Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Embargo on Arms Exports to Lebanon, 75609 [E6-21443]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 241 / Friday, December 15, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5645] Bureau of Political–Military Affairs; Embargo on Arms Exports to Lebanon Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that all licenses and approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Lebanon pursuant to Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) are suspended, except those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Further, effective immediately, it is the policy of the United States Government to deny all applications for license and other approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Lebanon, except those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL. On August 11, 2006, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to impose an embargo on the export of arms and related material, as well as defense services, to Lebanon. DATES: Effective Date: December 15, 2006. Mr. Stephen Tomchik, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, Telephone (202) 663–2799, or FAX (202) 261–8199. ATTN: Lebanon Embargo, UNSCR 1701. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: UN Security Council Resolution 1701 (UNSCR 1701) requires UN member states to implement an arms embargo on the export of arms and related material, as well as defense services, to Lebanon. The resolution enjoins all states to ‘‘take the necessary measures to prevent, by their nationals or from their territories or using their flag vessels or aircraft: (a) The sale or supply to any entity or individual in Lebanon of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned, whether or not originating in their territories; and (b) the provision to any entity or individual in Lebanon of any technical training or assistance related to the provision, manufacture, maintenance or use of [such] items.’’ The resolution establishes that ‘‘these prohibitions shall not apply to arms, related material, training or assistance authorized by the Government of Lebanon or by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).’’ mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:47 Dec 14, 2006 Jkt 211001 Consequently, effective immediately, it is the policy of the Department of State to deny all applications for licenses and other approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Lebanon except as provided for in UNSCR 1701 (2006), until further notice. An exception is made allowing for the export or transfer to Lebanon of defense articles and defense services when authorized by the Government of Lebanon or by UNIFIL in accordance with UNSCR 1701 (2006). In addition, U.S. manufacturers and exporters and any other affected parties (e.g., brokers) are hereby notified that the Department of State has suspended all licenses and approvals authorizing the export or other transfer of defense articles and defense services to Lebanon except those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL. The licenses and approvals that have been suspended include manufacturing licenses and technical assistance agreements involving Lebanon, including any agreement that has Lebanon as a sales territory, with the exclusion of those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL. This action also precludes the use in connection with Lebanon of any exemptions from licensing or other approval requirements included in the ITAR, until further notice, excluding 22 CFR 123.17. Holders of existing licenses or authorizations must submit documentation for review by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) supporting the authorization of the transaction by the Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL. For future authorizations, exceptions to this policy of denial will be made, in accordance with the ITAR, on a case-by-case basis to determine whether they conform to UNSCR 1701. United States compliance with UNSCR 1701 is implemented according to 22 CFR 126.1(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) under the authority of the AECA. This action has been taken pursuant to sections 38 and 42 of the AECA (22 U.S.C. 2778, 2791) and section 126.7 of the ITAR in furtherance of the foreign policy of the United States. Dated: November 16, 2006. Robert G. Joseph, Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–21443 Filed 12–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75609 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2006–26283; Notice 1] Britax Child Safety, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Britax Child Safety, Inc. (Britax) has determined that certain child restraint systems that it produced in 2006 do not comply with S5.1.1 of 49 CFR 571.213, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, ‘‘Child restraint systems.’’ Britax has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance Reports.’’ Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Britax has petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of Britax’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. Affected are a total of approximately 34,355 Britax Marathon Child Restraint Systems (models E9L06, E9W06, and E906) produced between May 23 and July 28, 2006. S5.1.1 of FMVSS No. 213 requires that the child restraint system exhibit no complete separation of any load bearing structural element during dynamic testing. When the noncompliant child restraint systems were tested, the top tether hook opened and released from the top tether anchor. Britax has corrected the problem that caused these errors so that they will not be repeated in future production. Britax believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. Britax states that the system has ‘‘excellent biomechanical performance * * * even with the opening of the system’s top tether hook.’’ Britax says that the systems ‘‘exceed expectation with head excursion well below the limit for products in which this performance is actually measured,’’ even though the noncompliant systems are not required to meet head excursion limits. Britax also points out that there was a lower HIC and lower chest acceleration with the top tether hook open than when not open, and ‘‘[t]hese results demonstrate that the opening of the top tether dissipates some of the occupant energy E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5645]


Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Embargo on Arms Exports to 
Lebanon

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that all licenses and approvals to 
export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to 
Lebanon pursuant to Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) 
are suspended, except those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or 
the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Further, 
effective immediately, it is the policy of the United States Government 
to deny all applications for license and other approvals to export or 
otherwise transfer defense articles and defense services to Lebanon, 
except those authorized by the Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL. On 
August 11, 2006, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously 
to impose an embargo on the export of arms and related material, as 
well as defense services, to Lebanon.

DATES: Effective Date: December 15, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stephen Tomchik, Office of Defense 
Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, Telephone (202) 663-2799, 
or FAX (202) 261-8199. ATTN: Lebanon Embargo, UNSCR 1701.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: UN Security Council Resolution 1701 (UNSCR 
1701) requires UN member states to implement an arms embargo on the 
export of arms and related material, as well as defense services, to 
Lebanon. The resolution enjoins all states to ``take the necessary 
measures to prevent, by their nationals or from their territories or 
using their flag vessels or aircraft: (a) The sale or supply to any 
entity or individual in Lebanon of arms and related materiel of all 
types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and 
equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the 
aforementioned, whether or not originating in their territories; and 
(b) the provision to any entity or individual in Lebanon of any 
technical training or assistance related to the provision, manufacture, 
maintenance or use of [such] items.'' The resolution establishes that 
``these prohibitions shall not apply to arms, related material, 
training or assistance authorized by the Government of Lebanon or by 
the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).''
    Consequently, effective immediately, it is the policy of the 
Department of State to deny all applications for licenses and other 
approvals to export or otherwise transfer defense articles and defense 
services to Lebanon except as provided for in UNSCR 1701 (2006), until 
further notice. An exception is made allowing for the export or 
transfer to Lebanon of defense articles and defense services when 
authorized by the Government of Lebanon or by UNIFIL in accordance with 
UNSCR 1701 (2006). In addition, U.S. manufacturers and exporters and 
any other affected parties (e.g., brokers) are hereby notified that the 
Department of State has suspended all licenses and approvals 
authorizing the export or other transfer of defense articles and 
defense services to Lebanon except those authorized by the Government 
of Lebanon or UNIFIL. The licenses and approvals that have been 
suspended include manufacturing licenses and technical assistance 
agreements involving Lebanon, including any agreement that has Lebanon 
as a sales territory, with the exclusion of those authorized by the 
Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL. This action also precludes the use in 
connection with Lebanon of any exemptions from licensing or other 
approval requirements included in the ITAR, until further notice, 
excluding 22 CFR 123.17. Holders of existing licenses or authorizations 
must submit documentation for review by the Directorate of Defense 
Trade Controls (DDTC) supporting the authorization of the transaction 
by the Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL. For future authorizations, 
exceptions to this policy of denial will be made, in accordance with 
the ITAR, on a case-by-case basis to determine whether they conform to 
UNSCR 1701.
    United States compliance with UNSCR 1701 is implemented according 
to 22 CFR 126.1(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations 
(ITAR) under the authority of the AECA.
    This action has been taken pursuant to sections 38 and 42 of the 
AECA (22 U.S.C. 2778, 2791) and section 126.7 of the ITAR in 
furtherance of the foreign policy of the United States.

    Dated: November 16, 2006.
Robert G. Joseph,
Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department 
of State.
 [FR Doc. E6-21443 Filed 12-14-06; 8:45 am]
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