Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment of ITT Corporation Pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 18310 [E7-6869]

Download as PDF 18310 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 11, 2007 / Notices Methodology: Respondents may submit the information by e-mail using DS–4048, an Excel electronic spreadsheet, or by letter using the fax or postal mail. Dated: March 23, 2007. Gregory M. Suchan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–6874 Filed 4–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5751] Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment of ITT Corporation Pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that persons convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, (‘‘AECA’’) (22 U.S.C. 2778) are statutorily debarred pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (‘‘ITAR’’) (22 CFR 127.7(c)). On March 28, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, ITT Corporation entered a guilty plea to the willful export of defense articles without a license, in violation of Section 38 of the AECA and Sections 127.1(a) and 127.3 of the ITAR. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Trimble, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 663–2700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA, 22 U.S.C. 2778(g)(4), prohibits the Department of State from issuing licenses for the export of items on the U.S. Munitions List, where the applicant or any party to the export, has been convicted of violating certain statutory provisions, including Section 38 of the AECA. In implementing this provision, Section 127.7 of the ITAR, 22 CFR 127.7, provides for ‘‘statutory debarment’’ of any person who has been convicted of violating or conspiring to violate the AECA. Persons subject to debarment are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in the export of defense articles, including technical data, or in the furnishing of defense services for VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:09 Apr 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 which a license or other approval is required. On March 28, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, ITT Corporation entered a guilty plea to the willful export of defense articles without a license, in violation of Section 38 of the AECA and Sections 127.1(a) and 127.3 of the ITAR. Pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the ITAR, ITT Corporation is statutorily debarred. The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs after a full review of the circumstances, finding that appropriate steps have been taken to mitigate any law enforcement concerns, has decided to except out of the statutory debarment all present ITT Corporation business units but the culpable ITT entity responsible for the violations resulting in the aforementioned plea, ITT-Night Vision Division. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs has determined, based on the underlying nature of the violations, the debarment period shall be for three years, however, the Department will consider reinstatement requests from debarred persons one year after the date of debarment. At the end of the debarment period, export privileges may be reinstated only at the request of ITT Corporation, followed by interagency consultations, after a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the conviction, and a finding that appropriate steps have been taken to mitigate any law enforcement concerns as required by Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA. Unless export privileges are reinstated, however, ITT Corporation will remain debarred. Exceptions, also known as transaction exceptions, may be granted with respect to this debarment on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs after a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the conviction, and a finding that appropriate steps have been taken to mitigate any law enforcement concerns. Such exceptions have been granted with respect to certain existing authorization and pending authorizations for key programs involving ITT-Night Vision Division that have been identified as being necessary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. Approvals of future requests for authorizations may be granted after a full review of all circumstances to include law enforcement concerns and whether an exception is warranted by overriding U.S. foreign policy or national security interests, or whether an exception PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 would further law enforcement concerns that are consistent with foreign policy or national security interest of the United States, and whether other compelling concerns exist that are consistent with the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States. Debarred persons are generally ineligible to participate in activity regulated under the ITAR (see e.g., Sections 120.1(c) and (d) and 127.11(a)). Pursuant to Section 127.1(c) of the ITAR, any person who has knowledge that another person is subject to debarment or is otherwise ineligible may not, without disclosure to and written approval from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, participate, directly or indirectly, in any export in which such ineligible person may benefit or have any direct or indirect interest. This notice is provided to make the public aware that the parties listed above, unless an exception applies, are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in activities regulated by the ITAR, including any brokering activities, and in any export from or temporary import into the United States of defense articles, related technical data, or defense services in all situations covered by the ITAR. Specific case information may be obtained from the Office of the clerk for the U.S. District Court mentioned above. Dated: March 26, 2007. Stephen D. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5751]


Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment of ITT 
Corporation Pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and the 
International Traffic in Arms Regulations

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that persons convicted of violating 
Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, (``AECA'') (22 
U.S.C. 2778) are statutorily debarred pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of 
the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms 
Regulations (``ITAR'') (22 CFR 127.7(c)). On March 28, 2007, in the 
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, ITT 
Corporation entered a guilty plea to the willful export of defense 
articles without a license, in violation of Section 38 of the AECA and 
Sections 127.1(a) and 127.3 of the ITAR.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Trimble, Director, Office of 
Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military 
Affairs, Department of State (202) 663-2700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA, 22 U.S.C. 
2778(g)(4), prohibits the Department of State from issuing licenses for 
the export of items on the U.S. Munitions List, where the applicant or 
any party to the export, has been convicted of violating certain 
statutory provisions, including Section 38 of the AECA. In implementing 
this provision, Section 127.7 of the ITAR, 22 CFR 127.7, provides for 
``statutory debarment'' of any person who has been convicted of 
violating or conspiring to violate the AECA. Persons subject to 
debarment are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in 
the export of defense articles, including technical data, or in the 
furnishing of defense services for which a license or other approval is 
required.
    On March 28, 2007, in the United States District Court for the 
Western District of Virginia, ITT Corporation entered a guilty plea to 
the willful export of defense articles without a license, in violation 
of Section 38 of the AECA and Sections 127.1(a) and 127.3 of the ITAR. 
Pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the 
ITAR, ITT Corporation is statutorily debarred. The Acting Assistant 
Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs after a full review 
of the circumstances, finding that appropriate steps have been taken to 
mitigate any law enforcement concerns, has decided to except out of the 
statutory debarment all present ITT Corporation business units but the 
culpable ITT entity responsible for the violations resulting in the 
aforementioned plea, ITT-Night Vision Division.
    The Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs has 
determined, based on the underlying nature of the violations, the 
debarment period shall be for three years, however, the Department will 
consider reinstatement requests from debarred persons one year after 
the date of debarment. At the end of the debarment period, export 
privileges may be reinstated only at the request of ITT Corporation, 
followed by interagency consultations, after a thorough review of the 
circumstances surrounding the conviction, and a finding that 
appropriate steps have been taken to mitigate any law enforcement 
concerns as required by Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA. Unless export 
privileges are reinstated, however, ITT Corporation will remain 
debarred.
    Exceptions, also known as transaction exceptions, may be granted 
with respect to this debarment on a case-by-case basis at the 
discretion of the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military 
Affairs after a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the 
conviction, and a finding that appropriate steps have been taken to 
mitigate any law enforcement concerns. Such exceptions have been 
granted with respect to certain existing authorization and pending 
authorizations for key programs involving ITT-Night Vision Division 
that have been identified as being necessary to U.S. national security 
and foreign policy interests. Approvals of future requests for 
authorizations may be granted after a full review of all circumstances 
to include law enforcement concerns and whether an exception is 
warranted by overriding U.S. foreign policy or national security 
interests, or whether an exception would further law enforcement 
concerns that are consistent with foreign policy or national security 
interest of the United States, and whether other compelling concerns 
exist that are consistent with the foreign policy or national security 
interests of the United States.
    Debarred persons are generally ineligible to participate in 
activity regulated under the ITAR (see e.g., Sections 120.1(c) and (d) 
and 127.11(a)). Pursuant to Section 127.1(c) of the ITAR, any person 
who has knowledge that another person is subject to debarment or is 
otherwise ineligible may not, without disclosure to and written 
approval from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, participate, 
directly or indirectly, in any export in which such ineligible person 
may benefit or have any direct or indirect interest.
    This notice is provided to make the public aware that the parties 
listed above, unless an exception applies, are prohibited from 
participating directly or indirectly in activities regulated by the 
ITAR, including any brokering activities, and in any export from or 
temporary import into the United States of defense articles, related 
technical data, or defense services in all situations covered by the 
ITAR. Specific case information may be obtained from the Office of the 
clerk for the U.S. District Court mentioned above.

    Dated: March 26, 2007.
Stephen D. Mull,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E7-6869 Filed 4-10-07; 8:45 am]
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