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Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.
This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite a Presidential notice that extended an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a procedural rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.
The rule is effective February 18, 2015.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
William Arvin, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone: (202) 482-2440.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The authority for parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730 and 744) rests, in part, on Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995—Prohibiting Transactions With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process (60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356) and on annual notices by the President continuing the emergency declared in that order. This rule updates the authority paragraphs in 15 CFR parts 730 and 744 to cite the Notice of January 21, 2015, 80 FR 3461 (January 22, 2015), which is the most Start Printed Page 8520recent notice continuing that emergency.
This rule is purely procedural and makes no changes other than to revise CFR authority paragraphs for the purpose of making the authority citations current. 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.
Export Administration Act
Although the Export Administration Act expired on August 20, 2001, the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), as amended by Executive Order 13637 of March 8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013) and as extended by the Notice of August 7, 2014, 79 FR 46959 (August 11, 2014), has continued the Export Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701). BIS continues to carry out the provisions of the Export Administration Act, as appropriate and to the extent permitted by law, pursuant to Executive Order 13222 as amended by Executive Order 13637.
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 significant 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 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), 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. It clarifies information and is non-discretionary. 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Administrative practice and procedure
- Advisory committees
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Strategic and critical materials
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
Accordingly, parts 730 and 744 of the EAR (15 CFR parts 730-774) are amended as follows:Start Part
PART 730—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 730 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 744—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
2. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: February 9, 2015.
Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-03318 Filed 2-17-15; 8:45 am]
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