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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 36 (Wednesday, February 24, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-04124]



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Vol. 81

Wednesday,

No. 36

February 24, 2016

Part III





The President





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Notice of February 22, 2016--Continuation of the National Emergency 
With Respect to Libya


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 36 / Wednesday, February 24, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Notice of February 22, 2016

                
Continuation of the National Emergency With 
                Respect to Libya

                On February 25, 2011, by Executive Order 13566, I 
                declared a national emergency pursuant to the 
                International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
                1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary 
                threat to the national security and foreign policy of 
                the United States constituted by the actions of Colonel 
                Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates, 
                who took extreme measures against the people of Libya, 
                including by using weapons of war, mercenaries, and 
                wanton violence against unarmed civilians. In addition, 
                there was a serious risk that Libyan state assets would 
                be misappropriated by Qadhafi, members of his 
                government, members of his family, or his close 
                associates if those assets were not protected. The 
                foregoing circumstances, the prolonged attacks, and the 
                increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in other 
                countries caused a deterioration in the security of 
                Libya and posed a serious risk to its stability.

                The situation in Libya continues to pose an unusual and 
                extraordinary threat to the national security and 
                foreign policy of the United States, and we need to 
                protect against the diversion of assets or other abuse 
                by certain members of Qadhafi's family and other former 
                regime officials.

                For this reason, the national emergency declared on 
                February 25, 2011, must continue in effect beyond 
                February 25, 2016. Therefore, in accordance with 
                section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 
                U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the 
                national emergency declared in Executive Order 13566.

                This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
                and transmitted to the Congress.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    February 22, 2016.

[FR Doc. 2016-04124
Filed 2-23-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P