Expansion of Certain End-Use and End-User Controls and Controls on Specific Activities of U.S. Persons; Correction

Citation86 FR 14534
CourtIndustry And Security Bureau
Publication Date17 Mar 2021
Record Number2021-05623
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)]
                [Rules and Regulations]
                [Page 14534]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-05623]
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                DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                Bureau of Industry and Security
                15 CFR Part 744
                [Docket No. 210312-0056]
                RIN 0694-AI38
                Expansion of Certain End-Use and End-User Controls and Controls
                on Specific Activities of U.S. Persons; Correction
                AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.
                ACTION: Interim final rule; correction.
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                SUMMARY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of
                Commerce, is correcting an interim final rule, ``Expansion of Certain
                End-Use and End-User Controls and Controls on Specific Activities of
                U.S. Persons,'' that appeared in the Federal Register of January 15,
                2021 (hereinafter referred to as the January 15 rule) by revising an
                incorrect instruction that would have resulted in the inadvertent
                deletion of two subparagraphs of the Export Administration Regulations'
                (EAR) restrictions on certain rocket systems and unmanned aerial
                vehicles.
                DATES: Effective date: March 16, 2021.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Johnson, Senior Advisor, Export
                Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, Phone: (202) 482-3685,
                [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                Background
                 On January 15, 2021, BIS published an interim final rule expanding
                certain end-use and end-user controls and controls on specific
                activities of U.S. persons (86 FR 4865) (hereinafter the January 15
                rule). Due to an instruction error, which directed the revision of
                paragraph (a)(3) of Sec. 744.3 of the EAR, rather than only the
                introductory text of that paragraph, upon its effective date, the
                January 15 rule would have resulted in the inadvertent deletion of
                Sec. 744.3(a)(3)(i) and (ii) of the EAR, which describe the license
                requirements that apply when an exporter, reexporter, or transferor
                cannot determine the range capabilities of a rocket system or unmanned
                aerial vehicle (UAV) in certain countries of missile technology concern
                (Country Group D:4) (see Supplement No. 1 to part 740 of the EAR), or
                whether such rocket system or UAV will be used in connection with the
                delivery of certain weapons of mass destruction. This was a technical
                error and BIS did not intend to remove the existing restrictions on
                exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) applicable to certain
                rocket systems and UAVs in D:4 countries currently set forth in Sec.
                744.3(a)(3)(i) and (ii) of the EAR. To remediate this error, BIS is
                correcting the instruction in the January 15 rule to revise only the
                introductory ``text of Sec. 744.3(a)(3), rather than the entire
                paragraph.
                Correction
                 Accordingly, in FR Doc. 2021-00977, appearing on page 4865 in the
                Federal Register of Friday, January 15, 2021, the follow correction is
                made:
                Sec. 744.3 [Correction]
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                1. On page 4871, first column, instruction 9 is corrected to read
                ``Section 744.3 is amended by revising paragraphs (a)(1) and (2), the
                introductory text to paragraph (a)(3), and paragraphs (d)(2)(ii) and
                (v) to read as follows:''
                Matthew S. Borman,
                Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
                [FR Doc. 2021-05623 Filed 3-15-21; 4:15 pm]
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