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Download as PDF 9030 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 31 / Friday, February 14, 2014 / Notices Dated: February 7, 2014. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–03296 Filed 2–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8631] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Closed Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee There will be a closed meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Department of State, Annex 5, 2200 C Street NW., Washington, DC. The Committee will conduct interim reviews of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Italy Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical and Imperial Roman Periods of Italy, and the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Colombia Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Materials from the PreColumbian Cultures and Certain Ecclesiastical Material from the Colonial Period of Colombia. Public comment, oral and written, will be invited at a time in the future should either or both of these Memoranda of Understanding be proposed for extension. The Committee’s responsibilities are carried out in accordance with provisions of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.). The text of the Act and Memoranda of Understanding, as well as related information, may be found at http:// culturalheritage.state.gov. This meeting will be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B) and 19 U.S.C. 2605(h), the latter of which stipulates that ‘‘The provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act . . . shall apply to the [Cultural Property Advisory] Committee except that the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of section 10 and 11 of such Act (relating to open meetings, public notice, public participation, and public availability of documents) shall not apply to the Committee, whenever and to the extent it is determined by the President or his designee that the disclosure of matters involved in the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 Committee’s proceedings would compromise the Government’s negotiation objectives or bargaining positions on the negotiations of any agreement authorized by this title.’’ Pursuant to law, executive order, and delegation of authority, I have made such a determination. Dated: February 7, 2014. Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–03298 Filed 2–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8632] Provision of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Government (USG) is issuing temporary waivers of certain sanctions to allow for a discrete range of transactions related to the provision of satellite connectivity services to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The USG is issuing these waivers based on Iran’s commitment to ensure that harmful satellite interference does not emanate from its territory, and verification by the USG that harmful satellite interference is not currently emanating from the territory of Iran. DATES: The effective dates of these waiver actions are as described in the determinations set forth below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: John Hughes, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Department of State, Telephone: (202) 647–7489. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acting under the authorities vested in me as Secretary of State, I hereby make the following determinations and certifications: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sections 1244(i), 1245(g), 1246(e), and 1247(f) of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (subtitle D of title XII of Public Law 112–239, 22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA) and the Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under IFCA, 78 Fed. Reg. 35545 (June 13, 2013), I determine that it is vital to the national security of the United States to waive the imposition of sanctions pursuant to: 1. Section 1244(c)(1) of IFCA 1 to the extent required for: 1 Pursuant to section 1244(c)(2)(C)(iii) of IFCA, the relevant sanction in Section 1244(c)(1) PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or resale to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), where such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be used for the provision to Iran of public international telecommunications services, and; b. transactions involving the provision of the following related administrative services to, or for the benefit of, the IRIB, to the extent such services are necessary to establish and maintain ground and satellite connectivity with IRIB: Standard operational support, including coordinating with in-country personnel on matters such as configuring ground and earth station equipment to access space segment capacity; marketing services; billing services; and legal services, and excluding any transactions involving persons other than IRIB on the SDN List. 2. Section 1246(a) of IFCA 2 to the extent required for: a. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or resale to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), where such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be used for the provision to Iran of public international telecommunications services, and; b. transactions involving the provision of the following related administrative services to, or for the benefit of, the IRIB, to the extent such services are necessary to establish and maintain ground and satellite connectivity with IRIB: Standard operational support, including coordinating with in-country personnel on matters such as configuring ground and earth station equipment to access space segment capacity; marketing services; billing services; and legal services, and excluding any transactions involving persons other than IRIB on the SDN List. 3. Section 1247(a) of IFCA 3 to the extent required for: a. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity services using earth continues not to apply, by its terms, in the case of Iranian financial institutions that have not been designated for the imposition of sanctions in connection with Iran’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction, support for international terrorism, or abuses of human rights (as described in section 1244(c)(3)). 2 Pursuant to section 1246(a)(1)(C) of IFCA, the relevant sanction in Section 1246(a)(1)(C) continues not to apply, by its terms, in the case of Iranian financial institutions that have not been designated for the imposition of sanctions in connection with Iran’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction, support for international terrorism, or abuses of human rights (as described in section 1246(b)). 3 Pursuant to section 1247(a) of IFCA, the relevant sanction in Section 1247(a) still continues not to apply, by its terms, in the case of Iranian financial institutions that have not been designated for the imposition of sanctions in connection with Iran’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction, support for international terrorism, or abuses of human rights (as described in section 1247(b)). E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 31 / Friday, February 14, 2014 / Notices stations and fiber optic connections outside of Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or resale to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), where such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be used for the provision to Iran of public international telecommunications services, and; b. transactions involving the provision of the following related administrative services to, or for the benefit of, the IRIB, to the extent such services are necessary to establish and maintain ground and satellite connectivity with IRIB: standard operational support, including coordinating with in-country personnel on matters such as configuring ground and earth station equipment to access space segment capacity; marketing services; billing services; and legal services, and excluding any transactions involving persons other than IRIB on the SDN List. These waivers shall take effect upon transmittal to Congress. (Signed John F. Kerry, Secretary of State) Therefore, these sanctions have been waived as described in the determinations above. Relevant agencies and instrumentalities of the United States Government shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this notice. Dated: February 10, 2014. Kris R. Urs, Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–03300 Filed 2–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability of the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Blue Origin West Texas Launch Site Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability of Supplemental EA and FONSI. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of the Supplemental EA and FONSI for the Blue Origin West Texas Launch Site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Czelusniak, Environmental Specialist, Office of Commercial Space mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:47 Feb 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 325, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–5924; email daniel.czelusniak@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Supplemental EA was prepared to analyze the potential environmental impacts of FAA’s Proposed Action of issuing experimental permits and/or launch licenses to Blue Origin for operation of various suborbital reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) at Blue Origin’s West Texas launch site. This Supplemental EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of operation of the RLVs, construction of support infrastructure, ground operations (e.g., engine testing), and amateur launches. All construction activities related to the Proposed Action would occur within the Blue Origin property line. The FAA previously analyzed the potential environmental impacts of issuing one or more experimental permits and/or launch licenses to Blue Origin to operate suborbital RLVs in the August 2006 Final Environmental Assessment for the Blue Origin West Texas Commercial Launch Site (2006 EA). The 2006 EA evaluated the potential environmental impacts of construction and operation of a commercial launch site on privatelyowned property in Culberson County, Texas, and assessed 52 annual launches of earlier RLV versions over a five-year period, from 2006 to 2010. The current Proposed Action falls outside the scope of the 2006 EA, because (1) the 2006 EA limited the environmental analysis to the years 2006–2010 and Blue Origin now proposes to continue RLV development operations through 2019; (2) the propellants and certain other characteristics of the proposed RLVs are different than the previous versions; and (3) Blue Origin proposes additional construction activities. The Blue Origin West Texas launch site is located approximately 25 miles north of Van Horn, Texas. It lies within a larger, privately-owned property known as the Corn Ranch. The Supplemental EA addresses the potential environmental impacts of implementing the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue experimental permits and/ or launch licenses for the operation of various suborbital RLVs at Blue Origin’s West Texas launch site. The Proposed Action includes the activities that would be authorized by an experimental permit or launch license (i.e., the operation of the launch vehicles) as well PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 9031 as construction of support infrastructure required to support the proposed RLV activities, ground testing activities, and amateur launches that would occur at the launch site. Experimental permits would be valid for one year. Launch licenses could be valid for up to two years. The FAA could renew experimental permits and launch licenses if requested, by Blue Origin, in writing, at least 60 days before the permit expires, or at least 90 days before the license expires. For purposes of analyzing environmental impacts in the Supplemental EA, the FAA assumed a conservative number of launches of the various suborbital RLVs for each of the years analyzed (2014–2019). The FAA assumed a maximum of up to 54 annual launches between 2014 and 2019 of the largest contemplated vehicle configuration as the basis for assessing environmental impact. The only alternative to the Proposed Action analyzed in the Supplemental EA is the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue experimental permits and/or launch licenses to Blue Origin for the operation of various suborbital RLVs at Blue Origin’s West Texas launch site. Existing Blue Origin activities that do not require an FAA experimental permit or license could continue at the launch site, including but not limited to amateur rocketry operations, ground tests, and construction. The environmental impact categories considered in the Supplemental EA include air quality; construction impacts; fish, wildlife, and plants; hazardous materials, pollution prevention, and solid waste; historical, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources; and noise. Potential cumulative impacts of the Proposed Action and No Action Alternative are also addressed in the Supplemental EA. The FAA has posted the Supplemental EA and FONSI on the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/about/ office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/review/permits/. Issued in Washington, DC on: February 7, 2014. Daniel Murray, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division. [FR Doc. 2014–03306 Filed 2–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9030-9031]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8632]


Provision of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief

AGENCY: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Government (USG) is issuing temporary 
waivers of certain sanctions to allow for a discrete range of 
transactions related to the provision of satellite connectivity 
services to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The USG 
is issuing these waivers based on Iran's commitment to ensure that 
harmful satellite interference does not emanate from its territory, and 
verification by the USG that harmful satellite interference is not 
currently emanating from the territory of Iran.

DATES: The effective dates of these waiver actions are as described in 
the determinations set forth below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: John Hughes, Office 
of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Department of State, 
Telephone: (202) 647-7489.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Acting under the authorities vested in me as 
Secretary of State, I hereby make the following determinations and 
certifications:

    Pursuant to Sections 1244(i), 1245(g), 1246(e), and 1247(f) of 
the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (subtitle D 
of title XII of Public Law 112-239, 22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA) 
and the Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under IFCA, 
78 Fed. Reg. 35545 (June 13, 2013), I determine that it is vital to 
the national security of the United States to waive the imposition 
of sanctions pursuant to:
    1. Section 1244(c)(1) of IFCA \1\ to the extent required for:
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    \1\ Pursuant to section 1244(c)(2)(C)(iii) of IFCA, the relevant 
sanction in Section 1244(c)(1) continues not to apply, by its terms, 
in the case of Iranian financial institutions that have not been 
designated for the imposition of sanctions in connection with Iran's 
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery systems for 
weapons of mass destruction, support for international terrorism, or 
abuses of human rights (as described in section 1244(c)(3)).
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    a. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity 
services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of 
Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale 
or resale to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), where 
such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be 
used for the provision to Iran of public international 
telecommunications services, and;
    b. transactions involving the provision of the following related 
administrative services to, or for the benefit of, the IRIB, to the 
extent such services are necessary to establish and maintain ground 
and satellite connectivity with IRIB: Standard operational support, 
including coordinating with in-country personnel on matters such as 
configuring ground and earth station equipment to access space 
segment capacity; marketing services; billing services; and legal 
services, and excluding any transactions involving persons other 
than IRIB on the SDN List.
    2. Section 1246(a) of IFCA \2\ to the extent required for:
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    \2\ Pursuant to section 1246(a)(1)(C) of IFCA, the relevant 
sanction in Section 1246(a)(1)(C) continues not to apply, by its 
terms, in the case of Iranian financial institutions that have not 
been designated for the imposition of sanctions in connection with 
Iran's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery 
systems for weapons of mass destruction, support for international 
terrorism, or abuses of human rights (as described in section 
1246(b)).
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    a. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity 
services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of 
Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale 
or resale to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), where 
such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be 
used for the provision to Iran of public international 
telecommunications services, and;
    b. transactions involving the provision of the following related 
administrative services to, or for the benefit of, the IRIB, to the 
extent such services are necessary to establish and maintain ground 
and satellite connectivity with IRIB: Standard operational support, 
including coordinating with in-country personnel on matters such as 
configuring ground and earth station equipment to access space 
segment capacity; marketing services; billing services; and legal 
services, and excluding any transactions involving persons other 
than IRIB on the SDN List.
    3. Section 1247(a) of IFCA \3\ to the extent required for:
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    \3\ Pursuant to section 1247(a) of IFCA, the relevant sanction 
in Section 1247(a) still continues not to apply, by its terms, in 
the case of Iranian financial institutions that have not been 
designated for the imposition of sanctions in connection with Iran's 
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery systems for 
weapons of mass destruction, support for international terrorism, or 
abuses of human rights (as described in section 1247(b)).
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    a. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity 
services using earth

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stations and fiber optic connections outside of Iran and the 
provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or resale to 
the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), where such ground 
connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be used for the 
provision to Iran of public international telecommunications 
services, and;
    b. transactions involving the provision of the following related 
administrative services to, or for the benefit of, the IRIB, to the 
extent such services are necessary to establish and maintain ground 
and satellite connectivity with IRIB:

standard operational support, including coordinating with in-country 
personnel on matters such as configuring ground and earth station 
equipment to access space segment capacity; marketing services; 
billing services; and legal services, and excluding any transactions 
involving persons other than IRIB on the SDN List.

    These waivers shall take effect upon transmittal to Congress.

(Signed John F. Kerry, Secretary of State)

    Therefore, these sanctions have been waived as described in the 
determinations above. Relevant agencies and instrumentalities of the 
United States Government shall take all appropriate measures within 
their authority to carry out the provisions of this notice.

    Dated: February 10, 2014.
Kris R. Urs,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-03300 Filed 2-13-14; 8:45 am]
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