Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Pursuant To Section 231(a) of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA) and Executive Order 13849 of September 20, 2018, and Notice of Additions To the CAATSA Section 231(d) Guidance, 50433-50434 [2018-21684]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2018 / Notices preventing, minimizing, or remedying the risk of harm to individuals, the recipient agency or entity (including its information systems, programs, and operations), the Federal Government, or national security, resulting from a suspected or confirmed breach. The Department of State periodically publishes in the Federal Register its standard routine uses which apply to all of its Privacy Act systems of records. These notices appear in the form of a Prefatory Statement (published in Volume 73, Number 136, Public Notice 6290, on July 15, 2008). All these standard routine uses apply to Family Liaison Office Records, State-50. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS: Records are stored both in hard copy and on electronic media. A description of standard Department of State policies concerning storage of electronic records is found here https://fam.state.gov/ FAM/05FAM/05FAM0440.html. 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At a minimum, the individual must include the following: Name, date and place of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Oct 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50433 birth, current mailing address and zip code, agency, current post, signature, and any other information helpful in identifying the record. EXEMPTIONS PROMULGATED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. HISTORY: The Department of State proposes to consolidate two record systems: Family Liaison Office Centralized Data Bank of Family Member Skills and Direct Communication Network Records, State-50 (previously published at 43 FR 45958) and Skills Catalogue Records, State-49 (previously published at 43 FR 45957). Eric F. Stein, Acting Senior Agency Official for Privacy, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–21689 Filed 10–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–24–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice PN 10579] Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Pursuant To Section 231(a) of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA) and Executive Order 13849 of September 20, 2018, and Notice of Additions To the CAATSA Section 231(d) Guidance ACTION: Notice. The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to CAATSA Section 231(a), that the Chinese entity Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission (EDD), formerly known as the General Armaments Department (GAD), has knowingly, on or after August 2, 2017, engaged in a significant transaction with a person that is part of, or operates for or on behalf of, the defense or intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation. The Secretary of State has selected certain sanctions to be imposed upon EDD and Li Shangfu, EDD’s Director, who has been determined to be a principal executive officer of EDD, or to perform similar functions with similar authorities as such an officer. The Secretary of State is also updating previously issued guidance pursuant to CAATSA Section 231(d) to specify additional persons that are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 50434 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2018 / Notices The Secretary of State’s determination that EDD has knowingly, on or after August 2, 2017, engaged in a significant transaction with a person that is part of, or operates for or on behalf of, the defense or intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Secretary of State’s selection of certain sanctions to be imposed upon EDD and Li Shangfu, are effective on September 20, 2018. The Secretary of State’s updates to previously issued guidance pursuant to CAATSA Section 231(d) to specify additional persons that are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation are effective on September 20, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas W. Zarzecki, Director, Task Force 231, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: 202–647–7594, ZarzeckiTW@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 231(a) of CAATSA and Executive Order 13849 the Secretary of State has selected the following sanctions to be imposed upon EDD: • United States Government departments and agencies shall not issue any specific license or grant any other specific permission or authority under any statute that requires the prior review or approval of the United States Government as a condition for the export or re-export of goods or technology to EDD; • A prohibition on any transactions in foreign exchange that are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and in which EDD has any interest; • A prohibition on any transfers of credit or payments between financial institutions, or by, through, or to any financial institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and involve any interest of EDD; • All property and interests in property of EDD that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in; and • Imposition on the principal executive officer or officers of EDD, or on persons performing similar functions and with similar authorities as such officer or officers, certain sanctions, as selected by the Secretary of State and described below. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Oct 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 The Secretary of State has selected the following sanctions to be imposed upon Li Shangfu, EDD’s Director, who has been determined to be a principal executive officer of EDD, or to perform similar functions with similar authorities as such an officer: • A prohibition on any transactions in foreign exchange that are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and in which Li Shangfu has any interest; • A prohibition on any transfers of credit or payments between financial institutions, or by, through, or to any financial institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and involve any interest of Li Shangfu; • All property and interests in property of Li Shangfu that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in; and • The Secretary of State shall deny a visa to Li Shangfu, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall exclude Li Shangfu from the United States, by treating Li Shangfu as a person covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions). Also, pursuant to the authority in CAATSA Section 231(d), the Secretary of State is issuing updated guidance specifying the following additional persons that are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation: Section 231(d) List Regarding the Defense Sector of the Government of the Russian Federation • Komsomolsk-na-Amur Aviation Production Organization (KNAAPO) • Oboronlogistika, OOO • PMC Wagner Section 231(d) List Regarding the Russian Intelligence Sector of the Government of the Russian Federation • • • • • • • • • • PO 00000 Antonov, Boris Alekseyevich Aslanov, Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly Badin, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Bogacheva, Anna Vladislavovna Bovda, Maria Anatolyevna Bovda, Robert Sergeyevich Burchik, Mikhail Leonidovich Bystrov, Mikhail Ivanovich Concord Catering Concord Management and Consulting LLC Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Gizunov, Sergey Aleksandrovich Internet Research Agency LLC Kaverzina, Irina Viktorovna Korobov, Igor Valentinovich Kovalev, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Kozachek, Nikolay Yuryevich Krylova, Aleksandra Yuryevna Lukashev, Aleksey Viktorovich Malyshev, Artem Andreyevich Morgachev, Sergey Aleksandrovich Netyksho, Viktor Borisovich Osadchuk, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Podkopaev, Vadim Vladimirovich Polozov, Sergey Pavlovich Potemkin, Aleksey Aleksandrovich Prigozhin, Yevgeniy Viktorovich Vasilchenko, Gleb Igorevich Venkov, Vladimir Yermakov, Ivan Sergeyevich Yershov, Pavel Vyacheslavovich Christopher A. Ford, Assistant Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2018–21684 Filed 10–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–27–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 497 (Sub-No. 7X)] Minnesota Northern Railroad, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Norman and Polk Counties, MN Minnesota Northern Railroad, Inc. (MNN) filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 5.8 miles of its ‘‘P Line’’ Subdivision between milepost 40.2 at the north end of the Marsh River Bridge, near Shelly, MN, and milepost 46.0 at Second Street in Nielsville, MN, in Norman and Polk Counties, MN (the Line). The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 56561, 56568, and 56581. MNN has certified that: (1) No local freight traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or a state or local government acting on behalf of any such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending before the Surface Transportation Board or any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of the complainant within the twoyear period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice PN 10579]


Notice of Department of State Sanctions Actions Pursuant To 
Section 231(a) of the Countering America's Adversaries Through 
Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA) and Executive Order 13849 of September 
20, 2018, and Notice of Additions To the CAATSA Section 231(d) Guidance

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of State has determined, pursuant to CAATSA 
Section 231(a), that the Chinese entity Equipment Development 
Department of the Central Military Commission (EDD), formerly known as 
the General Armaments Department (GAD), has knowingly, on or after 
August 2, 2017, engaged in a significant transaction with a person that 
is part of, or operates for or on behalf of, the defense or 
intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation. The 
Secretary of State has selected certain sanctions to be imposed upon 
EDD and Li Shangfu, EDD's Director, who has been determined to be a 
principal executive officer of EDD, or to perform similar functions 
with similar authorities as such an officer.
    The Secretary of State is also updating previously issued guidance 
pursuant to CAATSA Section 231(d) to specify additional persons that 
are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense and 
intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation.

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DATES: The Secretary of State's determination that EDD has knowingly, 
on or after August 2, 2017, engaged in a significant transaction with a 
person that is part of, or operates for or on behalf of, the defense or 
intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation, and 
the Secretary of State's selection of certain sanctions to be imposed 
upon EDD and Li Shangfu, are effective on September 20, 2018. The 
Secretary of State's updates to previously issued guidance pursuant to 
CAATSA Section 231(d) to specify additional persons that are part of, 
or operate for or on behalf of, the defense and intelligence sectors of 
the Government of the Russian Federation are effective on September 20, 
2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas W. Zarzecki, Director, Task 
Force 231, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, 
Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: 202-647-7594, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 231(a) of CAATSA and 
Executive Order 13849 the Secretary of State has selected the following 
sanctions to be imposed upon EDD:
     United States Government departments and agencies shall 
not issue any specific license or grant any other specific permission 
or authority under any statute that requires the prior review or 
approval of the United States Government as a condition for the export 
or re-export of goods or technology to EDD;
     A prohibition on any transactions in foreign exchange that 
are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and in which EDD 
has any interest;
     A prohibition on any transfers of credit or payments 
between financial institutions, or by, through, or to any financial 
institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments are subject 
to the jurisdiction of the United States and involve any interest of 
EDD;
     All property and interests in property of EDD that are in 
the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or 
that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any 
United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, 
exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in; and
     Imposition on the principal executive officer or officers 
of EDD, or on persons performing similar functions and with similar 
authorities as such officer or officers, certain sanctions, as selected 
by the Secretary of State and described below.

The Secretary of State has selected the following sanctions to be 
imposed upon Li Shangfu, EDD's Director, who has been determined to be 
a principal executive officer of EDD, or to perform similar functions 
with similar authorities as such an officer:
     A prohibition on any transactions in foreign exchange that 
are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and in which Li 
Shangfu has any interest;
     A prohibition on any transfers of credit or payments 
between financial institutions, or by, through, or to any financial 
institution, to the extent that such transfers or payments are subject 
to the jurisdiction of the United States and involve any interest of Li 
Shangfu;
     All property and interests in property of Li Shangfu that 
are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, 
or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any 
United States person are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, 
exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in; and
     The Secretary of State shall deny a visa to Li Shangfu, 
and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall exclude Li Shangfu from 
the United States, by treating Li Shangfu as a person covered by 
section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of 
Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).

Also, pursuant to the authority in CAATSA Section 231(d), the Secretary 
of State is issuing updated guidance specifying the following 
additional persons that are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, 
the defense and intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian 
Federation:

Section 231(d) List Regarding the Defense Sector of the Government of 
the Russian Federation

 Komsomolsk-na-Amur Aviation Production Organization (KNAAPO)
 Oboronlogistika, OOO
 PMC Wagner

Section 231(d) List Regarding the Russian Intelligence Sector of the 
Government of the Russian Federation

 Antonov, Boris Alekseyevich
 Aslanov, Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly
 Badin, Dmitriy Sergeyevich
 Bogacheva, Anna Vladislavovna
 Bovda, Maria Anatolyevna
 Bovda, Robert Sergeyevich
 Burchik, Mikhail Leonidovich
 Bystrov, Mikhail Ivanovich
 Concord Catering
 Concord Management and Consulting LLC
 Gizunov, Sergey Aleksandrovich
 Internet Research Agency LLC
 Kaverzina, Irina Viktorovna
 Korobov, Igor Valentinovich
 Kovalev, Anatoliy Sergeyevich
 Kozachek, Nikolay Yuryevich
 Krylova, Aleksandra Yuryevna
 Lukashev, Aleksey Viktorovich
 Malyshev, Artem Andreyevich
 Morgachev, Sergey Aleksandrovich
 Netyksho, Viktor Borisovich
 Osadchuk, Aleksandr Vladimirovich
 Podkopaev, Vadim Vladimirovich
 Polozov, Sergey Pavlovich
 Potemkin, Aleksey Aleksandrovich
 Prigozhin, Yevgeniy Viktorovich
 Vasilchenko, Gleb Igorevich
 Venkov, Vladimir
 Yermakov, Ivan Sergeyevich
 Yershov, Pavel Vyacheslavovich

Christopher A. Ford,
Assistant Secretary of State.
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