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Addition of `Military End User' (MEU) List to the Export Administration Regulations and Addition of Entities to the MEU List

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding a new `Military End User' (MEU) List that includes the first tranche of entities. The U.S. Government has determined that these entities are `military end users' for purposes of the `military end user' control in the EAR that applies to specified items for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to the People's Republic of China (China), Russia, and Venezuela when such items are destined for a `military end user.' The existing `military end-use' and `military end user' controls under the EAR, including BIS's authority to inform the public of a license requirement for an item due to an unacceptable risk of diversion to a `military end user' via amendment to the EAR, are essential for protecting U.S. national security interests. The addition of the new MEU List via amendment to the EAR and this first tranche of entities is also responsive to requests received from the public. This final rule will add one hundred and two `military end users' to the MEU List consisting of fifty-seven under China and forty-five under Russia. However, the establishment of the MEU List does not imply that other parties, not included on the list, are not subject to the `military end-use' and `military end user' controls under the EAR.

DATES:

This rule is effective December 23, 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Eileen Albanese, Director, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-0092 or Email: eileen.albanese@bis.doc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding the new `military end user' list as supplement no. 7 to part 744—Military End User (MEU) List. This final rule also adds the first tranche of entities to this new list. This final rule will add one hundred and two `military end users' to the MEU List consisting of fifty-seven military end users in China and forty-five in Russia. These entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be `military end users,' and therefore exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) of the designated items to these parties are exports, reexports or transfers (in-country) to the national armed services (army, navy, marine, air force, or coast guard), the national guard, the national police, government intelligence or reconnaissance organizations, or a person or entity whose actions or functions are intended to support `military end-uses' as defined in § 744.21(f).

Section 744.21(a) sets forth a license requirement to exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) identified in supplement no. 2 to part 744 to China, Russia, and Venezuela, when the exporter, reexporter, or transferor has “knowledge” that the item is destined for a `military end use' (as defined in § 744.21(f)) or `military end user' (as defined in § 744.21(g)). Additionally, pursuant to § 744.21(b), BIS may inform persons that a license is required for the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of any item because there is an unacceptable risk of use in or diversion to such an end use or end user. With the creation of the MEU List described below, BIS `is informing' exporters, reexporters, and transferors that a license will be required to export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) any item described in supplement no. 2 to part 744 to these `military end users' that will be identified on the new MEU List.

This rule does not change the scope of § 744.21. The addition of the new MEU List in supplement no. 7 to part 744 and this initial tranche of one hundred and two `military end users' is part of the § 744.21(b) `is informed' process and does not imply that other parties, not included on the list, are not subject to the prohibition in § 744.21(a). Adding the new MEU List via an amendment to the EAR is an effective way for BIS to inform all potential exporters, reexporters, and transferors that all exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) of designated items to these entities represent an unacceptable risk of use in or diversion to a `military end use' or a `military end user' for purposes of § 744.21, and therefore require a license. All of the one hundred and two entities added to the MEU List in today's final rule are `military end users' within the definition of § 744.21(g), and were thus already subject to the `military end use' and `military end user' requirements under § 744.21. Prior to this final rule, exporters, reexporters, or transferors were responsible for identifying these entities as `military end users' themselves, assuming they were not otherwise individually informed pursuant to the `is informed' process under § 744.21(b). Exporters, reexporters, or transferors will still be responsible for ensuring their transactions are in compliance with the license requirements set forth in § 744.21 because BIS cannot list every `military end user' or party representing a risk of diversion thereto in the MEU List, or identify all situations which could lead to an item being used for a `military end use.' The determinations that certain entities are `military end users' are only relevant to the stated EAR controls and do not apply to exports, reexports, or transfers subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or other controls.

The addition of the new MEU list and this first tranche of one hundred and two entities is also responsive to requests received from the public and draws upon decisions made by BIS in reviewing license applications under § 744.21. Specifically, exporters, reexporters, or transferors requested in numerous advisory opinions received by BIS on the application of § 744.21 since April 28, 2020, as well as from BIS's TACs, that BIS identify `military end users' by name and address in the regulations, where possible, to facilitate compliance. For example, BIS has received over 80 advisory opinions and emailed requests for guidance on the April 28 MEU rule, including requests asking whether 34 specific entities are considered `military end users' for purposes of § 744.21. In addition, since the revisions to the MEU provisions became effective on June 29, 2020 (the date the April 28, 2020 final rule (85 FR 23459) that expanded the `military end-use' and `military end-user' control under § 744.21), there have been several hundred license applications filed under § 744.21 (MEU license applications).

BIS interacts with various exporters, reexporters, or transferors who may provide information on potential `military end users' in license applications or requests for advisory opinions submitted to BIS, as well as the additional information resources available to the U.S. Government; therefore, as specified in § 744.21(b), Start Printed Page 83794when BIS identifies an entity as a `military end user,' it may use the `is informed' process to publish Federal Register notices adding these `military end users' to the new MEU List under supplement no. 7 to part 744. BIS agrees that identifying `military end users' on the MEU List, where possible, will ease the public's compliance burden and make for a more effective `military end use' and `end user' control under § 744.21.

The issuance of a separate public list in the EAR identifying parties previously listed in `is informed' letters or for whom licenses were denied due to their status as a `military end user' under the EAR is desirable because individual `is informed' letters, licensing determinations for specific transactions, and BIS responses to advisory opinion and email requests are private and confidential to the requester. Publishing a list of parties that already have been determined to be `military end-users' allows the public to be informed of BIS's determinations in these individual cases. Therefore, the most practical and effective approach is to publish a Federal Register notice adding these `military end users' to the MEU List, so all potential exporters, reexporters, or transferors are informed simultaneously.

As described below, BIS is also amending the EAR to provide clarity on the process it follows to add entities to the MEU List, to ensure consistent treatment of those parties, and to allow listed parties to request removal from the list. The initial list of `military end users' being added to the MEU List in today's rule is not exhaustive, and exporters, reexporters, and transferors must still conduct due diligence for parties not on the list (see § 744.21(b) and supplement no. 3 to part 732—BIS's “Know Your Customer” Guidance and Red Flags). As a result, compliance remains the obligation of the exporter, reexporter or transferor. Exclusion from the MEU list is not indicative of whether or not a license is required. For example, parties not listed on the MEU List in this final rule, but included on the lists made public pursuant to Section 1237 of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 1999, 50 U.S.C. 1701 note, would raise a Red Flag under the EAR and would require additional due diligence by the exporter, reexporter, or transferor to determine whether a license is required under § 744.21. Additional parties may be added to or deleted from the MEU List pursuant to a determination made by the End-User Review Committee (ERC) as described below.

EAR Changes To Add MEU List

In § 744.21 (Restrictions on certain `military end use' or `military end user' in the People's Republic of China, Russia, or Venezuela), this final rule revises paragraph (b) (Additional prohibition on those informed by BIS) by adding a new paragraph (b)(1) (Military End-User' (MEU) List). Under new paragraph (b)(1), this final rule specifies that BIS may designate entities subject to the additional prohibition under paragraph (b) based on a determination by the ERC that the entity is a `military end user,' and thus inform the public that those entities are subject to the license requirements under paragraph (b). New paragraph (b)(1) specifies that these `military end users' will be added to the MEU List in supplement no. 7 to part 744 in Federal Register notices published by BIS. The introductory text of paragraph (b)(1) also reaffirms that the listing of entities in supplement no. 7 to part 744 is not an exhaustive listing of `military end users' or entities engaged in `military end uses' and specifies that exporters, reexporters, or transferors must still conduct their own due diligence for entities not identified on the MEU List to determine whether a license in necessary pursuant to the criteria set forth in § 744.21.

This final rule adds new paragraph (b)(1)(i) (End-User Review Committee), in § 744.21, to identify the member agencies of the End-User Review Committee (ERC) and to specify the role the ERC will play in determining what entities should be added to MEU List, as well as approving any modifications or removals that may be warranted to the MEU List after entities are added. This final rule clarifies in new paragraph (b)(1)(i) that decisions by the ERC for purposes of the MEU List will be made following the procedures identified in § 744.21 and in supplement no. 5 to part 744—Procedures for End-User Review Committee Entity List and `Military End-User' (MEU) List Decisions. The ERC is an existing interagency group that also makes determinations for the Entity List in supplement no. 4 to part 744 as described in § 744.16 and in supplement no. 5 to part 744. Because of the ERC's expertise in dealing with end users of concern, BIS determined it was warranted to expand the ERC's area of responsibility for parties of concern to also include determinations for the new MEU List.

This final rule adds new paragraph (b)(1)(ii) (License requirement), in § 744.21, to specify the license requirements that apply for entities listed in supplement no. 7 to part 744. This final rule specifies that a license is required to export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) any item listed in supplement no. 2 to part 744 to entities identified on the MEU List, which is in addition to the license requirement applicable to such items intended for any `military end user' or `military end use' in China, Russia, or Venezuela which are not on the MEU List, as described in § 744.21(a). BIS is exercising its authority under § 744.21(b) to inform exporters, reexporters, and transferors that entities on the MEU List are `military end users' for purposes of § 744.21, and thus exports, reexports, or transfers (in country) of the specified items to those entities require a license because they represent an unacceptable risk of use in or diversion to a `military end use' or `military end user' in China, Russia, or Venezuela. This final rule under paragraph (b)(1)(ii) also clarifies the scope of the license requirement in § 744.21(b), by specifying that it applies when an entity that is listed on the MEU List is a party to the transaction as described in § 748.5(c) through (f) of any item listed in supplement no. 2 to part 744.

This final rule specifies in the introductory text of supplement no. 7 to part 744 that no EAR license exceptions are available for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to listed entities on the MEU List for items specified in supplement no. 2 to part 744, except license exceptions for items authorized under the provisions of License Exception GOV set forth in § 740.11(b)(2)(i) and (ii) as specified in § 744.21(c).

This final rule clarifies in the introductory text of supplement no. 7 to part 744 that license applications for entities listed on the MEU list will be subject to the license application procedure and license review standards specified in paragraphs (d) and (e) of § 744.21.

This final rule adds a new paragraph (b)(2) (Requests for removal from or modification for `Military End User' (MEU) List), in § 744.21, to specify the process and method for any entity listed on the MEU List to request that its listing be removed or modified. In the introductory text of new paragraph (b)(2), this final rule specifies that any listed MEU entity may submit a removal or modification request. The introductory text of paragraph (b)(2) specifies these requests must be submitted to the ERC at the address provided. If an entity listed on the MEU List wants to petition BIS for its removal or modification, the entity must address the criteria in § 744.21 of the EAR by addressing, as applicable, why the Start Printed Page 83795entity is not a `military end user' or involved in `military end-uses.'

This final rule adds a new paragraph (b)(2)(i) (Review), in § 744.21, to specify that the ERC will review such requests in accordance with the procedures set forth in supplement no. 5 to part 744, which is also consistent with the process for requesting removal or modification of Entity List entries.

The final rule adds a new paragraph (b)(2)(ii) (BIS action), in § 744.21, to specify how an entity that has submitted a removal or modification request will be notified in writing by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration once the decision on the request is made. This paragraph (b)(2)(ii) also specifies that the BIS decision will be the final agency action on the request.

In § 756.2 (Appeal from an Administrative Action), as a conforming change for the addition of paragraph (b)(2) in § 744.21, this final rule adds that decisions on requests to remove or modify a MEU List entry to the list of administrative actions are not subject to part 756 appeals under paragraph (a)(3). Paragraph (a)(3) also specifies that requests for removals of modifications from the Entity List and Unverified List are not subject to part 756 appeals, so adding the MEU List to this paragraph will create consistent treatment under this section for these three EAR lists.

This final rule adds new supplement no. 7 to part 744—`Military End User' (MEU) List. As described in detail above, the MEU List identifies entities that have been determined by the ERC to be `military end users' pursuant to § 744.21 of the EAR. That section imposes additional license requirements on, and limits the availability of most license exceptions for, exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to listed entities on the MEU List, as specified in supplement no. 7 to part 744 and § 744.21. Entities will be listed on the new MEU List under the destinations of China, Russia, or Venezuela.

The license review policy for each listed entity is identified in the introductory text of supplement no. 7 to part 744 and in § 744.21(b) and (e). The new MEU List includes introductory text, which specifies the scope of the license requirements, limitations on the use of EAR license exceptions, and the license review policy that applies to the entities. These requirements are also reflected in § 744.21, but for ease of reference, this final rule also includes these in the introductory text of the supplement. The MEU List consists of three columns: Column 1 (Country) identifies the three countries where entities may be listed (China, Russia, Venezuela); column 2 (Entity) identifies the names and addresses of the entities; and column 3 (Federal Register citation) identifies the Federal Register citation for final rules that added or modified entities on the MEU List. Unlike the Entity List, the license requirements and license review policy are the same for all MEU entities, so there is no need to include those columns in the MEU List. Instead, that information is specified in the introductory text of supplement no. 7 to part 744 and in § 744.21.

This final rule revises existing supplement no. 5 to part 744 (Procedures For End-User Review Committee Entity List Decisions), as a conforming change to add references to the new MEU List in supplement no. 7 to part 744. This final rule also makes other minor conforming changes to supplement no. 5 to part 744 to account for ERC decisions for additions, removals and modifications of MEU List entries, including revising the title of the supplement to reference the MEU List and clarifying the process for how the ERC reviews the Entity List for making modifications by removing a reference to annual reviews and simply stating the ERC reviews the Entity List and the MEU List regularly for identifying needed modifications. This final rule does not make any substantive changes to the ERC procedures, except for expanding the scope of ERC responsibility and procedures, so they also apply to additions, removals and modifications of MEU List entries.

Addition of First Tranche of `Military End Users'

As described above, the ERC, composed of representatives of the Departments of Commerce (Chair), State, Defense, Energy and, where appropriate, the Treasury, makes all decisions regarding additions to, removals from, or other modifications to the MEU List in supplement no. 7 to part 744. The ERC make all decisions to add an entry to the MEU List by majority vote and all decisions to remove or modify an entry by unanimous vote.

Additions to the MEU List

Under § 744.21(b) of the EAR, BIS may inform persons either individually by specific notice, through amendment to the EAR published in the Federal Register, or through a separate notice published in the Federal Register, that a license is required for specific exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) of any item because there is an unacceptable risk of use in or diversion to a `military end use' or `military end user' in China, Russia, or Venezuela. Under § 744.21(b)(1) of the EAR, BIS may designate entities subject to this additional prohibition under paragraph (b) that have been determined by the ERC to be a `military end user' pursuant to § 744.21. These entities will be added to supplement no. 7 to part 744 (`Military End User' (MEU) List) in Federal Register notices published by BIS.

This rule implements the decision of the ERC to add one hundred and two entities to the MEU List. These one hundred and two entities will be listed on the MEU List under the destinations of China and Russia, and a reserved category for Venezuela will also be added to the MEU List. The ERC made the decision to add each of the one hundred and two entities described below under the standard set forth in § 744.21 of the EAR, including the criteria for what constitutes a `military end user' under paragraph (g) and `military end use' under paragraph (f).

The ERC determined to add the fifty-seven entities identified below, under the destination of China, because the ERC has determined these entities are `military end users' based on the criteria in § 744.21(g) and (f).

The ERC determined to add the forty-five entities identified below, under the destination of Russia, because the ERC has determined these entities are `military end users' based on the criteria in § 744.21(g) and (f).

No license exceptions are available for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to listed entities on the MEU List for items specified in supplement no. 2 to part 744, except license exceptions for items authorized under the provisions of License Exception GOV set forth in § 740.11(b)(2)(i) and (ii) of the EAR.

For the one hundred and two entities added to the MEU List by this rule, BIS imposes a license review policy of a presumption of denial as set forth in § 744.21(e).

The acronym “a.k.a.” (also known as) is used in entries on the MEU List to identify aliases, thereby assisting exporters, reexporters, and transferors in identifying entities on the MEU List.

For the reasons described above, this final rule adds the following one hundred and two entities to the MEU List:

China

  • Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology (AASPT);
  • The following eight subordinate institutions of Aero-Engine Company of China: AECC Aero Science & Technology Co. Ltd.; AECC Aviation Start Printed Page 83796Power Co. Ltd.; AECC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical. Materials; AECC China Gas Turbine Establishment; AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. Ltd.; AECC Harbin Dongan Engine Co., Ltd.; AECC Shenyang Liming Aero Engine Co., Ltd.; and AECC South Industry Company Limited;
  • Anhui Yingliu Hangyuan Power;
  • The following seven subordinate institutions of Aviation Industry Corporation of China:

AVIC Aircraft Co. Ltd.; AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (GROUP) Co., Ltd.; AVIC Flight Automatic Control Research Institute (FACRI); AVIC General Aircraft Huanan Industry Co. Ltd.; AVIC General Aircraft Zhejiang Institute Co., Ltd.; AVIC International Holding Corporation; AVIC Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI);

  • Baimtec Material Co., Ltd.;
  • Beijing Aero Lever Precision Ltd.;
  • Beijing Ander Tech. Co., Ltd.;
  • Beijing Guang Ming Electronics Co., Ltd.;
  • Beijing Siyuan Electronic Co., Ltd.;
  • CAST Xi'an Spaceflight Engine Factory;
  • Chengdu Holy Aviation Science & Tech;
  • China Aviation Ind. Std. Parts;
  • CSSC Xijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.;
  • Elink Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.;
  • Fly Raise International Limited;
  • Fuhua Precision Man. Co.;
  • Government Flying Service;
  • Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology Co., Ltd.;
  • Guizhou Aviation Tech. Dev. Nat.;
  • Guizhou Liyang Intl Manufacturing Co Ltd.;
  • Hafei Aviation Industry Co., Ltd. (HAFEI);
  • Hangzhou Bearing Test & Research Center Co., Ltd.;
  • Harbin General Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.;
  • Henan Aerospace Precision Mach;
  • Hunan South General Aviation Engine Co., Ltd.;
  • Hutchison Optel Telecom Technology Co., Ltd.;
  • Jiangsu Meilong Aviation Components Co.;
  • Jiatai Aircraft Equipment Co., Ltd.;
  • Jincheng Group Imp & Exp. Co. Ltd.;
  • Laboratory of Toxicant Analysis, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology;
  • Molecular Devices Shanghai Corporation;
  • Nanjing Engineering Institute of Aircraft Systems (NEIAS);
  • National Satellite Meteorological Bureau;
  • Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources;
  • Shaanxi Aero Electric Co., Ltd.;
  • Shaanxi Aircaft Industry Co Ltd.;
  • Shanghai Aerospace Equip. Man.;
  • Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute;
  • Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (SAMC);
  • Shanghai Tianlang Electronic Science Co., Ltd.;
  • Shenyang Academy of Instrumentation Science Co., Ltd.;
  • Shenyang Aircraft Corporation;
  • Shenyang Xizi Aviation Industry Co., Ltd.;
  • Sichuan Hangte Aviation Tech. Co., Ltd.;
  • Star Tech Aviation Co., Ltd.;
  • Sumec Instruments Equipment Co. Ltd.;
  • Suzhou Eric Mechanics and Electronics Co. Ltd.;
  • Wuxi Hyatech Co., Ltd.;
  • Wuxi Paike New Mat. Tech. Co., Ltd.;
  • Wuxi Turbine Blade Co. Ltd.;
  • Xac Group Aviation Electronics Import & Export Co. Ltd.;
  • XAIC Tech (Xi'an) Industrial Co., Ltd.;
  • Xian Aero-Engine Controls Co., Ltd.;
  • Xian Aircraft Industrial Company Limited;
  • Xi'an Xae Flying Aviation Manufacturing Technology Co., Ltd.;
  • Xian Xr Aero-Components Co. Ltd.;
  • Yibin Sanjiang Machine Co., Ltd.; and
  • Zhejiang Perfect New Material Co., Ltd.

Russia

  • Admiralty Shipyard JSC;
  • Aleksandrov Scientific Research Technological Institute NITI;
  • Argut OOO;
  • Communication center of the Ministry of Defense;
  • Federal Research Center Boreskov Institute of Catalysis;
  • Federal State Budgetary Enterprise of the Administration of the President of Russia;
  • Federal State Budgetary Enterprise Special Flight Unit Rossiya of the Administration of the President of Russia;
  • Federal State Unitary Enterprise Dukhov Automatics Research Institute (VNIIA);
  • Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR);
  • Forensic Center of Nizhniy Novgorod Region Main Directorate of the Ministry of Interior Affairs;
  • Irkut Corporation;
  • Irkut Research and Production Corporation Public Joint Stock Company;
  • Joint Stock Company Scientific Research Institute of Computing Machinery;
  • JSC Central Research Institute of Machine Building (JSC TsNIIMash);
  • JSC Rocket and Space Centre—Progress;
  • Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Works J.S. Co.;
  • Kazan Helicopter Plant PJSC;
  • Komsomolsk-na-Amur Aviation Production Organization (KNAAPO);
  • Korporatsiya Vsmpo Avisma OAO;
  • Ministry of Defence RF;
  • Molot Oruzhie;
  • NPO High Precision Systems JSC;
  • NPO Splav JSC;
  • Oboronprom OJSC;
  • PJSC Beriev Aircraft Company;
  • PJSC Irkut Corporation;
  • PJSC Kazan Helicopters;
  • POLYUS Research Institute of M.F. Stelmakh Joint Stock Company;
  • Promtech-Dubna, JSC;
  • Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation;
  • Radiotechnical and Information Systems (RTI) Concern;
  • Rapart Services LLC;
  • Rosoboronexport OJSC (ROE);
  • Rostec (Russian Technologies State Corporation);
  • Rostekh—Azimuth;
  • Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG;
  • Russian Helicopters JSC;
  • Sukhoi Aviation JSC;
  • Sukhoi Civil Aircraft;
  • Tactical Missiles Corporation JSC;
  • Tupolev JSC;
  • UEC-Saturn;
  • United Aircraft Corporation;
  • United Engine Corporation; and
  • United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation.

Venezuela

This final rule adds and reserves a blank entry listing Venezuela in the Country column, but does not add any `military end users' to the MEU List under Venezuela at this time. This final rule clarifies here that for purposes of § 744.21, entities of the U.S.-recognized interim government of Venezuela are not considered `military end users' or engaged in `military end uses' for purposes of the EAR.

Savings Clause

Shipments of items removed from eligibility for a License Exception or export or reexport without a license (NLR) as a result of this regulatory action that were en route aboard a carrier to a port of export or reexport, on December 23, 2020, pursuant to actual orders for export or reexport to a foreign destination, may proceed to that destination under the previous Start Printed Page 83797eligibility for a License Exception or export or reexport without a license (NLR).

Export Control Reform Act of 2018

On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which included the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA)(codified, as amended, at 50 U.S.C. Sections 4801-4852). ECRA provides the legal basis for BIS's principal authorities and serves as the authority under which BIS issues this rule.

Rulemaking Requirements

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 been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866.

2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor 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 regulation involves collections previously approved by OMB under control number 0694-0088, Simplified Network Application Processing System, which includes, among other things, license applications and carries a burden estimate of 42.5 minutes for a manual or electronic submission, and OMB control number 0694-0134, Entity List and Unverified List Requests. Total burden hours associated with the PRA and OMB control number 0694-0088 are not expected to increase as a result of this rule, but are expected to slightly increase under OMB control number 0694-0134 because of the estimated thirteen removal or modification requests for the MEU List that BIS may receive each year. Each removal or modification request is estimated to impose a burden of 15 hours, so 15 × 13 is estimated to result in a burden increase of 195 hours under OMB control number 0694-0134.

3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.

4. Pursuant to section 1762 of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (50 U.S.C. 4801-4852), this action is exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requirements for notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date.

5. 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.

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15 CFR Part 744

  • Exports
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Terrorism

15 CFR Part 756

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Exports
  • Penalties
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Accordingly, part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR parts 730-774) is amended as follows:

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PART 744—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 744 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801-4852; 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 179; E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; Notice of September 18, 2020, 85 FR 59641 (September 22, 2020); Notice of November 12, 2020, 85 FR 72897 (November 13, 2020).

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2. Section 744.21 is amended by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:

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Restrictions on Certain `Military End Use' or `Military End User' in the People's Republic of China, Russia, or Venezuela.
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(b) Additional prohibition on those informed by BIS. BIS may inform you either individually by specific notice, through amendment to the EAR published in the Federal Register, or through a separate notice published in the Federal Register, that a license is required for specific exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) of any item because there is an unacceptable risk of use in or diversion to a `military end use' or `military end user' in China, Russia, or Venezuela. Specific notice will be given only by, or at the direction of, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. When such notice is provided orally, it will be followed by written notice within two working days signed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration or the Deputy Assistant Secretary's designee. The absence of BIS notification does not excuse the exporter from compliance with the license requirements of paragraph (a) of this section.

(1) `Military End-User' (MEU) List BIS may inform and provide notice to the public that certain entities are subject to the additional prohibition described under this paragraph (b) following a determination by the End-User Review Committee (ERC) that a specific entity is a `military end user' pursuant to this section and therefore any exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to that entity represent an unacceptable risk of use in or diversion to a `military end use' or `military end user' in China, Russia, or Venezuela. Such entities may be added to supplement no. 7 to part 744—`Military End-User' (MEU) List through Federal Register notices published by BIS, and will thus be subject to a license requirement for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) of items specified in supplement no. 2 to part 744. The listing of entities under supplement no. 7 to part 744 is not an exhaustive listing of `military end users' for purposes of this section. Exporters, reexporters, and transferors are responsible for determining whether transactions with entities not listed on supplement no. 7 to part 744 are subject to a license requirement under paragraph (a) of this section. The process in paragraph this (b)(1) for placing entities on the MEU List is only one method BIS may use to inform exporters, reexporters, and transferors of license requirements under this section.

(i) End-User Review Committee (ERC). The End-User Review Committee (ERC), composed of representatives of the Departments of Commerce (Chair), State, Defense, Energy and, where appropriate, the Treasury, makes all decisions regarding additions to, removals from, or other modifications to the MEU List. Decisions by the ERC for Start Printed Page 83798purposes of the MEU List will be made following the procedures identified in this section and in supplement no. 5 to part 744—Procedures for End-User Review Committee Entity List and `Military End User' (MEU) List Decisions.

(ii) License requirement for parties to the transaction. The license requirement for entities listed in supplement no. 7 to part 744 applies to the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of any item subject to the EAR listed in supplement no. 2 to part 744 when an entity that is listed on the MEU List is a party to the transaction as described in § 748.5(c) through (f).

(2) Requests for removal from or modification of `Military End User' (MEU) List. Any entity listed on the MEU List may request that its listing be removed or modified. All such requests, including reasons therefor, must be in writing and sent to: Chair, End-User Review Committee, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3886, Washington, DC 20230. In order for an entity listed on the MEU List to petition BIS for their removal or modification, as applicable, the entity must address why the entity is not a `military end user' for purposes of § 744.21.

(i) Review. The ERC will review such requests for removal or modification in accordance with the procedures set forth in supplement no. 5 to this part.

(ii) BIS action. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration will convey the decision on the request to the requester in writing. That decision will be the final agency action on the request.

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3. Supplement no. 5 to part 744 is revised to read as follows:

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Supplement No. 5 to Part 744—Procedures for End-User Review Committee Entity List and `Military End User' (MEU) List Decisions

The End-User Review Committee (ERC), composed of representatives of the Departments of Commerce, State, Defense, Energy and, where appropriate, the Treasury, will make all decisions to make additions to, removals from or changes to the Entity List and the `Military End User' (MEU) List. The ERC will be chaired by the Department of Commerce and will make all decisions to add an entry to the Entity List and MEU List by majority vote and all decisions to remove or modify an entry by unanimous vote.

When determining to add an entity to the Entity List or MEU List or to modify an existing entry, the ERC will also specify the section or sections of the EAR that provide the basis for that determination. All additions and modifications to the MEU List are done pursuant to § 744.21(b). The license requirements, the license application review policy, or the availability of license exceptions for entities on the MEU List are specified in § 744.21 under paragraphs (b) to (e). In addition, for the Entity List if the section or sections that form the basis for an addition or modification do not specify the license requirements, the license application review policy, or the availability of license exceptions, the ERC will specify the license requirements, the license application review policy and which license exceptions (if any) will be available for shipments to that entity.

Any agency that participates in the ERC may make a proposal for an addition to, modification of, or removal of an entry from the Entity List or MEU List by submitting that proposal to the chairperson.

The ERC will vote on each proposal no later than 30 days after the chairperson first circulates it to all member agencies unless the ERC unanimously agrees to postpone the vote. If a member agency is not satisfied with the outcome of the vote of the ERC that agency may escalate the matter to the Advisory Committee on Export Policy (ACEP). A member agency that is not satisfied with the decision of the ACEP may escalate the matter to the Export Administration Review Board (EARB). An agency that is not satisfied with the decision of the EARB may escalate the matter to the President.

The composition of the ACEP and EARB as well as the procedures and time frames shall be the same as those specified in Executive Order 12981 as amended by Executive Orders 13020, 13026 and 13117 for license applications. If at any stage, a decision by majority vote is not obtained by the prescribed deadline the matter shall be raised to the next level.

A final decision by the ERC (or the ACEP or EARB or the President, as may be applicable in a particular case) to make an addition to, modification of, or removal of an entry from the Entity List or MEU List shall operate as clearance by all member agencies to publish the addition, modification or removal as an amendment to the Entity List or MEU List even if, in the case of a decision by the ERC to add an entry or any decision by the ACEP or EARB, such decision is not unanimous. Such amendments will not be further reviewed through the regular Export Administration Regulations interagency review process.

A proposal by the ERC to make any change to the EAR other than an addition to, modification of, or removal of an entry from the Entity List or MEU List shall operate as a recommendation and shall not be treated as interagency clearance of an EAR amendment. The chairperson of the ERC will be responsible for circulating to all member agencies proposals submitted to him or her by any member agency. The chairperson will be responsible for serving as secretary to the ACEP and EARB for all review of ERC matters. The chairperson will communicate all final decisions that require Entity List or MEU List amendments, to the Bureau of Industry and Security which shall be responsible for drafting the necessary changes to the Entity List and MEU List. If the ERC decides in a particular case that a party should be informed individually instead of by EAR amendment the chairperson will be responsible for preparing the “is informed” letter for the signature of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

A listed entity may present a request to remove or modify its Entity List or the MEU List entry along with supporting information to the chairman at Room 3886, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. The chairperson shall refer all such requests and supporting information to all member agencies. The member agencies will review and vote on all such requests. The time frames, procedures and right of escalation by a member agency that is dissatisfied with the results that apply to proposals made by a member agency shall apply to these requests. The decision of the ERC (or the ACEP or EARB or the President, as may be applicable in a particular case) shall be the final agency decision on the request and shall not be appealable under part 756 of the EAR. The chairperson will prepare the response to the party who made the request. The response will state the decision on the request and the fact that the response is the final agency decision on the request. The response will be signed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

The End-User Review Committee will conduct regular reviews of the Entity List and MEU List for the purpose of determining whether any listed entities should be removed or modified. The review will include analysis of whether the criteria for listing the entity are still applicable and research to determine whether the name(s) and address(es) of Start Printed Page 83799each entity are accurate and complete and whether any affiliates of each listed entity should be added or removed.

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4. Add Supplement No. 7 to part 744 to read as follows:

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The addition reads as follows:

Supplement No. 7 to Part 744—`Military End-User' (MEU) List

The license requirement for entities listed in supplement no. 7 to part 744 applies to the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of any item subject to the EAR listed in supplement no. 2 to part 744. A license is required to export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) any item subject to the EAR listed in supplement no. 2 to part 744 when an entity that is listed on the MEU List is a party to the transaction as described in § 748.5(c) through (f). No license exceptions are available for exports, reexports or transfers (in-country) to listed entities on the MEU List for items specified in supplement no. 2 to part 744, except license exceptions for items authorized under the provisions of License Exception GOV set forth in § 740.11(b)(2)(i) and (ii) of the EAR as specified in § 744.21(c). The license application procedure and license review policy for entities specified in supplement no. 2 to part 744 is specified in § 744.21(d) and (e).

CountryEntityFederal Register citation
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OFAcademy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology (AASPT), Tian Wang te Zi #1, Baqiao District, Xian, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
The following eight subordinate institutions of Aero-Engine Company of China:
Subordinate institution:
AECC Aero Science & Technology Co. Ltd., Cheng-fa Industrial Park, ShuLong Road, SanHe Block, Sichuan, Chengdu, China.
AECC Aviation Power Co. Ltd., Xiujia Bay, Weiyong Dt., Xian 710021, China
Subordinate institution:
AECC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical. Materials, No. 8 Hangcai Avenue, Beijing, Haidian District, China
Subordinate institution:
AECC China Gas Turbine Establishment, No. 1 Hangkong Road, Mianyang, Sichuan Province, China
Subordinate institution:
AECC Commercial Aircraft Engine Co. Ltd., No. 3998 South Lianhua Road, Shanghai 200241, Minhang District, China
Subordinate institution:
AECC Harbin Dongan Engine Co., Ltd., No. 51 Baoguo Street, Haerbin 150036, China
Subordinate institution:
AECC Shenyang Liming Aero Engine Co., Ltd., No. 6 Dongta Street, Shenyang 110043, China
Subordinate instituion:
AECC South Industry Company Limited, 95 Xinghua West Road, Zhuzhou 412002, China
Anhui Yingliu Hangyuan Power, 96 West Pihe Rd., Hengshan Town, Jiangxi, Shangrao, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
The following seven subordinate institutions of Aviation Industry Corporation of China:85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Subordinate instituion:
AVIC Aircraft Co. Ltd., No. 1 Xifei Avenue, Xian 710089, Yanliang District, China
Subordinate instituion:
AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (GROUP) Co., Ltd., No. 88 Weiyi Road, Huang Tianba, Chengdu 610091, China
Subordinate instituion:
AVIC Flight Automatic Control Research Institute (FACRI), No. 92 Dianzi 1st Road, AVIC No 618 Institute, Xian 710065, China
Subordinate instituion:
AVIC General Aircraft Huanan Industry Co. Ltd., No. 999, Jinhai Middle Road, Jinwan District, Building 201Z Huhai 519040, Guangdong Province, China
Subordinate instituion:
AVIC General Aircraft Zhejiang Institute Co., Ltd., Floor 9, Building 1, 48 KeYuan Road, ZheJiang, China
Subordinate instituion:
AVIC International Holding Corporation, No. 18 Beichen East Road, Beijing 100101 Chaoyang District, China
Subordinate instituion:
AVIC Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI), No. 796 Liangxi Road, Binhu District 214063, China
Baimtec Material Co., Ltd., No 5, Yongxiang North Road, Yongfeng Ind, Beijing 100094, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Beijing Aero Lever Precision Ltd., Houju St No. 3 Changping, High Tec Park, Beijing 102200, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Beijing Ander Tech. Co., Ltd. No. C22, Yu An Rd., Area B, Tianzhu, Beijing 101318, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
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Beijing Guang Ming Electronics Co., Ltd., No. 41 Yu Qiao Bei Li, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101100, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Beijing Siyuan Electronic Co., Ltd., Satellite Building, No. 63 Zhichun Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100086, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
CAST Xi'an Spaceflight Engine Factory, a.k.a., the following one alias:85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
—7103 Factory
7103 Factory No 6 Academy No 69, Shenzhou Second Road, Aerospace Base, Xian, China.
Chengdu Holy Aviation Science & Tech, No. 220, Tongjiang Road, Pengzhou City, Sichuan 611936, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
China Aviation Ind. Std. Parts No. 355, Baiyun S. Road, Baiyun Dist, Gui Yang 550014, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
CSSC Xijiang Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., No. 133 Fenghuang Road, Liuzhou City, Guangxi 572000, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Elink Electronic Technology Co. Ltd., Room 717, Building 41, No. 8633 Zhongchun Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Fly Raise International Limited, Unit 04 7/F Bright Way Tower, No. 33 Mong Kok Road, Kowloon 999077, Hong Kong85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Fuhua Precision Man. Co, Fanhua Ave and Wanfoshan Rd, Taohua Ind. Park, Hefei City, Jingkai Dist, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Government Flying Service, 18 South Perimeter Road, Hong Kong Int'l Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology Co., Ltd., No. 1 Guangbao Road, Guangzhou Luogang District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Guizhou Aviation Tech. Dev. Nat., Shangbashan Road, Guiyang City, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Guizhou Liyang Intl Manufacturing Co Ltd., No. 1 Gaotie Road, Anshun City 561102 Guizhou, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Hafei Aviation Industry Co., Ltd. (HAFEI), Nancheng Rd No. 2, HARBIN 150066, Heilongjiang Province, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Hangzhou Bearing Test & Research Center Co., Ltd., No. 333 Hua Feng Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Harbin General Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd., a.k.a., the following one alias:85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
—Harbin Hafei Aviation Industry Co. Ltd.
15 Youxie Street, Harbin 150066, Pingfang District, China
Henan Aerospace Precision Mach, 15 Xinnan Road, Xinyang 464000, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Hunan South General Aviation Engine Co., Ltd., Dongjiaduan, Hi-Tech Industry Zone, Zhuzhou, Hunan 412000, Lusong District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Hutchison Optel Telecom Technology Co., Ltd., G-3, No. 67-1, Ke Yuan 3th Road, Chongqing Hitech Industrial Development Zone, Chongqing 400041, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Jiangsu Meilong Aviation Components Co., No. 88 Wufengshang Road, Suzhou, Zhenjiang 212132, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Jiatai Aircraft Equipment Co., Ltd., No. 1 ZhongHang Ave., Fancheng District, Xiangyang City, Hubei Province, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Jincheng Group Imp & Exp. Co. Ltd. Floor 26th Jincheng Plaza, 216 Middle Longpan Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210002, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Laboratory of Toxicant Analysis, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, No. 27 Taiping Road, Beijing, Haidian District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
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Molecular Devices Shanghai Corporation, No. 239 GangAo Road, WaiGaoQiao Free Trade Zone, Room 318, 3F, Building 2, Shanghai, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Nanjing Engineering Institute of Aircraft Systems (NEIAS), 33 Shuige Road, Jiangning Economic Development Zone, Nanjing 211106, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
National Satellite Meteorological Bureau, No. 46 Baishiqiao Road, HaiDian District, Beijing 100081, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, No. 36 Baochubei Road, Hangzhou 310012, Hangzhou Xihu District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shaanxi Aero Electric Co., Ltd., 17th, Jinye 2 Road, Xian High Tech Zone Xian, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shaanxi Aircaft Industry Co Ltd., P.O. 34, Hanzhong City 723213, Shaanxi Province, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shanghai Aerospace Equip. Man., No. 100 Huaning Road, Shanghai 200245, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute, No. 5 Yun Jin Road, Shanghai 200232, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (SAMC), No. 919 Shangfei Road, Shanghai 201324, Pudong New District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shanghai Tianlang Electronic Science Co., Ltd., 1500 Qinjiagang Road, Room 112 & 6, Shanghai, Pudong New Area, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shenyang Academy of Instrumentation Science Co., Ltd., No. 242, Baihai Street, Shenyang 110043, Dadong District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, 1 Lingbei Street, Shenyang 110000, Huanggu District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Shenyang Xizi Aviation Industry Co., Ltd., 76-43 Shenbei Road, Shenyang 110136, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Sichuan Hangte Aviation Tech. Co., Ltd., No. 269, 3rd Tengfei Road, Southwest Airport Economy Development Zone, Chengdu 61000, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Star Tech Aviation Co., Ltd., Unit E1, 15/F, 41-43 Au Pui Wan Street, On Wah IND Bldg, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong 999077, Hong Kong85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Sumec Instruments Equipment Co. Ltd., 198 Changjiang Road, 14/F Nanjing 210018, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Suzhou Eric Mechanics and Electronics Co. Ltd., No. 8 Huqiao Road, Suzhou, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Wuxi Hyatech Co., Ltd., No. 35 Xindong an Road, Wuxi, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Wuxi Paike New Mat. Tech. Co., Ltd., No. 22 Lianhe Rd., Hudai Ind. Park, Wuxi Binhu District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Wuxi Turbine Blade Co. Ltd., 1800 Huishan Ave., Economic Zone, Wuxi 214174, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Xac Group Aviation Electronics Import & Export Co. Ltd., 70# West Ave of Renmin, Xian 710089, Yanliang District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
XAIC Tech (Xi'an) Industrial Co., Ltd. No. 1 Xifei Road, Xian Yanliang District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Xian Aero-Engine Controls Co., Ltd., 750 Daqing Road, Xian, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Xian Aircraft Industrial Company Limited, No. 1 Xifei Avenue, Shanxi, Yanliang District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
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Xi'an Xae Flying Aviation Manufacturing Technology Co., Ltd., No.12 Fengcheng Road, Xian 710018, Weiyang District, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Xian Xr Aero- Components Co. Ltd., Hongqi East Road, Xian 710021, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Yibin Sanjiang Machine Co., Ltd., No. 72 MinJiangBei Road, Yibin 64407, Sichuan, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Zhejiang Perfect New Material Co., Ltd., No. 28, Dingsheng Road, Leidian Town, Deqing County, HuZhou City, China85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
RUSSIAAdmiralty Shipyard JSC, 203, Fontanka Emb., 190121, St. Peterburg, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Aleksandrov Scientific Research Technological Institute NITI, Koporskoe Highway, House 72, Sosnovy Bor, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Argut OOO, 6 Mnevniki str end 6 fl, Moscow 123308, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Communication center of the Ministry of Defense, Bolshoi Znamenskiy per. 21, Moscow, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Federal Research Center Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, pr. Lavrentieva 5, Novosibirsk 630090, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Federal State Budgetary Enterprise of the Administration of the President of Russia, 1-ya Reysovaya Street, 1, Moscow 119027, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Federal State Budgetary Enterprise Special Flight Unit Rossiya of the Administration of the President of Russia, 1-ya Reysovaya Street, 1, Moscow 119027, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Federal State Unitary Enterprise Dukhov Automatics Research Institute (VNIIA), 22, Sushchevskaya UI, Moscow 127055RU85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), Yasenevo 11 Kolpachny, Moscow, 010100085 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Forensic Center of Nizhniy Novgorod Region Main Directorate of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Gorkiy Street, 71, Nizhniy Novgorod 603950, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Irkut Corporation, Leningradsky Prospect 68, Moscow 125315, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Irkut Research and Production Corporation Public Joint Stock Company, 68 Leningradsky Prospect, Moscow 125315, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Joint Stock Company Scientific Research Institute of Computing Machinery, Melnichnaya Street, 31, Kirov 610025, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
JSC Central Research Institute of Machine Building (JSC TsNIIMash), Pionerskaya Street, 4, korpus 22, Moskovskaya obl., Korolov 141070, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
JSC Rocket and Space Centre—Progress, Zemetsa Street 18, Samarskaya Oblast, Samara 443009, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Kamensk-Uralsky Metallurgical Works J.S. Co., 5 Zavodskaya St., Kamensk Uralsky, 623405 Sverdlovsk region, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Kazan Helicopter Plant PJSC, Tetsevskaya St, Kazan 420085, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Komsomolsk-na-Amur Aviation Production Organization (KNAAPO), 1 Sovetskaya Street, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsky Krai, Russia 61801885 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Korporatsiya Vsmpo Avisma OAO, Parkovaya Street 1, Verkhnaya Salda, Sverdlovsk region 624760, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Ministry of Defence RF, 19 Znamenka Str, Moscow 119160, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
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Molot Oruzhie, 612960, Kirov Oblast, Vyatskie Polyany, st. Lenin 135, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
NPO High Precision Systems JSC, Kievskaya Street 7, Moscow, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
NPO Splav JSC, 33 ul. Shcheglov Kaya Zaseka Tula, 300004 Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Oboronprom OJSC, 29/141 Vereiskaya Street, Moscow, 121357 Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
PJSC Beriev Aircraft Company, 1 Aviatorov Square, Taganrog 347923, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
PJSC Irkut Corporation, Regional Aircraft 26 Leninskaya Sloboda, Moscow 115280, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
PJSC Kazan Helicopters, Tetsevskaya Street, 14, Kazan, Tatarstan Republic 420085, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
POLYUS Research Institute of M.F. Stelmakh Joint Stock Company, Building 1, 3 Vvedenskogo Street, Moscow, 117342, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Promtech-Dubna, JSC, Programmistov st., 4, room 364, Dubna, Moscow 141983, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Public Joint Stock Company United Aircraft Corporation, Bolshaya Pionerskaya, Moscow 115054, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Radiotechnical and Information Systems (RTI) Concern, 127083, Moscow, 8 marta, 10/1 Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Rapart Services LLC, Aeroportovskaya str. 6/2, Solnechnogorskiy region, Dubrobki 141580, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Rosoboronexport OJSC (ROE), Strada Strominka 27, Moscow, 107076 Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Rostekh—Azimuth, Building 2, 5 Suite X Room 15 Floor 2, Narishkinskaya Alleya, Moscow 125167, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Rostec (Russian Technologies State Corporation), 24 Usacheva Street, Moscow, Russia 11904885 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG, Leningradskoe highway, 6, building 1, Moscow, 125171 Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Russian Helicopters JSC, Bolshaya Pionerskaya, 1, Moscow, 123610 Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Sukhoi Aviation JSC, Polikarpov str., 23B, Moscow, 125284 Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, 1 Sovetskaya Street, Komsomolsk-On-Amur 681018, Russia; and 15 Tupoleva Street, OP JSC SCA, Zukhovskiy 140180, Russia; and 23b Bld 2 Polikarpova St, Moscow 125824, Russia; and 26, Bld. 5, Leninskaya Sloboda Street, Moscow, 115280, Russia; and Antonova Avenue 1, Ulianovsk 432072, Russia; and Leningradskaya Street 80/4A, Komsomolsk-On-Amur 681007, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Tactical Missiles Corporation JSC, KorolevIlyicha Street, 7, 141080, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
Tupolev JSC, Academician Tupolev Embankment 17, Moscow, 105005, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
UEC-Saturn, 163 Lenin Avenue, Rybinsk 152903, Yavoslavl Region, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
United Aircraft Corporation, Bolshaya Pionerskaya str., 1, Moscow, 115054, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
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United Engine Corporation, 16, Budyonny Avenue, Moscow, 105118 Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation, Vereiskaya 29, str. 141, Moscow, Russia85 FR [INSERT FR PAGE NUMBER AND 12/23/2020].
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PART 756—[AMENDED]

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5. The authority citation for part 756 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801-4852; 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; E.O. 13222, 66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783.

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6. Section 756.2 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(3) to read as follows:

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Appeal from an administrative action.

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(3) A decision on a request to remove or modify an Entity List entry made pursuant to § 744.16 of the EAR, a decision on a request to remove or modify an Unverified List entry made pursuant to § 744.15 of the EAR, or a request to remove or modify a Military End User entry made pursuant to § 744.21(b) of the EAR.

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Matthew S. Borman,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2020-28052 Filed 12-22-20; 8:45 am]

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