Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement, 8618-8619 [2020-02993]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 8618 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 31 / Friday, February 14, 2020 / Notices Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to April 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2019–0044’’ in the search field, clicking the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button, and completing the comment form. • Email: PPTFormsOfficer@state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: PPT Forms Officer, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Program Management and Operational Support, 44132 Mercure Cir., P.O. Box 1199, Sterling, VA 20166–1199. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Birth Affidavit. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0132. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Program Management and Operational Support (CA/PPT/S/PMO/CR). • Form Number: DS–10. • Respondents: Individuals. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,183. • Estimated Number of Responses: 5,183. • Average Time per Response: 40 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 3,455 hours. • Frequency: On Occasion. • Obligation to Respond: Required to Obtain a Benefit. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Feb 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection Form DS–10, Birth Affidavit, is submitted in conjunction with an application for a U.S. passport, and is used by Passport Services to collect information for the purpose of establishing the U.S. nationality of a passport applicant who has not submitted an acceptable United States birth certificate with his/her passport application. The Secretary of State is authorized to issue U.S. passports under 22 U.S.C. 211a et seq, 8 U.S.C. 1104, and Executive Order 11295 (August 5, 1966). Pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 212 and 22 CFR 51.2, only U.S. nationals may be issued a U.S. passport. Most passport applicants show U.S. nationality by providing a birth certificate showing the applicant was born in the United States. Some applicants, however, may have been born in the United States (and subject to its jurisdiction), but were never issued a birth certificate. Form DS–10 is a form affidavit for completion by a witness to the birth of such an applicant; it collects information relevant to establishing the identity of the affiant, and the birth circumstances of the passport applicant. If credible, the affidavit may permit the applicant to show U.S. nationality based on the applicant’s birth in the United States, despite never having been issued a U.S. birth certificate. We use the information collected on the person completing the affidavit to confirm that individual’s identity, which is relevant to confirming his or her relationship to the applicant and the likelihood that the affiant has actual knowledge of the circumstances of the applicant’s birth. Methodology When needed, a form DS–10, Birth Affidavit is completed at the time a person applies for a U.S. passport. Florence Fultz, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services. [FR Doc. 2020–03040 Filed 2–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice:11034] Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, State. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on foreign entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category includes items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD or cruise or ballistic missile systems, items on U.S. national control lists for WMD/ missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and other items with the potential of making such a material contribution when added through caseby-case decisions. DATES: The imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act described in this notice went into effect February 3, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: Pam Durham, Office of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 647–4930. For U.S. Government procurement ban issues: Eric Moore, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of State, Telephone: (703) 875–4079. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 3, 2020, the U.S. Government applied the measures authorized in Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 31 / Friday, February 14, 2020 / Notices Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 109– 353) against the following foreign persons identified in the report submitted pursuant to Section 2(a) of the Act: Baoding Shimaotong Enterprises Services Company Limited (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Dandong Zhensheng Trade Co., Ltd. (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Gaobeidian Kaituo Precise Instrument Co. Ltd (China) and any successor, subunit, or subsidiary thereof; Luo Dingwen (Chinese individual); Shenzhen Tojoin Communications Technology Co. Ltd (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Shenzhen Xiangu High-Tech Co., Ltd (China) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Wong Myong Son (individual in China); Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co., Ltd (China) and any successor, subunit, or subsidiary thereof; Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS) (Iraq) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Instrument Building Design Bureau (KBP) Tula (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Scientific Production Association Mashinostroyeniya (NPOM) (Russia) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof; Eren Carbon Graphite Industrial Trading Company, Ltd. (Turkey) and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, the following measures are imposed on these persons: 1. No department or agency of the United States Government may procure or enter into any contract for the procurement of any goods, technology, or services from these foreign persons, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine; 2. No department or agency of the United States Government may provide any assistance to these foreign persons, and these persons shall not be eligible to participate in any assistance program of the United States Government, except to the extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine; 3. No United States Government sales to these foreign persons of any item on the United States Munitions List are permitted, and all sales to these persons of any defense articles, defense services, or design and construction services VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Feb 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 under the Arms Export Control Act are terminated; and 4. No new individual licenses shall be granted for the transfer to these foreign persons of items the export of which is controlled under the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration Regulations, and any existing such licenses are suspended. These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place for two years from the effective date, except to the extent that the Secretary of State may subsequently determine otherwise. Choo S. Kang, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–02993 Filed 2–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11027] 60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to April 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by going to www.Regulations.gov. You can search for the document by entering ‘‘Docket Number: DOS–2020–0003’’ in the Search field. Then click the ‘‘Comment Now’’ button and complete the comment form. • Email: Fieldke@state.gov. • Regular Mail: Send written comments to: Medical Director, Office of Medical Clearances, Bureau of Medical Services, 2401 E Street NW, SA–1, Room L–101, Washington, DC 20522– 0101. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8619 • Fax: 202–647–0292, Attention: Medical Clearance Director. You must include the DS form number (if applicable), information collection title, and the OMB control number in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, should be sent to Karl Field, Director of Medical Clearances at 202–663–1591 or Fieldke@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Medical Clearance Update. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0131. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Medical Services (MED). • Form Number: DS–3057. • Respondents: Contractors and eligible family members. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,205. • Estimated Number of Responses: 7,205. • Average Time per Response: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 3,603 hours. • Frequency: As needed. • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection Form DS–3057 is designed to collect medical information to provide medical providers with current and adequate information to base decisions on whether contractors and eligible family E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 31 (Friday, February 14, 2020)]
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[Pages 8618-8619]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02993]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice:11034]


Imposition of Nonproliferation Measures Against Foreign Persons, 
Including a Ban on U.S. Government Procurement

AGENCY: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, State.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: A determination has been made that a number of foreign persons 
have engaged in activities that warrant the imposition of measures 
pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, and Syria 
Nonproliferation Act. The Act provides for penalties on foreign 
entities and individuals for the transfer to or acquisition from Iran 
since January 1, 1999; the transfer to or acquisition from Syria since 
January 1, 2005; or the transfer to or acquisition from North Korea 
since January 1, 2006, of goods, services, or technology controlled 
under multilateral control lists (Missile Technology Control Regime, 
Australia Group, Chemical Weapons Convention, Nuclear Suppliers Group, 
Wassenaar Arrangement) or otherwise having the potential to make a 
material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction 
(WMD) or cruise or ballistic missile systems. The latter category 
includes items of the same kind as those on multilateral lists but 
falling below the control list parameters when it is determined that 
such items have the potential of making a material contribution to WMD 
or cruise or ballistic missile systems, items on U.S. national control 
lists for WMD/missile reasons that are not on multilateral lists, and 
other items with the potential of making such a material contribution 
when added through case-by-case decisions.

DATES: The imposition of measures pursuant to Section 3 of the Iran, 
North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act described in this notice 
went into effect February 3, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On general issues: Pam Durham, Office 
of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of 
International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, 
Telephone (202) 647-4930. For U.S. Government procurement ban issues: 
Eric Moore, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of State, 
Telephone: (703) 875-4079.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 3, 2020, the U.S. Government 
applied the measures authorized in Section 3 of the Iran, North Korea, 
and

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Syria Nonproliferation Act (Pub. L. 109-353) against the following 
foreign persons identified in the report submitted pursuant to Section 
2(a) of the Act:
    Baoding Shimaotong Enterprises Services Company Limited (China) and 
any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Dandong Zhensheng Trade Co., Ltd. (China) and any successor, sub-
unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Gaobeidian Kaituo Precise Instrument Co. Ltd (China) and any 
successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Luo Dingwen (Chinese individual);
    Shenzhen Tojoin Communications Technology Co. Ltd (China) and any 
successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Shenzhen Xiangu High-Tech Co., Ltd (China) and any successor, sub-
unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Wong Myong Son (individual in China);
    Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co., Ltd (China) and any 
successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS) (Iraq) and any successor, sub-unit, 
or subsidiary thereof;
    Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (Russia) and any successor, 
sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Instrument Building Design Bureau (KBP) Tula (Russia) and any 
successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Scientific Production Association Mashinostroyeniya (NPOM) (Russia) 
and any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof;
    Eren Carbon Graphite Industrial Trading Company, Ltd. (Turkey) and 
any successor, sub-unit, or subsidiary thereof.
    Accordingly, pursuant to Section 3 of the Act, the following 
measures are imposed on these persons:
    1. No department or agency of the United States Government may 
procure or enter into any contract for the procurement of any goods, 
technology, or services from these foreign persons, except to the 
extent that the Secretary of State otherwise may determine;
    2. No department or agency of the United States Government may 
provide any assistance to these foreign persons, and these persons 
shall not be eligible to participate in any assistance program of the 
United States Government, except to the extent that the Secretary of 
State otherwise may determine;
    3. No United States Government sales to these foreign persons of 
any item on the United States Munitions List are permitted, and all 
sales to these persons of any defense articles, defense services, or 
design and construction services under the Arms Export Control Act are 
terminated; and
    4. No new individual licenses shall be granted for the transfer to 
these foreign persons of items the export of which is controlled under 
the Export Administration Act of 1979 or the Export Administration 
Regulations, and any existing such licenses are suspended.
    These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments 
and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place 
for two years from the effective date, except to the extent that the 
Secretary of State may subsequently determine otherwise.

Choo S. Kang,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Security and 
Nonproliferation, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2020-02993 Filed 2-13-20; 8:45 am]
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