Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine, 15535-15537 [X14-10319]

Download as PDF 15535 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 53 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Title 3— Executive Order 13661 of March 16, 2014 The President Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, hereby expand the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 2014, finding that the actions and policies of the Government of the Russian Federation with respect to Ukraine—including the recent deployment of Russian Federation military forces in the Crimea region of Ukraine—undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, and thereby constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. Accordingly, I hereby order: Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: (i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and (ii) persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State: (A) to be an official of the Government of the Russian Federation; emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 (B) to operate in the arms or related materiel sector in the Russian Federation; (C) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly: (1) a senior official of the Government of the Russian Federation; or (2) a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (D) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of: (1) a senior official of the Government of the Russian Federation; or (2) a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order. (b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the effective date of this order. Sec. 2. I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:38 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19MRE0.SGM 19MRE0 15536 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Presidential Documents States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of such persons. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions). Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13660, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order. Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order include but are not limited to: (a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person. Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order: (a) the term ‘‘person’’ means an individual or entity; (b) the term ‘‘entity’’ means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; (c) the term ‘‘United States person’’ means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States; and emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 (d) the term the ‘‘Government of the Russian Federation’’ means the Government of the Russian Federation, any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, including the Central Bank of the Government of the Russian Federation, and any person owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the Government of the Russian Federation. Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13660, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order. Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order. Sec. 9. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to determine that circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of the property and interests in property of a person VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:38 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19MRE0.SGM 19MRE0 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Presidential Documents 15537 listed in the Annex to this order, and to take necessary action to give effect to that determination. Sec. 10. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. Sec. 11. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on March 17, 2014. THE WHITE HOUSE, March 16, 2014. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:38 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19MRE0.SGM 19MRE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 Billing code 3295–F4–P

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Executive Order 13661--Blocking Property of Additional Persons 
Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13661 of March 16, 2014

                
Blocking Property of Additional Persons 
                Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the 
                National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) 
                (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 
                301 of title 3, United States Code,

                I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of 
                America, hereby expand the scope of the national 
                emergency declared in Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 
                2014, finding that the actions and policies of the 
                Government of the Russian Federation with respect to 
                Ukraine--including the recent deployment of Russian 
                Federation military forces in the Crimea region of 
                Ukraine--undermine democratic processes and 
                institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, 
                stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and 
                contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, and 
                thereby constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat 
                to the national security and foreign policy of the 
                United States. Accordingly, I hereby order:

                Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property 
                that are in the United States, that hereafter come 
                within the United States, or that are or hereafter come 
                within the possession or control of any United States 
                person (including any foreign branch) of the following 
                persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, 
                exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

(i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and

(ii) persons determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
with the Secretary of State:

  (A) to be an official of the Government of the Russian Federation;

  (B) to operate in the arms or related materiel sector in the Russian 
Federation;

  (C) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act 
for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly:

(1) a senior official of the Government of the Russian Federation; or

(2) a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant 
to this order; or

  (D) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, 
material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in 
support of:

(1) a senior official of the Government of the Russian Federation; or

(2) a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant 
to this order.

                    (b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this 
                section apply except to the extent provided by 
                statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or 
                licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and 
                notwithstanding any contract entered into or any 
                license or permit granted prior to the effective date 
                of this order.

                Sec. 2. I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant 
                and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens 
                determined to meet one or more of the criteria in 
                section 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the 
                interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend 
                entry into the United

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                States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of such 
                persons. Such persons shall be treated as persons 
                covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 
                2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United 
                Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International 
                Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).

                Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations 
                of the type of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) 
                of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the 
                benefit of any person whose property and interests in 
                property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this 
                order would seriously impair my ability to deal with 
                the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
                13660, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided 
                by section 1 of this order.

                Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order 
                include but are not limited to:

                    (a) the making of any contribution or provision of 
                funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of 
                any person whose property and interests in property are 
                blocked pursuant to this order; and
                    (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of 
                funds, goods, or services from any such person.

                Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has 
                the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation 
                of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set 
                forth in this order is prohibited.

                    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the 
                prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

                Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

                    (a) the term ``person'' means an individual or 
                entity;
                    (b) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, 
                association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, 
                subgroup, or other organization;
                    (c) the term ``United States person'' means any 
                United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity 
                organized under the laws of the United States or any 
                jurisdiction within the United States (including 
                foreign branches), or any person in the United States; 
                and
                    (d) the term the ``Government of the Russian 
                Federation'' means the Government of the Russian 
                Federation, any political subdivision, agency, or 
                instrumentality thereof, including the Central Bank of 
                the Government of the Russian Federation, and any 
                person owned or controlled by, or acting for or on 
                behalf of, the Government of the Russian Federation.

                Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests 
                in property are blocked pursuant to this order who 
                might have a constitutional presence in the United 
                States, I find that because of the ability to transfer 
                funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to 
                such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this 
                order would render those measures ineffectual. I 
                therefore determine that for these measures to be 
                effective in addressing the national emergency declared 
                in Executive Order 13660, there need be no prior notice 
                of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 
                1 of this order.

                Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to 
                take such actions, including the promulgation of rules 
                and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to 
                the President by IEEPA, as may be necessary to carry 
                out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the 
                Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other 
                officers and agencies of the United States Government 
                consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the 
                United States Government are hereby directed to take 
                all appropriate measures within their authority to 
                carry out the provisions of this order.

                Sec. 9. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to 
                determine that circumstances no longer warrant the 
                blocking of the property and interests in property of a 
                person

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                listed in the Annex to this order, and to take 
                necessary action to give effect to that determination.

                Sec. 10. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.

                Sec. 11. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern 
                daylight time on March 17, 2014.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 16, 2014.

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