Notice of Open Public Hearing, 3804-3805 [E8-956]

Download as PDF 3804 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Designation of Four Individuals and One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13438 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of four newly designated individuals and one newly designated entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13438 of July 17, 2007, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq.’’ DATES: The designation by the Secretary of the Treasury of the four individuals and one entity identified in this notice pursuant to Executive Order 13438 is effective on January 9, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, tel.: 202/622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: 202/622–0077. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Background On July 17, 2007, the President issued Executive Order 13438 (the ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code. In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to address the threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, including any overseas branch, of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:38 Jan 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 following persons: Persons who are determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, (1) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq, or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people; (2) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technical support for, or goods or services in support of, such an act or acts of violence or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Order; or (3) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Order. On January 9, 2008, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, designated, pursuant to one or more of the criteria set forth in the Order, four individuals and one entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13438. The list of designees is as follows: 1. AL LAMI, Isma’il Hafiz (a.k.a. ALLAMI, Ismail; a.k.a. AL-LAMI, Isma’il Hafith Abid ’Ali; a.k.a. AL-ZARGAWI, Ismai’il Hafuz; a.k.a. IZAJAWI, Ismail Hafeth; a.k.a. ‘‘DAR’A, abu’’; a.k.a. ‘‘DIRI, Abu’’; a.k.a. ‘‘DURA, Abu’’; a.k.a. ‘‘HAYDAR, Abu’’), Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq; Iran; DOB circa 1957; POB Baghdad, Iraq; citizen Iraq. 2. AL-JABURI, Mish’an Rakin Thamin (a.k.a. AL JABBURY, Mashaan Rakadh Dhamin; a.k.a. AL JABOURI, Meshan Thamin; a.k.a. AL JABOURI, Mishan Riqardh Damin; a.k.a. AL JABURI, Misham; a.k.a. AL-JABBURI, Mishan; a.k.a. AL-JABBURI, Mish’an Rakkad Damin; a.k.a. ALJABOURI, Mashaan; a.k.a. AL-JABOURI, Mishan; a.k.a. ALJABURI, Mushan; a.k.a. AL-JIBURI, Mush’an; a.k.a. AL-JUBOURI, Mishaan; a.k.a. AL-JUBURI, Meshaan; a.k.a. ALJUBURI, Mish’an; a.k.a. EL-JBURI, Mash’an; a.k.a. JABOURI, Mashaan; a.k.a. JIBOURI, Mishan; a.k.a. JUBURI, Mashan), Ladikiya, Syria; Damascus, Syria; DOB 1 Aug 1957; POB Ninwa, Iraq; citizen Syria; nationality Iraq; Passport 01374026. 3. AL-SHEIBANI, Abu Mustafa (a.k.a. AL-ATTABI, Hameid Thajeil Wareij; a.k.a. AL-SHAYBANI, Abu Mustafa; a.k.a. AL-SHAYBANI, Hamid; a.k.a. AL- PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SHEBANI, Abu Mustafa; a.k.a. ALSHEIBANI, Hamid Thajil; a.k.a. ALSHEIBANI, Mustafa; a.k.a. THAJIL, Hamid), Tehran, Iran; DOB circa 1959; alt. DOB circa 1960; POB Nasiriyah, Iraq; citizen Iran; alt. citizen Iraq. 4. FORUZANDEH, Ahmed (a.k.a. FAYRUZI, Ahmad; a.k.a. FOROOZANDEH, Ahmad; a.k.a. FORUZANDEH, Ahmad; a.k.a. FRUZANDAH, Ahmad; a.k.a. ‘‘ABU AHMAD ISHAB’’; a.k.a. ‘‘ABU SHAHAB’’; a.k.a. ‘‘JAFARI’’), Qods Force Central Headquarters, Former U.S. Embassy Compound, Tehran, Iran; DOB circa 1960; alt. DOB 1957; alt. DOB circa 1955; alt. DOB circa 1958; alt. DOB circa 1959; alt. DOB circa 1961; alt. DOB circa 1962; alt. DOB circa 1963; POB Kermanshah, Iran; Brigadier General, Commanding Officer of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard CorpsQods Force Ramazan Corps; Deputy Comander of the Ramazan Headquarters; Chief of Staff of the Iraq Crisis Staff. 5. AL-ZAWRA TELEVISION STATION (a.k.a. AL ZAOURA NETWORK; a.k.a. AL ZAWRAH TELEVISION; a.k.a. AL ZOURA TV STATION; a.k.a. AL-ZAWARA SATELLITE TELEVISION STATION; a.k.a. ALZAWRAA TV; a.k.a. ALZAWRAA TV; a.k.a. EL-ZAWRA SATELLITE STATION; a.k.a. ZAWRAH TV STATION; a.k.a. ZORAH CHANNEL), Syria. Dated: January 9, 2008. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. E8–940 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4811–45–P U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing— February 7, 2008, Washington, DC. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Larry Wortzel, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, evaluate and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2008 / Notices Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on February 7, 2008 to address ‘‘The Implications of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment on National Security.’’ Background This event is the first in a series of public hearings the Commission will hold during its 2008 report cycle to collect input from leading experts in academic, business, industry, government and the public on the impact of the economic and national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The February 7 hearing is being conducted to obtain commentary about the status of U.S.China relations, from economic, security, and diplomatic perspectives, in order to assess the progress of our bilateral relationship since the granting of permanent normalized trade relations to China, and to identify the challenges facing our relationship in 2008. The February 7 hearing will address ‘‘The Implications of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment on National Security’’ and will be Co-chaired by Chairman Larry M. Wortzel and Commissioner Patrick A. Mulloy. Information on this hearing, including a detailed hearing agenda and information about panelists, will be made available on the Commission’s Web site prior to the hearing date. Detailed information about the Commission, the texts of its annual reports and hearing records, and the products of research it has commissioned can be found on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.uscc.gov. Any interested party may file a written statement by February 7, 2008, by mailing to the contact below. On February 7, the hearing will be held in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Commissioners will take testimony from invited witnesses, and there will be a question and answer period among the Commissioners and the witnesses. Thursday, February 7, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.uscc.gov in the near future. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DATE AND TIME: The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20510. Public seating is limited to about 50 people on a first ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:38 Jan 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not required. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Michels, Associate Director for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202–624–1409, or via e-mail at kmichels@uscc.gov. Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005). Dated: January 15, 2008. Kathleen J. Michels, Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. E8–956 Filed 1–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0606] Proposed Information Collection (Regulation for Submission of Evidence); Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to collect or recover cost for medical care or services provided or furnished to veterans with non-service-connected conditions. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 24, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Mary Stout, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: mary.stout@va.gov. Please refer to PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3805 ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0606’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http:// www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Stout (202) 461–5867 or Fax (202) 273–9381. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Regulation for Submission of Evidence—Title 38 CFR 17.101(a)(4). OMB Control Number: 2900–0606. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Under the provisions of 38 CFR 17.101(a)(4), a third party payer that is liable for reimbursing VA for care and services VA provided to veterans with non-service-connected conditions continues to have the option of paying either the billed charges or the amount the health plan demonstrates it would pay to providers other than entities of the United States for the same care or services in the same geographic area. If the amount submitted by the health plan is less than the amount billed, VA will accept the submission as payment, subject to verification at VA’s discretion. VA uses the information to determine whether the third-party payer has met the test of properly demonstrating its equivalent private sector provider payment amount for the same care or services VA provided. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 800 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 hours. E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 22, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3804-3805]
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U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION


Notice of Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--February 7, 2008, Washington, 
DC.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-
China Economic and Security Review Commission.
    Name: Larry Wortzel, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission.
    The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, 
evaluate and report to Congress annually on ``the national security 
implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic 
relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of 
China.''

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    Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing 
in Washington, DC on February 7, 2008 to address ``The Implications of 
Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment on National Security.''

Background

    This event is the first in a series of public hearings the 
Commission will hold during its 2008 report cycle to collect input from 
leading experts in academic, business, industry, government and the 
public on the impact of the economic and national security implications 
of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The 
February 7 hearing is being conducted to obtain commentary about the 
status of U.S.-China relations, from economic, security, and diplomatic 
perspectives, in order to assess the progress of our bilateral 
relationship since the granting of permanent normalized trade relations 
to China, and to identify the challenges facing our relationship in 
2008. The February 7 hearing will address ``The Implications of 
Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment on National Security'' and will be Co-
chaired by Chairman Larry M. Wortzel and Commissioner Patrick A. 
Mulloy.
    Information on this hearing, including a detailed hearing agenda 
and information about panelists, will be made available on the 
Commission's Web site prior to the hearing date. Detailed information 
about the Commission, the texts of its annual reports and hearing 
records, and the products of research it has commissioned can be found 
on the Commission's Web site at http://www.uscc.gov.
    Any interested party may file a written statement by February 7, 
2008, by mailing to the contact below. On February 7, the hearing will 
be held in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. 
Commissioners will take testimony from invited witnesses, and there 
will be a question and answer period among the Commissioners and the 
witnesses.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, February 7, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.uscc.gov in the near future.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 562 Dirksen 
Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenue, 
NE., Washington, DC 20510. Public seating is limited to about 50 people 
on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not 
required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Michels, Associate Director for 
the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North 
Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-624-
1409, or via e-mail at kmichels@uscc.gov.

    Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act 
(Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by 
Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

    Dated: January 15, 2008.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. E8-956 Filed 1-18-08; 8:45 am]
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