Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations, 31060-31061 [2020-11093]

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Mizelle, who is the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the General Counsel for DHS, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Chad R. Mizelle, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2020–11145 Filed 5–20–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9112–FP–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control 31 CFR Part 541 Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations to remove a general license that authorizes all transactions involving Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe as a result of these entities being removed from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List). DATES: This rule is effective May 22, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202–622– 4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622– 2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available on OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Background On July 29, 2004, OFAC issued the Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 541 (69 FR 45246, July 29, 2004) (the ‘‘Regulations’’) as an interim final rule to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13288 of March 6, 2003 (‘‘Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe’’). Subsequently, E.O. 13391 of November 22, 2005 (‘‘Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe’’) and E.O. 13469 of July 25, 2008 (‘‘Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe’’) were issued pursuant to the national emergency declared in E.O. 13288. On July 25, 2008, OFAC designated the Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe pursuant to E.O. 13469. At that time, OFAC determined that these entities contributed to the undermining of democratic processes and institutions in PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Zimbabwe by providing support for Robert Mugabe’s regime. On April 24, 2013, OFAC issued Zimbabwe General License No. 1, authorizing all transactions involving the Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, subject to certain limitations, and published this general license on its website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). On July 9, 2013, OFAC also published this general license in the Federal Register. On July 10, 2014, OFAC amended the Regulations to adopt as a final rule the interim final rule originally issued on July 29, 2004, with changes to implement E.O. 13391 and E.O. 13469, and to incorporate Zimbabwe General License No. 1 into § 541.510 of the Regulations (79 FR 39312, July 10, 2014). On February 3, 2016, OFAC removed the Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe from the SDN List. This rule amends the Regulations to remove the general license that was located in § 541.510, as authorization is no longer required to engage in transactions with these entities. In addition, OFAC is updating the authorities citation of the Regulations to shorten citations to conform with Federal Register guidance. 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. E:\FR\FM\22MYR1.SGM 22MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 541 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, banking, Blocking of assets, Credit, Foreign trade, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities, Services, Zimbabwe. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control amends 31 CFR part 541 as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 31061 PART 541—ZIMBABWE SANCTIONS REGULATIONS Subpart E—Licenses, Authorizations and Statements of Licensing Policy 1. The authority citation for part 541 is revised to read as follows: § 541.510 Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601–1651, 1701–1706; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 50 U.S.C. 1705 note; E.O. 13288, 68 FR 11457, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 186; E.O. 13391, 70 FR 71201, 3 CFR, 2005 Comp., p. 206; E.O. 13469, 73 FR 43841, 3 CFR, 2008 Comp., p. 1025. Dated: May 15, 2020. Andrea Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. ■ PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 ■ [Removed] 2. Remove § 541.510. [FR Doc. 2020–11093 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P E:\FR\FM\22MYR1.SGM 22MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 100 (Friday, May 22, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control

31 CFR Part 541


Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations to remove 
a general license that authorizes all transactions involving 
Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and Infrastructure 
Development Bank of Zimbabwe as a result of these entities being 
removed from OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons 
List (SDN List).

DATES: This rule is effective May 22, 2020.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Electronic Availability

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

Background

    On July 29, 2004, OFAC issued the Zimbabwe Sanctions Regulations, 
31 CFR part 541 (69 FR 45246, July 29, 2004) (the ``Regulations'') as 
an interim final rule to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13288 of 
March 6, 2003 (``Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic 
Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe''). Subsequently, E.O. 13391 of 
November 22, 2005 (``Blocking Property of Additional Persons 
Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe'') and 
E.O. 13469 of July 25, 2008 (``Blocking Property of Additional Persons 
Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe'') were 
issued pursuant to the national emergency declared in E.O. 13288.
    On July 25, 2008, OFAC designated the Agricultural Development Bank 
of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe 
pursuant to E.O. 13469. At that time, OFAC determined that these 
entities contributed to the undermining of democratic processes and 
institutions in Zimbabwe by providing support for Robert Mugabe's 
regime.
    On April 24, 2013, OFAC issued Zimbabwe General License No. 1, 
authorizing all transactions involving the Agricultural Development 
Bank of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, 
subject to certain limitations, and published this general license on 
its website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). On July 9, 2013, OFAC also 
published this general license in the Federal Register.
    On July 10, 2014, OFAC amended the Regulations to adopt as a final 
rule the interim final rule originally issued on July 29, 2004, with 
changes to implement E.O. 13391 and E.O. 13469, and to incorporate 
Zimbabwe General License No. 1 into Sec.  541.510 of the Regulations 
(79 FR 39312, July 10, 2014).
    On February 3, 2016, OFAC removed the Agricultural Development Bank 
of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe from 
the SDN List. This rule amends the Regulations to remove the general 
license that was located in Sec.  541.510, as authorization is no 
longer required to engage in transactions with these entities. In 
addition, OFAC is updating the authorities citation of the Regulations 
to shorten citations to conform with Federal Register guidance.

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.

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List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 541

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, banking, Blocking of 
assets, Credit, Foreign trade, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Securities, Services, Zimbabwe.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Department of the 
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control amends 31 CFR part 541 as 
follows:

PART 541--ZIMBABWE SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 541 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; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 50 U.S.C. 1705 note; E.O. 13288, 68 
FR 11457, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 186; E.O. 13391, 70 FR 71201, 3 CFR, 
2005 Comp., p. 206; E.O. 13469, 73 FR 43841, 3 CFR, 2008 Comp., p. 
1025.

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


Sec.  541.510   [Removed]

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2. Remove Sec.  541.510.

    Dated: May 15, 2020.
Andrea Gacki,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2020-11093 Filed 5-21-20; 8:45 am]
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