Syrian Sanctions Regulations

CourtForeign Assets Control Office
Citation86 FR 67324
Record Number2021-25802
Publication Date26 November 2021
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Matthew S. Borman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export
Administration.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Office of Foreign Assets Control
31 CFR Part 542
Syrian Sanctions Regulations
AGENCY
: Office of Foreign Assets
Control, Treasury.
ACTION
: Final rule.
SUMMARY
: The Department of the
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets
Control (OFAC) is adopting a final rule
amending the Syrian Sanctions
Regulations to expand an existing
authorization related to certain activities
of nongovernmental organizations
(NGOs) in Syria.
DATES
: This rule is effective November
26, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing,
202–622–2480; Assistant Director for
Regulatory Affairs, 202–622–4855; or
Assistant Director for Sanctions
Compliance & Evaluation, 202–622–
2490.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Electronic Availability
This document and additional
information concerning OFAC are
available on OFAC’s website:
www.treasury.gov/ofac.
Background
On April 5, 2005, OFAC issued the
Syrian Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR
part 542 (70 FR 17201, April 5, 2005)
(‘‘the Regulations’’), to implement
Executive Order (E.O.) 13338 of May 11,
2004, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain
Persons and Prohibiting the Export of
Certain Goods to Syria’’ (69 FR 26751,
May 13, 2004). OFAC thereafter
amended the Regulations on May 2,
2014 (79 FR 25414, May 2, 2014) to
implement six additional Executive
orders related to Syria.
OFAC, in consultation with the State
Department, is amending the
Regulations to expand the existing
general license at § 542.516 to authorize
NGOs to engage in certain assistance-
related investment activities in support
of certain not-for-profit activities in
Syria, including (i) new investment in
Syria that would be prohibited by
§ 542.206; (ii) additional dealings with a
limited subset of the Government of
Syria as defined in § 542.305(a) that
would be prohibited by § 542.201(a)(1);
and (iii) the purchase of refined
petroleum products of Syrian origin that
would be prohibited by § 542.209.
Consistent with the Caesar Syria
Civilian Protection Act of 2019 (Pub. L.
116–92, Div. F, Title LXXIV, 133 Stat.
2290, 22 U.S.C. 8791 note) (‘‘the Caesar
Act’’), Section 7425(b), OFAC is also
amending the general license at
§ 542.516 to reflect that it does not
apply to any foreign person that has
been designated as a foreign terrorist
organization under section 219 of the
Immigration and Nationality Act (8
U.S.C. 1189), or otherwise designated as
a terrorist organization by the Secretary
of State, in consultation with or upon
the request of the Attorney General or
the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Finally, OFAC is adding the Caesar Act
to the authority citation of 31 CFR part
542.
Public Participation
Because the amendment of the
Regulations involves a foreign affairs
function, the provisions of E.O. 12866 of
September 30, 1993, ‘‘Regulatory
Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735,
October 4, 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.
Paperwork Reduction Act
The collections of information related
to the Regulations are contained in 31
CFR part 501 (the ‘‘Reporting,
Procedures and Penalties Regulations’’).
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), those
collections of information have been
approved by the Office of Management
and Budget under control number 1505–
0164. An agency may not conduct or
sponsor, and a person is not required to
respond to, a collection of information
unless the collection of information
displays a valid control number.
List of Subjects in 31 CFR Part 542
Administrative practice and
procedure, Banks, Banking, Blocking of
assets, Credit, Exports, Foreign trade,
Investments, Nongovernmental
organizations, Penalties, Petroleum,
Reporting and recordkeeping
requirements, Sanctions, Security,
Services, Syria.
For the reasons set forth in the
preamble, OFAC amends 31 CFR part
542 as follows:
PART 542—SYRIAN SANCTIONS
REGULATIONS
1. The authority citation for part 542
is revised to read as follows:
Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301; 31 U.S.C. 321(b);
18 U.S.C. 2332d; 22 U.S.C. 287c; 50 U.S.C.
1601–1651, 1701–1706; Pub. L. 101–410, 104
Stat. 890, as amended (28 U.S.C. 2461 note);
Pub. L. 116–92, Div. F, Title LXXIV, 133 Stat.
2290 (22 U.S.C. 8791 note); E.O. 13338, 69 FR
26751, 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 168; E.O.
13399, 71 FR 25059, 3 CFR, 2006 Comp., p.
218; E.O. 13460, 73 FR 8991, 3 CFR 2008
Comp., p. 181; E.O. 13572, 76 FR 24787, 3
CFR 2011 Comp., p. 236; E.O. 13573, 76 FR
29143, 3 CFR 2011 Comp., p. 241; E.O.
13582, 76 FR 52209, 3 CFR 2011 Comp., p.
264; E.O. 13606, 77 FR 24571, 3 CFR 2012
Comp., p. 243.
2. Amend § 542.516 as follows:
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a. Remove paragraph (d).
b. Redesignate paragraphs (a), (b), and
(c) as paragraphs (b), (c), and (d),
respectively.
c. Add new paragraph (a).
d. Revise newly redesignated
paragraph (b) introductory text.
e. In newly redesignated paragraph
(c):
i. Remove the text ‘‘, except as
authorized by paragraph (d) of this
section,’’;
ii. Remove the text ‘‘the Government
of Syria or any other’’ and add in its
place ‘‘any’’; and
iii. Add ‘‘other than persons who meet
the definition of the term Government of
Syria, as defined in § 542.305(a)’’ after
‘‘§ 542.201(a)’’.
f. Revise newly redesignated
paragraph (d) and paragraph (e).
g. Add paragraph (f).
The additions and revisions read as
follows:
§ 542.516 Certain services in support of
nongovernmental organizations’ activities
authorized.
(a) Nongovernmental organizations
are authorized to engage in the
following transactions and activities in
support of the not-for-profit activities
described in paragraph (b) of this
section:
(1) Transactions with persons who
meet the definition of the term
Government of Syria, as defined in
§ 542.305(a), that would be prohibited
by § 542.201(a)(1);
(2) New investment in Syria that
would be prohibited by § 542.206;
(3) The exportation or reexportation of
services to Syria that would be
prohibited by § 542.207; and
(4) The purchase of refined petroleum
products of Syrian origin for use in
Syria that would be prohibited by
§ 542.209.
(b) The not-for-profit activities
referenced in paragraph (a) of this
section are:
* * * * *
(d) U.S. persons engaging in
transactions or processing transfers of
funds to or from Syria in support of
activities described in paragraph (b)(5)
of this section are required to file
quarterly reports no later than 30 days
following the end of the calendar
quarter with OFAC. The reports should
include complete information on all
activities and transactions undertaken
pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (c) of this
section in support of the activities
described in paragraph (b)(5) of this
section that took place during the
reporting period, including the parties
involved, the value of the transactions,
the services provided, and the dates of
the transactions. The reports should be
submitted via email to OFACreport@
treasury.gov or via U.S. mail to the
Office of Foreign Assets Control,
Licensing Division, U.S. Treasury
Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue
NW, Freedman’s Bank Building,
Washington, DC 20220.
(e) This section does not authorize:
(1) Any transactions or activities
involving any person whose property
and interests in property are blocked
pursuant to § 542.201(a), other than
persons who meet the definition of the
term Government of Syria, as defined in
§ 542.305(a);
(2) The importation into the United
States of petroleum or petroleum
products of Syrian origin prohibited by
§ 542.208; or
(3) Any transactions or dealings in or
related to petroleum or petroleum
products of Syrian origin prohibited by
§ 542.209, except as authorized in
paragraph (a) of this section.
(f) Nothing in this section authorizes
nongovernmental organizations to
undertake any transaction or dealing
that involves any foreign person that has
been designated as a foreign terrorist
organization under section 219 of the
Immigration and Nationality Act (8
U.S.C. 1189), or otherwise designated as
a terrorist organization, by the Secretary
of State, in consultation with or upon
the request of the Attorney General or
the Secretary of Homeland Security.
* * * * *
Dated: November 22, 2021.
Bradley T. Smith,
Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets
Control.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
Coast Guard
33 CFR Part 100
[Docket No. USCG–2021–0838]
Special Local Regulation; Marine
Events Within the Eleventh Coast
Guard District—Mission Bay Parade of
Lights
AGENCY
: Coast Guard, Department of
Homeland Security (DHS).
ACTION
: Notification of enforcement of
regulation.
SUMMARY
: The Coast Guard will enforce
the special local regulation on the
waters of Mission Bay, San Diego,
California, during the Mission Bay
Parade of Lights on December 11, 2021.
This special local regulation is
necessary to provide for the safety of the
participants, crew, sponsor vessels of
the boat parade, and general users of the
waterway. During the enforcement
period, persons and vessels are
prohibited from entering into, transiting
through, or anchoring within this
regulated area unless authorized by the
Captain of the Port, or his designated
representative.
DATES
: The regulation in 33 CFR
100.1101, Table 1 to § 100.1101, Item
No. 6, will be enforced from 5:30 p.m.
until 8:30 p.m. on December 11, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: If
you have questions about this
notification of enforcement, call or
email Lieutenant Commander John
Santorum, Waterways Management,
U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, CA;
telephone (619) 278–7656, email
MarineEventsSD@uscg.mil.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The Coast
Guard will enforce the special local
regulation in 33 CFR 100.1101, Table 1
to § 100.1101, Item No. 6, from 5:30 p.m.
through 8:30 p.m. on December 11,
2021, for Mission Bay Parade of Lights
in Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. This
action is being taken to provide for the
safety of life on the navigable waterway
during the boat parade. Our regulation
for recurring marine events in the San
Diego Captain of the Port Zone,
§ 100.1101, Table 1 to §100.1101, Item
No. 6, specifies the location of the
regulated area for the Mission Bay
Parade of Lights, which encompasses
portions of Mission Bay. Under the
provisions of § 100.1101, persons and
vessels are prohibited from entering
into, transiting through, or anchoring
within this regulated area unless
authorized by the Captain of the Port, or
his designated representative. The Coast
Guard may be assisted by other Federal,
State, or local law enforcement agencies
in enforcing this regulation.
In addition to this document in the
Federal Register, the Coast Guard will
provide the maritime community with
advance notification of this enforcement
period via the Local Notice to Mariners
and marine information broadcasts.
Dated: November 19, 2021.
T.J. Barelli,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the
Port San Diego.
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