Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Orders 13382, 13572, 13573, and 13582., 8260-8261 [2017-01442]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 8260 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices requirements and exemptions thereto in 2013.1 The information collection requirements are found in 12 CFR 34.203(c) through (f). This information is required to protect consumers and promote the safety and soundness of creditors making higher-priced mortgage loans (HPMLs) subject to 12 CFR part 34, subpart G. This information is used by creditors to evaluate real estate collateral securing HPMLs subject to 12 CFR 1026.35(c) and by consumers entering these transactions. The collections of information are mandatory for creditors making HPMLs subject to 12 CFR part 34, subpart G. Under 12 CFR 34.203(e) and (f), a creditor must, no later than the third business day after the creditor receives a consumer’s application for an HPML, provide a disclosure to the consumer that informs the consumer of the purpose of the appraisal, that the creditor will provide the consumer with a copy of any appraisal, and that the consumer may choose to have a separate appraisal conducted at the expense of the consumer (Initial Appraisal Disclosure). If a loan is an HPML subject to 12 CFR 1026.35(c), then the creditor is required to obtain a written appraisal prepared by a certified or licensed appraiser who conducts a physical visit of the interior of the property that will secure the transaction (Written Appraisal) and provide a copy of the Written Appraisal to the consumer. Under 12 CFR 34.203(d)(1), a creditor is required to obtain an additional appraisal (Additional Written Appraisal) for an HPML that is subject to 12 CFR part 34, subpart G if: (1) The seller acquired the property securing the loan 90 or fewer days prior to the date of the consumer’s agreement to acquire the property and the resale price exceeds the seller’s acquisition price by more than 10 percent; or (2) the seller acquired the property securing the loan 91 to 180 days prior to the date of the consumer’s agreement to acquire the property and the resale price exceeds the seller’s acquisition price by more than 20 percent. Under 12 CFR 34.203(d)(3) and (4), the Additional Written Appraisal must meet the requirements described in 12 CFR 34.203(c)(1) and also include an analysis of: (1) The difference between the price at which the seller acquired the property and the price the consumer agreed to pay; (2) changes in market conditions between the date the seller acquired the property and the date the consumer agreed to acquire the 1 78 FR 10368 (February 13, 2013) and 78 FR 78519 (December 26, 2013). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 property; and (3) any improvements made to the property between the date the seller acquired the property and the date on which the consumer agreed to acquire the property. Under 12 CFR 34.203(f), a creditor is required to provide a copy of any Additional Written Appraisal to the consumer. Comments: On November 4, 2016, the OCC issued a 60-day notice soliciting comment on the information collection, 81 FR 77001. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the information collection burden; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: January 17, 2017. Karen Solomon, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2017–01436 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Orders 13382, 13572, 13573, and 13582. Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of seven persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, five persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13572, five persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13573, one person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13582, and five entities SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 identified as the Government of Syria pursuant to E.O. 13582. DATES: OFAC’s actions described in this notice were effective on January 12, 2017, as further specified below. 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 Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions On January 12, 2017, OFAC blocked the property and interests in property of the following seven persons pursuant to E.O. 13382, ‘‘Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters’’: Individuals 1. ABBAS, Ghassan; DOB 10 Mar 1960; Scientific Studies and Research Center Brigadier General (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER). 2. AHMAD, Firas; DOB 21 Jan 1967; Scientific Studies and Research Center Colonel (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER). 3. DABUL, Samir; DOB 04 Sep 1965; Scientific Studies and Research Center Brigadier General (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER). 4. HAWRANI, Habib; DOB 25 Mar 1969; Scientific Studies and Research Center Colonel (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER). 5. HAYDAR, Zuhayr; DOB 18 Dec 1965; Scientific Studies and Research Center Colonel (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER). 6. WANUS, Ali; DOB 05 Feb 1964; Scientific Studies and Research Center Brigadier General (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER). 7. BITAR, Bayan (a.k.a. AL–BITAR, Bayan), PO Box 11037, Damascus, Syria; DOB 08 Mar 1947; Managing Director of the Organization for Technological Industries (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: ORGANIZATION FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INDUSTRIES). E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 24, 2017 / Notices On January 12, 2017, OFAC additionally blocked the property and interests in property of the following five persons pursuant to E.O. 13572, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria’’: Individuals 1. AL–HASAN, Suhayl Hasan (a.k.a. HASSAN, Suheil), Syria; DOB 1964; Gender Male; Syrian Air Force Intelligence Colonel (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE). 2. BILAL, Muhammad Nafi (a.k.a. BILAL, Muhammad), Syria; DOB 25 May 1971; alt. DOB 1971; Gender Male; Syrian Air Force Intelligence Colonel (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE). 3. DAHI, Yasin Ahmad, Syria; DOB 1960; Gender Male; Brigadier General (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE). 4. MAHALLA, Muhammad Mahmud (a.k.a. MAHALA, Muhammad), Syria; DOB 04 Jun 1959; Gender Male; Major General, Director of Syrian Military Intelligence (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE). 5. RAHMUN, Muhammad Khalid, Syria; DOB 01 Apr 1957; Gender Male; Major General; Chief of the Political Security Directorate (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: POLITICAL SECURITY DIRECTORATE). Certain Transactions with Respect to Syria’’: Individual 1. SHIHADAH, Rafiq (a.k.a. SHAHADAH, Rafiq; a.k.a. SHEHADEH, Rafik; a.k.a. SHIHADA, Rafiq; a.k.a. SHIHADAH, Wafiq), Syria; DOB 1954; Gender Male; Major General (individual) [SYRIA]. In addition, on January 12, 2017, OFAC identified the following five entities as falling within the definition of the Government of Syria as set forth in section 8(d) of E.O. 13582 and section 542.305 of the Syrian Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 542: Entities 1. SYRIAN AIR FORCE, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]. 2. SYRIAN ARAB AIR DEFENSE FORCES, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]. 3. SYRIAN ARAB ARMY, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]. 4. SYRIAN ARAB NAVY, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]. 5. SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLICAN GUARD, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA]. Dated: January 17, 2017. John E. Smith, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2017–01442 Filed 1–23–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES On January 12, 2017, OFAC additionally blocked the property and interests in property of the following five persons pursuant to E.O. 13573, ‘‘Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria’’: BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P Individuals 1. BALLUL, Ahmad (a.k.a. BALLUL, Ahmad Muhammad; a.k.a. BALLUL, Ahmed); DOB 10 Oct 1954; Major General, Syrian Air Force and Air Defense Forces Commander (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE; Linked To: SYRIAN ARAB AIR DEFENSE FORCES). 2. DARWISH, Saji Jamil, Syria; DOB 11 Jan 1957; Gender Male; Major General, Syrian Air Force (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE). 3. IBRAHIM, Muhammad; DOB 05 Aug 1964; Brigadier General (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE). 4. MAKHLUF, Talal Shafiq (a.k.a. MAKHLOUF, Talal), Syria; DOB 01 Dec 1958; Gender Male; Major General, Syrian Republican Guard (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLICAN GUARD). 5. MUALLA, Badi (a.k.a. MUALLA, Badi Sulayman), Syria; DOB 1961; alt. DOB 05 Apr 1961; POB Bistuwir, Jablah, Syria; Gender Male; Brigadier General, Syrian Air Force (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE). Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Orders 13382, 13572, 13573, and 13582 On January 12, 2017, OFAC blocked the property and interests in property of the following person pursuant to E.O. 13582, ‘‘Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Jan 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of two persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, three persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13572, seven persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13573, and 11 persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13582. DATES: OFAC’s actions described in this notice were effective on December 23, 2016, as further specified below. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8261 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 Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions On December 23, 2016, OFAC blocked the property and interests in property of the following two persons pursuant to E.O. 13382, ‘‘Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters’’: Individual 1. ALLOUCH, Aziz (a.k.a. ’ALLUSH, ’Aziz Ahmad); DOB 26 Oct 1977; General Director, Technolab (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: NATIONAL STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY; Linked To: HIGHER INSTITUTE OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Linked To: TECHNOLAB; Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER). Entity 1. TECHNOLAB (a.k.a. ‘‘TECHNO LAB’’), Trabolsi Bldg, 2nd Floor, Main Road, Deir El Zahrani, Nabatieh, Lebanon; Registration ID 6000845 Nabatieh (Lebanon) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER; Linked To: NATIONAL STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY; Linked To: HIGHER INSTITUTE OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY). On December 23, 2016, OFAC additionally blocked the property and interests in property of the following three persons pursuant to E.O. 13572, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria’’: Individual 1. MUHANNA, Adib (a.k.a. MHANNA, Adib; a.k.a. MOUHANNA, Adib; a.k.a. MUHANA, Adib); DOB 1983; POB Syria; nationality Syria; Passport 3141732 (Syria) (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: MAKHLUF, Rami). Entities 1. AL–HISN (a.k.a. AL–HISN FIRM; a.k.a. AL–HISN FIRM FOR SECURITY PROTECTION AND GUARD SERVICES; a.k.a. AL–HUSN), Jurmana, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA] (Linked To: MAKHLUF, Rami). 2. AL–QASIUN (a.k.a. AL–QASIUN FIRM; a.k.a. AL–QASIUN SECURITY SERVICES LLC; a.k.a. QASIYUN; a.k.a. QASIYUN SECURITY COMPANY), Jurmana, Damascus, E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8260-8261]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01442]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Sanctions Actions Pursuant to Executive Orders 13382, 13572, 
13573, and 13582.

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of seven persons whose property 
and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 
(E.O.) 13382, five persons whose property and interests in property are 
blocked pursuant to E.O. 13572, five persons whose property and 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13573, one person 
whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 
13582, and five entities identified as the Government of Syria pursuant 
to E.O. 13582.

DATES: OFAC's actions described in this notice were effective on 
January 12, 2017, as further specified below.

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 Availability

    The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and 
additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available 
on OFAC's Web site (www.treas.gov/ofac).

Notice of OFAC Actions

    On January 12, 2017, OFAC blocked the property and interests in 
property of the following seven persons pursuant to E.O. 13382, 
``Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and 
Their Supporters'':

Individuals

    1. ABBAS, Ghassan; DOB 10 Mar 1960; Scientific Studies and 
Research Center Brigadier General (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: 
SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER).
    2. AHMAD, Firas; DOB 21 Jan 1967; Scientific Studies and 
Research Center Colonel (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC 
STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER).
    3. DABUL, Samir; DOB 04 Sep 1965; Scientific Studies and 
Research Center Brigadier General (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: 
SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER).
    4. HAWRANI, Habib; DOB 25 Mar 1969; Scientific Studies and 
Research Center Colonel (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC 
STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER).
    5. HAYDAR, Zuhayr; DOB 18 Dec 1965; Scientific Studies and 
Research Center Colonel (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC 
STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER).
    6. WANUS, Ali; DOB 05 Feb 1964; Scientific Studies and Research 
Center Brigadier General (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC 
STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER).
    7. BITAR, Bayan (a.k.a. AL-BITAR, Bayan), PO Box 11037, 
Damascus, Syria; DOB 08 Mar 1947; Managing Director of the 
Organization for Technological Industries (individual) [NPWMD] 
(Linked To: ORGANIZATION FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INDUSTRIES).


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    On January 12, 2017, OFAC additionally blocked the property and 
interests in property of the following five persons pursuant to E.O. 
13572, ``Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Human 
Rights Abuses in Syria'':

Individuals

    1. AL-HASAN, Suhayl Hasan (a.k.a. HASSAN, Suheil), Syria; DOB 
1964; Gender Male; Syrian Air Force Intelligence Colonel 
(individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE).
    2. BILAL, Muhammad Nafi (a.k.a. BILAL, Muhammad), Syria; DOB 25 
May 1971; alt. DOB 1971; Gender Male; Syrian Air Force Intelligence 
Colonel (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE 
INTELLIGENCE).
    3. DAHI, Yasin Ahmad, Syria; DOB 1960; Gender Male; Brigadier 
General (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN MILITARY 
INTELLIGENCE).
    4. MAHALLA, Muhammad Mahmud (a.k.a. MAHALA, Muhammad), Syria; 
DOB 04 Jun 1959; Gender Male; Major General, Director of Syrian 
Military Intelligence (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN 
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE).
    5. RAHMUN, Muhammad Khalid, Syria; DOB 01 Apr 1957; Gender Male; 
Major General; Chief of the Political Security Directorate 
(individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: POLITICAL SECURITY DIRECTORATE).

    On January 12, 2017, OFAC additionally blocked the property and 
interests in property of the following five persons pursuant to E.O. 
13573, ``Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of 
Syria'':

Individuals

    1. BALLUL, Ahmad (a.k.a. BALLUL, Ahmad Muhammad; a.k.a. BALLUL, 
Ahmed); DOB 10 Oct 1954; Major General, Syrian Air Force and Air 
Defense Forces Commander (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR 
FORCE; Linked To: SYRIAN ARAB AIR DEFENSE FORCES).
    2. DARWISH, Saji Jamil, Syria; DOB 11 Jan 1957; Gender Male; 
Major General, Syrian Air Force (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: 
SYRIAN AIR FORCE).
    3. IBRAHIM, Muhammad; DOB 05 Aug 1964; Brigadier General 
(individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN AIR FORCE).
    4. MAKHLUF, Talal Shafiq (a.k.a. MAKHLOUF, Talal), Syria; DOB 01 
Dec 1958; Gender Male; Major General, Syrian Republican Guard 
(individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLICAN GUARD).
    5. MUALLA, Badi (a.k.a. MUALLA, Badi Sulayman), Syria; DOB 1961; 
alt. DOB 05 Apr 1961; POB Bistuwir, Jablah, Syria; Gender Male; 
Brigadier General, Syrian Air Force (individual) [SYRIA] (Linked To: 
SYRIAN AIR FORCE).

    On January 12, 2017, OFAC blocked the property and interests in 
property of the following person pursuant to E.O. 13582, ``Blocking 
Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting Certain 
Transactions with Respect to Syria'':

Individual

    1. SHIHADAH, Rafiq (a.k.a. SHAHADAH, Rafiq; a.k.a. SHEHADEH, 
Rafik; a.k.a. SHIHADA, Rafiq; a.k.a. SHIHADAH, Wafiq), Syria; DOB 
1954; Gender Male; Major General (individual) [SYRIA].

    In addition, on January 12, 2017, OFAC identified the following 
five entities as falling within the definition of the Government of 
Syria as set forth in section 8(d) of E.O. 13582 and section 542.305 of 
the Syrian Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 542:

Entities

    1. SYRIAN AIR FORCE, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA].
    2. SYRIAN ARAB AIR DEFENSE FORCES, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA].
    3. SYRIAN ARAB ARMY, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA].
    4. SYRIAN ARAB NAVY, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA].
    5. SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLICAN GUARD, Damascus, Syria [SYRIA].

    Dated: January 17, 2017.
John E. Smith,
Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2017-01442 Filed 1-23-17; 8:45 am]
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