Department of State.
The Department of State is removing Rwanda from its regulations on prohibited exports and sales to certain countries as a result of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1823, which terminated remaining arms sanctions against Rwanda.
This rule is effective September 25, 2008.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nicholas Memos, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, Telephone (202) 663-2804 or Fax (202) 261-8199; e-mail DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On July 10, 2008, the UNSC adopted Resolution 1823, which terminated remaining prohibitions of defense exports to non-governmental entities and persons in Rwanda, and to such entities and persons in states neighboring Rwanda if such sale was intended for use within Rwanda, and which also terminated the prohibition of the resale or retransfer of defense items from the Government of Rwanda to any state neighboring Rwanda, or persons not in the service of the Government of Rwanda.
Regulatory Analysis and Notices
Administrative Procedure Act
This amendment involves a foreign affairs function of the United States and, therefore, is not subject to the procedures contained in 5 U.S.C. 553 and 554.
Regulatory Flexibility Act
Since this amendment is not subject to the procedures in 5 U.S.C 553, it does not require analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995
This amendment does not involve a mandate that will result in the expenditure by state, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any year and it will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996
This amendment has been found not to be a major rule within the meaning of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.
Executive Orders 12372 and 13132
This amendment will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 13132, it is determined that this amendment does not have sufficient federalism implications to require consultations or warrant the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities do not apply to this amendment. Start Printed Page 55442
Executive Order 12866
This amendment is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866, but has been reviewed internally by the Department of State to ensure consistency with the purposes thereof.
Paperwork Reduction Act
This rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 126End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
Accordingly, for the reasons set forth above, Title 22, Chapter I, Subchapter M, Part 126 is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 126—GENERAL POLICIES AND PROVISIONSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for Part 126 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. In § 126.1:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
A. Remove paragraph (c)(8).End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
B. Redesignate paragraphs (c)(9), (c)(10), and (c)(11) as paragraphs (c)(8), (c)(9), and (c)(10), respectively.End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
C. Remove and reserve paragraph (h).End Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: September 11, 2008.
John C. Rood,
Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E8-22578 Filed 9-24-08; 8:45 am]
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