Activities of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee and Preparations for Upcoming International Telecommunications Meetings, 72746 [2013-28919]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72746 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / Notices purpose of exporting, retransferring, or furnishing defense articles, technical data, or defense services, and causing the unauthorized export of technical data and provision of defense services, all in violation of section 38 of the AECA and section 127 of the ITAR. Ms. Lesmeister, by and through her position of authority as an export compliance officer and empowered official at Honeywell International, Inc., created export control documents purporting to be authorized by the Department of State and presented those fabrications to her employer as valid Department of State authorizations. In this manner, Ms. Lesmeister caused her employer to rely on the falsified authorizations in the export of defense articles, including technical data, and provision of defense services without the requisite authorizations, all in violation of the AECA and ITAR. Due to Ms. Lesmeister’s failure to answer the charges as provided in section 128.5(a) of the ITAR, the Department referred the case to an Administrative Law Judge for consideration, in accordance with section 128.4 of the ITAR. Pursuant to section 128.3 of the ITAR and the Default Order of the Administrative Law Judge, dated October 29, 2013, Ms. Lesmeister’s failure to answer the charges constituted an admission of the truth of the charges. Section 128.4 of the ITAR provides for a respondent’s ability to petition to set aside defaults upon showing good cause; however, the filing of such a petition does not in any manner affect an order entered upon default and such order continues in full force and effect unless a further order is made modifying or terminating it. On November 25, 2013, as the result of the established violations and pursuant to section 127.7 of the ITAR, LeAnne Lesmeister was administratively debarred by the Assistant Secretary of State for PoliticalMilitary Affairs for a period of three years, until November 25, 2016; Reinstatement after November 25, 2016 is not automatic. At the end of the debarment period, Ms. Lesmeister may apply for reinstatement. Until licensing privileges are reinstated, Ms. Lesmeister will remain debarred. No civil penalties have been imposed at this time. This notice is provided to make the public aware that the person listed above is prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in any brokering activities and in any export from or temporary import into the United States of defense articles, related technical data, or defense services in all situations covered by the ITAR. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Dec 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 Further, pursuant to section 120.1(d) of the ITAR, persons with knowledge that another person is ineligible must obtain authorization from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls prior to, directly or indirectly and in any manner or capacity, applying for, obtaining, or using any export control document for such ineligible person, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing or participating in any manner in any transaction that may involve any defense article, which includes technical data, defense services, or brokering activities, where such ineligible person may obtain any benefit therefrom or have any direct or indirect interest therein. Exceptions may be made to this denial policy on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. However, such an exception would be granted only after a full review of all circumstances, paying particular attention to the following factors: Whether an exception is warranted by overriding U.S. foreign policy or national security interests; whether an exception would further law enforcement concerns that are consistent with foreign policy or national security interests of the United States; or whether other compelling circumstances exist that are consistent with the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States, and law enforcement concerns. This notice involves a foreign affairs function of the United States encompassed within the meaning of the military and foreign affairs exclusion of the Administrative Procedures Act. Because the exercise of this foreign affairs function is highly discretionary, it is excluded from review under the Administrative Procedures Act. Dated: November 25, 2013. Tom Kelly, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–28917 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to review the activities of the committee over the last quarter and prepare for activities in the next quarter. The ITAC will meet on December 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST to review the preparations for and outcomes of international telecommunications meetings of the International Telecommunication Union, the InterAmerican Telecommunications Commission, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications and Information Working Group over the last quarter, and announce preparations for similar activities for the next quarter. In particular, preparations for the World Telecommunications Development Conference, the Plenipotentiary Conference, and the Ten year review of implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society outcomes will be discussed. Details on this ITAC meeting, including the meeting location, will be announced on the Department of State’s email list, ITAC@lmlist.state.gov. Use of the ITAC list is limited to meeting announcements and confirmations, distribution of agendas and other relevant meeting documents. Subscription to the ITAC list is open. Persons wishing to participate in the ITAC list, desiring further information on this or other preparatory meetings, including those wishing to request reasonable accommodation to attend the meeting, should contact the Secretariat at minardje@state.gov. Attendance at these meetings is open to the public as seating capacity allows. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments at these meetings at the invitation of the chair. A conference bridge will be provided to those people outside the Washington Metro area who request it from the secretariat. Dated: November 25, 2013. Cecily Holiday, Foreign Affairs Officer, International Communications & Information Policy, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–28919 Filed 12–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8539] Activities of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee and Preparations for Upcoming International Telecommunications Meetings This notice announces a meeting of the Department of State’s International PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Application of Corporate Flight Management, Inc., for Commuter Authority AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM Department of Transportation. 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 72746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28919]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8539]


Activities of the International Telecommunication Advisory 
Committee and Preparations for Upcoming International 
Telecommunications Meetings

    This notice announces a meeting of the Department of State's 
International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) to review the 
activities of the committee over the last quarter and prepare for 
activities in the next quarter.
    The ITAC will meet on December 19, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST to review the 
preparations for and outcomes of international telecommunications 
meetings of the International Telecommunication Union, the Inter-
American Telecommunications Commission, the Organization for Economic 
Cooperation and Development, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 
Telecommunications and Information Working Group over the last quarter, 
and announce preparations for similar activities for the next quarter.
    In particular, preparations for the World Telecommunications 
Development Conference, the Plenipotentiary Conference, and the Ten 
year review of implementation of the World Summit on the Information 
Society outcomes will be discussed.
    Details on this ITAC meeting, including the meeting location, will 
be announced on the Department of State's email list, 
ITAC@lmlist.state.gov. Use of the ITAC list is limited to meeting 
announcements and confirmations, distribution of agendas and other 
relevant meeting documents.
    Subscription to the ITAC list is open. Persons wishing to 
participate in the ITAC list, desiring further information on this or 
other preparatory meetings, including those wishing to request 
reasonable accommodation to attend the meeting, should contact the 
Secretariat at minardje@state.gov.
    Attendance at these meetings is open to the public as seating 
capacity allows. The public will have an opportunity to provide 
comments at these meetings at the invitation of the chair. A conference 
bridge will be provided to those people outside the Washington Metro 
area who request it from the secretariat.

    Dated: November 25, 2013.
Cecily Holiday,
Foreign Affairs Officer, International Communications & Information 
Policy, U.S. Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-28919 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-07-P