Publication of a General License Related to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Program, 74835 [2015-30206]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Notices and an opportunity for public comment after which this waiver will become effective. Questions about this letter can be directed to, John Johnson, Attorney-Advisor, at john.johnson@dot.gov or (202)493–0078. Sincerely, Sarah Feinberg Acting Administrator Issued in Washington, DC on November 23, 2015. Sarah L. Inderbitzin, Acting Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2015–30205 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Publication of a General License Related to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Program Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice, Publication of a General License. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing a general license issued in the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin sanctions program. DATES: Effective Date: October 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control: Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622– 2480, Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202–622–4855, Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), Office of the General Counsel, tel.: 202–622–2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s Web site (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Certain general information pertaining to OFAC’s sanctions programs also is available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-ondemand service, tel.: 202–622–0077. Background Recently OFAC issued a general license authorizing certain transactions and activities otherwise prohibited by the sanctions programs OFAC administers. At the time of issuance of the general license, OFAC made that license available on its Web site (www.treasury.gov/ofac). With this notice, OFAC is publishing the general VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:23 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 license in the Federal Register. The general license contained in this Notice relates to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 598. General License No. 1 74835 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act Authorizing Certain Transactions and Activities To Liquidate and Wind Down Banco Continental, S.A. AGENCY: (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this general license, all transactions and activities otherwise prohibited by the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 598, that are for the liquidation and wind down of the Honduran bank, Banco Continental, S.A., including transactions and activities related to the preparation and submission of bids to acquire the assets of Banco Continental, S.A., are authorized through 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, December 12, 2015. (b) This general license does not authorize: (1) The unblocking of any property blocked pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 598; or (2) Any transactions or dealings otherwise prohibited by any Executive order or any other part of 31 CFR Chapter V, or any transactions or dealings with any individual or entity other than Banco Continental, S.A. that is listed on the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s List of Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons or that otherwise constitutes a person whose property and interests in property are blocked. (c) U.S. persons participating in transactions authorized by this general license are required, within 10 business days after the liquidation and winddown activities conclude, to file a report, including the parties involved, the type and scope of activities conducted, and the dates of the activities, with the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Licensing Division, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Annex, Washington, DC 20220. SUMMARY: Issued: October 21, 2015. John E. Smith, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2015–30206 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of two individuals whose property and interests in property have been blocked pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) (21 U.S.C. 1901–1908, 8 U.S.C. 1182). DATES: The designation by the Director of OFAC of the two individuals identified in this notice pursuant to section 805(b) of the Kingpin Act is effective on November 24, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, Tel: (202) 622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic and Facsimile Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available on OFAC’s Web site at http:// www.treasury.gov/ofac or via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service at (202) 622–0077. Background The Kingpin Act became law on December 3, 1999. The Kingpin Act establishes a program targeting the activities of significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on a worldwide basis. It provides a statutory framework for the imposition of sanctions against significant foreign narcotics traffickers and their organizations on a worldwide basis, with the objective of denying their businesses and agents access to the U.S. financial system and the benefits of trade and transactions involving U.S. companies and individuals. The Kingpin Act blocks all property and interests in property, subject to U.S. jurisdiction, owned or controlled by significant foreign narcotics traffickers as identified by the President. In addition, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, and the E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Publication of a General License Related to the Foreign Narcotics 
Kingpin Sanctions Program

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice, Publication of a General License.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) is publishing a general license issued in the Foreign 
Narcotics Kingpin sanctions program.

DATES: Effective Date: October 21, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department of the Treasury's 
Office of Foreign Assets Control: Assistant Director for Licensing, 
tel.: 202-622-2480, Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 
202-622-4855, Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, 
tel.: 202-622-2490; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the 
Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), Office of the General Counsel, 
tel.: 202-622-2410.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

    This document and additional information concerning OFAC are 
available from OFAC's Web site (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Certain general 
information pertaining to OFAC's sanctions programs also is available 
via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202-622-
0077.

Background

    Recently OFAC issued a general license authorizing certain 
transactions and activities otherwise prohibited by the sanctions 
programs OFAC administers. At the time of issuance of the general 
license, OFAC made that license available on its Web site 
(www.treasury.gov/ofac). With this notice, OFAC is publishing the 
general license in the Federal Register. The general license contained 
in this Notice relates to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions 
Regulations, 31 CFR part 598.

General License No. 1

Authorizing Certain Transactions and Activities To Liquidate and Wind 
Down Banco Continental, S.A.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this general license, 
all transactions and activities otherwise prohibited by the Foreign 
Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 598, that are for 
the liquidation and wind down of the Honduran bank, Banco Continental, 
S.A., including transactions and activities related to the preparation 
and submission of bids to acquire the assets of Banco Continental, 
S.A., are authorized through 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, December 
12, 2015.
    (b) This general license does not authorize:
    (1) The unblocking of any property blocked pursuant to the Foreign 
Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 598; or
    (2) Any transactions or dealings otherwise prohibited by any 
Executive order or any other part of 31 CFR Chapter V, or any 
transactions or dealings with any individual or entity other than Banco 
Continental, S.A. that is listed on the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control's List of Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons or 
that otherwise constitutes a person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked.
    (c) U.S. persons participating in transactions authorized by this 
general license are required, within 10 business days after the 
liquidation and wind-down activities conclude, to file a report, 
including the parties involved, the type and scope of activities 
conducted, and the dates of the activities, with the Office of Foreign 
Assets Control, Licensing Division, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Annex, Washington, DC 20220.

    Issued: October 21, 2015.
John E. Smith,
Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2015-30206 Filed 11-27-15; 8:45 am]
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