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DOC/BIS RIN: 0694-AF37 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to Make the Commerce Control List (CCL) Clearer 
Abstract: On December 9, 2010 (75 FR 76664), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Commerce Control List: Revising Descriptions of Items and Foreign Availability as part of the Presidents Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative. The December 9, 2010 notice sought, among other things, public comments on how descriptions of items controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) could be made clearer. This proposed rule would implement changes identified by BIS and the public that would make the CCL clearer. Although these revisions originated with the ECR initiative, this proposed rule is entirely consistent in spirit and substance with Executive Order 13563, under which agencies are to conduct retrospective analyses of their regulations to identify and remedy any unnecessary compliance burden caused by rules that are unduly complex, outmoded, inconsistent, or overlapping. In Executive Order 13563, the President directed each agency to review its existing significant regulations, and consider how best to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously 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    15 CFR 734    15 CFR 740    15 CFR 772   
Legal Authority: 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)    30 USC 185(u)    42 USC 2139a    42 USC 6212    43 USC 1354    50 USC 1701 et seq    50 USC 2401 et seq    50 USC 5    50 USC app 2401 et seq    EO 12938    EO 13020    EO 13026    EO 13222   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/00/2013 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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