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Persons and Entities on Whom Sanctions Have Been Imposed Under the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996

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AGENCY:

Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Secretary of State has determined that Belarusneft has engaged in a sanctionable investment described in section 5(a)(1) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (ISA) (50 U.S.C. 1701 note) and that certain sanctions should be imposed as a result.

DATES:

Effective April 5, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

On general issues: Brian Breuhaus, Office of Terrorism Finance and Economic Sanctions Policy, Department of State, Telephone: (202) 647-5763. For U.S. Government procurement ban issues: Kimberly Triplett, Office of the Procurement Executive, Department of State, Telephone: (703) 875-4079.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Secretary of State in the Presidential Memorandum of November 21, 1996, 61 FR 64249 (the “Delegation Memorandum”), the Secretary has determined that Belarusneft has engaged Start Printed Page 18822in a sanctionable investment described in section 5(a) of the ISA, as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (“CISADA”). Pursuant to section 5(a) of the ISA and the Delegation Memorandum, and consistent with section 102(h)(2) of CISADA, the Secretary has determined to impose on Belarusneft the following sanctions described in section 6 of the ISA:

1. Export-Import Bank assistance for exports to sanctioned persons. The Export-Import Bank of the United States shall not give approval to the issuance of any guarantee, insurance, extension of credit, or participation in the extension of credit in connection with the export of any goods or services to Belarusneft.

2. Export sanction. The United States Government shall not issue any specific license and shall not grant any other specific permission or authority to export any goods or technology to Belarusneft under—

a. The Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 2401 et seq.);

b. The Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.);

c. The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.); or

d. Any other statute that requires the prior review and approval of the United States Government as a condition for the export or reexport of goods or services.

3. Loans from United States financial institutions. United States financial institutions shall be prohibited from making loans or providing credits to Belarusneft totaling more than $10,000,000 in any 12-month period unless Belarusneft is engaged in activities to relieve human suffering and the loans or credits are provided for such activities.

4. Procurement sanction. The United States Government shall not procure, or enter into any contract for the procurement of, any goods or services from Belarusneft.

These sanctions shall remain in effect until otherwise directed pursuant to the provisions of the ISA or other applicable authority. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Secretary of State in the Delegation Memorandum, relevant agencies and instrumentalities of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this notice.

The following constitutes a current, as of this date, list of persons on whom sanctions are imposed under the ISA. The particular sanctions imposed on an individual company are identified in the relevant Federal Register Notice.

—Belarusneft;

—Naftiran Intertrade Company (see Public Notice 7197, 75 Fed. Reg. 62916, Oct. 13, 2010).

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Dated: March 29, 2011.

Jose Fernandez,

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2011-8096 Filed 4-4-11; 8:45 am]

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