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Alphabetical Listings: Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons; Blocked Vessels; Persons Determined To Be the Government of Iran

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AGENCY:

Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) is amending 31 CFR chapter V to replace the list of persons (which includes individuals and entities) with whom transactions and dealings are prohibited by the various economic sanctions programs administered by OFAC that appears at Appendix A to 31 CFR chapter V with information on how to obtain up-to-date lists of such persons on OFAC's Web site or by other means. OFAC also is removing Appendix B to 31 CFR chapter V, which includes the names of certain blocked vessels. In addition, OFAC is amending its regulations for a number of the sanctions programs it administers to revise references to Appendix A and to remove references to Appendix B. Finally, OFAC is amending the Iranian Transactions Regulations, by republishing in alphabetical order the entire list of persons identified in Appendix A to 31 CFR Part 560, to reflect changes to the list since that appendix was last published.

DATES:

Effective Date: June 30, 2011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202/622-2490, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Assistant Director for Policy, tel.: 202/622-4855, Office of Foreign Assets Control, or Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202/622-2410, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220 (not toll free numbers).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC's Web site (http://www.treasury.gov/​ofac). Certain general information pertaining to OFAC's sanctions programs also is available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202/622-0077.

Background

The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) maintains a list of blocked persons, blocked vessels, specially designated nationals, specially designated terrorists, specially designated global terrorists, foreign terrorist organizations, and specially designated narcotics traffickers whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the various economic sanctions programs administered by OFAC. OFAC previously has published that list as Appendix A to 31 CFR chapter V. OFAC is hereby amending Appendix A to replace this list with information on how to obtain up-to-date lists of such persons and vessels on OFAC's Web site or by other means, as well as with additional information pertaining to the lists. OFAC also is removing Appendix B to 31 CFR chapter V, which includes the names of certain blocked vessels, because more up-to-date information on such blocked vessels may be obtained on OFAC's Web site or by other means. Finally, OFAC is amending its regulations for a number of the sanctions programs it administers to revise references to Appendix A and remove references to Appendix B.

Blocking, designation, identification, or delisting actions pursuant to the sanctions programs administered by OFAC are effective upon the earlier of actual or constructive notice. Notices of blocking, designation, identification, and delisting actions are published in the Federal Register frequently and at irregular intervals. Because new or updated information may be published in the Federal Register and added to OFAC's Web site at any time, the list of persons that previously appeared at Appendix A could be out-of-date at the time of its annual publication in the Federal Register. Frequently updated information on OFAC designations and other actions resulting in blocking is provided for examination on, or downloading from, OFAC's Web site (http://www.treasury.gov/​ofac). Among other information, OFAC provides on its Web site the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”). OFAC updates the SDN List on an ongoing basis to reflect the inclusion or deletion of names as a result of new blocking, designation, identification, or delisting actions, as well as changes in identifying information, including alternative spellings and aliases. These updates also are published in notices in the Federal Register. Because the SDN List is updated on an ongoing basis to reflect additions and deletions of names, as well as changes in identifying information, it provides more up-to-date information than the list of persons previously published on an annual basis at Appendix A.

Persons engaging in regulated activities are advised to check the Federal Register and the most recent version of the SDN List posted on OFAC's Web site for updated information on blocking, designation, identification, and delisting actions before engaging in transactions that may be prohibited by the economic sanctions programs administered by OFAC.

This final rule replaces the list of persons previously published at Appendix A with the URL address for the Web page on which OFAC publishes the SDN List. Because certain persons engaging in regulated activities may not have access to OFAC's Web site, this final rule also provides information on alternate means by which the public may access the information contained on the SDN List. This final rule also includes in Appendix A additional information pertaining to the SDN List.

OFAC previously has published, as Appendix B, an alphabetical listing of certain vessels that are the property of blocked persons or specially designated nationals. OFAC also has included such vessels in the list of names published at Appendix A and on the SDN List with the notation “(vessel).” OFAC segregates the names of these blocked vessels into a special sub-section of the SDN List that includes only blocked vessels. OFAC has determined that, because the list of blocked vessels is now provided in a segregated sub-section of the SDN List that may be updated more readily than Appendix B, continued publication of Appendix B is unnecessary. Notwithstanding this discontinuation of Appendix B, persons engaging in regulated transactions are reminded of the unique rules that apply with respect to blocked vessels. These rules are briefly covered in note 7 to Appendix A. Please also review OFAC's regulations for the program pursuant to which a vessel is blocked prior to engaging in a transaction involving that vessel.

The regulations for many of the sanctions programs administered by OFAC contain references to Appendix A and Appendix B. This final rule revises the relevant parts of 31 CFR chapter V to remove those references and replace them with information on how to obtain up-to-date lists of such persons and vessels on OFAC's Web site or by other means. Please note that for sanctions program regulations that are being amended to make technical, conforming changes to remove or revise references Start Printed Page 38535to Appendix A and Appendix B, the authority sections have not been revised to include Executive orders or statutes relevant to these programs that have not yet been implemented in the regulations. Such Executive orders or statutes will be incorporated into the authority section for the relevant program at such time as the regulations are amended to implement these authorities.

Specific licenses previously issued by OFAC may include references to Appendix A or Appendix B. In newly amended Appendix A, OFAC notifies persons who have been issued specific licenses by OFAC that any reference to Appendix A or Appendix B in an outstanding specific license shall be read to refer to the SDN List.

In this final rule, OFAC also is amending the Iranian Transactions Regulations, 31 CFR part 560 (the “ITR”), by republishing in alphabetical order the entire list of persons identified in Appendix A to Part 560, to reflect changes to the list since Appendix A to Part 560 was last published (75 FR 34630, June 18, 2010). The republished list, “Appendix A to Part 560—Persons Determined to be the Government of Iran, as Defined in § 560.304 of This Part,” includes information regarding identification or delisting actions under 31 CFR part 560, as well as changes to existing listings. Please note that OFAC will continue to publish lists of names contained within appendices to various parts of 31 CFR chapter V; for example, OFAC will continue to publish Appendix I to Part 539 and Appendix A to Part 560. Moreover, information regarding identification or delisting actions under 31 CFR part 560 will continue to be reflected in the SDN List as well.

Please note that most OFAC sanctions programs prohibit transactions involving persons and vessels not identified on the SDN List or other lists provided by OFAC. For example, certain sanctions programs prohibit transactions with persons meeting a particular definition, whether or not that person is identified on the SDN List (see, e.g., 31 CFR part 515). Additionally, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked has an interest in all property and interests in property of an entity in which it owns, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest. The property and interests in property of such an entity, therefore, are blocked, and such an entity is a person whose property and interests in property are blocked, regardless of whether the entity itself is on the SDN List.

Public Participation

Because the amendment of 31 CFR chapter V involves a foreign affairs function, Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993 and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553), requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, opportunity for public participation, and delay in effective date, are inapplicable. Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this rule, the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-612) does not apply.

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List of Subjects in 31 CFR Parts 501, 510, 515, 536, 537, 538, 541, 542, 543, 544, 546, 547, 548, 549, 551, 560, 561, 562, 576, 588, 593, 594, 595, 597, and 598

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble and under the authority of 3 U.S.C. 301; 8 U.S.C. 1182, 1189; 18 U.S.C. 2339B; 21 U.S.C. 1901-1908; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; 50 U.S.C. App. 1-44; Pub. L. 110-286, 122 Stat. 2632; Pub. L. 111-195, 124 Stat. 1312 (22 U.S.C. 8501-8551), chapter V of 31 CFR is amended as set forth below:

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PART 501—REPORTING, PROCEDURES, AND PENALTIES REGULATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 501 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1189; 18 U.S.C. 2332d, 2339B; 19 U.S.C. 3901-3913; 21 U.S.C. 1901-1908; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 22 U.S.C. 2370(a), 6009, 6032, 7205; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1701-1706; 50 U.S.C. App. 1-44.

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Subpart E—Procedures

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2. Revise the heading of § 501.807 to read as follows:

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Procedures governing delisting from the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List.
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PART 510—NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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3. The authority citation for part 510 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; 22 U.S.C. 287c; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13466, 73 FR 36787, June 27, 2008, 3 CFR, 2008 Comp., p. 195; E.O. 13551, 75 FR 53837, September 1, 2010; E.O. 13570, 76 FR 22291, April 20, 2011.

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Subpart B—Prohibitions

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4. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to § 510.201(b) to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions.
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Note 1 to § 510.201(b):

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13551, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[DPRK].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 510.406 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section.

Note 2 to § 510.201(b):

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-DPRK].”

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PART 515—CUBAN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS

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5. The authority citation for part 515 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 18 U.S.C. 2332d; 22 U.S.C. 2370(a), 6001-6010, 7201-7211; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. App 1-44; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 104-114, 110 Stat. 785 (22 U.S.C. 6021-6091); Pub. L. 105-277, 112 Stat. 2681; Pub. L. 111-8, 123 Stat. 524; Pub. L. 111-117, 123 Stat. 3034; E.O. 9193, 7 FR 5205, 3 CFR, 1938-1943 Comp., p. 1174; E.O. 9989, 13 FR 4891, 3 CFR, 1943-1948 Comp., p. 748; Proc. 3447, 27 FR 1085, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 157; E.O. 12854, 58 FR 36587, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 614.

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Subpart C—General Definitions

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6. Revise the Note to § 515.306 to read as follows:

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Specially designated national.
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Note to § 515.306:

Please refer to the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) for a non-exhaustive listing Start Printed Page 38536of persons determined to fall within this definition, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this part. The SDN List entries for such persons include the identifier “[CUBA].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. Section 501.807 of this chapter sets forth the procedures to be followed by persons seeking administrative reconsideration of their designation or that of a vessel as blocked, or who wish to assert that the circumstances resulting in the designation are no longer applicable.

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PART 536—NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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7. The authority citation for part 536 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 12978, 60 FR 54579, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 415; E.O. 13286, 68 FR 10619, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 166.

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Subpart C—General Definitions

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8. Revise the Note to § 536.312 to read as follows:

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Specially designated narcotics trafficker.
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Note to § 536.312:

The names of persons determined to fall within this definition, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this part, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[SDNT].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this part.

Subpart D—Interpretations

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9. Revise paragraph (a) of § 536.408 to read as follows:

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Alleged change in ownership or control of an entity designated as a specially designated narcotics trafficker.

(a) A change or alleged change in ownership or control of an entity designated as a specially designated narcotics trafficker shall not be the basis for removal of that entity from the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List unless, upon investigation by the Office of Foreign Assets Control and submission of evidence by the entity, it is demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control that the transfer to a bona fide purchaser at arm's length is legitimate and that the entity no longer meets the criteria for designation under § 536.312. Evidence submitted must conclusively demonstrate that all ties with other specially designated narcotics traffickers have been completely severed, and may include, but is not limited to, articles of incorporation; identification of new directors, officers, shareholders, and sources of capital; and contracts evidencing the sale of the entity to its new owners.

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PART 537—BURMESE SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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10. The authority citation for part 537 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Sec. 570, Pub. L. 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009; Pub. L. 108-61, 117 Stat. 864; Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13047, 62 FR 28301, 3 CFR, 1997 Comp., p. 202; E.O. 13310, 68 FR 44853, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 241.

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Subpart B—Prohibitions

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11. Remove the Note to paragraph (a) of § 537.201 and add new Notes 1, 2, and 3 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving certain blocked property.

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Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:

The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[BURMA].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-BURMA].”

Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 537.201:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

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PART 538—SUDANESE SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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12. The authority citation for part 538 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 18 U.S.C. 2339B, 2332d; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); 22 U.S.C. 7201-7211; Pub. L. 109-344, 120 Stat. 1869; Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13067, 62 FR 59989, 3 CFR, 1997 Comp., p. 230; E.O. 13412, 71 FR 61369, 3 CFR, 2006 Comp., p. 244.

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Subpart C—General Definitions

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13. Revise the Note to § 538.305 to read as follows:

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Government of Sudan.
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Note to § 538.305:

Please refer to the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) for a non-exhaustive listing of persons determined to fall within this definition, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this part. The SDN List entries for such persons include the identifier “[SUDAN].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this part.

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PART 541—ZIMBABWE SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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14. The authority citation for part 541 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13288, 68 FR 11457, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 186.

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Subpart B—Prohibitions

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15. Remove the Note to paragraph (a) of § 541.201 and add new Notes 1, 2, and 3 to paragraph (a) of § 541.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

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Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 541.201:

The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[ZIMBABWE].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 541.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-ZIMBABWE].”

Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 541.201:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

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PART 542—SYRIAN SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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16. The authority citation for part 542 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13338, 69 FR 26751, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 168.

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Subpart B—Prohibitions

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17. Remove the Note to paragraph (a) of § 542.201 and add new Notes 1, 2, and 3 to paragraph (a) of § 542.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

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Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 542.201:

The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[SYRIA].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 542.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-SYRIA].”

Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 542.201:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

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PART 543—COTE D'IVOIRE SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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18. The authority citation for part 543 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; 22 U.S.C. 287c; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13396, 71 FR 7389, 3 CFR, 2006 Comp., p. 209.

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Subpart B—Prohibitions

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19. Remove the Note to paragraph (a) of § 543.201 and add new Notes 1, 2, and 3 to paragraph (a) of § 543.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

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Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 543.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13396, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[COTED].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 543.411 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 543.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-COTED].”

Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 543.201:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

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PART 544—WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PROLIFERATORS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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20. The authority citation for part 544 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Public Law 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Public Law 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 12938, 59 FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 13094, 63 FR 40803, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 200; E.O. 13382, 70 FR 38567, 3 CFR, 2005 Comp., p. 170.

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Subpart B—Prohibitions

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21. Remove the Note to paragraph (a) of § 544.201 and add new Notes 1, 2, and 3 to paragraph (a) of § 544.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

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Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 544.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13382, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[NPWMD].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 544.411 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but Start Printed Page 38538whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 544.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-NPWMD].”

Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 544.201:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

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PART 546—DARFUR SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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22. The authority citation for part 546 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; 22 U.S.C. 287c; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13067, 62 FR 59989, 3 CFR, 1997 Comp., p. 230; E.O. 13400, 71 FR 25483, 3 CFR, 2006 Comp., p. 220.

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23. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to paragraph (a) of § 546.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

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Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 546.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13400, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[DARFUR].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 546.411 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 546.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-DARFUR].”

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PART 547—DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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24. The authority citation for part 547 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; 22 U.S.C. 287c; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13413, 71 FR 64105, 3 CFR, 2006 Comp., p. 247.

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25. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to paragraph (a) of § 547.201 to read as follows:

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Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 547.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13413, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[DRCONGO].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 547.411 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 547.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-DRCONGO].”

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PART 548—BELARUS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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26. The authority citation for part 548 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13405, 71 FR 35485; 3 CFR, 2007 Comp., p. 231.

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27. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to paragraph (a) of § 548.201 to read as follows:

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(a) * * *

Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 548.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13405, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[BELARUS].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 548.411 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 548.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-BELARUS].”

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PART 549—LEBANON SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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28. The authority citation for part 549 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13441, 72 FR 43499, 3 CFR, 2008 Comp., p. 232.

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29. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to paragraph (a) of § 549.201 to read as follows:

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Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 549.201:

The names of persons designated pursuant to Executive Order 13441, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked Start Printed Page 38539pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[LEBANON].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 549.411 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 549.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-LEBANON].”

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PART 551—SOMALIA SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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30. The authority citation for part 551 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; 22 U.S.C. 287c; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13536, 75 FR 19869, April 15, 2010.

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31. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to § 551.201 to read as follows:

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Note 1 to § 551.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13536, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[SOMALIA].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 551.406 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to this section.

Note 2 to § 551.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-SOMALIA].”

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PART 560—IRANIAN TRANSACTIONS REGULATIONS

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32. The authority citation for part 560 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 18 U.S.C. 2339B, 2332d; 22 U.S.C. 2349aa-9; 22 U.S.C. 7201-7211; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); Pub. L. 111-195, 124 Stat. 1312 (22 U.S.C. 8501-8551); E.O. 12613, 52 FR 41940, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 256; E.O. 12957, 60 FR 14615, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 332; E.O. 12959, 60 FR 24757, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 13059, 62 FR 44531, 3 CFR, 1997 Comp., p. 217.

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33. Revise Appendix A to part 560 to read as follows:

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Appendix A to Part 560—Persons Determined To Be the Government of Iran, as Defined in § 560.304 of This Part

This non-exhaustive appendix lists persons determined by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) to be the Government of Iran, as defined in § 560.304 of this part. The persons listed below are considered to be the Government of Iran not only when they operate from the locations listed below, but also when they operate from any other location. The names and addresses are subject to change. This part 560 contains prohibitions against engaging in most transactions with persons that meet the definition of the Government of Iran, whether such persons are located or incorporated inside or outside of Iran. Moreover, regardless of whether a person is listed below, if the person comes within the definition of Government of Iran in § 560.304, the prohibitions on engaging in transactions with the person, wherever located worldwide, apply to the same extent they would apply if the person were listed in this appendix. Note that the prohibitions in this part 560 also apply to most transactions with persons located in Iran that are not the Government of Iran.

The names of persons listed in this appendix also are included on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[IRAN].” Although there is no requirement to block the property and interests of property of persons listed in this appendix, U.S. persons are cautioned that entities identified as owned or controlled by the Government of Iran also may be designated or blocked pursuant to additional sanctions programs administered by OFAC. The entry for a person's name in this appendix and on the SDN List may include—in addition to the identifier “[IRAN]”—identifier(s) for the other sanctions program(s) pursuant to which the person is listed on the SDN List (e.g., “[IRAN] [NPWMD]” or “[IRAN] [SDGT]”).

Notes to Appendix A to Part 560:

1.The alphabetical list below provides the following information concerning persons determined by OFAC to be the Government of Iran: The name (including known former or alternate names), address, the identifier “[IRAN]”, and, if applicable, the identifier(s) denoting other sanctions program(s) pursuant to which the person is blocked.

2. The abbreviations used in this appendix are “a.k.a.” (also known as) and “f.k.a.” (formerly known as).

3. The references to sanctions programs in 31 CFR chapter V include: [IRAN] (Iranian Transactions Regulations, part 560); [IFSR] (Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations, part 561); [ISA] (Executive Order 13574, 76 FR 30505, May 25, 2011; Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-172) (50 U.S.C. 1701 note), as amended by, inter alia, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-195)); [NPWMD] (Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, part 544); and [SDGT] (Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, part 594).

4. The names of persons listed in Appendix A to part 560 are published in the Federal Register and included on the SDN List. The SDN List is accessible through the following page on OFAC's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. New names of persons determined to be the Government of Iran and changes to existing listings also are published in the Federal Register.

This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available from OFAC's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​ofac. Certain general information pertaining to OFAC's sanctions programs also is available via facsimile through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, tel.: 202/622-0077. Please consult OFAC's Web site prior to engaging in transactions that may be subject to the prohibitions contained in part 560. If you have further questions, please contact OFAC's Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division at 202/622-2490 or 800/540-6322 (toll-free).

ASCOTEC HOLDING GMBH (f.k.a. AHWAZ STEEL COMMERCIAL & TECHNICAL SERVICE GMBH ASCOTEC; f.k.a. AHWAZ STEEL COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICE GMBH ASCOTEC; a.k.a. ASCOTEC GMBH), Tersteegen Strasse 10, Dusseldorf 40474, Germany; Registration ID HRB 26136 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

ASCOTEC JAPAN K.K., 8th Floor, Shiba East Building, 2-3-9 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014, Japan; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

ASCOTEC MINERAL & MACHINERY GMBH (a.k.a. ASCOTEC MINERAL AND MACHINERY GMBH; f.k.a. BREYELLER KALTBAND GMBH), Tersteegenstr. 10, Dusseldorf 40474, Germany; Registration ID HRB 55668 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]Start Printed Page 38540

ASCOTEC SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GMBH (a.k.a. ASCOTEC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GMBH), Tersteegenstrasse 10, Dusseldorf D 40474, Germany; Registration ID HRB 58745 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

ASCOTEC STEEL TRADING GMBH (a.k.a. ASCOTEC STEEL), Tersteegenstr. 10, Dusseldorf 40474, Germany; Georg-Glock-Str. 3, Dusseldorf 40474, Germany; Registration ID HRB 48319 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

BANK KESHAVARZI IRAN (a.k.a. AGRICULTURAL BANK OF IRAN; a.k.a. BANK KESHAVARZI), PO Box 14155-6395, 129 Patrice Lumumba St, Jalal-al-Ahmad Expressway, Tehran 14454, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

BANK MARKAZI JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN (a.k.a. BANK MARKAZI IRAN; a.k.a. CENTRAL BANK OF IRAN; a.k.a. CENTRAL BANK OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN), 213 Ferdowsi Avenue, Tehran 11365, Iran; PO Box 15875/7177, 144 Mirdamad Blvd, Tehran, Iran [IRAN]

BANK MASKAN (a.k.a. HOUSING BANK (OF IRAN)), PO Box 11365/5699, No 247 3rd Floor Fedowsi Ave, Cross Sarhang Sakhaei St, Tehran, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

BANK MELLAT, Cumhuriyet Bulvari No 88/A, PK 7103521, Konak, Izmir, Turkey; PO Box 375010, Amiryan Str #6, P/N-24, Yerevan, Armenia; PO Box 79106425, Ziya Gokalp Bulvari No 12, Kizilay, Ankara, Ankara, Turkey; 327 Forsat and Taleghani Avenue, Tehran 15817, Iran; Buyukdere Cad, Cicek Sokak No 1—1 Levent, Levent, Istanbul, Turkey; Keumkang Tower—13th & 14th Floor, 889-13 Daechi-Dong, Gangnam-Ku, Seoul 135-280, Korea, South; Head Office Bldg, 327 Taleghani Ave, Tehran 15817, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR]

BANK MELLI IRAN (a.k.a. BANK MELLI; a.k.a. NATIONAL BANK OF IRAN), PO Box 2656, Liva Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; PO Box 459, Al Borj St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Room 704-6, Wheelock Hse, 20 Pedder St, Central, Hong Kong; PO Box 1894, Baniyas St, Deira, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates; PO Box 1894, Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 43 Avenue Montaigne, Paris 75008, France; PO Box 1888, Clock Tower, Industrial Rd, Al Ain Club Bldg, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Postfach 112 129, Holzbruecke 2, D-20459, Hamburg, Germany; PO Box 2643, Ruwi, Muscat 112, Oman; Unit 1703-4, 17th Floor, Hong Kong Club Building, 3 A Chater Road Central, Hong Kong; PO Box 11365-171, Ferdowsi Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Bank Melli Iran Bldg, 111 St 24, 929 Arasat, Baghdad, Iraq; PO Box 248, Hamad Bin Abdulla St, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates; PO Box 5270, Oman Street Al Nakheel, Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates; PO Box 3093, Ahmed Seddiqui Bldg, Khalid Bin El-Walid St, Bur-Dubai, Dubai City 3093, United Arab Emirates; Nobel Ave. 14, Baku, Azerbaijan; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR]

BANK OF INDUSTRY AND MINE (OF IRAN) (a.k.a. BANK SANAD VA MADAN; a.k.a. “BIM”), No 1655, Firouzeh Building, Mahmoudiye Street, Valiasr Ave, Tehran, Iran; PO Box 15875-4456, Firouzeh Tower, No 1655 Vali-Asr Ave after Chamran Crossroads, Tehran 1965643511, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR]

BANK REFAH KARGARAN (a.k.a. BANK REFAH; a.k.a. WORKERS' WELFARE BANK (OF IRAN)), No. 40 North Shiraz Street, Mollasadra Ave, Vanak Sq, Tehran 19917, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR]

BANK SADERAT IRAN (a.k.a. IRAN EXPORT BANK), PO Box 4308, 25-29 Venizelou St, Athens, Attica GR 105 64, Greece; 1st Floor, Alrose Bldg, Verdun—Rashid Karame St, Beirut, Lebanon; PO Box 700, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Bur Dubai, Khaled Bin Al Walid St, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates; Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates; PO Box 316, Bank Saderat Bldg, Alaroda St, Borj Ave, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; 16 rue de la Paix, Paris 75002, France; Alghobeiri Branch—Aljawhara Bldg, Ghobeiry Blvd, Beirut, Lebanon; PO Box 4425, Salwa Rd, Doha, Qatar; PO Box 1140, Al-Am Road, Al-Ein, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Postfach 112227, Deichstrasse 11, 20459, Hamburg, Germany; PO Box 5126, Beirut, Lebanon; PO Box 1269, Muscat 112, Oman; PO Box 4182, Murshid Bazar Branch, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates; 5 Lothbury, London EC2R 7HD, United Kingdom; Postfach 160151, Friedenstr 4, D-60311, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 3rd Floor, Aliktisad Bldg, Ras El Ein Street Baalbak, Baalbak, Lebanon; Saida Branch, Sida Riad Elsoleh St, Martyrs Sq, Saida, Lebanon; Borj Albarajneh Branch—20 Alholom Bldg, Sahat Mreijeh, Kafaat St, Beirut, Lebanon; PO Box 16, Liwara Street, Ajman, United Arab Emirates; Ground Floor Business Room, Building Banke Khoon Road, Harat, Afghanistan; No. 56, Opposite of Security Department, Toraboz Khan Str., Kabul, Afghanistan; 3rd Floor, Mteco Centre, Mar Elias, Facing Al Hellow Barrak, POB 5126, Beirut, Lebanon; 2nd Floor, No 181 Makhtoomgholi Ave, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; PO Box 4182, Almaktoum Rd, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates; PO Box 15745-631, Bank Saderat Tower, 43 Somayeh Avenue, Tehran, Iran; PO Box 2256, Doha, Qatar; all offices worldwide [SDGT] [IRAN] [IFSR]

BANK SADERAT PLC (f.k.a. IRAN OVERSEAS INVESTMENT BANK LIMITED; f.k.a. IRAN OVERSEAS INVESTMENT BANK PLC; f.k.a. IRAN OVERSEAS INVESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED), 5 Lothbury, London EC2R 7HD, United Kingdom; PO Box 15175/584, 6th Floor, Sadaf Bldg, 1137 Vali Asr Ave, Tehran 15119-43885, Iran; UK Company Number 01126618 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [SDGT] [IRAN] [IFSR]

BANK SEPAH, Imam Khomeini Square, Tehran 1136953412, Iran; Hafenstrasse 54, D-60327, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 64 Rue de Miromesnil, Paris 75008, France; Via Barberini 50, Rome, RM 00187, Italy; 17 Place Vendome, Paris 75008, France; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR]

BANK TEJARAT, PO Box 734001, Rudaki Ave 88, Dushanbe 734001, Tajikistan; c/o Persia International Bank, 6 Lothbury, London EC2R 7HH, United Kingdom; c/o Europaisch-Iranische Handelsbank AG, Depenau 2, D-20095, Hamburg, Germany; PO Box 119871, 4th Floor, c/o Persia International Bank PLC, The Gate Bldg, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates; PO Box 11365-5416, 152 Taleghani Avenue, Tehran 15994, Iran; 124-126 Rue de Provence, Angle 76 bd Haussman, Paris 75008, France; 130, Zandi Alley, Taleghani Avenue, No 152, Ostad Nejat Ollahi Cross, Tehran 14567, Iran; Office C208, Beijing Lufthansa Center No 50, Liangmaqiao Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016, China; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

BANK TORGOVOY KAPITAL ZAO (a.k.a. TC BANK; a.k.a. TK BANK; a.k.a. TK BANK ZAO; a.k.a. TORGOVY KAPITAL (TK BANK); a.k.a. TRADE CAPITAL BANK; a.k.a. TRADE CAPITAL BANK (TC BANK); a.k.a. ZAO BANK TORGOVY KAPITAL), 3 Kozlova Street, Minsk 220005, Belarus; Registration ID 30 (Belarus); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

BIMEH IRAN INSURANCE COMPANY (U.K.) LIMITED (a.k.a. BIUK), 4/5 Fenchurch Buildings, London EC3M 5HN, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 01223433 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

BREYELLER STAHL TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG (a.k.a. BREYELLER STAHL TECHNOLOGY GMBH AND CO. KG; f.k.a. ROETZEL-STAHL GMBH & CO. KG; f.k.a. ROETZEL-STAHL GMBH AND CO. KG), Josefstrasse 82, Nettetal 41334, Germany; Registration ID HRA 4528 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

EUROPAISCH-IRANISCHE HANDELSBANK AG (f.k.a. DEUTSCH-IRANISCHE HANDELSBANK AG; a.k.a. EUROPAEISCH-IRANISCHE HANDELSBANK; a.k.a. EUROPAESCH-IRANISCHE HANDELSBANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT; a.k.a. GERMAN-IRANIAN TRADE BANK), Tehran Branch, No. 1655/1, Valiasr Avenue, PO Box 19656 43 511, Tehran, Iran; Kish Branch, Sanaee Avenue, PO Box 79415/148, Kish Island 79415, Iran; Hamburg Head Office, Depenau 2, D-20095 Hamburg, P.O. Box 101304, D-20008 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR]

EXPORT DEVELOPMENT BANK OF IRAN (a.k.a. BANK TOSEH SADERAT IRAN; a.k.a. BANK TOWSEEH SADERAT IRAN; a.k.a. BANK TOWSEH SADERAT IRAN; a.k.a. EDBI), No. 129, 21's Khaled Eslamboli, No. 1 Building, Tehran, Iran; Export Development Building, Next to the 15th Alley, Bokharest Street, Argentina Square, Tehran, Iran; No. 26, Tosee Tower, Arzhantine Square, P.O. Box 15875-5964, Tehran 15139, Iran; No. 4, Gandi Ave., Tehran 1516747913, Iran; Tose'e Tower, Corner of 15th St., Ahmed Qasir Ave., Argentine Square, Tehran, Iran; Registration ID 86936 (Iran) issued 10 Jul 1991; all offices worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR]

IFIC HOLDING AG (a.k.a. IHAG), Koenigsallee 60 D, Dusseldorf 40212, Start Printed Page 38541Germany; Registration ID HRB 48032 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

IHAG TRADING GMBH, Koenigsallee 60 D, Dusseldorf 40212, Germany; Registration ID HRB 37918 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION ORGANIZATION OF IRAN (a.k.a. IDRO; a.k.a. IRAN DEVELOPMENT & RENOVATION ORGANIZATION COMPANY; a.k.a. IRAN DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION ORGANIZATION COMPANY; a.k.a. SAWZEMANE GOSTARESH VA NOWSAZI SANAYE IRAN), Vali Asr Building, Jam e Jam Street, Vali Asr Avenue, Tehran 15815-3377, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

INTRA CHEM TRADING GMBH (a.k.a. INTRA-CHEM TRADING CO. (GMBH)), Schottweg 3, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Registration ID HRB48416 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

IRAN FOREIGN INVESTMENT COMPANY (a.k.a. IFIC), No. 4, Saba Blvd., Africa Blvd., Tehran 19177, Iran; P.O. Box 19395-6947, Tehran, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

IRAN INSURANCE COMPANY (a.k.a. BIMEH IRAN), P.O. Box 1867, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 3281, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 849, Ras-Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 417, Muscat 113, Oman; Al Alia Center, Salaheddine Rd., Al Malaz, P.O. Box 21944, Riyadh 11485, Saudi Arabia; Al-Lami Center, Ali-Bin-Abi Taleb St. Sharafia, P.O. Box 11210, Jeddah 21453, Saudi Arabia; Abdolaziz-Al-Masaeed Building, Sheikh Maktoom St., Deira, P.O. Box 2004, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 107 Dr Fatemi Avenue, Tehran 14155/6363, Iran; P.O. Box 995, Manama, Bahrain; P.O. Box 1666, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 676, Salalah 211, Oman; Al Rajhi Bldg., 3rd Floor, Suite 23, Dhahran St., P.O. Box 1305, Dammam 31431, Saudi Arabia; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

IRAN PETROCHEMICAL COMMERCIAL COMPANY (a.k.a. PETROCHEMICAL COMMERCIAL COMPANY; a.k.a. SHERKATE BASARGANI PETROCHEMIE (SAHAMI KHASS); a.k.a. SHERKATE BAZARGANI PETRCHEMIE; a.k.a. “IPCC”; a.k.a. “PCC”), Topcu Ibrahim Sokak No: 13 D: 7 Icerenkoy-Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey; No. 1014, Doosan We've Pavilion, 58, Soosong-Dong, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, Korea, South; 99-A, Maker Tower F, 9th Floor, Cuffe Parade, Colabe, Mumbai 400 005, India; No. 1339, Vali Nejad Alley, Vali-e-Asr St., Vanak Sq., Tehran, Iran; Office No. 707, No. 10, Chao Waidajie, Chao Tang District, Beijing 100020, China; INONU CAD. SUMER Sok., Zitas Bloklari C.2 Bloc D.H, Kozyatagi, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

IRANIAN MINES AND MINING INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. IMIDRO; a.k.a. IRAN MINING INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. IRANIAN MINES AND MINERAL INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION), No. 39, Sepahbod Gharani Avenue, Ferdousi Square, Tehran, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

IRANIAN OIL COMPANY (U.K.) LIMITED (a.k.a. IOC UK LTD), Riverside House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen AB11 7LH, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 01019769 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

IRASCO S.R.L. (a.k.a. IRASCO ITALY), Via Di Francia 3, Genoa 16149, Italy; Registration ID GE 348075 (Italy); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

KALA LIMITED (a.k.a. KALA NAFT LONDON LTD), NIOC House, 4 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1H 0NE, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 01517853 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

KALA PENSION TRUST LIMITED, C/O Kala Limited, N.I.O.C. House, 4 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NE, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 01573317 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

MACHINE SAZI ARAK CO. LTD. (a.k.a. MACHINE SAZI ARAK COMPANY P J S C; a.k.a. MACHINE SAZI ARAK SSA; a.k.a. MASHIN SAZI ARAK; a.k.a. “MSA”), P.O. Box 148, Arak 351138, Iran; Arak, Km 4 Tehran Road, Arak, Markazi Province, Iran; No. 1, Northern Kargar Street, Tehran 14136, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

MAHAB GHODSS CONSULTING ENGINEERING COMPANY (a.k.a. MAHAB GHODSS CONSULTING ENGINEERING CO.; a.k.a. MAHAB GHODSS CONSULTING ENGINEERS SSK; a.k.a. MAHAB QODS ENGINEERING CONSULTING CO.), 16 Takharestan Alley, Dastgerdy Avenue, P.O. Box 19395-6875, Tehran 19187 81185, Iran; No. 17, Dastgerdy Avenue, Takharestan Alley, 19395-6875, Tehran 1918781185, Iran; Registration ID 48962 (Iran) issued 1983; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

METAL & MINERAL TRADE S.A.R.L. (a.k.a. METAL & MINERAL TRADE (MMT); a.k.a. METAL AND MINERAL TRADE (MMT); a.k.a. METAL AND MINERAL TRADE S.A.R.L.; a.k.a. MMT LUXEMBURG; a.k.a. MMT SARL), 11b, Boulevard Joseph II L-1840, Luxembourg; Registration ID B 59411 (Luxembourg); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

MINES AND METALS ENGINEERING GMBH (M.M.E.), Georg-Glock-Str. 3, Dusseldorf 40474, Germany; Registration ID HRB 34095 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

MSP KALA NAFT CO. TEHRAN (a.k.a. KALA NAFT CO SSK; a.k.a. KALA NAFT COMPANY LTD; a.k.a. KALA NAFT TEHRAN; a.k.a. KALA NAFT TEHRAN COMPANY; a.k.a. KALAYEH NAFT CO; a.k.a. M.S.P.-KALA; a.k.a. MANUFACTURING SUPPORT & PROCUREMENT CO.-KALA NAFT; a.k.a. MANUFACTURING SUPPORT AND PROCUREMENT (M.S.P.) KALA NAFT CO. TEHRAN; a.k.a. MANUFACTURING, SUPPORT AND PROCUREMENT KALA NAFT COMPANY; a.k.a. MSP KALA NAFT TEHRAN COMPANY; a.k.a. MSP KALANAFT; a.k.a. MSP-KALANAFT COMPANY; a.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI KHASS KALA NAFT; a.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI KHASS POSHTIBANI VA TEHIYEH KALAYE NAFT TEHRAN; a.k.a. SHERKATE POSHTIBANI SAKHT VA TAHEIH KALAIE NAFTE TEHRAN), Head Office Tehran, Sepahbod Gharani Ave., P.O. Box 15815/1775 15815/3446, Tehran, Iran; Chekhov St., 24.2, AP 57, Moscow, Russia; Sanaee Ave., P.O. Box 79417-76349, N.I.O.C., Kish, Iran; 10th Floor, Sadaf Tower, Kish Island, Iran; 242 Sepahbod Gharani Street, Karim Khan Zand Bridge, Corner Kalantari Street, 8th Floor, P.O. Box 15815-1775/15815-3446, Tehran 15988, Iran; Building No. 226, Corner of Shahid Kalantari Street, Sepahbod Gharani Avenue, Karimkhan Avenue, Tehran 1598844815, Iran; No. 242, Shahid Kalantari St., Near Karimkhan Bridge, Sepahbod Gharani Avenue, Tehran, Iran; 333 7th Ave SW #1102, Calgary, AB T2P 2Z1, Canada; Room No. 704—No. 10 Chao Waidajie Chao Yang District, Beijing 10020, China; P.O. Box 2965, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NAFTIRAN INTERTRADE CO. (NICO) LIMITED (a.k.a. NAFT IRAN INTERTRADE COMPANY LTD; a.k.a. NAFTIRAN INTERTRADE COMPANY (NICO); a.k.a. NAFTIRAN INTERTRADE COMPANY LTD; a.k.a. NICO), Petro Pars Building, Saadat Abad Ave, No. 35, Farhang Blvd, Tehran, Iran; 41, 1st Floor, International House, The Parade, St Helier JE2 3QQ, Jersey; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NAFTIRAN INTERTRADE CO. (NICO) SARL (a.k.a. NICO), 6, Avenue de la Tour-Haldimand, Pully, VD 1009, Switzerland; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NAFTIRAN TRADING SERVICES CO. (NTS) LIMITED, 47 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9JG, United Kingdom; 6th Floor NIOC Ho, 4 Victoria St, London SW1H 0NE, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 02600121 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY (a.k.a. NIOC), Hafez Crossing, Taleghani Avenue, P.O. Box 1863 and 2501, Tehran, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY PTE LTD, 7 Temasek Boulevard #07-02, Suntec Tower One 038987, Singapore; Registration ID 199004388C (Singapore); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY (a.k.a. “NPC”), No. 104, North Sheikh Bahaei Blvd., Molla Sadra Ave., Tehran, Iran; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NICO ENGINEERING LIMITED, 41, 1st Floor, International House, The Parade, St. Helier JE2 3QQ, Jersey; Registration ID 75797 (Jersey); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NIOC INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (LONDON) LIMITED, NIOC House, 4 Victoria Street, London SW1H ONE, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 02772297 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

NPC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (a.k.a. N P C INTERNATIONAL LTD; a.k.a. NPC INTERNATIONAL COMPANY), 5th Floor NIOC House, 4 Victoria Street, London SW1H ONE, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 02696754 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

ONERBANK ZAO (a.k.a. EFTEKHAR BANK; a.k.a. HONOR BANK; a.k.a. HONORBANK; Start Printed Page 38542a.k.a. HONORBANK ZAO; a.k.a. ONER BANK; a.k.a. ONERBANK; a.k.a. ONER-BANK), Ulitsa Klary Tsetkin 51, Minsk 220004, Belarus; Registration ID 807000227 (Belarus) issued 16 Oct 2009; SWIFT/BIC HNRBBY2X (Belarus); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

P.C.C. (SINGAPORE) PRIVATE LIMITED (a.k.a. P.C.C. SINGAPORE BRANCH; a.k.a. PCC SINGAPORE PTE LTD), 78 Shenton Way, #08-02 079120, Singapore; 78 Shenton Way, 26-02A Lippo Centre 079120, Singapore; Registration ID 199708410K (Singapore); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

PARS OIL AND GAS COMPANY (a.k.a. POGC), No. 1 Parvin Etesami Street, Fatemi Avenue, Tehran, Iran; No. 133, Side of Parvin Etesami Alley, opposite Sazman Ab—Dr. Fatemi Avenue, Tehran, Iran [IRAN]

PETROCHEMICAL COMMERCIAL COMPANY (U.K.) LIMITED (a.k.a. PCC (UK); a.k.a. PCC UK; a.k.a. PCC UK LTD), 4 Victoria Street, London SW1H ONE, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 02647333 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

PETROCHEMICAL COMMERCIAL COMPANY FZE (a.k.a. PCC FZE), 1703, 17th Floor, Dubai World Trade Center Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Office No. 99-A, Maker Tower “F” 9th Floor Cutte Pavade, Colabe, Bumbai 700005, India; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

PETROCHEMICAL COMMERCIAL COMPANY INTERNATIONAL (a.k.a. PETROCHEMICAL COMMERCIAL COMPANY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED; a.k.a. PETROCHEMICAL COMMERCIAL COMPANY INTERNATIONAL LTD; a.k.a. PETROCHEMICAL TRADING COMPANY LIMITED; a.k.a. “PCCI”), P.O. Box 261539, Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 41, 1st Floor, International House, The Parade, St. Helier JE2 3QQ, Jersey; Ave. 54, Yimpash Business Center, No. 506, 507, Ashkhabad 744036, Turkmenistan; No. 21 End of 9th St, Gandi Ave, Tehran, Iran; 21, Africa Boulevard, Tehran, Iran; Registration ID 77283 (Jersey); all offices worldwide [ISA] [IRAN]

PETROIRAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (PEDCO) LIMITED (a.k.a. PETRO IRAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY; a.k.a. “PEDCO”), 41, 1st Floor, International House, The Parade, St. Helier JE2 3QQ, Jersey; No. 102, Next to Shahid Amir Soheil Tabrizian Alley, Shahid Dastgerdi (Ex Zafar) Street, Shariati Street, Tehran 19199/45111, Iran; Kish Harbour, Bazargan Ferdos Warehouses, Kish Island, Iran; No. 22, 7th Lane, Khalid Eslamboli Street, Shahid Beheshti Avenue, Tehran, Iran; National Iranian Oil Company—PEDCO, P.O. Box 2965, Al Bathaa Tower, 9th Floor, Apt. 905, Al Buhaira Corniche, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 15875-6731, Tehran, Iran; Registration ID 67493 (Jersey); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

PETROPARS INTERNATIONAL FZE (a.k.a. PPI FZE), P.O. Box 72146, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

PETROPARS LTD. (a.k.a. PETROPARS LIMITED; a.k.a. “PPL”), No. 35, Farhang Blvd., Saadat Abad, Tehran, Iran; Calle La Guairita, Centro Profesional Eurobuilding, Piso 8, Oficina 8E, Chuao, Caracas 1060, Venezuela; P.O. Box 3136, Road Town, Tortola, Virgin Islands, British; all offices worldwide [IRAN]

PETROPARS UK LIMITED, 47 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9JG, United Kingdom; UK Company Number 03503060 (United Kingdom); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

SINA BANK (f.k.a. BFCC; f.k.a. BONYAD FINANCE AND CREDIT COMPANY; f.k.a. SINA FINANCE AND CREDIT COMPANY), 187 Motahhari Avenue, P.O. Box 1587998411, Tehran, Iran; Kish Financial Center, Sahel, Kish Island, Iran; SWIFT/BIC SINAIRTH418 (Iran); alt. SWIFT/BIC SINAIRTH (Iran); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

WEST SUN TRADE GMBH (a.k.a. WEST SUN TRADE), Mundsburger Damm 16, Hamburg 22087, Germany; Arak Machine Mfg. Bldg., 2nd Floor, opp. of College Economy, Northern Kargar Ave., Tehran 14136, Iran; Winterhuder Weg 8, Hamburg 22085, Germany; Registration ID HRB 45757 (Germany); all offices worldwide [IRAN]

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PART 561—IRANIAN FINANCIAL SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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34. The authority citation for part 561 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 111-195, 124 Stat. 1312.

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35. Revise the Note to paragraph (a)(5) of § 561.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibitions or strict conditions with respect to correspondent accounts or payable-through accounts of certain foreign financial institutions identified by the Secretary of the Treasury.
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(a) * * *

(5) * * *

Note to paragraph (a)(5) of § 561.201:

The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (“IEEPA”) are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”). The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. Agents or affiliates of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (“IRGC”) whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to IEEPA are identified by a special reference to the “[IRGC]” at the end of their entries on the SDN List, in addition to the reference to the regulatory part of this chapter pursuant to which their property and interests in property are blocked. For example, an affiliate of the IRGC whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 544, will have the identifier “[NPWMD] [IRGC]” at the end of its entry on the SDN List. SDN List entries for financial institutions whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to parts 544 or 594 of this chapter in connection with Iran's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction or Iran's support for international terrorism also include identifiers which reference this part in addition to part 544 or part 594, as the case may be, located at the end of their entries on the SDN List (e.g., [NPWMD][IFSR] or [SDGT][IFSR]). In addition, see § 561.405 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked.

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36. Revise Note 1 to § 561.202 to read as follows:

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Prohibitions on persons owned or controlled by U.S. financial institutions.
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Note 1 to § 561.202:

The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (“IEEPA”) are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (the “SDN List”). The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. Agents or affiliates of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (“IRGC”) whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to IEEPA are identified by a special reference to the “[IRGC]” at the end of their entries on the SDN List, in addition to the reference to the regulatory part of this chapter pursuant to which their property and interests in property are blocked. For example, an affiliate of the IRGC whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 544, will have the identifier “[NPWMD][IRGC]” at the end of its entry on the SDN List. In addition, see § 561.405 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked.

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Subpart D—Interpretations

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37. Revise § 561.405 to read as follows:

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Entities owned by a person whose property and interests in property are blocked.

A person whose property and interests in property are blocked Start Printed Page 38543pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (“IEEPA”) has an interest in all property and interests in property of an entity in which it owns, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest. The property and interests in property of such an entity, therefore, are blocked, and such an entity is a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to IEEPA, regardless of whether the entity itself is listed on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List.

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PART 562—IRANIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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38. The authority citation for part 562 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 18 U.S.C. 2332d; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); Pub. L. 111-195, 124 Stat. 1312 (22 U.S.C. 8501-8551); E.O. 12957, 60 FR 14615, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 332; E.O. 13553, 75 FR 60567, October 1, 2010.

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39. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to § 562.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions.
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Note 1 to § 562.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13553, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[IRAN-HR].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 562.406 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to this section.

Note 2 to § 562.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-IRAN-HR].”

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PART 576—IRAQ STABILIZATION AND INSURGENCY SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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40. The authority citation for part 576 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13303, 68 FR 31931, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 227; E.O. 13315, 68 FR 52315, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 252; E.O. 13350, 69 FR 46055, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 196; E.O. 13364, 69 FR 70177, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 236; E.O. 13438, 72 FR 39719, 3 CFR, 2007 Comp., p. 224.

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41. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to paragraph (a) of § 576.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

(a) * * *

Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 576.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13315, as amended by Executive Order 13350, or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13438, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[IRAQ2]” (for persons designated pursuant to paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section) or “[IRAQ3]” (for persons designated pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of this section). The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 576.412 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 576.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-IRAQ2]” or “[BPI-IRAQ3].”

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

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42. Revise paragraph (b) of § 576.512 to read as follows:

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Transactions with certain blocked persons authorized.
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(b) The authorization in paragraph (a) of this section does not apply to any transactions with state bodies, corporations, or agencies of the former Iraqi regime listed on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List.

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PART 588—WESTERN BALKANS STABILIZATION REGULATIONS

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43. The authority citation for part 588 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011 (50 U.S.C. 1705 note); E.O. 13219, 66 FR 34777, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 778; E.O. 13304, 68 FR 32315, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp. p. 229.

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44. Revise Notes 1 and 2 to paragraph (a) of § 588.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

(a) * * *

Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 588.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13219, as amended by Executive Order 13304, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[BALKANS].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. See § 588.411 concerning entities that may not be listed on the SDN List but whose property and interests in property are nevertheless blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 588.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-BALKANS].”

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PART 593—FORMER LIBERIAN REGIME OF CHARLES TAYLOR SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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45. The authority citation for part 593 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; 22 U.S.C. 287c; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13348, 69 FR 44885, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 189.

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46. Remove the Note to paragraph (a) of § 593.201 and add new Notes 1, 2, and 3 to paragraph (a) of § 593.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

(a) * * *

Note 1 to paragraph (a) of § 593.201:

The names of persons listed in or designated pursuant to Executive Order 13348, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[LIBERIA].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter.

Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 593.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-LIBERIA].”

Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 593.201:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

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PART 594—GLOBAL TERRORISM SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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47. The authority citation for part 594 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; E.O. 13268, 67 FR 44751, 3 CFR, 2002 Comp., p. 240; E.O. 13284, 68 FR 4075, 3 CFR, 2003 Comp., p. 161.

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48. Revise Notes 2 and 3 to paragraph (a) of § 594.201 and Note 1 to § 594.201 to read as follows:

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Prohibited transactions involving blocked property.

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Note 2 to paragraph (a) of § 594.201:

The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to § 594.201(a) are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[SDGT].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter.

Note 3 to paragraph (a) of § 594.201:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

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Note 1 to § 594.201:

The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-PA]” or “[BPI-SDGT].” The scope of the property or interests in property blocked during the pendency of an investigation may be more limited than the scope of the blocking set forth in § 594.201(a). Inquiries regarding the scope of any such blocking should be directed to OFAC's Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division at 202/622-2490.

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PART 595—TERRORISM SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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49. The authority citation for part 595 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 110-96, 121 Stat. 1011; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 319; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208.

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Subpart C—General Definitions

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50. Revise the Note to § 595.311 to read as follows:

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Specially designated terrorist.
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Note to § 595.311:

The names of persons determined to fall within this definition, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this part, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[SDT].” The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), in Section 203 (50 U.S.C. 1702), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to this part also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-SDT].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter. Section 501.807 of this chapter sets forth the procedures to be followed by persons seeking administrative reconsideration of their designation, or who wish to assert that the circumstances resulting in the designation are no longer applicable.

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PART 597—FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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51. The authority citation for part 597 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 31 U.S.C. 321(b); Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214, 1248-53 (8 U.S.C. 1189, 18 U.S.C. 2339B).

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Subpart C—General Definitions

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52. Revise the Note to § 597.301 to read as follows:

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Agent.
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Note to § 597.301:

The names of persons designated as foreign terrorist organizations or determined to fall within this definition, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this part, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[FTO].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be Start Printed Page 38545found in Appendix A to this chapter. Section 501.807 of this chapter sets forth the procedures to be followed by a person seeking administrative reconsideration of a designation as an agent, or who wishes to assert that the circumstances resulting in the designation as an agent are no longer applicable.

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PART 598—FOREIGN NARCOTICS KINGPIN SANCTIONS REGULATIONS

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53. The authority citation for part 598 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 21 U.S.C. 1901-1908; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); Pub. L. 101-410, 104 Stat. 890 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note).

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54. Remove the Note to § 598.314 and add new Notes 1, 2, and 3 to § 598.314 to read as follows:

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Specially designated narcotics trafficker.
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Note 1 to § 598.314:

The names of persons determined to fall within this definition, whose property and interests in property therefore are blocked pursuant to this part, are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) with the identifier “[SDNTK].” The SDN List is accessible through the following page on the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Additional information pertaining to the SDN List can be found in Appendix A to this chapter.

Note 2 to § 598.314:

The Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (21 U.S.C. 1901-1908, 8 U.S.C. 1182), in Section 806 (21 U.S.C. 1905), authorizes the blocking of property and interests in property of a person during the pendency of an investigation. The names of persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pending investigation pursuant to this part also are published in the Federal Register and incorporated into the SDN List with the identifier “[BPI-SDNTK].”

Note 3 to § 598.314:

Sections 501.806 and 501.807 of this chapter describe the procedures to be followed by persons seeking, respectively, the unblocking of funds that they believe were blocked due to mistaken identity, or administrative reconsideration of their status as persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this part.

Subpart D—Interpretations

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55. Revise paragraph (a) of § 598.408 to read as follows:

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Alleged change in ownership or control of an entity designated as a specially designated narcotics.

(a) A change or alleged change in ownership or control of an entity designated as a specially designated narcotics trafficker shall not be the basis for removal of that entity from the Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) unless, upon investigation by the Office of Foreign Control and submission of evidence by the entity, it is demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control that the transfer to a bona fide purchaser at arm's length, or other means of changing ownership or control, is legitimate and that the entity no longer meets the criteria for designation under § 598.314. Evidence submitted must conclusively demonstrate that all ties with other specially designated narcotics traffickers have been completely severed, and may include, but is not limited to, articles of incorporation; identification of new directors, officers, shareholders, and sources of capital; and contracts evidencing the sale of the entity to its new owners.

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Appendixes to Chapter V—Note—[Removed]

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56. Remove the Appendixes to Chapter V—Note.

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57. Revise Appendix A to chapter V of 31 CFR to read as follows:

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Appendix A to Chapter V—Information Pertaining to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List

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Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 8 U.S.C. 1182, 1189; 18 U.S.C. 2339B; 21 U.S.C. 1901-1908; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 31 U.S.C. 321(b); 50 U.S.C. 1601-1651, 1701-1706; 50 U.S.C. App. 1-44; Pub. L. 110-286, 122 Stat. 2632; Pub. L. 111-195, 124 Stat. 1312 (22 U.S.C. 8501-8551).

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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) maintains on its Web site a list of blocked persons, blocked vessels, specially designated nationals, specially designated terrorists, specially designated global terrorists, foreign terrorist organizations, and specially designated narcotics traffickers whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the various economic sanctions programs administered by OFAC. This Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”) is updated frequently and at irregular intervals to incorporate changes reflected in notices of blocking, designation, identification, and delisting actions, all of which are published in the Federal Register. The SDN List is available in a variety of formats for review on, or download from, the following location on OFAC's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Members of the public may also sign up through OFAC's Web site to receive e-mail notifications of changes to the SDN List.

In addition to accessing information through OFAC's Web site, the public may contact OFAC's Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division, at 202/622-2490 or 800/540-6322 (toll-free), for information on blocking, designation, identification, and delisting actions. The public also may contact OFAC in writing at the following address: Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220.

Finally, the public may obtain information on blocking, designation, identification, and delisting actions through OFAC's fax-on-demand service, at 202/622-0077.

Notes:

The SDN List provides the following information (to the extent known) concerning blocked persons, specially designated nationals, specially designated terrorists, specially designated global terrorists, foreign terrorist organizations, specially designated narcotics traffickers and blocked vessels:

1. For blocked individuals: Name and title (known aliases); address(es); other identifying information, such as date of birth, place of birth, nationality, and passport or national identification number; the notation “(individual)”; and [sanctions program under which the individual is blocked].

2. For blocked entities: Name (known former or alternate names); address(es); other identifying information, such as national tax identification number(s); and [sanctions program under which the entity is blocked].

3. For blocked vessels: Name (known former or alternate names); other identifying information, such as International Maritime Organization number, country of registration or flag, vessel type, size in dead weight and/or gross tons, call sign, vessel owner; the notation “(vessel)”; and [sanctions program under which the vessel is blocked].

4. Abbreviations. “a.k.a.” means “also known as”; “d.b.a.” means “doing business as”; “f.k.a.” means “formerly known as”; “IMO” means “International Maritime Organization”; “n.k.a.” means “now known as”; “DOB” means “date of birth”; “DWT” means “deadweight”; “GRT” means “Gross Registered Tonnage”; “POB” means “place of birth”.

5. Notices of blocking, designation, identification, and delisting actions are published in the Federal Register frequently and at irregular intervals. Updated information on OFAC blocking, designation, identification, and delisting actions is provided on OFAC's Web site (http://www.treasury.gov/​ofac). In addition, such information is incorporated on an ongoing basis into OFAC's SDN List, which is available for review on, or download from, the following location on OFAC's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn. Please call OFAC's Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division with questions about OFAC-administered sanctions programs, including Start Printed Page 38546current electronic sources of OFAC information: 202/622-2490 or 800/540-6322 (toll-free). Information also is available by fax through OFAC's fax-on-demand service, at 202/622-0077. Updated information on OFAC designations and other OFAC actions should be consulted before engaging in transactions that may be prohibited by the economic sanctions programs in chapter V.

6. Specific licenses previously issued by OFAC may include references to Appendix A or Appendix B to 31 CFR chapter V. OFAC hereby notifies persons who have been issued specific licenses by OFAC that any reference to Appendix A to 31 CFR chapter V or Appendix B to 31 CFR chapter V in an outstanding specific license shall be read to refer to the SDN List. The SDN List is available for review on or download from the following location on OFAC's Web site: http://www.treasury.gov/​sdn.

7. The SDN List incorporates the names of vessels owned by blocked persons, which are themselves blocked. SDN List entries for blocked vessels, which include the notation “(vessel),” are incorporated in alphabetical order into the SDN List. In addition, these entries are segregated into a separate sub-section of the SDN List under the heading “(vessels).” Except in limited circumstances, financial institutions are instructed to reject any funds transfer referencing a blocked vessel and must notify OFAC, preferably via facsimile at 202/622-2426 with a copy of the payment instructions, that funds have been returned to remitter due to the possible involvement of a blocked vessel in the underlying transaction. See § 501.604(b)(1) of this chapter. Financial institutions should contact OFAC's Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division, at 202/622-2490 or 800/540-6322 (toll-free), for further instructions should the name of a blocked vessel appear in shipping documents presented under a letter of credit or if noticed in a documentary collection. Blocked vessels must themselves be physically blocked should they enter U.S. jurisdiction. Freight forwarders and shippers may not charter, book cargo on, or otherwise deal with blocked vessels.

8. The SDN List includes the names of persons identified in Appendix A to Part 560 as persons determined to be the Government of Iran. The SDN List entries for such persons include the identifier “[IRAN].” U.S. persons are advised to review 31 CFR part 560 prior to engaging in transactions involving the persons included on the SDN List with the identifier “[IRAN].” U.S. persons are further cautioned that persons identified as persons determined to be the Government of Iran also may be designated or blocked pursuant to other sanctions programs administered by OFAC. The SDN List entry for a person listed in Appendix A to Part 560 may include—in addition to the identifier “[IRAN]”—identifier(s) for the other sanctions program(s) pursuant to which the person is listed on the SDN List. Moreover, the compliance obligations with respect to persons who fall within the definition of the Government of Iran in § 560.304 of the Iranian Transactions Regulations, 31 CFR part 560, apply regardless of whether such persons are identified in Appendix A to Part 560 or the SDN List.

9. Unless otherwise specifically provided, any amendment, modification, or revocation of any entry on the SDN List does not affect any act done or omitted, or any civil or criminal proceeding commenced or pending, prior to such amendment, modification, or revocation.

Appendix B—[Removed]

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58. Remove Appendix B to chapter V of 31 CFR.

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Dated: June 27, 2011.

Adam J. Szubin,

Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

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[FR Doc. 2011-16463 Filed 6-29-11; 8:45 am]

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