[Federal Register: September 25, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 187)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 55441-55442]
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22 CFR Part 126

[Public Notice: 6368]

Amendment to the International Arms Traffic in Arms Regulations: 

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The 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.

DATES: This rule is effective September 25, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Memos, Office of Defense 
Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, Telephone (202) 663-2804 or 
Fax (202) 261-8199; e-mail DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 10, 2008, the UNSC adopted 
Resolution 1823, which terminated remaining prohibitions of defense 
exports to non-governmental entities and persons in Rwanda, and to such 
entities and persons in states neighboring Rwanda if such sale was 
intended for use within Rwanda, and which also terminated the 
prohibition of the resale or retransfer of defense items from the 
Government of Rwanda to any state neighboring Rwanda, or persons not in 
the service of the Government of Rwanda.

Regulatory Analysis and Notices

Administrative Procedure Act

    This amendment involves a foreign affairs function of the United 
States and, therefore, is not subject to the procedures contained in 5 
U.S.C. 553 and 554.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Since this amendment is not subject to the procedures in 5 U.S.C 
553, it does not require analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Unfunded Mandates Act of 1995

    This amendment does not involve a mandate that will result in the 
expenditure by state, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, 
or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any year and it 
will not significantly or uniquely affect small governments. Therefore, 
no actions were deemed necessary under the provisions of the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This amendment has been found not to be a major rule within the 
meaning of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 

Executive Orders 12372 and 13132

    This amendment will not have substantial direct effects on the 
States, on the relationship between the national government and the 
States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government. Therefore, in accordance with Executive 
Order 13132, it is determined that this amendment does not have 
sufficient federalism implications to require consultations or warrant 
the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. The 
regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding 
intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities do 
not apply to this amendment.

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Executive Order 12866

    This amendment is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866, 
but has been reviewed internally by the Department of State to ensure 
consistency with the purposes thereof.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This rule does not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping 
requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 

List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 126

    Arms and munitions, Exports.

Accordingly, for the reasons set forth above, Title 22, Chapter I, 
Subchapter M, Part 126 is amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for Part 126 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Secs. 2, 38, 40, 42 and 71, Pub. L. 90-629, 90 Stat. 
744 (22 U.S.C. 2752, 2778, 2780, 2791 and 2797); E.O. 11958, 42 FR 
4311; 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 79; 22 U.S.C. 2651a; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 
E.O. 12918, 59 FR 28205; 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 899; Sec. 1225, Pub. 
L. 108-375.

Sec.  126.1  [Amended]

2. In Sec.  126.1:
A. Remove paragraph (c)(8).
B. Redesignate paragraphs (c)(9), (c)(10), and (c)(11) as paragraphs 
(c)(8), (c)(9), and (c)(10), respectively.
C. Remove and reserve paragraph (h).

    Dated: September 11, 2008.
John C. Rood,
Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. E8-22578 Filed 9-24-08; 8:45 am]