Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P., 26563-26565 [2017-11812]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The proposed rule change simply extends an established pilot program for an additional six months, thus allowing the Retail Liquidity Program to enhance competition for retail order flow and contribute to the public price discovery process. IV. Solicitation of Comments C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Electronic Comments No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 10 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.11 Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder. A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 12 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b4(f)(6)(iii),13 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 14 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 13 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 14 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). 11 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11753 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSE–2017–26 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. 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Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE– 2017–26, and should be submitted on or before June 28, 2017. [Public Notice 10025] Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P. PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of State. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs issued a Presidential permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P. (‘‘NuStar’’) on May 30, 2017, authorizing NuStar to operate and maintain existing pipeline facilities (‘‘Existing Burgos pipeline facilities’’) at the U.S.-Mexico border near Edinburg, Texas for the transport of refined petroleum products, including naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas liquids, jet fuel, regular and premium gasoline, and diesel. In accordance with Executive Order 13337 (April 30, 2004), the Acting Assistant Secretary determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew T. McManus, Acting Director, Energy Resources Bureau, Office of Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Suite 4422, Washington, DC 20520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information concerning the Existing Burgos pipeline facilities and documents related to the Department of State’s review of the application for a Presidential permit can be found at https://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/ applicants/c66757.htm. Following is the text of the permit, as issued: SUMMARY: PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT AUTHORIZING NUSTAR LOGISTICS, L.P. TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN EXISTING PIPELINE FACILITIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO By virtue of the authority vested in me as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, including those authorities under 15 17 Jkt 241001 26563 E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 07JNN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 26564 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices Executive Order 13337, 69 FR 25299 (2004), and Department of State Delegation of Authority 118–2 of January 26, 2006 and Delegation 415 of January 18, 2017; having considered the environmental effects of the proposed action consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (83 Stat. 852; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1536), and other statutes relating to environmental concerns; and having requested and received the views of members of the public, various federal and state agencies, and various Indian tribes; I hereby grant permission, subject to the conditions herein set forth, to NuStar Logistics, L.P., formerly known as Valero Logistics Operations, L.P. (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘permittee’’), a limited partnership formed under the laws of the state of Delaware, with its principal place of business in San Antonio, Texas, to operate and maintain existing pipeline facilities at the border of the United States and Mexico for the transport of refined petroleum products, including naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas liquids, jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel between the United States and Mexico. The term ‘‘facilities’’ as used in this permit means the relevant portion of the pipeline and any land, structures, installations, or equipment appurtenant thereto. The term ‘‘United States facilities’’ as used in this permit means those parts of the facilities located in the United States. The United States facilities consist of an 8-inch diameter pipeline in existence at the time of this permit’s issuance extending from the international border between the United States and Mexico underneath the Rio ˜ Grande at a point southeast of Penitas, Texas to the first mainline shutoff valve in the United States located approximately 1.6 miles from the Rio Grande. The United States facilities also include certain appurtenant facilities. This permit is subject to the following conditions: Article 1. (1) The United States facilities herein described, and all aspects of their operation, shall be subject to all the conditions, provisions, and requirements of this permit and any amendment thereof. This permit may be terminated or amended at any time at the discretion of the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate or upon proper application therefor. The permittee shall make no substantial change in the United States facilities, the location of the United States facilities, or in the operation authorized by this permit until such changes have VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 been approved by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate. (2) The operation and maintenance of the United States facilities shall be in all material respects as described in the permittee’s December 18, 2014 application for a Presidential permit and consistent with the resource protection measures identified in the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) dated June 16, 2016. Article 2. The standards for, and the manner of, the operation and maintenance of the United States facilities shall be subject to inspection and approval by the representatives of appropriate federal, state and local agencies. The permittee shall allow duly authorized officers and employees of such agencies free and unrestricted access to said facilities in the performance of their official duties. Article 3. The permittee shall comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and tribal laws and regulations regarding the operation and maintenance of the United States facilities and with all applicable industrial codes. The permittee shall obtain requisite permits from relevant state and local governmental entities, and relevant federal agencies. Article 4. All operation and maintenance of the United States facilities under this permit shall be subject to the limitations, terms, and conditions issued by any competent agency of the U.S. government. The permittee shall continue the operations hereby authorized and conduct maintenance in accordance with such limitations, terms, and conditions. Such limitations, terms, and conditions could address, for example, environmental protection and mitigation measures, safety requirements, export or import and customs regulations, measurement capabilities and procedures, requirements pertaining to the pipeline’s capacity, and other pipeline regulations. This permit shall continue in force and effect only so long as the permittee shall continue the operations hereby authorized in accordance with such limitations, terms, and conditions. Article 5. Upon the termination, revocation, or surrender of this permit, and unless otherwise agreed by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate, the United States facilities in the immediate vicinity of the international boundary shall be removed by and at the expense of the permittee within such time as the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate may specify, and upon failure of the permittee to remove, or to take such other appropriate action with respect to, this portion of the United PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 States facilities as ordered, the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate may direct that possession of such facilities be taken and that they be removed or other action taken, at the expense of the permittee; and the permittee shall have no claim for damages by reason of such possession, removal, or other action. Article 6. When, in the opinion of the President of the United States, the national security of the United States demands it, due notice being given by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate, the United States shall have the right to enter upon and take possession of any of the United States facilities or parts thereof; to retain possession, management, or control thereof for such length of time as may appear to the President to be necessary; and thereafter to restore possession and control to the permittee. In the event that the United States shall exercise such right, it shall pay to the permittee just and fair compensation for the use of such United States facilities upon the basis of a reasonable profit in normal conditions, and the cost of restoring said facilities to as good condition as existed at the time of entering and taking over the same, less the reasonable value of any improvements that may have been made by the United States. Article 7. Any transfer of ownership or control of the United States facilities or any part thereof shall be immediately notified in writing to the Department of State, including the submission of information identifying the transferee. This permit shall remain in force subject to all the conditions, permissions, and requirements of this permit and any amendments thereto unless subsequently terminated or amended by the Secretary of State or the Secretary’s delegate. Article 8. (1) The permittee is responsible for acquiring any right-ofway grants or easements, permits, and other authorizations as may become necessary and appropriate. (2) The permittee shall hold harmless and indemnify the United States from any claimed or adjudged liability arising out of construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the facilities, including but not limited to environmental contamination from the release or threatened release or discharge of hazardous substances and hazardous waste. (3) The permittee shall maintain the United States facilities and every part thereof in a condition of good repair for their safe operation, and in compliance with prevailing environmental standards and regulations. Article 9. The permittee shall take all necessary measures to prevent or E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices mitigate adverse impacts on or disruption of the human environment in connection with the operation and maintenance of the United States facilities. Such measures will include the resource protection measures identified in the Final EA and any that are approved in the future by the Department of State or other relevant federal or state agencies, as well as any other measures deemed prudent by the permittee. Article 10. The permittee shall file with the appropriate agencies of the U.S. government such statements or reports under oath with respect to the United States facilities, and/or permittee’s activities and operations in connection therewith, as are now, or may hereafter, be required under any laws or regulations of the U.S. government or its agencies. The permittee shall file electronic Export Information where required. Article 11. The permittee shall provide information upon request to the Department of State with regard to the United States facilities. Such requests could include, for example, information concerning current conditions or anticipated changes in ownership or control, construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the U.S. facilities. In witness whereof, I, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, have hereunto set my hand this Thirtieth day of May 2017 in the City of Washington, District of Columbia. Judith G. Garber, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs End of permit text. BILLING CODE 4710–05–P Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Public Notice 10021] Notice of Public Meeting This is a notice that the Department of State (DOS) is establishing a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and issue uniform items for special agent personnel within the Office of Mobile Security Deployments (DS/T/MSD). This action is pursuant to the authority granted to the DOS by 5 CFR 591.104, which states that an agency may establish one or more initial maximum uniform allowance rates greater than the government-wide maximum uniform SUMMARY: Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Great British Drawings From the Ashmolean Museum’’ Exhibition Stephen B. Dietz, III, Executive Director, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Department of State. ACTION: Notice. [Public Notice: 10022] The DOS is implementing a higher initial maximum uniform allowance to procure and issue uniform items for special agent personnel within the DS/T/MSD. This is being established in accordance with 5 CFR 591.104, which states that an agency may establish one or more initial maximum uniform allowance rates greater than the government-wide maximum uniform allowance rate established under 5 CFR 591.103. The current $800.00 limit has become inadequate to maintain the uniform standards and professional image expected of Diplomatic Service special agents whom serve within DS/T/MSD. The uniform items for DS/T/MSD special agent personnel include the following items or similar items such as: Battle dress uniform pants, hot weather top and blouses; heavy duty battle dress uniform; cloth uniform insignia patches, and cloth uniform badges. The average total uniform cost for the listed items is $1,400.00. Based on these current costs, the DOS is increasing the initial maximum uniform allowance for DOS special agents in DS/T/MSD to $1,400.00. The number of DOS special agents in DS/T/MSD affected by this change would be approximately 125 employees. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4710–43–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE allowance rate established under 5 CFR 591.103. DATES: June 7, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Lee Evans, Management Program Analyst, DS/T/MSD, Ph.—703–618– 7903. [FR Doc. 2017–11729 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] Diplomatic Security Request for Higher Maximum Uniform Allotment BILLING CODE 4710–AE–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2017–11644 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] [Public Notice: 10016] [FR Doc. 2017–11812 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] 20:15 Jun 06, 2017 Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Matthew T. McManus, Acting Director, Energy Resource Bureau, Office of Policy Analysis And Public Diplomacy, Department of State. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257–1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, from on or about July 1, 2017, until on or about September 17, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. 26565 The Department of State will conduct an open meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Room 5L18–01 of the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building at St. Elizabeth’s, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20593. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixty-seventh session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Technical Cooperation Committee (TCC 67) to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, 17–19 July, 2017 and the one hundred and eighteenth session of the E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 10025]


Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit to NuStar Logistics, 
L.P.

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs issued a 
Presidential permit to NuStar Logistics, L.P. (``NuStar'') on May 30, 
2017, authorizing NuStar to operate and maintain existing pipeline 
facilities (``Existing Burgos pipeline facilities'') at the U.S.-Mexico 
border near Edinburg, Texas for the transport of refined petroleum 
products, including naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, natural gas 
liquids, jet fuel, regular and premium gasoline, and diesel. In 
accordance with Executive Order 13337 (April 30, 2004), the Acting 
Assistant Secretary determined that issuance of this permit would serve 
the national interest.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew T. McManus, Acting Director, 
Energy Resources Bureau, Office of Policy Analysis and Public 
Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C St. NW., Suite 4422, 
Washington, DC 20520.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information concerning the 
Existing Burgos pipeline facilities and documents related to the 
Department of State's review of the application for a Presidential 
permit can be found at https://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/c66757.htm. Following is the text of the permit, as issued:

PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT

AUTHORIZING NUSTAR LOGISTICS, L.P. TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN EXISTING 
PIPELINE FACILITIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE UNITED 
STATES AND MEXICO

    By virtue of the authority vested in me as Acting Assistant 
Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and 
Scientific Affairs, including those authorities under

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Executive Order 13337, 69 FR 25299 (2004), and Department of State 
Delegation of Authority 118-2 of January 26, 2006 and Delegation 415 of 
January 18, 2017; having considered the environmental effects of the 
proposed action consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act 
of 1969 (83 Stat. 852; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Section 7 of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1536), and other statutes 
relating to environmental concerns; and having requested and received 
the views of members of the public, various federal and state agencies, 
and various Indian tribes; I hereby grant permission, subject to the 
conditions herein set forth, to NuStar Logistics, L.P., formerly known 
as Valero Logistics Operations, L.P. (hereinafter referred to as the 
``permittee''), a limited partnership formed under the laws of the 
state of Delaware, with its principal place of business in San Antonio, 
Texas, to operate and maintain existing pipeline facilities at the 
border of the United States and Mexico for the transport of refined 
petroleum products, including naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, natural 
gas liquids, jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel between the United States 
and Mexico. The term ``facilities'' as used in this permit means the 
relevant portion of the pipeline and any land, structures, 
installations, or equipment appurtenant thereto.
    The term ``United States facilities'' as used in this permit means 
those parts of the facilities located in the United States. The United 
States facilities consist of an 8-inch diameter pipeline in existence 
at the time of this permit's issuance extending from the international 
border between the United States and Mexico underneath the Rio Grande 
at a point southeast of Pe[ntilde]itas, Texas to the first mainline 
shutoff valve in the United States located approximately 1.6 miles from 
the Rio Grande. The United States facilities also include certain 
appurtenant facilities.
    This permit is subject to the following conditions:
    Article 1. (1) The United States facilities herein described, and 
all aspects of their operation, shall be subject to all the conditions, 
provisions, and requirements of this permit and any amendment thereof. 
This permit may be terminated or amended at any time at the discretion 
of the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate or upon proper 
application therefor. The permittee shall make no substantial change in 
the United States facilities, the location of the United States 
facilities, or in the operation authorized by this permit until such 
changes have been approved by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's 
delegate.
    (2) The operation and maintenance of the United States facilities 
shall be in all material respects as described in the permittee's 
December 18, 2014 application for a Presidential permit and consistent 
with the resource protection measures identified in the Final 
Environmental Assessment (EA) dated June 16, 2016.
    Article 2. The standards for, and the manner of, the operation and 
maintenance of the United States facilities shall be subject to 
inspection and approval by the representatives of appropriate federal, 
state and local agencies. The permittee shall allow duly authorized 
officers and employees of such agencies free and unrestricted access to 
said facilities in the performance of their official duties.
    Article 3. The permittee shall comply with all applicable federal, 
state, local, and tribal laws and regulations regarding the operation 
and maintenance of the United States facilities and with all applicable 
industrial codes. The permittee shall obtain requisite permits from 
relevant state and local governmental entities, and relevant federal 
agencies.
    Article 4. All operation and maintenance of the United States 
facilities under this permit shall be subject to the limitations, 
terms, and conditions issued by any competent agency of the U.S. 
government. The permittee shall continue the operations hereby 
authorized and conduct maintenance in accordance with such limitations, 
terms, and conditions. Such limitations, terms, and conditions could 
address, for example, environmental protection and mitigation measures, 
safety requirements, export or import and customs regulations, 
measurement capabilities and procedures, requirements pertaining to the 
pipeline's capacity, and other pipeline regulations. This permit shall 
continue in force and effect only so long as the permittee shall 
continue the operations hereby authorized in accordance with such 
limitations, terms, and conditions.
    Article 5. Upon the termination, revocation, or surrender of this 
permit, and unless otherwise agreed by the Secretary of State or the 
Secretary's delegate, the United States facilities in the immediate 
vicinity of the international boundary shall be removed by and at the 
expense of the permittee within such time as the Secretary of State or 
the Secretary's delegate may specify, and upon failure of the permittee 
to remove, or to take such other appropriate action with respect to, 
this portion of the United States facilities as ordered, the Secretary 
of State or the Secretary's delegate may direct that possession of such 
facilities be taken and that they be removed or other action taken, at 
the expense of the permittee; and the permittee shall have no claim for 
damages by reason of such possession, removal, or other action.
    Article 6. When, in the opinion of the President of the United 
States, the national security of the United States demands it, due 
notice being given by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's 
delegate, the United States shall have the right to enter upon and take 
possession of any of the United States facilities or parts thereof; to 
retain possession, management, or control thereof for such length of 
time as may appear to the President to be necessary; and thereafter to 
restore possession and control to the permittee. In the event that the 
United States shall exercise such right, it shall pay to the permittee 
just and fair compensation for the use of such United States facilities 
upon the basis of a reasonable profit in normal conditions, and the 
cost of restoring said facilities to as good condition as existed at 
the time of entering and taking over the same, less the reasonable 
value of any improvements that may have been made by the United States.
    Article 7. Any transfer of ownership or control of the United 
States facilities or any part thereof shall be immediately notified in 
writing to the Department of State, including the submission of 
information identifying the transferee. This permit shall remain in 
force subject to all the conditions, permissions, and requirements of 
this permit and any amendments thereto unless subsequently terminated 
or amended by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's delegate.
    Article 8. (1) The permittee is responsible for acquiring any 
right-of-way grants or easements, permits, and other authorizations as 
may become necessary and appropriate.
    (2) The permittee shall hold harmless and indemnify the United 
States from any claimed or adjudged liability arising out of 
construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the facilities, 
including but not limited to environmental contamination from the 
release or threatened release or discharge of hazardous substances and 
hazardous waste.
    (3) The permittee shall maintain the United States facilities and 
every part thereof in a condition of good repair for their safe 
operation, and in compliance with prevailing environmental standards 
and regulations.
    Article 9. The permittee shall take all necessary measures to 
prevent or

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mitigate adverse impacts on or disruption of the human environment in 
connection with the operation and maintenance of the United States 
facilities. Such measures will include the resource protection measures 
identified in the Final EA and any that are approved in the future by 
the Department of State or other relevant federal or state agencies, as 
well as any other measures deemed prudent by the permittee.
    Article 10. The permittee shall file with the appropriate agencies 
of the U.S. government such statements or reports under oath with 
respect to the United States facilities, and/or permittee's activities 
and operations in connection therewith, as are now, or may hereafter, 
be required under any laws or regulations of the U.S. government or its 
agencies. The permittee shall file electronic Export Information where 
required.
    Article 11. The permittee shall provide information upon request to 
the Department of State with regard to the United States facilities. 
Such requests could include, for example, information concerning 
current conditions or anticipated changes in ownership or control, 
construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of the U.S. 
facilities.
    In witness whereof, I, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for 
Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, have 
hereunto set my hand this Thirtieth day of May 2017 in the City of 
Washington, District of Columbia.

Judith G. Garber,
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International 
Environmental and Scientific Affairs

End of permit text.

Matthew T. McManus,
Acting Director, Energy Resource Bureau, Office of Policy Analysis And 
Public Diplomacy, Department of State.
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