Additional Designation of One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13224, 6946-6947 [E9-2819]

Download as PDF 6946 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 11, 2009 / Notices Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. Contact: Scott Decker, (202) 245– 0330. Kulunie L. Cannon, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–2771 Filed 2–10–09; 8:45 am] Summary of Proposal BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 5, 2009. The Department of the Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for emergency review, and it has been approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13. To allow interested persons to comment on this information collection, the Department is publishing this notice and plans to submit a request for a three-year extension of OMB’s approval. 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One of SIGTARP’s primary areas of focus is ensuring, to the fullest extent possible, transparency in the operation of TARP. Increasingly, members of the Congress, the press, and the public have expressed frustration with the opaque nature of TARP operations, and they have raised questions about (1) the use VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:58 Feb 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 funding provided by the Federal government under the various TARP programs; and (2) efforts to restrain excessive executive compensation. The questionnaires that are the subject of this notice are limited in scope to these questions, and are intended to accommodate a September 2009 report to Congress. (1) Number of forms submitted: One. (2) Title of form: Use of TARP Funds and Compliance with Executive Compensation Issues. (3) Type of request: New. (4) Frequency of use: Single data gathering scheduled for 2009. (5) Description of respondents: TARP recipients. (6) Estimated number of respondents: Based upon current program participants, the questionnaires initially will be sent to 350 respondents. (7) Estimated total number of hours for all respondents combined to complete the form: 1,750. (8) Information obtained from the form that qualifies as confidential business information will be so treated by SIGTARP, and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual operations of a TARP recipient. Additional Information or Comment: Requests for additional information or copies of the questionnaire and instructions should be directed to Barry W. Holman, Deputy Inspector General for Audit, at (202) 622–4633. Comments about the proposals should be directed to Mr. Holman at Office of the Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20220. All comments should be specific, indicating which part of the questionnaire is objectionable, describing the concern in detail, and including specific suggested revisions or language changes. Robert Dahl, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–2817 Filed 2–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Additional Designation of One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the name of one newly-designated entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ‘‘Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.’’ DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of one entity identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, is effective on February 4, 2009. 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. Background On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 (the ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701–1706, and the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, 22 U.S.C. 287c. In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. The Order imposes economic sanctions on persons who have committed, pose a significant risk of committing, or support acts of terrorism. The President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, 13 individuals and 16 entities as subject to the economic sanctions. The Order was further amended by Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, to reflect the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in or hereafter come within the United States or the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) Foreign persons listed in the Annex to the Order; (2) foreign persons determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, to have committed, or to pose E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 11, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States; (3) persons determined by the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security and Justice, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the Order; and (4) except as provided in section 5 of the Order and after such consultation, if any, with foreign authorities as the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, deems appropriate in the exercise of his discretion, persons determined by the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security and Justice, to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, such acts of terrorism or those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or determined to be subject to the Order or to be otherwise associated with those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the Order. On February 4, 2009 the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice and other relevant agencies, designated, pursuant to one or more of the criteria set forth in subsections 1(b), 1(c) or 1(d) of the Order, one entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224. The designee is as follows: FREE LIFE PARTY OF KURDISTAN (a.k.a. KURDISTAN FREE LIFE PARTY; a.k.a. PARTIYA JIYANA AZAD A KURDISTANE; a.k.a. PARTY OF FREE LIFE OF KURDISTAN; a.k.a. PEJAK; a.k.a. PEZHAK; a.k.a. PJAK), Qandil Mountain, Irbil Governorate, Iraq; Razgah, Iran [SDGT] Dated: February 4, 2009. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. E9–2819 Filed 2–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4811–45–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:58 Feb 10, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8508 AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8508, Request for Waiver From Filing Information Returns Electronically (Forms W–2, W–2G, 1042–S, 1098 Series, 1099 Series, 5498 Series, and 8027). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before April 13, 2009 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to R. Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Carolyn N. Brown, (202) 622–6688 at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Carolyn.N.Brown@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request for Waiver From Filing Information Returns Electronically (Forms W–2, W–2G, 1042–S, 1098 Series, 1099 Series, 5498 Series, and 8027). OMB Number: 1545–0957. Form Number: Form 8508. Abstract: Certain filers of information returns are required by law to file electronically. In some instances, waivers from this requirement are necessary and justified. Form 8508 is submitted by the filer and provides information on which IRS will base its waiver determination. Current Actions: There is no change in the paperwork burden previously approved by OMB. This form is being submitted for renewal purposes only. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations, Farms, Federal PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6947 Government, State, Local or Tribal Government, and Not-for-Profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: January 23, 2009. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–2832 Filed 2–10–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [EE–28–78] Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Additional Designation of One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 
13224

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(``OFAC'') is publishing the name of one newly-designated entity whose 
property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive 
Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting 
Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support 
Terrorism.''

DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of one entity identified 
in this notice, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, is effective on 
February 4, 2009.

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-on-demand service, tel.: 202/622-0077.

Background

    On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 
(the ``Order'') pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers 
Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701-1706, and the United Nations Participation Act of 
1945, 22 U.S.C. 287c. In the Order, the President declared a national 
emergency to address grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism 
committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001, 
terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. The 
Order imposes economic sanctions on persons who have committed, pose a 
significant risk of committing, or support acts of terrorism. The 
President identified in the Annex to the Order, as amended by Executive 
Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, 13 individuals and 16 entities as subject 
to the economic sanctions. The Order was further amended by Executive 
Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, to reflect the creation of the 
Department of Homeland Security.
    Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all 
property and interests in property that are in or hereafter come within 
the United States or the possession or control of United States 
persons, of: (1) Foreign persons listed in the Annex to the Order; (2) 
foreign persons determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation 
with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the Department of 
Homeland Security and the Attorney General, to have committed, or to 
pose

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a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the 
security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or 
economy of the United States; (3) persons determined by the Director of 
OFAC, in consultation with the Departments of State, Homeland Security 
and Justice, to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf 
of those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons 
determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the 
Order; and (4) except as provided in section 5 of the Order and after 
such consultation, if any, with foreign authorities as the Secretary of 
State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the 
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney 
General, deems appropriate in the exercise of his discretion, persons 
determined by the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the 
Departments of State, Homeland Security and Justice, to assist in, 
sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for, 
or financial or other services to or in support of, such acts of 
terrorism or those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or 
determined to be subject to the Order or to be otherwise associated 
with those persons listed in the Annex to the Order or those persons 
determined to be subject to subsection 1(b), 1(c), or 1(d)(i) of the 
Order.
    On February 4, 2009 the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the 
Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice and other relevant 
agencies, designated, pursuant to one or more of the criteria set forth 
in subsections 1(b), 1(c) or 1(d) of the Order, one entity whose 
property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive 
Order 13224.
    The designee is as follows:
FREE LIFE PARTY OF KURDISTAN (a.k.a. KURDISTAN FREE LIFE PARTY; a.k.a. 
PARTIYA JIYANA AZAD A KURDISTANE; a.k.a. PARTY OF FREE LIFE OF 
KURDISTAN; a.k.a. PEJAK; a.k.a. PEZHAK; a.k.a. PJAK), Qandil Mountain, 
Irbil Governorate, Iraq; Razgah, Iran [SDGT]

    Dated: February 4, 2009.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. E9-2819 Filed 2-10-09; 8:45 am]
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