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Import 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 our regulations. The rule also sets forth a Savings Provision in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 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 December 20, 2013.

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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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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 Start Printed Page 77354Administration” 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 certain changes in part 358 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Specifically, this rule changes all references to “Import Administration” wherever they appear in part 358 of title 19, to “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.

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.

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.

List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 358

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1. The authority citation for part 358 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 19 U.S.C. 1318(A).

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2. In

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Dated: December 13, 2013.

Ken Hyatt,

Acting Under Secretary for International Trade.

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[FR Doc. 2013-30570 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]