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Foreign-Trade Zones Board, International Trade Administration, Commerce.
Final rule; nomenclature change.
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 part 400 of title 15 of 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.
This rule is effective on November 19, 2013.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Telephone: (202) 482-2862; Joanna Theiss, Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance, Telephone: (202) 482-5052.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This rule implements the decision by the Department of Commerce, through internal Department Organizational Order 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. Consistent with the consolidation and name change, this rule makes a number of changes in part 400 of title 15 of the Start Printed Page 69289Code of Federal Regulations. Specifically, this rule changes all references to the “Assistant Secretary for Import Administration” wherever they appear in part 400 of title 15 to “Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.”
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.
1. This final rule has been determined to be exempt from review under 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.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 400
- Administrative practice and procedure
- Customs duties and inspection
- Foreign trade zones
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 15 CFR part 400 is amended as set forth below:Start Part
PART 400—REGULATIONS OF THE FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES BOARDEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 400 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. InEnd Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: November 8, 2013.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce, for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-27722 Filed 11-18-13; 8:45 am]
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