Publication of Belarus Sanctions Regulations Web General License 2 and Subsequent Iterations, 36942-36946 [2023-11866]

Download as PDF 36942 * * Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2023 / Rules and Regulations * * GL 2C; on April 27, 2018, OFAC issued GL 2E, which superseded GL 2D; on October 24, 2018, OFAC issued GL 2F, which superseded GL 2E; on October 22, 2019, OFAC issued GL 2G, which superseded GL 2F; and on April 19, 2021, OFAC issued GL 2H, which superseded GL 2G. Each GL was made available on OFAC’s website (www.treas.gov/ofac) when it was issued. The text of these GLs is provided below. * Issued in Washington, DC, on May 31, 2023. Brian Konie, Acting Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2023–11909 Filed 6–5–23; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–C DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL 31 CFR Part 548 Belarus Sanctions Regulations Publication of Belarus Sanctions Regulations Web General License 2 and Subsequent Iterations 31 CFR Part 548 Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Publication of web general licenses. AGENCY: GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2 The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing nine general licenses (GLs) issued pursuant to the Belarus Sanctions Regulations: GLs 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, and 2H, each of which was previously made available on OFAC’s website. DATES: GL 2 was issued on October 29, 2015. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional relevant dates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, 202–622–2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, 202–622–4855; or Assistant Director for Compliance, 202– 622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available on OFAC’s website: www.treas.gov/ofac. ddrumheller on DSK120RN23PROD with RULES1 Background On October 29, 2015, OFAC issued GL 2 to authorize certain transactions otherwise prohibited by the Belarus Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 548, and Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus’’ (71 FR 35485, June 20, 2006). Subsequently, OFAC issued eight further iterations of GL 2: on April 28, 2016, OFAC issued GL 2A, which superseded GL 2; on October 18, 2016, OFAC issued GL 2B, which superseded GL 2A; on April 28, 2017, OFAC issued GL 2C, which superseded GL 2B; on October 24, 2017, OFAC issued GL 2D, which superseded VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Jun 05, 2023 Jkt 259001 General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 (a) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs (b) through (e) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named entities, are authorized: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (b) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of the entities described in paragraph (a) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. (c) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the entities described in paragraph (a), above. (d) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (a) as authorized by this PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 general license are required, no later than 15 days after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $10,000, or any series of such transactions exceeding $10,000, to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. (e) This authorization expires on April 30, 2016, unless extended or revoked. Andrea M. Gacki, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: October 29, 2015. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 548 Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2A General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 (a) General License No. 2, dated October 29, 2015, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2A. (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs (c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named entities, are authorized: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of the E:\FR\FM\06JNR1.SGM 06JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2023 / Rules and Regulations entities described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the entities described in paragraph (b), above. (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions. This authorization expires on October 31, 2016, unless extended or revoked. Andrea M. Gacki, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: April 28, 2016. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 548 ddrumheller on DSK120RN23PROD with RULES1 Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2B General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 (a) General License No. 2A, dated April 28, 2016, is replaced and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Jun 05, 2023 Jkt 259001 superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2B. (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs (c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named entities, are authorized: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of the entities described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the entities described in paragraph (b), above. (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36943 (f) This authorization expires on April 17, 2017, unless extended or revoked. John E. Smith, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: October 18, 2016. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 548 Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2C General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 (a) General License No. 2B, dated October 18, 2016, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2C. (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs (c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named entities, are authorized: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of the entities described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the entities described in paragraph (b), above. (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any E:\FR\FM\06JNR1.SGM 06JNR1 36944 Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2023 / Rules and Regulations such transaction in excess of $50,000, or any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions. (f) This authorization expires on October 30, 2017, unless extended or revoked. Andrea Gacki, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: April 28, 2017. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 548 Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2D ddrumheller on DSK120RN23PROD with RULES1 General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 (a) General License No. 2C, dated April 28, 2017, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2D. (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs (c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named entities, are authorized: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Jun 05, 2023 Jkt 259001 • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of the entities described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the entities described in paragraph (b), above. (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions. (f) This authorization expires on April 30, 2018, unless extended or revoked. John E. Smith, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: October 24, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 548 Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2E General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 (a) General License No. 2D, dated October 24, 2017, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2E. (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs (c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named entities, are authorized: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of the entities described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the entities described in paragraph (b), above. (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such E:\FR\FM\06JNR1.SGM 06JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2023 / Rules and Regulations reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions. (f) This authorization expires on October 30, 2018, unless extended or revoked. John E. Smith, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: April 27, 2018. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 548 Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2F ddrumheller on DSK120RN23PROD with RULES1 General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 (a) General License No. 2E, dated April 27, 2018, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2F. (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs (c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named entities, are authorized: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of the entities described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Jun 05, 2023 Jkt 259001 blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the entities described in paragraph (b), above. (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions. (f) This authorization expires on October 25, 2019, unless extended or revoked. Andrea Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: October 24, 2018. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 548 Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2G General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive Order 13405 (a) General License No. 2F, dated October 24, 2018, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2G. (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs (c) through (f) PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36945 below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named entities, are authorized: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of the entities described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the entities described in paragraph (b), above. (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions. (f) This authorization expires at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on April 26, 2021 unless extended or revoked. Andrea Gacki, E:\FR\FM\06JNR1.SGM 06JNR1 36946 Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2023 / Rules and Regulations Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: October 22, 2019. (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and (4) The dates or duration of the activities. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Note to paragraph (c): U.S. financial institutions are not required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions. Belarus Sanctions Regulations 31 CFR Part 548 ddrumheller on DSK120RN23PROD with RULES1 GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2H Authorizing the Wind Down of Transactions Involving Certain Blocked Entities (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this general license, all transactions and activities prohibited by the Belarus Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 548 (the BSR), that are ordinarily incident and necessary to the wind down of transactions involving the following named entities or any entities in which the following named entities own, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest, are authorized through 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time, June 3, 2021: • Belarusian Oil Trade House • Belneftekhim • Belneftekhim USA, Inc. • Belshina OAO • Grodno Azot OAO • Grodno Khimvolokno OAO • Lakokraska OAO • Naftan OAO • Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO (b) This general license does not authorize: (1) The unblocking of any property blocked pursuant to any part of 31 CFR chapter V, including all property and interests in property of the blocked persons identified in paragraph (a) of this general license that were blocked prior to October 30, 2015; or (2) Any transactions or activities otherwise prohibited by the BSR, or prohibited by any other part of 31 CFR chapter V, statute, or Executive order, or involving any blocked persons other than the blocked persons identified in paragraph (a) of this general license. (c) U.S. persons participating in a transaction, or series of transactions, authorized by this general license, in excess of $50,000 are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any such transaction(s), to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Reports may also be filed via email to BelarusGL@state.gov. Such reports shall include the following numbered sections and information: (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract; (2) The parties involved; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Jun 05, 2023 Jkt 259001 (d) Effective April 19, 2021, General License No. 2G, dated October 22, 2019, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2H. Bradley T. Smith, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Dated: April 19, 2021. Andrea M. Gacki, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2023–11866 Filed 6–5–23; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control 31 CFR Part 548 Publication of Belarus Sanctions Regulations Web General License 1 and Subsequent Iterations Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Publication of web general licenses. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing five general licenses (GLs) issued pursuant to the Belarus Sanctions Regulations: GLs 1, 1–A, 1–B, 1–C, and 1–D, each of which was previously made available on OFAC’s website. DATES: GL 1 was issued on September 4, 2008. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional relevant dates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, 202–622–2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, 202–622–4855; or Assistant Director for Compliance, 202– 622–2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available on OFAC’s website: www.treas.gov/ofac. Background On September 4, 2008, OFAC issued GL 1 to authorize certain transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, ‘‘Blocking Frm 00028 OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions GENERAL LICENSE NO. 1 BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus’’ (71 FR 35485, June 20, 2006). Subsequently, OFAC issued four further iterations of GL 1: on February 19, 2009, OFAC issued GL 1– A, which superseded GL 1; on May 21, 2009, OFAC issued GL 1–B, which superseded GL 1–A; on November 13, 2009, OFAC issued GL 1–C, which superseded GL 1–B; and on May 17, 2010, OFAC issued GL 1–D, which superseded GL 1–C. Each GL was made available on OFAC’s website (www.treas.gov/ofac) when it was issued. The text of these GLs is provided below. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Transactions With Certain Blocked Persons in Belarus Authorized (a) Effective September 4, 2008, all transactions between U.S. persons and Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO, two entities that were designated on May 15, 2008, pursuant to Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 (71 FR 35485, June 20, 2006) (‘‘E.O. 13405’’), are authorized for a period of 180 days [until March 2, 2009]. (b) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, all property and interests in property of Lakokraska OAO or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO that were previously blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 remain blocked. A U.S. person may not procure goods, services, or technology from, or engage in transactions with, any other blocked person directly or indirectly through Lakokraska OAO or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO. Barbara C. Hammerle, Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Date: September 4, 2008. OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL Belarus Sanctions GENERAL LICENSE NO. 1–A Transactions With Certain Blocked Persons in Belarus Authorized (a) Effective September 4, 2008, all transactions between U.S. persons and Lakokraska OAO and/or Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO, two entities that were designated on May 15, 2008, pursuant to Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006 (71 FR 35485, June 20, E:\FR\FM\06JNR1.SGM 06JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 6, 2023)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 36942-36946]
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 548


Publication of Belarus Sanctions Regulations Web General License 
2 and Subsequent Iterations

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Publication of web general licenses.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) is publishing nine general licenses (GLs) issued 
pursuant to the Belarus Sanctions Regulations: GLs 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 
2E, 2F, 2G, and 2H, each of which was previously made available on 
OFAC's website.

DATES: GL 2 was issued on October 29, 2015. See SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for additional relevant dates.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Electronic Availability

    This document and additional information concerning OFAC are 
available on OFAC's website: www.treas.gov/ofac.

Background

    On October 29, 2015, OFAC issued GL 2 to authorize certain 
transactions otherwise prohibited by the Belarus Sanctions Regulations, 
31 CFR part 548, and Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, ``Blocking 
Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or 
Institutions in Belarus'' (71 FR 35485, June 20, 2006). Subsequently, 
OFAC issued eight further iterations of GL 2: on April 28, 2016, OFAC 
issued GL 2A, which superseded GL 2; on October 18, 2016, OFAC issued 
GL 2B, which superseded GL 2A; on April 28, 2017, OFAC issued GL 2C, 
which superseded GL 2B; on October 24, 2017, OFAC issued GL 2D, which 
superseded GL 2C; on April 27, 2018, OFAC issued GL 2E, which 
superseded GL 2D; on October 24, 2018, OFAC issued GL 2F, which 
superseded GL 2E; on October 22, 2019, OFAC issued GL 2G, which 
superseded GL 2F; and on April 19, 2021, OFAC issued GL 2H, which 
superseded GL 2G. Each GL was made available on OFAC's website 
(www.treas.gov/ofac) when it was issued. The text of these GLs is 
provided below.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes 
or Institutions in Belarus

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2

General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13405

    (a) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs 
(b) through (e) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by 
Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any 
entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or 
indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named 
entities, are authorized:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (b) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, all property and interests in property of the entities 
described in paragraph (a) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 
prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, 
paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (c) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly 
or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 
13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the 
entities described in paragraph (a), above.
    (d) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or 
indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (a) as 
authorized by this general license are required, no later than 15 days 
after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $10,000, or 
any series of such transactions exceeding $10,000, to file a report 
with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 
2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the 
following numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.
    Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected].
    (e) This authorization expires on April 30, 2016, unless extended 
or revoked.

Andrea M. Gacki,

Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: October 29, 2015.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes 
or Institutions in Belarus

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2A

General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13405

    (a) General License No. 2, dated October 29, 2015, is replaced and 
superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2A.
    (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs 
(c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by 
Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any 
entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or 
indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named 
entities, are authorized:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, all property and interests in property of the

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entities described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 
13405 prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be 
transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly 
or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 
13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the 
entities described in paragraph (b), above.
    (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or 
indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as 
authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days 
after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or 
any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report 
with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 
2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the 
following numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.
    Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected].

    Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not 
required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved 
in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions.

    This authorization expires on October 31, 2016, unless extended or 
revoked.

Andrea M. Gacki,

Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: April 28, 2016.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes 
or Institutions in Belarus

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2B

General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13405

    (a) General License No. 2A, dated April 28, 2016, is replaced and 
superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2B.
    (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs 
(c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by 
Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any 
entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or 
indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named 
entities, are authorized:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, all property and interests in property of the entities 
described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 
prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, 
paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly 
or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 
13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the 
entities described in paragraph (b), above.
    (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or 
indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as 
authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days 
after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or 
any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report 
with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 
2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the 
following numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.
    Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected].

    Note to paragraph (e):  U.S. financial institutions are not 
required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved 
in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions.

    (f) This authorization expires on April 17, 2017, unless extended 
or revoked.

John E. Smith,

Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: October 18, 2016.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes 
or Institutions in Belarus

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2C

General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13405

    (a) General License No. 2B, dated October 18, 2016, is replaced and 
superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2C.
    (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs 
(c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by 
Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any 
entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or 
indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named 
entities, are authorized:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, all property and interests in property of the entities 
described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 
prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, 
paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly 
or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 
13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the 
entities described in paragraph (b), above.
    (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or 
indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as 
authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days 
after the execution of any

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such transaction in excess of $50,000, or any series of such 
transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report with the U.S. 
Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street 
NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the following 
numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.
    Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected].

    Note to paragraph (e):  U.S. financial institutions are not 
required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved 
in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions.

    (f) This authorization expires on October 30, 2017, unless extended 
or revoked.

Andrea Gacki,

Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: April 28, 2017.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes 
or Institutions in Belarus

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2D

General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13405

    (a) General License No. 2C, dated April 28, 2017, is replaced and 
superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2D.
    (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs 
(c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by 
Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any 
entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or 
indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named 
entities, are authorized:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, all property and interests in property of the entities 
described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 
prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, 
paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly 
or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 
13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the 
entities described in paragraph (b), above.
    (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or 
indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as 
authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days 
after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or 
any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report 
with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 
2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the 
following numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.
    Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected].

    Note to paragraph (e):  U.S. financial institutions are not 
required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved 
in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions.

    (f) This authorization expires on April 30, 2018, unless extended 
or revoked.

John E. Smith,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: October 24, 2017.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes 
or Institutions in Belarus

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2E

General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13405

    (a) General License No. 2D, dated October 24, 2017, is replaced and 
superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2E.
    (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs 
(c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by 
Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any 
entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or 
indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named 
entities, are authorized:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, all property and interests in property of the entities 
described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 
prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, 
paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly 
or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 
13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the 
entities described in paragraph (b), above.
    (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or 
indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as 
authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days 
after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or 
any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report 
with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 
2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such

[[Page 36945]]

reports shall include the following numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.
    Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected].

    Note to paragraph (e):  U.S. financial institutions are not 
required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved 
in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions.

    (f) This authorization expires on October 30, 2018, unless extended 
or revoked.

John E. Smith,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: April 27, 2018.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes 
or Institutions in Belarus

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2F

General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13405

    (a) General License No. 2E, dated April 27, 2018, is replaced and 
superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2F.
    (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs 
(c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by 
Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any 
entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or 
indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named 
entities, are authorized:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, all property and interests in property of the entities 
described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 
prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, 
paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly 
or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 
13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the 
entities described in paragraph (b), above.
    (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or 
indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as 
authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days 
after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or 
any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report 
with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 
2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the 
following numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.
    Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected].

    Note to paragraph (e):  U.S. financial institutions are not 
required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved 
in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions.

    (f) This authorization expires on October 25, 2019, unless extended 
or revoked.

Andrea Gacki,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: October 24, 2018.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes 
or Institutions in Belarus

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2G

General License With Respect to Entities Blocked Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13405

    (a) General License No. 2F, dated October 24, 2018, is replaced and 
superseded in its entirety by this General License No. 2G.
    (b) Effective October 30, 2015, except as provided in paragraphs 
(c) through (f) below, all transactions otherwise prohibited by 
Executive Order 13405 involving the following named entities, or any 
entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or 
indirectly, 50 percent or more by one or more of the following named 
entities, are authorized:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (c) Unless otherwise authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control, all property and interests in property of the entities 
described in paragraph (b) that were blocked pursuant to E.O. 13405 
prior to October 30, 2015 remain blocked and may not be transferred, 
paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    (d) This general license does not authorize transactions, directly 
or indirectly, with any other person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to 31 CFR 548.201(a) or Executive Order 
13405, even if those transactions are conducted through any of the 
entities described in paragraph (b), above.
    (e) U.S. persons engaging in transactions involving, directly or 
indirectly, any of the entities described in paragraph (b) as 
authorized by this general license are required, no later than 30 days 
after the execution of any such transaction in excess of $50,000, or 
any series of such transactions exceeding $50,000, to file a report 
with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Eastern European Affairs, 
2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. Such reports shall include the 
following numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.
    Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected].

    Note to paragraph (e): U.S. financial institutions are not 
required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved 
in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions.

    (f) This authorization expires at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time 
on April 26, 2021 unless extended or revoked.

Andrea Gacki,


[[Page 36946]]


Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: October 22, 2019.

OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

Belarus Sanctions Regulations

31 CFR Part 548

GENERAL LICENSE NO. 2H

Authorizing the Wind Down of Transactions Involving Certain Blocked 
Entities

    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this general license, 
all transactions and activities prohibited by the Belarus Sanctions 
Regulations, 31 CFR part 548 (the BSR), that are ordinarily incident 
and necessary to the wind down of transactions involving the following 
named entities or any entities in which the following named entities 
own, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, a 50 
percent or greater interest, are authorized through 12:01 a.m. eastern 
daylight time, June 3, 2021:

 Belarusian Oil Trade House
 Belneftekhim
 Belneftekhim USA, Inc.
 Belshina OAO
 Grodno Azot OAO
 Grodno Khimvolokno OAO
 Lakokraska OAO
 Naftan OAO
 Polotsk Steklovolokno OAO

    (b) This general license does not authorize:
    (1) The unblocking of any property blocked pursuant to any part of 
31 CFR chapter V, including all property and interests in property of 
the blocked persons identified in paragraph (a) of this general license 
that were blocked prior to October 30, 2015; or
    (2) Any transactions or activities otherwise prohibited by the BSR, 
or prohibited by any other part of 31 CFR chapter V, statute, or 
Executive order, or involving any blocked persons other than the 
blocked persons identified in paragraph (a) of this general license.
    (c) U.S. persons participating in a transaction, or series of 
transactions, authorized by this general license, in excess of $50,000 
are required, no later than 30 days after the execution of any such 
transaction(s), to file a report with the U.S. Department of State, 
Office of Eastern European Affairs, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 
20520. Reports may also be filed via email to [email protected]. Such 
reports shall include the following numbered sections and information:
    (1) Estimated or actual dollar value of the transaction(s), as 
determined by the value of the goods, services, or contract;
    (2) The parties involved;
    (3) The type and scope of activities conducted; and
    (4) The dates or duration of the activities.

    Note to paragraph (c):  U.S. financial institutions are not 
required to file a report if there are other U.S. persons involved 
in the reportable transaction that are not financial institutions.

    (d) Effective April 19, 2021, General License No. 2G, dated October 
22, 2019, is replaced and superseded in its entirety by this General 
License No. 2H.

Bradley T. Smith,

Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    Dated: April 19, 2021.

Andrea M. Gacki,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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