[Federal Register: July 18, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 139)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 41258-41259]
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22 CFR Part 122

[Public Notice 6300]
RIN 1400-AC50

Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: 
Renewal of Registration

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Department of State is amending the International Traffic 
in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising the validity period for 
registration and by limiting the time frame in which a registration may 
be renewed.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective on July 18, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Slygh, Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of 
State, (202) 663-2830 or FAX (202) 261-8199; E-mail 
DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov, ATTN: Regulatory Change, ITAR Part 122.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls 
(DDTC) is revising 22 CFR 122.3 to limit the registration period to one 
year, instead of up to two years for both new registrants and for those 
renewing their registration. Registrants will be required to submit 
renewal packages no more than 60 days prior to their current expiration 

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: Because this rule is exempt from notice 
and comment rulemaking under 5 U.S.C. 553, it is exempt from the 
regulatory flexibility analysis requirements set forth in sections 603 
and 604 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 603 and 604).
    Unfunded Mandates Reform 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 
    Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996: This 
amendment has not been found to be a major rule within the meaning of 
the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.
    Executive Orders 12372 and 13132: This amendment will not have 
substantial 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

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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. Executive Order 12372, regarding intergovernmental 
consultation on Federal programs and activities, does not apply to this 
    Executive Order 12866: This amendment is exempt from the review 
under Executive Order 12866, but has been reviewed internally by the 
Department of State to ensure consistency with the purposes thereof.
    Executive Order 12988: The Department of State has reviewed the 
proposed regulations in light of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive 
Order 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, minimize litigation, establish 
clear legal standards, and reduce burden.
    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 35.

List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 122

    Arms and munitions, Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping 

Accordingly, for the reasons set forth above, Title 22, Chapter I, 
Subchapter M, Part 122 is amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for Part 122 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Secs. 2 and 38, Public Law 90-629, 90 Stat. 744 (22 
U.S.C. 2752, 2778); E.O. 11958, 42 FR 4311, 1977 Comp. p. 79, 22 
U.S.C. 2651a.

2. Section 122.3 is amended by revising paragraphs (a) and (b) to read 
as follows:

Sec.  122.3  Registration fees.

    (a) A person who is required to register may do so for a period of 
1 year upon submission of a completed Form DS-2032, transmittal letter 
and payment of $1,750.
    (b) Expiration of registration. A registrant must submit its 
request for registration renewal at least 30 days but no earlier than 
60 days prior to the expiration date.
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    Dated: July 3, 2008.
John C. Rood,
Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. E8-16537 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]