Order Denying Export Privileges, 40025-40026 [2019-17320]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Notices 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 Shapovalov 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, Shapovalov 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 Shapovalov and shall be published in the Federal Register. Sixth, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until May 23, 2025. Issued this day of August 5, 2019. Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2019–17325 Filed 8–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES In the Matter of: Si Chen, a/k/a Cathy Chen, a/k/a Celia Chen, a/k/a Cecelia Chen, a/k/ a Chunping Ji currently incarcerated at: Inmate Number: 74884–112, FMC Carswell, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127, and with a prior known address at: 61 Hunter Point Road, Pomona, CA 91766. On October 10, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Si Chen, a/k/a Cathy Chen, a/ k/a Celia Chen, a/k/a Cecelia Chen, and a/k/a Chunping Ji (‘‘Chen’’) was convicted of violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 U.S.C 1701, et seq. (2012)) (‘‘IEEPA’’). Specifically, Chen was convicted of knowingly and willfully conspiring and agreeing to export space communications technology from the United States to Hong Kong without the required U.S. Department of Commerce licenses and without filing Electronic Export Information through the Automated Export System. Chen was sentenced to 46 months in prison, three years of supervised release and a $300 special 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 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 . . . the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C 1701–1706).’’ 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 1 The Regulations are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 CFR parts 730– 774 (2019). 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. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40025 BIS has received notice of Chen’s conviction for violating IEEPA, and has provided notice and an opportunity for Chen to make a written submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. BIS has not received a submission from Chen. 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 Chen’s export privileges under the Regulations for a period of 10 years from the date of Chen’s conviction. I have also decided to revoke all BIS-issued licenses in which Chen had an interest at the time of her conviction. Accordingly, it is hereby ordered: First, from the date of this Order until October 10, 2028, Si Chen, a/k/a Cathy Chen, a/k/a Celia Chen, a/k/a Cecelia Chen, and a/k/a Chunping Ji, currently incarcerated at: Inmate Number: 74884– 112, FMC Carswell, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127, and with a prior known address of 61 Hunter Point Road, Pomona, CA 91766, and when acting for or on her behalf, her 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 E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 40026 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Notices 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 Chen 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, Chen 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 Chen and shall be published in the Federal Register. Sixth, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until October 10, 2028. Issued this day of August 5, 2019. Karen H. Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Exporter Services. [FR Doc. 2019–17320 Filed 8–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–469–815] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From Spain: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers or exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from Spain subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 8, 2017 through May 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 14, 2017, we published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty (AD) order on flanges from Spain.1 On June 1, 2018, we published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.2 Based on timely requests for administrative review, we initiated an administrative review of six companies: (1) ULMA Forja, S.Coop (ULMA); (2) Grupo Cunado; (3) Tubacero, S.L.; (4) Ateaciones De Metales Sinterizados S.A.; (5) Transglory S.A.; and (6) Central Y Almacenes.3 On September 25, 2018, we selected ULMA as the sole mandatory respondent in this review.4 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain: Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 27229 (June 14, 2017) (Order). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 25429 (June 1, 2018). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 39688 (August 10, 2018). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Selection of Respondents for the 2017–2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain,’’ dated September 25, 2018. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain: Decision Memorandum for PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s AD and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as the appendix to this notice. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.6 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. On March 15, 2019, we extended the deadline for the preliminary results by 120 days.7 The revised deadline for these preliminary results is now August 9, 2019. Scope of the Order The scope of the Order covers finished carbon steel flanges. Finished carbon steel flanges are currently classified under subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). They may also be entered under HTSUS subheadings 7307.91.5030 and 7307.91.5070. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 6 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from Spain: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2017–2018,’’ dated March 15, 2019. E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40025-40026]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17320]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Order Denying Export Privileges

In the Matter of: Si Chen, a/k/a Cathy Chen, a/k/a Celia Chen, a/k/a 
Cecelia Chen, a/k/a Chunping Ji currently incarcerated at: Inmate 
Number: 74884-112, FMC Carswell, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 
27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127, and with a prior known address at: 61 
Hunter Point Road, Pomona, CA 91766.

    On October 10, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Central 
District of California, Si Chen, a/k/a Cathy Chen, a/k/a Celia Chen, a/
k/a Cecelia Chen, and a/k/a Chunping Ji (``Chen'') was convicted of 
violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C 
1701, et seq. (2012)) (``IEEPA''). Specifically, Chen was convicted of 
knowingly and willfully conspiring and agreeing to export space 
communications technology from the United States to Hong Kong without 
the required U.S. Department of Commerce licenses and without filing 
Electronic Export Information through the Automated Export System. Chen 
was sentenced to 46 months in prison, three years of supervised release 
and a $300 special 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\ 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 . . . the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C 1701-1706).'' 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 (2019). 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 Chen's conviction for violating IEEPA, 
and has provided notice and an opportunity for Chen to make a written 
submission to BIS, as provided in Section 766.25 of the Regulations. 
BIS has not received a submission from Chen.
    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 Chen's export privileges under the Regulations for 
a period of 10 years from the date of Chen's conviction. I have also 
decided to revoke all BIS-issued licenses in which Chen had an interest 
at the time of her conviction.
    Accordingly, it is hereby ordered:
    First, from the date of this Order until October 10, 2028, Si Chen, 
a/k/a Cathy Chen, a/k/a Celia Chen, a/k/a Cecelia Chen, and a/k/a 
Chunping Ji, currently incarcerated at: Inmate Number: 74884-112, FMC 
Carswell, Federal Medical Center, P.O. Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127, 
and with a prior known address of 61 Hunter Point Road, Pomona, CA 
91766, and when acting for or on her behalf, her 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

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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 Chen 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, Chen 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 Chen and shall be 
published in the Federal Register.
    Sixth, this Order is effective immediately and shall remain in 
effect until October 10, 2028.

     Issued this day of August 5, 2019.
Karen H. Nies-Vogel,
Director, Office of Exporter Services.
[FR Doc. 2019-17320 Filed 8-12-19; 8:45 am]
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