This Guidance does not create any privileges, benefits, or rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any individual, organization, party, or witness in any administrative, civil, or criminal matter.



§746.5 of the EAR, imposes licensing requirements on eight export control classification numbers (ECCN)) and fifty-three Schedule B numbers if a person knows (or is informed by BIS) that the item will be used directly or indirectly in exploration for, or production of, oil or gas in:

a. Russian deepwater (greater than 500 feet);

b. Arctic offshore locations;

c. Shale formations in Russia; or

d. Is unable to determine whether the item will be used in the aforementioned projects.

A licensing policy of presumption of denial applies for exports, reexports, or transfer (in-country) for the aforementioned projects that have the potential to produce oil. A licensing policy of case-by-case review applies for such projects that have the potential to produce gas.


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