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Download as PDF 22763 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 78 / Thursday, April 23, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES involving persons other than the IRIB on the SDN List; and b. transactions involving the provision of the following related administrative services to, or for the benefit of, Iran, to the extent such services are necessary to establish and maintain ground and satellite connectivity with IRIB: Standard operational support, including coordinating with in-country personnel on matters such as configuring ground and earth station equipment to access space segment capacity; marketing services; billing services; and legal services, and excluding any transactions involving persons other than the IRIB on the SDN List. 3. Section 1247(a) of IFCA 3 to the extent required for transactions by foreign financial institutions on behalf of IRIB involving: a. 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[FR Doc. 2015–09511 Filed 4–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P U.S. Department of State Section 515.582 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 9108] The State Department’s § 515.582 List Department of State. Notice, initial publication of list of goods and services produced by Cuban independent entrepreneurs eligible for importation into the United States. AGENCY: ACTION: On February 13, 2015, the Department of State published a list of goods and services produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs that are eligible for importation into the United States, pursuant to § 515.582 of the Department of the Treasury’s Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR part 515 (‘‘CACR’’). The State Department is issuing a Federal Register notice to this effect. DATES: Effective Date: February 13, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, tel.: 202–647– 7489; Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, tel.: 202–647–9273, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520 (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning the List are available from the Department of State’s Web site (www.state.gov/e/eb/tfs/spi). Background On January 16, 2015, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal Register (80 FR 2291) amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR), 31 CFR part 515, to implement the President’s December 17, 2014, policy announcement on Cuba. § 515.582 of the CACR was added to authorize commercial imports of certain goods and services produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs, as determined by the State Department as set forth on the State Department’s § 515.582 List. The State Department’s § 515.582 List was published February 13, 2015 on its Web site (http://www.state.gov/e/eb/tfs/spi) PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 and went into effect immediately upon publication. Per § 515.582 of the CACR, the State Department is issuing a Federal Register notice to this effect. The List is as follows, and may be updated by the State Department periodically. Sfmt 4703 List Goods and Services Eligible for Importation In accordance with the policy changes announced by the President on December 17, 2014, to further engage and empower the Cuban people, § 515.582 of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (31 CFR part 515—the CACR) authorizes the importation into the United States of certain goods and services produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs as determined by the State Department as set forth on the § 515.582 List, below. Goods The goods whose import is authorized by § 515.582 are goods produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs, as demonstrated by documentary evidence, that are imported into the United States directly from Cuba, except for goods specified in the following sections/ chapters of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS): • Section I: Live Animals; Animal Products Æ All chapters • Section II: Vegetable Products Æ All chapters • Section III: Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes Æ All chapters • Section IV: Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits, and Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes Æ All chapters • Section V: Mineral Products Æ All chapters • Section VI: Products of the Chemical or Allied Industries Æ Chapters 28–32; 35–36, 38 • Section XI: Textile and Textile Articles Æ Chapters 51–52 • Section XV: Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal Æ Chapters 72–81 • Section XVI: Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Electrical Equipment; Parts Thereof; Sound Recorders and Reproducers, Television Image and Sound Recorders and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of Such Articles E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 22764 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 78 / Thursday, April 23, 2015 / Notices Æ All chapters • Section XVII: Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels, and Associated Transportation Equipment Æ All chapters • Section XIX: Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories Thereof Æ All chapters Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction engaging in import transactions involving goods produced by an independent Cuban entrepreneur pursuant to § 515.582 must obtain documentary evidence that demonstrates the entrepreneur’s independent status, such as a copy of a license to be self-employed issued by the Cuban government or, in the case of an entity, evidence that demonstrates that the entrepreneur is a private entity that is not owned or controlled by the Cuban government. This list does not supersede or excuse compliance with any additional requirements in U.S. law or regulation, including the relevant duties as set forth on the HTS. For travelers importing authorized goods into the United States pursuant to § 515.582 as accompanied baggage, the $400 monetary limit set forth in § 515.560(c)(3) does not apply to such goods, but goods may be subject to applicable duties, fees, and taxes. take effect when published on the Web page of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs’ Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation (http://www.state.gov/e/eb/ tfs/spi). Updates will also be published in the Federal Register. For further information, please contact the State Department at 202– 647–7489. Services The authorized services pursuant to 31 CFR 515.582 are services supplied by an independent Cuban entrepreneur in Cuba, as demonstrated by documentary evidence. Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction engaging in import transactions involving services supplied by an independent Cuban entrepreneur pursuant to § 515.582 are required to obtain documentary evidence that demonstrates the entrepreneur’s independent status, such as a copy of a license to be self-employed issued by the Cuban government or, in the case of an entity, evidence that demonstrates that the entrepreneur is a private entity that is not owned or controlled by the Cuban government. Supply of services must comply with other applicable state and federal laws. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Note 1: All payments in settlement of transactions authorized by § 515.582 should reference this section in order to avoid having them rejected. Note 2: The authorization in § 515.582 of the CACR does not supersede or excuse compliance with U.S. laws or regulations or any other additional requirements. Note 3: The Department of State, in consultation with other federal agencies, reserves the right to update this document periodically. Any subsequent updates will VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Apr 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 Note 4: For provisions relating to recordkeeping and reports, see 31 CFR 501.601 and 501.602 and 19 CFR part 163. With this notice, the Department of State is publishing a copy of its February 13, 2015, § 515.582 List in the Federal Register. Dated: April 16, 2015. Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–09509 Filed 4–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9109] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Risk Analysis and Management (RAM) OMB Control Number 1405–0204 Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to May 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Direct comments to the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). You may submit comments by the following methods: • Email: oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Attention: Desk Officer for Department of State. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Lisa M. Farrell, US Department of State, Office of Risk Analysis and Management, 2201 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20520, who may be reached on 202–647–6020 or at FARRELLLM1@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Risk Analysis and Management. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0204. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: A/LM. • Form Number: DS–4184. • Respondents: Potential Contractors and Grantees. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 800. • Estimated Number of Responses: 800. • Average Time Per Response: 75 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 1000 hours. • Frequency: On occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The information collected from individuals and organizations is specifically used to conduct screening to ensure that State funded activities do not provide support to entities or individuals deemed to be a risk to national security. Methodology The State Department has implemented a Risk Analysis and Management Program to vet potential E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 9108]


The State Department's Sec.  515.582 List

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice, initial publication of list of goods and services 
produced by Cuban independent entrepreneurs eligible for importation 
into the United States.

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SUMMARY: On February 13, 2015, the Department of State published a list 
of goods and services produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs that 
are eligible for importation into the United States, pursuant to Sec.  
515.582 of the Department of the Treasury's Cuban Assets Control 
Regulations, 31 CFR part 515 (``CACR''). The State Department is 
issuing a Federal Register notice to this effect.

DATES: Effective Date: February 13, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Economic Sanctions Policy 
and Implementation, tel.: 202-647-7489; Office of the Coordinator for 
Cuban Affairs, tel.: 202-647-9273, Department of State, Washington, DC 
20520 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic Availability

    This document and additional information concerning the List are 
available from the Department of State's Web site (www.state.gov/e/eb/tfs/spi).

Background

    On January 16, 2015, the Department of the Treasury's Office of 
Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a final rule in the Federal 
Register (80 FR 2291) amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations 
(CACR), 31 CFR part 515, to implement the President's December 17, 
2014, policy announcement on Cuba. Sec.  515.582 of the CACR was added 
to authorize commercial imports of certain goods and services produced 
by independent Cuban entrepreneurs, as determined by the State 
Department as set forth on the State Department's Sec.  515.582 List. 
The State Department's Sec.  515.582 List was published February 13, 
2015 on its Web site (http://www.state.gov/e/eb/tfs/spi) and went into 
effect immediately upon publication. Per Sec.  515.582 of the CACR, the 
State Department is issuing a Federal Register notice to this effect. 
The List is as follows, and may be updated by the State Department 
periodically.

U.S. Department of State

Section 515.582 List

Goods and Services Eligible for Importation

    In accordance with the policy changes announced by the President on 
December 17, 2014, to further engage and empower the Cuban people, 
Sec.  515.582 of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (31 CFR part 
515--the CACR) authorizes the importation into the United States of 
certain goods and services produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs 
as determined by the State Department as set forth on the Sec.  515.582 
List, below.

Goods

    The goods whose import is authorized by Sec.  515.582 are goods 
produced by independent Cuban entrepreneurs, as demonstrated by 
documentary evidence, that are imported into the United States directly 
from Cuba, except for goods specified in the following sections/
chapters of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS):

 Section I: Live Animals; Animal Products
    [cir] All chapters
 Section II: Vegetable Products
    [cir] All chapters
 Section III: Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their 
Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes
    [cir] All chapters
 Section IV: Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits, and 
Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes
    [cir] All chapters
 Section V: Mineral Products
    [cir] All chapters
 Section VI: Products of the Chemical or Allied Industries
    [cir] Chapters 28-32; 35-36, 38
 Section XI: Textile and Textile Articles
    [cir] Chapters 51-52
 Section XV: Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal
    [cir] Chapters 72-81
 Section XVI: Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Electrical 
Equipment; Parts Thereof; Sound Recorders and Reproducers, Television 
Image and Sound Recorders and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of 
Such Articles

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    [cir] All chapters
 Section XVII: Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels, and Associated 
Transportation Equipment
    [cir] All chapters
 Section XIX: Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories 
Thereof
    [cir] All chapters

Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction engaging in import transactions 
involving goods produced by an independent Cuban entrepreneur pursuant 
to Sec.  515.582 must obtain documentary evidence that demonstrates the 
entrepreneur's independent status, such as a copy of a license to be 
self-employed issued by the Cuban government or, in the case of an 
entity, evidence that demonstrates that the entrepreneur is a private 
entity that is not owned or controlled by the Cuban government.
    This list does not supersede or excuse compliance with any 
additional requirements in U.S. law or regulation, including the 
relevant duties as set forth on the HTS.
    For travelers importing authorized goods into the United States 
pursuant to Sec.  515.582 as accompanied baggage, the $400 monetary 
limit set forth in Sec.  515.560(c)(3) does not apply to such goods, 
but goods may be subject to applicable duties, fees, and taxes.

Services

    The authorized services pursuant to 31 CFR 515.582 are services 
supplied by an independent Cuban entrepreneur in Cuba, as demonstrated 
by documentary evidence. Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction engaging 
in import transactions involving services supplied by an independent 
Cuban entrepreneur pursuant to Sec.  515.582 are required to obtain 
documentary evidence that demonstrates the entrepreneur's independent 
status, such as a copy of a license to be self-employed issued by the 
Cuban government or, in the case of an entity, evidence that 
demonstrates that the entrepreneur is a private entity that is not 
owned or controlled by the Cuban government. Supply of services must 
comply with other applicable state and federal laws.

    Note 1: All payments in settlement of transactions authorized by 
Sec.  515.582 should reference this section in order to avoid having 
them rejected.


    Note 2: The authorization in Sec.  515.582 of the CACR does not 
supersede or excuse compliance with U.S. laws or regulations or any 
other additional requirements.


    Note 3: The Department of State, in consultation with other 
federal agencies, reserves the right to update this document 
periodically. Any subsequent updates will take effect when published 
on the Web page of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs' 
Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation (http://www.state.gov/e/eb/tfs/spi). Updates will also be published in the Federal 
Register. For further information, please contact the State 
Department at 202-647-7489.


    Note 4: For provisions relating to recordkeeping and reports, 
see 31 CFR 501.601 and 501.602 and 19 CFR part 163.

    With this notice, the Department of State is publishing a copy of 
its February 13, 2015, Sec.  515.582 List in the Federal Register.

    Dated: April 16, 2015.
Charles H. Rivkin,
Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-09509 Filed 4-22-15; 8:45 am]
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