Belarus Sanctions Regulations, 73958-73959 [2010-30182]

Download as PDF jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with RULES 73958 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations orders shall not be submitted in PDF format. (2) Appearance by CLR. If a motion has been filed by a Conference and Litigation Representative (‘‘CLR’’) on behalf of the Secretary, the proposed order approving settlement accompanying the motion shall include a provision in which the Judge accepts the CLR to represent the Secretary in accordance with the notice of either limited or unlimited appearance previously filed with the Commission. A CLR does not need to obtain authorization from the Commission to represent the Secretary before the CLR files a motion to approve settlement and proposed order. (d) Filing and service of motion accompanied by proposed order. (1) Electronic filing. A motion and proposed order shall be filed electronically according to the requirements set forth in this rule and instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http://www.fmshrc.gov). Filing is effective upon the date of the electronic transmission of the motion and proposed order. The transmitting party is responsible for retaining records showing the date of transmission, including receipts. (i) Signatures. Any signature line set forth within a motion to approve settlement submitted electronically shall include the notation ‘‘/s/’’ followed by the typewritten name of the party or representative of the party filing the document. Such representation of the signature shall be deemed to be the original signature of the representative for all purposes unless the party representative shows that such representation of the signature was unauthorized. See 29 CFR 2700.6. (ii) Status of documents. A motion and proposed order filed electronically constitute written documents for the purpose of applying the Commission’s procedural rules (29 CFR part 2700), and such rules apply unless an exception to those rules is specifically set forth in this rule. Any copies of the motion and proposed order which have been printed and placed in the official case file by the Commission shall have the same force and effect as original documents. (2) Filing by non-electronic means. A party may file a motion to approve settlement and an accompanying proposed order by non-electronic means only with the permission of the Judge. (3) Service. A settlement motion and proposed order shall be served on all parties or, if parties are represented, upon their representatives, by the most expeditious means possible and at least five business days before the motion VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Nov 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 and proposed order are filed with the Commission. If a party cannot be served by e-mail, facsimile transmission, or commercial delivery, a copy of the motion and proposed order may be served by mail. A certificate of service shall accompany the motion and proposed order setting forth the date and manner of service. (e) Filing of motion and proposed order prior to filing of petition. If a motion to approve settlement and proposed order is filed with the Commission before the Secretary has filed a petition for assessment of penalty, the filing party must also submit as attachments, electronic copies of the proposed penalty assessment and citations and orders at issue. If such attachments are filed, the Secretary need not file a petition for assessment of penalty. (f) Non-acceptance of motion and proposed order. If a party filing a motion to approve settlement and a proposed order fails to include in the motion and proposed order pertinent information required by this rule and the Commission’s instructions posted on the Commission’s Web site, the Commission will not accept for filing the motion and proposed order. Rather, the Commission will inform the filing party of the need for correction and resubmission. (g) Final order. Any order by the Judge approving a settlement shall set forth the reasons for approval and shall be supported by the record. Such order shall become the final order of the Commission 40 days after issuance unless the Commission has directed that the order be reviewed. A Judge may correct clerical errors in an order approving settlement in accordance with the provisions of 29 CFR 2700.69(c). Dated: November 23, 2010. Mary Lu Jordan, Chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2010–30117 Filed 11–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6735–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control 31 CFR Part 548 Belarus Sanctions Regulations Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is amending the Belarus Sanctions Regulations (‘‘BSR’’) in the Code of Federal Regulations to authorize U.S. persons to engage in otherwise prohibited transactions with two blocked entities, Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO, until May 31, 2011. In addition, OFAC is amending the BSR to make a technical correction to the authority citation. DATES: Effective Date: November 30, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director for Compliance, Outreach & Implementation, tel.: 202/ 622–2490, Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202/622–2480, Assistant Director for Policy, tel.: 202/622–4855, Office of Foreign Assets Control, or Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202/622–2410, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Treasury (not toll free numbers). 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). Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs also is available via facsimile through a 24hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202/ 622–0077. Background The Belarus Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 548 (‘‘BSR’’), implement Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus’’ (‘‘E.O. 13405’’). Pursuant to E.O. 13405, on May 15, 2008, OFAC designated the entities Lakokraska OAO and Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO, blocking their property and interests in property (73 FR 29849, May 22, 2008). On September 4, 2008, before the publication of the BSR, OFAC issued and posted on its Web site Belarus General License No. 1, which authorized all transactions between U.S. persons and Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO from September 4, 2008, until March 2, 2009. This authorization was subject to the proviso that all property and interests in property of Lakokraska OAO or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO that previously had been blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 were to remain blocked. OFAC subsequently amended Belarus General License No. 1 four times to extend its authorization for transactions between U.S. persons and the two entities. The latest of those E:\FR\FM\30NOR1.SGM 30NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 30, 2010 / Rules and Regulations amendments, Belarus General License No. 1–D, extended the authorization for all transactions between U.S. persons and Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO until November 30, 2010. The BSR were published on February 3, 2010 (75 FR 5502). Section 548.509 of the BSR memorialized General License No. 1, as amended, and authorized all transactions between U.S. persons and Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO for a limited period of time. Today, OFAC is amending section 548.509(a) of the BSR to extend the authorization until May 31, 2011. U.S. persons may continue to engage in all transactions otherwise prohibited by the BSR with Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO, except that, as provided in section 548.509(b), any property and interests in property that were blocked prior to September 4, 2008, still remain blocked. This rule also corrects a typographical error in the BSR’s authority citation. Public Participation Because the amendments of the Regulations involve a foreign affairs function, the provisions of Executive Order 12866 and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) does not apply. Paperwork Reduction Act The collections of information related to the Regulations are contained in 31 CFR part 501 (the ‘‘Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations’’). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1505– 0164. 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 control number. jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with RULES List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 548 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Belarus, Blocking of assets, Credit, Foreign trade, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities, Services. ■ For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control amends 31 CFR part 548 as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:07 Nov 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 73959 PART 548—BELARUS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan. ■ 1. Revise the authority citation to part 548 to read as follows: DATES: Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601–1651, 1701–1706; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110–96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13405, 71 FR 35485; 3 CFR, 2007 Comp., p. 231. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Subpart E—Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing Policy 2. Revise § 548.509(a) to read as follows: ■ § 548.509 Transactions with certain blocked persons authorized. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, U.S. persons are authorized to engage in all transactions otherwise prohibited by this part with Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotosk Steklovolokno OAO, entities whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 548.201(a)(2), until May 31, 2011. * * * * * Dated: November 23, 2010. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2010–30182 Filed 11–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2010–1045] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from December 4, 2010 through January 1, 2011. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. This rule will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 The regulations in 33 CFR 165.931 will be enforced from 6:15 p.m. on December 4, 2010 to 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2011. If you have questions on this notice, call or email BM1 Adam Kraft, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI at 414–747– 7154, e-mail Adam.D.Kraft@uscg.mil. The Coast Guard will enforce the Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL listed in 33 CFR 165.931 for the following events: (1) Navy Pier Fireworks; on December 4, 2010 from 6:15 p.m. through 6:30 p.m.; on December 31, 2010 from 7:45 p.m. through 8:15 p.m.; and from 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2010 to 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2011. All vessels must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene representative to enter, move within or exit the safety zone. Vessels and persons granted permission to enter the safety zone shall obey all lawful orders or directions of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her onscene representative. While within a safety zone, all vessels shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.931 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of these enforcement periods via broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners. The Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, will issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners notifying the public when enforcement of the safety zone established by this section is suspended. If the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, determines that the safety zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the safety zone. The Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her onscene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 19, 2010. S.R. Schenk, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, Acting. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 229 (Tuesday, November 30, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control

31 CFR Part 548


Belarus Sanctions Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (``OFAC'') is amending the Belarus Sanctions Regulations 
(``BSR'') in the Code of Federal Regulations to authorize U.S. persons 
to engage in otherwise prohibited transactions with two blocked 
entities, Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO, until May 
31, 2011. In addition, OFAC is amending the BSR to make a technical 
correction to the authority citation.

DATES: Effective Date: November 30, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director for Compliance, 
Outreach & Implementation, tel.: 202/622-2490, Assistant Director for 
Licensing, tel.: 202/622-2480, Assistant Director for Policy, tel.: 
202/622-4855, Office of Foreign Assets Control, or Chief Counsel 
(Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202/622-2410, Office of the General 
Counsel, Department of the Treasury (not toll free numbers).

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). Certain 
general information pertaining to OFAC's sanctions programs also is 
available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 
202/622-0077.

Background

    The Belarus Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 548 (``BSR''), 
implement Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, ``Blocking Property 
of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in 
Belarus'' (``E.O. 13405''). Pursuant to E.O. 13405, on May 15, 2008, 
OFAC designated the entities Lakokraska OAO and Polotsk Steklovolokno 
OAO, blocking their property and interests in property (73 FR 29849, 
May 22, 2008). On September 4, 2008, before the publication of the BSR, 
OFAC issued and posted on its Web site Belarus General License No. 1, 
which authorized all transactions between U.S. persons and Lakokraska 
OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO from September 4, 2008, until 
March 2, 2009. This authorization was subject to the proviso that all 
property and interests in property of Lakokraska OAO or Polotsk 
Steklovolokno OAO that previously had been blocked pursuant to E.O. 
13405 were to remain blocked. OFAC subsequently amended Belarus General 
License No. 1 four times to extend its authorization for transactions 
between U.S. persons and the two entities. The latest of those

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amendments, Belarus General License No. 1-D, extended the authorization 
for all transactions between U.S. persons and Lakokraska OAO and/or 
Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO until November 30, 2010.
    The BSR were published on February 3, 2010 (75 FR 5502). Section 
548.509 of the BSR memorialized General License No. 1, as amended, and 
authorized all transactions between U.S. persons and Lakokraska OAO 
and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO for a limited period of time. Today, 
OFAC is amending section 548.509(a) of the BSR to extend the 
authorization until May 31, 2011. U.S. persons may continue to engage 
in all transactions otherwise prohibited by the BSR with Lakokraska OAO 
and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO, except that, as provided in section 
548.509(b), any property and interests in property that were blocked 
prior to September 4, 2008, still remain blocked.
    This rule also corrects a typographical error in the BSR's 
authority citation.

Public Participation

    Because the amendments of the Regulations involve a foreign affairs 
function, the provisions of Executive Order 12866 and the 
Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of 
proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in 
effective date are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed 
rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 
U.S.C. 601-612) does not apply.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The collections of information related to the Regulations are 
contained in 31 CFR part 501 (the ``Reporting, Procedures and Penalties 
Regulations''). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1505-0164. 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 control number.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 548

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Belarus, 
Blocking of assets, Credit, Foreign trade, Penalties, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Securities, Services.

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the 
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control amends 31 CFR part 548 as 
follows:

PART 548--BELARUS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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1. Revise the authority citation to part 548 to read as follows:

    Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 
1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); 
Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13405, 71 
FR 35485; 3 CFR, 2007 Comp., p. 231.

Subpart E--Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing 
Policy

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2. Revise Sec.  548.509(a) to read as follows:


Sec.  548.509  Transactions with certain blocked persons authorized.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, U.S. 
persons are authorized to engage in all transactions otherwise 
prohibited by this part with Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotosk 
Steklovolokno OAO, entities whose property and interests in property 
are blocked pursuant to Sec.  548.201(a)(2), until May 31, 2011.
* * * * *

    Dated: November 23, 2010.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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