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DOC/BIS RIN: 0694-AE80 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations to Adopt a Licensing Amendment Process and Other Licensing Process Efficiencies  
Abstract: This rule proposes revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to adopt a licensing amendment process and to make other licensing process efficiencies. This rule proposes making changes to the EAR in parallel with changes to the Bureau of Industry and Security's online submission system for license applications to allow for licensees to request certain changes (amendments) to currently valid licenses. This rule also proposes additional changes to the EAR that are required to implement the licensing amendment process. Additionally, this rule proposes to remove the term "replacement license" from the EAR because, with the implementation of the changes proposed in this rule in final form, the term would no longer be needed. If the changes proposed in this rule are implemented in final form, all changes to licenses would fall into three clearly defined types of changes: changes that a licensee may determine are non-material based on specified EAR criteria and that do not require Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) review (non-material changes); changes that a licensee may request through a license amendment request to BIS based on specified EAR criteria (license amendment eligible changes); and all other changes, which would require a new license (requires a new license changes). The changes proposed in this rule would significantly improve the efficiency of the BIS licensing system. These proposed changes would allow a more flexible licensing process that takes into account the increase in the standard validity period for BIS licenses [from two years to four years, as part of Export Control Reform (ECR)], and, therefore, the likelihood that there may be an increased need to make certain changes to licenses that warrant prior notification and BIS approval but do not warrant a new license. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 750    15 CFR 748    15 CFR 758    15 CFR 742    15 CFR 772   
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.    22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.    22 U.S.C. 7210    42 U.S.C. 2139a    50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.    50 U.S.C. app 2401 et seq.    E.O. 12058    E.O. 12851    E.O. 12938    E.O. 13026    E.O. 13222    E.O. 13637    Pub. L. 108-11   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2017 
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