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DOC/BIS RIN: 0694-AF37 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●Proposed Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for Making the Commerce Control List (CCL) More Clear and "Positive" as Part of the Export Control Reform Initiative  
Abstract: As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on December 9, 2010 (75 FR 76664), seeking public comments on how the descriptions of items controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) could be more clear and positive and "tiered" in a manner consistent with the control criteria the Administration has developed as part of the reform effort. This rule implements various changes to the CCL to make the CCL more clear and "positive" based on BIS's review of the public comments submitted in response to the December 9, 2010, ANPRM. This rule implements changes that can be made by the U.S. without requiring changes to the multilateral export control regimes, such as the Wassenaar Arrangement or the Missile Technology Control Regime. Changes BIS has determined would make the CCL more clear and positive, but require a multilateral regime change to implement, are being evaluated by the U.S. Government to determine which of these changes should be forwarded as U.S. Government regime proposals for multilateral export control regimes. Suggested changes for how the CCL could be "tiered" are being reviewed by the people involved with evaluating the tiering of the CCL under the ECR initiative and will be implemented under a separate rulemaking. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 774   
Legal Authority: 30 USC 185(u)    10 USC 7420    10 USC 7430(e)    15 USC 1824a    22 USC 287c    22 USC 3201 et seq    22 USC 6004    22 USC 7201 et seq    22 USC 7210    30 USC 185(s)    42 USC 2139a    42 USC 6212    43 USC 1354    50 USC 1701 et seq    50 USC 2401 et seq    50 USC 5    EO 13026    EO 13222   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Timothy Mooney
Export Policy Analyst
Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-3371
Fax:202 482-3355
Email: timothy.mooney@bis.doc.gov