Monday, August 3, 2015

US Department of State and the Promotion of Tyranny and Vice

What a crock of shit.  Who do these people think they are?  Zero moral authority.  

This is the same USGOV department that determines if you are a male who has sex with other males, magically makes you MORE qualified to represent the USA...

Of course now when you think about it... It does represent the USGOV.. Bunch of fairy, sissy commie losers.


Proposed Rules

Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories XIV and XVIII.

As 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.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 272KB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: 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 Definitions.

As 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.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 274KB).

To review a chart of the changes to the ITAR and EAR click here (PDF, 121KB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of U.S. Persons Employed by Foreign Persons, and Other Changes

The 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.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 230KB).


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 Changes.

As 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: 1) clarify regulations pertaining to the export of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); 2) revise the licensing exemption for exports made to or on behalf of an agency of the U.S. government; 3) revise the destination control statement in ITAR §123.9 to harmonize the language with the EAR; and 4) 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

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 234KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 4.5MB).


Notice of Inquiry; Request for Comments Regarding Review of United States Munitions List Categories VIII and XIX

The Department of State requests comments from the public to inform its review of the controls implemented in recent revisions to Categories VIII and XIX of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML to a more "positive list" pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department intends to periodically review the revised USML categories to ensure that they are clear, do not inadvertently control items in normal commercial use, account for technological developments, and properly implement the national security and foreign policy objectives of the reform effort. This review will also consider any technical issues related

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 305KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 7.25MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XII

As 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.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 264KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 162MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XI

As 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 XI (Military Electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The proposed revision of USML Category XI was first published as a proposed rule on November 28, 2012, for public comment. The Administration has decided to publish this regulation again in proposed form to allow for public feedback on changes made to the rule and for the Department of State to request further input from the public on specific matters of concern. The revisions contained in this rule are part of the Department of State's retrospective plan under E.O. 13563.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 413KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 10MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV and Definition of "Defense Service"

As 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. Comments will be accepted until July 8, 2013.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 277KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 11MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XVI

As 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 XVI (nuclear weapons related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML).The Department of State will accept comments on this proposed rule until March 18, 2013.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 231KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 456KB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category IV

As 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 IV (launch vehicles, guided missiles, ballistic missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, and mines) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. The Department of State will accept comments on this proposed rule until March 18, 2013.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 234KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 2.5MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XI and Definition for "Equipment"

As 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 XI (military electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML and to provide a definition for "equipment." 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 athttp://www.state.gov/documents/organization/181028.pdf. The Department of State will accept comments on this proposed rule until January 28, 2013.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 269KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 6.8MB).


Export Control Reform Transition Plan

As part of the President’s export control reform initiative, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) seeks public comment on the proposed implementation plan for defense articles and defense services that will transition from the jurisdiction of the Department of State to the Department of Commerce. The intent of this plan is to provide a clear description of DDTC’s proposed policies and procedures for the transition of items to the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce. The revisions to 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.

To review the Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 291KB).

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 206KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 2.3MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Definition of "Specially Designed"

As part of the President’s Export Control Reform effort, the Department of State proposes to amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to define the term, "specially designed". The revisions to 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. Comments are due by August 03, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 215KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 8.3MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category IX

As 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 IX (military training equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the materials warranting control on the USML. The revisions to 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. Comments are due by July 30, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 222KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 507KB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category X

As 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 articles warranting control on the USML. Comments are due by July 23, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 204KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 1.19MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XIII

As 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 XIII (materials and miscellaneous articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the articles warranting control on the USML. Comments are due by July 2, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 244KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 1.6MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category V

As 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. Comments are due by June 18, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 255KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 1.15MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XX

As 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 XX (submersible vessels and related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). Comments are due by February 6, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 150KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 497KB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VI

As 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 VI (surface vessels of war and special naval equipment) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the combatant vessels and other naval equipment warranting control on the USML. Comments are due by February 6, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 149KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 2MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Registration and Licensing of Brokers, Brokering Activities, and Related Provisions

The 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. Comments are due by February 17, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 182KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 8.4MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VII

As 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. The Department of State will accept comments on this proposed rule until January 20, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 152KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 366KB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Establishment of U.S. Munitions List Category XIX for Gas Turbine Engines

As 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. The Department of State will accept comments on this proposed rule until January 20, 2012.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 154KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 5.5MB).


Implementation of Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties

The 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. Comments will be accepted until December 22, 2011.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 225KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 3.7MB).


Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category VIII

As 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 VIII (aircraft and related articles) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to describe more precisely the military aircraft and related defense articles warranting control on the USML. The Department of State will accept comments on this proposed rule until December 22, 2011.

To review the Federal Register Notice click here (PDF, 165KB).

To review public comments received click here (PDF, 12MB).

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