.20(g). 
The two proposed columns on the table are set out in the proposed 
amendments in this proposed rule.
    (iv) Other conforming changes to the EAR to address the proposed 
changes in license exceptions for the ``600 series.''
    (a) In Sec.  732.4 (Steps regarding using License Exceptions), this 
proposed rule would revise Step 22 (Terms and Conditions of the License 
Exceptions) to add a cross reference to the Conventional Arms Reporting 
requirement in Sec.  743.4 to alert exporters, if they are exporting 
under License Exceptions LVS, TMP, RPL, STA, or GOV and their item is 
classified in the ``600 series,'' they should review Sec.  743.4 of the 
EAR to determine the applicability of certain reporting requirements 
for conventional arms exports. This proposed rule would also revise the 
last step in Sec.  732.4 (i.e., Step 26 License applications) to add a 
paragraph describing the process of requesting License Exception STA 
eligibility for end items classified in an ECCN ``xA6zz'' entry on the 
CCL. The revisions to Step 26 would also indicate where exporters, 
reexporters and transferors could review the list of such end items 
that have already been approved for License Exception STA. Lastly, to 
alert exporters, reexporters and transferors who wish to use License 
Exception STA in such cases in which License Exception STA has been 
approved, a new Note would be added to remind them to review paragraph 
(a) and (b) to determine the steps needed in using license exceptions.
    (b) Expansion of EAR's ``Know Your Customer'' Guidance and Red 
Flags to provide compliance guidance for License Exception STA and the 
``600 series.''
    This rule proposes adding two paragraphs to Supplement No. 3 to 
part 732 (BIS's Know Your Customer Guidance and Red Flags) to provide 
compliance guidance in the form of two additional red flags exporters, 
reexporters, and transferors for transactions that are subject to the 
EAR. One new red flag under new paragraph (b)(13) would refer to 
License Exception STA and the other would refer under proposed 
paragraph (b)(14) to the ``600 series.''
    As these two additional red flags also have broader applicability, 
they would benefit all persons involved in transactions subject to the 
EAR in evaluating whether there may be a red flag that would require 
additional due diligence under the EAR to resolve the red flag prior to 
proceeding with the transaction. The purpose of this proposed guidance 
would be to assist persons involved in transactions subject to the EAR, 
including those authorized under License Exception STA under Sec.  
740.20 and/or involved in the export, reexport or transfer (in-country) 
of ``600 series'' items to better understand their responsibilities 
under the EAR and develop voluntary compliance programs.
    (c) Addition of new EAR reporting requirements to support U.S. 
Government multilateral commitments for reporting on munitions exports 
from the U.S. to certain destinations.
    To allow the U.S. Government to fulfill its multilateral 
commitments to the Wassenaar Arrangement and to the United Nations in 
regards to reporting on the export of certain items, in part 743 
(Special reporting), this rule proposes adding a new Sec.  743.4 
(Conventional arms reporting) to create a new semi-annual reporting 
requirement (related to the Wassenaar Arrangement) for items that would 
be classified in the ``600 series'' and would be specifically 
identified in new paragraph (c)(1) as items that require reporting 
under the Wassenaar Arrangement. In this same section, this rule also 
proposes adding a new annual reporting requirement (related to the 
United Nations) for items that would be classified in the ``600 
series'' and would be specifically identified in new paragraph (c)(2) 
as items that require reporting under the United Nations for 
conventional arms exports. These semi-annual and annual reports would 
be required for all exports of items identified in Sec.  743.4 (which 
identifies certain items in the ``600 series'') except exports 
authorized by a BIS export license. The semi-annual and annual 
reporting requirements would not apply to reexports or transfers (in-
country).
    Lastly, as a conforming change, this notice proposes revising 
paragraph (a) of Sec.  743.1 (Wassenaar Arrangement) to clarify that 
the reporting requirements in this existing section would be specific 
to items listed on the Wassenaar Arrangement's Dual-Use list. This 
proposed revision would alert the public that for reporting 
requirements for conventional arms listed on the WAML that are subject 
to the EAR (i.e., ``600 series'' ECCNs) to see Sec.  743.4 of this part 
for Wassenaar Arrangement and UN reporting requirements.
    (d) In Sec.  762.2 (Records to be retained), to conform with the 
new recordkeeping requirements that would be added to the EAR under 
Sec.  743.4 (Conventional arms reporting) and Sec.  740.20(g) (License 
Exception STA eligibility requests for ``600 series'' end items), this 
rule would add two new paragraphs to Sec.  762.2 under (b)(47) and 
(b)(48) to indicate these are additional records that would need to be 
maintained.
    (v) De minimis and ``600 series'' items.
    This rule proposes to add special restrictions for de minimis 
applicability for ``600 series'' items. The de minimis provisions in 
the EAR set forth the extent to which foreign-made items incorporating 
U.S. origin content are subject to the EAR. This rule proposes amending 
Sec.  734.4 (De minimis U.S. content) by adding paragraph (b)(3) and 
making a conforming change to paragraph (c).
    This rule proposes restricting the scope of de minimis for ``600 
series'' ``parts,'' ``components,'' and other items subject to the EAR 
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entries). When foreign-made items that incorporate such controlled U.S. 
origin ``600 series'' items are to be exported from abroad or 
reexported to any country they are subject to the 10% de minimis rule 
for U.S. origin content rather than the 25% de minimis rule. New 
paragraph (b)(3) would thus limit de minimis eligibility for these 
``600 series'' items. Specifically, U.S.-origin ``600 series'' items 
would be excluded from the 25% de minimis rule. The allowable dollar 
value under the 10% de minimis rule is not as permissive as the 25% de 
minimis rule, but even under the more restrictive 10% de minimis rule 
the U.S. Government believes this new proposed de minimis eligibility 
for items previously not eligible for de minimis treatment would 
advance the national security and industrial base objectives of the ECR 
initiative by reducing the incentive for foreign manufacturers to 
design out of their products U.S.-origin content.
    This rule also would change paragraph (c) (10% De minimis Rule) to 
conform to the revision of paragraph (b).
    (vi) Other conforming changes to the EAR to address the addition of 
the ``600 series.''
    (a) In Sec.  738.2 (Commerce Control List (CCL) structure) under 
paragraph (d)(1),
    this proposed rule would add a reference to the ``600 series'' to 
indicate that items in which the third character is a ``6'' are ``600 
series'' items and controlled because they are Wassenaar Arrangement 
Munitions List (WAML) and formerly USML items subject to the 
jurisdiction of the EAR. As described in the changes that would be made 
to part 772 in this rule, this rule also would add a definition of 
``600 series'' to provide additional information to the public 
regarding this proposed control series. To explain the meaning of the 
last two numbers in ``600 series'' ECCNs, this rule would add a new 
paragraph (d)(1)(iv) that would indicate that the last two characters 
of each ``600 series'' ECCN will track the WAML categories for the 
types of items at issue. The Wassenaar Arrangement ML21 (``software'') 
and ML22 (``technology'') however, would be rolled into the existing D 
(``software'') and E (``technology'') CCL product groups.
    (b) Clarification of items of export.
    In Sec.  730.3 (Dual use exports) this proposed rule would revise 
the heading from ``Dual use exports'' to ``Items of export.'' This 
change would be made to the heading and text of the section to more 
accurately reflect the scope of items subject to export controls under 
the EAR. Similar to the existing text of the section, the revised text 
would begin with noting the term ``dual use'' is often used to describe 
the types of items subject to the EAR. The revised section would 
indicate a dual use item has commercial applications and also has 
military or proliferation applications, but the more precise way of 
describing what is subject to the EAR is: Any item that is not 
exclusively controlled for export or reexport by another agency of the 
U.S. Government or excluded from the EAR pursuant to section 734.3(b) 
is an item that is subject to the EAR. Items subject to the EAR include 
most dual-use items, most commercial items and certain munitions items 
listed on the WAML classified under ECCNs in the ``600 series,'' ECCNs 
ending in ``018'' (but these ``018'' ECCNs are expected to be 
consolidated with the ``600 series'' in the near future as proposed in 
this rule) and ECCN 0A919). So although the term dual use in the past 
may have often been used informally to describe the scope of items 
subject to the EAR, this term does not accurately reflect the full 
scope of items that are subject to the EAR and should therefore no 
longer be used in describing the scope of items subject to the EAR 
without also referencing that the EAR also controls most commercial 
items and certain munitions items. The changes proposed for this 
section would make it clear the scope of items subject to the EAR 
extends beyond just dual use types of items.
    (c) Revisions to Interpretation 8: Ground Vehicles.
    In Sec.  770.2 (Item Interpretations), this notice proposes 
revising ``Interpretation 8: Ground Vehicles.'' Interpretation 8 would 
be updated to reflect the revised, ``positive'' Category VII of the 
USML and the proposed addition of five new ECCN entries: 0A606, 0B606, 
0C606, 0D606 and 0E606, along with the consolidation of 9A018.b into 
0A606.b.4. The revised, ``positive'' USML Category VII and these ``600 
series'' ECCNs would clarify which ground vehicles are subject to the 
ITAR and which are subject to the EAR. However, because some parts of 
Interpretation 8 still would serve a purpose in explaining the scope of 
these new ``600 series'' entries and the revised USML Category VII, the 
interpretation would be retained, but updated to reflect the updated 
control lists.
    (2) Creation of ECCN 0Y521 as an equivalent to USML Category XXI.
    (i) Purpose of ECCN 0Y521. As a mechanism for situations in which 
an item that warrants control is not controlled yet--e.g., as with an 
emerging technology--this rule proposes the addition of a new, 
miscellaneous ECCN to the CCL, similar to USML Category XXI 
(Miscellaneous Articles).
    This new temporary holding classification would be included in 
Supplement No. 1 to part 774 in ECCNs 0A521, 0B521, 0C521, 0D521 and 
0E521 (the 0Y521 ECCNs). The 0Y521 ECCNs would be designed as a 
temporary ``holding'' category for items not elsewhere classified on 
the CCL for which the U.S. Government is determining an appropriate 
control.
    (ii) Sample 0Y521 control text. Each of the new five 0Y521 ECCNs 
would contain similar language, as set out in the proposed amendments 
to 0A521 in this proposed rule.
    (iii) License requirements and related policies for ECCNs 0Y521. As 
set forth in Sec.  742.6 (Regional stability) under proposed paragraph 
(a)(7), items classified under 0Y521 ECCNs would be identified by the 
Department of Commerce with the concurrence of the Departments of 
Defense and State. 0Y521 ECCN items would be identified as needed, 
giving the U.S. Government the opportunity to review the sensitivity of 
each potential ECCN 0Y521 item on a case-by-case basis and to make a 
positive determination regarding the sensitivity of each item.
    ECCN 0Y521 items would be subject to a nearly worldwide license 
requirement (i.e., for every country except Canada) with a case-by-case 
license review policy. This would be accomplished by subjecting 0Y521 
items to an RS1 license requirement. No license exceptions would be 
available for items classified under these ECCNs other than License 
Exception GOV if within the scope of Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii) (Items for 
official use by personnel and agencies of the U.S. Government). A new 
Sec.  740.2(a)(14) would be added to reflect this.
    ECCN 0Y521 classifications would go into effect upon publication of 
a final rule in the Federal Register, amending the EAR, and would 
expire one year following the date of Federal Register publication. 
During that period, the U.S. Government would review the ECCN 0Y521 
item to determine whether classification under a different ECCN or 
EAR99 designation might be appropriate. ECCN 0Y521 classification would 
be removed if one of the following events occurs: (1) The one-year 
0Y521 classification period expires; or (2) the item is re-classified 
under a different ECCN or designated in writing by BIS as EAR99 and the 
ECCN 0Y521 entry is revised to remove the item. Alternatively, the 
item's ECCN 0Y521 classification may be re-extended for one or more 
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the Departments of Commerce, State and Defense to seek multilateral 
controls for the ECCN 0Y521 item and the U.S. Government submitted a 
proposal to obtain multilateral controls over the item. The proposed 
rule specifies that such classification may not be re-extended for more 
than two one-year periods, i.e., that an item would, at the most, be 
classified under ECCN 0Y521 for three years.
    Although described as a classification, the decision to identify an 
item as included in an 0Y521 ECCN would be a foreign policy 
determination, not a technical classification. Pursuant to Sec.  
756.1(a)(1), listing of items in Supplement No. 5 to part 774 would be 
an action that is excluded from the part 756 appeals process.
    Finally, this rule proposes revising paragraph (b)(1) licensing 
policy to add paragraph (a)(7) to the licensing policy in paragraph 
(b)(1) that applies for exports and reexports described in paragraph 
(a)(1), (a)(2) or (a)(6). The license review policy would be used to 
evaluate on a case-by-case basis to determine whether the export or 
reexport could contribute directly or indirectly to any country's 
military capabilities in a manner that would destabilize a region's 
military balance contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United 
States.
    (iv) Publication of ECCN 0Y521 classifications.
    This rule proposes adding Supplement No. 5 to Part 774--Items 
Classified under ECCNs 0A521, 0B521, 0C521, 0D521 and 0E521. This 
proposed supplement would consist of a table that would seek to 
identify the items as ``positively'' as possible; it may include 
identifying items by model number or a broader descriptor that would 
not necessarily be company specific. This table would specifically 
enumerate the items classified as 0Y521, along with providing 
information on when such items were classified under the relevant ECCN 
and when they would be designated as EAR99, be added to another ECCN on 
the CCL, or be included in a new ECCN on the CCL. Controls on items 
classified as 0Y521 would not go into effect until the ECCN 0Y521 
determinations were published in the Federal Register with a 
description of the 0Y521 classified items added to Supplement No. 5 to 
part 774. BIS would publish rules revising Supplement No. 5 to part 774 
as soon as possible once a new 0Y521 classification was made.
    Column 1: Item descriptor. Note: The description must match by 
model number or a broader descriptor that does not necessarily need to 
be company specific;
    Column 2: Date of initial or subsequent BIS classification.
    Column 3: Date on which the item will be designated EAR99, unless 
reclassified in another ECCN or the 0Y521 classification is reissued.
    (3) Changes to definitions to address the movement of items from 
the USML to the CCL, including adopting a single definition of 
``specially designed.''
    (i) Creation of New Definition of ``Specially Designed'' To Apply 
to (i) 600 Series ECCNs, (ii) Existing ECCNs Using Term, and (iii) 
Revised USML Categories Using Term.
    (a) Purpose of adopting a single definition of ``specially 
designed.''
    As described in the ANPRs, a core element of the positive USML 
review exercise is to avoid using design-intent based control 
parameters for generic items. The Administration has nonetheless 
determined that it cannot completely eliminate ``specially designed'' 
as a control parameter. The term is commonly used in the multilateral 
export control regimes' control lists upon which much of the CCL and 
USML are based. A basket category for controlling militarily less 
significant items ``specially designed'' for defense articles that move 
to the CCL is still necessary to achieve the larger national security 
objectives of the reform effort. Creating a positive list of the tens 
of thousands of such parts, components, accessories, and attachments 
that warrant some degree of control is not practicable as ``specially 
designed'' is used 264 times in the current CCL. Reviewing each such 
CCL reference, and clearing the proposed revisions through the 
multilateral regimes where required, is not realistically possible in 
the near term. Adopting the MTCR's definition of ``specially designed'' 
as the standard for the definition applicable to items controlled by 
the other multilateral export control regimes or that would move from 
the USML to the CCL is inappropriate. The U.S. Government has the 
national authority and discretion to define ``specially designed'' 
consistent with its regime commitments.
    To accomplish the regulatory and definitional harmonization 
objectives described in the ANPRs, the definition of ``specially 
designed'' must be single, clear, and objective. This proposed rule 
contains, for public review and comment, a single definition the 
Administration believes satisfies all these objectives. BIS seeks 
public comments particularly on whether there would be any anticipated 
change in controls based on adoption of this definition, relative to 
the current situation where ``specially designed'' is only defined for 
MT-controlled items. Through this proposed definition, if an item is 
``specially designed'' today, it would continue to be ``specially 
designed'' after adoption of this definition. If it is not ``specially 
designed'' today (meaning prior to adoption of the definition included 
in this rule), it also should not, except in rare cases, become 
``specially designed'' after adoption of this definition in a final 
rule. As a result, BIS strongly encourages the public to apply the 
proposed definition to items, particularly ``end items,'' ``parts'' and 
``components,'' it believes are or are not currently covered by 
``specially designed'' and report to BIS any instances in which the 
proposed definition produces different results from the current 
definition. Such comments should describe the item and why the 
commentor believes that the item at issue is not now ``specially 
designed'' but would be as a result of the application of the new 
definition.
    (b) ``Specially designed'' will play an important role in the ``600 
series.''
    As described above, generic ``parts,'' ``components,'' and 
``accessories and attachments'' would be classified under the ``600 
series'' ``x'' subparagraphs if they were ``specially designed'' for an 
end item in that ``600 series'' ECCN or a defense article in a 
corresponding USML category. ``End items'' not specifically enumerated 
would be classified in the ``600 series'' if they were ``specially 
designed'' for a particular function or purpose or to have a type of 
capability. The term would also be used by the Department of State in 
the revised USML categories.
    Although a core element of the positive USML review exercise is to 
avoid using design-intent based control parameters for generic items, 
the U.S. Government cannot completely eliminate ``specially designed'' 
as a control standard for two primary reasons: The term is used in the 
multilateral regimes' control lists upon which most of the CCL is 
based, and a basket category for controlling militarily less 
significant items ``specially designed'' for defense articles that move 
to the CCL is still necessary.
    Adopting the MTCR's definition of ``specially designed'' as the 
definition applicable to items controlled by the other regimes or items 
that would move from the USML to the CCL is inappropriate because of 
its limitation to items exclusively used for the controlled end item at 
issue. The MTCR definition of ``specially designed'' is: ``Specially 
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Equipment, parts, components, or `software' that, as a result of 
development', have unique properties that distinguish them for certain 
predetermined purposes. For example, a piece of equipment that is 
``specially designed'' for use in a ``missile'' will only be considered 
so if it has no other function or use. Similarly, a piece of 
manufacturing equipment that is `specially designed' to produce a 
certain type of component will only be considered such if it is not 
capable of producing any other type of component. The reliance of the 
MTCR definition on the concept of exclusively used limits the utility 
of this term as a single term for all of the items on the two control 
lists.
    The single definition of ``specially designed'' proposed in this 
rule would not be limited to items with an exclusive use. In addition, 
the approach proposed in this rule would avoid confusion for exporters, 
jurors, prosecutors, and government officials responsible for export 
controls. Once incorporated into U.S. regulations, the U.S. Government 
will seek agreement in the Australia Group (AG), Nuclear Suppliers 
Group (NSG), and WA--which do not currently define the term--to use 
this definition in those regimes.
    (c) Clarifying the meaning of the term ``specially designed'' will 
improve the clarity of the control lists.
    In addition to playing an important role in the control structure 
proposed in this rule, the clarification of the meaning of ``specially 
designed'' as it is used on the two control lists would improve the 
clarity and ``positive'' nature of the two control lists and allow for 
drawing more clearly defined jurisdictional lines. Other regulatory 
initiatives are currently under way to address the meaning of other key 
terms used on the two control lists, such as ``technology'' and 
``public domain,'' and to harmonize those other terms, but the 
harmonization of ``specially designed,'' given how closely tied the 
term is to the control structure that has been developed for addressing 
the movement of items from the USML to the CCL, needs to be addressed 
now. Specifically, this clarification would definitively answer any 
questions the public may have regarding the intended meaning of the 
term ``specially designed'' for all references to this term on the USML 
and the CCL and allow the term ``specially designed'' to play a key 
role in the ``600 series'' ECCNs that are proposed to be created.
    (d) Goals and Limitations of Effort to Define ``Specially 
Designed.''
    The U.S. Government has the national authority and discretion to 
define ``specially designed,'' so long as our definition is consistent 
with our regime commitments. A single, clear definition is necessary 
for most of the key goals of the export control reform effort to be 
realized. Specifically, this single definition must:
    Preclude multiple or overlapping controls of similar items within 
and across the two control lists;
    Be capable of being easily understood and applied by exporters, 
prosecutors, juries, and the U.S. Government--e.g., by using objective, 
knowable, and clear requirements that do not rely upon a need to 
investigate and divine the intentions of the original designer of a 
part or the predominant market applications for such items;
    Be consistent with definitions used by the international export 
control regimes;
    Not include any item specifically enumerated on either the USML or 
the CCL and, in order to avoid a definitional loop, do not use 
``specially designed'' as a control criterion;
    Be capable of excluding from control simple or multi-use parts such 
as springs, bolts, and rivets, and other types of items the U.S. 
Government determines do not warrant significant export controls;
    Be applicable to both descriptions of end items that are 
``specially designed'' to have particular characteristics and to parts 
and components that were ``specially designed'' for particular end 
items;
    Be applicable to materials and software because they are 
``specially designed'' to have a particular characteristic or for a 
particular type of end item;
    Not result in an increase in the current control level to ``600 
series'' control or other higher end controls of items (i.e., not 
moving items currently subject to a lower control status to a higher 
level control status), particularly current EAR99 items, that are now 
controlled at lower levels; and
    Not, merely as a result of the definition, cause historically EAR 
controlled items to become ITAR controlled.
    (e) Proposed Definition of ``Specially Designed.''
    BIS, in working closely with the Departments of State and Defense 
on the issue, has determined that the following proposed definition of 
``specially designed'' achieves the objectives noted above. A proposed 
definition of the term that would be added to the definitions section 
of the EAR and the ITAR (the proposed definition of ``specially 
designed'' for the ITAR would include ITAR specific references, ITAR 
and USML) is set out in the proposed amendments to 15 CFR 772.1 in this 
proposed rule.
    (ii) Addition of ten definitions and revision to one existing 
definition.
    In addition to revising definitions of the terms ``specially 
designed'' and ``material,'' which are discussed elsewhere in this 
proposed rule, in Sec.  772.1 (Definitions of terms used in the Export 
Administration Regulations (EAR)), this rule also proposes adding ten 
definitions and revising one definition to aid in the structural 
alignment of the CCL with the USML and to add specificity regarding 
what items are classified under certain entries on the CCL. The ITAR 
and the USML describe with specificity what these defined ITAR terms, 
described below, are with respect to what defense articles subject to 
the ITAR are caught or not caught within the scope of specific entries 
on the USML. The EAR, in many places, does not draw a clear distinction 
between what constitutes a ``part'' versus a ``component,'' although in 
certain places the EAR does draw these types of distinctions. This 
proposed rule would add these definitions to the EAR. In a separate 
regulatory initiative, BIS plans to publish another proposed rule that 
will propose various conforming changes to the CCL and the overall EAR 
to reflect these new definitions.
    Specifically, this rule proposes adding definitions for the 
following terms, which are used in the EAR but are currently undefined: 
``600 series,'' ``accessories and attachments,'' ``component,'' ``end 
item,'' ``equipment,'' ``facilities,'' ``part,'' ``serial production'' 
and ``system.'' It further proposed revising the existing definition of 
``military commodity,'' which is noted with an asterisk below.
    The proposed definitions for these terms are set out in the 
proposed amendments in this proposed rule.
    (4) Other changes to assist in the structural alignment of the USML 
and the CCL.
    (i) Revisions to CCL product group headings for product group A.
    To conform to the proposed changes described below under Sec.  
770.2, this proposed rule would update the product group heading for A 
in each Category of the CCL. This proposed change would help with the 
structural alignment of the CCL and USML by ensuring these terms and 
control lists' product group headings are used in a consistent way. 
Specifically, this proposed rule would change the product group A 
heading as set out in the proposed amendments.
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    This proposed rule would not change the heading except for adding 
quotation marks around the term to indicate it was defined, and would 
add a new definition in Sec.  772.1 to define the term ``materials'' as 
it is used in this CCL Product Group C heading and in other parts of 
the EAR. Specifically, this proposed rule would add quotes around the 
product group C heading as set out in the proposed amendments.
    In addition, this proposed rule would adopt the definition of 
``Material'' in Sec.  772.1 as set out in the proposed amendments.
    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 12, 
2010, 75 FR 50681 (August 16, 2010), has continued the Export 
Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act.

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). 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.
    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 Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This regulation involves 
collections previously approved by the OMB under the following control 
numbers: 0694-0088, and 0694-0137. Specifically, BIS would be 
requesting a revision and extension of existing collection OMB 0694-
0088 (Simplified Network Application Processing and Multipurpose 
Application Form), and 0694-0137 (License Exemptions and Exclusions).
    This proposed rule will significantly reduce the overall burden 
associated with exporting certain items; however, the burden will shift 
among collections. This proposed rule will increase public burden in a 
collection of information approved by OMB under control number 0694-
0088, which authorizes, among other things, export license 
applications. The creation of the ``600 series'' would result in 
increased license applications being submitted to BIS by exporters. In 
addition, certain license applications that include License Exception 
STA eligibility requests for ``600 series'' end items made pursuant to 
Sec.  740.20(g) would also involve submitting additional information as 
part of the license application process. However, some of this 
increased burden, as noted above, will be mitigated by the availability 
of certain EAR license exceptions or portions of certain license 
exceptions for some of these items moved from the USML to the CCL. 
Total burden hours associated with the Paperwork Reduction Act and OMB 
control number 0694-0088 are expected to increase by about 5,067 hours 
(16,000 transactions @ 17 minutes each) if all items anticipated to be 
moved from the ITAR to the CCL are moved.
    This rule also increases public burden in a collection of 
information approved by OMB under control number 0694-0137. In addition 
this notice proposes adding certain additional restrictions that will 
be placed on the use of license exceptions in Sec.  740.2. These 
changes involve including additional restrictions, but also involve 
adding license exception eligibility that previously had not been 
available for these items when they were under the jurisdiction of the 
ITAR, so any burden should be offset by the benefits of moving such 
items from the USML to the CCL. BIS expects the requirements, if all 
items anticipated to be moved from the USML to the CCL are moved, are 
likely to increase the burden associated with control number 0694-0137 
by about 23,858 hours (20,450 transactions @ 1 hour and 10 minutes 
each) for the increase to license exception STA and 95 hours for 
license exception GOV (1,000 transactions @ 5.7 minutes per 
transaction).
    This increased burden is significantly mitigated by the reductions 
in burden that would occur as a result of moving these items from the 
more restrictive licensing regime required by the AECA and implemented 
in the ITAR to the more flexible licensing regime of the EAR. The 
movement of these items from the USML to the CCL will significantly 
reduce the overall burden associated with exporting such items. 
Specifically, the movement of these items from the USML to the CCL will 
address and indeed largely solve simultaneously many of the most 
significant issues and goals of the ECR effort, such as (i) immediate 
relief from certain USML controls on non-military end items and 
militarily less significant parts and components; (ii) the collateral 
ITAR-specific consequences of such controls (e.g., the need for 
registration and Manufacturing Licensing Agreements (MLAs)/Technical 
Assistance Agreements (TAAs)); (iii) the process to accomplish the 
already agreed-upon transfer of such items to the CCL to allow for more 
flexible controls consistent with the criteria developed under the ECR 
initiative; and (iv) the collateral consequences of the ``see-through'' 
rule and the ``ITAR-free'' issues that create an incentive for foreign 
companies to buy foreign-made items that are not on the WAML instead of 
the U.S.-origin versions that are on the USML as a result of its broad 
controls over generic parts and components. For these reasons, BIS has 
determined that any increase in the burden associated with these 
collections is offset by the benefits of moving these items from the 
USML to the CCL. In addition, as noted above, looking at the overall 
burden on exporters under the U.S. export control system, the movement 
of these items from the USML to the CCL would result in a ``net 
reduction'' in the overall burden on exporters under the U.S. export 
control system.
    Lastly, with respect to the PRA estimates included in this proposed 
rule, BIS has worked with the Department of State to estimate the 
volume of export related activity for these items that may be moved 
over, but given the ``positive'' review of the USML is still ongoing 
and there are other steps that are required prior to any items being 
moved from the USML to the CCL, such as the AECA section 38(f) 
notification process with Congress, the numbers used in this PRA 
estimate are a rough estimate that will be revised as subsequent rules 
begin the process of formally moving certain items from the USML to the 
CCL.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.
    4. The Chief Counsel for Regulation of the Department of Commerce 
has certified to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business 
Administration that this proposed rule, if adopted in final form, would 
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a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.

Number of Small Entities

    Currently, 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 impacted by 
this rule, it does acknowledge that this rule will impact some unknown 
number.

Economic Impact

    Under the ECR initiative, a revised, ``positive'' USML is being 
created to protect and enhance U.S. national security interests by 
focusing munitions controls subject to the jurisdiction of the ITAR on 
the most sensitive items. As part of the ECR initiative to create a 
revised, ``positive'' USML, militarily less significant items will be 
moved from the USML to the CCL after the completion of the AECA section 
38(f) process and subsequent corresponding amendments to the ITAR and 
its USML and to the EAR and its CCL.
    BIS believes focusing U.S. export controls in this way will reduce 
the costs on small entities (and all other entities) subject to U.S. 
export controls, once this process of revising the two control lists 
and moving the militarily less significant items from the USML to CCL 
is completed in 2012, as currently projected. BIS believes that this 
rule would reduce the costs to small entities (and all other entities) 
because it would create a control structure under the EAR that would 
allow militarily less sensitive items to be moved from the USML, to the 
CCL and be subject to a more flexible licensing regime under the EAR.
    BIS believes the creation of the control structure included in this 
proposed rule is a prerequisite before any items could be moved from 
the USML to the CCL (i.e., before small entities and all other entities 
could benefit from the movement of items from the USML to the CCL). The 
purpose of this rule is to propose the new control structure and to 
explain to small entities (and all other entities) how items moved from 
the USML will be classified under the CCL and what other provisions 
will be added to the EAR to address the movement of items from the USML 
to the CCL. The control structure itself will not impact the regulated 
entities until items are moved from the USML to the CCL.
    This rule will create new license requirements such as imposing a 
NS1 and RS1 worldwide license requirement, except for Canada, for the 
items moved from the USML to the CCL that would be classified in the 
new ``600 series.'' This rule will significantly reduce the costs on 
small entities (and all other entities) by allowing for certain de 
minimis eligibility for these items moved from the USML to the CCL, but 
certain restrictions on the use of de minimis and restrictions on the 
use of license exceptions would be added to the EAR which create limits 
on small entities (and all other entities). This rule would also create 
new reporting requirements related to the export of certain ``600 
series'' items under new Sec.  743.4. However, these new reporting 
requirements can be conceptualized as a shifting the reporting burdens 
as the burdens are largely the same in type and scope as those required 
under the USML. As a result, although the reporting requirement 
proposed in this rule is a new reporting requirement under the EAR, the 
burden placed on small entities (and all other entities) is not 
increased in terms of the overall burden placed on them under the U.S. 
export control system.
    BIS believes the additional controls and requirements discussed 
above are required to protect U.S. national security and that the 
benefits of moving these items from the USML to the CCL far outweigh 
any additional costs associated with moving these militarily less 
sensitive items to the CCL both from a U.S. national security 
perspective and in terms of the costs placed on small entities (and all 
other entities). In addition, as much as possible, these additional 
controls would be added to the CCL in a manner that is consistent with 
the existing CCL and EAR control structure to minimize the costs 
associated with understanding and complying with these new controls.
    In addition to the establishment of a control structure, this rule 
proposes to move a limited number of items from the USML to the CCL as 
a pilot. Because this rule proposes to move only a relatively small 
number of items from the USML to the CCL at this time, the economic 
impact of this rule will be minimal. These items would be moved from 
Category VII (Tanks and Military Vehicles) of the U.S. Munitions List 
to the following five ECCNs included in this proposed rule: 0A606, 
0B606, 0C606, 0D606 and 0E606. Future transfers of items from the USML 
to the CCL will be conducted under separate rulemakings and BIS will 
conduct an analysis regarding each rule's economic impact.
    The other changes included in this proposed rule, in particular the 
clarification of ``specially designed,'' will benefit small entities 
(and all other entities), once a larger number of items are moved from 
the USML to the CCL in subsequent rulemakings because of the improved 
clarity of the control lists and the improvements that will occur in 
drawing a bright line between the two control lists. The focusing of 
the two control lists, along with the clarification of key control 
lists terms such as ``specially designed''--a term small entities (and 
all other entities) have long requested be clarified under U.S. export 
controls--and the other changes included in this proposed rule to 
structurally align the two control lists are expected to reduce the 
costs on small entities (and all other entities) of complying with U.S. 
export controls.
    Although BIS is not able to quantify the economic impact, it 
estimates that small entities (and all other entities) would benefit 
from the movement of these items from the USML to the CCL. BIS believes 
moving certain parts and components from the USML to the CCL in 
particular would reduce the costs on small entities (and all other 
entities), once such items are moved from the USML to the CCL in 
subsequent rulemakings. Specifically, BIS believes that moving these 
militarily less sensitive parts and components to the CCL will address 
and indeed largely solve simultaneously many of the most significant 
issues and goals of the ECR effort, such as (i) Immediate relief from 
USML control of non-military end items and militarily less significant 
parts and components; (ii) the collateral ITAR-specific consequences of 
such controls (e.g., the need for registration and MLAs/TAAs); (iii) 
the process to accomplish the already agreed-upon transfer of such 
items to the CCL to allow for more flexible controls consistent with 
the criteria developed under the ECR initiative; (iv) the collateral 
consequences of the ``see-through'' rule and the ``ITAR-free'' issues 
that create an incentive for foreign companies to buy foreign-made 
items that are not on the WAML instead of the U.S.-origin versions that 
are on the USML as a result of its broad controls over generic parts 
and components.

Conclusion

    BIS is unable to determine whether there are a substantial number 
of small entities affected by this rule. However, the effect of this 
rule on all entities is not likely to be a significant economic impact 
because, as mentioned above, through this proposed rule is limited to 
creating the new control structure and moving only a small, first 
tranche of items from the USML to the CCL.
    BIS believes, along with the other agencies participating in the 
ECR

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initiative, that distinguishing between different levels of sensitivity 
to determine what items need to be maintained on the USML and what 
militarily less sensitive items should be transferred to the CCL to 
allow for more flexible licensing for the militarily less sensitive 
items will have significant benefits in improving the efficiency of the 
U.S. export control system by focusing the most restrictive controls on 
the most sensitive items, which will protect and enhance U.S. national 
security while also reducing the costs associated with complying with 
U.S. export controls, particularly for small and medium-sized entities. 
Specifically, moving these militarily less sensitive items to the EAR 
will protect and enhance U.S. national security by improving the 
interoperability of U.S. military forces with allied countries and 
reducing the incentive to design-out U.S.-origin items. Reducing the 
incentive to design out U.S.-origin ``600 series'' items, along with 
all of the other benefits that come along with moving these items to 
the more flexible licensing regime of the EAR will help protect the 
U.S. industrial base. This is essential to ensuring the U.S. armed 
forces are properly equipped.
    For the reasons above, the Chief Counsel for Regulation certified 
that this rule would not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 730

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

15 CFR Part 732

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

15 CFR Part 734

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Inventions and 
patents, Research Science and technology.

15 CFR Parts 738 and 772

    Exports.

15 CFR Parts 740, 748 and 770

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

15 CFR Part 742

    Exports, Terrorism.

15 CFR Part 743

    Administrative practice and procedure, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

15 CFR Part 744

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism.

15 CFR Parts 746 and 774

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

15 CFR Part 756

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Penalties.

15 CFR Part 762

    Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, 
Confidential business information, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Accordingly, parts 730, 732, 734, 738, 740, 742, 743, 744, 746, 
748, 756, 762, 770, 772 and 774 of the Export Administration 
Regulations (15 CFR parts 730-774) are proposed to be amended as 
follows:

PART 730--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 730 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. 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; Notice of August 12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 
(August 16, 2010); Notice of November 4, 2010, 75 FR 68673 (November 
8, 2010); Notice of January 13, 2011, 76 FR 3009 January 18, 2011).
    2. Section 730.3 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  730.3  Items of export.

    The term ``dual use'' is often used to describe the types of items 
subject to the EAR. A dual use item has commercial applications and 
also has military applications or proliferation concerns, but the more 
precise way of describing what is subject to the EAR is: any item that 
is not exclusively controlled for export or reexport by another agency 
of the U.S. Government or excluded from the EAR pursuant to section 
734.3(b) is an item that is subject to the EAR. Items subject to the 
EAR encompass not only commercial items with military applications and 
proliferation concerns, but also certain items that, by their form and 
fit, are uniquely used in military end items. Items subject to the EAR 
include most dual-use items, most commercial items and certain 
munitions items listed on the Wassenaar Arrangment Munitions List 
(WAML) or formerly on the USML classified under ECCNs in the ``600 
series,'' ECCNs ending in ``018'' (but these ``018'' ECCNs are expected 
to be consolidated with the ``600 series'' in the near future) and ECCN 
0A919). So although the term dual use in the past may have often been 
used informally to describe the scope of items subject to the EAR, this 
term no longer accurately reflects the full scope of items that are 
subject to the EAR and should therefore no longer be used in describing 
the scope of items subject to the EAR without also referencing that the 
EAR also controls most commercial items and certain munitions items.

PART 732--[AMENDED]

    3. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 732 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    4. Section 732.4 is amended:
    a. By adding one sentence to the end of paragraph (b)(3)(iv);
    b. By revising paragraph (b)(7); and
    c. By adding a Note to paragraph (b)(7)(ii), to read as follows:


Sec.  732.4  Steps Regarding Using License Exceptions.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (iv) * * * If you are exporting under License Exceptions LVS, TMP, 
RPL, STA, or GOV and your item is classified in the ``600 series,'' you 
should review Sec.  743.4 of the EAR to determine the applicability of 
certain reporting requirements for conventional arms exports.
* * * * *

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    (7) Step 26: License applications.
    (i) If you are going to file a license application with BIS, you 
should first review the requirements at part 748 of the EAR. Exporters, 
reexporters, and transferors should review the instructions concerning 
applications and required support documents prior to submitting an 
application for a license.
    (ii) If you are going to file a license application with BIS for 
the export, reexport or in-country transfer for an ``end item'' 
classified in an ECCN ``xA6zz'' entry on the CCL, you may also request 
as part of the license application a License Exception STA eligibility 
request pursuant to the process in Sec.  740.20(g) of the EAR. ``End 
items'' classified in an ECCN ``xA6zz'' entry on the CCL that have 
already been determined to be eligible for License Exception STA 
pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g) are identified in Supplement No. 4 to part 
774 of the EAR. See Supplement No. 2 to part 748 under paragraph (w) 
(License Exception STA eligibility requests) for instructions 
concerning applications and required support documents prior to 
submitting an application for a license which will include a License 
Exception STA eligibility requests.

    Note to paragraph (b)(7)(ii): If you intend to use License 
Exception STA, return to paragraphs (a) and then (b) to review the 
Steps regarding the use of license exceptions.

    5. Supplement No. 3 to part 732 is amended by adding paragraphs 
(b)13. and (b)14., to read as follows:

SUPPLEMENT NO. 3 TO PART 732--BIS'S ``KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER'' GUIDANCE AND 
RED FLAGS

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    13. You receive an order for ``parts'' for an item in the ``600 
series.'' The requested ``parts'' may be eligible for License 
Exception STA, another authorization, or may not require a 
destination-based license requirement for the country in question. 
However, the requested ``parts'' would be sufficient to service one 
hundred of the ``600 series'' items, but you ``know'' the country 
does not have those types of end items or only has two of those end 
items.
    14. The customer indicates that a ``600 series'' item may be 
reexported to a country subject to an arms embargo (see Sec.  
740.2(a)(12)).

PART 734--[AMENDED]

    6. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 734 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; 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. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 
783; Notice of August 12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 (August 16, 2010); 
Notice of November 4, 2010, 75 FR 68673 (November 8, 2010).

    7. Section 734.4 is amended:
    a. By revising the heading and the introductory text of paragraph 
(b);
    b. By adding paragraph (b)(3); and
    c. By revising the introductory text of paragraph (c), to read as 
follows:


Sec.  734.4  De minimis U.S. content.

* * * * *
    (b) Special requirements for certain encryption items and ``600 
series'' items subject to the EAR. Foreign made items that incorporate 
U.S. origin encryption items that are listed in this paragraph are 
subject to the EAR unless they meet the de minimis level and 
destination requirements of paragraph (c) or (d) of this section and 
the requirements of this paragraph. For foreign made items that 
incorporate U.S.-origin ``600 series'' items, see paragraph (b)(3) of 
this section.
* * * * *
    (3) Foreign made items incorporating U.S.-origin items classified 
under the ``600 series'' (i.e., ``xY6zz'') are excluded from the ``25% 
De minimis Rule'' in paragraph (d) of this section. See the ``10% De 
minimis Rule'' in paragraph (c) of this section for exports from abroad 
or reexports for foreign made items incorporating U.S.-origin items 
classified under the ``600 series'' ECCNs (i.e., ``xY6zz'').
* * * * *
    (c) 10% De Minimis Rule. Except as provided in paragraphs (a) and 
(b)(1)(iii) of this section and subject to the provisions of paragraphs 
(b)(1)(i), (b)(1)(ii), (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this section, the following 
reexports are not subject to the EAR when made to any country in the 
world. See Supplement No. 2 of this part for guidance on calculating 
values.
* * * * *

PART 738--[AMENDED]

    8. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 738 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    9. Section 738.2 is amended:
    a. In the introductory text of paragraph (b) by removing ``A--
Equipment, Assemblies and Components'' and adding in its place, ``A--
End Items, Equipment, Accessories and Attachments, Parts, Components, 
and Systems'';
    b. In the introductory text of paragraph (d)(1) by adding 
paragraphs ``5:'' and ``6:'' after paragraph ``3:'' and before 
paragraph ``9:''; and
    c. By adding paragraph (d)(1)(iv), to read as follows:


Sec.  738.2  Commerce Control List (CCL) structure.

* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (1) * * *
    5: Items warranting national security or foreign policy controls at 
the determination of the Department of Commerce.
    6: ``600 series'' controls items because they are items on the 
Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List (WAML) or formerly on the USML.
* * * * *
    (iv) Last two characters in a ``600 series'' ECCN. The last two 
characters of each ``600 series'' ECCN track the Wassenaar Arrangement 
Munitions List (WAML) categories for the types of items at issue. The 
WAML ML21 (``software'') and ML22 (``technology'') are, however, 
included in D (``software'') and E (``technology'') CCL product groups.
* * * * *

PART 740--[AMENDED]

    10. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 740 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., 
p. 228; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice 
of August 12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 (August 16, 2010).

    11. Section 740.2 is amended:
    a. By adding paragraph (a)(12), a note to paragraph (a)(12), and 
paragraphs (a)(13) and (a)(14); and
    b. By adding a note to paragraph (a), to read as follows:


Sec.  740.2  Restrictions on all License Exceptions.

    (a) * * *
    (12) Items classified under the ``600 series'' that are destined to 
a country subject to a United States arms embargo or a United Nations 
Security Council arms embargo (Afghanistan, Belarus, Burma, China, Cote 
d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Haiti, 
Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Sierra Leone, 
Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and

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Zimbabwe) may not be authorized under any license exception except by 
License Exception GOV under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii).

    Note to paragraph (a)(12): Countries subject to U.S. arms 
embargoes are identified by the State Department through notices 
published in the Federal Register. The list of arms embargoed 
destinations in this paragraph is drawn from 22 CFR 126.1 and State 
Department Federal Register notices related to arms embargoes 
(compiled at http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/embargoed_countries/index.html) and will be amended when the State Department publishes 
subsequent notices. If there are any discrepancies between the list 
of countries in this paragraph and the countries identified by the 
State Department as subject to a U.S. arms embargo (in the Federal 
Register), the State Department's list of countries subject to U.S. 
arms embargoes shall be controlling.

    (13) Items classified under the ``600 series'' are not eligible for 
any license exception, except as described in paragraph (a)(13)(i), 
(ii), or (iii) of this section. For MT-controlled items, including 
``600 series'' ECCNs, see the restrictions on all license exceptions in 
paragraph (a)(5) of this section. Under the restriction in paragraph 
(a)(5), no such ``600 series'' ECCNs are eligible for license 
exceptions. You may not use a license exception to authorize a MT-
controlled item in the ``600 series.''
    (i) ``600 series'' ``end items'' may only be authorized by the 
following license exceptions:
    (A) License Exception LVS (Sec.  740.3);
    (B) License Exception TMP (Sec.  740.9);
    (C) License Exception RPL (Sec.  740.10);
    (D) License Exception GOV (Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii) or (b)(2)(iii)). 
License Exception GOV paragraph (b)(2)(iii) is only available for 
countries listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1); or
    (E) License Exception STA under Sec.  740.20(c)(1), provided 
License Exception STA has been identified by BIS in writing or 
published as an eligible license exception for the particular ``600 
series'' end item in response to a License Exception STA eligibility 
request in accordance with Sec.  740.20(g) of the EAR and the ultimate 
end use for the end item is by a government in one of the countries 
listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1). Exports and reexports to non-governmental 
end users in a country listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1) are authorized 
through License Exception STA under Sec.  740.20(c)(1) as long as the 
item at issue at the time of export, reexport or transfer (in-country) 
is ultimately destined for end use by the armed forces, police, 
paramilitary, law enforcement, customs and border protection, 
correctional, fire, and search and rescue agencies of a government of 
one of the Sec.  740.20(c)(1) countries.
    (ii) ``600 series'' ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories'' and 
``attachments,'' or any item classified in a ``600 series'' product 
group B or C ECCN may only be authorized by the following license 
exceptions:
    (A) License Exception LVS (Sec.  740.3);
    (B) License Exception TMP (Sec.  740.9);
    (C) License Exception RPL (Sec.  740.10);
    (D) License Exception GOV (Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii) or (b)(2)(iii)). 
License Exception GOV paragraph (b)(2)(iii) is only available for 
countries listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1); or
    (E) License Exception STA under Sec.  740.20(c)(1), provided the 
ultimate end use for the ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and 
attachments'' or for any item classified in a ``600 series'' product 
group B or C ECCN is by a government in one of the countries listed in 
Sec.  740.20(c)(1). Exports and reexports to non-governmental end users 
in a country listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1) are authorized through 
License Exception STA under Sec.  740.20(c)(1) as long as the item at 
issue at the time of export, reexport or transfer (in-country) is 
ultimately destined for end use by the armed forces, police, 
paramilitary, law enforcement, customs and border protection, 
correctional, fire, and search and rescue agencies of a government of 
one of the Sec.  740.20(c)(1) countries. This provision does not alter 
the limitations on the use of License Exception STA contained in Sec.  
740.20(b)(2).
    (iii) ``600 series'' ``software'' and ``technology'' may only be 
authorized by the following license exceptions:
    (A) License Exception GOV (Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii) or (b)(2)(iii)). 
License Exception GOV paragraph (b)(2)(iii) is only available for 
countries listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1);
    (B) License Exception TSU (Sec.  740.13(a) or (b)); or
    (C) License Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(1)), provided the 
ultimate end use for the ``software'' or ``technology'' is by a 
government in one of the countries listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1). 
Exports and reexports to non-governmental end users in a country listed 
in Sec.  740.20(c)(1) are authorized through License Exception STA 
under Sec.  740.20(c)(1) as long as the item at issue at the time of 
export, reexport or transfer (in-country) is ultimately destined for 
end use by the armed forces, police, paramilitary, law enforcement, 
customs and border protection, correctional, fire, and search and 
rescue agencies of a government of one of the Sec.  740.20(c)(1) 
countries. This provision does not alter the limitations on the use of 
License Exception STA contained in Sec.  740.20(b)(2).
    (14) Items classified under ECCNs 0A521, 0B521, 0C521, 0D521 and 
0E521 may only be authorized by License Exception GOV (Sec.  
740.11(b)(2)(ii)).

    Note to paragraph (a):  Items subject to the exclusive export 
control jurisdiction of another agency of the U.S. Government may 
not be authorized by a license exception or any other authorization 
under the EAR. If your item is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction 
of another agency of the U.S. Government, you must determine your 
export licensing requirements pursuant to the other agency's 
regulations. See Sec.  734.3(b) and Supplement No. 3 to part 730 for 
other U.S. Government Departments and Agencies with Export Control 
Responsibilities.

* * * * *
    12. Section 740.10 is amended:
    a. By revising the heading of the section;
    b. By revising the introductory text of the section;
    c. By revising paragraph (a);
    d. By revising paragraph (b)(1);
    e. By revising paragraph (b)(2)(ii);
    f. By revising paragraph (b)(3)(i);
    g. By revising paragraph (b)(3)(ii)(C); and
    h. By revising paragraph (c), to read as follows:


Sec.  740.10  Servicing and replacement of parts, components, 
accessories, and attachments (RPL).

    This License Exception authorizes exports and reexports associated 
with one-for-one replacement of parts, components, accessories, and 
attachments. License Exception RPL also authorizes exports and 
reexports of certain items currently ``subject to the EAR'' to or for, 
or to replace, a defense article described in an export or reexport 
authorization issued under the authority of the Arms Export Control 
Act. It does not, however, authorize the export or reexport of 
``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and attachments'' that are 
``defense articles'' currently identified on the United States 
Munitions List (22 CFR 121.1).
    (a) ``Parts,'' ``Components,'' ``Accessories and Attachments''--(1) 
Scope. The provisions of this paragraph (a) authorize the export and 
reexport of one-for-one replacement parts, components, accessories, and 
attachments for previously exported equipment or other end items.
    (2) One-for-one replacement of parts, components, accessories, or 
attachments. (i) The terms replacement parts, components, accessories, 
or attachments as used in this section mean parts, components, 
accessories, or attachments needed for the immediate

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repair of equipment or other end items, including replacement of 
defective or worn parts or components. (It includes `subassemblies' but 
does not include test instruments or operating supplies.) (The term 
`subassembly' means a number of parts or components assembled to 
perform a specific function or functions within a commodity. One 
example would be printed circuit boards with components mounted 
thereon. This definition does not include major subsystems such as 
those composed of a number of subassemblies.) Items that improve or 
change the basic design characteristics, e.g., as to accuracy, 
capability, performance or productivity, of the equipment or other end 
item upon which they are installed, are not deemed to be replacement 
parts, components, accessories, or attachments. For kits consisting of 
replacement parts or components, consult Sec.  740.9(a)(2)(ii) of this 
part.
    (ii) Parts, components, accessories, and attachments may be 
exported only to replace, on a one-for-one basis, parts, components, 
accessories, or attachments, respectively, contained in commodities 
that were: lawfully exported from the United States; lawfully 
reexported; or made in a foreign country incorporating authorized U.S.-
origin parts, components, accessories, or attachments. ``600 series'' 
parts, components, accessories and attachments may be exported only to 
replace, on a one-for-one basis, parts, components, accessories, or 
attachments that were: lawfully exported from the United States; or 
lawfully reexported. (For exports or reexports to the installed base in 
Libya, see Sec.  764.7 of the EAR.) The conditions of the original U.S. 
authorization must not have been violated. Accordingly, the export of 
replacement parts, components, accessories, and attachments may be made 
only by the party who originally exported or reexported the commodity 
to be repaired, or by a party that has confirmed the existence of 
appropriate authority for the original transaction.
    (iii) The parts, components, accessories, or attachments to be 
replaced must either be destroyed abroad or returned promptly to the 
person who supplied the replacements, or to a foreign firm that is 
under the effective control of that person.
    (3) Exclusions to License Exception RPL. (i) No replacement parts, 
components, accessories, or attachments may be exported to repair a 
commodity exported under a license or other authorization if that 
license or other authorization included a condition that any subsequent 
replacements must be exported only under a license.
    (ii) No parts, components, accessories, or attachments may be 
exported to be held abroad as spares for future use. Replacements may 
be exported to replace spares that were authorized to accompany the 
export of equipment or other end items, as those spares are used in the 
repair of the equipment or other end item. This is intended to allow 
maintenance of the stock of spares at a consistent level as the parts, 
components, accessories, or attachments are used.
    (iii) No parts, components, accessories, or attachments may be 
exported to any destination, except the countries listed in Supplement 
No. 3 to part 744 of the EAR (Countries Not Subject to Certain Nuclear 
End Use Restrictions in Sec.  744.2(a)), if the item is to be 
incorporated into or used in nuclear weapons, nuclear explosive 
devices, nuclear testing related to activities described in Sec.  
744.2(a) of the EAR, the chemical processing of irradiated special 
nuclear or source material, the production of heavy water, the 
separation of isotopes of source and special nuclear materials, or the 
fabrication of nuclear reactor fuel containing plutonium, as described 
in Sec.  744.2(a) of the EAR.
    (iv) No replacement parts, components, accessories, or attachments 
may be exported to countries in Country Group E:1 (see Supplement No. 1 
to this part) (countries designated by the Secretary of State as 
supporting acts of international terrorism) if the commodity to be 
repaired is an ``aircraft'' (as defined in part 772 of the EAR) or is 
controlled for NS reasons.
    (v) No replacement parts may be exported to countries in Country 
Group E:1 if the commodity to be repaired is explosives detection 
equipment classified under ECCN 2A983 or related software classified 
under ECCN 2D983.
    (vi) No replacement parts may be exported to countries in Country 
Group E:1 if the commodity to be repaired is concealed object detection 
equipment classified under ECCN 2A984 or related software classified 
under ECCN 2D984.
    (vii) The conditions described in this paragraph (a)(3) relating to 
replacement of parts, components, accessories, or attachments do not 
apply to reexports to a foreign country of parts, components, 
accessories, or attachments as replacements in foreign-origin products, 
if at the time the replacements are furnished, the foreign-origin 
product is eligible for export to such country under any of the License 
Exceptions in this part or the exceptions in Sec.  734.4 of the EAR (de 
minimis U.S. content).
    (vii) Parts, components, accessories, and attachments classified in 
``600 Series'' ECCNs may not be exported or reexported to a country 
identified in Sec.  740.2(a)(12).
    (4) Reexports. (i) Parts, components, accessories, and attachments 
exported from the United States may be reexported to a new country of 
destination, provided that the conditions established in paragraphs 
(a)(2) and (3) of this section are met. A party reexporting U.S.-origin 
one-for-one replacement parts, components, accessories, or attachments 
shall ensure that the commodities being repaired were shipped to their 
present location in accordance with U.S. law and continue to be 
lawfully used, and that either before or promptly after reexport of the 
replacement parts, components, accessories, or attachments, the 
replaced commodities and software are either destroyed or returned to 
the United States, or to the foreign firm in Country Group B (see 
Supplement No. 1 to part 740) that shipped the replacement parts.
    (ii) The conditions described in paragraph (a)(3) relating to 
replacement of parts, components, accessories, or attachments 
(excluding ``600 series'' ECCNs) do not apply to reexports to a foreign 
country of parts, components, accessories, or attachments as 
replacements in foreign-origin products, if at the time the 
replacements are furnished, the foreign-origin product is eligible for 
export to such country under any of the License Exceptions in this part 
or the foreign-origin product is not subject to the EAR pursuant to 
Sec.  734.4.
    (b) Servicing and replacement--(1) Scope. The provisions of this 
paragraph (b) authorize the export and reexport to any destination, 
except destinations identified in Sec.  740.2(a)(12) or otherwise 
prohibited under the EAR, of commodities and software that were 
returned to the United States for servicing and the replacement of 
defective or unacceptable U.S.-origin commodities and software.
    (2) * * *
    (ii) Return of serviced commodities and software. When the serviced 
commodity or software is returned, it may include any replacement or 
rebuilt parts, components, accessories, or attachments necessary to its 
repair and may be accompanied by any spare part, component, tool, 
accessory, attachment or other item that was sent with it for 
servicing.
* * * * *
    (3) * * *
    (i) Subject to the following conditions, commodities or software 
may be exported or reexported to replace

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defective or otherwise unusable (e.g., erroneously supplied) items.
    (A) The commodity or software is ``subject to the EAR.''
    (B) The commodity or software to be replaced must have been 
previously exported or reexported in its present form under a license 
or authorization granted by BIS or an authorization, e.g., a license or 
exemption, issued under the authority of the Arms Export Control Act.
    (C) No commodity or software may be exported or reexported to 
replace equipment that is worn out from normal use, nor may any 
commodity or software be exported to be held in stock abroad as spare 
equipment for future use.
    (D) The replacement item may not improve the basic characteristic, 
e.g., as to accuracy, capability, performance, or productivity, of the 
equipment as originally authorized, e.g., under a license, license 
exception or an exemption, for export or reexport.
    (E) No shipment may be made to countries in Country Group E:1 (see 
Supplement No. 1 to this part), or to any other destination to replace 
defective or otherwise unusable equipment owned or controlled by, or 
leased or chartered to, a national of any of those countries.
    (F) Commodities or software ``subject to the EAR'' and classified 
in ``600 Series'' ECCNs may not be exported or reexported to a 
destination identified in Sec.  740.2(a)(12).
    (ii) * * *
    (C) The commodity or software to be replaced must either be 
destroyed abroad or returned to the United States, or to a foreign firm 
in Country Group B that is under the effective control of the exporter, 
or to the foreign firm that is providing the replacement part or 
equipment. The destruction or return must be effected before, or 
promptly after, the replacement is exported from the United States.
* * * * *
    (c) Special recordkeeping requirements: ECCNs 2A983, 2A984, 2D983 
and 2D984, and ``600 Series'' ECCNs. (1) In addition to the other 
recordkeeping requirements set forth elsewhere in the EAR, exporters 
are required to maintain records, as specified in this section, for any 
items exported or reexported pursuant to License Exception RPL to 
repair, replace, or service previously lawfully exported or reexported 
items classified under ECCNs 2A983, 2A984, 2D983 and 2D984 or a ``600 
Series'' ECCN. The following information must be maintained for each 
such export or reexport transaction:
    (i) A description of the item replaced, repaired or serviced;
    (ii) The type of repair or service;
    (iii) Certification of the destruction or return of item replaced;
    (iv) Location of the item replaced, repaired or serviced;
    (v) The name and address of those who received the items for 
replacement, repair, or service;
    (vi) Quantity of items shipped; and
    (vii) Country of ultimate destination.
    (2) Records maintained pursuant to this section may be requested at 
any time by an appropriate BIS official as set forth in Sec.  762.7 of 
the EAR. Records that must be included in the annual or semi-annual 
reports of exports and reexports of ``600 Series'' items under the 
authority of License Exception RPL are described in Sec.  743.4 and 
Sec.  762.2(b)(4), (b)(47) and (b)(48).
    13. Section 740.11 is amended by adding paragraph (b)(3)(iii), to 
read as follows:


Sec.  740.11  Governments, international organizations, international 
inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the 
International Space Station (GOV).

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (iii) Agency of a government eligible to receive ``600 series'' 
items. Only the countries listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1) are eligible to 
receive ``600 series'' items.
* * * * *
    14. Section 740.20 is amended:
    a. By adding a Note to paragraph (c)(1); and
    b. By adding paragraph (g), to read as follows:


Sec.  740.20  License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA).

* * * * *
    (c) * * *

    Note to paragraph (c)(1).  License Exception STA under Sec.  
740.20(c)(1) may be used to authorize the export, reexport or 
transfer (in-country) of ``600 series'' items, provided the ultimate 
end-use for the ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and 
attachments'' or for any item classified in a ``600 series'' product 
group B or C ECCN is by a government in one of the countries listed 
in Sec.  740.20(c)(1). For ``600 series'' end items, see paragraph 
(g) of this section. Exports and reexports to non-governmental end-
users in a country listed in Sec.  740.20(c)(1) are authorized 
through License Exception STA under Sec.  740.20(c)(1) as long as 
the item at issue at the time of export, reexport or transfer (in-
country) is ultimately destined for end use by the armed forces, 
police, paramilitary, law enforcement, customs and border 
protection, correctional, fire, and search and rescue agencies of a 
government of one of the Sec.  740.20(c)(1) countries. This 
provision does not alter the limitations on the use of License 
Exception STA contained in Sec.  740.20(b)(2).

* * * * *
    (g) License Exception STA eligibility requests for ``600 series'' 
end items.
    (1) Applicability. Exporters, reexporters and transferors may 
request License Exception STA eligibility for ``end items'' classified 
in a ``600 series'' product group A ECCN. License Exception STA 
requests under this paragraph (g) may only be submitted together with a 
license application submitted to BIS for an export, reexport or 
transfer (in-country) of an ``end item'' classified in a ``600 series'' 
product group A ECCN.
    (2) Required information for requests. A License Exception STA 
eligibility request must include the following statement, ``Request for 
additional License Exception STA eligibility for ECCN(s) ``xA6zz.'' For 
information on what information must be submitted and the information 
required in the BIS-748P Multipurpose Application form, see Supplement 
No. 2 to part 748.
    (3) Timeline for USG review. The U.S. Government reviews license 
applications and License Exception STA eligibility requests at the same 
time to determine whether either submission should be approved. Both 
license applications for ``600 series'' items and License Exception STA 
eligibility requests would be reviewed in accordance with the timelines 
set forth in Executive Order 12981 and Sec.  750.4. If the License 
Exception STA request is approved, the process outlined in paragraph 
(g)(5)(i) of this section is followed.
    (4) Review criteria. The Departments of Commerce, Defense and State 
will determine whether the item is eligible for this license exception 
based on an assessment of whether it provides a critical military or 
intelligence advantage to the United States or is otherwise available 
in countries that are not regime partners or close allies. If the item 
does not provide a critical military or intelligence advantage to the 
United States or is otherwise available in countries that are not 
regime partners or close allies, the Departments will determine that 
License Exception STA is available unless an overarching foreign policy 
rationale for restricting STA availability can be articulated. 
Consensus between the Departments is required in order for an ``end 
item'' to be eligible for License Exception STA. Such determinations 
are made by the departments' representatives to the Advisory Committee 
on Export Policy (ACEP), or their designees.

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    (5) Disposition of License Exception STA eligibility requests.
    (i) Approvals. If the request is approved, the applicant will 
receive written notification from BIS authorizing the use of the 
additional License Exception STA for the specific items requested. 
Applicants who receive an approval request may share that written 
notification with companies affiliated with them, such as a branch or 
distributor, and may also take steps to make it public (e.g., on their 
Web site) if the applicants so wish. In addition, BIS will add a 
description of the approved end item in an online table which will use 
the same format as Supplement No. 4 to part 774, which removes the 
restriction on the use of License Exception STA for the end item 
identified in the approved request. The description of these end items 
will be posted on the BIS Web site (typically within 30 calendar days 
from date on which the approved response was sent), informing other 
exporters, reexporters and transferors of the additional license 
exception eligibility for that ``600 series'' product group A ECCN. 
Within approximately three months after such a written response was 
sent to the applicant (i.e., the date of the BIS response sent to the 
applicant), in either a January, April, July, or October quarterly 
update of Supplement No. 4 to part 774 (Listing of License Exception 
STA Eligibility Determinations Pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g) for ``600 
Series'' ``End Items'' Eligible for License Exception STA under Sec.  
740.20(c)(1)), BIS will publish a final rule adding this license 
exception eligibility to the EAR for that ECCN entry.
    (ii) Denials. If the STA eligibility request is not approved, the 
license application will be reviewed under the normal license review 
process described in part 750. The STA eligibility review is completed 
concurrently with the license application review period. The license 
application will be reviewed in accordance with the license review 
policies in part 742 (and parts 744 and/or 746, if applicable). 
Interagency review of license applications is conducted without regard 
to the disposition of an STA eligibility request. Applicants may re-
submit STA eligibility requests at any time.
    (iii) Recordkeeping requirements for approved License Exception STA 
eligibility requests. BIS written responses to License Exception STA 
eligibility requests (either from the BIS Web site or in original form) 
must be kept in accordance with the recordkeeping requirements in part 
762 of the EAR.

PART 742--[AMENDED]

    15. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 742 continues 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; Sec 1503, Pub. L. 108-11, 117 Stat. 559; 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. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13222, 
66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Presidential Determination 
2003-23 of May 7, 2003, 68 FR 26459, May 16, 2003; Notice of August 
12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 (August 16, 2010); Notice of November 4, 2010, 
75 FR 68673 (November 8, 2010).

    16. Section 742.4 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(1), to read 
as follows:


Sec.  742.4  National security.

* * * * *
    (b) Licensing policy. (1)(i) The policy for national security 
controlled items exported or reexported to any country except a country 
in Country Group D:1 (see Supplement No. 1 to part 740 of the EAR) is 
to approve applications unless there is a significant risk that the 
items will be diverted to a country in Country Group D:1.
    (ii) When destined to a country subject to a United States arms 
embargo (see Sec.  740.2(a)(12), however, items classified under ``600 
series'' ECCNs are subject to a general policy of denial.
* * * * *
    17. Section 742.6 is amended:
    a. By revising paragraph (a)(1);
    b. In the introductory text of paragraph (a)(4)(i) by removing the 
text ``and .b'' after the text ``9A018.a'' in three places where the 
text appears;
    c. By adding paragraph (a)(7); and
    d. By revising the first sentence of paragraph (b)(1), to read as 
follows:


Sec.  742.6  Regional stability.

    (a) * * *
    (1) RS Column 1 License Requirements in General. As indicated in 
the CCL and in RS column 1 of the Commerce Country Chart (see 
Supplement No. 1 to part 738 of the EAR), a license is required to all 
destinations, except Canada, for items described on the CCL under ECCNs 
0A521; 0A606 (except 0A606.y); 0B521; 0B606 (except 0B606.y); 0C521; 
0C606 (except 0C606.y); 0D521; 0D606 (except 0D606.y); 0E521; 0E606 
(except 0E606.y); 6A002.a.1, a.2, a.3, .c, or .e; 6A003.b.3, and b.4.a; 
6A008.j.1; 6A998.b; 6D001 (only ``software'' for the ``development'' or 
``production'' of items in 6A002.a.1, a.2, a.3, .c; 6A003.b.3 and .b.4; 
or 6A008.j.1); 6D002 (only ``software'' for the ``use'' of items in 
6A002.a.1, a.2, a.3, .c; 6A003.b.3 and .b.4; or 6A008.j.1); 6D003.c; 
6D991 (only ``software'' for the ``development,'' ``production,'' or 
``use'' of equipment classified under 6A002.e or 6A998.b); 6E001 (only 
``technology'' for ``development'' of items in 6A002.a.1, a.2, a.3 
(except 6A002.a.3.d.2.a and 6A002.a.3.e for lead selenide focal plane 
arrays), and .c or .e, 6A003.b.3 and b.4, or 6A008.j.1); 6E002 (only 
``technology'' for ``production'' of items in 6A002.a.1, a.2, a.3, .c, 
or .e, 6A003.b.3 or b.4, or 6A008.j.1); 6E991 (only ``technology'' for 
the ``development,'' ``production,'' or ``use'' of equipment classified 
under 6A998.b); 6D994; 7A994 (only QRS11-00100-100/101 and QRS11-0050-
443/569 Micromachined Angular Rate Sensors); 7D001 (only ``software'' 
for ``development'' or ``production'' of items in 7A001, 7A002, or 
7A003); 7E001 (only ``technology'' for the ``development'' of inertial 
navigation systems, inertial equipment, and specially designed 
components therefor for civil aircraft); 7E002 (only ``technology'' for 
the ``production'' of inertial navigation systems, inertial equipment, 
and specially designed components therefor for civil aircraft); 7E101 
(only ``technology'' for the ``use'' of inertial navigation systems, 
inertial equipment, and specially designed components for civil 
aircraft).
* * * * *
    (7) RS Column 1 license requirements and related policies for 
`0Y521.'
    (i) Scope. This paragraph (a)(7) supplements the information in the 
`0Y521' ECCNs and in Supplement No. 5 to part 774 (Items Classified 
Under ECCNs 0A521, 0B521, 0C521, 0D521 and 0E521). This subparagraph 
alerts exporters, reexporters and transferors to the procedures that 
apply to items classified under the `0Y521' ECCNs.
    (ii) `0Y521' Items. Items subject to the EAR that are not listed 
elsewhere in the CCL, but which the Department of Commerce, with the 
concurrence of the Departments of Defense and State has determined 
should be controlled for export because the items provide at least a 
significant military or intelligence advantage to the United States or 
for foreign policy reasons shall be classified under ECCNs 0A521, 
0B521, 0C521, 0D521 and 0E521. These items are typically emerging 
technologies (including emerging commodities, software and technology) 
that are not otherwise yet included in the CCL, so such items are 
listed on the CCL through ECCNs `0Y521' until the items are classified 
under another ECCN.

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    (iii) Requirement to be classified under another ECCN within one 
calendar year of classification under ECCN `0Y521.' Items classified 
under an ECCN `0Y521' entry must be re-classified within one calendar 
year from the date they are listed in Supplement No. 5 to part 774 of 
the EAR. If such re-classification does not occur within that period, 
classification under an ECCN `0Y521' entry expires, and such items are 
designated as EAR99 items unless the CCL is amended to either impose a 
control on such items under another ECCN or to re-extend for another 
one-year period (not to exceed two extensions) the classification under 
ECCN `0Y521.'
    (b) Licensing policy. (1) Applications for exports and reexports 
described in paragraph (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(6) or (a)(7) of this section 
will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether the 
export or reexport could contribute directly or indirectly to any 
country's military capabilities in a manner that would alter or 
destabilize a region's military balance contrary to the foreign policy 
interests of the United States.
* * * * *

PART 743--[AMENDED]

    18. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 743 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    19. Section 743.1 is amended by adding two sentences at the end of 
the introductory text of paragraph (a), to read as follows:


Sec.  743.1  Wassenaar Arrangement.

    (a) * * * This section is limited to the Wassenaar Arrangement 
reporting requirements for items listed on the Wassenaar Arrangement's 
Dual-Use list. For reporting requirements for conventional arms listed 
on the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List that are subject to the EAR 
(i.e., ``600 series'' ECCNs), see Sec.  743.4 of this part for 
Wassenaar Arrangement and United Nations reporting requirements.
* * * * *
    20. Add Sec.  743.4, to read as follows:


Sec.  743.4  Conventional arms reporting.

    (a) Scope. This section outlines special reporting requirements for 
exports of certain items controlled under the Wassenaar Arrangement 
Munitions List and the UN Register of Conventional Arms. Participating 
States of the Wassenaar Arrangement exchange information every six 
months on deliveries to non-participating states of conventional arms 
set forth in the Wassenaar Arrangement's Basic Documents under Part II 
Guideline and Procedures, including the Initial Elements, Appendix 3: 
Specific Information Exchange on Arms Content by Category (at http://www.wassenaar.org), derived from the categories of the UN Register of 
Conventional Arms (at http://www.un.org/disarmament/convarms/Register/HTML/RegisterIndex.shtml). Similar, although not identical information 
is also reported by the U.S. Government to the United Nations on an 
annual basis. The reported information should include the quantity and 
the name of the recipient state and, except in the category of missiles 
and missile launchers, details of model and type. Such reports must be 
submitted to BIS semi-annually in accordance with the provisions of 
paragraph (f) of this section for items identified in paragraph (c)(1) 
and annually for items identified in paragraph (c)(2), and records of 
all exports subject to the reporting requirements of this section must 
be kept in accordance with part 762 of the EAR. This section does not 
require reports for reexports or transfers (in-country).

    Note to paragraph (a):  For purposes of Sec.  743.4, the term 
``you'' has the same meaning as the term ``exporter'', as defined in 
part 772 of the EAR.

    (b) Requirements. You must submit one electronic copy of each 
report required under the provisions of this section and maintain 
accurate supporting records (see Sec.  762.2(b) of the EAR) for all 
exports of items specified in paragraph (c) of this section for the 
following:
    (1) Exports authorized under License Exceptions LVS, TMP, RPL, STA, 
or GOV (see part 740 of the EAR);
    (2) Exports authorized under the Special Comprehensive License 
procedure (see part 752 of the EAR); and
    (3) Exports authorized under the Validated End User authorization 
(see Sec.  748.15 of the EAR).
    (c) Items for which reports are required --. (1) Wassenaar 
Arrangement reporting. You must submit reports to BIS under the 
provisions of this section only for exports of items classified under 
the following ECCNs:
    (i) [RESERVED]
    (ii) [RESERVED]
    (2) United Nations reporting. You must submit reports to BIS under 
the provisions of this section only for exports of items classified 
under the following ECCNs:
    (i) [RESERVED]
    (ii) [RESERVED]
    (d) Country Exceptions for Wassenaar Arrangement reporting. You 
must report each export subject to the provisions of this section, 
except for exports to Wassenaar member countries, identified in 
Supplement No. 1 to part 743 for reports required under paragraph 
(c)(1) of this section.
    (e) Information that must be included in each report. (1) Each 
report submitted to BIS for items other than those identified in 
paragraph (e)(2) of this section must include the following information 
for each export during the time periods specified in paragraph (f) of 
this section:
    (i) Export Control Classification Number and paragraph reference as 
identified on the Commerce Control List;
    (ii) Number of units in the shipment; and

    Note to paragraph (e)(1)(ii):  For exports of technology for 
which reports are required under Sec.  743.1(c) of this section, the 
number of units in the shipment should be reported as one (1) for 
the initial export of the technology to a single ultimate consignee. 
Additional exports of the technology must be reported only when the 
type or scope of technology changes or exports are made to other 
ultimate consignees.

    (iii) Country of ultimate destination.
    (f) Frequency and timing of reports--(1) Semi-annual reports for 
items identified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section. You must submit 
reports subject to the provisions of this section semiannually. The 
reports must be labeled with the exporting company's name and address 
at the top of each page and must include for each such export all the 
information specified in paragraph (e) of this section. The reports 
shall cover exports made during six month time periods spanning from 
January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31.
    (i) The first report must be submitted to and received by BIS no 
later than [INSERT DATE] for the partial reporting period beginning 
[INSERT DATE] and ending [INSERT DATE]. Thereafter, reports are due 
according to the provisions of paragraphs (f)(2) and (f)(3) of this 
section.
    (ii) Reports for the reporting period ending June 30 must be 
submitted to and received by BIS no later than August 1.
    (iii) Reports for the reporting period ending December 31 must be 
submitted to and received by BIS no later than February 1.
    (2) Annual reports for items identified in paragraph (c)(2) of this 
section. You must submit reports subject to the provisions of this 
section annually. The reports must be labeled with the

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exporting company's name and address at the top of each page and must 
include for each such export all the information specified in paragraph 
(e) of this section. The reports shall cover exports made during twelve 
month time periods spanning from January 1 through December 31.
    (i) The first report must be submitted to and received by BIS no 
later than [INSERT DATE] for the partial reporting period beginning 
[INSERT DATE] and ending [INSERT DATE]. Thereafter, reports are due 
according to the provisions of paragraph (f)(2) of this section.
    (ii) Reports for the reporting period ending December 31 must be 
submitted to and received by BIS no later than February 1.
    (g) Submission of reports. Information should be submitted in the 
form of an EXCEL spreadsheet and e-mailed to WAreports@BIS.DOC.GOV or 
UNreports@BIS.DOC.GOV.
    (h) Contacts. General information concerning the Wassenaar 
Arrangement and reporting obligations thereof is available from the 
Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, Tel. 
(202) 482-0092, Fax: (202) 482-4094.

PART 744--[AMENDED]

    21. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 continues 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 12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 
(August 16, 2010); Notice of November 4, 2010, 75 FR 68673 (November 
8, 2010): Notice of January 13, 2011, 76 FR 3009, January 18, 2011.

    22. Section 744.17 is amended:
    a. By revising the section heading; and
    b. By revising paragraph (d), to read as follows:


Sec.  744.17  Restrictions on certain exports and reexports of general 
purpose microprocessors for `military end uses' and to `military end 
users.'

* * * * *
    (d) Military end use. In this section, the phrase `military end 
use' means incorporation into: a military item described on the U.S. 
Munitions List (USML) (22 CFR part 121, International Traffic in Arms 
Regulations) or the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List (as set out on 
the Wassenaar Arrangement Web site at http://www.wassenaar.org); 
commodities classified under ECCNs ending in ``A018'' or under ``600 
series'' product group A, B, or C ECCNs; or any item that is designed 
for the ``use,'' ``development,'' ``production,'' or deployment of 
military items described on the USML, the Wassenaar Arrangement 
Munitions List or classified under ECCNs ending in ``A018'' or under 
``600 series'' product group A, B, or C ECCNs. Supplement No. 1 of this 
part lists examples of `military end use.'
* * * * *
    23. Section 744.21 is amended by revising the first sentence of 
paragraph (f), to read as follows:


Sec.  744.21  Restrictions on certain military end uses in the People's 
Republic of China (PRC).

* * * * *
    (f) In this section, `military end use' means: incorporation into a 
military item described on the U.S. Munitions List (USML) (22 CFR part 
121, International Traffic in Arms Regulations); incorporation into a 
military item described on the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List (as 
set out on the Wassenaar Arrangement Web site at http://www.wassenaar.org); incorporation into items classified under ECCNs 
ending in ``A018'' or under ``600 series'' product group A, B or C 
ECCNs; or for the ``use,'' ``development,'' or ``production'' of 
military items described on the USML or the Wassenaar Arrangement 
Munitions List, or items classified under ECCNs ending in ``A018'' or 
under ``600 series'' product group A, B or C ECCNs. * * *
* * * * *
    24. Supplement No. 2 to part 744 (List of Items Subject to the 
Military End-Use License Requirement of Sec.  744.21) is amended:
    a. By revising the introductory text of the Supplement; and
    b. By adding paragraph (10), to read as follows:

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2 TO PART 744--LIST OF ITEMS SUBJECT TO THE MILITARY 
END-USE LICENSE REQUIREMENT OF Sec.  744.21

    The following items, as described, are subject to the military 
end-use license requirement in Sec.  744.21. See paragraph (10) for 
items classified under the ``600 series.''
* * * * *
    (10) ``600 series.''
    (i) Any item classified in paragraph .y of a ``600 series'' 
entry (e.g., 0A606.y).
    (ii) [Reserved]

PART 746--[AMENDED]

    25. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 746 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
22 U.S.C. 287c; Sec 1503, Pub. L. 108-11, 117 Stat. 559; 22 U.S.C. 
6004; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 12854, 58 FR 
36587, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 614; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 CFR, 
1994 Comp., p. 899; E.O. 13222, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; 
Presidential Determination 2003-23 of May 7, 2003, 68 FR 26459, May 
16, 2003; Presidential Determination 2007-7 of December 7, 2006, 72 
FR 1899 (January 16, 2007); Notice of August 12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 
(August 16, 2010).

    26. Section 746.3 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(2), to read 
as follows:


Sec.  746.3  Iraq.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) License applications for the export or reexport to Iraq or 
transfer within Iraq of machine tools controlled for national security 
(NS) or nuclear nonproliferation (NP) reasons, as well as for any items 
controlled for crime control (CC) or United Nations (UN) reasons 
(including items classified under ECCN 0A986) or ECCNs that end in the 
number ``018'' or items classified under ``600 series'' ECCNs, that 
would make a material contribution to the production, research, design, 
development, support, maintenance or manufacture of Iraqi weapons of 
mass destruction, ballistic missiles or arms and related materiel will 
be subject to a general policy of denial.
* * * * *

PART 748--[AMENDED]

    27. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 748 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    28. Section 748.8 is amended by adding paragraph (w), to read as 
follows:


Sec.  748.8  Unique application and submission requirements.

* * * * *
    (w) License Exception STA eligibility requests for ``600 series'' 
end items.
    29. Supplement No. 2 to part 748 (Unique Application and Submission 
Requirements) is amended by adding paragraph (w), to read as follows:

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SUPPLEMENT NO. 2 TO PART 748--UNIQUE APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION 
REQUIREMENTS

* * * * *
    (w) License Exception STA eligibility requests for ``600 
series'' end items. To request a License Exception STA eligibility 
requests for ``600 series'' items pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g), you 
must specify ``License Exception STA request pursuant to 740.20(g)'' 
in Block 9 (Special Purpose) and mark ``export'' or ``reexport'' as 
applicable in Block 5 (Type of Application) of the BIS-748P 
``Multipurpose Application'' form. If the application is for an 
``in-country (transfer)'' follow the instructions in Supplement No. 
2 to part 748 under paragraph (v) to mark in Block 9 (Special 
Purpose) for in-country transfer and License Exception STA 
eligibility request pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g), along with marking 
``reexport'' in Block 5. Applicants will need to provide sufficient 
information for the U.S. Government to make such a determination. 
This will require the applicant to submit more than merely a 
description of the end item. In particular, the applicant will need 
to provide supporting information for why it believes that the item 
does not, for example, provide a critical military or intelligence 
advantage to the United States or is otherwise available in 
countries that are not regime partners or close allies. The 
applicant will also need to provide information regarding whether 
and, if so, how the item is controlled by the export control laws 
and regulations of close allies and regime partners, if known. The 
applicant should provide BIS with the text it would propose BIS use 
in describing the end item in Supplement No. 4 to part 774 and the 
online table referenced in Sec.  740.20(g)(5)(i) in anticipation the 
request may be approved pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g). You may submit 
additional information that you believe is relevant to the U.S. 
Government in reviewing the License Exception STA eligibility 
request either under Block 24 (Additional Information) or as a 
separate support document attachment to the license application.

PART 756--[AMENDED]

    30. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 756 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    31. Section 756.1 is amended by adding paragraph (a)(4), to read as 
follows:


Sec.  756.1  Introduction.

    (a) * * *
    (4) A decision to make License Exception STA available for ``600 
series'' ``end items'' pursuant to Sec.  740.20(g).
* * * * *

PART 762--[AMENDED]

    32. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 762 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    33. Section 762.2 is amended:
    a. By revising paragraph (b)(4);
    b. In paragraph (b)(45) by removing the ``and'' at the end of the 
paragraph;
    c. In paragraph (b)(46) by removing the period at the end of the 
paragraph and adding a semi-colon at the end of the paragraph; and
    d. By adding paragraphs (b)(47) and (b)(48), to read as follows:


Sec.  762.2  Records to be retained.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (4) Sec.  740.10, Servicing and replacement of parts, components, 
accessories, and attachments (RPL);
* * * * *
    (47) Sec.  743.4, Conventional Arms Reporting under (c)(1) and 
(c)(2); and
    (48) Sec.  740.20(g), Responses to License Exception STA 
eligibility requests for ``600 series'' end items.
* * * * *

PART 770--[AMENDED]

    34. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 770 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    35. Section 770.2 is amended by revising paragraph (h), to read as 
follows:


Sec.  770.2  Item interpretations.

* * * * *
    (h) Interpretation 8: Ground vehicles. (1) BIS has export licensing 
jurisdiction over ground transport vehicles (including trailers), 
parts, and components therefor specially designed or modified for non-
combat military use. Vehicles in this category are primarily transport 
vehicles designed or modified for transporting cargo, personnel and/or 
equipment, or to move other vehicles and equipment over land and roads 
in close support of fighting vehicles and troops. BIS also has export 
licensing jurisdiction over unarmed civil vehicles that are all-wheel 
drive sport utility vehicles capable of off-road use which have been 
manufactured or fitted with materials to provide ballistic protection, 
including protection to level III (as defined by the Department of 
Justice's National Institute of Justice Standard 0108.01, September 
1985) or better. In this section, and in ECCN 0A606, the word 
``unarmed'' means not having weapons installed, not having mountings 
for weapons installed, and not having special reinforcements for 
mountings for weapons.
    (2) Modification of a ground vehicle for military use entails a 
structural, electrical or mechanical change involving one or more 
``specially designed'' military components. Such components include, 
but are not limited to:
    (i) Pneumatic tire casings of a kind designed to be bullet-proof or 
to run when deflated;
    (ii) Tire inflation pressure control systems, operated from inside 
a moving vehicle;
    (iii) Armored protection of vital parts, (e.g., fuel tanks or 
vehicle cabs);
    (iv) Special reinforcements for mountings for weapons; and
    (v) Black-out lighting.
    (3) Scope of ECCN 0A606.b.4 and ground vehicles designated as 
EAR99.
    (i) Ground transport vehicles (including trailers) ``specially 
designed'' for non-combat military use are classified under ECCN 
0A606.b.4.
    (ii) Unarmed civil all-wheel drive vehicles capable of off-road use 
that are not described in paragraph (h)(4) of this section and which 
have been manufactured or fitted with materials to provide ballistic 
protection to level III (as defined by DOJ's National Institute of 
Justice Standard 0108.01, September 1985) or better are classified 
under ECCN 0A606.b.4.

    Note 1 to paragraph (h)(3)(ii):  ECCN 0A606.b.4 does not include 
`civil automobiles', or trucks designed or modified for transporting 
money or valuables, having armored or ballistic protection, even if 
the automobiles or trucks incorporate items described in paragraphs 
(h)(2) (i), (ii), or (iii) of this section, provided the `civil 
automobile' is not an all-wheel drive vehicle capable of off-road 
use.


    Note 2 to paragraph (h)(3)(ii). In this section, the term `civil 
automobile' means a passenger car, limousine, van or sport utility 
vehicle designed for the transportation of passengers and marketed 
through civilian channels in the United States.

    (iii) Certain ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' that are related to items classified under ECCN 
0A606.b.4 will be specifically identified in the respective 
subparagraphs of ECCN 0A606.b.4. ``Parts,'' ``components,'' 
``accessories,'' and ``attachments'' that are ``specially designed'' 
for a commodity classified under ECCN 0A606 or a defense article in 
USML Category VII are classified under 0A606.x. Specific ``parts,'' 
``components,'' ``accessories,''

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``attachments'' of less military significance, but warrant AT-controls 
that are related to items classified under ECCN 0A606.b are classified 
under 0A606.y.
    (iv) EAR99. Ground vehicles that are not described in paragraph 
(h)(4) of this section and that are not classified under either ECCN 
0A606 or 9A990 are designated as EAR99 items, meaning that they are 
subject to the EAR, but not listed in any specific ECCN.
    (4) Related control. The Department of State, Directorate of 
Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has export licensing jurisdiction for all 
military ground armed or armored vehicles and parts and components 
specific thereto as described in 22 CFR part 121, Category VII. DDTC 
also has export licensing jurisdiction for all-wheel drive vehicles 
capable of off-road use that have been armed or armored with articles 
described in 22 CFR part 121 or that have been manufactured or fitted 
with special reinforcements for mounting arms or other specialized 
military equipment described in 22 CFR part 121.
* * * * *

PART 772--[AMENDED]

    36. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 772 continues to read as 
follows:

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

    37. Section 772.1 is amended:
    a. By revising the definition of ``military commodity,'' and 
``specially designed;'' and
    b. By adding the following ten definitions for the terms ``600 
series,'' ``accessories and attachments,'' ``component,'' ``end item,'' 
``equipment,'' ``facilities,'' ``material,'' ``part,'' ``serial 
production,'' and ``system'' as set forth below:


Sec.  772.1  Definitions of terms as used in the Export Administration 
Regulations (EAR).

    600 series. This is a control series in the ``xY6zz'' format on the 
Commerce Control List (CCL) that controls items on the CCL that were 
previously controlled on the United States Munitions List or because 
they are covered by the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List (WAML). 
The ``6'' indicates the entry is a munitions entry on the CCL. The 
``x'' represents the CCL category and ``Y'' the CCL category of the 
respective ``600 series'' ECCNs, such as ECCN 0A606. The ``600 series'' 
constitutes the Commerce Munitions List within the larger CCL.
* * * * *
    Accessories and attachments. These are associated items for any 
``component,'' ``end item,'' or ``system,'' and which are not necessary 
for their operation, but which enhance their usefulness or 
effectiveness. For example, for a riding lawnmower, accessories and 
attachments will include the bag to capture the cut grass, and a canopy 
to protect the operator from the sun and rain.
* * * * *
    Component. This is an item that is useful only when used in 
conjunction with an ``end item.'' Components are also commonly referred 
to as assemblies. For purposes of this definition an assembly and a 
component are the same. There are two types of ``components'': ``Major 
components'' and ``minor components.'' A ``major component'' includes 
any assembled element which forms a portion of an ``end item'' without 
which the end item is inoperable. For example, for an automobile, 
components will include the engine, transmission, and battery. If you 
do not have all those items, the automobile will not function, or 
function as effectively. A ``minor component'' includes any assembled 
element of a ``major component.'' ``Components'' consist of `parts.''' 
References in the CCL to ``components'' include both ``major 
components'' and ``minor components.''
* * * * *
    End item. This is a combination of ``components,'' ``parts,'' 
``accessories and attachments,'' or material in the form of a product, 
system, or piece of equipment that is ready for its intended stand-
alone use, such as a ship, aircraft, firearm, or milling machine.
* * * * *
    Equipment. This is a set of tools, devices, kits, or similar items 
assembled for a specific purpose. Equipment is a subset of ``end 
items.''
* * * * *
    Facilities. This means a building or outdoor area in which people 
use an item that is built, installed, produced, or developed for a 
particular purpose.
* * * * *
    Material. This is any list-specified crude or processed matter that 
is not clearly identifiable as any of the types of items defined in 
section 772.1 under the defined terms, ``end item,'' ``component,'' 
``accessories and attachments,'' ``part,'' ``software,'' ``system,'' 
``equipment,'' or ``facilities.''
* * * * *
    Military commodity. As used in Sec.  734.4(a)(5), Supplement No. 1 
to part 738 (footnote No. 3), Sec.  740.2(a)(11), Sec.  740.16(a)(2), 
Sec.  740.16(b)(2), Sec.  742.6(a)(3), Sec.  744.9(a)(2), Sec.  
744.9(b), ECCN 0A919 and ECCNs 0A606, 0B606, 0C606, 0D606, 0E606, and 
6A003 (Related Controls), ``military commodity'' or ``military 
commodities'' means an article, material or supply that is described on 
the United States Munitions List (22 CFR Part 121) or on the Munitions 
List that is published by the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls 
for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, but does not 
include software, technology and any item listed in any ECCN for which 
the last three numerals are 018 or any item in the ``600 series.''
* * * * *
    Part. This is any single unassembled element of a component, 
accessory, or attachment which is not normally subject to disassembly 
without the destruction or the impairment of design use. Examples 
include threaded fasteners (e.g., screws, bolts, nuts, nut plates, 
studs, inserts), other fasteners (e.g., clips, rivets, pins), common 
hardware (e.g., washers, spacers, insulators, grommets, bushings), 
springs and wire.
* * * * *
    Serial production. A type of production where the ``items'' being 
produced are no longer in ``development.'' In this type of production 
the ``items'' have passed production readiness testing (i.e., an 
approved, standardized design ready for large scale production) and are 
being or have been produced based on the approved, standardized design, 
including and especially on assembly lines.
* * * * *
    Specially designed.--
    (a) A ``specially designed'' item, other than a ``part'' or 
``component,'' is an item that is enumerated on the CCL and, as a 
result of ``development,'' has properties peculiarly responsible for 
achieving or exceeding the controlled performance levels, 
characteristics, or functions of the referenced item identified in the 
CCL.
    (b) A ``specially designed'' ``part'' or ``component'' is a 
``part'' or ``component'' of an item `enumerated' in a category of the 
CCL.
    (c) For the purposes of this definition, an item is not considered 
``specially designed'' if it is separately `enumerated' in an USML 
subcategory or an ECCN that does not have ``specially designed'' as a 
control criterion.
    (d) Items that are not so separately `enumerated' for purposes of 
this definition, are also not considered

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``specially designed'' in any category of the CCL if they are:
    (1) A single, unassembled part used in multiple types of civil 
items, such as threaded fasteners (e.g., screws, bolts, nuts, nut 
plates, studs, inserts), other fasteners (e.g., clips, rivets, pins), 
common hardware (e.g., washers, spacers, insulators, grommets, 
bushings), springs and wire; or
    (2) An item specifically excluded from control on the USML or the 
CCL; or
    (3) A ``part'' or ``component'' used as a ``part'' or ``component'' 
of an end- item in ``serial production'' and not `enumerated' on the 
USML or CCL (i.e., the end item is an EAR99 item), and the part's or 
component's form, fit, and function have not been altered for use in 
another end item enumerated on the USML or CCL after ``serial 
production'' of the end-item not enumerated on the USML or CCL has 
begun; or
    (4) A ``part'' or ``component'' that can be exchanged with an EAR99 
or AT-only controlled ``part'' or ``component'' on a one-for-one 
replacement basis without modification to the form, fit and function of 
the EAR99 or AT-only ``part'' or ``component,'' and the EAR99 or AT-
only part's or component's function is identical to the ``part'' or 
``component'' at issue.

    Note 1 to Definition: The definition of ``specially designed'' 
does not extend control to items simply because they could in theory 
be used with the listed item on the USML or CCL.


    Note 2 to Definition: This definition of ``specially designed'' 
is not applicable to the phrase ``specifically designed'' in use 
throughout the U.S. Munitions List or to ``especially designed or 
prepared for'' in use throughout the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
regulations (see 10 CFR part 110).


    Note 3 to Definition: `Enumerated' means any item identified on 
either the USML or CCL that is controlled for more than AT-only 
reasons. For example, integrated circuits are identified in both the 
USML Category XV(d), ECCN 3A001.a, and 3A991. An integrated circuit, 
therefore, is a separately enumerated item that is not a ``specially 
designed'' ``part'' or ``component'' for purposes of this definition 
if it is within the control parameters of ECCN 3A001.a, which is an 
ECCN controlled for more than AT-only reasons. An integrated circuit 
is not a separately enumerated item if it is not within the control 
parameters of ECCN 3A001.a, but is within the control parameters of 
3A991, which is controlled only for AT reasons. An item that falls 
within the technical or other parameters of an existing ECCN that 
has more than AT-only controls is classified under that ECCN unless 
the ECCN includes a ``related control'' note identifying that an 
additional control parameter needs to be assessed in a 600 series 
ECCN.


    Note to Exclusion Paragraph Number 1: ``Threaded fasteners 
(e.g., screws, bolts, nuts, nut plates, studs, inserts), other 
fasteners (e.g., clips, rivets, pins), common hardware (e.g., 
washers, spacers, insulators, grommets, bushings), springs, and 
wire'' are identified as representative types of items excluded from 
the definition of ``specially designed'' for non-enumerated items 
because they are commonly used in end items that are described, 
generally or specifically, in multiple USML and CCL categories. 
Bolts are in ground vehicles, planes, and ships, for example. For 
purposes of exclusion paragraph number 1, the part remains excluded 
even if it varies by physical dimensions or materials from other 
parts of the same type. A pivot block that is used to hold an axle 
assembly to a vehicle is, although a single unassembled item, only 
used on vehicles. Items such as pivot blocks are thus not excluded 
from ``specially designed'' by virtue of exclusion paragraph number 
1, although they are not precluded from being excluded by another 
paragraph in the definition.


    Note to Exclusion Paragraph Number 2: Examples of items 
specifically excluded from control on the USML are (i) ``aircraft'' 
tires and propellers used with reciprocating engines identified in 
USML subcategory VIII(h) and the types of items identified as not 
subject to USML Category VIII in the ``Note'' to that category. 
Examples of items specifically excluded from control on the CCL are 
those items that may be identified at the end of each of the 600 
series ECCNs as a result of notices in response to license 
applications.


    Note to Exclusion Paragraph Number 3: ``Serial production'' is 
defined in section 772.1 as a type of production where the ``items'' 
being produced are no longer in ``development.'' In this type of 
production the ``items'' have passed production readiness testing 
(i.e., an approved, standardized design ready for large scale 
production) and are being or have been produced based on the 
approved, standardized design, including and especially on assembly 
lines. ``Development,'' is defined in EAR section 772.1 as being 
``related to all stages prior to serial production, such as: Design, 
design research, design analyses, design concepts, assembly and 
testing of prototypes, pilot production schemes, design data, 
process of transforming design data into a product, configuration 
design, integration design, layouts.'' Items in ``serial 
production'' that are subsequently subject to ``development'' 
activities, such as those pertaining to quality improvements, cost 
reductions, or feature enhancements, remain items in ``serial 
production.'' Any new models or versions of such items developed 
from such efforts are in ``development'' until and unless they enter 
into ``serial production.''

* * * * *
    System. This is a combination of end items, components, parts, 
accessories, attachments, firmware or software that are designed, 
modified or adapted to operate together to perform a specialized 
function.
* * * * *

PART 774--[AMENDED]

    38. 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 12, 2010, 75 FR 50681 (August 16, 2010).

    39. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List) is 
amended:
    a. By removing the product group A heading ``SYSTEMS, EQUIPMENT AND 
COMPONENTS'' and adding in its place the product group A heading ``END 
ITEMS,'' ``EQUIPMENT,'' ``ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS,'' ``PARTS,'' 
``COMPONENTS,'' AND ``SYSTEMS''; and
    b. By adding quotes around the product group C heading MATERIALS.
    40. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment (and 
Miscellaneous Items), Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 0A018 
is amended:
    a. By revising the ``related controls'' paragraph in the List of 
Items Controlled section; and
    b. By removing and reserving ``items'' paragraph (a) in the List of 
Items Controlled section, to read as follows:

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

* * * * *

0A018 Items on the Wassenaar Munitions List

* * * * *
    List of Items Controlled
* * * * *
    Related Controls: (1) See also 0A979, 0A988, and 22 CFR 121.1 
Categories I(a), III(b-d), and X(a). (2) See 0A606.a for 
construction equipment built to military specifications that was 
classified under 0A108.a.
* * * * *
    Items:
    a. [RESERVED];
* * * * *

    41. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment (and 
Miscellaneous Items),

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ECCN 0A919 is amended by revising the ``Items'' paragraph to read as 
follows:

0A919 ``Military commodities'' as Follows (see List of Items 
Controlled)

* * * * *
    Items: ``Military commodities'' with all of the following 
characteristics:
    a. Described on either the United States Munitions List (22 CFR 
part 121) or the Munitions List that is published by the Wassenaar 
Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use 
Goods and Technologies (as set out on its Web site at http://www.wassenaar.org), but not any item listed in any Export Control 
Classification Number for which the last three characters are 018 or 
any item in the ``600 series'';
    b. Produced outside the United States;
    c. Not subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations 
(22 CFR parts 120-130) for a reason other than presence in the 
United States; and
    d. Either of the following characteristics:
    d.1. Incorporate one or more cameras classified under ECCN 
6A003.b.4.b; or
    d.2. Incorporate more than 10% ``600 series'' controlled 
content.

    42. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 0--Nuclear Materials, Facilities, and Equipment (and 
Miscellaneous Items), is amended:
    a. By adding two Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 
0A521 and 0A606 after ECCN 0A002 and before ECCN 0A918,
    b. By adding two ECCNs 0B521 and 0B606 after ECCN 0B006 and before 
ECCN 0B986;
    c. By adding two ECCNs 0C521 and 0C606 after ECCN 0C201 and before 
ECCN 0D001;
    d. By adding two ECCNs 0D521 and 0D606 after ECCN 0D001 and before 
ECCN 0D999; and
    e. By adding two ECCNs 0E521 and 0E606 after ECCN 0E001 and before 
ECCN 0E918, to read as follows;

0A521 Any Item Subject to the EAR That is not Listed Elsewhere in the 
CCL but Which is Controlled for Export Because it Provides at Least a 
Significant Military or Intelligence Advantage to the United States or 
for Foreign Policy Reasons. 0A521 Items are Subject to RS1 Controls 
With no License Exception Eligibility Other Than GOV for U.S. 
Government Personnel and Agencies Under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii). The 
list of Items Determined To Be Classified Under ECCN 0A521 Controls is 
Published in Supplement No. 5 to Part 774. The Policies and Procedures 
Relating to ECCN 0A521 are set Forth in 15 CFR 742.6(a)(7)

0A606 Ground Vehicles, ``Parts'' and ``Components'', as follows:

    License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT, UN

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                Control(s)                          Country chart
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1, except 0A606.y.
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1, except 0A606.y.
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1.
UN applies to entire entry................  Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic
                                             Republic of Congo, Eritrea,
                                             Iraq, Iran, Lebanon,
                                             Liberia, Libya, North
                                             Korea, Sierra Leone,
                                             Somalia, or Sudan, except
                                             0A606.y.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

License Exceptions

    LVS: $1500 for 0A606.a, .b, .c; N/A for Cote d'Ivoire, 
Democratic Republic of Congo, Lebanon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or 
Somalia.
    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 0A606. 
Paragraph (c)(1) of License Exception STA (Sec.  740.20(c)(1)) may 
not be used for any ``end item'' in 0A606, unless determined by BIS 
to be eligible for License Exception STA in accordance with Sec.  
740.20(g) (License Exception STA eligibility requests for ``600 
series'' end items). See Sec.  740.20(g) for the procedures to 
follow if you wish to request new STA eligibility for ``end items'' 
under this ECCN 0A606 as part of an export, reexport or in-country 
(transfer) license application. ``End items'' under this entry that 
have already been determined to be eligible for License Exception 
STA are listed in Supplement No. 4 to part 774 and on the BIS Web 
site at http://www.bis.doc.gov * * *.

List of Items Controlled

    Unit: Equipment in number; ``parts'' and ``components'' in $ 
value
    Related Controls: (1) See 0B606 for test, inspection and 
production equipment that is ``specially designed'' to test, 
inspect, produce, or develop commodities controlled by 0A606. (2) 
See 0C606 for material that is ``specially designed'' for the 
``development,'' or ``production'' of commodities controlled by 
0A606. (3) See 0D606 for ``software'' for the ``development'', 
``production'' or ``use'' of ground vehicles, ``parts'' and 
``components'' controlled by 0A606. (4) See 0E606 for ``technology'' 
``required'' for the ``development'', ``production'' or ``use'' of 
ground vehicles, ``parts'' and ``components'' controlled by 0A606. 
(5) See ECCN 7A611 for guidance and navigation equipment. (6) Items 
described in 22 CFR part 121, Category VII--Tanks and Other Military 
Vehicles are subject to the export licensing jurisdiction of the 
U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (7) 
See ECCN 0A919 for foreign made ``military commodities'' that 
incorporate more than 10% U.S.-origin ``600 series'' items.
    Related Definitions: N/A
    Items:
    a. Construction equipment built to military specifications, 
including equipment ``specially designed'' for airborne transport; 
crew protection kits used as protective cabs;
    b. Other equipment as follows:
    b.1. Tanks manufactured in or prior to 1955 (unless weapon is 
functional);
    b.2. Armored combat vehicles manufactured in or prior to 1955 
(unless weapon is functional);
    b.3. Armored combat support vehicles manufactured in or prior to 
1955;
    b.4. Armored vehicles employing armor that provides ballistic 
protection to level III (National Institute of Justice standard 
0108.01, September 1985) or better but do not meet the criteria for 
USML Category VII control (See Sec.  770.2(h)--Interpretation 8). 
This includes unarmed all-wheel drive vehicles capable of off-road 
use which have been manufactured or fitted with materials to provide 
ballistic protection to level III or better.
    b.5. Ground transport vehicles (including trailers) ``specially 
designed'' for non-combat military use not controlled under USML 
Category VII);
    b.6. Military railway trains, except those ``designed or 
modified'' for missile launch;
    b.7. Unarmored military recovery vehicles;
    b.8. Unarmored military amphibious vehicles;
    b.9. Unarmored vehicles with mounts or hard points for firearms 
of .50 Cal. or less.
    c. Air-cooled diesel engines and engine blocks for armored 
combat vehicles over 40-tons.
    d. Fully automatic continuously variable transmission for 
tracked combat vehicles.
    e. through w. [RESERVED]
    x. ``Parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and attachments'' 
that are ``specially designed'' for a commodity subject to control 
in this ECCN or a defense article in USML Category VII.
    y. Specific ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories and 
attachments'' ``specially designed'' for a commodity subject to 
control in this ECCN or a defense article in USML Category VII but 
which have little or no military significance (see list of items 
controlled).
    y.1. Brake system components (discs, rotors, shoes, drums, 
springs, cylinders, lines, hoses);
    y.2 Alternators or generators;
    y.3. Axles;
    y.4. Batteries;
    y.5. Bearings (ball, roller, wheel);
    y.6. Blackout lights;
    y.7. Cables/cable assembles/connectors;
    y.8. Cooling system hoses;
    y.9. Filters (hydraulic, fuel, oil, air);
    y.10. Gaskets and o-rings;
    y.11. Hydraulic system hoses, fittings, couplings, adapters, and 
valves;
    y.12. Latches and hinges;
    y.13. Lighting systems, fuses and components;
    y.14. Pneumatic hoses, fittings, adapters, couplings and valves;
    y.15. Seats, seat assemblies, seat supports, harnesses;
    y.16. Tires, except run flat;
    y.17. Windows, except those for armored vehicles.


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    Note: Vehicles are considered manufactured after 1955 if, at any 
time after 1955, any of the following changes occur:
    a. Propulsion upgrade to a formerly gasoline powered armored 
vehicle with either diesel or multi-fuel capability;
    b. Armor upgrade to employ reactive armor;
    c. Fire control upgrade with a digital control system;
    d. Addition of laser designator or laser rangefinder;
    e. Addition of autoloader or similar assisted loading/round 
selection;
    f. Increase of gun bore to larger than 90 mm; or
    g. Conversion to unmanned operation.

* * * * *
0B521 Any item subject to the EAR that is not listed elsewhere in 
the CCL but which is controlled for export because it provides at 
least a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United 
States or for foreign policy reasons. 0B521 items are subject to RS1 
controls with no license exception eligibility other than GOV for 
U.S. Government personnel and agencies under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii). 
The list of items determined to be classified under ECCN 0B521 
controls is published in Supplement No. 5 to part 774. The policies 
and procedures relating to ECCN 0B521 are set forth in 15 C.F.R. 
Section 742.6(a)(7).
0B606 Test, inspection and production ``equipment'' that is 
``specially designed'' to test, inspect, produce, or develop 
commodities controlled by 0A606.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT, UN

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                Control(s)                          Country chart
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NS applies to entire entry................  NS Column 1, except 0B606.y.
RS applies to entire entry................  RS Column 1, except 0B606.y.
AT applies to entire entry................  AT Column 1.
UN applies to entire entry................  Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic
                                             Republic of Congo, Eritrea,
                                             Iraq, Iran, Lebanon,
                                             Liberia, Libya, North
                                             Korea, Sierra Leone,
                                             Somalia, or Sudan, except
                                             0B606.y.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

License Exceptions

LVS: $1500; N/A for Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, 
Lebanon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Somalia.
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 0B606.

List of Items Controlled

Unit: N/A
Related Controls: (1) See 0A606 for ground vehicles, ``parts'' and 
``components.'' (2) See 0C606 for material that is ``specially 
designed'' for the ``development,'' or ``production'' of commodities 
controlled by 0A606. (3) See 0D606 for ``software'' for the 
``development'', ``production'' or ``use'' of ground vehicles, 
``parts'' and ``components'' controlled by 0A606. (4) See 0E606 for 
``technology'' ``required'' for the ``development'', ``production'' 
or ``use'' of ground vehicles, ``parts'' and ``components'' 
controlled by 0A606. (5) Items described in 22 CFR part 121, 
Category VII--Tanks and Other Military Vehicles are subject to the 
export licensing jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State, 
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (6) See ECCN 0A919 for 
foreign made ``military commodities'' that incorporate more than 10% 
U.S.-origin ``600 series'' items.
Related Definitions: N/A
Items:

    a. Armor plate drilling machines, other than radial drilling 
machines;
    b. Armor plate planing machines;
    c. Armor plate quenching presses; and
    d. Tank turret bearing grinding machines.
    e. through w. [RESERVED]
    x. ``Parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' and 
``attachments'' that are ``specially designed'' for a commodity 
subject to control in this ECCN or a defense article in USML 
Category VII.
    y. Specific ``parts,'' ``components,'' ``accessories,'' 
``attachments'' ``specially designed'' for a commodity subject to 
control in this ECCN or a defense article in USML Category VII but 
which have little or no military significance (see list of items 
controlled).
    y.1. [RESERVED]
0C521 Any item subject to the EAR that is not listed elsewhere in 
the CCL but which is controlled for export because it provides at 
least a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United 
States or for foreign policy reasons. 0C521 items are subject to RS1 
controls with no license exception eligibility other than GOV for 
U.S. Government personnel and agencies under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii). 
The list of items determined to be classified under ECCN 0C521 
controls is published in Supplement No. 5 to part 774. The policies 
and procedures relating to ECCN 0C521 are set forth in 15 CFR 
742.6(a)(7).
0C606 Material that is ``specially designed'' for the 
``development,'' or ``production'' of commodities controlled by 
0A606.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT, UN

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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.
UN applies to entire entry................  Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic
                                             Republic of Congo, Eritrea,
                                             Iraq, Iran, Lebanon,
                                             Liberia, Libya, North
                                             Korea, Sierra Leone,
                                             Somalia, or Sudan.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

License Exceptions

    LVS: $1500; N/A for Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, 
Lebanon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Somalia.
    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 0C606.

List of Items Controlled

    Unit: N/A
    Related Controls: (1) See 0A606 for ground vehicles, ``parts'' 
and ``components.'' (2) See 0B606 for test, inspection and 
production equipment that is ``specially designed'' to test, 
inspect, produce, or develop commodities controlled by 0A606. (3) 
See 0D606 for ``software'' for the ``development'', ``production'' 
or ``use'' of ground vehicles, ``parts'' and ``components'' 
controlled by 0A606. (4) See 0E606 for ``technology'' ``required'' 
for the ``development'', ``production'' or ``use'' of ground 
vehicles, ``parts'' and ``components'' controlled by 0A606. (5) 
Items described in 22 CFR part 121, Category VII--Tanks and Other 
Military Vehicles are subject to the export licensing jurisdiction 
of the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade 
Controls. (6) See ECCN 0A919 for foreign made ``military 
commodities'' that incorporate more than 10% U.S.-origin ``600 
series'' items.
    Related Definitions: N/A
    Items: The list of items controlled is contained in the ECCN 
heading.
* * * * *
0D521 Any item subject to the EAR that is not listed elsewhere in 
the CCL but which is controlled for export because it provides at 
least a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United 
States or for foreign policy reasons. 0D521 items are subject to RS1 
controls with no license exception eligibility other than GOV for 
U.S. Government personnel and agencies under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii). 
The list of items determined to be classified under ECCN 0D521 
controls is published in Supplement No. 5 to part 774. The policies 
and procedures relating to ECCN 0D521 are set forth in 15 CFR 
742.6(a)(7).
0D606 ``Software'' ``specially designed'' for the ``development,'' 
``production,'' or ``use'' of ``equipment,'' ``parts'' and 
``components'' controlled by 0A606.

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License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT, UN

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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.
UN applies to entire entry................  Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic
                                             Republic of Congo, Eritrea,
                                             Iraq, Iran, Lebanon,
                                             Liberia, Libya, North
                                             Korea, Sierra Leone,
                                             Somalia, or Sudan.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 software in 0D606.

List of Items Controlled

    Unit: N/A
    Related Controls: (1) See 0A606 for ground vehicles, ``parts'' 
and ``components.'' (2) See 0B606 for test, inspection and 
production equipment that is ``specially designed'' to test, 
inspect, produce, or develop commodities controlled by 0A606. (3) 
See 0C606 for material that is ``specially designed'' for the 
``development,'' or ``production'' of commodities controlled by 
0A606. (4) See 0E606 for ``technology'' ``required'' for the 
``development,'' ``production'' or ``use'' of ground vehicles, 
``parts'' and ``components'' controlled by 0A606. (5) Items 
described in 22 CFR part 121, Category VII--Tanks and Other Military 
Vehicles are subject to the export licensing jurisdiction of the 
U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. (6) 
See ECCN 0A919 for foreign made ``military commodities'' that 
incorporate more than 10% U.S.-origin ``600 series'' items.
    Related Definitions: N/A
    Items: The list of items controlled is contained in the ECCN 
heading.
* * * * *
0E521 Any item subject to the EAR that is not listed elsewhere in 
the CCL But which is controlled for export because it provides at 
least a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United 
States or for foreign policy reasons. 0E521 items are subject to RS1 
controls with no license exception eligibility other than GOV for 
U.S. Government personnel and agencies under Sec.  740.11(b)(2)(ii). 
The list of items determined to be classified under ECCN 0E521 
controls is published in Supplement No. 5 to part 774. The policies 
and procedures relating to ECCN 0E521 are set forth in 15 CFR 
742.6(a)(7).
0E606 ``Technology'' ``required'' for the ``development,'' 
``production'' or ``use'' of ``equipment,'' ``parts'' and 
``components'' controlled by 0A606.

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, RS, AT, UN

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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.
UN applies to entire entry................  Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic
                                             Republic of Congo, Eritrea,
                                             Iraq, Iran, Lebanon,
                                             Liberia, Libya, North
                                             Korea, Sierra Leone,
                                             Somalia, or Sudan.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 technology in 
0D606.

List of Items Controlled

    Unit: N/A
    Related Controls: (1) See 0A606 for ground vehicles, ``parts'' 
and ``components''. (2) See 0B606 for test, inspection and 
production equipment that is ``specially designed'' to test, 
inspect, produce, or develop commodities controlled by 0A606. (3) 
See 0C606 for material that is ``specially designed'' for the 
``development,'' or ``production'' of commodities controlled by 
0A606. (4) See 0D606 for ``software'' for the ``development,'' 
``production'' or ``use'' of ground vehicles, ``parts'' and 
``components'' controlled by 0A606. (5) Items described in 22 CFR 
part 121, Category VII--Tanks are subject to the export licensing 
jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls. (6) See ECCN 0A919 for foreign made ``military 
commodities'' that incorporate more than 10% U.S.-origin ``600 
series'' items.
    Related Definitions: N/A
    Items: The list of items controlled is contained in the ECCN 
heading.

    43. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), 
Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion, Export Control Classification 
Number (ECCN) 9A018 is amended:
    a. By revising the ``related controls'' paragraph in the List of 
Items Controlled section; and
    b. By removing and reserving ``items'' paragraph (b) in the List of 
Items Controlled section, to read as follows:

9A018 Equipment on the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List.

* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

* * * * *
    Related Controls: (1) Parachute systems designed for use in 
dropping military equipment, braking military aircraft, slowing 
spacecraft descent, or retarding weapons delivery; instrument flight 
trainers for combat simulation; military ground armed or armored 
vehicles and parts and components specific thereto described in 22 
CFR part 121, Category VII; and all-wheel drive vehicles capable of 
off-road use that have been armed or armored with articles described 
in 22 CFR part 121, Category XIII (See Sec.  770.2(h)--
Interpretation 8) are all subject to the export licensing 
jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls.
    (2) See 0A606.b.4 for ground transport vehicles and unarmed all-
wheel drive vehicles that were classified under 9A018.b.
* * * * *
    Items:
* * * * *
    b. [RESERVED].
* * * * *
    44. Add Supplement No. 4 to Part 774, to read as follows:

SUPPLEMENT NO. 4 TO PART 774--LISTING OF LICENSE EXCEPTION STA 
ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATIONS PURSUANT TO Sec.  740.20(g) FOR ``600 
SERIES'' ``END ITEMS'' ELIGIBLE FOR LICENSE EXCEPTION STA UNDER Sec.  
740.20(c)(1)

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
``600 series'' ``end items'' identifier  Date of initial approval of STA
 by ECCN, ECCN ``items'' paragraph or     eligibility request (i.e., the
 other end item descriptors.              date on which License
Note 1: For the other end item            Exception STA first may be
 descriptors, the descriptions of these   used, provided the applicable
 munitions end items must match, (e.g.,   terms of License Exception STA
 by model number or other equally         are met for the transaction).
 specific descriptor), the descriptions
 of the end items in the RWA notices.
 The description does not necessarily
 need to be limited to a particular
 manufacturer.
Note 2: Other end item descriptors
 (such as model number) will only be
 used in combination with the ECCN
 level identifier.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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    45. Add Supplement No. 5 to Part 774, to read as follows:

SUPPLEMENT NO. 5 TO PART 774--ITEMS CLASSIFIED UNDER ECCNS 0A521, 
0B521, 0C521, 0D521, AND 0E521

    The following table lists items subject to the EAR that are not 
listed elsewhere in the CCL, but which the Department of Commerce, 
with the concurrence of the Departments of Defense and State, has 
determined warrant control for export because the items provide at 
least a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United 
States or for foreign policy reasons.

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
Item descriptor.................  Date of initial or  Date when the item
Note: The description must match   subsequent BIS      will be
 by model number or a broader      classification.     designated EAR99,
 descriptor that does not                              unless
 necessarily need to be company                        reclassified in
 specific.                                             another ECCN or
                                                       the 0Y521
                                                       classification is
                                                       reissued.
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    Dated: July 12, 2011.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-17846 Filed 7-12-11; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 3510-33-P