BUILD Act of 2018; Transfer of Regulations, 37751-37752 [2019-16250]

Download as PDF 37751 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 149 Friday, August 2, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. than a change in agency name, contact information, and agency authorizing statute, no changes are proposed to the existing regulations. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 5 CFR Part 4301 OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION 22 CFR Part 705 5 CFR Chapter XXXIII 22 CFR Part 706 22 CFR Chapter VII Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, Privacy. List of Subjects Conflict of interests. 22 CFR Part 707 Overseas Private Investment Corporation, US International Development Finance Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Aug 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 3. Revise the heading for part 4301 to read as set forth above. ■ § 4301.101 [Amended] 4. In § 4301.101, remove the words ‘‘Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)’’ in the first sentence. 22 CFR Part 708 The Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018 will create the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) by bringing together the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Development Credit Authority (DCA) office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The reorganization requires a transfer of administrative regulations from OPIC to the new agency. DATES: Effective October 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nichole Skoyles, Administrative Counsel, 202–408–6297, fedreg@ opic.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BUILD Act of 2018 will winddown OPIC and combine the capabilities of OPIC and DCA while providing the US with more flexibility and tools to support investments in developing countries. DFC will be a new, modern agency and requires administrative structure to support its mission. DFC will replace OPIC as the authority for 5 CFR Chapter XXXIII and 22 CFR Chapter VII and assume its administrative regulations which cover ethics restrictions, the FOIA, the Privacy Act, the Sunshine Act, the FCPA, nondiscrimination provisions, lobbying restrictions, and Touhy regulations in all parts under those chapters. Neither OPIC nor DFC currently plan on having non-administrative regulations. Other Authority: 5 U.S.C. 7301; 5 U.S.C. App. (Ethics in Government Act of 1978); E.O. 12674, 54 FR 15159, 3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p. 215, as modified by E.O. 12731, 55 FR 42547, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., p. 306; 5 CFR 2635.105, 2635.803. ■ Privacy. Sunshine Act. SUMMARY: 2. The authority citation for part 4301 continues to read as follows: ■ Conflict of interests, Employment. BUILD Act of 2018; Transfer of Regulations PART 4301—SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE US INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION 22 CFR Part 709 Title 22 U.S. investments abroad. CHAPTER VII—US INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION 22 CFR Part 710 5. Revise the heading for chapter VII to read as set forth above. ■ Administrative practice and procedure, Conflict of interest. 22 CFR Part 711 Administrative practice and procedure, Equal employment opportunity, Federal buildings and facilities, Individuals with disabilities. 22 CFR Part 712 Government contracts, Grant programs, Loan programs, Lobbying, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 22 CFR Part 713 Administrative practice and procedure, Labor management relations, State Department For the reasons stated in the preamble the Overseas Private Investment Corporation amends 5 CFR chapter XXXIII and 22 CFR chapter VII as follows: Title 5 1. Revise the heading for chapter XXXIII to read as set forth above. ■ Frm 00001 6. Revise the authority citation for part 705 to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 7301; Pub. L. 115–254, sections 1401–1470. § 705.101 [Amended] 7. In § 705.101: a. Remove the words ‘‘Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)’’; and ■ b. Remove ‘‘OPIC’’ and add in its place ‘‘DFC’’. ■ ■ PART 706—INFORMATION DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 8. Revise the authority citation for part 706 to read as follows: ■ CHAPTER XXXIII—US INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION PO 00000 PART 705—EMPLOYEE ETHICAL CONDUCT STANDARDS AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REGULATIONS Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552, Pub. L. 114–185; Pub. L. 115–254, sections 1401–1470. ■ 9. In part 706: E:\FR\FM\02AUR1.SGM 02AUR1 37752 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2019 / Rules and Regulations a. Revise the words ‘‘Overseas Private Investment Corporation’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘US International Development Finance Corporation’’ wherever they occur; and ■ b. Remove ‘‘OPIC’’ and add in its place ‘‘DFC’’ wherever it occurs. ■ § 706.10 [Amended] 10. In § 706.10, remove the web address ‘‘www.opic.gov/foia’’ and add in its place ‘‘www.dfc.gov’’. ■ § 706.11 [Amended] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 20. In part 710: a. Remove the words ‘‘Overseas Private Investment Corporation’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘US International Development Finance Corporation’’ wherever they occur; and ■ b. Remove ‘‘OPIC’’ and add in its place ‘‘DFC’’ wherever it occurs. 10 CFR Part 708 ■ ■ PART 711—ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES 11. In § 706.11, in paragraph (a)(1), remove the web address ‘‘FOIA@ opic.gov’’ and add in its place ‘‘foia@ dfc.gov’’. ■ § 706.34 Authority: 29 U.S.C. 794; Pub. L. 115–254, sections 1401–1470. ■ 21. Revise the authority citation for part 711 to read as follows: [Amended] 12. In § 706.34, in paragraph (a), remove the web address ‘‘FOIA@ opic.gov’’ and add in its place ‘‘foia@ dfc.gov’’. ■ 22. Revise the heading for part 711 to read as set forth above. ■ § 711.170 13. Revise the authority citation for part 707 to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; Pub. L. 115–254, sections 1401–1470. 14. Revise the heading for part 707 to read as set forth above. ■ 15. In part 707: ■ a. Remove the words ‘‘Overseas Private Investment Corporation’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘US International Development Finance Corporation’’ wherever they occur; and ■ b. Remove ‘‘OPIC’’ and add in its place ‘‘DFC’’ wherever it occurs. ■ § 707.21 [Amended] 23. In § 711.170, in paragraph (c), remove the address ‘‘1615 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20527, Attention: Director of Personnel’’ and add in its place ‘‘1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20527, Attention: Director of Human Resources Management’’. ■ PART 707—ACCESS TO AND SAFEGUARDING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION [Amended] 16. In § 707.21, in paragraph (a), remove the web address ‘‘Privacy@ opic.gov’’ and add in its place ‘‘privacy@dfc.gov’’. ■ PART 712—NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING 24. Revise the authority citation for part 712 to read as follows: ■ Authority: 31 U.S.C. 1352; Pub. L. 115– 254, section 1401–1470. PART 713—PRODUCTION OF NONPUBLIC RECORDS AND TESTIMONY OF EMPLOYEES IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 25. Revise the authority citation for part 713 to read as follows: ■ PART 708—SUNSHINE REGULATIONS 17. Revise the authority citation for part 708 to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 552a; 5 U.S.C. 702; 18 U.S.C. 207; 18 U.S.C. 641; 22 U.S.C. 2199(d); 28 U.S.C. 1821; Pub. L. 115–254, sections 1401–1470. 26. Revise the heading for part 713 to read as set forth above. ■ 27. In part 713: ■ a. Remove the words ‘‘Overseas Private Investment Corporation’’ and add in their place the words ‘‘US International Development Finance Corporation’’ wherever they occur; and ■ b. Remove ‘‘OPIC’’ and add in its place ‘‘DFC’’ wherever it occurs. ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b; Pub. L. 115–254, sections 1401–1470. PART 709—[REMOVED AND RESERVED] 18. Under the authority 22 U.S.C. 2191, remove and reserve part 709, consisting of §§ 709.1 through 709.8. ■ jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES Authority: 18 U.S.C. 207; Pub. L. 115–254, sections 1401–1470. PART 710—ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES OF POST-EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS Dev Jagadesan, Deputy General Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs, Overseas Private Investment Corporation. 19. Revise the authority citation for part 710 to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2019–16250 Filed 8–1–19; 8:45 am] ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Aug 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 BILLING CODE 3210–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [DOE–OHA–2019–0017] RIN 1903–AA09 Revisions to the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program Office of Hearings and Appeals, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program extends whistleblower protections similar to those in the Whistleblower Protection Act to employees of DOE contractors and subcontractors. The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is amending its regulations to modernize the Department of Energy’s (DOE or Department) contractor employee whistleblower program, as well as to provide improvements within the existing program. DATES: This final rule is effective October 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin L. Martin, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Hearings and Appeals, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585–0107, (202) 287–1550, Email: kristin.martin@hq.doe.gov. Inquiries must identify the final rule for the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background While most DOE facilities are run by contractors, and DOE contractor employees far outnumber DOE employees, the Whistleblower Protection Act only protects federal employees. Therefore, in order to ensure safe, well-managed workplaces at its facilities, DOE enacted a whistleblower protection program for contractor employees in 1992, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program, now codified at 10 CFR part 708. 57 FR 7533 (March 3, 1992). On April 30, 2019, the OHA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (84 FR 18164) proposing the first revision to the program since 1999. II. Summary of Final Rule The final rule makes the following revisions to part 708. All section numbers reference the section numbers in the revised regulation. A. Headings The final rule updates part 708’s section headings for clarity, so that E:\FR\FM\02AUR1.SGM 02AUR1

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[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-16250]



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Rules and Regulations
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 149 / Friday, August 2, 2019 / Rules 
and Regulations

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OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

5 CFR Chapter XXXIII

22 CFR Chapter VII


BUILD Act of 2018; Transfer of Regulations

AGENCY: Overseas Private Investment Corporation, US International 
Development Finance Corporation.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development 
(BUILD) Act of 2018 will create the U.S. International Development 
Finance Corporation (DFC) by bringing together the Overseas Private 
Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Development Credit Authority 
(DCA) office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 
The reorganization requires a transfer of administrative regulations 
from OPIC to the new agency.

DATES: Effective October 1, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nichole Skoyles, Administrative 
Counsel, 202-408-6297, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BUILD Act of 2018 will winddown OPIC and 
combine the capabilities of OPIC and DCA while providing the US with 
more flexibility and tools to support investments in developing 
countries. DFC will be a new, modern agency and requires administrative 
structure to support its mission. DFC will replace OPIC as the 
authority for 5 CFR Chapter XXXIII and 22 CFR Chapter VII and assume 
its administrative regulations which cover ethics restrictions, the 
FOIA, the Privacy Act, the Sunshine Act, the FCPA, nondiscrimination 
provisions, lobbying restrictions, and Touhy regulations in all parts 
under those chapters. Neither OPIC nor DFC currently plan on having 
non-administrative regulations. Other than a change in agency name, 
contact information, and agency authorizing statute, no changes are 
proposed to the existing regulations.

List of Subjects

5 CFR Part 4301

    Conflict of interests, Employment.

22 CFR Part 705

    Conflict of interests.

22 CFR Part 706

    Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, 
Privacy.

22 CFR Part 707

    Privacy.

22 CFR Part 708

    Sunshine Act.

22 CFR Part 709

    U.S. investments abroad.

22 CFR Part 710

    Administrative practice and procedure, Conflict of interest.

22 CFR Part 711

    Administrative practice and procedure, Equal employment 
opportunity, Federal buildings and facilities, Individuals with 
disabilities.

22 CFR Part 712

    Government contracts, Grant programs, Loan programs, Lobbying, 
Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

22 CFR Part 713

    Administrative practice and procedure, Labor management relations, 
State Department

    For the reasons stated in the preamble the Overseas Private 
Investment Corporation amends 5 CFR chapter XXXIII and 22 CFR chapter 
VII as follows:

Title 5

CHAPTER XXXIII--US INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION

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1. Revise the heading for chapter XXXIII to read as set forth above.

PART 4301--SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR EMPLOYEES 
OF THE US INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION

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2. The authority citation for part 4301 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 7301; 5 U.S.C. App. (Ethics in Government 
Act of 1978); E.O. 12674, 54 FR 15159, 3 CFR, 1989 Comp., p. 215, as 
modified by E.O. 12731, 55 FR 42547, 3 CFR, 1990 Comp., p. 306; 5 
CFR 2635.105, 2635.803.


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3. Revise the heading for part 4301 to read as set forth above.


Sec.  4301.101   [Amended]

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4. In Sec.  4301.101, remove the words ``Overseas Private Investment 
Corporation (OPIC)'' and add in their place the words ``US 
International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)'' in the first 
sentence.

Title 22

CHAPTER VII--US INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION

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5. Revise the heading for chapter VII to read as set forth above.

PART 705--EMPLOYEE ETHICAL CONDUCT STANDARDS AND FINANCIAL 
DISCLOSURE REGULATIONS

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6. Revise the authority citation for part 705 to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 7301; Pub. L. 115-254, sections 1401-1470.


Sec.  705.101   [Amended]

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7. In Sec.  705.101:
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a. Remove the words ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)'' 
and add in their place the words ``US International Development Finance 
Corporation (DFC)''; and
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b. Remove ``OPIC'' and add in its place ``DFC''.

PART 706--INFORMATION DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION 
ACT

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8. Revise the authority citation for part 706 to read as follows:


    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 552, Pub. L. 114-185; Pub. L. 115-254, 
sections 1401-1470.


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9. In part 706:

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a. Revise the words ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation'' and add 
in their place the words ``US International Development Finance 
Corporation'' wherever they occur; and
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b. Remove ``OPIC'' and add in its place ``DFC'' wherever it occurs.


Sec.  706.10   [Amended]

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10. In Sec.  706.10, remove the web address ``www.opic.gov/foia'' and 
add in its place ``www.dfc.gov''.


Sec.  706.11   [Amended]

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11. In Sec.  706.11, in paragraph (a)(1), remove the web address 
``[email protected]'' and add in its place ``[email protected]''.


Sec.  706.34   [Amended]

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12. In Sec.  706.34, in paragraph (a), remove the web address 
``[email protected]'' and add in its place ``[email protected]''.

PART 707--ACCESS TO AND SAFEGUARDING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

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13. Revise the authority citation for part 707 to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a; Pub. L. 115-254, sections 1401-1470.


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14. Revise the heading for part 707 to read as set forth above.

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15. In part 707:
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a. Remove the words ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation'' and add 
in their place the words ``US International Development Finance 
Corporation'' wherever they occur; and
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b. Remove ``OPIC'' and add in its place ``DFC'' wherever it occurs.


Sec.  707.21   [Amended]

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16. In Sec.  707.21, in paragraph (a), remove the web address 
``[email protected]'' and add in its place ``[email protected]''.

PART 708--SUNSHINE REGULATIONS

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17. Revise the authority citation for part 708 to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 552b; Pub. L. 115-254, sections 1401-1470.

PART 709--[REMOVED AND RESERVED]

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18. Under the authority 22 U.S.C. 2191, remove and reserve part 709, 
consisting of Sec. Sec.  709.1 through 709.8.

PART 710--ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES OF POST-EMPLOYMENT 
RESTRICTIONS

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19. Revise the authority citation for part 710 to read as follows:

    Authority:  18 U.S.C. 207; Pub. L. 115-254, sections 1401-1470.

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20. In part 710:
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a. Remove the words ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation'' and add 
in their place the words ``US International Development Finance 
Corporation'' wherever they occur; and
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b. Remove ``OPIC'' and add in its place ``DFC'' wherever it occurs.

PART 711--ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP 
IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES

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21. Revise the authority citation for part 711 to read as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 794; Pub. L. 115-254, sections 1401-1470.


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22. Revise the heading for part 711 to read as set forth above.


Sec.  711.170   [Amended]

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23. In Sec.  711.170, in paragraph (c), remove the address ``1615 M 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20527, Attention: Director of Personnel'' and 
add in its place ``1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20527, 
Attention: Director of Human Resources Management''.

PART 712--NEW RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING

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24. Revise the authority citation for part 712 to read as follows:

    Authority:  31 U.S.C. 1352; Pub. L. 115-254, section 1401-1470.

PART 713--PRODUCTION OF NONPUBLIC RECORDS AND TESTIMONY OF 
EMPLOYEES IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

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25. Revise the authority citation for part 713 to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 301; 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 552a; 5 U.S.C. 
702; 18 U.S.C. 207; 18 U.S.C. 641; 22 U.S.C. 2199(d); 28 U.S.C. 
1821; Pub. L. 115-254, sections 1401-1470.


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26. Revise the heading for part 713 to read as set forth above.

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27. In part 713:
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a. Remove the words ``Overseas Private Investment Corporation'' and add 
in their place the words ``US International Development Finance 
Corporation'' wherever they occur; and
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b. Remove ``OPIC'' and add in its place ``DFC'' wherever it occurs.

Dev Jagadesan,
Deputy General Counsel, Department of Legal Affairs, Overseas Private 
Investment Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2019-16250 Filed 8-1-19; 8:45 am]
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