Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.
Final rule; correcting amendments.
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by correcting one (1) address for one (1) person listed on the Unverified List (UVL) and removing an extraneous name from one (1) other entry listed on the UVL. These omissions were inadvertent and failure to correct them would cause confusion and possibly compromise national security.
Effective date: This rule is effective: June 6, 2018.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kevin Kurland, Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-4255 or by email at UVLRequest@bis.doc.gov.
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On May 17, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security published a rule entitled “Revisions to the Unverified List (UVL)” in the Federal Register (83 FR 22842). The rule revised the Unverified List (UVL), found in Supplement No. 6 to part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations. This rule corrects the second truncated address for the person “SIC Dipaul” under the country of Russia (83 FR 22845) and removes the extraneous name “Sergey Ivanov” from the entry for “Simms Marine Group OU” under the country of Estonia (83 FR 22844).
Shipments (1) removed from license exception eligibility or that are now subject to requirements in § 744.15 of the EAR as a result of this regulatory action; (2) eligible for export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) without a license before this regulatory action; and (3) on dock for loading, on lighter, laden aboard an exporting carrier, or en route aboard a carrier to a port of export, on June 6, 2018, pursuant to actual orders, may proceed to that UVL listed person under the previous license exception eligibility or without a license so long as the items have been exported from the United States, reexported or transferred (in-country) before July 6, 2018. Any such items not actually exported, reexported or transferred (in-country) before midnight on July 6, 2018 are subject to the requirements in § 744.15 of the EAR in accordance with this regulation.
Export Administration Act
Since August 21, 2001, the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, has been in lapse. However, 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, Start Printed Page 262052013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013), and as extended by the Notice of August 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (August 16, 2017) has continued the EAR in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). 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). Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has not been designated a “significant regulatory action,” pursuant to Executive Order 12866.
2. The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, the opportunity for public comment and a delay in effective date are inapplicable to this rule because this regulation involves a military or foreign affairs function of the United States under 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1). BIS implements this rule to protect U.S. national security or foreign policy interests by requiring a license or, where no license is required, a UVL statement for items being exported, reexported, or transferred (in country) involving a party or parties to the transaction who are listed on the UVL. If this rule were delayed to allow for notice and comment and a delay in effective date, the entities whose addresses are being corrected by this action would potentially be able to receive items without additional oversight by BIS and to conduct activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. In addition, publishing a proposed rule would give these parties notice of the U.S. Government's intention to amend their current entry on the UVL, and create an incentive for these persons to accelerate receiving items subject to the EAR in furtherance of activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States, and/or take steps to set up additional aliases, change addresses, and other measures to try to limit the impact of the listing once a final rule was published.
Further, no other law requires that a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment be given for this rule. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment are not required to be given for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 553, or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., are not applicable. Accordingly, no regulatory flexibility analysis is required and none has been prepared.
3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor is 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 regulation involves collections previously approved by OMB under the following control numbers: 0694-0088, 0694-0122, 0694-0134, and 0694-0137.
4. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.
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Accordingly, part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730 through 774) is amended as follows:
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1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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2. Supplement No. 6 to part 744 is amended by revising the entry for “Simms Marine Group OU” under Estonia and the entry “SIC Dipaul” under Russia to read as follows: End Amendment Part
Supplement No. 6 to Part 744—Unverified List
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|Country||Listed person and address||Federal Register citation and date of publication|
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|ESTONIA||Simms Marine Group OU, Paavli Str. 5/2, Tallinn, Estonia, 10412||83 FR 22844, 05/17/18. 83 FR [INSERT Federal Register PAGE NUMBER], 6/6/18.|
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|RUSSIA||SIC Dipaul, Bolshaya Monetnaya Street 16, Saint Petersburg 197101, Russia and 5B, Rentgena ul., Saint Petersburg 197101, Russia||83 FR 22845, 05/17/18. 83 FR [INSERT Federal Register PAGE NUMBER], 6/6/18.|
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Dated: May 31, 2018.
Karen H. Nies-Vogel,
Director, Office of Exporter Services.
[FR Doc. 2018-12120 Filed 6-5-18; 8:45 am]
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