15 CFR 747.5 - SIRL application review process.
(a) Application processing time frames. Upon receiving a complete application with all requisite supporting documentation, BIS may review the application for up to ten days before referring the application to the other appropriate agencies. Agencies have 30 days from the date of referral to process the application. The U.S. Government will review the application as expeditiously as possible.
(b) Review policy.
(1) BIS will review SIRL applications on a case-by-case basis. To approve a SIRL, BIS must be satisfied that the parties to the license will adhere to the conditions of the license and the EAR, and that approval of the application will not be detrimental to U.S. national security, nonproliferation, or foreign policy interests. In reviewing and approving a specific SIRL application, BIS may retain the right to limit the items that are eligible or to prohibit the export, reexport, or transfer of items under the reconstruction license to specific firms or individuals.
(2) BIS will thoroughly analyze all parties, items and activities associated with the applicant's proposed transaction(s). If BIS cannot verify that all parties, items and activities are appropriate, or establish the reliability of the proposed parties to the application, it may deny the application, or modify it by eliminating certain consignees, items, activities or other elements.
(3) The licensing decision will focus on the following factors:
(i) The proposed end-use(s);
(ii) If the proposed transaction will contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq;
(iii) If the proposed transaction could contribute to the design, development, production, stockpiling, or use of nuclear or chemical or biological weapons, or missiles of greater than 150 kilometer range and the types of assurances available against these activities;
(iv) The potential impact of the proposed transaction on the security situation in Iraq; and
(v) The reliability of all parties to the proposed transaction.
(4) If the U.S. Government determines that the proposed transaction does not satisfy all the criteria of part 747, BIS will inform the applicant that the agency will review the application under standard license procedures for individual items rather than as a SIRL. The applicant may elect to have the application Returned Without Action. Applicants are not required to use the SIRL procedure and may seek authorization under standard license procedures.
(c) Validity period. SIRLs will be valid until the completion or discontinuation of the associated project detailed in the application or until otherwise determined by BIS. Applicants are required to submit a report to BIS verifying completion of the project or indicating that the project has been discontinued. These reports should be submitted to the following address: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Exporter Services, ATTN: Reports, 14th St. & Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20230. The report should include the following information:
(1) The SIRL reference number;
(2) The date the project is completed or discontinued;
(3) Verification that items exported under the authority of the SIRL were, as applicable, consumed during use, returned to the United States, reexported to a third country, or transferred to a party within Iraq for whom the applicant has received a license from BIS; and
(4) The reference numbers of the licenses received for the reexport or transfer within Iraq, if required.
(d) Post-shipment information. For any items exported or reexported pursuant to a SIRL that are not consumed in Iraq, the applicant must either:
(1) Return the items to the United States,
(2) Reexport the items to a third country, and obtain prior BIS approval where required; or
(3) Seek a license from BIS prior to transferring the items within Iraq to an end-user not identified on the End-User Appendix.
(e) Changes to a SIRL. Changes to a SIRL require BIS prior approval if they involve:
(1) Change to consignee name or address;
(2) Addition of new consignee;
(3) Addition of new item;
(4) Changes to end user information or additional end users added; and/or
(5) Change to license holder ownership or control. Applicants must submit a written request for a change to the Office of Exporter Services. BIS will respond to these requests in written form. Changes involving the following must be reported to BIS within 30 days of their occurrence but do not require prior BIS approval:
(i) License holder address, contact information, or license value; or
(ii) Removing consignee(s), items or end users from the SIRL.
(f) Administrative actions. If BIS believes any party to a SIRL is not complying with all conditions of the SIRL, BIS may take measures including revoking or suspending parts of the SIRL, or may restrict what items may be shipped under the SIRL. Whenever necessary to protect the national interest of the United States, BIS may take any licensing action it deems appropriate, without regard to contracts or agreements entered into before such administrative action.
Title 15 published on 2015-01-01
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 15 CFR Part 747 after this date.