Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations, 61450-61451 [2017-28023]

Download as PDF 61450 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. To better help us revise the rule, your comments should be as specific as possible. For example, you should tell us the numbers of the sections or paragraphs that you find unclear, which sections or sentences are too long, the sections where you think lists or tables would be useful, etc. M. E.O. 13771: Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs This rule is not an E.O. 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under E.O. 12866. List of Subjects in 25 CFR Part 11 Courts, Indians—law. For the reason stated in the preamble the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs amends part 11 in Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 11—COURTS OF INDIAN OFFENSES AND LAW AND ORDER CODE The interim final rule amending 25 CFR part 11 which was published at 81 FR 74675 on October 27, 2016, is adopted as final without change. ■ Dated: December 19, 2017. John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–28063 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs 25 CFR Part 11 [189A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Court of Indian Offenses Serving the Wind River Indian Reservation Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Waiver of certain regulations. AGENCY: This document accompanies the final rule establishing a Court of Indian Offenses (also known as a CFR Court) for the Wind River Indian Reservation published today and waives the application of certain regulations for the Court of Indian Offenses serving the Wind River Indian Reservation. DATES: This waiver is applicable on December 28, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Appel, Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs & Collaborative sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 Action—Indian Affairs, (202) 273–4680; elizabeth.appel@bia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Generally, Courts of Indian Offenses operate in those areas of Indian country where Tribes retain jurisdiction over Indians exclusive of State jurisdiction, but where Tribal courts have not been established to fully exercise that jurisdiction. The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe have an equal joint interest in the Wind River Indian Reservation. However, since October of 2016, the former Shoshone & Arapaho Tribal Court has operated only with the support of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is taking the next step to provide all residents on the Wind River Indian Reservation with comprehensive judicial services, and ensure the permanent administration of justice and public safety. Therefore, the Secretary has determined, in his discretion under 5 U.S.C. 301, 25 U.S.C. 2 and 9, that it is necessary to waive 25 CFR 11.104(a), (b) and 11.201(a), (e), and (f), as well as a portion of 25 CFR 11.108, as applied to the Wind River Indian Reservation. This waiver will ensure that a BIA Court of Indian Offenses can effectively operate and serve all of the residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The Secretary has determined that, for the Wind River Reservation, it is necessary to waive 25 CFR 11.201(a), (e), and (f)—requirements that a magistrate must be confirmed by a tribal governing body, or, in the case of multitribal courts, confirmation by a majority of the tribal governing bodies; and requirements regarding training or other qualifications for CFR Court Magistrates—to ensure that the Bureau has the ability to hire and staff the Court with qualified employees efficiently. Additionally, 25 CFR 11.104, which provides that the regulations in part 11 continue to apply until either: (1) The BIA and the tribe enter into a contract or compact for the tribe to provide judicial services; or (2) [t]he tribe has put into effect a law-and-order code that establishes a court system, is waived in part as applied to the Wind River Indian Reservation. Due to the shared nature of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the practical consequences of separate courts with overlapping jurisdiction will be further confusion about the authority of each court and exponentially increase the difficulty of maintaining law and order on the Reservation. While the Tribes are free to operate judicial systems independently, the Department will not acknowledge or enforce acts of those judicial systems PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 entered after the publication of this waiver, with the exception that the Department will acknowledge any emergency restraining or protective issued by the Northern Arapaho Court within ten (10) days of the publication of this waiver, until such time as both tribes jointly petition under 25 CFR 11.104. Finally, 25 CFR 11.108 is waived to the extent necessary for the Court of Indian Offenses for the Wind River Indian Reservation to enforce Titles II, III, V, VII, VIII, IX, Title XI Chapters 3 and 4, Title XII Chapter 2, Titles XIV, and XVI of the Shoshone and Arapaho Law and Order Code as it existed on October 1, 2016. To the extent that the Shoshone and Arapaho Law and Order Code, as written, requires an action of the Joint Business Committee as a predicate for a criminal offense or the regulation of an action, e.g. the determination of the hunting season, that authority is hereby vested in the BIA Superintendent of the Wind River Agency. The authority for publication of this document is: 5 U.S.C. 301; R.S. 463, 25 U.S.C. 2; R.S. 465, 25 U.S.C. 9; 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; 38 Stat. 586, 25 U.S.C. 200. Dated: December 5, 2017. John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Exercising the Authority of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–28062 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control 31 CFR Part 576 Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adopting a final rule amending the Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13668 of May 27, 2014 (‘‘Ending Immunities Granted to the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Iraqi Property and Interests in Property Pursuant to Executive Order 13303, as Amended’’). These amendments also implement certain technical and conforming changes. DATES: Effective: December 28, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 248 / Thursday, December 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Background OFAC issued the Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 576 (the ‘‘Regulations’’), on September 13, 2010 (see 75 FR 55463), as a final rule to implement E.O. 13303 (68 FR 31931, May 28, 2003) (E.O. 13303), E.O. 13315 (68 FR 52315, September 3, 2003), E.O. 13350 (69 FR 46055, July 30, 2004), E.O. 13364 (69 FR 70177, December 2, 2004) (E.O. 13364), and E.O. 13438 (72 FR 39719, July 19, 2007). OFAC has amended the Regulations on several occasions. Today, OFAC is making amendments to the Regulations to implement E.O. 13668 (79 FR 31019, May 29, 2014) (E.O. 13668). In support of the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and security in Iraq, and the development of political, administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq, E.O. 13303, as amended by E.O. 13364, prohibited and deemed null and void, with certain limited exceptions, any attachment, judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment, or other judicial process with respect to: (i) The Development Fund for Iraq; (ii) all Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products, and interests therein, but only until title passes to the initial purchaser, and proceeds, obligations, or any financial instruments of any nature whatsoever arising from or related to the sale or marketing thereof, and interests therein, in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest, that are in the United States, that thereafter came within the United States, or that were or thereafter came within the possession or control of United States persons; and (iii) any accounts, assets, investments, or any other property of any kind owned by, belonging to, or held by the Central Bank of Iraq, or held, maintained, or otherwise controlled by any financial VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 institution of any kind in the name of, on behalf of, or otherwise for the Central Bank of Iraq. E.O. 13668 terminated the protections granted under amended E.O. 13303 in response to the changed circumstances in Iraq, including the Government of Iraq’s progress in resolving and managing the risk associated with outstanding debts and claims arising from actions of the previous regime. Today, OFAC is amending the Regulations to implement E.O. 13668 by removing the regulatory provisions that implemented the protections granted under amended E.O. 13303. These amendments also make certain technical and conforming changes. Public Participation Because the amendment of the Regulations involves a foreign affairs function, the provisions of E.O. 12866 and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date, as well as the provisions of E.O. 13771, are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) does not apply. Paperwork Reduction Act The collections of information related to the Regulations are contained in 31 CFR part 501 (the ‘‘Reporting, Procedures, and Penalties Regulations’’). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1505– 0164. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid control number. List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 576 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, banking, Foreign trade, Iraq, Petroleum, Sanctions. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control amends 31 CFR part 576 as follows: PART 576—IRAQ STABILIZATION AND INSURGENCY SANCTIONS REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 576 is revised to read as follows: ■ 13303, 68 FR 31931, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 227; E.O. 13315, 68 FR 52315, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 252; E.O. 13350, 69 FR 46055, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 196; E.O. 13364, 69 FR 70177, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 236; E.O. 13438, 72 FR 39719, 3 CFR, 2007 Comp., p. 224; E.O. 13668, 79 FR 31019, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p. 248. Subpart B—Prohibitions § 576.206 ■ [Removed] 2. Remove § 576.206 from subpart B. Subpart C—General Definitions 3. Amend § 576.303 by: ■ a. Revising paragraphs (a) and (c); ■ b. In paragraph (b), adding the word ‘‘and’’ after the semi-colon; and ■ c. Removing paragraphs (d) and (e). The revisions read as follows: ■ § 576.303 Effective date. * * * * * (a) With respect to a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 576.201(a)(1): (1) 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, August 29, 2003, for those persons listed on the Annex to Executive Order 13315; and (2) 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, July 30, 2004, for those persons added to the Annex to Executive Order 13315 by Executive Order 13350; * * * * * (c) With respect to the transactions prohibited by § 576.201(b) or § 576.208, 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, July 30, 2004. § 576.308 ■ [Removed] 4. Remove § 576.308 from Subpart C. Subpart D—Interpretations § 576.404 ■ [Amended] 5. In § 576.404, remove paragraph (c). Subpart E—Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing Policy § 576.508 ■ [Removed] 6. Remove § 576.508 from subpart E. Dated: December 22, 2017. John E. Smith, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2017–28023 Filed 12–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601–1651, 1701– 1706; Pub. L. 110–96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 61451 E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 248 (Thursday, December 28, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control

31 CFR Part 576


Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) is adopting a final rule amending the Iraq Stabilization 
and Insurgency Sanctions Regulations to implement Executive Order 
(E.O.) 13668 of May 27, 2014 (``Ending Immunities Granted to the 
Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Iraqi Property and 
Interests in Property Pursuant to Executive Order 13303, as Amended''). 
These amendments also implement certain technical and conforming 
changes.

DATES: Effective: December 28, 2017.

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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

    This document and additional information concerning OFAC are 
available from OFAC's website (www.treasury.gov/ofac).

Background

    OFAC issued the Iraq Stabilization and Insurgency Sanctions 
Regulations, 31 CFR part 576 (the ``Regulations''), on September 13, 
2010 (see 75 FR 55463), as a final rule to implement E.O. 13303 (68 FR 
31931, May 28, 2003) (E.O. 13303), E.O. 13315 (68 FR 52315, September 
3, 2003), E.O. 13350 (69 FR 46055, July 30, 2004), E.O. 13364 (69 FR 
70177, December 2, 2004) (E.O. 13364), and E.O. 13438 (72 FR 39719, 
July 19, 2007). OFAC has amended the Regulations on several occasions. 
Today, OFAC is making amendments to the Regulations to implement E.O. 
13668 (79 FR 31019, May 29, 2014) (E.O. 13668).
    In support of the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration 
and maintenance of peace and security in Iraq, and the development of 
political, administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq, E.O. 
13303, as amended by E.O. 13364, prohibited and deemed null and void, 
with certain limited exceptions, any attachment, judgment, decree, 
lien, execution, garnishment, or other judicial process with respect 
to: (i) The Development Fund for Iraq; (ii) all Iraqi petroleum and 
petroleum products, and interests therein, but only until title passes 
to the initial purchaser, and proceeds, obligations, or any financial 
instruments of any nature whatsoever arising from or related to the 
sale or marketing thereof, and interests therein, in which any foreign 
country or a national thereof has any interest, that are in the United 
States, that thereafter came within the United States, or that were or 
thereafter came within the possession or control of United States 
persons; and (iii) any accounts, assets, investments, or any other 
property of any kind owned by, belonging to, or held by the Central 
Bank of Iraq, or held, maintained, or otherwise controlled by any 
financial institution of any kind in the name of, on behalf of, or 
otherwise for the Central Bank of Iraq.
    E.O. 13668 terminated the protections granted under amended E.O. 
13303 in response to the changed circumstances in Iraq, including the 
Government of Iraq's progress in resolving and managing the risk 
associated with outstanding debts and claims arising from actions of 
the previous regime. Today, OFAC is amending the Regulations to 
implement E.O. 13668 by removing the regulatory provisions that 
implemented the protections granted under amended E.O. 13303. These 
amendments also make certain technical and conforming changes.

Public Participation

    Because the amendment of the Regulations involves a foreign affairs 
function, the provisions of E.O. 12866 and the Administrative Procedure 
Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity 
for public participation, and delay in effective date, as well as the 
provisions of E.O. 13771, are inapplicable. Because no notice of 
proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) does not apply.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The collections of information related to the Regulations are 
contained in 31 CFR part 501 (the ``Reporting, Procedures, and 
Penalties Regulations''). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 
1505-0164. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, a collection of information unless the 
collection of information displays a valid control number.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 576

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, banking, Foreign 
trade, Iraq, Petroleum, Sanctions.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the 
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control amends 31 CFR part 576 as 
follows:

PART 576--IRAQ STABILIZATION AND INSURGENCY SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 576 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  3 U.S.C. 301; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 
U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 
13303, 68 FR 31931, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 227; E.O. 13315, 68 FR 
52315, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 252; E.O. 13350, 69 FR 46055, 3 CFR, 
2004 Comp., p. 196; E.O. 13364, 69 FR 70177, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 
236; E.O. 13438, 72 FR 39719, 3 CFR, 2007 Comp., p. 224; E.O. 13668, 
79 FR 31019, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p. 248.

Subpart B--Prohibitions


Sec.  576.206  [Removed]

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2. Remove Sec.  576.206 from subpart B.

Subpart C--General Definitions

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3. Amend Sec.  576.303 by:
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a. Revising paragraphs (a) and (c);
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b. In paragraph (b), adding the word ``and'' after the semi-colon; and
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c. Removing paragraphs (d) and (e).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  576.303  Effective date.

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    (a) With respect to a person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to Sec.  576.201(a)(1):
    (1) 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, August 29, 2003, for those 
persons listed on the Annex to Executive Order 13315; and
    (2) 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, July 30, 2004, for those 
persons added to the Annex to Executive Order 13315 by Executive Order 
13350;
* * * * *
    (c) With respect to the transactions prohibited by Sec.  576.201(b) 
or Sec.  576.208, 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, July 30, 2004.


Sec.  576.308   [Removed]

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4. Remove Sec.  576.308 from Subpart C.

Subpart D--Interpretations


Sec.  576.404  [Amended]

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5. In Sec.  576.404, remove paragraph (c).

Subpart E--Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing 
Policy


Sec.  576.508   [Removed]

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6. Remove Sec.  576.508 from subpart E.

    Dated: December 22, 2017.
John E. Smith,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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