Arms Munitions

arms-munitions
TitlePublishedFR Doc.Description
TitlePublishedFR Doc.Description
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Categories I, II, and III2018-May-242018-10366The Department of State (the Department) proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories I (firearms, close assault weapons and combat shotguns), II (guns and armament) and III (ammunition and ordnance) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting export and temporary import control on the USML. Items removed from the USML would become subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Justice Department -- Bump-Stock-Type Devices2018-Mar-292018-06292The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to amend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives regulations to clarify that ``bump fire'' stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristics (bump-stock-type devices) are ``machineguns'' as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) and the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger. Specifically, these devices convert an otherwise semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun by functioning as a self-acting or self-regulating mechanism that harnesses the recoil energy of the semiautomatic firearm in a manner that allows the trigger to reset and continue firing without additional physical manipulation of the trigger by the shooter. Hence, a semiautomatic firearm to which a bump-stock-type device is attached is able to produce automatic fire with a single pull of the trigger. With limited exceptions, primarily as to government agencies, the GCA makes it unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun unless it was lawfully possessed prior to the effective date of the statute. The bump-stock-type devices covered by this proposed rule were not in existence prior to the GCA's effective date, and therefore would fall within the prohibition on machineguns if this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is implemented. Consequently, current possessors of these devices would be required to surrender them, destroy them, or otherwise render them permanently inoperable upon the effective date of the final rule.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Addition of South Sudan2018-Feb-142018-02995The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include reference to South Sudan in its regulations on prohibited exports, imports, and sales to and from certain countries, and to update defense trade policy toward South Sudan by applying a policy of denial on the export of defense articles and defense services to South Sudan, except as otherwise provided. This amendment reflects a policy determination made by the Secretary of State.
State Department -- Department of State 2018 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment; Correction2018-Jan-192018-00881The Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on January 3, 2018, providing revised civil monetary penalties for 2018. This document corrects one of the civil monetary penalties.
State Department -- Department of State 2018 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment2018-Jan-032017-28395This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2017 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.
Justice Department -- Application of the Definition of Machinegun to “Bump Fire” Stocks and Other Similar Devices2017-Dec-262017-27898The Department of Justice anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of ``machinegun'' in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Gun Control Act of 1968 to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as ``bump fire'' stocks, fall within that definition. Before doing so, the Department and ATF need to gather information and comments from the public and industry regarding the nature and scope of the market for these devices.
State Department -- Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List2017-Aug-302017-18482The Department of State, pursuant to its regulations and in the interest of the security of the United States, temporarily modifies Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
Consumer Product Safety Commission -- Amendments to Fireworks Regulations2017-Feb-022017-02014The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) proposes to amend its regulations regarding fireworks devices under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. The proposed amendments are based on the Commission's review of its existing fireworks regulations, the current fireworks market, changes in technology, existing fireworks standards, and safety issues associated with fireworks devices. The proposed amendments would create new requirements and modify or clarify existing requirements. Some of the proposed revisions would align with existing fireworks standards or codify the Commission's existing testing practices. The Commission believes that the proposed requirements would improve consumer safety by codifying limits, test procedures, and requirements that would reduce the risk of injury to consumers and clarifying existing requirements to promote compliance.
State Department -- 2017 Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment2017-Jan-112017-00166This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The revised CMP adjusts the amount of civil monetary penalties assessed by the Department of State based on the December 2016 guidance from the Office of Management and Budget. The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after the effective date of this rule, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV2017-Jan-102016-31751As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department published an interim final rule on May 13, 2014 that revised Category XV (Spacecraft and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). After reviewing comments to the interim final rule, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to further revise Category XV of the USML to describe more precisely the articles warranting control in that category.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: International Trade Data System, Reporting2017-Jan-032016-31655The Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS), which will allow businesses to electronically submit the data required to import or export cargo, as provided by Executive Order 13659 and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act).
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Corrections and Clarifications2016-Dec-052016-28406The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify recent revisions made pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative. This rule clarifies the scope of disclosure of information submitted to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), clarifies the policies and procedures regarding statutory debarments, and corrects administrative and typographical errors.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories VIII and XIX2016-Nov-212016-27775As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories VIII (aircraft and related articles) and XIX (gas turbine engines and associated equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XII2016-Oct-122016-24225As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising Category XII (fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to remove certain items from control on the USML and to describe more precisely the articles continuing to warrant control on the USML. The Department also amends USML Categories VIII, XIII, and XV to reflect that items previously described in those Categories are now controlled under the revised Category XII or Commerce Control List. Further, the Department revises USML Category XI to move items to the CCL as a result of changes to related control in USML Category XII.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Tunisia, Eritrea, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Other Changes2016-Sep-292016-23284The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA); reorganize the content in several paragraphs to clarify the intent of the ITAR; update defense trade policy regarding Eritrea, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, and C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire to reflect resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council; update defense trade policy regarding Sri Lanka to reflect the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016; and update defense trade policy regarding Vietnam to reflect a determination made by the Secretary of State.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Procedures for Obtaining State Department Authorization To Export Items Subject to the Export Administration Regulations; Revision to the Destination Control Statement; and Other Changes2016-Aug-172016-19550As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify rules pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), revise the destination control statement in ITAR Sec. 123.9 to harmonize the language with the EAR, make conforming changes to ITAR Sec. Sec. 124.9 and 124.14, and make several minor edits for clarity.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories XIV and XVIII2016-Jul-282016-17505As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories XIV (toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and associated equipment) and XVIII (directed energy weapons) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563, completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
Justice Department -- Recordkeeping Regulations2016-Jun-132016-13878This final rule makes technical amendments to regulations pertaining to certain firearms recordkeeping requirements to provide clarity and enhance uniformity. The technical changes are being made in the wording of three tables to reflect the same wording in the body of the regulations associated with the tables regarding the required description of firearms for recordkeeping purposes.
State Department -- Civil Monetary Penalties Inflationary Adjustment2016-Jun-082016-13455This final rule is issued to adjust the civil monetary penalties (CMP) for regulatory provisions maintained and enforced by the Department of State. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the 1990 Act), as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (the 1996 Act), required the head of each agency to adjust its CMPs for inflation no later than October 23, 1996 and required agencies to make adjustments at least once every four years thereafter. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the 2015 Act) further amended the 1990 Act by requiring agencies to adjust CMPs, if necessary, pursuant to a ``catch- up'' adjustment methodology prescribed by the 2015 Act, which mandates that the catch up adjustment take effect no later than August 1, 2016. Additionally, the 2015 Act requires agencies to make annual adjustments to their respective CMPs in accordance with guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget. The revised CMP adjustments in this rule will apply only to those penalties assessed after its effective date; subsequent annual adjustments are to be published not later than January 15 of each year. In keeping with guidance provided by the Office of Management and Budget, the new penalty levels will apply to all assessments made on or after August 1, 2016, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms: Revisions to Definition of Export and Related Definitions2016-Jun-032016-12732As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the definitions of ``export,'' and ``reexport or retransfer'' in order to continue the process of harmonizing the definitions with the corresponding terms in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to the extent appropriate. Additionally, the Department creates definitions of ``release'' and ``retransfer'' in order to clarify and support the interpretation of the revised definitions that are in this rulemaking. The Department creates new sections of the ITAR detailing the scope of licenses, unauthorized releases of controlled information and revises the section on ``exports'' of technical data to U.S. persons abroad. Finally, the Department consolidates regulatory provisions on the treatment of foreign dual and third country national employees within one exemption.
Justice Department -- Commerce in Firearms and Explosives; Secure Gun Storage, Amended Definition of Antique Firearm, and Miscellaneous Amendments2016-May-262016-12364The Department of Justice (DOJ) proposes amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), largely to codify into regulation certain provisions of Public Law 105-277, Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999. The proposed rule would amend ATF's regulations to account for the existing statutory requirement for applicants for firearms dealer licenses to certify that secure gun storage or safety devices will be available at any place where firearms are sold under the license to nonlicensed individuals. This certification is already included in the ATF Form 7, Application for Federal Firearms License. The proposed regulation would also require applicants for manufacturer or importer licenses to complete the certification if the licensee will have premises where firearms are sold to nonlicensees. Moreover, the proposed regulation would require that the secure gun storage or safety device be compatible with the firearms offered for sale by the licensee. Finally, it also would conform the definitions of certain terms to the statutory language set forth in the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999, including the definition of ``antique firearm,'' which would be amended to include certain modern muzzle loading firearms.
Justice Department -- Federal Firearms License Proceedings-Hearings2016-May-232016-12100The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding administrative hearings held as part of firearms license proceedings. This rule clarifies that persons requesting a hearing will be afforded the opportunity to submit facts and arguments for review and consideration during the hearing, and may make offers of settlement before or after the hearing. The regulations are intended to ensure that Federal firearms licensees and persons applying for a Federal firearms license are familiar with the hearing process relative to the denial, suspension, or revocation of a firearms license, or imposition of a civil fine.
Justice Department -- Identification Markings Placed on Firearm Silencers and Firearm Mufflers2016-May-042016-10382The Department of Justice is considering amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to require licensed manufacturers, licensed importers, and nonlicensed makers to place identification markings on the outer tube of firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. The Department wishes to gather information and comments from the public and industry concerning whether or not the regulations should be amended.
Commerce Department -- Export Control Reform: Conforming Change to Defense Sales Offset Reporting Requirements2016-Mar-012016-04425This rule requires reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled on the United States Munitions List (USML) and items controlled in ``600 series'' Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) except for certain submersible and semi-submersible cargo transport vessels and related items that are not on the control lists of any of the multilateral export control regimes of which the United States is a member. Since the early 1990s, BIS has required reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled on the USML. Those reporting requirements will continue, unchanged by this rule. Beginning on October 15, 2013, some items have been removed from the USML and been added to 600 series ECCNs. These items were subject to offsets reporting requirements prior to being added to 600 series ECCNs. Some other items have been moved from non-600 series ECCNs to 600 series ECCNs as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative. This rule requires reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled in 600 series ECCNs regardless of whether the item was added to a 600 series ECCN simultaneously with its removal from the USML or was subject to the EAR prior to its inclusion in a 600 series ECCN, except for certain submersible and semi-submersible cargo transport vessels and related items that are not on the control lists of any of the multilateral export control regimes of which the United States is a member. The changes made by this rule were the subject of a proposed rule for which BIS received no comments. This final rule adopts the text of the proposed rule without change.
Commerce Department -- Updated Legal Authority Citations2016-Feb-292016-04324This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations in the National Security Industrial Base Regulations (NSIBR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The citation updates reflect recent editorial reclassifications within the United States Code, the repeal of certain statutory authorities, the continuation of an emergency declared in an executive order, and minor stylistic edits. This is a non-substantive rule that only updates legal authority paragraphs of the NSIBR and the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the NSIBR or the EAR.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XII2016-Feb-192016-03197As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XII (fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance and control equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The Department also proposes to amend USML Categories VIII, XIII, and XV to reflect that items now described in those Categories will be in the revised Category XII.
Justice Department -- Machineguns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for Responsible Persons of a Trust or Legal Entity With Respect To Making or Transferring a Firearm2016-Jan-152016-00192The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding the making or transferring of a firearm under the National Firearms Act (NFA). This final rule defines the term ``responsible person,'' as used in reference to a trust, partnership, association, company, or corporation; requires responsible persons of such trusts or legal entities to complete a specified form and to submit photographs and fingerprints when the trust or legal entity files an application to make an NFA firearm or is listed as the transferee on an application to transfer an NFA firearm; requires that a copy of all applications to make or transfer a firearm, and the specified form for responsible persons, as applicable, be forwarded to the chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) of the locality in which the applicant/transferee or responsible person is located; and eliminates the requirement for a certification signed by the CLEO. These provisions provide a public safety benefit as they ensure that responsible persons undergo background checks. In addition, this final rule adds a new section to ATF's regulations to address the possession and transfer of firearms registered to a decedent. The new section clarifies that the executor, administrator, personal representative, or other person authorized under State law to dispose of property in an estate may possess a firearm registered to a decedent during the term of probate without such possession being treated as a ``transfer'' under the NFA. It also specifies that the transfer of the firearm to any beneficiary of the estate may be made on a tax-exempt basis.
Justice Department -- Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition-Reporting Theft or Loss of Firearms in Transit (2007R-9P)2016-Jan-122016-00112The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) concerning the statutory reporting requirement for firearms that have been stolen or lost. The final rule specifies that when a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) discovers a firearm it shipped was stolen or lost in transit, the transferor/sender FFL must report the theft or loss to ATF and to the appropriate local authorities within 48 hours of discovery. The rule also reduces an FFL's reporting burden when a theft or loss involves a firearm registered under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and ensures consistent reporting to ATF's NFA Branch. In addition, the rule specifies that transferor/sender FFLs must reflect the theft or loss of a firearm as a disposition entry in their required records not later than 7 days following discovery of the theft or loss; moreover, if an FFL reported the theft or loss of a firearm and later discovers its whereabouts, the FFL must advise ATF that the firearm has been located and must re-enter the firearm into its required records as an acquisition or disposition entry as appropriate.
State Department -- Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List2015-Dec-162015-31528The Department of State, pursuant to its regulations and in the interest of the security of the United States, temporarily modifies Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
Defense Department -- Carrying of Firearms and Use of Force for Law Enforcement, Security, Counterintelligence, and Protective Services2015-Dec-112015-31194The DA proposes to revise its regulation concerning the carrying of firearms and use of force for law enforcement, security, counterintelligence, and protective services on DoD installations worldwide. It establishes uniform policy for the use of force by law enforcement and security personnel.
Commerce Department -- Export Control Reform: Conforming Change to Defense Sales Offset Reporting Requirements2015-Dec-022015-30421This proposed rule would require reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled in ``600 series'' Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) except for certain submersible and semi-submersible cargo transport vessels and related items that are not on control lists of any of the multilateral export control regimes of which the United States is a member. Since the early 1990s, BIS has required reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled on the United States Munitions List (USML). Those reporting requirements would continue, unchanged by this rule. Beginning on October 15, 2013, some items have been removed from the USML and added to 600 series ECCNs as part of the Administration's Export Control Reform Initiative. These items were subject to offsets reporting requirements prior to being added to 600 series ECCNs. In addition, as part of that same initiative, some items that were subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) have also been added to 600 series ECCNs. These items were not subject to offsets reporting requirements prior to being added to 600 series ECCNs. This proposed rule would require reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled in 600 series ECCNs regardless of whether the item was added to a 600 series ECCN simultaneously with its removal from the USML or was subject to the EAR prior to its inclusion in a 600 series ECCN. BIS is proposing this action because, except for the vessels and related items noted above, items controlled in 600 series ECCNs are of a military nature. BIS believes that collecting information regarding offsets requirements in connection with the sale of such items is necessary to make a report to Congress mandated by the Defense Production Act complete.
State Department -- Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List2015-Jul-022015-16489The Department of State, pursuant to its regulations and in the interest of the security of the United States, temporarily modifies Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories XIV and XVIII2015-Jun-172015-14472As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Categories XIV (toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and associated equipment) and XVIII (directed energy weapons) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms: Revisions to Definitions of Defense Services, Technical Data, and Public Domain; Definition of Product of Fundamental Research; Electronic Transmission and Storage of Technical Data; and Related Definitions2015-Jun-032015-12844As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the definitions of ``defense article,'' ``defense services,'' ``technical data,'' ``public domain,'' ``export,'' and ``reexport or retransfer'' in order to clarify the scope of activities and information that are covered within these definitions and harmonize the definitions with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to the extent appropriate. Additionally, the Department proposes to create definitions of ``required,'' ``technical data that arises during, or results from, fundamental research,'' ``release,'' ``retransfer,'' and ``activities that are not exports, reexports, or retransfers'' in order to clarify and support the interpretation of the revised definitions that are proposed in this rulemaking. The Department proposes to create new sections detailing the scope of licenses, unauthorized releases of information, and the ``release'' of secured information, and revises the sections on ``exports'' of ``technical data'' to U.S. persons abroad. Finally, the Department proposes to address the electronic transmission and storage of unclassified ``technical data'' via foreign communications infrastructure. This rulemaking proposes that the electronic transmission of unclassified ``technical data'' abroad is not an ``export,'' provided that the data is sufficiently secured to prevent access by foreign persons. Additionally, this proposed rule would allow for the electronic storage of unclassified ``technical data'' abroad, provided that the data is secured to prevent access by parties unauthorized to access such data. The revisions contained in this proposed rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 first submitted on August 17, 2011.
Justice Department -- Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Defense Articles-Removal of Certain Defense Articles Currently on the U.S. Munitions Import List That No Longer Warrant Import Control Under the Arms Export Control Act (2011R-25P)2015-May-292015-12992The Department of Justice is finalizing without change an amendment to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives regulations to remove those defense articles currently on the United States Munitions Import List that ATF by delegation has determined no longer warrant import control under the Arms Export Control Act.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy on Exports to the Republic of Fiji2015-May-292015-13017The Department of State is revising the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to rescind the previous policy of denying the export of defense articles and defense services to Fiji.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of U.S. Persons Employed by Foreign Persons, and Other Changes2015-May-262015-12643The Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify requirements for the licensing and registration of U.S. persons providing defense services while in the employ of foreign persons. This amendment is pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform effort, as part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exports and Temporary Imports Made to or on Behalf of a Department or Agency of the U.S. Government; Procedures for Obtaining State Department Authorization To Export Items Subject to the Export Administration Regulations; Revision to the Destination Control Statement; and Other Changes2015-May-222015-12295As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to: clarify regulations pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); revise the licensing exemption for exports made to or on behalf of an agency of the U.S. government; revise the destination control statement in ITAR Sec. 123.9 to harmonize the language with the EAR; and make several minor edits for clarity. The proposed revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XII2015-May-052015-09673As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XII (fire control, range finder, optical and guidance and control equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML.
Justice Department -- National Instant Criminal Background Check System Regulation2014-Nov-202014-27386The United States Department of Justice (``the Department'') is publishing this final rule to amend the regulations implementing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (``NICS'') pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (``Brady Act''). This final rule authorizes tribal criminal justice agencies to access the NICS Index for purposes of issuing firearm-related permits and licenses, authorizes criminal justice agencies to access the NICS Index for purposes of disposing of firearms in their possession, and updates the storage location of NICS Audit Log records relating to denied transactions.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy on Exports to Vietnam2014-Nov-102014-26632The Department of State is revising the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect a change in its policy on exports to Vietnam.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Corrections, Clarifications, and Movement of Definitions2014-Oct-102014-23792In an effort to streamline, simplify and clarify the recent revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) made pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department of State is amending the ITAR as part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011.
Justice Department -- Rules of Practice in Explosives License and Permit Proceedings (2007R-5P); Revisions Reflecting Changes Consistent With the Homeland Security Act of 20022014-Oct-072014-23932The Department of Justice proposes to codify the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) procedures and practices in connection with the disapproval of initial applications, denials of renewal, and revocations of explosives licenses or permits. The proposed regulations will be codified in a new part entitled ``Rules and Practice in License and Permit Proceedings.'' The proposed regulations are based upon the regulations that ATF relied upon prior to its transfer from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Justice. Additionally, the Department proposes minor revisions to regulations governing administrative proceedings related to the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license, and the imposition of a civil fine under Federal firearms law to reference regulations under ATF authority. These proposed revisions remove all references to statutes, regulations, positions, and other terms that are applicable only to the Department of the Treasury. These revisions reflect ATF's position as a regulatory and enforcement agency under the Department of Justice and are consistent with the proposed regulations governing administrative hearing processes for explosives licenses and permits.
Justice Department -- Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition-Reporting Theft or Loss of Firearms in Transit (2007R-9P)2014-Aug-122014-18874The Department of Justice proposes amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations that concern firearms stolen or lost in transit. The proposed rule specifies that when a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) discovers a firearm it shipped was stolen or lost in transit, that sender/transferor FFL must report the theft or loss to ATF and to the appropriate local authority. The rule also reduces an FFL's reporting burden when a theft or loss involves a firearm registered under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and ensures consistent reporting to ATF's NFA Branch. In addition, the rule specifies that transferor/sender FFLs must reflect the theft or loss of a firearm as a disposition entry in their required records not later than 7 days following discovery of the theft or loss, and specifies that FFLs that report the theft or loss of a firearm and later discover its whereabouts must advise ATF that the firearm has been located and must re-enter the firearm into their required records as an acquisition or disposition entry as appropriate.
Justice Department -- Technical Amendments to Regulations2014-Aug-112014-18842This final rule makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in ATF regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Many of the technical changes are being made to reflect changes in nomenclature resulting from the transfer of ATF to the Department of Justice from the Department of the Treasury pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The changes are designed to provide clarity and enhance uniformity throughout these regulations.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Central African Republic and UNSCR 21492014-Aug-042014-18331The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the defense trade policy regarding the Central African Republic to reflect the most recent resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
Justice Department -- Elimination of Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Low Volume) (2008R-21P)2014-Aug-042014-18392The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) by eliminating the Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Low Volume (LV)), Parts I and II. Federally licensed firearms dealers used this form as an alternate record for the receipt and disposition of firearms. Because licensees rarely use Form 4473 (LV), ATF has determined that continued use of this form is unwarranted and it should be eliminated. Licensees will be required to use the standard Form 4473 for all dispositions and maintain a record of the acquisition and disposition of firearms in accordance with the regulations.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List Category XI (Military Electronics), and Other Changes2014-Jul-012014-14681As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XI (Military Electronics). The Department is also amending Category VIII (Aircraft and Related Articles) with respect to wing folding systems and both Categories VIII and XIX to remove three paragraphs superseded by the revision of Category XI. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV2014-May-132014-10806As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XV (Spacecraft and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control in that category. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. This rule is published as an interim final rule because the Department believes that substantial national security benefits will flow from the changes to the controls on spacecraft and related items, but acknowledges that additional analysis of and public comment on the control thresholds for remote sensing satellites are warranted.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Central African Republic2014-Apr-172014-08781The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to provide the defense trade policy regarding the Central African Republic to reflect certain resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Changes to Authorized Officials and the UK Defense Trade Treaty Exemption; Correction of Errors in Lebanon Policy and Violations; and Adoption of Recent Amendments as Final; Correction2014-Apr-172014-08779The Department of State is correcting the inadvertent omission of regulatory text in a recent final rule.
Justice Department -- Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Defense Articles-Removal of Certain Defense Articles Currently on the U.S. Munitions Import List That No Longer Warrant Import Control Under the Arms Export Control Act (2011R-25P)2014-Mar-272014-06778The Department of Justice is amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations to remove those defense articles currently on the U.S. Munitions Import List that ATF by delegation has determined no longer warrant import control under the Arms Export Control Act.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Changes to Authorized Officials and the UK Defense Trade Treaty Exemption; Correction of Errors in Lebanon Policy and Violations; and Adoption of Recent Amendments as Final2014-Feb-112014-02293The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the managing director as an authorized official, update the marking and reporting requirements for the UK defense treaty exemption, correct a typographical error in the paragraph on export policy regarding Lebanon, and correct an error of syntactical arrangement in a section of the regulations regarding violations. The Department is also adopting as a final rule certain sections of the ITAR that were published in an interim final rule.
Justice Department -- Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War and Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, and Certain Other Firearms; Extending the Term of Import Permits (2010R-26P)2014-Feb-072014-02580This rule amends the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to extend the standard term of import permits for firearms, ammunition, and defense articles from 1 year to 2 years. The additional time will allow importers sufficient time to complete the importation of the authorized commodity. In addition, it will eliminate the need for the importer to submit a new import application, ATF Form 6, where the importation was not completed within the 1-year period. Extending the term of import permits will result in a substantial cost and time savings for both the industry and ATF, and will not cause any discernible adverse effects. This rulemaking proceeding is included in the Department of Justice's retrospective review plan developed pursuant to Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.''
Justice Department -- Amended Definition of “Adjudicated as a Mental Defective” and “Committed to a Mental Institution” (2010R-21P)2014-Jan-072014-00039The Department of Justice proposes amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations to clarify definitions of two categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting firearms under the Gun Control Act of 1968. The proposed rule would clarify that the statutory term ``adjudicated as a mental defective'' includes persons who are found incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, lack of mental responsibility, or insanity, and that the term includes persons found guilty but mentally ill. The Department recognizes that the term ``mental defective'' is outdated, but it is included in the statute and cannot be amended by regulation. The proposed amendments would further clarify that federal, state, local, and military courts are recognized lawful authorities that can find persons incompetent to stand trial or find them not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, lack of mental responsibility, or insanity. The proposed rule seeks public comments regarding whether the statutory term ``adjudicated as a mental defective'' includes an adjudication that occurred when the person was under the age of 18. This proposed rulemaking would also amend ATF regulations to clarify that the statutory term ``committed to a mental institution'' applies to involuntary inpatient or outpatient treatment. The proposed rule seeks public comments regarding whether the statutory term ``committed to a mental institution'' includes an involuntary commitment that occurred when the person was under the age of 18.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform; Correction2013-Oct-032013-24235The Department of State is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of April 16, 2013.
Justice Department -- Machine Guns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for Responsible Persons of a Corporation, Trust or Other Legal Entity With Respect To Making or Transferring a Firearm2013-Sep-092013-21661The Department of Justice proposes amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations that concern the making or transferring of a firearm under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The proposed changes include: Defining the term ``responsible person,'' as used in reference to a trust, partnership, association, company, or corporation; requiring ``responsible persons'' of such legal entities to submit, inter alia, photographs and fingerprints, as well as a law enforcement certificate, when the legal entity files an application to make an NFA firearm or is listed as the transferee on an application to transfer an NFA firearm; modifying the information required in a law enforcement certificate, so that the certificate no longer requires a statement from the certifying official that he or she has no information indicating that the maker or transferee of the NFA firearm will use the firearm for other than lawful purposes; and adding a new section to ATF's regulations to address the possession and transfer of firearms registered to a decedent. The new section would clarify that the executor, administrator, personal representative, or other person authorized under state law to dispose of property in an estate may possess a firearm registered to a decedent during the term of probate without such possession being treated as a ``transfer'' under the NFA. It also would specify that the transfer of the firearm to any beneficiary of the estate may be made on a tax-exempt basis.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of Brokers, Brokering Activities, and Related Provisions2013-Aug-262013-20743The Department of State is issuing this interim final rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to brokers and brokering activities and to related provisions of the ITAR. These amendments clarify registration requirements, the scope of brokering activities, prior approval requirements and exemptions, procedures for obtaining prior approval and guidance, and reporting and recordkeeping of such activities. Conforming and technical changes are made to other parts of the ITAR that affect export as well as brokering activities. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Libya and UNSCR 20952013-Aug-052013-18940The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the defense trade policy regarding Libya to reflect resolution 2095 adopted by the United Nations Security Council.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Continued Implementation of Export Control Reform2013-Jul-082013-16145As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four more U.S Munitions List (USML) categories and provide new definitions and other changes. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.
Defense Department -- Recoupment of Nonrecurring Costs (NCs) on Sales of U.S. Items2013-May-242013-12411This rule updates policy, responsibilities, and procedures for calculating and assessing NC recoupment charges on sales of items developed for or by the Department of Defense to non-U.S. Government customers. All costs related to the sale of the items are fully reimbursable by the non-U.S. Government.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV and Definition of “Defense Service”2013-May-242013-11985As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category XV (Spacecraft Systems and Related Articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The definition of ``defense service'' is to be revised to, among other changes, specifically include the furnishing of assistance for certain spacecraft related activities. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011.
Justice Department -- Importation of Defense Articles and Defense Services-U.S. Munitions Import List (2011R-20P)2013-Apr-222013-09392The Department of Justice is amending Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regulations to remove the cross reference to the regulatory United States Munitions List (USML) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that appears at 27 CFR 447.21; to clarify that the Attorney General exercises delegated authority pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and Executive Order 13637 to designate defense articles and defense services as part of the statutory USML for purposes of permanent import controls, regardless of whether the Secretary of State controls such defense articles or defense services for purposes of export and temporary import; and to clarify that defense articles and defense services controlled pursuant to the Attorney General's delegated AECA authority are part of the statutory USML (along with those that are controlled for export and temporary import by the Secretary of State), but that the list of defense articles and defense services controlled by the Attorney General is labeled the USMIL to distinguish it from the list of defense articles and defense services in the ITAR that are controlled by the Secretary of State.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform2013-Apr-162013-08351As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) effort, the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise four U.S Munitions List (USML) categories and provide new definitions and other changes. Additionally, policies and procedures regarding the licensing of items moving from the export jurisdiction of the Department of State to the Department of Commerce are provided. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011.
State Department -- Implementation of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and Australia2013-Apr-112013-08506The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation, identify via a supplement to the ITAR the defense articles and defense services that cannot be exported pursuant to the licensing exemption created by the Treaty, and make certain other corrections to the supplement.
Justice Department -- National Instant Criminal Background Check System2013-Jan-282013-01529The Department of Justice (the Department) proposes three amendments to part 25 of title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These proposed changes are intended to promote public safety, to enhance the efficiency of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operations, and to resolve difficulties created by unforeseen processing conflicts within the system. The proposed amendments are for the following purposes: to add tribal criminal justice agencies to those entities authorized to receive information in connection with the issuance of a firearm-related permit or license; to authorize access for criminal justice agencies to the FBI-maintained NICS Index to permit background checks for the purpose of disposing of firearms in the possession of those agencies; and to permit NICS to retain in a separate database its Audit Log records relating to denied transactions beyond 10 years, rather than transferring them to a Federal Records Center for storage.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Afghanistan and Change to Policy on Prohibited Exports2012-Dec-312012-31217The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to list Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally, and to make available the use of two additional defense export license exemptions for proscribed destinations.
Justice Department -- Consolidation of Seizure and Forfeiture Regulations2012-Sep-122012-21943Consistent with Executive Order 13563, by this rule the Department of Justice (the Department) revises, consolidates, and updates its regulations regarding the seizure, forfeiture, and remission of assets. The rule recognizes that as of 2002 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is now part of the Department, and consolidates the regulations governing the seizure and administrative forfeiture of property by ATF with those of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The rule also conforms the seizure and forfeiture regulations of ATF, DEA, FBI, and the Department's Criminal Division to address procedural changes necessitated by the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) of 2000. The rule allows ATF, DEA, and FBI to publish administrative forfeiture notices on an official Internet government Web site instead of in newspapers. Lastly, the rule updates the regulations to reflect current forfeiture practice and clarifies the existing regulations pertaining to the return of assets to victims through the remission process.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Yemen2012-Jul-032012-16283The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy toward Yemen. Licenses or other approvals for exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Yemen will be reviewed, and may be issued, on a case-by-case basis.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Definition for “Specially Designed”2012-Jun-192012-14471As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on the proposed definition of ``specially designed'' to be adopted in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This proposed rule is published concurrently with the Department of Commerce's proposed revision to the definition of ``specially designed'' in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563 completed on August 17, 2011. The Department of State's full plan can be accessed at http:// www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category X2012-Jun-072012-13744As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category X (personal protective equipment and shelters) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the materials warranting control on the USML.
Justice Department -- Residency Requirements for Aliens Acquiring Firearms (2011R-23P)2012-Jun-072012-13770The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) by removing the 90-day State residency requirement for aliens lawfully present in the United States to purchase or acquire a firearm. The Department has determined that the Gun Control Act does not permit ATF to impose a regulatory requirement that aliens lawfully present in the United States are subject to a 90-day State residency requirement when such a requirement is not applicable to U.S. citizens. In addition, upon the effective date of this interim final rule the provisions of ATF Ruling 2004-1 will become obsolete.
Justice Department -- Firearms Disabilities for Certain Nonimmigrant Aliens (2001R-332P)2012-Jun-072012-13762In 2002, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) published an interim final rule implementing the provision of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, relating to firearms disabilities for certain nonimmigrant aliens. That regulation implemented the law by prohibiting, with certain exceptions, the sale or disposition of firearms or ammunition to, and the possession, shipment, transportation, or receipt of firearms or ammunition by, nonimmigrant aliens. The Department of Justice has now determined that the relevant statutory prohibitions on transfer and possession of firearms and ammunition apply only to nonimmigrant aliens who were admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa, and that the prohibitions do not apply to nonimmigrant aliens who lawfully entered the United States without a visa. The Department is therefore issuing this rule to make conforming changes to the regulations, so that the regulations are consistent with the Department's current legal interpretation. This final rule addresses only the nonimmigrant alien visa issue. The remaining issues raised by the 2002 interim final rule, and the public comments submitted with respect to those issues, will be addressed in a separate forthcoming rule.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exemption for Temporary Export of Chemical Agent Protective Gear2012-May-022012-10599The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of chemical agent protective gear for personal use. The exemption for body armor is amended to also cover helmets when they are included with the body armor. An exemption for firearms and ammunition is clarified by removing certain extraneous language that does not change the meaning of the exemption, and by standardizing the language among the exemptions in this section of the regulations. The registration requirement as it relates to certain exemptions is clarified. And an error in the authorities for part 126 of the ITAR is corrected.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category V.2012-May-022012-10455As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category V (explosives and energetic materials, propellants, incendiary agents, and their constituents) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: International Import Certificate BIS-645P/ATF-4522/DSP-53 and Administrative Changes2012-Apr-172012-9081The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove reference to the International Import Certificate (Form BIS-645P/ATF-4522/DSP-53). This amendment ceases the Department's practice of accepting DSP-53 submissions. Instead, the DSP-61 is to be used by importers when necessary. The Department also is making administrative changes to other sections.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Sri Lanka2012-Mar-222012-6822The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to add another exception to the license denial policy toward Sri Lanka. This change allows for exports to Sri Lanka for assistance for aerial and maritime surveillance.
State Department -- Implementation of the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Between the United States and the United Kingdom2012-Mar-212012-6825The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, and identify via a supplement the defense articles and defense services that may not be exported pursuant to the Treaty. This final rule implements only the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom. The final rule implementing the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia will be published later in the year once that treaty enters into force. Additionally, the Department of State amends the section pertaining to the Canadian exemption to reference the new supplement, and, with regard to Congressional certification, the Department of State adds Israel to the list of countries and entities that have a shorter certification time period and a higher dollar value reporting threshold.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Haiti2012-Feb-292012-4855The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to clarify that the Coast Guard of Haiti is an eligible end-user. This change makes it clear that the existing exceptions allow for exports to the Coast Guard of Haiti.
Justice Department -- Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War and Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, and Certain Other Firearms; Extending the Term of Import Permits (2010R-26P)2012-Feb-062012-2472The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to extend the term of import permits for firearms, ammunition, and defense articles from 1 year to 2 years. The additional time will allow importers sufficient time to complete the importation of the authorized commodity. In addition, it will eliminate the need for the importer to submit a new import application, ATF Form 6, where the importation was not completed within the 1-year period. Extending the term of import permits will result in a substantial cost and time savings for both the industry and ATF. This proposed change would be consistent with Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011, which directs agencies to review existing significant rules to make regulatory programs more effective or less burdensome in achieving regulatory objectives.
Justice Department -- Federal Firearms License Proceedings-Hearings (2008R-15P)2012-Feb-032012-2492The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding administrative hearings held as part of firearms license proceedings. This proposed rule clarifies that such hearings are held in an informal setting and that persons requesting a hearing will be afforded the opportunity to submit facts, arguments, offers of settlement, or proposals of adjustment for review and consideration. The proposed regulations are intended to ensure that federal firearms licensees and persons applying for a federal firearms license are familiar with the hearing process relative to the denial, suspension, or revocation of a firearms license, or imposition of a civil fine.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of Brokers, Brokering Activities, and Related Provisions2011-Dec-192011-32432The Department of State proposes to amend part 129 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relating to brokers and brokering activities. Amendments are also to be made to related provisions of the ITAR. The proposed revisions are intended to clarify registration requirements, the scope of brokering activities, prior approval requirements and exemptions, procedures for obtaining prior approval and guidance, and reporting and recordkeeping of such activities. Conforming and technical changes would be made to other parts of the ITAR that affect export as well as brokering activities.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VII2011-Dec-062011-30975As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VII (ground vehicles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the military ground vehicles warranting control on the USML.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Establishment of U.S. Munitions List Category XIX for Gas Turbine Engines2011-Dec-062011-30977As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to establish Category XIX of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe gas turbine engines and associated equipment warranting control on the USML.
State Department -- Implementation of Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties2011-Nov-222011-29328The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to implement the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia and the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom, and identify via a supplement the defense articles and defense services that may not be exported pursuant to the Treaties. Additionally, the Department of State proposes to amend the section pertaining to the Canadian exemption to reference the new supplement, and, with regard to Congressional certification, the Department of State proposes to add Israel to the list of countries and entities that have a shorter certification time period and a higher dollar value reporting threshold.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Sudan2011-Nov-092011-29041The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to include the Republic of the Sudan as a proscribed destination, pursuant to a United Nations Security Council arms embargo, and to clarify that this policy does not apply to the Republic of South Sudan.
Defense Department -- Recoupment of Nonrecurring Costs (NCs) on Sales of U.S. Items2011-Nov-042011-28601This rule updates policy, responsibilities, and procedures to conform with section 21(e)(1)(B) of Public Law 90-629, as amended, and section 9701 of title 31, United States Code (U.S.C.), for calculating and assessing NC recoupment charges on sales of items developed for or by the Department of Defense to non-U.S. Government customers.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Libya and UNSCR 20092011-Nov-042011-28544The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding Libya to reflect the additional modifications to the United Nations Security Council arms embargo of Libya adopted in September 2011.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Filing, Retention, and Return of Export Licenses and Filing of Export Information2011-Nov-042011-28548The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect changes in the requirements for the return of licenses. Applicants are no longer required to return certain expired DSP-5s. This change will reduce the administrative burden on applicants.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Updates to Country Policies, and Other Changes2011-Aug-082011-20028The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update country policies regarding Afghanistan, C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Fiji, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, and to correct administrative and typographical errors.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Electronic Payment of Registration Fees2011-Jul-282011-19115The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to change the method of payment to electronic submission of registration fees. The institution of the electronic submission of registration fees will simplify the collection and verification of payments, eliminate the need to manually process and collect returned payments, and eliminate the possibility of lost payments. Definitions for ``Foreign Ownership'' and ``Foreign Control'' are also added.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Filing, Retention, and Return of Export Licenses and Filing of Export Information2011-Jul-142011-17806The Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect changes in the requirements for the return of licenses. Applicants will no longer be required to return certain expired or exhausted DSP-5s. This change will reduce administrative burden on applicants.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: International Import Certificate2011-Jul-142011-17804The Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove reference to the International Import Certificate. This amendment will effectively cease the Department's current practice of accepting DSP-53 submissions, as there is no statutory, regulatory, or other authoritative basis for the Department to do so.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Libya2011-May-242011-12621The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding Libya to reflect the United Nations Security Council arms embargoes adopted in February and March.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Dual Nationals and Third-Country Nationals Employed by End-Users2011-May-162011-11697The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to establish a policy to address those who are unable to implement the exemption for intra-company, intra- organization, and intra-government transfers of defense articles and defense services by approved end-users to dual national and third- country nationals who are employees of such approved end-users. Prior to making transfers to certain dual national and third-country national employees under this policy, approved end-users must screen employees, make an affirmative decision to allow access, and maintain records of screening procedures to prevent diversion of ITAR-controlled technology for purposes other than those authorized by the applicable export license or other authorization.
Justice Department -- Consolidation of Seizure and Forfeiture Regulations2011-May-092011-9826The Department of Justice (the Department) proposes to revise, consolidate, and update its seizure and forfeiture regulations, to conform those regulations to the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA) of 2000 to reflect organizational changes that have occurred within the Department, and to make other changes.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Defense Services2011-Apr-132011-8998The Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policy regarding defense services, to clarify the scope of activities that are considered a defense service, and to provide definitions of ``Organizational-Level Maintenance,'' ``Intermediate-Level Maintenance,'' and ``Depot-Level Maintenance,'' and to make other conforming changes.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Exemption for Temporary Export of Chemical Agent Protective Gear2011-Mar-232011-6850The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of chemical agent protective gear for exclusive personal use to destinations not subject to restrictions and to Afghanistan and Iraq under specified conditions. Additionally, an exemption for firearms and ammunition is clarified by removing certain extraneous language that does not change the meaning of the exemption.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Replacement Parts/Components and Incorporated Articles2011-Mar-152011-5821The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update policies regarding replacement parts/components and incorporated articles.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Electronic Payment of Registration Fees; 60-Day Notice of the Proposed Statement of Registration Information Collection2011-Feb-242011-3878The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to change the method of payment to electronic submission of registration fees. Definitions for ``Foreign Ownership'' and ``Foreign Control'' are to be added. Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, public comment is requested on the Statement of Registration, the form used for the submission of the registration fee.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VII2010-Dec-102010-31158As part of the President's Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to revise Category VII of the U.S. Munitions List. The proposed rule would revise Category VII (tanks and military vehicles) to describe more precisely the defense articles described therein.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Export Exemption for Technical Data2010-Aug-272010-21450The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify an exemption for technical data. The clarification is that the exemption covers technical data, regardless of media or format, sent or taken by a U.S. person who is an employee of a U.S. corporation or a U.S. Government agency to a U.S. person employed by that U.S. corporation or to a U.S. Government agency outside the United States.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Removing Requirement for Prior Approval for Certain Proposals to Foreign Persons Relating to Significant Military Equipment2010-Aug-272010-21451The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the requirements for prior approval or prior notification for certain proposals to foreign persons relating to significant military equipment.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Dual Nationals and Third-Country Nationals Employed by End-Users2010-Aug-112010-19833The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to update the policies regarding end-user employment of dual nationals and third-country nationals.
Justice Department -- Elimination of Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Low Volume) (2008R-21P)2010-Aug-052010-19273The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) by eliminating the Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Low Volume (LV)), Parts I and II. These forms may be used by federally licensed firearms dealers as an alternate record for the receipt and disposition of firearms. Because licensees rarely use Forms 4473 (LV), ATF has determined that continued use of these forms is unwarranted and they should be eliminated. The standard Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record, is being retained. If the proposed rule is adopted, licensees will be required to use the standard Form 4473 for all dispositions and maintain a record of the acquisition and disposition of firearms in accordance with the regulations.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Commodity Jurisdiction2010-Aug-042010-19136The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to address electronic submission of a request for a commodity jurisdiction determination using ``Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination Form'' (Form DS-4076).
Justice Department -- Decision-Making Authority Regarding the Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of a Federal Firearms License, or Imposition of a Civil Fine2010-Jun-032010-13392The Department of Justice has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (``ATF'') to delegate to the Director of ATF the authority to serve as the deciding official regarding the denial, suspension, or revocation of federal firearms licenses, or the imposition of a civil fine. Under the interim rule, the Director has the flexibility to delegate to another ATF official the authority to decide a revocation or denial matter, or may exercise that authority himself. Because the Director can redelegate authority to take action as the final agency decision-maker to Headquarters officials, field officials, or some combination thereof, such flexibility allows ATF to more efficiently conduct denial, suspension, and revocation hearings, and make the determination whether to impose a civil fine. This gives the agency the ability to ensure consistency in decision-making and to address any case backlogs that may occur.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Removing Requirement for Prior Approval for Certain Proposals to Foreign Persons Relating to Significant Military Equipment2010-Mar-292010-6905The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove the requirements for prior approval or prior notification for certain proposals to foreign persons relating to significant military equipment at section 126.8 of the ITAR.
Commerce Department -- Reporting of Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms2009-Dec-239-30488This final rule amends title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 701, which implements Section 309 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (``Section 309''), as amended. The Bureau of Industry and Security (``BIS'') is amending part 701 to update and provide clarification with regard to the information U.S. firms are required to submit each year to BIS to support BIS's preparation of the annual report to Congress on offsets in defense trade.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Government Transfer Programs and Foreign-Owned Military Aircraft and Naval Vessels2009-Nov-259-27685The Department of State is proposing to amend Section 126.6 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) pertaining to U.S. Government transfer programs and foreign-owned military aircraft and naval vessels. Section 126.6 is being amended to clarify the particular circumstances when a license is not required by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Section 125.4(b)(9) Export Exemption for Technical Data2009-Nov-249-28181The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding an exemption for technical data, to clarify that the exemption covers technical data, regardless of media or format, sent or taken by a U.S. person who is an employee of a U.S. corporation or a U.S. Government agency to a U.S. person employed by that U.S. corporation or to a U.S. Government agency outside the United States.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Temporary Export Exemption for Body Armor2009-Aug-069-18843The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to add an exemption for the temporary export of body armor for exclusive personal use to destinations not subject to restrictions under the ITAR Sec. 126.1 and to Afghanistan and Iraq under specified conditions.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Congressional Certification Regarding South Korea2009-Aug-039-18332The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding Congressional certification for the Republic of Korea (also referred to as South Korea). South Korea is now in the same category as the countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Japan, Australia, and New Zealand concerning certification to Congress, requiring such certification prior to granting any license for export of major defense equipment sold under a contract in the amount of $25,000,000 or more, or for defense articles or defense services sold under a contract in the amount of $100,000,000 or more, provided the transfer does not include any other countries. The ITAR is being amended at numerous sections to reflect these statutory changes and to update two provisions.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: The United States Munitions List; Correction2009-Jul-209-16798The Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 9, 1994 (59 FR 46548), revising Category XII(c) of the United States Munitions List. The language in the note after paragraph (c) contains a typographical error by using the term ``hold'' instead of ``hole.'' A technical error in that rule resulted in the unintended removal of the note after Category XII paragraph (c). Consequently, a correction was published on April 24, 2009 (74 FR 18628) to restore the language in the note after Category XII paragraph (c). That correction used the term ``hold'' when the correct term is ``hole.'' This document corrects the typographical error dating from September 9, 1994 to utilize the correct term ``hole.''
Commerce Department -- Reporting of Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms2009-Apr-299-9514The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is proposing to amend the Reporting of Offsets Agreements in Sales of Weapon Systems or Defense-Related Items to Foreign Countries or Foreign Firms regulation (15 CFR part 701) to update and provide clarification with regard to the information U.S. companies are required to submit each year to BIS to support the preparation of the annual report to Congress on offsets in defense trade.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: The United States Munitions List; Correction2009-Apr-249-9291The Department of State published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 21, 2004 (69 FR 29222), revising Category XII(c) of the United States Munitions List. A technical error in that rule resulted in the unintended removal of language in a note after Category XII paragraph (c). This document corrects the final regulations by restoring the language in the note.
Justice Department -- Decision-Making Authority Regarding the Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of a Federal Firearms License, or Imposition of a Civil Fine (2008R-10P)2009-Jan-149-527The Department of Justice is amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (``ATF'') to delegate to the Director of ATF the authority to serve as the deciding official regarding the denial, suspension, or revocation of federal firearms licenses, or the imposition of a civil fine. The Director will have the flexibility to delegate to another ATF official the authority to decide a revocation or denial matter, or may exercise that authority himself. Such flexibility will allow ATF to more efficiently decide denial, suspension, and revocation hearings and also whether to impose a civil fine, because the Director can redelegate to Headquarters officials, field officials, or some combination thereof, authority to take action as the final agency decision maker. This will give the agency the ability to ensure consistency in decision making and to address any case backlogs that may occur. The interim rule will remain in effect until superseded by final regulations.
Homeland Security Department -- Large Aircraft Security Program, Other Aircraft Operator Security Program, and Airport Operator Security Program2008-Oct-308-23685The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposes to amend current aviation transportation security regulations to enhance the security of general aviation by expanding the scope of current requirements and by adding new requirements for certain large aircraft operators and airports serving those aircraft. TSA is proposing to require that all aircraft operations, including corporate and private operations, with aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight (MTOW) above 12,500 pounds (``large aircraft'') adopt a large aircraft security program (LASP). This security program would be based on the current security program that applies to operators providing scheduled or charter services. TSA also proposes to require large aircraft operators to contract with TSA-approved auditors to conduct audits of the operators' compliance with their security programs and with TSA-approved watch- list service providers to verify that their passengers are not on the No Fly and/or Selectee portions of the consolidated terrorist watch- list maintained by the Federal Government. This proposed rule describes the process and criteria under which auditors and companies that perform watch-list matching would obtain TSA approval. TSA also proposes further security measures for large aircraft operators in all-cargo operations and for operators of passenger aircraft with a MTOW of over 45,500 kilograms (100,309.3 pounds), operated for compensation or hire. TSA also proposes to require that certain airports that serve large aircraft adopt security programs and amend the security program for full program and full all-cargo operators.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: Eritrea2008-Oct-068-23575The Department of State is adding Eritrea to its regulations on prohibited exports and sales to certain countries as a result of its designation as a country not cooperating fully with antiterrorism efforts.
Justice Department -- Technical Amendments to Regulations in Title 27, Chapter II (2006R-6P)2008-Oct-028-23178This final rule makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in parts 447, 478, 479, and 555 of title 27, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). All changes are to provide clarity and uniformity throughout these regulations.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: Rwanda2008-Sep-258-22578The Department of State is removing Rwanda from its regulations on prohibited exports and sales to certain countries as a result of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1823, which terminated remaining arms sanctions against Rwanda.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration Fee Change2008-Sep-258-22574The Department of State is amending the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to increase the registration fees, change the registration renewal period, and make other minor administrative changes.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: U.S. Munitions List Interpretation2008-Sep-198-21832The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to clarify that certain anti-tumor drugs are not within the definition of ``chemical agents.''
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: The United States Munitions List Category VIII2008-Aug-148-18844The Department of State is amending the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Part 121 to add language clarifying how the criteria of Section 17(c) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (``EAA'') are implemented in accordance with the Department of State's obligations under the Arms Export Control Act (``AECA''), and restating the Department's longstanding policy and practice of implementing the criteria of this provision.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration Fee Change2008-Jul-288-17232The Department of State is proposing to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by increasing the registration fees, changing the registration renewal period, and making other minor administrative changes.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Renewal of Registration2008-Jul-188-16537The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising the validity period for registration and by limiting the time frame in which a registration may be renewed.
Treasury Department -- International Emergency Economic Powers Act Civil and Criminal Penalties2008-Jun-108-12385The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is amending its regulations to reflect amendments to the penalty provisions of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (``IEEPA'') made by the International Emergency Economic Powers Enhancement Act (the ``Act'').
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: The United States Munitions List2008-Apr-1108-1122The Department of State is proposing to amend the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Part 121, to add language clarifying how the criteria of Section 17(c) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (``EAA'') are implemented in accordance with the Department of State's obligations under the Arms Export Control Act (``AECA''), and restating the Department's longstanding policy and practice of implementing the criteria of this provision.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)2008-Mar-268-6019The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), to clarify United States policy to allow for reexports or retransfers of U.S.-origin components incorporated into a foreign defense article to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and its agencies, as well as to NATO member governments.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Sri Lanka2008-Mar-248-5890In accordance with the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008 (Div. J, Pub. L. 110-161), the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding Sri Lanka, to make it United States policy to deny licenses and other approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Sri Lanka except, on a case-by-case basis, for technical data or equipment made available for the limited purposes of maritime and air surveillance and communications.
Justice Department -- U.S. Munitions Import List and Import Restrictions Applicable to Certain Countries (2005R-5P)2007-Dec-267-24910This final rule conforms the regulations in 27 CFR Part 447 to the revised International Traffic in Arms Regulations by amending the list of countries from which the importation of defense articles into the United States is proscribed by adding Afghanistan and removing South Africa and some of the states composing the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan). The rule also removes the arms embargo against the countries of Serbia and Montenegro. It also clarifies an outdated reference in the regulations to Zaire, currently known as the ``Democratic Republic of the Congo,'' and makes a miscellaneous technical amendment to the regulations.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Regarding Dual and Third Country Nationals2007-Dec-197-24651The Department of State is amending the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to allow access to defense articles and services for dual and third country nationals of certain countries through revisions in procedures for technical assistance agreements and manufacturing licensing agreements. This regulatory change will reduce the burden on exporters of defense articles and on foreign parties to the agreements by reducing the number of individual Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA's) which must be executed and maintained on file.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: UN Embargoed Countries2007-Dec-187-24352The Department of State is amending the text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Exports and Sales Prohibited by United Nations Security Council Embargoes, to add a list of the countries subject to such United Nations embargoes.
State Department -- Voluntary Disclosures2007-Dec-137-24069The Department of State is amending the Voluntary Disclosure provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by imposing a 60-calendar day deadline after the initial notification to submit a full disclosure, in order to ensure timely submissions; and by clarifying what identifying information should be provided, as well as who should sign the voluntary disclosure in cases of a major violation, a systemic pattern of violations, or in the absence of an effective compliance program, in order to improve the government's ability to assess and respond to the national security and foreign policy consequences of any export violation. These amendments will provide integrity to the voluntary disclosure process, but involve only minor changes to the current voluntary disclosure process.
Treasury Department -- Firearms Excise Tax; Exemption for Small Manufacturers, Producers, and Importers (2005R-449P)2007-Sep-117-17901This final rule amends the regulations administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to reflect the small manufacturers excise tax exemption added by section 11131 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. Section 11131 amended section 4182 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt any pistol, revolver, or firearm from excise tax if it was manufactured, produced, or imported by a person who manufactures, produces, or imports less than an aggregate of 50 such articles during the calendar year.
Homeland Security Department -- Secure Flight Program2007-Aug-237-15960The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assume from aircraft operators the function of conducting pre-flight comparisons of airline passenger information to Federal Government watch lists for international and domestic flights. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently developing the Secure Flight program and issuing this rulemaking to implement this congressional mandate. This rule proposes to allow TSA to begin implementation of the Secure Flight program, under which TSA would receive passenger and certain non-traveler information, conduct watch list matching against the No Fly and Selectee portions of the Federal Government's consolidated terrorist watch list, and transmit boarding pass printing instructions back to aircraft operators. TSA would do so in a consistent and accurate manner while minimizing false matches and protecting privacy information. Also in this volume of the Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is publishing a final rule to implement pre- departure advance passenger and crew manifest requirements for international flights and voyages departing from or arriving into the United States, using CBP's Advance Passenger Information System (APIS). These rules are related. We propose that, when the Secure Flight rule becomes final, aircraft operators would submit passenger information to DHS through a single DHS portal for both the Secure Flight and APIS programs. This would allow DHS to integrate the watch list matching component of APIS into Secure Flight, resulting in one DHS system responsible for watch list matching for all aviation passengers.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List2007-Jul-177-13826The Department of State, in consultation with the Departments of Defense and Commerce, is amending the text of the United States Munitions List (USML), Category XV--Spacecraft Systems and Associated Equipment to clarify the coverage and to alter one of the five performance characteristics that define radiation-hardened microelectronic circuits that are subject to the licensing jurisdiction of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
State Department -- Amendment of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List2007-Jun-077-11012The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising Note (1)(i) of U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category VIII(e) to add the term ``primary'' to references to a commercial standby instrument system. As a result, Category XII(d) and Category VIII(e) do not include quartz rate sensors if such items are integrated into and included as an integral part of a commercial primary or standby instrument system for use on civil aircraft prior to export or exported solely for integration into such systems. After this exclusion was instituted in 2004 for such standby systems, it became apparent that some primary systems also include the subject quartz rate sensors.
State Department -- Amendment of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy With Respect to Somalia2007-May-227-9860Notice is hereby given that the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding Somalia at 22 CFR 126.1 to make it United States policy to consider on a case-by-case basis licenses, or other approvals, for exports of defense articles and defense services destined for Somalia that conform to the provisions of United Nations Security Council resolution 1744, which amends United Nations Security Council resolution 733. The United States will deny licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Somalia that do not conform to the provisions of the resolution.
State Department -- Amendment of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy With Respect to Vietnam2007-Apr-037-6149Notice is hereby given that the Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regarding Vietnam at 22 CFR 126.1 to make it United States policy to consider on a case-by-case basis licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of non-lethal defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Vietnam. The United States will deny licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of lethal defense articles and services destined for or originating in Vietnam. Under this policy, the exports of lethal-end items, components of lethal-end items (unless those components are non-lethal, safety-of-use spare parts for lethal-end items), non-lethal crowd control defense articles and defense services, and night vision devices to end-users with a role in ground security will not be approved.
State Department -- Amendment of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Policy With Respect to Libya and Venezuela2007-Feb-077-2034Notice is hereby given that the United States is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations regarding Libya at 22 CFR 126.1(a) and (d) to make it United States policy to deny licenses, other approvals, exports or imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Libya except, on a case-by-case basis for non-lethal defense articles and defense services, and non- lethal safety-of-use defense articles (e.g., cartridge actuated devices, propellant actuated devices and technical manuals for military aircraft for purposes of enhancing the safety of the aircrew) as spare parts for lethal end-items. Further, the Department of State is adding Venezuela to 22 CFR 126.1(a) as a result of its designation as a country not cooperating fully with anti-terrorism efforts, and in conjunction with the August 17, 2006 [71 FR 47554] announcement of a policy of denial of the export or transfer of defense articles to and revocation of existing authorizations for Venezuela.
Defense Department -- DLA Procedures for Eligible Purchasers of Munitions List/Commerce Control List Items2006-Oct-256-17848This proposed rule identifies the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) proposed new procedures for determining the eligibility of applicants seeking to obtain excess and surplus United States Munitions List (USML) and Commerce Control List (CCL) items from DLA. These new procedures will provide greater safeguards to protect national security interests before releasing such property into commerce. Applicants who do not meet the standards established herein will not be eligible to receive USML or CCL property.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Partial Lifting of Arms Embargo Against Haiti2006-Oct-046-16386The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to reflect modifications to the U.S. arms embargo against Haiti. The embargo is revised to permit exports of defense articles and services that are destined for security units under the command of the Government of Haiti, or under the command of the United Nations (UN) and UN- authorized missions, and to allow exports of personal protective clothing, including flak jackets and helmets, for use by personnel from the United Nations and other international organizations, representatives of the media, and development workers and associated personnel.
Treasury Department -- Iranian Assets Control Regulations, Narcotics Trafficking Sanctions Regulations, Burmese Sanctions Regulations, Sudanese Sanctions Regulations, Weapons of Mass Destruction Trade Control Regulations, Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Agreement Assets Control Regulations, Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations, Syrian Sanctions Regulations, Iranian Transactions Regulations, Western Balkans Stabilization Regulations, Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, Terrorism Sanctions Regulations2006-May-2206-4705The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is revising its regulations to reflect amendments to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) made by the Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005 (the ``Act'').
State Department -- Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Office Names, Corrected Cross-Referencing, Reference to Wassenaar Arrangement, and Other Corrections/Administrative Changes2006-Apr-2106-3500The Department of State is amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect current office names, correct cross-references, update the reference to the Wassenaar Arrangement, and make other corrections and administrative changes.
Treasury Department -- Administrative Changes to Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Regulations Due to the Homeland Security Act of 20022006-Apr-0406-2954The Homeland Security Act of 2002 divided the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury, into two separate agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the Department of Justice, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in the Department of the Treasury. This final rule amends the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulations to reflect the Bureau's new name and organizational structure.
Treasury Department -- Libyan Sanctions Regulations, Angola (UNITA) Sanctions Regulations, Rough Diamonds (Liberia) Sanctions Regulations2006-Mar-3006-3024The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Libyan Sanctions Regulations, the Angola (UNITA) Sanctions Regulations, and the Rough Diamonds (Liberia) Sanctions Regulations, as a result of the termination of the national emergencies, and revocation of the Executive orders, on which those regulations were based.
State Department -- Rule Title: Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration Fee Change2006-Jan-2406-667This rule makes final the interim rule that amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 122 and 129) by increasing the registration fees, changing the registration renewal period, and making other minor administrative changes. Comments received on the interim rule are analyzed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. No changes were made to the interim rule.
Defense Department -- Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol2005-Oct-0505-19696The Department of Defense (hereinafter the Department) is promulgating the Munitions Response Site (MRS) Prioritization Protocol (MRSPP) (hereinafter referred to as the rule) as a rule. This rule implements the requirement established in section 311(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 for the Department to assign a relative priority for munitions responses to each location (hereinafter MRS) in the Department's inventory of defense sites known or suspected of containing unexploded ordnance (UXO), discarded military munitions (DMM), or munitions constituents (MC).
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Section 126.1(i)2005-Aug-2905-17122This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by modifying the denial policy regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at 22 CFR 126.1. This action is taken in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1596, unanimously adopted on April 18, 2005, which imposed a nation-wide embargo on arms sales or transfers to any recipient in the DRC. It represents an expansion of the policy issued under UNSCR 1493, which on July 28, 2003, imposed an embargo on the sale of arms, related materials, and defense services in the provinces of North and South Kivu and the Ituri District in the DRC.
State Department -- Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Port Directors Definition, NATO Definition, Major Non-NATO Ally Definition, Recordkeeping Requirements, Supporting Documentation for Electronic License Applications, Disclosure of Registration Documents2005-Aug-2905-17121The definition of ``District Director of Customs'' has been amended to reflect the change in title. Also, references to the Customs Service have been changed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A definition has been added for the ``North Atlantic Treaty Organization'' and another definition for ``major non-NATO ally.'' The recordkeeping requirement has been revised to include maintaining records in an electronic format and reproduction of readable documents. No need for multiple copies of supporting documentation for electronic license applications. Also, registration documents are not releasable to the public.
State Department -- Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Part 1262005-Jul-1205-13643The Department of State is amending and/or clarifying the content of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The affected part of the ITAR is: Part 126--Policies and Provisions. See Supplementary Information for a description of the changes and clarifications made.
State Department -- Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Various2005-Jun-1505-11892The Department of State is amending and/or clarifying the content of a number of provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The affected parts of the ITAR are: Part 120-- Purpose and Definitions; Part 123--Licenses for the Export of Defense Articles; Part 124--Agreements, Off-Shore Procurement and Other Defense Services; Part 126--General Policies and Provisions; and Part 127-- Violations and Penalties. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for a description of the changes and clarifications for each respective part.
Justice Department -- Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, and Certain Other Firearms; Amended Definition of “Pistol” (2003R-33P)2005-Apr-0705-6932The Department of Justice is proposing to amend the regulations relating to machine guns, destructive devices, and certain other firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify the definition of the term ``pistol'' and to define more clearly exceptions to the ``pistol'' definition. The added language is necessary to clarify that certain weapons, including any weapon disguised to look like an item other than a firearm or any gun that fires more than one shot without manual reloading by a single function of the trigger, are not pistols and are classified as ``any other weapon'' under the NFA.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration Fee Change2004-Dec-0804-26954This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 122 and 129) by increasing the registration fees, changing the registration renewal period, and making other minor administrative changes.
Justice Department -- National Instant Criminal Background Check System Regulation2004-Jul-2304-16817The United States Department of Justice (``the Department'') is publishing a final rule amending the regulations implementing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (``NICS'') pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (``Brady Act'').
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List2004-May-2104-11415The Department of State, in consultation with the Departments of Defense and Commerce has reviewed the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), Part 121--The United States Munitions List (USML), Category IX--Military Training Equipment, Category X--Protective Personnel Equipment, Category XII--Fire Control, Range Finder, Optical and Guidance and Control Equipment, Category XIII--Auxiliary Military Equipment, Category XIV--Toxicological Agents, Including Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, and Associated Equipment, and Category XVIII--Directed Energy Weapons. The review resulted in a change of the title of Categories IX and X to better reflect the items controlled in each category. Consistent with previous published changes to other categories, Categories IX, X, and XIII have been revised to add interpretations that explain and amplify the terms used in the category. The categories were also reformatted in order that they might better identify the articles controlled. While no additional items have been added to any of the categories, some articles, previously covered more broadly are now specifically identified in separate paragraphs. In addition, this document incorporates an amendment to the text of Category XIV as published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2002 to account for the existence of personal protection devices for domestic applications such as civil defense that provide protection against the chemical and biological agents controlled by the Category and that integrate components and parts subject to the controls of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This revision transfers to the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce certain articles previously controlled on the USML. Finally, in complying with Presidential Determination No. 2004-02 of October 6, 2003, Presidential Determination No. 2004-16 of December 30, 2003, and Presidential Determination No. 2004-21 of January 15, 2004, the ITAR is being amended to add the Philippines, Thailand, and Kuwait as major non-NATO allies of the United States.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations2004-Feb-1704-3383This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by modifying the denial policy regarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List2004-Jan-0704-329This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to remove from U.S. Munitions List (USML) jurisdiction certain quartz rate sensors when the sensors are integrated into and included as an integral part of a commercial standby inertial navigation system for use on a civil aircraft or exported solely for integration into such systems. Based on a case-by-case review, the Department will review requests to determine if a sensor is eligible for removal from the USML under this regulatory change. In such cases, the Department will provide the exporter with written confirmation of this determination and the export of the sensors will be under the licensing jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce. In all other cases, these items will continue to be covered by the USML and subject to State Department licensing.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Lifting of National Union for the Total Independence of Angola Embargo and Partial Lifting of Denial Policy Against Iraq2003-Nov-2103-29158This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by removing Angola from the list of proscribed countries. Also, this rule partially lifts the denial policy regarding Iraq and removes Iraq as a country supporting acts of international terrorism.
State Department -- Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations2003-Oct-0303-25169This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) implementing section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778), which governs the import and export of defense articles and defense services. The rule reflects the change in the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls whereby two individuals will now hold the separate positions of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls and Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls.
State Department -- Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations; Corrections2003-Aug-2603-21804This document makes corrections to the final regulations (Public Notice 4274), which were published in the Federal Register of Friday, February 14, 2003.
State Department -- Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Partial Lifting of Embargo Against Rwanda2003-Jul-3003-17602This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by removing Rwanda from the list of embargoed country examples in 22 CFR 126.1(a). It further clarifies that a policy of denial will remain in place for any new license applications, requests for approval, exports or imports of defense articles or defense services destined for or originating in Rwanda other than by the Government of Rwanda.
State Department -- Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations2003-Feb-1403-2926This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which implements section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), that governs the import and export of defense articles and defense services. The rule reflects the changed authorities as a result of the realignment of the responsibilities for defense trade controls.
Treasury Department -- Reorganization of Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations2003-Jan-2403-1657The Homeland Security Act of 2002 divides the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury, into two separate agencies, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the Department of Justice, and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in the Department of the Treasury. These changes require reorganization of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This final rule renames chapter I, establishes a new chapter II in 27 CFR, and removes certain regulations from chapter I and recodifies them in the new chapter II.
State Department -- Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation: Canadian Exemption2002-Dec-2602-32424This rule clarifies the Canadian Exemption at the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as to how the Department of State will identify Canadian Crown Corporations as authorized end-users.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, United States Munitions List2002-Nov-2702-29595The Department of State is revising Category V--Explosives, Propellants, Incendiary Agents, and Their Constituents and Category XIV--Toxicological Agents and Equipment and Radiological Equipment, of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). Amendments are made to the titles of both categories to better reflect the items included in the category and to move the texts of the definitional and interpretive provisions to the appropriate category. Also, to assist exporters, Category V and XIV are reformatted to identify the items by their predominant use. Exporters are also being provided Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) numbers and Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) references. In addition to reformatting and changes in the language for clarification, Category XIV and Category V are revised to move from the USML to the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce several items that have been identified as having predominantly commercial application and no significant military applicability. The items so transferred in Category XIV are fluorine, liquid pepper and chloropicrin. The items so transferred in Category V are nitroguanidine (NG), guanidine nitrate, compounds composed of fluorine and one or more of the following: Other halogens, oxygen, nitrogen, and propyleneimide 2-methylaziridine, unless the articles are compounded or mixed with any item controlled by the USML.
Treasury Department -- Delegation of Authority2002-Oct-2102-26680This final rule places all ATF authorities contained in its Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War regulations with the ``appropriate ATF officer.'' Consequently, this final rule removes the definitions of, and references to, specific officers subordinate to the Director. This final rule also requires that persons file documents required by these regulations with the ``appropriate ATF officer'' or in accordance with the instructions on the ATF form. Concurrently with this Treasury Decision, ATF is issuing ATF Order 1130.34, which will be made available as specified in this rule. Through this order, the Director delegates all of the authorities to the appropriate ATF officers and specifies the ATF officers with whom applications, notices, and other reports, which are not ATF forms, are filed.
State Department -- Amendments of the United States Munitions List2002-Sep-2302-23714The Department of State is revising Category XV--Spacecraft Systems and Associated Equipment--of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). This regulation clarifies that certain ``space qualified'' items are covered by the USML within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: United States Munitions List2002-Sep-1902-23715The Department of State is revising the U.S. Munitions List (USML), Category II--Artillery Projectors, Category III--Ammunition, Category VII--Tanks and Military Vehicles, and Category XVI--Nuclear Weapons Design and Test Equipment. Also, in order to provide complete coverage of an emerging technology, Category XVIII, currently ``Reserved'', is revised to control directed energy weapons. Categories II, III, and XVI are revised to amend the titles to provide more comprehensive coverage of items controlled in the categories. Category II is further amended for clarity, to move self-propelled guns and howitzers and their engines from Category VII (c) and (g), respectively, and to specifically identify kinetic energy weapons systems, and specifically designed production, tooling, test and evaluation equipment. Category II, is further amended to enhance the control on signature control materials currently found only in Category XIII(j). Category VII is amended to delete paragraph (c) and to amend paragraph (g) to delete the engines for self-propelled guns and howitzers and to renumber the paragraphs. The interpretations and amplifications of categories currently found elsewhere in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) relative to categories III and VII, respectively, are also being included in the revised text of the relevant category. Category XVI is revised to include a new paragraph identifying specifically designed or modified components, parts, accessories, attachments and associated equipment for the articles in the category. In addition, the regulations are amended to more properly identify the alternative control and transfer authorities on nuclear materials under other statutes implemented by other agencies. Finally, in implementation of the Presidential Determination No. 2002-10 of March 14, 2002, Bahrain is added as a major non-NATO ally of the United States.
State Department -- Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Amendment to the List of Proscribed Destinations in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations2002-Jul-0202-16504This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by modifying the policy regarding Afghanistan on the list of proscribed destinations for exports and sales. This action is being taken in the interests of foreign policy and national security pursuant to section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act.
State Department -- Amendments to the United States Munitions List2002-Apr-2902-10474The Department of State is revising Category I--Firearms--of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). The title of the revised category is being changed to include close assault weapons and combat shotguns. Certain interpretations (e.g., definitions) of firearms and their components and parts previously found elsewhere in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are being consolidated in the revised text for Category I. Reference to related exemptions from export licensing requirements of the ITAR are also being added. Further, certain accessories, such as silencers, sound suppressors and flash suppressors are, henceforth, designated significant military equipment (``SME'').
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations; Amendment to the List of Proscribed Destinations2002-Mar-2902-7346This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by removing Armenia and Azerbaijan from the list of proscribed destinations for the exports and imports of defense articles and defense services.
State Department -- International Traffic in Arms Regulations; Exemptions for U.S. Institutions of Higher Learning2002-Mar-2902-7347This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by establishing an exemption for accredited U.S. institutions of higher learning from obtaining a license for the permanent export, temporary export, and temporary import of most articles fabricated only for fundamental research purposes covered by Category XV(a) or (e) of the U.S. Munitions List. Consistent with the current exemption found in the regulations on registration of manufacturers and exporters, registration is not required for use of these exemptions.
State Department -- Amendment to the List of Proscribed Destinations2002-Jan-0902-115This rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by removing Tajikistan and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) from the list of proscribed destinations and makes additional clarifications to the ITAR.
Treasury Department -- Identification Markings Placed on Firearms (98R-341P)2001-Aug-0301-19418The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is amending the regulations to prescribe minimum height and depth requirements for identification markings placed on firearms by licensed importers and licensed manufacturers. Specifically, we are requiring a minimum height of 1\1/16\ inch and a minimum depth of .003 inch for serial numbers and a minimum depth of .003 inch for all other required markings. We believe that these minimum standards are necessary to ensure that firearms are properly identified in accordance with the law. In addition, the final regulations will facilitate our ability to trace firearms used in crime.
Transportation Department -- Aircraft Operator Security2001-Jul-1701-16995This final rule amends the existing airplane operator security rule. It revises the applicability section, definitions, and terms; reorganizes this part into subparts containing related requirements; and incorporates some requirements already implemented in the air carrier standard security program. Specifically, this final rule increases the number of aircraft operators that must have security programs, to include all that enplane from or deplane into a sterile area and certain helicopter operators. This final rule expands the training requirements for aircraft operator security personnel. Further, this final rule clarifies the procedures for carriage of prisoners under the control of armed law enforcement officers, procedures for carriage of weapons by law enforcement officers, and procedures for aircraft operators to comment on security directives issued by the FAA. This rule requires aircraft operators to participate in the airport sponsored contingency exercise or its equivalent. As part 108 applies to operators of rotorcraft as well as fixed-wing aircraft, this final rule changes the title of this part from ``Airplane Operator Security'' to ``Aircraft Operator Security.'' This final rule contains changes that are intended to enhance security for the traveling public, and aircraft operators.
Transportation Department -- Airport Security2001-Jul-1701-16994This final rule amends the existing airport security rules. It revises certain applicability provisions, definitions, and terms; reorganizes these rules into subparts containing related requirements; and incorporates some requirements already implemented in security programs. This revision also incorporates certain new measures to provide for enhanced airport security. Specifically, this final rule more clearly defines the areas of the airport in which security interests are the most critical and where security measures should be the most stringent. The intent of this final rule is to enhance security for the traveling public, aircraft operators, and persons employed by or conducting business at public airports by increasing awareness of and compliance with civil aviation security measures.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation: Sweden2001-Jul-1001-16011This rule amends the International Traffic In ArmsRegulations to extend a recent reform of the U.S. defense trade export control system, originally intended to benefitNATO, Australia and Japan, to Sweden. The recent reforms were intended to streamline the U.S. defense export control licensing process and forge closer industrial linkage between the U.S. and allied defense suppliers. Part 124 of the International Traffic In Arms Regulations is now being amended to permit U.S. companies to perform, using an exemption, certain maintenance and maintenance training for US-origin defense articles in the inventory of Sweden. Part 125 is amended to provide authorization, without a license, to transfer certain technical data to support procurement of defense articles from defense firms in Sweden for use by the Department of Defense. In addition, under Part 126, the four comprehensive export authorizations for use in circumstances where the full parameters of a commercial export endeavor, including the needed defense exports, can be well anticipated and described in advance, is now available for Sweden.
Justice Department -- National Instant Criminal Background Check System2001-Jul-0601-16766The Department promulgated regulations to govern the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in 1998 when the NICS became operational. Earlier this year, the Department published amendments to those regulations, which will take effect on July 3, 2001. In this notice, the Department is publishing, for public comment and further consideration, five proposals to make additional changes in the NICS regulations. The proposed changes balance the legitimate privacy interests of law-abiding firearms purchasers and the Department's obligation to enforce the Brady Act and the Gun Control Act to prevent prohibited persons from purchasing firearms.
Treasury Department -- Delegation of Authority2001-May-2901-12803This final rule places most ATF authorities contained in its Procedure and Administration regulations with the ``appropriate ATF officer'' and requires that persons file documents required these regulations with the ``appropriate ATF officer'' or in accordance with the instructions on the ATF form. Concurrently with this Treasury Decision, ATF Order 1130.19 is being issued and will be made available as specified in this rule. Through this order, the Director has delegated most of the authorities to the appropriate ATF officers and specified the ATF officers with whom applications, notices and other reports, which are not ATF forms, are filed. In addition, this final rule corrects some typographical errors and updates the disclosure provisions.
Treasury Department -- Manufacturers Excise Taxes-Firearms and Ammunition; Delegation of Authority2001-Apr-1301-9238This final rule replaces all ATF authorities contained in regulations on ``Manufacturers Excise Taxes--Firearms and Ammunition'' with the ``appropriate ATF officer'' and requires that persons file documents required by those regulations with the ``appropriate ATF officer'' or in accordance with the instructions on the ATF form. Also, this final rule removes the definitions of, and references to, specific officers subordinate to the Director. Also, this final rule renumbers an ATF Form from ATF F 5300.29 to ATF F 5600.28. Concurrently with this Treasury Decision, ATF Order 1130.18 is being published. Through this order, the Director has delegated all of the authorities in these regulations to the appropriate ATF officers and specified the ATF officers with whom applications, notices and other reports, which are not ATF forms, are filed.
Treasury Department -- Technical Amendments to Regulations2001-Mar-2701-7416This Treasury decision makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in parts 55, 70, 270 and 275 of title 27 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). All changes are to provide clarity and uniformity throughout these regulations.
State Department -- Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation: Canadian Exemption2001-Feb-1601-3877This rule amends the Canadian Exemption of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to change the authorized end-users to Canadian Federal or Provincial government authority acting in an official capacity or a Canadian-registered person. The amendment also adds a new defense service exemption. Further, it amends the list of defense articles requiring a license.
Justice Department -- National Instant Criminal Background Check System Regulation2001-Jan-2201-1616The United States Department of Justice (``DOJ'' or ``the Department'') is publishing a final rule amending the DOJ regulation implementing the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (``NICS'') pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (``Brady Act''): to establish a reduced retention period of 90 days for information relating to allowed firearm transfers in the system transaction log of background check transactions (``NICS Audit Log''), to clarify that only the FBI has direct access to the NICS Audit Log, and to clarify that, in furtherance of the purpose of auditing the use and performance of the NICS, the FBI may extract and provide information from the NICS Audit Log to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (``ATF'') for use in ATF's inspections of Federal Firearms Licensee (``FFL'') records, provided that ATF destroys the NICS Audit Log information about allowed firearm transfers within the applicable retention period (unless discrepancies are found) and maintains a written record certifying the destruction.
Treasury Department -- Technical Amendments2000-Nov-1600-29409This Treasury decision makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in various regulations of the ATF. All changes are to provide clarity and uniformity throughout the regulations.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Inspection of Persons and Personal Effects at NASA Installations or on NASA Property; Trespass or Unauthorized Introduction of Weapons or Dangerous Materials2000-Aug-0300-19622NASA published on January 19, 2000 an ``Interim rule with request for comments,'' titled ``Inspection of Persons and Personal Effects on NASA Property.'' NASA received and considered one letter in response to the request for comments on the interim rule. Consequently, the interim rule was further clarified as noted below. Accordingly, Subpart 10 of 14 CFR Part 1204 is retitled ``Inspection of Persons and Personal Effects at NASA Installations or on NASA Property; Trespass or Unauthorized Introduction of Weapons or Dangerous Materials.'' In addition, language is added to clarify that the updated regulation merely reflects current Federal policy and NASA practice of upgraded security measures; and a new introductory statement is provided before reciting the provision of 18 U.S.C. Section 799. To avoid confusion and for ease of reference, Subpart 10 of 14 CFR Part 1204--``Inspection of Persons and Personal Effects at NASA Installations or on NASA Property; Trespass or Unauthorized Introduction of Weapons or Dangerous Materials''--is republished in its entirety as a Final rule.
State Department -- Amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation: NATO Countries, Australia and Japan2000-Jul-2100-18530This rule amends the International Traffic In Arms Regulations to implement reforms announced by the Secretary of State at the NATO Ministerial in Florence, Italy on May 24, 2000. The reforms of the U.S. export controls system are available to NATO Allies, Japan and Australia and are intended to streamline the U.S. defense export control licensing process and forge closer industrial linkage between the U.S. and allied defense suppliers. It is contemplated that it will increase our mutual security by enhancing NATO member defense capabilities, promoting interoperability with our allies and friends and promoting trans-Atlantic defense industrial cooperation. Part 124 of the International Traffic In Arms Regulations is being amended to permit U.S. companies to perform, using an exemption, certain maintenance and maintenance training for NATO government, Australia and Japan on US-origin inventoried defense articles. Part 125 is amended to provide authorization, without a license, to transfer technical data to support procurement of defense articles from defense firms in NATO countries, Australia and Japan for use in the United States. This amendment also establishes four comprehensive export authorizations for use in circumstances where the full parameters of a commercial export endeavor, including the needed defense exports, can be well anticipated and described in advance.
State Department -- Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation: FMS LOA Authorized Defense Services2000-Jul-2100-18531The International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), Sec. 126.6, Foreign-owned military aircraft and naval vessels, and the Foreign Military Sales program is being amended to clarify the use of the exemption when providing defense services authorized by the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program.
Treasury Department -- Implementation of the Model Regulations for the Control of the International Movement of Firearms, Their Parts and Components, and Ammunition (99R-281P)2000-Jun-2000-15485This Treasury decision amends the regulations governing the importation of firearms, ammunition, and implements of war. The changes implement the ``Model Regulations for the Control of the International Movement of Firearms, Their Parts and Components, and Ammunition'' which President Clinton directed the Secretaries of State, Commerce, and Treasury to implement after the second Summit of the Americas, in Santiago, Chile. The purpose of the Model Regulations is to provide standardized procedures for the international movement of firearms, their parts and components, and ammunition so as to prevent illegal trafficking in these articles. This final rule also makes technical and conforming amendments to certain sections of the regulations. In addition, this final rule revokes Rev. Rul. 69-309.
State Department -- Exports of Commercial Communications Satellite Components, Systems, Parts, Accessories and Associated Technical Data2000-May-2600-13329Section 1309(a) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 requires the Department of State to establish a regulatory regime for the export licensing to U.S. allies of commercial satellites, technologies, components, and systems, which shall include expedited approval, as appropriate, while ensuring priority to national security and U.S. commitments under the Missile Technology Control Regime. Section 1302(a) of the same Act requires the Department to promulgate regulations in order to ensure timely reporting to the Department (within 15 days of shipment or export) of all shipment information concerning items exported pursuant to section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act. The Department will phase-in the reporting requirements for shipment information during the remainder of Calendar Year 2000 through publication of a separate rule change. However, U.S. exporters wishing to take advantage of the special regulatory regime for satellite related licensing to U.S. allies established in this amendment will need to meet the reporting requirements of section 1302(a) in accordance and coincident with the effective date of this amendment or their initial license application submissions. In order to facilitate use of the special regime, the Office of Defense Trade Controls will make available free of charge to U.S. exporters the computer software and guidance for its use that are needed to participate fully. This interim final rule amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by establishing a new regulatory regime for communications satellite related exports to U.S. allies.
Leave a Reply