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DOC - 181 - Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameTransportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number181
Original Establishment Date7/12/1985Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*50
Current Charter Date8/16/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter8/16/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Patricia
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Muldonian
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 1754 of the Export Controls Act of 2018 (the Act) (Pub. L. 115-232, 132 Stat. 1636)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-4479
Effective Date Of Authority*7/12/1985Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-3345
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (TRANSTAC) focused on the following issues for FY2022: The Wassenaar Arrangement Support Group reviewed and provided technical validation for U.S. and foreign proposals that impact transportation and related equipment. The Committee participated in discussions on various proposals submitted by member states and the proposals submitted by the U.S. The Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV)/Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Working Group (WG) continues to work to address emerging UAV regulations and respond to Wassenaar proposals. The WG provided comments and updates to US proposal to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). The Spacecraft WG has a list of items to review for updates and clarification, and supported discussion on several space-related Wassenaar proposals. The Compressor WG is in concert with Department of Defense, drafted a Wassenaar proposal for controls for Gas Turbine Engine compressor technology and provided continuous support throughout the year. The Encryption Technical Working Group (TWG) is drafting a Wassenaar non-Paper to address emerging aircraft data security requirements in regards to existing encryption controls. A Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Committee-authored proposal to remove obsolete and redundant controls from 2.E.3 was accepted by the Wassenaar in December, 2021. A BIS Committee-authored proposal to add controls on emerging Pressure Gain Combustor technology to 9.E.3 was accepted by the Wassenaar in December, 2021, and added to the Commerce Control List (CCL). A BIS Committee-authored proposal to allow the release of civil-certified supersonic engines, while protecting the critical technologies (an emerging field) is highly likely to be accepted at the 2022 Wassenaar December plenary. The Committee established an Emerging and Foundational Technology (now ‘Section 1758 Technologies) TWG to support the work of the Emerging Technology Technical Advisory Committee. The Committee is actively engaged in reviewing proposals related to the USML to CCL transition. The MTCR working group participates in all the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee meetings. In addition, the working group provide input on potential regime changes particularly when a control is driven by both MT and Wassenaar Arrangement control lists. The Committee actively comment on regulation proposals provided to them on the committee website. Members have supported implemented and proposed changes in the Export Administration Regulations related to Export Reform. Identified specific clarifications or corrections in the EAR and supplied suggested language. The Committee also provided input to the DOC for various Notices of Inquiry. In FY2023, the Committee will Identify objective criteria for Section 1758 Technologies. Provide support of Technical Working Groups related to transportation and related equipment, including spacecraft. The Committee will continue to review the ECCNs in Category 7, 8 and 9 for possible updates, specifically: Eliminate overlap and clarify 9.D.1, 9.D2, and 9.D.4.; Eliminate overlap between 9.E.a.3 and 1.E.1.; Update controls on commercial supersonic aircraft and engines; Update controls on gas turbine engines for space launch vehicles; Continue to work 9.E.3 Compressor controls; Clarify wording in 9A515 and 9E515; Support proposals for UAV/UAS; Support proposals for emerging AMM equipment and systems and Review controls for Space systems. The Committee will review in conjunction with the Materials & Equipment TAC those entries in Categories 1 and 2, specific to aerospace and marine systems. Continue to review and provide technical validation for U.S. and foreign proposals that impact transportation and related equipment. Develop non-papers and proposals for updating controls for items in Categories 1, 7, 8 and 9 for interagency consideration for presentation at the Spring 2021 Wassenaar Arrangement Experts Group. Due to the interruption of Wassenaar Experts meetings, re-submit and support 2020, 2021, and 2022 proposals as necessary. The Committee will facilitate the communication of consistent and clear licensing standards across Industry and the reviewing Agencies and foster inter-TAC coordination to better leverage resources and knowledge. The MTCR working group will provide technical advice and validation for U.S. and foreign proposals and clarify scope of control for 9E101. The Committee will actively support U.S. Munition List to CCL transition activities, including reviews of draft proposed rules and requests for advice. Continue to review and comment on Commerce prepared regulations. Continue to support and actively participate on the Technical Working Groups described above for items or issues related to transportation and related equipment. Provide comments to clarify de minimis and Direct Product Rules and provide support and comments on Sanction and Entity controls in response to geopolitical changes.
How is membership balanced?*The TRANSTAC is composed of industry representatives, and U.S. Government agencies (Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State) with specific technical or export control expertise. Members of the TRANSTAC possess advanced technical knowledge regarding the design, manufacture, and export of gas turbine engines, avionics, and other transportation and related equipment. This expertise qualifies them to advise the Department on the related technical parameters for export control.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The TRANSTAC met four times in FY2022. The meetings allow the TRANSTAC to advise the Department on the technical parameters for Commerce Control List Categories 7, 8, and 9.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The TRANSTAC advises the Department on the technical parameters for commodities and technical data within Control List Categories 7 (navigation and avionics), 8 (marine technology), and 9 (propulsion systems and aerospace equipment). The TRANSTAC provides the Department with the otherwise unavailable advice of technically qualified individuals in these industry sectors.
Why close or partially close meetings?Closed sessions are held to allow for discussion of information classified for reasons of national security, information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action, or information of a commercial or financial nature that is privileged or confidential.
Recommendation RemarksAuthorized by the Export Adminsitration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. app. 2401-2420) as amended by the Export Administration Amendments Act of 1985, P.L. 99-64, 99 Stat. 120 (July 12, 1985). Although the Export Administration Act of 1979 (EAA), as amended, has expired, its provisions and those of the Export Administration Regulations were continued in effect, and to the extent permitted by law, when the President by Executive Order invoked the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*23Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee meets four times per year. There were eight recommendations made by the TAC in FY 2022. In addition to these formal recommendations, there also numerous, informal recommendations, including: 1) support of multiple non-US Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) proposals, and 2) responding to informal request for technical support by BIS from Industry Experts.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*63.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations for changes to proposal language was fully accepted for the following WA proposals:
1. High Temperature Coatings
2. Commercial Supersonic Engine Technology
3. GTE Compressor Development Technology
4. Inoculants for power used in Additive Manufacturing. 5.Metal Additive manufacturing Machines. The COVID pandemic has severely limited WA activity. The United States Head of Delegation to the WA specifically requested the TRANSTAC to hold off on submitting any new proposals while the existing backlog is worked through.
Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*37.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe TRANSTAC is working with BIS personnel on two proposals, one for updates to Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9A515.y, and the other for an Update to Category 5 part 2, that release notes for certain avionic equipment. The TRANSTAC also provided detailed comments on the DRAFT proposed Control on Section 1758 Technologies. The proposed control has not been published, but it aligns with the TRANSTAC recommendation. However, until more definite feedback is provided to the TRANSTAC, this is only being credited as a partial implementation.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The agency includes the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee in the process of incorporating the results of deliberations at the various multilateral regimes into the Export Administration Regulations.Narrative Description*Industry input regarding export controls on transportation and related equipment is crucial in developing a policy that will maintain competitiveness in the global marketplace while addressing vital national security concerns. The industry forum provided by the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee is a resource that effectively addresses both the technical and economic factors that should be considered in developing export control policy.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$8,562.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$8,562.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$47,564.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$47,564.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY*$520.00
Total Costs$56,126.00Est. Total Next FY*$56,646.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/7/2022 9:47 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.30
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksDue to COVID all FY 2022 meetings were virtual.  
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Interest Areas

Applied Science
Airline Sciences
Broadcasting and Communications
Computer Technology
Systems Engineering
Fuel Transportation
Federal Government
International Law
International Organizations
Law Enforcement
Space and Aeronautics
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Surface and Vehicular Transportation
Boating and Navigation
Mass Transit
Water Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040212Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2021
 COM-037998Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2020
 COM-035915Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2019
 COM-034316Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001301Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002944Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003502Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005090Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005553Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007227Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007633Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009403Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009778Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011265Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011627Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013121Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013515Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015059Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015364Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017047Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017329Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2001
 COM-019074Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019286Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020884Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021190Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee1997