[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 56 (Monday, March 24, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 16167-16171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06612]



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Vol. 79

Monday,

No. 56

March 24, 2014

Part IV





The President





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Executive Order 13662--Blocking Property of Additional Persons 
Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13662 of March 20, 2014

                
Blocking Property of Additional Persons 
                Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the 
                National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) 
                (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 
                301 of title 3, United States Code,

                I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of 
                America, hereby expand the scope of the national 
                emergency declared in Executive Order 13660 of March 6, 
                2014, and expanded by Executive Order 13661 of March 
                16, 2014, finding that the actions and policies of the 
                Government of the Russian Federation, including its 
                purported annexation of Crimea and its use of force in 
                Ukraine, continue to undermine democratic processes and 
                institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, 
                stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and 
                contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, and 
                thereby constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat 
                to the national security and foreign policy of the 
                United States. Accordingly, I hereby order:

                Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property 
                that are in the United States, that hereafter come 
                within the United States, or that are or hereafter come 
                within the possession or control of any United States 
                person (including any foreign branch) of the following 
                persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, 
                exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person 
                determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
                consultation with the Secretary of State:

(i) to operate in such sectors of the Russian Federation economy as may be 
determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, such as financial services, energy, metals and mining, 
engineering, and defense and related materiel;

(ii) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, 
material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in 
support of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked 
pursuant to this order; or

(iii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act 
for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

                    (b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this 
                section apply except to the extent provided by 
                statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or 
                licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and 
                notwithstanding any contract entered into or any 
                license or permit granted prior to the effective date 
                of this order.

                Sec. 2. I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant 
                and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens 
                determined to meet one or more of the criteria in 
                section 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the 
                interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend 
                entry into the United States, as immigrants or 
                nonimmigrants, of such persons. Such persons shall be 
                treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 
                8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens 
                Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans 
                and International Emergency Economic Powers Act 
                Sanctions).

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                Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations 
                of the type of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) 
                of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the 
                benefit of any person whose property and interests in 
                property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this 
                order would seriously impair my ability to deal with 
                the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
                13660, and expanded in Executive Order 13661 and this 
                order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided 
                by section 1 of this order.

                Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order 
                include but are not limited to:

                    (a) the making of any contribution or provision of 
                funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of 
                any person whose property and interests in property are 
                blocked pursuant to this order; and
                    (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of 
                funds, goods, or services from any such person.

                Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has 
                the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation 
                of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set 
                forth in this order is prohibited.

                    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the 
                prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

                Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

                    (a) the term ``person'' means an individual or 
                entity;
                    (b) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, 
                association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, 
                subgroup, or other organization;
                    (c) the term ``United States person'' means any 
                United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity 
                organized under the laws of the United States or any 
                jurisdiction within the United States (including 
                foreign branches), or any person in the United States; 
                and
                    (d) the term the ``Government of the Russian 
                Federation'' means the Government of the Russian 
                Federation, any political subdivision, agency, or 
                instrumentality thereof, including the Central Bank of 
                the Russian Federation, and any person owned or 
                controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the 
                Government of the Russian Federation.

                Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests 
                in property are blocked pursuant to this order who 
                might have a constitutional presence in the United 
                States, I find that because of the ability to transfer 
                funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to 
                such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this 
                order would render those measures ineffectual. I 
                therefore determine that for these measures to be 
                effective in addressing the national emergency declared 
                in Executive Order 13660, and expanded in Executive 
                Order 13661 and this order, there need be no prior 
                notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to 
                section 1 of this order.

                Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to 
                take such actions, including the promulgation of rules 
                and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to 
                the President by IEEPA, as may be necessary to carry 
                out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the 
                Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other 
                officers and agencies of the United States Government 
                consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the 
                United States Government are hereby directed to take 
                all appropriate measures within their authority to 
                carry out the provisions of this order.

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                Sec. 9. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 20, 2014.

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