[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43659-43660]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18188]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(``OFAC'') is publishing on OFAC's list of Specially Designated 
Nationals and Blocked Persons (``SDN List'') the names of five 
entities, whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant 
to Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005, ``Blocking Property of 
Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters.'' The 
designations by the Director of OFAC, pursuant to Executive Order 
13382, were effective on July 18, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance 
Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department 
of the Treasury, Washington, DC 20220, Tel.: 202/622-2490.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Electronic and Facsimile Availability

    This document and additional information concerning OFAC are 
available from OFAC's Web site (www.treasury.gov/ofac) or via facsimile 
through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, Tel.: 202/622-0077.

Background

    On June 28, 2005, the President, invoking the authority, inter 
alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 
1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 
1, 2005) (the ``Order''), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time 
on June 29, 2005. In the Order, the President took additional steps 
with respect to the national emergency described and declared in 
Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, regarding the proliferation 
of weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.
    Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all 
property and interests in property that are in the United States, or 
that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter 
come within the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) 
The persons listed in the Annex to the Order; (2) any foreign person 
determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the 
Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney General, and other relevant 
agencies, to have engaged, or attempted to engage, in

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activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose 
a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of 
mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable 
of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, 
acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by 
any person or foreign country of proliferation concern; (3) any person 
determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, 
to have provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, 
technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, 
any activity or transaction described in clause (2) above or any person 
whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the 
Order; and (4) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, 
in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and 
other relevant agencies, to be owned or controlled by, or acting or 
purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any 
person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 
the Order.
    On July 18, 2012, the Director of OFAC, in consultation with the 
Departments of State, Justice, and other relevant agencies, designated 
five entities whose property and interests in property are blocked 
pursuant to Executive Order 13382.
    The list of additional designees is as follows:

Entities

1. BUSINESS LAB, Maysat Square Al Rasafi Street Bldg. 9, PO Box 7155, 
Damascus, Syria [NPWMD].
2. HANDASIEH (a.k.a. ORGANIZATION FOR ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES), PO Box 
21120 Baramkeh, Damascus, Syria; PO Box 2849, Al Moutanabi Street, 
Damascus, Syria; PO Box 5966, Abou Bakr Al Seddeq St., Damascus, Syria 
[NPWMD].
3. INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS, Baghdad Street 5, PO Box 6394, Damascus, Syria 
[NPWMD].
4. MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION FACTORY, PO Box 35202, Industrial Zone, Al-
Qadam Road, Damascus, Syria [NPWMD].
5. SYRONICS (a.k.a. SYRIAN ARAB CO. FOR ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES), Kaboon 
Street, PO Box 5966, Damascus, Syria [NPWMD].

    Dated: July 18, 2012.
Adam J. Szubin,
Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2012-18188 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]
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