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15 CFR Parts 730, 732, 734, 736, 738, 740, 742, 743, 744, 746, 747, 748, 750, 752, 754, 756, 758, 760, 762, 764, 766, 768, 770, 772, and 774

[Docket No. 120820369-2369-01]

RIN 0694-AF78

Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration Regulations

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to include the citations to the President's Notice of August 15, 2012--Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations and the President's Notice of May 19, 2012--Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria. It also adds a citation to Executive Order 13338 to the authority citations paragraph of part 746 of the EAR.
DATES: The rule is effective September 14, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Although there is no formal comment period for this action, BIS welcomes comments from the public. Comments concerning this rule should be sent topubliccomments@bis.doc.gov, fax (202) 482-3355, or to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Room H2099B, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Please refer to regulatory identification number (RIN) 0694-AF78 in all comments, and in the subject line of email comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Arvin, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Telephone: (202) 482-2440.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

Since the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. app. sections 2401-2420 (2000)), expired in August 2001, parts 730—744 and 746—774 of the EAR (15 CFR Parts 730-774) have been continued in force pursuant to Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), and the annual notices continuing the international emergency declared in that executive order. This rule revises 25 authority citations paragraphs in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to include the President's Notice of August 15, 2012—Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012), which is the most recent such annual notice. In addition, the authority for parts 730, 736 and 746 of the EAR with respect to Syria is based in part on Executive Order 13338, 69 FR 26751, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 168, and the annual notices continuing the international emergency declared in that executive order. This rule revises the authority citation paragraphs for parts 730 and 736 of the EAR to include the President's Notice of May 9, 2012—Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria, 77 FR 27559 (May 10, 2012), which is the most recent such annual notice. Finally, this rule adds a citation to Executive Order 13338 and the President's Notice of May 9, 2012 to the authority citations paragraph of EAR part 746 because that executive order is the authority for certain license requirements and license application review policies pertaining to Syria that are now located in part 746.

This rule is purely procedural, and makes no changes other than to revise CFR authority citations paragraphs. 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.

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. 3501et 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)(3)(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 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. 601et seq.) are not applicable.

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, 752, 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 747

Administrative practice and procedure, Exports, Foreign trade, 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, 747, 748, 750, 752, 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] 1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 730 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et 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. 3201et 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. 7201et 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 September 21, 2011, 76 FR 59001 (September, 22, 2011); Notice of November 9, 2011, 76 FR 70319 (November 10, 2011); Notice of January 19, 2012, 77 FR 3067 (January 20, 2012); Notice of May 9, 2012, 77 FR 27559 (May 10, 2012); Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 732—[AMENDED] 2. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 732 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et 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, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 734—[AMENDED] 3. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 734 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et 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 November 9, 2011, 76 FR 70319 (November 10, 2011); Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 736—[AMENDED] 4. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 736 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et 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 9, 2011, 76 FR 70319 (November 10, 2011); Notice of May 9, 2012, 77 FR 27559 (May 10, 2012); Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 738—[AMENDED] 5. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 738 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c; 22 U.S.C. 3201et 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; 22U.S.C. 7201et 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, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 740—[AMENDED] 6. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 740 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;22 U.S.C. 7201et 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, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 742—[AMENDED] 7. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 742 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 22 U.S.C. 7201et 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 November 9, 2011, 76 FR 70319 (November 10, 2011); Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 743—[AMENDED] 8. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 743 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 744—[AMENDED] 9. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;22 U.S.C. 3201et seq.;42 U.S.C. 2139a; 22 U.S.C. 7201et 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 21, 2011, 76 FR 59001 (September, 22, 2011); Notice of November 9, 2011, 76 FR 70319 (November 10, 2011); Notice of January 19, 2012, 77 FR 3067 (January 20, 2012); Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 746—[AMENDED] 10. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 746 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;22 U.S.C. 287c; Sec 1503, Pub. L. 108-11, 117 Stat. 559; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 22 U.S.C. 7201et 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; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 26751, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p 168; 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 May 9, 2012, 77 FR 27559 (May 10, 2012); Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 747—[AMENDED] 11. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 747 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;Sec 1503, Pub. L. 108-11, 117 Stat. 559; 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; Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 748—[AMENDED] 12. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 748 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et 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, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 750—[AMENDED] 13. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 750 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et 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; Presidential Determination 2003-23 of May 7, 2003, 68 FR 26459 (May 16, 2003); Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 752—[AMENDED] 14. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 752 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;E.O. 13020, 61 FR 54079, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 219; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 754—[AMENDED] 15. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 754 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 30 U.S.C. 185(s), 185(u); 42 U.S.C. 6212; 43 U.S.C. 1354; 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, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 756—[AMENDED] 16. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 756 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 758—[AMENDED] 17. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 758 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 760—[AMENDED] 18. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 760 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 762—[AMENDED] 19. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 762 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 764—[AMENDED] 20. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 764 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 766—[AMENDED] 21. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 766 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 768—[AMENDED] 22. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 768 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 770—[AMENDED] 23. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 770 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 772—[AMENDED] 24. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 772 is revised 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 August 15, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

PART 774—[AMENDED] 25. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 774 is revised to read as follows: Authority:

50 U.S.C. app. 2401et seq.;50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.;10 U.S.C. 7420; 10 U.S.C. 7430(e); 22 U.S.C. 287c, 22 U.S.C. 3201et 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. 7201et 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, 2012, 77 FR 49699 (August 16, 2012).

Dated: September 7, 2012. Kevin J. Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.