Order Denying Export Privileges, 1422-1423 [2019-00862]

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The firm manufacturers cold weather clothing. these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Irette Patterson, Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2019–00801 Filed 2–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Eduard Roel Vazquez, Inmate Number: 32385–479, FCI Beaumont, P.O. Box 26020, Beaumont, TX 77720. On March 22, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Eduard Roel Vazquez (‘‘Vazquez’’) was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (‘‘AECA’’). Vazquez was convicted of violating PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 38 of the AECA by knowingly and willfully aiding and abetting the export of, and attempting to export, two 7.62x39mm rifles and a 5.56mm rifle, items designated as defense articles on the United States Munitions List, from the United States to Mexico, without the required U.S. Department of State licenses. Vazquez was sentenced to 38 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment. The Export Administration Regulations (‘‘EAR’’ or ‘‘Regulations’’) are administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (‘‘BIS’’).1 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR Parts 730– 774 (2018). The Regulations originally issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, 50 U.S.C. 4601–4623 (Supp. III 2015) (‘‘EAA’’), which lapsed on August 21, 2001. The President, through Executive Order 13,222 of August 17, 2001 E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 23 / Monday, February 4, 2019 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Section 766.25 of the Regulations provides, in pertinent part, that the ‘‘Director of [BIS’s] Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with the Director of [BIS’s] Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation of . . . section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).’’ 15 CFR 766.25(a). The denial of export privileges under this provision may be for a period of up to 10 years from the date of the conviction. 15 CFR 766.25(d).2 In addition, pursuant to Section 750.8 of the Regulations, BIS’s Office of Exporter Services may revoke any BIS-issued licenses in which the person had an interest at the time of his/her conviction.3 BIS has received notice of Vazquez’s conviction for violating Section 38 of the AECA, and has provided notice and an opportunity for Vazquez to make a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. BIS has not received a submission from Vazquez. Based upon my review and consultations with BIS’s Office of Export Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I have decided to deny Vazquez’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of 10 years from the date of Vazquez’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke all BIS-issued licenses in which Vazquez had an interest at the time of his conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered: First, from the date of this Order until March 22, 2028, Eduard Roel Vazquez with a last known address of Inmate Number: 32385–479, FCI Beaumont, (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent being that of August 8, 2018 (83 FR 39,871 (Aug. 13, 2018)), continued the Regulations in full force and effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. (2012) (‘‘IEEPA’’). On August 13, 2018, the President signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which includes the Export Control Reform Act of 2018, Title XVII, Subtitle B of Public Law 115–232, 132 Stat. 2208 (‘‘ECRA’’). While Section 1766 of ECRA repeals the provisions of the EAA (except for three sections which are inapplicable here), Section 1768 of ECRA provides, in pertinent part, that all rules and regulations that were made or issued under the EAA, including as continued in effect pursuant to IEEPA, and were in effect as of ECRA’s date of enactment (August 13, 2018), shall continue in effect according to their terms until modified, superseded, set aside, or revoked through action undertaken pursuant to the authority provided under ECRA. 2 See also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. 4610(h) (Supp. III 2015); Sections 1760(e) and 1768 of ECRA, Title XVII, Subtitle B of Public Law 115– 232, 132 Stat. 2208, 2225 and 2233 (Aug. 13, 2018); and note 1, supra. 3 See notes 1 and 2, supra. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 P.O. Box 26020, Beaumont, TX 77720, and when acting for or on his behalf, his successors, assigns, employees, agents or representatives (‘‘the Denied Person’’), may not, directly or indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘‘item’’) exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to: A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, license exception, or export control document; B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or engaging in any other activity subject to the Regulations; or C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to the Regulations, or from any other activity subject to the Regulations. Second, no person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the following: A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item subject to the Regulations; B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person if such PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1423 service involves the use of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing. Third, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to Vazquez by ownership, control, position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the conduct of trade or business may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order in order to prevent evasion of this Order. Fourth, in accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Vazquez may file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of the Regulations. Fifth, a copy of this Order shall be delivered to Vazquez and shall be published in the Federal Register. Sixth, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until March 22, 2028. Issued this 31 day of December, 2018. Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2019–00862 Filed 2–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Veronica Trujillo, Inmate Number: 64909–408, FCI Phoenix, 37910 N 45th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85086; Order Denying Export Privileges On August 11, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Veronica Trujillo (‘‘Trujillo’’) was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (‘‘AECA’’). Trujillo was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by attempting to willfully and knowingly export and cause to be exported from the United States to Mexico 2000 rounds of Wolf 7.62x39 mm ammunition and 1,000 rounds of Wolf 9MM luger ammunition, items designated as defense articles on the United States Munitions List, without the required U.S. Department of State licenses. Trujillo was sentenced to 46 months in prison, with credit for time served, three years of supervised E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Order Denying Export Privileges

    In the Matter of: Eduard Roel Vazquez, Inmate Number: 32385-479, 
FCI Beaumont, P.O. Box 26020, Beaumont, TX 77720.

    On March 22, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern 
District of Texas, Eduard Roel Vazquez (``Vazquez'') was convicted of 
violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 
(2012)) (``AECA''). Vazquez was convicted of violating Section 38 of 
the AECA by knowingly and willfully aiding and abetting the export of, 
and attempting to export, two 7.62x39mm rifles and a 5.56mm rifle, 
items designated as defense articles on the United States Munitions 
List, from the United States to Mexico, without the required U.S. 
Department of State licenses. Vazquez was sentenced to 38 months in 
prison, three years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment.
    The Export Administration Regulations (``EAR'' or ``Regulations'') 
are administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Commerce's 
Bureau of Industry and Security (``BIS'').\1\

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Section 766.25 of the Regulations provides, in pertinent part, that the 
``Director of [BIS's] Office of Exporter Services, in consultation with 
the Director of [BIS's] Office of Export Enforcement, may deny the 
export privileges of any person who has been convicted of a violation 
of . . . section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778).'' 
15 CFR 766.25(a). The denial of export privileges under this provision 
may be for a period of up to 10 years from the date of the conviction. 
15 CFR 766.25(d).\2\ In addition, pursuant to Section 750.8 of the 
Regulations, BIS's Office of Exporter Services may revoke any BIS-
issued licenses in which the person had an interest at the time of his/
her conviction.\3\
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    \1\ The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of 
Federal Regulations at 15 CFR Parts 730-774 (2018). The Regulations 
originally issued under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as 
amended, 50 U.S.C. 4601-4623 (Supp. III 2015) (``EAA''), which 
lapsed on August 21, 2001. The President, through Executive Order 
13,222 of August 17, 2001 (3 CFR, 2001 Comp. 783 (2002)), which has 
been extended by successive Presidential Notices, the most recent 
being that of August 8, 2018 (83 FR 39,871 (Aug. 13, 2018)), 
continued the Regulations in full force and effect under the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. 
(2012) (``IEEPA''). On August 13, 2018, the President signed into 
law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2019, which includes the Export Control Reform Act of 2018, 
Title XVII, Subtitle B of Public Law 115-232, 132 Stat. 2208 
(``ECRA''). While Section 1766 of ECRA repeals the provisions of the 
EAA (except for three sections which are inapplicable here), Section 
1768 of ECRA provides, in pertinent part, that all rules and 
regulations that were made or issued under the EAA, including as 
continued in effect pursuant to IEEPA, and were in effect as of 
ECRA's date of enactment (August 13, 2018), shall continue in effect 
according to their terms until modified, superseded, set aside, or 
revoked through action undertaken pursuant to the authority provided 
under ECRA.
    \2\ See also Section 11(h) of the EAA, 50 U.S.C. 4610(h) (Supp. 
III 2015); Sections 1760(e) and 1768 of ECRA, Title XVII, Subtitle B 
of Public Law 115-232, 132 Stat. 2208, 2225 and 2233 (Aug. 13, 
2018); and note 1, supra.
    \3\ See notes 1 and 2, supra.
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    BIS has received notice of Vazquez's conviction for violating 
Section 38 of the AECA, and has provided notice and an opportunity for 
Vazquez to make a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 
766.25 of the Regulations. BIS has not received a submission from 
Vazquez.
    Based upon my review and consultations with BIS's Office of Export 
Enforcement, including its Director, and the facts available to BIS, I 
have decided to deny Vazquez's export privileges under the Regulations 
for a period of 10 years from the date of Vazquez's conviction. I have 
also decided to revoke all BIS-issued licenses in which Vazquez had an 
interest at the time of his conviction.
    Accordingly, it is hereby ordered:
    First, from the date of this Order until March 22, 2028, Eduard 
Roel Vazquez with a last known address of Inmate Number: 32385-479, FCI 
Beaumont, P.O. Box 26020, Beaumont, TX 77720, and when acting for or on 
his behalf, his successors, assigns, employees, agents or 
representatives (``the Denied Person''), may not, directly or 
indirectly, participate in any way in any transaction involving any 
commodity, software or technology (hereinafter collectively referred to 
as ``item'') exported or to be exported from the United States that is 
subject to the Regulations, including, but not limited to:
    A. Applying for, obtaining, or using any license, license 
exception, or export control document;
    B. Carrying on negotiations concerning, or ordering, buying, 
receiving, using, selling, delivering, storing, disposing of, 
forwarding, transporting, financing, or otherwise servicing in any way, 
any transaction involving any item exported or to be exported from the 
United States that is subject to the Regulations, or engaging in any 
other activity subject to the Regulations; or
    C. Benefitting in any way from any transaction involving any item 
exported or to be exported from the United States that is subject to 
the Regulations, or from any other activity subject to the Regulations.
    Second, no person may, directly or indirectly, do any of the 
following:
    A. Export or reexport to or on behalf of the Denied Person any item 
subject to the Regulations;
    B. Take any action that facilitates the acquisition or attempted 
acquisition by the Denied Person of the ownership, possession, or 
control of any item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be 
exported from the United States, including financing or other support 
activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires 
or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control;
    C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition 
or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to 
the Regulations that has been exported from the United States;
    D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item 
subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the 
item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or
    E. Engage in any transaction to service any item subject to the 
Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States 
and which is owned, possessed or controlled by the Denied Person, or 
service any item, of whatever origin, that is owned, possessed or 
controlled by the Denied Person if such service involves the use of any 
item subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from 
the United States. For purposes of this paragraph, servicing means 
installation, maintenance, repair, modification or testing.
    Third, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in 
Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any other person, firm, corporation, 
or business organization related to Vazquez by ownership, control, 
position of responsibility, affiliation, or other connection in the 
conduct of trade or business may also be made subject to the provisions 
of this Order in order to prevent evasion of this Order.
    Fourth, in accordance with Part 756 of the Regulations, Vazquez may 
file an appeal of this Order with the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Industry and Security. The appeal must be filed within 45 days from the 
date of this Order and must comply with the provisions of Part 756 of 
the Regulations.
    Fifth, a copy of this Order shall be delivered to Vazquez and shall 
be published in the Federal Register.
    Sixth, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in 
effect until March 22, 2028.

    Issued this 31 day of December, 2018.
Karen H. Nies-Vogel,
Director, Office of Exporter Services.
[FR Doc. 2019-00862 Filed 2-1-19; 8:45 am]
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