BIS Issues Corrections to Wassenaar Arrangement 2009 Plenary Agreements Implementation

On October 13, 2010, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published correcting amendments to the final rule issued in the Federal Register on September 7, 2010 that revised the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by amending entries for certain items that are controlled for national security reasons in Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Part I (telecommunications), 6, 7, and 9; adding new entries to the Commerce Control List (CCL); revising reporting requirements; and adding and amending EAR Definitions. 

According to the correcting amendments, the final rule of September 7, 2010 contained errors that affect Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 6A005, 6A006, and 9A001, as well as the definition of "energetic materials." In addition, the final rule's preamble erroneously identified ECCN 6E993 as one of the ECCNs that was revised in the rule's text. 

The rule, as corrected, removes the note after 6A008.f. Also, the rule of September 8 listed an incorrect citation of "6.A.5.d.1.d" instead of "6A005.d.1.d" in 6A005.d.1.e, which is corrected by the amendment of October 13. The current rule also replaced two incomplete citations in the introductory text of ECCN 9A001.a; this rule replaces the citations ".a or .h" with "9E003.a or 9E003.h". 

Amendments are effective October 13, 2010.