Action Affecting Export Privileges; Ernest Koh Chong Tek; In the Matter of: Ernest Koh Chong Tek currently incarcerated at: USM #73762-053 Federal Correctional Inst. (FCI) P.O. Drawer 30 McRae, Georgia 31055 and with an address at: Bkl 136 #09-430 Bishan Street 12 Singapore 570136;, 69649-69650 [07-5986]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2007 / Notices notice to Brian Harris-Kojetin, OMB Desk Officer either by fax (202–395– 7245) or e-mail (bharrisk@omb.eop.gov). Dated: December 4, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–23866 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: December 4, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–23868 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am] 69649 Signed at Washington, DC, this 27th day of November 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary of Commercefor Import Administration,Alternate ChairmanForeign– Trade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23900 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board Bureau of Industry and Security [Order No. 1536] Action Affecting Export Privileges; Ernest Koh Chong Tek; In the Matter of: Ernest Koh Chong Tek currently incarcerated at: USM #73762–053 Federal Correctional Inst. (FCI) P.O. Drawer 30 McRae, Georgia 31055 and with an address at: Bkl 136 #09–430 Bishan Street 12 Singapore 570136; The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Certification Requirements for NOAA’s Hydrographic Product Quality Assurance Program. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0507. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 24. Number of Respondents: 2. Average Hours Per Response: 4 hours. Needs and Uses: NOAA was mandated by the Hydrographic Service Improvement Acts of 1998 and 2002 to develop and implement a quality assurance program under which the Administrator may certify privatelymade hydrographic products. The Administrator fulfilled this mandate by establishing procedures by which hydrographic products are proposed for certification; by which standards and compliance tests are developed, adopted, and applied for those products; and by which certification is awarded or denied. These procedures are now at 15 CFR 996. The application and recordkeeping requirements at 15 CFR part 996 are the basis for this collection of information. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Dec 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 Expansion of Foreign–Trade Zone 197, ˜ Dona Ana County, New Mexico Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: WHEREAS, the Board of County ˜ Commissioners of Dona Ana County, New Mexico, grantee of Foreign–Trade Zone 197, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 197–Site 1 to include an additional parcel at the Santa Teresa Logistics Park and expand the zone to include a site at the Santa Teresa Bi–National Park (Site 3) in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, within the Santa Teresa Customs and Border Protection port of entry (FTZ Docket 19–2007; filed 5/25/07); WHEREAS, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (72 FR 31050, 6/5/07) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, WHEREAS, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; NOW, THEREFORE, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand FTZ 197 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Order Denying Export Privileges A. Denial of Export Privileges of Ernest Koh Chong Tek On October 13, 2006, in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York, Ernest Koh Chong Tek, (‘‘Koh’’) was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1705 (2000)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). The court found that Koh did knowingly and willfully export from the United States to Iran, civilian aircraft wheel components and vanes that were listed on the Commerce Control Lists without first obtaining the required validated export license from the Commerce Department and the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. In addition, Koh was also found guilty on one count of conspiracy and one count of money laundering. Koh was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 52 months followed by three years of supervised release. Section 11(h) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (currently codified at 50 U.S.C. app. §§ 2401–2420 (2000)) (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Section 766.25 of the Export Administration Regulations 2 1 Since August 21, 2001, the Act has been in lapse and the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), as extended by the Notice of August 15, 2007 (72 FR 46137, Aug. 16, 2007), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50) U.S.C. 1701– 1706 (2000)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). 2 The Regulations are currently codified at 15 CFR Parts 730–774 (2007). E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 69650 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2007 / Notices (‘‘Regulations’’) provide, in pertinent part, that ‘‘[t]he Director of the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of * * * any regulation, license or order issued under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act,’’ for a period not to exceed 10 years from the date of conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(a) and (d). In addition, Section 750.8 of the Regulations states that Bureau of Industry’s (‘‘BIS’’) Office of Exporter Services may revoke any BIS licenses previously issued in which the person had an interest in at the time of his conviction. I have received notice of Koh’s conviction for violating the IEEPA, and have provided notice and an opportunity for Koh to make a written submission to the Bureau of Industry and Security as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. Having received no submission from Koh, I, following consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, have decided to deny Koh’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of 10 years from the date of Koh’s conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered. I. Until October 13, 2016, Ernest Koh Chong Tek, Ernest Koh Chong Tek, currently incarcerated at: USM #73762– 053, Federal Correctional Inst. (FCI), P.O. Drawer 30, McRae, Georgia 31055, and with an address at: Blk 136 #09–430 Bishan Street 12, Singapore 570136, and when acting for or on behalf of Koh, his representatives, assigns, agents, or employees, (collectively referred to hereinafter as the ‘‘Denied Person’’) may not, directly or indirectly, participate 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:35 Dec 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 ot 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. III. After notice and opportunity for comment as provided in section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to Ernest Koh Chong Tek by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order if necessary to prevent evasion of the Order. IV. 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 foreignproduced direct product of U.S.-origin technology. V. This Order is effective immediately and shll remain in effect until October 13, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VI. In accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Koh may file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of the Regulations. VII. A copy of this Order shall be delivered to Koh. This Order shall be published in Federal Register. Dated: November 27, 2007. Eileen M. Albanese, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 07–5986 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Action Affecting Export Privileges; XU WEIBO, a/k/a ‘‘KEVIN XU’’; HAO LI CHEN, a/k/a ‘‘ALI CHAN’’; XIU LING CHEN, a/k/a ‘‘LINDA CHEN’’ and KWAN CHUN CHAN, a/k/a ‘‘JENNY CHAN’’ In the Matter of: Xu Weibo, a/k/a ‘‘Kevin Xu’’, 21 Wood View Drive, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08504, Respondent: and Hao Li Chen, a/k/a ‘‘Ali Chan’’ currently incarcerated at: 40922– 050 FCI Fairton, Federal Correctional Institution, P.O. Box 420, Fairton, NJ 08320 and with an address at: 11 Long Bridge Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08504 and Xiu Ling Chen, a/k/a ‘‘Linda Chen’’, 21 Wood View Drive, Mount Laurel, NJ 08504 and Kwan Chun Chan, a/k/a ‘‘Jenny Chan’’, 11 Long Bridge Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08504, Related Persons Ordering Denying Export Privileges A. Denial of Export Privileges of Xu Weibo, a/k/a Kevin Xu On May 4, 2006, in the District Court for the District of New Jersey, Xu Weibo, a/k/a ‘‘Kevin Xu’’ (‘‘Xu’’) pled guilty to knowingly and willfully ordering, buying, removing, concealing, storing, using, selling, loaning, disposing of, transferring, transporting, financing, forwarding and otherwise servicing, in whole or in part, items exported and to be exported from the U.S., specifically, certain Gallium Arsenide Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits to the People’s Republic of China, with knowledge that a violation of the Act, the Regulations and any order, license and authorization issued thereunder, had occurred, was about to occur or was intended to occur in connection with the items, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706 (2000)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). The involved Commerce controlled items were classified under Export Control Classification Number 3A001 on the E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Action Affecting Export Privileges; Ernest Koh Chong Tek; In the 
Matter of: Ernest Koh Chong Tek currently incarcerated at: USM 
73762-053 Federal Correctional Inst. (FCI) P.O. Drawer 30 
McRae, Georgia 31055 and with an address at: Bkl 136 09-430 
Bishan Street 12 Singapore 570136;

Order Denying Export Privileges

A. Denial of Export Privileges of Ernest Koh Chong Tek

    On October 13, 2006, in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern 
District of New York, Ernest Koh Chong Tek, (``Koh'') was convicted of 
violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
1701-1705 (2000)) (``IEEPA''). The court found that Koh did knowingly 
and willfully export from the United States to Iran, civilian aircraft 
wheel components and vanes that were listed on the Commerce Control 
Lists without first obtaining the required validated export license 
from the Commerce Department and the Department of the Treasury's 
Office of Foreign Assets Control. In addition, Koh was also found 
guilty on one count of conspiracy and one count of money laundering. 
Koh was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 52 months followed by 
three years of supervised release.
    Section 11(h) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended 
(currently codified at 50 U.S.C. app. Sec. Sec.  2401-2420 (2000)) 
(``Act'') \1\ and Section 766.25 of the Export Administration 
Regulations \2\

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(``Regulations'') provide, in pertinent part, that ``[t]he Director of 
the Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of 
the Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any 
person who has been convicted of a violation of * * * any regulation, 
license or order issued under the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act,'' for a period not to exceed 10 years from the date of 
conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(a) and (d). In addition, Section 750.8 of the 
Regulations states that Bureau of Industry's (``BIS'') Office of 
Exporter Services may revoke any BIS licenses previously issued in 
which the person had an interest in at the time of his conviction.
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    \1\ Since August 21, 2001, the Act has been in lapse and the 
President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 
2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), as extended by the Notice of August 15, 2007 
(72 FR 46137, Aug. 16, 2007), has continued the Regulations in 
effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50) 
U.S.C. 1701-1706 (2000)) (``IEEPA'').
    \2\ The Regulations are currently codified at 15 CFR Parts 730-
774 (2007).
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    I have received notice of Koh's conviction for violating the IEEPA, 
and have provided notice and an opportunity for Koh to make a written 
submission to the Bureau of Industry and Security as provided in 
Section 766.25 of the Regulations. Having received no submission from 
Koh, I, following consultations with BIS's Office of Export 
Enforcement, including its Director, have decided to deny Koh's export 
privileges under the Regulations for a period of 10 years from the date 
of Koh's conviction.
    Accordingly, it is hereby ordered.
    I. Until October 13, 2016, Ernest Koh Chong Tek, Ernest Koh Chong 
Tek, currently incarcerated at: USM 73762-053, Federal 
Correctional Inst. (FCI), P.O. Drawer 30, McRae, Georgia 31055, and 
with an address at: Blk 136 09-430 Bishan Street 12, Singapore 
570136, and when acting for or on behalf of Koh, his representatives, 
assigns, agents, or employees, (collectively referred to hereinafter as 
the ``Denied Person'') may not, directly or indirectly, participate 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 ot 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.
    III. After notice and opportunity for comment as provided in 
section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, 
or business organization related to Ernest Koh Chong Tek by 
affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the 
conduct of trade or related services may also be made subject to the 
provisions of this Order if necessary to prevent evasion of the Order.
    IV. 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.
    V. This Order is effective immediately and shll remain in effect 
until October 13, 2016.
    VI. In accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Koh may file an 
appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry 
and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of 
this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of the 
Regulations.
    VII. A copy of this Order shall be delivered to Koh. This Order 
shall be published in Federal Register.

    Dated: November 27, 2007.
Eileen M. Albanese,
Director, Office of Exporter Services.
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