[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 218 (Wednesday, November 12, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67055-67059]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26664]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 734, 740, 748, 758, and 774

[Docket No. 130110030-4928-03]
RIN 0694-AF87


Clarifications and Corrections to the Export Administration 
Regulations (EAR): Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the 
President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States 
Munitions List (USML)

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule makes clarifications and corrections to an 
interim final rule that was published on May 13, 2014. The May 13 rule 
added controls to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for 
spacecraft and related items that the President has determined no 
longer warrant control under United States Munitions List (USML) 
Category XV--spacecraft and related items. New Export Control 
Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A515, 9B515, 9D515, and 9E515 created 
by the May 13 rule and existing ECCNs on the Commerce Control List 
(CCL) will control such items. The May 13 rule also revised various 
sections of the EAR to provide the proper level of control for the new 
ECCNs. The vast majority of the changes included in the May 13 rule 
have been implemented as published in the interim final rule, so those 
change are not republished in this final rule. A full description of 
those changes can be found in the Background section and the regulatory 
text of the May 13 rule. The changes included in this final rule are 
limited to corrections and clarifications to what was included in the 
interim final rule. These corrections and clarifications were also 
informed by comments received in response to the May 13 rule that 
included a request for comments.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective November 10, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the ECCNs included 
in this rule, contact Dennis Krepp, Office of National Security and 
Technology Transfer Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Telephone: 202-482-1309, email: 
[email protected]. For general questions about the regulatory 
changes pertaining to satellites, spacecraft, and related items, 
contact

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the Regulatory Policy Division, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of 
Industry and Security, at 202-482-2440 or email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    This final rule makes corrections and clarifications to the interim 
final rule, Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): 
Control of Spacecraft Systems and Related Items the President 
Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions 
List (USML), that was published on May 13, 2014 (79 FR 27417) (May 13 
interim final rule). The May 13 rule added controls to the Export 
Administration Regulations (EAR) for spacecraft and related items that 
the President has determined no longer warrant control under United 
States Munitions List (USML) Category XV--spacecraft and related items. 
New Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A515, 9B515, 9D515, 
and 9E515 created by the May 13 rule and preexisting ECCNs on the 
Commerce Control List (CCL) will control such items. The May 13 rule 
also revised various sections of the EAR to provide the proper level of 
control for the new ECCNs.
    The vast majority of the changes included in the May 13 rule have 
been implemented as published in the interim final rule, so those 
change are not republished in this final rule. A full description of 
those changes can be found in the Background section and the regulatory 
text of the May 13 rule. The changes included in this final rule are 
limited to corrections and clarifications to what was included in the 
interim final rule. These corrections and clarifications were also 
informed by comments received in response to the May 13 rule that 
included a request for comments. This rule also adds a clarification to 
Sec.  758.6 of the EAR stating that compliance with 22 CFR 123.9(b)(1) 
is sufficient to satisfy the Destination Control Statement requirement 
for the EAR of shipments that include both items subject to the EAR and 
items subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
    The May 13 rule was published in conjunction with the publication 
of a Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls rule 
revising USML Category XV to control those articles the President has 
determined warrant control on the USML. Both rules, including the final 
rules published May 13 by the Departments of Commerce and State and the 
rules making corrections to the May 13 rules, are part of the 
President's Export Control Reform Initiative. The corrections and 
clarifications to the May 13 rule are also part of Commerce's 
retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563.
    In Sec.  734.4 (De minimis U.S. content) under the introductory 
text of paragraph (a)(6), this final rule adds a reference to 9x515 to 
conform to the scope of paragraph (a)(6)(i) and (ii). The May 13 
interim final rule added 9x515 to paragraph (a)(6)(i) and (ii), but did 
not add a reference to the introductory text of paragraph (a)(6). In 
order to provide greater clarity regarding the scope of paragraph 
(a)(6) and to conform with the existing text of paragraphs (a)(6)(i) 
and (ii), this final rule adds the reference to 9x515 to the 
introductory text of this paragraph.
    In Sec.  740.2 (Restrictions on all license exceptions) under 
paragraph (a)(5)(i), this final rule revises the cross reference to 
Sec.  740.15(b) (License Exception AVS) to reference the correct name 
of the license exception. The May 13 final rule revised the heading of 
License Exception AVS, but inadvertently omitted the phrase ``or 
spacecraft'' when referencing the scope of License Exception AVS in 
paragraph (a)(5)(i) of this section.
    In Supplement No. 2 to part 748 (Unique Application and Submission 
Requirements), this final rule revises the introductory text in 
paragraph (y)(1) and the introductory text in paragraph (y)(2) to make 
the same clarification. This final rule removes the phrase ``to a 
country'' and replaces that phrase with the more specific phrase ``for 
launch in or by a country''. The intent of both of these paragraphs is 
to require unique application and submission requirements for exports 
of satellites under ECCN 9A515.a for launch in or by one of the 
countries identified under (y)(1) or (y)(2). The new text will make it 
clearer for when applications will be subject to these unique 
application and submission requirements.
    In the Commerce Control List in Supplement No. 1 to part 774, this 
final rule makes clarifications to three Export Control Classification 
Numbers (ECCNs): 9A004, 9A515 and 9E515, and adds a new Note to 
Category 9.
    In Category 9 under Product Group E: ``Technology,'' this final 
rule redesignates the Note to Product Group E as Note 1 and adds a new 
Note 2 to Product Group E. This final rule adds Note 2 to provide 
guidance on the classification of telemetry data specific to 
commodities classified under ECCNs 9A004 and 9A515. This is the same 
type of note that was included in ECCN 9E515 under Note 3 in the 
interim final rule, but because the note also has applicability to 
ECCNs 9E001 and 9E002, as they relate to 9A004, BIS decided to remove 
Note 3 to 9E515 and add in its place a Note 2 that covers the concept 
for purposes of Category 9 Product Group E. This note clarifies that 
for purposes of Category 9, Product Group E that ECCNs 9E001, 9E002 and 
9E515 do not control the data transmitted to or from a satellite or 
``spacecraft,'' whether real or simulated, when limited to information 
about the health, operational status, or measurements or function of, 
or raw sensor output from, the ``spacecraft,'' ``spacecraft'' 
payload(s), or its associated subsystems or components. This note 
clarifies that such information is not within the scope of information 
captured within the definition of ``technology'' in the EAR for 
purposes of ECCNs 9E001, 9E002 or 9E515.
    ECCN 9A004. In ECCN 9A004, this final rule adds an items paragraph 
.y to the List of Items Controlled section. This new items paragraph .y 
will control items that would otherwise be within the scope of 9A004.x 
but that have been identified in an interagency-cleared commodity 
classification (CCATS) pursuant to Sec.  748.3(e) as warranting control 
in 9A004.y. The Sec.  748.3(e) CCATS process is an established process 
under the EAR. This clarification to 9A004 specifies where certain 
spacecraft related items determined to not warrant being classified as 
``specially designed'' under a 9x515 ECCN may be designated on the CCL 
that would otherwise have been classified under 9A00.x and controlled 
for national security NS 1 reasons. Items determined to be classified 
under 9A004.y will be controlled for anti-terrorism AT 1 reasons to 
fewer destinations compared to items classified under 9A004.x.
    ECCN 9A515. This final rule makes three clarifications to ECCN 
9A515.The final rule adds a Related Controls paragraph in the List of 
Items Controlled section to inform people to see ECCN 9A610.g for 
pressure suits used for high altitude aircraft. This new Related 
Controls paragraph is a conforming change for the additions of new 
``items'' paragraph f in 9A515, described below.
    This final rule also revises the Note to items paragraph .a in the 
List of Items Controlled section. The revision to the note consists of 
removing the phrase ``not identified in USML Category XV(a)'' from the 
middle of the note and adding it to the end of this note. The phrase 
``not identified in USML Category XV(a)'' is intended to modify all the 
items referenced earlier in the note. Therefore, the placement of the

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phrase in the context of the larger note was not correct. This final 
rule corrects the placement of this phrase by adding it to the end of 
the Note to paragraph .a in the List of Items Controlled section.
    Lastly, for ECCN 9A515, this final rule also adds a new items 
paragraph .f in the List of Items Controlled section of 9A515 to 
clarify that pressure suits (i.e., space suits) capable of operating at 
altitudes 55,000 feet above sea level are controlled under this ECCN. 
These space suits were removed from USML Category XV and were intended 
to be classified under 9A515, but because of an oversight an items 
paragraph was not included in 9A515 to control these suits, although 
the intent as stated in the May 13 interim final rule was that such 
commodities would be controlled along with the other ``spacecraft'' and 
related commodities in 9A515.
    ECCN 9E515. This final rule removes Note 3 to 9E515 at the end of 
the ``items'' paragraph in the List of Items Controlled section to 
conform to the addition of the same type of note to Category 9 Product 
Group E: Technology, which was described above. The substance of the 
note is the same, only the location has been changed in Category 9 
because of the note's applicability to other Category 9 technology 
ECCNs, specifically 9E001, 9E002 and 9E515.

Other Clarifications to the EAR

    This rule also add a clarification to Sec.  758.6 of the EAR 
stating that compliance with 22 CFR 123.9(b)(1) is sufficient to 
satisfy the Destination Control Statement requirement for the EAR for 
shipments that include both items subject to the EAR and to the 
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Addressing Public Comments That May Be Received

    The May 13 interim final rule requested public comment through 
November 10, 2014. BIS will review all comments received at that time 
and address them through a subsequent rulemaking.
    As required by Executive Order (EO) 13563, BIS intends to review 
this rule's impact on the licensing burden on exporters. Commerce's 
full plan is available at: http://open.commerce.gov/news/2011/08/23/commerce-plan-analysis-existing-rules. Data are routinely collected on 
an ongoing basis, including through the comments to be submitted and as 
a result of new information and results from AES data. These results 
and data have been, and will continue to form, the basis for ongoing 
reviews of the rule and assessments of various aspects of the rule. As 
part of its plan for retrospective analysis under EO 13563, BIS intends 
to conduct periodic reviews of this rule and to modify, or repeal, 
aspects of this rule, as appropriate, and after public notice and 
comment. With regard to a number of aspects of this rule, assessments 
and refinements will be made on an ongoing basis. This is particularly 
the case with regard to possible modifications that will be considered 
based on public comments described above.

Export Administration Act

    Although the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001, 
the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 
2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), as amended by Executive Order 13637 of March 
8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013) and as extended by the Notice of 
August 7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (August 11, 2014), has continued the Export 
Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act. BIS continues to carry out the provisions of the 
Export Administration Act, as appropriate and to the extent permitted 
by law, pursuant to Executive Order 13222.

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distribute impacts, and equity). Executive 
Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and 
benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting 
flexibility. This final rule has been determined to be not significant 
for purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor is subject to a penalty for failure to 
comply with, a collection of information, subject to the requirements 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), 
unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number. This regulation involves collections previously 
approved by the OMB under control numbers 0694-0088, ``Multi-Purpose 
Application,'' which carries a burden hour estimate of 43.8 minutes for 
a manual or electronic submission. This rule does not alter any 
information collection requirements; therefore, total burden hours 
associated with the PRA and OMB control number 0694-0088 are not 
expected to increase as a result of this rule. You may send comments 
regarding the collection of information associated with this rule, 
including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Jasmeet K. Seehra, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by email to 
[email protected], or by fax to (202) 395-7285.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined under E.O. 13132.
    4. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure 
Act requiring prior notice and the opportunity for public comment 
because they are unnecessary. The changes included in this final rule 
are limited to corrections and clarifications to what was included in 
the interim final rule. These revisions are non-substantive, or are 
limited to only clarifying the regulations to ensure consistency with 
the intent of the May 13, 2014 interim final rule; therefore, providing 
an additional opportunity for public comment on these corrections is 
unnecessary. In addition, for the revision to Sec.  758.6, the 
Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B) 
to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act requiring 
prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because they are 
contrary to the public interest. BIS implements a revision to Sec.  
758.6 of the EAR to clarify that compliance with Sec.  123.9(b)(1) of 
the ITAR is sufficient for compliance with the Destination Control 
Statement requirement in Sec.  758.6(1). Based on questions received by 
the U.S. Government since the publication in April 16, 2013 initial 
implementation of Export Control Reform rules by Commerce (78 FR 22661) 
and State (78 FR 22740), confusion exists in industry as to whether 
Sec.  758.6 requires exporters to include the Destination Control 
Statement provided in the EAR in addition to the statement provided in 
Sec.  123.9(b)(1) of the ITAR for shipments including both items 
subject to the EAR and defense articles subject to the ITAR. The intent 
of the April 16, 2013 Commerce rule was not to require an additional 
Commerce Destination Control Statement for transactions authorized by 
State because it would be redundant with the State Destination Control 
Statement. The clarification to Sec.  758.6 will address this perceived 
confusion and clarify that an EAR Destination Control Statement is not 
required in such cases.

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    In addition, BIS finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in 
effectiveness under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) because it will allow the 
corrections and clarifications to go into effect at the same time as 
the related provisions from the May 13, 2014 rule. This will reduce the 
potential for confusion among the public.
    5. The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended by the Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), 5 U.S.C. 
601 et seq., generally requires an agency to prepare a regulatory 
flexibility analysis of any rule subject to the notice and comment 
rulemaking requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 
U.S.C. 553) or any other statute, unless the agency certifies that the 
rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial 
number of small entities. Under section 605(b) of the RFA, however, if 
the head of an agency certifies that a rule will not have a significant 
impact on a substantial number of small entities, the statute does not 
require the agency to prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis. 
Pursuant to section 605(b), the Chief Counsel for Regulation, 
Department of Commerce, submitted a memorandum to the Chief Counsel for 
Advocacy, Small Business Administration, certifying that this rule will 
not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. A summary of the factual basis for the certification was 
provided in the May 13 interim final rule and is not repeated here. BIS 
did not receive any comments in response to the proposed rule regarding 
the economic impact of this rule or to the certification made by the 
Chief Counsel. As a result, a final regulatory flexibility analysis is 
not required and one was not prepared.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Parts 734, 740, 748 and 758

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

15 CFR Part 774

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Accordingly, the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 
730-774) are amended as follows:

PART 734--[AMENDED]

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1. 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; E.O. 13637 of March 8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013); 
Notice of November 7, 2013, 78 FR 67289 (November 12, 2013); Notice 
of August 7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (August 11, 2014).


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2. Section 734.4 is amended by revising the introductory text of 
paragraph (a)(6) to read as follows:


Sec.  734.4  De minimis U.S. content.

    (a) * * *
    (6) 9x515 and ``600 series.''
* * * * *

PART 740--[AMENDED]

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3. 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 7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (August 11, 2014).

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4. Section 740.2 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(5)(i) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  740.2  Restrictions on all License Exceptions.

    (a) * * *
    (5) * * *
    (i) The item is controlled for missile technology (MT) reasons, 
except that the items described in ECCNs 6A008, 7A001, 7A002, 7A004, 
7A101, 7A102, 7A103, 7A104, 7A105, 7B001, 7D001, 7D002, 7D003, 7D101, 
7D102, 7E003, 7E101 or 9A515, may be exported as part of a spacecraft, 
manned aircraft, land vehicle or marine vehicle or in quantities 
appropriate for replacement parts for such applications under Sec.  
740.9(a)(4) (License Exception TMP for kits consisting of replacement 
parts), Sec.  740.10 (License Exception RPL), Sec.  740.13 (License 
Exception TSU), or Sec.  740.15(b) (License Exception AVS for equipment 
and spare parts for permanent use on a vessel, aircraft or spacecraft).
* * * * *

PART 748--[AMENDED]

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5. 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 7, 2014, 79 FR 
46959 (August 11, 2014).


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6. Supplement No. 2 to part 748 (Unique Application and Submission 
Requirements) is amended by revising introductory text of paragraph 
(y)(1) and the introductory text of paragraph (y)(2) to read as 
follows:

Supplement No. 2 to Part 748--Unique Application and Submission 
Requirements

* * * * *

    (y) * * *
    (1) A license application to export a satellite controlled by 
ECCN 9A515.a for launch in or by a country that is not a member of 
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or a major non-NATO 
ally of the United States (as defined in 22 CFR 120.31 and 120.32), 
must include:
* * * * *
    (2) A license application to export a satellite controlled by 
ECCN 9A515.a for launch in or by a country that is a member of the 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or that is a major non-
NATO ally of the United States (as defined in 22 CFR 120.31 and 
120.32), must include:
* * * * *

PART 758--[AMENDED]

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7. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 758 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 
7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (August 11, 2014).

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8. Section 758.6 is amended by adding one sentence at the end of 
paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  758.6  Destination control statement and other information 
furnished to consignees.

    (a) * * * Compliance with the requirements described in Sec.  
123.9(b) of the ITAR constitutes compliance with the requirements of 
this paragraph (a) for shipments containing both items subject to the 
EAR and defense articles subject to the ITAR.
* * * * *

PART 774--[AMENDED]

0
9. 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 7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (August 11, 2014).

Supplement No. 1 to Part 774--[Amended]

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10. In Supplement No. 1 to Part 774, Category 9--Aerospace and 
Propulsion, Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9A004 is 
amended by:
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a. Revising the License Requirements table; and
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b. Revising the Items paragraph in the List of Items Controlled section 
as

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added May 13, 2014, at 79 FR 27439, effective November 10, 2014, by 
adding an items paragraph .y to read as follows:

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

9A004 Space Launch Vehicles and ``Spacecraft,'' as Follows (See List 
of Items Controlled)

License Requirements

Reason for Control: * * *

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                                         Country chart  (see supp. No. 1
               Control(s)                          to part 738)
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NS applies to entire entry except .y...  NS Column 1.
AT applies to entire entry.............  AT Column 1.
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* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

* * * * *
Items:
* * * * *
    y. Items that would otherwise be within the scope of ECCN 
9A004.x but that have been identified in an interagency-cleared 
commodity classification (CCATS) pursuant to Sec.  748.3(e) as 
warranting control in 9A004.y.
* * * * *


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11. In Supplement No. 1 to Part 774, Category 9--Aerospace and 
Propulsion, Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9A515 is 
amended by:
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a. Adding a sentence at the end of the Related Controls paragraph in 
the List of Items Controlled section as added May 13, 2014, at 79 FR 
27440, effective November 10, 2014;
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b. Revising the note to paragraph .a in the List of Items Controlled 
section as added May 13, 2014, at 79 FR 27440, effective November 10, 
2014; and
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c. Adding paragraph .f in the Items paragraph in the List of Items 
Controlled section as added May 13, 2014, at 79 FR 27440, effective 
November 10, 2014, to read as follows:

9A515 ``Spacecraft'' and Related Commodities, as Follows (See List 
of Items Controlled)

License Requirements

* * * * *

List of Items Controlled

    Related Controls: * * * See ECCN 9A610.g for pressure suits used 
for high altitude aircraft.
* * * * *
Items:
* * * * *
    a. * * *

    Note: ECCN 9A515.a includes commercial communications 
satellites, remote sensing satellites, planetary rovers, planetary 
and interplanetary probes, and in-space habitats, not identified in 
USML Category XV(a).

* * * * *
    f. Pressure suits (i.e., space suits) capable of operating at 
altitudes 55,000 feet above sea level.
* * * * *


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12. In Supplement No. 1 to Part 774, Category 9--Aerospace and 
Propulsion, Product Group E. ``Technology'' is amended by:
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a. Redesignating the Note to Product Group E: ``Technology'' as Note 1 
and revising newly redesignated Note 1; and
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b. Adding a Note 2 to Product Group E: ``Technology'' to read as 
follows:

Category 9--Aerospace and Propulsion

* * * * *

E. ``Technology''

    Note 1:  ``Development'' or ``production'' ``technology'' 
controlled by 9E001 to 9E003 for gas turbine engines remains 
controlled when used for repair or overhaul. Excluded from 9E001 to 
9E003 control are: technical data, drawings or documentation for 
maintenance activities directly associated with calibration, removal 
or replacement of damaged or unserviceable line replaceable units, 
including replacement of whole engines or engine modules.


    Note 2: USML Category XV(f) and ECCNs 9E001, 9E002 and 9E515 do 
not control the data transmitted to or from a satellite or 
``spacecraft,'' whether real or simulated, when limited to 
information about the health, operational status, or measurements or 
function of, or raw sensor output from, the ``spacecraft,'' 
``spacecraft'' payload(s), or its associated subsystems or 
components. Such information is not within the scope of information 
captured within the definition of ``technology'' in the EAR for 
purposes of Category 9 Product Group E. Examples of such 
information, which are commonly referred to as ``housekeeping 
data,'' include (i) system, hardware, component configuration, and 
operation status information pertaining to temperatures, pressures, 
power, currents, voltages, and battery charges; (ii) ``spacecraft'' 
or payload orientation or position information, such as state vector 
or ephemeris information; (iii) payload raw mission or science 
output, such as images, spectra, particle measurements, or field 
measurements; (iv) command responses; (v) accurate timing 
information; and (vi) link budget data. The act of processing such 
telemetry data--i.e., converting raw data into engineering units or 
readable products--or encrypting it does not, in and of itself, 
cause the telemetry data to become subject to the ITAR or to ECCN 
9E515 for purposes of 9A515, or to ECCNs 9E001 or 9E002 for purposes 
of 9A004. All classified technical data directly related to items 
controlled in USML Category XV or ECCNs 9A515, and defense services 
using the classified technical data remains subject to the ITAR. 
This note does not affect controls in USML XV(f), ECCN 9D515, or 
ECCN 9E515 on software source code or commands that control a 
``spacecraft,'' payload, or associated subsystems for purposes of 
9A515. This note also does not affect controls in ECCNs 9D001, 
9D002, 9E001, or 9E002 on software source code or commands that 
control a ``spacecraft,'' payload, or associated subsystems for 
purposes of 9A004.

* * * * *

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13. In Supplement No. 1 to Part 774, Category 9--Aerospace and 
Propulsion, Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9E515 is 
amended by removing Note 3 to 9E515 at the end of the Items paragraph 
in the List of Items Controlled section as added May 13, 2014, at 79 FR 
27442, effective November 10, 2014.

    Dated: November 5, 2014.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-26664 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
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