Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 1245(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13 NDAA), 53898-53899 [2020-19118]

Download as PDF 53898 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. Electronic Comments [FR Doc. 2020–19045 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSEAMER–2020–63 on the subject line. Paper Comments khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES • Send paper comments in triplicate to: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEAMER–2020–63. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Zarzecki, (202) 647 7594 Sunshine Act Meetings Report: (July 30, 2020) Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Section 1245(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, (also known as the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA)), as delegated by Presidential Memorandum of June 3, 2013 (78 FR 35545), requires the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to determine: (1) Whether Iran is (A) using any of the materials described in subsection (d) of Section 1245 of IFCA as a medium for barter, swap, or any other exchange or transaction, or (B) listing any of such materials as assets of the Government of Iran for purposes of the national balance sheet of Iran; (2) which sectors of the economy of Iran are controlled directly or indirectly by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); and (3) which of the materials described in subsection (d) are used in connection with the nuclear, military, or ballistic missile programs of Iran. Materials described in subsection (d) of Section 1245 are graphite, raw or semi-finished metals such as aluminum and steel, coal, and software for integrating industrial processes. This report pursuant to Section 1245(e) of IFCA covers the period January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Following a review of the available information, and in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of State has determined that Iran is not using the materials described in Section 1245(d) as a medium for barter, swap, or any other exchange or transaction. Following a review of the available information, and in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of State has determined Iran is listing gold as an asset of the Government of Iran for the purposes of the National Balance Sheet of Iran. Following a review of the available information, and in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of State has determined that the construction sector of Iran is controlled directly or indirectly by the IRGC. TIME AND DATE: The meeting will be held via remote means and/or at the Commission’s headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549. PLACE: This meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and will be open to the public via audio webcast only on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. STATUS: The Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to the Commission’s rules implementing its whistleblower program that would enhance claim processing efficiency, and clarify and bring greater transparency to the framework used by the Commission in exercising its discretion in determining award amounts, as well as otherwise address specific issues that have developed during the whistleblower program’s history. The amendments reflect the Commission’s experience administering the program over the past decade. The Commission will also consider whether to adopt interpretive guidance concerning the term ‘‘independent analysis’’ in the Commission’s rules implementing its whistleblower program. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact Vanessa A. Countryman, Office of the Secretary, at (202) 551–5400. Dated: August 26, 2020. Vanessa A. Countryman, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–19201 Filed 8–27–20; 11:15 am] 16 17 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 [Public Notice: 11180] ACTION: SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION BILLING CODE 8011–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF STATE PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices Following a review of the available information, and in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of State has determined that the following certain types of materials are used in connection with the nuclear, military, or ballistic missile programs of Iran: ALUMINIUM 319 ALUMINIUM 1100 ALUMINIUM 225 ALUMINIUM 6061 ALUMINIUM 6063 ALUMINIUM 6082 ALUMINIUM 7075 ALUMINIUM BROZE ALLOY UNS C63600 (CDA alloy 636) ALUMINIUM OXIDE (Al2O3) STEEL 302 STEEL 4130 STAINLESS STEEL 321 STAINLES SSTEEL 316 A877 STEEL A228 STEEL 100Cr6–52100 STEEL 350 MARAGING STEEL (also known as MARAGING STEEL350) 300 MARAGING STEEL (also known as MARAGING STEEL300) UNS Cl7200–TD01 [BERYLLIUM COPPER] UNS C37000—CuZn38Pb1 TUNGSTEN COPPER ALUMINIUM POWDER with purity above 98 percent Gonzalo O. Suarez, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–19118 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–27–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11192] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Education and Cultural Affairs Monitoring and Evaluation Initiative Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: The Department of State has submitted the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. 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 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments up to September 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:26 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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, to Natalie Donahue, Chief of Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, who may be reached at ECAEvaluation@state.gov or at 202– 632–6193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: Monitoring Data for ECA (MODE) Framework. • OMB Control Number: None. • Type of Request: New collection. • Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/P/V). • Form Number: No form. • Respondents: ECA program participants, alumni, and host/home communities. • Estimated Number of Participant Post-Program Survey Respondents: 66,691. • Estimated Number of Participant Post-Program Survey Responses: 50,532. • Average Time per Participant PostProgram Survey: 8 minutes. • Total Estimate Participant PostProgram Survey Burden Time: 6,738 hours. • Estimated Number of Alumni Survey Respondents: 13,591. • Estimated Number of Alumni Survey Responses: 6,063. • Average Time per Alumni Survey: 30 minutes. • Total Estimated Alumni Survey Burden Time: 3,032 hours. • Estimated Number of Host/Home Community Survey Respondents: 5,000. • Estimated Number of Host/Home Community Survey Responses: 500. • Average Time per Host/Home Community Survey: 20 minutes. • Total Estimated Host/Home Community Survey Burden Time: 167 hours. • Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,095. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 9,937 hours annual hours. • Frequency: For participants, once after program participation; for Alumni, once every one, three and five years; for host/home communities, once every year. • Obligation to Respond: Voluntary We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53899 • 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 The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) regularly monitors and evaluates its programs through the collection of data about program accomplishments in order to enable program staff to assess the results of its programs, where improvements may be necessary, and to modify/plan future programs. In order to more systematically assess the efficacy and impact of ECA fundedprograms and to address the requirements of the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (FATAA) and the Department of State’s updated monitoring and evaluation guidance (18 FAM 300), ECA’s Evaluation Division has created a robust performance monitoring framework that is responsive to these directives, measures programmatic goals and objectives, and provides a comprehensive view of overall Bureau activities. The Monitoring Data for ECA (MODE) Framework (https:// eca.state.gov/impact/eca-evaluationdivision/monitoring-data-eca-modeframework) includes a results framework with indicators designed to track program performance and the direction, pace, and magnitude of change of ECA programs—leading to strengthened feedback mechanisms resulting in more effective programs. Each of these indicators has corresponding data collection questions defined so data will be collected uniformly whether by the program office, the Evaluation Division, or an award recipient. Implementation of the MODE Framework will enable ECA to standardize and utilize its data in the following ways: E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 169 (Monday, August 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53898-53899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-19118]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11180]


Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 1245(e) of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13 NDAA)

ACTION: Notice of Report.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Zarzecki, (202) 647 7594

Report: (July 30, 2020)

    Section 1245(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2013, (also known as the Iran Freedom and Counter-
Proliferation Act of 2012 (IFCA)), as delegated by Presidential 
Memorandum of June 3, 2013 (78 FR 35545), requires the Secretary of 
State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to 
determine: (1) Whether Iran is (A) using any of the materials described 
in subsection (d) of Section 1245 of IFCA as a medium for barter, swap, 
or any other exchange or transaction, or (B) listing any of such 
materials as assets of the Government of Iran for purposes of the 
national balance sheet of Iran; (2) which sectors of the economy of 
Iran are controlled directly or indirectly by Iran's Islamic 
Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); and (3) which of the materials 
described in subsection (d) are used in connection with the nuclear, 
military, or ballistic missile programs of Iran. Materials described in 
subsection (d) of Section 1245 are graphite, raw or semi-finished 
metals such as aluminum and steel, coal, and software for integrating 
industrial processes.
    This report pursuant to Section 1245(e) of IFCA covers the period 
January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
    Following a review of the available information, and in 
consultation with the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of 
State has determined that Iran is not using the materials described in 
Section 1245(d) as a medium for barter, swap, or any other exchange or 
transaction.
    Following a review of the available information, and in 
consultation with the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of 
State has determined Iran is listing gold as an asset of the Government 
of Iran for the purposes of the National Balance Sheet of Iran. 
Following a review of the available information, and in consultation 
with the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of State has 
determined that the construction sector of Iran is controlled directly 
or indirectly by the IRGC.

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    Following a review of the available information, and in 
consultation with the Department of the Treasury, the Secretary of 
State has determined that the following certain types of materials are 
used in connection with the nuclear, military, or ballistic missile 
programs of Iran:

ALUMINIUM 319
ALUMINIUM 1100
ALUMINIUM 225
ALUMINIUM 6061
ALUMINIUM 6063
ALUMINIUM 6082
ALUMINIUM 7075
ALUMINIUM BROZE ALLOY UNS C63600 (CDA alloy 636)
ALUMINIUM OXIDE (Al2O3)
STEEL 302
STEEL 4130
STAINLESS STEEL 321
STAINLES SSTEEL 316
A877 STEEL
A228 STEEL
100Cr6-52100 STEEL
350 MARAGING STEEL (also known as MARAGING STEEL350)
300 MARAGING STEEL (also known as MARAGING STEEL300)
UNS Cl7200-TD01 [BERYLLIUM COPPER]
UNS C37000--CuZn38Pb1
TUNGSTEN COPPER
ALUMINIUM POWDER with purity above 98 percent

Gonzalo O. Suarez,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and 
Nonproliferation, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2020-19118 Filed 8-28-20; 8:45 am]
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