Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement, 78548-78549 [2014-30564]

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All submissions should refer to File Number SR– ISEGemini–2014–30, and should be submitted on or before January 20, 2015. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–30226 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or 7 15 8 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 9 17 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00168 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation [Public Notice 8986] Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes (a) items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, (b) items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and (c) other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through case-by-case decisions. DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2014. SUMMARY: On general issues: Pam Durham, Office of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 647–4930. For U.S. Government procurement ban issues: Eric Moore, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of State, Telephone: (703) 875–4079. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 5, 2014 the U.S. Government determined that the measures FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices authorized in Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 109–353) shall apply to the following foreign persons identified in the report submitted pursuant to Section 2(a) of the Act: Belvneshpromservice (BVPT) (Belarus) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Dalian Sunny Industries (China) [also known as: LIMMT] and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Karl Lee (China) [also known as: Li Fang Wei]; Wah Cheong Tai Company (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Iran Electronics Industries (IEI) (Iran) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force (Iran) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Milad Jafari (Iran); Ryongaksan (North Korea) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Geroi Rossii (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) Tula (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; JSC Mic NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG (Russia) and any successor, subunit, or subsidiary thereof; Al-Zargaa Engineering Complex (ZEC) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Giad Heavy Industries Complex (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Sudan Master Technologies (SMT) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Military Industrial Corporation (MIC) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Yarmouk Industrial Complex (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Army Supply Bureau (ASB) (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Ministry of Defense (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Syrian Air Force Intelligence (SAFI) (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Syrian Electronic Warfare Directorate (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; and Venezuelan Military Industry Company (CAVIM) (Venezuela) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, the following measures are imposed on these persons: 1. No department or agency of the United States Government may procure or enter into any contract for the procurement of any goods, technology, or services from these foreign persons, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine; 2. No department or agency of the United States Government may provide any assistance to these foreign persons, and these persons shall not be eligible to participate in any assistance program of the United States Government, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine; 3. No United States Government sales to these foreign persons of any item on the United States Munitions List are permitted, and all sales to these persons of any defense articles, defense services, or design and construction services under the Arms Export Control Act are terminated; and 4. No new individual licenses shall be granted for the transfer to these foreign persons of items the export of which is controlled under the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration Regulations, and any existing such licenses are suspended. These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place for two years from the effective date, except to the extent that the Secretary of State may subsequently determine otherwise. Dated: December 22, 2014. Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation. [FR Doc. 2014–30564 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8987] Request for Nominations of Experts for Consideration as Authors and/or Editors for the Sixth United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Outlook (GEO–6) Department of State. This is an announcement of an opportunity to recommend experts to AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78549 the U.S. government for nomination as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors, and Communities of Practice Moderators for the Sixth United Nations Environment Programme North American Environmental Outlook and Global Environment Outlook (GEO–6). Governments, along with other stakeholder groups, have been invited to nominate experts to participate in the GEO–6 assessment. The Department of State is coordinating the recommendation of experts to the United Nations Environment Programme for GEO–6. The purpose of GEO–6 is to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and scientifically credible global environmental assessment to support decision-making processes. Candidates may be nominated directly at http://hqweb.unep.org/dewa/dewa_ mvc_vb/form/Default.aspx?param1= geo6&param2=berlin. For nominations to be considered within the U.S. government nomination process, they must also be submitted electronically to the United States Department of State, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues (matuszakjm@ state.gov and lathamme@state.gov), which is coordinating the U.S. government nomination process. DATES: Nominations should be received no later than January 19, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Matuszak of the Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State, is serving as the coordinator of this nomination process. Mr. Matuszak can be reached at email matuszakjm@state.gov, or telephone 1– 202–647–9278. Please copy Michael Latham at email lathamme@state.gov, or telephone 1–201–647–1126. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Global Environment Outlook is the primary assessment process used by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to review the state of the global environment. It is a tool that informs decision-making, focusing on assessment priorities and analyzing policy challenges and opportunities to provide policy response options. It is also a communications tool that brings together diverse stakeholder groups, builds capacity, and aims to raise awareness on the status and trends of the environment. The latest GEO edition, GEO–5, can be found at: http:// www.unep.org/geo/geo5.asp. Experts are expected to have a thorough understanding in one or more of the following areas: Environmental science; natural resource measurement and management; environmental and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

[Public Notice 8986]


Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, 
Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons 
have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures 
pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria 
Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on entities and 
individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 
1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 
2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 
1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under 
multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, 
Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, 
Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a 
material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction 
(WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category 
includes (a) items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but 
falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that 
such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD 
or cruise or ballistic missile systems, (b) items on U.S. national 
control lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral 
lists, and (c) other items with the potential of making such a material 
contribution when added through case-by-case decisions.

DATES:  Effective Date: December 19, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: Pam Durham, Office 
of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of 
International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, 
Telephone (202) 647-4930. For U.S. Government procurement ban issues: 
Eric Moore, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of State, 
Telephone: (703) 875-4079.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 5, 2014 the U.S. Government 
determined that the measures

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authorized in Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria 
Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 109-353) shall apply to the following 
foreign persons identified in the report submitted pursuant to Section 
2(a) of the Act:
    Belvneshpromservice (BVPT) (Belarus) and any successor, sub-unit, 
or subsidiary thereof;
    Dalian Sunny Industries (China) [also known as: LIMMT] and any 
successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Karl Lee (China) [also known as: Li Fang Wei];
    Wah Cheong Tai Company (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or 
subsidiary thereof;
    Iran Electronics Industries (IEI) (Iran) and any successor, sub-
unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force (Iran) and any 
successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Milad Jafari (Iran);
    Ryongaksan (North Korea) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary 
thereof;
    Geroi Rossii (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary 
thereof;
    Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) Tula (Russia) and any successor, 
sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    JSC Mic NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) (Russia) and any successor, 
sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG (Russia) and any successor, 
sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Al-Zargaa Engineering Complex (ZEC) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-
unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Giad Heavy Industries Complex (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, 
or subsidiary thereof;
    Sudan Master Technologies (SMT) (Sudan) and any successor, sub-
unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Military Industrial Corporation (MIC) (Sudan) and any successor, 
sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Yarmouk Industrial Complex (Sudan) and any successor, sub-unit, or 
subsidiary thereof;
    Army Supply Bureau (ASB) (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or 
subsidiary thereof;
    Ministry of Defense (Syria) and any successor, sub-unit, or 
subsidiary thereof;
    Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) (Syria) and any 
successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Syrian Air Force Intelligence (SAFI) (Syria) and any successor, 
sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Syrian Electronic Warfare Directorate (Syria) and any successor, 
sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; and
    Venezuelan Military Industry Company (CAVIM) (Venezuela) and any 
successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof.
    Accordingly, pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, the following 
measures are imposed on these persons:
    1. No department or agency of the United States Government may 
procure or enter into any contract for the procurement of any goods, 
technology, or services from these foreign persons, except to the 
extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine;
    2. No department or agency of the United States Government may 
provide any assistance to these foreign persons, and these persons 
shall not be eligible to participate in any assistance program of the 
United States Government, except to the extent that the Secretary of 
State otherwise may determine;
    3. No United States Government sales to these foreign persons of 
any item on the United States Munitions List are permitted, and all 
sales to these persons of any defense articles, defense services, or 
design and construction services under the Arms Export Control Act are 
terminated; and
    4. No new individual licenses shall be granted for the transfer to 
these foreign persons of items the export of which is controlled under 
the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration 
Regulations, and any existing such licenses are suspended.
    These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments 
and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place 
for two years from the effective date, except to the extent that the 
Secretary of State may subsequently determine otherwise.

    Dated: December 22, 2014.
Thomas M. Countryman,
Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and 
Nonproliferation.
[FR Doc. 2014-30564 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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