“This notice of inquiry requests comments that cite specific examples of civil uses of certain MMIC power amplifiers and discrete microwave transistors, both of which operate at frequencies exceeding 2.7 GHz, and (3) bi-static/multi-static radar that exploits greater than 125 kHz bandwidth and is lower than 2 GHz center frequency to passively detect or track using radio frequency (RF) transmissions (e.g., commercial radio or television stations). The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting this information because several comments on rules recently published by the Departments of State and Commerce made claims that civil applications for these types of commodities exist or soon will be developed. However, the commenters did not provide specific examples of such applications. BIS is seeking specific examples to assess whether it should propose to the Departments of State and Defense further amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as part of the Administration’s Export Control Reform Initiative.”

79 FR 37547-50
Published 07-01-2014