This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to replace citations to the President's Notice of January 13, 2011, Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process, with citations to the President's Notice of January 12, 2012, and add citations to the President's Notice of September 21, 2011, Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism. These notices are the most recent such annual Presidential notices on those subjects. BIS is making these changes to keep the CFR's legal authority citations for the EAR current.
Effective Date: February 22, 2012.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
William Arvin, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, telephone: (202) 482-2440.
Addition of Citation to the Notice of January 19, 2012
In Executive Order 12947 of January 13, 1995 (60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356), the President declared a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States posed by grave acts of violence committed by terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East process. On August 20, 1998, by Executive Order 13099 (63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208), the President modified the Annex to Executive Order 12947 to identify four additional persons who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process. On February 16, 2005, by Executive Order 13372, the President clarified the steps taken in Executive Order 12947. The national emergency declared in Executive Order 12947 has been continued in effect through successive annual presidential notices.
The authority for Parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730 and 744) rests in part on Executive Order 12947, as amended and clarified, and on the successive annual notices continuing the emergency declared in that Executive Order. This rule revises the authority citation paragraphs in those parts of the CFR to add a citation to the notice of January 19, 2012, which is the most recent such annual Presidential notice, and to remove the citation to the notice of January 13, 2011 on the same topic.
Addition of Citation to the Notice of September 21, 2011
On September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224, the President declared a national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). The President took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
The authority for Parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730 and 744) rests in part on Executive Order 13224 and on the successive annual notices continuing the emergency declared in that Executive Order. This rule revises the authority citation paragraphs in those parts of the CFR to cite the notice of September 21, 2011, which is the most recent such annual Presidential notice.
BIS is making the two revisions described in this rule so that Title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations will cite the current authorities for the parts mentioned above. 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.
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 not to be a significant rule 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 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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 and is nondiscretionary. 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. 601 et seq.) are not applicable.
List of Subjects
Accordingly, the EAR (15 CFR parts 730-774) is amended as follows:
1. The authority citation for
2. The authority citation for
Dated: February 14, 2012.
Kevin J. Wolf,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-4062 Filed 2-21-12; 8:45 am]
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