[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 3, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 45959-45962]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21003]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Parts 730, 732, 734, 736, 738, 740, 742, 743, 744, 746, 748, 
750, 754, 756, 758, 760, 762, 764, 766, 768, 770, 772, and 774

[Docket No. 170316279-7279-01]
RIN 0694-AH38


Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export 
Administration Regulations

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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

DATES: The rule is effective October 3, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Kook, Regulatory Policy 
Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Telephone: (202) 482-2440.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The authority for all parts of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730-774) other 
than part 745 rests, in part, on Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 
2001--National Emergency with Respect to Export Control Regulations, 66 
FR 44025, 3

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CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 and on annual presidential notices continuing 
the national emergency which was declared in that executive order 
pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This rule 
revises the authority paragraphs for the 23 affected parts of the EAR 
to remove references to the previous notice and add references to the 
most recent such notice, which the President signed on August 15, 2017.
    This rule is purely procedural and makes no changes other than to 
revise CFR authority paragraphs for the purpose of making the authority 
citations current. It does not change the text of any section of the 
EAR, nor does it alter any right, obligation or prohibition that 
applies to any person under the EAR.

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). This rule 
does not impose any regulatory burden on the public and is consistent 
with the goals of Executive Order 13563. This rule has been determined 
to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. This rule 
is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is 
not significant under Executive Order 12866.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to, nor shall any person be subject to a penalty 
for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.) (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This rule 
does not involve any collection of information.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined under Executive Order 13132.
    4. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(B) to waive the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act 
requiring prior notice and the opportunity for public comment because 
they are unnecessary. This rule only updates legal authority citations. 
It clarifies information and is non-discretionary. This rule does not 
alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person 
under the EAR. Because these revisions are not substantive changes, it 
is unnecessary to provide notice and opportunity for public comment. In 
addition, the 30-day delay in effectiveness otherwise required by 5 
U.S.C. 553(d) is not applicable because this rule is not a substantive 
rule. Because neither the Administrative Procedure Act nor any other 
law requires that notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment be given for this rule, the analytical requirements of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are not 
applicable. Accordingly, no Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is 
required and none has been prepared.

List of Subjects

15 CFR Part 730

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

15 CFR Parts 732, 740, 748, 750, and 758

    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 736, 738, 770, and 772

    Exports.

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 754

    Agricultural commodities, Exports, Forests and forest products, 
Horses, Petroleum, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

15 CFR Part 756

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Penalties.

15 CFR Part 760

    Boycotts, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

15 CFR Part 762

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

15 CFR Part 764

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Law enforcement, 
Penalties.

15 CFR Part 766

    Administrative practice and procedure, Confidential business 
information, Exports, Law enforcement, Penalties.

15 CFR Part 768

    Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Science and technology.
    Accordingly, parts 730, 732, 734, 736, 738, 740, 742, 743, 744, 
746, 748, 750, 754, 756, 758, 760, 762, 764, 766, 768, 770, 772 and 774 
of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730-774) are amended as follows:

PART 730 [AMENDED]

0
1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 730 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 15 U.S.C. 
1824a; 50 U.S.C. 4305; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 
11912, 41 FR 15825, 3 CFR, 1976 Comp., p. 114; E.O. 12002, 42 FR 
35623, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 133; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 
1978 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12214, 45 FR 29783, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 
256; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12854, 
58 FR 36587, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205, 3 
CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 899; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., 
p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 
12981, 60 FR 62981, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 419; E.O. 13020, 61 FR 
54079, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 219; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 
1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 
208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 
66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 26751, 3 
CFR, 2004 Comp., p 168; E.O. 13637, 78 FR 16129, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., 
p. 223; Notice of September 15, 2016, 81 FR 64343 (September 19, 
2016); Notice of November 8, 2016, 81 FR 79379 (November 10, 2016); 
Notice of January 13, 2017, 82 FR 6165 (January 18, 2017); Notice of 
May 9, 2017, 82 FR 21909 (May 10, 2017); Notice of August 15, 2017, 
82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

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PART 732 [AMENDED]

0
2. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 732 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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 15, 2017, 82 FR 
39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 734 [AMENDED]

0
3. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 734 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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, 78 FR 16129, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p. 223; Notice of 
November 8, 2016, 81 FR 79379 (November 10, 2016); Notice of August 
15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 736 [AMENDED]

0
4. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 736 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 
U.S.C. 2151 note; 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. 13338, 69 FR 26751, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., 
p. 168; Notice of November 8, 2016, 81 FR 79379 (November 10, 2016); 
Notice of May 9, 2017, 82 FR 21909 (May 10, 2017); Notice of August 
15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 738 [AMENDED]

0
5. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 738 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 15 U.S.C. 1824a; 50 U.S.C. 
4305; 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 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 
16, 2017).

PART 740 [AMENDED]

0
6. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 740 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 742 [AMENDED]

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

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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, 68 FR 26459, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 320; 
Notice of November 8, 2016, 81 FR 79379 (November 10, 2016); Notice 
of August 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 743 [AMENDED]

0
8. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 743 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13637, 78 FR 
16129, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p. 223; 78 FR 16129; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 744 [AMENDED]

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

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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 September 15, 2016, 81 FR 64343 
(September 19, 2016); Notice of November 8, 2016, 81 FR 79379 
(November 10, 2016); Notice of January 13, 2017, 82 FR 6165 (January 
18, 2017); Notice of August 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 746 [AMENDED]

0
10. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 746 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 
783; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 26751, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p 168; Presidential 
Determination 2003-23, 68 FR 26459, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 320; 
Presidential Determination 2007-7, 72 FR 1899, 3 CFR, 2006 Comp., p. 
325; Notice of May 9, 2017, 82 FR 21909 (May 10, 2017); Notice of 
August 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 748 [AMENDED]

0
11. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 748 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  50 U.S.C. 4601 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 15, 2017, 82 FR 
39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 750 [AMENDED]

0
12. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 750 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; Sec. 
1503, Pub. L. 108-11, 117 Stat. 559; 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, 78 FR 16129, 3 CFR, 2013 Comp., p. 223; 
Presidential Determination 2003-23, 68 FR 26459, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., 
p. 320; Notice of August 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 754 [AMENDED]

0
13. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 754 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 10 
U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 15 U.S.C. 1824a; E.O. 11912, 41 FR 
15825, 3 CFR, 1976 Comp., p. 114; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 
2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 
16, 2017).

PART 756 [AMENDED]

0
14. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 756 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 758 [AMENDED]

0
15. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 758 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 760 [AMENDED]

0
16. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 760 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 762 [AMENDED]

0
17. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 762 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

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PART 764 [AMENDED]

0
18. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 764 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 766 [AMENDED]

0
19. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 766 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 768 [AMENDED]

0
20. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 768 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 770 [AMENDED]

0
21. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 770 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 772 [AMENDED]

0
22. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 772 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 
13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 
2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017).

PART 774 [AMENDED]

0
23. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 774 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 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; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 15 U.S.C. 1824a; 50 U.S.C. 
4305; 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 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 
16, 2017).

    Dated: September 25, 2017.
Richard E. Ashooh,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
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