Designation of Additional Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13405, 52384-52385 [2011-21376]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 52384 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2011 / Notices Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from approval date. Abstract: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), enacted in December 2007, included a requirement that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) develop a consumer information and education campaign to improve consumer understanding of automobile performance with regard to fuel economy, Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions and other pollutant emissions; of automobile use of alternative fuels; and of thermal management technologies used on automobiles to save fuel. In order to effectively achieve the objectives of the consumer education program and fulfill its statutory obligations, NHTSA proposes a multi-phased research project to gather the data and apply analyses and results from the project to develop the consumer information program and education campaign. NHTSA has conducted qualitative research and is now requesting to conduct follow-up quantitative research with consumers to assess current levels of knowledge surrounding these issues, explore current available fuel economyrelated content for clarity and understanding, evaluate potential consumer-facing messages and their potential to encourage consumers to seek more fuel economy-related information from NHTSA, and explore communications channels in which these messages should be present. The research will allow NHTSA to refine the fuel economy-related content and consumer-facing messaging that will be used throughout the consumer education campaign by identifying what relevant issues consumers care more about and what information they still need to make more informed purchase and driver behavior decisions. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,333.33 hours. Number of Respondents: 4,000. NHTSA proposed to conduct two research phases. For the first phase, NHTSA conducted one type of qualitative research consisting of two (2) focus groups in each of four (4) cities. The results of that research phase were used to inform the quantitative phase of research which this notice addresses. This quantitative research will consist of an online survey that will require approximately 20 minutes for each respondent to complete, and will require 4,000 participants. NHTSA plans to administer this study one time. The estimated annual burden hour for the second phase of research is 1,333.33 hours (20 minutes × 4,000 participants). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 Based on the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ median hourly wage (all occupations) in the May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, NHTSA estimates that it will take an average of $16.27 per hour for professional and clerical staff to gather data, develop and distribute material. Therefore, the agency estimates that the cost associated with the burden hours is $21,693.28 ($16.27 per hour × 1,333.33 burden hours). Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued on: August 17, 2011. Gregory A. Walter, Senior Associate Administrator, Policy and Operations. 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This indexing methodology insures that railroads are classified based on real business expansion and not from the affects of inflation. Classification is important because it determines the extent to which individual railroads must comply with STB reporting requirements. The STB’s annual inflation-adjusted factors are based on the annual average Railroad’s Freight Price Index which is developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The STB’s deflator factor is used to deflate revenues for comparison with established revenue thresholds. The base year for railroads is 1991. The inflation index factors are presented as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Designation of Additional Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 ACTION: Notice. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing the names of four newly-designated entities whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus.’’ DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the four entities identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive SUMMARY: 1 Ex Parte No. 492, Montana Rail Link, Inc., and Wisconsin Central Ltd., Joint Petition For Rulemaking With Respect To 49 CFR 1201, 8 I.C.C. 2d 625 (1992), raised the revenue classification level for Class I railroads from $50 million (1978 dollars) to $250 million (1991 dollars), effective for the reporting year beginning January 1, 1992. The Class II threshold was also raised from $10 million (1978 dollars) to $20 million (1991 dollars). E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2011 / Notices Order 13405, is effective August 11, 2011. 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.treasury.gov/ofac) or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, Tel.: 202/622–0077. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background On June 16, 2006, the President issued Executive Order 13405 (the ‘‘Order’’) pursuant to, inter alia, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–06). In the Order, the President declared a national emergency to address political repression, electoral fraud, and public corruption in Belarus. The Order imposes economic sanctions on persons responsible for actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Belarus. The President identified ten individuals as subject to the economic sanctions in the Annex to the Order. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:16 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 interests in property, that are in, or hereafter come within, the United States or the possession or control of United States persons for persons listed in the Annex and those persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, after consultation with the Secretary of State, to satisfy any of the criteria set forth in subparagraphs (a)(ii)(A) through (a)(ii)(E) of Section 1. On August 11, 2011, the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the Secretary of State, designated, pursuant to one or more of the criteria set forth in Section 1, subparagraphs (a)(ii)(A) through (a)(ii)(E) of the Order, the following four entities, whose names have been added to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and whose property and interests in property are blocked, pursuant to Executive Order 13405: 1. BELSHINA OAO (a.k.a. BELSHINA OJSC; a.k.a. BELSHINA TYRE WORKS OAO; a.k.a. JSC BELSHINA; f.k.a. RUP BELORUSSKY SHINNY KOMBINAT BELSHINA), Minsk Highway Bobruisk, 213824, Mogilev Region, Belarus; Minskoye schosse Bobruisk 213824, Mogilevskaya oblast, Belarus; Minsk Highway, Bobruisk, Mogilev region, Belarus; [BELARUS] 2. GRODNO AZOT OAO (a.k.a. GRODNO AZOT; f.k.a. GPO AZOT OJSC; f.k.a. GRODNESKOYE PROZVODSTVENNOYE PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 52385 OBYEDINENYE AZOT; f.k.a. RUP GRODNENSKOYE PO AZOT; f.k.a. RUP GPO AZOT), 100 Kosmonavtov Avenue, 230013, Grodno, Belarus; 100 Kosmonavtov pr., 230013, Grodno, Belarus; Prospekt Kosmanovtov 100, 230013, Grodno, Belarus; [BELARUS] 3. GRODNO KHIMVOLOKNO OAO (a.k.a. JSC GRODNO KHIMVOLOKNO; a.k.a. GRODNO KHIMVOLOKNO JSC; a.k.a. GRODNO CHEMICAL FIBRE OJSC), 4 Slavinskogo Street, 230026, Grodno, Belarus; ulitsa Slavinskogo 4, 230026, Grodno, Belarus; str. Slavinskogo 4, 230026, Grodno, Belarus; [BELARUS] 4. NAFTAN OAO (a.k.a. NAFTAN OJSC; a.k.a. NAFTAN; f.k.a. NAFTAN PROIZVODSTVENNOYE OBYEDINENYE; f.k.a. NAFTAN PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION), Industrial Area, Novopolotsk-1, 211440, Vitebsk Region, Belarus; Novopolotsk, 21140, Vitebsk region, Belarus; Novopolotsk, 211440, Vitebskaya Oblast, Belarus; [BELARUS] Dated: August 11, 2011. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2011–21376 Filed 8–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 162 (Monday, August 22, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Designation of Additional Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 
13405

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(``OFAC'') is publishing the names of four newly-designated entities 
whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 
Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, ``Blocking Property of Certain 
Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus.''

DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the four entities 
identified in this notice, pursuant to Executive

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Order 13405, is effective August 11, 2011.

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.treasury.gov/ofac) or via 
facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, Tel.: 202/622-0077.

Background

    On June 16, 2006, the President issued Executive Order 13405 (the 
``Order'') pursuant to, inter alia, the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-06). In the Order, the President 
declared a national emergency to address political repression, 
electoral fraud, and public corruption in Belarus. The Order imposes 
economic sanctions on persons responsible for actions or policies that 
undermine democratic processes or institutions in Belarus. The 
President identified ten individuals as subject to the economic 
sanctions in the Annex to the Order.
    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 for persons listed in the Annex and those persons determined by 
the Secretary of the Treasury, after consultation with the Secretary of 
State, to satisfy any of the criteria set forth in subparagraphs 
(a)(ii)(A) through (a)(ii)(E) of Section 1.
    On August 11, 2011, the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, designated, pursuant to one or more of the criteria 
set forth in Section 1, subparagraphs (a)(ii)(A) through (a)(ii)(E) of 
the Order, the following four entities, whose names have been added to 
the list of Specially Designated Nationals and whose property and 
interests in property are blocked, pursuant to Executive Order 13405:

1. BELSHINA OAO (a.k.a. BELSHINA OJSC; a.k.a. BELSHINA TYRE WORKS OAO; 
a.k.a. JSC BELSHINA; f.k.a. RUP BELORUSSKY SHINNY KOMBINAT BELSHINA), 
Minsk Highway Bobruisk, 213824, Mogilev Region, Belarus; Minskoye 
schosse Bobruisk 213824, Mogilevskaya oblast, Belarus; Minsk Highway, 
Bobruisk, Mogilev region, Belarus; [BELARUS]
2. GRODNO AZOT OAO (a.k.a. GRODNO AZOT; f.k.a. GPO AZOT OJSC; f.k.a. 
GRODNESKOYE PROZVODSTVENNOYE OBYEDINENYE AZOT; f.k.a. RUP GRODNENSKOYE 
PO AZOT; f.k.a. RUP GPO AZOT), 100 Kosmonavtov Avenue, 230013, Grodno, 
Belarus; 100 Kosmonavtov pr., 230013, Grodno, Belarus; Prospekt 
Kosmanovtov 100, 230013, Grodno, Belarus; [BELARUS]
3. GRODNO KHIMVOLOKNO OAO (a.k.a. JSC GRODNO KHIMVOLOKNO; a.k.a. GRODNO 
KHIMVOLOKNO JSC; a.k.a. GRODNO CHEMICAL FIBRE OJSC), 4 Slavinskogo 
Street, 230026, Grodno, Belarus; ulitsa Slavinskogo 4, 230026, Grodno, 
Belarus; str. Slavinskogo 4, 230026, Grodno, Belarus; [BELARUS]
4. NAFTAN OAO (a.k.a. NAFTAN OJSC; a.k.a. NAFTAN; f.k.a. NAFTAN 
PROIZVODSTVENNOYE OBYEDINENYE; f.k.a. NAFTAN PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION), 
Industrial Area, Novopolotsk-1, 211440, Vitebsk Region, Belarus; 
Novopolotsk, 21140, Vitebsk region, Belarus; Novopolotsk, 211440, 
Vitebskaya Oblast, Belarus; [BELARUS]

    Dated: August 11, 2011.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2011-21376 Filed 8-19-11; 8:45 am]
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