Venezuela Sanctions Regulations, 64415-64417 [2019-25343]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Rules and Regulations (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the information collection requirements included in this final rule have already been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579–0065. E-Government Act Compliance The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is committed to compliance with the E-Government Act to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies, to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. For information pertinent to E-Government Act compliance related to this rule, please contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 166 Animal diseases, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Swine. Accordingly, we are amending 9 CFR part 166 as follows: (b) For information concerning the feeding of garbage to swine, the public may contact the APHIS Area Veterinarian in Charge, the State animal health official, or Veterinary Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 37, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231. 2 https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-diseaseinformation/swine-disease-information. Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of November 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25367 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 1. The authority citation for part 166 continues to read as follows: 2. Section 166.12 is amended by: a. Removing the phrase ‘‘listed in § 166.15(d) of this part’’ each time it appears and adding the phrase ‘‘referenced in § 166.15(a)’’ in its place; ■ b. Revising the text of footnote 1; and ■ c. Removing the words ‘‘of this part’’ in paragraph (c). The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ § 166.12 * * Cancellation of licenses. * * * 1 To find the name and address of the Area Veterinarian in Charge, go to https:// www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/ contacts/field-operations-districts.pdf. 3. Section 166.15 is revised to read as follows: ■ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES § 166.15 State status. (a) The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will maintain on its website 2 the following lists of States: (1) States that prohibit the feeding of garbage to swine; (2) States that allow the feeding of treated garbage to swine; (3) States that have primary enforcement responsibility under the Act; and (4) States that issue licenses under cooperative agreements with APHIS, but do not have primary responsibility under the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 Income taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Correction of Publication Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is corrected by making the following correcting amendment: PART 1—INCOME TAXES 1. The authority citation for part 1 is amended by adding a sectional authority for § 1.6654–2 in numerical order to read in part as follows: ■ * * * * * Section 1.6654–2 also issued under 26 U.S.C. 6654(n). * * * * Martin V. Franks, Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel, (Procedure and Administration). [TD 9613] [FR Doc. 2019–25346 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correcting amendment. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision TD 9613, which was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Treasury Decision 9623 contains final regulations under section 6654 of the Internal Revenue Code relating to reduced estimated income tax payments for qualified individuals with small business income for any taxable year beginning in 2009 and does not apply to any taxable years beginning before or after 2009. DATES: This correction is effective on November 22, 2019 and is applicable on or after February 27, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Engel Kidd, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration), (202) 317–3600 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 31 CFR Part 591 AGENCY: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 3801–3813; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1 * 26 CFR Part 1 Reduced 2009 Estimated Income Tax Payments for Individuals With Small Business Income; Correction ■ 9613) contain an error that needs to be corrected. Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * RIN 1545–BI67 PART 166—SWINE HEALTH PROTECTION 64415 SUMMARY: Background The final regulations (TD 9613) that are the subject of this correction are issued under section 6654 of the Internal Revenue Code. Need for Correction As published February 27, 2013 (78 FR 13221), the final regulations (TD PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Office of Foreign Assets Control Venezuela Sanctions Regulations Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations to incorporate additional Executive orders, add a general license authorizing U.S. Government activities, and add an interpretive provision. DATES: Effective Date: November 22, 2019. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, 202–622–2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, 202–622–4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, 202–622– 2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available on OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 64416 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Background On July 10, 2015, OFAC issued the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 591 (the ‘‘Regulations’’) (80 FR 39676, July 10, 2015) to implement the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113– 278) and Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 (‘‘Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela’’) (E.O. 13692). The Regulations were published in abbreviated form for the purpose of providing immediate guidance to the public. Since then, the President has issued six additional Executive orders pursuant to the national emergency declared in E.O. 13692: Executive Order 13808 of August 24, 2017 (‘‘Imposing Additional Sanctions With Respect to the Situation in Venezuela’’) (82 FR 41155, August 29, 2017); Executive Order 13827 of March 19, 2018 (‘‘Taking Additional Steps to Address the Situation in Venezuela’’) (83 FR 12469, March 21, 2018); Executive Order 13835 of May 21, 2018 (‘‘Prohibiting Certain Additional Transactions With Respect to Venezuela’’) (83 FR 24001, May 24, 2018); Executive Order 13850 of November 1, 2018 (‘‘Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela’’) (83 FR 55243, November 2, 2018); Executive Order 13857 of January 25, 2019 (‘‘Taking Additional Steps To Address the National Emergency With Respect to Venezuela’’) (84 FR 509, January 30, 2019); and Executive Order 13884 of August 5, 2019 (‘‘Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela’’) (84 FR 38843, August 7, 2019). In subpart B of the Regulations, OFAC is expanding existing § 591.201 to specify that the prohibitions in that section include all transactions prohibited pursuant to E.O. 13692 of March 8, 2015 or any further Executive order issued pursuant to the national emergency declared in E.O. 13692. In subpart C of the Regulations, OFAC is making a technical amendment to the definition of financial, material, or technological support at § 591.304 to reflect the changes being made to § 591.201. OFAC also is incorporating a general license into subpart E that was previously posted only on OFAC’s website. This general license, which is being added as new § 591.509, authorizes the U.S. Government to engage in certain activities related to Venezuela. OFAC is adding a new interpretative provision at § 591.407 regarding settlement agreements and the enforcement of liens, judgments, arbitral VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 awards, decrees, or other orders through execution, garnishment, or other judicial process. This interpretive provision clarifies that, notwithstanding the existence of any general license issued under 31 CFR part 591, or issued under any Executive order issued pursuant to the national emergency declared in E.O. 13692, the entry into a settlement agreement or the enforcement of any lien, judgment, arbitral award, decree, or other order through execution, garnishment, or other judicial process purporting to transfer or otherwise alter or affect property or interests in property blocked pursuant to § 591.201 is prohibited unless authorized pursuant to a specific license issued by OFAC. Finally, OFAC is making certain technical and conforming edits. OFAC intends to supplement part 591 with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy. Public Participation Because the Regulations involve a foreign affairs function, the provisions of Executive Order 12866 and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date, as well as the provisions of Executive Order 13771, are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) does not apply. Paperwork Reduction Act The collections of information related to the Regulations are contained in 31 CFR part 501 (the ‘‘Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations’’). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1505– 0164. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid control number. List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 591 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Blocking of assets, Legal services, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Sanctions. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Control amends 31 CFR chapter V as follows: PART 591—VENEZUELA SANCTIONS REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 591 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601–1651, 1701–1706; Pub. L. 101–410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110–96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); Pub. L. 113–278, 128 Stat. 3011 (50 U.S.C. 1701 note); E.O. 13692, 80 FR 12747, March 11, 2015, 3 CFR, 2015 Comp., p. 276; E.O. 13808, 82 FR 41155, August 29, 2017, 3 CFR, 2017 Comp., p. 377; E.O. 13827, 83 FR 12469, March 21, 2018, 3 CFR, 2018 Comp., p. 794; E.O. 13835, 83 FR 24001, May 24, 2018, 3 CFR, 2018 Comp., p. 817; E.O. 13850, 83 FR 55243, November 2, 2018, 3 CFR, 2018 Comp., p. 881; E.O. 13857, 84 FR 509, January 30, 2019; E.O. 13884, 84 FR 38843, August 7, 2019. Subpart B—Prohibitions ■ 2. Revise § 591.201 to read as follows: § 591.201 Prohibited transactions. All transactions prohibited pursuant to Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015, or any further Executive orders issued pursuant to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692, are prohibited pursuant to this part. Note 1 to § 591.201: The names of persons designated pursuant to Executive Order 13692, or pursuant to any further Executive orders issued pursuant to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) using the identifier formulation ‘‘[VENEZEULA–E.O. [E.O. number pursuant to which the person’s property and interests in property are blocked]].’’ The SDN List is accessible through the following page on OFAC’s website: www.treasury.gov/sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in appendix A to this chapter. See § 591.406 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to this section. Note 2 to § 591.201: The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List using the identifier formulation ‘‘[BPI–VENEZEULA–E.O. [E.O. number pursuant to which the person’s property and E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Rules and Regulations interests in property are blocked pending investigation]].’’ § 591.509 Official business of the United States Government. Note 3 to § 591.201: Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this section. Subpart C—General Definitions § 591.304 [Amended] 3. In § 591.304, remove the text ‘‘, as used in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015,’’. ■ Subpart D—Interpretations ■ All transactions that are for the conduct of the official business of the United States Government by employees, grantees, or contractors thereof are authorized. Note 1 to § 591.509: For additional information regarding requirements relating to the entry into a settlement agreement or the enforcement of any lien, judgment, arbitral award, decree, or other order through execution, garnishment, or other judicial process purporting to transfer or otherwise alter or affect property or interests in property blocked pursuant to § 591.201, see § 591.407. Subpart H—Procedures ■ 9. Revise § 591.802 to read as follows: § 591.802 Delegation of certain authorities of the Secretary of the Treasury. 4. Add § 591.407 to read as follows: § 591.407 Settlement agreements and enforcement of certain orders through judicial process. Notwithstanding the existence of any general license issued under this part, or issued under any Executive order issued pursuant to the national emergency declared in E.O. 13692, the entry into a settlement agreement or the enforcement of any lien, judgment, arbitral award, decree, or other order through execution, garnishment, or other judicial process purporting to transfer or otherwise alter or affect property or interests in property blocked pursuant to § 591.201, as referenced in § 591.506(c), is prohibited unless authorized pursuant to a specific license issued by OFAC pursuant to this part. Subpart E—Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing Policy Any action that the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to take pursuant to Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015, Executive Order 13808 of August 24, 2017, Executive Order 13827 of March 19, 2018, Executive Order 13835 of May 21, 2018, Executive Order 13850 of November 1, 2018, Executive Order 13857 of January 25, 2019, Executive Order 13884 of August 5, 2019, and any further Executive orders issued pursuant to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015, may be taken by the Director of OFAC or by any other person to whom the Secretary of the Treasury has delegated authority so to act. Dated: November 18, 2019. Andrea Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2019–25343 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P § 591.506 [Amended] 5. In § 591.506(a), (b), and (c), remove the text ‘‘or any further Executive orders relating to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015.’’ ■ § 591.507 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Amended] 6. In § 591.507(a) and the note to paragraph (a), remove the text ‘‘or any further Executive orders relating to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015.’’ [Docket No. USCG–2019–0120] § 591.508 ACTION: ■ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Amended] 7. In § 591.508, remove the text ‘‘or any further Executive orders relating to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015.’’ ■ ■ 8. Add § 591.509 to read as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; River Rouge, Detroit, MI Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is authorizing the Conrail Railroad Bridge, mile 1.48, across the River Rouge, to be operated remotely. DATES: This rule is effective December 23, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64417 To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Type USCG– 2019–0120 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. Lee D. Soule, Bridge Management Specialist, Ninth Coast Guard District; telephone 216–902– 6085, email Lee.D.Soule@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register IGLD85 International Great Lakes Datum of 1985 LWD Low Water Datum based on IGLD 85 OMB Office of Management and Budget NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Advance, Supplemental) § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History On March 28, 2019, we published a NPRM entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; River Rouge, Detroit, MI’’ in the Federal Register (84 FR 11694). We received no comments on this rule. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority 33 U.S.C. 499. Conrail Railroad Bridge, mile 1.48, across the River Rouge is a single leaf bascule bridge. A horizontal navigation clearance of 123 feet is available. Eight feet of vertical clearance, referred to LWD is available in the closed position. The Conrail Bridge is advertised as having unlimited clearance in the open position; however, the tip of the bridge leaf does encroach slightly into the northern boundary of the navigation channel. The Federal Channel has a bend in the river immediately west of the Conrail Bridge. Because of this bend most large commercial vessels will not enter the river unless they have conformation that this bridge is opened. The Rouge River is primarily used by commercial vessels. IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard provided a comment period of 180 days and no comments were received. We did not make any changes to regulatory language. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 226 (Friday, November 22, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control

31 CFR Part 591


Venezuela Sanctions Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) is amending the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations to 
incorporate additional Executive orders, add a general license 
authorizing U.S. Government activities, and add an interpretive 
provision.

DATES: Effective Date: November 22, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for 
Licensing, 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, 
202-622-4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & 
Evaluation, 202-622-2490.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Electronic Availability

    This document and additional information concerning OFAC are 
available on OFAC's website (www.treasury.gov/ofac).

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Background

    On July 10, 2015, OFAC issued the Venezuela Sanctions Regulations, 
31 CFR part 591 (the ``Regulations'') (80 FR 39676, July 10, 2015) to 
implement the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act 
of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-278) and Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 
(``Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons 
Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela'') (E.O. 13692). The 
Regulations were published in abbreviated form for the purpose of 
providing immediate guidance to the public. Since then, the President 
has issued six additional Executive orders pursuant to the national 
emergency declared in E.O. 13692: Executive Order 13808 of August 24, 
2017 (``Imposing Additional Sanctions With Respect to the Situation in 
Venezuela'') (82 FR 41155, August 29, 2017); Executive Order 13827 of 
March 19, 2018 (``Taking Additional Steps to Address the Situation in 
Venezuela'') (83 FR 12469, March 21, 2018); Executive Order 13835 of 
May 21, 2018 (``Prohibiting Certain Additional Transactions With 
Respect to Venezuela'') (83 FR 24001, May 24, 2018); Executive Order 
13850 of November 1, 2018 (``Blocking Property of Additional Persons 
Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela'') (83 FR 55243, November 2, 
2018); Executive Order 13857 of January 25, 2019 (``Taking Additional 
Steps To Address the National Emergency With Respect to Venezuela'') 
(84 FR 509, January 30, 2019); and Executive Order 13884 of August 5, 
2019 (``Blocking Property of the Government of Venezuela'') (84 FR 
38843, August 7, 2019).
    In subpart B of the Regulations, OFAC is expanding existing Sec.  
591.201 to specify that the prohibitions in that section include all 
transactions prohibited pursuant to E.O. 13692 of March 8, 2015 or any 
further Executive order issued pursuant to the national emergency 
declared in E.O. 13692. In subpart C of the Regulations, OFAC is making 
a technical amendment to the definition of financial, material, or 
technological support at Sec.  591.304 to reflect the changes being 
made to Sec.  591.201.
    OFAC also is incorporating a general license into subpart E that 
was previously posted only on OFAC's website. This general license, 
which is being added as new Sec.  591.509, authorizes the U.S. 
Government to engage in certain activities related to Venezuela. OFAC 
is adding a new interpretative provision at Sec.  591.407 regarding 
settlement agreements and the enforcement of liens, judgments, arbitral 
awards, decrees, or other orders through execution, garnishment, or 
other judicial process. This interpretive provision clarifies that, 
notwithstanding the existence of any general license issued under 31 
CFR part 591, or issued under any Executive order issued pursuant to 
the national emergency declared in E.O. 13692, the entry into a 
settlement agreement or the enforcement of any lien, judgment, arbitral 
award, decree, or other order through execution, garnishment, or other 
judicial process purporting to transfer or otherwise alter or affect 
property or interests in property blocked pursuant to Sec.  591.201 is 
prohibited unless authorized pursuant to a specific license issued by 
OFAC. Finally, OFAC is making certain technical and conforming edits.
    OFAC intends to supplement part 591 with a more comprehensive set 
of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and 
definitional guidance and additional general licenses and statements of 
licensing policy.

Public Participation

    Because the Regulations involve a foreign affairs function, the 
provisions of Executive Order 12866 and the Administrative Procedure 
Act (5 U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity 
for public participation, and delay in effective date, as well as the 
provisions of Executive Order 13771, are inapplicable. Because no 
notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) does not apply.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The collections of information related to the Regulations are 
contained in 31 CFR part 501 (the ``Reporting, Procedures and Penalties 
Regulations''). Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3507), those collections of information have been approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1505-0164. An 
agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid control number.

List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 591

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Blocking of 
assets, Legal services, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Sanctions.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the 
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control amends 31 CFR chapter V as 
follows:

PART 591--VENEZUELA SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 591 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 
1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); 
Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); Pub. L. 113-
278, 128 Stat. 3011 (50 U.S.C. 1701 note); E.O. 13692, 80 FR 12747, 
March 11, 2015, 3 CFR, 2015 Comp., p. 276; E.O. 13808, 82 FR 41155, 
August 29, 2017, 3 CFR, 2017 Comp., p. 377; E.O. 13827, 83 FR 12469, 
March 21, 2018, 3 CFR, 2018 Comp., p. 794; E.O. 13835, 83 FR 24001, 
May 24, 2018, 3 CFR, 2018 Comp., p. 817; E.O. 13850, 83 FR 55243, 
November 2, 2018, 3 CFR, 2018 Comp., p. 881; E.O. 13857, 84 FR 509, 
January 30, 2019; E.O. 13884, 84 FR 38843, August 7, 2019.

Subpart B--Prohibitions

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2. Revise Sec.  591.201 to read as follows:


Sec.  591.201   Prohibited transactions.

    All transactions prohibited pursuant to Executive Order 13692 of 
March 8, 2015, or any further Executive orders issued pursuant to the 
national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692, are prohibited 
pursuant to this part.

    Note 1 to Sec.  591.201:  The names of persons designated 
pursuant to Executive Order 13692, or pursuant to any further 
Executive orders issued pursuant to the national emergency declared 
in Executive Order 13692, whose property and interests in property 
therefore are blocked pursuant to this section, are published in the 
Federal Register and incorporated into OFAC's Specially Designated 
Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) using the identifier 
formulation ``[VENEZEULA-E.O. [E.O. number pursuant to which the 
person's property and interests in property are blocked]].'' The SDN 
List is accessible through the following page on OFAC's website: 
www.treasury.gov/sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN 
List can be found in appendix A to this chapter. See Sec.  591.406 
concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose 
property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant 
to this section.


    Note 2 to Sec.  591.201:  The International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), 
authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a 
person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons 
whose property and interests in property are blocked pending 
investigation pursuant to this section also are published in the 
Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List using the 
identifier formulation ``[BPI-VENEZEULA-E.O. [E.O. number pursuant 
to which the person's property and

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interests in property are blocked pending investigation]].''


    Note 3 to Sec.  591.201:  Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this 
chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, 
respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked 
due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their 
status as persons whose property and interests in property are 
blocked pursuant to this section.

Subpart C--General Definitions


Sec.  591.304   [Amended]

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3. In Sec.  591.304, remove the text ``, as used in Executive Order 
13692 of March 8, 2015,''.

Subpart D--Interpretations

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4. Add Sec.  591.407 to read as follows:


Sec.  591.407   Settlement agreements and enforcement of certain orders 
through judicial process.

    Notwithstanding the existence of any general license issued under 
this part, or issued under any Executive order issued pursuant to the 
national emergency declared in E.O. 13692, the entry into a settlement 
agreement or the enforcement of any lien, judgment, arbitral award, 
decree, or other order through execution, garnishment, or other 
judicial process purporting to transfer or otherwise alter or affect 
property or interests in property blocked pursuant to Sec.  591.201, as 
referenced in Sec.  591.506(c), is prohibited unless authorized 
pursuant to a specific license issued by OFAC pursuant to this part.

Subpart E--Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing 
Policy


Sec.  591.506   [Amended]

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5. In Sec.  591.506(a), (b), and (c), remove the text ``or any further 
Executive orders relating to the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015.''


Sec.  591.507   [Amended]

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6. In Sec.  591.507(a) and the note to paragraph (a), remove the text 
``or any further Executive orders relating to the national emergency 
declared in Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015.''


Sec.  591.508  [Amended]

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7. In Sec.  591.508, remove the text ``or any further Executive orders 
relating to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of 
March 8, 2015.''

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8. Add Sec.  591.509 to read as follows:


Sec.  591.509   Official business of the United States Government.

    All transactions that are for the conduct of the official business 
of the United States Government by employees, grantees, or contractors 
thereof are authorized.

    Note 1 to Sec.  591.509:  For additional information regarding 
requirements relating to the entry into a settlement agreement or 
the enforcement of any lien, judgment, arbitral award, decree, or 
other order through execution, garnishment, or other judicial 
process purporting to transfer or otherwise alter or affect property 
or interests in property blocked pursuant to Sec.  591.201, see 
Sec.  591.407.

Subpart H--Procedures

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9. Revise Sec.  591.802 to read as follows:


Sec.  591.802  Delegation of certain authorities of the Secretary of 
the Treasury.

    Any action that the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to take 
pursuant to Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015, Executive Order 
13808 of August 24, 2017, Executive Order 13827 of March 19, 2018, 
Executive Order 13835 of May 21, 2018, Executive Order 13850 of 
November 1, 2018, Executive Order 13857 of January 25, 2019, Executive 
Order 13884 of August 5, 2019, and any further Executive orders issued 
pursuant to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692 of 
March 8, 2015, may be taken by the Director of OFAC or by any other 
person to whom the Secretary of the Treasury has delegated authority so 
to act.

    Dated: November 18, 2019.
Andrea Gacki,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2019-25343 Filed 11-21-19; 8:45 am]
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