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Import Administration; Change of Agency Name

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Commerce.

ACTION:

Final rule; nomenclature change.

SUMMARY:

Effective October 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department), through internal department organizational orders, changed the name of “Import Administration” to “Enforcement and Compliance.” Consistent with this action, this rule makes appropriate conforming changes in the Code of Federal Regulations. The rule also sets forth a Savings Provision that preserves, under the new name, all actions taken under the name of Import Administration and provides that any references to Import Administration in any document or other communication shall be deemed to be references to Enforcement and Compliance.

DATES:

This rule is effective October 21, 2013.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Robert Goodyear, Director, Office of Operations Support Enforcement & Compliance, Telephone: (202) 482-5194; Michele D. Lynch, Senior Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance, Telephone: (202) 482-2879.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

This rule implements the decision by the Department, through internal Department Organizational Orders 10-3 (effective September 18, 2013) and Department Organizational Order 40-1, (effective September 19, 2013), to consolidate and reorganize certain department organizational functions and revise the name of “Import Administration” to “Enforcement and Compliance.” The revision more accurately reflects the breadth of the agency's activities with respect to the enforcement of, and compliance with, U.S. trade laws and agreements. Consistent with the consolidation and name change, this rule makes a number of changes in parts 351, 354, and 356 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Specifically, this rule changes all references to “Import Administration” wherever they appear in parts 351, 354, and 356 of title 19, to “Enforcement and Compliance” with the exception of references to the “Chief Counsel for Import Administration,” which shall be changed to the “Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance.”

Savings Provision

This rule shall constitute notice that all references to Import Administration in any documents, statements, or other communications, in any form or media, and whether made before, on, or after the effective date of this rule, shall be deemed to be references to Enforcement and Compliance. Any actions undertaken in the name of or on behalf of Import Administration, whether taken before, on, or after the effective date of this rule, shall be deemed to have been taken in the name of or on behalf of Enforcement and Compliance.

Rulemaking Requirements

1. This final rule has been determined to be exempt from review for purposes of Executive Order 12866.

2. This rule does not impose information collection and recordkeeping requirements. Consequently, it need not be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.Start Printed Page 62418

3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as this term is defined in 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 rule involves a rule of agency organization, procedure, or practice. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Further, no other law requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment be given for this final rule. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule under 5 U.S.C. or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601, et seq.) are not applicable. Accordingly, this rule is issued in final form.

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List of Subjects

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PART 351—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 351 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 1202 note; 19 U.S.C. 1303 note; 19 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.; and 19 U.S.C. 3538.

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2. In

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a. Revise all references to “Import Administration” to read “Enforcement and Compliance”;

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b. Revise all references to “Import Administration's” to read “Enforcement and Compliance's”; and

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c. Revise all references to the “Assistant Secretary for Import Administration” to read “Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance”.

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PART 354—[AMENDED]

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3. The authority citation for part 354 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, and 19 U.S.C. 1677.

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4. In

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a. Revise all references to “Chief Counsel for Import Administration” to read “Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance”;

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b. Revise all references to “Import Administration's” to read “Enforcement and Compliance's”; and

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c. Revise all references to the “Assistant Secretary for Import Administration” to read “Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance”.

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PART 356—[AMENDED]

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5. The authority citation for part 356 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1515a and 1677f(f).

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6. In

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a. Revise all references to “Chief Counsel for Import Administration” to read “Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance”;

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b. Revise all references to “Import Administration” to read “Enforcement and Compliance”; and

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c. Revise all references to the “Assistant Secretary for Import Administration” to read “Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance”.

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Dated: September 30, 2013.

Paul Piquado,

Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2013-24710 Filed 10-21-13; 8:45 am]

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