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Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on the Collection and Confidentiality of Kimberley Process CertificatesProposed Rule2017-2092009/29/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe U.S. Census Bureau (Bureau of the Census) proposes to amend its regulations in order to clarify that the data collected from the Kimberley Process Certificates (KPCs) are collected in compliance with the Clean Diamond Trade Ac … The U.S. Census Bureau (Bureau of the Census) proposes to amend its regulations in order to clarify that the data collected from the Kimberley Process Certificates (KPCs) are collected in compliance with the Clean Diamond Trade Act and not under the Census Bureau's laws and regulations. In addition, this rule clarifies the submission requirements and permissible uses of the KPCs.foreign-trade-regulations-ftr-clarification-on-the-collection-and-confidentiality-of-kimberleyFR-Doc-2017-20920
Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements; CorrectionRule2017-2006009/20/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentOn April 19, 2017, the Census Bureau revised the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). The revisions to the FTR reflected the implementation of the International Trade Data System, in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlinin … On April 19, 2017, the Census Bureau revised the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). The revisions to the FTR reflected the implementation of the International Trade Data System, in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. In the Final Rule, the Census Bureau also amended the appendices section. Appendices B, C, E, and F were removed and appendix D was revised and redesignated as the new appendix B. With the revisions to the appendices section, there are a few sections of the FTR that were inadvertently not updated to reflect these changes. This document corrects the final regulations.foreign-trade-regulations-ftr-clarification-on-filing-requirements-correctionFR-Doc-2017-20060
Removal of Burmese Sanctions RegulationsRule2017-1255706/16/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Burmese Sanctions Regulations as a result of the termination of the national emergency on which the regulations were based.The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Burmese Sanctions Regulations as a result of the termination of the national emergency on which the regulations were based.removal-of-burmese-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-12557
Foreign Trade Regulations: Clarification on Filing RequirementsRule2017-0764604/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) issues this Final Rule amending the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) to reflect new export reporting requirements. Specifically, the Census Bureau is making changes related to the implementation … The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) issues this Final Rule amending the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) to reflect new export reporting requirements. Specifically, the Census Bureau is making changes related to the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. The ITDS was established by the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006. The changes also include the addition of the original Internal Transaction Number (ITN) data element in the Automated Export System (AES). Lastly, the Census Bureau is making remedial changes to improve clarity of the reporting requirements. These changes are discussed in detail in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.foreign-trade-regulations-clarification-on-filing-requirementsFR-Doc-2017-07646
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary PenaltiesRule2017-0163702/10/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury (``Department'' or ``Treasury'') publishes this final rule to adjust its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 … The Department of the Treasury (``Department'' or ``Treasury'') publishes this final rule to adjust its civil monetary penalties (``CMPs'') for inflation as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (collectively referred to herein as ``the Act''). This rule adjusts CMPs within the jurisdiction of certain components of the Department to the maximum amount required by the Act.inflation-adjustment-of-civil-monetary-penaltiesFR-Doc-2017-01637
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration RegulationsRule2017-0044301/23/2017DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThis rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing an emergency declared pursuant to the International … This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority citations in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice continuing an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a non-substantive rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.updated-statements-of-legal-authority-for-the-export-administration-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-00443
Sudanese Sanctions RegulationsRule2017-0084401/17/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations to authorize all prohibited transactions, including transactions involving property in which the Government of Sud … The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations to authorize all prohibited transactions, including transactions involving property in which the Government of Sudan has an interest. OFAC is issuing this general license in connection with ongoing U.S.-Sudan bilateral engagement and in response to positive developments in the country over the past six months related to bilateral cooperation, the ending of internal hostilities, regional cooperation, and improvements to humanitarian access.sudanese-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-00844
Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Iraq Reconstruction LicenseRule2016-2905612/05/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentIn this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. This action furthers the objectives of the Retro … In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by removing the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. This action furthers the objectives of the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative that directs BIS and other federal agencies to streamline regulations and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public. Specifically, the SIRL is outdated and seldom used by exporters, who now have more efficient options for exports and reexports to Iraq and transfers (in-country) in Iraq. This rule also makes conforming changes.amendment-to-the-export-administration-regulations-removal-of-special-iraq-reconstruction-licenseFR-Doc-2016-29056
Commerce Control List: Removal of Certain Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 ControlsRule2016-2803911/25/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove nuclear nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 license requirements from certain pressure tubes, pipes, fittings … The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove nuclear nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 license requirements from certain pressure tubes, pipes, fittings, pipe valves, pumps, numerically controlled machine tools, oscilloscopes, and transient recorders on the Commerce Control List (CCL). These changes are intended to revise the EAR controls on these items by making them more consistent with the export controls of other countries that manufacture these items and that, together with the United States, are participating countries in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). As a result of the changes made by this rule, some of these items are no longer listed under an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) on the CCL. However, such items remain subject to the EAR under the designation EAR99. This rule also creates four new ECCNs to maintain anti-terrorism (AT) controls on certain affected commodities and related ``software'' and ``technology.'' All items subject to the EAR, regardless of whether they are listed on the CCL, may require a license for reasons described elsewhere in the EAR (e.g., license requirements based on end-user/end-use controls, embargoes, or other special controls).commerce-control-list-removal-of-certain-nuclear-nonproliferation-np-column-2-controlsFR-Doc-2016-28039
Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards-Private Flood InsuranceProposed Rule2016-2641111/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), and the National Credit Union Ad … The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) are issuing a new proposal to amend their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters Act). Specifically, the proposed rule would require regulated lending institutions to accept policies that meet the statutory definition of private flood insurance in the Biggert-Waters Act and permit regulated lending institutions to accept flood insurance provided by private insurers that does not meet the statutory definition of ``private flood insurance'' on a discretionary basis, subject to certain restrictions.loans-in-areas-having-special-flood-hazards-private-flood-insuranceFR-Doc-2016-26411
Amendments to OFAC Regulations To Remove the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor Sanctions Regulations and References to Fax-on-Demand ServiceRule2016-2671711/04/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor Sanctions Regulations as a result of the termination of the national … The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor Sanctions Regulations as a result of the termination of the national emergency on which the regulations were based. OFAC also is amending the Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations and Appendix A to chapter V by making technical changes including to remove references to OFAC's fax-on- demand service in order to reflect the discontinuation of that service.amendments-to-ofac-regulations-to-remove-the-former-liberian-regime-of-charles-taylor-sanctionsFR-Doc-2016-26717
Cuban Assets Control RegulationsRule2016-2503210/17/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to further implement elements of the policy announced by the President on December 17, 2014, to engage and empowe … The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to further implement elements of the policy announced by the President on December 17, 2014, to engage and empower the Cuban people. Among other things, these amendments authorize certain transactions related to Cuban-origin pharmaceuticals and joint medical research; add, expand, and clarify authorizations relating to trade and commerce; authorize certain civil aviation safety-related services; further facilitate authorized travel to Cuba; and expand the authorizations for grants and humanitarian-related services designed to directly benefit the Cuban people. These amendments also implement certain technical and conforming changes. OFAC is making these amendments in support of the process of normalizing bilateral relations with Cuba.cuban-assets-control-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-25032
Updated Statements of Legal Authority for the Export Administration RegulationsRule2016-2103109/01/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThis rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice extending an emergency declared pursuant to the International … This rule updates the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) legal authority paragraphs in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to cite the most recent Presidential notice extending an emergency declared pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is a procedural rule that only updates authority paragraphs of the EAR. It does not alter any right, obligation or prohibition that applies to any person under the EAR.updated-statements-of-legal-authority-for-the-export-administration-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-21031
Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 FrameworkRule2016-1207207/28/2016FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATIONFarm Credit AdministrationThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) is adopting a final rule that revises our regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1 and tier 2 risk-based capital ratio requirements (rep … The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) is adopting a final rule that revises our regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1 and tier 2 risk-based capital ratio requirements (replacing core surplus and total surplus requirements), a tier 1 leverage requirement (replacing a net collateral requirement for System banks), a capital conservation buffer and a leverage buffer, revised risk weightings, and additional public disclosure requirements. The revisions to the risk weightings include alternatives to the use of credit ratings, as required by section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.regulatory-capital-rules-regulatory-capital-implementation-of-tier-1tier-2-frameworkFR-Doc-2016-12072
Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment ActRule2016-1555207/01/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its regulations for the relevant sanctions programs it administers to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflatio … The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing this interim final rule to amend its regulations for the relevant sanctions programs it administers to implement the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. In particular, this rule adjusts for inflation the maximum amount of the civil monetary penalties that may be assessed under relevant OFAC regulations, including by making conforming changes to OFAC's ``Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines.''implementation-of-the-federal-civil-penalties-inflation-adjustment-actFR-Doc-2016-15552
Implementation of the February 2015 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions and the June 2015 AG Plenary UnderstandingsRule2016-1327106/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the recommendations presented at the February 2015 Australia Group (AG) intersessional implementation … The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the recommendations presented at the February 2015 Australia Group (AG) intersessional implementation meeting, and later adopted pursuant to the AG silent approval procedure, and the understandings reached at the June 2015 AG Plenary meeting. This rule amends three Commerce Control List (CCL) entries to reflect the February 2015 intersessional recommendations that were adopted by the AG. Specifically, this rule amends the CCL entry that controls chemical precursors by adding the chemical diethylamine (C.A.S. 109-89-7), which was not previously identified on the AG's ``Chemical Weapons Precursors'' common control list. This rule also amends the CCL entry that controls certain human and zoonotic pathogens and toxins by adding two viruses that were not previously identified on the AG ``List of Human and Animal Pathogens and Toxins for Export Control'' and by updating the nomenclature of certain viruses that were already identified on this AG common control list. In addition, this rule amends the CCL entry that controls equipment capable of handling biological materials to reflect the AG intersessional updates to the controls on biocontainment chambers, isolators, and biological safety cabinets and the controls on aerosol inhalation equipment described on the AG ``Control List of Dual-Use Biological Equipment and Related Technology and Software.'' Consistent with the understandings adopted at the June 2015 AG Plenary meeting, this rule also amends the CCL entry that controls equipment capable of handling biological materials by updating the controls on freeze-drying (lyophilization) equipment. Finally, this rule amends the EAR to reflect the addition of Angola and Burma as States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and also amends the Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations (CWCR) to reflect the addition of these two countries as States Parties.implementation-of-the-february-2015-australia-group-ag-intersessional-decisions-and-the-june-2015-agFR-Doc-2016-13271
Amendment to the Export Administration Regulations: Removal of Special Iraq Reconstruction LicenseProposed Rule2016-1339706/07/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentIn this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposes to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. The action, if published in final form … In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposes to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. The action, if published in final form, would further the objectives of the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative that directs BIS and other federal agencies to streamline regulations and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on the public. Specifically, the SIRL is outdated and seldom used by exporters, who now have more efficient options for exports and reexports to Iraq and transfers (in-country) in Iraq. This rule also makes conforming changes.amendment-to-the-export-administration-regulations-removal-of-special-iraq-reconstruction-licenseFR-Doc-2016-13397
Burmese Sanctions RegulationsRule2016-1167705/18/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Burmese Sanctions Regulations to add a general license authorizing certain transactions related to U.S. persons residing in Burma. OFAC is a … The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Burmese Sanctions Regulations to add a general license authorizing certain transactions related to U.S. persons residing in Burma. OFAC is also incorporating a general license authorizing certain transactions incident to exports to and from Burma that has, until now, appeared only on OFAC's Web site on the Burma sanctions page, and expanding this authorization to allow certain transactions incident to the movement of goods within Burma that otherwise would be prohibited. Finally, OFAC is expanding and updating another existing authorization allowing most transactions involving certain blocked financial institutions.burmese-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-11677
Removal of Short Supply License Requirements on Exports of Crude OilRule2016-1104705/12/2016DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove the short supply license requirements that, prior to the entry into force of the ``Consolidated Appropr … The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) publishes this final rule to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove the short supply license requirements that, prior to the entry into force of the ``Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016'' on December 18, 2015, applied to exports of crude oil from the United States. Specifically, this rule removes the Commerce Control List (CCL) entry and the corresponding short supply provisions in the EAR that required a license from BIS to export crude oil from the United States. This rule also amends certain other EAR provisions to reflect the removal of these short supply license requirements. The changes made by this rule are intended to bring the provisions of the EAR into full compliance with the act, which mandates that, apart from certain exemptions specified therein, ``no official of the Federal Government shall impose or enforce any restriction on the export of crude oil.'' Consistent with the exceptions in the act, exports of crude oil continue to require authorization from BIS to embargoed or sanctioned countries or persons and to persons subject to a denial of export privileges.removal-of-short-supply-license-requirements-on-exports-of-crude-oilFR-Doc-2016-11047
Hizballah Financial Sanctions RegulationsRule2016-0872004/15/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding new part 566 to 31 CFR chapter V to implement the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, which requires the President to prescribe certain regulations.The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding new part 566 to 31 CFR chapter V to implement the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, which requires the President to prescribe certain regulations.hizballah-financial-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-08720
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