E.O. 13224 Designation of Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed, aka Qassim al-Muamen, aka Qassim Al Muamen, aka Qassim Abdullah Ali, aka Qassim Abdullah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, 41139-41140 [2018-17818]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2018 / Notices The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of Hawaii, dated 06/14/2018, is hereby amended to extend the deadline for filing applications for physical damages as a result of this disaster to 09/12/2018. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) James Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2018–17745 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Changes to SBA Secondary Market Program U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of changes to Secondary Market Program. AGENCY: The purpose of this Notice is to provide the public with notification of program changes to SBA’s Secondary Market Loan Pooling Program. Specifically, SBA is increasing the minimum maturity ratio for both SBA Standard Pools and Weighted-Average Coupon (WAC) Pools by 1.0%, to 95.0%. The changes described in this Notice are being made to ensure that there are sufficient funds to cover the estimated cost of the timely payment guaranty for newly formed SBA 7(a) loan pools. The changes in this Notice will be incorporated, as needed, into the SBA Secondary Market Program Guide and all other appropriate SBA Secondary Market documents. DATES: The changes will apply to SBA 7(a) loan pools with an issue date on or after October 1, 2018. ADDRESSES: Address comments concerning this Notice to John M. Wade, Chief Secondary Market Division, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Washington, DC 20416, or john.wade@sba.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John M. Wade, Chief, Secondary Market Division, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Washington, DC 20416, 202–205–3647, or john.wade@sba.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secondary Market Improvements Act of 1984 authorized SBA to guarantee the timely payment of principal and interest on Pool Certificates. A Pool Certificate represents a fractional undivided interest in a ‘‘Pool,’’ which is an amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 aggregation of SBA guaranteed portions of loans made by SBA Lenders under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. 636(a). In order to support the timely payment guaranty requirement, SBA established the Master Reserve Fund (‘‘MRF’’), which serves as a mechanism to cover the cost of SBA’s timely payment guaranty. Borrower payments on the guaranteed portions of pooled loans, as well as SBA guaranty payments on defaulted pooled loans, are deposited into the MRF. Funds are held in the MRF until distributions are made to investors (‘‘Registered Holders’’) of Pool Certificates. The interest earned on the borrower payments and the SBA guaranty payments deposited into the MRF supports the timely payments made to Registered Holders. From time to time, SBA provides guidance to SBA Pool Assemblers on the required loan and pool characteristics necessary to form a Pool. These characteristics include, among other things, the minimum number of guaranteed portions of loans required to form a Pool, the allowable difference between the highest and lowest gross and net note rates of the guaranteed portions of loans in a Pool, and the minimum maturity ratio of the guaranteed portions of loans in a Pool. The minimum maturity ratio is equal to the ratio of the shortest and the longest remaining term to maturity of the guaranteed portions of loans in a Pool. On October 1, 2017, SBA increased the minimum maturity ratio for both SBA Standard Pools and WeightedAverage Coupon (WAC) Pools to 94.0%. Based on SBA’s expectations as to the performance of future Pools, SBA has determined that, in order to support the costs associated with SBA’s Secondary Market Loan Pooling Program, it is necessary to further increase the minimum maturity ratio—in other words, to reduce the difference between the shortest and the longest remaining term of the guaranteed portions of loans in a Pool. SBA does not expect a 1 percentage point increase in the minimum maturity ratio to have an adverse impact on either the program or the participants in the program. SBA has monitored Pools formed over the last 18 months and has observed that many existing Pools have a minimum maturity ratio of at least 95.0%. A higher minimum maturity ratio will decrease the difference between the amortization rates of the guaranteed portions of loans in a Pool. This will cause the cash flows from the guaranteed portions of loans in the Pool to be more homogenous, and will more closely match the amortization rate of the Pool Certificate. This is the primary PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41139 driver in reducing the cost of SBA’s timely payment guaranty on Pool Certificates. Therefore, effective October 1, 2018, all guaranteed portions of loans in a Pool presented for settlement with SBA’s Fiscal Transfer Agent will be required to have a minimum maturity ratio of at least 95% for Standard Pools and WAC Pools. SBA is making this change pursuant to Section 5(g)(2) of the Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. 634(g)(2). SBA will continue to monitor loan and pool characteristics and will provide notification of additional changes as necessary. It is important to note that there is no change to SBA’s obligation to honor its guaranty of the amounts owed to Registered Holders of Pool Certificates and that such guaranty continues to be backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. This program change will be incorporated as necessary into SBA’s Secondary Market Guide and all other appropriate SBA Secondary Market documents. As indicated above, this change will be effective for Pools with an issue date on or after October 1, 2018, and will modify any previous guidance regarding the minimum maturity ratio for Standard Pools or WAC Pools. John A. Miller, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access. [FR Doc. 2018–17726 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10507] E.O. 13224 Designation of Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed, aka Qassim alMuamen, aka Qassim Al Muamen, aka Qassim Abdullah Ali, aka Qassim Abdullah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the person known as Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed, aka Qassim al-Muamen, aka Qassim Al Muamen, aka Qassim Abdullah Ali, aka Qassim Abdullah, committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 41140 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2018 / Notices who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously, I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: July 18, 2018. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2018–17818 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10509] Review of the Designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization of Abu Sayyaf Group (and Other Aliases) Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(C)) (‘‘INA’’), and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I conclude that the circumstances that were the basis for the designation of the aforementioned organization as a Foreign Terrorist Organization have not changed in such a manner as to warrant revocation of the designation and that the national security of the United States does not warrant a revocation of the designation. Therefore, I hereby determine that the designation of the aforementioned organization as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, pursuant to Section 219 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189), shall be maintained. This determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: July 23, 2018. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2018–17816 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10510] Review of the Designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization of Boko Haram (and Other Aliases) Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(C)) (‘‘INA’’), and in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I conclude that the circumstances that were the basis for the designation of the aforementioned organization as a Foreign Terrorist Organization have not changed in such a manner as to warrant revocation of the designation and that the national security of the United States does not warrant a revocation of the designation. Therefore, I hereby determine that the designation of the aforementioned organization as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, pursuant to Section 219 of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189), shall be maintained. This determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: July 23, 2018. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–17817 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. EP 519 (Sub-No. 4)] Notice of National Grain Car Council Meeting Surface Transportation Board (Board). ACTION: Notice of National Grain Car Council meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. (CDT), and is expected to conclude at 5:00 p.m. (CDT). SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 (Phone (816) 421–6800). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Forstall at (202) 245–0241 or alfred.forstall@stb.gov. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NGCC was established by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) as a working group to facilitate privatesector solutions and recommendations to the ICC (and now the Board) on matters affecting rail grain car availability and transportation. Nat’l ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Grain Car Supply—Conference of Interested Parties, EP 519 (ICC served Jan. 7, 1994). The general purpose of this meeting is to discuss rail carrier preparedness to transport the 2018 grain harvest. Agenda items include the following: Remarks by NGCC Chair Sharon G. Clark, Board Chair Ann D. Begeman, Board Vice Chairman and NGCC Co-Chair Deb Miller; reports by member groups on expectations for the upcoming harvest, domestic and foreign markets, the supply of rail cars, and rail service; and presentations by industry analysts. The full agenda, along with other information regarding the NGCC, is posted on the Board’s website at https:// www.stb.gov/stb/rail/graincar_ council.html. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2; Federal Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR pt. 102–3; the NGCC charter; and Board procedures. Public Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments to the NGCC at any time. Comments should be addressed to NGCC, c/o Fred Forstall, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001 or alfred.forstall@stb.gov. Any further communications about this meeting will be announced through the Board’s website, www.stb.gov. Decided: August 13, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Tammy Lowery, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–17779 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Meeting of the Regional Energy Resource Council Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The TVA Regional Energy Resource Council (RERC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, to discuss the scenarios and strategies that TVA has identified for the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan. The RERC was established to advise TVA on its energy resource activities and the priority to be placed among competing objectives and values. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41139-41140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17818]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10507]


E.O. 13224 Designation of Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed, aka Qassim 
al-Muamen, aka Qassim Al Muamen, aka Qassim Abdullah Ali, aka Qassim 
Abdullah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist

    Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) 
of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive 
Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 
2003, I hereby determine that the person known as Qassim Abdullah Ali 
Ahmed, aka Qassim al-Muamen, aka Qassim Al Muamen, aka Qassim Abdullah 
Ali, aka Qassim Abdullah, committed, or poses a significant risk of 
committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. 
nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the 
United States. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of 
Executive Order 13224 that prior notice to persons determined to be 
subject to the Order

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who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would 
render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the 
Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously, I 
determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person 
subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence 
in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the 
measures authorized in the Order.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: July 18, 2018.
Michael R. Pompeo,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-17818 Filed 8-16-18; 8:45 am]
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