As part of the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative, this proposed rule, and a separate proposed rule from the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, being published in conjunction with this document, sets forth, as much as possible, a common definition of the term ``specially designed'' for use in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The term ``specially designed'' is used widely in the Commerce Control List (CCL) and would play an important role in the ``600 series'' that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has proposed to create to control less sensitive defense articles transferred from the United States Munitions List (USML) to the Commerce Control List (CCL). The revisions in this rule are part of Commerce's retrospective plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. Commerce's full plan can be accessed at: http:// open.commerce.gov/news/2011/08/23/commerce-plan-retrospective-analysis- existing-rules.
Agency Contact: Timothy Mooney, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-2440, Fax: (202) 482-3355, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on August 3, 2012.