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Reexports to Serbia of Foreign Registered Aircraft Subject to the Export Administration Regulations

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Export Administration, Commerce.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by reinstating provisions of License Exception AVS for temporary reexports to Serbia of foreign registered aircraft subject to the EAR. This limited action is taken in support of the European Union's six month suspension of its ban on flights to Serbia.

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DATES:

This rule is effective March 20, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

James A. Lewis, Office of Strategic Trade and Foreign Policy Controls, Bureau of Export Administration, Telephone: (202) 482-0092.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The European Union has instituted a six-month suspension of its flight ban to Serbia in support of Serbia's democratic forces. In support of this suspension, the United States has taken action that will allow, under License Exception AVS, the temporary reexport to Serbia of foreign registered aircraft subject to the EAR. Foreign registered aircraft meeting all the temporary sojourn requirements of License Exception AVS may fly from foreign countries to Serbia without obtaining prior written authorization from BXA. This action is limited in scope and in no way impacts comprehensive U.S. sanctions against Serbia. Note that License Exception AVS remains unavailable to U.S. registered aircraft.

Although the Export Administration Act (EAA) expired on August 20, 1994, the President invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and continued in effect the EAR, and to the extent permitted by law, the provisions of the EAA, as amended, in Executive Order 12924 of August 19, 1994, as extended by the President's notices of August 15, 1995 (60 FR 42767), August 14, 1996 (61 FR 42527) August 13, 1997 (62 FR 43629), August 13, 1998 (63 FR 44121), and August 10, 1999 (64 FR 44101).

Rule Making Requirements

1. This final rule has been determined to be non-significant for purposes of E.O. 12866.

2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor 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 current valid OMB Control Number. This regulation does not involve any paperwork collections.

3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications sufficient to warrant preparation of a Federalism assessment under Executive Order 13132.

4. The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act requiring notice of proposed rule making, the opportunity for public participation, and a delay in effective date, are inapplicable because this regulation involves a military or foreign affairs function of the United States (see 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1)). Further, no other law requires that a notice of proposed rule making and an opportunity for public comment be given for this rule. Because a notice of proposed rule making and opportunities for public comment are not required to be given for this rule 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 inapplicable.

Therefore, this regulation is issued in final form. Although there is no formal comment period, public comments on this regulation are welcome on a continuing basis. Comments should be submitted to Kirsten Mortimer, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Export Administration, Department of Commerce, P.O. Box 273, Washington, D.C. 20044.

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List of Subjects 15 CFR Part 746

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Accordingly, Part 746 of the Export Administration Regulations (

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 22 U.S.C. 6004; 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. 12924, 59 FR 43437, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p.917; E.O. 13088, 63 FR 32109, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 191; E.O. 13121 of April 30, 1999, 64 FR 24021 (May 5, 1999); Notice of August 10, 1999, (3 CFR, 1999 Comp. 302 (2000)).

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PART 746—[AMENDED]

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2. Section 746.9 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows:

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Serbia, Kosovo, and Montenegro.
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(3) License Exceptions. Items consigned to and for use by personnel and agencies of the U.S. Government under License Exception GOV (see § 740.11(b)(2) of the EAR) and individual gift parcels under License Exception GFT (see § 740.12(a) of the EAR) may be exported or reexported to Serbia. Temporary exports or reexports by the news media may be made to Serbia under License Exception TMP (see § 740.9(a)(2)(viii) of the EAR). Temporary reexports of foreign registered aircraft may be made to Serbia under License Exception AVS (see § 740.15(a)(4) of the EAR). No other License Exceptions are available for Serbia.

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Eileen Albanese,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

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[FR Doc. 00-19026 Filed 7-26-00; 8:45 am]

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