Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions, 23337-23338 [2018-10660]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 97 / Friday, May 18, 2018 / Notices did and did not crash, and (4) is there an interaction between sex and training group as measured by crashes or crash type. NHTSA will provide recruiting letters to an estimated 15,000 newly licensed drivers ages 16 through 19. Participation will be voluntary and solicited through the distribution of recruiting letters at Department of Motor Vehicle locations (DMVs) when new drivers obtain their license. The letter will contain the information a teen and their guardian(s) need to make an informed decision about participating in this study. Consent will be obtained through an informed consent agreement approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Consented study participants will be randomly assigned within age (16, 17, 18 or 19 years) and sex categories to either participation in the RAPT or the placebo condition. Participants in the RAPT condition will complete the training protocol, which will include questions about their driving exposure and crash/offence history in addition to hazard recognition training. Those in the placebo condition will view a vehicle maintenance video and respond to the same driving exposure and crash/ offence history questions. The RAPT training protocol is a computerized training tool. Data regarding hazard perception skills before and after the training will be captured as part of the computerized program. Participants will also be invited to complete a six month follow up test to see whether they retained the RAPT training. The initial letter invitation will include a twodollar incentive. Participants who complete the first test will receive five dollars, and those who complete the six month follow up will receive an additional ten dollars. A subsample of participants will also be asked to complete a trip log to record driving exposure, for which they will receive another ten dollars. Background: The mission of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to motor vehicle crashes. In support of this mission, NHTSA’s Office of Behavioral Safety Research studies behaviors and attitudes in highway safety, focusing on drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and motorcyclists, and it uses the results to develop and refine countermeasures to deter unsafe behaviors and promote safe alternatives. The safety of teen drivers is of particular concern. In 2016 there were 1,908 young drivers 15 to 20 years old who died in motor vehicle crashes. Nine percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2016 were 15 to 20 years VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 May 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 old, but these drivers only accounted for 5.4 percent of the total number of licensed drivers. In addition, motor vehicle traffic crashes were the leading cause of death for youth (16 to 20) in 2015. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information: Exposure-based analyses of crash risk have consistently shown that teens have an elevated crash risk. Further, crash risk studies have identified that the lack of skills among teen drivers, notably a limited ability to identify unexpected hazards on the road, is one reason teen driver crash rates are so high. Previous evaluations of RAPT have shown promise in terms of a training effect among teens. A 2017 NHTSA study showed RAPT training using software similar to that proposed for the current study improved hazard detection in on-road driving (DOT HS 812 379). A 2016 NHTSA evaluation of the effects of RAPT on teen drivers’ crashes in California, however, produced mixed results (DOT HS 812 235). Crash analyses did not show an overall main effect of the program but there was a significant effect for males. Trained males had a 24% lower crash rate relative to the male comparison group. There was no significant difference in females’ crash rates. While the results from the California study were encouraging, promotion of this intervention requires additional evidence of effectiveness in reducing crash risk. Data Collection Plan: Respondents will be drivers aged 16 to 19 who received their provisional or unrestricted licenses (first licenses) within the previous two weeks. Participants will be recruited within two weeks of obtaining this license. Exclusion criteria are: Driver received a provisional or first license more than two weeks ago; driver is newly licensed but 20 years old or older; driver’s parents do not consent to inclusion of child in the study; driver is not able to communicate in English; driver is not available for six-month follow-up retest; driver is not planning on driving at least one trip per week; driver has already received other hazard perception training. A roughly equal distribution of males and females will be recruited within each age cohort. Overall, 15,000 teens will be invited to participate in the first jurisdiction; we expect 7,500 to agree to participate. Of those, half will be randomly assigned to the treatment condition (RAPT training) and the other half to the placebo condition (vehicle maintenance video). To bolster the evaluation research design, we will invite another 5,000 teens from a second PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23337 jurisdiction to participate in the placebo condition, and expect half of this group to agree. This ‘‘external’’ evaluation component will help rule out alternative explanations in outcomes that are not associated with the RAPT training. The initial invitation letter will be presented to 15,000 teens in the first jurisdiction and 5,000 teens in the second. Teens and their guardian(s) are expected to take an average of 2 minutes each to review the letter, including study inclusion criteria, for a total of 2,000 hours (up to three respondents reviewing each letter). We expect to recruit 10,000 participants (half of the 20,000 invitees). Teens who agree to participate in the study are expected to spend 45 minutes reading and signing the informed consent and completing the data collection and training protocol for a total of 7,500 hours. A subsample of 2,000 (of the 10,000) participants will also be asked to complete a one-week trip log. Completing the trip log will take an estimated 5 minutes per day or 35 minutes per week for a total of 1,167 hours. Finally, 7,500 (of the 10,000) participants will be asked to complete the six-month follow-up test lasting 15 minutes for a total of 1,875 hours. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Record Keeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information: The total estimated burden for recruitment (2,000 hours), the initial training and data collection (7,500 hours), the trip log (1,167 hours) and the follow-up data collection (1,875) is 12,542 hours. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Issued in Washington, DC on May 15, 2018. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2018–10633 Filed 5–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions 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 one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 23338 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 97 / Friday, May 18, 2018 / Notices property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), 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 website (www.treas.gov/ofac). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of OFAC Actions On May 15, 2018, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are blocked under the relevant sanctions authorities listed below. Individuals 1. KAREEM, Aras Habib (a.k.a. KAREEM, Aras Habib Mohamed; a.k.a. KARIM, Aras Habib; a.k.a. ‘‘HABIB, Aras’’), Iraq; DOB 06 Aug 1967; POB Iraq; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)–QODS FORCE). Designated pursuant to section 1(d)(i) of E.O. 13224 for assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, techological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, Iran’s ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS– QODS FORCE, a person determined to be subject to E.O. 13224. 2. QASIR, Muhammad (a.k.a. KASSIR, Mohammed Jaafar; a.k.a. QASIR, Muhammad Jafar; a.k.a. ‘‘EYNAKI’’; a.k.a. ‘‘FADI’’; a.k.a. ‘‘GHOLI, Hossein’’; a.k.a. ‘‘MAJID’’; a.k.a. ‘‘SALAH, Shaykh’’), Syria; DOB 12 Feb 1967; POB Dayr Qanun Al-Nahr, Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information— Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH). Designated pursuant to section 1(c) of E.O. 13224 for acting for or on behalf of, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 May 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 HIZBALLAH, a person determined to be subject to E.O. 13224. 3. SEIF, Valiollah, Iran; DOB 1952; POB Nahavand, Hamadan Province, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)–QODS FORCE). Designated pursuant to section 1(d)(i) of E.O. 13224 for assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, techological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, Iran’s ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS– QODS FORCE, a person determined to be subject to E.O. 13224. 4. TARZALI, Ali, Iran; DOB 10 Oct 1964; POB Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport B23527205 (Iran); National ID No. 005–156675–3 (Iran); Birth Certificate Number 2233 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)–QODS FORCE). Designated pursuant to section 1(d)(i) of E.O. 13224 for assisting in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, techological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, Iran’s ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS– QODS FORCE, a person determined to be subject to E.O. 13224. Entity 1. AL-BILAD ISLAMIC BANK FOR INVESTMENT AND FINANCE P.S.C. (a.k.a. AL BILAD ISLAMIC BANK), 37 Building El-Karadeh 909 Street 1 Near Al Hurea Square, Baghdad, Iraq; Al Masbah Branch, Baghdad Al Masbah Intersection, 929 Street 17 Bldg. 40, Previously the German Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq; Erbil Branch, Erbil Province, 60 Bldg 354/132, 45 Street, Erbil, Iraq; Al Mawarid Branch, Baghdad—Street 62 Neighboring the Department of Electricity, Baghdad, Iraq; Al Nasiryah Branch, Zi Kar Province El Saray, Bldg. 2/239 Janat Al Janoub Hotel Building, Nasiryah, Iraq; Al Basra Branch Al Basra, Manawy Pasha Corniche Street, Basra, Iraq; Al Sadr Branch, Jameela District—8–22– 512, Sadr City, Iraq; Al Jaderya Branch Baghdad, Al Jaderya—Versus Baghdad University, 906 Street 28—Dar 3, Baghdad, Iraq; Karbala Branch Karbala, Al Dareeba Intersection, Karbala, Iraq; Al Najaf Branch, Al Najaf Al Ashraf, Al Amir District—Al Koufa Street, Najaf, Iraq; Zakho Branch Dahook, Zakho— Ibrahim Al Khaleel Street, Baydar Boulevard, Zakho, Iraq; Al Mansour PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Branch Baghdad, Al Mansour-12–G 605–M-Bldg, Baghdad, Iraq; Babel Branch Babel, Kalaj—Al Honood Branch, Babel, Iraq; Beirut Branch Lebabon, Beirut—Hamra Street, Broadway Center—Versus Costa Caf, Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon; website www.Bilad-Bank.com; Additional Sanctions Information—Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR]. Designated pursuant to section 1(c) of E.O. 13224 for being owned or controlled by ARAS HABIB KAREEM. Dated: May 15, 2018. Andrea M. Gacki, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2018–10660 Filed 5–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning low-income taxpayer clinics grant application package and guidelines. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 17, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317–5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics 2018 Grant Application Package and Guidelines. OMB Number: 1545–1648. Publication Number: 3319. Abstract: Publication 3319 outlines requirements of the IRS Low-Income SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 97 (Friday, May 18, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10660]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions

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 one or more persons that have 
been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked 
Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable 
legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in

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property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and 
U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions 
with them.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global 
Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions 
Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for 
Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; or the Department of the Treasury's 
Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign 
Assets Control), 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 website (www.treas.gov/ofac).

Notice of OFAC Actions

    On May 15, 2018, OFAC determined that the property and interests in 
property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are 
blocked under the relevant sanctions authorities listed below.

Individuals

    1. KAREEM, Aras Habib (a.k.a. KAREEM, Aras Habib Mohamed; a.k.a. 
KARIM, Aras Habib; a.k.a. ``HABIB, Aras''), Iraq; DOB 06 Aug 1967; POB 
Iraq; Additional Sanctions Information--Subject to Secondary Sanctions; 
Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC 
REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE).
    Designated pursuant to section 1(d)(i) of E.O. 13224 for assisting 
in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, techological support 
for, or financial or other services to or in support of, Iran's ISLAMIC 
REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS-QODS FORCE, a person determined to be subject 
to E.O. 13224.
    2. QASIR, Muhammad (a.k.a. KASSIR, Mohammed Jaafar; a.k.a. QASIR, 
Muhammad Jafar; a.k.a. ``EYNAKI''; a.k.a. ``FADI''; a.k.a. ``GHOLI, 
Hossein''; a.k.a. ``MAJID''; a.k.a. ``SALAH, Shaykh''), Syria; DOB 12 
Feb 1967; POB Dayr Qanun Al-Nahr, Lebanon; Additional Sanctions 
Information--Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah 
Financial Sanctions Regulations; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] 
(Linked To: HIZBALLAH).
    Designated pursuant to section 1(c) of E.O. 13224 for acting for or 
on behalf of, HIZBALLAH, a person determined to be subject to E.O. 
13224.
    3. SEIF, Valiollah, Iran; DOB 1952; POB Nahavand, Hamadan Province, 
Iran; Additional Sanctions Information--Subject to Secondary Sanctions; 
Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC 
REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE).
    Designated pursuant to section 1(d)(i) of E.O. 13224 for assisting 
in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, techological support 
for, or financial or other services to or in support of, Iran's ISLAMIC 
REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS-QODS FORCE, a person determined to be subject 
to E.O. 13224.
    4. TARZALI, Ali, Iran; DOB 10 Oct 1964; POB Tehran, Iran; 
Additional Sanctions Information--Subject to Secondary Sanctions; 
Gender Male; Passport B23527205 (Iran); National ID No. 005-156675-3 
(Iran); Birth Certificate Number 2233 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IFSR] 
(Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE).
    Designated pursuant to section 1(d)(i) of E.O. 13224 for assisting 
in, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, techological support 
for, or financial or other services to or in support of, Iran's ISLAMIC 
REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS-QODS FORCE, a person determined to be subject 
to E.O. 13224.

Entity

    1. AL-BILAD ISLAMIC BANK FOR INVESTMENT AND FINANCE P.S.C. (a.k.a. 
AL BILAD ISLAMIC BANK), 37 Building El-Karadeh 909 Street 1 Near Al 
Hurea Square, Baghdad, Iraq; Al Masbah Branch, Baghdad Al Masbah 
Intersection, 929 Street 17 Bldg. 40, Previously the German Embassy, 
Baghdad, Iraq; Erbil Branch, Erbil Province, 60 Bldg 354/132, 45 
Street, Erbil, Iraq; Al Mawarid Branch, Baghdad--Street 62 Neighboring 
the Department of Electricity, Baghdad, Iraq; Al Nasiryah Branch, Zi 
Kar Province El Saray, Bldg. 2/239 Janat Al Janoub Hotel Building, 
Nasiryah, Iraq; Al Basra Branch Al Basra, Manawy Pasha Corniche Street, 
Basra, Iraq; Al Sadr Branch, Jameela District--8-22-512, Sadr City, 
Iraq; Al Jaderya Branch Baghdad, Al Jaderya--Versus Baghdad University, 
906 Street 28--Dar 3, Baghdad, Iraq; Karbala Branch Karbala, Al Dareeba 
Intersection, Karbala, Iraq; Al Najaf Branch, Al Najaf Al Ashraf, Al 
Amir District--Al Koufa Street, Najaf, Iraq; Zakho Branch Dahook, 
Zakho--Ibrahim Al Khaleel Street, Baydar Boulevard, Zakho, Iraq; Al 
Mansour Branch Baghdad, Al Mansour-12-G 605-M-Bldg, Baghdad, Iraq; 
Babel Branch Babel, Kalaj--Al Honood Branch, Babel, Iraq; Beirut Branch 
Lebabon, Beirut--Hamra Street, Broadway Center--Versus Costa Caf, 
Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon; website www.Bilad-Bank.com; Additional 
Sanctions Information--Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IRGC] 
[IFSR].
    Designated pursuant to section 1(c) of E.O. 13224 for being owned 
or controlled by ARAS HABIB KAREEM.

    Dated: May 15, 2018.
Andrea M. Gacki,
Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2018-10660 Filed 5-17-18; 8:45 am]
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