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DOC/BIS RIN: 0694-AI44 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Control of Deuterium That is Intended for Use Other Than in a Nuclear Reactor Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) 

The Department of Commerce is publishing this final rule in conjunction with a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) final rule to revise its regulations to remove the NRC’s licensing authority for exports of deuterium for non-nuclear end use.  The responsibility for the licensing of exports of deuterium for non-nuclear end uses is being transferred to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).  BIS is publishing this final rule to include such exports, as well as reexports and transfers (in-country), of deuterium under its export licensing jurisdiction under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  This Commerce final rule describes the changes made to the EAR to control the Deuterium moved from the export control authority of the NRC to the export control authority of BIS under the EAR. Exports of deuterium for nuclear end use will remain under the NRC’s export licensing jurisdiction.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  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: 15 CFR 774   
Legal Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4801 to 4852    50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.    10 U.S.C. 8720    50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.    10 U.S.C. 8730(e)    22 U.S.C. 287c    22 U.S.C. 3201 et seq.    22 U.S.C. 6004    42 U.S.C. 2139a    15 U.S.C. 1824    50 U.S.C. 4305    22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.    22 U.S.C. 7210    E.O. 13026    E.O. 13222   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  10/06/2021  86 FR 55492   
Final Rule Effective  12/06/2021 
Next Action Undetermined  01/00/2022 
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
Senior Export Policy Analyst
Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Stop 2705,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-2440