Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations, 31470-31471 [2011-13581]

Download as PDF 31470 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations located in rm. 1050, at the same address. * * * * * * * * ■ 19. In § 20.108, remove ‘‘Freedom of Information Public Room’’ everywhere it appears and in its place add ‘‘Division of Freedom of Information Public Reading Room’’. ■ 20. In § 20.120, revise paragraph (a); paragraph (b) introductory text; and paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows: § 20.120 Records available in Food and Drug Administration Public Reading Rooms. its place add ‘‘Division of Freedom of Information Public Reading Room’’. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 351, 352, 353, 360, 360c–360j, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 379, 379e, 381. PART 314—APPLICATIONS FOR FDA APPROVAL TO MARKET A NEW DRUG § 814.45 26. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 314 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321, 331, 351, 352, 353, 355, 356, 356a, 356b, 356c, 371, 374, 379e. 27. In § 314.53(e), revise the last two sentences to read as follows: ■ § 314.53 (a) The Food and Drug Administration operates two public reading rooms. The Division of Freedom of Information Public Reading Room is located in rm. 1050, 12420 Parklawn Dr., Element Bldg., Rockville, MD 20857; the telephone number is 301–796–3900. The Division of Dockets Management Public Reading Room is located in rm. 1061, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852; the telephone number is 301– 827–6860. Both public reading rooms are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal public holidays. (b) The following records are available at the Division of Freedom of Information Public Reading Room: * * * * * (4) Indexes of records maintained in the Division of Freedom of Information Public Reading Room; and * * * * * * PART 21—PROTECTION OF PRIVACY Submission of patent information. ■ 21. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 21 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 371; 5 U.S.C. 552, 552a. § 21.32 [Amended] * * * * (e) * * * Patent information received by the Agency between monthly publication of supplements to the list will be placed on public display in FDA’s Division of Freedom of Information. A request for copies of the file shall be sent in writing to the Division of Freedom of Information (ELEM–1029), Food and Drug Administration, 12420 Parklawn Dr., Element Bldg., Rockville, MD 20857. * * * * * § 21.41 Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321, 351, 352, 353, 355, 360, 371. § 350.60 [Amended] 29. In § 350.60, in the last sentence, remove ‘‘FOI Staff (HFI–35), 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 12A–16,’’ and in its place add ‘‘Division of Freedom of Information (ELEM–1029), Food and Drug Administration, 12420 Parklawn Dr., Element Bldg.,’’. 30. The authority citation for part 516 continues to read as follows: Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360ccc–1, 360ccc–2, 371. § 516.157 [Amended] 24. In § 21.41, remove ‘‘Freedom of Information Staff’’ everywhere it appears and in its place add ‘‘Division of Freedom of Information (ELEM–1029)’’; and remove ‘‘(HFI–30)’’ everywhere it appears. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with RULES § 21.43 [Amended] 25. In § 21.43(a)(2), remove ‘‘Freedom of Information Staff public room’’ and in ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 May 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 [Amended] 31. In § 516.157(a), remove ‘‘Freedom of Information Staff or by visiting the FDA Freedom of Information Public Reading Room’’ and in its place add ‘‘Division of Freedom of Information or by visiting FDA’s Division of Freedom of Information Public Reading Room’’. ■ ■ DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control 31 CFR Part 545 Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: ■ [Amended] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P 28. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 350 continues to read as follows: ■ § 21.40 23. In § 21.40(b), remove ‘‘(HFI–30), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane,’’ and in its place add ‘‘(ELEM–1029), Food and Drug Administration, 12420 Parklawn Dr., Element Bldg.,’’. [FR Doc. 2011–13488 Filed 5–31–11; 8:45 am] AGENCY: PART 516—NEW ANIMAL DRUGS FOR MINOR USE AND MINOR SPECIES ■ Dated: May 18, 2011. Leslie Kux, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy. PART 350—ANTIPERSPIRANT DRUG PRODUCTS FOR OVER-THECOUNTER HUMAN USE 22. In 21.32(b)(2), remove ‘‘(HFI–30)’’ and in its place add ‘‘(ELEM–1029)’’. ■ [Amended] 33. In § 814.45(d)(2), remove ‘‘Freedom of Information Staff (HFI–35), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane,’’ and in its place add ‘‘Division of Freedom of Information (ELEM–1029), Food and Drug Administration, 12420 Parklawn Dr., Element Bldg.,’’. ■ PART 814—PREMARKET APPROVAL OF MEDICAL DEVICES 32. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 814 continues to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 545, as a result of the termination of the national emergency and revocation of the Executive order on which part 545 was based. Sanctions against the Taliban pursuant to Executive Order 13224 and the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 594, remain in place. DATES: Effective Date: June 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, 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.treasury.gov/ofac). Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs also is available via facsimile through a 24- E:\FR\FM\01JNR1.SGM 01JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 1, 2011 / Rules and Regulations jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with RULES hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202/ 622–0077. Background On July 4, 1999, the President issued Executive Order 13129 (64 FR 36759, July 7, 1999), invoking the authority of, inter alia, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (‘‘IEEPA’’) and the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (the ‘‘NEA’’). In Executive Order 13129, the President determined that the actions and policies of the Taliban in Afghanistan, in allowing territory under its control in Afghanistan to be used as a safe haven and base of operations for Usama bin Ladin and Al-Qaida, constituted an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States and declared a national emergency to deal with that threat. In response to this national emergency, the President, in Executive Order 13129, ordered the blocking of all property and interests in property of the Taliban and of persons determined to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of, the Taliban, or to provide financial, material, or technological support for, or services in support of, any of the foregoing. In addition, Executive Order 13129 imposed a trade embargo against the Taliban, any persons designated pursuant to the order, and the territory of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban. On January 11, 2001, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) issued the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 545, to implement Executive Order 13219 (66 FR 2726, January 11, 2001). On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 (66 FR 49079, September 25, 2001), invoking the authority of, inter alia, IEEPA, the NEA, and section 5 of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c). In Executive Order 13224, the President determined that grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon committed on September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on United States nationals or the United States constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States and declared a national emergency to deal with that threat. Executive Order 13224 blocks the property and interests in property of foreign persons listed in the Annex to the order or determined to have committed or to pose a significant VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 May 31, 2011 Jkt 223001 risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten U.S. nationals or the United States, as well as of, inter alia, persons determined to be owned or controlled by, to act for or on behalf of, or to 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 or determined to be subject to the order. On June 6, 2003, OFAC issued the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 594 (68 FR 34196, June 6, 2003) (the ‘‘GTSR’’), to carry out the purposes of Executive Order 13224. On July 2, 2002, the President issued Executive Order 13268 (67 FR 44751, July 3, 2002), determining that the situation that gave rise to the declaration of a national emergency in Executive Order 13129 of July 4, 1999, with respect to the Taliban was significantly altered. As a result, the President terminated the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13129 with respect to the actions and policies of the Taliban in Afghanistan and revoked that order. In addition, Executive Order 13268 amended the Annex to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, by adding the Taliban and one individual who had previously been listed in the Annex to Executive Order 13129, Mohammed Omar, the leader of the Taliban. As a result, transactions involving the Taliban remain subject to the GTSR. Accordingly, OFAC is removing the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 545, from 31 CFR chapter V. Pursuant to section 202 of the NEA and section 4 of Executive Order 13268, removal of this part does not affect ongoing enforcement proceedings or prevent the initiation of enforcement proceedings based on an act committed prior to the date of Executive Order 13268 where the relevant statute of limitations has not run. Public Participation Because the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations involve a foreign affairs function, the provisions of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, as amended, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 31471 List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 545 Administrative practice and procedure, Afghanistan, Banks, Banking, Blocking of assets, Foreign investments in the United States, Foreign trade, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Taliban, Travel restrictions. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, and under the authority of 50 U.S.C. 1701–1706 and Executive Order 13268, 31 CFR chapter V is amended by removing part 545. Dated: May 25, 2011. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2011–13581 Filed 5–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2011–0361; FRL–8870–7] Ethylene Glycol; Exemption From the Requirement of a Tolerance Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of ethylene glycol (CAS Reg. No. 107–21–1) when used as a pesticide inert ingredient as a solvent, stabilizer and/or antifreeze within pesticide formulations/products without limitation. Huntsman, et. al, submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of ethylene glycol. Also, this regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of ethylene glycol (CAS Reg. No. 107– 21–1) when used as an inert ingredient as an encapsulating agent for pesticides being applied post-harvest as residual, and crack and crevice sprays in and around food and nonfood areas of residential and nonresidential structures, including food handling establishments, with no limit. The Sumitomo Chemical Company submitted a petition to EPA under FFDCA, requesting an establishment of an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of ethylene glycol. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JNR1.SGM 01JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 1, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 31470-31471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13581]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control

31 CFR Part 545


Taliban (Afghanistan) 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 removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the 
Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 545, as a 
result of the termination of the national emergency and revocation of 
the Executive order on which part 545 was based. Sanctions against the 
Taliban pursuant to Executive Order 13224 and the Global Terrorism 
Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 594, remain in place.

DATES: Effective Date: June 1, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director for Sanctions 
Compliance & Evaluation, 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.treasury.gov/ofac). Certain 
general information pertaining to OFAC's sanctions programs also is 
available via facsimile through a 24-

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

Background

    On July 4, 1999, the President issued Executive Order 13129 (64 FR 
36759, July 7, 1999), invoking the authority of, inter alia, the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) 
(``IEEPA'') and the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) 
(the ``NEA''). In Executive Order 13129, the President determined that 
the actions and policies of the Taliban in Afghanistan, in allowing 
territory under its control in Afghanistan to be used as a safe haven 
and base of operations for Usama bin Ladin and Al-Qaida, constituted an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign 
policy of the United States and declared a national emergency to deal 
with that threat. In response to this national emergency, the 
President, in Executive Order 13129, ordered the blocking of all 
property and interests in property of the Taliban and of persons 
determined to be owned or controlled by, or to act for or on behalf of, 
the Taliban, or to provide financial, material, or technological 
support for, or services in support of, any of the foregoing. In 
addition, Executive Order 13129 imposed a trade embargo against the 
Taliban, any persons designated pursuant to the order, and the 
territory of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban. On January 11, 
2001, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(``OFAC'') issued the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations, 31 
CFR part 545, to implement Executive Order 13219 (66 FR 2726, January 
11, 2001).
    On September 23, 2001, the President issued Executive Order 13224 
(66 FR 49079, September 25, 2001), invoking the authority of, inter 
alia, IEEPA, the NEA, and section 5 of the United Nations Participation 
Act of 1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c). In Executive Order 13224, the 
President determined that grave acts of terrorism and threats of 
terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist 
attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon committed on 
September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further 
attacks on United States nationals or the United States constitute an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign 
policy, and economy of the United States and declared a national 
emergency to deal with that threat. Executive Order 13224 blocks the 
property and interests in property of foreign persons listed in the 
Annex to the order or determined to have committed or to pose a 
significant risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten U.S. 
nationals or the United States, as well as of, inter alia, persons 
determined to be owned or controlled by, to act for or on behalf of, or 
to 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 or determined to be subject to the 
order. On June 6, 2003, OFAC issued the Global Terrorism Sanctions 
Regulations, 31 CFR part 594 (68 FR 34196, June 6, 2003) (the 
``GTSR''), to carry out the purposes of Executive Order 13224.
    On July 2, 2002, the President issued Executive Order 13268 (67 FR 
44751, July 3, 2002), determining that the situation that gave rise to 
the declaration of a national emergency in Executive Order 13129 of 
July 4, 1999, with respect to the Taliban was significantly altered. As 
a result, the President terminated the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 13129 with respect to the actions and policies of the 
Taliban in Afghanistan and revoked that order. In addition, Executive 
Order 13268 amended the Annex to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 
2001, by adding the Taliban and one individual who had previously been 
listed in the Annex to Executive Order 13129, Mohammed Omar, the leader 
of the Taliban. As a result, transactions involving the Taliban remain 
subject to the GTSR.
    Accordingly, OFAC is removing the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions 
Regulations, 31 CFR part 545, from 31 CFR chapter V. Pursuant to 
section 202 of the NEA and section 4 of Executive Order 13268, removal 
of this part does not affect ongoing enforcement proceedings or prevent 
the initiation of enforcement proceedings based on an act committed 
prior to the date of Executive Order 13268 where the relevant statute 
of limitations has not run.

Public Participation

    Because the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations involve a 
foreign affairs function, the provisions of Executive Order 12866 of 
September 30, 1993, as amended, 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.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 545

    Administrative practice and procedure, Afghanistan, Banks, Banking, 
Blocking of assets, Foreign investments in the United States, Foreign 
trade, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Taliban, 
Travel restrictions.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, and under the authority 
of 50 U.S.C. 1701-1706 and Executive Order 13268, 31 CFR chapter V is 
amended by removing part 545.

    Dated: May 25, 2011.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2011-13581 Filed 5-31-11; 8:45 am]
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