Limited Waiver of Certain Sanctions Imposed by, and Delegation of Certain Authorities Pursuant to, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008, 3957-3958 [E9-1362]

Download as PDF 3957 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 12 Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Title 3— Presidential Determination No. 2009–11 of January 15, 2009 The President Limited Waiver of Certain Sanctions Imposed by, and Delegation of Certain Authorities Pursuant to, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of the Treasury By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–286) (JADE Act) and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, in order to ensure that the United States Government’s sanctions against the Burmese leadership and its supporters continue to be implemented effectively, to allow the reconciliation of measures applicable to persons sanctioned under the JADE Act with measures applicable to the same persons sanctioned under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), and to allow for the implementation of additional appropriate sanctions: (1) I hereby waive, pursuant to section 5(i) of the JADE Act, the provisions of section 5(b) of the JADE Act with respect to those persons described in section 5(a)(1) of the JADE Act who are not included on the Department of the Treasury’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. Because the imposition of effective and meaningful blocking sanctions requires the identification of those individuals and entities targeted for sanction and the authorization of certain limited exceptions to the prohibitions and restrictions that would otherwise apply, I hereby determine and certify that such a limited waiver is in the national interest of the United States. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with FRO0 (2) I hereby delegate to the Secretary of the Treasury the waiver authority set forth in section 5(i) of the JADE Act, including the authority to invoke or revoke the waiver with respect to any person or persons or any transaction or category of transactions or prohibitions by making the necessary determination and certification regarding the national interest of the United States set forth in that section. I hereby direct the Secretary of the Treasury, after consultation with the Secretary of State and with necessary support from the Intelligence Community, as defined in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)), to continue to target aggressively the Burmese regime and its lines of support. I further delegate to the Secretary of the Treasury the authority to take such actions as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of section 5(b) of the JADE Act. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government consistent with applicable law. The authorities delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury under this memorandum shall be exercised after consultation with the Secretary of State. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:42 Jan 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21JAO0.SGM 21JAO0 3958 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 21, 2009 / Presidential Documents (3) I authorize the Secretary of State, after consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to take such actions as may be necessary to make the submissions to the appropriate congressional committees pursuant to section 5(d) of the JADE Act. I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of the Treasury to report this determination to the appropriate congressional committees and to publish it in the Federal Register. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, January 15, 2009 [FR Doc. E9–1362 Filed 1–16–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:42 Jan 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\21JAO0.SGM 21JAO0 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> jlentini on PROD1PC65 with FRO0 Billing code 4811–33–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 21, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1362]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 21, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Presidential Determination No. 2009-11 of January 15, 
                2009

                
Limited Waiver of Certain Sanctions Imposed by, 
                and Delegation of Certain Authorities Pursuant to, the 
                Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic 
                Efforts) Act of 2008

                Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the 
                Secretary of the Treasury

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and laws of the United States, including 
                the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-
                Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-286) 
                (JADE Act) and section 301 of title 3, United States 
                Code, in order to ensure that the United States 
                Government's sanctions against the Burmese leadership 
                and its supporters continue to be implemented 
                effectively, to allow the reconciliation of measures 
                applicable to persons sanctioned under the JADE Act 
                with measures applicable to the same persons sanctioned 
                under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act 
                (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), and to allow for the 
                implementation of additional appropriate sanctions:

                (1) I hereby waive, pursuant to section 5(i) of the 
                JADE Act, the provisions of section 5(b) of the JADE 
                Act with respect to those persons described in section 
                5(a)(1) of the JADE Act who are not included on the 
                Department of the Treasury's List of Specially 
                Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. Because the 
                imposition of effective and meaningful blocking 
                sanctions requires the identification of those 
                individuals and entities targeted for sanction and the 
                authorization of certain limited exceptions to the 
                prohibitions and restrictions that would otherwise 
                apply, I hereby determine and certify that such a 
                limited waiver is in the national interest of the 
                United States.

                (2) I hereby delegate to the Secretary of the Treasury 
                the waiver authority set forth in section 5(i) of the 
                JADE Act, including the authority to invoke or revoke 
                the waiver with respect to any person or persons or any 
                transaction or category of transactions or prohibitions 
                by making the necessary determination and certification 
                regarding the national interest of the United States 
                set forth in that section. I hereby direct the 
                Secretary of the Treasury, after consultation with the 
                Secretary of State and with necessary support from the 
                Intelligence Community, as defined in section 3(4) of 
                the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (50 
                U.S.C. 401a(4)), to continue to target aggressively the 
                Burmese regime and its lines of support. I further 
                delegate to the Secretary of the Treasury the authority 
                to take such actions as may be necessary to carry out 
                the purposes of section 5(b) of the JADE Act. The 
                Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these 
                functions to other officers and agencies of the United 
                States Government consistent with applicable law. The 
                authorities delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury 
                under this memorandum shall be exercised after 
                consultation with the Secretary of State.

[[Page 3958]]

                (3) I authorize the Secretary of State, after 
                consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to 
                take such actions as may be necessary to make the 
                submissions to the appropriate congressional committees 
                pursuant to section 5(d) of the JADE Act.

                I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of the 
                Treasury to report this determination to the 
                appropriate congressional committees and to publish it 
                in the Federal Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, January 15, 2009

[FR Doc. E9-1362
Filed 1-16-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 4811-33-P