Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, 50203-50204 [2021-19117]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices total of 11% of equity interest in Company. The Associates expect to receive a total of $26.6 million from the proposed transaction. Therefore, the proposed transaction is considered self-deal pursuant to 13 CFR 107.730 and requires a regulatory exemption. Notice is hereby given that any interested person may submit written comments on the transaction within fifteen days of the date of this publication to Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416. Bailey DeVries, Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2021–19338 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11522] Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Russia Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 ACTION: Notice. On March 2, 2021, the Secretary of State, acting under authority delegated pursuant to Executive Order 12851, determined pursuant to section 306(a) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act), 22 U.S.C. 5604(a), that the Government of the Russian Federation used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals. Notice of this determination was published on March 18, 2021 in the Federal Register, under Public Notice 11374, which resulted in sanctions against Russia. Section 307(b) of the CBW Act, requires a decision within three months of March 2, 2021 regarding whether Russia has met certain conditions described in the law. Additional sanctions on Russia are required if these conditions are not met. Russia has not met the CBW Act’s conditions and the Deputy Secretary of State has decided to impose additional sanctions on Russia on August 20, 2021. DATES: September 7, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela K. Durham, Office of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International Security and sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 Nonproliferation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 647–4930. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 307(b) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, as amended (22 U.S.C. 5605(b)), on August 20, 2021, the Deputy Secretary of State decided to impose additional sanctions on Russia. As a result, the following additional sanctions are hereby imposed: 1. Multilateral Development Bank Assistance: The United States Government shall oppose, in accordance with Section 701 of the International Financial Institutions Act (22 U.S.C. 262d), the extension of any loan or financial or technical assistance to Russia by international financial institutions. 2. Bank Loans: The United States Government shall prohibit any United States bank from making any loan or providing any credit to the Government of the Russian Federation, except for loans or credits for the purpose of purchasing food or other agricultural commodities or products. The Deputy Secretary of State has determined that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to waive the application of this sanction in all respects, except that the authority of Executive Order 13883 shall be used by the Department of the Treasury to prohibit United States banks from (1) participating in the primary market for non-ruble denominated bonds issued by the Russian sovereign issued after the enactment of these sanctions; and (2) providing non-ruble denominated loans to the Russian sovereign after the enactment of these sanctions, in both cases as further described in a Federal Register Notice issued by the Department of the Treasury and implemented through the Directive and guidance published on the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s website (http://www.treasury.gov/ofac). 3. Further Export Restrictions: The authorities of section 6 of the Export Administration Act of 1979 shall be used to prohibit exports to Russia of all other goods and technology (excluding food and other agricultural commodities and products). The Deputy Secretary of State has determined that it is essential to the national security interests of the United States to waive the application of this sanction with respect to the following: Reasons for Control: Exports and reexports of goods or technology controlled for reason CB (Chemical and Biological Weapons), MT (Missile Technology), and NP (Nuclear PO 00000 Frm 00192 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM 50203 Proliferation), pursuant to new licenses, provided that such licenses will be issued on a case-by-case basis, subject to a ‘‘presumption of denial’’ policy. Exports and reexports of goods or technology controlled for AT (AntiTerrorism), CC (Crime Control), FC (Firearms Convention), and RS (Regional Stability), pursuant to new licenses, provided that such licenses will be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. License Exceptions: Exports and reexports of goods or technology eligible under License Exceptions GOV, ENC, BAG, TMP, and AVS. Safety of Flight: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses necessary for the safety of flight of civil fixed-wing passenger aviation, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. Deemed Exports/Reexports: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for deemed exports and reexports to Russian nationals, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. Wholly-Owned U.S. and Other Foreign Subsidiaries: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for exports and reexports to wholly-owned U.S. and other foreign subsidiaries in Russia, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. Government Space Cooperation: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses in support of government space cooperation, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions. Commercial Space Launches: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses in support of commercial space launches, provided that such licenses will be reviewed subject to a ‘‘presumption of denial’’ policy. Commercial End-Users: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for commercial end-users for civil end-uses in Russia, provided that such licenses will be 07SEN1 50204 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices reviewed subject to a ‘‘presumption of denial’’ policy. SOEs/SFEs: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for Russian state-owned or state-funded enterprises will be reviewed subject to a ‘‘presumption of denial’’ policy. 4. Import Restrictions: New or pending permit applications submitted to the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for the permanent importation into the United States of firearms or ammunition, as defined on the U.S. Munitions Import List (22 CFR 447.21, Categories I and III), that are manufactured or located in the Russian Federation shall be denied in accordance with section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778) and Executive Order 13637. Consistent with authority delegated under Executive Order 12851, the Department of the Treasury has concurred with the imposition of this sanction and its implementation by ATF. These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place for at least one year and until further notice. Choo S. Kang, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State. 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The FAA will use the information collected to determine if the alleged violation warrants investigation or action. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 4, 2020. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by October 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cole R. Milliard by email at: Cole.Milliard@ faa.gov; phone 202–267–3452. 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Prior to that, the FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to revise 14 CFR part 13. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2019 (84 FR 3614). The NPRM proposed to update the procedural rules governing FAA investigations and enforcement actions. The proposed revisions include updates to statutory and regulatory references, updates to agency organizational structure, elimination of inconsistencies, clarification of PO 00000 Frm 00193 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM ambiguity, increases in efficiency, and improved readability. Section 13.5, currently and as proposed in the NPRM, allows any person to file a formal complaint with the FAA Administrator regarding a person’s violation of 49 U.S.C. subtitle VII, 49 U.S.C. chapter 51, or any rule, regulation, or order issued under those statutes. Thus, the overall burden associated with submission and processing of these complaints is not new. It is also optional, as there is no obligation for any individual to file a formal complaint. As revised in proposed 14 CFR 13.5(b), a formal complaint must: (1) Be submitted to the FAA in writing; (2) be identified as a complaint seeking an appropriate order or other enforcement action; (3) identify the subjects of the complaint; (4) state the specific statute, rule, regulation, or order that each subject allegedly violated; (5) contain a concise but complete statement of the facts relied upon to substantiate each allegation; (6) include the name, address, telephone number, and email of the person filing the complaint; and (7) be signed by the person filing the complaint or an authorized representative. After the FAA confirms that the complaint meets these requirements, it sends a copy of the complaint to the subjects of the complaint and gives them an opportunity to submit a written answer. If a complaint does not meet these requirements, it is considered a report of violation under proposed 14 CFR 13.2 (current 14 CFR 13.1). The FAA uses the information in the complaint and answer to determine if there are reasonable grounds for investigating the complaint. If the FAA determines there are reasonable grounds, the FAA proceeds with an investigation. If not, the FAA may dismiss the complaint and give the reason for dismissal in writing to both the person who filed the complaint and the subjects of the complaint. Respondents: Formal complaints are typically submitted by an individual or organization. Almost all formal complaints are evenly split between three basic categories (complainant listed first): Individual vs. individual, individual vs. organization, and organization vs. organization. Frequency: The FAA estimates this collection of information would result in about seven formal complaints per year based on FAA data. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 11522]


Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Russia Under the Chemical 
and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On March 2, 2021, the Secretary of State, acting under 
authority delegated pursuant to Executive Order 12851, determined 
pursuant to section 306(a) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons 
Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act), 22 U.S.C. 
5604(a), that the Government of the Russian Federation used chemical or 
biological weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical 
or biological weapons against its own nationals. Notice of this 
determination was published on March 18, 2021 in the Federal Register, 
under Public Notice 11374, which resulted in sanctions against Russia. 
Section 307(b) of the CBW Act, requires a decision within three months 
of March 2, 2021 regarding whether Russia has met certain conditions 
described in the law. Additional sanctions on Russia are required if 
these conditions are not met. Russia has not met the CBW Act's 
conditions and the Deputy Secretary of State has decided to impose 
additional sanctions on Russia on August 20, 2021.

DATES: September 7, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela K. Durham, Office of Missile, 
Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International 
Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 
647-4930.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 307(b) of the Chemical 
and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, as 
amended (22 U.S.C. 5605(b)), on August 20, 2021, the Deputy Secretary 
of State decided to impose additional sanctions on Russia. As a result, 
the following additional sanctions are hereby imposed:
    1. Multilateral Development Bank Assistance: The United States 
Government shall oppose, in accordance with Section 701 of the 
International Financial Institutions Act (22 U.S.C. 262d), the 
extension of any loan or financial or technical assistance to Russia by 
international financial institutions.
    2. Bank Loans: The United States Government shall prohibit any 
United States bank from making any loan or providing any credit to the 
Government of the Russian Federation, except for loans or credits for 
the purpose of purchasing food or other agricultural commodities or 
products.
    The Deputy Secretary of State has determined that it is essential 
to the national security interests of the United States to waive the 
application of this sanction in all respects, except that the authority 
of Executive Order 13883 shall be used by the Department of the 
Treasury to prohibit United States banks from (1) participating in the 
primary market for non-ruble denominated bonds issued by the Russian 
sovereign issued after the enactment of these sanctions; and (2) 
providing non-ruble denominated loans to the Russian sovereign after 
the enactment of these sanctions, in both cases as further described in 
a Federal Register Notice issued by the Department of the Treasury and 
implemented through the Directive and guidance published on the Office 
of Foreign Assets Control's website (http://www.treasury.gov/ofac).
    3. Further Export Restrictions: The authorities of section 6 of the 
Export Administration Act of 1979 shall be used to prohibit exports to 
Russia of all other goods and technology (excluding food and other 
agricultural commodities and products).
    The Deputy Secretary of State has determined that it is essential 
to the national security interests of the United States to waive the 
application of this sanction with respect to the following:
    Reasons for Control: Exports and reexports of goods or technology 
controlled for reason CB (Chemical and Biological Weapons), MT (Missile 
Technology), and NP (Nuclear Proliferation), pursuant to new licenses, 
provided that such licenses will be issued on a case-by-case basis, 
subject to a ``presumption of denial'' policy. Exports and reexports of 
goods or technology controlled for AT (Anti-Terrorism), CC (Crime 
Control), FC (Firearms Convention), and RS (Regional Stability), 
pursuant to new licenses, provided that such licenses will be issued on 
a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for 
Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions.
    License Exceptions: Exports and reexports of goods or technology 
eligible under License Exceptions GOV, ENC, BAG, TMP, and AVS.
    Safety of Flight: Exports and reexports of goods or technology 
pursuant to new licenses necessary for the safety of flight of civil 
fixed-wing passenger aviation, provided that such licenses shall be 
issued on a case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy 
for Russia prior to enactment of these sanctions.
    Deemed Exports/Reexports: Exports and reexports of goods or 
technology pursuant to new licenses for deemed exports and reexports to 
Russian nationals, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a 
case-by-case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia 
prior to enactment of these sanctions.
    Wholly-Owned U.S. and Other Foreign Subsidiaries: Exports and 
reexports of goods or technology pursuant to new licenses for exports 
and reexports to wholly-owned U.S. and other foreign subsidiaries in 
Russia, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-case 
basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to 
enactment of these sanctions.
    Government Space Cooperation: Exports and reexports of goods or 
technology pursuant to new licenses in support of government space 
cooperation, provided that such licenses shall be issued on a case-by-
case basis, consistent with export licensing policy for Russia prior to 
enactment of these sanctions.
    Commercial Space Launches: Exports and reexports of goods or 
technology pursuant to new licenses in support of commercial space 
launches, provided that such licenses will be reviewed subject to a 
``presumption of denial'' policy.
    Commercial End-Users: Exports and reexports of goods or technology 
pursuant to new licenses for commercial end-users for civil end-uses in 
Russia, provided that such licenses will be

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reviewed subject to a ``presumption of denial'' policy.
    SOEs/SFEs: Exports and reexports of goods or technology pursuant to 
new licenses for Russian state-owned or state-funded enterprises will 
be reviewed subject to a ``presumption of denial'' policy.
    4. Import Restrictions: New or pending permit applications 
submitted to the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for the permanent importation into the 
United States of firearms or ammunition, as defined on the U.S. 
Munitions Import List (22 CFR 447.21, Categories I and III), that are 
manufactured or located in the Russian Federation shall be denied in 
accordance with section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 
2778) and Executive Order 13637. Consistent with authority delegated 
under Executive Order 12851, the Department of the Treasury has 
concurred with the imposition of this sanction and its implementation 
by ATF.
    These measures shall be implemented by the responsible departments 
and agencies of the United States Government and will remain in place 
for at least one year and until further notice.

Choo S. Kang,
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and 
Nonproliferation, Department of State.
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