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Revisions to License Exception CTP; Corrections

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Export Administration, Commerce.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

On October 13, 2000 the Bureau of Export Administration published a final rule (65 FR 60852) revising License Exception CTP. This rule corrects inadvertent errors or omissions in the October 13 rule. This rule revises regulations to show the correct effective date that Estonia becomes a Tier 2 country (December 28, 2000). This rule also revises the License Requirements section of Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 4D002 consistent with previously agreed to changes in the Wassenaar List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies. In addition, this rule corrects a typographical error that appeared in the regulations. Finally, this preamble clarifies that the preambular text in the October 13 rule incorrectly described changes to ECCNS 4D003 and 4E003. These changes were to ECCNS 4D001 and 4E001 and were correctly set forth in the regulatory text of the October 13 rule.

DATES:

This rule is effective October 13, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kirsten Mortimer, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Export Administration, at (202) 482-2440.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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), August 10, 1999 (64 FR 44101), and August 8, 2000 (65 FR 48347).

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 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 involves collections previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control numbers 0694-0088, “Multi-Purpose Application,” which carries a burden hour estimate of 45 minutes per manual submission and 40 minutes per electronic submission. Miscellaneous and recordkeeping activities account for 12 minutes per submission. Information is also collected under OMB control number 0694-0107, “National Defense Authorization Act,” Advance Notifications and Post-Shipment Verification Reports, which carries a burden hour estimate of 15 minutes per report. This rule also involves collections of information under OMB control number 0694-0073, “Export Controls of High Performance Computers” and OMB control number 0694-0093, “Import Certificates and End-User Certificates”.

3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications sufficient to warrant preparation of a Federalism Start Printed Page 66170assessment under Executive Order 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 (Sec. 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 rule. Accordingly, it is issued in final form.

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List of Subjects

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Accordingly, parts 740 and 774 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 730-799) are amended to read as follows:

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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.; E.O. 12924, 59 FR 43437, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 917; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; Notice of August 3, 2000 (65 FR 48347, August 8, 2000).

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2. The authority citation for

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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); 18 U.S.C. 2510 et seq.; 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; 46 U.S.C. app. 466c; 50 U.S.C. app. 5; E.O. 12924, 59 FR 43437, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 917; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; Notice of August 3, 2000 (65 FR 48347, August 8, 2000).

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PART 740—CORRECTED

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3. Section 740.7 is amended by revising the phrase “As of December 26, 2000” in the last sentence of paragraphs (c)(1) and (d)(1) to read “As of December 28, 2000”, and by revising the phrase “greater that 12,500 MTOPS” in paragraph (d)(4) to read “greater than 12,500 MTOPS”.

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PART 774—CORRECTED

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4. In Supplement No. 1 to part 774 (the Commerce Control List), Category 4—Computers is amended by revising the License Requirements section of Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 4D002, to read as follows:

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4D002 “Software” specially designed or modified to support “technology” controlled by 4E (except 4E980, 4E992, and 4E993).

License Requirements

Reason for Control: NS, MT, AT, NP, XP

Control(s)Country chart
NS applies to entire entryNS Column 1.
MT applies to “software” for equipment controlled by 4E for MT reasonsMT Column 1.
AT applies to entire entryAT Column 1.

NP applies to “software” for computers with a CTP greater than 6,500 Mtops, unless a License Exception is available. See § 742.3(b) of the EAR for information on applicable licensing review policies.

XP applies to “software” for computers with a CTP greater than 6,500 Mtops, unless a License Exception is available. See § 742.3(b) of the EAR for information on applicable licensing review policies.

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Dated: October 27, 2000.

Steven C. Goldman,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

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[FR Doc. 00-28307 Filed 11-2-00; 8:45 am]

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