Publication of General License Related to the Syria Sanctions Program, 38097-38098 [2013-15048]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2013 / Notices 38097 Manager, Customer Service Branch, P.O. Box 603, Philadelphia, PA 19154, (866) 868–0151, option 1. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY General License No. 11A Office of Foreign Assets Control Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Bureau of Fiscal Service solicits comments on the collection of information described below: Title: Claim Against the United States for the Proceeds of a Government Check. OMB Number: 1510–0019. Form Number: FMS–1133. Abstract: This form is used to collect information needed to process an individual’s claim for non-receipt of proceeds from a U.S. Treasury check. Once the information is analyzed, a determination is made and a recommendation is submitted to the program agency to either settle or deny the claim. Current Actions: Extension of currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 36,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,000. Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 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. Publication of General License Related to the Syria Sanctions Program Authorizing Certain Services in Support of Nongovernmental Organizations’ Activities in Syria (a) General License No. 11, dated September 26, 2011, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 11A. (b) Nongovernmental organizations are authorized to export or reexport services to Syria that would otherwise be prohibited by section 2 of Executive Order 13582 of August 17, 2011 (‘‘E.O. 13582’’), in support of the following notfor-profit activities: (1) Activities to support humanitarian projects to meet basic human needs in Syria, including, but not limited to, drought relief, assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons, and conflict victims, food and medicine distribution, and the provision of health services; (2) Activities to support democracy building in Syria, including, but not limited to, rule of law, citizen participation, government accountability, and civil society development projects; (3) Activities to support education in Syria, including, but not limited to, combating illiteracy, increasing access to education, and assisting education reform projects; (4) Activities to support noncommercial development projects directly benefiting the Syrian people, including, but not limited to, preventing infectious disease and promoting maternal/child health, sustainable agriculture, and clean water assistance; and (5) Activities to support the preservation and protection of cultural heritage sites in Syria, including, but not limited to, museums, historic buildings, and archaeological sites. (c) U.S. depository institutions, U.S. registered brokers or dealers in securities, and U.S. registered money transmitters are authorized to process transfers of funds on behalf of U.S. or third-country non-governmental organizations to or from Syria in support of the activities authorized by paragraph (b), provided that, except as authorized by paragraph (e), the transfer is not by, to, or through the Government of Syria or any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004, Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, Executive Order 13460 of February 13, 2008, Executive Order 13572 of April 29, 2011, Executive Order 13573 of May 18, 2011, E.O. 13582, or Executive Order 13606 of April 22, 2012, or with a mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: June 14, 2013. John B. Hill, Assistant Commissioner, Payment Management. [FR Doc. 2013–14997 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice, publication of general license. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) is publishing General License No. 11A issued under the Syria sanctions program on June 12, 2013. General License No. 11A authorizes certain services in support of nongovernmental organizations’ activities in Syria. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: June 12, 2013. 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 Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202–622– 4855, Assistant Director for Policy, tel.: 202–622–2746, 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 (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs also is available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: 202–622–0077. Background On June 12, 2013, OFAC issued General License No. 11A authorizing certain services in support of nongovernmental organizations’ activities in Syria, including the activities formerly licensed by General License No. 11, dated September 26, 2011, and also activities to support the preservation and protection of cultural heritage sites in Syria. General License No. 11A replaces and supersedes in its entirety General License No. 11, dated September 26, 2011. At the time of its issuance on June 12, 2013, OFAC made General License No. 11A available on its Web site. With this notice, OFAC is publishing General License No. 11A in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 38098 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2013 / Notices person sanctioned pursuant to Executive Order 13608 of May 1, 2012 (collectively, the ‘‘Orders’’). (d) U.S. persons engaging in transactions pursuant to paragraph (b)(5) or processing transfers of funds to or from Syria in support of activities authorized by paragraph (b)(5) are required to file quarterly reports no later than 30 days following the end of the calendar quarter with the Office of Foreign Assets Control. The reports should include complete information on all activities and transactions undertaken pursuant to paragraph (b)(5) and paragraph (c) in support of the activities authorized by paragraph (b)(5) that took place during the reporting period, including the parties involved, the value of the transactions, the services provided, and the dates of the transactions. The reports should be addressed to the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Licensing Division, U.S. Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW-Annex, Washington, DC 20220. (e) Nongovernmental organizations are authorized to engage in transactions with the Government of Syria that are necessary for the activities authorized by paragraph (b) of this general license, including, but not limited to, payment of taxes, fees, and import duties to, and purchase or receipt of permits, licenses, or public utility services from, the Government of Syria. (f) Except as authorized in paragraph (e), this general license does not authorize the exportation or reexportation of services to, charitable donations to or for the benefit of, or any other transactions involving, the Government of Syria or any other person blocked pursuant to the Orders. Specific licenses may be issued on a case-by case basis for these purposes. Note To General License No. 11A: For guidance regarding exports or reexports to Syria, see General License No. 4A, ‘‘Exports or Reexports to Syria of Items Licensed or Otherwise Authorized by the Department of Commerce Authorized; Exports or Reexports of Certain Services Authorized.’’ Dated: June 18, 2013. Adam J. Szubin, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2013–15048 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Notice of open public hearing— June 27, 2013, Washington, DC. 108–7), as amended by Pub. L. 109–108 (November 22, 2005). Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: William A. Reinsch, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on June 27, 2013, ‘‘Macau and Hong Kong.’’ Background: This is the seventh public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2013 report cycle to collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The hearing will examine two of China’s special administrative regions, Macau and Hong Kong. The Commission will focus on money laundering and financial fraud related to casino gambling in Macau and issues related to democracy, press freedom, and human rights in Hong Kong. The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners William A. Reinsch and Dennis C. Shea. Any interested party may file a written statement by June 27, 2013, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Location, Date and Time: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608. Thursday, June 27, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing is posted to the Commission’s Web site at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check our Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Reed Eckhold, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202– 624–1496, or via email at reckhold@uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. Dated: June 20, 2013. Michael Danis, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: SUMMARY: Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106–398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2013–15115 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Proposed Information Collection (Knee and Lower Leg Disability Benefits Questionnaire) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 25, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Publication of General License Related to the Syria Sanctions 
Program

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice, publication of general license.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (``OFAC'') is publishing General License No. 11A issued under 
the Syria sanctions program on June 12, 2013. General License No. 11A 
authorizes certain services in support of nongovernmental 
organizations' activities in Syria.

DATES: Effective Date: June 12, 2013.

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 Regulatory 
Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855, Assistant Director for Policy, tel.: 202-
622-2746, 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 (www.treasury.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

    On June 12, 2013, OFAC issued General License No. 11A authorizing 
certain services in support of nongovernmental organizations' 
activities in Syria, including the activities formerly licensed by 
General License No. 11, dated September 26, 2011, and also activities 
to support the preservation and protection of cultural heritage sites 
in Syria. General License No. 11A replaces and supersedes in its 
entirety General License No. 11, dated September 26, 2011.
    At the time of its issuance on June 12, 2013, OFAC made General 
License No. 11A available on its Web site. With this notice, OFAC is 
publishing General License No. 11A in the Federal Register.

General License No. 11A

Authorizing Certain Services in Support of Nongovernmental 
Organizations' Activities in Syria

    (a) General License No. 11, dated September 26, 2011, is replaced 
and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 11A.
    (b) Nongovernmental organizations are authorized to export or 
reexport services to Syria that would otherwise be prohibited by 
section 2 of Executive Order 13582 of August 17, 2011 (``E.O. 13582''), 
in support of the following not-for-profit activities:
    (1) Activities to support humanitarian projects to meet basic human 
needs in Syria, including, but not limited to, drought relief, 
assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons, and conflict 
victims, food and medicine distribution, and the provision of health 
services;
    (2) Activities to support democracy building in Syria, including, 
but not limited to, rule of law, citizen participation, government 
accountability, and civil society development projects;
    (3) Activities to support education in Syria, including, but not 
limited to, combating illiteracy, increasing access to education, and 
assisting education reform projects;
    (4) Activities to support non-commercial development projects 
directly benefiting the Syrian people, including, but not limited to, 
preventing infectious disease and promoting maternal/child health, 
sustainable agriculture, and clean water assistance; and
    (5) Activities to support the preservation and protection of 
cultural heritage sites in Syria, including, but not limited to, 
museums, historic buildings, and archaeological sites.
    (c) U.S. depository institutions, U.S. registered brokers or 
dealers in securities, and U.S. registered money transmitters are 
authorized to process transfers of funds on behalf of U.S. or third-
country non-governmental organizations to or from Syria in support of 
the activities authorized by paragraph (b), provided that, except as 
authorized by paragraph (e), the transfer is not by, to, or through the 
Government of Syria or any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004, 
Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006, Executive Order 13460 of 
February 13, 2008, Executive Order 13572 of April 29, 2011, Executive 
Order 13573 of May 18, 2011, E.O. 13582, or Executive Order 13606 of 
April 22, 2012, or with a

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person sanctioned pursuant to Executive Order 13608 of May 1, 2012 
(collectively, the ``Orders'').
    (d) U.S. persons engaging in transactions pursuant to paragraph 
(b)(5) or processing transfers of funds to or from Syria in support of 
activities authorized by paragraph (b)(5) are required to file 
quarterly reports no later than 30 days following the end of the 
calendar quarter with the Office of Foreign Assets Control. The reports 
should include complete information on all activities and transactions 
undertaken pursuant to paragraph (b)(5) and paragraph (c) in support of 
the activities authorized by paragraph (b)(5) that took place during 
the reporting period, including the parties involved, the value of the 
transactions, the services provided, and the dates of the transactions. 
The reports should be addressed to the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, Licensing Division, U.S. Treasury Department, 1500 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW-Annex, Washington, DC 20220.
    (e) Nongovernmental organizations are authorized to engage in 
transactions with the Government of Syria that are necessary for the 
activities authorized by paragraph (b) of this general license, 
including, but not limited to, payment of taxes, fees, and import 
duties to, and purchase or receipt of permits, licenses, or public 
utility services from, the Government of Syria.
    (f) Except as authorized in paragraph (e), this general license 
does not authorize the exportation or reexportation of services to, 
charitable donations to or for the benefit of, or any other 
transactions involving, the Government of Syria or any other person 
blocked pursuant to the Orders. Specific licenses may be issued on a 
case-by case basis for these purposes.

    Note To General License No. 11A: For guidance regarding exports 
or reexports to Syria, see General License No. 4A, ``Exports or 
Reexports to Syria of Items Licensed or Otherwise Authorized by the 
Department of Commerce Authorized; Exports or Reexports of Certain 
Services Authorized.''


    Dated: June 18, 2013.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2013-15048 Filed 6-24-13; 8:45 am]
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