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STATE RIN: 1400-AD33 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV 

As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XV (Spacecraft) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. This rule is being published in conjunction with the a Department of Commerce rule (0694-AG59), which makes these changes: (1) changes to address the movement of additional spacecraft and related items from the USML to the Commerce Control List, as a result of changes in aperture size for spacecraft that warrant ITAR control, in response to public comments and further U.S. Government review; (2) changes to address the movement of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) from the USML to the CCL; (3) other corrections and clarifications to the spacecraft interim final rule; and (4) addition of  items to Export Control Classification Number 9A515. This rule and the Department of Commerce rule are part of the President's Export Control Reform Initiative.

Agency: Department of State(STATE)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 22 CFR 121   
Legal Authority: 22 U.S.C. 2778   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/24/2013  78 FR 31444   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/08/2013 
Interim Final Rule  05/13/2014  79 FR 27180   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  06/27/2014 
Final Action  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  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 
Related RINs: Related to 1400-AC80 
Agency Contact:
C Edward Peartree
Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy
Department of State
2401 E Street NW., ATTN: ITAR Amendment,
Washington, DC 20522
Phone:202 663-2792