[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 161 (Monday, August 20, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 50210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20386]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Foreign Assets Control


Unblocking of One (1) Individual Designated Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13573

AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
(``OFAC'') is removing the name of one (1) individual whose property 
and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13573 
of May 18, 2011, ``Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the 
Government of Syria'' from the list of Specially Designated Nationals 
and Blocked Persons (``SDN List'').

DATES: The removal of this individual from the SDN List is effective as 
of August 14, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant Director, Compliance 
Outreach & Implementation, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department 
of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Treasury Annex), 
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.treas.gov/ofac) or via facsimile 
through a 24-hour fax-on-demand service, Tel.: 202/622-0077.

Background

    On May 18, 2011, the President issued Executive Order 13573, 
``Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria,'' 
(the ``Order'') pursuant to, inter alia, the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-06). In the Order, the President 
took additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared 
in Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004, which was expanded in scope 
in Executive Order 13572 of April 29, 2011. The Order authorizes the 
Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, 
to designate additional persons or entities determined to meet certain 
criteria set forth in Executive Order 13573.
    The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control 
has determined that this individual should be removed from the SDN 
List.
    The following designation is removed from the SDN List:

Individual

    1. HIJAB, Riyad (a.k.a. HIJAB, Riyad Farid), Syria; DOB 1966; POB 
Deir Ezzor, Syria; Prime Minister (individual) [SYRIA].
    The removal of this individual from the SDN List is effective as of 
August 14, 2012. All property and interests in property of the 
individual that are in or hereafter come within the United States or 
the possession or control of United States persons are now unblocked.

    Dated: August 14, 2012.
Barbara C. Hammerle,
Acting Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
[FR Doc. 2012-20386 Filed 8-17-12; 8:45 am]
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