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Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Part 760

[Docket No. 080220216-81424-03]

RIN 0694-AD59

Conforming Changes to Certain End-User/End-Use Based Controls in the EAR; Clarification of the Term "Transfer" and Related Terms as Used in the EAR; Correction

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.
ACTION: Correcting amendment.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule in theFederal Registeron Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68321) that amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to, among other things, clarify that the terms "transferred" and "transfer", in the context of two sections of the EAR, meant "assigned to" and "assignment", respectively. That final rule contained one inadvertent error in the amendatory instruction used for revising one of those two sections. This error in the amendatory instruction led to one sentence of the revised regulatory text to not be revised as was intended in the regulatory text of that final rule. This document corrects that amendatory instruction error by revising that one sentence from that section.
DATES: Effective Date:This rule is effective: December 8, 2008.
ADDRESSES: Written comments on this rule may be sent to theFederal RegistereRulemaking Portal:http://www.regulations.gov, or by e-mail topubliccomments@bis.doc.gov. Include RIN 0694-AD59 in the subject line of the message. Comments may be submitted by mail or hand delivery to Timothy Mooney, Office of Exporter Services, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th St. Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room H2705, Washington, DC 20230, ATTN: RIN 0694-AD59; or by fax to (202) 482-3355.

Send comments regarding the collection of information to Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by e-mail tojseehra@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395-7285; and to the Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th St. Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room H2705, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Mooney, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce; by telephone: (202) 482-2440; or by fax: 202-482-3355.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background

On November 18, 2008, the final rule, Conforming Changes to Certain End-User/End-Use Based Controls in the EAR; Clarification of the Term “Transfer” and Related Terms as Used in the EAR was published in theFederal Register(73 FR 68321). The amendments in that rule included a revision to paragraph (b)(4)(viii) in Section 760.1 (Definitions). The November 18 rule intended to revise the first three sentences of paragraph (b)(4)(viii), but because of an inadvertent error in the amendatory instruction the third sentence of that paragraph was not revised as was intended in the regulatory text of that final rule. This rule corrects that amendatory instruction error by revising the third sentence of paragraph (b)(4)(viii).

Savings Clause

Shipments of items removed from eligibility for a License Exception or export or reexport without a license (NLR) as a result of this regulatory action that were on dock for loading, on lighter, laden aboard an exporting or reexporting carrier, or en route aboard a carrier to a port of export or reexport, on November 18, 2008, pursuant to actual orders for export or reexport to a foreign destination, may proceed to that destination under the previous eligibility for a License Exception or export or reexport without a license (NLR) so long as they are exported or reexported before December 30, 2008. Any such items not actually exported or reexported before midnight, on December 30, 2008, require a license in accordance with this rule.

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 July 23, 2008, 73 FR 43603 (July 25, 2008), has continued the Export Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Rulemaking Requirements

1. This final rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866.

2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is requiredto 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, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget Control Number. This final rule involves a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. 3501et seq.). This collection has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0694-0088, “Multi-Purpose Application,” which carries a burden hour estimate of 58 minutes for a manual or electronic submission. This final rule is expected to have a minimal increase on the total number of license applications submitted to BIS. Send comments regarding these burden estimates or any other aspect of these collections of information, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to Jasmeet Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and to the Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security as indicated in theADDRESSESsection of this rule.

3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined under E.O. 13132.

4. The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, the opportunity for public participation, and a delay in effective date, are inapplicable because this regulation involves a military and foreign affairs function of the United States (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1)). Further, no other law requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment be given for this final rule. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule under the Administrative Procedure Act or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601et seq.) are not applicable. Therefore, this regulation is issued in final form. Although the formal comment period closed on June 17, 2008, public comments on this regulation are welcome on a continuing basis. Comments should be submitted to one of the addresses listed in theADDRESSESsection of the preamble of this final rule.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 760

Boycotts, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Accordingly, part 760 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730-774) is corrected by making the following correcting amendment: PART 760—[CORRECTED] 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 760 continues to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of July 23, 2008, 73 FR 43603 (July 25, 2008).

2. Section 760.1 is amended by revising the third sentence of paragraph (b)(4)(viii) to read as follows:
§ 760.1 Definitions.

(b) * * *

(4) * * *

(viii) * * * A, a U.S. national who will reside in Y, has agreed to the assignment provided he is able to retain his insurance, pension, and other benefits. * * *

Dated: December 3, 2008. Bernard Kritzer, Director, Office of Exporter Services.