Provision of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief, 22762-22763 [2015-09511]

Download as PDF 22762 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 78 / Thursday, April 23, 2015 / Notices By the Commission. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change and the comments received. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,6 designates June 8, 2015, as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR–NYSEArca–2015–02). [FR Doc. 2015–09555 Filed 4–21–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–74755; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2015–02] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change To Amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600 To Adopt Generic Listing Standards for Managed Fund Shares For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–09425 Filed 4–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P April 17, 2015. On February 17, 2015, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600 to adopt generic listing standards for Managed Fund Shares. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on March 10, 2015.3 The Commission received three comments on the proposal.4 Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 5 provides that, within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 45th day for this filing is April 24, 2015. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period. The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 74433 (March 4, 2015), 80 FR 12690 (‘‘Notice’’). 4 See letter dated March 31, 2015 from Anonymous; letter dated March 31, 2015 from Dorothy Donohue, Deputy General Counsel, Securities Regulation, Investment Company Institute, to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission; and letter dated March 31, 2015 from Thomas E. Faust Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eaton Vance Corp., to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Commission; all available at: http://www.sec.gov/ comments/sr-nysearca-2015-02/ nysearca201502.shtml. 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Apr 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9100] Provision of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. government is renewing temporary waivers of certain sanctions to allow for a discrete range of transactions related to the provision of satellite connectivity services to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The U.S. government is renewing these waivers based on Iran’s commitment to ensure that harmful uplink satellite interference does not emanate from its territory, and verification by the U.S. government that harmful uplink satellite interference is not currently emanating from the territory of Iran. 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) 647–7489. On January 30, the Secretary of State took the following actions: Acting under the authorities vested in me as Secretary of State, I hereby make the following determinations and certifications: Pursuant to Sections 1244(i), 1246(e) and 1247(f) of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (subtitle D of title XII of Public Law 112–239, 22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA) SUMMARY: 6 Id. 7 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(31). Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and the Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under IFCA, 78 FR 35545 (June 13, 2013), 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: a. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or resale to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), where such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be used for the provision to Iran of public international telecommunications services, and b. transactions involving the provision of the following related administrative services to, or for the benefit of, the IRIB, 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. 2. Section 1246(a) of IFCA 2 to the extent required for the provision of underwriting services or insurance or reinsurance for: a. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or resale to the IRIB, where such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be used for the provision to Iran of public international telecommunications services, and excluding any transactions 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 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\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 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. The provision of ground connectivity services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or resale to the IRIB, where such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be used for the provision to Iran of public international telecommunications services, and for associated services, 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. These waivers shall take effect upon 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 U.S. government shall take all appropriate 3 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 18:53 Apr 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this notice. Charles H. Rivkin, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. [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

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 78 (Thursday, April 23, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9100]


Provision of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. government is renewing temporary waivers of certain 
sanctions to allow for a discrete range of transactions related to the 
provision of satellite connectivity services to the Islamic Republic of 
Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The U.S. government is renewing these waivers 
based on Iran's commitment to ensure that harmful uplink satellite 
interference does not emanate from its territory, and verification by 
the U.S. government that harmful uplink satellite interference is not 
currently emanating from the territory of Iran.

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) 647-7489.
    On January 30, the Secretary of State took the following actions:
    Acting under the authorities vested in me as Secretary of State, I 
hereby make the following determinations and certifications:
    Pursuant to Sections 1244(i), 1246(e) and 1247(f) of the Iran 
Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (subtitle D of title XII 
of Public Law 112-239, 22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA) and the 
Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under IFCA, 78 FR 35545 
(June 13, 2013), 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 involving the provision of ground connectivity 
services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of 
Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or 
resale to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), where such 
ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to be used for 
the provision to Iran of public international telecommunications 
services, and
    b. transactions involving the provision of the following related 
administrative services to, or for the benefit of, the IRIB, 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.
    2. Section 1246(a) of IFCA \2\ to the extent required for the 
provision of underwriting services or insurance or reinsurance for:
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    \2\ 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. Transactions involving the provision of ground connectivity 
services using earth stations and fiber optic connections outside of 
Iran and the provision and management of satellite capacity for sale or 
resale to the IRIB, where such ground connectivity services and 
satellite capacity are to be used for the provision to Iran of public 
international telecommunications services, and excluding any 
transactions

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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:
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    \3\ 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. The provision of ground connectivity services using earth 
stations and fiber optic connections outside of Iran and the provision 
and management of satellite capacity for sale or resale to the IRIB, 
where such ground connectivity services and satellite capacity are to 
be used for the provision to Iran of public international 
telecommunications services, and for associated services, 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.
    These waivers shall take effect upon 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 
U.S. government shall take all appropriate measures within their 
authority to carry out the provisions of this notice.

Charles H. Rivkin,
Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-09511 Filed 4-22-15; 8:45 am]
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