On February 1, 2017, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a document delaying the implementation date [Docket No. 160718621–7125–02] of one revision implemented by the final rule entitled “Commerce Control List: Removal of Certain Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 Controls” published by BIS in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016. The final rule amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove nuclear nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 license requirements from certain pressure tubes, pipes, fittings, pipe valves, pumps, numerically controlled machine tools, oscilloscopes, and transient recorders on the Commerce Control List (CCL).

This rule is effective January 31, 2017. “Software” “specially designed” for the “development,” “production,” or “use” of items previously controlled under ECCN 3A292, as discussed in the final rule published in the Federal Register of November 25, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 85138), will continue to be classified and licensed by BIS under the designation EAR99 through a delayed date of March 21, 2017. As of March 22, 2017, such “software” will be classified and licensed by BIS under ECCN 3D991. This action is taken in accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2017