[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 159 (Monday, August 18, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 48660-48661]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19348]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 740, 742, and 758

[Docket No. 140221165-4621-02]
RIN 0694-AG11


Corrections and Clarifications to the Export Administration 
Regulations; Correction

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is correcting 
certain provisions of the Export Administration Regulations that were 
amended by two final rules appearing in the Federal Register on June 5, 
2014 and on May 13, 2014. Both rules amended a number of the same 
provisions of the Export Administration Regulations, and certain 
language was either removed or changed inadvertently. This final rule 
corrects those provisions to accurately reflect the revisions made by 
both rules.

DATES: This rule is effective August 18, 2014.

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, Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule 
to make corrections to certain provisions of the Export Administration 
Regulations that were amended by two final rules appearing in the 
Federal Register on June 5, 2014 (79 FR 32612) and on May 13, 2014 (79 
FR 27417). These two rules were drafted and finalized simultaneously, 
however they separately revised some of the same provisions of the 
Export Administration Regulations and certain language was either 
removed or changed inadvertently. This final rule corrects those 
provisions to accurately reflect the revisions made by both rules. 
These corrections include reinserting two sentences inadvertently 
removed because of an incorrect instruction in the June 5 rule, and 
reinserting a phrase inadvertently removed by the May 13 rule, which 
did not reflect a correction made in a final rule published on October 
3, 2013 (78 FR 61745).

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distribute impacts, and equity). Executive 
Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and 
benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting 
flexibility. This final rule, which is a consolidation of corrections 
and clarifications of final rules published in 2013 and 2014, has been 
determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866.

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    2. The Department of Commerce finds that there is good cause under 
5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative 
Procedure Act otherwise requiring prior notice and the opportunity for 
public comment because they are unnecessary. The revisions made by this 
rule are technical corrections to provisions that have already been 
subject to public notice and the opportunity to comment. These 
revisions in this rule are important to get in place as soon as 
possible to avoid confusion by the public regarding the intent and 
meaning of recent changes to the EAR. In addition, BIS finds good cause 
to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). As 
mentioned previously, the revisions made by this rule are technical 
corrections that need to be in place as soon as possible to avoid 
confusion by the public regarding the intent and meaning of recent 
changes to the EAR.
    3. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment are not required to be given for these amendments by 5 
U.S.C. 553, or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., are not applicable.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Parts 740 and 758

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

15 CFR Part 742

    Exports, Terrorism.

    Accordingly, parts 740, 742 and 758 of the Export Administration 
Regulations (15 CFR parts 730-774) are corrected as follows:

PART 740--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 740 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
22 U.S.C. 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 7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (Aug. 11, 2014).


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2. In Sec.  740.10, revise paragraph (b)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  740.10  License Exception Servicing and replacement of parts and 
equipment (RPL).

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) The provisions of this paragraph (b) authorize the export and 
reexport to any destination, except for 9x515 or ``600 series'' items 
to destinations identified in Country Group D:5 (see Supplement No. 1 
to this part) or otherwise prohibited under the EAR, of commodities and 
software that were sent to the United States or to a foreign party for 
servicing and replacement of commodities and software ``subject to the 
EAR'' (see Sec.  734.2(a) of the EAR) that are defective or that an end 
user or ultimate consignee has found unacceptable.
* * * * *

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3. In Sec.  740.20, add two new sentences after the second sentence and 
revise the last two sentences of paragraph (d)(2) to read as follows:


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

* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (2) Prior Consignee Statement. One statement may be used for 
multiple shipments of the same items between the same parties so long 
as the party names, the description(s) of the item(s), and the ECCNs 
are correct. The exporter, reexporter, and transferor must maintain a 
log or other record that identifies each shipment made pursuant to this 
section and the specific consignee statement that is associated with 
each shipment. Paragraph (d)(2)(viii) is also required for transactions 
including 9x515 items.
    [INSERT NAME OF CONSIGNEE]:
* * * * *

PART 742--[AMENDED]

0
4. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 742 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 
22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 
U.S.C. 7210; 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 7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (Aug. 11, 2014); Notice of 
November 7, 2013, 78 FR 67289 (November 12, 2013).


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5. In Sec.  742.6, revise the first sentence of paragraph (b)(1) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  742.6  Regional Stability.

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    (b) * * * (1) Applications for exports and reexports of 9x515 and 
``600 series'' items will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to 
determine whether the transaction is contrary to the national security 
or foreign policy interests of the United States, including the foreign 
policy interest of promoting the observance of human rights throughout 
the world. * * *
* * * * *

PART 758--[AMENDED]

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6. The authority citation for part 758 is revised 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 
7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (Aug. 11, 2014).

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7. In section 758.1, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows:


Sec.  758.1  The Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing to the 
Automated Export System (AES).

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    (b) * * *
    (3) For all exports of 9x515 or ``600 series'' items enumerated or 
otherwise described in paragraphs .a through .x of a 9x515 or ``600 
series'' ECCN regardless of value or destination, including exports to 
Canada;
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    Dated: August 11, 2014.
Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-19348 Filed 8-15-14; 8:45 am]
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