Determinations Regarding Use of Chemical Weapons by Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, 43723-43724 [2018-18503]

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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of State, acting under authority delegated to the Secretary of State pursuant to Executive Primary Counties: Santa Fe. Order 12851, has determined pursuant Contiguous Counties: to Section 306(a) of the Chemical and NEW MEXICO: Bernalillo, Los Biological Weapons Control and Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 that the Miguel, Sandoval, Torrance. Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical weapons in violation The Interest Rates are: of international law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant The States which received an EIDL to Sections 306(a), 307(a), and 307(d) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Declaration # are New Mexico. Control and Warfare Elimination Act of (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 1991, as amended (22 U.S.C. Section Number 59008) 5604(a) and Section 5605(a)), on August Dated: August 15, 2018. 6, 2018, the Deputy Secretary of State Linda E. McMahon, determined that the Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical Administrator. weapons in violation of international [FR Doc. 2018–18451 Filed 8–24–18; 8:45 am] law or lethal chemical weapons against BILLING CODE 8025–01–P its own nationals. As a result, the following sanctions are hereby imposed: 1. Foreign Assistance: Termination of assistance to Russia under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, except for urgent humanitarian assistance and food or other agricultural commodities or products. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43723 The Department of State has determined that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to waive the application of this restriction. 2. Arms Sales: Termination of (a) sales to Russia under the Arms Export Control Act of any defense articles, defense services, or design and construction services, and (b) licenses for the export to Russia of any item on the United States Munitions List. The Department of State has determined that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to waive the application of this sanction with respect to the issuance of licenses in support of government space cooperation and commercial space launches, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis and consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to the enactment of these sanctions. 3. Arms Sales Financing: Termination of all foreign military financing for Russia under the Arms Export Control Act. 4. Denial of United States Government Credit or Other Financial Assistance: Denial to Russia of any credit, credit guarantees, or other financial assistance by any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, including the ExportImport Bank of the United States. 5. Exports of National SecuritySensitive Goods and Technology: Prohibition on the export to Russia of any goods or technology on that part of the control list established under Section 2404(c)(1) of the Appendix to Title 50. The Department of State has determined that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to waive the application of this sanction with respect to the following: License Exceptions: Exports and reexports of goods or technology eligible under License Exceptions GOV, ENC, RPL, BAG, TMP, TSU, APR, CIV, and AVS. Safety of Flight: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses necessary for the safety of flight of civil fixed-wing passenger aviation, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. Deemed Exports/Reexports: Exports and re-exports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for deemed exports and reexports to Russian nationals, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 43724 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2018 / Notices for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. Wholly-Owned U.S. Subsidiaries: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for exports and reexports to wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries in Russia, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. Space Flight: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses in support of government space cooperation and commercial space launches, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. Commercial End-Users: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for commercial end-users civil end-uses in Russia, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. SOEs/SFEs: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for Russian state-owned or state-funded enterprises will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, subject to a ‘‘presumption of denial’’ policy. These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place for at least one year and until further notice. the airport to meet the future twenty year need for projected activity. The airport will obtain fair market value for the disposal of the land and the income derived from this disposal will be placed in the airport’s operation and maintenance funds for the facility. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on providing comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W 12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Interested persons may inspect the request and supporting documents by contacting the FAA at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Christopher A. Ford, Assistant Secretary of State, International Security and Nonproliferation. [FR Doc. 2018–18512 Filed 8–24–18; 8:45 am] Mr. Jorge E. Panteli, Compliance and Land Use Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration New England Region Airports Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803. Telephone: 781–238–7618. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on November 20, 2017. Gail Lattrell, Acting Director, ANE–600. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P [FR Doc. 2018–18503 Filed 8–24–18; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4710–27–P Federal Aviation Administration DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment To Dispose of 4.68 Acres of Airport Land at Houlton International Airport, Houlton, ME Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comments. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Town of Houlton to dispose of 4.68 acres of land. The parcel is located within the airport industrial park as is not needed for aeronautical purposes. There is adequate developable area on SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Procedures for Non-Federal Navigation Facilities Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information collected is necessary to ensure that operation and PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 maintenance of these non-Federally owned facilities is in accordance with FAA safety standards. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Barbara Hall, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP– 110, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov; phone: 940– 594–5913. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The collection involves the compilation of: • Commissioning data, such as the initial standards and tolerances parameters for the aerial navigation aids (NavAids) and electrical/electronic facilities, owned and operated by nonFederal sponsors; • Maintenance activities and operational history, such as outages and repairs, for facilities owned and operated by non-Federal sponsors; and • The facilities’ periodically verified parameters for the life of the facility. OMB Control Number: 2120–0014. Title: Procedures for Non-Federal Navigation Facilities. Form Numbers: FAA Form 6000–10; FAA Form 6000–8; FAA Form 6030–1. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: Title 14 CFR part 171 establishes procedures and requirements for non-Federal sponsors, (‘‘non-Federal sponsors’’ refers to entities such as state and local governments, businesses, and private citizens) to purchase, install, operate, and maintain electronic NavAids for use by the flying public, in the National Airspace System (NAS). Part 171 describes procedures for receiving permission to install a facility and requirements to keep it in service. Documenting the initial parameters during commissioning is necessary to have a baseline to reference during future inspections. Another requirement is recording maintenance tasks, removal from service, and any other repairs performed on these facilities in on-site logs to have an accurate history on the performance of the facility. In addition, at each periodic inspection, recording the facilities’ current parameters provides performance information for the life of the facility. Records must be kept on site and the FAA must receive copies of the logs. Respondents: Approximately 2,600 non-Federal navigation facilities—no more than 2,600 respondents. Frequency: Information is collected (submitted to Inspectors) on occasion. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43723-43724]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18503]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10519]


Determinations Regarding Use of Chemical Weapons by Russia Under 
the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act 
of 1991

AGENCY: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, 
Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State, acting under authority delegated to 
the Secretary of State pursuant to Executive Order 12851, has 
determined pursuant to Section 306(a) of the Chemical and Biological 
Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 that the Government 
of the Russian Federation has used chemical weapons in violation of 
international law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals. 
In addition, the Department of State has determined and certified to 
Congress pursuant to Section 307(d) of the Act that it is essential to 
the national security interests of the United States to partially waive 
the application of the sanctions required under Section 307(a) of the 
Act with respect to foreign assistance, the licensing of defense 
articles and services, and the licensing of national security-sensitive 
goods and technology. The following is a notice of the sanctions to be 
imposed pursuant to Section 307(a) of the Act, subject to these 
waivers.

DATES: The determination is effective on August 27, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela K. Durham, Office of Missile, 
Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International 
Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 
647-4930.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Sections 306(a), 307(a), and 
307(d) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare 
Elimination Act of 1991, as amended (22 U.S.C. Section 5604(a) and 
Section 5605(a)), on August 6, 2018, the Deputy Secretary of State 
determined that the Government of the Russian Federation has used 
chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical 
weapons against its own nationals. As a result, the following sanctions 
are hereby imposed:
    1. Foreign Assistance: Termination of assistance to Russia under 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, except for urgent humanitarian 
assistance and food or other agricultural commodities or products.
    The Department of State has determined that it is essential to the 
national security interests of the United States to waive the 
application of this restriction.
    2. Arms Sales: Termination of (a) sales to Russia under the Arms 
Export Control Act of any defense articles, defense services, or design 
and construction services, and (b) licenses for the export to Russia of 
any item on the United States Munitions List.
    The Department of State has determined that it is essential to the 
national security interests of the United States to waive the 
application of this sanction with respect to the issuance of licenses 
in support of government space cooperation and commercial space 
launches, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case 
basis and consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to 
the enactment of these sanctions.
    3. Arms Sales Financing: Termination of all foreign military 
financing for Russia under the Arms Export Control Act.
    4. Denial of United States Government Credit or Other Financial 
Assistance: Denial to Russia of any credit, credit guarantees, or other 
financial assistance by any department, agency, or instrumentality of 
the United States Government, including the Export-Import Bank of the 
United States.
    5. Exports of National Security-Sensitive Goods and Technology: 
Prohibition on the export to Russia of any goods or technology on that 
part of the control list established under Section 2404(c)(1) of the 
Appendix to Title 50.
    The Department of State has determined that it is essential to the 
national security interests of the United States to waive the 
application of this sanction with respect to the following:
    License Exceptions: Exports and reexports of goods or technology 
eligible under License Exceptions GOV, ENC, RPL, BAG, TMP, TSU, APR, 
CIV, and AVS.
    Safety of Flight: Exports and reexports of goods or technology 
pursuant to new licenses necessary for the safety of flight of civil 
fixed-wing passenger aviation, provided that such licenses shall be 
issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy 
for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions.
    Deemed Exports/Reexports: Exports and re-exports of goods or 
technology pursuant to new licenses for deemed exports and reexports to 
Russian nationals, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a 
case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy

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for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions.
    Wholly-Owned U.S. Subsidiaries: Exports and reexports of goods or 
technology pursuant to new licenses for exports and reexports to 
wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries in Russia, provided that such licenses 
shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export 
licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions.
    Space Flight: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant 
to new licenses in support of government space cooperation and 
commercial space launches, provided that such licenses shall be issued 
on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for 
Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions.
    Commercial End-Users: Exports and reexports of goods or technology 
pursuant to new licenses for commercial end-users civil end-uses in 
Russia, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case 
basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to 
enactment of these sanctions.
    SOEs/SFEs: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to 
new licenses for Russian state-owned or state-funded enterprises will 
be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, subject to a ``presumption of 
denial'' policy.
    These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments 
and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place 
for at least one year and until further notice.

Christopher A. Ford,
Assistant Secretary of State, International Security and 
Nonproliferation.
[FR Doc. 2018-18503 Filed 8-24-18; 8:45 am]
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