Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia, 55107 [2016-19832]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2016 / Presidential Documents 55107 Presidential Documents Presidential Determination No. 2016–09 of August 4, 2016 Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1012 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2291–4), I hereby certify, with respect to Colombia, that: (1) interdiction of aircraft reasonably suspected to be primarily engaged in illicit drug trafficking in that country’s airspace is necessary, because of the extraordinary threat posed by illicit drug trafficking to the national security of that country; and (2) Colombia has appropriate procedures in place to protect against innocent loss of life in the air and on the ground in connection with such interdiction, which shall at a minimum include effective means to identify and warn an aircraft before the use of force is directed against the aircraft. The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this determination in the Federal Register and to notify the Congress of this determination. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, August 4, 2016 [FR Doc. 2016–19832 Filed 8–17–16; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 08:53 Aug 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18AUO1.SGM 18AUO1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 4710–10–P

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Presidential Determination No. 2016-09 of August 4, 
                2016

                
Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance 
                to the Government of Colombia

                Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the 
                Secretary of Defense

                Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1012 
                of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
                Year 1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2291-4), I hereby 
                certify, with respect to Colombia, that: (1) 
                interdiction of aircraft reasonably suspected to be 
                primarily engaged in illicit drug trafficking in that 
                country's airspace is necessary, because of the 
                extraordinary threat posed by illicit drug trafficking 
                to the national security of that country; and (2) 
                Colombia has appropriate procedures in place to protect 
                against innocent loss of life in the air and on the 
                ground in connection with such interdiction, which 
                shall at a minimum include effective means to identify 
                and warn an aircraft before the use of force is 
                directed against the aircraft.

                The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to 
                publish this determination in the Federal Register and 
                to notify the Congress of this determination.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, August 4, 2016

[FR Doc. 2016-19832
Filed 8-17-16; 8:45 am]
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