Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief in Order To Implement the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013 Between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Extended Through June 30, 2015, 78550-78553 [2014-30569]

Download as PDF 78550 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES resource economics; environment and development priorities, challenges, and policy; and environmental management. UNEP will select nominees by matching expertise to specific roles, paying due attention to disciplinary, gender, and geographical balance. Details of the GEO–6 nominating criteria may be found online at: http://www.unep.org/ geo/nomination-criteria.asp. Key roles and responsibilities, including the specific Terms of Reference (ToR) for the various experts and groups can be found at: http://www.unep.org/geo/ expert-tor.asp. Nominations may be made 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 to the United States Department of State. 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Refer to the GEO–6 Web site for detailed background information on the 6th Assessment Report (http:// www.unep.org/geo/nominationcriteria.asp, and http://www.unep.org/ geo/expert-tor.asp). The document on GEO–6 nominations identifies the substantive areas covered in the report. It is important to note that the time commitment required to carry out different roles in the GEO–6 process (Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, Review Editors, and Communities of Practice Moderators) varies greatly. 2. Make sure that any of the experts whom you wish to recommend are willing to serve in the role for which they are nominated. 3. Nominations to be considered within the U.S. government nomination VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 process must be submitted to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues no later than January 19, 2015. Provide the required GEO–6 nomination information, one for each nominee, including an up-to-date curriculum vitae of no more than three pages and identification of the role for which the individual is being nominated. Send this information by email to matuszakjm@state.gov and lathamme@state.gov. Please note that partial nomination packages will not be considered. What Happens Next? In a process coordinated through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, technical experts and managers of relevant science and technology programs within the U.S. government will review recommendations and forward a slate of nominees to GEO–6 on the basis of their qualifications. Submission of a nomination to the State Department does not guarantee that the nomination will be forwarded by the U.S. government to UNEP. Disclaimer: This Public Notice is a request for nominations, and is not a request for applications. No granting or money is directly associated with this request for suggestions for GEO–6. There is no expectation of U.S. Government resources or funding associated with any nominations. Dated: December 22, 2014. John M. Matuszak, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–30561 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8985] Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief in Order To Implement the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013 Between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Extended Through June 30, 2015 Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: On November 24, 2013, the United States and its partners in the P5+1—France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and Germany—reached an initial understanding with Iran, outlined in a Joint Plan of Action SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (JPOA),that halts progress on its nuclear program and rolls it back in key respects. In return, the P5+1 committed to provide limited, temporary, and targeted sanctions relief to Iran. The JPOA was renewed by mutual consent of the P5+1 and Iran on July 19, 2014, and again on November 24, 2014, extending the temporary sanctions relief provided under the JPOA to cover the period beginning on November 24, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015 (the Extended JPOA Period), in order to continue negotiations aimed at achieving a long-term comprehensive solution to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. This Notice outlines the U.S. Government (USG) actions taken to implement the sanctions relief aspects of this understanding. DATES: Effective Date: The effective dates of these waiver actions are as described in the determinations set forth below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: Paul Pavwoski, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Department of State, Telephone: (202) 647–8836. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To implement this limited sanctions relief, the U.S. government has executed temporary, partial waivers of certain statutory sanctions and has issued guidance regarding the suspension of sanctions under relevant Executive Orders and regulations. All U.S. sanctions not explicitly waived or suspended pursuant to the JPOA as extended remain fully in force, including sanctions on transactions with individuals and entities on the SDN List unless otherwise specified. Furthermore, U.S. persons and foreign entities owned or controlled by U.S. persons (‘‘U.S.-owned or –controlled foreign entities’’) continue to be generally prohibited from conducting transactions with Iran, including any transactions of the types permitted pursuant to the JPOA as extended, unless licensed to do so by OFAC. The U.S. government will continue to enforce U.S. sanctions laws and regulations against those who engage in sanctionable activities that are not covered by the suspensions and temporary waivers issued pursuant to the JPOA as extended. All suspended sanctions are scheduled to resume on July 1, 2015 unless further action is taken by the P5+1 and Iran and subsequent waivers and guidance are issued by the U.S. government. Companies engaging in activities covered by the temporary sanctions relief should expect sanctions E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices to apply to any activities that extend beyond the current end date of the Extended JPOA Period, June 30, 2015. The temporary suspension of sanctions applies only to activities that begin and end during the period January 20, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Except as specified below with respect to payments for insurance claims, the suspension does not apply to any related, otherwise sanctionable conduct, including shipping and financial activities, undertaken before that period or after that period, even if they are undertaken pursuant to contracts entered into during the JPOA period or Extended JPOA Period. For example, deliveries of goods or services after the Extended JPOA Period would be sanctionable even if relevant contracts were entered into during the JPOA Period or Extended JPOA Period. To the extent that the provision of insurance or reinsurance is an associated service of an activity for which the JPOA provides temporary relief, the provision of such insurance or reinsurance by a non-U.S. person not otherwise subject to the ITSR during the Extended JPOA Period would not be sanctionable. Insurance payments for claims arising from incidents that occur during the JPOA Period and/or Extended JPOA Period may be paid after June 30, 2015, so long as the underlying transactions and activities conform to all other aspects of the sanctions remaining in place and the terms of the sanctions relief provided in the JPOA. Insurance and reinsurance companies should contact the USG directly with any inquiries. U.S. persons and their foreign subsidiaries remain prohibited from participating in the provision of insurance or reinsurance services to or for the benefit of Iran or sanctioned entities, including with respect to all elements of the sanctions relief provided pursuant to the JPOA, unless specifically authorized by OFAC. The Secretary of State took the following actions: Acting under the authorities vested in me as Secretary of State, including through the applicable delegations of authority, 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 Pub. L. 112– 239, 22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA), I determine that it is vital to the national security of the United States to waive the imposition of sanctions pursuant to: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 1. Section 1244(c)(1) of IFCA 1 to the extent required for: a. Transactions by non-U.S. persons for the export from Iran of petrochemical products,2 and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the list of specially designated nationals and blocked persons of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (hereinafter the SDN List) except for the following companies: Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company; Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Company; Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical Products Company; Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company; Jam Petrochemical Company; Marjan Petrochemical Company; Mobin Petrochemical Company; National Petrochemical Company; Nouri Petrochemical Company; Pars Petrochemical Company; Sadaf Petrochemical Assaluyeh Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Shazand Petrochemical Company; and Tabriz Petrochemical Company; b. transactions by U.S. or non-U.S. persons for the supply and installation of spare parts necessary for the safety of flight for Iranian civil aviation, for safety-related inspections and repairs in Iran, and for associated services, provided that OFAC has issued any required licenses, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List except for Iran Air; c. transactions by non-U.S. persons to which sanctions would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, and for insurance and transportation services associated with such transactions, provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or associated services involving persons on the SDN List except for the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company; d. transactions by non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply or transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that such transactions are within the scope 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)). 2 77 FR 67726–67731 (Nov. 13, 2012). PO 00000 Frm 00171 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78551 of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA (section 3 below), and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List except for any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599; 2. Section 1244(d) of IFCA to the extent required for the sale, supply or transfer of goods or services by non-U.S. persons in connection with transactions by non-U.S. persons to which sanctions would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, and for insurance and transportation services associated with such transactions, provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or associated services involving persons on the SDN List except for the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company; 3. Sections 1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA to the extent required for transactions by non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply, or transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that: a. Such transactions do not involve persons on the SDN List, except for any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599 or any Iranian depository institution listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599; and b. this waiver shall not apply to transactions for the sale, supply, or transfer to Iran of precious metals involving funds credited to an account located outside Iran pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(D)(ii)(II) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012; 4. Section 1246(a) of IFCA 3 to the extent required for the provision of underwriting services or insurance or reinsurance: a. By non-U.S. persons for the export from Iran of petrochemical products and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List except for the following companies: Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company; Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Company; Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical 3 Pursuant to section 1246(a)(1)(C) of IFCA, the relevant sanction in section 1246(a)(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 1246(b)). E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 78552 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Products; Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company; Jam Petrochemical Company; Marjan Petrochemical Company; Mobin Petrochemical Company; National Petrochemical Company; Nouri Petrochemical Company; Pars Petrochemical Company; Sadaf Petrochemical Assaluyeh Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Shazand Petrochemical Company; and Tabriz Petrochemical Company; b. by U.S. persons or non-U.S. persons for the supply and installation of spare parts necessary for the safety of flight for Iranian civil aviation, for safety-related inspections and repairs in Iran, and for associated services, provided that OFAC has issued any required licenses, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List except for Iran Air; c. by non-U.S. persons for transactions to which sanctions would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, and for insurance and transportation services associated with such transactions, provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or associated services involving persons on the SDN List except for the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company; and d. by non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply or transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that such transactions are within the scope of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA, and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List except for any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599; e. by non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply or transfer to Iran of goods and services used in connection with the automotive sector of Iran and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List. 5. Section 1247(a) of IFCA4 to the extent required for transactions by 4 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)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 foreign financial institutions on behalf of: a. Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company; Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Company; Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical Products; Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company; Jam Petrochemical Company; Marjan Petrochemical Company; Mobin Petrochemical Company; National Petrochemical Company; Nouri Petrochemical Company; Pars Petrochemical Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Sadaf Petrochemical Assaluyeh Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Shazand Petrochemical Company; and Tabriz Petrochemical Company for the export from Iran of petrochemicals; b. Iran Air for the supply and installation of spare parts necessary for the safety of flight by Iran Air and for safety-related inspections and repairs for Iran Air, provided that OFAC has issued any required licenses; c. the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company for transactions by non-U.S. persons to which sanctions would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or associated services involving any other persons on the SDN List; and d. any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599 for the sale, supply or transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that such transactions are within the scope of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA. Pursuant to section 1245(d)(5) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, I determine that it is in the national security interest of the United States to waive the imposition of sanctions under Section 1245(d)(1) with respect to: (1) Foreign financial institutions under the primary jurisdiction of China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the authorities on Taiwan, and Turkey, subject to the following conditions: a. This waiver shall apply to a financial transaction only for trade in goods and services between Iran and the country with primary jurisdiction over the foreign financial institution involved in the financial transaction (but shall not apply to any transaction for the sale, supply, or transfer to Iran PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of precious metals involving funds credited to an account described in paragraph (b)); b. any funds owed to Iran as a result of such trade shall be credited to an account located in the country with primary jurisdiction over the foreign financial institution involved in the financial transaction; and c. with the exception that certain foreign financial institutions notified directly in writing by the U.S. Government may engage in financial transactions with the Central Bank of Iran in connection with the repatriation of revenues and the establishment of a financial channel, to the extent specifically provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended; and (2) foreign financial institutions under the primary jurisdiction of Switzerland and Oman that are notified directly in writing by the U.S. Government, to the extent necessary for such foreign financial institutions to engage in financial transactions with the Central Bank of Iran in connection with the repatriation of revenues and the establishment of a financial channel as specifically provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended. Pursuant to Section 4(c)(1)(A) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104– 172, 50 U.S.C. 1701 note) (ISA), I certify that it is vital to the national security interests of the United States to waive the application of section 5(a)(7) of ISA to the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company to the extent required for insurance and transportation services provided on or after November 24, 2014, and associated with transactions to which sanctions would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended. These waivers shall take effect upon their transmittal to Congress, unless otherwise provided in the relevant provision of law. (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. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices Dated: December 10, 2014. Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2014–30569 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] Dated: December 19, 2014. Joseph J. Hoagland, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority. Beth Keel, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT– 9 D, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, (865) 632–6113. BILLING CODE 4710–07–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY [FR Doc. 2014–30287 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council AGENCY: TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: [Meeting No. 14–05] Notice of meeting. The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting on Monday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 3, 2015, regarding regional energy related issues in the Tennessee Valley. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priorities among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The meeting agenda includes the following: 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Recap of October 2014 meeting 3. Presentations and discussion regarding TVA’s Integrated Resource Planning process and an overview of preliminary results 4. Distributed Generation—Integrated Value project overview 5. Public Comments 6. Council discussion and advice The RERC will hear opinions and views of citizens by providing a public comment session. The public comment session will be held at 9:00 a.m. EST, on February 3. Persons wishing to speak are requested to register at the door by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3 and will be called on during the public comment period. Handout materials should be limited to one printed page. Written comments are also invited and may be mailed to the Regional Energy Resource Council, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT–9 D, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402, and will be open to the public. Anyone needing special access or accommodations should let the contact below know at least a week in advance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 Sunshine Act Meeting Notice December 30, 2014. The TVA Board of Directors will hold a public meeting on December 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time via Webcast. In order to join the Webcast, participants may log in as early as 9:50 a.m. ET. You can access the Webcast by going to: http://services.choruscall.com/links/ tva141230.html (this link is also on the Board of Directors’ page on TVA’s Web site—www.tva.gov). Closed Captioning will be available for viewing. Participants who are unable to view the Webcast, may dial into the call at 1– 877–270–2148 or 412–902–6510 and ask for the TVA Board Meeting Call. The Webcast will be available to view after the event occurs, and can be accessed on the Board of Directors’ page on TVA’s Web site. Status: Open. Agenda Chair’s Welcome 1. Report of the Finance, Rates, and Portfolio Committee A. Generation Fleet Planning— Shawnee Fossil Plant Units 1 and 4 2. Committee Assignments For more information: Please call TVA Media Relations at (865) 632–6000, Knoxville, Tennessee. People who plan to attend the meeting and have special needs should call (865) 632–6000. Anyone who wishes to comment on any of the agenda in writing may send their comments to: TVA Board of Directors, Board Agenda Comments, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. Dated: December 23, 2014. Ralph E. Rodgers, General Counsel and Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–30652 Filed 12–24–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Consensus Standards, Inspection and Maintenance of Aircraft Electrical Wiring Systems Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of two revised consensus standards relating to inspection and maintenance of aircraft electrical wiring systems. ASTM International Committee F39 on Aircraft Systems developed the revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. The consensus standards provide acceptable methods and procedures for inspection and maintenance of electrical wiring systems for normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes. By this notice, the FAA finds the revised standards as acceptable means of compliance to 14 CFR part 23 sections concerning electrical wiring systems. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before January 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: Mail comments to: Federal Aviation Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Continued Operational Safety, ACE–111, Attention: James Brady, Room 301, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. Specify the standard being addressed by ASTM designation and title. Mark all comments: Consensus Standards Comments. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: New Business PO 00000 78553 Sfmt 4703 James Brady, Aerospace Engineer, Regulations and Policy Branch (ACE– 111), Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone (816) 329–4132; email: james.brady@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces the availability of two revised consensus standards that supersede previously accepted consensus standards relating to inspection and maintenance of aircraft electrical wiring systems. ASTM International Committee F39 on Aircraft Systems developed the revised standards. The FAA expects a suitable consensus standard to be reviewed periodically. This review cycle will result in a standard revision or reapproval. A standard is revised to make changes to its technical content or is reapproved to indicate a review cycle E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8985]


Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief in 
Order To Implement the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013 
Between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, as Extended Through 
June 30, 2015

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On November 24, 2013, the United States and its partners in 
the P5+1--France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and Germany--
reached an initial understanding with Iran, outlined in a Joint Plan of 
Action (JPOA),that halts progress on its nuclear program and rolls it 
back in key respects. In return, the P5+1 committed to provide limited, 
temporary, and targeted sanctions relief to Iran.
    The JPOA was renewed by mutual consent of the P5+1 and Iran on July 
19, 2014, and again on November 24, 2014, extending the temporary 
sanctions relief provided under the JPOA to cover the period beginning 
on November 24, 2014, and ending June 30, 2015 (the Extended JPOA 
Period), in order to continue negotiations aimed at achieving a long-
term comprehensive solution to ensure that Iran's nuclear program will 
be exclusively peaceful.
    This Notice outlines the U.S. Government (USG) actions taken to 
implement the sanctions relief aspects of this understanding.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: Paul Pavwoski, 
Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, Department of 
State, Telephone: (202) 647-8836.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To implement this limited sanctions relief, 
the U.S. government has executed temporary, partial waivers of certain 
statutory sanctions and has issued guidance regarding the suspension of 
sanctions under relevant Executive Orders and regulations. All U.S. 
sanctions not explicitly waived or suspended pursuant to the JPOA as 
extended remain fully in force, including sanctions on transactions 
with individuals and entities on the SDN List unless otherwise 
specified.
    Furthermore, U.S. persons and foreign entities owned or controlled 
by U.S. persons (``U.S.-owned or -controlled foreign entities'') 
continue to be generally prohibited from conducting transactions with 
Iran, including any transactions of the types permitted pursuant to the 
JPOA as extended, unless licensed to do so by OFAC. The U.S. government 
will continue to enforce U.S. sanctions laws and regulations against 
those who engage in sanctionable activities that are not covered by the 
suspensions and temporary waivers issued pursuant to the JPOA as 
extended.
    All suspended sanctions are scheduled to resume on July 1, 2015 
unless further action is taken by the P5+1 and Iran and subsequent 
waivers and guidance are issued by the U.S. government. Companies 
engaging in activities covered by the temporary sanctions relief should 
expect sanctions

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to apply to any activities that extend beyond the current end date of 
the Extended JPOA Period, June 30, 2015. The temporary suspension of 
sanctions applies only to activities that begin and end during the 
period January 20, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Except as specified below 
with respect to payments for insurance claims, the suspension does not 
apply to any related, otherwise sanctionable conduct, including 
shipping and financial activities, undertaken before that period or 
after that period, even if they are undertaken pursuant to contracts 
entered into during the JPOA period or Extended JPOA Period. For 
example, deliveries of goods or services after the Extended JPOA Period 
would be sanctionable even if relevant contracts were entered into 
during the JPOA Period or Extended JPOA Period.
    To the extent that the provision of insurance or reinsurance is an 
associated service of an activity for which the JPOA provides temporary 
relief, the provision of such insurance or reinsurance by a non-U.S. 
person not otherwise subject to the ITSR during the Extended JPOA 
Period would not be sanctionable.
    Insurance payments for claims arising from incidents that occur 
during the JPOA Period and/or Extended JPOA Period may be paid after 
June 30, 2015, so long as the underlying transactions and activities 
conform to all other aspects of the sanctions remaining in place and 
the terms of the sanctions relief provided in the JPOA. Insurance and 
reinsurance companies should contact the USG directly with any 
inquiries.
    U.S. persons and their foreign subsidiaries remain prohibited from 
participating in the provision of insurance or reinsurance services to 
or for the benefit of Iran or sanctioned entities, including with 
respect to all elements of the sanctions relief provided pursuant to 
the JPOA, unless specifically authorized by OFAC.
    The Secretary of State took the following actions:
    Acting under the authorities vested in me as Secretary of State, 
including through the applicable delegations of authority, 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 Pub. L. 112-239, 22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA), 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 by non-U.S. persons for the export from Iran of 
petrochemical products,\2\ and for associated services, excluding any 
transactions involving persons on the list of specially designated 
nationals and blocked persons of the Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (hereinafter the SDN 
List) except for the following companies: Bandar Imam Petrochemical 
Company; Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Company; Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical 
Products Company; Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company; Jam 
Petrochemical Company; Marjan Petrochemical Company; Mobin 
Petrochemical Company; National Petrochemical Company; Nouri 
Petrochemical Company; Pars Petrochemical Company; Sadaf Petrochemical 
Assaluyeh Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Shazand 
Petrochemical Company; and Tabriz Petrochemical Company;
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    \2\ 77 FR 67726-67731 (Nov. 13, 2012).
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    b. transactions by U.S. or non-U.S. persons for the supply and 
installation of spare parts necessary for the safety of flight for 
Iranian civil aviation, for safety-related inspections and repairs in 
Iran, and for associated services, provided that OFAC has issued any 
required licenses, excluding any transactions involving persons on the 
SDN List except for Iran Air;
    c. transactions by non-U.S. persons to which sanctions would not 
apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to 
China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, and for 
insurance and transportation services associated with such 
transactions, provided that such transactions are consistent with the 
purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 
24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or associated 
services involving persons on the SDN List except for the National 
Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company;
    d. transactions by non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply or 
transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that such 
transactions are within the scope of the waiver of Sections 
1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA (section 3 below), and for associated 
services, excluding any transactions involving persons on the SDN List 
except for any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the 
Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599;
    2. Section 1244(d) of IFCA to the extent required for the sale, 
supply or transfer of goods or services by non-U.S. persons in 
connection with transactions by non-U.S. persons to which sanctions 
would not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were 
applied to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and 
Turkey, and for insurance and transportation services associated with 
such transactions, provided that such transactions are consistent with 
the purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of 
November 24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or 
associated services involving persons on the SDN List except for the 
National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company;
    3. Sections 1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA to the extent 
required for transactions by non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply, or 
transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that:
    a. Such transactions do not involve persons on the SDN List, except 
for any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the 
Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599 or any Iranian 
depository institution listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599; and
    b. this waiver shall not apply to transactions for the sale, 
supply, or transfer to Iran of precious metals involving funds credited 
to an account located outside Iran pursuant to Section 
1245(d)(4)(D)(ii)(II) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2012;
    4. Section 1246(a) of IFCA \3\ to the extent required for the 
provision of underwriting services or insurance or reinsurance:
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    \3\ Pursuant to section 1246(a)(1)(C) of IFCA, the relevant 
sanction in section 1246(a)(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 1246(b)).
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    a. By non-U.S. persons for the export from Iran of petrochemical 
products and for associated services, excluding any transactions 
involving persons on the SDN List except for the following companies: 
Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company; Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Company; 
Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical

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Products; Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company; Jam Petrochemical 
Company; Marjan Petrochemical Company; Mobin Petrochemical Company; 
National Petrochemical Company; Nouri Petrochemical Company; Pars 
Petrochemical Company; Sadaf Petrochemical Assaluyeh Company; Shahid 
Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Shazand Petrochemical Company; and 
Tabriz Petrochemical Company;
    b. by U.S. persons or non-U.S. persons for the supply and 
installation of spare parts necessary for the safety of flight for 
Iranian civil aviation, for safety-related inspections and repairs in 
Iran, and for associated services, provided that OFAC has issued any 
required licenses, excluding any transactions involving persons on the 
SDN List except for Iran Air;
    c. by non-U.S. persons for transactions to which sanctions would 
not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied 
to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, and 
for insurance and transportation services associated with such 
transactions, provided that such transactions are consistent with the 
purchase amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 
24, 2013, as extended, excluding any transactions or associated 
services involving persons on the SDN List except for the National 
Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company; and
    d. by non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply or transfer to or from 
Iran of precious metals, provided that such transactions are within the 
scope of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA, and 
for associated services, excluding any transactions involving persons 
on the SDN List except for any political subdivision, agency, or 
instrumentality of the Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to 
E.O. 13599;
    e. by non-U.S. persons for the sale, supply or transfer to Iran of 
goods and services used in connection with the automotive sector of 
Iran and for associated services, excluding any transactions involving 
persons on the SDN List.
    5. Section 1247(a) of IFCA\4\ to the extent required for 
transactions by foreign financial institutions on behalf of:
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    \4\ 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. Bandar Imam Petrochemical Company; Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical 
Company; Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical Products; Iran Petrochemical 
Commercial Company; Jam Petrochemical Company; Marjan Petrochemical 
Company; Mobin Petrochemical Company; National Petrochemical Company; 
Nouri Petrochemical Company; Pars Petrochemical Company; Shahid 
Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Sadaf Petrochemical Assaluyeh 
Company; Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company; Shazand Petrochemical 
Company; and Tabriz Petrochemical Company for the export from Iran of 
petrochemicals;
    b. Iran Air for the supply and installation of spare parts 
necessary for the safety of flight by Iran Air and for safety-related 
inspections and repairs for Iran Air, provided that OFAC has issued any 
required licenses;
    c. the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker 
Company for transactions by non-U.S. persons to which sanctions would 
not apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied 
to China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, 
provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase 
amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, 
as extended, excluding any transactions or associated services 
involving any other persons on the SDN List; and
    d. any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of the 
Government of Iran listed solely pursuant to E.O. 13599 for the sale, 
supply or transfer to or from Iran of precious metals, provided that 
such transactions are within the scope of the waiver of Sections 
1245(a)(1)(A) and 1245(c) of IFCA.
    Pursuant to section 1245(d)(5) of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, I determine that it is in the 
national security interest of the United States to waive the imposition 
of sanctions under Section 1245(d)(1) with respect to:
    (1) Foreign financial institutions under the primary jurisdiction 
of China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the authorities on 
Taiwan, and Turkey, subject to the following conditions:
    a. This waiver shall apply to a financial transaction only for 
trade in goods and services between Iran and the country with primary 
jurisdiction over the foreign financial institution involved in the 
financial transaction (but shall not apply to any transaction for the 
sale, supply, or transfer to Iran of precious metals involving funds 
credited to an account described in paragraph (b));
    b. any funds owed to Iran as a result of such trade shall be 
credited to an account located in the country with primary jurisdiction 
over the foreign financial institution involved in the financial 
transaction; and
    c. with the exception that certain foreign financial institutions 
notified directly in writing by the U.S. Government may engage in 
financial transactions with the Central Bank of Iran in connection with 
the repatriation of revenues and the establishment of a financial 
channel, to the extent specifically provided for in the Joint Plan of 
Action of November 24, 2013, as extended; and
    (2) foreign financial institutions under the primary jurisdiction 
of Switzerland and Oman that are notified directly in writing by the 
U.S. Government, to the extent necessary for such foreign financial 
institutions to engage in financial transactions with the Central Bank 
of Iran in connection with the repatriation of revenues and the 
establishment of a financial channel as specifically provided for in 
the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, as extended.
    Pursuant to Section 4(c)(1)(A) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 
(Pub. L. 104-172, 50 U.S.C. 1701 note) (ISA), I certify that it is 
vital to the national security interests of the United States to waive 
the application of section 5(a)(7) of ISA to the National Iranian Oil 
Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company to the extent required 
for insurance and transportation services provided on or after November 
24, 2014, and associated with transactions to which sanctions would not 
apply if an exception under section 1244(g)(2) of IFCA were applied to 
China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, and Turkey, 
provided that such transactions are consistent with the purchase 
amounts provided for in the Joint Plan of Action of November 24, 2013, 
as extended.
    These waivers shall take effect upon their transmittal to Congress, 
unless otherwise provided in the relevant provision of law.

(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.


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    Dated: December 10, 2014.
Charles H. Rivkin,
Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-30569 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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