Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Syria Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, 74218 [2013-29441]

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AGENCY: On August 2, 2013, a determination was made that the Government of Syria used chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals. Notice of this determination was published on September 10, 2013, in the Federal Register, under Public Notice 8460. That determination resulted in sanctions against the Government of Syria. Section 307(b) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, 22 U.S.C. 5604(a) and 5605(a), requires a decision within three months of the August 2, 2013 determination regarding the imposition of additional sanctions. The United States Government decided on November 1, 2013, to impose such additional sanctions on the Government of Syria. In addition, the United States Government determined that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to partially waive the application of these additional sanctions with respect to activities in furtherance of United States policies regarding the Syrian conflict. The following is notice of the additional sanctions to be imposed pursuant to Section 307(b)(2) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 5605(b)), subject to the waiver described above. DATES: Effective Date: Upon publication in the Federal Register. maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:48 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela K. Durham, Office of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 647–4930. Pursuant to Section 307(b) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, as amended (22 U.S.C. 5604(a) and 5605(a)), on November 1, 2013, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, decided to impose additional sanctions on the Government of Syria. As a result, the following additional sanctions are hereby imposed, subject to partial waivers as noted below: 1. Bank Loans—The United States Government shall prohibit any United States bank from making any loan or providing any credit to the Government of Syria, except for loans or credits for the purpose of purchasing food or other agricultural commodities or products. 2. Further Export Restrictions—The authorities of section 6 of the Export Administration Act of 1979 shall be used to prohibit exports to Syria of all other goods and technology (excluding food and other agricultural commodities and products). 3. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8545]


Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Syria Under the Chemical 
and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991

AGENCY: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, 
Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY:  On August 2, 2013, a determination was made that the 
Government of Syria used chemical weapons in violation of international 
law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals. Notice of 
this determination was published on September 10, 2013, in the Federal 
Register, under Public Notice 8460. That determination resulted in 
sanctions against the Government of Syria. Section 307(b) of the 
Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 
1991, 22 U.S.C. 5604(a) and 5605(a), requires a decision within three 
months of the August 2, 2013 determination regarding the imposition of 
additional sanctions. The United States Government decided on November 
1, 2013, to impose such additional sanctions on the Government of 
Syria. In addition, the United States Government determined that it is 
essential to the national security interests of the United States to 
partially waive the application of these additional sanctions with 
respect to activities in furtherance of United States policies 
regarding the Syrian conflict.
    The following is notice of the additional sanctions to be imposed 
pursuant to Section 307(b)(2) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 5605(b)), subject 
to the waiver described above.

DATES: Effective Date: Upon publication in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Pamela K. Durham, Office of Missile, 
Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International 
Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 
647-4930.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  Pursuant to Section 307(b) of the Chemical 
and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, as 
amended (22 U.S.C. 5604(a) and 5605(a)), on November 1, 2013, the Under 
Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Rose 
Gottemoeller, decided to impose additional sanctions on the Government 
of Syria. As a result, the following additional sanctions are hereby 
imposed, subject to partial waivers as noted below:
    1. Bank Loans--The United States Government shall prohibit any 
United States bank from making any loan or providing any credit to the 
Government of Syria, except for loans or credits for the purpose of 
purchasing food or other agricultural commodities or products.
    2. Further Export Restrictions--The authorities of section 6 of the 
Export Administration Act of 1979 shall be used to prohibit exports to 
Syria of all other goods and technology (excluding food and other 
agricultural commodities and products).
    3. Presidential Action Regarding Aviation--The Executive Branch is 
authorized to notify the Government of Syria of its intention to 
suspend the authority of foreign air carriers owned or controlled by 
Syria to engage in foreign air transportation to or from the United 
States.
    The application of these additional sanctions is partially waived 
with respect to activities in furtherance of United States policies 
regarding the Syrian conflict. Determinations as to whether activities 
are in furtherance of U.S. policies regarding the Syrian conflict will 
be made on a case-by-case basis with the involvement of the Department 
of State, using existing interagency procedures to the maximum extent 
possible. These measures shall be implemented by the responsible 
departments and agencies of the United States Government and will 
remain in place for at least one year or until further notice.

    Dated: December 4, 2013.
Vann H. Van Diepen,
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and 
Nonproliferation.
[FR Doc. 2013-29441 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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