Action Affecting Export Privileges; Petrom GmbH International Trade and Majid Rahmanifar; Order Making Order Denying Export Privileges of Petrom GmbH International Trade Applicable to Related Person Majid Rahmanifar., 6712-6713 [07-620]

Download as PDF 6712 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / Notices Done at Washington, DC, on February 8, 2007. F. Edward Scarbrough, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. E7–2438 Filed 2–12–07; 8:45 am] Documents Available for Review BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Revision of Land Management Plan for the Uwharrie National Forest Forest Service, USDA. Notice of commencement of the 90-day comment period for the Uwharrie National Forest proposed Land Management Plan. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Service is proposing a revision to the Land Management Plan (hereafter referred to as the Proposed Plan) for the Uwharrie National Forest (UNF). This notice provides: 1. Information on how to view and/or obtain copies of the Proposed Plan and the Comprehensive Evaluation Report. 2. Information on how the public can comment on the Proposed Plan, when those comments are due and, how comments can be submitted; 3. 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Numerous public meetings and collaborative efforts have occurred to develop a Proposed Plan for the UNF. The results of these efforts will now be available for a formal 90-day public comment period. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 Feb 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 The following documents are available for review. They are available either online at: ‘‘http:// www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/uwharrie_ plan/,’’ or hardcopies are available by sending a request to ‘‘commentssouthern-north-carolina@fs.fed.us’’ or by contacting the address shown above. 1. Uwharrie National Forest Proposed Land Management Plan. 2. Comprehensive Evaluation Report, which includes the following separate documents: • Terrestrial Ecosystem Sustainability, • Aquatic Ecosystem Sustainability, • Social Economic Sustainability and Social/Economic Overview. 3. Timber Resource Analysis. 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Action Affecting Export Privileges; Petrom GmbH International Trade and Majid Rahmanifar; Order Making Order Denying Export Privileges of Petrom GmbH International Trade Applicable to Related Person Majid Rahmanifar. Responsible Official The Forest Supervisor, National Forests in North Carolina, is the Responsible Official (36 CFR 219.2(b)(1)). (Authority: 36 CFR 219.9(b)(2)(i), 70 FR 1023, January 5, 2005) Marisue Hillard, Forest Supervisor, National Forests in North Carolina. [FR Doc. 07–618 Filed 2–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–ES–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Notice of Availability of Final Soil Scientist Specialist Report and Determination Forest Service, USDA. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Final Soil Scientist Specialist Report for the Basin Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project Soil Productivity Best Management Practices Monitoring Compliance with Regional Soil Quality Standards and Determination that a modified record of decision is not needed, are available for public review. This final report supplements the soils effects section of the 2004 Basin Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction Final Environmental Impact Statement. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In the Matter of: Petrom GmbH International Trade, Maria-Theresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany, Respondent, and Majid Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, Germany, Related Person. Pursuant to section 766.23 of the Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’), the Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’), U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’), has requested that I make the Denial Order that was imposed against Petrom GmbH International Trade (‘‘Petrom GmbH’’) on June 6, 2005 (70 FR 32743) applicable to the following individual (hereinafter, the ‘‘Related Person’’), as a person related to Petrom GmbH: Majid Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, German. Section 766.23 of the Export Administration Regulations (the ‘‘Regulations’’) provide that ‘‘[i]n order to prevent evasion, certain types of orders under this part may be made applicable not only to the respondent, but also to other persons then or thereafter related to the respondent by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business. Orders that may be made applicable to related persons include those that deny or affect export privilages * * *’’ 15 CFR 766.23(a). On June 6, 2005, an Order pursuant to Part 766 of the Regulation imposing a twenty-year denial of export privileges against Petrom GmbH was published in E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / Notices the Federal Register to conclude administrative charges pending against Petrom GmbH. See 70 FR 32473 (June 6, 2005). Petrom GmbH was found to have conspired and acted in concert with others, known and unknown, to bring about acts that constitute violations of the Regulations by arranging the export from the United States to Iran via Germany of items subject to the Regulations and the Iranian Transactions Regulations without the required U.S. government authorizations and to have solicited on six separate occasions violations of the Regulations by ordering the shipment of the items at issue from the United States to Iran via Germany. Furthermore, in making each of these six unlawful solicitations, Petrom GmbH acted with knowledge that violations of the Regulations were intended to occur, as Iran was the intended ultimate destination of the items. All violations occurred from on or about March 1999 to on or about May 2000. The Order against Petrom GmbH is an order that may be made applicable to related persons pursuant to section 766.23 of the Regulations upon evidence that indicates that the person is related to Petrom GmbH by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business, and that it is necessary to add this person to the Denial Order imposed against Petrom GmbH in order to avoid evasion of that Order. The determination was based on evidence establishing that Majid Rahmanifar is the sole owner of Petrom GmbH. As such, he overseas all activities of the company. Rahmanifar holds all nominal capital related to Petrom GmbH, which was formerly located at his home. BIS notified the Related Person of its plans to take this action. In January 2006, BIS sent a letter to Related Person by registered mail notifying him of BIS’s intent to add him as a related person to the May 26, 2005 Denial Order against Petrom GmbH. The Related Person signed for the letter, thereby indicating that he received it. No response, however, was ever returned to BIS by the Related Person. Based upon the foregoing, it is my belief that Majid Rahmanifar is related to Petrom GmbH ‘‘by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business’’ and I find that it is necessary to make the Order imposed against Petrom GmbH applicable to the Related Person to prevent the evasion of that Order. It is now therefore ordered, First, that having been provided notice and opportunity for comment as provided in VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Feb 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 section 766.23 of the Regulations, Majid Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675. Germany (‘‘Related Person’’) has been determined to be related to Petrom GmbH International Trade, MariaTheresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany (a.k.a. Petrom GmbH) by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services, and it has been deemed necessary to make the Order denying the export privileges of Petrom GmbH applicable to this Related Person in order to prevent evasion of the Order. Second, that the denial of export privileges described in the Order against Petrom GmbH, which was published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2005 at 70 FR 32,743, shall be made applicable to the Related Person until its expiration on June 6, 2025, as follows: I. The Related Person and, when acting for or on behalf of the Related Person, its representatives, agents, assigns, or employees (collectively, ‘‘Denied Person’’) may not participate, directly or indirectly, in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License Exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or C. Benefiting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations. II. No person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6713 transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, that in accordance with the provisions of section 766.23(c) of the Regulations, the Related Person may, at any time, make an appeal related to this Order by filing a full written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202–4022. Fourth, that this Order does not prohibit any export, reexport, or other transaction subject to the Regulations where the only items involved that are subject to the Regulations are the foreign-produced direct product of U.S.origin technology. Fifth, this Order shall be published in the Federal Register and a copy provided to the Related Person. This Order is effective upon publication in the Federal Register. Entered this 5th day of February, 2007. Darryl W. Jackson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 07–620 Filed 2–12–07; 8:45am] BILUNG CODE 3510–DT–M E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 13, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Action Affecting Export Privileges; Petrom GmbH International 
Trade and Majid Rahmanifar; Order Making Order Denying Export 
Privileges of Petrom GmbH International Trade Applicable to Related 
Person Majid Rahmanifar.

    In the Matter of: Petrom GmbH International Trade, Maria-
Theresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany, Respondent, and Majid 
Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, Germany, Related Person.

    Pursuant to section 766.23 of the Export Administration Regulations 
(``EAR''), the Bureau of Industry and Security (``BIS''), U.S. 
Department of Commerce, through its Office of Export Enforcement 
(``OEE''), has requested that I make the Denial Order that was imposed 
against Petrom GmbH International Trade (``Petrom GmbH'') on June 6, 
2005 (70 FR 32743) applicable to the following individual (hereinafter, 
the ``Related Person''), as a person related to Petrom GmbH: Majid 
Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675, German.
    Section 766.23 of the Export Administration Regulations (the 
``Regulations'') provide that ``[i]n order to prevent evasion, certain 
types of orders under this part may be made applicable not only to the 
respondent, but also to other persons then or thereafter related to the 
respondent by ownership, control, position of responsibility, 
affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business. 
Orders that may be made applicable to related persons include those 
that deny or affect export privilages * * *'' 15 CFR 766.23(a).
    On June 6, 2005, an Order pursuant to Part 766 of the Regulation 
imposing a twenty-year denial of export privileges against Petrom GmbH 
was published in

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the Federal Register to conclude administrative charges pending against 
Petrom GmbH. See 70 FR 32473 (June 6, 2005). Petrom GmbH was found to 
have conspired and acted in concert with others, known and unknown, to 
bring about acts that constitute violations of the Regulations by 
arranging the export from the United States to Iran via Germany of 
items subject to the Regulations and the Iranian Transactions 
Regulations without the required U.S. government authorizations and to 
have solicited on six separate occasions violations of the Regulations 
by ordering the shipment of the items at issue from the United States 
to Iran via Germany. Furthermore, in making each of these six unlawful 
solicitations, Petrom GmbH acted with knowledge that violations of the 
Regulations were intended to occur, as Iran was the intended ultimate 
destination of the items. All violations occurred from on or about 
March 1999 to on or about May 2000.
    The Order against Petrom GmbH is an order that may be made 
applicable to related persons pursuant to section 766.23 of the 
Regulations upon evidence that indicates that the person is related to 
Petrom GmbH by ownership, control, position of responsibility, 
affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business, 
and that it is necessary to add this person to the Denial Order imposed 
against Petrom GmbH in order to avoid evasion of that Order. The 
determination was based on evidence establishing that Majid Rahmanifar 
is the sole owner of Petrom GmbH. As such, he overseas all activities 
of the company. Rahmanifar holds all nominal capital related to Petrom 
GmbH, which was formerly located at his home.
    BIS notified the Related Person of its plans to take this action. 
In January 2006, BIS sent a letter to Related Person by registered mail 
notifying him of BIS's intent to add him as a related person to the May 
26, 2005 Denial Order against Petrom GmbH. The Related Person signed 
for the letter, thereby indicating that he received it. No response, 
however, was ever returned to BIS by the Related Person.
    Based upon the foregoing, it is my belief that Majid Rahmanifar is 
related to Petrom GmbH ``by ownership, control, position of 
responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of 
trade or business'' and I find that it is necessary to make the Order 
imposed against Petrom GmbH applicable to the Related Person to prevent 
the evasion of that Order.
    It is now therefore ordered, First, that having been provided 
notice and opportunity for comment as provided in section 766.23 of the 
Regulations, Majid Rahmanifar, Moehlstrasse 31, Munich 81675. Germany 
(``Related Person'') has been determined to be related to Petrom GmbH 
International Trade, Maria-Theresia Strasse 26, Munich 81675, Germany 
(a.k.a. Petrom GmbH) by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of 
responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services, and it has 
been deemed necessary to make the Order denying the export privileges 
of Petrom GmbH applicable to this Related Person in order to prevent 
evasion of the Order.
    Second, that the denial of export privileges described in the Order 
against Petrom GmbH, which was published in the Federal Register on 
June 6, 2005 at 70 FR 32,743, shall be made applicable to the Related 
Person until its expiration on June 6, 2025, as follows:
    I. The Related Person and, when acting for or on behalf of the 
Related Person, its representatives, agents, assigns, or employees 
(collectively, ``Denied Person'') may not participate, directly or 
indirectly, in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, 
software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as 
``item'') exported or to be exported from the United States that is 
subject to the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the 
Regulations, including, but not limited to:
    A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, License 
Exception, or export control document;
    B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, 
receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, 
forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, 
any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the 
United States that is subject to the Regulations, or in any other 
activity subject to the Regulations; or
    C. Benefiting in any way from any transaction involving any item 
exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to 
the Regulations, or in any other activity subject to the Regulations.
    II. No person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following:
    A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item 
subject to the Regulations;
    B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted 
acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or 
control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be 
exported from the United States, including financing or other support 
activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires 
or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control;
    C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition 
or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to 
the Regulations that has been exported from the United States;
    D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item 
subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the 
item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or
    E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the 
Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States 
and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or 
service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or 
controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any 
item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from 
the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means 
installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing.
    Third, that in accordance with the provisions of section 766.23(c) 
of the Regulations, the Related Person may, at any time, make an appeal 
related to this Order by filing a full written statement in support of 
the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Coast 
Guard ALJ Docketing Center, 40 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 
21202-4022.
    Fourth, that this Order does not prohibit any export, reexport, or 
other transaction subject to the Regulations where the only items 
involved that are subject to the Regulations are the foreign-produced 
direct product of U.S.-origin technology.
    Fifth, this Order shall be published in the Federal Register and a 
copy provided to the Related Person.
    This Order is effective upon publication in the Federal Register.

    Entered this 5th day of February, 2007.
Darryl W. Jackson,
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 07-620 Filed 2-12-07; 8:45am]
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