Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 in Order To Continue Implementing 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, 20552-20553 [2015-08774]

Download as PDF 20552 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 73 / Thursday, April 16, 2015 / Notices 2015–16, and should be submitted onor before May 7, 2015. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.21 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–08702 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9099] Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice AGENCY: Department of State. Closed Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of State announces a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board to take place on April 30, 2015, at the Department of State, Washington, DC. The Foreign Affairs Policy Board reviews and assesses: (1) Global threats and opportunities; (2) trends that implicate core national security interests; (3) tools and capacities of the civilian foreign affairs agencies; and (4) priorities and strategic frameworks for U.S. foreign policy. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App section 10(d), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), it has been determined that this meeting will be closed to the public as the Board will be reviewing and discussing matters properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 13526. For more information, contact Gloria Lee at (202) 647–1965. Dated: April 13, 2015. Andrew McCracken, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–08864 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the individual known as Ali Ouni Harzi, also known as Ali Harzi, also known as Ali Bin Altahar Bin Al-falah Al-ouni Al-Harzi, committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that ‘‘prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously,’’ I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: March 30, 2015. John F. Kerry, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2015–08772 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9095] Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 in Order To Continue Implementing 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 ACTION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Public Notice 9098] In the Matter of the Designation of Ali Ouni Harzi Also Known as Ali Harzi Also Known as Ali Bin Al-tahar Bin Alfalah Al-ouni Al-Harzi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Pursuant to Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as Amended Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Apr 15, 2015 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 SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE 21 17 Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4710–10–P Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 extend certain sanctions relief under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 as part 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: The U.S. government has executed temporary, partial waivers of certain sanctions under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA), in order to continue implementing the sanctions relief under the JPOA. 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. Sanctions suspended under the NDAA are scheduled to resume on July 1, 2015 unless further action is taken by the P5+1 and Iran and subsequent waivers are issued by the U.S. government. Companies engaging in activities covered by the temporary sanctions relief described in this notice should expect sanctions 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. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 73 / Thursday, April 16, 2015 / Notices 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 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 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: (i) Within the scope of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1) and 1245(c) of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (subtitle D of title XXI of Public Law 112–239, 22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA) issued on November 25, 2014 and any extension of that waiver; and (ii) 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. (3) Foreign financial institutions under the primary jurisdiction of Oman VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Apr 15, 2015 Jkt 235001 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; and (4) Foreign financial institutions under the primary jurisdiction of South Africa subject to the following conditions: a. This waiver shall apply to a financial transaction only for trade in goods and services between Iran and South Africa (but shall not apply to any transaction for the purchase of crude oil from Iran or 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 South Africa; and c. with the exception of certain foreign financial institutions notified directly in writing by the U.S. government to the extent necessary for such financial institutions to engage in financial transactions with the Central Bank of Iran within the scope of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1) and 1245(c) of IFCA issued on November 25, 2014 and any extension of that waiver. This waiver shall take effect upon their 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: April 6, 2015. Kurt W. Tong, Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–08774 Filed 4–15–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9094] Industry Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) will meet on Thursday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The meeting is open to the public and will PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20553 be held in the Loy Henderson Conference Room of the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C Street NW., (entrance on 23rd Street) Washington, DC. For logistical and security reasons, the public must enter and exit the building using only the 23rd Street entrance. This committee serves the U.S. government in a solely advisory capacity concerning industry and academia’s latest concepts, methods, best practices, innovations, and ideas related to OBO’s mission to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives. These facilities should represent American values and the best in American architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution. The majority of the meeting will be devoted to an exchange of ideas between the Department’s senior management and IAG representatives, with reasonable time provided for members of the public to provide comment. Admittance to the State Department building will be by means of a prearranged clearance list. To register for the meeting, please visit the OBO Web site at http:// overseasbuildings.state.gov/ for the registration page by Friday, April 24. In order to register, you must provide the following information: first and last name, company/firm name, date of birth, country of citizenship, and the number and issuing country/state associated with a valid governmentissued ID (i.e., U.S. government ID, U.S. military ID, passport, or driver’s license). Requests for reasonable accommodation should also be sent to the same email address by April 24. The public may attend this meeting as seating capacity allows. Requests made after that date will be considered, but may not be able to be fulfilled. Personal data is requested pursuant to Pub. L. 99–399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Pub. L. 107–56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and E.O. 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS–D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at http://www.state.gov/documents/ organization/103419.pdf for additional information. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 73 (Thursday, April 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20552-20553]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-08774]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9095]


Provision of Certain Temporary and Limited Sanctions Relief Under 
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 in Order To 
Continue Implementing 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 
extend certain sanctions relief under the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 as part 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: The U.S. government has executed temporary, 
partial waivers of certain sanctions under the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA), in order to continue 
implementing the sanctions relief under the JPOA. 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.
    Sanctions suspended under the NDAA are scheduled to resume on July 
1, 2015 unless further action is taken by the P5+1 and Iran and 
subsequent waivers are issued by the U.S. government. Companies 
engaging in activities covered by the temporary sanctions relief 
described in this notice should expect sanctions 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.

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    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 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 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: (i) Within the scope of the waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1) and 
1245(c) of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 
(subtitle D of title XXI of Public Law 112-239, 22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) 
(IFCA) issued on November 25, 2014 and any extension of that waiver; 
and (ii) 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.
    (3) Foreign financial institutions under the primary jurisdiction 
of 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; and
    (4) Foreign financial institutions under the primary jurisdiction 
of South Africa subject to the following conditions:
    a. This waiver shall apply to a financial transaction only for 
trade in goods and services between Iran and South Africa (but shall 
not apply to any transaction for the purchase of crude oil from Iran or 
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 South Africa; and
    c. with the exception of certain foreign financial institutions 
notified directly in writing by the U.S. government to the extent 
necessary for such financial institutions to engage in financial 
transactions with the Central Bank of Iran within the scope of the 
waiver of Sections 1245(a)(1) and 1245(c) of IFCA issued on November 
25, 2014 and any extension of that waiver.
    This waiver shall take effect upon their 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: April 6, 2015.
Kurt W. Tong,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-08774 Filed 4-15-15; 8:45 am]
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