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DOC/BIS RIN: 0694-AG80 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations for the Use of License Exceptions  

This final rule makes clarifications to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for the use of license exceptions. This final rule revises two existing license exceptions to provide guidance on the use of these license exceptions based on existing agency practice. Specifically, this final rule makes four clarifications to License Exception Governments, International Organizations, International Inspections under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the International Space Station (GOV) and adds five notes, along with making other minor clarifications, to License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA). These clarifications and notes are added to the license exceptions part of the EAR to answer questions BIS has received about the use of these two EAR license exceptions. The answers to these questions are either already found in the EAR or are based on existing agency interpretive practice. Therefore, the clarifications in this final rule do not change the EAR requirements for the use of the license exceptions. The purpose of these clarifications is limited to publicly answering frequently asked questions that BIS has received, with the intent of making these EAR requirements easier to understand. These clarifications should be particularly helpful for people who have recently started using the EAR, such as exporters who have items that have recently moved to the EAR from the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as a result of Export Control Reform. The revisions in this final rule are also part of Commerce's annual retrospective regulatory review plan under Executive Order (EO) 13563.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 740   
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.    50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.    50 U.S.C. app 2401 et seq.    E.O. 13026    E.O. 13222   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  11/00/2016 
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