Export Control Regulatory Changes Published on December 23, 2020

Please see below export control regulatory change to be published in the federal register on 12/23/20: Agency: Date: Link to Notice: Department of Commerce (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) 12/23/2020 15 CFR Parts 744 and 756 Summary of Change: Department of Commerce (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) creates a ‘Military End User’ list starting with 102 … Read More

Export Control Regulatory Changes Published in the Federal Register in Late 2020

Please see below export control regulatory changes published in the federal register in late 2020: Agency: Date: Link to Notice: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury 10/27/2020 85 FR 67988 Summary of Change: OFAC adds additional prohibitions on financial transactions with Cuba This notice makes various changes throughout the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to prohibit remittances with an entity or … Read More

Export Control Regulatory Changes Published in Mid-to-late 2020

Please see below export control regulatory changes published in mid-to-late 2020: Agency: Date: Link to Notice: Department of State 09/29/2020 85 FR 60855 Summary of Change: State Department publishes Cuba Prohibited Accommodations List This notice establishes the Cuba Prohibited Accommodations List. The Cuban Assets Control Regulations under 31 CFR 515.210 generally prohibit persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction from lodging, paying … Read More

Electronically Signed Form 700-U

Dear Colleagues: On November 18, 2021, the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPCC) regulations were modified to permit agencies like the University of California to accept Statement of Economic Interests for Principal Investigators, Form 700-U, with electronic signatures.  The changes went into effect on November 22, 2021. While forms may still be submitted in paper format with an … Read More

Animal Work in BSRB BSL3 Facility to Halt Immediately

Due to limited resources and effective immediately, the UCLA high containment program can no longer support ABSL3 work in the BSL3 laboratory. Projects previously approved by the HCUC, ARC, and IBC that have not yet been initiated will not be allowed to proceed at this time. This decision is immediate and indefinite; we regret the inconvenience to you and your … Read More

Animal Work in BSL3 Facility

The UCLA High Containment Use Committee (HCUC) acknowledges that the lack of Animal Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) facilities on campus has hampered research efforts related to COVID-19 and has therefore determined that it will consider BSL3 use proposals for projects that include short duration mouse experiments with a very limited number of animals. The HCUC cannot guarantee that ABSL3 proposals … Read More

Export Control Regulations

To:  Administrators, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Executive Officers and Faculty Dear Colleagues: I am writing to follow up on an email about the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR) sent to campus deans by the UCLA Export Control Officer in August 2020. I know that the email raised a number of unanticipated concerns as many of you were unaware of reminders … Read More

Bureau Of Cannabis Control Accepting Public University Research Grant Applications

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2020 Contact: Alex Traverso (916) 298-7215 SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today a Request for Proposals (RFP) for university research grants for public universities in California. The Bureau has $30 million to be disbursed for research projects related to the implementation and effect of Proposition 64. Research proposals must … Read More

UCOP Compliance Alert (Sept. 2020): Federal Laws May Regulate Research/Telework From Certain Countries

For the most recent version of this memo, see Compliance Alert. Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services COMPLIANCE ALERT FEDERAL LAWS MAY REGULATE RESEARCH/TELEWORK FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 Current Requirements Under federal export control law, University research or telework from a country subject to comprehensive sanctions, including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine, is … Read More

UCOP Compliance Alert (Sept. 2020): Federal Laws May Regulate Whether You Can Provide Online Classes to Students Located Outside the United States

For the most recent version of this memo, see Compliance Alert. Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services COMPLIANCE ALERT FEDERAL LAWS MAY REGULATE WHETHER YOU CAN PROVIDE ONLINE CLASSES TO STUDENTS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 Current Requirements Under federal export control law, online courses to an individual in a country subject to comprehensive sanctions, including Cuba, Iran, … Read More