President Issues Notice Reauthorizing Legal Authority for Export Administration Regulations
Because the Export Administration Act of 1979, which lapsed in August 2001, has not been renewed by Congress, President Bush has issued a notice stating that the national emergency caused by the lapse of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (EAA) will continue in effect for one year beyond August 17, 2008. As a result, the Export Administration Regulations will remain in effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
Renewing the EAA is a top priority for BIS senior management.
The text of the notice is reprinted below:
Notice: Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations
On August 17, 2001, consistent with the authority provided to me under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 170l et seq.), I issued Executive Order 13222. In that order, I declared a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States in light of the expiration of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2401 et seq.). Because the Export Administration Act has not been renewed by the Congress, the national emergency declared on August 17, 2001, must continue in effect beyond August 17, 2008. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13222.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 23, 2008.