[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 56 (Thursday, March 22, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 12475-12483]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05789]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security

15 CFR Part 744

[Docket No. 180227219-8219-01]
RIN 0694-AH51


Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List and Removal of 
Certain Persons From the Entity List; Correction of License 
Requirements

AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations 
(EAR) by adding twenty-three persons to the Entity List. These twenty-
three persons have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting 
contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the 
United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the 
destinations of Pakistan, Singapore and South Sudan. This rule also 
removes one person under the destination of Ecuador and one person 
under the destination of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) from the 
Entity List. Both removals are the result of requests for removal 
received by BIS pursuant to the section of the EAR used for requesting 
removal or modification of an Entity List entry and a review of 
information provided in the removal requests. Lastly, this rule 
corrects the license requirement for twelve entities that were added 
under the destination of Russia as part of a recent BIS rule.

DATES: This rule is effective March 22, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, End-User Review Committee, 
Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of 
Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-5991, 
Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Entity List (15 CFR, Subchapter C, part 744, Supplement No. 4) 
identifies entities reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a 
significant risk of being or becoming involved, in activities contrary 
to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United 
States. The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR, Subchapter 
C, parts 730-774) imposes additional license requirements on, and 
limits the availability of most license exceptions for, exports, 
reexports, and transfers (in-country) to those listed. The license 
review policy for each listed entity is identified in the License 
Review Policy column on the Entity List, and the impact on the 
availability of license exceptions is described in the relevant Federal 
Register notice adding entities to the Entity List. BIS places entities 
on the Entity List pursuant to part 744 (Control Policy: End-User and 
End-Use Based) and part 746 (Embargoes and Other Special Controls) of 
the EAR.
    The End-User Review Committee (ERC), composed of representatives of 
the Departments of Commerce (Chair), State, Defense, Energy and, where 
appropriate, the Treasury, makes all decisions regarding additions to, 
removals from, or other modifications to the Entity List. The ERC makes 
all decisions to add an entry to the Entity List by majority vote, and 
makes all decisions to remove or modify an entry by unanimous vote.

ERC Entity List Decisions

Additions to the Entity List

    This rule implements the decision of the ERC to add twenty-three 
persons to the Entity List. These twenty-three persons are being added 
on the basis of Sec.  744.11 (License requirements that apply to 
entities acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy 
interests of the United States) of the EAR. The twenty-three entries 
added to the Entity List consist of seven entities located in Pakistan, 
one entity in Singapore and fifteen entities in South Sudan.
    The ERC reviewed Sec.  744.11(b) (Criteria for revising the Entity 
List) in

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making the determination to add these twenty-three persons to the 
Entity List. Under that paragraph, persons for whom there is reasonable 
cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, that they 
have been involved, are involved, or pose a significant risk of being 
or becoming involved in, activities that are contrary to the national 
security or foreign policy interests of the United States, along with 
those acting on behalf of such persons, may be added to the Entity 
List. Paragraphs (b)(1) through (b)(5) of Sec.  744.11 provide an 
illustrative list of activities that could be contrary to the national 
security or foreign policy interests of the United States.
    The ERC determined that the fifteen entities being added to the 
Entity List under the destination of South Sudan--Ascom Sudd Operating 
Company; Dar Petroleum Operating Company; DietsmannNile; Greater 
Pioneer Operating Co. Ltd; Juba Petrotech Technical Services Ltd; Nile 
Delta Petroleum Company; Nile Drilling and Services Company; Nile 
Petroleum Corporation; Nyakek and Sons; Oranto Petroleum; Safinat 
Group; SIPET Engineering and Consultancy Services; South Sudan Ministry 
of Mining; South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum; and Sudd Petroleum 
Operating Co.--are government, parastatal and private entities in South 
Sudan that are involved in activities that are contrary to the foreign 
policy interests of the United States.
    In addition, the ERC determined that Mushko Logistics Pte. Ltd. 
(located under the destination of Singapore) and Mushko Electronics 
Pvt. Ltd (located under the destination of Pakistan) be added to the 
Entity List on the grounds that these two entities procured items for 
several Pakistani entities on the Entity List. The ERC has also 
determined that Solutions Engineering (located under the destination of 
Pakistan) be added to the Entity List based on their involvement in 
activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy 
interests. Specifically, the ERC determined that this entity has been 
involved in the procurement of U.S.-origin items on behalf of nuclear-
related entities in Pakistan that are already listed on the Entity 
List.
    For the remaining five entities being added to the Entity List 
under the destination of Pakistan, the ERC determined that three of the 
entities, Akhtar & Munir, Proficient Engineers and Pervaiz Commercial 
Trading Co. (PCTC), be added based on their involvement in the 
proliferation of unsafeguarded nuclear activities that are contrary to 
the national security and/or foreign policy interests of the United 
States. The ERC also determined that Marine Systems Pvt. Ltd. be added 
to the Entity List for assisting Pakistani entities on the Entity List 
in circumventing the restrictions of Sec.  744.11 of the EAR by 
obtaining items subject to the EAR on behalf of those listed entities 
without the required licenses. Lastly, the ERC determined that 
Engineering and Commercial Services (ECS) be added to the Entity based 
on its involvement in supplying a Pakistani nuclear-related entity on 
the Entity List.
    Pursuant to Sec.  744.11(b) of the EAR, the ERC determined that the 
conduct of these twenty-three persons raises sufficient concern that 
prior review of exports, reexports or transfers (in-country) of all 
items subject to the EAR involving these persons, and the possible 
imposition of license conditions or license denials on shipments to the 
persons, will enhance BIS's ability to prevent violations of the EAR.
    For the twenty-three persons added to the Entity List, BIS imposes 
a license requirement for all items subject to the EAR, and a license 
review policy of presumption of denial. The license requirements apply 
to any transaction in which items are to be exported, reexported, or 
transferred (in-country) to any of the persons or in which such persons 
act as purchaser, intermediate consignee, ultimate consignee, or end-
user. In addition, no license exceptions are available for exports, 
reexports, or transfers (in-country) to the persons being added to the 
Entity List in this rule. The acronym ``a.k.a.'' (also known as) is 
used in entries on the Entity List to identify aliases, thereby 
assisting exporters, reexporters and transferors in identifying persons 
on the Entity List.
    This final rule adds the following twenty-three persons to the 
Entity List:

Pakistan

    (1) Akhtar & Munir, Hussain Plaza 60-B No. 3, Adamjee Road, Punjab 
46000, Pakistan;
    (2) Engineering and Commercial Services (ECS), 204, 2nd Floor, 
Capital Business Center, F-10 Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan;
    (3) Marine Systems Pvt. Ltd., 2nd Floor, Kashmir Plaza, Blue Area, 
G-6/F-6 Islamabad, Pakistan;
    (4) Mushko Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Safa House Address, Abdullah 
Haroon Road, Karachi Pakistan; and Victoria Chambers, Abdullah Haroon 
Road, Saddar Town, Karachi Pakistan; and Office No. 3&8, First Floor, 
Center Point Plaza, Main Boulevad, Gullberg-III, Lahore, Pakistan; and 
26-D Kashmir Plaza East, Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan; 
and 68-W, Sama Plaza, Blue Area Sector G-7, Islamabad, Pakistan;
    (5) Pervaiz Commercial Trading Co. (PCTC), PCTC House, 36-B Model 
Town, Lahore, Pakistan;
    (6) Proficient Engineers, Tariq Block, 437 New Garen Town, Lahore, 
Pakistan; and
    (7) Solutions Engineering Pvt. Ltd., a.k.a., the following two 
aliases:

--Solutronix Engineering Pvt. Ltd. and
--Solutronix Pvt. Ltd.

95A Solutions Tower, DHA Phase 8 Commercial Broadway, Lahore, Pakistan; 
and 54-B PAF Colony, Zarar Shaheed, Lahore, Pakistan; and Ground Floor, 
Almas Tower, Begum Salma Tassadaq Road, Near E Plomer, Lahore, 
Pakistan; and Suite 1&4, Hafeez Chamber 85 The Mall Lahore, Pakistan; 
and Gohawa Dak Dhana Bhatta Kohaar, Lahore, Pakistan; and Sehajpal 
Village, near New Airport Road, Lahore, Pakistan; and, Office #201, 2nd 
Floor, Capital Business Center, F-10 Markaz, Islamabad, Pakistan; and 
156 The Mall, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Singapore

    (1) Mushko Logistics Pte. Ltd., Unit 04-01, Lip Hing Industrial 
Building, 3 Pemimpin Drive, Singapore; and 37 Pemimpin Drive, #06-12 
MAPEX, Singapore; and Unit 04-01/03, Pandan Logistics Hub, 49 Pandan 
Road, Singapore; and 54 Lakeside Drive, #01-22 Caspian, Singapore.

South Sudan

    (1) Ascom Sudd Operating Company, a.k.a., the following one alias:

--ASOC.

South Sudan;
    (2) Dar Petroleum Operating Company, a.k.a., the following one 
alias:

--DPOC.

Zhongnan Hotel, on UNMISS Road, South Sudan;
    (3) DietsmannNile, Tomping District opposite Arkel Restaurant, two 
blocks north of Airport Road, Juba, South Sudan;
    (4) Greater Pioneer Operating Co. Ltd, a.k.a., the following one 
alias:

--GPOC.

South Sudan;
    (5) Juba Petrotech Technical Services Ltd, South Sudan;
    (6) Nile Delta Petroleum Company, Hai Malakai neighborhood, Juba, 
South Sudan;
    (7) Nile Drilling and Services Company, Hai Amarat, Airport Road, 
West Yat Building, Third Floor, Juba, South Sudan;

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    (8) Nile Petroleum Corporation, a.k.a., the following one alias:

--Nilepet.

Tomping District opposite Arkel Restaurant, two blocks north of Airport 
Road, Juba, South Sudan;
    (9) Nyakek and Sons, Jubatown District near the Ivory Bank, Juba, 
South Sudan;
    (10) Oranto Petroleum, Referendum Road, Juba, South Sudan;
    (11) Safinat Group, South Sudan;
    (12) SIPET Engineering and Consultancy Services, a.k.a., the 
following one alias:

--SPECS.

Tomping District opposite Arkel Restaurant, two blocks north of Airport 
Road, Juba, South Sudan;
    (13) South Sudan Ministry of Mining, Nimra Talata, P.O. Box 376, 
Juba, South Sudan;
    (14) South Sudan Ministry of Petroleum, Ministries Road, Opposite 
the Presidential Palace, P.O. Box 376, Juba, South Sudan; and
    (15) Sudd Petroleum Operating Co., a.k.a., the following one alias:

--SPOC.

Tharjath, Unity State, South Sudan.

Removal From the Entity List

    This rule implements a decision of the ERC to remove the following 
two entries from the Entity List on the basis of removal requests 
received by BIS, as follows: Corporacion Nacional de 
Telecommunicaciones (CNT), located in Ecuador, and Talaat Mehmood, 
located in the U.A.E. The entry for CNT was added to the Entity List on 
June 4, 2015 (see 80 FR 31836). The entry for Talaat Mehmood was added 
to the Entity List on May 26, 2017 (see 82 FR 24245). The ERC decided 
to remove these two entries based on information received by BIS 
pursuant to Sec.  744.16 of the EAR and review conducted by the ERC.
    This final rule implements the decision to remove the following one 
entity located in Ecuador and one entity located in the U.A.E. from the 
Entity List:

Ecuador

    (1) Corporacion Nacional de Telecommunicaciones (CNT), Avenida 
Gaspar de Villaroel, Quito Ecuador; and Avda. Veintimilla, Suite 1149 y 
Amazonas, Edificio Estudio Z, Quito, Ecuador.

United Arab Emirates

    (1) Talaat Mehmood, Q-4 136 Warehouse, Sharjah Airport 
International Free (SAIF) Zone, Sharjah, UAE; and Q1-08-051/B, Sharjah 
Airport International Free (SAIF) Zone, Sharjah, UAE; and P.O. Box 
121826, Sharjah Airport International Free (SAIF) Zone, Sharjah, UAE.

Correction of License Requirements

    On February 16, 2018, BIS published a final rule, Russian 
Sanctions: Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List (83 FR 6949) 
(the February 16 rule), which added twenty-one entities to the Entity 
List under the destinations of Georgia, Poland, and Russia. Of the 
twenty-one entities added in the February 16 rule, twelve were added 
based on activities described in Executive Order 13662 (79 FR 16169), 
Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation 
in Ukraine, issued on March 20, 2014. The preamble of the February 16 
rule described the imposition of a license requirement for twelve 
Russian entities: Kaliningradnefteprodukt OOO; Kinef OOO; 
Kirishiavtoservis OOO; Lengiproneftekhim OOO; Media-Invest OOO; 
Novgorodnefteprodukt OOO; Pskovnefteprodukt OOO; SNGB AO; SO 
Tvernefteprodukt OOO; Sovkhoz Chervishevski PAO; Strakhovove 
Obshchestvo Surgutneftegaz OOO; and Surgutmebel OOO, for activities 
described in Sec.  746.5 of the EAR. Specifically, the preamble stated 
that a license is required for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-
country) of all items subject to the EAR, when the exporter, reexporter 
or transferor knows that the item will be used directly or indirectly 
in exploratinon for, or production of, oil or gas in Russian deepwater 
(greater than 500 feet) or Arctic offshore locations or shale 
formations in Russia, or is unable to determine whether the item will 
be used in such projects. However, the February 16 rule's amendments to 
the EAR adding these twelve entities incorrectly specified in the entry 
for each entity a license requirement that read as follows: ``For all 
items subject to the EAR. (See Sec.  744.11 of the EAR).'' This final 
rule corrects the license requirement column in the entry for each of 
the twelve entities to clarify that the Entity List's license 
requirements apply to all items subject to the EAR when used in 
projects specified in Sec.  746.5 of the EAR, as stated in the February 
16 rule's preamble. The full name of each entity, along with any 
aliases, and accompanying addresses, is as follows:
    (1) Kaliningradnefteprodukt OOO, a.k.a., the following three 
aliases:

--Kaliningradnefteprodukt LLC;
--Limited Liability Company Kaliningradnefteproduct; and
--LLC Kaliningradnefteproduct.

22-b Komsomolskaya Ulitsa, Central District, Kaliningrad, Russia;
    (2) Kinef OOO, a.k.a., the following three aliases:

--Kinef, LLC;
--Limited Liability Company Production Association 
Kirishinefteorgsintez; and
--LLC Kinef.

d. 1 Shosse Entuziastov, Kirishi, Leningradskaya Oblast 187110, Russia;
    (3) Kirishiavtoservis OOO, a.k.a., the following two aliases:

--Limited Liability Company Kirishiavtoservis; and
--LLC Kirishiavtoservis.

lit A, 12 Smolenskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg 196084;
    (4) Lengiproneftekhim OOO, a.k.a., the following three aliases:

--Institut Po Proektirovaniyu Predpriyaty Neftepererabatyvayuschey I 
Neftekhimicheskoy Promyshlennosti, Limited Liability Company;
--Limited Liability Company Oil Refining and Petrochemical Facilities 
Design Institute; and
--LLC Lengiproneftekhim.

d. 94, Obvodnogo Kanala, nab, St. Petersburg 196084, Russia;
    (5) Media-Invest OOO, a.k.a., the following two aliases:

--Limited Liability Company Media-Invest; and
--LLC Media-Invest.

17 Bld 1 Zubovsky Blvd., Moscow 119847, Russia;
    (6) Novgorodnefteprodukt OOO, a.k.a., the following three aliases:

--Limited Liability Company Novgorodnefteproduct;
--LLC Novgorodnefteproduct; and
--Novgorodnefteprodukt LLC.

d. 20 Germana Ulitsa, Veliky Novgorod, Novgorodskaya Oblast 173002, 
Russia;
    (7) Pskovnefteprodukt OOO, a.k.a., the following two aliases:

--Limited Liability Company Marketing Association Pskovnefteproduct; 
and
--LLC Pskovnefteproduct.

4 Oktyabrsky Prospekt, Pskov 180000, Russia;
    (8) SNGB AO, a.k.a., the following three aliases:

--Closed Joint Stock Company Surgutneftegasbank (ZAO SNGB);
--Joint Stock Company Surgutneftegasbank; and
--JSC BANK SNGB.

19 Kukuyvitskogo Street, Surgut 628400, Russia;
    (9) SO Tvernefteprodukt OOO, a.k.a., the following two aliases:

--Limited Liability Company Marketing Association Tvernefteproduct; and
--LLC MA Tvernefteproduct.

6 Novotorzhskaya Ulitsa, Tver, Russia;

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    (10) Sovkhoz Chervishevski PAO, a.k.a., the following three 
aliases:

--OJSC Sovkhoz Chervishevsky;
--Open Joint Stock Company Sovkhoz Chervishevsky; and
--Sovkhoz Chervishevsky, JSC.

d. 81 Sovetskaya Ulitsa, S. Chervichevsky, Tyumensky Rayon, Tyumensky 
Oblast 625519, Russia;
    (11) Strakhovove Obshchestvo Surgutneftegaz OOO, a.k.a., the 
following three aliases:

--Insurance Company Surgutneftegas, LLC;
--Limited Liability Company Insurance Company Surgutneftegas; and
--LLC Insurance Company Surgutneftegas.

9/1 Lermontova Ulitsa, Surgut 628418, Russia;
    (12) Surgutmebel OOO, a.k.a., the following four aliases:

--Limited Liability Company Syrgutmebel;
--LLC Surgutmebel;
--LLC Syrgutmebel; and
--Surgutmebel, LLC.

Vostochnaya Industrial 1 Territory 2, Poselok Barsovo, Surgutsky 
District, Yugra, Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomos Okrug, Russia.

Savings Clause

    Shipments of items removed from eligibility for a License Exception 
or export or reexport without a license (NLR) as a result of this 
regulatory action that were en route aboard a carrier to a port of 
export or reexport, on March 22, 2018, pursuant to actual orders for 
export or reexport to a foreign destination, may proceed to that 
destination under the previous eligibility for a License Exception or 
export or reexport without a license (NLR).

Export Administration Act of 1979

    Although the Export Administration Act of 1979 expired on August 
20, 2001, the President, through Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 
2001, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783 (2002), as amended by Executive Order 
13637 of March 8, 2013, 78 FR 16129 (March 13, 2013) and as extended by 
the Notice of August 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 (Aug. 16, 2017), has 
continued the EAR in effect under the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (15 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.). BIS continues to carry out the 
provisions of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as appropriate and 
to the extent permitted by law, pursuant to Executive Order 13222, as 
amended by Executive Order 13637.

Rulemaking Requirements

    1. Executive Orders 13563 and 12866 direct agencies to assess all 
costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if 
regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize 
net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public 
health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). Executive 
Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and 
benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting 
flexibility. This rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is 
required to respond to nor be subject to a penalty for failure to 
comply with a collection of information, subject to the requirements of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA), 
unless that collection of information displays a currently valid Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This regulation involves 
collections previously approved by OMB under control number 0694-0088, 
Simplified Network Application Processing System, which includes, among 
other things, license applications, and carries a burden estimate of 
43.8 minutes for a manual or electronic submission.
    Total burden hours associated with the PRA and OMB control number 
0694-0088 are not expected to increase as a result of this rule. You 
may send comments regarding the collection of information associated 
with this rule, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to 
Jasmeet K. Seehra, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), by email to 
[email protected], or by fax to (202) 395-7285.
    3. This rule does not contain policies with Federalism implications 
as that term is defined in Executive Order 13132.
    4. For the twenty-three persons added to the Entity List in this 
final rule, the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 
U.S.C. 553) requiring notice of proposed rulemaking, the opportunity 
for public participation and a 30-day delay in effective date are 
inapplicable, because this regulation involves a military or foreign 
affairs function of the United States (5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1)). BIS 
implementation of this rule is necessary to protect U.S. national 
security or foreign policy interests by preventing items subject to the 
EAR from being exported, reexported, or transferred (in-country) to the 
persons being added to the Entity List. If this rule were delayed to 
allow for notice and comment and a delay in effective date, the persons 
being added to the Entity List by this action would continue to be able 
to receive items subject to the EAR without a license and to conduct 
activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy 
interests of the United States. In addition, publishing a proposed rule 
would give these persons notice of the U.S. Government's intention to 
place them on the Entity List, which could create an incentive for them 
to accelerate their receipt of items subject to the EAR to conduct 
activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy 
interests of the United States, including taking steps to set up 
additional aliases, change addresses, and engaging in other measures to 
try to limit the impact of the listing on the Entity List once a final 
rule is published.
    5. For the two entities removed from the Entity List in this final 
rule, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B), BIS finds good cause to waive requirements that this rule 
be subject to notice and the opportunity for public comment because it 
would be contrary to the public interest. In determining whether to 
grant a request for removal from the Entity List, a committee of U.S. 
Government agencies (the End-User Review Committee (ERC)) evaluates 
information about and commitments made by listed entities requesting 
removal from the Entity List, the nature and terms of which are set 
forth in 15 CFR part 744, supplement No. 5, as noted in 15 CFR 
744.16(b). The information, commitments, and criteria for this 
extensive review were all established through the notice of proposed 
rulemaking and public comment process (72 FR 31005 (June 5, 2007) 
(proposed rule), and 73 FR 49311 (August 21, 2008) (final rule)). These 
two removals have been made within the established regulatory framework 
of the Entity List. If the rule were to be delayed to allow for public 
comment, U.S. exporters may face unnecessary economic losses as they 
turn away potential sales to the entities removed by this rule because 
the customer remained a listed person on the Entity List even after the 
ERC approved the removal pursuant to the rule published at 73 FR 49311 
on August 21, 2008. By publishing without prior notice and comment, BIS 
allows the applicants whose removal has been approved by the ERC to 
receive U.S. exports

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immediately, subject to any other potential license requirements that 
may apply under provisions of the EAR other than the Entity List).
    Removals from the Entity List involve interagency deliberation and 
result from review of public and non-public sources, including, where 
applicable, sensitive law enforcement information and classified 
information, and the measurement of such information against the Entity 
List removal criteria. This information is extensively reviewed 
according to the criteria for evaluating removal requests from the 
Entity List, as set out in 15 CFR part 744, supplement No. 5, and 15 
CFR 744.16(b). For reasons of national security, BIS is not at liberty 
to provide to the public detailed information on which the ERC relied 
to make the decisions to remove these entities. In addition, the 
information included in the removal request is information exchanged 
between the applicant and the ERC, which by law (section 12(c) of the 
Export Administration Act of 1979), BIS is restricted from sharing with 
the public. Moreover, removal requests from the Entity List contain 
confidential business information, which is necessary for the extensive 
review conducted by the U.S. Government in assessing such requests.
    Section 553(d) of the APA generally provides that rules may not 
take effect earlier than thirty (30) days after they are published in 
the Federal Register. BIS finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in 
effectiveness under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1) because this rule is a 
substantive rule which relieves a restriction. This rule's removal of 
two entities from the Entity List removes requirements (the Entity-
List-based license requirement and limitation on use of license 
exceptions) on those two entities. The rule does not impose a 
requirement on any other person for these removals from the Entity 
List. Further, no other law requires that a notice of proposed 
rulemaking and an opportunity for public comment be given for this 
final rule.
    6. The Department finds that there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b)(3)(B) to waive the provisions of the APA regarding notice of 
proposed rulemaking, the opportunity for public comment, and a 30-day 
delay in effective date for corrections made to twelve entries on the 
Entity List as part of this rule. This rule merely corrects an error 
resulting from a February 16, 2018 rule regarding the licensing 
requirement under the EAR that is applicable to items destined for or 
otherwise involving twelve entities that were added to the Entity List 
by the rule. The February 16, 2018 rule was a final rule with immediate 
effectiveness. It would be contrary to the public interest to delay 
publication of a correction and thereby exacerbate confusion on the 
part of the public as to the correct licensing requirement for 
shipments to or involving these twelve entities.
    7. Because a notice of proposed rulemaking and an opportunity for 
public comment are not required to be given for this rule by 5 U.S.C. 
553, or by any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., are not applicable. Accordingly, 
no regulatory flexibility analysis is required and none has been 
prepared.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 744

    Exports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Terrorism.

    Accordingly, part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (15 
CFR parts 730-774) is amended as follows:

PART 744--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 15 CFR part 744 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.; 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.; 22 
U.S.C. 3201 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. 2139a; 22 U.S.C. 7201 et seq.; 22 
U.S.C. 7210; E.O. 12058, 43 FR 20947, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 179; 
E.O. 12851, 58 FR 33181, 3 CFR, 1993 Comp., p. 608; E.O. 12938, 59 
FR 59099, 3 CFR, 1994 Comp., p. 950; E.O. 12947, 60 FR 5079, 3 CFR, 
1995 Comp., p. 356; E.O. 13026, 61 FR 58767, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 
228; E.O. 13099, 63 FR 45167, 3 CFR, 1998 Comp., p. 208; E.O. 13222, 
66 FR 44025, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 783; E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 
CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786; Notice of August 15, 2017, 82 FR 39005 
(August 16, 2017); Notice of September 18, 2017, 82 FR 43825 
(September 19, 2017); Notice of November 6, 2017, 82 FR 51971 
(November 8, 2017); Notice of January 17, 2018, 83 FR 2731 (January 
18, 2018).

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2. Supplement No. 4 to part 744 is amended:
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a. By removing the heading ``Ecuador'' and one Ecuadorian entity, 
``Corporacion Nacional de Telecommunicaciones (CNT), Avenida Gaspar de 
Villaroel, Quito Ecuador; and Avda. Veintimilla, Suite 1149 y Amazonas, 
Edificio Estudio Z, Quito, Ecuador.'';
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b. By adding, under Pakistan, in alphabetical order, seven Pakistani 
entities;
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c. By revising, under Russia, twelve Russian entities;
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d. By adding, under Singapore, in alphabetical order, one Singaporean 
entity;
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e. By adding, in alphabetical order, a heading for South Sudan and 
fifteen South Sudanese entities;
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f. By removing, under United Arab Emirates, one Emirati entity, 
``Talaat Mehmood, Q-4 136 Warehouse, Sharjah Airport International Free 
(SAIF) Zone, Sharjah, UAE; and Q1-08-051/B, Sharjah Airport 
International Free (SAIF) Zone, Sharjah, UAE; and P.O. Box 121826, 
Sharjah Airport International Free (SAIF) Zone, Sharjah, UAE.''
    The additions and revisions read as follows:

Supplement No. 4 to Part 744--Entity List

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                                                                              License review    Federal Register
        Country                     Entity             License requirement        policy            citation
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PAKISTAN...............                                         * * * * * *
                        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Akhtar & Munir, Hussain       For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Plaza 60-B No. 3, Adamjee     subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Road, Punjab 46000,           EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Pakistan;                     744.11 of the
                                                        EAR).
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Engineering and Commercial    For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Services (ECS), 204, 2nd      subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Floor, Capital Business       EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Center, F-10 Markaz,          744.11 of the
                          Islamabad, Pakistan.          EAR).
                                                                * * * * * *

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                         Marine Systems Pvt. Ltd.,     For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          2nd Floor, Kashmir Plaza,     subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Blue Area, G-6/F-6            EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Islamabad, Pakistan.          744.11 of the
                                                        EAR).
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Mushko Electronics Pvt.       For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Ltd., Safa House Address,     subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Abdullah Haroon Road,         EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Karachi Pakistan; and         744.11 of the
                          Victoria Chambers, Abdullah   EAR).
                          Haroon Road, Saddar Town,
                          Karachi Pakistan; and
                          Office No. 3&8, First
                          Floor, Center Point Plaza,
                          Main Boulevad, Gullberg-
                          III, Lahore, Pakistan; 26-D
                          Kashmir Plaza East, Jinnah
                          Avenue, Blue Area,
                          Islamabad, Pakistan; and 68-
                          W, Sama Plaza, Blue Area
                          Sector G-7, Islamabad,
                          Pakistan.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Pervaiz Commercial Trading    For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Co. (PCTC), PCTC House, 36-   subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          B Model Town, Lahore,         EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Pakistan.                     744.11 of the
                                                        EAR).
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Proficient Engineers, Tariq   For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Block, 437 New Garen Town,    subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Lahore, Pakistan.             EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                                                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR).
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Solutions Engineering Pvt.    For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Ltd., a.k.a., the following   subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          two aliases:                  EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                         --Solutronix Engineering       744.11 of the
                          Pvt. Ltd. and                 EAR).
                         --Solutronix Pvt. Ltd.
                         95A Solutions Tower, DHA
                          Phase 8 Commercial
                          Broadway, Lahore, Pakistan;
                          and 54-B PAF Colony, Zarar
                          Shaheed, Lahore, Pakistan;
                          and Ground Floor, Almas
                          Tower, Begum Salma Tassadaq
                          Road, Near E Plomer,
                          Lahore, Pakistan; and Suite
                          1&4, Hafeez Chamber 85 The
                          Mall Lahore, Pakistan; and
                          Gohawa Dak Dhana Bhatta
                          Kohaar, Lahore, Pakistan;
                          and Sehajpal Village, near
                          New Airport Road, Lahore,
                          Pakistan; and, Office #201,
                          2nd Floor, Capital Business
                          Center, F-10 Markaz,
                          Islamabad, Pakistan; and
                          156 The Mall, Rawalpindi,
                          Pakistan.
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RUSSIA.................                                         * * * * * *
                        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Kaliningradnefteprodukt OOO,  For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          a.k.a., the following three   subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                          aliases:                      when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                         --Kaliningradnefteprodukt      projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          LLC;                          in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                         --Limited Liability Company    the EAR.
                          Kaliningradnefteproduct;
                          and
                         --LLC
                          Kaliningradnefteproduct.
                         22-b Komsomolskaya Ulitsa,
                          Central District,
                          Kaliningrad, Russia.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Kinef OOO, a.k.a., the        For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          following three aliases:      subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                         --Kinef, LLC;                  when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                         --Limited Liability Company    projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          Production Association        in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                          Kirishinefteorgsintez; and    the EAR.
                         --LLC Kinef.
                         d. 1 Shosse Entuziastov,
                          Kirishi, Leningradskaya
                          Oblast 187110, Russia.
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                         Kirishiavtoservis OOO,        For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          a.k.a., the following two     subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                          aliases:                      when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                         --Limited Liability Company    projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          Kirishiavtoservis; and        in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                         --LLC Kirishiavtoservis.       the EAR.
                         lit A, 12 Smolenskaya
                          Ulitsa, St. Petersburg
                          196084.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Lengiproneftekhim OOO,        For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          a.k.a., the following three   subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                          aliases:                      when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                         --Institut Po                  projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          Proektirovaniyu Predpriyaty   in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                          Neftepererabatyvayuschey I    the EAR.
                          Neftekhimicheskoy
                          Promyshlennosti, Limited
                          Liability Company;
                         --Limited Liability Company
                          Oil Refining and
                          Petrochemical Facilities
                          Design Institute; and
                         --LLC Lengiproneftekhim.
                         d. 94, Obvodnogo Kanala,
                          nab, St. Petersburg 196084,
                          Russia.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Media-Invest OOO, a.k.a.,     For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          the following two aliases:    subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                         --Limited Liability Company    when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                          Media-Invest; and             projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                         --LLC Media-Invest.            in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                                                        the EAR.
                         17 Bld 1 Zubovsky Blvd,
                          Moscow 119847, Russia.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Novgorodnefteprodukt OOO,     For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          a.k.a., the following three   subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                          aliases:                      when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                         --Limited Liability Company    projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          Novgorodnefteproduct;         in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                         --LLC Novgorodnefteproduct;    the EAR.
                          and
                         --Novgorodnefteprodukt LLC.
                         d. 20 Germana Ulitsa, Veliky
                          Novgorod, Novgorodskaya
                          Oblast 173002, Russia.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Pskovnefteprodukt OOO,        For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          a.k.a., the following two     subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                          aliases:                      when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                         --Limited Liability Company    projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          Marketing Association         in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                          Pskovnefteproduct; and        the EAR.
                         --LLC Pskovnefteproduct.
                         4 Oktyabrsky Prospekt, Pskov
                          180000, Russia.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         SNGB AO, a.k.a., the          For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          following three aliases:      subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                         --Closed Joint Stock Company   when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                          Surgutneftegasbank (ZAO       projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          SNGB);                        in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                         --Joint Stock Company          the EAR.
                          Surgutneftegasbank; and
                         --JSC BANK SNGB.
                         19 Kukuyvitskogo Street,
                          Surgut 628400, Russia.
                         SO Tvernefteprodukt OOO,      For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          a.k.a., the following two     subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                          aliases:                      when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                         --Limited Liability Company    projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          Marketing Association         in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                          Tvernefteproduct; and         the EAR.
                         --LLC MA Tvernefteproduct.
                         6 Novotorzhskaya Ulitsa,
                          Tver, Russia.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Sovkhoz Chervishevski PAO,    For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          a.k.a., the following three   subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                          aliases:                      when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                         --OJSC Sovkhoz                 projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                          Chervishevsky;                in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                         --Open Joint Stock Company     the EAR.
                          Sovkhoz Chervishevsky; and
                         --Sovkhoz Chervishevsky,
                          JSC.
                         d. 81 Sovetskaya Ulitsa, S.
                          Chervichevsky, Tyumensky
                          Rayon, Tyumensky Oblast
                          625519, Russia.

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                         Strakhovove Obshchestvo       For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          Surgutneftegaz OOO, a.k.a.,   subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                          the following three           when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                          aliases:                      projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                         --Insurance Company            in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                          Surgutneftegas, LLC;          the EAR.
                         --Limited Liability Company
                          Insurance Company
                          Surgutneftegas; and
                         --LLC Insurance Company
                          Surgutneftegas.
                         9/1 Lermontova Ulitsa,
                          Surgut 628418, Russia.
                                                                * * * * * *
                         Surgutmebel OOO, a.k.a., the  For all items        Presumption of     83 FR 6952, 2/16/
                          following four aliases:       subject to the EAR   denial.            18. 83 FR
                         --Limited Liability Company    when used in                            [INSERT FR PAGE
                          Syrgutmebel;                  projects specified                      NUMBER AND
                         --LLC Surgutmebel;             in Sec.   746.5 of                      3/22/18].
                                                        the EAR.
                         --LLC Syrgutmebel; and
                         --Surgutmebel, LLC.
                         Vostochnaya Industrial 1
                          Territory 2, Poselok
                          Barsovo, Surgutsky
                          District, Yugra, Khanty-
                          Mansiysky Autonomos Okrug,
                          Russia.
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SINGAPORE..............                                         * * * * * *
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                         Mushko Logistics Pte. Ltd.,   For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Unit 04-01, Lip Hing          subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Industrial Building, 3        EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Pemimpin Drive, Singapore;    744.11 of the
                          and 37 Pemimpin Drive, #06-   EAR).
                          12 MAPEX, Singapore; and
                          Unit 04-01/03, Pandan
                          Logistics Hub, 49 Pandan
                          Road, Singapore; and 54
                          Lakeside Drive, #01-22
                          Caspian, Singapore.
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SOUTH SUDAN............  Ascom Sudd Operating          For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Company, a.k.a., the          subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          following one alias:          EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                         --ASOC.                        744.11 of the
                         South Sudan.                   EAR.)
                         Dar Petroleum Operating       For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Company, a.k.a., the          subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          following one alias:          EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                         --DPOC.                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         Zhongnan Hotel, on UNMISS
                          Road, South Sudan.
                         DietsmannNile, Tomping        For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          District opposite Arkel       subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Restaurant, two blocks        EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          north of Airport Road,        744.11 of the
                          Juba, South Sudan.            EAR.)
                         Greater Pioneer Operating     For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Co. Ltd, a.k.a., the          subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          following one alias:          EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                         --GPOC.                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         South Sudan.
                         Juba Petrotech Technical      For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Services Ltd.                 subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                         South Sudan.                   EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                                                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         Nile Delta Petroleum          For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Company, Hai Malakai          subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          neighborhood, Juba, South     EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Sudan.                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         Nile Drilling and Services    For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Company, Hai Amarat,          subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Airport Road, West Yat        EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Building, Third Floor,        744.11 of the
                          Juba, South Sudan.            EAR.)
                         Nile Petroleum Corporation,   For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          a.k.a., the following one     subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          alias:                        EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                         --Nilepet.                     744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         Tomping District opposite
                          Arkel Restaurant, two
                          blocks north of Airport
                          Road, Juba, South Sudan.

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                         Nyakek and Sons, Jubatown     For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          District near the Ivory       subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Bank, Juba, South Sudan.      EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                                                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         Oranto Petroleum, Referendum  For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Road, Juba, South Sudan.      subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                                                        EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                                                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         Safinat Group.                For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                         South Sudan.                   subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                                                        EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                                                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         SIPET Engineering and         For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Consultancy Services,         subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          a.k.a., the following one     EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          alias:                        744.11 of the
                         --SPECS.                       EAR.)
                         Tomping District opposite
                          Arkel Restaurant, two
                          blocks north of Airport
                          Road, Juba, South Sudan.
                         South Sudan Ministry of       For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Mining, Nimra Talata, P.O.    subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Box 376, Juba, South Sudan.   EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                                                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         South Sudan Ministry of       For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Petroleum, Ministries Road,   subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          Opposite the Presidential     EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                          Palace, P.O. Box 376, Juba,   744.11 of the
                          South Sudan.                  EAR.)
                         Sudd Petroleum Operating      For all items        Presumption of     83 FR [INSERT FR
                          Co., a.k.a., the following    subject to the       denial.            PAGE NUMBER AND
                          one alias:                    EAR. (See Sec.                          3/22/18].
                         --SPOC.                        744.11 of the
                                                        EAR.)
                         Tharjath, Unity State, South
                          Sudan.
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    Dated: March 16, 2018.
Richard E. Ashooh,
Assistant Secretary for Export Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-05789 Filed 3-21-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-33-P