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Revised Contact Information, Nomenclature Change and Correction of Citation Error

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This rule revises delivery addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers; makes a nomenclature change, and corrects a citation error. This rule revises the delivery address for the ENC Encryption Request Coordinator and the office within BIS that receives encryption review requests and reports. The rule also revises the facsimile number for the Office of Exporter Services, corrects the name of the Outreach and Educational Services Division, revises the office to which a voluntary self-disclosure may be sent, revises the title and address of the official to whom a voluntary self-disclosure may be sent, and corrects a citation error. These actions are being taken to reflect the reorganization or movement of certain offices or functions, and to correct an error in the regulations. This action is not intended to have a substantive effect on the rights or obligations of the public.

DATES:

This rule is effective April 29, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments concerning this rule to rpd2@bis.doc.gov, fax (202) 482-3355, or to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Room H2705, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington DC, 20230. Please refer to regulatory identification number (RIN) 0694-AD48 in all comments, and in the subject line of e-mail comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

William Arvin, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, Telephone: (202) 482-2440, Email: warvin@bis.doc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This rule makes administrative changes and corrections to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as described below.

The EAR require that certain encryption review requests and reports be submitted to the ENC Encryption Request Coordinator located in Fort Meade, Maryland and to BIS. This rule Start Printed Page 22248revises two delivery addresses and one name for such deliveries. Those addresses and name are:

  • The suite number in the address of the ENC Encryption Request Coordinator is changed from 6131 to 6940 in § 740.8(b)(2)—(classification requests related to key escrow and key recovery products pursuant to License Exception Key Management Infrastructure (KMI)), § 740.17(e)(5)(ii)—(submission of semi-annual reports required pursuant to License Exception ENC), and Supp. No. 6 to Part 742 (Guidelines for submitting review requests for encryption items) to reflect a recent move by that organization;
  • The name KMI Encryption Request Coordinator in § 740.8(b)(2) is changed to ENC Encryption Request Coordinator to reflect the current name of that organization; and
  • The room number for deliveries to BIS's Information Technology Controls Division is changed from 2625 to 2093 in Supplement No. 6 to Part 742.

This rule revises the facsimile number that appears n § 748.4(h) (requests for emergency processing of export and reexport license applications) and in § 748.2(a) (requests for BIS forms from the Washington, DC facility of the Office of Exporter Services) to read “(202) 482-2927”. This rule also corrects the name of the Outreach and Educational Services Division in § 730.8 and § 748.2.

This rule removes the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) field offices from the list of locations at which to make voluntary disclosures in § 764.5(c)(7). All such disclosures will have to be made to OEE headquarters. The rule also revises title of the headquarters official as well as the headquarters address, telephone number, and facsimile number to use when making such disclosures.

This rule corrects a citation error in § 762.1(a)(4) by revising the reference to § 734.2(b)(7) to read § 736.2(b)(7) because the latter rather than the former mentions the actions related to proliferation activities to which § 762.1(a)(4) refers.

Although the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001, Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002)), as extended by the Notice of August 6, 2004, 69 FR 48763 (August 10, 2004) continues the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

Rulemaking Requirements

1. This 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 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 rule involves collections of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). These collections have been approved by 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, control number 0694-0104 “Encryption Items Under the Jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce, Forms BIS 742R and 742S” which carries a total estimated annual burden of 2,830 hours among an estimated 680 respondents, and 0694-0058 “Procedure for Voluntary Self-Disclosure of Violations” which carries a total estimated annual burden estimate of 670 hours. BIS believes that this rule will not materially affect the burden imposed by any of these collections. Send comments regarding these burden estimates or any other aspect of these collections of information, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to David Rostker, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by e-mail to David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to (202) 395-7285; and to the Office of Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 6883, Washington, DC 20230.

3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined under E.O. 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 it is unnecessary. The changes made by this rule are not substantive changes. This regulation revises delivery addresses and telephone and facsimile numbers, corrects citation errors, and removes a redundant notification requirement. The revisions made by this rule are administrative in nature and does not affect the rights or obligations of the public. Because these revisions are not substantive changes to the EAR, 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. This rule only revises two delivery addresses for certain review requests and reports, changes the facsimile number for an office, corrects the name of a division, revises the location for filing a voluntary self-disclosure, and corrects a citation error. It is purely administrative in nature and does not affect the rights of the public. No other law requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment be given for this rule.

Because notice of proposed rulemaking and 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. 601 et seq.) are not applicable.

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and 748

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Accordingly, parts 730, 740, 742, 748, 762, and 764 of the Export Administration Regulations (

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PART 730—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 730 continues to read as follows:

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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. 2151 note, Pub. L. 108-175; 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; Sec. 901-911, Pub. L. 106-387; Sec. 221, Pub. L. 107-56; 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 Start Printed Page 22249CFR, 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, May 13, 2004; Notice of August 6, 2004, 69 FR 48763 (August 10, 2004); Notice of November 4, 2004, 69 FR 64637 (November 8, 2004).

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2. In § 730.8, revise paragraph (c) to read as follows:

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How to proceed and where to get help.
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(c) Where to get help. Throughout the EAR you will find information on offices you can contact for various purposes and types of information. General information including assistance in understanding the EAR, information on how to obtain forms, electronic services, publications, and information on training programs offered by BIS, is available from the Office of Exporter Services at the following locations:

Outreach and Educational Services Division, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room H1099D, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: (202) 482-4811, Fax: (202) 482-2927, and

Western Regional Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 3300 Irvine Avenue, Suite 345, Newport Beach, California 92660, Tel: (949) 660-0144, Fax: (949) 660-9347, and

U.S. Export Assistance Center, Bureau of Industry and Security, 152 N. Third Street, Suite 550, San Jose, California 95112-5591, Tel: (408) 998-7402, Fax: (408) 998-7470.

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PART 740—[AMENDED]

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3. The authority citation for part 740 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et. seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et. seq.; Sec. 901-911, Pub. L. 106-387; 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 6, 2004, 69 FR 48763 (August 10, 2004).

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4. In § 740.8, revise the second sentence of paragraph (b)(2) to read as follows:

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Key management infrastructure (KMI)
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(2) * * * Submit the original request to BIS in accordance with § 748.3 of the EAR and send a copy of the request to:

Attn: ENC Encryption Request Coordinator, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6940, Fort Meade, MD 20755-6000.

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5. In § 740.17, revise paragraph (e)(5)(ii) to read as follows:

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Encryption commodities and software (ENC).
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(ii) Attn: ENC Encryption Request Coordinator, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6940, Ft. Meade, MD 20755-6000.

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PART 742—[AMENDED]

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6. The authority citation for part 742 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 18 U.S.C. 2510 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; Sec. 901-911, Pub. L. 106-387; Sec. 221, Pub. L. 107-56; 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 August 6, 2004, 69 FR 48763 (August 10, 2004); Notice of November 4, 2004, 69 FR 64637 (November 8, 2004).

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7. In Supplement No. 6 to Part 742, revise the fifth and sixth sentences of the introductory paragraph to read as follows:

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Supplement No. 6 to Part 742—Guidelines for Submitting Review Requests for Encryption Items

* * * For electronic submissions via SNAP, you may fax a copy of the support documents to BIS at (202) 219-9179 or -9182 or you may send the documents to: Bureau of Industry and Security, Information Technology Controls Division, Room 2093, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. In addition, you must send a copy of your review request and all support documents to: Attn: ENC Encryption Request Coordinator, 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6940, Fort Meade, MD 20755-6000. * * *

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PART 748—[AMENDED]

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8. The authority citation for part 748 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 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 6, 2004, 69 FR 48763 (August 10, 2004).

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9. In § 748.2 revise paragraph (a) to read as follows:

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Obtaining forms; mailing addresses.

(a) You may obtain the forms required by the EAR from any U.S. Department of Commerce District Office; or in person or by telephone or facsimile from the following BIS offices:

Outreach and Educational Services Division, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room H1099D, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: (202) 482-4811, Fax: (202) 482-2927, or

Western Regional Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 3300 Irvine Avenue, Suite 345, Newport Beach, CA 92660, Tel: (949) 660-0144, Fax: (949) 660-9347, or

U.S. Export Assistance Center, Bureau of Industry and Security, 152 N. Third Street, Suite 550, San Jose, CA 95112-5591, Tel: (408) 998-7402, Fax: (408) 998-7470.

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10. In § 748.4, revise the first sentence of paragraph (h) to read as follows:

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Basic guidance related to applying for a license.
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(h) Emergency processing. Applicants may request emergency processing of license applications by contacting the Outreach and Educational Services Division of the Office of Exporter Services by telephone on (202) 482-4811 or by facsimile on (202) 482-2927. * * *

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PART 762—[AMENDED]

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11. The authority citation for part 762 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 6, 2004, 69 FR 48763 (August 10, 2004).

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12. In § 762.1, revise the first sentence of paragraph (a)(4) to read as follows:

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Scope.
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(4) Any other transactions subject to the EAR, including, but not limited to, the prohibitions against servicing, forwarding and other actions for or on behalf of end-users of proliferation concern contained in §§ 736.2(b)(7) and 744.6 of the EAR. * * *

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PART 764—[AMENDED]

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13 . The authority citation for part 764 is revised to read as follows:

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Start Printed Page 22250 Authority: 50 U.S.C. app. 2401 et. seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et. seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; Notice of August 6, 2004, 69 FR 48763 (August 10, 2004).

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14. In § 764.5 revise paragraph (c)(7) to read as follows:

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Voluntary self-disclosure.
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(7) Where to make voluntary self-disclosures. The information constituting a voluntary self-disclosure or any other correspondence pertaining to a voluntary self-disclosure may be submitted to: Director, Office of Export Enforcement, 1401 Constitution Ave., Room H4514, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: (202) 482-5036, Facsimile: (202) 482-5889.

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Dated: April 21, 2005.

Matthew S. Borman,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

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[FR Doc. 05-8535 Filed 4-28-05; 8:45 am]

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