Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), (15 CFR §§730-774), which regulates the export and export restrictions for goods and services. Goods and services include intellectual property, technology and software, and hardware and software containing specific encryption algorithms. The EAR also governs dual-use items and information, which are commercial and have a military or proliferation application.

The Commerce Control List (CCL) identifies the EAR-controlled items and is categorized as:

  1. Nuclear Materials, Facilities and Equipment (and Miscellaneous Items)
  2. Materials, Chemicals, Microorganisms, and Toxins
  3. Materials Processing
  4. Electronics
  5. Computers
  6. Part 1 – Telecommunications and Information Security
    Part 2 – Information Security
  7. Sensors and Lasers
  8. Navigation and Avionics
  9. Marine
  10. Aerospace and Propulsion

TACC follows all laws and regulations regulating research conduct and disseminating export control regulations.